The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2012

March 27, 2012 / 0 comments

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2012 is coming up fast – it’s on April 12th 2012 and it’s at Bath. It’s going to be a great day with some great speakers and student posters; we’ve got about 40 poster presenters from across the UK and about 50 other people registered so far (including some recruiters and…

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Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay

March 13, 2012 / 0 comments

I’ve just finished reading John Lanchester’s account of the credit crunch, the excellently titled “Whoops!”. I’m not particularly up to date with finance, banking or economics but I now understand a lot more about what has happened, why it happened, and why it’ll probably happen again. (In the epilogue, Lanchester sticks his neck out and…

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Show & Tell

March 11, 2012 / 1 comment

Last Wednesday BCS Mid Wales held our first “Show and Tell” event. This was the brainchild of Jonathan Roscoe and the basic idea was that people got an opportunity to show off and talk about their half-baked nerdy ideas and projects. These included a robotic glockenspiel… And an arduino driven robot tank… (this is Jonathan…

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Whoops! A quote

March 3, 2012 / 0 comments

“The whole question of what Britain is best at, in global terms, is an interesting one. There are four sectors in which Britain is world-class: finance, arms manufacturing, the creative arts, and higher education. Of these, the first receives strong government support, the second lavish investment and strong support, the third is largely left to…

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