Rod Dunne2013-02-26 19:42:42
CGI!... Actors no longer needed.
Audrey Hepburn Galaxy Commercial
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  • Rod Dunne2014-05-04 17:48:42
    Bowie + Bolan... making a racket. Its not their finest ever moment, but its a moment for sure. Rare to see DB with 'an axe'.
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-21 15:01:27
    While the news still bleats about austerity and tightening budgets its worth remembering how Iceland went from zero to hero economically, without austerity measures and without private bank bailouts. 

    If only all politicians had the balls to stand up to big money.

    Public servants == serving the public

    3-min vid of Iceland's Pres. Grimsson explaining their four year turnaround.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-07 11:55:17
    Mitt and Ann Romney secretly pleased they don't have to move into a smaller house. ;)
    #election2012  
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-25 21:06:45
    Take your paper based  #Resume , roll it into a ball and throw it into a basket labelled 'Lame'.
     For there is one - lets call him Robby Leonardi - who has made all resumes obsolete.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-25 22:29:20
    The Revolution was Not Televised

    While Greeks, Cypriots, Italians & Irish pay through the nose for failing banks, with payments that are only paying off foreign investors, you have to wonder why we were so lazy, so fearful of revolting against the Government and Banks.

    Think it wouldn't work?
    Think it would involve violence?

    Think again... and Think of Iceland.
    How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 20:27:31
    Robert Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion - A 12 minute animation

    .... What get's us to saying YES!

    I really enjoy RC's books so this is a great/fun overview

    #psychology #persuasion #animation #persuasionscience  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-24 15:31:02
    Some days, it feels like this is all I see on social networks :(

    #caturday #bacon #ingress #googleglass #blackfriday

    http://squidinky.com
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-29 09:59:32
    Small OR Faraway?
    (... or big table & chairs)

    Farmer denied permit to build horse shelter. So he builds giant table & chairs which don't need permit.
    .. via twitter
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-01 10:19:14
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    Universal truths..
    [via +Vincent Murphy]

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    True story.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-07 18:08:36
    Just me, or does every White House initiative now look like a snoopers charter?
    #nsa #prism #spyingfromcradletograve
    https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/342720617952460801
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-06 12:36:54
    Crossing the Rubicon...
    3 quotes happened across my transom all about BOUNDARIES _ in the space of 60 mins._

    #kismet #boundaries #crossingtheline  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-25 20:16:32
    Happy 110th Birthday to George Orwell
    Sadly '1984' was meant to be a dystopian critique, not a blueprint.

    Oddly not celebrated by a Google (Inc.) Doodle today... woulda been a bit hypocritical I guess.

    Pic: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeOrwellAuthor
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  • Rod Dunne2014-05-20 21:00:25
    The names Bond.
    Hogwarts, kickass, Mr Darcy, your only supposed to blow the bloody doors off, Bond.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-04 15:35:37
    Great-great Grandpa Dunnes arrest mugshot in 1864 #NYC .
    http://c.bbca.me/5m2f

    Great-great grandpa Dunne was a gentleman & a scholar, running the numbers, and the rackets on the side. He did the Big Con up in Indiana for the mobsters, grifting the old-timey widows out of their millions so had to dress smart.

    #backintimemugshot  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-02 15:17:12
    Ripley-tastic
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-19 13:02:14
    Fact!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-09 21:18:37
    Tonight, I shall be mostly watching - The Third Man - on DVD.

    Written by Graham Green. Welles is killer diller though is only in it for a few minutes (great writing, everyone talking about Harry Lime the whole time building tension).

    Also features Joseph Cotten as the grumpiest man alive.

    Remember the zither music? Do- pee- doo- pee- do, p- do- pee- doo- pee- do, ba- do- pee- doo- pee- do- bee- doooooo...

    And sure what did 500 years of democracy and peace produce for the Swiss?

    ba- do- pee- doo- pee- do- bee- doooooo...
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-18 22:29:48
    Insta-shots. Digital cameras. Cameraphones. Bugger that... go old school
    How to use an Afghan box camera "kamra-e-faoree"
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 21:26:29
    Wave bye bye to free Google Apps.. for Business

    How long before email/drive/other storage heavy apps get a price tag?
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-01 18:28:28
    Doubtful Sound - Jan 2013. Spent 2 days on a boat in this wonderful place... and this is one of the few cloudy shots I got (at daybreak). I'd show the other (sunny) shots but given the poor weather in Europe at the mo it may be rubbing it in a bit to show em :)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-21 18:17:11
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    This has to be grounds to get these #NRA crack pots sectioned under the mental health act?

