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I'm a coder and a singer. I'm currently working on Android and Appengine, and 2 voice a capella, respectively.
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Cloud platform development. Mobile development. Software development... I do all the languages.
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  • Training Evidence Systems (formerly Ecampus)
    Extreme Code Mangler, 2011 - present
    CTO & technology lead for the Training Evidence System, a cloud based, real-time big-data system for managing training and compliance related activities. Scope includes technology choices and full system architecture (rich web clients, Google AppEngine based server systems, multi-platform mobile development) as well as lead developer role for backend systems and some mobile apps.
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Thanks +reddit for the laughs. "When people say climate change isn't happening because it's snowing where they are."

http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2xzzkd/when_people_say_climate_change_isnt_happening/
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On a side note, some parts of the Titanic were incredibly well made.. for example, the swimming pool,,,  100 years later and it's still holds water.
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Very cool passive mechanism. Except I think the gates are redundant.

Is a cow heavy enough to open the gate?

Google says an adult cow averages at least 640kg, and ranges to over a tonne. 
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=how+heavy+is+a+cow%3F

A 2013 Hyundai Accent is 907kg
http://cars.lovetoknow.com/List_of_Car_Weights

Clearly "yes".

The construction includes a cattle grid (that flattens out when the car drives over). 

If the grid doesn't deter a cow, then the cow could walk through (ie: it doesn't work).

If the grid does deter a cow, then you don't need the gates, just the grid/bridge.

In the country you will already see a lot of fences with a road going through and only a traditional cattle grid, no gate.
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The grid is for the cows, the gate is for the humans (in order to project the "private property" signal we are accustomed to).
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Why do we need maths in real life? Have a look.
 
Oscillating Dancing Strings on a Violin
This is pretty odd - from a recent wedding I was shooting. When you combine a CMOS sensor, 24 frames per second video and 1/4000 shutter speeds with string vibrations.... you get this.

There's no editing on this video, that's just the strings vibrating and the refresh rate of the camera catching the vibration at different parts of the arch.

#violin   #music   #oscillating   #strings  
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Me too
 
And the one after that too
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hipster hippy - against the next war before it's cool to be against it.
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I didn't see any of that for chrome+ubuntu. Thanks.
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The headline should be "Run By Clowns". ie: people who seem to be bad at things on purpose, and not particularly funny.
 
Thanks to its close trade links with China, and a well-targeted fiscal stimulus, Australia was one of the few developed countries to avoid a recession during the financial crisis. Yet new figures suggest the country might be down on its luck: GDP growth slowed to just 0.5% in the last three months of 2014. The once-booming economy is struggling to adjust to lower commodity prices, and as growth has slowed, political tensions have risen http://econ.st/1M97rKm
THROUGH a combination of good policy and good luck Australia has managed to avoid recession for more than two decades. Thanks to its close trade links with China,...
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This study on female whales, who give birth until about the age of 40 but often  live to the age of 90, sheds light on the evolutionary benefit of "senescence': the years we live following our most reproductively fertile years.   ~RA

Menopause is a downright bizarre trait among animals. It's also rare. Outside of the human species, only the female members of two whale species outlive their reproductive lives in such a major way. Female killer whales typically become mothers between the ages of 12 and 40, but they can live for more than 90 years. Males rarely make it past 50. Now, researchers have new evidence to explain why.
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Older individuals serve as key leaders, directing younger members of whale society, and especially their own sons, to the best spots for landing tasty meals of salmon. In so doing, older females help their kin to survive. This leadership role takes on special significance in difficult years when salmon are harder to come by.

The researchers say the discovery offers the first evidence that a benefit of prolonged life after reproduction is that post-reproductive individuals act as repositories of ecological knowledge.

"Menopause is one of nature's great mysteries," says Lauren Brent of the University of Exeter. "Our study is the first to demonstrate that the value gained from the wisdom of elders may be one reason female killer whales continue to live long after they have stopped reproducing."

To understand why menopause is such a great mystery, it's important to recall that evolution is all about reproduction and survival. Traits that enable individuals to pass more of their genes onto the next generation win out. The question, then, was how to explain the fact that killer whale females could live for decades beyond their ability to pass on any genes to future generations directly.

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Menopause is a downright bizarre trait among animals. It's also rare. Outside of the human species, only the female members of two whale species outlive their reproductive lives in such a major way. Female killer whales typically become mothers between the ages of 12 and 40, but they can live for more than 90 years. Males rarely make it past 50. Now, researchers have new evidence to explain why.
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I couldn't stop watching. Wat??
 
Them Japanese have outdone themselves again.... in weirdness .... 
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There's a whole movie of this stuff.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funky_Forest
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"Cost is no longer a reason not to proceed with renewables,” the 80-page NBAD report says. It says the most recent solar tender showed that even at $10/barrel for oil, and $5/mmbtu for gas, solar is still a cheaper option."
 
One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on price, and says the vast bulk of the $US48 trillion needed to meet global power demand over the next two decades will come from renewables.
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What we have done over the past thirty years is to build a creditor’s paradise of positive real interest rates, low inflation, open markets, beaten-down unions, and a retreating state — all policed by unelected economic officials in central banks and other unelected institutions that have only one target: to keep such a creditor’s paradise going.

In such a world, why would you, the average worker, ever get a pay rise? Indeed, is it any wonder that inequality is everywhere an issue? In Europe this plays out at the national level, and at the international level of creditor countries (good) and debtor countries (bad), where the rights of the creditors must be protected and the mantra that “you must pay your debts” must be respected.

Yet even in terms of simple welfare economics, this is nonsense. If the cost of squeezing the debtor is to keep her in debt servitude, or if the losses to the creditors are less than the costs of servicing the debt in perpetuity, then default is efficient, if not moral.
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As I sat in my office at Brown University on December 16, 2014, an email popped into my inbox with the title “Herzlichen Glückwunsch – Sie sind der 1. Preisträger des Hans-Matthöfer-Preises für wirtschaftspublizistik.” This was the award given by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the research ...
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Our governing party is holding its International Women's Day event at a male-only club.

You can't make this stuff up.
 
Oh. My. God. This was Tony's response in question time today, when asked about a men-only club being paid to host tomorrow's International Women's Day event. They let women in all the time, you moron. If they have a man. But they don't let women become members.

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2015/mar/04/tony-abbott-admits-indonesias-position-hardening-on-bali-nine-duo-politics-live?CMP=share_btn_tw
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+John Hardy didn't vote for Abbott I can still see the argument for that. I'm often told that men are the problem, so it would follow that men are the ones who need to change the month. "Hey I'm one of you and we need to change." is different then "I'm not one of you, I don't need to change, but you do". But yeah... I'm really not believing that is what is happening in this case :-(
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