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One awesome person. Two of them, actually.

One awesome person. Two of them, actually.

Originally shared by Lordy

"Hayley Garlett, 18, is the cousin of 14-year-old Elijah Doughty"
As outnumbered police struggled to control the angry mob hell bent on destruction, Ms Garlett and her mother Patricia Gerardi stood with their arms outstretched trying to shield the officers with their bodies.

Respect..


I hope the fucker that ran over that poor kid never gets released..
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/08/31/11/45/teen-praised-as-hero-for-standing-in-front-of-police-to-protect-them

Via (indirectly) John Samuel​.

Via (indirectly) John Samuel​.

Wow. And all hand made. Including the propellant.
https://youtu.be/YVOevUSM8LQ

I've been seeing ads for this guy's show.

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I've been seeing ads for this guy's show. I'm still not sure which one is the supervillain and which one is a TV celebrity.

This is so amazing!

This is so amazing! Stunning in-period imagery, superb musicians, and Addie Hamilton has a voice that would lead many a man (and not a few women) to their dooms.

I wonder what Deborah Harry thinks of it?
https://youtu.be/DTMoipsvGNc

Ryk Spoor has written a very thoughtful piece about handling good bad reviews.

Ryk Spoor has written a very thoughtful piece about handling good bad reviews. As opposed to bad bad reviews (e.g. "It stinks.") and bad good reviews (e.g. "Totes awesomeness!!!"). Good good reviews, I would hope, require little discussion on how to handle - although setting up a shrine and dedicating one's life to the reviewer may be a little excessive.

The good bad ones, though, where the reviewer takes the time to discuss exactly what they believe is wrong with the work and why, they are a far more interesting matter.
http://grandcentralarena.com/the-author-and-criticism/

A detailed and positive review of a game I have a certain vested interest in.

A detailed and positive review of a game I have a certain vested interest in.

Originally shared by Anthony Simons

Art for Art's Sake?
The art world can be fascinating; from valuable, rare pieces selling for millions at auction, to the art itself, pushing the boundaries of sensibility, presenting an avant-garde impression of real world subjects, or just being art. If you ever looked upon D...

tl;dr - "Hammerspacetime"

tl;dr - "Hammerspacetime"

Originally shared by Winchell Chung
https://www.overthinkingit.com/2016/08/03/toward-unified-theory-cartoon-relativity/

Via Cassandra Field​

Via Cassandra Field​

Likewise in solidarity with friends who are affected by the condition.

Originally shared by Kristin Moran

Sharing in solidarity for some friends.
https://themighty.com/2016/07/comic-strip-that-explains-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

Via Ananda Sim​

Via Ananda Sim​

Originally shared by Sue T

How do you minimise on-line abuse? Start with the obvious - you need competent, well informed staff who are fully resourced to deal with the issue. This would include moderators as well as on the tech side.

"Depending on the size of the community, it requires people who have specifically been tasked with moderating a community, staying up to date on larger social and cultural issues that drive abuse, and learning from other communities about what threats they face. This of course has to be matched with the appropriate technological resources to build systems to protect and empower targets or potential targets."

I've certainly been put off participating in forums where comments aren't moderated and where there's an influx of people (or trolls) determined to prevent informed, civil discussion and who drown out everyone else.



via Kimberly Chapman 
https://medium.com/humane-tech/the-immortal-myths-about-online-abuse-a156e3370aee#…

And Freo....

Elizabeth Quay Perth : Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2016

Cancelled 😔
Another on for the World Wide Photowalk
http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/elizabeth-quay-perth/

In Australia?

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

In Australia? If you see something, say something. https://www.feralscan.org.au Fox, Cat, Rabbit...oh and there's an app too.
https://www.feralscan.org.au

My entry for World Photo Day.

Uploads open in a few hours 😉

Uploads open in a few hours 😉

Originally shared by ted kelly

Hey You !
Yeah ~ YOU !
Take a picture tomorrow of your world and share it with The World.

