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Computing to get slimy?

Were you aware that Bristol’s University of the West of England (UWE) has a Professor of Unconventional Computing? Professor Andrew Adamatzky (for it is he! Ed.) and a German colleague have recently been engaged in some interesting research according to … Continue reading

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Bristol Wireless and Bristol Robotics Lab collaborate

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a joint University of West of England/University of Bristol project, is believed to be the largest robotics laboratory in Europe. Bristol Wireless has been interested in their work for many years and today we’re pleased … Continue reading

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German state charged with internet spying by Chaos Computer Club

Germany’s Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has filed a lawsuit against the German Federal government and other agencies in conjunction with human rights organisation the Liga für Menschenrechte e. V. (League for Human Rights). The government and its agencies are being … Continue reading

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Quantum computer comes closer as engineers make a major step

An international research group of scientists and engineers led by the University of Bristol has made an important advance towards a quantum computer by shrinking key components and integrating them into a microchip. Continue reading

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China suffers major internet outage

At the start of the week, China suffered a major internet outage for several hours, Le Monde Informatique reported yesterday. Experts are wondering about the cause; was it hacking (to use the verb ‘to hack’ in its Daily Mail sense. … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Manchester’s first Free Software festival

Coming soon: the fair city of Manchester is holding its first Free Software festival between Monday 3rd February and Saturday, 8th February 2014. To quote from the FSFE Manchester website: We are delighted to announce that FSFE-mcr and friends will … Continue reading

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An open source online game for learning how to programme

The initiatives for encouraging young people to get into programming are multiplying, writes French news site Le Monde Informatique. With CodeCombat the work is both study and play. Now released as open source, CodeCombat is a video game devoted to … Continue reading

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Bristol Uni advises on keeping data secure in a cyber world

Bristol University seems to be doing a fair bit at present on cyber security matters. Following on from last week’s research contributions to an EU cyber security attacks white paper (news passim), the university has now advised the European Union’s … Continue reading

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Bath student triumphs in programming contest

Bath University’s press office reports that computing student Robin Lee single-handedly solved 9 out of 11 computing problems to win the first ever United Kingdom & Ireland Programming Contest (UKIEPC) held on Saturday 5th October. Robin, a final year Computer … Continue reading

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Introducing Krash Accounts

We have some really talented people volunteering at Bristol Wireless. One of them is Jules, our treasurer. Jules got really frustrated at the lack of a decent accounts package for Linux. There is GNUCash of course, which we’ve reviewed in … Continue reading

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