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Paul Snedden has been at 15 events

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Carms Perez62,710I'm at a restaurant alone join me for a quick hangout I got my laptop :)Let's talk about the new phones :) or not.... lol2015-09-12 04:38:2532  
Android Headlines363,611The Nexus program is rising from the grave.The Android Headlines Show Episode 702014-08-01 03:30:0045  
Jackie M1,876,901KL and the adjacent state of Selangor are the gateway to Malaysia for most of its visitors; this is where you'll find food from all different parts of the country, but what sorts of dishes are uniquely KL and Selangor in influence? Catch this event Live or subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified once the recorded Hangout is uploaded there - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney Jackie M Ramadan 3 - Theme: Selangor/KL2014-07-27 10:30:007  
Jackie M1,876,901Another food hub in Malaysia that is a well-known secret among the locals and the Singaporean tourists who cross the border regularly to savour its culinary delights. I was there to film a new TV pilot there in May and was very impressed by the food we ate, even at the most inconspicuous, unglamourous outposts.  Join me as I try to capture some uniquely Johor flavours in this Hangout :)  Catch this event Live or subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified once the recorded Hangout is uploaded there - http://youtube.com/jackiemsydney Jackie M Ramadan 7 - Johor2014-07-24 12:30:0020  
Derek Ross1,322,169The Original Android Hangout Show returns tonight at 9pm ET to discuss Android Wear, tips, tricks, apps, and possibly a few developer tidbits to keep my friend @111777412946608276908 happy! Join @111396705647796704246 , Steve, and myself in about 2 hours. Bring your questions about #wearables  and #AndroidWear.The Original Android Hangout Show2014-07-11 03:00:0040  
Derek Ross1,322,169*The original Android Hangout Show returns!* Hi. I was the first guy on Google+ to start doing live Hangout Shows for Android news and discussion way back during the Hangouts on Air beta days. My team and I ran a successful Android related Hangout show for for 74 weeks in a row before our hiatus. Our show was watched and listed to by thousands every week via Google+, YouTube, and various Podcast platforms. *The band is getting back together...* ...or at least the lead singer. I've come to realize that the shows offered today just don't cut it. They're not professional. They're boring. They don't offer any value such as show guests or giveaways. They're just not what my team used to provide and it angers me. I'm going to try my best to change that for you guys. I'm tentatively going to relaunch our Android on Air show next month. The time and date are subject to change pending renovations to my office. If everything can be completed by then, I'll be back in business providing you with quality HoA Android goodness.The original Android Hangout Show returns!2014-06-06 03:00:0098  
Jackie M1,876,901Join me in the first of my new series of Hangouts On Air - on Malaysian Ingredients!  Unlike my previous series, I'm not teaching straight-out Malaysian dishes, but rather showing how you can infuse some Malaysian Flavours into your everyday cooking :) AND I will have a guest in my studio with me - hint for those who've bought from me recently - Pink Eyebrows!Jackie M Hangout On Air - Malaysian Flavours 12013-11-21 10:30:0071  
martin shervington1,435,455Well, you probably know we are doing Movember but what you may not have realised is that we are going to keep you informed of every bristle along the way. Yes we are.  So, please join us tomorrow for some laughs and awareness raising for the great causes of Movember. See you then!Movember: our first HOA - all welcome!2013-11-02 18:00:0028  
martin shervington1,435,455I am really excited to be interviewing +Marques Brownlee this Wednesday. It was great to read when +Vic Gundotra said he "is the best technology reviewer on the planet right now" and I know many people will nod their heads in agreement. As such I contacted Marques and asked if I could ask him a few questions about how he has used YouTube (which I know he loves) and Google+ to help him become the best. Oh, and I may even get a chance to see how he is getting on with Google Glass as well... This is one event you won't want to miss! _p.s. I will be taking questions..._Interview with Marques Brownlee!2013-08-28 20:00:00144  
Hanna Silver32,116Join Hanna for an online performance of her new instrumental EP in its entirety, plus a few extra songs just for fun. After the performance, there will be a Q & A where you can ask anything about how the EP was recorded, the pieces composed or what hair product Hanna uses. If you're watching on YouTube, you can leave your questions there in a comment, or here on the event page. Also, please leave me a comment if you'd like to be in the hangout with me. Otherwise, anyone will be able to watch on YouTube. *USA*: Please note that this will happen on your FRIDAY NIGHT, Aug 16, 10pm EDT or 7pm PDT. To learn more about the new release, you can read about it here: http://galusaustralis.com/2013/08/7519/artist-profile-hanna-silver/Hanna's EP Launch: Let's Visit The Seaside HOA2013-08-17 04:00:00117  
Jackie M1,876,901Join me as I showcase a quick and simple way to make restaurant-quality Chicken Rendang from my new studio kitchen! #FoodieWebWeek  Mouthwatering Malaysian Cooking Demo 22013-05-30 11:30:0031  
Jackie M1,876,901Join me this Thursday as I run a series of 3 Hangouts showcasing some simple, restaurant-quality Malaysian meals you can prepare at home. Cooking Demo 1 - Char Kway Teow #FoodieWebWeek  Mouthwatering Malaysian Cooking Demo 12013-05-30 10:00:0041  
Jackie M1,876,901I've been "off-the-grid" for the best part of a week thanks to my relocation from Concord to Darlinghurst, but I will be participating in this Cooking Demo as part of #FoodieWebWeek - and it's happening in less than 12 hours!   There is a twist though - because my internet at my new digs has only just been connected and I'm not entirely confident of its robustness - instead of doing a Hangout On Air, I have a pre-recorded cooking video that I will be sharing during this timeslot EXCLUSIVE to Google Plus - so be sure to catch it to learn how to make one of the popular items from my just-now closed Concord restaurant :)Jackie M Cooking Demo Video Exclusive to Google Plus2013-05-26 11:00:0017  
Jason L Chapman1,500If you have questions about Chrome OS or Chromebooks in general, OR have knowledge to share you should join us in this Hangout. If you know of anyone with interest let me know.  The 1pm US Central time is just an aiming time, it may be sooner or later depending on when our European Chromies would like to hangout also. *Google is not affiliated nor do the support all the views expressed in the Hangout.  Google, Chrome, Chromebooks and other trademarked terms are property of Google and their respective owners.*Chromebook Discussion and Q&A2013-05-09 21:00:0010  
Jackie M1,876,901Listen in from anywhere during the Livestream! - http://eastsidefm.org/listen-online/ Jackie M Guest on Radio Show - Food In Focus2013-02-23 06:00:0028  

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2016-12-05 09:05:05 (70 comments; 3 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

What is WRONG with you people?
 
