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Leigh Blackall
Works at RMIT University
Attended University of Newcastle, Australia
Lives in Mount Dandenong Australia
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#911 
Declassified pages of the 9/11 Commission report.
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So the Establishment still can't imagine a new business model that leverages the amazing capacity of #bittorrent peer to peer file sharing #p2p. ISPs should pay royalties on downloads, and those royalties should be very small given the hosting and distribution is done by users. I would pay an extra $10 per month. Maybe more of it was fully integrated with libraries and archives and quality assured. 
The game of whack-a-mole continues. Less than 24 hours after being taken down in an international sting operation, Kickass Torrents (KAT) is back—well, sort of. The popular torrent link site isoHunt has created a mirror for KAT at KickassTorrents.website.
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The Nordic model assumes a rested worker is a productive worker.
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Good to see someone still on the trail of #mh17
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Brexit and the urgency of open access and usability
A very interesting perspective on Brexit in relation to open access has been shared by Stevan Harnad in a discussion with Richard Poynder on the Open Access ePrints blog . But one would have thought that the mature democracies would serve as a civilizing bu...
But one would have thought that the mature democracies would serve as a civilizing bulwark against that. Yet no, Brexit has shown that the same primitive, sinister, shameful inclinations are alive and well in the United Kingdom (and Trump is rallying them in the US too).
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Education research and development, permaculture design, artistic painting, outdoor recreation
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teaching people how to use the Internet, media production and Internet publishing, curriculum design,
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  • RMIT University
    Educational developer, 2015 - present
    College of Design and Social Context
  • La Trobe University
    Educational Designer, 2012 - 2014
  • Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development
    eLearning Director, 2012 - 2012
  • University of Canberra
    Education research and development, permaculture design, artistic painting, outdoor recreation, 2009 - 2011
  • Otago Polytechnic
    Educational Development Officer, 2006 - 2009
  • TAFE NSW
    Educational Development Contractor, 2002 - 2005
  • Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taipei
    Public Relations Officer, 1999 - 2001
  • Artist, 1997 - 2001
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Mount Dandenong Australia
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Melbourne Australia - Darwin Australia - Taipei Taiwan - Canberra Australia - Dunedin New Zealand - Katoomba Australia - Newcastle Australia - Nowra Australia - Green Point NSW Australia - Wamberal NSW Australia - Avoca NSW Australia
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I live up on Mount Dandenong, 50kms East of Melbourne with my beautiful wife Sunshine, our daughters Eve and Maya, and a dog named Lego. We're fixing up an old cabin here, and planting out food. I'm working for La Trobe University as an Educational Designer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, researching and developing practices in open and networked learning and education.
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Fathering two girls. climbed and skied Brewster Glacier. Sew my own clothes.
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  • University of Newcastle, Australia
    Diploma of Education, 2001 - 2002
  • University of Newcastle
    BA Visual Arts, 1995 - 1998
  • TAFE NSW
    Associate Diploma Fine Arts, 1993 - 1995
  • TAFE NSW
    Certificate 4 Workplace Training and Assessment, 2003 - 2004
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Seem stuck in a 1980s business model, expecting to only deal with experts and in person. No phone service, no internet service. So if you're an amateur trying to make a go of the long changed rag trade, don't expect much help from these guys.
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I nice little camping area. Often used by horse trecking groups. Has toilets and water nearby. Their is a striking tree scar art work at the entry. The origins are not widely known, but it's likely from when an archaeology group camped there in 2003, or by a film crew making the documentary, Dancing with the Devil.
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Good range, good service, is willing to source obscure stuff. Distributes Riri zips.
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$6 lunch special - fried chicken with rice and a basic salad. Add a yum chicken soup for another 50c. This makes me happy. Working in the city, I'm always on the lookout for tastey lunches for around $5. Very friendly staff, good honest atmosphere. Could do with some heating in the winter though (or blankets on the chairs). Cool in summer.
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It's fascinating and surprising to find a restaurant and bar of such quality this far out. We go often, with the kids when we have visitors, for our favorite: the lamb shoulder (it feeds 4), sides of veggies, and the set kids meal. The drive is worth it, especially if you time it around sunset. And a steam train ride out would be pretty magic too. The big open plan makes interment dinners difficult, but not impossible. Qualirt of table service has been a little variable. Some nights (Saturday) we've had excellent service, other nights (Sunday) pretty average. That's understandable, being this far out from a city, but they better watch out for it. It's important. There's a kids play area outside, also outside seating, but they're not making the most of that area yet (not used in cooler months even when the restaurant is booked out). It's wise to book ahead. We're waiting for them to run asada bbq workshops, and social tango nights. That'd top it off nicely.
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I just called to book two cars in for a service and a look at a few minor problems. This review is for the phone service only, I'll update with the actual service later. Faye answered and was really friendly and helpful. She put me through to Ben in the yard, who was also very friendly and helpful. We needed to check if their hoist could fit the long wheelbase VW transporter height, should be fine, we'll drop in to double check. They're busy though, could only get a booking 2 weeks from now... Good to find a local business doing well.
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