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Paul Snedden has been at 15 events

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Carms Perez63,421I'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 04:38:2533  
Android Headlines366,387The Nexus program is rising from the grave.The Android Headlines Show Episode 702014-08-01 03:30:0045  
Jackie M1,883,793KL 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 M1,883,793Another 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 Ross1,332,672The 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 Ross1,332,672*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 M1,883,793Join 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 shervington1,452,465Well, 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 shervington1,452,465I 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 Silver32,360Join 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 M1,883,793Join 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 M1,883,793Join 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 M1,883,793I'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 Chapman1,535If 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 M1,883,793Listen 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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2016-10-26 09:05:36 (82 comments; 15 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

FUCK Sorry used to be the hardest word

Today (yesterday), following a year long court battle,......the judge ruled that “fuck” is now part of everyday vernacular, as proven by common, inoffensive phrases like “you fucking beauty”.

It's about fucking time too.

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

Most reshares: 15

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2016-10-26 09:05:36 (82 comments; 15 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

FUCK Sorry used to be the hardest word

Today (yesterday), following a year long court battle,......the judge ruled that “fuck” is now part of everyday vernacular, as proven by common, inoffensive phrases like “you fucking beauty”.

It's about fucking time too.

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

Most plusones: 75

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2016-10-26 09:05:36 (82 comments; 15 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

FUCK Sorry used to be the hardest word

Today (yesterday), following a year long court battle,......the judge ruled that “fuck” is now part of everyday vernacular, as proven by common, inoffensive phrases like “you fucking beauty”.

It's about fucking time too.

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

Latest 50 posts

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2016-11-30 00:32:53 (44 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +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; 21 +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 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 42 +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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2016-11-22 09:45:01 (39 comments; 13 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Bird Spiders

Just something to keep in mind.

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

#australia #spiders #straya #downunder

Bird Spiders

Just something to keep in mind.

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

#australia #spiders #straya #downunder___

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2016-11-18 01:13:31 (27 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

The World's most multilingual countries

Based on number of languages spoken as a first language.

I'm genuinely surprised by this. Australia is the 9th most linguistically-diverse nations on earth? Yes, we're a very culturally diverse nation so some of it makes sense. Perhaps there are still a large number of indigenous languages still being spoken?

What about you? What's your first language if it's not English?

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

( via a +1 from +Bettina Ascaino )

These are the world’s most multilingual countries | World Economic Forum

'Papua New Guinea is the most multilingual country, with over 839 living languages, according to Ethnologue, a catalogue of the world’s known languages.

The site ranked countries and territories based on the number of languages spoken as a first language within their borders.

Here are the top 10 most multilingual countries:'

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/worlds-most-multilingual-countries___The World's most multilingual countries

Based on number of languages spoken as a first language.

I'm genuinely surprised by this. Australia is the 9th most linguistically-diverse nations on earth? Yes, we're a very culturally diverse nation so some of it makes sense. Perhaps there are still a large number of indigenous languages still being spoken?

What about you? What's your first language if it's not English?

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

( via a +1 from +Bettina Ascaino )

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2016-11-10 22:44:42 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Inbox Zero

Happy Friday to me!

It doesn't happen often, so when it does I like to celebrate it. Email is one of the things I love to stay on top of, or else it gets out of control very quickly.

I use my inbox as a To-Do List, both my work and personal emails. If I need to do something about it, it stays in the inbox and I get to it either that day or the next. If I don't need to do anything with it, it gets archived that day. Or deleted. Usually archived.

Any DL's I am on get auto-moved into a folder (hence the bundles in the image). I get to those if/when I need to.

How do you manage your email? Are you one of those people who have 1000+ unread emails in their inbox? If you are, WHAT SORT OF CRAZY PERSON ARE YOU?

#inboxzero

Inbox Zero

Happy Friday to me!

It doesn't happen often, so when it does I like to celebrate it. Email is one of the things I love to stay on top of, or else it gets out of control very quickly.

I use my inbox as a To-Do List, both my work and personal emails. If I need to do something about it, it stays in the inbox and I get to it either that day or the next. If I don't need to do anything with it, it gets archived that day. Or deleted. Usually archived.

Any DL's I am on get auto-moved into a folder (hence the bundles in the image). I get to those if/when I need to.

How do you manage your email? Are you one of those people who have 1000+ unread emails in their inbox? If you are, WHAT SORT OF CRAZY PERSON ARE YOU?

#inboxzero___

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2016-11-07 23:52:55 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Android Auto

I love using my phone when I'm driving my car!

Now, don't get your knickers in a knot. What I mean is that I love using the "Ok Google" goodness and pulling up maps, make a call, start a song, all that good stuff without touching my phone. The one thing that I lacked was a decent in-car experience to sit over the top of it all.

Enter Android Auto.

I previously built a Tasker setup (with some Snackbar Plugin goodies) to prompt me to open a bunch of different apps when I got in the car (having no in-car bluetooth meant I had to do something really different). All that has kinda been made redundant, because now I'll just load AA and be done with it.

Android Auto is now available in every car, via your phone, no need to buy a new car or new head unit. Yay!

...that said, I love my Android Auto in my 2016 VW Jetta. There's something about having a larger built in dash sceen.

I am looking forward to saying ok google without having to press a button on my steering while like some sort of barbarian though.___Android Auto

I love using my phone when I'm driving my car!

Now, don't get your knickers in a knot. What I mean is that I love using the "Ok Google" goodness and pulling up maps, make a call, start a song, all that good stuff without touching my phone. The one thing that I lacked was a decent in-car experience to sit over the top of it all.

