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And we're up to 'Panning' for the reveals.

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And we're up to 'Panning' for the reveals. I don't have a horse in this race, but please still have look, and vote if you like! I will.

Originally shared by Lauri Novak

We are officially on DAY FOUR of REVEALS
from the 22ND “LIVE THE LIGHT ROUND
of the G+ Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

This event runs a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
The game is open to up to 300 Photographers
You get 7 items to shoot
You get a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then they are judged by amazing photographers

Then the albums are opened up to the public over the course of 7 days.
There are 7 categories:
This is the ”PANNING” album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways.
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills,

And Day 3 goes Nuts!

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And Day 3 goes Nuts!

Originally shared by Lauri Novak

We are officially on DAY THREE of REVEALS
from the 22ND “LIVE THE LIGHT ROUND
of the G+ Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

This event runs a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
The game is open to up to 300 Photographers
You get 7 items to shoot
You get a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then they are judged by amazing photographers

Then the albums are opened up to the public over the course of 7 days.
There are 7 categories:
This is the ”NUTS” album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways.
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills,
gives you a huge audience,
and lets everyone celebrate each other's successes.
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photo…

Day two Sizzles :)

“The previous two years we have had about 30-40 people register and this year we are 55 so it’s a significant...

“The previous two years we have had about 30-40 people register and this year we are 55 so it’s a significant increase and a large portion of them are players travelling from Bunbury, Perth and Kalgoorlie.”

Esperance, WA, AUS
https://thewest.com.au/news/kalgoorlie-miner/discs-flying-for-skylab-classic-in-esperance-ng-b88793383z

I'm in here somewhere :) Can you spot me? (Or at least my work!)

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I'm in here somewhere :) Can you spot me? (Or at least my work!)

Originally shared by Lauri Novak

We are officially on DAY ONE of REVEALS
from the 22ND “LIVE THE LIGHT ROUND
of the G+ Photography Scavenger Hunt!!!

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, push your limits, experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

This event runs a few times a year for anyone of any level of photography to participate.
The game is open to up to 300 Photographers
You get 7 items to shoot
You get a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then they are judged by amazing photographers

Then the albums are opened up to the public over the course of 7 days.
There are 7 categories:
This is the ”VINTAGE” album.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways.
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills,
gives you a huge audience,
and lets everyone celebrate each other's successes.
Make …

Tune in at about 2:56:00 for possibly one of the most famous emergency calls ever.

Tune in at about 2:56:00 for possibly one of the most famous emergency calls ever.
https://archive.org/details/Apollo13Audio/414-AAA_TRACK-3.wav

Cambray Blackwood Blue Sheep's cheese.

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Cambray Blackwood Blue Sheep's cheese.

Cambray's Blackwood Blue is another fine example of just how different blue cheeses can be. This is far removed from the foil-wrapped Danblu of old. This is a rich and firm matured cheese, with a wonderful nuttiness, and distinct sheep tang. And then, through this solid and excellent cheese are veins of blue, adding a sharp bite to the flavours, but without the metallic tones found in the everpresent Danblu.

A bit on the firm side for crumbling into salads, you could cube it for the same purpose. It is wonderful with fresh pears, and with plum leather. You could also use it as a garnish for a lamb shank, which I suspect would be a divine combination.

Cambray cheeses are available in the Perth Metro area, and in select locations in the SW.
http://www.cambraysheepcheese.com.au/cambraysheepcheese-where-to-buy.html




Slightly belated, here are the shots I took this year.

Slightly belated, here are the shots I took this year.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HixOflkdGZ4KcKUC3

Very cool, but somehow seems to take some of the fun out of the game...

Very cool, but somehow seems to take some of the fun out of the game...

Originally shared by Adafruit Industries

How an Automatic Mahjong Table Works
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/04/23/how-automatic-mahjong-table-works/

Mahjong anyone?

Fun video from mike102688 via evilmadscientist.

this video demonstrate how the automatic mahjong table shuffle the tiles, each table have 2 free sets of mahjong tiles.

See more
https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/04/23/how-automatic-mahjong-table-works/

https://youtu.be/ZmDNvqS9QPk

Some fun musing on the ecology of Hoth, via Winchell Chung , and featuring Diane Duane .

Some fun musing on the ecology of Hoth, via Winchell Chung , and featuring Diane Duane .

Originally shared by Winchell Chung

Andrew Rader tweeted:
Hoth must have a food chain that could support an ecological niche for wampas. Absent seasonal terrestrial vegetation, it looks like there may be a liquid ocean, so wampas are basically extraterrestrial polar bears?

Diane Duane tweeted:
NOW we've hit the interesting stuff. First thing I said after Luke bolted into the storm after chopping that poor thing's arm off: "But what do they eat usually? I mean besides tauntauns? And what do the tauntauns eat??"

Andrew Rader tweeted:
Right, if tauntauns are native to Hoth, what is their food chain based on? Unless there is seasonal vegetation, tauntaun food could also be based on aquatic life. Maybe tauntauns are giant marine iguanas, and we just skipped the swimming portion of ESB?
https://twitter.com/dduane/status/986310124997435392

Title

Alicia Smith : Well, you did read an entire Phillip K Dick story out loud. You're entitled!
Me: I don't think that's what "male entitlement" means.
Leece : Is it that postal delivery that nice Chinese-descent gentleman brought by this morning?
Me: ... I'm going to have to steal that...
Leece: Such is my fate.

A recent post by Winchell Chung reminded me of this project.

