Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 19th, 2012

@feed_the_chooks Yeah I’ve always found that vaguely annoying too.

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@nigelcameron We’ll have to agree to disagree. I think it’s archaic, adds nothing to clarity. You can choose your style. /cc @johnemcintyre

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RT @piecritic: Anybody got a definite time for the verdict tomorrow? [Yes. 1000 AEST, first item up.]

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It just turned 2300. Has @franksting exploded yet?

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Amused that the hoax is doing the rounds again. Wouldn’t the lack of a username raise doubts? dailydot.com/news/twitter-t…

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I’m reading Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995 just for you, @franksting. Do you feel special?

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@franksting May take off from runway 16R during curfew period if received taxi clearance for take‑off before start of the curfew.

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@garthk I suspect you’re thinking of the probably-apocryphal yarn of Rommel requesting Australian soldiers from Hitler. military-quotes.com/forum/real-rom…

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Shorter Greg Barns: I have no idea what happened but here is a bad thing I completely made up to complain about. abc.net.au/pm/content/201…

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RT @heardatnature: “It’s really amazing what he can do with a camel.”

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@nigelcameron I disagree. Whom/who is style. I’m with @johnemcintyre on this. baltimoresun.com/news/language-… I’d be angry if you changed my usage.

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MIT researchers discover Google+ user. “Like science fiction turning to science fact right in front of us.” hayibo.com/scientists-dis…

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“In Europe they call it a ‘siesta’. In Ghana we call it ‘being fucking lazy’.” hayibo.com/africans-shock…

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MT @rwerkh: @abctech @joshgnosis I am just trying to keep sense in the solution. [Awww… a romantic, eh? Good luck with that. ;)]

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@rwerkh Indeed, so perhaps Telstra should be as much an ACCC target as Apple. @abctech @joshgnosis

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@rwerkh I think you’re piling up too much meaning. Consumer Law = Could people be misled? It’s law, not technology. @abctech @joshgnosis

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Also, I don’t wish to know who did create @hyper_mpesce. Please don’t destroy the mystery for me.

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@franksting No idea. I am not responsible for @hyper_mpesce. Well, I suggested it should exist, but I didn’t create it. Don’t know who did.

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RT @edyong209: Judging panel of dung beetles rates human poo as tastiest. Er, WIN? inkfish.fieldofscience.com/2012/04/human-… HT @InkfishEP via @mrdavidbacon

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RT @hyper_mpesce: hyper-I hyper-have hyper-certainly hyper-do hyper-a hyper-Manuel hyper-DeLanda hyper-acid hyper-flashback hyper-. hyper-As

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@decryption Oh. So not a bum steer but a bum ram. ;)

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@decryption Sorry, I gave you a bum steer. This is more what you need, methinks. command-tab.com/2008/01/11/how… @arkenstone @IainBest

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@decryption You didn’t dream it. MemTest86 is what you seek.

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RT @peterbayley: It’s called “prescient, preventative self-medication” and is to be highly admired and envied (as in “where’s MY wine?”)

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@smoky_stu Ah, I shall send some stuff early tomoirrow, for I am a morning person and my brain is dead right now.

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“Courtesy Costs You Nothing”, said Clarke and Dawe last week, magnificently. youtube.com/watch?v=LTMqCK…

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@hyper_mpesce You can never be too hyper. Especially when huffing the cleaning products.

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Spelling is a tricky bitch sometimes.

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RT @Howie_lovee: I love it when you can still smell your boyfriends colon on you :) [Oh dear. HT @jdub.]

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@smoky_stu Hah! Not sure if it was you I was thinking of, but I do want to chat to someone about packet radio for a story I’m working on.

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@feed_the_chooks “Mintox”? And I was told to get a grip this morning…

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There’s altogether too many dead authors on Twitter these days. It’s creepy.

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@joshgnosis Indeed, so that makes this a very interesting game indeed. Tech standards versus markerter-speak versus perceptions.

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@joshgnosis Fair enough, but at least your speculation is informed. Presumably ACCC only cares about how the terms are used in Australia.

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RT @feed_the_chooks: I went to the great ACMA exhibition yesterday. The zoetrope is fab.

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@joshgnosis @R_Chirgwin The carriers’ wishes will be considered? That’s come up or is that still speculation? (I’m a bit behind the pace.)

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@R_Chirgwin Oh? Your criticism is…? That there should be a “most” or “many” qualifier in there?

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@R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis I think Apple’s got a point. “4G” is being used flexibly. Is the flex is enough that Apple’s usage doesn’t mislead?

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@joshgnosis @jamezpolley Whew. Given I had 70 mins to write it from a cold start, I’m happy with “mostly right”.