Enter Android Auto.

I previously built a Tasker setup (with some Snackbar Plugin goodies) to prompt me to open a bunch of different apps when I got in the car (having no in-car bluetooth meant I had to do something really different). All that has kinda been made redundant, because now I'll just load AA and be done with it.

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2016-11-05 11:12:59 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Be it ever so humble

There's no place like home.

#tcmeetups2016

Be it ever so humble

There's no place like home.

#tcmeetups2016___

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2016-10-28 11:09:57 (25 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

11 things foreigners think the way Australians live

What a load of codswallop.

+Domain have gone and put together a list of 11 stereotypical #aussie things that terrorists foreigners think we do in every day life. Here's the list, with my commentary added.

1. Everyone lives by the beach

Of course, because it's the only place where Drop Bears aren't (https://goo.gl/YGwT07)

2. It’s hotter than the sun

Climate Change is for pussies (https://goo.gl/oYayLN)

3. Australians are all rowdy

Yes, Bogan is a way of life here (https://goo.gl/Z1zccI)

4. All Australians have pet kangaroos

That's because the pet dogs have been eaten (https://goo.gl/ZtLXAt)

5. We’re surrounded by dangerous animals

They feed on humanblo... more »

11 things foreigners think the way Australians live

What a load of codswallop.

+Domain have gone and put together a list of 11 stereotypical #aussie things that terrorists foreigners think we do in every day life. Here's the list, with my commentary added.

1. Everyone lives by the beach

Of course, because it's the only place where Drop Bears aren't (https://goo.gl/YGwT07)

2. It’s hotter than the sun

Climate Change is for pussies (https://goo.gl/oYayLN)

3. Australians are all rowdy

Yes, Bogan is a way of life here (https://goo.gl/Z1zccI)

4. All Australians have pet kangaroos

That's because the pet dogs have been eaten (https://goo.gl/ZtLXAt)

5. We’re surrounded by dangerous animals

They feed on human blood (https://goo.gl/il8Tz4)

6. We’re always eating brunch

It's quite an effort to eat all that Vegemite (https://goo.gl/bMcgZ2)

7. We always cook meat outside

Chuckin' a prawn on the barbie is our national pastime (https://goo.gl/A26vvR)

8. We don’t wear shirts or shoes often enough

That's because we wear kickarse thongs (https://goo.gl/eUxtPB)

9. We don’t heat our houses properly

Yes we do, that's why we have so many spiders inside (https://goo.gl/O9Z8Mg)

10. We abbreviate too many words

Avagoyamug (https://goo.gl/WLFNGs)

11. We constantly change prime ministers

Only the shit ones who don't die. (https://goo.gl/ABDV90)

So, there you have it.
OP by +Domain https://goo.gl/DpJuxw

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

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2016-10-26 09:05:36 (82 comments; 15 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

FUCK Sorry used to be the hardest word

Today (yesterday), following a year long court battle,......the judge ruled that “fuck” is now part of everyday vernacular, as proven by common, inoffensive phrases like “you fucking beauty”.

It's about fucking time too.

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

FUCK Sorry used to be the hardest word

Today (yesterday), following a year long court battle,......the judge ruled that “fuck” is now part of everyday vernacular, as proven by common, inoffensive phrases like “you fucking beauty”.

It's about fucking time too.

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

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2016-10-24 23:38:15 (14 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Illustrations that speak a thousand words

Open your minds, people.

This 2 minute and 15 second video, without any sound, will present you with some very confronting images. Each tells a compelling story in the few seconds it's on-screen.

It's well worth a look.

Illustrations that speak a thousand words

Open your minds, people.

This 2 minute and 15 second video, without any sound, will present you with some very confronting images. Each tells a compelling story in the few seconds it's on-screen.

It's well worth a look.___

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2016-10-24 07:15:24 (29 comments; 12 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Spiders in Australia

Not even rodent scum are safe

So, there's this story going around about a Huntsman fighting a mouse, winning, and then dragging it up on top of a refrigerator for safe keeping and later consumption.

Now, if you're an Aussie, this should come as no surprise to you. Spend more than 30 seconds looking at the glorious profile of +Lerato Majikfaerie​ and you'll see that Australia has some of the best 8-legged wonders on the planet.

According to the bloke whose house this battle took place in, " just letting you all know that the spider is fine. We have named him Hermie, we have adopted him and he is now running his own extermination business out of our town Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent"

Source: +ABC Australia​

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

Spiders in Australia

Not even rodent scum are safe

So, there's this story going around about a Huntsman fighting a mouse, winning, and then dragging it up on top of a refrigerator for safe keeping and later consumption.

Now, if you're an Aussie, this should come as no surprise to you. Spend more than 30 seconds looking at the glorious profile of +Lerato Majikfaerie​ and you'll see that Australia has some of the best 8-legged wonders on the planet.

According to the bloke whose house this battle took place in, " just letting you all know that the spider is fine. We have named him Hermie, we have adopted him and he is now running his own extermination business out of our town Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent"

Source: +ABC Australia​

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

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2016-10-24 00:53:37 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

"This is your chance to....live like a white man"

We've sure come a long way!

The days of the White Australia Policy (https://goo.gl/U25WT2) are long behind us, thankfully. But, are they really? Even a casual glance at the world over the past hundred years will show you that "the Western world" needs a group/minority to hate so that they can feed the war machine. The Germans, Japanese, Italians, Koreans, Vietnamese, Arabs - and many others in between. And I've not even mentioned the -isms.

The fear of the unknown is a very powerful force.

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

"This is your chance to....live like a white man"

We've sure come a long way!

