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Via Will James​

"Jello is the root of all regrettable food."

"Jello is the root of all regrettable food."

Discuss.

North Mole Lighthouse, Fremantle Harbour.

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North Mole Lighthouse, Fremantle Harbour.

Sunset at North Mole, Fremantle.

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Sunset at North Mole, Fremantle.

CSL Whyalla, a self-unloading bulk carrier, off Fremantle, heading for Kwinana.

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CSL Whyalla, a self-unloading bulk carrier, off Fremantle, heading for Kwinana.

Awassi Express, a livestock carrier (boo) off Fremantle.

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Awassi Express, a livestock carrier (boo) off Fremantle.

WPP2016 - Week 36 - Lines

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WPP2016 - Week 36 - Lines

+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-36-Lines

Fisherfolk on North Mole, Fremantle Harbour.

Hi, I'm a Western Australian sysadmin and photographer.

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Hi, I'm a Western Australian sysadmin and photographer. I'm a member of the Local Guides program, and help moderate the Weekly Photo Project for 2016. I hope you like my work!

With Spring come the preventative burnoffs in the Perth hills, and the sunsets are spectacular.

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With Spring come the preventative burnoffs in the Perth hills, and the sunsets are spectacular. North Mole marks the entrance to Fremantle Harbour, and is also a popular fishing spot.

Via Winchell Chung

Via Winchell Chung

Originally shared by Sean Lin

The AuthaGraph projection.
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2016/10/28/hajime-narukawa-authagraph/

Wow...

Wow...

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Click to play jaw-dropping video
https://twitter.com/ziyatong/status/786052498029023232

If I were backing this year (I'm taking a year off), I'd back this.

If I were backing this year (I'm taking a year off), I'd back this. Hopefully it will be available afterwards, and/or my FLGS will back it :)

Originally shared by David Lowry

Here is our new video for Leaders of Euphoria: Choose a Better Oppressor by Overworld Games. Please check it out as it launched on Kickstarter today and consider subscribing to our site Club Fantasci and our YouTube Channel. We would greatly appreciate your support. But most importantly, please consider backing the game! It is a lot of fun!

#boardgames #games #gaming #Kickstarter #OverworldGames #tabletopgaming #socialdeductiongames #bgg #spiel #gamenight #TheLowryAgency #ClubFantasci #DavidLowry

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1026360181/leaders-of-euphoria-choose-a-better-oppressor

The usual rules apply.

The usual rules apply.
https://wn.nr/P3pnm3

Some very wise words here from ABC Australia writer Deirdre Fidge :

Some very wise words here from ABC Australia writer Deirdre Fidge :
"It is unclear at this point exactly how Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon identify and, ultimately, it's none of our business. It's beautiful seeing two people so happy together, regardless of circumstance."

The whole series of articles on sexuality and relationships that they have been running this year have been extraordinarily insightful and well-written as a bonus. The sad thing is how all of them refer to the problems that we (as a society) have with them. And by 'them', I mean relationships as a whole.

Humans as a whole have an urge to put things into neat, clean, orderly buckets. "Us" and "Them", "White" and "Black", to give some binary examples. But as just about any scientist (who you would think would be the worst offenders in this) will tell you, the real world is a lot messier.

Some years ago, I saw a photograph of a group of about 40 children f…

OK, it's time to release the hounds.

Originally shared by Lev Lafayette

OK, it's time to release the hounds. This is a project that I am writing and I'm asking for your support. Do you like "Utopia"? "Drop The Dead Donkey?", "The IT Crowd"? Well, here's the opportunity to live out those tales inspired by the 1970s cartoon "Papers & Paychecks" in the 1st edition of the Dungeons Masters Guide for D&D.

Please back this project for a funny and insightful RPG.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1106063658/papers-and-paychecks
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1106063658/papers-and-paychecks

Oooh!

Oooh!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung
https://twitter.com/avaduvernayfans/status/789997107805650945

It was a bit smokey when I got to work this morning. OK, very smokey.

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It was a bit smokey when I got to work this morning. OK, very smokey.

An excellent piece by the ABC Australia​ on the real history of Wadjemup (Rottnest).

An excellent piece by the ABC Australia​ on the real history of Wadjemup (Rottnest). Alicia Smith​ has written about some parts of this after our last couple of visits.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-25/rottnest-island-black-prison-to-white-playground/7962940

Cool! A chance at a Pixel XL! The usual deal...

