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I'm voting for the black-and-white fern

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It’s a choice between three ferns and a black-and-white koru for New Zealand’s new flag as the government panel publishes its final shortlist
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+Eden Tipene maybe the greens should have thought about that before they forced a referendum on asset sales when the assets were already sold.thats 9 million out of starving kids mouths.they dont care either.
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+WIRED describes the two mysteries behind this iconic photograph and how one of them has been solved - with the help of physics and astronomy.
A physicist, an astrophysicist and an astronomer take a scientific approach to appreciating photography.
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How Northern Ireland could have become Chinese
Official records reveal debate in 1983 over extraordinary plan to move millions of Chinese to Ireland at height of Troubles in runup to handover of colony to Beijing
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Beach Etiquette

What to do when your party is interrupted by a bedraggled refugee?
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Humour versus Humor

+Quartz analyses how the recounting of jokes differs on the two sides of the Atlantic
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How the Proof of Fermat's Theorem Almost Failed

Most would have had a brush with the Pythagorean Theorem in school. Fermat's Theorem (technically a conjecture) is closely related and was not proven until only relatively recently. Nautilus delves into the story and explains the intriguing story behind Andrew Wiles' proof.

#mathematics   #philosophy  
Andrew Wiles gave a series of lectures cryptically titled “Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves, and Galois Representations” at a mathematics…
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It is Always Now
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So poignant...
 
Summer moved on

A composing based on Patrices Open Encounter contribution. 
Thank you, +Patrice Brenner . It was a pleasure :-)

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In China, trees count more than people
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In Search of Dream Chalk

Mathematicians always were a strange lot

#mathematics   #ux  
This spring, an 80-year-old Japanese chalk company went out of business. Nobody, perhaps, was as sad to see the company go as mathematicians who had become obsessed with Hagoromo Fulltouch Chalk, the so-called “Rolls Royce of chalk.”
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There is something to admire in Japanese craftsmanship. Same thing goes for the Germans
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Blue Dome Day

Auckland International Airport this morning

#mobilography #newzealand
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26 Years Later

China's censorship of the Tiananmen Massacre is still in place and extends even to the deletion of a +Global Times' article criticising students' demands for accountability

#democracy   #hongkong   #june4
"The desire for debate—and hammering out a real consensus—is alive and well."
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Entrepreneur and technophile
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  • Zeal Industries
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Novartis AG
    Project Manager, 2002 - 2011
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Amsterdam - Auckland - Basel - Melbourne - Paris - Sydney - Wellington
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Entrepreneur; mathematician; photographer; traveller; runner
Introduction

I'm passionate about technology and started Zeal Industries to bring its benefits to other organisations. In the process, I caught the entrepreneurial bug and am working on commercialising a couple of concepts.

Outside of work, I'm a keen marathoner and sailor. It's a challenge to fit this in with work, but my goal is to run a sub-3:30 time. And one of these days, I'd like to circumnavigate New Zealand in a sailboat.

Travel is another one of my great loves. I had an early start when my parents took me across the Pacific, a babe in arms, when we emigrated to New Zealand from Hong Kong. Growing up on an island amidst vast expanses of ocean served only to nurture my curiosity for discovery.

More recently, I started to combine photography with evermore frequent visits to new cities. Travel and photography are naturally complementary: both demand that one re-assess ingrained assumptions. As a photographer, one must abandon old perspectives and be prepared to observe objectively; similarly, experiencing foreign cultures forces a fundamental evaluation of one's own.

The process of questioning long-held beliefs can be quite unsettling, yet in the final analysis, the rewards are much more valuable.

If any of this sounds interesting - or even if you think it's a load of bollocks - circle me, and let's talk.

Unless otherwise stated, the photos in my albums are my own. Please ask permission before using them.

Bragging rights
Third-best right-arm spin bowler in my school cricket team
Education
  • University of Auckland
    Mathematics
  • University of Auckland
    Economics
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