The days of the White Australia Policy (https://goo.gl/U25WT2) are long behind us, thankfully. But, are they really? Even a casual glance at the world over the past hundred years will show you that "the Western world" needs a group/minority to hate so that they can feed the war machine. The Germans, Japanese, Italians, Koreans, Vietnamese, Arabs - and many others in between. And I've not even mentioned the -isms.

The fear of the unknown is a very powerful force.

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

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2016-10-20 22:07:30 (17 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Attack of the birds

With the Great Aussie Bird Count (https://goo.gl/XmnFft) coming to an end this weekend, I thought it pertinent to share a random photo of this guy I see fairly regularly. Just sitting. The birds, seagulls and pidgeons mostly, were slowly creeping up to him in the hope of securing a morsel. Sadly for them, all he did was smoke.

#facelesssydney

Attack of the birds

With the Great Aussie Bird Count (https://goo.gl/XmnFft) coming to an end this weekend, I thought it pertinent to share a random photo of this guy I see fairly regularly. Just sitting. The birds, seagulls and pidgeons mostly, were slowly creeping up to him in the hope of securing a morsel. Sadly for them, all he did was smoke.

#facelesssydney___

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2016-10-18 08:13:02 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

A Note 7 User

#facelesssydney

A Note 7 User

#facelesssydney___

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2016-10-17 02:24:19 (37 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Count your birds, people

Stand Fly Up and be counted

A bunch of blokes in white coats want you to have a look in your backyard this week, and let them know how many of our feathered-friends you see. All in the name of #science, of course.

For me, with +Jedi running security patrol around The White House, birds are not that common unless he hasn't eaten all his dinner. There's a few Myna birds and a big arse Crow that I see over the weekend.....

So, get to it people. Bird counts can be submitted at http://aussiebirdcount.org.au/, which is where you'll also find a mobile app for Android and iOS.

Let me know if you have any unusual/uncommon species in the comments below.

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

#AussieBirdCount #NationalBirdWeek #australia 

Count your birds, people

Stand Fly Up and be counted

A bunch of blokes in white coats want you to have a look in your backyard this week, and let them know how many of our feathered-friends you see. All in the name of #science, of course.

For me, with +Jedi running security patrol around The White House, birds are not that common unless he hasn't eaten all his dinner. There's a few Myna birds and a big arse Crow that I see over the weekend.....

So, get to it people. Bird counts can be submitted at http://aussiebirdcount.org.au/, which is where you'll also find a mobile app for Android and iOS.

Let me know if you have any unusual/uncommon species in the comments below.

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

#AussieBirdCount #NationalBirdWeek #australia ___

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2016-10-15 00:01:27 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

No Exceptions

#randomsydney 

No Exceptions

#randomsydney ___

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2016-10-13 22:55:21 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The Bag Man

I think I witnessed a drug deal this morning between these two.

#FacelessSydney

The Bag Man

I think I witnessed a drug deal this morning between these two.

#FacelessSydney___

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2016-10-11 22:49:45 (37 comments; 11 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Australia - slow down, you move too fast

We're not as Down Under as you think we are.

I'm a bit slow off the mark with this particular piece of news, but let's discuss it nonetheless.

Australia is moving. Yes, you read that right. The world's largest island (and smallest continent) is slowly bobbing around, not unlike a Subaru WRX on a Friday night outside your local Maccas.

To you and I, this won't mean very much. But, for the propellor heads developing GPS systems which rely on "pin point" accuracy, it's a bit of a problem. That's why, at the end of the year, the official location of Australia is shifting 1.5m (4 1/2 feet, for those using an antiquated measurement system).

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OP - by +The New York Times - https://goo.gl/TDLj6C

Australia - slow down, you move too fast

We're not as Down Under as you think we are.

I'm a bit slow off the mark with this particular piece of news, but let's discuss it nonetheless.

Australia is moving. Yes, you read that right. The world's largest island (and smallest continent) is slowly bobbing around, not unlike a Subaru WRX on a Friday night outside your local Maccas.

To you and I, this won't mean very much. But, for the propellor heads developing GPS systems which rely on "pin point" accuracy, it's a bit of a problem. That's why, at the end of the year, the official location of Australia is shifting 1.5m (4 1/2 feet, for those using an antiquated measurement system).

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

OP - by +The New York Times - https://goo.gl/TDLj6C___

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2016-10-06 11:42:27 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Walk like an Egyptian

#facelesssydney

Walk like an Egyptian

#facelesssydney___

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2016-10-05 21:49:17 (17 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Sleeping in the morning sun

#facelesssydney

Sleeping in the morning sun

#facelesssydney___

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2016-09-23 00:25:55 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 48 +1s; )Open 

Indigenous Australians are the most-ancient civilisation on Earth

via +NATURE and +The Guardian

It’s almost like two guys entering a village and saying "guys, now we have to speak another language and use another stone tool" and they have a little bit of sex in that village and then they disappear again

That's DNA at work right there, people.

OP - https://goo.gl/kAIpsX

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Indigenous Australians are the most-ancient civilisation on Earth

via +NATURE and +The Guardian

It’s almost like two guys entering a village and saying "guys, now we have to speak another language and use another stone tool" and they have a little bit of sex in that village and then they disappear again

That's DNA at work right there, people.

OP - https://goo.gl/kAIpsX

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

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2016-09-21 00:42:57 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

The Maestro

#facelesssydney

The Maestro

#facelesssydney___

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2016-09-19 12:34:00 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

The Homeless Man

"Come father," I said. "It's time to go home."

#facelesssydney 

The Homeless Man

"Come father," I said. "It's time to go home."

