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Thanks to Boing Boing for the link to this.

Thanks to Boing Boing for the link to this.

Musk is a man with a mission - to save humanity from itself by making us not dependant on Earth. A pretty tall order, but he has a vision, and a plan...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/elon-musk-spacex-exploring-mars-planets-space-science/

These look cool!

These look cool!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Ultra-cool line of scientifically accurate feathered dinosaur action figures
http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2016/09/28/interview-with-david-silva-creator-of-the-beasts-of-the-mesozoic-dinosaur-toy-line/

The wonderful T.Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) is releasing a new, free, serial!

The wonderful T.Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon) is releasing a new, free, serial!
http://www.redwombatstudio.com/portfolio/summer-in-orcus/

Who knew? Not media execs, it would seem!

Who knew? Not media execs, it would seem!

A great little article.

Originally shared by David Gerard

yeah, apparently this was news to them.
http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/09/29/radio-and-television-finally-admit-in-2016-that-theyre-competing-with-the-whole-vast-internet/

The usual deal applies!

The usual deal applies!
http://bit.ly/2dgTFgA

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Originally shared by Shane Ward
Trump l'oiel(n) : Using paint to represent more valuable material. Usually whitewash. Lots of whitewash.

Facts, figures, and formal analysis. All those things zelots hate.

Facts, figures, and formal analysis. All those things zelots hate.

Originally shared by John Samuel

Oh look some actual facts (including the fact that increasing distributed generation would make the network more robust, not less).
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/29/south-australia-blackout-explained-renewables-not-to-blame?CMP=share_btn_gp

Seriously - who buys only 20 earthworms??

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Seriously - who buys only 20 earthworms??

Originally shared by Scarfolk Council

"Customers who bought 'Discovering Scarfolk' also bought..." http://scarfolk.blogspot.com

Love it!

Love it!

Originally shared by Alicia Smith
http://9gag.com/gag/aKgj6M3?ref=gp

Dunno if it will help stop HP from being spleenweasles, but it cannot hurt.

Dunno if it will help stop HP from being spleenweasles, but it cannot hurt.
https://act.eff.org/action/tell-hp-say-no-to-drm

Winter Flooding

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Winter Flooding

WPP2016 - Week 31 - Summer or Winter

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

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-31-Summer-or-Winter

Next weekend we're going on an astrophotography photowalk and tutorial, so I decided we should have tracking mounts.

Next weekend we're going on an astrophotography photowalk and tutorial, so I decided we should have tracking mounts. After much digging, I came to the same conclusion as the author of this page.

So far, I've built one, sans labels, and tomorrow morning I'll build one for Alicia Smith​. Build time is less than an hour if you are at all competent at woodwork. Or about two for me.
http://barn-door-tracker.co.uk/

Father Rod . He's a good bloke.

Originally shared by Lordy

Father Rod . He's a good bloke.

It's just that he's religious.. he's perhaps the best example of how religion should be.


I have a rule that all of my priests have to be prepared to clean the toilets,” he says.

“Because it reminds us that true priesthood is about being willing to immerse yourself in the shit of life.”
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/good-news/a-bloody-man-should-do-the-right-thing-and-go-to-church/news-story/1f02dea749c651482891a2adb500c8ca

Teal - most likely Grey, but possibly Chestnut in eclipse (you really can't tell). And ducklings. Or tealings. Maybe.

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Teal - most likely Grey, but possibly Chestnut in eclipse (you really can't tell). And ducklings. Or tealings. Maybe.
Herdsman Open Space.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Herdsman Open Space.

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Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Herdsman Open Space.
In breeding colours.

The ultimate #pmjtour Australian Tour PostmodernJukebox​ selfie!

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The ultimate #pmjtour Australian Tour PostmodernJukebox​ selfie!

foundring (aka Kylan DeGhetaldi) wows the audience with his evil master impersonation at #perthconcerthall on ...

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foundring  (aka Kylan DeGhetaldi) wows the audience with his evil master impersonation at #perthconcerthall on #pmjtour . Apparently this was this first time he's been able to play a full pipe organ on tour!

PostmodernJukebox​

Epic, awesome, and I heartily agree.

Epic, awesome, and I heartily agree.

Originally shared by John Samuel

Oh hell yes. This is brilliant.
https://twitter.com/isaach/status/778442063398342657

Via John Samuel​

Via John Samuel​

Originally shared by John Samuel

This is just fabulous.
https://twitter.com/tomfeister/status/777560290045128705

Via Jeremy Hodges and Roland Taylor

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Via Jeremy Hodges and Roland Taylor 

Originally shared by David McKeever

WPP2016 - Week 30 - Wet or dry

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WPP2016 - Week 30 - Wet or dry

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

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-30-Wet-or-dry

Yesterday, Camera Electronic and Olympus hosted a photo walk in Wolf Lane, Perth.

Yesterday, Camera Electronic and Olympus hosted a photo walk in Wolf Lane, Perth.

Here is what I saw.
https://goo.gl/photos/G6kxeRouc1TCwnGV9

A short look at what I saw at today's photo walk.

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A short look at what I saw at today's photo walk.

Via Winchell Chung​

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Via Winchell Chung​

Originally shared by Nainika B

Apple air pods

You feel lucky...

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You feel lucky...