So many levels of wrong in one photo.
 
As part of my #AboutAustralia series, I've written about Tim Tams (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/Xm2Rwgupw7P) and Vegemite (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/H4GZPPbPhVx) before.
 
Separately, and completely independently, they are two of my favourite Aussie foods. However, THEY SHOULD NEVER BE COMBINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Like the abomination that was Cheese Tim Tams (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/fpLevhiiaCz), doing a Tim Tam Bomb/Slam with Vegemite is just all sorts of weirdness that I won't tolerate.
 
You people disgust me!
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

Most reshares: 13

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2017-03-03 00:53:00 (48 comments; 13 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

Go Home, Australian Outback

You're drunk!

A kangaroo is having sex with a pig while being watched by a duck and also by what appears to be an Aboriginal man holding a spear standing on a hill...

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#straya

Most plusones: 126

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2017-01-17 00:59:45 (55 comments; 3 reshares; 126 +1s; )Open 

Tourists Beware

Australia is hotter than you think.

Every summer I LOL at tourists who spend endless hours on our beaches and then wonder why they end up in severe agony.

Seriously, people. The sun down here isn't anywhere near like the sun you have at "home".

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

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2017-08-15 10:49:52 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Cousin IT

Circa 1996.

#facelesssydney

Cousin IT

Circa 1996.

#facelesssydney___

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2017-08-06 22:28:04 (17 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

In Australia, even the ocean tries to kill you

Does death know no bounds?

We all know that life in Australia can be pretty dangerous. I've documented that a number of times, for different reasons(1).

Well, now the beaches of Mexico Melbourne have taken it to a new level. A teenager by the name of Sam was being literally eaten alive by the ocean.

Yes, you read that right.

He came out of the water covered in blood from the knees down. Doctors are at a loss to explain what it was that 'bit' Sam, so I'm here to tell you.

It. Was. The. Ocean.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
(h/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer)

(1) https://goo.gl/QcfYtL, https://goo.gl/cYWXHc, https://goo.gl/cxD3t1, https://goo.gl/fXbL6x, https://goo.gl/CTnVgQ, https://goo.gl/JSb1X7 and... more »

This is pretty creepy, even by Australian standards.
#NotTheOnion. #NewsOfTheWeird___In Australia, even the ocean tries to kill you

Does death know no bounds?

We all know that life in Australia can be pretty dangerous. I've documented that a number of times, for different reasons(1).

Well, now the beaches of Mexico Melbourne have taken it to a new level. A teenager by the name of Sam was being literally eaten alive by the ocean.

Yes, you read that right.

He came out of the water covered in blood from the knees down. Doctors are at a loss to explain what it was that 'bit' Sam, so I'm here to tell you.

It. Was. The. Ocean.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
(h/t +God Emperor Lionel Lauer)

(1) https://goo.gl/QcfYtL, https://goo.gl/cYWXHc, https://goo.gl/cxD3t1, https://goo.gl/fXbL6x, https://goo.gl/CTnVgQ, https://goo.gl/JSb1X7 and https://goo.gl/HBmKLy

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2017-07-11 01:37:01 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Peter George Norman

An unsung Aussie legend.

I've written in the past how, in my beloved Australia, racism was once a boardgame (https://goo.gl/67O1Xo).

There's numerous stories during the era of the White Australia policy, but none that made such little fanfare here as what happened in the aftermath of events during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +Jamez Frondeskias )

___Peter George Norman

An unsung Aussie legend.

I've written in the past how, in my beloved Australia, racism was once a boardgame (https://goo.gl/67O1Xo).

There's numerous stories during the era of the White Australia policy, but none that made such little fanfare here as what happened in the aftermath of events during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +Jamez Frondeskias )

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2017-07-04 08:35:05 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

The Sound of Australia
 
Take a listen to this.
 
It's a mock-up of the sounds produced by the coastlines of the continents of the world, and is a true expression of the combination of our cultures into a single tune.
 
Australia, however, takes it to a whole new level.
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #australia #straya

The Sound of Australia
 
Take a listen to this.
 
It's a mock-up of the sounds produced by the coastlines of the continents of the world, and is a true expression of the combination of our cultures into a single tune.
 
Australia, however, takes it to a whole new level.
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #australia #straya___

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2017-07-02 01:41:39 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

50 Shades of G'day

Mr Roo will you see now.

50 Shades was nothing more than Commercial Porn, but the funny thing is that it's still a better love story than Twilight.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( Via +Kelvin Morrison​ )

50 Shades of G'day

Mr Roo will you see now.

50 Shades was nothing more than Commercial Porn, but the funny thing is that it's still a better love story than Twilight.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( Via +Kelvin Morrison​ )___

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2017-06-30 05:46:33 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Oh Sydney

It's a little bit cold in +Sydney today.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via somewhere else )

Oh Sydney

It's a little bit cold in +Sydney today.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via somewhere else )___

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2017-06-30 04:35:19 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Australia
 
Finally being recognised as part of Asia.
 
The latest census results have been out for a few days, and have been discussed elsewhere. Here's my key takeaways from the attached Infographic:
 
1. Religion is dying, which is why "they" are becoming more-vocal in their efforts to stay legitimate.
 
2. I'm above-average. Yay :)
 
3. Sydney is Australia's only true global city. 
 
4. Growth is something that needs to happen, which is interesting when the conservative side of our Federal Govt claims to be so dead-set against it (in-part). Without migrants, Australia (and more importantly, Sydney) would not be what it is today.
 
5. Whilst I only speak English, English is not the dominant language spoken in The White House.
 
6. Being geographically located in Asia, it makescomplete... more »

Australia
 
Finally being recognised as part of Asia.
 
The latest census results have been out for a few days, and have been discussed elsewhere. Here's my key takeaways from the attached Infographic:
 
1. Religion is dying, which is why "they" are becoming more-vocal in their efforts to stay legitimate.
 
2. I'm above-average. Yay :)
 
3. Sydney is Australia's only true global city. 
 
4. Growth is something that needs to happen, which is interesting when the conservative side of our Federal Govt claims to be so dead-set against it (in-part). Without migrants, Australia (and more importantly, Sydney) would not be what it is today.
 
5. Whilst I only speak English, English is not the dominant language spoken in The White House.
 
6. Being geographically located in Asia, it makes complete sense that an overpopulated country like China has an ever-growing number of people moving to Australia to live.
 
7. I guess this explains why it's such slim-pickings for single women? No idea. The difference between the genders is marginal, but there's still more oestrogen than testosterone.
 