#facelesssydney ___

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2016-09-16 00:29:09 (18 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

MASSIVE queues for the #iPhone7 launch in Sydney

The end is nigh!

This is a shot of the +Vodafone Australia +Optus and +Telstra stores in World Square in Sydney. I happened to be walking by and was astonished by the complete lack of customers both inside and outside the stores.

Where's the queues?

Where's the throng of adoring fans?

Have they finally woken up and realised that each "most powerful iPhone ever" is nothing more than a marketing exercise? I doubt it, but that's another story.

#randomsydney

MASSIVE queues for the #iPhone7 launch in Sydney

The end is nigh!

This is a shot of the +Vodafone Australia +Optus and +Telstra stores in World Square in Sydney. I happened to be walking by and was astonished by the complete lack of customers both inside and outside the stores.

Where's the queues?

Where's the throng of adoring fans?

Have they finally woken up and realised that each "most powerful iPhone ever" is nothing more than a marketing exercise? I doubt it, but that's another story.

#randomsydney___

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2016-09-15 22:40:16 (15 comments; 1 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Thongs Reinvented

For the convict in all of us.

Some bright spark has come up with the notion of adding bike chain to a pair of thongs. Now, whilst I'd normally have a crack at anything Australian, I don't see these as being overly comfortable for your feet.

( via +Tren C )

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

___Thongs Reinvented

For the convict in all of us.

Some bright spark has come up with the notion of adding bike chain to a pair of thongs. Now, whilst I'd normally have a crack at anything Australian, I don't see these as being overly comfortable for your feet.

( via +Tren C )

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

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2016-09-13 01:34:34 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

The +Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay

What a difference 57 years makes

Photos taken by Len Richardson from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout in 1959 and 2016.

Equipment Used:
1959 - 35mm colour slide
2016 - Digital SLR.

Source: Old Sydney on Facebook (https://goo.gl/ZvqLUX)
#randomsydney

The +Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay

What a difference 57 years makes

Photos taken by Len Richardson from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout in 1959 and 2016.

Equipment Used:
1959 - 35mm colour slide
2016 - Digital SLR.

Source: Old Sydney on Facebook (https://goo.gl/ZvqLUX)
#randomsydney___

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2016-09-06 07:45:06 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

George Street, Sydney

Not much has changed.

The top photo is from the Early 1900s, and the bottom one is from 2016.

There's more changes coming with light rail making a return to the streets of Sydney in a couple of years.

FWIW, my previous role was located in the building on the right. GREAT views up the guts of Martin Place.

#randomsydney 

George Street, Sydney

Not much has changed.

The top photo is from the Early 1900s, and the bottom one is from 2016.

There's more changes coming with light rail making a return to the streets of Sydney in a couple of years.

FWIW, my previous role was located in the building on the right. GREAT views up the guts of Martin Place.

#randomsydney ___

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2016-09-02 01:47:50 (29 comments; 7 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Australian Flag Day

September 3rd

In recent years, the bogan and racist element of this country have taken on the Australian Flag as a symbol for their stupidity and hate. I say, it's time to take our flag back!

Australian National Flag Day celebrates the first time the flag was flown on 3 September 1901. On that day Prime Minister Edmund Barton announced the winners of a competition to find a flag for Australia. It was a large flag, 5.5 metres by 11 metres, and was flown over the dome of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. At that time the flag was known as the Commonwealth blue ensign; later, the flag became known as the Australian National Flag.

Australian National Flag Day was proclaimed by the Governor-General on 28 August 1996 and has been celebrated since 3 September 1996.

The Australian flag is steeped with pride - pride for the... more »

Australian Flag Day

September 3rd

In recent years, the bogan and racist element of this country have taken on the Australian Flag as a symbol for their stupidity and hate. I say, it's time to take our flag back!

Australian National Flag Day celebrates the first time the flag was flown on 3 September 1901. On that day Prime Minister Edmund Barton announced the winners of a competition to find a flag for Australia. It was a large flag, 5.5 metres by 11 metres, and was flown over the dome of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. At that time the flag was known as the Commonwealth blue ensign; later, the flag became known as the Australian National Flag.

Australian National Flag Day was proclaimed by the Governor-General on 28 August 1996 and has been celebrated since 3 September 1996.

The Australian flag is steeped with pride - pride for the nation, our history, our culture and our people. Those people - from the original inhabitants to those who come from all parts of the rock that we call Earth - come to Australia for a number of reasons. It's very clear that not everyone on the planet shares the same freedoms and bountiful beauty that we do. That's no reason to turn them away, or even to be fearful of them. Rather, it's an honour for them to be welcomed into our community.

via itsanhonour.gov.au

Pic via http://goo.gl/8lRbrH

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2016-08-29 22:20:05 (28 comments; 2 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Drop Bears are REAL, people

We Aussies don't lie.

Weighing 100kg, (the Drop Bear) was the largest marsupial carnivore that ever existed - it had weird, boltcutter-like teeth and one of the most powerful bites of any mammal.....(The Drop Bear) had powerful arms and large thumbs with huge claws, and may have launched ambush attacks from the trees, leaping onto prey (no doubt occasionally human) from above

Snedden. OUT.
mic drop

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#australia #dropbears #lookupandlive

OP by +Australian Geographic via +Rob Masters

Drop Bears are REAL, people

We Aussies don't lie.

