Posts Tagged ‘Archive’

2001-05-29 – Website update

Well, the website update is well underway, and soon this area will be under the control of an Apache/PHP/MySQL combination. I could happily swear that Micro$oft are happy to put out software that tries actively to maintain their monopoly. It took nearly 12 manhours for me to get Apache, PHP and MySQL up and running…

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2001-05-20 – Psychic ability

Psychic ability is one of the big mysteries. <-Like trying to work out where this update went. And the one before it.. Once again, I shall reveal my musing. Psychic ability is one of the big mysteries. “I believe I am mildly psychic, or I am deluding myself.” This has been said by many people, only…

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2000-12-21 – Personal privacy areas

As we enter the third millennium, personal data security and privacy become goals that are ever harder to achieve. You may have read about the ‘flash hat’ which renders flash photography of a subject impossible. How, then, to perform the same feat with a video camera? Suppose that you used infrared floods and spots to…

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2000-12-16 – On flooding

Ok, here is one to upset the water board… If the afore-mentioned authorities fail to stop vast amounts of flood water gaining entry to your house every time it rains, don’t despair! Put up your sandbags, then simply flood your own home with tap water, keeping the level just above that of the outside waters.…

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2000-12-03 – Regenerative braking

Why do cars have brakes? As the whole system is massively inefficient, in that all the force and energy goes into the heating of a steel or carbon fibre disk. Would it not be possible to use a regenerative braking system, in place of the front discs? Powerful magnets would induce massive currents in a…

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2000-11-28 – I got slack in my updating

Tut tut, I got slack in my updating. This is because I am trying to rewrite the site to better improve the navigation, and introduce PHP functionality, whilst doing everything else in my life! There are several new interesting bites, and here are two new ideas/musings. For an automatic windscreen wiper system you need a…

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2000-11-09 – From last week

>Well, I don’t know how long I will be able to keep the one a week idea up for, but… (8 weeks!) Seems I am stumped… I have been running around a lot, what with the day job, and everything, and after sitting here for a good 30 seconds, I haven’t come up with anything..…

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2000-10-30 – A new type of encryption for data security in a paranoid age

Due to the depredations of the governments on our rights, specifically the right to silence and the right to privacy, traditional key-escrow and newer public-private key systems are limited. For instance, the UK government has now outlawed secrets. If asked by a police officer, you MUST hand over your encryption keys. If you refuse, or…

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