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And Puddles Pity Party​ in fine form! Gods! What a gorgeous voice!

And Puddles Pity Party​ in fine form! Gods! What a gorgeous voice!

Originally shared by Puddles Pity Party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvX9GxDDPYc&feature=autoshare

Come and read a little tale of the Perth 2018 show of #pmjtour , and how PostmodernJukebox​charmed the socks off us...

Come and read a little tale of the Perth 2018 show of #pmjtour , and how PostmodernJukebox​charmed the socks off us yet again!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TdftJGSFYHePN2I03

Boosting the signal

Boosting the signal

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

If you can count, you can help save lives.

Hi there,

We're putting the Antigua dataset on hold for the moment so that we can cover an urgent need from Rescue Global: basic information about building density in Puerto Rico. Even before post-Maria images come in, we can make maps of population density and expected damage for Rescue Global, but we need more accurate and up-to-date building information than we currently have available.

So this dataset is a bit different than the others: we are only using "Before" images, taken in the past few months, and we are only asking the first question we've been asking of the other datasets: how many buildings do you see?

We're hoping we can get through this quickly, so we're keeping the question to just basic categories of image counts instead of, for example, asking people to spend more time marking individual buildings.

With your help, we can use this information to make a …

PostmodernJukebox​at the end of the Perth show. #pmjtour

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PostmodernJukebox​at the end of the Perth show. #pmjtour

Early arrival and front row seats at the Astor for PostmodernJukebox​#PMJofficial

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Early arrival and front row seats at the Astor for PostmodernJukebox​#PMJofficial

This is great news!

This is great news!

Originally shared by Paul Pavlinovich

Awesome news for females. No need for invasive pap testing. New non invasive testing goes live December 1st.
#scienceeveryday
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-09-20/hpv-test-better-than-pap-smear-for-cervical-cancer-screening/8960084

A whole bunch of 'ouch' in these, and a reminder of Neil Gaiman's introduction to A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected...

A whole bunch of 'ouch' in these, and a reminder of Neil Gaiman's introduction to A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman .



Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Although they left out a couple I think are very important
https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-discworld-quotes-youll-desperately-need-for-the-next-1791086730

T'day's soundtrrrack be brought to ye by the scurvy dogs of Spray, and the blaggard Ricardo Autobahn!

T'day's soundtrrrack be brought to ye by the scurvy dogs of Spray, and the blaggard Ricardo Autobahn!

Weigh anchors!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF_L048ntuU

A great series of interviews about a show dear to so many Aussies.

Via Brent M

Via Brent M

An important read, and sadly reflected in so many other industries.



Originally shared by Charles “Chip” Payet

This isn't a post about a beautiful photo, but this rant by a woman photographer on FB deserves to be shared. It certainly doesn't apply only to female photographers; I'm sure that women in practically every field can commiserate, and the fact that this is still true in 2017 depresses me.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154767863516714&id=601476713

And the original source: http://elements.wlonk.com/index.htm

And the original source: http://elements.wlonk.com/index.htm


Originally shared by John Samuel

This is kind of neat.
https://twitter.com/mental_floss/status/909199734795055106

Places are filling fast, and I'm excited!

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Places are filling fast, and I'm excited!

Originally shared by Lauri Novak

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL "21st" ROUND SIGN UP
for the Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Don't know what that is?
It's an amazing game that has turned into so much more.
If you love photography, and you have a camera,
COME JOIN US!!

Simply type "I'M IN" in the comments & fill out the Google Form here: https://goo.gl/forms/BKU6fasPSkuPhqNp1
and the first 350 people to sign up will be entered.

After sign-ups (after I get everyone organized & invited to the community) there will be 3 posts:
#1 post will be a PARTICIPATION POST
#2 post will be RULES & EXPECTATIONS
#3 post will be HOW THIS ALL WORKS
THEN you will get an item list - 7 simple things to take pictures of.
This process should all happen by the end of tomorrow latest.

It's up to you to make your picture stand out!!
It's so much fun!!
You will have 8 weeks to get the photos done.

You do NOT need to be a professional shooter.
You do…

I cannot add anything to this. It is both wonderful and heartbreaking. Thankyou, Lordy​ for sharing it with us.

I cannot add anything to this. It is both wonderful and heartbreaking. Thankyou, Lordy​ for sharing it with us.

Originally shared by Lordy

A young friend of ours had a younger sibling. I say had, because his sibling took their own life rather than face the continued bullshit this world offered them as a transgender person.
He made a post the other day on his FB account that hit a few nerves ..
His original post as follows..
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I really fucking wish that if this arsehole postal vote has to be a thing that it would see everyone who voted no have THEIR rights to marriage removed and any who are already married annulled permanently.
Want to fuck up strangers lives so you can proudly hold your bigotry high? Then you can reap what you sow and spend the rest of your life having its decisions made people who hate you even though it doesnt affect them.
Seeing as thats what you wanted afterall.
If your…

NX500 with Vivitar Series 1 100-500 zoom at about 300mm, f/11, on a 10s self timer.

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NX500 with Vivitar Series 1 100-500 zoom at about 300mm, f/11, on a 10s self timer. Lit with LED spotlight held over the flower. Edited with Snapseed​ #samsung #nx500

I must protest the blatant commercialisation of the Igs. I mean, really? Cash prizes? Where will the rot end?