Weighing 100kg, (the Drop Bear) was the largest marsupial carnivore that ever existed - it had weird, boltcutter-like teeth and one of the most powerful bites of any mammal.....(The Drop Bear) had powerful arms and large thumbs with huge claws, and may have launched ambush attacks from the trees, leaping onto prey (no doubt occasionally human) from above

Snedden. OUT.
mic drop

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

#australia #dropbears #lookupandlive

OP by +Australian Geographic via +Rob Masters___

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2016-08-29 05:48:42 (29 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

AAAAAAAAAAAARGH

All my fears in one photo!

For those that don't know, I have a fear of heights. More specifically, looking down at a height where it doesn't feel like I've got anything to hold onto. I get very wobbly on my feet just looking out the window of an office building, yet have no problems looking out of the window of a plane at 30,000'.

I started a new job in April, and have to regularly go between Levels 11 and 12 of a random office block in Sydney. Rather than wait for the lift, I've been using the fire stairs. I finally bit the bullet and looked down. It almost knocked me off my feet, so to take this photo took some doing.

I need to have a lay down.

#randomsydney

AAAAAAAAAAAARGH

All my fears in one photo!

For those that don't know, I have a fear of heights. More specifically, looking down at a height where it doesn't feel like I've got anything to hold onto. I get very wobbly on my feet just looking out the window of an office building, yet have no problems looking out of the window of a plane at 30,000'.

I started a new job in April, and have to regularly go between Levels 11 and 12 of a random office block in Sydney. Rather than wait for the lift, I've been using the fire stairs. I finally bit the bullet and looked down. It almost knocked me off my feet, so to take this photo took some doing.

I need to have a lay down.

#randomsydney___

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2016-08-29 02:00:42 (17 comments; 15 reshares; 51 +1s; )Open 

Actual Australian Place Names

Some are #NSFW, so be warned.

From Lovely Bottom (Tas) to Bullshit Hill (SA), from Pisspot Creek (Tas) to Titwobble Lane (Vic), via Pimple (Qld), Pensioners Bush (Tas) and Peculiar Knob (SA), now for the first time ever you can explore, discover and celebrate Australia's truly world-class place names.

The map can be purchased directly from +ST&G's Marvellous Maps by going here - http://goo.gl/zNYhSj

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

Actual Australian Place Names

Some are #NSFW, so be warned.

From Lovely Bottom (Tas) to Bullshit Hill (SA), from Pisspot Creek (Tas) to Titwobble Lane (Vic), via Pimple (Qld), Pensioners Bush (Tas) and Peculiar Knob (SA), now for the first time ever you can explore, discover and celebrate Australia's truly world-class place names.

The map can be purchased directly from +ST&G's Marvellous Maps by going here - http://goo.gl/zNYhSj

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

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2016-08-26 12:30:33 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Please Give Generously

Thank You!

#facelesssydney

Please Give Generously

Thank You!

#facelesssydney___

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2016-08-18 22:42:45 (36 comments; 1 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

The difference between Sydney and Melbourne people

According to +Business Insider and +EY Global

Surprise surprise, we people in Sydney know that we're not the pretentious wanna-bes that our southern brothers and sisters seem to revel in.

We know that we live in a gorgeous part of the world, and that we're famous for it. It's the beauty that draws tourists to Australia, which is why Sydney is Australia's only true global city.

Melbourne, your argument is invalid.

OP, from +Business Insider - http://goo.gl/UAZEWX

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

#sydney #melbourne #australia

The difference between Sydney and Melbourne people

According to +Business Insider and +EY Global

Surprise surprise, we people in Sydney know that we're not the pretentious wanna-bes that our southern brothers and sisters seem to revel in.

We know that we live in a gorgeous part of the world, and that we're famous for it. It's the beauty that draws tourists to Australia, which is why Sydney is Australia's only true global city.

Melbourne, your argument is invalid.

OP, from +Business Insider - http://goo.gl/UAZEWX

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

#sydney #melbourne #australia___

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2016-08-12 03:25:38 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

A lovely old duck

I saw this old girl yesterday, sitting on the steps of Maccas on George Street. I could see that she was trying to get up, so I helped her to her feet and picked her her stick. She didn't speak English, but kinda croaked out "Thank You", and off I went on my way.

Little did I know that I'd ever see her again. But, I did, this time down by the old Sydney Entertainment Centre. It's good to see she's upgraded from a walking stick to something with wheels.

This is her "I'm happy to see you" face :-)

#randomsydney

A lovely old duck

I saw this old girl yesterday, sitting on the steps of Maccas on George Street. I could see that she was trying to get up, so I helped her to her feet and picked her her stick. She didn't speak English, but kinda croaked out "Thank You", and off I went on my way.

Little did I know that I'd ever see her again. But, I did, this time down by the old Sydney Entertainment Centre. It's good to see she's upgraded from a walking stick to something with wheels.

This is her "I'm happy to see you" face :-)

#randomsydney___

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2016-08-09 05:42:34 (33 comments; 3 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

What inspires you?

How do you get started each day?

For me, it's all about music. Depending on my mood, I could surround myself with Mozart or Morbid Angel, Metallica or Madonna.

How about you? Is it quotes from famous people, or famous quotes from not-so-famous people? The good people at +Forbes put together the Top 100 Inspirational Quotes to get you started - http://goo.gl/bQXGA

Or maybe it's blood, sweat and tears of people that get you going? Biography Online gives you the Inspirational People list - http://goo.gl/nzPLnv

Or do you prefer visual inspiration? The +American Film Institute has documented the Top 100 Inspirational Movies which, in their words, "inspire us, encourage us to make a difference and send us from the theatre with a greater sense of possibility and hope for the future - http://goo.gl/kUCJzR

We... more »

What inspires you?

How do you get started each day?

For me, it's all about music. Depending on my mood, I could surround myself with Mozart or Morbid Angel, Metallica or Madonna.

How about you? Is it quotes from famous people, or famous quotes from not-so-famous people? The good people at +Forbes put together the Top 100 Inspirational Quotes to get you started - http://goo.gl/bQXGA

Or maybe it's blood, sweat and tears of people that get you going? Biography Online gives you the Inspirational People list - http://goo.gl/nzPLnv

Or do you prefer visual inspiration? The +American Film Institute has documented the Top 100 Inspirational Movies which, in their words, "inspire us, encourage us to make a difference and send us from the theatre with a greater sense of possibility and hope for the future - http://goo.gl/kUCJzR

We all want to be inspired but what, exactly, is inspiration? What does inspiration mean?

If you Google "what is inspiration", you'll be told Inspiration means, "the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative."

Inspiration are those things which influence us into action, that makes us want to DO, to CREATE. Writers - my favourite form of 'creativity' - artists and other "creative types", for example, depend on inspiration for their very craft.

So. What inspires you in your life? How do you become innovative? Let me know......

( Image source unknown )___

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2016-08-04 05:54:04 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

The Aboriginal Dictionary

Fascinating stuff #AboutAustralia from +Michael Woods

I really have nothing to add. Take a read through Michael's post and be sure to check out the photos he took.

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

As promised to +Paul Snedden​​
I can remember this book being in our house since the mid 70's and always remembered it as a kids novelty. Turns out I was wrong, it is an actual book all be it very small.
I've included a ruler for scale, the contents, the first few pages of the introduction & a few random pages.

I'll try to post better images in the new year, but unlikely I'll get a chance before then. I did manage to find this site

http://tinglefactor.typepad.com/thetinglefactorbox/2016/01/its-so-small-lilliput-aboriginal-words-of-australia.html

I especially liked "...there are others which are associated with the distinct ‘Aussie slang’, such as Yakka which was first recorded (and borrowed) from the Yagara language of the Brisbane area in 1847."

There's your trivia for the day
___The Aboriginal Dictionary

Fascinating stuff #AboutAustralia from +Michael Woods

I really have nothing to add. Take a read through Michael's post and be sure to check out the photos he took.

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

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2016-07-22 06:25:02 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Europe and Australia

Forget everything you've learned in the past.

We all know that Europe is pretty tiny (see here for reference - https://goo.gl/WdjZSq). Now, someone has gone to the effort of showing elements of the Gall-Peters Projection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall%E2%80%93Peters_projection), which basically shows that maps as you know them are a lie.

A few of the examples shown in the OP are all about #Australia and how it relates to the world. The attached is one such example.

Poor #Europe, you're so little.

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

( OP by +BuzzFeed - https://goo.gl/cqJjg3 - via a +1 from +Michael Ringland on a post by +Kateryna Artyushkova )

Europe and Australia

Forget everything you've learned in the past.

We all know that Europe is pretty tiny (see here for reference - https://goo.gl/WdjZSq). Now, someone has gone to the effort of showing elements of the Gall-Peters Projection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall%E2%80%93Peters_projection), which basically shows that maps as you know them are a lie.

A few of the examples shown in the OP are all about #Australia and how it relates to the world. The attached is one such example.

Poor #Europe, you're so little.

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

( OP by +BuzzFeed - https://goo.gl/cqJjg3 - via a +1 from +Michael Ringland on a post by +Kateryna Artyushkova )___

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2016-07-18 07:57:23 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Have you ever wondered...

The view from The Three Sisters

I ticked off another random childhood dream of mine, to one day stand on/at The Three Sisters and look back at the spot where so many thousands of people have stood and taken photos. If you scroll in and up, you'll see that very spot.

I tried doing a photosphere, but there were just too many people moving around to make it effective.

#randomsydney

Have you ever wondered...

The view from The Three Sisters

I ticked off another random childhood dream of mine, to one day stand on/at The Three Sisters and look back at the spot where so many thousands of people have stood and taken photos. If you scroll in and up, you'll see that very spot.

I tried doing a photosphere, but there were just too many people moving around to make it effective.

#randomsydney___

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2016-07-14 04:11:00 (9 comments; 2 reshares; 52 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, in Sydney

Seal is performing at the +Sydney Opera House

Having long since left +The Voice Australia, Seal has taken to sunbaking with one of his kids.

#randomsydney

Meanwhile, in Sydney

Seal is performing at the +Sydney Opera House

Having long since left +The Voice Australia, Seal has taken to sunbaking with one of his kids.

#randomsydney___

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2016-07-08 10:35:36 (9 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Game of Thrones - Season 6

All the best scenes as animated gifs

some random dude by the name of Eran Mendel (who I hope is +Eran Mendel​ but I'm not sure) has created the cutest bunch of animated gifs from GoT Season 6.

Spoilers abound, so if you've not seen it (and, seriously, why not?) them don't go looking.

The full series is at http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/a-charming-gif-for-every-brutal-game-of-thrones-episode and you can see more of his amazing work at EranMendel.com

#got #gameofthrones

Game of Thrones - Season 6

All the best scenes as animated gifs

some random dude by the name of Eran Mendel (who I hope is +Eran Mendel​ but I'm not sure) has created the cutest bunch of animated gifs from GoT Season 6.

Spoilers abound, so if you've not seen it (and, seriously, why not?) them don't go looking.

The full series is at http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/a-charming-gif-for-every-brutal-game-of-thrones-episode and you can see more of his amazing work at EranMendel.com

#got #gameofthrones___

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2016-07-08 06:00:25 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

50 Aussie Slang Terms

According to Aussie actress, Margot Robbie!

