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  • shockjock | James Purser
    on Sat 01 09 2012 11 33 Just in case you managed to miss it Alan Jones he who rules the ranty I m a white male with lots of money stop repressing me airways yesterday claimed that women were destroying the joint The joint of course being Australia The women he mentions to back up his claim of course are those on the oppposite side of the political divide

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  • Vale Neil Armstrong | James Purser
    eight years after he took his momentus steps of the Lunar Module and the space race of my early years was shuttle launches Mir and Challanger I never got to sit glued to the TV watching as he hopped off the bottom step of the LM ladder onto the dusty surface Yet I feel as if I personally have suffered a loss as if a member of my extended family has died I think part of it is the fact that with the passing of Armstrong we re really seeing the passing of the age of human exploration of space In the years between Armstrongs first footsteps and today we ve been to the moon and then fallen back into orbit content to let robots and very cool drones take the lead If we truly want to honour Neil Armstrong if we truly want to give him the send off he deserves we as a world should commit to putting a woman on the moon by 2020 and putting a man and a woman on Mars by 2030 They did it in 9 years Surely we can do it in 7 and a half Blog Catagories Space James Purser s blog Add new comment Comments I know exactly what you mean Permalink Submitted by Stevie C on Mon 27 08 2012 09 13 Hi I only just found this blog because of a search for Vale Neil Armstrong and when I read your post about him I knew I felt EXACTLY the same way so thank you for your post I was born 6 months before Apollo 11 landed and when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s in the UK I loved all things NASA and still do really Neil Armstrong s death for me does indeed

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  • Space | James Purser
    the Lunar Module and the space race of my early years was shuttle launches Mir and Challanger I never got to sit glued to the TV watching as he hopped off the bottom step of the LM ladder onto the dusty surface Blog Catagories Space Read more about Vale Neil Armstrong James Purser s blog 2 comments Add new comment Inspiring and Depressing at the same time Submitted by James Purser on Wed 17 03 2010 08 54 Last night I finished watching a series called From the earth to the moon I think it was the first of Tom Hanks forays into docu drama coming after the movie Apollo 13 As you might guess from the title the series follows the events leading up to the first landing on the moon and afterwards to the final Apollo mission in 1972 As a series it is an excellent examination of the people involved in the American Space effort from Astronauts to their wives to the contractors and everyone else involved Blog Catagories Space Read more about Inspiring and Depressing at the same time James Purser s blog 4 comments Add new comment Sitting At The Bottom Of The Gravity Well

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  • mobiles | James Purser
    abandoning QT Meego and we ve had gains Android has continued to grow and grow We ve also seen HTML5 and the mobile web develop to the point where the debate about native vs web isn t anywhere as clear cut as it used to be Blog Catagories Tech mobilefoss mobiles lca2013 Read more about MobileFOSS 2013 James Purser s blog Add new comment Nokia and Microsoft A marriage made

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  • Purser Explores The World - Communicating Science | James Purser
    The World Communicating Science Submitted by James Purser on Tue 14 08 2012 18 43 The next episode of Purser Explores The World Communicating Science is now available It s National Science Week in Australia so I thought I would have a chat with some communicators of science Upulie Divisekera Magdeline Lum and Maia Sauren join me to discuss why they are passionate about science comms what got them involved

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  • Curiosity | James Purser
    at about tonne in weight and size wise is about the size of a small car This is by far the biggest payload to be delivered to the Martian Surface and because of the size they couldn t rely on the old drop and roll methods they had used to get the other rovers onto the Red planet Instead they had to develop a landing system that involved not only the biggest super sonic parachute ever made but a freaking rocket powered sky crane Next on the awesome meter the whole process had to be completed without the aid of a human operator with mars being so far away from earth that it takes 14 minutes for a signal to get there This meant that mission control and the millions of people watching around the world had to wait to find out if their 2 5 billion dollar baby had made it through each stage or was now just another crater in the red dust Look I m sure there are better written odes to the Curiosity project and her team but honestly for me this is one of the stand out moments for Space this century Do you know

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  • The Future of Media is Newspapers Apparently | James Purser
    wealth of knowledge and expertise accessible to all No seriously Have a look at that page Most if not all of the Analysis and Comment pieces are either about newspapers their websites their proprietors and potential future proprietors and whether newspapers need to be regulated I hope it s not just me or does this show a mindset that is a little stuck Thanks to the internet the concept of

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  • Twitter, Control and the Federation | James Purser
    until Twitter that they broke their own rules by proactively nudging NBC to file a complaint and then unsuspended the account Leaving aside the who s worse Twitter or Guy Adams debate this whole mess does highlight an issue with the current model of micro blogging Twitter has all the power As third party app builders are discovering Twitter is not just a happy communal platform but a company subject to commercial pressures This means that at times they are going to make decisions which may not be Right tm and in fact run counter to the interests of their users the fact that Twitter is working with NBC and in fact notified NBC of the offending tweet is a good example of this This is of course perfectly normal for any company Companies are expected to make money and aren t perfect However what it does mean is that Twitters users are left with a problem If they don t agree with Twitters actions but want to keep micro blogging and interacting with twitter based followers they re stuck There is no where else to go And no facebook or G aren t alternatives the micro blogging niche is actually very different to the experience you get via the more long form interaction That s not to say there isn t an alternative There is it s called federated micro blogging Rather than a single service provider to rule them all you have an eco system of service providers all using a the same protocol to share messages While it wouldn t remove the threat of a service provider doing something stupid it would provide an alternative if users felt that they could no longer support said provider This is an important consideration as Twitter moves towards taking more

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