Category: Technology

Eadon: Microsoft’s Marketers Ripped to the Tits

Microsoft’s mobile ginger stepchild – one of several as it happens – is the Windows RT mobile operating system. This is usually confused with desktop Windows and that discombobulation has contributed to its disastrous sales. Microsoft are rumoured to be sending it to Switzerland for some suicide tourism. This means that those rare suckers that

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Science Sunday with John Duffield: Quantum Gravity

You hear a lot about quantum gravity. For example in New Scientist you can read how it could take the singularities out of a black hole. That’s good. But in the same article you can read about black holes being portals to another universe. That isn’t. There’s other things about quantum gravity that aren’t good.

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Eadon: Social Net Zombies, Macabre Irony and Chess World Champ Drama

Twitter went IPO and it was no turkey. The micro-blogging site is blighted by fake accounts, which are, needless to say, created by marketers and often feature scantily clad ladies. These zombie accounts are not manned and usually do not post. It turns out that forty percent of genuine Twitter accounts do not post whilst

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Science Sundays with John Duffield: The Big Bang!

We have good evidence that the universe is expanding, and when you know a bit about relativity and space and energy, you end up reasoning that the universe just has to expand. Space has an innate pressure, and gravity doesn’t suck space in. So the universe expands like a stress ball expands when you open

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Eadon on Chess Rage, Nokia Rage and Drugs

Dark Web news. The aftermath of the druggy Silk Road site smack down (pun intended) is, of course, the appearance of a cornucopia of replacements. Some of these are run by scammers who take the (Bitcoin) money and run. Others are likely to be FBI “honey pot” traps operated by law enforcement agencies. “Silk Road”

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Eadon: Mobile Wars

Forget what the self-aggrandising “Analysts” say. They are paid by corporations to feed lies (reports) to the gullible presstitutes to publish. Here are the figures of mobile traffic to Wikipedia, a much more disinterested source (of course, there is no perfect source, smoke and mirrors are everywhere). Apple iPhones and iPads: 61.78%, Android: 28.62, Other:

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Eadon on Tech – Nerd Bling and Why the New iPhone will Make Us Go Naked

This week’s Geek Column is about the new iPhone 5S: coveted by bubble-game playing women, fashion designers and ponces everywhere. Only phones running the fugly “Windows 8 Phone” operating system are worse (and by worse, I mean infinitely worse). Geekgasm Section – ACHTUNG!! You really need to skip past the ludicrously nerdy red text! Apple’s

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Eadon on Tech: Microsoft’s Alleged Assassination Of Nokia

How to beat up an iconic European mega-corp then buy it for peanuts. 1) Install your own man as Trojan Horse CEO. 2) Trojan Horse CEO makes irrational decisions and destroys profits and shareholder value. 3) Trojan Horse CEO sells you your competitor’s corpse for loose change so you can pick the pockets for precious

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Science Sundays with John Duffield: Forensic Physics 101

You can spot propaganda and censorship by flicking between news channels, or by buying two newspapers. You don’t have to be an FBI hotshot to compare how the stories are slanted, or see which stories are conspicuous by their absence. When you get a totally different slant from the fracking Guardian as opposed to the

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Science Sundays with John Duffield: Higgs Spin Zero

I’ve read an interesting book called A Zeptospace Oddyssey. I liked it. It’s by CERN physicist Gian Francesco Giudice, who tells us about the physics of the LHC. He gives a bundle of history too, in an authoritative yet accessible text that is a veritable treasure-trove of information. And there, on page 173, is gold

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