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No doubt preaching the to choir, but still a good reminder.

No doubt preaching the to choir, but still a good reminder.

Originally shared by Liz Quilty

"Denying mainstream science based on flimsy, invalid, and too-often agenda-driven critiques of science is not skepticism at all. It is contrarianism … or denial."
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/the-six-most-misused-words-in-science

Just me playing with my new camera, but I'm pretty darn happy with this panorama of the Perth skyline, Perth Water...

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Just me playing with my new camera, but I'm pretty darn happy with this panorama of the Perth skyline, Perth Water (on the Swan), and South Perth.

The Johns - better known to the world as They Might Be Giants, are giving away a live album!

The Johns - better known to the world as They Might Be Giants, are giving away a live album!  The + is justifiably leery of embeds and widgets, so here's a link... 
http://www.theymightbegiants.com/firstalbumlive/

Alicia Smith trying out her new camera. And me trying out mine!

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Alicia Smith trying out her new camera. And me trying out mine!

NX300 50-200 kit zoom, post processing in Pixlr Express.

#WeeklyPhotoProject2014 Weekly Photo Project 2014 curated by

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#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk25-TheBlueHour
Week 25 : The Blue Hour

And with this, say farewell to my HS-10 - it gets relegated to long-zoom wildlife and backup. Say "hello" to my new NX300!

This Old Tree

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This Old Tree
#WeeklyPhotoProject2014  Weekly Photo Project 2014  curated by
Thomas Gillingham , Maurice Loy  , Samantha OBrien , Navin Upendran , Andrew Dobrucki , Bernhard Rembold ,
Robyn King , Francesco Scaglioni , ben wong 
#WPP2014-Wk24-Textures
Week 24 : Textures

Actually quite a young tree - 10-15 years at most :)

Silvia Moreno-Garcia shows how wrong our perceptions of the past can be.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia shows how wrong our perceptions of the past can be. Here, she looks at the myth of early teen marriage in the middle ages.
And as a bonus, the reality of Africans in Europe in the 16th-19th  centuries  http://silviamoreno-garcia.com/blog/2014/01/black-like-me/ (with a side order of female academics up to the 1920s).
http://silviamoreno-garcia.com/blog/2014/06/the-problem-with-juliet/

For my sadder IT geek friends :)

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For my sadder IT geek friends :)

Originally shared by Liz Quilty

TCP Joke :D

This is a very cool use for an AR.Drone...

This is a very cool use for an AR.Drone...
https://market.android.com/details?id=eu.rwb.spacegame

Alicia Smith's awesome gallery of photos from #perthdiscgolfopen2014

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Alicia Smith's awesome gallery of photos from #perthdiscgolfopen2014  

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Last weekend was the Perth Disc Golf Open, which was a great deal of fun up in Gidgegannup. With 54 registered contestants, it was quite a stunning event, and the largest we've seen in this state.














For all my gamer friends that don't have the electronic version of TTR... all one of them, somewhere...

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For all my gamer friends that don't have the electronic version of TTR... all one of them, somewhere...

For all my non-gamer friends, this is an excellent place to start!

Originally shared by Days of Wonder

Ticket to Ride Summer Sale – 50% off Steam, iPad and Android

Summer’s here and the time is right for a Ticket to Ride Digital Summer Sale.

For a very limited time, Ticket to Ride on Steam (PC, Mac and Linux) iPad and Android (via Google Play) are available for 50% off the regular price.

Ticket to Ride Digital includes:
• the classic Ticket to Ride USA map that made the original board game so compelling and popular
• solo game play against up to 4 bots with distinct AI personalities
• online game play against players on all platforms through Days of Wonder’s online portal
• plus you can pick up additional digital maps and variants, including Asia, Europe, Switzerland, and USA 1910.

It’s time to get ready for a summer of great gaming. Hop on board the Ticket to Ride Summer Sale!

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Great to see Google helping to correct the imbalance in IT, especially after their last equality scorecard.

Great to see Google helping to correct the imbalance in IT, especially after their last equality scorecard. 

Originally shared by Susan Wojcicki

If you have not gone to the Made for Code site, please go check it out! The goal has been to get young women excited about learning to Code and show that they things they love are made with Code.  Google will invest
$50 million into the program over the next three years
https://www.madewithcode.com

The Perth Disc Golf Open was held at the Pine Lines course at Gidgegannup this last weekend.

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Originally shared by Rob Masters

The Perth Disc Golf Open was held at the Pine Lines course at Gidgegannup this last weekend. We had an astounding turn-out with over fifty players from Perth, interstate, and overseas. 

Despite pounding rain in the afternoon of the first day, everyone had a fantastic time, and we were privileged to see some amazing play - especially from the Women's division which is growing rapidly.














The Perth Disc Golf Open was held at the Pine Lines course at Gidgegannup this last weekend.

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The Perth Disc Golf Open was held at the Pine Lines course at Gidgegannup this last weekend. We had an astounding turn-out with over fifty players from Perth, interstate, and overseas. 

Despite pounding rain in the afternoon of the first day, everyone had a fantastic time, and we were privileged to see some amazing play - especially from the Women's division which is growing rapidly.

#Discgolf  #Perth   #perthdiscgolfopen