The Great Global Warming Swindle swindle

20th July 2008

Further to the outcry at the time, this weekend The Guardian reports; “Channel 4 to be censured over controversial climate film” “Channel 4 misrepresented some of the world’s leading climate scientists … Ofcom is expected to censure the network … but … it did not breach the regulator’s broadcasting code and did not materially mislead […]

Delia Derbyshire does it again

19th July 2008

As if she needed to leave a greater legacy, a tape recovered from her attic 7 years ago after she passed away resets the “baseline” of what electronic music was in the 1960s. Most unexpected of all, however, is a piece of music that sounds like a contemporary dance track which was recorded, it is […]

Cloudcast :: a next step in the evolution of broadcast

7th July 2008

At last, I think the nature of [AV] transmission is beginning to reveal itself. Do we need a new term? Probably – many other terms (p2p, broadcast, webcast, bitcast, torrent, web2.0, hive, etc) all describe an evolutionary step, so it does make sense to have a phrase to describe this one (note that edgecasting has […]

Fundamental UK science under threat

4th July 2008

The Science and Technology Facilities Council in the UK has managed to create a terrible situation which could destroy fundamental research across the country. This would have a devastating impact on not just the lives of people who have dedicated themselves to their fields, and not just to the UK’s reputation, but would be a […]