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Tyson Smith463A peaceful, non-partisan citizens’ march and rally at Federal Parliament to protest against the current government’s policy decisions that are against the common good of our nation. This signifies the people’s vote of no confidence in policies of the government that go against common principles of humanity, decency, fairness social justice and equity, democratic governance, responsible global citizenship and conserving our natural heritage.March in March - Adelaide2014-03-16 12:00:008  

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2015-07-02 14:32:16 (30 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Aussies: Things are going poorly in our country. Our politicians are awful and malicious, our media is awful and malicious, our fellow citizens... Well you get the idea.

Where did we go wrong? We used to be such a nice country, didn't we? Sort of, you know, good people, generous, kind. All for a fair go, all that good stuff.

Or did we?

I'm wondering if what best explains our country's horrible current state is that we're just a pack of cunts*. It'd explain a lot.

Here's my challenge: Give me five substantive things that Australia has done in the last 30 years that were actually positive for the world. They need to be something that not every country is doing, and they need to be unambiguously positive (eg: KRudd's "sorry" was good, but if you balance it against what he was actually apologizing for, some right cunty stuff,... more »

Most reshares: 6

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2015-07-02 14:32:16 (30 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Aussies: Things are going poorly in our country. Our politicians are awful and malicious, our media is awful and malicious, our fellow citizens... Well you get the idea.

Where did we go wrong? We used to be such a nice country, didn't we? Sort of, you know, good people, generous, kind. All for a fair go, all that good stuff.

Or did we?

I'm wondering if what best explains our country's horrible current state is that we're just a pack of cunts*. It'd explain a lot.

Here's my challenge: Give me five substantive things that Australia has done in the last 30 years that were actually positive for the world. They need to be something that not every country is doing, and they need to be unambiguously positive (eg: KRudd's "sorry" was good, but if you balance it against what he was actually apologizing for, some right cunty stuff,... more »

Most plusones: 16

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2015-06-26 02:22:50 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"The funding was rushed through Parliament today, with support from Labor."

Latest 50 posts

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2015-07-05 10:42:24 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

+Jodie O'Regan​ sings with the Newport Strings. She can sing a bit :-)

+Jodie O'Regan​ sings with the Newport Strings. She can sing a bit :-)___

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2015-07-04 23:22:33 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Something real is happening here. It just looks like playing around, but I suspect we're at the beginning of a moment.

Google's "deep dreaming" neural net applied to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".___Something real is happening here. It just looks like playing around, but I suspect we're at the beginning of a moment.

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2015-07-04 12:22:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Newport Folk Festival is going well! Love these chaps.

The Newport Folk Festival is going well! Love these chaps.___

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2015-07-04 00:13:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This fellow proposes a new notation for basic piano music. Interesting! It's strongly reminiscent if a player piano roll. It'd be pretty bad for printing (lots of pages; regular sheet music is very space efficient) but would work well on a tablet.

This fellow proposes a new notation for basic piano music. Interesting! It's strongly reminiscent if a player piano roll. It'd be pretty bad for printing (lots of pages; regular sheet music is very space efficient) but would work well on a tablet.___

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2015-07-03 07:41:12 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I'm going to see "Uterine Derangement" on the weekend.

This list of reasons for admission to a lunatic asylum in the 1800s. It's like a list of potential metal band names.
http://t.co/qfxZoliMlz___I'm going to see "Uterine Derangement" on the weekend.

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2015-07-03 01:06:10 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Ok, that's cool and scary in equal measure! 

Ok, that's cool and scary in equal measure! ___

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2015-07-03 00:39:13 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The future, rule #1: more complicated, weirder.

Using neural network dreaming on fractal art - #deepdream___The future, rule #1: more complicated, weirder.

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2015-07-02 14:32:16 (30 comments, 6 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Aussies: Things are going poorly in our country. Our politicians are awful and malicious, our media is awful and malicious, our fellow citizens... Well you get the idea.

Where did we go wrong? We used to be such a nice country, didn't we? Sort of, you know, good people, generous, kind. All for a fair go, all that good stuff.

Or did we?

I'm wondering if what best explains our country's horrible current state is that we're just a pack of cunts*. It'd explain a lot.

Here's my challenge: Give me five substantive things that Australia has done in the last 30 years that were actually positive for the world. They need to be something that not every country is doing, and they need to be unambiguously positive (eg: KRudd's "sorry" was good, but if you balance it against what he was actually apologizing for, some right cunty stuff,... more »

Aussies: Things are going poorly in our country. Our politicians are awful and malicious, our media is awful and malicious, our fellow citizens... Well you get the idea.

