Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 13th, 2013

tombennett71 Imagine shaking the British Library like a snow globe. Then trying to find p184 of Das Kapital. That’s Twitter.

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You were not the first.

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I have been trained to link to this sort of thing at times like this. youtube.com/watch?v=-X0Ejw…

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NewtonMark “SOMEONE IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET.” Oh, wait, no, it’s okay, it’s just @GeordieGuy again.

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Assuming the position.

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Pro Tip: If you email story pitches to editors for things that would have to be written Monday morning, they might be accepted.

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RT @paulwallbank: Oh well, so much for The Future Of Journalism bit.ly/ZKHcBX

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I retract my allegation of Apostrophe Fraud against @R_Chirgwin. I was fed poor source data by the internet.

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@stufromoz Oh I meant from a producer / publisher point of view.

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@swearyanthony This weekend @VirginAustralia cut over to a new Sabre install. So it’s going well then?

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RT @benpobjie: yep. Lulu.com/benpobjie [Thanks, I’ll have a look and let you know if I have any questions.]

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Speaking of books, has anyone in Australia done any work with lulu.com? I know about au.blurb.com but I’m exploring.

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I’m going to regret this, @en_gy @shiftkey @izevaka, but maybe use for that game.

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@helenperris @shiftkey So you can plan to be there to put the bins out, for starters. To know if you need to organise more bin space. Etc.

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Maybe that’ll be the title of my second novel. “Rimmed by an Ibis”.

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@en_gy Despite that being a tempting Tumblr to set up, you probably need to think through the geometry a bit more.

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Um ah! @R_Chirgwin committed Apostrophe Fraud.

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New photo, from yesterday: “The Importance of Posture” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Ping @en_gy

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New photo, from yesterday: “The Importance of Grooming” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Ping @en_gy

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Ah dear. My bag just exploded into a cloud of Cabcharge vouchers.

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@helenperris @shiftkey And if you want to know the schedule before the night itself…?

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@helenperris @shiftkey You trust other people to know what to do? Oh, you poor sweet girl!

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Right. There must be something else I can shout at people about. Where’s the internet…?

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He’s lying. There’s no such thing as “Thornleigh”. It’s clear that he’s killed his parents.

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Some people have suggested that I rummage through other people’s bins. Ahem! I am neither a detective nor an ibis.

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RT @shiftkey: off to register “is it bin nite dot com” [YES! Ping @OpenAustralia @matthewlandauer @henaredegan]

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11. Cigarette? Oh, and a towel? Lovely. Would you like to do this again some time?

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10. As a special treat for typography enthusiasts, here’s a final screen grab. YOU CAN CUM NOW. twitpic.com/bus1m3

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9. Ah, here we go! “Single dwellings Zone 4 (101.15kB)” leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/IgnitionSuite/… Personally, for “bin night” I don’t think “resource recovery”.

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8. Having separately looked up some details on Google Maps, I discover that we are in Wednesday, Zone 4. So now, the Zone 4 Calendar…?

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7. This is the completely comprehensible guide to your zone. There is no map. Which streets are this house between? twitpic.com/burzym

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6. “Find your street in the document ‘Collection days for your Street/What Zone am I in’… a number indicates what Zone your street is in.”

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5. Ah! There is a separate sub-menu, “Street Collection Days”, so let’s click through. leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Street-Collect…

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4. But first, a lecture. “Waste is a symptom of a throw away society, the result of inefficient manufacturing and consumption pattern.”

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3. I know this a service. Under “Services” there’s “Waste and Recycling”. Not so tough… so far. Love a triple hyphen. leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Waste–Recycl…

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2. I am at an address on Lilyfield Road, Lilyfield, so we go to the Leichhardt Council website. leichhardt.nsw.gov.au Where do we look?

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1. Do you find yourself masturbating over fine examples of UX and UI? Then follow me now as I attempt to discover when to put the bins out.

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Credit for the SSO webcam link should have gone to @astrokiwi via @elakdawalla, says @chris_bloke, just so you know.

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@mpesce If it were my place, then, I’d trash it, but also email the commenter to tell them to try again once they’d read my comments policy.

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@mpesce More seriously, are you sure you’re not over-thinking it? It’s your house. Is the guest too rude to stay?

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@mpesce But I haven’t written anything!

