https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/eu-brings-in-right-to-repair-rules-for-phones-and-tablets Manufacturers of phones, tablets and laptops will face legal obligations to make their products easier to repair and reuse, under a far-reaching recycling plan from the European Union executive. the “circular economy” plan is a new economic model for the continent. “The linear growth model of ‘take, make, use discard’ has reached its limits,”
BBC News – Dirty streaming: The internet’s big secret https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-51742336
The web produces as much pollution as the aviation industry BBC News – Internet: Environmental cost of of powering the web https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51768934 Website Carbon Calculator
3 days in February produced hot water above 40C. The two peaks above 70C provided by the immersion heater.
We are settling in to a regular routine at Palatine library. Electronic projects including model boats/cars/robots, arduinos raspberry pi, esp and more happen around the table. A lively discussion group is usually active in the corner where the more comfortable chairs are set out.
In a completely separate discussion at the other end of the room: is the fifth taste, umami real? “However, not everyone is convinced that umami should even be classified as a basic taste. Professor Barry Smith of London University’s Centre for the Study of the Senses queries why “we need neuroscience and the Japanese” to […]
Darcey demonstrates how an airbar can give her laptop touch screen facilities.
A selection of gadgets in use this week.