Fundamentalist Mormons At War
Dec07

Fundamentalist Mormons At War

Mormon Fundamentalists: A reasonably long but disturbing and well-worth-reading account of inner fighting, ostracism, and threatening behaviour enacted on behalf of the now-jailed leader of a group of fundamentalist Mormons, Warren Jeffs. In recent years, this enclave has been ripped apart by a modern holy war, led by a divisive spiritual leader who ended up on the F​⁠BI’s Ten Most Wanted list and is now in prison. The majority...

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ColdZyme
Dec07

ColdZyme

I just saw an advert on television for Boots promoting ColdZyme, the spray that fights off the common cold. Somehow. When all other attempts to ward it off have failed for decades. My skeptisense tingled. I searched online… Pop along to Coldzyme: a result of real science being left out in the cold for a look at ColdZyme and its apparent ability to perform a feat no medicine can perform (not “no other medicine”...

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Materials In High Radiation Environments
Dec03

Materials In High Radiation Environments

If you’ve got any interest in future spacecraft design – real design, not the stuff of fantasy and science fiction – then Icarus Interstellar is a great source of information. As an example of the sort of thing you can expect to read why not take a look at this article on Materials in High Radiation Environments which explains the sort of building materials and shielding you’d need with near-future fusion drive...

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HP 9845 Games
Nov02

HP 9845 Games

An article looking at some of the computer games that were available for the HP 9845 from the 1970s into the 1980s. 9845 Games It would have been a real surprise if the at the time outstanding capabilities of the 9845 desktop series would not have inspired a complete series of computer games dedicated to those systems. Even Hewlett-Packard itself contributed a tape, the so-called Computer Games Library, for the 9845A and 9845B series...

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UK National Grid Power Status
Oct19

UK National Grid Power Status

If you ever want to see how much power is being generated by coal, nuclear, gas, and wind in the United Kingdom, or see the gigawatt demand throughout the day, and you want that information presented on retro dials and in line graphs – and, let’s face it, who doesn’t? – then the place to go is U.K. National Grid Status. The data it uses comes from a series of web services here provided by...

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Mastertronic Games
Oct06

Mastertronic Games

This link – Mastertronic Bestsellers – will show you three charts showing the top-selling Mastertronic games across all of its released formats as well as total number of releases year-on-year for the various 8-bit and 16-bit platforms. I had a Sinclair ZX Spectrum during the peak years of Mastertronic’s game releases and it’s nice to see just how popular such titles as Finders Keepers and Molecule Man –...

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