Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 23rd, 2012

Collapsing. Need sleep.

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@franksting Crocs? I only saw kangaroos that seemed to be on Mogadon, and all manner of birds. There was a report of a 1m iguana.

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@cheshireb I didn’t hear @Jeff_Sparrow indicate relative troubledness, more surprise I thought, but I’ll re-listen with that in mind.

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@darrenpauli Lt Col, not Lt, but yes truly brilliant and I hope to be able to speak to him outside Chatham House Rule.

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WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE SO HUMID.

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People who create alleged maps with no legend, and numbers too small to read.

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People who build vast winding-road resorts with illogical numbering, and suite numbers unlit.

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Wined. Dined. Illuminated. Impressed. Exhausted. Walking the 8500km across the resort to my suite. Kangaroos permitting.

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Dinner speaker: Dr David Kilcullen, who you can Google for yourself. Not reportable, sorry.

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The here is abysmal. I may have to resort to dry-humping Miranda Devine after the cocktails tonight, then hog into the banquet.

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FREE AS IN BEER! Also wine and (not pictured) spirits. What could possibly go wrong? instagr.am/p/OqYtRGCFnX/

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Entering the Preparation Facility where I shall be readied for the Probe of Freedom instagr.am/p/OqW78JCFmr/

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The locals are only slightly interested instagr.am/p/OqWSGoCFmX/

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It’s remarkably like a real one instagr.am/p/OqV2IFCFmO/

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So what happens now is that I’ll walk via The Village (IT’S ACTUALLY CALLED THAT!) to The Pavillion to register, and then get a large drink.

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Everything important is on speed dial instagr.am/p/OqUywBCFl7/

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I have decided that I’ll be taking notes at this event using a Fair Work Ombudsman branded pen.

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@Wyld @SisterMorphine So, you know how Google has this Image Search thing…?

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And is it just me, or is Leonardo DiCaprio starting to look like an ageing Rip Torn?

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@LethalLeigh @SisterMorphine @SnarkyPlatypus @chrisjrn Oh it’s fine. I hadn’t noticed before, but Leonardo DiCaprio has very big hands.

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Hey hold on! Why didn’t they appoint ME to the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority?

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@chrisjrn And, let’s be clear, you are/were at a Python conference. @LethalLeigh @SisterMorphine @SnarkyPlatypus

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Isn’t the internet just a special place, @LethalLeigh @SisterMorphine @SnarkyPlatypus

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So, about that “Titanic” thing… with thanks [?] to @LethalLeigh yfrog.com/hshoeqoxj Ping @SisterMorphine @SnarkyPlatypus

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“The Consilium Lounge is home to the Hayek Internet Café which features 3 laptops [and] a black and white printer.”

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@T4RD1S I will grant you, The Village seemed to provide all sorts of benefits. Except this one bills it back to your room. Well, suite.

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My panel is Saturday 1100. My opening remarks are sketched out. I’ll do the detailed writing over two successive 0600 hangovers.

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Why am I at Clive Palmer’s Golf Resort? I’m presenting at the Centre for Independent Studies’ “Consilium”. stilgherrian.com/personal/im-go…

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So, Photoshop folk, that thing just then from @SisterMorphine what I tweeted? That’s your homework for the day. (What have I done?)

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SisterMorphine You know, I think I might actually be able to sit through ‘Titanic’ if somebody were to Photoshop @stilgherrian ‘s head onto Kate Winslet.

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So, has anyone seen “The Prisoner”? instagr.am/p/OqMorSiFji/

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Being ferried in a golf cart to some outlying township.

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The true, brutal face of Libertarianism instagr.am/p/OqIeKWCFhs/

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RT @missdi_k @stilgherrian @SnarkyPlatypus hot dogs and apple pie [Suspiciously foreign-sounding Freedom, that.]

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There are early indications that I’m not taking this quite as seriously as might have been hoped. This augers well.

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On the CIS Liberty Bus we can choose our own seats BECAUSE FREEDOM.

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The Arrival of the Lizard People instagr.am/p/OqGJ_jCFgn/

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Levers of the Western Economy instagr.am/p/OqF4GBiFga/

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The CIS Liberty Bus, taking us to the Clive Palmer Resort of Market Freedom. instagr.am/p/OqFmyxCFgT/

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Hello, Sunshine Coast.

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Up the back of the bus, transmitters off instagr.am/p/Op2ncHiFnW/

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There’s an awful lot of talk today about the punters not understanding the purpose of journalism. I wonder whose fault that is?

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@mishaketch @AttardMon For me, Fairfax needs to be able to explain their USP. “What can you provide for $400pa, giving competing interests?”

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@PriceyJohnDoe Ah thanks but no, I wasn’t planning to go. I needed information for the story I filed at 1000. How long a queue at what time?

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I can hear Christopher Wren spinning in his grave instagr.am/p/Opye31CFkn/

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“‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and a Mars Bar? Could you draw me a diagram?” instagr.am/p/OpyEC0iFkV/

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Mobile: Check out; cab to Sydney Airport; 1245 JQ786 SYD-MCY; vehicle of some sort to Palmer Golf Resort, Coolum.

