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2016-01-24 06:38:42 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

In some states in Australia, we have Labour Day on the 14th of March. In South Australia it's 3 October, but on 14 March we have "March public holiday". Is that a typo, or is that a real thing? What does "March public holiday" celebrate.

(btw I'm a huge fan of public holidays. So let's find a reason to keep March public holiday) 

Most reshares: 5

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2016-01-29 23:33:57 (13 comments; 5 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

The world's first robot-run farm will harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce daily with no herbicides or pesticides, 98% recycled water, and LED light.

Most plusones: 22

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2016-01-30 04:29:30 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

People!!!! WE CAN DO THIS, TOGETHER!!!

[I was laughing out loudly!!!]

@RandPaul:
Can I get another 100 donors from Twitter tonight? We must defeat socialism. Contribute $35, $11, or just $2!!. cash.me/$RandPaul

@BileCube:
If everyone contributes a small amount of their income, we can pool all the resources together to defeat socialism.

H/T +Debbie Smith

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2016-02-07 22:06:18 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

I've wanted an external associative memory like this for a long time.

I've wanted an external associative memory like this for a long time.___

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2016-02-07 00:28:32 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Great illusion.

Great illusion.___

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2016-02-07 00:21:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

On the internet no one knows you're a dog.

On the internet no one knows you're a dog.___

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2016-02-04 22:59:49 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

I just bought a coffee by paywaving my phone. Welcome to the flaccid consumer future! Actually it was kind of cool.

I just bought a coffee by paywaving my phone. Welcome to the flaccid consumer future! Actually it was kind of cool.___

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2016-02-04 21:28:00 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

This is one Weet-Bix. It's time for several Weet-Bices with berries and milk.

This is one Weet-Bix. It's time for several Weet-Bices with berries and milk.___

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2016-02-04 04:04:42 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

No idea if this is true, but lol.

Funny... But true!___No idea if this is true, but lol.

2016-02-04 01:15:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

alias YOLO='git commit -am "DEAL WITH IT" && git push -f origin master'

HT Chu Shao

alias YOLO='git commit -am "DEAL WITH IT" && git push -f origin master'

HT Chu Shao___

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2016-02-02 01:09:48 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

tl;dr: He has to tech support his folks. Chromebooks are a win, and a Pixel is slick like a macbook. Basically, if someone related to you asks you what kind of computer they should buy, the answer should always be a chromebook, because they will come to you for support :-)

No mention of the weirdy Pixel-C thingo

tl;dr: He has to tech support his folks. Chromebooks are a win, and a Pixel is slick like a macbook. Basically, if someone related to you asks you what kind of computer they should buy, the answer should always be a chromebook, because they will come to you for support :-)

No mention of the weirdy Pixel-C thingo___

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2016-02-02 00:58:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Alphabet is now the most valuable company in the world.

Alphabet is now the most valuable company in the world.___

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2016-02-01 22:46:44 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Via +Victor Nugraha Wijaya​

Via +Victor Nugraha Wijaya​___

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2016-02-01 08:31:43 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

I think the old model of public infrastructure might be breaking down, just as a new model of decentralised, renewable resources is in reach. In the case of water, if the grid is supplying poison, you could use solar and a water condensor to collect your own.

To answer the question at the end of this article: publicity. As in, the other cities and Native American tribes don't have the publicity Flint, Michigan received with it's water crisis.___I think the old model of public infrastructure might be breaking down, just as a new model of decentralised, renewable resources is in reach. In the case of water, if the grid is supplying poison, you could use solar and a water condensor to collect your own.

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2016-02-01 05:27:04 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-31 22:16:08 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Meanwhile in America, a first world country with third world ambitions (quote stolen from... somewhere?) +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan​

Meanwhile in America, a first world country with third world ambitions (quote stolen from... somewhere?) +John Hardy not a Turnbull fan​___

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2016-01-31 14:19:44 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

The nation’s hacker-in-chief told a roomful of computer security professionals how the NSA gets you.

