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Sunset viewers.

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Originally shared by Frank Smith

Sunset viewers.

Re-sharing my own post, because this fairy tale is doing what a fairy tale is supposed to do - teach a lesson, and...

Re-sharing my own post, because this fairy tale is doing what a fairy tale is supposed to do - teach a lesson, and belongs in two sections as a result.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

Cat Valente has shared this with us all: "This story may be read, reprinted, exchanged, and otherwise disseminated for free, forever."

Thank-you Cat.
http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/the-beasts-who-fought-for-fairyland/

Cat Valente has shared this with us all: "This story may be read, reprinted, exchanged, and otherwise disseminated...

Cat Valente has shared this with us all: "This story may be read, reprinted, exchanged, and otherwise disseminated for free, forever."

Thank-you Cat.
http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/the-beasts-who-fought-for-fairyland/

Via Winchell Chung

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Via Winchell Chung 

My money is on Dave as well.

Originally shared by Steven Vaughan-Nichols

I'm betting on Dave.

Via Michael J. Coffey. Yes, it can happen here.

Via Michael J. Coffey. Yes, it can happen here.

Originally shared by Yonatan Zunger

This video has been making the rounds on social media, and at first I ignored it because I figured it would just be a piece of propaganda meant to preach to the choir. I was wrong: this is actually an extremely intelligent and informative short film about despotism. (And despite being an American film from 1946, made in the immediate aftermath of WWII, it doesn't give the US any sort of free ride at all – as you'll notice from some of the examples shown silently in the background)

The film begins by reminding you that the forms of democracy alone don't tell you anything; you need to look deeper. The two key indicators it points at are whether respect and power are equally shared across the community, or whether they are concentrated, with only certain people being thought worthy of those. Those two, in turn, are powered by two leading indicators: whether the distribution of economic power and …

More christmas tree #bokeh

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More christmas tree #bokeh

Playing with macro and some tiny fiber optic christmas trees.

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Playing with macro and some tiny fiber optic christmas trees.
#bokehlicious #bokeh

Via Alicia Smith​ who got it from Michael J. Coffey​.

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Via Alicia Smith​ who got it from Michael J. Coffey​.



Originally shared by Jeff Brown

Quoted in full, because it is just that important.

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Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today.

1. Do not obey in advance. Much of the power of authoritarianism is freely given. In times like these, individuals think ahead about what a more repressive government will want, and then start to do it without being asked. You've already done this, haven't you? Stop. Anticipatory obedience teaches authorities what is possible and accelerates unfreedom.

2. Defend an institution. Follow the courts or the media, or a court or a newspaper. Do not speak of "our institutions" unless you are making them yours by acting on their behalf. Institutio…

Rock Knows No Age

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Rock Knows No Age


A rare bit of street photography for me.

Arcadia Perth

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Arcadia Perth

#joindaily Today's theme: Harbours

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#joindaily Today's theme: Harbours

Elizabeth Quay, SooC.

Wow! The new OK Go! video is amazing and thought provoking.

Wow! The new OK Go! video is amazing and thought provoking.

Originally shared by Dryade Geo

"The song 'The One Moment' is a celebration of (and a prayer for) those moments in life when we are most alive," the band says in the video's credits. "Humans are not equipped to understand our own temporariness; it will never stop being deeply beautiful, deeply confusing, and deeply sad that our lives and our world are so fleeting. We have only these few moments. Luckily, among them there are a few that really matter, and it's our job to find them. (We had no idea when we wrote the song that we'd be releasing its video in such a critical moment for our nation and the world. It's one of those moments when everything changes, whether we like it or not, so the song feels particularly relevant)."
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/11/23/503134502/ok-gos-new-video-for-the-one-moment-is-another-mind-blower

And for good measure, everything except the "Change the Date" Pilsner is gluten-free.

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And for good measure, everything except the "Change the Date" Pilsner is gluten-free.

Originally shared by Liz Quilty

This is awesome
https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/food-and-drink/article/change-brewing

If your Unix library needs a reboot... There are some damn fine books in this bundle.

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If your Unix library needs a reboot... There are some damn fine books in this bundle.

Originally shared by Humble Bundle

Unix, I nix. We called up our friends at O'Reilly to put together this bundle of Unix (and Linux and more) resources for all. Find your nutshell reference, your pocket guide, and your power tools here in the Humble Book Bundle: Unix presented by O'Reilly!

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/unix-book-bundle?utm_source=GooglePlus&utm_campaign=Unix_Book_Bundle_Announce&utm_medium=Link

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And it still has a month an a bit to go.

(Strong language warning. Possibly not strong enough. It is 2016 we are talking about, after all.)

Originally shared by Florian Haas

I have nothing to add.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yv_rl3MYKA&feature=share

Via Winchell Chung - thus demonstrating the circularity of social networks.

Via Winchell Chung - thus demonstrating the circularity of social networks.

Shared mainly for the awesome quote.

