Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 8th, 2013

@Drag0nista I don’t know what @sylmobile is on about, but mine is just a harmless party drug. More or less.

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“Toxicity: Uncertain; handle with caution.”

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johnb78 Young Liberals RT @stilgherrian: “23 species, almost none of which can be identified without a close examination of the genital structures.”

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It’s probably best not to confuse that tweet with any of my previous tweets about broadband policy. Because to tell them apart… um, no.

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“23 species, almost none of which can be identified with certainty without a close examination of the male and female genital structures.”

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Yep, @bradsprigg, we’re definitely looking at a Nicodamid species. findaspider.org.au/find/spiders/5…

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Mind you, the common name of “red and black spider” is an indictment on the entire fraternity of arachnologists, isn’t it.

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These aren’t “in hollow logs or between stones”, @bunjaree, there’s about a dozen of them wrapping The Studio in silk

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I reckon Nicodamus peregrinus is a good fit, @alixjasmine @veritychambers @bunjaree, but I want to see pics of the other species now.

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Oh hang on, the confusion is mine. Family Nicodamus. Genus and species… one of 29 possibilities. Oh well, at least it’s not a beetle!

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Yeah I’m pretty sure geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Toys/… is not it, thanks @max_au. [Thwaps!]

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Uhoh. Conflicting spider IDs coming in, from Nicodamus peregrinus to Ambicodamus southwelli. Thanks. Reading now.

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@expectproblems “The best camera is the one you have with you”? :)

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@expectproblems Nikon Coolpix S8100, which I got in Kuala Lumpur on special when I was there.

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@expectproblems She’s beautiful, isn’t she! About 15mm leg span. That’s what a $250 compact camera can do on macro setting.

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New photo: “Spider guest” at @bunjaree, can anyone identify? flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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New blog post (late): “Weekly Wrap 148: Libertarian overload, with heraldry” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/14…

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@mpesce @kcarruthers I thought we did that already? Didn’t we?

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RT @snare: Wait, Vince McMahon is selling Gold Dust’s contract?! [No, some bloke called Joseph. With a Yahoo email address so there’s that.]

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RT @BakedBoons: That’s called “Poe’s Law” my friend en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe’s_law [Nathan, not Edgar Allen, noted. Thank you.]

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“DEAR SIR, WE ARE GOLD MINING COMPANY IN GHANA WEST AFRICA AND WE HAVE GOLD DUST FOR SALE LOOKING FOR RELIABLE BUYER WORLDWIDE.”

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I can no longer tell the difference between reality and parody.

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@WP_DownUnder I’m sure you’re just conforming to standard industry practice.

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New blog post: “Talking downloading TV on ABC @1057darwin” (6 min audio from 4 Apr, re Game of Thrones) stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@eBleeter @michaelneale @joshgnosis Right on both counts. But “the hipster vote”? Doesn’t that go to obscure parties you haven’t heard of?

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RT @michaelneale: @stilgherrian @joshgnosis is it mandatory to pay with greenback under the coalition? [Love the 5” floppy and original Mac]

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RT @joshgnosis: There will be a lot of this tomorrow, I suspect pic.twitter.com/oc8kg4IVNZ [Wow. Now there’s some nuance… not.]

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chrisberg here’s the video of rupert murdoch’s speech to @TheIPA’s 70th anniversary dinner youtube.com/watch?v=ZbqLO1… cc everyone on the internet

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@michaelneale You’re going to try to apply your new knowledge to every social situation for the rest of the week, aren’t you.

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Anyway, I’m in the Blue Mountains, so I’m fairly sure this is halal pork.

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Look, I’m eating pork. Exactly how much sense do you expect me to make?

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semibogan Doxxed is not a word. Use fucking words.

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I’ll just retweet that, @R_Chirgwin, because I have no idea what it means. None at all. No, none Sir.

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R_Chirgwin If I said that $90 billion is a “red handkerchief” number, is it (1) comprehensible? and (2) Too offensive to use? Just wondering …

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“Tea Leaves of the Eastern Suburbs: A Critical Reader”, now there’s a title.

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And I know that from some time this coming weekend, I should be in Sydney for two weeks almost continuously. Probably. Maybe.

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Oh. I haven’t done a Weekly Wrap blog post yet, but I know I’ll be in Sydney tomorrow (Tuesday) and overnight into Wednesday.

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Working next to @lukehopewell. Imagine that.

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@PMOPressOffice Perhaps you might answer this one too: “Super-fast broadband” is how fast, exactly? Make sure you wave your arms REALLY BIG.

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Also, “Turnbull has key questions to answer”, writes Minister Conroy, but his questions are different. minister.dbcde.gov.au/media/media_re…

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RT: Me at @crikey_news: “Ninety billion maybes: 13 questions about Turnbull’s NBN” crikey.com.au/2013/04/08/nin…

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@manaz_d That’s a heartbreaking moment. Fortunately it doesn’t apply to this 2010 Bordeaux (Merlot), but it’s a bit insipid.

