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The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams (book review)

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Designer’s Dictionary Of Colour by Sean Adams  (book review)

The problem with a lot of graphic software is that it shows you a selection of colours but no names to associate with them. You have to have a good eye for colour and hope you’ve picked the right shade and hope your videocard’s choice is a match to the colours your printer uses. In […]

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Quantum computer breakthrough.

December 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Quantum computer breakthrough.

Scientists at the University of Sussex have invented a ground-breaking new method that puts the construction of large-scale quantum computers within reach of current technology. Quantum computers could solve certain problems – that would take the fastest supercomputer millions of years to calculate – in just a few milliseconds. They have the potential to create […]

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Windows 10 Again : the w7 moment article by: GF Willmetts

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Windows 10 Again  :   the w7 moment article by: GF Willmetts

With the Windows 10 freebie gone by the end of July (2016 if you’re reading this later), the time for decision as to whether I should install it on my back-up computer. As much as I like Windows 7, the back-up computer is primarily for that and other than Hewlett-Packard not supplying updates for any […]

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Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

May 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World by Timothy Garton Ash (book review).

Despite having a long title, Timothy Garton Ash’s book, ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles For A Connected World’ is something that should be of interest to all of you as it examines just how much control each country has over the medium we all used called the Internet. Thought that might get your attention. With half […]

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How’s Your Computer Today? by GF Willmetts

May 24, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
How’s Your Computer Today?  by GF Willmetts

An odd thing happened the morning after my W10 update of 23 May 2016 (I’m citing the date for longevity of this piece) in that it seemed to be locked in a logic loop with the circle icon whirling around endlessly and no noise from the CPU indicating it was doing further installation. I should […]

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Virtual Billions by Eric Geissinger (book review).

April 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Virtual Billions by Eric Geissinger (book review).

I have to confess that I think I’ve only heard the term ‘Bitcoin’ a couple times and thankfully not ever had to work with the currency. Eric Geissinger’s book, ‘Virtual Billions’, explains its history as well as how normal money systems evolved. The latter, I was originally familiar with, as indeed, I suspect most of […]

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Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

December 9, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Google’s quantum computing breakthrough: 100 million times faster!

Moore’s Law just got torn up and jumped on by the future of quantum computing, as Google in partnership with NASA and the quantum computing firm D-Wave, announced that they’ve been clocking up like-for-like speeds on their quantum box 100 million-times faster than their best traditional supercomputer. Or to put it in slightly more technical terms, Hartmut Neven, […]

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More Windows 10 – The Back-Up: even more by: GF Willmetts

December 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
More Windows 10 – The Back-Up: even more by: GF Willmetts

If I add an appendix to the article of last week, chances are you won’t be doing a re-read just yet, hence a quick new piece. In the second or third month of using W10, there was an automated request to make a back-up finally came up, giving the choice of where to save it, […]

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Apple shocks world with Swift open-source move.

December 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Apple shocks world with Swift open-source move.

Apple is not a company known for its transparency or openness – let’s face it, they like the closed garden everything-under-our-control approach. All the more shocking, then, when Appple announce that their Rust-like programming language Swift (created by Chris Lattner) – and used by many a OS-X and iOS programmer to produce their apps – […]

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Windows 10 – First Major Update: what happened next by: GF Willmetts.

December 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Windows 10 – First Major Update: what happened next by: GF Willmetts.

Windows 10 has had a few relatively few minor updates in recent months. You can usually tell by the length of time turning off your computer and booting up, often with no indication of what has been going on other than a dial rotating. Someone else must have realised a blank screen isn’t helpful. The […]

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