Can Machines think – CAPTCHA and the Turing test
Mar20

Can Machines think – CAPTCHA and the Turing test

Can machines think ? Computer genius Alan Turing tried to answer this philosophical question by devising the Turing test. You might be surprised to find that you take part in this regularly with CAPTCHAs

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When there were two Guernseys
Mar16

When there were two Guernseys

There was a time when Guernsey consisted of 2 separate islands. It was military expendiency that drove the effort to re-unite the 2 parts of ‘Sarnia’ again.

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Charles Babbage – Computer Pioneer
Mar13

Charles Babbage – Computer Pioneer

Charles Babbage is widely regarded as the father of the computer. But without electricity what could an early 19th century computer possibly be like.

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How is Cider made
Mar09

How is Cider made

How is cider made and how is non-alcoholic apple juice produced ?

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Pontifications – answers to the fluff of everyday life
Mar06

Pontifications – answers to the fluff of everyday life

Answers to some of the amusing questions and fluff we muse on from time to time. What does the D in D-day stand for? Why are portholes round? … amongst other questions.

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Roman Alderney – Ruin Found to be Roman Fort
Mar02

Roman Alderney – Ruin Found to be Roman Fort

Up until 2011 virtually no trace of Roman occupation or influence had been found in Alderney. That all changed when one of the best-preserved Roman military structures in the world was found.

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Some Historical Myths Debunked
Feb28

Some Historical Myths Debunked

Every nation has its favourite tales from the past, but how accurate are they? A lot of what we ‘know’ to be historically true can sometimes turn out to be no more than a perpetuated historical myth. We look at a few here. Did King Harold really die from an arrow in the eye? Did Slaves built the great pyramids in Eqypt ?

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How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?
Feb24

How does a Nuclear Bomb work ?

Ever wondered how a nuclear bomb works? Here we look at the physics behind two types of these horrific devices: The Atom (or Fission) bomb and the Hydrogen (or Fusion) bomb.

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Oops didn’t mean to send that …
Feb21

Oops didn’t mean to send that …

Some hilarious text bloopers … courtesy of the iPhone’s auto correct feature !

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The Guernsey Cow
Feb17

The Guernsey Cow

A product of her Island home,the Guernsey has been developed over many centuries to become one of the world’s leading specialist dairy breeds.

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The Story of Chocolate
Feb14

The Story of Chocolate

So where and when did the magic begin? Thousands of years ago is the answer, in the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations of Central America.

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True or False, Fact or Fiction
Feb10

True or False, Fact or Fiction

A lot of what we ‘know’ to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’. Van Gogh only sold 1 painting or a Tulip could cost as much as a house. Can you tell whether they’re fact or fiction ?

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Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)
Feb07

Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)

Try something adventurous during the winter months. A delicious Duth treat … Zuurkool (Sauerkraut)

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The Costa Rican Connection
Feb03

The Costa Rican Connection

On the other side of the World one of the sons of Guernsey is held in such high regard that he has appeared on bank notes and stamps, had statues raised to him and is credited with transforming that country from being the poorest to the wealthiest in Central America.

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Knickknack Googlewack
Jan31

Knickknack Googlewack

Google is often taken for granted .. you type in a phrase, you get instant intellisense help, you hit “search” and seconds later you get hundreds of thousands of results. The speed when you think about it is mind boggling.

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