8. Islam has a very loud voice, but not because of the followers.
 
9. I was talking to someone recently who said they lived in an apartment in inner city Sydney, with 11 other people. In a two-bedroom apartment. Let that sink in for a minute.
 
10. Without supporting the Have-Not's, the country can never truly improve. But, attacking the middle is not the way to fix the problem.
 
Discuss.
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-06-20 09:06:53 (18 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Phylum Sipuncula
 
No, this isn't a dildo!
 
You people disgust me. No, really.
 
This isn't some weird form of sexual pleasure device. No, instead, it's one of a collection of Australia's newest beasties!!!
 
A month-long expedition off Australia's coast has returned with a whole new collection of the weird and wonderful from the deepest, darkest depths of the abyss.
 
You can see the rest of the slimy critters that were caught by clicking here -> 
https://goo.gl/m8cJRc ( via +CNET )
 
I, for one, welcome our slimy overlords.
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #australia #downunder #straya

Phylum Sipuncula
 
No, this isn't a dildo!
 
You people disgust me. No, really.
 
This isn't some weird form of sexual pleasure device. No, instead, it's one of a collection of Australia's newest beasties!!!
 
A month-long expedition off Australia's coast has returned with a whole new collection of the weird and wonderful from the deepest, darkest depths of the abyss.
 
You can see the rest of the slimy critters that were caught by clicking here -> 
https://goo.gl/m8cJRc ( via +CNET )
 
I, for one, welcome our slimy overlords.
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #australia #downunder #straya___

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2017-06-19 00:21:10 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

The Drop Bear Army is real

And you can thank The Russians for it.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

The Drop Bear Army is real

And you can thank The Russians for it.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-06-14 21:40:47 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

This is why I hate cats

And it's not even Caturday

I've shown you before how Australia looks like Scooby-Doo (goo.gl/GgzvSO) and, of course, the Cat's Head/Dog's Head combo (goo.gl/2EKjDX), but this is taking mapping to a whole new level.

Australia - the world's play thing.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +God Emperor Lionel Lauer​ )
#australia #caturday

18 Amazing Maps of the World They Didn’t Show Us at School http://onest.mp/2sIlfsW___This is why I hate cats

And it's not even Caturday

I've shown you before how Australia looks like Scooby-Doo (goo.gl/GgzvSO) and, of course, the Cat's Head/Dog's Head combo (goo.gl/2EKjDX), but this is taking mapping to a whole new level.

Australia - the world's play thing.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +God Emperor Lionel Lauer​ )
#australia #caturday

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2017-06-09 07:10:09 (14 comments; 6 reshares; 43 +1s; )Open 

A complete guide to Australian wildlife
 
By an actual Australian!
 
The fauna of Australia is oft-discussed, with topics ranging from how deadly they may be are to how cute and cuddly they appear to be. As always, these discussions tend to be from tourists and do not tend to have a truly Aussie slant.
 
I thought I'd give it the #AboutAustralia once-over. Because, well, why not.  So, here's a look at some of the critters we have roaming our streets.
 
Koala
- They look cute and cuddly but they're also kinda scary.
- NOT AN ACTUAL BEAR
- They sleep for half the day (mostly because they're stoned on Eucalyptus
- The sounds they make are terrifying, it's been likened to Satan possessing a strangled, half-dead cat
- If you call them "koala bears", thousands of us Aussies will beat you upwith ... more »

A complete guide to Australian wildlife
 
By an actual Australian!
 
The fauna of Australia is oft-discussed, with topics ranging from how deadly they may be are to how cute and cuddly they appear to be. As always, these discussions tend to be from tourists and do not tend to have a truly Aussie slant.
 
I thought I'd give it the #AboutAustralia once-over. Because, well, why not.  So, here's a look at some of the critters we have roaming our streets.
 
Koala
- They look cute and cuddly but they're also kinda scary.
- NOT AN ACTUAL BEAR
- They sleep for half the day (mostly because they're stoned on Eucalyptus
- The sounds they make are terrifying, it's been likened to Satan possessing a strangled, half-dead cat
- If you call them "koala bears", thousands of us Aussies will beat you up with our cricket bats.
 
Kangaroo
- These guys will break bones
- They have killed people
- They aren't called Boxing Kangaroos for nothing
 
Dingoes
- They look like dogs but be warned, they are pretty much like wolves and will kill you
- We use "a dingo ate my baby" as basically our version of the boy who cried wolf
- A woman (Lindy Chamberlain) said one ate her baby but no one believed her
 
Magpies
- Run
- If you go near them in mating season, they WILL attack you
- They smell fear
- Aussies have been known to wear plastic containers on their heads to protect themselves from Magpies. I'm not even kidding.
 
Funnel-Web Spider
- One of the most poisonous spiders in the world
- The most dangerous in Australia
- They're super shy and won't attack unless you pick a fight with them
- These are the spiders of your nightmares
 
Emus
- The Great Emu War. Google it. I'll wait.
 
Crocodiles
- Nobody has seen one in the wild and survived
- Well, nobody except Steve Irwin (RIP mate)
- If you see one and you want to live then too bad, you're already dead.
 
Possum
- The only Australian animal that won't kill you
- They eat any food you leave laying around
- Not related to the Australian Bin Chicken (https://goo.gl/LDfckz)
 
So, there you have it. That's all you need to know.
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #australia___

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2017-06-08 01:14:37 (15 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Flat-Earthers

For the LOLz

Take a minute out of your day and watch the video at the link below.

It shows some of the "evidence" presented by 'Flat Earthers' as to why we should ignore the facts, forget about science, and shun those awful, awful liars at +NASA

I just love that Australia gets a mention at the end. Because, as I've already proven here (https://goo.gl/lV8aQ8), it's really not that easy living in The Lucky Headache Country

Bear in mind, these are just some of their reasons given by the Flat Earthers. If you're looking for an actual challenge to hard science, from the fact that different points on the planet experience day and night at the same time, or the Coriolis effect, to the round shadow of Earth on the Moon, well you've come to the wrong place. Funnily enough, these idiots have neglected to... more »

Flat-Earthers

For the LOLz

Take a minute out of your day and watch the video at the link below.

It shows some of the "evidence" presented by 'Flat Earthers' as to why we should ignore the facts, forget about science, and shun those awful, awful liars at +NASA

I just love that Australia gets a mention at the end. Because, as I've already proven here (https://goo.gl/lV8aQ8), it's really not that easy living in The Lucky Headache Country

Bear in mind, these are just some of their reasons given by the Flat Earthers. If you're looking for an actual challenge to hard science, from the fact that different points on the planet experience day and night at the same time, or the Coriolis effect, to the round shadow of Earth on the Moon, well you've come to the wrong place. Funnily enough, these idiots have neglected to explain these things.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +I fucking love science - video here --> https://goo.gl/sOR72I)
#flatearthers #meanwhileinaustralia___

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2017-06-07 06:51:33 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

The Blanket

#randomsydney

The Blanket

#randomsydney___

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2017-06-01 22:43:39 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Australia to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling abroad

Lock up your sons and daughters!

