Category Archives: Internet

Makeup Your Mind

(I’m close to reaching my goal of 250 posts. What happens then? I don’t know). I’ve just read a story about someone who went for 30 days without makeup. I’m not sure why I read it as I, like most … Continue reading

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Fake News

All news is fake to some extent. When a reporter watches some event unfold he or she will have their own in-built and acquired biases, no matter how hard they try to keep them under control. Those who watch or … Continue reading

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The Search for the Fundamental

When does it stop? This screen that I am looking at, the keyboard that I am typing on, the invisible air between my eyes and the screen, even my body, all are composed of atoms, I told and believe. Apart … Continue reading

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Mainframes were different

Mainframes were … different. Today we have devices that have orders of magnitude more processing power than the old mainframes. The old mainframes were big machines that performed business tasks for large organisations and that cost millions of dollars. The … Continue reading

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Real or virtual caving? What’s the difference?

A bit less than a year ago I posted about caves virtual and real. I’m going to expand a bit on this today. I worked for many years as a Linux Systems Administrator, a job which I loved and to … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality

Embed from Getty Images Back in 1999 I was just finishing my Masters degree at Victoria University of Wellington. I needed a subject for my research paper and I chose what was then a hot topic, Virtual Reality¬†(VR). At the … Continue reading

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Trivia

Embed from Getty Images ¬† Most people know that bees make cells which are hexagonal to store their honey. As it says in the article, this is the most economical structure in terms of the amount of wax that is … Continue reading

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