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Scott Ellis
Works at Rio Tinto Group
Attended Peninsula Grammar
Lives in Melbourne, VIC, AU
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Wow.
 
Italy's Bugatti—no relation to the high-end car company—just debuted a glass-walled toaster that puts all others to shame, and it does so with advanced technology that's never before been used on a small appliance.

http://goo.gl/xiIBfK
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Wow. How in hell did they get funding?
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Can't we get together and do something about it?
 
I know it's not GIF Tuesday but I like this one a lot. Street art in Hong Kong...
Democracy is dead: http://bit.ly/NaF9Y5
The War on Whistleblowers: http://bit.ly/1qJezV8
How to hack a democracy (Manufacturing Consent): http://bit.ly/1l1QPfI

#gif   #gifs   #gifoftheday   #obama   #bush  
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+Bill DeWitt I know what you mean. I hope, similarly to how we've bet on science to save us, things are at least becoming more obvious, and probably getting closer to boiling point.
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Not sure it's restricted to programming...but certainly one of those things that is usually true.
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Hah! I did just this last night and this is the first post I've read today.
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Yes please. White, one sugar.
 
Dear Internet,

Stop assuming that everyone is in the USA. This means when you write articles like 'Google Glass is available to everyone today!' - its not, its only available to the USA.
When you  do things like 'Its Pi Day!' or  'its Palindrome week!' - again, its not, its only in the USA where the date format is backwards.

When you have a hangout, meeting, or request work online. When somebody asks your time zone, please be specific  - 'east coast' is not a timezone, neither is 'Pacific' (I live in the pacific!)
Even saying 'CST' can be anything from -6 to +8 hours since there are multiple time zones using that abbreviation (http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/ )

Yours Sincerely
Annoyed and needing coffee
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I disagree, +Bill DeWitt . I have to counter that in my experience Americans are actually a little bit more talented at self-centredness than most. I've had some experience of it, growing up there, and spending time in places where there are a lot of American military. There's a particular lack of self-effacement in American culture - or even an abundance of the opposite. At least, relative to Australian culture and I think most other Westernised civilisations. I don't mean to criticise the people - we all have neurons that work the same way - but there are consequences to being a cog in what is basically a gigantic war machine.
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Hm. I wonder if, along with our own language, we should all have our own currency?
 
It’s Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet - http://fuhs.eu/gw1
The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it's time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.
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I could try to learn it :) I was alluding to crypto giving us all our own language, that we can let others understand by providing the key. Along those lines I wonder if money will evolve similarly... Maybe one day, we won't need a common standard.
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Very interesting.
 
Cool stuff!
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I saw a bit with my telescope - wasn't very red at the time.
 
Incredible sequence of the Lunar Eclipse from SmugMug Pro +Mike Mezeul for his series "Looking Up" by Mike Mezeul II

Mike talks about the making of this image. 

"You've seen the lunar eclipse up close by now, so how about the lunar eclipse over an amazing field of bluebonnets in Ennis, Texas? I stayed out til 6am in morning photographing the different phases of the eclipse over this field on Mach Road, and composited them to create this image."

Check out more from Mike on his SmugMug site. 

http://smu.gs/1qLhEnu

Great work Mike! 

#lunareclipse   #BloodMoon   #Landscape #Photography #Night #LongExposure #Moon
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Awesome.
 
After seeing the cost for his CT scan, Phil Jansen decided it was time to try to build an open-source desktop CT scanner for small objects, and to do it for much less than the cost of a single scan. Read his story in this article from MAKE Volume 38: http://bit.ly/1eGilwW
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+Evelyn Mitchell Thanks, I'll have a read. 
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Computer Programmer
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  • Rio Tinto Group
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  • Caterpillar
    2011
  • CSIRO
  • Aetas
  • Nulab
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Melbourne, VIC, AU
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Canberra, ACT, AU - Maryland, Virginia, USA - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Seoul, Korea - Belgrade, Ugoslavia
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Father, programmer
Introduction
I am a computer programmer and designer, and father of three great kids.

My experience is in automation in the mining industry. I enjoy learning and teaching.

I mainly work in C++ but also enjoy coding in straight C, Python, and JavaScript.
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Wrote my fist assembly language program when I was 10, on a C64. It just printed my name. I wouldn't trade my life for any amount of money.
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  • Peninsula Grammar
  • LaTrobe University
    Cognitive Science
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