Cool! A chance at a Pixel XL! The usual deal...
https://wn.nr/rqV5jn

It was Ace Race day today, this time at the new Chichester Park course. 44 holes of fun!

It was Ace Race day today, this time at the new Chichester Park course. 44 holes of fun!

At the final counting, we had a tie at 3A/3M, and went to a sudden death play-off between myself and Michael Wombell​. I was lucky enough to sink an ace on the second throw, and won my first Ace Race!

Thanks to Big Al for an awesome afternoon, and to Mike for being a great player to the very end.
https://goo.gl/photos/6hA8uqrYDD4jgPYz9

Ubuntu Turns 12, Happy Birthday!

Oh man! Now Ubuntu's about to become a teenager. In a few releases we're going to get Angsty Aardvark, with a new default theme of various shades of black. Performance is going to go to pot, except for the music player, which will be awesome (if depressing). On the up side we will see improvements in word processing, with the addition of various poetry-related tools, and better art tools, although the colour palettes will, by default, be limited to white, red, and 64k shades of black.

Happy Birthday, Ubuntu!
http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/ubuntu-turns-12-happy-birthday-509497.shtml

NEW FILM! Simon's Cat in The Monster (Halloween Special).

Originally shared by Simon's Cat

NEW FILM! Simon's Cat in The Monster (Halloween Special).
Simon’s Cat faces his ultimate nemesis in our latest film.
https://youtu.be/pTBjHjRhx_Y

The Mars Space Cannon waited until the last minute this time, but their record is impressive!

The Mars Space Cannon waited until the last minute this time, but their record is impressive!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/19/euro_mars_lander_mia_but_orbiter_fine/

Spring late afternoon, looking towards the Darling Scarp and the Perth Airport over Perth Water.

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Originally shared by Rob Masters

Spring late afternoon, looking towards the Darling Scarp and the Perth Airport over Perth Water.

Trying for a bit of a faded Ektachrome feel.

Spring late afternoon, looking towards the Darling Scarp and the Perth Airport over Perth Water.

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Spring late afternoon, looking towards the Darling Scarp and the Perth Airport over Perth Water.

Trying for a bit of a faded Ektachrome feel.

The PS Decoy out for a warm-up ahead of the evening's jazz cruise.

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The PS Decoy out for a warm-up ahead of the evening's jazz cruise.

It all makes so much more sense now...

It all makes so much more sense now...

Originally shared by Daniel Keys Moran

Star Trek finally makes sense.
http://m.imgur.com/gallery/wpZ4w

PS Decoy on Perth Water.

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PS Decoy on Perth Water.

This is not normal & I will not hide how much this hurts.

Title

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Originally shared by Darrell Watkins

OK, the P900 continues to amaze. Full moon.

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OK, the P900 continues to amaze. Full moon.

Shot hand-held, using the programmed settings at full zoom. Welcome to the future.

Processed in #snapseed.
#moon

This site is not one I've heard about, and there are at least two other observatory-type sites we have heard about,...

This site is not one I've heard about, and there are at least two other observatory-type sites we have heard about, in casual conversation and in lectures.

This would, however, be the most engineered of them that we've heard about to date.

Originally shared by rare avis


Astronomer Dr. Duane Hamacher has been studying Indigenous Australian astronomy for years, he believes the Wurdi Youang structure could date back more than 11,000 years.

"Some academics have referred to this stone arrangement here as Australia's version of Stonehenge," Dr Hamacher said.

 "I think the question we might have to ask is: is Stonehenge Britain's version of Wurdi Youang? Because this could be much, much older."

The egg-shaped area is fifty metres wide and contains over 100 basalt boulders. After being noted by early European settlers and recorded by archaeologists in 1977, Wurdi Youang was only relatively recently given the attention it deserves as a site once sacred and signif…

My kind of vending machine!

My kind of vending machine!

Originally shared by John Smith

At least, it has Pi

Vending machine at Portland State University
https://twitter.com/theJeenaLee/status/786058104706400260

Another gibbous waxing moon. P900, #snapseed

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Another gibbous waxing moon. P900, #snapseed

Alicia Smith​ on #WPP2016 posted this powerful image.

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Alicia Smith​ on #WPP2016 posted this powerful image. The repeated poses of parent and child make for a memorable and remarkable shot.

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

WPP2016 - Week 30 - Wet or dry

This Black Swan and its cygnets must be wet on the bottom and dry on the top!

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

Francesco Scaglioni​ shared this magnificent work on #WPP2016 . Another continuing inspiration.

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Francesco Scaglioni​ shared this magnificent work on #WPP2016 . Another continuing inspiration.

Originally shared by Francesco Scaglioni

WPP2016 - Week 25 - Sea or Lake

+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-25-Sea-or-Lake

Have your say...

#cycling #lookbike

#cycling #lookbike

rare avis​ spotted this simple fix for dooring cyclists. I know I'm going to be trying to make it a habit!

Originally shared by rare avis



Going Dutch: A Strategy To Save Cyclists, And Your Car


The phenomenon of bikers getting hit by an opening car door is so common it has its own term: dooring.

According to a study in Chicago, as many as 1 in 5 bicycle accidents involve car doors – in total, there is an average of nearly one dooring per day in the Windy City. Even when bikers swerve to avoid doors, they can end up getting hit by cars.

For decades now in the Netherlands drivers have been trained (and tested for their licenses) on a behavior that dramatically reduces the risk of doorings.

They do not even have a name for it because it is simply how one opens a car door. Basically, instead of using their door-side (left) arm, they reach over with their other (right) arm. This simple behavioral shift causes drivers to look back naturally and see whether or not there are on…

Azolla

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Azolla
WPP2016 - Week 35 - Leaves

+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-35-Leaves


Azolla pinnata (probably) in macro, a sort of floating fern noted for a symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria, which is what gives the red colour. Actual size is 4-8mm long.

Get Low

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Get Low
WPP2016 - Week 34 - Street Photography

+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-34-Street-Photography

Taken on a photowalk in the Perth CBD, from about 5cm above the ground!

On the Beach

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On the Beach
WPP2016 - Week 33 - Flowers or plants

+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-33-Flowers-or-plants


I don't know what it is, but it is on the beach at Thirsty Point, Cervantes.

Time Traveller

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Time Traveller
WPP2016 - Week 32 - Bokeh

+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-32-Bokeh


Cheap BBC special effects R US! 45mm f/1.8 focussed at about 20cm, looking down the length of an undercover car park at the local shopping centre. Easily the ugliest, grottiest bit of the centre, and yet..

Having a bit too much fun with processing.

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Having a bit too much fun with processing.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Broken outtakes. One is the posted image, heavily processed. The other is an HDR composite, also heavily - even massively over - processed. All because of the pretty lights. 🙃

Bokeh outtakes.

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Bokeh outtakes. One is the posted image, heavily processed. The other is an HDR composite, also heavily - even massively over - processed. All because of the pretty lights. 🙃

No idea what the movie is, but the poster is epic!

No idea what the movie is, but the poster is epic!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung
https://twitter.com/FantonEsquire/status/783772056840118273

Via Boing Boing​. And these are the silver medallists!

Via Boing Boing​. And these are the silver medallists!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnxkO6Z_Q74&feature=player_embedded

David Gerard​ nails it with "...Abba would have done had they been just that bit crankier."

David Gerard​ nails it with "...Abba would have done had they been just that bit crankier."

Brilliant sound, and awesome lyrics!

Originally shared by David Gerard

An awesome work of transcendent beauty.
http://rocknerd.co.uk/2016/10/04/spray-living-in-neon-reissue-2002-2016/

This weekend just past, Michael Goh​ was planning on running an astrophotography tutorial and photowalk up at The...

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This weekend just past, Michael Goh​ was planning on running an astrophotography tutorial and photowalk up at The Pinnacles, as a part of Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk​. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate, and he wisely cancelled the event. We are really looking forward to Take Two!

Despite this, Alicia Smith​ and I (and a couple of others) went up anyway, because, hey - roadtrip! and paid a visit to the Pinnacles in the late afternoon. Along the way there we stopped by the Gravity Discovery Centre just outside Gingin (Hi! Manager GDC​ ).

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So interwubletubeyfolks, does anyone know the story of Sausy's bike up in Cervantes? My googlefoo has failed me.

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So interwubletubeyfolks, does anyone know the story of Sausy's bike up in Cervantes? My googlefoo has failed me.