Where did we go wrong? We used to be such a nice country, didn't we? Sort of, you know, good people, generous, kind. All for a fair go, all that good stuff.

Or did we?

I'm wondering if what best explains our country's horrible current state is that we're just a pack of cunts*. It'd explain a lot.

Here's my challenge: Give me five substantive things that Australia has done in the last 30 years that were actually positive for the world. They need to be something that not every country is doing, and they need to be unambiguously positive (eg: KRudd's "sorry" was good, but if you balance it against what he was actually apologizing for, some right cunty stuff, it's not really getting back up to zero.)

I'm struggling to get two.

If that's too tricky, just list some cunt acts that we're responsible for. It turns out to be a lot easier. I'll make it a bit tougher by removing the following obvious stuff:
- concentration camps for refugees
- selling coal to the world
- refusing to act on climate change

(*even though i am using the word cunt a lot, there are no game of thrones spoilers in this post)
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2015-07-02 13:33:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

How a datamatrix barcode works

How a datamatrix barcode works___

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2015-07-02 08:40:24 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Turns out the military isn't all invasions and killing people. There's also suicide.

Personally I can't see the attraction.

___Turns out the military isn't all invasions and killing people. There's also suicide.

Personally I can't see the attraction.

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2015-07-02 04:20:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's an article I've just written about using the Search API in python. It's only introductory, meaty useful code will come in later articles.

Here's an article I've just written about using the Search API in python. It's only introductory, meaty useful code will come in later articles.___

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2015-07-02 03:58:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's an article I've just written about using the Search API in python. It's only introductory, meaty useful code will come in later articles.

Here's an article I've just written about using the Search API in python. It's only introductory, meaty useful code will come in later articles.___

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2015-07-02 03:56:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's an article I've just written about using the Search API in python. It's only introductory, meaty useful code will come in later articles.

Here's an article I've just written about using the Search API in python. It's only introductory, meaty useful code will come in later articles.___

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2015-07-02 00:50:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-01 23:46:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Now you can generate your own dreamy neural net image

#deepdream  

For those of you who liked the post I shared a couple of weeks ago about the images generated by neural nets (old post: https://plus.google.com/+JeffDean/posts/jVBUgDxhbRd), I'm happy to announce that Alexander Mordvintsev, +Christopher Olah , and Mike Tyka have put together an open-source iPython notebook containing the code that generates these images, and you can play around with it on your own images.  (Note: this notebook depends on a few other packages, so you have to have enough persistence to install numpy and caffe to get this to work).  The iPython notebook is at https://github.com/google/deepdream, but see the blog post linked to by this post for details.

The blog post asks that people tag images they generate and share with #deepdream , so I suspect you can keep looking at thattag to... more »

Now you can generate your own dreamy neural net image

#deepdream  

For those of you who liked the post I shared a couple of weeks ago about the images generated by neural nets (old post: https://plus.google.com/+JeffDean/posts/jVBUgDxhbRd), I'm happy to announce that Alexander Mordvintsev, +Christopher Olah , and Mike Tyka have put together an open-source iPython notebook containing the code that generates these images, and you can play around with it on your own images.  (Note: this notebook depends on a few other packages, so you have to have enough persistence to install numpy and caffe to get this to work).  The iPython notebook is at https://github.com/google/deepdream, but see the blog post linked to by this post for details.

The blog post asks that people tag images they generate and share with #deepdream , so I suspect you can keep looking at that tag to see all kinds of weird and wonderful images.

Have fun, everyone!___

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2015-07-01 23:09:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Come check out the original thread. A script kiddie is threatening all involved (including Yonatan), priceless.

If, for some reason, this account gets killed by Google, I just wanted you all to know it's because +MrCreation2011 said he could work magic and have my +YouTube account deleted based on my questioning his IQ because he liked the movie Furious 7 while I did not. And since this account is tied to my YouTube account, I have to assume if one is banished the other would be as well. 

Personally, I don't think he has the power to pull this off, but who knows? Maybe, deep down inside, he's +Sergey Brin or +Yonatan Zunger's alter ego.

(sorry to tag you in, Yonatan. I was just making a point. Feel free to ignore this post. Unless you are MrCreation's alter ego.)___Come check out the original thread. A script kiddie is threatening all involved (including Yonatan), priceless.

