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My collection of #superredbluemoon #supermoon #bloodmoon #bluemoon #lunareclipse photos from last night.

My collection of #superredbluemoon #supermoon #bloodmoon #bluemoon #lunareclipse photos from last night.

All are SooC - edits later :)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u21ddTPAmLLkJCfa2

#bloodmoon #supermoon #bluemoon #perth

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#bloodmoon #supermoon #bluemoon #perth

A blood red blue moon. Someone has been doing in royalty, obviously!

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A blood red blue moon. Someone has been doing in royalty, obviously!

#supermoon #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #bluemoon #perth

The Red Blue Supermoon rises over Perth

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The Red Blue Supermoon rises over Perth

#supermoon #bloodmoon #bluemoon #perth

Well, Alicia Smith​​​ and I are just back from another Fringe show, this time a remarkable adagio/acrobalance show...

Well, Alicia Smith​​​ and I are just back from another Fringe show, this time a remarkable adagio/acrobalance show "A Simple Space", by the WA troupe Gravity and Other Myths.

And what an extraordinary show.


Using only the simplest of props, the seven acrobats perform to their absolute limits - sometimes competing, often cooperating, and sometimes both at once.

From strip skipping (don't worry, nothing shows), to some of the most intricate and precise passes of each other imaginable, the show is full steam ahead. Even when the action appears to pause, extraordinary things are happening.

Even the audience gets in on the act - in both one of the most competitive of the sequences, and one of the most graceful demonstrations of trust I have seen on stage.

10/10 and Cirque du Soleil in your living room on the Sid and Nancy scale.

#fringeworld #fringeworld2018
http://gravityandothermyths.com.au/a-simple-space/

WPP2018 - Week 04 - Eyes

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WPP2018 - Week 04 - Eyes

Françoise Dhulesia, Angela Migliore, Byron Sheldrick, Dave Hollis, Carmen Mandich, madhura ravishankar, Constantinos Catsoulis, Alicia Smith, Rob Masters, Francesco Scaglioni, Mary Wardell, Navin Upendran

#WPP2018
#WPP2018-Wk-04-Eyes


This colourful critter is a part of The Big Splash, an art installation across Perth, and a part of the Perth Fringeworld Festival.

https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/the-big-splash-wa-fw2018

SooC!

A fabulous piece of legislation!

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A fabulous piece of legislation!

Yowser! There's a surprise! Roller Derby getting broadcast?! Cool!

Yowser! There's a surprise! Roller Derby getting broadcast?! Cool!

Originally shared by Self-Rescuing Princess Society

"'People can expect to see an incredible display of athleticism, strategy and teamwork,' Huynh tells us, but recognises the sport is not for the faint-hearted."

So cool! Glad it's getting some attention!
https://buff.ly/2DFuRxE

An extremely capable young lady with an extraordinary amount of class.

An extremely capable young lady with an extraordinary amount of class.




Pinging Self-Rescuing Princess Society​
http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9355864

I'm over there with Self-Rescuing Princess Society​, with tears in my eyes too.

I'm over there with Self-Rescuing Princess Society​, with tears in my eyes too.

Originally shared by Self-Rescuing Princess Society

OK so now I have to go cry my eyes out for the rest of the night.

https://www.astarwarscomic.com/comics/star-wars-comic-12-hope/
https://www.astarwarscomic.com/comics/star-wars-comic-12-hope/

So, what do you think?

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So, what do you think?

Number two in this year's inspiring shots from the Weekly Photo Project, for the subject "Eyes".

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Number two in this year's inspiring shots from the Weekly Photo Project, for the subject "Eyes".

Originally shared by Annette Köhler

WPP2018 - Week 04 - Eyes

For she had eyes and chose me. (W. Shakespeare)

Françoise Dhulesia, Angela Migliore, Byron Sheldrick, Dave Hollis, Carmen Mandich, madhura ravishankar, Constantinos Catsoulis, Alicia Smith, Rob Masters, Francesco Scaglioni, Mary Wardell, Navin Upendran
#WPP2018
#WPP2018-Wk-04-Eyes

A quick shout-out to folks at GoSun - a solar cooker manufacturer in the US.

A quick shout-out to folks at GoSun - a solar cooker manufacturer in the US.

They do a range of high-end evacuated-tube solar cookers - and they are passionate about the industry. Passionate enough to produce this comparison of the various technologies and brands out there, including their own, and honest enough to point out that their product is not always the ideal solution.

They even name competitors that they think are better for some circumstances.

That is how you build an industry, not just your own company.

https://www.gosunstove.com/blogs/news/box-solar-ovens-versus-vacuum-tube-cookers

“But know that with whichever way you decide, you are telling us, and yourself, what type of man you want to be.”

Originally shared by John Samuel

“But know that with whichever way you decide, you are telling us, and yourself, what type of man you want to be.”
https://theestablishment.co/in-the-midst-of-metoo-what-type-of-man-do-you-want-to-be-328634985fc5

In which a tale is told, and devout Catholics should look away.

In which a tale is told, and devout Catholics should look away.

