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Enigma Code Machine Photos

I was at the Cheltenham Science Festival today (with the girls, never too early to get girls interested in Science!!) and there a stand from GCHQ (UK Government Communications Headquarters which is the centre for Her Majesty's Government's Signal … [Read more]

I’m the Computer Man

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Why I think iTunes Match Works for the Music Industry

Music's lost decade: Sales cut in half in 2000s - Feb. 2, 2010: "Total revenue from U.S. music sales and licensing plunged to $6.3 billion in 2009, according to Forrester Research. In 1999, that revenue figure topped $14.6 billion." But for the same … [Read more]

FT admits ‘Mexican standoff’ with Apple | Media |

The FT refuses to pay 30% to Apple:"It would be a backward step for us to go into relationships where we are denied access directly to readers, the existing business has been driven by that," Grimshaw said. "We are also wary what we pay to third … [Read more]

Glass, Water & Toccata Fugue

I admire obsession in all it's many forms. … [Read more]

Schools Kill Creativity – Ken Robinson – TED

Ken Robinson talks about ways to adapt modern education to move from an industrial, "one size fits all" education that forces conformity and convention to an "organic" system that creates an environment for the student to flourish and grow in their … [Read more]

OpenFlow is both More and Less of a Network

I wrote this in a comment somewhere. I thought it was worth capturing for future consideration. The OpenFlow controller idea is more of an enhancement or extension to existing networking options than reducing the dependency on switches. While some … [Read more]

Is Technology and IT a Cult ?

Imagine that tomorrow you walked away from IT. Let's say you quit you current job, ditched all your technology to become a water skiing instructor on a remote Caribbean island with no electricity and no phones. Would that be the same feeling as … [Read more]

Hitler Not Happy With Unified Communications

"Call the Asterisk Guy" "My Fuhrer, The Consultants says there's nothing they can do" I'm crouched over in fits of laughter here. "I want my voicemails converted to text" The funniest thing I've seen in ages and … [Read more]

Highly Improbable

Don't you think ? In four weeks ? … [Read more]