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Life

Thoughts on a remote internship

COVID-19 has done a great job upending our lives. A great many of my undergraduate colleagues had pre-arranged internships cancelled at fairly short notice, leaving them in the lurch over summer. Thankfully, I was returning to the same firm as last year who also had a strong enough financial position to keep their offer open. […]

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Politics Technology

IET Communications Policy Panel at the House of Lords

I was fortunate to be invited as an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Diamond Jubilee scholar to the 10th Communications Policy Panel luncheon, hosted by Lord Broers (an electrical engineer, and Vice Chancellor at Cambridge) this Tuesday, 27th November. The topics of discussion focused on the key issues around 5G for policymakers — having worked with […]

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Life

Summer Internship 2018: BT Labs Adastral Park, Suffolk

As an IET Diamond Jubilee scholar sponsored by British Telecom, I was invited to apply for a 12-week placement at BT’s Adastral Park research and development facility at Martlesham in Suffolk.

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Technology

A dash cam setup for under £40: fitting the Anmyox Lanka to a VW Polo 9N

I’ve been looking at dash cams recently, and wanted to see just how affordable it could be to fit one to a vehicle. Honest John recommended the Lanka HD camera, which at £21.99 from Amazon was well within my budget for this project.

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Radio RSGB

Training Arkwright Engineering Scholars at Bletchley Park

This Saturday I found myself at the RSGB’s National Radio Centre within Bletchley Park, former Second World War home of the Government Code and Cypher School (now GCHQ) for the third year running.

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Radio RSGB

Youngsters on the Air 2017

This is an abridged version of my article published in RadCom Vol. 93 No. 10 October 2017. You might also like to watch the recording of my lecture at the Radio Society of Great Britain Convention on this topic, embedded below. YOTA 2017 saw young people from all over the world come together in the […]

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School

A-level Physics Revision Notes

A-level Physics Revision Notes [PDF, 406KB] These notes go up to partway through the electromagnetic induction section of the course (midway through Y13). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Politics Technology

Enforcing the new TV Licensing rules

Further to ‘Thoughts on the “iPlayer Loophole”‘, The Telegraph this morning revealed that the BBC will be deploying a new breed of ‘detector van’ to catch those who don’t cough up. The article says “the BBC vans will fan out … capturing information from private WiFi networks to “sniff out” those who have not paid”. It’s clear […]

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Politics Technology

Thoughts on “The iPlayer Loophole”

In the UK, one requires a licence to watch television as it is broadcast live, which costs around £145/year. However, no such licence is required to watch television programmes on catch-up services such as the BBC’s iPlayer. Of course, in the eyes of the BBC, this is a Bad Thing, as sales of DVD box sets of series […]

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Bluetooth as a standard for audio

Bluetooth for audio is a good standard in the way that candles are a good standard for replacing lightbulbs because they don’t have to be plugged in. Verge user Gumble Starby on Apple’s plans to remove the TRS port from the next iPhone.