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    Defiant #NRA leader rejects gun controls, asks to put police in schools

    National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre defiantly blamed violent video games and movies, the media, gun-free zones in schools and other factors during the organization’s first public statement following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week. 

    Read more: http://nbcnews.to/XULBBk
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-02 22:08:05
    Not even Blue Thunder used to land on glaciers - #coolasflip  
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  • Rod Dunne2014-05-31 16:20:37
    Watch Morgan Freeman Unbox...

    Better than the usual unboxing vids folks do. Can't wait for next weeks unboxing from his old pal Andy Dufresne
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  • Rod Dunne2014-05-21 15:30:56
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    So so true.

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    By popular request : Updated version of " International Guidelines For Problem Solving - v3". 

    Can I share this ? YES, feel free to share as you wish (or blog it + FBK/TW link + credits), BUT do no remove my name or use it for commercial purpose. (Interdeposit IDDN FR001500036000RP201300041100)

    twitter.com/jeromevadon @jeromevadon
    facebook.com/jeromevadon #jeromevadon
    plus.google.com/+jeromevadon
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-27 12:36:31
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    Branson really just gets it.

    Via +dawn ahukanna 

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    The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers http://virg.in/gcJMy
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  • Rod Dunne2014-06-20 11:12:47
    RIP Gerry Goffin... writer of killer hits, including..
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-30 12:28:21
    My New Sci-Fi Novel SOUNDINGS is now out on Kindle too!
    Amazon.com Kindle > http://goo.gl/5Zfys
    Amazon.co.uk Kindle > http://goo.gl/obaVF

    Other versions:
    EBook version: http://goo.gl/oZbrc
    Paperback: http://goo.gl/EEPHE
    (iTunes to follow in a few weeks...)

    Genre
    Sci-fi... of the Bladerunner and George Orwell variety.

    Summary/Back Cover Blurb
    What becomes of a deep space explorer once a long-settled land is reached?
    Astronaut Linien Primae arrives on Aesop, a human colony 4000 years in the making.
    For most arrivals, conforming to the leisure classes is a way of life, all watched over and entertained by Cybernet's Neural Swarm.
    But a society of docile unquestioning citizens makes for a sickly sort of equality.
    It's too much like voluntary servitude for Linien… and he wants none of it.
     
    Front & Back Cover Below
    The Glass Jar & the Beach have a bearing on the story.

    #kindle #scifi #scififriday  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-20 22:14:54
    Why I love Twitter
    I made a remark about Gladiator, the movie, and the actor/comedian Omid Djalili (who was in it with Oliver Reed) replied back to me.
    Well it made me giggle :c)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 13:35:26
    lol.. Communities Landrush.
    Think I need to go offline for 48 hours until all the dust settles ;)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-05-25 22:09:04
    Jaron Lanier - "I’m quite concerned that in the future someone might not know what author they’re reading. You see that with music. You would think in the information age it would be the easiest thing to know what you’re listening to."

    Why the internet is destroying wealth distribution & the middle classes > http://www.salon.com/2013/05/12/jaron_lanier_the_internet_destroyed_the_middle_class/
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-13 22:11:58
    Life imitating art
    - Scuffles in the Ukrainian parliament ( +The Guardian) VERSUS
    - Caravaggio - The Taking of Christ

    [Scuffle by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2012/dec/13/scuffles-ukraine-parliament-in-pictures#/?picture=401026733&index=5 ]

    #caravaggio #art #lifescenes #politics  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-15 09:17:12
    Being a Content Creator
    For creatives, self-employed-ee-ers, scribblers, doodlers, ad peeps and noodle-bakers everywhere.
    Made me smile...  :)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-08-04 23:21:45
    Can anyone name some big phase of pop culture in music over the last 20 years?

