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Heavier rain more often. The Melbourne week-long drizzle seems to be a thing of the past.

'In Australia, several heavy rainfall events in recent years have been associated with record-high levels of precipitable water. In late December 2016, heavy rainfall across central and southeast Australia was associated with record-high December precipitable water, with weather stations in Giles and Mount Gambier recording their highest values for any month. Heavy rains have continued over the western part of Australia through January 2017.'

https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-precipitable-water-and-why-does-it-matter-73358

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Touches on how our team system is very slowly changing from street car to light rail. Seems hard to increase service speed or frequency without separating trams and other road traffic. At the intersection near my work place, the tram service gets held up by turning vehicles or vehicles that overtake when the tram is trying to turn.

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Always admire tidy handwriting since mine is a bit uneven.

'“The trouble in handwriting,” said Mr. James Whitney, of the Boston Public Library, “is that there is apt to be too much flourishing.”

Professor Louis Pollens of Dartmouth College agreed: “We want a handwriting that approaches as near to type as possible, that will do away with individual characteristics.”'

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/library-hand-penmanship-handwriting

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Unfavoured, probably because most routes have infrequent services (especially on weekends), don't connect with train services or take passengers on a tour through the suburbs instead of the direct route.

'In an effort to reverse the declining use of buses, which cost taxpayers $600 million a year, the Andrews government is preparing to kill off the old system of exclusive, heavily subsidised contracts that have existed since the mid-1970s.'

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/governments-600-million-fix-to-lure-commuters-back-to-buses-20170215-gudqcd.html

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We get 4% utilization of our family car on some days. Might even reach 6% on weekends.

'The average car is stationary 96% of the time. That’s a fairly consistent finding around the world, including in Australia. A car is typically parked at home 80% of the time, parked elsewhere 16% of the time, and on the move just 4% of the time. And that doesn’t include the increasing time we spend at a standstill in traffic.'

https://theconversation.com/end-of-the-road-why-it-might-be-time-to-ditch-your-car-72097

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Strong nostalgic memories of the Nokia 3210 / 3310.

'But perhaps the most interesting of these devices, at least from the perspective of mobile enthusiasts, is not a smartphone at all, but a modern version of a classic workhorse of a feature phone, the Nokia 3310. Known primarily for its plentiful battery life and nearly indestructible build, the 3310 was released at the turn of the millennium as a replacement to the also-popular 3210.

At just €59, this new incarnation seems priced competitively enough to win over nostalgic former owners for use as a second phone.'

http://venturebeat.com/2017/02/13/hmd-global-will-launch-the-nokia-3-5-and-6-at-mwc-plus-a-3310-homage/

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For the yet unborn readers of the future.

'The Future Library is part working library, part conceptual art project, part investment in unborn generations of readers. Starting with Margaret Atwood, a different author will contribute a work to the vault each year, with none to be opened until 2114.'

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/future-library-david-mitchell-margaret-atwood/

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Why bother with experts when you can make up your alternative facts?

'"AEMO had told federal public servants and political advisers that renewable energy was not to blame for the blackout. But instead of informing the people of South Australia of this fact, both the Energy Minister and Prime Minister chose to push a false narrative about wind power," he said.'

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/pm-and-ministers-were-told-wind-not-to-blame-for-sa-blackout-20170212-guaxf0.html

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Brilliant, just like bringing a snowball into Congress to show that global warming isn't happening.

'The idea of “cheap coal” has already been undone by two separate assessments by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Melbourne Energy Institute. Both of whom pointed out that the costs of this “ultra super-critical technology” would be nearly double that of new wind or new solar.'

http://reneweconomy.com.au/coalitions-clean-coal-plan-revealed-idiotic-fantasy-12811/

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