* Posts by Paul Robinson

4 posts • joined 8 May 2007

Maggie Philbin on tech, teens and cardigan fear

Paul Robinson

Fibre Optic

"Watch old episodes of Tomorrow's World and you'll be struck by the way that the UK has teetered on the brink of technology greatness only to pull back"

Does anyone remember the episode in the late seventies when Raymond Baxter (I think) demonstrated the wonders of the then new fibre optic cable, and how it was going to revolutionize telecoms? Still waiting!

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Google pours millions into wind power

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Here's something for Google to spend it's money on

After all, they asked Robert Bussard to give this talk -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhL5VO2NStU

I'm no physicist, and practically ALL of this talk went over my head, but for a "mere" $200 million (at 2006 prices!) here is a possible alternative to fission reactors, and to the current (very expensive - $14 Billion - as at 2006) attempts at fusion.

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Windows hits 25

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Coat

Warp

I have an unopened, shrink-wrapped OS/2 Warp, version 3. Do you think I should pop round to the Antiques Roadshow when they're next in my area?

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Mobile phones no longer used for calls

Paul Robinson

Ain't texting long winded

It must be me, then!

Think about it - a text exchange of half a dozen texts will cost each user, whereas you can probably say everything you need to in a 30 second call - costing much less!

As I said - it must be me!

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