Category Archives: Technology

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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Trident Missile System: World Leaders Speak

Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany): I wish I had my finger on the nuclear button. Safety is my number one priority. Archbishop Desmond Tutu (South Africa): A £100 billion for weapons of mass destruction! Is David Cameron a Christian? Former Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Capital Punishment: British Style

              “And the executioner’s face is always well hidden.” (Bob Dylan A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall) (Chris)

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A World at my fingertips

My fingers reach across the world On a key pad silently sat Beneath a screen of silent scenes Where words might yet, write my dreams. A font of knowledge, a research tool A toy of such delight It’s circuits work … Continue reading

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Micro-Brewing

“We were trying to come up with a new beer,” Brett Joyce of the Rogues Ales craft brewery told reporters in Newport Oregon, “using a different type of yeast. We tried to harvest new yeast strains from the hops in … Continue reading

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