The good people at +Vanity Fair have randomly given Margot Robbie an iPad while she was sitting on a beach, and told her to explain some Aussie slang.

It's a great little video, well worth checking out. But, there's a few words that she either didn't know or got wrong.....

Doovalacky - It's a thingamebob. A random thing for when you can't remember the actual name of something, or the name isn't important.

Dog's Eye - a meat pie. Add some horse (sauce) and you're apples ;)

Shithouse - Margot said this was "toilet", which it CAN be but it's more often meant for "bad".

Old Fella - Margot said this was "old man", which it's not. It's slang for... more »

50 Aussie Slang Terms

According to Aussie actress, Margot Robbie!

The good people at +Vanity Fair have randomly given Margot Robbie an iPad while she was sitting on a beach, and told her to explain some Aussie slang.

It's a great little video, well worth checking out. But, there's a few words that she either didn't know or got wrong.....

Doovalacky - It's a thingamebob. A random thing for when you can't remember the actual name of something, or the name isn't important.

Dog's Eye - a meat pie. Add some horse (sauce) and you're apples ;)

Shithouse - Margot said this was "toilet", which it CAN be but it's more often meant for "bad".

Old Fella - Margot said this was "old man", which it's not. It's slang for "penis"

Come a Guster - to have an accident.

So there ya go. h/t to +Scot Duke for sticking this in my stream :)

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

#australia   #aussie   #slang   #margotrobbie  

( +Peter G McDermott one week too late )___

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2016-07-06 11:34:55 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Australian Working Conditions

For women in the 1940"s

I found this little gem and needed to share it with you. It's an advertisement for employment at Bradford Cotton Mills in Newtown (inner Sydney suburb), 1946.

So, ladies, would you take up the offer these days?

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

#Australia #downunder #sydney 

Australian Working Conditions

For women in the 1940"s

I found this little gem and needed to share it with you. It's an advertisement for employment at Bradford Cotton Mills in Newtown (inner Sydney suburb), 1946.

So, ladies, would you take up the offer these days?

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

#Australia #downunder #sydney ___

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2016-07-03 23:14:42 (11 comments; 9 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Australian Climate

Likened to other areas of the planet!

Our good friends at The Daily Mail have published a map of #Australia which links the various climate areas of Australia to other parts of the world.

#Sydney has been likened to Buenos Aires
#Melbourne is more like Fremont, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Having spent some time in Fremont, I find this claim rather dubious.

Tasmania, which isn't on the map, has been likened to the UK and Southern Chile.

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OP by +Daily Mail - http://goo.gl/6pElpf

Australian Climate

Likened to other areas of the planet!

Our good friends at The Daily Mail have published a map of #Australia which links the various climate areas of Australia to other parts of the world.

#Sydney has been likened to Buenos Aires
#Melbourne is more like Fremont, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Having spent some time in Fremont, I find this claim rather dubious.

Tasmania, which isn't on the map, has been likened to the UK and Southern Chile.

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OP by +Daily Mail - http://goo.gl/6pElpf___

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2016-06-27 02:41:07 (44 comments; 3 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Noooooooooooooooooooo

So long, Chrome Apps Launcher!

It's funny how much I've integrated this little thing into my normal day to day. As well as using it for launching the various Google apps, I use it for all/most of my Google searching. To have this disappear will suck, but I guess if most people aren't using it then there's no use Google keeping it a thing.

IMO, replacing it with the in-browser launcher is silly because that thing - which I've had disabled for as long as I can remember - doesn't even "launch" into a new window. So, if you happen to be in the middle of something and then want to open the Apps Launcher, it will simply open in your current window and could result in you losing whatever you were working on at the time.

Update: Apparently this was 'announced' back in March.

Do you use it?... more »

Noooooooooooooooooooo

So long, Chrome Apps Launcher!

It's funny how much I've integrated this little thing into my normal day to day. As well as using it for launching the various Google apps, I use it for all/most of my Google searching. To have this disappear will suck, but I guess if most people aren't using it then there's no use Google keeping it a thing.

IMO, replacing it with the in-browser launcher is silly because that thing - which I've had disabled for as long as I can remember - doesn't even "launch" into a new window. So, if you happen to be in the middle of something and then want to open the Apps Launcher, it will simply open in your current window and could result in you losing whatever you were working on at the time.

Update: Apparently this was 'announced' back in March.

Do you use it? Will you miss it?___

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2016-06-26 22:23:57 (13 comments; 3 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Australian Politicians

Summarised in three words!

My good friends and neighbours, +Triple M, recently ran a listener poll to describe the various leaders of our federal political parties. The results are in, and they're not all that surprising.

+Malcolm Turnbull has been described as "Arrogant", "Rich", "(Out of) Touch". This isn't surprising, as I hope he was able to rectify the Antisemitism in his office (https://goo.gl/9KklTJ). cc +Liberal Party of Australia

Bill Shorten, who doesn't even exist on Google+ and thus defines how out of touch he really is, has been described as "Unionist", "Untrustworthy", "Puppet”. cc +Australian Labor

Everyone's favourite socialist, +Richard Di Natale, has been described as "(don’t) Know", "Unknown",&qu... more »

Australian Politicians

Summarised in three words!

My good friends and neighbours, +Triple M, recently ran a listener poll to describe the various leaders of our federal political parties. The results are in, and they're not all that surprising.