The nation’s hacker-in-chief told a roomful of computer security professionals how the NSA gets you.___

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2016-01-31 11:53:55 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

:|

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2016-01-31 10:01:19 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Suburban bliss :-)

Suburban bliss :-)___

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2016-01-31 01:34:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

"Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook's Oculus Rift or Microsoft's HoloLens," according to rumor. "The team is said to include 'hundreds of staff from a series of carefully targeted acquisitions, as well as employees poached from companies that are working on next-generation headset technologies.'"

"Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook's Oculus Rift or Microsoft's HoloLens," according to rumor. "The team is said to include 'hundreds of staff from a series of carefully targeted acquisitions, as well as employees poached from companies that are working on next-generation headset technologies.'"___

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2016-01-31 00:40:15 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover camera data

China made the images of the Chang'e 3 lander (https://goo.gl/ZYhvnC) Lander Terrain Camera (TCAM) and Yutu rover (https://goo.gl/GYKOtX) Rover Panoramic Camera (PCAM) available to the public and the +The Planetary Society is hosting those images in galleries made by +Emily Lakdawalla.

More information in these blog posts here at the Planetary society:
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2016/01281656-fun-with-a-new-data-set-change.html
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2016/01221450-china-invites-public-on-board.html

The galleries can be found here:
Chang'e 3 data: Rover Panoramic Camera (PCAM)
http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/data/change3/pcam.html
Chang'e 3 data: Lander Terrain Camera (TCAM)more »

Chang'e 3 lander and Yutu rover camera data

China made the images of the Chang'e 3 lander (https://goo.gl/ZYhvnC) Lander Terrain Camera (TCAM) and Yutu rover (https://goo.gl/GYKOtX) Rover Panoramic Camera (PCAM) available to the public and the +The Planetary Society is hosting those images in galleries made by +Emily Lakdawalla.

More information in these blog posts here at the Planetary society:
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2016/01281656-fun-with-a-new-data-set-change.html
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2016/01221450-china-invites-public-on-board.html

The galleries can be found here:
Chang'e 3 data: Rover Panoramic Camera (PCAM)
http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/data/change3/pcam.html
Chang'e 3 data: Lander Terrain Camera (TCAM)
http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/data/change3/tcam.html

Image [1] is showing the Chang'e 3 lander, image [2] the Yutu rover, images [3] and [4] are showing parts of Pyramid Rock (Long Yan)

Next Steps - Chang'e 4 & 5 & 6

Chang'e 4 was built as a backup to Chang'e 3 (https://goo.gl/ZYhvnC), which landed on the Moon on December 14th, 2013, carrying the Yutu rover (https://goo.gl/GYKOtX). The mission could be of special interest to scientists as one of the potential landing spots is the Aitken Basin (https://goo.gl/qUjZzv), one of the largest known impact craters in the Solar System and the impact may have exposed lunar mantle materials. Read more on Chang'e 4 here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_4

China is also working on sample return missions, Chang'e 5 (https://goo.gl/M8ER7t) and Chang'e 6 (https://goo.gl/qoFb7q) are designed to return at least 2 kilograms of lunar soil and rock samples back to the Earth.

More on the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Chinese Space Program:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_National_Space_Administration
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_space_program

Image credit: [1-4] Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration / Edited by +Pierre Markuse 

#science   #moon   #space   #spacetechnology   #嫦娥四号     #cnsa   #china #spaceexploration   #solarsystem   #yuturover   #change3   #pyramidrock___

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2016-01-30 07:32:37 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-30 06:30:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-30 04:29:30 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

From each according to his means... to defeat Socialism!

People!!!! WE CAN DO THIS, TOGETHER!!!

[I was laughing out loudly!!!]

@RandPaul:
Can I get another 100 donors from Twitter tonight? We must defeat socialism. Contribute $35, $11, or just $2!!. cash.me/$RandPaul

@BileCube:
If everyone contributes a small amount of their income, we can pool all the resources together to defeat socialism.

H/T +Debbie Smith___From each according to his means... to defeat Socialism!

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2016-01-29 23:46:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Elton John can turn words into songs instantly.
Your argument is invalid.

There is something about watching a master of his craft work so effortlessly that is enthralling. And it isn't just that he can make up a melody on the spot, but also how the audience responds. He isn't just a great composer, but a master performer with keen sense of his audience.

Elton John can turn words into songs instantly.
Your argument is invalid.

