I recently attended a Philosophy lecture entitled “In Search of the Self” by Prof. Lilian Alweiss from the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture was interesting, entertaining, engrossing, and (best of all) thought-provoking. Prof. Alweiss began the lecture by asking the question, and I paraphrase (inadequately), “What is the Self, what are …

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## Covid-19. Why Irelands 2km isolation zone is interesting.

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things. All around the world Governments are restricting citizens movements to combat the spread of COVID-19 the deadly new Coronavirus. In Ireland the Government has restricted non-essential travel to a 2km zone around your place of residence. It turns out that’s an interesting choice, why so? Well we need …

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## Work = mad. Physics says so. Maths proves so.

“Work = mad” may not be news to you. But did you know it is a physical fact and provable using Maths? It all started with a discussion about moments, torque, force, work, energy, power etc. We need to briefly talk about Force, and then Work. Force Sir Isaac Newton is probably the greatest scientist …

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## Chrome 70 – Chrome sign-in is Automatic with any Google login

The latest update to Chrome (Chrome 70) sneaks in yet another ‘convenience’ for you. When you use Chrome to login to and Google account (Gmail, YouTube, etc.), it will automatically also log you into Chrome. That could be handy – if you want to sync your Passwords, Payment handlers, bookmarks, browsing history, search history, etc. …

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## Chrome 68 Payment Handler API – is it storing Payment Methods?

Chrome 68 Payment Methods – it’s on without you knowing it’s on Googles latest update of the worlds most popular browser just released is Chrome 68. There are several additions in Chrome 68 and the labelling of non-https websites as “Insecure” is rightly getting plenty of attention. But another important addition in this update is …

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## ReHacking Google Chrome – Customisable New Tab Extension

New Tab → Customisable New Tab 🙂 Take control of your web browsing experience with this customisable New Tab Custom Colour Blank Page Chrome Extension. It will allow you to pick a colour for your New Tabs in Chrome, because you can choose from a selection of popular colours (Black, White, Incognito, InPrivate, Red, Yellow, Blue, etc.) or …

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## Hacking Google Chrome – Custom Chrome New Tab Extension

Hacking the Chrome New Tab – Speed up your Browsing experience About two-thirds of us use Google Chrome for web surfing. And I’d say about two-thirds of us would like to change the Chrome New Tab page. Well I did anyway. You know the New Tab page with the Search bar and 8 most recently …

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## The Rope of Dreams Recut: Polynomials of the Third Order – Cubic Equations

The Rope of Dreams Recut – Cubic Equations Did you make the most of The Rope of Dreams in my previous post “The Rope of Dreams : Polynomials of the Second Order – Quadratic Equations“. I hope so. Well now you have a chance to take your 120 meter rope and enter another Dimension with Cubic …

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## The Rope of Dreams : Polynomials of the Second Order – Quadratic Equations

The Rope of Dreams – Polynomial Imagine you are given a length of rope that is 120 meters long, and told that you can go to any place on Earth and whatever you enclose with the rope – is yours to keep, or do with whatever you wish. You can enclose only a single area, …

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## Monty Hall Proof – The Formula

Monty Hall Proof – The Formula is here. My two previous posts described the Monty Hall Problem – Can You Solve This Maths Puzzle? and Monty Hall Solution – Advanced! Well, this is the next installment of the trilogy, a simple mathematical proof. If you don’t like Maths (Mathematics, Math) then, well, you have serious problems …