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@GlennBroadhurst Not vague. It’s an amending Act. Terms like “enforcement agency” are defined in the Act(s) it amends. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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YES SYDNEY I GET IT IT’S SPRING SHEESH BUT I HAVE TO GO TO THE AIRPORT NOW instagr.am/p/OpplsSiFuS/

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@jaydeem @sylmobile @RatbagsDotCom @SnarkyPlatypus Have they used “rootrat” in Puberty Blues. Dunno. Used to work with Gabrielle Carey tho.

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@publicaddress @juhasaarinen I know. As I pressed “send” I realised I’d missed a valuable opportunity for an original joke.

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@michaelmeloni You never call me a rootrat though… [sulks]

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So rootrats are a thing. “Rare root rat found in Sulawesi forest forage” radioaustralia.net.au/international/… HT @theremonstrator @DarkTalent

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@HarrisonPolites The real trick is knowing when you’re well within rights to LEAVE OUT the word “allegedly”. ;)

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wolfcat MT “@CraigEmersonMP: [ to Abbott ] So, you find time for Fifty Shades of Grey but not the BHP statement?? [ Advantage Emerson ]

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RT @AdamFowler_IT: @stilgherrian I can report that the robots haven’t taken over Adelaide yet. [Damn. These robots are just rubbish.]

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Yeah eleventy coffees is probably enough.

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Jesus fuck the toilet in this hotel room flushes so loudly and violently and gutturally that I reckon it’s ejecting my excreta to Saturn!

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So do we know how the trial of these Korean prison guard robots turned out? bbc.com/news/technolog…

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Story filed for… hang on… adding the word “allegedly”… OK, we’re good to go. Story filed for @technologyspec.

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Can anyone near 450 George St, Sydney, tell me what sort of patronage the has at the moment?

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Like the earlier image, but different instagr.am/p/OpaCi9iFhq/

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Ok, really actually properly starting writing now. I’l respond to stimuli in about an hour, when I take my first break.

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“It doesn’t matter what physical activity they’re engaged in, they grunt when they do it.” theonion.com/articles/2ndgr…

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Right, the hotel internets have turned to shit, which is a sign that I should be on with my writing for this 1000 deadline.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je crois que pour moi ce sera descendre quand je rencontre @JohnBirmingham dans la taverne plus tard aujourd’hui.

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I’m possibly the first Australian to say “rootrat” since 1978.

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Oh! So that rootrat IS staying at this hotel. Well well well.

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Yeah I was wondering how long it’d take to get company… instagr.am/p/OpTNqFCFsk/

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If it’s any consolation, you probably get paid regularly and earn twice as much as I do.

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I will admit that I’ve splashed out today ‘cos this is the last meal that I actually have to pay for until this time next week.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai du mal à faire face à mes voyages, et ils ont tout juste commencé. Et vous?

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This resources boom, the peak of which we’ve passed. How many peaks does it have? ‘Cos I seem to recall we’ve passed quite a few already.

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“Abbott seems to have priorities right”, says the headline on Geoff Kitney’s AFR yarn. So that’s that then.

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A politician is interviewed on TV. His supporters think it was too harsh. His detractors think it was spot on. THIS IS NOT NEWS, FOOLS!

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The burdens of my nomadic lifestyle instagr.am/p/OpLtVcCFnY/

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I’ll be in Coolum until Sunday, then fly BNE-SYD-LAX-SFO to spend next week in San Francisco for and some other meetings.

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Thu plan: Write for @technologyspec; 1245 JQ786 SYD-MCY; vehicle to Palmer Golf Resort, Coolum; write for Consilium stilgherrian.com/personal/im-go…

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And there’s this other docket from somewhere that mentions someone called “Scotty2Hotty” and a series of line items that baffle me.

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I remember the barman saying “I’ll give you an itemised receipt too, just in case you have some way of claiming 74 martinis on tax.”

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And good morning to you too.

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Piecing together some sort of mental picture of my world and memories of yesterday before I tackle the stark reality of the day’s tasks.

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Oh well, as the great man said, “Sleep is for the weak.”

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Oh now I’m not terrible impressed with this!

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RT @brettking: plastic - so hard to tell them apart from one another :) [Yeah, the word DEBIT or CREDIT on the front is so… invisible. ;)]

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Right. So the BitCoin “credit card” was actually a debit card. Another journalism fail. money.cnn.com/2012/08/22/tec… HT @brettking

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“Tech company” seems to have eroded to mean “does something on the internet”. Like, um, my local laundromat. Useless category.

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RT @HLMenckenBot: The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.

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How can you not love @TurnbullMalcolm when he talks about “Conrovian fallacies”?

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RT @franksting: @stilgherrian because humans rely on people having a tv for their pay check? [REASONS TO NUKE PLANET EARTH #9744]

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Setting the alarm for 0530 when it’s already 0030. STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Can’t you just get a kebab like any normal person?

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@bernardocamejo @Andrew_Zammit Thank you for your kind words. I’m flat out for the next couple of weeks but yet, whither Cyber White Paper?

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@franksting Why the fuck would I want to buy a television?

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@NewtonMark Yes I’ve been having a life for hours too. And yet, here I am.

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So you’re still going on about some political sideshow that was on TV more than four hours ago? Can’t you just masturbate or something?

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