In what's reported to be a world first, the Australian Government will introduce new laws to "make Australia a world leader in protecting vulnerable children from child sex tourism by prohibiting registered child sex offenders from leaving Australia or holding Australian passports."

Whilst I applaud the move, what it doesn't say is what the Government is doing to bring back those involved in paedophile activities but then run and hide in the Vatican once the long arm of the law starts to close in on them.

via http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170530a.aspx

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

Australia to ban convicted paedophiles from travelling abroad

Lock up your sons and daughters!

In what's reported to be a world first, the Australian Government will introduce new laws to "make Australia a world leader in protecting vulnerable children from child sex tourism by prohibiting registered child sex offenders from leaving Australia or holding Australian passports."

Whilst I applaud the move, what it doesn't say is what the Government is doing to bring back those involved in paedophile activities but then run and hide in the Vatican once the long arm of the law starts to close in on them.

via http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170530a.aspx

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-05-07 23:31:32 (42 comments; 12 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Australian English - a handy guide

One word. So. Many. Uses.

#aboutaustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

Australian English - a handy guide

One word. So. Many. Uses.

#aboutaustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-05-05 05:33:22 (19 comments; 5 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

Rare Map of Australia
 
Found in a home in Italy!
 
This little gem, one of the earliest maps of Australia, has been found in a home in Italy. Being almost 450 years old, it's still in pretty good shape but really goes to show how good the Dutch were at mapping Terra Australis
 
The map is going up for auction at Sotheby's
 
According to Sotheby's, the map is "possibly the best general map of Dutch sea power executed in the 17th century. It contains all Dutch discoveries in Australia and those in Tasmania and New Zealand of Tasman's first voyage".
 
Via +Kristin Milton and +news.com.au (https://goo.gl/ZWzPl0)
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
 
#australia #straya #downunder

Rare Map of Australia
 
Found in a home in Italy!
 
This little gem, one of the earliest maps of Australia, has been found in a home in Italy. Being almost 450 years old, it's still in pretty good shape but really goes to show how good the Dutch were at mapping Terra Australis
 
The map is going up for auction at Sotheby's
 
According to Sotheby's, the map is "possibly the best general map of Dutch sea power executed in the 17th century. It contains all Dutch discoveries in Australia and those in Tasmania and New Zealand of Tasman's first voyage".
 
Via +Kristin Milton and +news.com.au (https://goo.gl/ZWzPl0)
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
 
#australia #straya #downunder___

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2017-04-26 23:51:33 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

My Shoe

#facelesssydney

My Shoe

#facelesssydney___

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2017-04-26 01:11:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Spray

#facelesssydney

Spray

#facelesssydney___

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2017-04-20 04:12:53 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Sleeping in the morning sun

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same.

#facelesssydney

Sleeping in the morning sun

Look like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same.

#facelesssydney___

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2017-04-19 08:12:47 (34 comments; 3 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Aussie Family Photo

A selfie Spidey?

#aboutaustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#straya #spiders

Aussie Family Photo

A selfie Spidey?

#aboutaustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#straya #spiders___

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2017-04-12 22:16:59 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

If music is the food of love

Play on.

#facelesssydney

If music is the food of love

Play on.

#facelesssydney___

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2017-04-01 12:10:33 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

The Australian Bin Chicken

I, for one, welcome our feathered overlords.

#aboutaustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

The Australian Bin Chicken

I, for one, welcome our feathered overlords.

#aboutaustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-03-30 23:26:13 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

How NOT to take a photo of the world's second deadliest snake

"oh mum it wasn’t that big"

A roughly 2m (6'7") snake slithered past young Molly as her mum took some candid photos - completely oblivious of the presence of the venomous reptile nearby. According to the mother, the snake was so close it slithered over the young girl's boots.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #straya #snakes #downunder

( Source: https://goo.gl/1UbHHn via +Kelvin Morrison )

How NOT to take a photo of the world's second deadliest snake

"oh mum it wasn’t that big"

A roughly 2m (6'7") snake slithered past young Molly as her mum took some candid photos - completely oblivious of the presence of the venomous reptile nearby. According to the mother, the snake was so close it slithered over the young girl's boots.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR #straya #snakes #downunder

( Source: https://goo.gl/1UbHHn via +Kelvin Morrison )___

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2017-03-21 21:18:52 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

The Miramar

#facelesssydney

( Loosely inspired by +Leo Deegan )

The Miramar

#facelesssydney

( Loosely inspired by +Leo Deegan )___

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2017-03-11 21:02:50 (22 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Not another Google Assistant post

This one's a little different.

So, I finally got Assistant. The world can now resume normality. In the past few days, as the rollout was going on, I read in a few places that it wasn't possible to take a screenshot with Assistant. I'm here to tell you that you're wrong, people.

Not another Google Assistant post

This one's a little different.

So, I finally got Assistant. The world can now resume normality. In the past few days, as the rollout was going on, I read in a few places that it wasn't possible to take a screenshot with Assistant. I'm here to tell you that you're wrong, people.___

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2017-03-03 00:53:00 (48 comments; 13 reshares; 95 +1s; )Open 

Go Home, Australian Outback

You're drunk!

A kangaroo is having sex with a pig while being watched by a duck and also by what appears to be an Aboriginal man holding a spear standing on a hill...

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#straya

Go Home, Australian Outback

You're drunk!

A kangaroo is having sex with a pig while being watched by a duck and also by what appears to be an Aboriginal man holding a spear standing on a hill...

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#straya___

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2017-02-27 01:04:10 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Cool Facts About Australia

Not 100% "cool" nor "factual"

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

via the Sydney community (https://goo.gl/8NxyMb) and +TheCoolFactShow​​

Facts about Australia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDsCybgxN2c___Cool Facts About Australia

Not 100% "cool" nor "factual"

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

via the Sydney community (https://goo.gl/8NxyMb) and +TheCoolFactShow​​

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2017-02-23 23:14:54 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Strike a Pose

Let your body move to the music!

#facelesssydney

Strike a Pose

Let your body move to the music!

#facelesssydney___

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2017-02-13 02:30:09 (51 comments; 6 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

Battle of the Snakes
 
Time for a pop-quiz!
 
What do you do when:
a) you are hungry,
b) you are in Australia, and
c) the World's second most-deadly land snake is in front of you?
 