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@John_Hanna I’m waiting for someone to post pics of the lovely, well-maintained copper in their street. I think I’ll have to be patient.

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RT @dufussy: Movin Right Along … pic.twitter.com/MJVdgBbKKd [Yeah that’s not allowed up here. We tell ‘em to fork off.]

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The Australian Museum seems to have updated its dropbear advice earlier this year. australianmuseum.net.au/Drop-Bear

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RT @John_Hanna: A separate splice for each address. pic.twitter.com/iTSxsd0mfE [Note also the other thing in the pit, Glorious Copper!]

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The Corkscrew Hunt’s First Dilemma instagram.com/p/X1cVdyCFl6/

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I am just going outside to get a corkscrew and may be some time.

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Pondering, briefly, the Interchangeability of All Things.

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OK, I’ve found some felt-tip markers, so at least I can huff them later. nd some, um, ladies’ sanitary things filed under “tealights”.

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[Brief but intensely heartfelt anger at the French wine industry’s inconvenient inability to adopt modern bottle-sealing technology.]

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RT @elronxenu: Those Centronics cables could hang a medium-sized goat. [Obviously this needs further experimentation, Mr Hutchence.]

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Oh dear. I seem to have stirred the Motoring Enthusiasts. Will they be easier or worse to handle than Bitcoin Libertarians?

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Whatever politics our elected representatives believe, hats off to them for putting up with this arsehattery every day without stabbing.

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Maybe if I got an Ethernet cable AND a long printer cable, I could cope with “political logic” more effectively by hanging myself twice.

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@BernLagan @IanHanke @markatextor I’m so pleased that you’ve presented the only two possible options available to Australia. Bravo!

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@PSyvret @markatextor This is not my area (cars? what even are they?), but would love to see current numbers. Still… machine-guns!

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RT @PSyvret: @markatextor @stilgherrian The South Korean automotive sector receives far more protection/subsidies/co-investment than ours.

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In Korea, Samsung is building machine-gun toting robots. In Australia, the government still dreams of reliving our FJ Holden heyday.

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Love how Vodafone replacing 2/3 of execs and shuffling 35% of their reports is spun as “an overall cultural shift”. Quite some shift!

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RT @joshgnosis: All the detail on Vodafone’s 4G and the plans to turn the company around. zd.net/10xlvrZ

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DogSolutions sometime you neeed the solution, for the doeg. but a time, doge may have the soluitons 4 u? pic.twitter.com/w61s6GHd7r

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*Finds length of Ethernet cable* *Wraps cable around neck* *Hangs self from nearby tree*

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Hey guys, you’ll never guess, but the government reckons the Coalition’s claims about the NBN are all lies! Who’d have thought!

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RT @vealmince: Government needs to appoint a Hyperbowl Commissioner before we run out of words. [Yes! A billion times yes! Oh wait.]

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“Car [on the M2] travelling on three tyres and the near side rear rim, causing sparks, rubber and smoke.” Driver blew 0.133.

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A naughty part of me wants to call @nswpolice’ weekend traffic wrap “The Hero List”, then I read the arsehattery. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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@GhostSwirv You’re half right. The robins are actual robins. It’s the dragonflies that are really drones.

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@Gammonator Oh, I didn’t intend to “call bullshit” on the Coalition’s NBN plan. I’m open-minded. I just want to see the working-out.

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Right, on-deadine work complete. Now to plough through the email, see how that affects my April plans, re-plan, and then blogue the plan.

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@carolprobets @amicus_AU @R_Chirgwin Oh yes, @bunjaree is full of yellow robins, just the first time one has stayed still longer than 11sec.

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I see that “mind-blowing” has been devalued to mean, roughly, “mildly surprising”. Unless people really are that sheltered. Pitiful.

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Now I’m being trolled by a robin. It’s flying right to the door frame, 1.5m away, staring at me, then flying away before I grab the camera.

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RT @purserj: @stilgherrian you’d prefer “WTF!!?!?” [That should be added to nearly everything I write, I think.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus @crikey_news I think it’s more to create a sense of “Shit, I knew we forgot something!” Fitting, given the NBN debate.

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@amicus_AU @R_Chirgwin @carolprobets I can see three of those yellow robins crashing about in the scrub from where I sit. Very active today.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Ninety billion maybes: 13 questions about Turnbull’s NBN” crikey.com.au/2013/04/08/nin… Also “????”, but I didn’t write that.

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”???? READ MORE”

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shandsaker I am having a cartoonist do an illustration for an @JohnBirmingham article, of an elephant taking a dump on a board room. So there’s that.

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@franksting I don’t know what you’re specifically pointing to, but as a contributor I’ve noticed no change in what I do. @SupratimA

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@carolprobets @landcaretim @R_Chirgwin @sylmobile Thanks, Carol, I’ve removed the reference to “juvenile”.

