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SBS recently ran a Dateline episode about prescription drug addiction in the US. They’ve done a couple of these recently. It was something of a surprise that the normally progressive station would copy something out of Murdoch’s play book like … Continue reading

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Read the papers

This shit, Australia, this shit has got to stop. The woman in the red skirt (oops, it’s pants) says repeatedly read the newspaper to justify claims that the woman in the hijab is involved with terrorists. This fucking shit. Rupert … Continue reading

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Dextrus bionic hand

This 3D printed hand is being developed by a guy in the US, for his friend in Afghanistan who needs a new one. I found it via Open Bionics page on Ploos.   Open Source design and 3D printing technology … Continue reading

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Easter message

For the past few days I’ve been offline, playing in the garden here at ‘the ashram.” It’s such a lovely old place, that’s how I’ve started thinking about it. High Summer is gone, taking the burning heat with it and … Continue reading

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Check

The CIA got rid of Gough. And who knows what happened to Fraser, who checked out unexpectedly as he was organising a new Party.  Gillard had to fly home from trade talks that came a bit early. Abbott has three … Continue reading

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Abundance by design

As part of the ongoing technology reviews, abundance and the shifting paradigm keep coming up. It’s worth looking at these concepts some more. Imperial style neo-liberal economics relies on artificially generated scarcity. Warehousing is one name for a system based … Continue reading

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Carbon capture technology at home

Everyone is pretty much aware now that the best form of Carbon capture and storage is leaving it in the ground. That’s established as being the No. 1 vector of approach for this little issue. Leave it where it is. … Continue reading

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Perfect electrical storm

Dear NSW, if you’re wondering how to vote regarding the privatisation of assets, like your electricity, you might like to ask a few mates in Victoria how it’s worked out. Imagine The Mob went into business pushing electricity and gas. … Continue reading

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Molecular printing

In a variation on synthetic pharmaceuticals, Dr. Martin D. Burke and a team from the University of Illinois have come up with a way of 3D printing molecules. They’re focusing on antifungal medication to start with, but the technology has … Continue reading

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Iron man’s hand

If you haven’t seen this yet, you may want the hay fever remedy. Robert Downey Jnr. as Tony Stark, delivering a bionic hand to a young man in need of one. The prosthetic was designed and 3D printed for $350. … Continue reading

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