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Live webcam of Siding Springs Observatory. (Watch it burn from the inside?) http://150.203.153.131/~… HT @chris_bloke

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No. Please don’t.

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@joshgnosis @gusworldau @kjmci I thought it was like measuring whisky, “a finger of lesbians”? (Yeah, I’ll get complaints for that one…)

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@GeordieGuy You prefer the more minimalist look for your baby, with fewer straps? farm7.staticflickr.com/6231/641493542…

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Mind you, I once thought postboxes were outside post offices ‘cos letters were sent pneumatically direct from them, not into the PO first.

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That animated GIF doing the rounds today explaining how a Yale lock works? Mind-blowing? Really? How did you imagine they worked?

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The era reached by a society when one of its most repected journalists retweets @dannolan’s GIFs? That.

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Blokes at the next table explaining how a workmate nicked another’s phone and posted “his profile” to a heap of “dating” sites for the lulz.

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Counterbalanced photonic spheres in the rain instagr.am/p/Uaa1EVCFlk/

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@paulwallbank Then I choose Texas. Because there I can both hate things and carry a gun. And that’s bound to help.

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Does anyone have a windmill handy? I feel like a bit of a tilt.

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RT @D_Keating: Honestly, I think the article about meet to call timings in relationships has more promise. [True.]

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Gawd, Barry, I’m exhausted already! How can I hate even more? instagr.am/p/UaZIbeiFjt/

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@x7o Oh we’re back to this binary opposite. Full circle. We’re done, then. @zzap

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@x7o No, I don’t have to “just accept them”. I can also object to them, and try to change things. Sound familiar, does it? @zzap

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Waiting for the tweet that says every action between people in a society is “political”, by definition. It feels minutes overdue.

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@x7o Oh FFS! I never said “never”! I’m just saying, to put it as even a thick child might follow, “Just not YET!” @zzap

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@x7o What am I doing? Expressing my outrage that you have gone WAY beyond what I consider acceptable so soon after a death. @zzap

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@x7o Clearly, you’re wrong. AND You talk as if “social sanction” is inherently bad evil, not simply how societies negotiate behaviour. @zzap

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@x7o I reckon it’s disgusting that the Day One of shock and necessary grief means nothing, the political trumps all of that. Yuck. @zzap

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@x7o But you’re doing no different, it seems to me. Another vulture eager to make sure they get their version of the message out. @zzap

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@BundyB That’s kind my point, actually.

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“Help! Help! I’m being repressed!”

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@x7o And no-one’s “censoring” you, you moron. You’re still able to say what you say, in many venues. [shakes head in disbelief] @zzap

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@x7o A man has died. Family, friends and community are in shock and mourning. But off you go, using it for your own politics. @zzap

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@x7o No-one’s recommending dishonestly, you stupid cunt, just a more seemly pause before you commodify a young man’s death. @zzap

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@x7o Exactly my point. No concern for the feelings of others, which might include grief. Selfish, solipsistic, boorish arsehole. @zzap

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@x7o What’s particularly revealing is that you equate criticism with “policing”. A spoiled child prone to tantrums, by any chance? @zzap

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@x7o Someone telling you their opinion of your public behaviour is “policing sentiment”? Wow, what a self-centred self-righteous cunt! @zzap

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benpobjie Is Gina Rinehart a feminist? Our DNA test reveals all!

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@x7o @zzap Maybe wait until Swartz’s corpse is actually cold before using it to beat Lessig. Whatever the issue, effing tasteless, IMO.

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Rediscovering my “most unworthy article @crikey_news has ever published” (3rd comment). Ah, those were the days! crikey.com.au/2009/02/17/out…

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@Drag0nista @kcarruthers @AMoir Yeah I think I might leave you ladies to your weird fantasies.

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@KarenVelakoulis If I make the seminar happen again, and on the surface it looks quite possible, it’ll be plugged on my website and here.

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@4ortvna @BernardKeane Christ I wish I had such a blindingly simplistic view of the world! All this complexity and thinking and stuff hurts.

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4ortvna @BernardKeane go and live in North Korea if you think our Government is bad. Or nearly any other country. We have good governance.

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You know, just having lunch at the local pub is a lazy choice, but it’s precisely right for the reflective mood I’m in. Transitioning now.