Well, if you're a Red-Bellied Black Snake the answer is eat it.
 
Definitely one for the "Only in Australia" Files
 
OP (via +Kelvin Morrison and +news.com.au  ) - http://goo.gl/13Q8XG
 
#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#onlyinaustralia #straya #downunder #australia

Battle of the Snakes
 
Time for a pop-quiz!
 
What do you do when:
a) you are hungry,
b) you are in Australia, and
c) the World's second most-deadly land snake is in front of you?
 
Well, if you're a Red-Bellied Black Snake the answer is eat it.
 
Definitely one for the "Only in Australia" Files
 
OP (via +Kelvin Morrison and +news.com.au  ) - http://goo.gl/13Q8XG
 
#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#onlyinaustralia #straya #downunder #australia___

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2017-02-10 05:00:14 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Not Like America
 
Yes, we are all individuals.
 
Australia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, thanks largely to the deep richness of our mineral resources and agricultural land. We have a peaceful, ethnically diverse and religiously tolerant society (28 per cent of our population was born overseas); our education system, despite increasing angst about private versus public funding inequities and a slide in global rankings in the maths and sciences, is said to be world-class and is our fourth-largest export; we are creative; and our scientists and researchers produce a relatively high percentage (per capita) of the world’s top research. But the world continues to make demands on Australia and our record of response to those demands is patchy at best, the gaps easily glossed over throughout a resources boom and 25 years of uninterrupted growth.
 
An excellentwrite-... more »

Not Like America
 
Yes, we are all individuals.
 
Australia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, thanks largely to the deep richness of our mineral resources and agricultural land. We have a peaceful, ethnically diverse and religiously tolerant society (28 per cent of our population was born overseas); our education system, despite increasing angst about private versus public funding inequities and a slide in global rankings in the maths and sciences, is said to be world-class and is our fourth-largest export; we are creative; and our scientists and researchers produce a relatively high percentage (per capita) of the world’s top research. But the world continues to make demands on Australia and our record of response to those demands is patchy at best, the gaps easily glossed over throughout a resources boom and 25 years of uninterrupted growth.
 
An excellent write-up on The Lucky Country and where it sees itself in the digital economy of the future. It's clearly evident that our current crop of politicians, on both sides of the political spectrum, are so far out of touch with the requirements of future-proofing our economy in the digital era. It's is not based on the status quo, harking back to the bygone era of commodities resources. Without drastic investment in ourselves, and with the mining boom long since coming to an end, the skills drain will continue. The government needs to get behind the investment in our digital future, not bicker about what torrent sites we're using.
 
#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR  
OP via +Kristin Milton​ - https://goo.gl/gzBBvq


___

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2017-02-09 22:00:19 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Drop Bear Lane

Please DON'T drop by!

Everyone knows the Drop Bear is real. We only pretend that it's fake so that tourists won't be scared by the notion of a killer koala dropping on them and ripping their face off while they go bushwalking through The Blue Mountains.

Our good friends at +Tamworth Regional Council have gone one step further and named a street after the furry little psycopath. Yes, the previously unnamed stretch of barren wasteland some 400+ km north of Sydney will now be known as "Drop Bear Lane".

Personally, I think it's a better choice of name than the other contender - Streety McStreetFace.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#dropbear

( via +Lordy )

Drop Bear Lane

Please DON'T drop by!

Everyone knows the Drop Bear is real. We only pretend that it's fake so that tourists won't be scared by the notion of a killer koala dropping on them and ripping their face off while they go bushwalking through The Blue Mountains.

Our good friends at +Tamworth Regional Council have gone one step further and named a street after the furry little psycopath. Yes, the previously unnamed stretch of barren wasteland some 400+ km north of Sydney will now be known as "Drop Bear Lane".

Personally, I think it's a better choice of name than the other contender - Streety McStreetFace.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#dropbear

( via +Lordy )___

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2017-02-08 04:59:15 (59 comments; 3 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

Australia - Welcome to Hell on Earth

Don't piss off the weather gods!

Australia is going to be turned into a cess pit of fire and brimstone over the next few days, as temperatures soar above 40C (that's 104F for you Septics) across large portions of the country.

I seriously think we need to reconsider our Fire Alert warnings (which already go up to 'Catastrophic' - https://goo.gl/lGR67Q). It's already well-known that climate change in Australia is just bizarre (https://goo.gl/oYayLN and https://goo.gl/rqxQUT)

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

Source: +Higginsstormchasing - https://higginsstormchasing.com/welcome-hell-earth-australia/

#australia #downunder

Australia - Welcome to Hell on Earth

Don't piss off the weather gods!

Australia is going to be turned into a cess pit of fire and brimstone over the next few days, as temperatures soar above 40C (that's 104F for you Septics) across large portions of the country.

I seriously think we need to reconsider our Fire Alert warnings (which already go up to 'Catastrophic' - https://goo.gl/lGR67Q). It's already well-known that climate change in Australia is just bizarre (https://goo.gl/oYayLN and https://goo.gl/rqxQUT)

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

Source: +Higginsstormchasing - https://higginsstormchasing.com/welcome-hell-earth-australia/

#australia #downunder___

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2017-02-06 10:32:59 (28 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

What type of Aussie are you?

Prepare to be pigeon-holed.

A bunch of propellor heads from +The Australian National University​​ got together with some folks at +Luminum Solutions B.V.​​ and Kieskompas and +Fairfax Media​​ to survey 3000 people and then group them into 7 "tribes"

Unsurprisingly, the largest group is the "Prudent Traditionalists" - not because we're a conservative country. Far from it. They would have been the largest group because old people need people to talk to. They love a survey :)

The full list of tribes are:

1. Activist Egalitarian (18.2% of the population)

2. Progressive Cosmopolitan (18.3%)

3. Ambitious Saver (9.9%)

4. Prudent Traditionalist (29.9%)

5. Lavish Mod-Con (5.5%)

6. Anti-EstablishmentFirebrandmore »

What type of Aussie are you?

Prepare to be pigeon-holed.

