Friday, February 26, 2010

BBC 'to axe radio stations and halve website' in strategic review | Media | The Guardian

Mark Thompson

BBC director general Mark Thompson. Photograph: Richard Saker

The BBC plans to axe two radio ­stations – 6 Music and Asian Network – cut spending on imported shows and halve the size of its website, it is claimed today. The Times says the measures are part of the BBC's strategic review to be unveiled next month. Under the plan, the BBC intends to shrink overall services and focus more on quality over quantity. There have already been reports suggesting that the BBC will axe the digital radio stations 6 Music and Asian Network.

Arrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh. Don't do it. This may be a rumour but it is such bad news it makes me want to scream. What radio will I listen to if 6 music goes?




Andrew Collin's take.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Find & Replace Data in MySQL

How to Find & Replace Data in MySQL

To find a string in a certain field and replace it with another string:

update [table_name] set [field_name] = replace([field_name],'[string_to_find]','[string_to_replace]');

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Photosynthesis uses quantum interactions to harvest light

By some measures, the photosynthetic process is one of the more efficient energy transactions in nature. Scientists have taken an interest in figuring out how it works at the atomic level, as some research had suggested that quantum mechanics might be at work when the system was examined at low temperatures. A new experimental setup using photosynthetic proteins shows that, when they are stimulated with light, they interact on a quantum level: their states are dependent on one another, which allows them to transmit energy efficiently.

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