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Good ol' Dots To Spots Printing​ are running #freeprintfriday as usual.

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Good ol' Dots To Spots Printing​ are running #freeprintfriday as usual. Comment on the original post to be in with a chance at one of their amazing prints of one of your amazing photos!

Originally shared by Dots To Spots Printing

Free Print Friday
1. Comment on this post by 5:00pm (1/8/15) AEST.
2. Random person will be chosen for this free print.
3.The winner of this event has till (2/8/15) 11:59pm AEST to send their photo to dots to spots and redeem their free print.
4. The winner will receive a 16x24 inch print on 250gsm Satin Photo Paper delivered to their address.

Please refer to our website for Countries we deliver to.
http://www.dotstospots.com.au

#freeprintfriday #friday #free #print #giveaway #photoprint #competition #advertising #win #share #freefriday #photography #gift

Airbus A380 coming in to land at Perth Airport.

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Airbus A380 coming in to land at Perth Airport.

Damn but these things are huge! Pretty quiet for their size, though.

The Ghost Train

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The Ghost Train

Mitchell Freeway and Glendalough Station

Some great advice here - and it is very telling that most of it is the same!

Some great advice here - and it is very telling that most of it is the same!

Originally shared by Leigh Diprose

8 Pro Photographers Share the Best Advice They Ever Got

As photographers sometimes we focus too much on the pixels and not enough on the advice, so here you go - here's some great advice from 7 world renowned photographers and 1 just as awesome videographer!

#photography   #500px  
https://iso.500px.com/8-pro-photographers-share-the-best-advice-they-ever-got

Getting the vapours

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Getting the vapours

WPP 2015 - Week 30 - SOOC (Straight out of camera)
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D , Ken Fowkes , Navin Upendran , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk-30-SOOC

Contrail over Perth - Doha to Melbourne.

Contrails over Perth are something of a rarity, in part due to atmospherics over SW WA not being the best for them, but mainly because most flights land here before going on somewhere else.

Moonshot while waiting for the gates to open. Vivitar 500mm f/8, NX300. Edited in Snapseed.

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Moonshot while waiting for the gates to open. Vivitar 500mm f/8, NX300. Edited in Snapseed.

So we are running a Nuclear War tournament at the gaming club today...

So we are running a Nuclear War tournament at the gaming club today...

"Radioactive gamma rays kill an additional 10 million"
(Entire table, including the target). "Hooray!"
😈

My workflow and demands are satisfied by my Crumpler Mild Enthusiast, but if I didn't have one, I'd be looking at...

My workflow and demands are satisfied by my Crumpler Mild Enthusiast, but if I didn't have one, I'd be looking at one of these!

Originally shared by Trey Ratcliff

This is it! :) The big Kickstarter just announced! SO AWESOME.  Get one... no get two, one of each color! :)  http://www.StuckInCustoms.com/links/kickstarter

Over the past year I've been doing something secret: designing the ultimate camera bag (and everything bag!) with Peak Design, and now you can find out all about it in the fancy video below...  we had so much fun filming some of the more ridiculous bits!

In the video you'll hear how we bled, sweat, and teared up over camera bags for months on end. It's amazing how much stuff I learned, how much stuff I didn't know, and what came out of this entirely creative process for me. Basically, we tore everything we knew about bags apart and redesigned the whole thing from the ground up. You'll love it. You'll LOLCats Lurve It!!! :)
https://www.kickstar…

Mr Barnes stands up for the Real Australia. The one where everyone is welcome and included.

Mr Barnes stands up for the Real Australia. The one where everyone is welcome and included. 

Originally shared by John Samuel

In which Jimmy Barnes is awesome. 
https://www.facebook.com/jimmybarnesofficial/posts/974559009273159

None of your beak!

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None of your beak!

Australian Raven, Rottnest Island.

Rough Reef Rocks - Rottnest

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Rough Reef Rocks - Rottnest

A building storm raises the surf off Cape Vlamingh at the West End of Rottnest Island. This reef also saw the demise of the Kiryo Maru 1 in 1984. Even today, W.A. is the Shipwreck Coast.


WPP 2015 - Week 29 - My name begins with

Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith

#WPP2015

#WPP2015-Wk-29-MyNameBeginsWith

Osprey on its stack, Fishhook Bay

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Osprey on its stack, Fishhook Bay

Joides Resolution, a drill exploration ship in harbour at Fremantle.

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Joides Resolution, a drill exploration ship in harbour at Fremantle.

Dots To Spots Printing​ are running their usual and wonderfully generous #freeprintfriday again.

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Dots To Spots Printing​ are running their usual and wonderfully generous #freeprintfriday again. Comment on the original post to be in with a chance at one of their amazing prints!


