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Fascinating from a current affairs perspective, also as an plot point for writers.

Fascinating from a current affairs perspective, also as an plot point for writers.

I can imagine a mining ship with a fraudulent Titianian registry illegally transferring water to a Charonian tanker...


Originally shared by Alicia Smith

Interesting reading.
https://www.marinetraffic.com/blog/falsifying-flags/

Taking this last chance on the Plus to wish the light of my life, Alicia Smith a very happy birthday.

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Taking this last chance on the Plus to wish the light of my life, Alicia Smith a very happy birthday.

It seems that the editors at WAtoday are a tad colour-challenged, and cannot tell a Carnaby's White Tailed Cockatoo...

It seems that the editors at WAtoday are a tad colour-challenged, and cannot tell a Carnaby's White Tailed Cockatoo from the Red Tailed Cockatoo...

https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/conservation/perth-and-peel-cocky-numbers-stablise-20181128-p50j06.html

Ok, this is cool. A full kit will set you back USD100.

Ok, this is cool. A full kit will set you back USD100.

Originally shared by HACKADAY

Blimpduino 2 rises to the occasion #drone #arduino

We always think that crossing the Atlantic in a blimp would be very serene — at least once they put heaters on board. The Hindenburg, the R-101, and the Shenandoah put an end to the age of the airship, at least for commercial passenger travel. But you can…
http://hackaday.com/2018/11/27/blimpduino-hits-version-2/

Or not.

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Originally shared by Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Or not.

Looks like InSight dodged the Martian Space Defence Cannon! Good work NASA!

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Looks like InSight dodged the Martian Space Defence Cannon! Good work NASA!

Originally shared by NASA

📸 Wish you were here! InSight sent home its first photo after #MarsLanding:

InSight’s view is a flat, smooth expanse called Elysium Planitia, but its workspace is below the surface, where it will study Mars’ deep interior.

A decision has to be made...

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Originally shared by Diane Attaway

A decision has to be made...

So, let's see if I've got this right?

So, let's see if I've got this right?

Minister Potato of the Department of Home Affairs is using a successful intelligence operation as grounds for needing a backdoor into encryption systems for the intelligence groups. You know, the ones that just identified an attack before it could happen.

The sheer level of double-think in that astounds even a dedicated cynic like me. Even allowing for the fact that the Potato is ex-Queensland Police.

And then there's his desire to pre-emptively deport people accused of crimes...

The Law Council has (as almost certainly the High Court will) Things To Say about that.

Will this lander avoid the Martian Space Defence Cannons?

Will this lander avoid the Martian Space Defence Cannons?

Originally shared by Jaana Nyström

On November 26th, a mole will land on Mars

- The Oatmeal 👍🏻

See more: http://bit.ly/2S4a7Dh

#Space #Mars #InSight #InSightWatchParty #Nasa #Science #CyberMonday
http://bit.ly/2S4a7Dh

Attn Paul Snedden

Attn Paul Snedden

Originally shared by catty _big

It being a Wednesday in November, I have an urge to play everyone's favourite game - Mornington Crescent.

It being a Wednesday in November, I have an urge to play everyone's favourite game - Mornington Crescent.

I'll open with (as it is a Wednesday in November) Mile End.

As a long time Dead Can Dance fan, this is awesome! The inimitable Lisa Gerrard still has it, and in spades.

As a long time Dead Can Dance fan, this is awesome! The inimitable Lisa Gerrard still has it, and in spades.

Originally shared by Lordy

Havasi ... and the unmistakable vocals of Lisa Gerrard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxP59VRQZtg

"Never again" they said.

"Never again" they said.

Alas us poor flawed humans are not good at that. But we can aspire.

Originally shared by Lordy

There's a recording on this page that records the big guns and their activity 1 minute before and 1 minute after the official ceasefire at the end of the First World War.

Play it loud .. don't just listen.. feel...
for those in the trenches, the rain wasn't water, it was metal

At the end, listen closely to what you hear in the background, is that more telling on how the world views us?



The artillery activity it illustrates was recorded on the American front near the River Moselle, one minute before and one minute after the war ended.


https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/07/eerie-recording-reveals-moment-the-guns-fell-silent-at-the-end-of-ww1-8114109/?ito=social&fbclid=IwAR0eZx74YjqnChEMJnVPdRqBKYXy3bhMXqnmLAdC69E6Qvn-5WXL_fNfrnY

I'm hit!

I'm hit!

Originally shared by John Samuel

Chortle
https://twitter.com/mllocy/status/1058839387054604288?s=12

The last of the artefact based physical constants is getting a fundamental redesign.

The last of the artefact based physical constants is getting a fundamental redesign.

Originally shared by John Samuel

Fascinating stuff.
https://twitter.com/maxfagin/status/1058062583511404545?s=12

The usual rules...

The usual rules...
https://wn.nr/9NtfA3