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2015-07-01 13:57:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

+Jodie O'Regan​

___+Jodie O'Regan​

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2015-07-01 08:45:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Tony Abbott's national security scare campaign hides the truth: he's making a hash of the economy #lnpfail

Tony Abbott's national security scare campaign hides the truth: he's making a hash of the economy #lnpfail___

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2015-07-01 08:13:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+Jodie O'Regan​ & I are totally on the wall!

We're running the choir at the Newport Folk Festival, in Melbourne, this weekend. And what I mean is that Jodie is doing that, and I am being her beautiful assistant.

+Jodie O'Regan​ & I are totally on the wall!

We're running the choir at the Newport Folk Festival, in Melbourne, this weekend. And what I mean is that Jodie is doing that, and I am being her beautiful assistant.___

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2015-06-30 12:03:46 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

We're going to start getting our internet from the sky (satellites, balloons, drones, etc). Maybe 10 years?

As well and as part of this, the tech companies will be getting cheap access to space, at the same time as the cost of building satellites is dropping precipitously (many small sats made at scale).

These factors combine to mean it'll make sense to put the "cloud" up there too. Cloud above the clouds. Up there, constraints of geography are removed somewhat (replaced by constraints of whizzing through space, but they might be OK). Also, there's free power up there!

We're going to start getting our internet from the sky (satellites, balloons, drones, etc). Maybe 10 years?

As well and as part of this, the tech companies will be getting cheap access to space, at the same time as the cost of building satellites is dropping precipitously (many small sats made at scale).

These factors combine to mean it'll make sense to put the "cloud" up there too. Cloud above the clouds. Up there, constraints of geography are removed somewhat (replaced by constraints of whizzing through space, but they might be OK). Also, there's free power up there!___

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2015-06-30 08:26:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

On the road to Melbourne with +Jodie O'Regan​. Thinking about staying in Bordertown tonight.

On the road to Melbourne with +Jodie O'Regan​. Thinking about staying in Bordertown tonight.___

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2015-06-29 08:05:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/16722-burnside-dares-gov-to-prosecute-whistleblower-doctors

http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/16722-burnside-dares-gov-to-prosecute-whistleblower-doctors___

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2015-06-29 03:55:28 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

3D printed weapons may have become a real thing.

3D printed weapons may have become a real thing.___

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2015-06-28 23:50:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I just thought I would mark today with a post I made four years ago, welcoming everyone on board just a few minutes after we flipped the switch and launched Google+. 

Over the course of the week that followed, I decided to try something a bit crazy and not really "traditional Google:" I spent lots of time running around the service, talking to everyone I encountered, and welcoming them aboard. What I found was that there were tremendous numbers of people out there who wanted to talk: not just about the service, but about all the things they cared about in their lives, from their pets to geopolitics. And the results changed my life.

It's been an amazing four years here: I've seen the project grow from a crazy idea to a giant, thriving community, spread around the world.  I've had so many conversations on so many subjects, and learned so much in the process, thatI... more »

I just thought I would mark today with a post I made four years ago, welcoming everyone on board just a few minutes after we flipped the switch and launched Google+. 

Over the course of the week that followed, I decided to try something a bit crazy and not really "traditional Google:" I spent lots of time running around the service, talking to everyone I encountered, and welcoming them aboard. What I found was that there were tremendous numbers of people out there who wanted to talk: not just about the service, but about all the things they cared about in their lives, from their pets to geopolitics. And the results changed my life.

It's been an amazing four years here: I've seen the project grow from a crazy idea to a giant, thriving community, spread around the world.  I've had so many conversations on so many subjects, and learned so much in the process, that I can't even count. I've learned to write much more effectively, and what it is to have a real conversation about incredibly sensitive subjects where people nonetheless treat each other with respect and seriousness. I've made an amazing group of friends here, people I love and trust and talk to every day. And I even met the love of my life, my brilliant and beloved wife, through the service.

So looking back on four years of what we've built here, I can say: this is going really well. I'm exceptionally glad to have met all of you, and to have had some part in building this community we share, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the next four years take us!___

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2015-06-28 09:31:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is lightweight, but summarizes what I think about consciousness. There's some muddle headed thinking; eg: the "consciousness" doesn't direct muscles, and the article's title makes basically no sense. But the dopey CEO model seems about right.

