‘Solar powered drones which provide internet access to rural and remote areas have been trialled in UK for first time by Facebook. is the opening line, as the Telegraph finds ‘The Man’ who is going to light up the lives of the United Kingdom’s ‘not spots’ communities from 60,000 feet on high.
The final 10% – those who will never get to see a BT fibre cable down their country lane – will be linked to the rest of the world via a solar-powered drone. Chucking out wireless connectivity.
‘Facebook says this will bring online connectivity to remote locations, previously inaccessible, for the first time…
So a drone will park itself over that corner of the Lincolnshire Wolds, that bit of the North York Moors and that stretch of the Lake District to those communities left bereft by the combined might of BT and BDUK.
The Telegraph piece continues…
First things first – the thank you.
Clearly to NESTA and all their ‘DestinationLocal’ works, but equally to the people of Loddon who – in pretty short time – rallied to the #21VC cause; helped in no small part by the fact that Ben Olive has bust his proverbials over the last two years to keep LoddonEye at the heart of that community’s affairs.
As is the wont on these occasions, I always feel slightly beholden to ‘take away’ something from the various conference spaces you end up in.
Way back when it was even one of your own… #1000flowers (Nov, 2010).
Since then there’s been, in no particular order, StreetFightMag (Oct, 2011), SxSWi (March, 2012) and Collab2012 in Berkeley, Ca (April, 2012).
All the time – hopefully – looking and learning. Seeking out the wisdom of the crowds and, maybe, finding smarter people thinking local than – thus far – ol London town has managed to produce.
Before investing in a chainsaw, it is important to know and evaluate your needs. If you have wood to charge once a year before winter, or on the contrary, if you cut down trees all day, you can well imagine that the type and model of chainsaw you need are different. Here are some keys to direct you in your choice:
Electric or thermal?
This is the first question to ask. An electric motor starts without fail, simple maintenance and generates less noise and pollution. However, it is much less powerful, and the wire is a real handicap limited -length, is caught in the branches, limited maneuverability. There are sur-battery chainsaws, very manageable and relatively practical. However, their power is limited as their battery is autonomy. Their weight varies from 3.5 kg to 5.3 kg. An engine, in turn, allows much greater powers. It’s also noisy and has a stronger impact on the environment regarding pollution. Their weight is around 5-7 kg. Click here for electric chainsaw reviews.
How to choose ceiling fans? What is the best ceiling fan for bedrooms? When the heat reaches the fans, what are the cheapest option, what to look for when buying? What size to choose according to the room, with few blades? We will have some reviews to tell you today.
HOW TO CHOOSE CEILING FANS
Note that using a fan in combination with air conditioning (for example is set one-hour air conditioning is turned off and when the house is fresh when using the fan) you can save up to 40% on electricity. A low-speed fan consumes about 15W and maximum speed 100 w what a light bulb.
Let take a look at our detail double din review to find out the benefits as well as the disadvantages before owning one.
It is undeniable that all the benefits, or ease of use, these radios capable of doing everything, continue to make progress. Some of us have even terribly seduced by small quite pleasant features!
Let the result of our shopping is not exhaustive. For starters, most brands have several models. Then, some large manufacturers have not yet unveiled their new products. In this case, we are only interested in big brands and smaller known brands. We deliberately exclude Asian products found on the Internet at very low prices.
I have, truth be told, not always been the biggest fan.
But last night I read this. A ‘Draft One’ manifesto for Martha Lane Fox’s DotEveryone initiative.
Or rather I read this…
‘Dot Everyone will be a digitally powered organisation that will be both an authoritative public voice on the new digital networked world and also deliver things, showing how to transform services from the bottom up – sometimes prototyping and delivering new services…
And then I read it again. This bit…
…showing how to transform services from the bottom up – sometimes prototyping and delivering new services…
And, just to be certain, I read this again.
…from the bottom up.’
In the autumn of 2007 I found myself on the revenue panel at NewsInnovation.com at the City University of New York talking about bottom up advertising models. Let’s just say its a subject dear to my heart. Particularly if you move that thinking into a mobile setting. Where 96% of us will come to live our lives.
So on the basis of someone twigging that fundamental digital enablement will not come from Whitehall down…
And that Martha is starting to embrace this sense that ‘…whats around us currently is the death of the old top down model of making things happen through hierarchies… And the growth of the bottom up model – collaborative people power (C Gallop)’ then in the spirit of collaborative people power might I suggest she hauls three women of note into a small room somewhere and sorts this.
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Go to a skate shop and ask for advice. An “online consultation” can never be as responsive to you as the expert can in the shop. There are usually also the option with most other boards, which are there to do a lap. However, one thing is not: Have yourself advice in the shop for the best longboards, then buy online and save 10 euros.
Similarly absurd to its Board in the US to buy because you think you can use it to save money is. Rather tug inches and wait at your nerves, and a customer, there is not.
That clearly is the ignorance of the cooking of the vote here, indicated by the fact that designated downhill or freeride boards of Jucker Hawaii, which also gives it not occur here in appearance. Just as actual downhill boards known international brands or even German brands. The price seems to have played a role.
If I had a pound – or, indeed, a dollar – for every time I’ve written ‘Now, that’s interesting…’ on this blog over the last four years, I’d be on that beach and long gone.
But this is interesting.
Because it touches on conversations and thoughts that have been a-foot here for the last three or four months; it also *might* start to address one of the biggest challenges facing local media here, in Europe or in the US.