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Engagement At MIT Colab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has undertaken a very interesting initiative called Colab. The intention is to engage interested individual people from all over the world in thinking of ideas for ameliorating the effects of climate change. Currently there are 25 … Continue reading

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Maximising The Value Of Railways To The Environment.

Once again I must apologise for my lack of contribution to this blog in recent months. Retirees such as myself tend to glory in the apparently limitless time available to pursue interests or make oneself socially useful. One signs up … Continue reading

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Elevated Railways: The What, The How And The Why

This blog has been dormant for quite a while (for which I apologise) but I seem to have become involved in quite an array of activities, all of which have made demands on my time. However, some of them were … Continue reading

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An important aspect of remote-area living.

While looking at what is involved in estimating the maximum possible population for Australia, I, as an engineer, have naturally been drawn to the provision of the physical requirements, such as services, infrastructure, food production and the like. However, my … Continue reading

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Core Data Considerations.

1. TABLE CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS. If, as I have suggested, we set the size of our basic land units (BLUs) at about 1 sq. km., we will require about 8 million records. The actual size of Australia is about 7,700,000 sq. … Continue reading

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Some Database Considerations.

1. INTRODUCTION. I designed my first database in the late 1960s. In those days, they were known as hierarchical databases consisting of a number of separate files. There was no metadata (an IT buzzword meaning “data about data”) providing any … Continue reading

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The Urban Landscape For A New Era.

At last, we seem to have said all that needs to be said about the “What” and now we can get on with the “How”! 1. INTRODUCTION This post is based upon the premise that our current major cities cannot … Continue reading

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