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The War On Drugs. So so stupid.

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A message for all AUSTRALIAN MEN living in rural and urban areas. Whether you're living with depression or you've never experienced the black dog, you can help Macquarie University psychologists with important depression research. The research aims to work out why only one-third of the one million people with depression inAustralia each year seek professional help. So far 90% of the people who have done the survey are women. The opinions and experiences of men are important. To help, you just need to complete a 10-15 minute online survey. You could win a $50 voucher. Find out more: http://www.tinyurl.com/depsurvey
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That's some darts

James Wade and Robert Thornton both hit 9 DARTER! BEST MATCH EVER!

I'm not particularly a darts fan, but two people shooting the perfect game in one match is pretty incredible. If you don't know already, wikipedia can tell you what a "nine darter" is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine-dart_finish
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The old and the new

More airline adventures. Last week I was reporting on my experience on the brand new 787 Dreamliner. See https://plus.google.com/+MickHollins/posts/RC9F56JPgWU

This week, without knowing it, I had booked myself on Air New Zealand's last ever 747 flight. A very historic occasion.

And the report?

As I was about to walk onto the plane, they turned us back, and reported a fuelling error meant the flight would be delayed. And so we waited for two hours in the little hallway that leads to the plane.

Fuelling problems on a plane that was having its last ever flight was not instilling me with confidence.

2 hours later we finally took off, and so I started watching a movie on the creaking in-flight entertainment system. Lots of stops and stutters in the video streaming, and in 15 minutes we got an announcement apologizing for the problems and letting us know that the whole system needed to be rebooted. The reboot took 30 minutes! Always gives me a chuckle when I see the Windows CE boot screens show up.

Finally got to Auckland, running late for my connection, rushed to board only to be told that I'd been bumped off the flight.

Not quite the Dreamliner experience, which I gave 4.5 stars, but close. It still landed after all, which is my main criteria for a good flight.
Air New Zealand is saying farewell to the Boeing 747, preparing to operate its last-ever on the iconic jet on Wednesday evening. Air New Zealand's final Boeing 747-400 is scheduled to operate Flight 7 this
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Did your review take this into account: Investigation reveals Boeing 787 concerns :-)
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Wow. I guess the great Aussie backyard is a thing of the past!
 
#PhotoMaps Update. CENTRAL COAST NSW. A new neighbourhood continues to expand in Wyong. 
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Judging by the roof lines, these houses would all look quite similar from the street.

♫Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky... ♫
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Staring contests seems to be the topic of the day. Good luck beating this little guy/gal.
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If you actually want to help make the world a better place, you have to get off your fat ass and do something ...
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Good article. I heard an Al Jazeera journo say yesterday that if you offend 1.5 billion people the chances are that 2 of them may want to kill you.
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Took this photo while camping the other day. Nicely auto-awesomed by Google.
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great photo
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Coming from Irish roots I spent a bunch of my childhood searching for a four leaf clover (it was simple times), hoping for the great luck that they apparently convey. I never succeeded.

My son Matty came home with the following the other day. Lucky bugger!

Now I'm sure someone on G+ will respond with a simple explanation for my son's success, but I'm gonna go with leprechauns for now.
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Excellent!! Good morning, have a great week!:)
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+ 1 million

A friend just had over $2000 stolen from his betfair account. 2nd factor auth might have helped.
 
If you haven't set up 2-step verification for your account yet, do it soon.  It's so easy there's no excuse not to.  And if any of your other online accounts don't provide something like it, ask why not.
With 2-step verification, you'll sign in to your Google Account with both your password and a code that you'll get from your phone. 2-step verification significantly reduces the chances of a bad guy breaking into your account.
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Swish new Air New Zealand 787 Dreamliner. I can report it's very nice outside and in. I give it 4.5 stars. I'm reserving 5 stars for a plane that can get me where I want to go without us all having to go through that "crashing with style" bit at the end.
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The takeoff was so smooth that I didn't think we were moving fast enough to actually take off.
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    Software Dude, 2011 - present
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    PhD Computer Science, 1993 - 1997
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    BSc Computer Science, 1985 - 1988
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