P900 and Snapseed

Register for organ donation. Talk about it with your family. You will make a difference.

Register for organ donation. Talk about it with your family. You will make a difference.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-16/lung-transplant-and-a-remarkable-friendship/7801188

Waxing Gibbous

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Waxing Gibbous

P900 and Snapseed

Ah, Venice Perth!

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Ah, Venice Perth!

WPP2016 - Week 29 - B&W conversion

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


#WPP2016

#WPP2016-Wk-29-B&W-conversion


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They're making a movie of A Wrinkle In Time??

They're making a movie of A Wrinkle In Time??

Awesome!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

I sort of liked the book when I was little. But it is nice Disney is making an effort to get a diverse cast.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/disneys-a-wrinkle-in-time-has-its-lead-1786583196

Some very impressive designs and skills here!

Some very impressive designs and skills here!

Originally shared by Joseph Ong

Amazing... whoever thought?
https://youtu.be/SUyqakRMrxo

Interesting, to say the least!

Interesting, to say the least!

Originally shared by Stephen Gunnell

Maureen pointed this out to me. Swiss Re are a reinsurance company. An insurers insurer if you like or the commercial equivalent of Lloyds' names.
Interestingly I have heard nothing of this even from places like New Scientist. The full article was published in an insurance industry trade journal - it is well worth reading the full article.
https://openminds.swissre.com/stories/1094/

Zoom Blur

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Zoom Blur
WPP2016 - Week 28 - Try A New Technique

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

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-28-Try-A-New-Technique

Half moon - better than no moon at all!

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Half moon - better than no moon at all!

P900 and Snapseed.

I cannot say definitively that I would never do this.

I cannot say definitively that I would never do this.

Originally shared by John Samuel

I gotta say: that's just MEAN.
https://twitter.com/jackmonkeygames/status/773820583368757249

The usual...

The usual...
https://wn.nr/nBcVmH

Stragglers Rocks, off Fremantle.

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Stragglers Rocks, off Fremantle.

Shot from The Roundhouse at Fremantle, this is basically an excuse to play with the long zoom capabilities of the P900. With bonus seagull.

Post-processing in Snapseed.

WPP2016 - Week 27 - Broken

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WPP2016 - Week 27 - Broken

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

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-27-Broken

NEW!

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Originally shared by Scarfolk Council

NEW! "Pay your Physics Tax on time or face the dreadful consequences" (from 1976). More info: http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/2016/09/physics-tax-1976-1979.html

Finally posting this one...

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Finally posting this one...

Hungry Eye

WPP2016 - Week 26 - Eyes

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

#WPP2016
#WPP2016-Wk-26-Eyes

Camera Electronic and Olympus are running a photowalk in the laneways of the CBD.

Camera Electronic and Olympus are running a photowalk in the laneways of the CBD.

Registration is essential, but it is free.

September 17, 2pm-4pm meeting next to the Moon & Sixpence.

Olympus will have a limited number of PEN-Fs available to borrow, so bring a memory card! Mention in the comments if you want to borrow one of the PEN-Fs.
http://www.cameraelectronic.com.au/events

If you're visiting Dublin, remember to bring a medical certificate with you.

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If you're visiting Dublin, remember to bring a medical certificate with you.

Good on 'em for telling the bandwagoners to eff off.

Originally shared by Lordy

Well played 'The White Moose Cafe"
I have several close friends who actually have coeliac disease.. one who didn't know at all, until the day after she woke up in ICU, after having been out to it for 10 days, now with some parts of her insides removed..
The gluten free foods they get, some taste like bloody cardboard, I feel for them.

I also know a few people who are gluten free because it's a trend and they are self diagnosed as gluten intolerant and live accordingly unless they can't get a gluten free meal at which time they eat 'normal' foods like everyone else with no suffering..
To those people, I have no fear of saying "you are a fucking idiot"... because they are on FB and never see here anyway :D

I'd love the chance of dining at the White Moose Cafe in Dublin.

The usual deal...

The usual deal...
https://wn.nr/Bn4bqf

Not the usual sort of post for me...

Not the usual sort of post for me...

Originally shared by John Samuel

"an angry chicken crossed with a backhoe"...
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/05/look-right-look-left-its-a-prehistoric-death-bird-that-hates-you-so-slow-down

My Old friend David Gerard​ raises yet another hole in the * Puppies' story.

My Old friend David Gerard​ raises yet another hole in the * Puppies' story.

Originally shared by David Gerard

Forward to your SF friends! And buy some Chris Foss prints, he was good.
http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/09/04/the-hugos-the-sad-puppies-and-1970s-science-fiction-paperback-covers-which-were-ridiculous/

Home made gluten free Black Forest Elcairs, Mk1.

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Home made gluten free Black Forest Elcairs, Mk1.

Choux pastry, chocolate custard, Black cherry jam, and chocolate glazing.

Mk2 will see some changes to the filling, but these were still seriously yummy.

Moon and Venus (and a bit of Virgo).

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Moon and Venus (and a bit of Virgo).
P900 and Snapseed.

A Certain HiFi and Electronics Chain is selling these on behalf a a music education charity.

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A Certain HiFi and Electronics Chain is selling these on behalf a a music education charity. There are many instruments.

Our fancies were tickled.