Category Archives: Ponderings

Mysteries of Science

Oh my! Wonder know longer – here are the 11 most discussed (?) mysteries of science. Illustrated, explained and debated by Popular Science mag.  So the earth hums and everyone of us has our own personal metronome called the Circadian … Continue reading

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No guarantees

               “Age is no guarantee of wisdom.”        “And youth no guarantee of innovation.”                  

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All I want for Christmas…

Apart from this rant reaching the depths and quality of a Denis Leary outburst – what I want, what I really, really want … is a smartphone with a battery that will last a normal day of what it was intended for: email, texting, … Continue reading

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The Total Perspective Vortex

“The man who invented the Total Perspective Vortex did so basically in order to annoy his wife. Trin Tragula–for that was his name–was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. And … Continue reading

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Virtual Face Off

Robert Zemeckis pioneered face mapping techniques in films such as The Polar Express and Beowulf.  EA have already deployed similar techniques in their various sports franchise games. But with Apple and Skype blazing the trail for face time video conferencing etc. … Continue reading

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Black Books

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time recently (in a professional capacity) travelling around the country doing some field research in the area of community service delivery.  Although Mr. Cameron will say that the “Big Society” is all his … Continue reading

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The quote machine

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Whether it is for business purposes or general inspiration then look no further than the late great Winston Churchill for marvellously insightful quotes.  He was also rather good at … Continue reading

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