Posted on 18 June, 2015 by Mathew
I think this might be an abuse of internet bandwidth by the BBC…
Women’s football, played by women
When it comes to Men’s football, no gender is specified anywhere, this is a bit confusing for me. Also the page of Women’s football contains football league table for the Men’s premiership, maybe it would be chance to link to club level Women’s football? That’s certainly what my expectation was.
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Posted on 4 April, 2015 by Mathew
The BBC is kicking off a new 5 part series of programmes on programming, by looking at the impact that FORTRAN has made on our lives. The series “Code that Changed the World” starts on the the 6th April and is hosted by former “bits” presenter Alex Krotoski.
FORTRAN stands for FORmula TRANslation and it particularly suitable to scientific computing. The language was developed by IBM as a practical alternative to assembly language. The development of FORTRAN had a large influence on the development of compilers, since an objective was the generation of efficient code from the source code written in FORTRAN.
FORTRAN has a large lineage of versions, from early versions designed to be entered by punch cards, to modern versions designed for structured programming.
Punch card images generated at http://www.kloth.net/.
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Posted on 22 January, 2015 by Mathew
After the Murdoch (News Corp) owned times reported on the end of ‘page 3’ topless models in the Murdoch owned Sun newspaper (News Corp), the story has received much coverage by other newspapers.
It was reported that the practise was being phased out because it was regarded as anachronistic (after Murdoch tweeted it was old-fashioned in September 2014), and would only return if publishing without ‘page 3’ resulted in lower sales.
However, today the Sun included a topless model on page 3 model saying that the news of the demise was premature.
Further to recent reports in all other media outlets, we would like to clarify that this is Page 3 and this is a picture of Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth. We would like to apologise on behalf of the print and broadcast journalists who have spent the last two days talking and writing about us.
So this must be a slow news week, and good for News Corp to generate a lot of it’s own news. Last week you will remember that News Corp owned Fox news stupidly stated that Birmingham was a no go area for non-Muslims.
- 16 January – supposedly the last to carry the feature.
- 20 January -article in The Times strongly implies that a decision had been made to end ‘Page 3’.
- 22 January – The Sun returns to publishing shots of topless female models.
So the question remains, would it be better for those campaigning against the practise of ‘page 3’ be better just ignoring the Sun newspaper until it goes away?
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Posted on 28 November, 2013 by Mathew
Sir Colin Humphreys was among the guests on this mornings “In our time” hosted by Melvyn Bragg (Baron Bragg), discussing microscopy.
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Posted on 26 March, 2009 by Mathew
BBC is reporting comments from the archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop, leader of the church of England (after the Queen), has warned about the destruction of the environment, saying that we can’t expect God to intervene to save the planet.
“I think that to suggest that God might intervene to protect us from the corporate folly of our practices is as unchristian and unbiblical as to suggest that he protects us from the results of our individual folly or sin,” said he.
It’s good to see confirmation from the Church that we should live our lives as if God doesn’t exist. Hopefully one day they will admit he doesn’t, or at least that they know no better than the rest of us.
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