YES

Nearly eight out of 10 eligible Australians (79.5 percent) expressed their view. All states and territories recorded a majority Yes response, with 7,817,247 (61.6 percent) responding Yes.

Now it’s the government’s turn – If you cannot legislate on the will of the people, you need to resign.

#SSM2017 #loveislove #MarriageEquality 🌈

https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/results/

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Firefox Quantum (v.57.0)

Version 57.0, first offered to Release channel users on November 14, 2017

Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to our brand new browser — Firefox Quantum.
What you’ll notice first is that the new Firefox is blazing fast. In fact, you’ll enjoy speeds up to twice as fast as a year ago. It’s also more powerful. We’ve rebuilt Firefox from the ground up to focus on how you use the Web today to watch, listen, create and play without limits. We’re excited to deliver a browser that feels completely different — modern, quick and efficient. We think you’ll agree: It’s a quantum leap forward in how you’ll experience the Internet.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/57.0/whatsnew/

Brace yourself for an all-new Firefox. It’s fast. Really fast. It’s over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology from our advanced research group, and graced with a clean, modern interface. Today is the first of several releases we’re calling Firefox Quantum, all designed to get to the things you love and the stuff you need faster than ever before. Experience the difference on desktops running Windows, macOS, and Linux; on Android, speed improvements are landing as well, and both Android and iOS have a new look and feel.https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/57.0/releasenotes/

Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum
The first thing you’ll notice is the speed. Go on, open some tabs and have some fun. The second thing you’ll notice is the new User Interface (UI). We call this initiative Photon, and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call Firefox while taking advantage of the speedy new engine. You guessed it: the Photon UI itself is incredibly fast and smooth. To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the web. We looked at real world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you’re using. Our designers created a system that scales to more than just current hardware but lets us expand in the future. Plus, our Pocket integration goes one step further, which includes Pocket recommendations alongside your most visited pages.
https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/11/14/introducing-firefox-quantum/

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Bass Coast Cycle Challenge 2017 (53km)

BCCC Event: Bass Coast Cycle Challenge
Date: Sunday the 12th November 2017
Location: Inverloch
Distance: 53km
Organised by: Bass Coast Challenge
A range of course distances catering for all ages and rider abilities. All rides start and finish on the main street of Inverloch, A’beckett St. 53km – Great ride for intermediate riders, a maximum climb of 130metres. Event start time: 10am.

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4 Peaks – The Bright Alpine Climb

Event: 4 Peaks – The Bright Alpine Climb
Date: 4th – 7th November 2017 (Melbourne Cup weekend)
Location: Bright, Victoria
Organised by: Mountain Sport

The Bright Alpine Climb, also known as the Four Peaks Climb, started in 1979 to get walkers into the hills to enjoy the superb scenery the area around Bright has to offer. Runners have since joined the walkers and have added excitement to the event. To the current day – runners and walkers all mix well throughout the four day event.
The Bright Alpine Climb – 4 Peaks is a 4 day walking and running event based in the Bright area in Victoria. Each day participants tackle a new peak with distances varying from 10.6km to 15km. All events are hosted on gazetted trails and the trails are “marked” for the event to help provide guidance to participants. It’s a very casual event – each climb is timed and on the final day – the results are added together to get your overall time. Bright and surrounding villages are a great source of entertainment for families and afternoons can be spent relaxing at wineries, visiting breweries or the more family friendly Strawberry Farm and Maze. The parks by the river in Bright are a great place to relax with kids as well.

Day 1 – 4th November 2017 – Mystic Hill (11km)
Day 2 – 5th November 2017 – Mt Feathertop (12km, and then back down)
Day 3 – 6th November 2017 – Mt Hotham (15km)
Day 4 – 7th November 2017 – Mt Buffalo (10.6km)

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This weeks links (2017-11-13)

BCCC

In brief:

* 52 Pieces Of Adventure Advice (2017-Nov-02) [semi-rad]

Running:

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Cycling:

* Male cyclists of Melbourne, thanks for your company! (2017-Nov-14) [SMH]
Having cycled to work in various Melbourne suburbs as well as the CBD regularly over the past 40 years, I have never come across the type of behaviour by male cyclists that Merie describes. Not once.
Really? Not once? I call bullshit.

Some reading/listening:

* The Adventures of Professor Elemental – Episode 2 – The Attic

The Adventures of Professor Elemental – Episode 2 – The Attic by Professor Elemental

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Wednesday WIN (2017-Nov-08)

TRAINING TIPS: DOWNHILL
Kilian Jornet’s tips to go down faster and safer!

Salomon TV: Dream Trip: Kashmir

Salomon TV: Running From Peaks to Streets

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