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@joshgnosis @jamezpolley Ah yes. Now I’m re-reading what I wrote for @crikey_news to make sure I got it right. crikey.com.au/2012/03/28/app…

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@SuzieVee03 Correct. Deadline is midday tomorrow and it’s all scheduled in.

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@jamezpolley True. I wonder if @joshgnosis is suffering brainfade. Or he’s now being told differently. We shall ask / have just asked him.

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ACMA’s short film “Tagged” (cyberbullying, sexting, protecting digital reputation) wins silver in New York. minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_re…

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RT @hyper_mpesce: hyper-Get hyper-yourself hyper-6pm hyper-on hyper-bandwidth hyper-which hyper-has hyper-vanished hyper-. hyper-. hyper-.

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@feed_the_chooks Yeah I’m great. Tired, sure, but full of satay noodle soup and about to catch the tram back to an early(ish) night. Thanks.

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RT: Blog post: “Going Wolf Creek on the hipsters again” stilgherrian.com/personal/going…

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“Apple seeks to redefine 3G as 4G”, writed @joshgnosis zdnet.com.au/apple-seeks-to…

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An off-meds day AGAIN?

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@snerdish A hand-crafted wooden gruntler would be perfect.

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RT @jonoabroad They are services. Cheese is a service. [Oh yeah, shit, sorry.]

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OH: “One day every product will have wireless.” So, I’m thinking… Cheese. Mortgages. Flour. Massage therapy.

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Experiencing a sharp gruntle decline.

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Meeting concluded.

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David Reyne is telling me to now. So I’m convinced.

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So, should I recycle my toner cartridge because Tim Webster wants me to, or Kamahl wants me to?

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I am en route to North Sydney, which is less erotic than it sounds.

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RT @jeamland I don’t know, @stilgherrian, do I want to know the difference between toothpaste and KY? [It could come in handy, yes.]

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RT @jeamland: I’m not letting @timdunlop near my toothpaste though. [No. Do you know the difference between toothpaste and KY?]

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@jeamland THERE IS A SLUG ON @GreenJ’S ARTICLE IS IT A TAX SLUG A NASTY BIG TAX SLUG OR THE KIND I CAN FUCK UP WITH SNAIL BAIT?

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And here is @timdunlop being both witty and correct. He is such an arsehole. abc.net.au/unleashed/3959…

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RT @joshgnosis: Court rules playing cards is no different to having sex (sort of). bit.ly/I6iHpB [Today’s best linkbait tweet evah!]

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bunjaree We have vacancies at Bunjaree Cottages for the Blue Mountains Program of the Sydney Writers’ Festival at Veruna. bit.ly/I6gWss

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Also, where it says @crikey_news is “a 12-year-old publication”, that’s how long it’s been running. Not the team. Or audience. Mostly.

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“Media provoke hordes, act surprised”, writed @GreenJ abc.net.au/news/2012-04-1…

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RT @Colvinius: All defence writing should be this vigorous: @JohnBirmingham: Sometimes I like to wonk. bit.ly/I5BrFQ

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@lukehopewell @dobes I have a blog post today that’s more or less about that. Kinda. stilgherrian.com/personal/going…

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Anyone who wants news outlets NOT to convey “distorted truth” clearly knows nothing about information theory.

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RT @sdampf: Overheard: “that looks like a pretty boring roller-coaster” “noooo, that’s that monorail thing”.

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tonyflynn @sunriseon7 If parents don’t understand social networking, they need to learn. It’s not a technology problem, it’s a social problem

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RT @NewtonMark: OH: “We were just trying to get to sleep but we couldn’t because the whole room STANK of sex.”

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RT @wolfcat (and @posty): don’t you mean hyper-sentience :-) [True. I’m hyper-sorry.]

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I believe @mpesce’s flight time is nine hours. @MPesce_EBooks should have achieved sentience by the time he touches down.

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RT @MPesce_Ebooks: hyper-AMAZON hyper-THIS hyper-EVENING hyper-. hyper-It hyper-absolutely hyper-. hyper-;-) hyper- hyper- hyper- hyper-

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@Colvinius @jendudley Sure, Facebook could do a MySpace. Or there could be a regulatory backlash. Tho with all the slow-adopters on board…

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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RT @MPesce_Ebooks: @stilgherrian @mpesce @dannolan_ebooks hyper-ask hyper-and hyper-you hyper-receive

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I must tell these people to not farangify my tub waan.

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@mpesce That’s cool. Being inside the aircraft straight after means you can huff all the cleaning products.

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_Pandy hi @peta, i see that one of the hex color codes in your twitter background is “BEEEEF”, meat is murder, sort it out ok pic.twitter.com/D3BxzTzE

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While @mpesce is on holidays we could replace him with a reprogrammed @dannolan_ebooks that added “hyper-” at the front of all the things.

