Have you got a quid mate?

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When I worked in Waitrose, someone handed me a new fiver. I was so excited because it was all new and shiny, but I had to give it to someone because they needed change for a tenner 🙁 What an absolute shame that must have been for you… Well well well Britain, the new quid coins have arrived and as …

At last a robot I actually like

Alex Computers, Current Affairs, Reviews & Opinions, Technology 0 Comments

So Asus have created a robot that costs no more than a smartphone. What does it do Unfortunately Asus have not created J.A.R.V.I.S, what they have created is effectively a rolling personal computer. It has a camera with facial recognition that’s capable of making video calls, so you can Skype your transatlantic cousins whilst cooking dinner. It can also monitor …

The World Economy To Crash Again?

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Back in 2008, we faced the biggest Global economy meltdown of all time. This recession caused unemployment figures to sky-rocket (mainly as a result of businesses closing), wages were lowered (leading to less disposable income and thus a lower quality of life) and even some families suffered debt due to such a low household income! Our high-streets were also hit …

Privacy Has Never Been An Absolute Right!

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These are the words of the new GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan. He claims that major US technology companies are “in denial” as to how their services are being used by extremist groups such as ISIS. Hannigan has requested that tech companies should be more cooperative in sharing user information, stating that “privacy has never been an absolute right.” Hannigan has …

Pluto – A Planet Again?

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“Viva la Pluto” These were the words of one of my excited friends on Wednesday the 1st of October, when she briefly told me that Pluto was now being reinstated with planetary status. When I heard this, I had the same reaction as any good astronomer would, confusion! Regardless of my confusion that evening, I headed off to the observatory, …

Shellshock – biggest security risk since heartbleed!

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In April 2014, one of the most major bugs in the computer world was disclosed. We called it Heartbleed. Heartbleed was a security bug found in the OpenSSL cryptography library. It was using this vulnerability allowed attackers to get information including those juicy bank details! Shellshock, disclosed on the 24 September 2014, is a bug that was found in ‘Bashed …

Sackville Open Evening

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it’s that time of the year again when Sackville closes down early, before opening again in the evening in an attempt to impress and grab the attention of the minds of Year six students and their parents. Now I’ve been at Sackville for seven years and I’m now in Year 13 and also part of the Head Team. I’ve been …

Fix what’s broken, nurture what isn’t!

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At some point in our lives, we’re all going to feel disappointed about something. For starters, you may feel as if you’ve failed, you may unworthy and you could also feel the urge to sit in a corner in isolation in some cases. Things in life can sometimes go wrong and when the plan falls to pieces, it sucks! It really really sucks! but …

What Happened Here?

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Hello again and welcome back to Tetracious Frustration! If it’s your first time here, welcome to my blog! I must say it’s nice to finally be back on stable solid ground with my hosting company and my new domain registrar. For those who have been here back in the days .cu.cc, I’d like welcome back. So without further or do, let’s …

Somerset Levels Flooding : What You Need To Know!

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In January, the people of Somerset faced a major issue, flooding. What were the causes and the consequences of Somerset flooding and should dredging have been done sooner to prevent this from happening? General Facts The Causes Most of Somerset is low-lying –  which means that it is vulnerable to spring tides and high tides. Ground Saturation – due to …

Don’t Flap like Flappy Bird!

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You’d have had to be living in a hole not to hear about the latest mobile game to take the nation by storm. Of course, I’m talking about ‘Flappy Bird’ which is currently the biggest app on the i-Store and android market. Despite the game being free, the game is currently generating a revenue of $50,000 (£30664.42) on a daily …

Tube Strike Begins

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Many of you will probably know that the London tube strike has started today (Wednesday 5th February 2014) and will continue for the next 48 hours. The root of the problem is said to be job losses. The tube carries approximately 1107 million people every year, with the busiest station being Waterloo, which carries 57,000 people entering during the three-hour …