Originally shared by Daniel Jo

Winchell Chung Scott Manley quoting Atomic Rockets.

"Friends don't let friends use reactionless drives."
https://youtu.be/JGcvxg7jJTs

Comment on the original post to enter...

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Comment on the original post to enter...

Originally shared by Caption My Caption

Round 323

SPECIAL RULES APPLY

In the photo is #Captionee  Alicia Smith.

For this round, you need to pick THREE captions for what Alicia could say in this situation.

Follow Caption My Caption​ to play #CaptionMyCaption

Tragically, Alicia Smith was eated by a spider yesterday.

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Tragically, Alicia Smith was eated by a spider yesterday.

Via Marcos Raúl Carot​

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Via Marcos Raúl Carot​

Originally shared by Wolfie Rankin

Alicia Smith you were asking about Blue Monday just the other day - PostmodernJukebox have done something close!

Alicia Smith you were asking about Blue Monday just the other day - PostmodernJukebox have done something close!

Originally shared by PostmodernJukebox

New Video! We discovered Sarah Marie Young on Facebook and brought her in for a special Burt Bacharach / "rainy day jazz" version of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle!"

Get it on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it./pmjbizarre

See all of our tour dates: http://www.pmjtour.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaz3_Jmpvuk&feature=autoshare

Camera Electronic are running a Canon LEAP photowalk on Nov 25, from 5:30pm. RSVP essential, but free!

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Camera Electronic are running a Canon LEAP photowalk on Nov 25, from 5:30pm. RSVP essential, but free!
http://cameraelectronic.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c6e869ca9b4c917602422af81&id=92d5c4efa4&e=7284c98f60

http://www.discgolfworldtour.com/aussie-open-starts-2017-season/

Moon and Leaves

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Moon and Leaves
#supermoon

Clouded supermoon.

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Clouded supermoon.
#supermoon

Supermoon, riding high.

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Supermoon, riding high.
#supermoon

Supermoon rising

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Supermoon rising
#supermoon

Yesterday, work had a major issue, and a bunch of us worked into the wee small hours to get things sorted.

Yesterday, work had a major issue, and a bunch of us worked into the wee small hours to get things sorted. I logged in this morning to see this email, flagged as "Important" in my inbox.

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Morning Team,

You all went above and beyond yesterday, overnight, and this morning to restore production services for our broader team.

Once again the team work and can do attitude were inspiring to be a part of.



Please pass on our thanks to your families for the unintentional imposition. Working in IT, it could be easy for TL’s and Managers to become complacent about the work and effort team members put in after hours, but I can assure you that your efforts and commitment aren’t taken for granted for one moment.



A massive thanks again and let’s take the learnings from yesterday’s challenges and make our service offering even better.

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I've been in the IT game for over 30 years. I have never received an email like this before from one of my managers. To acknowledge the impact that th…

The story behind "I Was Only 19 (A walk in the Light Green)".

I really enjoy a good fake Amazon review 😂

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I really enjoy a good fake Amazon review 😂

Originally shared by Darrell Watkins

HA!!

A bundle for boardgamers!

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A bundle for boardgamers!

Originally shared by Humble Bundle

Board of the usual mobile games? We've got the cure: board game favorites like Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Galaxy Trucker, all bundled up real small so you can slap 'em onto your Android phone and take them anywhere. Grab them in our new mobile bundle today!

https://www.humblebundle.com/mobile/board-games-mobile-bundle?utm_source=GooglePlus&utm_campaign=Board_Games_Mobile_Bundle_Announce&utm_medium=Link

Welcome to Perth, home of the endless stunning sunsets.

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Welcome to Perth, home of the endless stunning sunsets.

Brighton Beach, Western Australia.

High cloud with bonus soaring Australian White Ibis flock.

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High cloud with bonus soaring Australian White Ibis flock.

Crossed layers of Cirrus, indicating high-level windshear.

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Crossed layers of Cirrus, indicating high-level windshear.

Perth, Western Australia.

#birdsinflight

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#birdsinflight

Liftoff!

Glossy Ibis, Herdsman Lake.

Another band I've recently discovered thanks to Rage is Chairlift.

Another band I've recently discovered thanks to Rage is Chairlift. This is a very neat clip, as all of theirs have been.
https://youtu.be/atKuhrPnLq8

Very nicely done.

Very nicely done.

Originally shared by Self-Rescuing Princess Society

OMG. SO GREAT!
http://buff.ly/2eixx3u

Welcome back to the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot and the Gina Rinehart Dance Troupe!

Welcome back to the ABC Interpretive Dance Bandicoot and the Gina Rinehart Dance Troupe!

Originally shared by John Samuel

Wait three or four minutes. There'll be another stuff up for the ABC interpretive dance bandicoot to try and explain.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/02/a-quagmire-of-incompetence-the-true-story-of-the-really-not-very-good-at-all-turnbull-government?CMP=share_btn_tw