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Casper the friendly hedge trimmer.
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Replaced the spark plugs in our car.
#handymanlishness.
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Should get a diesel. They don't have any :)
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When he played the guitar and sang, one of my first thoughts was "I wonder if he's nervous, because I sure as hell would be". Then I thought to myself, "self, were you even listening to the talk?"
 
This was the kickoff talk at +TED and was incredibly inspirational.  Astronaut, fear, epic heroism, etc.
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How fast can you read? Maybe faster than you think. I haven't seen this applied to arbitrary text yet, but if the demo is representative of how it would perform, I would love to use it.
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Woah. Looking forward to trying that on real text. Would be fun to see what 1000 wpm is like.
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I didn't think it was possible for the Sydney Morning Herald to sink any lower. Today they have this streaming pile of irresponsible reporting as the leading article on their online site. Apparently Jess "healed herself" via a regime of coffee enemas. Nothing to do with the chemo her doctors provided, of course. The article also mentions that her mother died last year after the same alternative therapy failed her, and this is dismissed with a glib "it's not for everyone". This "my ignorance is as good as your knowledge" passing as news is not just sickening, it's dangerous. Time for the SMH to call it a day.
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<http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/dietandnutrition/gerson-therapy>

"""[Gerson] clinics are in Tijuana, Mexico and near Budapest, Hungary. Treatment for cancer is usually started at one of these inpatient clinics for a few weeks (the minimum stay at the Tijuana clinic is 2 weeks). Clinic fees can top $5,500 per week. Patients are expected to bring along a companion -- a friend, spouse, or relative -- to help with the treatment. Fees are collected up front, prior to admission. The patient continues the program at home after being discharged from the clinic.

The Gerson Institute estimates the start-up cost and the first month or so of home treatment to be over $2000 to $4,000 for equipment, supplies, supplements, organic foods, etc., depending on the type of equipment purchased. Given the frequency and involvement of the juicing, meals, enemas, etc., most people will need help with shopping and preparation. In addition, the Gerson Institute recommends buying a second refrigerator to store the produce.

Treatment may last from a few months to 10 years or more. Gerson proponents recommend that cancer patients follow the regimen for at least 2 years. People who cannot travel may opt for treatment at home without an inpatient stay."""

And you thought kopi luwak was expensive?
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Lucky we live on an island
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Found a higher-resolution version of the GIF I used earlier this week. Enjoy.
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ROFL
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Today is my last day using a paper train ticket. It will not be missed. #opalcard
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Good to see Sydney is starting to come of age ... :)
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I'd forgotten about this song :)

Every Fucking City by Paul Kelly

Now I'm in a restaurant in Stockholm
And the waiter here wants me to know his name
And I can order sandwiches in seven different languages
But every fucking city looks the same

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this is a fascinating twist: Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop.
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Wow! If proven true. Could explain so much. 
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