Surrey University has announced it is to charge the maximum £9000 tuition fees for students, blaming the requirement on cuts to its teaching funds and capital grants. It joins Oxford, Imperial College, Durham and Exeter in announcing it will charge the highest level of fees. As covered by our earlier article “Tuition Fees: The Law […]
Month: March 2011
Memories of the ZX81
The ZX81 is 30 years old, and there are a number of retrospective articles, including this one from the BBC. Many of us have very fond memories of Sinclair Research’s early machines, and the ZX81 was my introduction to the world of computing. Back then, computers were strange, mysterious devices. Indeed, my brother and I […]
SpamCheck, the Open Source email spam and virus filter has been updated to version 0.6.11 This version fixes the email format, in particular adding a non-HTML section to the MIME formated emails.
Why do we pay VAT on petrol?
Driving home from work yesterday, and noticing that I will have to fill up (again) soon, I was struck by the question, “why do I have to pay VAT on petrol”. VAT is considered to be a “luxury” tax, a tax on non-essential items. The only way for me to get to work and back, […]
iPad 2 – does it meet expectations
Apple has launched the second generation of their iPad product with “a faster processor, improved graphics, and front and rear cameras”. Is this enough to keep the growing competition at bay? This year promises a whole range of Android tablets, including the Motorola Xoom and HTC Flyer, and whilst Apple has had the high-end (and […]