    ... anything since 1990 that would be considered an emerging phenomena, rebelling against what came previously, defining youth culture, and all that good stuff.

    [I'm struggling to think of anything big in Western culture, so if theres examples globally then I'd love to hear]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-13 10:10:54
    Christmas: Bah Humbug
    Its not all about the giving of presents... sometimes its more important to get your message across, whatever way you can.
    NSFW
    #nsfw #christmas2012 #bahhumbug  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-09 23:15:12
    4 Minute White Knuckle Ride - Eye Poppin!
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-10 16:54:03
    The push back starts here

    Can't say I'm surprised by this article.
    I'm firmly in the 'dont f**king film me without my permission' brigade.

    I know many see Google Glass as cool tech and the wave of the future, but its all the bad elements of Orwell's 1984 wrapped up and sugarcoated to slip in omnipresent surveillance beneath the radar.

    [EDIT: How long before they are banned at:
    - Children's playgrounds
    - Beaches
    - Changing rooms
    - Public toilets
    - Airport security (yoink!!)
    .... and the list goes on.]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-04 18:53:55
    Social Media Usage
    Which social media users are most involved?
    Here's one indicator (as seen on http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying)

    Note:
    - Linked in pipping G+
    - This is for a UK site... which may or may not be relevant.
    - Its just 'one' indicator... I'm sure theres many more that could counter this one. But the numbers being so large give it some added weight.
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  • Rod Dunne2014-06-20 21:43:57
    Can't stop watching this - You know its true right?
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-08 20:56:57
    Guess it wasn't just me who thought this - #GNU founder Richard Stallman states Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that software.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/29/cloud.computing.richard.stallman
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  • Rod Dunne2014-04-24 20:29:42
    Forgot to close the blinds. Awoken by the mandarin sun... over London city. Who gives a fupp if its 5:40 am!!! Photo time
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-29 13:38:17
    By Way of a Thank You for Your G+ Support in 2012 for my Novels...

    Just to say thanks for the support, shares, +1's, kind words & reviews this year I've put a 50% discount on my first novel Terra Swarm in the ebook/kindle editions...
    It'll stay sub-$1.99 for the next 7 days.

    Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/Terra-Linien-Primae-Terrasodes-ebook/dp/B008LBCYE0/
    Ebook edition: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rod-dunne/terra-swarm/ebook/product-20600305.html

    Ebook users can also enter the code AMPLIUS on Lulu.com at checkout and get an additional 20% off(through January 2 2013).
    This code can also be applied to the paperback versions of my other books on Lulu.com (ebook & paperback versions).

    Thanks again for the support this year.

    Feel free to share this with your amigos who got kindles/ebook readers over Christmas. If they're anything like me then the novelty of paying $10-$20 for a digital version of a novel may have already worn off since the 25th ;)

    Cheers, Rod.

    ____________________________________________________
    What the hootin heck is my fiction novel about?

    Linien Primae is awoken to answer the call of duty every Terra Swarm space explorer must face – rejoining a long established hive mother ship on the way to habitable planets. But what he finds aboard the hive makes him question the very logic and voluntary servitude his mission demanded of him.

    Commercial enterprise had used cues from social animals in nature to form terra swarms of individual space craft to explore, probe and infest the galaxy. Thousands of craft consolidated as hive ships once suitable terra firma was identified. They were all meant to be bound by swarm intelligence directives to ensure the best chance of long-term survival.

    One purpose. One vocation.

    The nature was right. The execution flawed.

    - This was the first book in my fiction trilogy featuring the autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae.
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  • Rod Dunne2014-05-28 10:11:43
    Just me thinking this???
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  • Rod Dunne2014-06-19 11:40:43
    As i'm a so-so keyboard player this little piece of hardware for converting guitar audio to organ sounds could just be the ticket for me... sounds the business

    via Mattias at +Propellerhead over on Twitter

    Ping: +Patrick Sharpe Any use to you? I know you've got top keyboard chops already but this could give you some alt options :)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-22 19:27:53
    Gruinness? Spuinness? Or just green spinach #Guinness?
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-02 00:26:43
    Where Has the Art of Album Art Gone?
    A pine for the loss of the art of album art. A lost opportunity for record companies and diminishing loyalty for the music buying public.
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  • Rod Dunne2014-02-14 21:36:40
    Joyous thing... discovering a band that just knock your socks off. For me - The Isley Brothers

    Sure, I've heard some of their hits over the years (one below... you're welcome!). But recently, got turned onto just how great the Isley Brothers were in their Motown period after picking up a compilation.

