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Thoughts

GPS monitoring nuclear weapons testing..

This is a interesting article from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists which discusses the use of GPS to monitor Nuclear weapons testing. It appears that even underground weapons testing causes major atmospheric disruptions which result in GPS timing and hence location errors. Initial results from analysis of North Korea’s second alleged nuclear test in 2009 produced not only seismic waves as expected, but created an atmospheric shockwave […]

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Apple

Patent madness mapped !

Despite my fondness for most of the things that are developed in Cupertino’s factory of dreams,  Apple’s fondness of software patents is one of their least pleasant characteristics at the moment. If it’s not bad enough trying to protect the very idea of a tablet computer by patents ( imagine if someone had down that […]

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Apple

The return of the Apple sticker

  You may remember my concerns with continuing the tradition of putting an Apple Sticker on my car, in a time when it so common to see Apple Computers that the cult was no more. Well thanks to eBay I have found salvation, a vintage rainbow Apple Sticker now adorns my car, demonstrating that yes […]

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Google Earth

Google Enterprise GEO Roadshow

For the first time in the UK Google Earth Builder, the cloud based geospatial publishing solution will be demonstrated at London’s Science Museum on the 13th September. Google Earth Builder, allows  organizations to upload and manage data from multiple departments and create custom layers then share these maps with employees to view on Google Earth […]