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That is one huge raven! I thought our ravens were big, but I had no idea just how big the European ones were!

That is one huge raven! I thought our ravens were big, but I had no idea just how big the European ones were!

Also, that's one cool way to make sure no one messes with you!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Sure, you're goth.
But are you "dejectedly riding the subway with your raven" goth?
https://twitter.com/maxsparber/status/858330495788220416

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Originally shared by Liz Quilty

Displaying live video from the camera - but not the preview.

Displaying live video from the camera - but not the preview.

I've been working on an odd little project for a while now. The core of it takes the video from the camera module, passes it through a couple of filters, and displays it on the HDMI output in real time (or close enough).

Only thing is, I cannot seem to get even the simplest pipe sequence to work.

Any suggestions? Is a base model B too low powered for the task?

A little off-topic but handy advice.

A little off-topic but handy advice.

When you see a spam post, do not comment on it. Follow the three magic steps: Report, Block, Mute.

Report the post (and/or the user - I normally just report the user, but follow your own conscience)
Block the user, so they can't use you as a vector
Mute the user, so you never have to see them again.

(In a deep lugubrious voice)

(In a deep lugubrious voice)
Tell me again about the dragons, George.

Here are the shots I took on the #36photo2017 walk in South Perth.

Here are the shots I took on the #36photo2017 walk in South Perth. 
https://plus.google.com/+RobMasters/posts/Yo547W2Hcp7

#36Photo #36Photo2017 #localguides

#36Photo #36Photo2017 #localguides

My "roll of film" from The 36 South Perth Photowalk, hosted by myself and Alicia Smith​. Thanks to David Tito​ the Perth Local Guides moderator for coming along and helping out.
https://goo.gl/photos/gmbtoGTqrGdsmXMr5

Via Michael J. Coffey

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Via Michael J. Coffey

Originally shared by Nicola Smith

Further evidence that the human body and mind are weird.

Further evidence that the human body and mind are weird.

Originally shared by David Brin

A hilarious and yet insightful riff on how one can use the placebo effect – even knowing the “medicine” is fake – to achieve positive-desired outcomes.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-i-take-fake-pills-180962765/


http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-i-take-fake-pills-180962765/

Added photos to The 36 South Perth.

Added photos to The 36 South Perth.
events/gallery/cima4nfbahbhsftnq63jvkisnn8

Thanks to Scandinavia and the World I have just learnt that Patagonian Welsh is a thing.

Thanks to Scandinavia and the World I have just learnt that Patagonian Welsh is a thing.

I shall now go and wibble in the corner.

#nethack as a cosplay theme...

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#nethack as a cosplay theme...
Thanks to John Samuel​ for the photos!
Level 1 Tourist, with kitten ( Alicia Smith​ ), and a Quantum Mechanic (tba). Hmm... Must be a polymorph trap around here!

Equipment: Hawaiian shirt, Expensive camera, a potion (blue glowing) and food for the kitten. The Q has a large box.

Also a #chat board for when I wanted to talk to folks.

All constructed from corflute, with giant glowsticks, and flashing bike lights in the cursor bar on the @ .



Super-bouncy slideshow version of Swancon 42

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Super-bouncy slideshow version of Swancon 42

If someone with contact details for Damian get in touch with me privately, that would be really helpful.

If someone with contact details for Damian get in touch with me privately, that would be really helpful. Or pass my details to him. Both work.

My Swancon 42 album, with thanks to John Samuel​ for the Nethack group shot.

Originally shared by Rob Masters

My Swancon 42 album, with thanks to John Samuel​ for the Nethack group shot.

We had an absolute ball. Michael and Roxy were awesome guests, and it was great to catch up with Sean again. Alas, we failed to get some time with Joyce or Alan, and only really caught Traci after the con - but that was our own doing!

Despite the quirks of the refurbished Metro, it seemed to work surprisingly well, at least from our limited perspective, and the staff there were wonderful.

Thanks to the 42 committee, and here's looking forward to 43!
https://goo.gl/photos/92BMD9ej8tiEdNML7

My Swancon 42 album, with thanks to John Samuel​ for the Nethack group shot.

My Swancon 42 album, with thanks to John Samuel​ for the Nethack group shot.

We had an absolute ball. Michael and Roxy were awesome guests, and it was great to catch up with Sean again. Alas, we failed to get some time with Joyce or Alan, and only really caught Traci after the con - but that was our own doing!

Despite the quirks of the refurbished Metro, it seemed to work surprisingly well, at least from our limited perspective, and the staff there were wonderful.

Thanks to the 42 committee, and here's looking forward to 43!
https://goo.gl/photos/92BMD9ej8tiEdNML7

Swancon​ #swancon42

Swancon​ #swancon42

Various shots... Wait for more!
https://goo.gl/photos/ZsHkyRAp8qnioY6JA

PostmodernJukebox​ cover... Gorillaz????

PostmodernJukebox​ cover... Gorillaz????

And, wow! Just wow. What a voice!
https://youtu.be/plIZho8Nd2g

Good catch there!

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Good catch there!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

h/t Adam Burch

A terrible loss not only to Australian comedy, but to our democracy.

A terrible loss not only to Australian comedy, but to our democracy. Politics will never see a more insightful or precise satarist as John Clarke.

Rest in peace, John Clarke.

Oh, how sad it is to see a multinational company discovering that they are not immune to local laws.

Oh, how sad it is to see a multinational company discovering that they are not immune to local laws.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-06/apple-taken-to-court-by-accc-over-alleged-consumer-misrepresent/8421346

The usual applies :)

The usual applies :)
http://woobox.com/f8ugnj/ir13su

And back to sunny Venice Perth! Gondalas, gondalas, gondalas...

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And back to sunny Venice Perth! Gondalas, gondalas, gondalas...

Perth at Sunset

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Perth at Sunset
Processing with #snapseed , camera my trusty NX300.

From a couple of days back 😁

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From a couple of days back 😁

Originally shared by Furr Bear

The incredible Shaun Tan​ has created yet another wonder.

The incredible Shaun Tan​ has created yet another wonder. And this time he reaches across generations to touch something dear to the hearts of so many Australians.

Originally shared by Shaun Tan

Rocket Clock
Who (among Australian readers) remembers the Play School rocket clock? What a weird and glorious thing it was, first introduced in 1975 with the arrival of colour TV on the ABC's pre-eminent show for pre-schoolers. Ostensibly a way of teaching children to r...

And you wonder why girls end up obsessed with being 'pretty' and not having a brain?

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Originally shared by Liz Quilty

And you wonder why girls end up obsessed with being 'pretty' and not having a brain?

As they say, shut up and take my money.

As they say, shut up and take my money.

Originally shared by Humble Bundle

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I too welcome our new feathered overlords!

I too welcome our new feathered overlords!

Originally shared by Adrian Greig

I finally saw the Bin Chicken segment. Very good.
https://youtu.be/w4dYWhkSbTU