A bunch of propellor heads from +The Australian National University​​ got together with some folks at +Luminum Solutions B.V.​​ and Kieskompas and +Fairfax Media​​ to survey 3000 people and then group them into 7 "tribes"

Unsurprisingly, the largest group is the "Prudent Traditionalists" - not because we're a conservative country. Far from it. They would have been the largest group because old people need people to talk to. They love a survey :)

The full list of tribes are:

1. Activist Egalitarian (18.2% of the population)

2. Progressive Cosmopolitan (18.3%)

3. Ambitious Saver (9.9%)

4. Prudent Traditionalist (29.9%)

5. Lavish Mod-Con (5.5%)

6. Anti-Establishment Firebrand (6%)

7. Disillusioned Pessimist (12.2%)

The full description of what each of these tribes are, and the quiz itself to determine what kind of Aussie you are, is available at http://www.theage.com.au/national/what-type-of-aussie-are-you-meet-the-7-new-political-tribes-20170203-gu57b2.html

FWIW, I'm a Disillusioned Pessimist.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#aussie #downunder___

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2017-01-31 22:30:00 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Two images that make history

149 years apart

Pictured here (in black and white) is what has been acknowledged as the oldest known image of an Australian football team, the +Carlton Football Club's men’s team from 1868.

Below it, in colour, is an equally historic combination – the inaugural Carlton AFL Women’s combination, posing in an identical manner as the mens team all those years before.

Whilst I'm not an avid fan of the AFL, I do appreciate a bit of Aussie history. So, well done to the women's team for a job well done and best of luck for your season ahead.

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +Kelvin Morrison )

Two images that make history

149 years apart

Pictured here (in black and white) is what has been acknowledged as the oldest known image of an Australian football team, the +Carlton Football Club's men’s team from 1868.

Below it, in colour, is an equally historic combination – the inaugural Carlton AFL Women’s combination, posing in an identical manner as the mens team all those years before.

Whilst I'm not an avid fan of the AFL, I do appreciate a bit of Aussie history. So, well done to the women's team for a job well done and best of luck for your season ahead.

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +Kelvin Morrison )___

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2017-01-27 00:15:29 (29 comments; 2 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

The Pledge of Allegiance

Only one of these is worthwhile.

I do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Bunnings Warehouse, her specials and sausage sizzles, according to law.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #bunnings #australiaday

The Pledge of Allegiance

Only one of these is worthwhile.

I do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Bunnings Warehouse, her specials and sausage sizzles, according to law.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #bunnings #australiaday___

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2017-01-19 23:51:26 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

What is wrong with you people?

Change your password, or hand in your internet card.

The latest batch of the most-common passwords used by idiots people online has been released, and as usual it's a sad tale of neglect.

123456 continues to be the dominant player, followed by 123456789 and then qwerty rounding out the Top 3.

In 15th place, however, was something unusual. 18atcskd2w. I can't, by any stretch of the imagination, begin to wonder what would make that so popular amongst Joe Users. Same with number 20 - 3rjs1la7qe.

Alas, you can read the entire list of the top 25 via the OP (via +Amber Mac) from +Business Insider - https://goo.gl/6pf9Ze

You people disgust me!

The world's most popular password is: 123456 :-( Check out the full (& very depressing) list here...___What is wrong with you people?

Change your password, or hand in your internet card.

The latest batch of the most-common passwords used by idiots people online has been released, and as usual it's a sad tale of neglect.

123456 continues to be the dominant player, followed by 123456789 and then qwerty rounding out the Top 3.

In 15th place, however, was something unusual. 18atcskd2w. I can't, by any stretch of the imagination, begin to wonder what would make that so popular amongst Joe Users. Same with number 20 - 3rjs1la7qe.

Alas, you can read the entire list of the top 25 via the OP (via +Amber Mac) from +Business Insider - https://goo.gl/6pf9Ze

You people disgust me!

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2017-01-17 00:59:45 (55 comments; 3 reshares; 126 +1s; )Open 

Tourists Beware

Australia is hotter than you think.

Every summer I LOL at tourists who spend endless hours on our beaches and then wonder why they end up in severe agony.

Seriously, people. The sun down here isn't anywhere near like the sun you have at "home".

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

Tourists Beware

Australia is hotter than you think.

Every summer I LOL at tourists who spend endless hours on our beaches and then wonder why they end up in severe agony.

Seriously, people. The sun down here isn't anywhere near like the sun you have at "home".

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-01-11 04:39:18 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

When Butterflies Attack

Photobombing Level: Elite

The good folks at +Symbio Wildlife Park have won an award from +Tourism Australia and +Qantas, for the video linked below which shows a butterfly photobombing Willow the koala.

The award was part of the G'Day USA thingame that happens every year, so I'm sure Symbio will soon see an influx of septic tanks invading their premises real soon.

It's very cute, so get your Awwws on.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch-sxElzF3A
Source: via +Australian Geographic - https://goo.gl/yqh2lV

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #gdayusa

( cc +Peter G McDermott )

When Butterflies Attack

Photobombing Level: Elite

The good folks at +Symbio Wildlife Park have won an award from +Tourism Australia and +Qantas, for the video linked below which shows a butterfly photobombing Willow the koala.

The award was part of the G'Day USA thingame that happens every year, so I'm sure Symbio will soon see an influx of septic tanks invading their premises real soon.

It's very cute, so get your Awwws on.

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch-sxElzF3A
Source: via +Australian Geographic - https://goo.gl/yqh2lV

#AboutAustralia http://goo.gl/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #gdayusa

( cc +Peter G McDermott )___

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2017-01-10 04:19:18 (37 comments; 8 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

An #AboutAustralia Challenge

Put these 6 words into the most-Australian sentence you can muster.

Go!

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

An #AboutAustralia Challenge

Put these 6 words into the most-Australian sentence you can muster.

Go!

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2017-01-08 22:39:55 (22 comments; 4 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Australia is still mind-boggling huge

Just deal with it.

I laugh when I hear Europeans say that need their passport to go for a 6 hour drive. In 6 hours, if you left from Sydney, you'd still be in the same state - same with Brissy, Perth and Adelaide, if you went North, or East of Perth for that matter. 6 hours is "nothing" here.

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #downunder

I grew up on the Finnish coast, then spent years in Estonia, and now I live in Russia near the Ukraine border. Except for me it's all one state (Queensland) in one country (Australia).

H/T +Ilya Grigorik​

http://thetruesize.com/#?borders=1~!MTYzNzU1Njk.MTExMDU4NDU*MjIxMzI5NDY(MTU4MDQ4MjE~!AU*MTQ3Nzc4NDQ.MTM0MjcyNTA(MTYy)Mw___Australia is still mind-boggling huge

Just deal with it.

I laugh when I hear Europeans say that need their passport to go for a 6 hour drive. In 6 hours, if you left from Sydney, you'd still be in the same state - same with Brissy, Perth and Adelaide, if you went North, or East of Perth for that matter. 6 hours is "nothing" here.

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #downunder

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2017-01-07 21:36:39 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Happy New Year

Back to work time for me tomorrow.

