A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Binary to High Level Languages

This post is part of the series A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hacking How A Computer Works Ultimately your computer is a series of tiny electronic switches called transistors. Like most switches, they are binary, which means they can be one of two optionsĀ  - ON or OFF. You could also write this as 1 … Continue reading A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hacking: Binary to High Level Languages

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Fictional Things Now Fact

Okay so are actually also a lot of things that we can actually build that we used to portray in fiction in general popular culture that for a very long time we would laugh at and secretly wish we could actually build and own for ourselves. Actually thanks to a combination of lots of clever … Continue reading Fictional Things Now Fact

How To Engineer Iconic Sci-Fi / Fantasy

So after writing a while ago about my daydreams to build the mechanical owl Bubo from Clash of the Titans I wondered what other iconic 'objects' in fiction could actually possibly be built and was there any evidence of this? There is lot of discussion out there about fiction predicting future technology in a kind … Continue reading How To Engineer Iconic Sci-Fi / Fantasy

Fictional Engineers in Popular Culture

Recently, my little 10 year old cousin Olivia asked me what I was studying at university and I promptly told her engineering. She looked at me and said that that was really boring because it just made her think of a car mechanic. I rolled my eyes, this of course being a common misconception that … Continue reading Fictional Engineers in Popular Culture