Paul Sutton

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Wild and Proud game Jam.

Just sharing a link to a game jam for the LGBTQIA+ community. Wild and proud game jam

Welcome to the first ever Wild and Proud jam! This is a collaboration between the Godot Engine and Godot Wild Jam. It's an unranked jam with an opportunity to highlight and promote LGBTQIA+ games made by LGBTQIA+ developers and allies. 

Links

Submissions

Submissions open from June 21st 2024 at 9:00 PM to June 24th 2024 at 9:00 PM

Other info

I have asked on the Fediverse if this will be an annual event.


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Mars Solar Storm

NASA have released a video of Mars being subjected to a solar storm, this research clearly has implications for any humans going to Mars, as solar radiation will put them at risk of serious exposure.

The video and article can be seen here

On a related note, I read an article a while back about using Boron Nitride as shielding for space missions, this could be one way to protect astronauts.

Science Direct has an article on Multi-layered shielding materials for high energy space radiation and there is a paper about Boron Nitride on arXiv. However, this seems to be more about shielding from Neutrons.

More info on Boron Nitride.

There is other research, and it is something that needs further study, It would be interesting to find out if we would need to make shielding or if we could perhaps find Boron on Mars, and extract and mine that. There is an article on here on Boron ore from Geology Science

Going to be interesting how we solve these issues both on Mars and of course on the Moon. Probably not that easy or cheap to do at scale.


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Roblox Screenshots

A few more screenshots from Roblox that look a bit odd.

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PC Build 3

On Saturday 8th May, we carried on building and fixing computers. Firstly we got the Lenovo Laptop trackpad working, started off partly stripping this, but were initially unsuccessful, after a break, and asking on IRC for suggestions, we went back to this and fully stripped it, and got it working. We installed Windows 8.1 on this, then using the Driver booster tool to help locate the drivers ensured the right drivers etc were up and running.

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We also had a look at the Dell laptop, cleaned off thermal paste and determined there was no actual CMOS battery at all, this has been ordered.

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Furthermore, we also replaced speakers in another Dell Laptop as these were faulty.

We now have some cleaning gel and a keyboard brush set, so we cleaned some more keyboards.

We also bought some games from the Rowcroft charity shop so have installed these, I can now play C&C 3 at home.

The plan now is to further fix up the Viglen desktop computer and get this working, fix a window install on a Sony Viao. We will also be getting two laptops from Phil so need to get these cleaned, and an OS installed.


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Trojans Training 16/6/2024

Tor bay Trojans AFC Training

Date : Sunday 16th June 2024 Time : 10am to 13:00 Location; Foxhole Field, Bell field Road, Paignton

Tags

#Trojans,#Football,#Training,#TorbayTrojans,#AlwaysTrojan


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Assembler programming

We have been looking at MikeOS at what is now a sort of unofficial stem group. As this is mostly x86 assembler, I have compiled a list of resources to help learn this for anyone interested.

I have not fully checked out these resources, but they do seem good, you need to do your own research and learning

ARM

RISC V

iA86

tags

#Programming,#Development,#Assembler,#ARM,#x86,#IA-64,#RISCV


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Trojans Training 9/6/2024

Torbay Trojans AFC Training

Date : Sunday 9th June 2024 Time : 10am to 13:00 Location; Foxhole Field, Bellfield Road, Paignton

Tags

#Trojans,#Football,#Training,#TorbayTrojans,#AlwaysTrojan


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Awareness days June 2024

World Environment Day (5 June) World Ocean Day (8 June) World Rainforest Day (22 June) Women in Engineering (23 June)


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Tinkerers Meeting 2

The next meeting of the Tor bay Tinkerers group will be on 22nd June 2024. Please see their website for more details and a write-up of the May Meeting.

Tags

#Torbay,#Tinkerers


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PC Build 2

As the stem group is no longer running, myself and one of the attendees are still working on a few projects.

On Saturday, 25th May we tested an external hard disk, that was donated a while back and found in room 12 cupboard. This is now up and running, we also set up one of the 2.5” SATA hard drives from a netbook as a ventoy disk, so we can install other operating systems easily.

We also spent a lot of time cleaning the keyboards and mice, still not sure if we will be given the computers, but we will at least have clean keyboards and mice (or the library will).

We also took the big Bertha hdd, and cleaned this up as best we could. It was encrusted in dirt or something from where it had been either stored or used. This is just a normal HDD that was donated, just had big Bertha written on it.

Back at home, I installed Mint 17 on my netbook, having collected a SSD hard disk and 2gb ram. This is now running much better.

During the day, I was dropping in to room 13 to see what the Tinkerers group were up to, it was just Helen and Vance, but they were busy looking at various projects and discussing the way forward for their group.

We have planned the next meet up so we can carry on cleaning stuff.


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