Originally shared by John Samuel

It’s only fair that I warn you about the ensuing hilarity by telling you that THIS is far from the best part of it: “THE HOLY BODY OF CHRIST DOES! NOT! CONTAIN! RAINBOW! SPRINKLES”
http://gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com/post/169723347468/the-1969-easter-mass-incident

These look to neatly solve all sorts of problems - especially of where to roll your dice when you're on a sofa!

These look to neatly solve all sorts of problems - especially of where to roll your dice when you're on a sofa!

Originally shared by Ben Gerber

I don't get to do much role playing anymore but if you're into RPGs, this looks pretty neat!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375513803/charactable-rpg-board-for-character-sheet-dice-not
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1375513803/charactable-rpg-board-for-character-sheet-dice-not

The first inspiring reshare from this year's edition of the Weekly Photo Project is this extraordinary shot for...

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The first inspiring reshare from this year's edition of the Weekly Photo Project is this extraordinary shot for 'Eyes'.

Originally shared by Joseph Debattista

WPP2018 - Week 04 - Eyes
Eyes without a Face

Françoise Dhulesia, Angela Migliore, Byron Sheldrick, Dave Hollis, Carmen Mandich, madhura ravishankar, Constantinos Catsoulis, Alicia Smith, Rob Masters, Francesco Scaglioni, Mary Wardell, Navin Upendran
#WPP2018
#WPP2018-Wk-04-Eyes

One of the few upsides to a big bushfire is the amazing sunsets they create. Like this one.

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One of the few upsides to a big bushfire is the amazing sunsets they create. Like this one.

#perth #bushfire #sunset #snapseed #nx #nx300 #perthisok

Timelapse from our hotel window of the plume from the Mundaring bushfire today.

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Timelapse from our hotel window of the plume from the Mundaring bushfire today.
#perth #perthisok #fire #tg4 #aloft

WPP2018 - Week 03 - Smooth/Rough

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WPP2018 - Week 03 - Smooth/Rough

Françoise Dhulesia, Angela Migliore, Byron Sheldrick, Dave Hollis, Carmen Mandich, madhura ravishankar, Constantinos Catsoulis, Alicia Smith, Rob Masters, Francesco Scaglioni, Mary Wardell, Navin Upendran
#WPP2018
#WPP2018-Wk-03-Smooth/Rough


A chance stop for a picnic dinner brought us to Daran Park, where it suddenly dawned on me what it was I was seeing!

This shot is proof of the adage that "The best camera is the one you have with you", and was shot with my Nexus 6 phone. Post-processing in Snapseed

"Under human control" is very optimistic!

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"Under human control" is very optimistic!

Originally shared by Paul Snedden

Nine ways to divide Australia

Ism's not included!

There's several ways to divide this country, some of which our governments endeavour to do on a daily basis.

The good folks at Vivid Maps have devised nine different ways to break up this wonderful land, which you'll find in the attached image. There's a few issues, so let's take a look.

1. Bogans and Hipsters - I'm neither, so I guess that means I don't belong?

2. AFL and Rugby - Cricket is the one true national sport.

3. Japan can have it - I'm pretty sure they meant China, given the current rate of sell-off to our imperial overlords.

4. Resources - See #3

5. Under Human Control - That's VERY ambitious.

6. Flights and Amazon - Poor Radelaide. No one cares.

7. Queen Victoria - I'm still irked by the senseless naming of States that we have in this country.

8. Drugs and Alcohol - I'm a stoner? Can somebody stoke the bong…

WPP2018 - Week 02 - Long/Short

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WPP2018 - Week 02 - Long/Short

Françoise Dhulesia, Angela Migliore, Byron Sheldrick, Dave Hollis, Carmen Mandich, madhura ravishankar, Constantinos Catsoulis, Alicia Smith, Rob Masters, Francesco Scaglioni, Mary Wardell, Navin Upendran
#WPP2018
#WPP2018-Wk-02-Long/Short


A birthday present from Leece was a twilight cruise on the replica Dutch pinnace "Duyfken" - the first European vessel to explore Australia. Here we are heading downriver to sail back with the sea breeze.

I see this scene most weekdays, but usually from a car.

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I see this scene most weekdays, but usually from a car. Today I was on foot, and able to catch it for once! I was even given a scattering of clouds!


Edited with Snapseed​
#snapseed #skyhunters #nx300

Let me introduce you to the wonder of ねほりんぱほりん (Nehorin Pahorin).

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Let me introduce you to the wonder of ねほりんぱほりん (Nehorin Pahorin). It's a talk show on NHK, now in its second season, that I think is utterly brilliant. It's all done with puppets. But the show isn't for kids. The hosts interview real adults, mostly couples, about some unusual circumstances in their lives, but because of the whole shame culture here, they don't reveal any identities. The voices are real but distorted like they do on the evening news.

The brilliant part is how the puppeteers then act out the people's words with the puppets, moving arms and heads and everything as if the puppet is speaking. The hosts, a man and a woman who are fairly well-known TV personalities, are depicted as a pair of moles (or perhaps some other ground burrowing rodent). The male host even wears a miner's hat and a pickax on his back, and the animated opening sequence shows the pair digging through the ground like in the 80s video game Dig Dug. The name of the show means someth…

For folks (like me) with CD, it is a necessity, but if you don't have CD, it is not so good for you.

