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Fixing SA’s power network

There’s a lot of buzz at the moment about a Twitter conversation between Elon Musk and Mike Cannon-Brookes about fixing South Australia’s power issues. Elon says he can fix the issue in 100 days by providing 100+MW of battery storage. Mike Cannon-Brookes says he can find the money and deal with the politics. As a member…

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Australia, the prissy boy

Australia is a prissy boy. It’s both sensitive to climate change and vulnerable to it. Ohh and it just decided to get rid of it’s own bodyguards (despite the pleading of friends), walk into the lair of the mafia gang and call the boss a dickhead. This prissy boy is in a fantasy land and…

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Rally for Solar – 30th Sept 2012, Adelaide, South Australia

If you live in South Australia, then I hope to see you at the rally for solar! The rally is at Rundle Park, which is where the Garden of Unearthly Delights is usually setup. The rally will be MC’d by Dr Karl, the ABC science guy and it will be some awesome fun! Myself and…

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Walk for Solar

I’m joining a walk from Port Augusta to Adelaide to promote Solar Thermal. The 300km+ walk will start on the 16th of Sept and take until the 30th. We will arrive in the city on the Sunday hopefully to a large group of supporters with the votes from the community vote which shows that Port…

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Lizard’s Revenge Fever 2012

I have the Lizard’s Revenge camp fever. Symptoms include but are not limited to : A deep sense of connectedness with the Earth and all life on the planet. An increased caring for the environment A desensitisation to first world problems A strong aversion against politics and blatant profit making A longing to create a…

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Creepers Advert

This advert against going a little bit faster has been playing in South Australia for a little while now. I basically never watch TV and yet I’ve seen it my share of times. But is it really effective? This post isn’t likely to have any good stats, because it isn’t about that it’s about how…

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4 Paradigm Changes

There’s 4 main things that I’d like to help usher paradigm changes in : Entertainment – Using the Multipath, interactive online video concept. Education – Using a combination of the flipped classroom model and child-driven self education. Energy – From centralised Fossil Fuels, to decentralised renewables (although I’m helping push some large scale centralised renewable…

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Update : I’m 108% busy

In the theme of openness and transparency and just generally updating my blog : I’m currently working 9-5 at the Adelaide Festival and the very busy Festival period is starting. I’m developing a web platform for an education startup called Teacher Time. I’m the founder of the South Australian Zeitgeist Movement chapter and would like…

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Occupy Movement Proposal – Be Solutions Based

After a discussion after the GA there was a great idea. Be solutions focused. This is my proposal to the Occupy Movement Proposal : Occupy should not talk so much about what we are against. We should primarily talk about viable solutions which we support and why. We should be solutions focused. If there is an issue or range of interconnected issues without…

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Occupy Democracy…. But what about the human brain?

Some new scientific evidence is emerging which actually brings into question some of the fundamental assumptions of Democracy, especially the belief that a well informed public increases democracy and that people actually care about social issues. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/ — Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy: our brains http://www.sciguru.com/newsitem/11361/Ignorance-bliss-when-it-comes-challenging-social-issues — The less people know about important complex issues such as the…

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