Author Archives: John Ellis

Could future devices read images from our brains?

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, … Continue reading

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EU Referendum

With the vote on staying in the EU only a little way off, my view is that we should leave. The Government has tried to frighten us into voting in, with veiled threats and almost bullying tactics. How many times have … Continue reading

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For the Cyclists

Here is a link to the rules that specifically cover you on the road. READ THEM! https://www.gov.uk/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82/overview-59-to-71 by the way the rest of the Highway Code is relevant also

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Dire consequences?

With the vote on Scottish independence only 24 hours away, in 2 days the whole history of the UK could be wiped away. Forget the Pound, Oil and immigration issues, a part of the whole of the UK  could have … Continue reading

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Cyclists

Having watched the hilarious skit by the Top Gear team http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5ZuvmyQ_p4 and having had a run in with a cyclist last year, I think it is about time cyclists were forced to have insurance. More high profile prosecutions of cyclists who just … Continue reading

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Virtual Driving

Here is a link to a great site that allows you to drive from one place to another; it messes Google Maps etc to create the experience. http://www.gaiagi.com/driving-simulator/

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Some useful trivia, following a question from my wife

A road is a one that runs between two given points for example going from one town to another. A street is within a town, and lined with homes, buildings and is usually a paved street or highway. A drive … Continue reading

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IOS 7

As a fairly keen iPhone owner, I downloaded the new IOS 7 this morning and wow is it different, from logging in, the Icons and many of the apps have changed appearance. There are hundreds of changes, of course some … Continue reading

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IP Telephone Systems

Over the last few years we noticed how are telephone costs had gone up line rental in particular; this is true whether it is BT or Virgin. So we looked for alternatives and found Vonage, for a one off fee … Continue reading

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The next generation of computing experts

Here is a link to the next big thing in computing, http://www.raspberrypi.org/ this is a little kit type computer is reminisent of what we used to play with 30+ years ago and is aimed at getting people to play again … Continue reading

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