Archive for September, 2005
Macro lenses are ace – but there is so much detail around…
Nicolas Negroponte’s $100 laptop takes a step nearer
Is the hand painted decoration on my Taramundi an accurate logarithmic or equiangular spiral or not?
Looking at things through a simple jeweler’s loup can provide a refreshing ‘take’
I’ll see how gelosia and russian multiplication go down
Lawyer in Huddesfield uses Blogger to record case law
The word ‘fall’ was used in Elizabethan England to describe autumn – now it has become a US word but still the best one.
Use a systematic method to list factors and you get them all
Small and medium businesses don’t have clear licence proof for software
A simple blog can act as a diary for a class.
Nice quiz – pity about the feedback
Moodle runs OK under Mac OS X apache with MySQL 4.0.2x- just needs graphics library
Gossamer-Threads forum is free to non-profit organisations and has good user management but without bulk upload. Discus Pro costs about ¬£70 but has user creation by spreadsheet.
Cropping 800/1840 ratio from front left of a frame taken with a 24mm lens gives a ‘normal’ perspective.
How the mighty are fallen – Cliff Stanford founder of Demon Internet – receives suspended sentence for e-mail interception during argument with board members of Redbus
Mambo works locally under Mac OS X with mySQL 4.o.27
How to remove things from the System Preferences panel in Panther and how to get a LAMP platform working on Mac OS X Panther
Simple iterated map generates a strange attractor that can provide a model for the rings of Saturn
Just deleting files or even formatting a hard drive does not completely remove the data…. so who has your old hard drive or computer?
Who are you writing your Web page for? Specify and pin down different audiences.
Tanniemola B. Liverpool’s home page with quotes – the book features diaries of 10 scientists
“One key point is that a half of all people under the age of 24 have no friends over 70, and vice versa” – survey on ageism
General information on Saturn’s ring system
BBC News article on the spokes – gravitational effect of a moon
The Cassini probe has allowed astronomers to infer something about the dynamics and structure of the particles that make up Saturn’s rings, and solve a puzzle about the ‘spokes’ seen moving around the rings on a previous flyby.
The ring [...]
New virus exploiting a vulnerability in Windows was commissioned for cash – dial M for Murder arrives in cyberspace
Most people born abroad live in the South of England – especially London. New statistical analysis decouples immigration from ethnicity.
Nice stuff from Magnum nominee
The big three e-commerce sites have moved to home pages with a lot of information and a high link density
This goes for chemical reactions in the brain of a baby being born with a shortage of oxygen. A ‘cooling cap’ slows the build up of damaging chemicals and allows time for remedial action.
The RSPB devised an innovative technique for estimating insect populations – count the splats on the numberplate as you drive in the country. How did the methodology stack up?
Temperature records kept from 1659 to present day allow trends to be identified
Broadband connectivity is shared amongst users – Fair Use policies need to cap bandwidth hogs
Seabird sightings low as breeding and migration patterns change
Amazon deforestation rate has ‘halved’ – so that’s OK then?
Chemical is found to be present in all dead animals… and plants…. linked with cancer…