    Definitely, definitely, worth a spin.

    ... And if you've come this far, maybe you're willing to come a little further....

    Backing the Isleys on their Motown tunes was the epic epic Funk Brothers - the guys who played the backing on ALL the Motown tracks (Marvin, Martha, Tammi, ...). Unsung Heroes - many a happy hour will be spent going through their catalogue.

    Oh, and HAPPY VALENTINES! Appropriate tune courtesy of the Isleys also below ;)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 11:32:06
    UK Peeps ahoy... Via national treasure +martin shervington :)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-22 20:35:27
    Naming your son 'Luke' so that you can spend the next 60 yrs saying 'Luke, I am your father'... Beyond fandom
    #reasonswhyidmakeabadparent ;)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-23 21:58:30
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    The Beatles live. An overhead shot, pre-wireless.

    #beatles   #johnlennon   #paulmccartney   #georgeharrison   #ringostarr  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-05-26 16:35:25
    Arthur Miller on Suffering & Psychoanalysis

    "My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness. When in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know, have come out of people’s suffering. The problem is not to undo suffering, or to wipe it off the face of the earth, but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to “cure” ourselves of it constantly, and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call “happiness”. There’s too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him – of defining him, rather than letting him go! It’s part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad!’"
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-29 23:47:01
    Tweetalong - a - MOON with Duncan Jones

    On tomorrow while it airs on UK BBC2,  there'll be a tweetalong using https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MoonBBC2 with director Duncan Jones.

    Its a superb movie so
    (1) if you ain't seen it then its worth a viewing or
    (2) if you have seen it then the tweetalong should be killer diller.

    Ain't in the UK? No probs... do like I'm doing (and Duncan - he's in the US) and watchalong the DVD starting 10pm GMT.

    #moon #space #samrockwell #duncanjones  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-11 21:08:44
    All hail the trifeld hootinard!
    A NEW POPE (BETTER QUALITY) #Pope Wars
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-29 16:11:15
    My New Novel SOUNDINGS is on the shelves
    EBook version: http://goo.gl/oZbrc
    Paperback: http://goo.gl/EEPHE
    (Kindle & iTunes to follow...)

    Genre
    Sci-fi... of the Bladerunner and George Orwell variety.

    Summary/Back Cover Blurb
    What becomes of a deep space explorer once a long-settled land is reached?
    Astronaut Linien Primae arrives on Aesop, a human colony 4000 years in the making.
    For most arrivals, conforming to the leisure classes is a way of life, all watched over and entertained by Cybernet's Neural Swarm.
    But a society of docile unquestioning citizens makes for a sickly sort of equality.
    It's too much like voluntary servitude for Linien… and he wants none of it.
     
    Front & Back Cover Below
    The Glass Jar & the Beach have a bearing on the story.
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  • Rod Dunne2014-06-09 20:19:32
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    And bottoms up to rik mayall R.I.P.
    
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-30 17:37:18
    I love Brazilian beats, especially with odd time signatures.
    This is me noodling with 7/8 + 3/4 + Samba + basic 4/4

    Starts with a Surdo in 7/8, adds a Rancheira in 3/4, followed by a Samba in 7/8. Then the basic 4/4 drops in to lock them together.
    ... at which point I've tried out a few BPM changes :::::CCCC))))

    #timesignatures #beats #brazil  
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-10 09:18:30
    Spring sprung Sunday
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  • Rod Dunne2013-08-25 21:35:39
    Words just can't describe this. Is modern media making us so desensitized to true heroism...
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  • Rod Dunne2014-05-14 15:12:26
    Pop Quiz: Can you guess whats behind these codes?

    ... this is just for fun. I won't give any context to this upfront - lets just see if the words trigger something in your ample cerebellum ;)

    There is however, a connection.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-01 21:02:38
    After all that happy Pink Floyd I needed a maudlin burlesque version of Hey Jude --- in minor chords no less.