I will add this contentious assertion: the "unconscious" is the neocortex.

Why You’re Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time
by Jeffrey Kluger - Time
#neuroscience

In a new paper published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a group of researchers led by associate professor of psychology Ezequiel Morsella of San Francisco State University, took on the somewhat narrower question of exactly what consciousness is—and came up with a decidedly bleaker view: It’s pretty much nothing at all. Never mind the five characters controlling your thoughts, you barely control them. It’s the unconscious that’s really in charge.

http://goo.gl/oj2y8f___This is lightweight, but summarizes what I think about consciousness. There's some muddle headed thinking; eg: the "consciousness" doesn't direct muscles, and the article's title makes basically no sense. But the dopey CEO model seems about right.

I will add this contentious assertion: the "unconscious" is the neocortex.

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2015-06-28 03:32:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Here's my groovy daughter modelling a hoodie she did the artwork for. HMC is "Heavy Metal Club".

Here's my groovy daughter modelling a hoodie she did the artwork for. HMC is "Heavy Metal Club".___

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2015-06-28 01:36:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

This is brilliant!

This is brilliant!___

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2015-06-27 05:44:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Just arrived at Faerie Town.

Just arrived at Faerie Town.___

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2015-06-27 05:15:24 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Fucking spineless.

What a bunch of maggots. You are all complicit and unlike Andrew Wilkie, I do hold you responsible. Arguing 'party rules' on something so reprehensible is not an excuse.


#LNP   #Auspol   #ALP  

Fucking spineless.

What a bunch of maggots. You are all complicit and unlike Andrew Wilkie, I do hold you responsible. Arguing 'party rules' on something so reprehensible is not an excuse.


#LNP   #Auspol   #ALP  ___

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2015-06-27 02:18:06 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Aussies: We need a Green Balance of Power in the Senate. You don't have to agree with everything the Greens stand for to understand that the liberals need to be checked.

Aussies: We need a Green Balance of Power in the Senate. You don't have to agree with everything the Greens stand for to understand that the liberals need to be checked.___

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2015-06-26 02:22:50 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"The funding was rushed through Parliament today, with support from Labor."

"The funding was rushed through Parliament today, with support from Labor."___

2015-06-26 02:11:23 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

+John Hardy What's the model of the power line networking thingy you're using?

+John Hardy What's the model of the power line networking thingy you're using?___

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2015-06-25 23:11:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Aussies: Possible early election coming. Labor's dead in the water. Frustrated, don't know what to do? Go with the Greens. At a minimum we need them holding the balance of power in the Senate.

ok sweethearts. I know not everyone's heart is sinking at the prospect of a second term of Tony. So this is just for the folks who are. The bleeding heart lefties. I read an important article that says a second term is a mandate - always has been in Australia. You think Tone has been destructive and dangerous in his first term... just wait. If the prospect of what that might mean frightens and dismays you, but you feel powerless and pointless, and you've lost faith in the ALP - please consider supporting the greens. I joined them a while ago, and contribute a monthly amount. I think they aren't perfect, and they are well green (in terms of experience). But they are the best option I can think of, and it's something I can do. I mean, how well is the ALP doing for Australia now? Are they strong, are they proud? Do they stand for something, something that makes sense for the present and the future,? Do they have a vision to inspire and unite people? To bring out the best in Australian people so we can be proud of who we are and how we tread on our planet, and its inhabitants? Hmmm? Without the possibility of party  that appeals to compassion, intelligence, responsibility to get behind, Australia is vulnerable to appeals to fear and hatred and jingoism and the terrible devices and mesages being used to take us down a dark dark path. So what can we do? Pray that the ALP finds some grit? Pray that the LNP changes its mind about the direction it's heading? I feel it.  I feel like at some stage it will become risky to post things like this. At the moment it's still legal. I don't know how long that lasts. So here we are. This is an email I got this morning. I'm going to give them money. Will you?

