Dialogue Box 6.1: Satellites, the sun and IT

Dialogue Box 6.1: Satellites, the sun and IT

Summary: There's a lot of hardware orbiting our planet, generating ever-increasing space debris. Further afield, the sun is currently in a quiet phase, but is unlikely to stay that way. Rupert and Charles ponder the implications

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There's a lot of hardware orbiting our planet, generating ever-increasing amounts of space debris. Further afield, the sun is currently in a quiet phase, but is unlikely to stay that way. Rupert and Charles ponder the implications for Earth-bound IT managers.

Topic: After Hours

Rupert Goodwins

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Rupert started off as a nerdy lad expecting to be an electronics engineer, but having tried it for a while discovered that journalism was more fun. He ended up on PC Magazine in the early '90s, before that evolved into ZDNet UK - and Rupert evolved with them into an online journalist.

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Charles has been in tech publishing since the late 1980s, starting with Reed's Practical Computing, then moving to Ziff-Davis to help launch the UK version of PC Magazine in 1992. ZDNet came looking for a Reviews Editor in 2000, and he's been here ever since.

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  • More on geomagnetic storms

    The threats to power grids are being taken seriously:
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/2012storms.html
    Charles McLellan
  • What an enjoyable Dialogue Box that was....

    Thanks chaps.
    judgecorp
  • Deaf but not as dumb

    -great stuff !
    BUT
    Prof Charles' microphone needs repositioning
    --> his pearls of wisdom are at a much lower volume than those of Prof Rupert's
    [just a tad to the left& up 3" may be the ticket]
    cheers
    dobbie606@...