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Popular Science Monday, August 8, 2016 - 09:47 Source

Ever feel like someone's watching your every move? Well, if you are a bumblebee in the U.K., it might not just be paranoia. Using harmonic radar tracking, scientists in the U.K. have monitored the entire lifetime of flights taken by four worker bees.

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Popular Science Monday, August 8, 2016 - 09:47 Source

Seven machines entered the competition, and Mayhem won. The field of battle was the Cyber Grand Challenge put together by the Pentagon's future projects wing DARPA, a variation on a traditional computer security tournament. Normally, in computer security Capture the Flag, humans work to repair flaws on their own network while exploiting security weaknesses on the competition. For DARPA's latest grand challenge, the humans let the machines do the work on their own.

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Popular Science Monday, August 8, 2016 - 09:47 Source

Tiny, wirelessly powered implants could one day monitor and stimulate brain cells. This new prototype would help researchers create “electroceuticals,” which would use electricity to treat diseases from diabetes to neurological disorders. Pictured above, the tiny implants are smaller than a grain of rice.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Monday, August 8, 2016 - 09:33 Source

Front man for the far right conservatives, Cory Bernardi is a strong advocate for freedom of speech – for some. On his questionably named blog “Common sense lives here”, Bernardi decried the “insidious” progress of debate around marriage equality and LGBTI issues, describing it as “Orwellian…a cynical manipulation of language for the purpose of oppression.”…

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En Passant Monday, August 8, 2016 - 08:20 Source

 

My latest in Independent Australia

The super profits of the Big Four banks continue to impact on the rest of the economy and Malcolm Turnbull’s solution of ordering them to appear before the Economics Committee is not likely to make them give up those profits.

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Delimiter Monday, August 8, 2016 - 08:11 Source

Atlassian, the Sydney-founded provider of team collaboration and productivity software, has announced a spike in revenue in its latest financial results.

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Delimiter Monday, August 8, 2016 - 08:09 Source

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has said that its next market study will focus issues affecting the Australian communications sector.

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Delimiter Monday, August 8, 2016 - 08:08 Source

Former long-term Telstra staff member Rod Bruem has criticised the “massive wave" of offshoring that has occurred under the last two CEOs.

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Delimiter Monday, August 8, 2016 - 08:05 Source

Telstra is planning to offshore over 170 more jobs, according to the Communication Workers Union (CWU).

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North Coast Voices Monday, August 8, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Well this is one of the guarded front doors for all the world to see......Alternative names:

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North Coast Voices Monday, August 8, 2016 - 00:15 Source

Serial offender professional cartoonist Bill Leak crosses the line once more.NSW Aboriginal and Council:

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En Passant Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 20:18 Source

 

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oecomuse Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 20:13 Source

Consider these recent government announcements and decisions. Plenty of factors are at play, but which is afforded the most weight?

A $50 billion spend on submarines

  1. Christopher Pyne’s seat
  2. Census data
  3. Talking national security and border protection in an election campaign
  4. Opportunity for Malcolm Turnbull to say shtrong a lot

A Royal Commission into NT child protection and youth detention

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 19:24 Source

By Christian Marx Right-wing regimes have a history of censorship and obfuscating the truth. From Mussolini to Hitler to Pinochet, one of the first actions of Fascists is to totally control the media. All dissenting progressive views are silenced. The media becomes merely a propaganda and disinformation unit to brainwash and divide the populace. It…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 18:42 Source

By Ken Wolff With the rise of the internet and social media almost anyone can express their opinion to an audience in the thousands, even hundreds of thousands, no longer just to a circle of people who are physically present to hear the opinion. While that provides the democratisation of opinion, it also has a…

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Labor View From Bayside Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 15:29 Source

Anne Aly answers questions at the Castan Centre Human Rights conferenceIn July 2016 Dr Anne Aly was elected Labor Member of the House of Representatives for the Cowan electorate in Western Australia.

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The Political Sword Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 10:15 Source

With the rise of the internet and social media almost anyone can express their opinion to an audience in the thousands, even hundreds of thousands, no longer just to a circle of people who are physically present to hear the opinion. While that provides the democratisation of opinion, it also has a more sinister side. It has led to a widespread view that in this new democratic world all opinions are equally valid.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 10:00 Source

By James Moylan Now I know there has been a lot written about the census. Old fashioned privacy aficionados have been going at it hammer and tongs in the press all week. But you can hear from experts every day of the week on the ABC and we all know what that leads to! I’m…

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North Coast Voices Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Fishing World, 2 August 2016:THE Clarence River port of Yamba in Northern NSW has been proposed for a huge development that would see it potentially become one of the country's biggest ports.The $12 billion takeover would see about 36 sq.

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North Coast Voices Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 00:15 Source

This is a great day for democracy, Mr SpeakerPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the passing of Senate reformsHansard,17 March 2016The Turnbull Government’s legislative changes to how Australian senators are elected and its subsequent calling of a double-dissolution federal election in the face of a disillusioned and mutinous electorate, has resulted in this.....The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 August 2016:

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The Tally Room Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 21:45 Source

There’s been a lot of attention over the last few days on the newly elected One Nation senator from Queensland, Malcolm Roberts. His election was a bit of a surprise, whereas we were confident that Pauline Hanson would win her seat, and her two other Senate colleagues were predicted as likely to win since election night.

There’s a lot to pick over about Roberts’ record, but a lot of the focus has been on the fact that he received only 77 primary votes – less than any other successful candidate.

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En Passant Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 20:50 Source

Pauline Hanson in two photos with Australia’s most notorious Neo-Nazi Ross ‘The Skull’ May and two other photos of the fascist being a fascist.

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 17:02 Source

Malcolm Turnbull’s strategic judgement has just delivered the balance of power to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and what a motley crew they are. This was not a win for democracy.  In 2001 One Nation got over 5 per cent of the vote in the upper house, and won nothing. This time around they got 4.3…

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En Passant Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 14:33 Source

The unpopularity of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates has caused a surge of interest in Jill Stein, the left-wing independent choice in Election 2016, write the editors of Socialist Worker US.


Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Dr. Jill Stein

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En Passant Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 14:22 Source

Costa A nails it.

 

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 10:38 Source

The Coalition have been assuring us for years that they have a plan for real solutions and that the plan will provide jobs and growth and reduce the deficit. Now I’m no expert, which makes me eminently qualified to discuss what the non-experts who occupy the government benches are doing. If those are your goals,…

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The Australian Independent Media Network Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 06:02 Source

Saturday 6 August 2016 1 Sometime in the not so distant past an Australian leader told us good government would start tomorrow. I forget the date but it was after a period of disastrous dysfunctional leadership by the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It never came of course and yet another Prime Minister not only…

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North Coast Voices Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 00:16 Source

Living the good life at Watego's Beach Photograph by Sean O'SheaABC Open contributor

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The Australian Independent Media Network Friday, August 5, 2016 - 22:14 Source

This November Americans will have the opportunity to bestow upon one of two pre-ordained candidates the ill-deserved title of Leader of the Free World. Given seventy odd years of rigged elections and historically unpopular candidates, it’s surprising that there is any level of interest at all in this farce known as the presidential race. You…

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