Dear Jodie
You’ve probably heard by now that Prime Minister Abbott’s Chief of Staff, Peta Credlin, sent an email to Liberal MPs offering them a chance to have a photograph with the Prime Minister for electorate materials.
That email has filled Parliament House with speculation about an early election.
And — let’s be clear — journalists and politicians will always speculate. But what we know is that the Government has whipped up fear in public about national security, the Labor Party has taken a beating the polls, and the Government has a double-dissolution trigger in place.
I want us to be ready whatever happens. It's looking increasingly likely that we could in fact be preparing for Team 2015 — will you make an end of financial year donation so we can lock in our advertising in PM Abbott calls a snap election?
We’re five days out from the end of the financial year. Will you make an end-of-financial-year donation that will go straight into our election fund — so if a snap election is called we can lock in our advertising immediately?
In the first 20 minutes after an election is called, we’re going to need the cash to lock in our ad buys. That’s how it works — fast.
To be honest, this week has been appalling.
Our Renewable Energy Target was slashed, the government rammed through legislation to bypass the High Court’s ruling on its detention centres and the government has launched its latest dog-whistle attack on citizenship.
There is too much at stake this election for us not to be ready. That's why I am asking you to join Team 2015 (or 2016) today.
Please, donate now.
Thank you for making our party great,
Richard Di Natale.
PS: It could all be speculation. But this government is destroying everything we care about, and I don’t want us to risk not being prepared. If you can, please make an end of financial year election donation » http://greens.org.au/early-election.___Aussies: Possible early election coming. Labor's dead in the water. Frustrated, don't know what to do? Go with the Greens. At a minimum we need them holding the balance of power in the Senate.

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2015-06-25 15:02:52 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

6 flags? Weak.

6 flags? Weak.___

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2015-06-25 01:26:53 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Does anyone know how the Aussie internet filter is expected to work? Will it just be ISPs monkeying with DNS? Or something else?

ref: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/06/why-australias-site-blocking-law-sucks/

Does anyone know how the Aussie internet filter is expected to work? Will it just be ISPs monkeying with DNS? Or something else?

ref: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/06/why-australias-site-blocking-law-sucks/___

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2015-06-25 01:03:19 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

This bears repeating. The old music industry was an artifact of techno-economic circumstances. These things change.

This bears repeating. The old music industry was an artifact of techno-economic circumstances. These things change.___

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2015-06-24 14:08:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Chef Watson is now available to the public

Today, IBM and +Bon Appétit released the Chef Watson cognitive computing cooking app to the public. Now, anyone interested in expanding their imagination in the kitchen can download the app here: http://bit.ly/1zMd2ko

#ChefWatson  +IBM Watson 

Chef Watson is now available to the public

Today, IBM and +Bon Appétit released the Chef Watson cognitive computing cooking app to the public. Now, anyone interested in expanding their imagination in the kitchen can download the app here: http://bit.ly/1zMd2ko

#ChefWatson  +IBM Watson ___

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2015-06-24 05:52:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I just think these flags are visually awful.

Do people really not see these pressers and laugh?

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jun/24/10-flag-announcement-brings-government-flag-count-to-all-time-high?CMP=share_btn_tw___I just think these flags are visually awful.

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2015-06-24 02:44:38 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Read this article (it's long, but I'll wait) and then proceed onto my Really Bad Idea which should be a thing, below.

Ok, done?

Ok, heads up again that this might be a bad idea...

Anyone who's a bit "engineering" looks at this article and goes "hey, that's cool". All that tamper resistant functionality looks really fun! Very fun to think about, would be really fun to design and build and have other people try to get through it.

It's sort of like the old game "operation" for tinkers and engineers; but some people get to play the game, others get to build the board.

You could see this becoming a grass roots competition, "defuse the device". Teams build a diabolic device, opposing teams try to defuse it. Perhaps two teams produce devices, then try to defeat each other's mechanism? Perhaps... more »

Wow, I've been inside Harveys multiple times and never knew this fascinating bit of history: an extortion plot with a complicated bomb in 1980.

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-zero-armed-bandit/

h/t to +Daniel Erat.___Read this article (it's long, but I'll wait) and then proceed onto my Really Bad Idea which should be a thing, below.

Ok, done?

Ok, heads up again that this might be a bad idea...

Anyone who's a bit "engineering" looks at this article and goes "hey, that's cool". All that tamper resistant functionality looks really fun! Very fun to think about, would be really fun to design and build and have other people try to get through it.

It's sort of like the old game "operation" for tinkers and engineers; but some people get to play the game, others get to build the board.

You could see this becoming a grass roots competition, "defuse the device". Teams build a diabolic device, opposing teams try to defuse it. Perhaps two teams produce devices, then try to defeat each other's mechanism? Perhaps tinkerers turn up with a diabolical device, and experts/panellists try to defeat it? 

