Archive | August, 2001

2001-08-30 – A theory to explain the origin of the universe, with pictures!

Sadly, I am still trying to work out how to use Binary Large OBjects to serve these pictures from the database. Have no fear, I am working on it. If the worst comes to the worst, I shall put up a separate page. (Admin note: Page is below) Gravity and the Beginnings of the Universe […]

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2001-08-28 – Using genetic engineering for good, and aiding Darwinian Theory

There are many deadly plants in the world. Competition and Darwinian Theory tell us that it is because this makes them fitter for a given task. Ragwort kills many horses every year, along with other animals, across the UK. Japanese knotweed is an aggressive pest plant, capable of destroying a house’s foundations and growing a […]

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2001-08-21 – Modular housing and the recycling effort

Eric H., from the LUF list, recently outlined a clever scheme for allowing members to send donations of materials, rather than money. This stems from a personnel project idea he has had, regarding construction. He mentioned, at one point, the use of recycled plastic decking boards, and it is this which I am going to […]

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2001-08-15 – A poor man’s image processor?

Well, not so much a poor man, as one who doesn’t want a full power computer doing a task that can be made so much simpler! I must say that, in all probability, someone has done this before, as it is elegant and simple, compared to the standard way of doing video frame comparison. However, […]

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2001-08-07 – Supply chain shorting

On TV is a new series, called \”The future just happened\”, which featured, amongst other things, in the first episode, a 15-year-old boy who has earned over $50,000 playing the stock market. The URL for the link is www.bbc.co.uk/future. The crux of the argument is that now, due to the power of technology, the years […]

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2001-08-03 – The big wireless advantage

So, time to enter the wireless networking age. We got a WAP phone the other week, which has so far failed to get on the internet, though we are looking into setting all our dynamically generated pages to be visible via WAP browsers. The total lack of 3G phones and the high price of wireless […]

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