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@Colvinius @jendudley Facebook at $104 billion may not be such an outrageous price.

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@Colvinius @jendudley Google market cap $212b, 98% of revenue ads, eyeballs plateaued at 220min/month. Facebook’s eyeball time rises.

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RT @vk2zay: LOL, at security. Me: “Camera on tray too?” TSA: “Nah, no one has tried to do anything with one of them yet.”

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Aeroplanes represent the death of journalism, @harleyd.

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@harleyd Exactly. Now we have to figure out exactly why someone wasn’t allowed to fly before her plane even touches do… oh wait.

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RT @expectproblems: I just met the most effeminate wine delivery man in the long, proud history of effeminate wine delivery men.

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Oh now you’re spoiling it even more, @harleyd, with more facty facts than @BernardKeane’s facts. It really facts me off.

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See, there goes that @BernardKeane guy again, spoiling all the fun with “facts”. crikey.com.au/2012/04/19/aus…

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@R_Chirgwin I reckon @smoky_stu could be the one I remember. I shall harrass him shortly, thank you.

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@WarWraith They were using the long-range Wi-Fi for their own WAN (or trying to)?

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@vk2zay Ah oops belay that then. :) I’m after someone who’s currently well active in amateur-band packet radio.

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@vk2zay Would you be so kind as to drop me an email at stil@stilgherrian.com? There’s a couple quick questions I’d like to run by you.

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@moldor Thank you, yes, @vk2zay may well be who I was thinking of for the packet radio connection.

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RT @paulwallbank: I’m not sure bullets would stop Bernie Ecclestone, I’m not confident wooden stakes or garlic either. [Ah yeah, I forgot.]

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Extremely long-range Wi-Fi from mountain-top to mountain-top. Someone did that too. Would you also please make yourself known?

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The Kuwaitis are going to shoot the Formula 1 people, @paulwallbank? That’s excellent news. My opinion of them rises.

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Amateur-band packet data radio. Someone who follows me does this stuff, I seem to remember. Could you please make yourself known?

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WordCamp Sydney is 21-22 July and tweets at @wordcampsyd, apparently. @jdub said so. 2012.sydney.wordcamp.org

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@McDermie I dropped the mention of “unobtainium” from @LethalLeigh’s original tweet because I didn’t get the reference.

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“Mystery company backed by James Cameron and Google executives may be an asteroid mining project” vrge.co/Je99d5 HT @LethalLeigh

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“The concept of ‘overdosing’ is one that is peculiar to conventional medicine where material doses are used.” guardian.co.uk/science/the-la…

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@R_Chirgwin Mice are caused by the weather? Science disproved that. It’s dirty underwear and wheat grains in a bucket. microbiologytext.com/index.php?modu…

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@R_Chirgwin Please inform Bones that he’ll have at least two mice to chase and eat when he returns to Lilyfield.

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That thing Mr Hildebrand does on the television, with his eyes, right at the end? I can do that.

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Goodness me. Please keep Mr Hildebrand well clear of the sharp objects. youtube.com/watch?v=O9QEow…

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@MikeStuchbery Thank you. This is what happens when I only get 4 hours of poor sleep and my ability to focus on anything practical is shot.

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RT @expectproblems: You know what I don’t miss one bit? Voxels. [Yeah my uncle used to drive one. Comfortable, but a bit slow.]

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Oh, it’s a “no-fly list” now, is it? That didn’t take long.

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dannolan_ebooks I don’t be really should have hated mondays if he wanted to have also a twat who *who* wrote this train horn here, I’m glad

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Ah sweet, sweet nostalgia…

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I believe I was 24 years old when that ministerial media advisor in Adelaide called me that. Well, that was the first sentence. Lovely call.

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Unless you’re a political staffer, of course. In that case just phone them and call them… what was it? Oh yes. “Poisonous little cunt.”

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Overall, I think it’s better to not bother trying to understand what someone is saying. Just cut to the chase and call them a moron, OK?

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@ilVeleno Of course there’s a possibility I was making a (perhaps poor) joke relating to events earlier this week. But, like, morons, eh?

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@ilVeleno I think it’s sweet that you don’t even follow me but took the time to call me a moron. May I buy you coffee? No poison, promise.

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Snopes ruins everything. The 1000 applauders / tragic mistake thing? snopes.com/horrors/freaki… /cc @therevmountain

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RT @oberonsghost: She’s a Robinson, @stilgherrian, we’re trying to keep ‘em out of Ramsay Street. [Well that would explain a few things.]

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Maybe @dfat want to talk to her because she tweeted something sexist and didn’t apologise quickly or profusely enough.

