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The Ale Connor

In ye olde days, there were a bunch of men – the early council trading standards if you like – who would test the ale brewed by local alehouses to ensure that they didn’t contain too much sugar. Sugar was

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Are Escalators Becoming More Dangerous?

London Underground is littered with escalators, and following the Kings Cross Disaster the old wooden models were replaced with safer, if less aesthetically pleasing versions. So it is with some alarm that I read in one of my science RSS

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Computer Screen Resolutions and Democracy

A report just published by Parliamentary Affairs looks into election monitoring during the May 2007 elections in England and Scotland and found problems – unsurprisingly. However the one which was highlighted did not involve deep level hacking into electronic systems,

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New DLR trains at West India Quay

One of the new 3 carriage DLR trains has been shown off to the press (and nosy bloggers) today at West India Quay, so I wandered over to have a sniff around and take some photos. An arty photo of

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The Terracotta Army

I had another visit to see the Terracotta Army in the British Museum this evening – this time as a guest of a friend who works for the NHS. It transpired that the sponsors of the event, Morgan Stanley decided

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Dishwasher Spam

A while back I mused on whether there is a standard size for dishwasher tablets – and was rudely reminded of that posting when I got a spam email from China asking if I want to import dishwasher tablets from

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Cooling the London Underground

A cold and windy evening found me wandering over to the Building Centre for a lecture, ironically enough considering the weather – on how to cool the London Underground. The lecture was being organized by The Engineering Club, as part

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I promize not to disprespect da flag, innit

Following on from the media fuss over the idea that British teenagers should swear allegiance to the flag and country when they leave school, I was reminded of this recent bit of Banksy art work. I wonder which flag the

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Hacking the Oyster Card

It seems that the RFID chip used in London Underground’s Oyster Card – supplied by former Philips subsidiary, NXP Semiconductor – has been hacked by researchers at the University of Virginia. The researchers were testing the claims in a report

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London’s First International Airport

Long before Heathrow was London’s primary airport, Croydon Airport was the place to go for rich Londoners seeking the exciting experience of flying – and there is a heritage museum there which is open on the first Sunday of each

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This is not just a high tide…

…this is a stunningly high tide which is about two foot higher than normal high tides – this is an M&S High Tide. This is a section of riverside path near where I live earlier this afternoon.

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London Transport Museum – Acton Depot

Went off the to the Transport Museum this morning – not the one in Covent Garden, but the reserve store at Acton Town. Met up with a fellow transport geek and we went in, and thanks to a warning from

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Exhibition on Radio and Mobile Communications in London this weekend

The telecommunications mast at the corner of Swain’s Lane and Bisham Gardens is a familiar landmark in Highgate, and can be seen from across London. It has a a history of more than 70 years, playing innovative roles in early

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Now they can paint solar panels on to buildings

I was reading this morning about a novel new paint application which can be applied to the steel panels which are used as cladding on office buildings – which then generates electricity. The conversion rate is low by solar cell

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Transport for London excel in stupidity this weekend

Transport for London has just made one of the most insane decisions known to mankind. Even by their standards, this takes some beating. Checking the weekend engineering works email I get every Wednesday, I spy something which makes me worry.

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