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Formula 1 is coming...

#F1 #Australia
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Sir Terry Pratchett fought Alzheimers for several years and even with the joint books he had written with Stephen Baxter I feared we had seen the last of the #Discworld series from his great mind.  Now with his passing a few short weeks from Leonard Nimoy my list of childhood heroes continues to get ever shorter.
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A 5km run in the forest with my +Vibram FiveFingers​ to the beach and back. No hills to speak of so my knee is quite happy after a 2 week break. Aiming to get back to 10km by next week, conveniently stopping at the ice cream shop half way! 😇 Got to take it easy!
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A geodesic dome covering a biomass power plant.  A great comment in the article of "Northern Europe ...living 15 years in the future"

#architecture   #power   #sweden  
This is the latest example we've seen of Northern Europe acting like its living 15 years in the future: a gorgeous biomass power plant encased in a rainbow-colored geodesic dome. The project was...
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I've been rubbish and not given you the finished product on a few of my WTFs - quick question to the floor - do you clone the image and tweak the copy or do you just edit the original?

Here's the fluffy one
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Ah, mine seems to mod the original. I'll try copy/cloning before posting next time.
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A +Google Cardboard​ virtual reality headset (sorta) has been loaned to me for the Easter break. Already had a play and it's... Odd but definitely novel!

Your phone sits in the back and runs a little app that send a slightly different picture to each eye. Move your head around and it follows your movement. Quite clever!
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Not massive lag, you only just notice it. However I need to move the lenses in the headset as my eyeballs are working hard to focus when it's on my head but it's fine about 5-10cm back.

What is funny is handing it to someone and watching their response. I should film it for posterity. The dogs make the same motion when they get stuck under a cover or sheet (what, what, where am I, what's going on) 😊
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Sir Terry Pratchett's hourglass may have been unfairly small but his work has a long reach.

I remember studying Mort in our English classes at school (high five Mrs Wrigley for letting me pick that out); most of the class might not have appreciated it but I thought it was literary genius and a lot more interesting than some of the stuffy alternatives.

You sir (actual Sir), rocked. Your passing truly is a loss. Don't forget to offer Binky a carrot.
Terry Pratchett. (alt-text). Thank you for teaching us how big our world is by sharing so many of your own. |< · < ? > >|. xkcd updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Archive · Store · What If? About.
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Went for another run yesterday, but without the "pace car". Weather was glorious, the view over the river was amazing.

Didn't make it to the ice cream factory but we're getting closer😇
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A pair of Anker USB hubs turned up yesterday and, not content to just have them lying around on the desk - I modified some of the left-over panelling from building the desk for a snug fit and hidden cables.

The hub is one piece of metal with a fixed "tail" for connecting to the USB of the computer and comes with a power block too; all of which fit under the desk and out of sight.

My jigsaw blades have gone missing so this took far longer than it should have done but once it's all painted and in I think it will look pretty smart.

#diy   #hack  
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+Hannah Small they're pretty tidy looking, a lot better than using a 4way extension lead with a couple of chargers plugged into it. Can imagine they'd maybe use some power when not in use, but bound to be less than a couple of chargers on all the time... 
Wonder if you can get them with 4 USB ports....
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And here is the recent, more gruesome image of the drain lines, as won by our very own mind-reader +Brian Blakesley 
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+Andrew Webb​ unusual but valid reference. Not a lot of people know that!
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I know it's not a new article but what a great idea - advertising animals for rescue by showing how they would fit in your home while browsing IKEA.  Each cardboard cutout has a QR code to take anyone interested straight to the adoption website to find out more.  This is ace!

#animal   #adoption  
Two Singapore stores use cardboard cut-outs of actual dogs up for adoption featuring QR codes that take shoppers directly to the animal shelter site.
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Helpful staff, good quality meat and always able to find us something for the easter and christmas. Even had some good tips on curing and smoking meat at home.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
photos are expensive but the experience was unforgettable. swimming in a freshwater in a pitch black cavern underground, lit only by your head torch. really special.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Compact street café with excellent coffee, artisan sweet food and very friendly and knowledgeable staff, they helped me work out how to pull a better shot of coffee too!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Stunning eco park. All kinds of activities, mainly water based but educational too. Plenty of additional, paid-for, extras but the all-inclusive price had us busy there from open to close. An amazing experience. Not to be missed. Tips: Book early online to get the best price instead of through your tour operator. Grab the "collectivo" buses (25-30 pesos each) from the hotel instead of the taxis for cheap travel.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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One of the best archaeological visits we've made, a wonderful site (but seriously hot), very much worth getting there for the 8am opening time so that you have a chance to get some photos without too many tourist about. As well as the amazing stonework there are quite a few animals about too: iguana, lizards and colourful birds. The beach was closed due to sea turtle hatching season but not much was missed. Really worth a visit.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Food is amazing, can get very busy at times and while the service is quick drinks were forgotten a few times. But if the locals rate it highly and so do we I would say make sure you pay a visit.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
A bit more expensive than I would have liked (though they do concessions). However you can really see that they have done good things with the funds and the chapel is in great condition and really is worth seeing. The talks were excellent. Recommend getting there as early as possible as it gets busy quickly.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago