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   the role of [BE]ing aware of  the necessity to [BE]come a

  VIRGIN once again, I have taken the momentous decision to

  change the supplier of my household's interactive televisual

  connectivity with the world, after more than 18 years of

  SKY customer satisfaction

  IN the context of SKY TV [BE]ing the sponsor of the Team Sky professional

  cycling team, you would imagine that [BE]ing able to follow Team Sky,

  throughout the year as a SKY TV customer • as we have been for some 18

  years plus now, despite the fact that VIRGIN CABLE has also run along the

  street over the entire period • would be seen as a priority and so it has

  been the case in terms of Eurosport's offering's in SD and HD. 

  BUT following the fact that we have, at the very last minute of negotiations,

  only just been informed that Discovery's Eurosport service is to be

  terminated, because SKY have decided that their funds should be spent

  on competing with BT for football, rather than on Discovery's offerings

  which include Eurosport, I have cancelled my SKY subscription and

  changed to VIRGIN having been assured that they have no intention of

  dropping Discovery's services.

  AS for SKY's insistence that viewers can look forward to another huge

  year of sport in 2017, including:  Every Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend,

  in Ultra High Definition, my soul-mate Linnie has just about summed up the

  situation in its entirety...

  IT's a Man's World with a vengeance


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Comment by Michael Grove on January 28, 2017 at 9:54

The SKY (or celestial dome) is everything

that lies above the surface of the Earth,

including the atmosphere and outer space.

Some of the natural phenomena seen in the

sky are cloudsrainbows, and aurorae

Lightning and precipitation can also be

seen in the sky during storms

Birdsinsectsaircraft, and kites are

often considered to fly in the sky.

Due to human activities, smog during the

day and light pollution during the night

are often seen above large cities.

Comment by Michael Grove on March 7, 2017 at 12:39

IT IS OVER a decade since I produced this Telecommunications

Infrastructure Development [TIME]line and IT IS somewhat gratifying

to think that Virgin Media have just installed an Ethernet 1000 Base T

network, in concert with a 5GHz Video-Class Wi Fi solution, which

will allow us to watch 4K Ultra HD Video, throughout our home.

This is particularly relevant from the point of view that I was one of

the few people invited by SONY, to a demonstration of a full-sized 

4096x4096 prototype screen, in North London, which had been

developed as a Japanese R&D demonstrator, which at the time was

absolutely stunning to watch. My relationship with SONY had of course

blossomed over the years since their early involvement with my 

ART of the POSSIBLE EVENT when they installed one of only

two development CD-recorder's in the world at the time, for the

entirety of the event.

Comment by Michael Grove on March 16, 2020 at 10:01

Businesses are working 24 hours a day to keep their people safe and their operations functioning. Two things matter above all: that firms providing vital public services, from energy and health to food and transport, are able to operate; and second, that as many firms as possible survive and can therefore sustain our economy after the virus has passed.

The Government deserves credit for its action so far. It has provided clear expert-led advice, using organisations like the CBI to speak directly to firms. And while public health has rightly been put first, much-needed support has also been provided to enterprise.

Fast coordinated action between the Bank of England, and the Treasury including interest rate reductions, business rates suspension and sick pay support, made an immediate difference. And it is right that the needs of small business were put first.

But this is just the start. As the health needs of the nation grow, so too does the economic need. And it extends well beyond small businesses – some of our largest companies and biggest employers are at risk, with possible large-scale failures and job losses without fast action.

Comment by Michael Grove on December 21, 2020 at 18:56

Virgin Hyperloop: How It Works & First Passenger Test Explained

The first human travel by magnetic levitation, vacuum transport technology was successfully tested recently by Virgin Hyperloop. If that sounds futuristic, it is. While reminiscent of the suction tube transport shown in the animated TV show Futurama, this system operates more like a train, but at super high speeds. Even faster than bullet trains, the Virgin Hyperloop can reach speeds of 670 miles per hour.

The Hyperloop concept originated in 2012 with Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who ‘open-sourced’ the idea providing a fair amount of detail. Musk said he was too busy with other projects to devote the time needed to pursue it further, but at least eight companies have taken up the challenge to build a working Hyperloop. The revolutionary aspect of this mode of travel is that it eliminates air resistance, since pods move within a sealed vacuum. As this is a maglev system, friction is also negated, making the movement quite similar to moving through outer space.

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