Category Archives: technology

The Musk delusion

I’ve critiqued a number of Musk’s projects before, but I think we need to be a bit more direct. Quite simply is Musk entirely the full shilling? Is he the real life Tony Stark the fan boys seem to think, … Continue reading

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Boris burrow part II – the Boris bend, or more than likely the Boris bluff

So you if you thought Boris Johnson’s proposal for a train tunnel between Scotland and NI (aka the Boris Burrow) was crazy, well it would seem they are doubling down. Now they want not one, but 4 tunnels connecting the … Continue reading

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Texas tantrums and anti-wind strawmen

Recently there’s been some blackouts in Texas caused by unseasonably cold weather. In fact its the sort of extreme weather we’d be expecting due to climate change (which doesn’t just lead to hotter weather, it can also cause shifts in … Continue reading

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The Sith calling the Jedi Darth

Reblogged from my other site So there was a bit of a raucous over the last week when Gina Carano (who plays Cara Dune on the Mandalorian) was dropped by Lucasfilm over several ill-advised tweets she sent. These included, support … Continue reading

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Gamestop, reddit, Musk and why in Wall Street, the house always wins

Reblogged from my other site…. So there’s been a bit of a fiasco over the fact some hedge funds have been trying to profit from a likely fall in the share price in Gamestop, here’s a nice summary of events … Continue reading

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2020 a year in review

This is a reblog from my other site. THis is a reblog from my othersiI think if 2020 had a tag line it would have to be something along the lines of “…but then it got worse“. We shall have … Continue reading

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The world’s most expensive piece of flotsam

Reblogged from my other blog If there’s one thing that frustrates me more than anything as an engineer, its bad design. Not least because, I’ve been in situations where I’ve seen how such bad design comes about. Typically, it comes … Continue reading

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The changing nature of heat

Within the EU recently there have been significant drops in carbon emissions, most notably in the electricity sector. The UK for example, has seen a 45% drop in carbon intensity (despite all the Tories anti-renewable dithering), with an average level … Continue reading

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The Dumb-Dom effect:

Dominic Cummings is billed as Boris Johnson’s “idea’s” man. However there’s a problem, most of his ideas are sh*t. We need only look at the satellite fiasco, where they bought a company that makes the wrong kind of satellites for … Continue reading

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The rise of the Contrepreneurs

The lockdown and economic impact of the pandemic has left a lot of people bored, out of work and desperately looking for a way to get out of debt. And inevitably on the internet, you’ll find plenty of scammers looking … Continue reading

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