There is something about watching a master of his craft work so effortlessly that is enthralling. And it isn't just that he can make up a melody on the spot, but also how the audience responds. He isn't just a great composer, but a master performer with keen sense of his audience.___

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2016-01-29 23:42:24 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Why a bunch of Silicon Valley investors are suddenly interested in universal basic income. Because other studies address the question of whether a basic income discourages people from going out and getting a job, but if all the jobs are going to be automated, that ceases to be an interesting question. The question then is whether people will become couch potatoes or whether they will take the initiative to do creative things.

Why a bunch of Silicon Valley investors are suddenly interested in universal basic income. Because other studies address the question of whether a basic income discourages people from going out and getting a job, but if all the jobs are going to be automated, that ceases to be an interesting question. The question then is whether people will become couch potatoes or whether they will take the initiative to do creative things.___

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2016-01-29 23:33:57 (13 comments; 5 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

The world's first robot-run farm will harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce daily with no herbicides or pesticides, 98% recycled water, and LED light.

The world's first robot-run farm will harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce daily with no herbicides or pesticides, 98% recycled water, and LED light.___

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2016-01-29 12:19:13 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Interesting

Interesting___

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2016-01-29 01:48:45 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Check out @solarcitizens's Tweet: https://twitter.com/solarcitizens/status/692858650327527426?s=09

Check out @solarcitizens's Tweet: https://twitter.com/solarcitizens/status/692858650327527426?s=09___

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2016-01-28 12:56:38 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

The Lord of the Rings: actually a corporate IT project.



The Lord of the Rings: actually a corporate IT project.

___

2016-01-27 23:21:04 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Aussies: a fascinating tl;dr.

h/t +Andreas Schou​

Fun project for +Anthony Baxter and I today: trying to work out, once and for all, if the ACT has a coastline.

For you non-Australians: the ACT is the Australian Capital Territory. The place where Canberra is. Think DC in the USA; there are many similarities, including the fact that states donated land to carve out a neutral HQ for the national capital. (Side note: you may see references to the FCT, or Federal Capital Territory, in some of the stuff linked below. It's the same place; it was renamed along the way.)

You'd think "does a federal subdivision have a coastline" would be an easy question to answer. You'd be so, so, so wrong. This is a pub trivia kind of question in Australia; the problem is, most people get it wrong. At best, they get it right, but for the wrong reasons. Like, maybe it does have a coastline, but not the one they think.

At least 3 Wikipedia pages cover the topic. Each of them give different answers to the question.

Regardless, this is a fascinating geopolitical quirk. So here's what we know:

Easy answer: no, it's inland

This is the answer you get when you look up 'Australian Capital Territory' in your favourite online map site, or (heaven forfend) a paper atlas. The ACT is landlocked, as any fule no (cf. http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/__data/assets/image/0004/117526/Australia_map_downsized.jpg). Obviously it doesn't have a coastline, some will say.

These people are wrong.

Pub trivia answer: yes, on Jervis Bay

Some background. When the various states federated into the Commonwealth of Australia (1901), Australia didn't have a capital per se. Melbourne acted as capital, with the promise that they'd sort a real one out later. In 1908,  the Seat of Government Act was passed, which basically said "we're going to build something in the Yass-Canberra area, the New South Wales government will give us some land once we've worked out somewhere mutually agreeable". The interesting part is the quote "The territory to be granted to or acquired by the Commonwealth for the Seat of Government shall contain an area not less than nine hundred square miles, and have access to the sea." (emphasis mine). The astute amongst you will note, from your maps, that the "district of Yass-Canberra" is nowhere near the sea. No problem, New South Wales will carve out another bit, on the sea, and pony that over too. The land they chose was at Jervis Bay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jervis_Bay), a bay due more-or-less east of Canberra.

So, people say, this land they carved out (you can see it on a map!) is actually part of the ACT. It does have a coast!

These people are wrong.