    So just to be clear, it's the original version, but with the chords all mashed into sad minors!
    #beatles #paulmccartney  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-15 23:21:45
    Out for some crimblee drinks with amigos tonight and we ended up in a pub with a DJ playing dub reggae (a rarity in Dublin). Needless to say, I had a big happy head as (a) the Guinness was yummy and (b) the DJ played my favorite John Holt tune.

    #christmascameearly  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-05 22:47:17
    After todays Irish gov budget, this post on Twitter seems poignant & fitting
    [via +Neil Buckley]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-09 14:23:19
    Is Google+ Communities a move away from people-centric social networks, to interest-based connectivity? And is this a bad thing long term for Google?

    #communities #communitiesgplus #interestnetworks  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 10:02:14
    I set up a community for self-published writers/authors/poets.
    Please share on to any writing buddies you may have.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-14 21:46:09
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    Just so yee know :)

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    The Ireland community is owned and managed by Irish people living and working in Ireland. It is linked to our verified Ireland page. Many of the G+ Irish people are already on board. You’re all welcome to join if you genuinely love Ireland, we’re not interested in gathering numbers so no Johnny Spammers and Circle me ups please!  
    #GuaranteedIrish  #Communities
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-10 17:38:10
    Right now at a UN meeting in Dubai, authoritarian regimes are pushing for full governmental control of the Internet in a binding global treaty -- if they succeed, the internet could become less open, more costly and much slower. We have only 2 days to stop them.

    www.avaaz.org/en/hands_off_our_internet_i/
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 12:12:30
    Words cannot describe how awful this video is - horrendous police brutality in the US

    If You See Something, Film Something II: Recording Police is a Dangerous but Necessary Thing to Do!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-02 22:00:23
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    Bad form Google.
    Stuff like this stops folks wanting to create content (the great quality content that is meant to be the lifeblood of the internet/social) when we find out its just a dupe to rake in some money from other means.

    #fail #epicfail #exploited #itsallaboutthemoney  

    via +Melissa Bagley 

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    IS PICASA SELLING YOUR PHOTOS THAT YOU'VE UPLOADED TO GOOGLE+?! Please read if you are a photographer!
    
    #googlefail  (interesting to note that this is an established hashtag)

    Ok maybe I'm just slow, I must have missed some important announcement right? Did you know that you can allow people to order your prints through Picasa Web Albums? Did you know that you won't get money for this, but Walgreens might? This is helpful if you are just sharing private albums with your friends and family, but what if you have greater aspirations and are sharing with the public! Did you know that by default Picasa is set to allow anyone to order prints of your uploaded photos? BY DEFAULT

    If you think that's ridulous let +Google+ +Google know by sharing this post OR create your own, I don't care...I just think it's ridiculous that the default is set as it is and should be changed! Tag +Google+ and +Google and add the #googlefail  hashtag.

    Once you've shared this or created your own post see here for instructions on how to change your preferences: http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=59465
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-17 21:24:57
    After seeing the great Irish tune +Micheál Walsh posted by Luke Kelly ( https://plus.google.com/117427258440464356913/posts/JUFnuF8G9NG ) I suppose I'd better post my own favourite Irish tune by a great Irish rocker.
    Rock on Phil & Happy Paddys Day
    Phil Lynott - Old Town [HQ Music Video]
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-22 19:59:29
    Is this the coolest old-fashioned photography in Dublin?

    An insight into the Analogue Studio, featuring Alex Sapienza, a photographer specializing in 19th Century wet plate photography techniques.

    via amigo john martin on Twitter
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-28 13:17:52
    Early Well Wishes for 2013 to Yee

    I'm not really a Christmassy kinda guy. And New Years Eve parties are something I don't do well either (long story which must be retold over pints)...

    but...

    I do like the idea of a new year and a new start.
    And wishing it'll be even better than this one.

    Hopefully you/me/we all have a healthy & prosperous 2013 without too much drama and bad stuff, and lots of the good stuff instead. You know -- great times with friends, side-splitting laughs, banter, positive change, good cries, learning new things, yummy meals, etc.

    So whatever plans you make for 2013, and you should dream up some good ones, then I hope they come true for you by this time next year.

    Keep on keeping on.

