Number word sequences

By iftttbot

I was idly musing about number sequences, and the Lychrel algorithm. If you don’t know about this, there’s a good Numberphile video on it: basically, take any number, reverse it, add the two, and if you get a palindrome stop, and if you don’t,…

The Far Side

By iftttbot

Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen. A new online era of The Far Side is coming! from https://www.thefarside.com

Why I still love Manic Miner

By mcphail

A mini retrospective on Manic Miner, one of the most iconic games released on the ZX Spectrum. I keep playing it today for good reason.

Doctors are the best hospital managers, study reveals

By iftttbot

That report, by Sir Roy Griffiths, led to the introduction of general management of hospitals in place of decision-making by consensus and organisation by administrators. from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/jul/19/doctors-best-hospital-managers-new-research

NHS staff shortages put ‘cancer survival rates at risk’

By iftttbot

Progress on treating cancer has stalled in Scotland because of staff shortages and a lack of funding, according to a parliamentary report. The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer found that 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target.…

Cecconoid’s Camera Setup

By iftttbot

Cecconoid’s an old school game, with an old school aesthetic, which means big fat chunky pixels on super high-resolution displays. Uh Oh. from https://triple-aye.com//2019/10/27/Cecconoid-Camera-Setup.html

High levels of two hormones in the blood raise prostate cancer risk

By iftttbot

Men with higher levels of ‘free’ testosterone and a growth hormone in their blood are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. from https://www.ncri.org.uk/ncri-blog/high-levels-of-hormones-raise-prostate-cancer-risk/