Advanced double-bluff pub trivia answer: no, Jervis Bay isn't part of the ACT

The next (correct) argument is that the thing at Jervis Bay is not part of the ACT; it's part of the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT), a completely separate part of Australia. This is fairly startling to many Australians; we are all taught that Australia has 6 states (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania) and 2 mainland territories (Northen Territory and the ACT). But this isn't true; there are three mainland territories. Jervis Bay Territory is, legally, exactly like the other two: an independent top-level division of Australia. Finding out there's a third territory is startling for many Australians: it would be like if the US actually had 51 states, but no-one ever bothered to mention, say, a South Rhode Island. Anyway, it's true. Legally, in Australia, JBT is just like the ACT. The difference is: it's smaller, almost no-one lives there, and lots of people have never heard of it. But that's irrelevant.

Really quite advanced pub trivia answer: the Jervis Bay Territory is PART of the ACT, so yes

This is wrong, as stated above. But people believe it, because of one key fact: the JBT doesn't have a government. Because almost no-one lives there, giving it a government is kind of wasteful. So the ACT administers it. That is, the laws of the ACT apply; commit a crime there, you're tried in the ACT courts. Live there, you vote for the ACT government. But the law is clear; it's as if it's part of the ACT, but it's not. This is an administrative convenience.

Exhausted and confused person answer: so it's no then?

Ahahaha. No.

Epic map nerd smart arse answer: yes, but not the one you're thinking of.

Ahh. Here's where we get really tricky. All that stuff above? You know where I said the "pub trivia answer" people who said "yes" were wrong? Well, they're very possibly right. But for the wrong reasons. There's a completely separate parcel of land, also on Jervis Bay, which may well be part of the ACT.

Look at Bing Maps (no, really): http://binged.it/1nngW39. The Jervis Bay Territory (NOT part of the ACT, as established above) is the thing outlined in green. But that's irrelevant to us. Look north-east of there. See the land at the north headland of Jervis Bay? That's the Beecroft Peninsula. This is in fact the bit of land that may be part of the ACT.

Cadastral surveying nerd answer: a-ha! That's not part of Commonwealth land; Beecroft peninsula is merely leased to to Commonwealth by NSW! So no!

Oh-ho, cadastral surveying nerd, hold up. I'm not talking about all of Beecroft peninsula. In the majority, you're right. But there's one part where I'm not sure you are. See http://i.imgur.com/giylEo1.jpg - I'm not saying A or B are part of the ACT. All I'm talking about is C: the land given to the ACT under the Seat of Government Acts of 1908 and 1922.

That land is part of the Jervis Bay Territory too! So no!

No, it's not. This is actually really quite clear. The Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915 (https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2004C00038; hereafter JBTA) makes it clear what's part of the JBT. See "The Schedule". Following the descriptions is complicated, but this describes the parcel of land on the south headland. It mentions nothing about the North one. 

If your argument is based around the JBTA: nope, it's not in there.

If you argument is that a subsequent piece of legislation post-JBTA has changed it: [citation needed], as I'm not aware of any.

THE LAW

So, let's look at the law. There are a few relevant parts here, beyond the ones we've already discussed.

There's the Seat of Government Acceptance Act 1909 (https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2004C00608). This was actually two acts: this one, and a corresponding one from the NSW Government, the Seat Of Government Surrender Act 1909. That is, NSW passed an act surrendering the land; the Commonwealth passed one accepting it. Each was conditional on the other; both were passed and both came into effect. This does cover the north headland; for example, "Eastern Division, Land District of Nowra, County of St. Vincent, Parish of Beecroft, area five hundred and thirty‑one acres. The Crown lands within the following boundaries: Commencing on the High Water Mark of Jervis Bay at Longnose Point, and bounded thence on the east by that High Water Mark and the right bank of Duck Creek generally northerly to the road leading to Point Perpendicular Light House, thence by that road, generally westerly and north‑westerly to the High Water Mark of Jervis Bay at a wharf, and thence generally on the west and south by that High Water Mark southerly and easterly to the point of commencement. Plan Misc. 1393 Sy." (Yes, it's ALL like this. Gripping). I chose this example deliberately: the lighthouse is recognisably on the north headland, so you know that's where they're talking about. If you follow up on the others, they all seem to be on the north too (with one exception, but let's not go there).

