Category Archives: Technology

Technological sabotage: Rene Carmille 1942-4

René Carmille — was a punch card computer expert and comptroller general of the French Army, who later would head up the Demographics Department of the French National Statistics Service. As quickly as IBM worked with the Nazis to enable them to … Continue reading

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North Korea: a wordless poem

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Modern day threats for old fashioned problems

 

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Aggravation Personified

Who invented the new technology gadgets that we all rely on these days? The computer is complicated, but not so much that a ten year old child cannot dig into the insides and recognise all the internal bits that baffle … Continue reading

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The importance of the battle of Mukden (1905)

The carnage of the first world war wasn’t inevitable. The horrendous losses suffered could have been avoided by high commands sensitive to the evolution of warfare techniques. Their ‘war games’ were a hapless iteration of previous obsolete military experiences. Nine … Continue reading

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The way of the world: the Internet

“…the internet is now a major driver of the growth of cognitive inequality.” Or in simpler terms, “the internet makes dumb people dumber and smart people smarter.” Kevin Drum Mother Jones 27th Dec 2014 Chris

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Better Dream

Prior to the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) tradesmen like me, would regularly work at weekends or night-time after our days normal work. This was universally recognised as “custom and practice” and although it was appreciated that working … Continue reading

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