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Bogan ipsum

Originally shared by David Gerard
http://www.boganipsum.com/

We are ordering the Perth 2011 Ace Race player packs tonight!

We are ordering the Perth 2011 Ace Race player packs tonight!
Register now at the link below to guarantee a place, and you can also pay online, the payment button becomes visible after registering.

After tonight, there will be a fixed number of additional places available, and they will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The player packs consist of: 2 Ace Race Prototype golf discs, a colour mini-disc, sticker and a DiscGolfBag, all thanks to Discraft. Total value is over $60 Australian, for your $30 registration fee!

What is the Ace Race?
The Ace Race is an open-to-all hole-in-one disc golf competition suitable for both beginners and experts as it is run on a specially designed and shortened course. The winner is simply the person with the most hole-in-ones, who goes home with a prize pack of 8 discs and a large disc-golf bag to carry them in.

When and where?
The Perth Ace Race will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 10:30am to 1:30pm at Cockman Park, Mulligan Drive, Greenwood. Host…

Woah! That is awesome!

Woah! That is awesome!

Originally shared by David Shellabarger

Amazing live action Portal short film by +Dan Trachtenberg of the Totally Rad Show.

Expand to full screen to see all the details.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk

We are ordering the Ace Race player packs at the end of the week.

We are ordering the Ace Race player packs at the end of the week. Register now at http://www.perthdiscgolf.com/joomla/component/ckforms/?view=ckforms&id=5 to guarantee a place. You can also pay online, the payment button becomes visible after registering. We will order some extras, but they will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The player packs consist of: 2 Ace Race Prototype golf discs, a colour mini-disc, sticker and a 6-8 disc capacity golf disc bag, with an extra putter pocket, drink holder and bits pocket, all thanks to Discraft. Total value is over $60 Australian, for your $30 registration fee!

What is the Ace Race?
The Ace Race is an open-to-all hole-in-one disc golf competition suitable for both beginners and experts as it is run on a specially designed course. The winner is simply the person with the most hole-in-ones, who goes home with a prize pack of 8 discs and a large disc-golf bag to carry them in.

When and where?
The Perth Ace Race will be held on Satur…

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Google buys Motorola Mobile.

Google buys Motorola Mobile.

One way of dealing with a patent suit - buy one of the companies that holds most of the competing patents...

OTOH, I'm looking forward to an opening up of Motorola's handsets!
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/supercharging-android-google-to-acquire.html

I've just put the GF/DF/NF/low-fat chocolate mud-cake muffins on to bake for the RSPCA Cupcake Day at work tomorrow.

I've just put the GF/DF/NF/low-fat chocolate mud-cake muffins on to bake for the RSPCA Cupcake Day at work tomorrow. Only thing left? Toxic Green Peppermint Icing, of course! With pastel dinosaur sprinkles!

Maybe pics tomorrow. :)
http://www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au/

This is the other side of the coin.

This is the other side of the coin. The media and pollies have been making a big deal of how social network tools have been fueling the riots. They have also, though, been aiding communities in setting up recovery efforts, and in providing support for the emergency services workers who have been attempting to restore order and help the injured.

Originally shared by Tony Sidaway

English people prevent imminent collapse of society, with a cup ot tea and a cake

It's amazing how a simple symbolic gesture can restore confidence. In some areas dodgy vigilante groups are springing up. In my area we were a bit too realistic to put on tights and a cape, so some of my neighbours got together and put up a temporary rest area and canteen for police and emergency workers. Volunteers and donations, as the saying goes, flooded in.

Morale among the frontline support workers is higher because they know how much we value their work. We don't have to sit and fidget desperately because we know we can…

"He who controls the information, controls the world."

"He who controls the information, controls the world."
Stephen Franklin, Babylon 5

Rupert Murdoch controls 70% of the media in Australia. Do we really want him telling us what to think?

(Fixed naming error)
http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_murdochs_monopoly

A very insightful bit of commentry on the 'whys' here...

