Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tuesday Tunes‬ #221 – Florence and the Machine

Florence + The Machine Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + The Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2016-05-30)

In brief: * A guy trained a machine to “watch” Blade Runner. Then things got seriously sci-fi. (2016-Jun-01) [Vox] The potential for machines to accurately and easily “read” and recreate video footage opens up exciting possibilities both for artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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The farcical selection of the Asia-Pacific representative for #BeatTheSun‬ 2016

You may have seen posts on social media where I had been promoting ‪#BeatTheSun‬ and prompting people to vote for Ben Hirst as the Asia-Pacific representative. Ben won the popular vote by 2000+ votes. ‪#‎ASICS‬ has not just ignored the … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2016-05-23)

In brief: * Spring 2016 Round Up: Final Summit Attempts of the Season, Fatalities and Rescues Everest, Makalu, Shisha Pangma, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse (2016-May-22) [explorersweb] Running: * Salomon Running TV Season 05 Episode 04 – Outliers Cycling: * Back Stage Pass … Continue reading

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Greg Mortimer : An Evening on Everest

Trailblazers Talks: An evening on Everest By: Australian Museum Listen to the live conversation between two giants of Australian exploration, Greg Mortimer and Howard Whelan. Greg Mortimer was the first Australian to reach the summits of Mount Everest, K2, Annapurna … Continue reading

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Tim Cope : Recreating Genghis Khan’s journey – Mongolia to Hungary

Trailblazers Talk: Recreating Genghis Khan’s journey – Mongolia to Hungary By: Australian Museum In June 2004 Tim Cope set off on an epic journey: to ride horses on the of Genghis Khan, a 10,000 kilometre march the length of the … Continue reading

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Vote Compass

This is the second election that I have taken the ABC’s Vote Compass survey where voters take a quick survey of 30 questions about policy matters, and Vote Compass shows where they stand in relation to the policies of the … Continue reading

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