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What is Bitcoin and the Blockchain

What is Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies were always an inevitable technology and in 2017 they really took off, making initial investors wealthy overnight. But where is its inventor Satoshi Nakamoto and what is a true Bitcoin or a fork. Quick links to the sections in this post: Banks in...
The thrill of Taipei

The thrill of Taipei

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. This post takes a snapshot view at the capital Taipai City.

LED Tape Strip Lights

LED Tape Strip Lights

There’s a huge range of LED strip light and tape; splash-proof, waterproof and colour-changing options. They are easy to install and energy efficient. Also known as LED tape or ribbon, once installed the whole strip works as one continuous light.

What Part P work is Notifiable

What Part P work is Notifiable

Part P applies standards for the safe installation of electrical systems in residential buildings and makes it a legal requirement that: “Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons.

Segregation of Emergency Circuits

Segregation of Emergency Circuits

A UPS system is usually ‘optional’ wiring whereas fire and EM lighting are a ‘legal’ requirement and need to be dedicated entirely for that purpose. If sharing containment then they must be segregated. Wiring for ‘legally’ required standby loads are permitted in the same run or enclosure with other general wiring (701.10).

The origin of a supply

The origin of a supply

A trend in fires caused by moulded thermoplastic consumer units has led to regulatory amendment to address the danger. This article discusses the technical aspect of source of installation enclosures.

What are Minor Works

What are Minor Works

In simple terms, notifiable work such as fitting a new consumer unit requires a certificate from your electrician and a certificate from building control whereas work that is not notifiable to building control, is recorded on a minor works certificate.

The Coupe Breast

The Coupe Breast

The humble Champagne saucer is a type of glassware known as a coupe. It’s shape has been likened to the breasts of several women of fame, including most recently, a casting of Kate Moss’s left breast. The glass has come to befit banquets, cocktail events and was the Champagne partner until the flute usurped it.

Selfridges The Best Store in The World

Selfridges The Best Store in The World

Selfridges, also known as Selfridges & Co, is a chain of high end department stores in the UK. Founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge the TV series about him and his stores has helped to publicise the ethos and driving force that continues to steer the brand today.

The White Truffle

The White Truffle

Truffles can sell for thousands and the largest are sold at auction for hundreds of thousands. Truffles are the strong-smelling fruit of a subterranean Ascomycete fungus that grows in broadleaved woodland on calcareous soils. They are considered a culinary delicacy

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