There's the Seat of Government Acceptance Act 1922 (https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2004C00609; again, there's a corresponding NSW act). This complicates things, but then again… it doesn't. It does because it defines a whole new set of land parcels; it doesn't, because it's the same set. This exists only because _"certain errors and misdescriptions exist in the descriptions of lands set forth in [SoGA 1909]". That is, it's covering the same stuff, but more precisely. Nothing (really) to see here.

There's the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act 1915; the one I cited above. I've already said this is irrelevant; what complicates it a tiny bit is that the corresponding NSW state act was called Seat of Government Surrender Act 1915. Ignore that, it's nothing to do with the Seat of Government. It's totally seperate. They just, like… copied and pasted the name of the 1909 state act, or something. Ignore it.

There's the Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988 (https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2014C00617): this is the act that gave the ACT the right to make its own laws. This should be useful, but… it's not. Its entire definition of the actual boundaries of the ACT is "Territory: (a)  when used in a geographical sense, means the Australian Capital Territory". That's really helpful, you bastards.

As far as I can tell, that's all the legislation that's relevant. 

So, my answer: as far as I can tell, it's unambiguously part of the ACT. It was ceded in 1909 (and clarified in 1922). These acts, as far as I can tell, are the best source we have for defining the boundary of the ACT. If there are other sources, I don't know them.

To address some likely objections:

"The Jervis Bay Territory Act says…" I'll stop you right there. Irrelevant; these acts don't cover the north headland. Ignore JBT, it's a red herring.

"This map says…" Maps don't actually define boundaries. This is an obscure point of geopolitics: it's obvious that many maps don't bother to get it right. Even government maps: we know some of them get it wrong, because many of them disagree. They can't all be right. So which ones are?

"The boundaries have changed since the 1909 Act" [citation needed]. Where? Give me a source dammit.

"NSW ceded the land, and the Commonwealth accepted it. But they didn't make it part of the ACT; it's now just regular Crown [commonwealth-owned] land" Great, good argument. But where is it defined which bits are part of the ACT? Again, [citation needed]. If not the act, find me a source.

In conclusion: damn, I need a stiff drink.

No, wait.

In conclusion: I'm pretty sure it is part of the ACT. But it's deeply murky, and not only do the three goverments seem to disagree on the exact state of this land, but individual sources from the same government do.

Geopolitics is fun!___Aussies: a fascinating tl;dr.

h/t +Andreas Schou​

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2016-01-27 13:14:55 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

50.3 percent of Chinese online (688 million people)

50.3 percent of Chinese online (688 million people)___

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2016-01-27 08:57:43 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

The cat videos are getting weirder...

Video by Cyriak

The cat videos are getting weirder...

Video by Cyriak___

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2016-01-27 07:40:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

A really good read.

___A really good read.

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2016-01-27 03:50:47 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

This is heaps good Aussie.

This is heaps good Aussie.___

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2016-01-26 13:33:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

A good cloud based IDE. I'm using an earlier version at codenvy.

Introducing Eclipse Che Beta by Tyler Jewell #EclipseNewsletter ___A good cloud based IDE. I'm using an earlier version at codenvy.

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2016-01-26 05:41:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

UI work, blah blah. But, something's coming...

UI work, blah blah. But, something's coming...___

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2016-01-25 23:42:00 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Coal fired power stations are around 500MW, and these are 50 and 100. Still, great stuff.

This is what tackling climate change looks like... and it's beautiful! Nyngan and Broken Hill's solar power plants were officially launched last week, meaning more than TWO MILLION extra solar panels are now delivering energy into the national grid! http://buff.ly/1UlraMc Share if you want to see more large-scale renewables in Australia.___Coal fired power stations are around 500MW, and these are 50 and 100. Still, great stuff.

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2016-01-25 23:09:13 (6 comments; 5 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

If I had younger kids, I'd definitely grab one of these. Looks cool.

If I had younger kids, I'd definitely grab one of these. Looks cool.___

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2016-01-25 22:58:52 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

I can't vouch for the veracity of this. I suspect it's clever marketing. 

I can't vouch for the veracity of this. I suspect it's clever marketing. ___

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2016-01-25 04:57:55 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Happy Sunday, fellow skin socks.

