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Apr 2011
29

Online Security

With the recent nightmare scenario surrounding Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN), a lot of people are concerned about online security.  Sony have admitted that personal information, including dates of birth, mother’s maiden names, addresses and credit card numbers are included in the data stolen by hackers. 

May 2010
18

Natural Disasters?

I am currently watching an excellent series on the BBC called The Story of Science .  The third episode, which I have just watched, is called ‘How we got here’. It of course raises all the red herr..

Apr 2010
10

Does God need chance?

I have long disliked the central place that ‘chance’ has in modern scientific theories, particularly the ‘random’ mutations that drive evolution forward. As a Christian I don’t..

Apr 2010
4

Service for Burglars?!

Compare these two press reports very carefully.  The first report is the original, from the Telegraph, the second was reported subsequently by V3. The company interviewed 1,317..

Feb 2010
3

Computer Games

Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music. Marcus Brigstocke

Apr 2009
17

Unscientific Questions

I watched an excellent programme on BBC One last night, called the Narnia Code. One of the points of the documentary was that CS Lewis preferred a medieval understanding of the universe to the mod..

Mar 2009
1

Cricket Referrals

I enjoy listening to Test Match Special (TMS) on BBC Radio 4 - usually.  During the current test series there has been a lot of fuss about the new referrals system, which is cricket’s attempt at usin..
Category Sci & Tech

Dec 2008
23

Switching to a Mac

Well it’s been about five months or so since my shiny new MacBook Pro arrived, and I thought I’d share some of my thoughts, as an experienced Windows user of many years switching to OS X. ..

Aug 2008
31

Netgear DG834G and Wireless Repeating

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro - its metal case weakens the signal of my wireless network, meaning that I can’t access the internet in my lounge.  That is rather annoying, because that’s where ..

Aug 2008
16

VMware Enter Key

I have recently taken the plunge and bought myself a Mac.  I love it - for a long-term Windows user there have been the inevitable confusions and frustrations (the weirdness of skipping/deleting enti..
Category Sci & Tech
Tags mac vmware