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Well done, Red Hat.

Well done, Red Hat.


Originally shared by Lev Lafayette

Nicely done, Red Hat.

It Gets Better - Red Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4geTMvTwE8

At the Western Mudd Rush - "Serpentine Falls" :-)

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At the Western Mudd Rush - "Serpentine Falls" :-)

At the Western Mudd Rush :-)

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At the Western Mudd Rush :-)

In case you missed it...

In case you missed it...

Originally shared by Mashable , Inc

Matthew Inman launched a new fundraiser, “Operation Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum.” 

Do you think crowdfunding will replace traditional fundraising models?
http://mashable.com/2012/08/16/oatmeal-tesla-tower/

Perth Open 2012 photo gallery.

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Perth Open 2012 photo gallery.

Originally shared by Perth Disc Golf Open













So after the hustle and bustle of the Perth Open, Leece and I decided to play the course that we have not actually...

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So after the hustle and bustle of the Perth Open, Leece and I decided to play the course that we have not actually played since we did the design work with Kim.

Finding the remains of some of the tees and the basket marks after two solid days of play and one day of torrential rain was tricky in places, but we managed it with only having to resort to the GPS once.

Leece got a 66, and I got a 61, with par being 57, so we're pretty pleased!

Here you can see Leece making an amazing 15m putt on hole 15, and a very neat par putt on hole 18.

Jason Baker demonstrates utter awesomness!

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Jason Baker demonstrates utter awesomness!

Originally shared by Jason Baker

Of times gone bye

This is a replica fossil of a Diprotodon that I installed in one of my playground upgrade projects last year. The replica is buried in the sandpit so as the kids dig they begin to uncover the life sized skeleton of the Diprotodon (also known as the giant wombat).

Diprotodons have been found across mainland Australia and the largest fossils found have been about 3m from nose to tail, standing about 2m tall.

The Mars Rover From Above - A Self Portrait!

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Originally shared by Daniel Harrington

The Mars Rover From Above - A Self Portrait! - "...Remarkable image sets from NASA's #Curiosity#rover and Mars Reconnaissance #Orbiter are continuing to develop the story of Curiosity's landing and first days on Mars. The #images from Curiosity's just-activated navigation cameras, or #Navcams, include the rover's first self-portrait, looking down at its deck from above." See More Photos:http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2012-235#4
#msl   #nasa   #marsrover   #marssciencelaboratory   #tech

Barry Jones, one of our few remaining statesmen, hits the nail squarely on the head.

Barry Jones, one of our few remaining statesmen, hits the nail squarely on the head. I am likewise reminded of a triplet from an Alan Parsons Project song:
"If we call for the truth,
And question the answers,
Only the doubt remains"
(Wolfson/Parsons - 'Ammonia Avenue').
This, in turn, raises the related point that our popular culture is similarly represented by the simple sound-bite and empty gossip. The likelihood of a major company releasing an album like "Ammonia Avenue" these days is vanishingly small, because they don't think 'smart' and 'thoughtful' sell.

So take a few moments, when you next read some headline, to make use of these wonders of technology that we have, and find out what is really going on - not what the sloganeers, marketing executives, and power-brokers want you  to think.
http://m.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/stupidity-is-on-the-rise-in-our-age-of-enlightenment-20120808-23uiq.html?page=1

OK, this is one I can get behind :)

OK, this is one I can get behind :)
https://www.google.com/doodles/slalom-canoe-2012

NASA - Scene of a Martian Landing

Curiosity is DOWN! We have telemetry!

Perth Ace Race video - enjoy!

Originally shared by Perth Disc Golf Ace Race 2012

Perth Ace Race video - enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZSHowgGhM

Well, that's the Ace Race for us for another year.

Originally shared by Perth Disc Golf Ace Race 2012

Well, that's the Ace Race for us for another year... Four players managed to get three Aces, and three of them got four metal hits, but Peter Bray scraped ahead by scoring a fifth metal hit.
Amongst the female players, we had one player with five metals, one with a single Ace, and Alicia Smith  took home the prize with one ace and two metals - which she has generously decided to share with her two closest competitors.

It was fascinating to watch which holes got the Aces... and which ones got the mulligans. The two did not always coincide! Hole 18 got a lot of mulligans, with the extremely short triple basket, but did not get as many aces as you might otherwise have expected, while hole 12 - the longest on the course - got no mulligans, but still picked up an ace!

Overall, we had 33 players playing on the day, with five additional packs sold to no-shows, or people who love the disc.

Weather-wise, we got pretty lucky, with only one major…

In a discussion just now with a co-worker about the effects of technology on society, the following came up:

In a discussion just now with a co-worker about the effects of technology on society, the following came up:

"So, with the new email giftcards for Fathers' Day, you don't have to visit your father even one a year any more. All this technology is supposedly making a global village, but it is pushing us apart"

To which I replied:

"Yes, we're getting our global village - but it is a village of hermits."