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corduroy Oh dear, the CFA (Victorian) Fire Ready app is dangerously awful. pic.twitter.com/rXMsOFPc

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Finding my pants. Because I’m then going to seek out lunch. And one wears pants to lunch.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 136: Geekery and hot thoughts”, and did you hear the unexpected podcast? stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/13…

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Hunting down people in the wild forests of Russia. Yep, seen that movie.

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Oh FFS, people, The Great Train Robbers just tried to “share” things too. Do try to use another frame every now and then.

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shutthekellup @benpobjie Enough Pope. The pontiff in his inimitable off-the-cuff fashion chats with Andrew Denton for 30 minutes every week.

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Did the Cro-Magnons have cider?

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RT @runoutoftweets: CRY$TAL WARRIOR KE$HA aliendovecote.com/uploads/twine/… this is very good @aliendovecote [Baffles me, but via @dannolan, obviously.]

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Another fave photo from yesterday: “Good afternoon, Sir, and welcome to Cryostat 5.” flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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NOTE TO AUSTRALIAN TECH MEDIA AND PR: I am running a Buzzword Bingo game at Kickstart Forum this year. Anyone want to sponsor prizes?

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@Steve_Lockstep @manaz_d Compared with how many Australian schoolboys break their necks diving into pools or sitting in cars? Ahem!

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@Drag0nista @AMoir @kcarruthers So, you know what now has to happens at some point in the next 24 hours, right? YOU FOOLS!

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THESE TWO TWEETS EXPLAIN EVERYTHING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD! twitter.com/Drag0nista/sta… twitter.com/amoir/status/2…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Further evidence Twitter needs to do a cleanup of inactive accounts. [But what would happen to @pookeeper?]

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RT @oberonsghost: hmmm…..hemp or nylon…..*ponders* [You can’t smoke nylon. Toxic fumes. Very bad for you. Trust me.]

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@oberonsghost My understanding is that wax plugs in the ears are required. Or lashing yourself to the mast. Depends on your personal goals.

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@jplonie You should never pay for popcorn. Popcorn is bullshit.

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@mrgrumpystephen Yeah saw that. All received five by five. Thank you. Round two tomorrow, then?

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I’ve always loved how @WIRED reckons it’s all about Wonderful Big Global Internet Culture and yet their viewpoint is rarely non-US. Lulz.

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Hilarious that @WIRED names @e_kaspersky as world’s 8th most dangerous person without specifying to whom, exactly. wired.com/dangerroom/201…

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OK, if your Twitter reply or DM was sent before 1100 AEDT today (0000 GMT) and there was no reply, and you really need one, please resend.

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@izevaka You don’t need to tell me! :) My anger at self-styled geeks who are nothing but trainspotter fans of consumer gadgets is infinite.

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Ah, here’s an old fave! President Abraham Lincoln presents The Gettysburg Powerpoint. norvig.com/Gettysburg/

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PlaneTalking starts paying rent at Spaceport America. Rocket rides draw nearer. blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2…

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@NewtonMark @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj @EnsignR Why do “the geeks” want to make everyone geeks so it works their way? So arrogant!

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RT @purserj: @NewtonMark @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @EnsignR so how do car geeks get around that? [Buy a 1950s Jaguar.]

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We’re talking about “We are in the final years of our internet” stupidiswinning.tumblr.com/post/402680497… etc, @twoscomplement

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@NewtonMark @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj @EnsignR That’s my point. And the result was cheap, reliable cars for the entire planet.

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@purserj @NewtonMark @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @EnsignR No, that was “American Pie”. And the other way around.

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@NewtonMark @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj @EnsignR Toyota and SAAB’s comprehensive garage toolkits brought us all up to speed. [nods]

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@NewtonMark @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj @EnsignR So, just like the car industry asked, ‘How do people learn to be mechanics?’

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RT @NewtonMark: @stilgherrian @bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj @EnsignR Yeah. Takeaway question is ‘how do people learn to be geeks?’

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@bernietb @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj @EnsignR @NewtonMark The article’s premise is important, then it goes… batshit insane.

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Steve_Lockstep How many blokes playing wheelchair rugby are in wheelchairs from playing rugby?

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RT @misswired: New notice in the foyer about people having sex in the apartment complex pool. [Cool. So when do they want us to come over?]