A recent post by Winchell Chung reminded me of this project. It is still flying, and the most recent recorded flights (like this one in September last year) look amazing!

https://youtu.be/JAobfMSX9dg

Some amazing photos and a wonderful little adventure!

Some amazing photos and a wonderful little adventure!

Originally shared by John Samuel

Adventures in Kent with Ordnance Survey maps, woods, fog, and churches in (and arguably OF) the green.
https://twitter.com/gawanmac/status/984865835566141440?s=12

Oooh! This looks like fun!

Oooh! This looks like fun!

Originally shared by Scott Hamilton (Dame Nilly Lunchalot)

Looking for 30 000 people to look through a telescope in a 10 minute period.
https://tv.press.abc.net.au/abcs-stargazing-live-set-to-eclipse-a-guinness-world-records-title

Buffalo Halloumi - Olympus Cheese

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Buffalo Halloumi - Olympus Cheese

One of the more unusual cheeses to come in, this is intensely salty, but under the salt is an interestingly deep flavour that you do not get with most halloumis.

Due to us being in a hotel room when we tried it, we couldn't experiment with frying it, but I am sure that it would be quite awesome. As it stood, mixed with salad greens and slices of apple, it was delicious, and worth picking up if you spot it in the fridge cabinet.

Olympus cheeses are widely available in the Eastern States - http://www.olympuscheese.com.au/stockists/#retail



The ABC News have an interesting little quiz/survey running

The ABC News have an interesting little quiz/survey running

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/what-your-habits-reveal-about-your-social-class/9610658

It nailed most aspects of myself - although I would not call myself 'upper-class' by any stretch of the imagination!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-13/what-your-habits-reveal-about-your-social-class/9610658

Question for legally trained types out there - and no, I'm not after advice!

Question for legally trained types out there - and no, I'm not after advice!

Why is it "Contempt of Court", when I would have expected "Contempt for (the) Court" to be more grammatically correct?

Inquiring minds, don't want to look it up, etc, etc...

Cloth-aged Cheddar - Maffra Cheese Company

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Cloth-aged Cheddar - Maffra Cheese Company

Cheddars are (arguably) the most popular cheeses in the world, so how to make one that stands out?

It would appear that the best way is to go back to cheddar's roots, and use a strong press for a dryer cheese, and slow maturation. This is what Maffra have done, and the result is well deserving of the prizes it has won.

A firm cheese with a clean snap, rather than a crumble, the flavour is everything you would hope for in a cheddar - bold and rich, with a distinct bite. Excellent for a classic Ploughman's Lunch.

It went well with the suggested accompaniments of apples and pickled onions. Unfortunately the Pukara Estate Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar that was also suggested was not up to the same standard as the cheese, having an unpleasant finish, and I would recommend the Flaschengeist version as a better alternative.

Mafra Cheeses are generally available - http://www.maffracheese.com.au/cheeses/

Pukara Estate Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar - h…

Feathertop - Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods.

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Feathertop - Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods.

This is a soft-rind cheese - with a thin layer of creamy matured paste between the rind and the core. The layer of citrus ash is an unusual inclusion, and is claimed to add a smokey infusion through the cheese.

I was not so sure about that, but the cheese is still excellent, and was unexpectedly versatile - it went well with both nashis and the Regan's Ridge marinated olives (from W.A. - http://www.regansridge.com.au/organic-table-olives/ ). It has a distinctive goatiness about it, while the cream paste layer adds a tone of mature camembert. Thoroughly delicious.

Tolpuddle's cheeses so far have been very creative, and this is another example of their inventiveness.

A different approach to a goat cheese, and worth looking out for in the area.

Tolpuddle cheese are only available via limited regional retailers, farmers' markets, and by mail-order within Victoria.
https://www.tolpuddle.com.au/



Same as it ever was...

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Same as it ever was...

Originally shared by Diane Attaway

Thank you Peter Dutton for bringing the worst of Australia to light.

Thank you Peter Dutton for bringing the worst of Australia to light.

I just witnessed a rally supporting your blatant lie about South Africa.

And the Klan were out in force. We were expecting to see burning crosses.

I now feel quite ill.

Some of these cliches are on the author, some on the publishers, and more than one on the reading public since...

Some of these cliches are on the author, some on the publishers, and more than one on the reading public since that's what sells.

via Steven Schend
https://electricliterature.com/10-satirical-covers-for-the-terrible-books-you-cant-get-away-from-733783d45d53

Something that sounds like SF, but is quite real.

Something that sounds like SF, but is quite real.

Welcome to the world of mirror synesthesia.

Originally shared by rare avis



Mirror neurons are so interesting...

Mirror-touch synaesthesia even more so... just fascinating.

I sometimes feel I feel others' pain; who knows?

Maybe I do.

How he describes watching violent cartoons, how it affected him?

I felt like that, too...


~RA

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For Dr Joel Salinas, music creates colours, numbers have personalities and another person's pain feels almost like his own. He thought that was how everyone experienced the world - until he went to medical school.

Joel Salinas rushes in to the hospital bathroom and throws up until he's dry heaving. Washing his face, the third-year medical student stares at his pale reflection in the mirror and wills himself to live.

He doesn't know it yet, but Salinas has a condition called mirror-touch synaesthesia. Any time he sees someone experience pain, or even just the sense of touch, his brain recreates the sensation…

Crossing

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Crossing

Grumman Agricat seaplane landing on Perth Water, passing the North Channel.

Unstuck

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Unstuck


Seaplane taking off from Perth Water.

Shot with Samsung NX1, 50-200 zoom, and processed in Snapseed

#flying #seaplane #perth #nx1 #snapseed