Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 22nd, 2008

@trib Yes I’ve just discovered that “reading on the back deck to get some fresh air” was a BAD idea. In Sydney. Freezing!

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South Korea’s Daewoo leases half of Madagascar’s arable land for 99 years in exchange for… nothing. http://is.gd/8B60 Neo-colonialism?

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The US has more World of Warcraft players than farmers. So why do we poll farmers politically and not WoW players? http://is.gd/3LkD

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@SnarkyPlatypus You have to get the alcomahol at the Sydney Airport duty-free. That take all sorts of currency.

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Emerges. Kinda. I won’t give details, though. No-one wants to listen to someone whingeing about being sick.

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Late enough, despite spending most of the day in bed. A fever is an annoying thing. [exit]

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“The Google Economy” If the economy is more responsive at the small end, why does business news only track the top end? http://is.gd/7Qrq

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@Jinjirrie Moral absolutists look less and less relevant as the complexity of human nature is unravelled.

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@vealmince If I see which predictions were right, which wrong, I mght learn something. ;) Something about the pace of politics this year.

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@Jinjirrie It’s like when everyone went “Oooh!” over atoms being “mostly” empty space. Confusing macro and micro perceptions. [shrugs]

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@Jinjirrie I wonder, though, whether “all reality is virtual” just means that those words aren’t useful in generating understanding.

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@Jinjirrie I hadn’t seen “Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations”, ta. http://is.gd/8xDE I’ve kinda given up trying to understand physics.

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@Jinjirrie I publish nearly all comments on my website, though yours keep getting tagged as spam and have to be manually approved.

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I have such a backlog of new Twitterfollowers to look at I’ve decided to declare bankruptcy on that. I do see all @replies tho. Hi all.

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Another new blog post: “Bring on the olive oil, Patty!” http://is.gd/8xyd

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How were my predictions for 2008? http://is.gd/8xvf Will I get a better score if I wait until next month?

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What a global depression could mean for global security and defence. http://is.gd/8vAu (Last century’s Depression led to WWII.)

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We must be in a recession! Billionares are cutting back on gifts to their mistresses. http://is.gd/8143

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That post refers to Adam Curtis’ magnificent doco “The Power of Nightmares”. Preview http://is.gd/8wZq Full free DVD image http://is.gd/8wZx

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Is it time to declare Al Qaeda irrelevant? Ayman al-Zawahri calls Obama a negro to get attention. http://is.gd/8wYd

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A collection of classic “The End” title cards. http://is.gd/84l9

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Continuing to rest, nap, read.

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Well, that’s not an accurate summary of the graph, but Republican Presidents don’t seem good for the markets. http://is.gd/8w8u

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On average, the US stock market goes up under Democrat presidents, down under Republicans. http://is.gd/8w8u Gotta love graphs.

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“How Twittering Critics Brought Down Motrin Mom Campaign” http://is.gd/7WXz Twitter brings down an ad campaign?

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@Darcy1968 ABC Unleashed has a lot of fascinating material. They’re on Twitter now too @abcunleashed with plans to get discussion going.

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ABC Unleashed: “PG Nation: Kevin Rudd’s War on Sex” http://is.gd/8up2

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@Akula It’s not that ISS is unreliable, it’s that budget/Shuttle flights are so limited there’s none left for anything beyond maintenance.

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A brilliant example of how a tiny change to wording can completely change the perception of a (business) relationship. http://is.gd/8BM8

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@ApostrophePong It’s great that your photo was bought for a book cover. A shame the typography is so crap. http://snurl.com/6fjee

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OK, @pixel8ted and @pixel8ed are not the same person. Or even the same gender. That explains some of my confusion from the other day.

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@lelak True enough, tho “heteronormative” is a mouthful Apple does need slapping over that little faux pas.

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@danupoyner You’re right, I did NOT need to see the Goddess Purses which include “The Velvet Vulva”. http://is.gd/8BAt

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@garthk The His & Hers Mac Pack ASSUMES that one partner needs a less-powerful computer? Wow, equality FTL. :/

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@jeamland Clive Hamilton’s rant in Crikey http://is.gd/8e1E was been thoroughly debunked at http://is.gd/8n2i and http://is.gd/8xz8

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@monkeytypist I’m sure the Global Strategy Institute IS run by the Illuminati. Everything is, isn’t it?

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Lovely 4m20s animation from Japan about food security in a changing world. http://is.gd/8BpH Lessons for all of us.

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Global Strategy Institute’s “Seven Revolutions” looking at the world of 2050. http://is.gd/8Bmx

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@Headwellred Yeah it’s a cold. With proper treatment it can be over in 7 days, but without it can linger up to a week.

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“Religious belief can [damage society]… high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide.” http://is.gd/8yy5

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@_dianne @misswired @limburger2001 It’s probably a nasty cold. My GP stopped me calling everything ‘flu: “You’d KNOW if it really was ‘flu.”

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