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Patrick Bowman
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Attended University of Adelaide
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Delay at the LHC.
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Team will attempt to remove small metal debris left over from upgrade work, without opening massive magnet.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the first candidate for the 2016 US Presidential race, Dr Cruess.
(with thanks to +Robyn Miller)
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And they say couplets are a dead art form.
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Who now among the Right in Australia will speak up for human rights?
Former Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser has died aged 84.
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Indeed I hoped he would see his party reform. Just so his party would reform... 
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Inexplicably, I liked this.
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You have perfectly reviewed this song, +Charles Fish​.
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onwards and upwards
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Europeans caused the death of enough American aborigines to produce a drop in atmospheric CO2!
 
Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth. 1610. Yep. "The 1492 arrival of Europeans in the Americas, and subsequent global trade, moved species to new continents and oceans, resulting in a global re-ordering of life on Earth. [...] The joining of the two hemispheres is an unambiguous event after which the impacts of human activity became global and set Earth on a new trajectory."

"A pronounced dip in atmospheric carbon dioxide centred on 1610 and captured in Antarctic ice-core records occurred as a direct result of the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. Colonisation of the New World led to the deaths of about 50 million indigenous people, most within a few decades of the 16th century due to smallpox. The abrupt near-cessation of farming across the continent and the subsequent re-growth of Latin American forests and other vegetation removed enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to produce a drop in CO2."
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I commissioned an outfit based on the pictures in Meyer (1570, Germany) from +Chantelle Gerrard.  This way, even if I fence like a chimp, I'll look superman :)
(And thanks to Katherine for the "battle shirt".)
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 "It's an eyesore, Patrick will love it" comes to mind again.. 

This is a FANTASTIC outfit !!!
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But I've never wanted to know anything about furries.
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Now this cracked me up.
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1. So last month, an electric door at the University of Mainz in Germany broke down. 2. The next day the door wasn’t fixed: “Technician also broken.” 3. Then a second notice appeared, referencing a contestant on the German version of Wife Swap. It reads:
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Ich bin ein Techniker (Berliner)
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A watch for our time.
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"The enormity of the suggestion that MH370 captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah meticulously planned this atrocity, and by inference killed the passengers through a cabin decompression and performed a three-point sentimental farewell fly pass of his home island of Penang before taking the jet to a place where he thought it would never be found, remains totally unacceptable to members of the airline pilot community in general."
A secret smuggling operation for gold bullion, an American shoot-down, a Russian plot by way of Kazakhstan? The most likely explanation for the disappearance of MH370 might be the most chilling of all.
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I enjoyed when JORN (Jindalee Operational Radar Network) informed the USAF that they could easily track the bath of the newly produced F117 and B2 stealth aircraft, simply from the radar reflections of atmospheric disturbances caused by their passage...

Unfortunately it officially doesn't quite reach that far over the horizon, and resolution at maximum range is naturally very dependent on the condition of the ionosphere, especially since the condition of the ionosphere is generally a matter of guesswork at that point.  We are actually a considerable distance from the rest of the world, when all is said and done.
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  • Massey University
    Senior Lecturer, 2006 - present
  • Florida State University
    Postdoc, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Adelaide
    Postdoc, 2002 - 2003
  • Indiana University
    Postdoc, 2003 - 2006
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Adelaide - Tallahassee - Bloomington, Indiana
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Immune to kryptonite
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Theoretical physicist, Mediaeval recreator
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Am physicist
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