Monthly Archives: December 2011

This weeks links (2011-12-26)

In brief: * Paramedic dies trying to winch canyoner out of trouble on NSW south coast (2011-12-24) [Herald Sun] A NSW paramedic has died trying to rescue an injured canyoner on the NSW south coast. The paramedic died during the … Continue reading

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I am sure that traditionally ‘White Christmas’ is not referring to hail!

Six massive storm fronts swept over Victoria on Sunday; with huge hailstones and flash flooding destroying the train line between McLeod and Hurstbridge and grounding flights, at one point the BOM had a tornado warning listed for Melbourne. ”I think … Continue reading

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And the bells were ringing out …

♫ The boys of the NYPD choir Were singing “Galway Bay” And the bells were ringing out For Christmas day ♫ “Fairytale of New York” is a song by the Celtic punk group The Pogues, released in 1987 and featuring … Continue reading

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[phish] BBB processing

From: Mike simpson [mailto:Joan@premiumconcepts.com] Sent: Thursday, 22 December 2011 6:40 AM To: mike.simpson@tigercomms.com Cc: A cast of thousands Subject: BBB processing RE: Case # 17140717 2011/12/21 Attn: Owner/Manager The Better Business Bureau has been filed the above mentioned complaint from … Continue reading

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Google: let it snow

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Google’s “Easter Egg” for this Christmas In your Firefox or Google Chrome browser, visit Google’s Search page and perform a search of the words Let it snow to see snow fall and fog … Continue reading

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Firefox 9.0

Firefox v.9.0, was offered to release channel users on December 20th, 2011 What’s New in Firefox 9 [3] The latest version of Firefox has the following changes: * Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance * Improved theme integration for … Continue reading

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John Hattie Lecture – The Future of Measurement

DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES 2011 Professor John Hattie Lecture The future of measurement Measurement invades so many aspects of our life, particularly in our schools. Indeed schools are awash with test data. Most of these tests look like those of 50 … Continue reading

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