Author Archives: Richard

Quote of the week

“In the area of politics our major policy obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.” Ed Murrow (1908-1965).

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No time to be a kid these days

I’m aware of students that no longer attend university lectures, preferring instead to watch their lectures online at 1.5x speed (going backwards if they don’t understand something). However, I was having a chat with someone today and heard a new … Continue reading

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Graph of the Month

Just been looking at the future of batteries and this little gem popped into view from the Scientific American. Full article and explanation right here.

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An Internet of Cows

As a quick follow up to my blog post on the Internet of Everything last week, I spotted a relevant story in the newspapers this morning. If the news item didn’t pasteurise (sorry) here it is. A smart sensor developed … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Digital Information

I liked this thought…..

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Something a little different

How about this for an example of unexpected creativity. A safety video that actually makes you want to buy a plane ticket. I got tears in my eyes watching this.

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An Internet of Every Thing

The Internet of Things (IoT), or what I prefer to call the Internet of Everything (IoE) or as some people call it the Internet of Everything to be Hacked (OMG), describes a world in which objects are connected to each … Continue reading

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HPC Conference

Phew. Well that was interesting, but quite a bit of work. Off now to focus on the IoT, which, of course, is connected, along with AI and machine learning. I’ll post what I have to say about the IoT next … Continue reading

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Map for High Performance Computing (far more interesting than it sounds)

So here’s a new roadmap showing how HPC (High Performance Computing or Super Computing as it’s sometimes known) is currently being used and what HPC might be capable of in the distant future (unspecified). There are five key categories of … Continue reading

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Scenarios for the Internet of Things

This is actually rather hard and thus interesting. I don’t need a matrix as such, but I need a working version in order to flesh out some alternative yet plausible futures. One thing I’ve discovered so far (I think) is … Continue reading

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