Originally shared by Dots To Spots Printing

Free Print Friday
1. Comment on this post by 5:00pm (18/7/15) AEST.
2. Random person will be chosen for this free print. 
3.The winner of this event has till (19/7/15) 11:59pm AEST to send their photo to dots to spots and redeem their free print.
4. The winner will receive a 16x24 inch print on 250gsm Satin Photo Paper delivered to their address.

Please refer to our website for Countries we deliver to.
http://www.dotstospots.com.au

#freeprintfriday #friday #free #print #giveaway #photoprint #competition #advertising #win #share #freefriday #photography #gift

If you're in Perth - or WA - it is time to ready your launchpads, duck into your fallout shelters, and vaccinate...

If you're in Perth - or WA - it is time to ready your launchpads, duck into your fallout shelters, and vaccinate against the SuperGerm!

The first ever Official Nuclear War Tournament for Australia is coming to town!

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1402110/ready-your-fallout-shelters-its-official
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1402110/ready-your-fallout-shelters-its-official

Making the most of things.

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Making the most of things.

This is a complete failure. It is taken with a mobile phone, using digital zoom, low resolution, and a clip-on tele-converter. It is completely out of focus, and technically has nothing to recommend it.

And yet. Take a look at the second image.

A bit of cropping, a bit of colour manipulation, and all of a sudden we have something any French Impressionist would be proud of.

Photography, like Impressionism, is all about the light, after all.

I have the sometimes good fortune to work very close to the approach vector for Perth Airport.

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I have the sometimes good fortune to work very close to the approach vector for Perth Airport. Waiting for the bus this afternoon I scored these three fine birds coming in.


(boggles)

(boggles)

Originally shared by John Samuel

Okaaaay....

For added "wait, what!" value make sure you read the last line of the article.
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/14/nosferatu-director-head-stolen-germany-grave-fw-murnau

For what it is worth, you've only got a few hours left to grab the Lily selfie drone (or flying camera as they like...

For what it is worth, you've only got a few hours left to grab the Lily selfie drone (or flying camera as they like to call it) at the discounted rate of USD599+shipping.

Fair disclosure: If you order via the link below, I get a discount :)
http://www.lily.camera/?ct-referral-code=BRfmC04X

Ghosts of the Present

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Ghosts of the Present

WPP 2015 - Week 28 - Leading Lines

Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D ,  Ken Fowkes ,  Navin Upendran  , Robyn King and T.E. Smith

#WPP2015

#WPP2015-Wk28-LeadingLines

As a long time reader of comp.risks, and having a professional interest in security (as a sysadmin), I'll take this...

As a long time reader of comp.risks, and having a professional interest in security (as a sysadmin), I'll take this opportunity to say that anyone who is promoting online voting as a replacement for paper ballots is (in my opinion) one or more of a)Hopelessly naive, b)Frighteningly optimistic, c)Woefully ignorant of the problems of authentication combined with anonymity, d)Ignoring the problems of coercion, or (worst of all) e) Willing to accept vote tampering.

I do not seriously think that the Electoral Commissioner would be willing to accept vote tampering, but every electronic or online system has been demonstrated to be vulnerable to it. Worse, such attacks can occur at any point, be it in corrupt coding, interference with the ballots, or by injecting forged ballots.

All of these have be proven to be possible in every practical and theoretical system proposed to date. 

This is ignoring the problem of d) - if the voting is not occurring in a public place, how do you prove that the…

What is the only thing better than Adam Savage in a 2001 space suit at ComicCon?

What is the only thing better than Adam Savage in a 2001 space suit at ComicCon? Adam and Chris Hadfield *both* in 2001 space suits at ComicCon!

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Worth a watch.
Adam, struggling with boots "This has got to be easier in 0-gee!"
Chris, feelingly. "No."
https://youtu.be/hxRoK5LZa_A

And about time.

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And about time. It is sad that they've taken so long to get this far, but I'm glad they have taken this important step against discrimination.

I'm also pleased to see that the decision was unanimous.

Originally shared by Boing Boing

The Boy Scouts - BSA leadership unanimously votes to end ban on gay leaders, effective immediately. "http://boingboing.net/2015/07/13/boy-scouts-lift-gay-leadership.html

Opus. Milo, and the gang are back!

Opus. Milo, and the gang are back!

Originally shared by Eric Sagel

Opus lives!
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/13/422545636/bloom-county-2015-berkeley-breathed-revives-comic-strip

Worth sharing...

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Worth sharing...

Originally shared by Boing Boing

What's it like to live with face-blindness, unable to recognize even those you love? http://boingboing.net/2015/07/10/what-its-like-to-be-profoun.html

Splendor is a great quick game, and this makes it even more portable!

Splendor is a great quick game, and this makes it even more portable!

Originally shared by Days of Wonder

Splendor is available now on Apple iPhone and iPad appstores and Android!