I must protest the blatant commercialisation of the Igs. I mean, really? Cash prizes? Where will the rot end?
https://phys.org/news/2017-09-big-ears-crocodile-gambling-ig.html

Via Michael J. Coffey​

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Via Michael J. Coffey​

Originally shared by Brian Haslip (blackroseMD1)

SpaceX on the matter of why testing is important. At least that's my excuse for watching :-)

SpaceX on the matter of why testing is important. At least that's my excuse for watching :-)

Originally shared by Friends of NASA

How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster | SpaceX

"SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets."

Credit: SpaceX
Duration: 2 minutes
Release Date: September 14, 2017

Elon Musk
NASA's Kennedy Space Center
NASA's Marshall Center
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

#NASA #SpaceX #Space #Falcon #Falcon9 #Rocket #ISS #Orbit #Booster #FirstStage #Droneship #Ocean #Spacecraft #Landing #Technology #Engineering #Testing #Commercial #NewSpace #Mars #JourneyToMars #Hawthorne #California #UnitedStates #JPL #STEM #Education #LaunchAmerica #HD #Video
https://youtu.be/bvim4rsNHkQ

Not something I would have picked for #autoawesome animation, but I think it works surprisingly well, and is...

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Not something I would have picked for #autoawesome animation, but I think it works surprisingly well, and is certainly dramatic!

"...and a star to steer her by"

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"...and a star to steer her by"

South Mole Beacon, stars, and Gauge Roads beacons on the horizon.

Another single-frame shot.

"Due South"

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"Due South"

Using Crux and the 'Pointers' (Rigel Kentaurus and Agenda) is the easiest way to find the South Celestial Pole.

The remarkable thing about this shot is that it is a single frame image - no stacking, no tracking, just a static tripod. Shot on South Mole, Fremantle, as a consolation for missing out on getting an aurora sighting.

Via Michael J. Coffey​

Ahh... the joys of propaganda. Don't argue the question, argue the fear.

Ahh... the joys of propaganda. Don't argue the question, argue the fear.

Originally shared by Lev Lafayette

I'm shocked to discover that the 'No' campaign is entirely based around arguing about issues not actually about the survey in an attempt to manipulate people.
Who would have thought that they would stoop so low?


Secret documents reveal the No campaign's strategy to manipulate you

Step 1: talk about freedom. Step 2: talk about the children. Step 3: mention the 260 genders that will result from a Yes vote.

We’ve been told many times that the marriage equality plebiscite isn’t actually actually about same-sex marriage at all. Instead, what it’s “really” about is political correctness, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, gender fluidity, boys in dresses and potential marriage to national monuments. This is not accidental. As a Crikey spy has found out, it’s the No campaign’s central strategy.

Our tipster got curious after seeing a link to the website of No campaigne…

Ricardo Autobahn and Spray are having far too much fun with this hypercompressed remix of the entire album of...

Ricardo Autobahn and Spray are having far too much fun with this hypercompressed remix of the entire album of Enforced Fun.

And if you have somehow missed my previous boostings of this awesome synth-pop 80's themed crypto-anarchist post-goth duo, go and buy their albums, or your head will explode.*



*Cranial detonations void where prohibited and within nine light-minutes of the solar surface.


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

Finland has ended chronic homelessness by investing in social housing rather then crisis accommodation.

Finland has ended chronic homelessness by investing in social housing rather then crisis accommodation.

Should Australia look to Finland for a more effective approach to tackling the rising rate of homelessness?

RN Breakfast | http://ab.co/2xUCv0z
http://ab.co/2xUCv0z

Question just posed by Alicia Smith - what sort of super powers would a super with a name of "Coronal Mass Ejection"...

Question just posed by Alicia Smith - what sort of super powers would a super with a name of "Coronal Mass Ejection" have?

(And no, causing solar flares is not allowed.)

Oh... Dear...

Via Scott Hamilton​ and Emlyn O'Regan​

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Via Scott Hamilton​ and Emlyn O'Regan​

Originally shared by Roberto Radaelli (RROby)

🤔

Via Lisa Cohen​

Via Lisa Cohen​

Originally shared by Ari Marmell

Have I just been making false assumptions? Having grown up as a Jew whose grandparents were all Eastern European immigrants, I know that I was educated in the horrors and specifics of the Holocaust more so than your average American child, but I just assumed everyone was taught enough to understand just who and what the Nazis were.

Maybe I was wrong. Maybe part of the problem we're facing today is that many people don't understand the term. They just think of it as having a nebulous "bad guy" meaning. Or at worst, "somewhat militant racist."

So I'm going to try this without screaming, just speaking.

The Nazi doctrine has, at its core, not just white supremacy, but the subjugation and annihilation of "lessers." They don't just want to be in power, they want to lock away or kill everyone not like them. People of color, queer people, disabled people, Jews, Muslims.

They want to KILL US.

And it's n…

I'm filing this here, although it could belong in Politics & Social Commentary as well. But really...

I'm filing this here, although it could belong in Politics & Social Commentary as well. But really...

Originally shared by John Samuel

To quote one of the tweets in this article: "Good to know other countries besides US have morons running for office too."
https://www.indy100.com/article/far-right-german-politician-npd-otfried-best-arabic-numerals-debate-twitter-racism-7926031?amp

Why don't Jedi shop at Kmart?

Why don't Jedi shop at Kmart?






They know stay on Target!




I'll get my coat, shall I?