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An aside - Falwasser - Gluten Free Activated Charcoal Crispbread.

An aside - Falwasser - Gluten Free Activated Charcoal Crispbread.

These have been supplied with both boxes so far and, although I am not a fan of putting charcoal into food, are rather tasty, with the sesame seed flavour coming through rather pleasantly.

A startling change to the usual water-crackers, they can provide an unexpected shot of contrast on a cheese-board - but I'd use them sparingly, for fear of appearing too much a fashion victim.

Skipping forward to the February box, we've got another one from Milawa Cheese Co.

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Skipping forward to the February box, we've got another one from Milawa Cheese Co.

Milawa White is a semi-hard cheese with a thin, coarse rind. Inside it is like a young gouda or edam in texture - but with a saltier bite than ether.

This salty overtone sits on top of a nutty, slightly sweet base, matching it well to the suggested smoked ham or almond accompaniment. It would also match very will with a crisp sharp apple. The tasting notes recommended a semillon, but finding a non-alcoholic one is tricky at best, so we made do with the Edenvale Shiraz, which played off very nicely against the sweetness.

Another thing it does extremely well is melt. The cheese flows well, and retains the heat from a blowtorch - something most cheddars struggle with. Melting also develops the nutty tones, and would make an extraordinary ham-and-cheese toasty.

A highly eatable cheese, and a solid all-rounder.

Cheeses from Milawa Cheese are available across Australia, but you may have to search a bit. In …

The Astrofest is back! March 24th 2018 5:30 - 9:30pm!

Originally shared by Alicia Smith

The Astrofest is back! March 24th 2018 5:30 - 9:30pm!
Preregister to have a chance to win great stuff. No, wait, that decreases my chances...

http://www.astronomywa.net.au/astrofest.html

Via Winchell Chung comes this rather extraordinary piece about the latest verification of The Quantum Zeno Effect.

Via Winchell Chung comes this rather extraordinary piece about the latest verification of The Quantum Zeno Effect. QZE comes about when you measure something fast enough that it cannot migrate to a superposition state (from which new results can occur), and so returns to the original state.

I can see some fun fiction emerging from this, using some sort of macro-quantum effect to freeze time for something. Scientifically dodgy, but good enough for a story.

Originally shared by Jennifer Ouellette

“Zeno Effect” Verified: Atoms Won’t Move When They’re Being Watched http://www.physics-astronomy.com/2016/01/zeno-effect-verified-atoms-wont-move.html See also my #Gizmodo story about this from 2015: https://gizmodo.com/quantum-weeping-angel-effect-freezes-atoms-in-place-1730914717
https://gizmodo.com/quantum-weeping-angel-effect-freezes-atoms-in-place-1730914717

“Sir, our scans indicate it’s a… ehmm, a car?”

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

“Sir, our scans indicate it’s a… ehmm, a car?”
concept art by Mac Rebisz
http://spacethatneverwas.tumblr.com/post/170776978495/spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-ok-so-spacex-and-elon

'M*A*S*H' Finale, 35 Years Later: Untold Stories of One of TV's Most Important Shows

ShowMan's DinneR - Meet the perfoRMers

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ShowMan's DinneR - Meet the perfoRMers

The Dutch Showman's Fair, Fringeworld, Perth Urban Orchard.

Via a comment on a post from Self-Rescuing Princess Society by Derrick Sanders

Via a comment on a post from Self-Rescuing Princess Society by Derrick Sanders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kttX5GTyJYc&feature=share

Lee Battersby in fine form!

Lee Battersby in fine form!

Originally shared by Lee Battersby

Daleks are the single best thing in the entire Universe for so many reasons, but here’s the one most appropriate to today: There is nothing you can’t make funny by changing the protagonist to a Dalek. Nothing. TV dating shows are the single worst thing in…
http://leebattersby.com/2018/02/22/thumbnail-thursday-finds-true-love-via-the-medium-of-game-shows/

Presidents, PMs, ... the list goes on...

Presidents, PMs, ... the list goes on...

Originally shared by John Samuel

Chortle. Yes, I imagine that would hurt.
https://twitter.com/prkaye/status/965866046556069888?s=12

Lando‏ tweeted:

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Lando‏ tweeted:
All the symbols in the lab (of the Black Panther movie) and timeline description are Nsibidi. A script developed by the Ejagham of South Eastern Nigeria
https://twitter.com/AtuwaStudios/status/964889376068026370

I'll just leave this here.

Originally shared by Jeremiah Burns

I'll just leave this here.
https://youtu.be/YBpdL9hSac4

Because every game is better with googly eyes!

Because every game is better with googly eyes!

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

I'm not sure who did this but it is priceless!
https://imgur.com/a/nh1Zw

I'd pay to see this!