    Pic: By Rod Dunne, Someplace in the West of Ireland
    #happynewyear2013  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-03 18:21:49
    Intolerable
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-20 23:16:26
    Happy Birthday George Roy Hill - Born Dec 20 1921

    George was the director on one of my favorite movies of all time - The Sting - which justifiably won a bucket load of Oscars. Crisp script, top-notch performances & super direction.

    Prior to it, he'd also directed 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' - another corker!!!

    Happy Birthday George!!!
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-21 14:17:59
    RESHARE:
    Really beautiful version of this tune, from some v. talented musicians
    via +Anonymous

    [And for sub-text fans... Where else would you expect to find talented creative musicians congregating? Oh, of course.. ]

    Reshared text:
    Best Flashmob Ever: Flashmob Performs 'Here Comes the Sun' in Madrid Unemployment Office …  #Spain #Unemployment #FlashMob   
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  • Rod Dunne2014-06-10 12:08:27
    Rik Mayall - Putting Hammersmith Train/Bus Station on the map!

    The opening titles to Bottom show Rik & Ade on a bench in Hammersmith. It was at the end of King St. Its gone now, replaced with a crossing to the bus station.

    Rik & Ade are picture looking out the window of the office block over the bus station - being built at the time they filmed - hence the gag at the end of the titles Bottom Opening

    Kinda weird for me as a Rik fan - I've spent the last 7 months working in London, in this very office block, passing the spot where the bench was each day.

    RIP Rik
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  • Rod Dunne2014-02-20 08:46:16
    Arsenal vs Bayern - me warming up on the sidelines.

    Luckily I didn't get called up to be super-sub [not being a pro footballer doesn't help too]. Not a great result tho.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-17 00:56:02
    Sharing, for no other reason than your ears deserve it.
    Have a good week.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-04 20:47:29
    A?
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  • Rod Dunne2014-06-24 16:27:04
    It's Scooby... right?

    Spotted in Kew Gardens
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-03 00:01:58
    The Excellent Orson Welles... NOT selling his soul to the (advertising) devil. This kills me - so sincere, so 'very wearying' (his words).
    Poor ole frozen pea makers didn't reckon on the Third Man stirring it up.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-30 16:38:02
    Is it #movember yet? Expect to see this played out in households around Nov 30th ;)

    #movember2012  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-13 14:43:29
    Did the Irish public agree to the 31 BILLION Euro bailout of Anglo Irish Bank? No.

    Did Dail Eireann vote on accepting this bailout, and the related promissory notes (something they are meant to do as part of our constitution)? No.

    So who did - 1 person - the minister for finance. Doesn't sound right, does it?? Its a fundamental question being asked at the high court>
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2012/1213/1224327803116.html

    #ireland #exploited #corruption  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-09 12:30:45
    An excellently written piece from +The Guardian
    Snippet that got the grey matter a-going...
    The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're called public servants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we're called private individuals.

    This dynamic - the hallmark of a healthy and free society - has been radically reversed.

    Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less about what they do, as they build walls of secrecy behind which they function.

    That's the imbalance that needs to come to an end. No democracy can be healthy and functional if the most consequential acts of those who wield political power are completely unknown to those to whom they are supposed to be accountable.

    #opensystems #prism #whistleblowers #biggovernment  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-26 18:49:54
    Happy Birthday Mr. Nimoy
    Get thee to Liverpool
    The Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-18 12:35:55
    Media Footprint in Newtown & Sandy Hook
    Maybe its time to let these people grieve in peace

    BBC's correspondent Jonny Dymond puts across a sentiment that many people may wish for - especially the people of Newtown.

    [snip]
    There's no denying that this is an astonishing event that audiences want to know about.
    But our footprint in tiny Sandy Hook is exceptionally heavy. And after a while, you have to wonder what more there is to say.
    The children have gone. Their poor parents are grieving. The police are saying very little.
    Some reporting comes close to repeatedly ripping a sticking plaster off. Watch or listen or read too much, and it feels as if we are wallowing in other people's pain.
    Go home, the man in the lobby said, go home. And very soon, I will.
    [snip]
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-03 14:36:25
    I feel no guilt blocking advertisements... we're bombarded by sales pitches day-in day-out for stuff we don't need.

