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Jeremy Byrne
Attended Edward Devotion Elementary School
Lives in Melbourne
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Nuclear energy apologists: you just don't get it, do you? You're so much Boromir in Rivendell: true-hearted men will not be corrupted; how I would drive the hosts of Mordor; blah blah. Nuclear energy is tainted by hellfire and Cold War terror: a damn'd spot that's never ever gonna fade away. As far as the public's concerned, you might as well argue for the "science" from Mengele's experiments in the camps. Not a good look at all. Forget your Thorium pixie-dust; wishing things were different doesn't make it so. You really have to let this go.
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One of the lines that the Greens (disclaimer: I'm a member) put forward on nuclear is that it's not cost-competitive without government subsidies.  (Let alone the externality of how destructive uranium mining is.)  Another is that we still don't have a foolproof method of waste storage.
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Thousand year old ruins emerge from the jungle. (Prasat Prom, Koh Ker temple complex, Northern Cambodia.)
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Military control of Australian Science coming in January. No wonder Tone didn't put anyone in charge.
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AI, alt.energy, life extension and now robotics. Next up: 3D printers. (Or warp engines.)
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That's very clever, and more than a little disturbing.
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Funny, if it wasn't tragic.
 
This is hilarious.

Abbott's Internet according to the rest of the world.
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OMG awesome! I was reading the lede before clicking through, thinking "Please let it be Ken MacLeod, please let it be Ken MacLeod..." #cultureisthenewtrek #moviefranchiseplz
 
Understatement of the millenium: Iain Banks wrote both mainstream fiction and Sci-Fi fiction under the name Iain M Banks. His Culture series includes nine novels and described a civilisation that was capable of hollowing out asteroids and transforming them into spacecraft.

 [ "Don't let on.  They still think we live on planets." ]
THE DYING wish of Scots author Iain Banks has been revealed - that a close friend continue his popular book series.
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I think I've got one Culture and one regular left. Next in release order is Stonemouth I think but we're going on memory now. I've got a few friends who've never read sci-fi to give him a try, they've liked them so far. I might reread them with them if I can stop staring at the intel screen long enough! ;-)
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The Abbott Government has made the controversial decision to give profit-driven private insurers the right to tender to run its new 'Primary Health Networks' (PHNs), set to oversee GP care Australia-wide. 

This means insurance companies, and not your GP, could end up making critical decisions about who gets treatment and how we're treated, with health groups already raising the alarm. It's the very system that's crippled American healthcare, driving up costs and leading to less care for fewer people. 

Profit-driven healthcare threatens the very foundation of our universal Medicare system, restricting access and quality of care, especially in areas where insurers don't stand to make money. The Government is accepting expressions of interest right now to operate the PHNs, so we need to act quickly. 

Will you call on the Government to keep private insurance companies from taking over GP-care by adding your name to the petition?

Sign the petition here: 
https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/medicare/primary-health-networks/profit-driven-health-is-no-future-for-medicare

#australia   #auspol   #tonyabbott   #medicare  
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Well, Drone Man's plan to arm the "moderate" cannibal headhunters to "fight" ISIS has got off to a good start, I must say.

I don't even know where to begin...
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Post-privacy, NSA style.
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And this is why I don't have facebook installed on my phone anymore...!
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CyanogenMod is now Cyanogen Inc. With $7 million in funding, they want to make CM installable via app. To be released in the coming weeks.

#android   #cyanogen  
CMInstaller_1. The CyanogenMod that you have come to know intimately over the last several years is now Cyanogen Inc., a company funded by Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures that wants to make installing CyanogenMod easier than ever on your phone. Announced this morning via the official CM ...
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Google told us in 2011 that Hangouts was built on XMPP (http://gigaom.com/2011/07/05/google-plus-hangouts-interoperability/). New Hangouts has dropped support for XMPP server federation.  It's another bait-and-switch, just like the "G+ is engineered for SN federation" lie. What's the story, +David Bennett?
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  • Edward Devotion Elementary School
    1970 - 1972
  • St Louis College
  • John XXIII College
  • University of Western Australia
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