* Posts by mike wardle

6 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jun 2007

Google nukes Norks

mike wardle

More info, please

What breed of dog goes into the soup? They cant all taste the same, can they?

Steve Fossett may be alive, investigator claims

mike wardle

At least he isnt french

So when he turns up in Hartlepool they wont hang him.

Eco-satnav software solves 'drive or walk' decisions

mike wardle

yeah but

How well does it calculate the pedestrian routes? The level of data for paths (sidewalks for the ignorant) is pretty poor.

Plus a calorie count for the journey, how does this work, I can understand it estimating it purely on distance and body mass, but what about the walking speed, walking style, amount of weight carried in the form of gym gear for your example of walking to the gym, etc, etc, etc. Not to mention the inclines of the route, which I have never seen in routing data, even the raw stuff.

Boozing boffins contribute less to science

mike wardle


As an ex-boffin turned techy some of the most useful contact I had with other boffins was in the bar at conferences, and the bar scene in Prague is just as conducive to scientific debate, I remember (hazily) on a beer cruise to the eastern delight that is Prague a long night of arguing over the interpretation of quantum theory with a sub-boffin and a layman, needless to say we had all the locals enthralled by our philosophical and technical boffinry. These days as a techy I tend to solve some of my most difficult conundrums over a nice pint of ale. Its just more sensationalist tripe, propoganda the lot, beer is good, we know it is, but the bleeding hearts think otherwise, tripe!

Line up for full-windscreen satnav

mike wardle

Blue screen

I cant wait for the first 'crash', will give the 'blue screen of death' a whole new meaning.

Exams, contracts, and nuclear research: stupid, stupid, stupid

mike wardle

Mineshaft Maths

its 7.

I'm a wee bairn at only 27, sat GCSEs 11 years back, and passed them. I managed it without a calculator.

Should probably mention I went on to get a Masters and a PhD in theoretical physics after my lowly state school education.