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Sunday Nerding: Stories That Stopped The World

Nerding has been away for a few weeks, but returns today with an ITV special on how television news handles breaking news stories. Being presented by ITV, this documentary has a British flavour, but as a news nerd, I find this fascinating. These are the “where were you when?” moments in life – and I […]

Sunday Nerding: New York City Subway

With recent news that Melbourne is to receive a new underground rail line – (the Melbourne Metro) – to start moving the city towards having a true metro-style train system, I thought it might be interesting to look at what kind of work it takes to build something like that under a living city. This […]

Sunday Nerding: The Columbia Disaster

Into space this week for the first time in a little while, and a documentary on the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster, back in 2003. Unlike a lot of documentaries on this topic, this one looks at more of the cultural and scientific aspects of the incident, rather than just a raw explanation of what caused […]

Sunday Nerding: Overhauling A Boeing 747

Ever boarded an aircraft and thought “hey, this thing looks pretty old, is it still safe?” Many planes in the global fleet have ages beyond 20 years – for example, the Qantas fleet of 747-400 aircraft which has just been retired, was in service for around 25 years. Their remaining fleet of 747-400ER are about […]

Sunday Nerding: The Enigma Code

With the recent release of the film The Imitation Game about the life and times of Alan Turing, the key scientist – (a mathematican) – in solving the problem of being able to quickly break the German enigma codes of World War II, I thought it might be time to explain in simple terms what […]

Sunday Nerding: History Of The London Underground

Back onto a train theme today, with an interesting – (albeit slightly older) – documentary of the London Underground. Amazing how things come about!

Sunday Nerding: The Dark Web

There’s little doubt that recent years has seen many people have their concerns about privacy, security and anonymity online heightened by increasing overreach by governments and their agencies. Why should we be concerned? And should we be concerned at all? Watch this excellent BBC report on the topic and decide for yourself. There are many […]

Sunday Nerding: The Illusion Of Time

Do you have a little time to watch this documentary? You do? Think again – you might not! This one is a bit super-nerdy, but quite interesting – as Brian Greene tries to answer what time really is.

Sunday Nerding: The Story Of Linux

Even if you have never heard of it, if you are a regular internet user, or a regular user of a modern smartphone, you are interacting with the Linux operating system all of the time. In terms of marketshare of public servers on the internet, Linux is installed on around 38.6% of these machines. Most […]

Sunday Nerding: London Crossrail

Like many nerds, I find trains and railways fascinating. I also love a great engineering story. Today I present the first part of a documentary series into London’s new Crossrail project, the first new addition to their underground system in over 30 years.