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Venus and Jupiter last night. So close, Jupiter must have played havoc with tides on Venus. ;)
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; indeed …
These two planets sure are dancing the dusk away.
A nice piece of astrophotography +Steve Thomas

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THIS. WANT.
Airwheel X3 88.8Wh-170Wh Japan-Made Lithium Battery Latest Airwheel Mars Rover Electric Unicycle - Airwheel One Wheel Scooter Official Website
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pity about the short range, but very cute device.
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Memo to Tony Abbott: stop glorifying these idiots. They're not a "death cult", they're just a pack of boofheads.
Also, who or what is Daesh? The entire world talks about ISIS but for some reason you have to call them Daesh? Stop confusing us!

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Cool! A new album from +Parov Stelar. This is great.
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Oh, thanks for that, wasn't aware of any new stuff..
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You want permission for what?
I just wanted to read a book, man, I don't want you to know who I'm phoning. Fuck off.
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+Steve Thomas​​​ install AppOps from play store, it empowers the user to actually select which permissions you want the application to use, other permissions you can turn off. I've noticed many good wallpaper apps take location which pisses me off. Thanks to AppOps, I'm in control.
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PS - you need to be rooted.
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Just had to test functionality of something in Outlook:
- starting Windows, 1 minute
- starting Outlook, 8 minutes
- testing and finding it didn't work, 1 minute
.... and I'm outta here. 
#worthless   #crap  
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I agree, I always like Outlook, but it always been a bane to me to get it to do the right thing twice. However it has been a consistent disappointment and in that regard it is successful. 
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This is so cool. Saving this now for replay tonight.
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Just had a kid go by on an electric unicycle. Awesome!

EDIT: This one:
http://www.airwheel.net/home/product/x3#
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Lunch ... Fundraiser for the Langtang village in Nepal, destroyed in the earthquake.
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The people who run the restaurant come from Lantang and lost friends and family in the mudslide afterwards.
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I think it's time for a change in politics. Labor are obviously useless. The Libs are unspeakable. Let's get behind the Greens and make them a real alternative.
Welcome to the Australian Greens Policy hub. The full policy platform (below) was last reviewed in November 2012. At the bottom of the page are initiatives from the 2013 Federal Election and you can also read our full election platform document for more information. State Greens websites may also have State based policies. 
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Totally agree.
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Wow. That is a magnificent statement, which will rank alongside the Gettysburg address as one of the greatest.
And compare this with the usual inarticulate sound-bite gibberish we get from most of our politicians, and remember next time you're voting: if he sounds like a jerk or an idiot, he probably is. 
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don't make jokes like that - he might hear you and take it for real advice
to act on.
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Systems Anarchist; some kind of hippy radical.
Employment
  • University of Adelaide
    Systems Analyst, 1985 - present
  • Stowe Computing (Adelaide)
    Analyst-Programmer, 1982 - 1985
  • PandA Computer Services (UK)
    Analyst-Programmer, 1979 - 1981
  • NCR
    Programmer, 1976 - 1978
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Adelaide, South Australia - Gillingham, Kent, England - Bedford, England - Zurich, Switzerland
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Opinionated thinker and dabbler.
Introduction
Testimonial: "Some kind of hippy radical".

That was from 1976, and possibly not intended as a compliment. Meh.

Shortly after that, realising the limitiations of a life spent as a University student, I embarked on a career in IT.

In my spare time, I am a long haired hippy Anarchist and Atheist, and a photographer. My philosophical bent is Buddhist-Taoist-Anarcho-Atheist. I don't really like authority, to be honest. I sometimes cross the road against the lights.

I have an opinion on virtually everything. Not always correct, but I believe in the power of discourse to straighten the kinks out of the world. 

Favorite Quotes

"You are as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water the shape of fire the arrangement of the stars the form of a galaxy, you are just like that, and there's nothing wrong with you."--Alan Watts

"Grab life with both hands, and take big bites."--me

"There's always a rational explanation, even if we don't currently know what it is."--me.