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I shall complain to @dfat that something something person I’ve never heard of and know nothing about mumble mumble must be bad make it stop.

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@GreenJ ผมไม่ได้เชื่อโดยจัดแสดงนิทรรศการของคุณ

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@garthk I’m thinking that “Remember that hipster?” could become a suitable catchphrase.

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That’s either the best blog post I’ve posted so far this year, or a serious lapse of judgement. Possibly both.

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New blog post: “Going Wolf Creek on the hipsters again” stilgherrian.com/personal/going…

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“More than 1000 spectators continued to applaud wildly until they realised there had been a tragic mistake.” upperplayground.com/wordpress/wp-c…

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I think most disturbing fact in your parenting narrative, @ashdonaldson, is that you’d drink beer from a can. /cc @docbaty

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I approve of the concept of Follow Fursday, @en_gy @snaglet, as long as it’s one person explained rather than a tweetful of unexplaineds.

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Supposedly Facebook chap Zuckerberg talked down Instagram’s asking price from $2 billion to $1 billion. businessinsider.com/you-think-1-bi…

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Thu plan: Researchin’ and writin’ and stuffs; 1500 meeting North Sydney; calm, rational, completely non-psychotic evening without a knife.

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Is there a point at which still laughing at what happens stops being considered normal and they send someone around? Asking for a friend.

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OMFG THE MOUSE HAS CAUSED A TOOTHPICK EXPLOSION ALL OVER THE KITCHEN AND I WASN’T CHASING IT!

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So, if you work in psychiatry or law enforcement this is a great day for you to be reading someone else’s Twitter.

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Um @SnarkyPlatypus you say “going Wolf Creek on hipsters” like it’s a bad thing but @Chilp is encouraging me to set fire to animals today.

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@nzJayZee @hopeinhell Ah yes! Something from Leatherman would be most excellent. If she’s a bit geeky, they have a tech-oriented one too.

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RT @en_gy: Jam out with your clam out, eh @stilgherrian? [Can someone please translate this tweet into Earthian for me? I’m lost.]

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@ibbers @rod_benson True, “religion” in America (read: a particular sub-species of Christianity) is equated with Republicanism. Inneresting.

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I need a clam shelf.

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@nzJayZee @hopeinhell I’d go the multi-tool Swiss Army sort of thing. A hunting knife could attract attention from over-zealous adults.

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@hopeinhell Oh well, more seriously then if she does Scouting then a good knife would be excellent. Despite the stupid buy-knife laws.

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@hopeinhell A present for a 9yo girl? How about something practical and educational? Perhaps content.costco.com/Images/Content… …?

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There’s a little too much Jesus in your religion, @ibbers @rod_benson, it’s bad for the soil. [nods] Yes, I see how that works.

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“New evangelical movement seeks to strike a balance between religion and environmentalism”, @ibbers @rod_benson? That’s a scale now?

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@safzoro Hmmm? Nothing. No partaking of anything prior to that dream. Unless laksa counts?

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I think I will make a coffee now. And read the news.

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I would like to have a dream with butterfly nets. I think butterfly nets would be quite lovely fun.

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Why am I telling you this? Well, a week from today I’ll by flying to Perth to… to… [gulp] to speak at . Yes. Speak. That’s it.

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And then I woke up. Pulse racing. Sweating. Breath gasping. I couldn’t go to sleep after that, so I made coffee and read the news.

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I threw his hands onto the floor in front of where he was sitting against the wall and left him there, whimpering. His friend went quiet.

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At first he thought I was joking, but as the blade worked through the tendons he realised in terror that I was serious. Blood everywhere.

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In the last dream I recall, @leslienassar, the hipster wouldn’t shut up so I slowly sawed both his hands off at the wrist with a knife.

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I would like to kill the rat-mouse with fire, @Chilp, certainly. But this is not my house. There may be objections.

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A week from today I’ll by flying to Perth to speak at on Thu 27/4. Consider this a warning. media140.com/perth2012/

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So, you’re suggesting that we throw beer cans at our own children. @ashdonaldson? That’s excellent parenting. [nods] /cc @docbaty

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There is a rat. Or possibly an extremely large mouse.

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I’ve written very little on the cloud lately, @nickpmclaren. Here’s the list of everything. stilgherrian.com/media_output/

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I’ve never thought of empty Bacardi Breezer bottles as an aide-de-pickup, @oberonsghost. Do they teach these things in school?

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@russellmahoney @timwattsau Careful, Russell, you’re exhibiting an understanding of nuance there. The punters can’t cope with that.

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Since I’m awake anyway, I might reply to some of the tweets from last night. But only some. I wouldn’t want to get too consistent.

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Oh. Thursday. And insomnia. This’ll be good.

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