For folks (like me) with CD, it is a necessity, but if you don't have CD, it is not so good for you.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-09/gluten-free-diet-isnt-healthy-unless-youre-coeliac/9314182

Yesterday I received a rather belated birthday present from Alicia Smith - a twilight cruise on the pinnace Duyfken...

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Yesterday I received a rather belated birthday present from Alicia Smith - a twilight cruise on the pinnace Duyfken - a replica of the first european ship to explore Australia. Thank-you sweety!

It was rather delayed, as the day before we were to go on the cruise back in October, a huge storm blew up and destroyed her engines. Through the generosity of the public they have now been replaced, and we spent a stunning afternoon and evening on the river, chatting with the crew.

They still owe some money for the repairs - you can help out at http://www.duyfken.com

Gibbous Moon over Perth

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Gibbous Moon over Perth
Edited in Snapseed​ inspired by the edits from You Tube's NavEdits.
Shot using a monopod braced against a fencepost.
#samsung #nx300 #perth #snapseed

More playing with the live composite mode of the TG-4. Edited with Snapseed​​

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More playing with the live composite mode of the TG-4. Edited with Snapseed​​

#perth #astrophotography #startrails #snapseed

Next time, take the ND filters with me and the filter adaptor, so I can dim the city a little.

Via Diane Attaway​

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Via Diane Attaway​

Originally shared by mos6502

This week, the 6502 for peace, as a trusted computing platform. In the world of nuclear arms treaties, to verify compliance you need a portable and robust trusted computing platform with known behaviour and no backdoors. The 6502 is simple, and old, and well-understood, so in this talk from the CCC we learn about using an Apple IIe to capture data from a gamma ray detector and to compare a spectrum against a template. It turns out the 1MHz 6502 has the horsepower!

See the hour-long talk "Vintage Computing for Trusted Radiation Measurements and a World Free of Nuclear Weapons" from the recent CCC, and this website:
http://nuclearfutures.princeton.edu/vintageverification/

Talk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38mTnnR4dSI

Slides:
http://www.princeton.edu/~aglaser/34c3-Vintage-Verification.pdf

Quote:
"Our prototype of an inspection system uses vintage hardware built around a 6502 processor. The processor uses 8-micron technology (about …

On the proper way to eat sushi

On the proper way to eat sushi

Most of Japanese TV is about food, which is odd considering that Japan consumes fewer calories per person than any of the major industrialized nations, by far. Not that there are many cooking shows. There aren't. Unlike in America, where people learn to cook from books and TV personalities, Japanese people learn to cook from their mothers.

TV here is filled with "magazine shows" which cover all manner of topics that might appear in the Lifestyle section of the newspaper, including food. A typical segment will follow two male hosts, accompanied by an attractive and much younger female host, as they wander some local town on foot looking for a specific mom-and-pop shop that they heard makes its oyakodon in some special way. The hosts will meet the proprietors, make small talk, and sample the dish to visible delight, screaming "Oishi!" (Delicious.) Then the secret will be revealed... but censored, to entice you back after the commercia…

All you have to do is comment... Welcome back Dots To Spots Printing​!

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All you have to do is comment... Welcome back Dots To Spots Printing​!

Originally shared by Dots To Spots Printing

Free Print Friday
If you haven't done so already, please follow the link below and comment on this weeks Free Print Friday post. Entries close today at 17:00 AEST.http://www.dotstospots.com.au/forums/topic/06012018/

Thank you to those who have already placed a comment and are in the running for the free print.

(you do not need to register/login to our website to take part in this event)#freeprintfriday #friday #free #print #giveaway #photoprint #competition #advertising #win #share #freefriday #photography #gift

And it gets worse... Similar vulnerabilities are in AMD and ARM...

And it gets worse... Similar vulnerabilities are in AMD and ARM...

Originally shared by Scott Hamilton (Dame Nilly Lunchalot)

Summary blog, see the Project Zero link in the summary for details.
https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html

Get ready to patch - or migrate to AMD!

The usual rules apply...

Banana republics are so passé. I think we should become a quandong republic.

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Banana republics are so passé. I think we should become a quandong republic.

This explains so many things...

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This explains so many things...

Originally shared by Paul Snedden

Have you ever been to Australia?

Read on...

Australia is not real. It's a hoax, made for us to believe that Britain moved over their criminals to someplace. In reality, all these criminals were loaded off the ships into the waters, drowning before they could see land ever again. It's a coverup for one of the greatest mass murders in history, made by one of the most prominent empires.

Australia does not exist. All things you call "proof" are actually well fabricated lies and documents made by the leading governments of the world. Your Australian friends? They're all actors and computer generated personas, part of the plot to trick the world.

If you think you've ever been to Australia, you're terribly wrong. The plane pilots are all in on this, and have in all actuality only flown you to islands close nearby - or in some cases, parts of South America, where they have cleared space and hired actors …