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The Death Star Problem

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… TL;DR The Death Star was destroyed by a single catastrophic vulnerability Modern, centralised internet communications are [more...]

Explaining the Mass Start

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 // 14 Comments

With the Olympic Winter Games just around the corner in February, the winter season is already well under way. In the sport of speed skating, the first major qualifying event [more...]

Cities Beginning With B

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the long-awaited update to a post I made in August of last year where I explained my situation to those who were interested. As one has come to expect from my life, [more...]

Imposter vs Turing

Saturday, October 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

This feeling, often described as imposter syndrome, where a person is unable to internalise their own achievements despite evidence to the contrary is one which I perpetually feel [more...]

Venus

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

Photo: NASA Every now and then, I find myself in the rather frustrating position of having to defend climate science to people who not only do not understand it, but are [more...]

Setting Up Encrypted Email on OSX

Saturday, March 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It has recently come to my attention that strong cryptography, while readily available (and free) is not straightforward to use for most people. Someone really ought to build [more...]

Finish Line Cameras

Sunday, February 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Earlier today I was watching the live feed of one of speed skating’s regular “world cup” events – one of a series of races held throughout the skating [more...]

A Hong Kong Hike

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

This satellite photo of Hong Kong shows just how much of it is actually not-concrete More than a concrete jungle Despite being one of the densest cities in the world, with [more...]

Bad Advice Part 3: How To Buy A Camera

Sunday, May 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Photography’s a wonderful thing, and with the ubiquity of digital cameras, it has become more accessible to more people than ever before. Cameras are literally [more...]

Sochi Special: The Anatomy of a Race

Monday, February 17, 2014 // 9 Comments

We are now well past the halfway point in the speed skating competition, with only the one individual distance remaining for both ladies and men, then the team pursuits. True [more...]

Sochi Special: Timing Equipment

Sunday, February 16, 2014 // 4 Comments

It was bound to happen sooner or later. There had already been races decided on meagre hundredths of a second, and now we have an example of a race which has been decided in [more...]

Sochi Special: Speed Suits

Saturday, February 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s very small, but it can have a significant impact no, I’m not going to follow that with #ThatsWhatSheSaid, because this is a serious answer to a serious [more...]
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