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I'm excited - I just ordered a model B Raspberry Pi.

I'm excited - I just ordered a model B Raspberry Pi.
http://raspberrypi.org

Oh, and a portable phone can be added to that list :)

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Oh, and a portable phone can be added to that list :)

Originally shared by Wade Inganamort

Adjusted for inflation, the standard features that come with every smartphone would have cost almost a million dollars in the 1980s.

As others have said: Stop what you are doing and read this.

As others have said: Stop what you are doing and read this.

Originally shared by Jeff Jarvis

*Leave Our Net Alone*"

The internet’s not broken.

So then why are there so many attempts to regulate it? Under the guises of piracy, privacy, pornography, predators, indecency, and security, not to mention censorship, tyranny, and civilization, governments from the U.S. to France to Germany to China to Iran to Canada — as well as the European Union and the United Nations — are trying to exert control over the internet.

Why? Is it not working? Is it presenting some new danger to society? Is it fundamentally operating any differently today than it was five or ten years ago? No, no, and no.

So why are governments so eager to claim authority over it? Why would legacy corporations, industries, and institutions egg them on? Because the net is working better than ever. Because they finally recognize how powerful it is and how disruptive it is to their power.

And that is precisely why we must fight agai…

LJ member blamebrampton again turns the ALP leadership circus into a hilarious Harry Potter pastiche, with Kevin as...

LJ member blamebrampton again turns the ALP leadership circus into a hilarious Harry Potter pastiche, with Kevin as Harry, Julia as Hermione, Abbot as Crabbe, and host of others.

She also (in the comments) makes one of the most succinct observations about Australian politics I have ever read:
"Australian politicians are like a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. On crack.
Quite good fun for the most part ..."
http://blamebrampton.livejournal.com/238695.html

Discs on the Green 2012 - the first tournament of the PDGC calendar, held at Perry Lakes in Perth.

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Discs on the Green 2012 - the first tournament of the PDGC calendar, held at Perry Lakes in Perth.













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Players briefing at Discs on the Green

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Players briefing at Discs on the Green

environmentguardian.co.uk "Tens of thousands of 360-degree, high-definition panoramas of underwater forests,...

Originally shared by The Guardian

environmentguardian.co.uk "Tens of thousands of 360-degree, high-definition panoramas of underwater forests, grasslands and crags will be taken by robot cameras, mapped and made available on the internet as a result of the collaboration, which will seek help from a global audience to assess the health and composition of the 2,300km-long reef."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/feb/23/virtual-diving-online-great-barrier-reef?CMP=SOCNETTXT8763I

Awesome and beautiful!

Awesome and beautiful!

Originally shared by Jesse Stay

Cool!

Violin Music, Ice Castles, Dubstep, and Devin Graham goodness - check out Lindsey Stirling's latest video!:

Dubstep Violin- Crystallize
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

[Huge Giveaway] Win One Of Four GSM Unlocked Galaxy Nexuses Or ASUS Transformer Primes From Bitdefender And Android...

A magnificent parody, by way of Boing Boing and tumblr.

A magnificent parody, by way of Boing Boing and tumblr.
http://checkered-whiptail-sinners.tumblr.com/

Towards the end, the comments about the effects of the lack of intelligence on the ability to detect your own lack.

Towards the end, the comments about the effects of the lack of intelligence on the ability to detect your own lack. And ties it to Fox News.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Afv3U_ysc

The Conscience Vote: Daily Tele asylum seeker story is just rabble-rousing.

I cannot say it better than this.

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I cannot say it better than this.

Originally shared by Wil Wheaton

These are two typical Chris Brown supporters on Twitter: barely-literate, vulgar, blaming the victim, and blinded by celebrity. This makes me so sad.

He beat Rihanna so severely, he put her in the hospital, and there are people in the world who are totally okay with that because he’s a famous musician who can dance. Well, I am not one of those people. Violence against women is never, ever, ever okay. It is unforgivable, and it should be unforgettable. Chris Brown should be shunned for the rest of his life, as should all batterers.

Have the Queen of Sheba's mines been found?

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Have the Queen of Sheba's mines been found?

Maybe...
http://m.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/12/archaeologists-and-quest-for-sheba-goldmines?cat=science&type=article

Excellent roof peading.

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Excellent roof peading.

Once again, XKCD...

Once again, XKCD...
http://xkcd.com/1016/

Summary: Graded B+.

Summary: Graded B+. Overall, excellent, but suggest adding "when presented with a valid search warrent issued by a court of competent jursistiction" to government disclosure section.
http://boingboing.net/2012/02/07/googles-new-privacy-policy-2.html