( cell phones are fine - just snap something )
http://worldphotoday.com/about

Award-winning astrophotographer Michael Goh is running a walk for the KelbyOne World Wide Photowalk at the...

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Award-winning astrophotographer Michael Goh is running a walk for the KelbyOne World Wide Photowalk at the Pinnacles, on October 1 from 5pm to midnight.

http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/pinnacles-astrophotowalk/
http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/pinnacles-astrophotowalk/

Award-winning astrophotographer Michael Goh is running a walk for the KelbyOne World Wide Photowalk at the...

Award-winning astrophotographer Michael Goh is running a walk for the KelbyOne World Wide Photowalk at the Pinnacles, on October 1 from 5pm to midnight.

http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/pinnacles-astrophotowalk/
http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/pinnacles-astrophotowalk/

Please share amongst your friends.

Nine years ago, Mel Tregonning started working on a comic strip about a little boy overwhelmed by feelings of...

Nine years ago, Mel Tregonning started working on a comic strip about a little boy overwhelmed by feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression.

But before she could finish it, she took her own life.

triple j Hack | http://ab.co/2bab2PL
http://ab.co/2bab2PL

Kudos to the ABC Australia​ for pulling this off!

Brilliant article, and applicable to many technical fields.

Brilliant article, and applicable to many technical fields.

Originally shared by John Samuel

This is a good piece on how IT outcomes fare poorly when they intersect with public policy.
http://yathink.com.au/article-display/censusfail--is-a-failure-to-listen-to-experts-and-its-complicated,183#.V6_fld1tNK8.twitter

Forgive me, for today I have been doing 'npm install' and 'pip install' as root on a production system.

Forgive me, for today I have been doing 'npm install' and 'pip install' as root on a production system. Barely one step removed from 'curl|sudo bash'.

I feel so ... dirty.

Another extraordinary piece of work from the Weekly Photo Project 2016, this one from the talented Annette Köhler​.

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Another extraordinary piece of work from the Weekly Photo Project 2016, this one from the talented Annette Köhler​. An inspiration!

Originally shared by Annette Köhler

WPP2016 - Week 25 - Sea or Lake

+Ken Fowkes, Alen Ianni , Tim Kennedy , Robyn King , Rob Masters , Bernhard Rembold , Byron S , Francesco Scaglioni , Alicia Smith , Grandma Snyder , Navin Upendran and Mary Wardell

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-25-Sea-or-Lake

the beautiful Baltic sea

So if "Offence is always taken, not given" as the Senator states, why not repeal the libel laws as well?

So if "Offence is always taken, not given" as the Senator states, why not repeal the libel laws as well? Let anyone say anything about anyone or anything. By his standards, if I were to refer to him as "a dangerously bigotted senile moron" (which would be libelous if I were to do so), he should have no recourse.

After all, what is good for the goose...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-07/leyonhjelm-roberts-tell-insiders-18c-racial-discrimination-act/7698252

Interesting - I appear to be a highly balanced gamer!

Interesting - I appear to be a highly balanced gamer!

Via Andrew Muhling​
https://goo.gl/EEEEoE

Via Winchell Chung . The subscale prototype has grown up!

Via Winchell Chung . The subscale prototype has grown up!

Originally shared by f r a g o m a t i k
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201608010046.html

Our security people just circulated this CERT advisory:

Originally shared by Stephen Gunnell

Our security people just circulated this CERT advisory:

During the past few days, several researchers as well as McAfee Labs published reports about ongoing smishing campaigns that are aimed at stealing users Apple credentials.
Smishing is a specific kind of phishing that is using SMS messages instead of emails to trick the user into clicking malicious links. The most dangerous part of this attack is the fact, that users are not easily able to check the real URL behind a link and are more willing to click a link within a SMS message from a spoofed sender than within a suspicious email.
Siemens CERT recommendation:
• Do not click on links within SMS messages.
• Avoid logins within websites you reached through links. Always type-in the URL manually or use bookmarks that you have created manually after verifying the origin of the webpage.
• Please check regularly the connected devices through the Apple-ID website.
• Please take care of emails from Apple notif…

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