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Interesting analysis of Coalition’s NBN challenges from @SupratimA at @technologyspec businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/4…

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RT @davpope: Someone leaked me a schematic of Malcolm’s alternative broadband plan pic.twitter.com/5ZLk8xzHdT [A bit cruel…]

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“Speed test: Is Turnbull’s solution quick enough?” asks @phildobbie at @zdnetaustralia zdnet.com/speed-test-is-…

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Updated: “Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) photographed at @bunjareeflickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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Eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria australis), thank you @LandcareTim. Juvenile too? Updating Flickr… @R_Chirgwin @carolprobets @sylmobile

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New photo: “Unknown yellow bird”. Can anyone ID today’s avian visitor? flickr.com/photos/stilghe… @R_Chirgwin @carolprobets

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“You’re soaking in it.”

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The hallucinating goldfish are out in force today.

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sarahscustard Less than 10 days until Tom Waterhouse’s head falls off. (According to my @firstdogonmoon calendar, that is.) pic.twitter.com/PbY65OVECy

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Re-reading those @amworldtodaypm things, the journos do know the difference between an audit, a project review and a cost benefit analysis?

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@abctech @carolduncan Indeed, my @crikey_news yarn today is essentially listing questions to ask once we see the 12-page document.

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@fstopr All will become clear in tonight’s TV news, trust me. I CAN FORETELL THE FUTURE!

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@carolduncan @abctech Who knows? So far only @dailytelegraph has seen @TurnbullMalcolm’s 12-page working-out. They’re special possums.

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@joshgnosis Assumed. Knew. Confirmed. Guessed. All are the same in the Wonderful World of Jernalisms.

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@abctech Well that’s just waving electricity prices as a scare-stick.

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“Coalition to keep NBN wireless and satellite”, writes @joshgnosis. (Didn’t we know this?) zdnet.com/au/coalition-t…

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Also from @amworldtodaypm, Senator Conroy blusters a lot and something something we have forecasts. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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Wow, @amworldtodaypm’s Australian Industry Group interview re NBN really was a light touch, as I was forewarned. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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I draw your attention again to @dailytelegraph’s “The Ninety Billion Nightmare - the real cost of the NBN rollout” dailytelegraph.com.au/news/the-ninet…

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Story filed for @crikey_news. Whew. Now, to see what all you petals have been up to while I was busy, and then to commit pork-havoc!

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Today we are all skateboarders for Australia’s future.

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sbellelauren a grindr but for nearby puppies to pet

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jason_a_w Wait, racist young liberals? There must be some mistake.

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shybread breads has 6 letters hitler has 6 letters. wake up america

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@dahowlett So I see you’re tilting at your windmills, and me mine. Ah, someone has to do it!

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Mon plan: Write for @crikey_news; run amok with the pork; blogue; re-plan April again, because email; remainder TBA, but I have suspicions.

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RT @cheshireb: OH: I’m invested in Westmeath being close to here, no matter what maps say [See! This is how politics works!]

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Horse_ebooks Those are just some of the things no one is talking about,

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GordyPls Australian Democrats to announce token ring based NBN policy this afternoon.

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What are you on about, @NewtonMark? Here’s a video of Vectored DSL! defensetech.org/2013/04/05/vid…

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What have I done now?

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@helenperris @sylmobile Not that interesting. It was done by Twitter as a batch as they started their Australian physical presence.

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Yes, as @AndrewPStreet points out, . Also contains crocodile excellence. thevine.com.au/life/news/nake…

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Negotiating the day.

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@SnarkyPlatypus C’est le jour des lunes! Graisser tous les orifices!

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I’m sure the translatorifier had a reason for equating “broom handles” with “joysticks”… I just don’t want to know.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis bousculade 45 milliards de manches à balai dans le cul. On se sent bien. Et vous?

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I’m sure @TurnbullMalcolm will help Alan Jones and Ray Hadley work through some calm analysis of the numbers later this morning.

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But “potentially cost an extra $45 billion” sounds like a bit o’the ol’ option 2, the pick-and-screech approach.

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Of course @dailytelegraph calling the 4% capex increase a “blowout” is just normal tabloid-screech. Sounds tiny for a bit civil project.

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1. Update all estimates with new data based on experience and appropriate risk calculations. 2. Pick every worst-case figure and screech.

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I guess there’s two ways @TurnbullMalcolm might have done the document. One is honest, the other nothing but political, those two being…

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I’m keen to see “the 12-page costing document”, because given NBN Co’s continuing delays I’m open-minded about how it might look.

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A win for @TurnbullMalcolm. It says again “the NBN” will be cheaper with FttN (der!), without also saying how it would have less capability.

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The @dailytelegraph cites “new analysis contained in the Coalition’s broadband policy”, which we do not have.

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“The Ninety Billion Nightmare - the real cost of the NBN rollout” says @dailytelegraph dailytelegraph.com.au/news/the-ninet…

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Oh dear. It looks like there are arsehats on the internet again.

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GordyPls ABC Breakfast file footage going with North Korean aggression shows surface to air missile battery with Arabic script labelling on it.

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Hello and welcome to the Day of Mooning.

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