I've been prepping for the latest #WhiteHouseReno over the Christmas break, so it'll be good to get back to work so I can relax for a bit. Just don't tell my boss lol

#randomsydney

Just in case you missed them, heres 144 frames of it :) smoke included.

give it a minute to load :)

#sydnye
#nye2016 #nye2016sydney #nye #nyesydney #gif #fireworks2016___Happy New Year

Back to work time for me tomorrow.

I've been prepping for the latest #WhiteHouseReno over the Christmas break, so it'll be good to get back to work so I can relax for a bit. Just don't tell my boss lol

#randomsydney

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2016-12-29 19:46:52 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

2016

So long, and thanks for nothing.

The year is rapidly drawing to a close, so of course it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good
For me personally, I got myself a new job back in April and I'm loving it. It's wildly different than anything I've done before, but rooted in business and operational analysis. Basically, I ask "why" a lot. I'm like a middle aged 4yo. It's fun, really.

The Bad
A bunch of people died. Mostly people you don't know, nor would they care to know you unless you're spending money buying their stuff. So, get over it. Everybody dies.

The Ugly
So many people would say that Donald Trump being elected as POTUS is the ugliest thing to happen this year. If that's true, you're very shallow minded. To me, the ugliest... more »

2016

So long, and thanks for nothing.

The year is rapidly drawing to a close, so of course it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good
For me personally, I got myself a new job back in April and I'm loving it. It's wildly different than anything I've done before, but rooted in business and operational analysis. Basically, I ask "why" a lot. I'm like a middle aged 4yo. It's fun, really.

The Bad
A bunch of people died. Mostly people you don't know, nor would they care to know you unless you're spending money buying their stuff. So, get over it. Everybody dies.

The Ugly
So many people would say that Donald Trump being elected as POTUS is the ugliest thing to happen this year. If that's true, you're very shallow minded. To me, the ugliest thing to have happened this year is that around 11 million children died this year from preventable diseases. Whilst we funnel money into and celebrate pathetic excuses for life like the Kardashians, there are children dying every minute of every day.

Thanks, as always, to +CircleCount​ for their amazing work.___

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2016-12-21 01:08:46 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

New Holland becomes Australia

On this day, 199 years ago.

21st December 1817 - Governor Lachlan Macquarie, recommended the use of the name “Australia” instead of “New Holland” for this fine continent.

The name had been suggested by Matthew Flinders in his book A Voyage to Terra Australis but Governor Macquarie started to use the name in official despatches in 1817.

In the introduction to A Voyage to Terra Australis Flinders wrote: ‘Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear, and as an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.’

Discussion continued about the naming of the continent. In an official despatch dated 21 December 1817, then-Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, recommended Flinders’proposal that... more »

New Holland becomes Australia

On this day, 199 years ago.

21st December 1817 - Governor Lachlan Macquarie, recommended the use of the name “Australia” instead of “New Holland” for this fine continent.

The name had been suggested by Matthew Flinders in his book A Voyage to Terra Australis but Governor Macquarie started to use the name in official despatches in 1817.

In the introduction to A Voyage to Terra Australis Flinders wrote: ‘Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into Australia; as being more agreeable to the ear, and as an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.’

Discussion continued about the naming of the continent. In an official despatch dated 21 December 1817, then-Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, recommended Flinders’ proposal that the continent should be named “Australia”, replacing “New Holland”.

(Source: +State Archives NSW's Today in History)

[Lachlan Macquarie portrait, ca.1805-1824] via +State Library of New South Wales

#AboutAustralia - goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#australia #newholland #todayinhistory___

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2016-12-15 05:30:04 (32 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

2016 Year in (Aussie) Search

Pancakes, Prince and Pokemon Go!

It's December, so our good friends at +Google Australia have put together their latest summary of the things we you searched for. It's an interesting tale indeed.

Google have provided a Top 10 in various categories, which you can see in its whole, sad collection right here - https://australia.googleblog.com/2016/12/a-year-in-search-moments-that-defined.html. Rather than regurgitating them all here, I thought I'd reflect on just the Top Aussie entries.

1. Mitchell Pearce - So, the number one searched for Australian person is a guy who wanted to have sex with a dog? Well done, you.

2. Molly Meldrum - Not sure what made Mol the number 2. Surely the tele-movie wasn't THAT popular?

3. Tara Brown - Not the first aussie reporter to be gaoled... more »

2016 Year in (Aussie) Search

Pancakes, Prince and Pokemon Go!

It's December, so our good friends at +Google Australia have put together their latest summary of the things we you searched for. It's an interesting tale indeed.

Google have provided a Top 10 in various categories, which you can see in its whole, sad collection right here - https://australia.googleblog.com/2016/12/a-year-in-search-moments-that-defined.html. Rather than regurgitating them all here, I thought I'd reflect on just the Top Aussie entries.

1. Mitchell Pearce - So, the number one searched for Australian person is a guy who wanted to have sex with a dog? Well done, you.

2. Molly Meldrum - Not sure what made Mol the number 2. Surely the tele-movie wasn't THAT popular?

3. Tara Brown - Not the first aussie reporter to be gaoled whilst doing her job, but definitely one of the most stupid.

4. Pauline Hanson - The number 1 trending polly? I wonder if she knows the meaning of Xenophobe yet.

5. Mel McLaughlin - Don't blush, baby.

6. Rebecca Wilson - RIP

7. Peter Brock - Ten years on, and he's still a bloody legend.

8. Sonia Kruger - This bigot gets FAR too much airtime. The less said about this waste of space, the better.

9. Malcolm Turnbull - He's so low on the list, because people couldn't search fast enough because of the crappy internet we have here. badum tish

10. Michelle Jenneke - I'm happy to say I may have made up a lot of the search queries, looking for that warmup routine again, and again, and again.

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
#YearInSearch___

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2016-12-15 03:38:40 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Do Not Obstruct

This guy was walking in front of me on my way to the office this morning. He turned in towards the door and just stopped, giving me ample time to snap a photo on my way past :)

#facelesssydney

Do Not Obstruct

This guy was walking in front of me on my way to the office this morning. He turned in towards the door and just stopped, giving me ample time to snap a photo on my way past :)

#facelesssydney___

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2016-12-13 11:40:58 (23 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Action Launcher

THE best Android launcher. Bar none.

Back in my early days of Android, I tried (and bought) all the different launchers in the hope that I would find one that I would love and keep using. I've tried them all - everything from Nova to Apex, from Go to Microsoft's Arrow Launcher. I've even hard a fair whack at Google's own Google Now and Pixel Launchers.

