Monday, 14 August 2017

Caroline on Pirate BBC Essex?

On the 14th August 1967 the UK government introduced the Marine Offences Act in a desperate attempt to stop offshore "Pirate" radio stations.


It was pretty successful as, one-by-one, the stations turned off their transmitters and their staff headed for home.


But Caroline didn't stop, and now on the 50th anniversary of this legislation, Caroline is not only transmitting via the web, but also on the Medium Wave radio band!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Increasing the VOLUME in Linux

One annoying characteristic of Lubuntu in particular (and I suspect Linux in general) is that the playback volume is often too quiet, especially on laptops.


This problem is due to differences in audio recording levels, and is most noticeable when listening to audio via a web browser (e.g. watching a video).


Having put up with this for years, today is the day I feel I need to take some action.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Robots are coming! (...and the future is looking grim)

We live in a very exciting age, with scientific discoveries, inventions and technological development moving at an incredible pace.


The next few decades are likely to produce products which will really help humanity, especially in the field of medicine.


But what will happen to us and the world we live in, in the longer term, say in one or two hundred years from now?