Happy Sunday, fellow skin socks.___

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2016-01-25 02:52:57 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-25 02:26:45 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

I think we need a legal regime around leaking identity information. ie: there should be big fines at least when this happens. That's the only way I can see to force industry to treat personal identity information more carefully. Basically, it needs to be treated like toxic waste; you want as little of it as possible, and what you do have needs to be handled carefully and at some expense. Speaking from inside the industry, I can say this will never happen on its own.

I get that companies don't like getting yelled at when they implement and enforce a strict security policy but seriously, the amount of bad press companies are starting to get when they fail is significant.___I think we need a legal regime around leaking identity information. ie: there should be big fines at least when this happens. That's the only way I can see to force industry to treat personal identity information more carefully. Basically, it needs to be treated like toxic waste; you want as little of it as possible, and what you do have needs to be handled carefully and at some expense. Speaking from inside the industry, I can say this will never happen on its own.

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2016-01-24 23:46:44 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

#Trump ain't got nothing on #Cheney when it comes to shooting people in the face. #uniteblue #dumptrump #sandiego 

#Trump ain't got nothing on #Cheney when it comes to shooting people in the face. #uniteblue #dumptrump #sandiego ___

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2016-01-24 06:38:42 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

In some states in Australia, we have Labour Day on the 14th of March. In South Australia it's 3 October, but on 14 March we have "March public holiday". Is that a typo, or is that a real thing? What does "March public holiday" celebrate.

(btw I'm a huge fan of public holidays. So let's find a reason to keep March public holiday) 

In some states in Australia, we have Labour Day on the 14th of March. In South Australia it's 3 October, but on 14 March we have "March public holiday". Is that a typo, or is that a real thing? What does "March public holiday" celebrate.

(btw I'm a huge fan of public holidays. So let's find a reason to keep March public holiday) ___

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2016-01-22 05:28:49 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

In short, genetically modified foods are among the most extensively studied scientific subjects in history. This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of GM technology, and the paper’s conclusion is unequivocal: there is no credible evidence that GMOs pose any unique threat to the environment or the public’s health. The reason for the public’s distrust of GMOs lies in psychology, politics and false debates.

h/t +Olga Bourlin​​

In short, genetically modified foods are among the most extensively studied scientific subjects in history. This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of GM technology, and the paper’s conclusion is unequivocal: there is no credible evidence that GMOs pose any unique threat to the environment or the public’s health. The reason for the public’s distrust of GMOs lies in psychology, politics and false debates.

h/t +Olga Bourlin​​___

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2016-01-22 04:21:25 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Just got caught in an unexpected storm on the bus. Check it out.

Just got caught in an unexpected storm on the bus. Check it out.___

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2016-01-21 13:30:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

h/t +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto​

Education is too important to allow profiteering.

Techdirt: DailyDirt: Open Textbooks Starting To Save Students Real Money. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwm8WSkCQ___h/t +AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto​

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2016-01-21 11:27:32 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Ooh, this looks like it'll get nasty...

WOW! All caught on tape! We can't have an objective national broadcaster when they're too scared to reveal the truth -> "In the tape, obtained by New Matilda, Belsham repeatedly states that he’s under “internal and external” political pressure over Ross’ coverage of the NBN, and explains that despite “having no problems” with the specific story, he (Belsham) can’t publish it because “the Turnbull camp and my superiors will come down on me like a tonne of bricks”."___Ooh, this looks like it'll get nasty...

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2016-01-21 00:22:15 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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BAH!___:- (

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2016-01-20 21:54:58 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

He's talking about commercial apps presenting as bots in chat apps.

I'm not sure I agree that users will learn complex cli syntax; they have never showed any inclination towards that. But, there's a lot that's interesting here.

I agree with him that there's probably a paradigm shift happening now.

He's talking about commercial apps presenting as bots in chat apps.

I'm not sure I agree that users will learn complex cli syntax; they have never showed any inclination towards that. But, there's a lot that's interesting here.

I agree with him that there's probably a paradigm shift happening now.___

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2016-01-20 06:23:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

tl;dr: when you average RGB values, you should square both values, average them, then take the square root of that.

h/t +Glenn Crouch

tl;dr: when you average RGB values, you should square both values, average them, then take the square root of that.

h/t +Glenn Crouch___

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