There was something about Action Launcher, however, that I just simply fell in love with. I know that part of it is that the developer, +Chris Lacy​, is an Aussie. But, it's also that the damn thing just suits my needs perfectly. I run it on all three of my current devices - the Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2012), and my Pixel C. It gets updated regularly - not just with bugfixes, because that's obvious. No, more importantly, Chris is constantly adding new and better features. Fore... more »

Action Launcher

THE best Android launcher. Bar none.

Back in my early days of Android, I tried (and bought) all the different launchers in the hope that I would find one that I would love and keep using. I've tried them all - everything from Nova to Apex, from Go to Microsoft's Arrow Launcher. I've even hard a fair whack at Google's own Google Now and Pixel Launchers.

There was something about Action Launcher, however, that I just simply fell in love with. I know that part of it is that the developer, +Chris Lacy​, is an Aussie. But, it's also that the damn thing just suits my needs perfectly. I run it on all three of my current devices - the Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2012), and my Pixel C. It gets updated regularly - not just with bugfixes, because that's obvious. No, more importantly, Chris is constantly adding new and better features. For example, Action Launcher was the first non-Google launcher to have the Pixel Launcher's swipe-up All Apps menu option.

Chris introduced the "Supporter 2016" badge as a way of we, the users, continuing to show financial support for all the great he's done. I happily "bought" it, and now that the "Supporter 2017" badge is here, I'll happily pay again. I like the damn thing THAT much.

So, my question is....do YOU pay for apps? If not, why not? If you do, do you set an upper limit?___

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2016-12-05 09:05:05 (70 comments; 3 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

What is WRONG with you people?
 
So many levels of wrong in one photo.
 
As part of my #AboutAustralia series, I've written about Tim Tams (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/Xm2Rwgupw7P) and Vegemite (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/H4GZPPbPhVx) before.
 
Separately, and completely independently, they are two of my favourite Aussie foods. However, THEY SHOULD NEVER BE COMBINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Like the abomination that was Cheese Tim Tams (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/fpLevhiiaCz), doing a Tim Tam Bomb/Slam with Vegemite is just all sorts of weirdness that I won't tolerate.
 
You people disgust me!
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

What is WRONG with you people?
 
So many levels of wrong in one photo.
 
As part of my #AboutAustralia series, I've written about Tim Tams (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/Xm2Rwgupw7P) and Vegemite (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/H4GZPPbPhVx) before.
 
Separately, and completely independently, they are two of my favourite Aussie foods. However, THEY SHOULD NEVER BE COMBINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Like the abomination that was Cheese Tim Tams (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/fpLevhiiaCz), doing a Tim Tam Bomb/Slam with Vegemite is just all sorts of weirdness that I won't tolerate.
 
You people disgust me!
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR___

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2016-11-30 00:32:53 (44 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Which book/song/movie/play/poem changed your life?

Let me know.

Whilst being a big Stephen King fan, music has, by far, had a larger influence over my life. When I was in my early teens, my godfather played a piece of classical music which he said was "great to listen to during sex". The piece was Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca (the Turkish March, from "Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major", KV 331 (300i)). I'd already become a bit of a Mozart fan after seeing Amadeus during High School. When I starting working full time, I starting buying as much Mozart on CD that I could so I could immerse myself in his music. I don't own everything he composed, but it's an aim in my life to do so.

Whilst I didn't know that the Rondo was by Mozart at the time, the tune stuck in my head. It wasn't for another 15 years later that I heard it for the... more »

Which book/song/movie/play/poem changed your life?

Let me know.

Whilst being a big Stephen King fan, music has, by far, had a larger influence over my life. When I was in my early teens, my godfather played a piece of classical music which he said was "great to listen to during sex". The piece was Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca (the Turkish March, from "Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major", KV 331 (300i)). I'd already become a bit of a Mozart fan after seeing Amadeus during High School. When I starting working full time, I starting buying as much Mozart on CD that I could so I could immerse myself in his music. I don't own everything he composed, but it's an aim in my life to do so.

Whilst I didn't know that the Rondo was by Mozart at the time, the tune stuck in my head. It wasn't for another 15 years later that I heard it for the 'second' time.

So, that's my story. What's yours? Let me know in the comments, but also take a look at www.changedmylife.com.au - a new campaign to raise awareness about the proposed changes to Copyright Law in Australia

For a modern take on the Rondo alla turca watch this amazing performance, via +Kelvin Morrison (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNAbPi_wxZA)

( h/t to +Copyright Agency Limited )

www.changedmylife.com.au
#respectcreators #freeisnotfair #poweredbycopyright ___

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2016-11-29 04:55:51 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Keep Creators Creating

From ancient beginnings through to modern enterprise, the Australian nation has always been a creative one.

Today, the creative industries are worth billions of dollars to the Australian economy. These industries fuel the development and delivery of world-class content that educates, informs and entertains millions of Australians and people around the globe.

What is it that fuels the creative economy and keeps creators creating? What is it that drives the new knowledge economy? What is it that educates the next generation of thinkers and doers? What is the one critical element no creative economy can do without?

Creative content

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +Copyright Agency Limited )
#keepcreatorscreating

( Look for the cameo of yours truly at... more »

Keep Creators Creating

From ancient beginnings through to modern enterprise, the Australian nation has always been a creative one.

Today, the creative industries are worth billions of dollars to the Australian economy. These industries fuel the development and delivery of world-class content that educates, informs and entertains millions of Australians and people around the globe.

What is it that fuels the creative economy and keeps creators creating? What is it that drives the new knowledge economy? What is it that educates the next generation of thinkers and doers? What is the one critical element no creative economy can do without?

Creative content

#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

( via +Copyright Agency Limited )
#keepcreatorscreating

( Look for the cameo of yours truly at 1:34 )___

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2016-11-24 22:11:38 (10 comments; 5 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

Bruce - The Series

The First Fleet Has Landed.

From the extremely creative people who brought us "How to Talk Australians" (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/QeZVZDCghWf) comes another fantastically awesome Youtube series. Bruce

You should stop whatever you're doing on this fine Friday morning and watch it. You can find it here - http://youtube.com/brucetheseries

A gritty black comedy, set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788.

Do it. You will NOT regret it.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.go/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#MakingTheBritishEmpireGreatAgain

Bruce - The Series

The First Fleet Has Landed.

From the extremely creative people who brought us "How to Talk Australians" (https://plus.google.com/+PaulSnedden/posts/QeZVZDCghWf) comes another fantastically awesome Youtube series. Bruce

You should stop whatever you're doing on this fine Friday morning and watch it. You can find it here - http://youtube.com/brucetheseries

A gritty black comedy, set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788.

Do it. You will NOT regret it.

#AboutAustralia http://goo.go/688VLF or http://plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR

#MakingTheBritishEmpireGreatAgain___

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