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Member of Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand

As of yesterday, I am a proud member of the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand.

It has something to do with my Online Coin Club site, the New Zealand pre-decimal currency section of… Read all

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Australian Census 2016

It seems I will need to do other people’s jobs for them again… The mass media in Australia is, I am afraid, totally useless.

So, what is the problem with next week’s Census and why is it so difficult for… Read all

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Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the “No Jab, No Pay” policy

Attached is a .pdf file of my submission to the Senate Inquiry regarding the idiotic “No Jab, No Pay” policy of the Australian government.

Senate Inquiry Submission

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Traditional Archery

We (my wife and myself) are now proud members of the North Albert Field Archers club and the 3D Archery Association of Australia. Starting regular practice with my (ultra) traditional Grózer Nomad G 5 – Old Hungarian bow

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Towards Real Intelligent Web Exploration

A significant problem of the dominant web search model is the lack of a realistic way to acquire user search context. Search engines use implicit feedback, which is extremely sparse and does not allow users to properly define what they… Read all

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Complaint sent to the Australian Human Rights Commission

The Federal Government has announced it will withdraw tax benefits from families whose children are not immunised (news: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-25/immunise-or-lose-benefits-parents-told/3694236).

Immunisation is a (very invasive) medical procedure and as such requires informed consent by the patient. My son being less than… Read all

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My data is *my* data!

Starting to get pissed off with how everyone just assumes it’s entirely OK to follow me around the web to see what I’m doing, what I’m searching for, who I talk to etc.

Last year my university email account was… Read all

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Immunisation Data for Australia: Freedom of Information?

I recently sent a letter to Medicare Australia asking a simple question about the effectiveness of child immunisation, which I assumed would get an informative answer thanks to the Freedom of Information Act. However, I got a formal reply which… Read all

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Towards Real Intelligent Web Exploration

A significant problem of the dominant web search model is the lack of a realistic way to acquire user search context. Search engines use implicit feedback, which is extremely sparse and does not allow users to properly define what they… Read all

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View The Canada, Toronto / Канада, Торонто Album

Canada, Toronto / Канада, Торонто

Visit to Toronto, August 30 - September 4, 2010 Пътуване до Торонто, 30 август - 4 септември 2010

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