Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

The speed of sound and your shed

  what if? is an offshoot of the excellent xkcd.com, which we have featured before on this site. With a clear remit to answer “your hypothetical questions with physics, every Tuesday”, what if? is always thought provoking, clever and makes me feel better than other people simply because I have read it. And it’s funny. […]

The Man Without Fear!

Daredevil is one of my all time favourite comic book characters. He’s great. The legend: when young Matt Murdock  pushed a blind man out of the way of an oncoming truck, the vehicle crashed into a radioactive isotope which splashed the young lad in the face and blinded him. It could happen, right? Matt found […]

Natural Disasters and Social Media

Last Monday Hebden Bridge saw a month’s worth of rain in two hours, causing  flash flooding in the town centre and in Calrec’s Nutclough Mill. The photo on the right is outside Calrec’s third floor entrance on Keighley Road, which for several hours broke into a rather fast flowing river. Calrec staff waded out to […]

The Binaural Diaries of Ollie Hall

The Binaural Diaries is a blog containing field recordings and sundry ‘sound photographs’ that is populated and maintained by Bristol-based IT pro Ollie Hall. He makes his recordings using a pair of Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2 binaural microphones and a Zoom H2 recorder (sometimes using the H2′s built-in stereo mics for conveninence), encoding straight to 48kHz/24-bit […]

Socially acceptable?

In August last year I reported that Facebook was streaming live football matches from the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup. I did also mention that this could be the dawning of something bigger. Well, I don’t want to appear smug but it appears that I may have been right, although it is a little […]