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Confirmed: gravity does propagate through space time.

'“We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo), at a press conference in Washington.'

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/gravitational-waves-discovery-hailed-as-breakthrough-of-the-century
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Good evening and welcome to the Madeuppys, the World Government Summit Awards. We cross now to the minister’s acceptance speech ...
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The idea to raise the GST rate (abandoned at the moment) sounds more and more like a money grab.

'... the federal treasurer, Scott Morrison, has now clarified that the commonwealth never had any intention of using the GST increase to help pay for schools and hospitals, ...'

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/feb/09/gst-voters-least-popular-tax-change-and-coalitions-public-debate-didnt-help
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I hope this will result in fewer social engineering buttons (until the next trick comes alone).

'..., we’re expanding Safe Browsing protection to protect you from such deceptive embedded content, like social engineering ads.'

https://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/no-more-deceptive-download-buttons.html
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+Raph Soh Making (or rather, not) a buck from game playing.

'By the end of Friday, I’d had enough. My stream had 126 views, total, over five days and around 30 hours of playing; and yet I had risen just five ranks, less than a quarter of the way to where I’d wanted to be.'

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/28/my-dream-to-become-pro-gamer-ended-in-utter-failure
Free-to-play games such as Hearthstone offer $100,000 grand prize but winning tournaments is not actually a good way to make a living, finds Alex Hern
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Just personal taste? I tune out when films build whole sets with CGI but find mechanical and optical effects believable.

'.... We’ve reached a point where directors and audiences no longer derive authenticity from what looks “real” but from what looked real in seventies, eighties, and nineties blockbusters. And real is an awfully flexible word.'

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-turn-against-digital-effects
Thanks to films like “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” elaborate C.G.I. is out and old-fashioned practical effects are in. Credit Photograph by Jasin Boland / Warner Bros. Pictures / Everett
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To be fair, "Fury Road" used a surprising amount of computer effects. It's the type of effects and the execution that matters.
Many backgrounds were pasted in as a replacement or set-extension, and most of the skies were replaced. But the crucial difference is, they were copied from other real-world shots, and done with great care (and the joins hidden by a layer of dust). None of the colours are "real".
Likewise, although all the vehicles looked improbable, they were real and not fully 3D CGI. People interacted with the cars/trucks, they had mass, and they had believable physics.
The new Star Wars reboot had many shots where the entire screen was CGI. Practically all shots showing a space-ship in space and most shots showing them flying (ie: not on the ground as a background prop) were CG, not models like the original trilogy. It didn't matter so much if they lacked mass because they're on zero-G or have magic tech engines. But, for close-up detail, sets, most droids, and most locations, they used real-world objects. That all matters for verisimilitude.
I'm not against CGI or special effects, but I want care and believability, and not lazy CG "just because".
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How corporations have profited at the public's expense from (effectively indefinite) copyright.

'... the problem with current copyright law is not the locking up of any one book. The problem is the locking up, for ever-increasing lengths of time, of the mass of works that should be freely available to fuel the creation of new works.'

https://theconversation.com/shouldnt-there-be-a-time-limit-on-mickeys-copyright-53788
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I'm sure there's a punchline to this joke.

'“Our world today needs ministers to serve as role models of thought and action, which bring about progress and welfare and improve general societal well-being.”'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/02/09/greg-hunt-minister-world_n_9193142.html
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Maybe no other minister was nominated. :)
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Still waiting for reports of people tumbling off the edge of the world when they disappear over the horizon.

'Rejecting science and embracing an alternative view, such as the Earth being flat, moves the individual from the periphery of knowledge and understanding to a privileged position among those who know the “truth”.'

https://theconversation.com/why-would-anyone-believe-the-earth-is-flat-53800
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Why scientific conspiracy theories don't exist.

'Using the equation, Dr Grimes calculated that hoax moon landings would have been revealed in 3 years 8 months, a climate change fraud in 3 years 9 months, a vaccination conspiracy in 3 years 2 months, and a suppressed Cancer cure in 3 years 3 months. In simple terms, any one of the four conspiracies would have been exposed long before now.'

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-01-26-too-many-minions-spoil-plot
If you’re thinking of creating a massive conspiracy, you may be better scaling back your plans, according to an Oxford University researcher.While we can all keep a secret, a study by Dr David Robert Grimes suggests that large groups of people sharing in a conspiracy will very quickly give themselves away. The study is published online by journal PLOS ONE.
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What are the most common reasons for denying climate change? Hint: it's nothing to do with science.

'Conspiratorial thinking is problematic because it is immune to new evidence. Any evidence against the conspiracy is viewed as part of the conspiracy. As a consequence, climate science denial, and the generation of misinformation that comes with it, is not disappearing any time soon.'

https://theconversation.com/the-science-for-climate-change-only-feeds-the-denial-how-do-you-beat-that-52813
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Interesting bit of detective work based on objects influenced by a yet unseen Planet Nine.

'... Batygin and Brown noticed that if they ran their simulations with a massive planet in an anti-aligned orbit—an orbit in which the planet's closest approach to the sun, or perihelion, is 180 degrees across from the perihelion of all the other objects and known planets—the distant Kuiper Belt objects in the simulation assumed the alignment that is actually observed.'

http://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523
The giant planet, discovered through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, is nicknamed Planet Nine and traces a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.
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HFM Solutions Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer
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  • Amcor
    HFM Solutions Manager, 2009 - present
  • VPI Systems
    Senior Systems Architect, 2001 - 2009
  • Telstra Research Laboratories
    Senior Scientist, 1990 - 2000
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Melbourne
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Petaling Jaya - Kuala Kangsar
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Software salariman.
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  • Monash University
    Business, 2012 - 2012
  • Monash University
    Engineering Science, 1991 - 1995
  • Monash University
    Science, 1985 - 1990
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