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Friday, 30 May 2014

Start Your engines

Google driving you round the bend?
Well in this case, it’s actually true!
That’s right, Google have produced their very own self-driven cars with a ‘friendly face’.
The cute looking prototypes simply have a start and stop button, making them literally the modern day horse and cart…without the horse!
The car is limited to 25mph (sigh) and works on laser and radar sensors to navigate around the streets.
The technology is something quite mind-boggling, but the real question surrounding this new break-through is: do we want one?
You can just picture Jeremy Clarkson’s face…’no gear box, no speed, no appeal!’. I must admit the thought of doing nothing to get from A to B would be the same mundane experience I get whilst riding the peasant wagon (the public bus)!
The political nature of this discovery would be a no brainer, bringing an end to fatal car crashes and boy racers doing donuts round the McDonalds car park!
But the idea of machine being in control over man brings peculiar repercussions of Demolition Man or I Robot to mind.
And I for one am not ready for an Apocalyptic, Terminator style, Judgement day!
Okay that’s my imagination running wild, but that feeling of freedom and the control you have whilst driving is like no other.
So Mr Google, no deal. But on the other hand, if you install a driver mode as an option, that really would be some food for thought…
For more information on this article, let me steer you to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27587558

Monday, 12 May 2014

Surfing Competition this weekend

Summers here, or at least on its way

You read it right, we couldn’t be further from the sea, but this weekend we are holding a surfing competition in Buckingham. All just for fun, it’s Free to enter.

Prizes for different age categories, who can stay on the longest!
Under 11’s a prize every time
11 to 15 years of age we have a voucher for Karting at Daytona Karting in Milton Keynes
Under 30’s Lunch for 2 at Nelson Street Restaurant in Buckingham
Over 30’s a Massage at Pea Green Physio’s

The surf will be just right at 2pm on Friday until 6pm
And again on Saturday 10am to midday and 1pm to 3pm so don’t be late.

The event is just to have fun, so come and have a go and bring the kids. To avoid the queue’s just email me ian@buckinghamford.co.uk and I will put you on the list for a VIP Fast pass to get you straight to the front.

I hope to see you this weekend

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