Paul Sutton

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Code Club 1/10/2022

Carrying on from last session,

We have access to Blender, a 3d graphics package, which can also handle animation etc. There are some good resources for this, so lets see what we can create.

I highly recommand that attendees bring a USB memory stick for saving work / projects. We can't save work to the Library computers, saving work to a cloud service is do-able, but this is sometimes tripped up as due to logging in from a different IP address than normal.

Don't worry we can still do Scratch, HTML / CSS and any of the usual activities.

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#CodeClub,#Blender,#Scratch,#RocksAndDiamonds,#Coding, #GameDesign

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 1st October 2022.
  • Next STEM Group meeting 8/10/2022

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

Torbay Trojans Training 2/10/2022

Great session today, next session is on Sunday 2nd October 2022.

New contact and Flag players (16+) are welcome.

trojans 1

trojans 2

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

LibrePlanet 2023

The theme for LibrePlanet 2023 has been announced as charting the course, the call for papers has been announced.

lp 2023

Further info and signu ps can be found here. Looking forward to hopefully reviewing talk submissions.

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#FSF,#Conference,#Libreplanet

Astro PI mission zero 2022

This years challenge launched on 22nd September.

Mission Zero offers young people the chance to have their code run in space! Write a simple program to take a reading from the colour and luminosity sensor on an Astro Pi computer on board the International Space Station, and use it to set the background colour in a personalised image for the astronauts to see as they go about their daily tasks.

Entries for Mission Zero 2022/23 are open from 22 September 2022 to 17 March 2023. 

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#AstroPi,#RaspberryPi,#ISS,#Coding,#STEM,#MissionZero,#CodeClub

Torbay Trojans Training 25/9/2022

Great session today, next session is on Sunday 25th September 2022.

New contact and Flag players (16+) are welcome.

trojans 1

trojans 2

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

Fracking

The UK Prime minister recently announced that the ban on Fracking will be lifted [1]. I was going to ask about this on Science forums, however I found an existing discussion on Science forums [2]. It should be possible to link this discussion to others to look at the wider topic.

There are clearly several issues surrounding this topic, and arguments for & against, it is important to get a clear picture and seek evidence based facts. I have included a link to Ask for Evidence [3] for completeness and to help people with further research.

I downloaded the paper from the discussion so will read offline.

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  1. BBC – Fracking ban in England lifted in bid to boost UK gas supply 2 Man-made earthquake risk and Fracking
  2. Ask for Evidence

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#Energy,#Fracking,#UK

Python for defenders pt 1

This looks pretty good and nice that it also uses the Jupyter environment. There is more info here

A good argument for privacy

I found this on Mastodon, has some good reasons why we need privacy.

We need to take privacy seriously, so that we know what happens to our data. The issues of cookies is one that is perhaps harder to fix, on one hand, they are good for remembering you are logged in, or other data to help the site remember you. It is the cookies that allow tracking and data collection (and eventual sale) that are the issue. Understandably people are FED UP with the cookie banner so we need an alternative.

It is also important to understand our rights, saying that, rights without enforcement is a waste of time.

“New” Publication at the Open Journal of Astrophysics

Just sharing this

It’s time once again for me to announce the publication of another paper at the Open Journal of Astrophysics. The new paper, published last week, is the 14th paper in Volume 5 (2022) and the 62nd in all. The latest publication is entitled “Gravitational Stability of Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensate Dark Matter”. This paper is another one for the folder marked Cosmology and Non-Galactic Astrophysics and the authors are Mark N Brook Now at the Institute for Cancer Research in London) and Peter Coles (Who he? Ed).

You can read more here

NFL Week 2

Results from NFL Week 2

The Schedule for Week 3

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#NFL,#Football,#Week1