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El Reg and Crikey take the AIIA submission to the Parlimentary inquiry into IT pricing to task. And to pieces.

El Reg and Crikey take the AIIA submission to the Parlimentary inquiry into IT pricing to task. And to pieces.

A reminder to everyone - just because it has "Australian" in the name, it does not mean that it has anything to do with Australia. Or our interests.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/30/the_aiia_has_to_be_joking/

Worth getting behind.

And this is an example of why I won't deal with Apple any more.

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And this is an example of why I won't deal with Apple any more.

Originally shared by Shannon “Loud Rainbow Chikkin” Shoffner

This is just nuts.

Apple won't carry an ebook because it mentions Amazon

Author Holly Lisle has a series of online writing guides that she sells. One volume of this, "How To Think Sideways Lesson 6: How To Discover (Or Create) Your Story’s Market" was rejected by Apple's iBooks store. At first, Apple told Lisle that she wasn't allowed to have "live links" to Amazon in her books. So she removed the links and resubmitted the book, and then Apple rejected it again, telling her that they wouldn't sell her book because it mentioned Amazon, a competitor of its iBooks store.

But I also will not deal with this sort of head-up-ass behavior from a distributor. You don’t tell someone “The problem is the live links,” and then, when that person has complied with your change request and removed the live links, turn around and say, “No, no. T…

With the official announcement out, I can now talk about this year's players' packs!

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Originally shared by Perth Disc Golf Ace Race 2012

With the official announcement out, I can now talk about this year's players' packs!

The disk this you get two Crystal-Z drivers. Add to that a stainless steel water bottle, the usual mini and sticker combo, and (here in Australia) a Discraft towel (instead of the sunglasses in the picture below).

Why the towel and not the sunnies? Because of Australia's import and commerce regulations that require any sunglasses imported into Australia to meet and be labelled according to Australian and New Zealand safety standards.

If your ATD had not picked up on this the players packs would have been sent straight back to the US or destroyed by Customs (after an impoundment of several weeks).

The Ace Race disc for this year is a Crystal-Z driver/mid. Think a short Stalker or a long Buzz.

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Originally shared by Perth Disc Golf Ace Race 2012

The Ace Race disc for this year is a Crystal-Z driver/mid. Think a short Stalker or a long Buzz.

One of my heroes. Not only a great aviator, but did most of her flying with a sinual drain.

One of my heroes. Not only a great aviator, but did most of her flying with a sinual drain.

Originally shared by Lucinda Barlow

I LOVE today's doodle!
http://www.google.com/doodles/amelia-earharts-115th-birthday

The Oatmeal. At it again.

The Oatmeal. At it again.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion

What Phil said.

What Phil said.

Originally shared by Philip Plait (The Bad Astronomer)

Make the world better

Sit. Read this. All of it.

http://www.starstryder.com/2012/07/15/make-the-world-better/

No go out and do good things and be better. And support Pamela Gay and her efforts, because she is why we do good things in the first place.
http://www.starstryder.com/2012/07/15/make-the-world-better/

(He's giggling again... back away...)

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(He's giggling again... back away...)

Originally shared by Luria Petrucci aka Cali Lewis

I think everyone needs a pair of these.  You know, for photos...

http://bitly.com/censored-shades

And, unless this is a hoax (seems unlikely), McDonalds continues to cover itself in glory...

And, unless this is a hoax (seems unlikely), McDonalds continues to cover itself in glory...
http://eyetap.blogspot.com/2012/07/physical-assault-by-mcdonalds-for.html

There are still some bugs, but there is a form to fix them.

There are still some bugs, but there is a form to fix them.

And you can plan bike trips on Google Maps! Yay!


Originally shared by Google Australia

We're happy to announce that cycling directions are now available in Google Maps down under. Time to #getoffthecouch  and on your bikes!
http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/ride-on-cycling-comes-to-google-maps-in.html

Latest bit of fun from Mr Munroe...

Latest bit of fun from Mr Munroe...
http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Hopefully the first of many.

A couple more retouched shots from the photowalk.

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A couple more retouched shots from the photowalk.

#GplusAnniversary #GplusAnniversaryPerth

An improved version of one of my better shots from the 1st anniversary G+ photowalk down at Fremantle.

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An improved version of one of my better shots from the 1st anniversary G+ photowalk down at Fremantle.