Category Archives: Technology

Roland’s missing Bassline synth…

Roland is well known for it’s TB-303, TR-808 & TR 909 synths and drum machines, but it also made others in this numeric series: the SH-101, MC-202, and so on. However, it never made a ‘404’ of any sort, which … Continue reading

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Looking for some uranium?

Any website that has uranim for sale using an animated gif like the above is ok in my book. http://www.unitednuclear.com Also check out their maiming super-magnets: http://unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm “Two Supermagnets can very easily get out of control, crush fingers and instantly break … Continue reading

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Maximum Security Toothpaste

As used in the Guantanamo Bay Bad Place: But I bet you still can’t take it on aeroplanes… from Times Online

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Geeking and Popping

Armed with only some sinewaves, a vintage valve oscilloscope, the Flippers and an incurable fascination with visualising sound a thing has been produced. It is a sort of musical thing with a sort of visual thing. It’s been accepted into … Continue reading

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Finally, the 21st Century arrives…

Robots are awesome, and for this reason alone Honda have pumped millions into developing a bipedal robot over the last twenty years. Today their latest, called Asimo, came to visit us at work so we could see him in action: … Continue reading

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Oscillating with joy

The People: So, what did you do on Valentine’s Day? Oli: I went to Warwick South Services on the M40. at 9:30am to meet a  man I met on the Internet. The People: Hmm. Oli: To collect the oscilloscope I … Continue reading

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Playing synths is cool…why are you laughing?

I’m gonna get me one of these, then I can be as cool as Des. Imagine a whole band of these…swoon

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Moany Baloney

In case anyone was wondering, these are my 10* least favourite phrases on US tech blogs/newsites (*seasonally adjusted to 9) When you’re as addicted to reading tech blogs and tech news sites as I am, you notice the same phrases … Continue reading

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Superstudio & the future

A couple of years ago I went to the excellent Superstudio exhibition at the Design Museum, London. Active in the 1960’s, Superstudio were an exciting architectural practice who never actually built any buildings- and who liked celebrate the death of … Continue reading

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Ooh Lovely

 Allow me to Geek out for a brief moment… So what is this? Landscape photgraphy? Some lego? No, silly, it’s a microchip die (the wafer of silicon before packinging into a chip). Yes, I know you already knew that, it’s … Continue reading

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