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@michaelneale @Lyall @KarenVelakoulis I only just remembered it then, but no reason why it can’t be done in 2013. One half-day session.

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@michaelneale @Lyall @KarenVelakoulis Yes, this was a real better-writing session I did for internal comms folks at IBM a few years ago…

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@Betfairpoker @SnarkyPlatypus I believe they’re meant to be called an “IUD”… [ducks]

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@Jester_Jeff Ta for that. Overnight I’ve remember that 3/9 SAMR’s M113s were all pretty basic vehicles. And yeah the fuckers keep sinking.

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“We are in the final years of our internet” (says a specific kind of self-interested “we”) stupidiswinning.tumblr.com/post/402680497… HT @NewtonMark

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@Taco_Lad Thanks, yes, and that IDs the weapon as the L2 BAT not the L6 WOMBAT. I’ll link that into the Flickr page now. Ta.

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@dfg77 @SnarkyPlatypus We have an internet meme coming on now, don’t we.

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SnarkyPlatypus Brilliant! RT @dfg77: The Daily Telegraph reveals the source of their recent historical exclusives. bit.ly/V3HyEB

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GreenJ I hate your iPad app.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Comme je suis un Homme de Science, je recommande une approche empirique de ce mystère.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai décidé d’adopter M. Thompson a mon modèle. Je suis très heureux. Et vous?

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It took me just two minutes to trace that story. But I guess @LastAngryFan is too busy to worry himself with, you know, citing his sources.

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A shame @LastAngryFan didn’t properly source that HST news clipping to the PR for a book released in 2008. “Unethical” comes to mind…

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RT @StanDevia: Hunter S Thompson knew how to strike a proper work - life balance lastangryfan.com/2013/01/hunter… [Yes, yes he did. HT @simonhackett]

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RT @dannolan: Why is he like this pic.twitter.com/wWs2HyyD [Ping @SnarkyPlatypus for a much-needed psychological explanation.]

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Re-pimp: Met at @CSO_Australia: “Nasty Ruby on Rails vulnerabilities highlight small websites’ risk to us all” cso.com.au/article/446211…

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People are only just catching up on the nasty, nasty Ruby on Rails vulnerabilities today? OK, I’d better re-pimp my thing…

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Sun plan, unordered: Clear comms backlog (with many email deletes); write 2 x blog posts; map out schedule for next week; human contact TBA.

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Sun plan, organising principle: Tidy up a bunch of loose ends before my work returns to full-strength mode tomorrow.

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I better get this coffee and food into me before interacting with the world any more, ‘cos clearly there’s all sorts of nasties here today.

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I think I’ll resurrect my “How to write like a human” seminar this year, the one I did for some of IBM’s people a few years ago.

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Ah yes, it’s @VirginAustralia’s email and its “enhance the travel experience” management cant that I’m mocking. Humans don’t talk that way.

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It is expected that these procedures will enhance the breakfasting experience.

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Enabling the kettle so that its hot water may enable the coffee. Enabling the microwave oven so that the leftovers may enable breakfast.

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stcolumbia Starting to think bureaucracies shouldn’t talk about “enabling” each other. This is inter-agency cooperation, not Sid and Nancy.

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And then he slept for another two and a half hours. WTF? Anyway, here I am again, and I don’t seem to be bleeding very much.

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RT @jkr442: I’m sure a well-worded letter to the surgeon general would help. [Yes. Confidence and clarity are always important.]

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Sorry, my disbelief was at my brain waking me up before 0600 again when I clearly need a lot more sleep. Unimpressed. Who can I complain to?

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I should go to bed.

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@gattaca Weird-arsed Canadian snake sniffer alert!

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@smperris I think you’re playing your mental video backwards.

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RT @AndrewRiddle36: The only reason anyone ever said [M113s] “float” is because “maybe won’t sink” is hard to sell as a military capability.

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@kcarruthers YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME SERIOUSLY BECAUSE I AM PROVIDING IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.

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@AndrewRiddle36 Well indeed, a 12-ton steel box with doors doesn’t make the safest boat. ;)

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They probably closed the rear hatch in the ramp though. RECOMMENDED.

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See? The M113 APC floats. Even this Australian one in Vietnam. defence.gov.au/news/armynews/… Background at forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?…

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So, to make it very clear, we did not do that.

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