My rare trips to the cinema are now limited to flights! So, what's on for February 2018 flying to Japan? On the CBR-MEL leg I got into the mood with a documentary about Japanese sword, kimono and pottery made by traditional methods. Fun Fact: Mud is involved in the manufacture of all three! Painted on … Continue reading Qantas entertainment making the hours fly by
I couldn’t have put it better myself. Even with only first year Chemistry.
One of the most ludicrous things about the anti-science movement is the enormous number of arguments that are based on a lack of knowledge about high school level chemistry. These chemistry facts are so elementary and fundamental to science that the anti-scientists’ positions can only be described as willful ignorance, and these arguments once again demonstrate that despite all of the claims of being “informed free-thinkers,” anti-scientists are nothing more than uninformed (or misinformed) science deniers. Therefore, in this post I am going to explain five rudimentary facts about chemistry that you must grasp before you are even remotely qualified to make an informed decision about medicines, vaccines, food, etc.
1). Everything is made of chemicals
This seems like a simple concept, but many people seem to struggle greatly with it, so let’s get this straight: all matter is made of chemicals (excluding subatomic particles). You consist entirely of chemicals…
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How do you follow a marathon, why does Kyoto have a marathon and how cold does it have to be before running in a cow suit makes sense?
When a rest day involves 30,000 steps...! We had a few places to visit in Kyoto and racked up about 4km of walking before heading back towards our starting point and the Miyako Messe. As expected, the level of organisation at the "Kyoto Marathon Okoshiyasu Welcome Square" was extraordinary. The simple ID check was followed by … Continue reading Kyoto Marathon – Runner’s Expo
Ever had one of those days when you are walking down a street you've walked many times before and you come across a site of major historical significance? (Actually, it could happen all of the time in Australia, because we are rubbish at acknowledging and signifying history.) I've walked past the Sengaku-ji temple a dozen times … Continue reading Sengaku-ji and the 47 Ronin – Conveniently located
Overnight stay in Tokyo started with an amazing view of Mt Fuji. Winter is often dry and hazy and a clear look across 95km to see it like this is unusual. We saw Fuji-san only once on our previous trip on a clear day after the heavy snow in 2014. Lovely day for a … Continue reading Kyoto Marathon-Day 1
It's an 80km/h zone, I'm in a bus doing 100, we're being overtaken by a Prius doing 120. I must be on a Japanese tollway. The speed signs are like a serving suggestion on a cereal box; no-one really puts sliced strawberries on their cornflakes. To be fair, the variable speed signs were blacked out … Continue reading Speeding suggestion
Note: This is by no means a comprehensive guide to preparation for a challenging ride. However, as I did make it back alive, in one piece and under the cut-off then I can say that these tips helped. Know the route There is something exciting about riding in a new place and experiencing it for the first … Continue reading Preparing for Fitz’s Challenge
I wonder if Simon will order the first Model X in Australia to keep his 100 strike rate.
Its been a long time coming. Back in 2012 I ordered a Tesla Motors Model S, on the day they were announced. I believe that my car was order #69 in the world, and at the time there was no guarantee when – or if – they’d be sold in Australia.
A few weeks ago, and around 60,000 Model S vehicles later, my shiny new Pearl White and Carbon Fibre Black P85+ is finally in its home in Adelaide, South Australia.
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