Category: Technology

Fire up the boilers. How the Titanic got itself going

Posted on: September 30, 2020

The unsinkable ship that sank was still one of the most impressive ever made. It was the British class system in microcosm with the opulence and luxury of the upper decks to pack them in and the “make your own arrangements” of steerage below. The fact that statistically people in the lower decks were more likely to be a victim of the sinking is never widely discussed. This proud flagship of the White Star line…

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Why Domain Names Are Important in US Politics Right Now

Posted on: September 21, 2020

In the months running up to the 2020 US presidential election, voters googling President Trump’s current campaign slogan – Keep America Great – may have been surprised by what they found. The site KeepAmericaGreat.com comes in high on the Google search results, but it isn’t owned by Mr. Trump. And far from promoting his policies and his bid for a second term, KeepAmericaGreat.com instead focuses on the President’s perceived failures. The site lists a number…

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The 1950’s – The Decade of Television

Posted on: September 17, 2020

The 1950’s was a huge decade of change in the UK. As the country began to recover from the economic and psychological hardship of the Second World War, people started to look to the future to rebuild their homes and their lives and to embrace the new inventions as well as an economy that was starting to improve as the rationing and austerity measures started to come to an end.   One of the greatest…

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Why Does the Aerospace Industry Need Overhead Cranes?

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Why is it that the aerospace industry is always looking for overhead cranes to handle their work? You see, there are different reasons why the aviation industry relies heavily on overhead cranes. For one thing, it is not enough just to set up and put up a plane. They need to fly, take off, land and they will definitely need overhead cranes to help them maintained to do this. For more information on the Overhead…

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A beginner’s guide to digital visitor management systems

Posted on: September 1, 2020

Essentially a digital version of the visitor sign-in sheet or log-in book used by businesses for years, visitor management systems offer increased security whilst speeding up the process. Image Credit A digital visitor management system UK comprises software, a printer, and badges for visitors. There is the option to add extras such as cameras (so that you can instantly add your visitor’s photo to their badge, thereby increasing security), card scanners (saving the time of…

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How to safely use an electric chainsaw

Posted on: August 26, 2020

Electric chainsaws can be seen as the slightly less aggressive cousins of the petrol chainsaws. Only slightly less aggressive because although they are lighter, easier to handle, quieter and cheaper they still provide significant power. Image Credit Jobs like pruning small branches and the felling of smaller trees are easily handled with an electric chainsaw. Electric chainsaws are very useful but they are also dangerous in the wrong hands or if used incorrectly. Therefore it…

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Caulk v silicone sealant

Posted on: August 25, 2020

At the most basic level, caulk and silicone sealant do the same job: they fill seams, such as creating a seal around a bath or shower or filling gaps around windows, doors and pipes. Caulk and silicone sealant are two different materials, however, and they have different pros and cons that make them great for some jobs and totally wrong for others. Image Credit Silicone The big advantages of silicone sealant is that it is…

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Getting through Airport Security quickly

Posted on: June 2, 2020

If you’ve ever travelled abroad on a foreign holiday and flown from either your local Airport or out of either of London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Terminals, you will know all the hassle that can be associated with checking in your suitcases and getting through all the security checks!  There are several things to remember before even attempting to walk through the strong security presence that is installed at all airports.  Bottles of water or liquid…

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Stay on Top of Crime – How to Prevent Burglaries

Posted on: June 2, 2020

The country is just about ready to start heading back to work again and this causes a wide range of issues and concerns for people. It might not be your first thought, but burglaries should not be underestimated, and though chances of burglaries in the home have been low since everyone has been in, with people heading back to work it is important to ensure you do not attract opportunistic burglars. Here are three common…

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Shopping on-line, from the comfort of your own front room!

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Gone are the days of traipsing around the shops, fighting your way through a throng of unhappy customers, waiting in long queues to try on clothes in a tiny cubicle then waiting in another long queue to pay for the items you’ve chosen!  This is especially poignant at the moment when the whole World is stuck in the middle of a Corona Virus Pandemic!  Not only do we have to queue inside the shop but…

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Thermal Plasma Spray is an impressive process

Posted on: May 28, 2020

One of the many processes available to customers is that of the Thermal Plasma Spray.  This is a process where a super heated material, such as a Nickel sulfate or plastic polymer composites, is sprayed on a subject, or substrates, over a set period. The continuous spraying means that the level of protection and thickness is regulated. Image credit It scores over several other processes such as electroplating especially in the cases where the substrate…

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Keeping a track of Stormtrooper training

Posted on: May 11, 2020

It must be a complete nightmare for the administrators of the Empire/First Order to know exactly what training which Stormtrooper legion is due to get and when. This might explain why when it comes to basic combat situations a Stormtrooper can’t hit a barn door or a Han Solo at close range but an untrained farm boy can quote “bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home”. So what’s the issue? It’s been going on…

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