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“Quite Interesting” Media Round-up: 13th May 2013

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

In programming…

Figure 1. That’s some mighty cock and balls you got there bro

I came across a pretty sweet (and free) tool called CyberDuck. It lets you connect to FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and Google Drive sites (among others) from a unified interface, which is pretty neat and allows you to consolidate all those file transfer apps on your hard drive a bit.

In mathematics…

I discovered the site PurpleMath which has a really excellent repository of algebra tutorials and exercises for any student or professional who needs a refresher.

In technology and IT…

This month the 75% of the UK electorate who didn’t vote for UKIP are wondering what their country has degraded into, while the other 25% are excitedly preparing for a return to the Dark Ages. Fortunately, it’s not all bad news: an image was spotted by a keen Redditter of the Mars Spirit rover drawing a giant penis on the surface of Mars; eloquent reporting as always by The Register, although the editors at Space.com were significantly less amused by these chenanigans than us luddites. In other extravagance that greatly relieved my personal travel woes, Google’s own private airport terminal is now under construction after being approved on 18th April. It’s alright for some, but poor old Kim Dotcom hasn’t been so lucky as he continues fighting the charges against him re: MegaUpload and copyright infringement. Remember when he made the MegaCar in 1999? Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more…

Categories: Media

“Quite Interesting” Media Round-up: 29th April 2013

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

In a month where Margaret Thatcher died shortly after the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and the Boston marathon got bombed – doubtless leading to a renewed and never-ending security tirade from our friends across the pond, I thought it would be a good time to start a new regular column highlighting interesting media I’ve found while trawling around the web and my satellite channels (read: The Pirate Bay), with of course, an emphasis on programming, science and gaming. Read more…

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Book Review: The Trouble With Physics – Lee Smolin

September 15, 2008 Leave a comment


“The Trouble With Physics – The rise of string theory, the fall of a science and what comes next” is a very interesting and multi-faceted book, in equal doses about particle physics and the beaurocracy and inertia present in modern physics research. Read more…

How to get the old Facebook back

September 14, 2008 Leave a comment

Add this application: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2345053339

Then click http://apps.new.facebook.com/?fbnew_opt_out=1

This will no doubt be patched away imminently, but hey, at least they’ll know you’re p*ssed at them 😛

Documentary: Can We Save Planet Earth

December 11, 2007 1 comment

Climate change may displace your children and destroy their lives. What are you going to tell them when they asked why you did nothing?

I’d like you to watch David Attenborough’s disturbing documentary Can We Save Planet Earth – I hope it inspires you to take a few small steps to reduce your carbon footprint.

Can We Save Planet Earth (torrent link)

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