Splendor is an addictive strategy turn-based card game, where players assume the role of wealthy Renaissance merchants, exploiting mines and caravans, hiring craftsmen and leveraging their influence with the nobility.

Key Features:

● Truthful adaptation of Space Cowboys’ board game
● Pick-up and play. Rules only take 5 minutes to learn with the game tutorial
● Sublime graphics, originally seen in the board game, coupled with atmospheric Renaissance music
● A solo mode and a local Pass and Play mode for up to 4 players
● Exclusive “Challenges” game mode based on actual historical facts, which occurred during the 15th and 16th century
● A complex artificial intelligence based on player behavior instead of difficulty levels
● A playful interactive tutorial with an intuitive and user-friendly interface
● Online leaderboard …

Make a movie with Eiji Tsuburaya! #GoogleDoodle

Make a movie with Eiji Tsuburaya! #GoogleDoodle 

And today's effort is such fun for daikaiju fans like me!
https://g.co/doodle/jftrdr

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"And then a shot rang out in the night"

WPP 2015 - Week 27 - Black and White Conversion
Weekly Photo Project 2015 curated by Alen Ianni , Bernhard Rembold , Cliff Loresco , Francesco Scaglioni , Heather D , Ken Fowkes , Navin Upendran , Robyn King and T.E. Smith
#WPP2015
#WPP2015-Wk2t-BW-Conversion

We've had unusually thick fog for a couple of nights over the weekend. This provided a chance to create a film noir look with minimal processing, and an image for week 27.

The Forest Place Cactus. No, we don't know the it means, either.

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The Forest Place Cactus. No, we don't know the it means, either.

Perth - still under construction...

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Perth - still under construction...

Despite the rain, there was a great turn out at the Marriage Equality Rally at Russell Square this afternoon.

Despite the rain, there was a great turn out at the Marriage Equality Rally at Russell Square this afternoon.
https://goo.gl/photos/2F3zptWM1FrpNyJq6

It was a bit foggy last night...

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It was a bit foggy last night...

Think Tank Photo​, Sigma, 3 Legged Thing​, and Mindshift Gear are running an amazing giveaway contest over here :...

Think Tank Photo​, Sigma, 3 Legged Thing​, and Mindshift Gear are running an amazing giveaway contest over here : http://gvwy.io/ja55u8v
Fair disclosure: that link gives me more chances 😝
http://gvwy.io/ja55u8v

Once again, Dots To Spots Printing​ show their community spirit! Comment on the original post to enter.

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Once again, Dots To Spots Printing​ show their community spirit! Comment on the original post to enter.

Originally shared by Dots To Spots Printing

Free Print Friday
1. Comment on this post by 5:00pm (4/7/15) AEST.
2. Random person will be chosen for this free print. 
3.The winner of this event has till (5/7/15) 11:59pm AEST to send their photo to dots to spots and redeem their free print.
4. The winner will receive a 16x24 inch print on 250gsm Satin Photo Paper delivered to their address.

Please refer to our website for Countries we deliver to.
http://www.dotstospots.com.au

#freeprintfriday #friday #free #print #giveaway #photoprint #competition #advertising #win #share #freefriday #photography #gift

Australian White Ibis, Tomato Lake.

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Australian White Ibis, Tomato Lake.

Little grebe, Tomato Lake, Kewdale.

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Little grebe, Tomato Lake, Kewdale.

Via John Samuel​

Via John Samuel​

An excellent piece by George Takei​ that shows just how wrong a judge can get it.

Originally shared by Tony Sidaway

George Takei responds to Justice Thomas's Obergefell dissent.

In part of his personal dissent to last week's Supreme Court ruling that struck down laws against gay couples marrying, Clarence Thomas argued that the government could not bestow nor take away dignity. As one of his examples he invoked the war time internment of Japanese Americans.

One of those Japanese Americans interned was a child who would grow up to be the actor and civil rights activist George Takei. Here he rebuts Clarence Thomas.
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/george-takei-clarence-thomas-denying-our-rights-denies-our-dignity?cid=sm_tw_msnbc

I find it constantly odd that the GSoA and the BSoA essentially have their roles reversed in Australia - where the...

I find it constantly odd that the GSoA and the BSoA essentially have their roles reversed in Australia - where the Scouts are very progressive and inclusive, and the Guides are conservative...

Good on the GSoA and their CEO, and have a look at the crowdfunding campaign they've started to make up the shortfall:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/girl-scouts-is-foreverygirl#/story

h/t John Samuel for bringing this to my attention.

Originally shared by Susan Stone
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/girl-scouts-returns-100000-after-donor-demands-that-it-not-be-used-to-support-transgender-girls/#.VZKUqIDwFpI.google_plusone_share