+Malcolm Turnbull has been described as "Arrogant", "Rich", "(Out of) Touch". This isn't surprising, as I hope he was able to rectify the Antisemitism in his office (https://goo.gl/9KklTJ). cc +Liberal Party of Australia

Bill Shorten, who doesn't even exist on Google+ and thus defines how out of touch he really is, has been described as "Unionist", "Untrustworthy", "Puppet”. cc +Australian Labor

Everyone's favourite socialist, +Richard Di Natale, has been described as "(don’t) Know", "Unknown", "Green". cc +The Australian Greens

Finally, the man who shouldn't be allowed to speak in public, +Barnaby Joyce MP, has been described in typical Australian style as "Idiot", "Country", "Wanker”

OP - http://goo.gl/Ydysa5

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#ausvotes___

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2016-06-25 21:38:26 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Just a pussycat

From +Taronga Zoo​

I've been going through a lot of old albums recently, reminiscing about times gone by and all that. I can across am album of a visit to Taronga Zoo, and found this.

I do love the big cats.

#randomsydney 

Just a pussycat

From +Taronga Zoo​

I've been going through a lot of old albums recently, reminiscing about times gone by and all that. I can across am album of a visit to Taronga Zoo, and found this.

I do love the big cats.

#randomsydney ___

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2016-06-24 06:47:33 (12 comments; 6 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

Would you like to Wombat my Drop Bear?

From a random fast food joint in Cincinnati

(I’m a manager in a fast-food restaurant. One night it’s kind of slow and I am having a discussion with another of our managers about how when you’re working the drive-thru you can pretty much say anything as the customers don’t really listen to what you say. He’s been challenging me to slip random words in all night. By this point it’s gotten totally out of hand into the realm of the ridiculous. Note the last several words I am “challenged” to are “koala bear” and “kangaroo,” kind of setting a mental theme. To help prove the point I say everything in my normal “drive-thru voice” and try not to laugh on speaker. The drive-thru dings.)

Me: “Funnel Web Spider!”

Customer: “Hi, I’m fine.”

Me: “That’s koala bear. What can weAustralia today?”

Customer: “I... more »

Would you like to Wombat my Drop Bear?

From a random fast food joint in Cincinnati

(I’m a manager in a fast-food restaurant. One night it’s kind of slow and I am having a discussion with another of our managers about how when you’re working the drive-thru you can pretty much say anything as the customers don’t really listen to what you say. He’s been challenging me to slip random words in all night. By this point it’s gotten totally out of hand into the realm of the ridiculous. Note the last several words I am “challenged” to are “koala bear” and “kangaroo,” kind of setting a mental theme. To help prove the point I say everything in my normal “drive-thru voice” and try not to laugh on speaker. The drive-thru dings.)

Me: “Funnel Web Spider!”

Customer: “Hi, I’m fine.”

Me: “That’s koala bear. What can we Australia today?”

Customer: “I’ll take a number three, please.”

Me: “Boomerang! And to eucalyptus?”

Customer: “A Pepsi, please.”

Me: “Wonderful. Anything else we can kangaroo?”

Customer: “No, that’s all.”

Me: “Great! If your sailboat is correct, your wallaby is [Total]. We’ll Sydney at the first dingo.”

(By this point all my coworkers were listening in on headsets, and were in hysterics.)

Other Manager: “He didn’t even miss a beat. I bow to the master.”

via https://goo.gl/RNvULG

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#dropbears #wombats #australia #lookupandlive___

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2016-06-22 22:27:08 (16 comments; 4 reshares; 55 +1s; )Open 

The Combat Wombat

Deadly Australian creatures, Part MCMLXXXIV

Not content with being the speed hump of the Australian Outback, the humble Wombat has taken to reading the US Constitution - in particular, the right to arm bears. Now, we all know that the wombat is a marsupial and not a bear, but these are strange times we live in.

Ivan Milat, Bradley Murdoch, and even Martin Bryant will have nothing on this fully armoured, tank-like killing machine.

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

#dropbears #combatwombat #australia

( OP by +Jamez Frondeskias, via +Lordy )

The National Party has announced their new defense policy. The Liberal Party has yet to confirm if they will be supporting the new policy, however Prime Minister Turnbull has started that "all Australians must be involved in the security of our great country".___The Combat Wombat

Deadly Australian creatures, Part MCMLXXXIV

Not content with being the speed hump of the Australian Outback, the humble Wombat has taken to reading the US Constitution - in particular, the right to arm bears. Now, we all know that the wombat is a marsupial and not a bear, but these are strange times we live in.

Ivan Milat, Bradley Murdoch, and even Martin Bryant will have nothing on this fully armoured, tank-like killing machine.

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

#dropbears #combatwombat #australia

( OP by +Jamez Frondeskias, via +Lordy )

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2016-06-20 01:11:31 (21 comments; 7 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Google and #AusVotes

Together, at last.

Our good friends at +Google Australia have put together g.co/ausvotes, a fully immersive website for the upcoming election.

Feed your addiction to all things #ausvotes related by digging into each electorate, get info on the ballot papers, voter numbers, and live stats after 6pm on the day.

It's a smorgasbord of information, right at your pudgy little fingertips.

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

#ausvotes #australia

OP by +Google Australia - http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/get-ready-for-sizzling-election-with.html 

Google and #AusVotes

Together, at last.

Our good friends at +Google Australia have put together g.co/ausvotes, a fully immersive website for the upcoming election.

Feed your addiction to all things #ausvotes related by digging into each electorate, get info on the ballot papers, voter numbers, and live stats after 6pm on the day.

It's a smorgasbord of information, right at your pudgy little fingertips.

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

#ausvotes #australia

OP by +Google Australia - http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/get-ready-for-sizzling-election-with.html ___

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