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I'd pay to see this!

Originally shared by John Reiher

If I have to suffer, so does everyone else.

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If I have to suffer, so does everyone else.

Source unknown.

Originally shared by catty _big

Seems legit.

Second off the rank for this month's box is King River Gold from Milawa Cheese Co in (guess what) Milawa Victoria.

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Second off the rank for this month's box is King River Gold from Milawa Cheese Co in (guess what) Milawa Victoria.

A washed rind cheese, this has only a mild odour, and is quite an easy cheese to get into, unlike the more potent cousins Taleggio or Limburger.

Once past the faint 'old socks' armour, this is has a somewhat salted and slightly nutty flavour to its slightly runny interior. It is very rich - like a double brie in mouth-feel, but despite the saltiness the flavour is much more delicate than that of a brie.

The tasting notes recommend serving with a Shiraz, muscatels, and salami.

The two extremes of flavour in the muscatels and the salami each do wonders for this cheese. The sweetness of the dried grapes balance the saltiness and the richness of the paste, combining to form quite a magnificent symphony of flavour. By contrast, the salty meat of the salami works to highlight the flavour of the cheese, with the umami of the salami drawing forth the otherwise delicate…

Inspired by Alicia Smith and SpaceX today...

Inspired by Alicia Smith and SpaceX today...
https://youtu.be/DWMPe3wF9jQ

Live Views of Starman

The full official video!

Grant Stern on Twitter

Amee Vanderpool on Twitter

What an extraordinary sight!

What an extraordinary sight!

Alas, the centre did not make it back, but the payload is on-track.

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Click to play video. Oh, man, I'm speechless!
https://twitter.com/forthelaunch/status/960979949971804162

Congratulations to SpaceX!

Via Winchell Chung comes this most terrifying of Ogres... The Birthday Bus!

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Via Winchell Chung comes this most terrifying of Ogres... The Birthday Bus!

Originally shared by Bob Blanchett

Winchell Chung A mate of mine in Geelong, south of Melbourne, was going through boxes in his Garage and found this birthday card he jiffied up for another friend many many moons ago..

Well, we had perfect conditions here in Perth on Wednesday night for a bit of moon watching.

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Well, we had perfect conditions here in Perth on Wednesday night for a bit of moon watching. With thanks to Alicia Smith for helping out with setup, suggestions, and being an all-round good sport.

February 2018 Copy Codes

WPP2018 - Week 06 - Circle or Circles

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-06-CircleorCircles

A special something for John Samuel 😎

A special something for John Samuel 😎
https://youtu.be/AkwS5RXPDO8

Be warned - this can be as bad as TV Tropes for eating time!

Be warned - this can be as bad as TV Tropes for eating time!



Originally shared by Winchell Chung

In the #reviewforscience hashtag, real scientists are leaving pithy reviews of various products on Amazon.
LOCTITE SUPER GLUE
Occasionally effective in attaching RFID tags and radio transmitters to bees. WARNING: Angry bees adhere instantly to human skin. 1/5 stars.
https://twitter.com/BrianTCutting/status/958465519958413312

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Originally shared by Diane Attaway

PMJ are running an audience survey.

WPP2018 - Week 05 - Doors

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WPP2018 - Week 05 - Doors

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-05-Doors

Welcome to the Fringe!

The entry to one of the vintage (possibly even antique) pop-up theatre tents at Fringeworld.

First off the rank is the remarkable La Luna of Holy Goat Cheese in Victoria.

First off the rank is the remarkable La Luna of Holy Goat Cheese in Victoria.

This Geotrichum rind cheese is sure to convert anyone who thinks 'Goat Cheese' means a chevre.

Placing itself between the soft-rinds of Bries and Camemberts and the firm paste of a chevre, this wonder combines the glories of both, while adding a distinctive character of its own.

The tasting notes that came with it suggested serving with honey and crisp apple, and it is excellent advice. The rind has a subtle tang, the creamy layer beneath is smooth and rich, and the firm core is bright and fresh.

Thoroughly enjoyable, and well worth seeking out if in Victoria or NSW. Elsewhere ... you are probably out of luck.
http://holygoatcheese.com/la-luna-holy-goats-holy-grail/

While not on a scale of Lev Lafayette​'s noble Cheese Quest, this will follow the wanderings of Alicia Smith​ and...

While not on a scale of Lev Lafayette​'s noble Cheese Quest, this will follow the wanderings of Alicia Smith​ and myself as we experience some of the finest cheeses of Australia.

Many of these will be coming our way from The Cheese Riot, a cheese subscription service, but others will be sourced elsewhere, but all will be of Australian manufacture. Some will be unique to Australia.
http://www.thecheeseriot.com

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