A very insightful bit of commentry on the 'whys' here...

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

http://pennyred.blogspot.com/2011/08/panic-on-streets-of-london.html
http://pennyred.blogspot.com/2011/08/panic-on-streets-of-london.html

Mozilla clearly trust their mascot to look after the petty cash...

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Mozilla clearly trust their mascot to look after the petty cash...

Originally shared by null

Hey, he's just withdrawing a little cash.

Residents in Clapham Junction, London raise their brooms during a clean-up after last night's riot.

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Originally shared by Cory Bergman

Residents in Clapham Junction, London raise their brooms during a clean-up after last night's riot. Photo by Andy B (@Lawcol888) who tweets, "Very proud of everyone in Clapham right now - keep it up." http://twitter.com/#!/Lawcol888

Why I loath Top Gear. Aside from the jerk who hosts it.

Why I loath Top Gear. Aside from the jerk who hosts it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2011/aug/05/top-gear-bbc

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Originally shared by Stephen Sciortino

Via Steve Miller over on FB ... A group of students assemble a newspaper.

Via Steve Miller over on FB ... A group of students assemble a newspaper.
The traditional way.
Pre-computer.
You know, when 'cut-and-paste' involved scalpels and glue?
http://journoterrorist.com/2011/08/02/paperball2/

Your source for Lionel Fanthorpe's greatest quotes! Like this one:

Your source for Lionel Fanthorpe's greatest quotes! Like this one:
"Maginty was singing; at least he thought he was singing. His mouth was opening and shutting and a noise was coming out. The noise was not all pitched on the same level and to that extent, at least, it would probably be true, if not musically accurate to define the sound as singing." Dark Continuum Writing as John E. Muller

And you have to admire a man who can turn out a book in a weekend. If you have not encountered him before, think sort of the Roger Corman of literature.
http://www.peltorro.com/miscquot.htm

Not the first ornithopter I've seen, but certainly the most life-like!

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Not the first ornithopter I've seen, but certainly the most life-like!

Originally shared by Tom Anderson

Here's a full TED video of a Robot that flies like a bird (they even show the mechanics / how it works): http://bit.ly/nhJ15V Lest you think this post is not about G+ be warned that Larry Page has often said he imagines Google connected to our brains, and Google is working on cars that drive themselves. Do you think Google robots are far behind? Some robotocists think its important to make robots look and behave like things in nature, so humans can better interact with them. There's probably other reasons to do this as well. For more on the mix between man & machine, see my Kurzweil post: http://bit.ly/pCuHCr

Evil... evil choices! And only 10! Aaarrgh!

Evil... evil choices! And only 10! Aaarrgh!

Originally shared by John Scalzi

NPR Books asked people to nominate books for its all-time Top 100 SF/F list; they nominated a few thousand books. A panel of SF/F experts narrowed that field down to a few hundred. Now you can vote to get it down to the final hundred. You can choose ten books. CHOOSE WISELY.
http://n.pr/pg2wIt

The Ace Race Disc for this year has been announced! It is a large slow putter. This is what Discraft say:

The Ace Race Disc for this year has been announced! It is a large slow putter. This is what Discraft say:

This year's proto is unique and sweet, and we think you're going to love it! It's the widest diameter putt and approach model Discraft has ever offered, so it can legally weigh in at a hefty 183 grams (subject to PDGA approval)... that's at least a full seven grams more than... other putters! The disc is obedient to its master and goes where you throw it, delivering directional precision and soft, flat landings. The rim is beadless and feels great in your hand. Think of it as a shorter, slower Comet that is hungry for chains.

class: putt and approach
plastics: ESP and Pro D
width: 22.06 cm
max weight: 182 or 183, depending on PDGA ruling

So here is what you get for your $30 entry:
2 prototype putters
1 weekender disc bag
1 mini marker disc
Some Discraft promo material
2-3 hours of FUN!

Sign up at http://www.perthdiscgolf.com/joomla/component/ckforms/?view=ckforms&id=5 and …