I guess I'd better explicitly say that you wouldn't actually fill these things with explosives! Think of a siren going off, some kind of klaxon thing.

It'd sit in the same sort of space as Scrapheap Challenge, Junkyard wars, and Robot Wars.

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2015-06-23 23:23:51 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

SSD prices in a free fall. "By packing 32 or 64 times the capacity per die, 3D NAND will allow SSDs to increase capacity well beyond hard drive sizes. SanDisk, for example, plans 8 TB drives this year, and 16 TB drives in 2016."

"This all means that SSDs will surpass HDDs in capacity in 2016. There's even serious talk of 30 TB solid-state drives in 2018."

"There clearly is an inflexion point in the use of hard drives coming."

SSD prices in a free fall. "By packing 32 or 64 times the capacity per die, 3D NAND will allow SSDs to increase capacity well beyond hard drive sizes. SanDisk, for example, plans 8 TB drives this year, and 16 TB drives in 2016."

"This all means that SSDs will surpass HDDs in capacity in 2016. There's even serious talk of 30 TB solid-state drives in 2018."

"There clearly is an inflexion point in the use of hard drives coming."___

2015-06-23 16:01:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today.

Do you, like Abu Zebaydah, want your very own H-bomb? You're in luck, thanks to these handy directions from Caltech! Read the whole thing, it's fantastic.

_First pour a few gallons of concentrated hydrofluoric acid into your uranium oxide, converting it to uranium tetrafluoride. (Safety note: Concentrated hydrofluoric acid is so corrosive that it will eat its way through glass, so store it only in plastic. Used 1-gallon plastic milk containers will do.) Now you have to convert your uranium tetrafluoride to uranium hexafluoride, the gaseous form of uranium, which is
convenient for separating out the isotope U-235 from U-238._

To get the hexafluoride form, bubble fluorine gas into your container of uranium tetrafluoride. Fluorine is available in pressurized tanks from chemical-supply firms. Be careful how you use it though because fluorine is several times more deadly than chlorine, the classic World War I poison gas. Chemists recommend that you carry out this step under a stove hood (the kind used to remove unpleasant cooking odors).

First transform the gas into a liquid by subjecting it to pressure. You can use a bicycle pump for this. Then make a simple home centrifuge. Fill a standard-size bucket one-quarter full of liquid uranium hexafluoride. Attach a six-foot rope to the bucket handle. Now swing the rope (and attached bucket) around your head as fast as possible. Keep this up for about 45 minutes.

Hat tip to +Last Week Tonight with John Oliver​.___Hey Ferb, I know what we're gonna do today.

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2015-06-23 01:39:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

http://gizmodo.com/facebook-says-its-facial-recognition-is-so-good-it-doe-1713182436
#facebook  

http://gizmodo.com/facebook-says-its-facial-recognition-is-so-good-it-doe-1713182436
#facebook  ___

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2015-06-22 23:26:20 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

According to a database by Mother Jones, all American mass shootings since 1982 combined caused 567 deaths.

The total number of people killed by police in America this year, as of June 22, 2015, is 533. 

Let that sink in.

According to a database by Mother Jones, all American mass shootings since 1982 combined caused 567 deaths.

The total number of people killed by police in America this year, as of June 22, 2015, is 533. 

Let that sink in.___

2015-06-22 14:41:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Monday night is charging night for my pebble. 

Monday night is charging night for my pebble. ___

2015-06-22 14:36:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

There's a lot of shit on my internet. 

There's a lot of shit on my internet. ___

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2015-06-22 14:24:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Oipho, no wifi.

So... here is a question: When was the first laptop invented?

Some might say it it was invented in the early 1980s with the Dulmont Magnum, which means it was invented about 30-35 years ago. Well, others might say it was invented roughly quite a bit earlier than that, around 2,115 years ago. At least according to this marble artwork from Greece, made around the year 100 B.C.

As you can see, that girl is clearly showing off her new snazzy looking laptop to her mother. :)

~Picture via http://goo.gl/n1V0dp___Oipho, no wifi.

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2015-06-22 13:24:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Commissioner for Windfarms! You can't make this stuff up!

Abbott: The Prime Minister that just doesn't know when to stop giving.

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl.

#auspol___Commissioner for Windfarms! You can't make this stuff up!

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2015-06-22 13:20:01 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

At some point people's business models became a moral issue. Religion is weird.

I see what you did there.___At some point people's business models became a moral issue. Religion is weird.

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