    Billboards, popups, tv ads, etc... At least this site was polite about it :)

    Its too much noise.

    And while Madison avenue will preach you can ignore it if you want, deep inside they know subliminal ads & snippets you barely notice still have an effect.

    I love the #adblocker plugin :)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-25 19:58:20
    Guess the book?
    This is its actual cover
    Gotta love the smarts at #penguinbooks  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-12 00:52:32
    Communities - Reason for Making Them Private #1

    ------- The posts cannot be shared! -------

    I'm only seeing the value of this in some communities which have already turned into aggregation portals (one post in community A being shared onto smaller/larger community B, C, D....)

    Depends what your viewpoint on sharing is.

    Time was peeps eulogized 'sharing is caring'. Such sharing actually advertises community A - but how many of us are going to follow the breadcrumb trail back to it?... not many, right? [I'm being rhetorical... I'm right, right. ;)]

    But some communities could benefit from staying private, more original..... content is king.

    One to ponder when the dust settles on Communities Sweep 2012.

    We may see many communities deciding to close down and rise once more from the flames in a rejigged private version.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-07-14 12:37:46
    Why would RFID tagging be a tricky subject for MythBusters to cover?

    #nsa #privacyrights  

    I missed this first time around in 2011 :)
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  • Rod Dunne2014-02-15 20:35:12
    Life lessons, business lessons, community lessons... from a Tailor. Start with why... http://lnkd.in/dttKt4Q
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-13 21:11:58
    Second week of James-Bond-villain eye (left-half of left eye blood red, zero pain).
    While its been fun having people offer me their seat on the train/bus (no kiddin), I'm feelin the need to move on, and not be the pariah who makes shopkeepers jittery :)

    [Pic omitted out of courtesy]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-01 18:14:50
    Novel #3, Day 2, Draft 1 > 11200 words tot. 3 out of 15 chapters in a bag. Fighting not to re-read... always move forward on first draft ;)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-24 12:46:32
    Two decades since Dusk (The The) - Still hitting this burning blue soul.
    The The - Love Is Stronger Than Death
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-26 13:10:17
    Piers Morgan for President

    Gotta love these petitions to get Piers deported... its a great way for the FBI to build up their list of 'gun totin' nutjobs who are against the government. In the past 20 years I've heard of numerous non US nationals refused entry to the states on the grounds they previously signed a hand-written petition against some US action (e.g. war in Afghanistan). And if thats how non-nationals are treated then imagine what such lists are used for homeland security.

    NRA nuts focusing their hatred on deporting Morgan is just a distraction tactic to take media attention from their chief's insane press conference last week... all smoke and mirrors :(

    Side note: Anyone else notice the trend on G+ that profiles that support the 'Deport Morgan' petition are extensively thin profiles with abstract profile pics => Fakes or ashamed to be seen.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-11 21:22:22
    RESHARE:
    Digital advertising done to perfection.. heartfelt and not too corny via +Mike Milton 

    Reshared text:
    I really like this very short video. Somebody took a lot of effort to make a very clear point.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-28 17:38:04
    Perfect music for writing/work

    Its tough for me to play music while working/writing. If it has lyrics then I tend to get distracted.

    My solution has been to listen to Drum and Bass, and in particular the work of Goldie.

    For one, it doesn't distract.
    For two, the rapid BPM makes me work faster and gets me accelerating through work.
    And for three, drum and bass has a futuristic sound so perfect for writing sci-fi :)

    Goldie's album Saturnz Return is my favorite and you can stream all 60 mins of the 'Mother' disk on YouTube.

    #goldie #drumandbass #drumnbass #productivity  
    Goldie - Mother (Saturnz Return)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-11 00:07:21
    MOVIE QUESTION: Anyone seen the original Solaris from the 70's?

    I've just seen the McElhone, Clooney, Soderburgh one. Its visually very good and the sci-fi themes are there but it didn't rock my world.

    Enjoyable, but a bit... dry.

    And looking online some other folk, including Stanisław Lem (author of the book), didn't like the remake.

    SIDE QUESTION: Is this whole 'bashing the remakes' just a knee-jerk reaction? For many, whichever they see first can often be the favorite.
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