Benjamin Howe, Student

I'm a Christian in the upper sixth, studying Physics, Maths and Computing. I'm a keen photographer. I also develop awesome websites so my clients can attract more customers and boost their revenues.

Projects

AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard Layout

Posted on January 21, 2014

I got an AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard for Christmas. It's great, but it's not got a standard key layout, so Windows has some of the keys for special characters mapped incorrectly - especially annoying when typing passwords into an SSH prompt!

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Wolfpack Fashion Young Enterprise

Posted on August 26, 2013

Wolfpack Fashion LogoWolfpack Fashion, our school Young Enterprise company. I was in charge of managing and maintaining the company website, as well as communicating with customers and handling the online payments using CashFlows. We won "Best IT" in West Kent, as well as "Best Company" in Kent.

 

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Blog

What AT&T’s “Sponsored Data” Means for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 8, 2014

What is 'net neutrality? "The principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favouring or blocking particular products or websites." (source: wikipedia)

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£30 – UK’s cheapest tablet

Posted on December 16, 2013

The Ubislate C7i is the commercial version of the aakash 2 tablet, which was commissioned by the Indian government at a tablet for Indian students. The RRP in the UK is just £29.99. Although it's specifications are not particularly impressive (7" 800x480px screen, 1Ghz ARM Cortex A8, 512MB RAM, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, 3,000mAh battery lasting approximately 3 hours), it seems the ideal tablet for building something bigger.

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Mathematics in Action – University of London

Posted on December 2, 2013

These notes are unedited - I hope to edit them over the next few days / weeks ( / months) to improve readability.

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Press / Mentions

Wolfpack Fashion & Student Robotics – Eclectics 2012/2013

Posted on December 22, 2013

I was featured in the TWGSB school magazine, "Eclectics" for my contributions to Wolfpack Fashion. I also wrote an article about the school's Student Robotics team, which I was a member of.

PDF extract. Full magazine on ISSUU (apologies - PDF unavailable).

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The PH2 Theorem

Posted on November 10, 2013

I was featured in an article on Transformaction regarding the PH2 theorem. The theorem states that "there is no non-negative integer x for which all positive integers ending in x are prime". My proof involved using the divisibility by three rule - if the integer (x) wasn't initially divisible by three then it can be made divisible simply by prefixing it with a 1 or a 2.

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Boys’ Brigade Gazette – Queen’s Badge

Posted on October 13, 2013

I was featured in the October 2013 edition of the Boys' Brigade Gazette (extract), for earning my Queen's Badge (the highest award in the brigade) as well as being selected to represent the North West Kent Batallion and have my badge presented by Prince Andrew.

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