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2005-06-18 – It’s in the post!!!

Well, I’ve often thought about it, but never really taken the plunge. After years of reading about IP, inventing, designing, and even giving advice on www.rubbertreeplant.co.uk, I have finally decided to go for my first patent. On Monday it will arrive with the chaps who are going to check it over, (Trevor Baylis Brands –…

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2005-06-07 – NEC Small Business Show

Just a note about the Small Business show. Very worthwhile, we are thinking of going to the next one (in Manchester) as exhibitors. Had several long chats with very useful people, such as Trevor Baylis Brands, who I have just sent an NDA off to. I recommend the show, if only to see the vast…

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2005-06-01 – A new file system idea for modern life

I’ve been thinking that the major fault with a lot of the systems around at the moment is they were designed for “toy” scale things. Let’s face it, we all have more electronic storage now than the entire world had 30 years ago. DOS had 8.3 names to save space, and years were 2 digit.…

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2005-05-12 – Before there are three strikes…

Ok, so I don’t normally publish these things first here, but there you go. Patenting every little idea I have would make me go broke in a fortnight. So, a recoil reduction and aiming stabilisation device for small arms. In the simplest form, attach a spining mass to the gun, such that any attempt to…

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2005-05-11 – Inventing – Two strikes in a week!

Unusual, this one, but here we go. While reading New Scientist’s website just now, I spotted two interesting articles, both of which are things I have invented before! One of these is the centrifugal “thrower” rifle, which works by rotating a large wheel or drum at speed, and simply throwing the sperical bullet away from…

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2005-05-01 – On behalf of the “Anyone but Labour” Party

Please, if you feel the urge to vote, don’t vote for labour. You are an intelligent person, otherwise you wouldn’t even be on this site. So don’t vote labour. Vote for anyone else, or don’t bother voting at all. If you want a few reasons why not to vote Labour, consider: After 10 years of…

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2005-02-20 – A way to stop link spammers on blogs (code sample)

The code sample below is quite trivial. It is PHP. Just copy and paste into the page which handles the submission validation (probably something like contact.php) and tweak the variable names as you see fit. // Anti-spam code if ((($number + $othernumber) != $sum)) { echo \”<font color=red>Please learn basic maths!!</font><br>\”; $send = \”no\”; //…

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2005-01-12 – There’s something wrong with the Pyramids

There is certainly something wrong with the theory being put out on the TV the other week about why the Egyptians and other ancient cultures only built pyramids. In fact, I can think of a few:- The Egyptians built lots of things, including great big pyramids. They built whole cities, and the Sphinx. But only…

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