"You want it to be one way; but it's the other way"

"Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right." -- Ricky Gervais
Bragging rights
I rejected MENSA
Education
  • University of Adelaide
    Applied Mathematics, 1971 - 1974
  • Norwood High School, Adelaide
    1966 - 1970
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Stephen Thomas, spotrick
Steve Thomas's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
User Experience for the Web (WebUX)
www.open2study.com

The discipline of user experience examines how we interact with the products and systems that surround us, everything from our kitchen appli

Trotify Makes Your Bike Sound Like a Galloping Horse
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Trotify is a wooden gadget that uses a coconut to that makes your bicycle sound like a galloping horse when pedaling.

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world
inhabitat.com

Nice Architects designed the Ecocapsule, an egg-shaped portable micro-shelter that lets you live off-grid.

Three Wood Scotch Whisky 700mL
www.danmurphys.com.au

Matured in American Bourbon oak and finished in Spanish Olorosso and Pedro Ximenez casks. A Lowland Single Malt Whisky rich with dark fruits

Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®): ...
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Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®): 9781609136499: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

Creepy crawlies: Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insect...
www.telegraph.co.uk

Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders.

House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA
inhabitat.com

The GOP-dominated House passed a bill Tuesday that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from advisin

What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy...
boingboing.net

David Cameron says there should be no "means of communication" which "we cannot read" -- and no doubt many in his party will agree with him,

Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the Englis...
ebooks.adelaide.edu.au

THE PRINCIPAL Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and. Discoveries of the. ENGLISH NATION. Collected by. RICHARD HAKLUYT, Preacher. and. Edited

The Android Design Cheat Sheet
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Want quick answers to your most frequently asked Android design questions? Enter the Android design cheat sheet. It covers: Android Text Fie

Map: How 35 countries compare on child poverty (the U.S. is ranked 34th)
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Among surveyed developed nations, only Romanian children are more likely to fall below the relative poverty line.

The World Factbook
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Distribution of family income - Gini index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The more nea

Beautiful Solutions | This Changes Everything
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We're gathering the most promising and contagious strategies for building a just, democratic, and resilient world.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System...
www.commonwealthfund.org

Despite having the most expensive health care system, the United States ranks last overall among 11 industrialized countries on measures of

BOSS Sports | 16-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Backpack Spends 3 Years In...
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BY: John “Hennry” Harris. 16-year-old high school sophomore Kalief Browder, of the Bronx, spent nearly three years locked up at the Rikers J

Meet the Kurdish Women Fighting ISIS in Syria - NBC News
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Photojournalist Erin Trieb reports on the Women’s Protection Unit, a 7,000-strong Kurdish military group.

Asio welcomes proposal for 'coercive questioning' powers in security laws
www.theguardian.com

Parliamentary inquiry submission makes case for wider powers to detain without charge and jail people for refusing to answer questions

Just back from a birthday dinner here. This was our second visit. The first was a Saturday night, really crowded and hard to hold a conversation, even in one of the padded booths. Tonight (Wednesday) was better, the place being only half full. The menu, while not inventive, is solid, with enough dishes to give everyone a choice (even the non-meat eaters). I had the roast lamb for main, done to perfection. The wine list is great. We had two bottles of Elderton "Ode to Lorraine" Cab-Sav/Shiraz/Merlot -- the first sip had us ordering a second bottle.The staff are very friendly, which more than compensates for a certain lack of ambience. Overall rating is "come again" :)
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I've had dinner at the Wakefield twice now, and both times it was excellent. The food is best described as high-class pub-grub. Schnitzels, fish and chips, steak sandwich, etc. ... but all done really well and attractively presented. My last meal was the steak sandwich, and yes there was a steak and two slices of bread, but otherwise bearing no great resemblance to the pub food of old. This was delicious, well cooked meat, nice crusty bread, salad, and great chips from kipfler potatoes. Service is polite, swift and competent. Decor is unobtrusive. And there are eleven kinds of meal-deals (membership, two-for-one deals, theatre deals, ...) A great place for a quick meal or relaxed dining.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great place for a tasty italian meal in warmer weather.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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This has become a regular favourite of my crowd, great for a quick meal before a show, or for a mid-week feed. It's about to undergo yet another change of ownership. Let's hope they keep the $12 steak nights and the Chef's pie special!
Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago