Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

May 22nd, 2013

UNDER THE NEW PLAN THE 0732 NOW LEAVES AT 0731 YOU HAVE DESTROYED MY MARRIAGE.

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OMFG “leaked timetable” somebody phone Woodward and Bernstein immediately!

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What you suggest, @erkpod, would mean both the end of western culture and the collapse of the internet. Also, Communism.

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Sure, @erkpod, but how can they talk to train crew without AN iTrainCrew app? THEY’D HAVE TO STAND UP AND WALK TO THE NEXT CARRIAGE.

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erkpod Tell the train crew! RT @stilgherrian: Why can’t arsehats complaining phone & report it, instead of tweeting & whining that it’s not fixed?

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An organisation publicises its comms channels X, Y, and Z, but a bunch of iPhone-holding twats whinge that channel C isn’t responded to.

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Why can’t arsehats complaining about CityRail phone 131500 and report it, instead of tweeting and whining that it’s not fixed?

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TumblrTXT Tumblr is no longer going to be a private place that isn’t severely overpopulated by assholes. Tumblr isn’t going to be the same.

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mxrk clearly .gif is pronounced *my lips move but you hear nothing* *dogs begin barking in the distance* *hundreds of them* *getting closer now*

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Shut up the lot of you, I’m drinking.

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Waiting by the barrier.

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RT @j_hutch: @stilgherrian @alliecoyne The @darrenpauli botnet is up and running. World domination is imminent. [AAAARGH!]

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@alliecoyne You raise an important point. We could be facing an army of upbeat @darrenpauli cyborg clones.

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@frombecca @treespiepurr @VanityFare1 Thanks for all the suggestions. I’ll compare notes with my accomplice momentarily and report back.

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RT @ABCscience: News: Penguins gave up the ability to fly to become lean, mean diving machines. goo.gl/fb/t4JUq [Except they’re fat.]

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So I also seem to have linked to something @darrenpauli wrote in October last year. Right. Just you wait, @darrenpauli!

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It’s so good to see @darrenpauli writing something cheerful for a change. Something uplifting.

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“Security holes enable attackers to switch off pacemakers, rewrite firmware from 30 feet away,” writes @darrenpauli scmagazine.com.au/News/319508,ha…

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“The Sydney-based researcher has written four books on social trends with the most recent, Winning The Battle For Relevance.”

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DanielNguyen “I can’t identify Apple’s problems, but they need to DO SOMETHING about it. Like release a GAMECHANGER” canberratimes.com.au/executive-styl…

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Having supplied an editor with a funny but unusable headline, I now find myself being encouraged to have a hangover tomorrow.

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dogboner every known thing had been sufficiently mocked and ironically retweeted. we placed our phones in the dirt and walked into the woods to die

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And after all that, I’ve left someone to change all their passwords to something that’s not the name of their business with a number in it.

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@atirere That’s an interesting suggestion. I shall consider.

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Oh dear, it looks like I have to help out a victim of total pwnage. “I may be some time…”

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skr These guys are starting a bus service to compete with Muni? With wifi? Requires iPhone? My bubble just got bubblier. leaptransit.com

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isabelhilton complained about sharks fin being served in Hangzhou hotel. The answer from the food and beverage manager? “Don’t worry, it’s fake”

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@Dr_Craig_Wright Ah yes, I saw that, and I’d have griped about it in my Budget commentary, but I got spiked.

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Dear Lazyweb, I need to know about new and interesting cocktail bars in Kings Cross / Potts Point, and also restaurants. Don’t fail me!

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RT @dobes: Voices in my head definitely tell me that Rudd will spontaneously combust before September. [I’ll have what he’s having.]

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My immediately previous tweet is of course further evidence that I am a paid shill of the Liberal Party.

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Wow. The Coalition is putting up a potential Treasurer who doesn’t seem to understand basic accounting procedures. That bodes well.

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joshgnosis Hockey says that the Coalition’s NBN is more likely to make money so it is more honest of the Coalition to keep it off budget.

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RT @NickRichards15: I thought a male seamstress was a seaman. Again I was wrong. [Oh stop it. :P]

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@Steve_Lockstep @charispalmer I fully intend to out-Google Google with my policy, yes.

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Mobile: In search of lunch, a seamster/seamstress, wine and a few other things.

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@EnoTheWonderdog @amworldtodaypm I’m fairly sure that Cmdr Hadfield sings in a Canadian accent, being Canadian, but there you go.

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bleikamp The easiest way to vertically center something in CSS is to close your laptop and go to the bar.

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@ssharwood @lukehopewell @jdub I have a CompuServe account too. It cost $270 per byte, or a thousand dollars a minute, or something.

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@charispalmer Yes, but is @Steve_Lockstep a man or a woman now? THIS COULD BE IMPORTANT.

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@domknight Twitter is trying to make itself into an adjunct to TV, and that will be their downfall.

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jdub dom tweet. RT @GreenJ: sub tweet.

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So I just did a blog post with my sentence on @amworldtodaypm about Chris Hadfield’s Bowie song and my space stuff. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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joshgnosis ACMA and that GIF guy would get along quite well, I think.

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“Confirm @Steve_Lockstep Is the gender balance in Australian ”, @charispalmer? Why? What’s he done? Had the op?

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You know, Twitter, not showing previews of images just ‘cos they’re hosted at a “competitor” is just fucking well childish.

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RT @flashman: ah here comes that rain, Sydney pic.twitter.com/B95e6JvxVr [Plus near-live radar at bom.gov.au/products/IDR71… of course.]

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dobes HAHAHAHA, you guys today! 24.media.tumblr.com/5b8557ed697342…

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franksting “Only if you ignore inflation & real growth in the econmy can you pretend Swan’s extracting more tax than (Costello)” rossgittins.com/2013/05/both-s…

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BernardKeane Tell the truth: have you ever seen an animal as vicious as this? pic.twitter.com/IwqzBjKO0A

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@David_N_Wilson Oh we’re talking SERIOUSLY small town! I’ll have to look up where you are on the maps etc. Now I’m intrigued!

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@GreenJ Sorry, yes, I’ve been busy in The America and everything is a little befuddled.

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According to the Attorney-General’s press release, Australia has just joined the Open Government Partnership. opengovpartnership.org

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RT @michaelmeloni: Xbox One looks like a Kickstarter mockup. [Ouch!]

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But… but… that’s fact-checking right there, @jonaholmesMW! I’m not so sure… @zackster @sortius

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jonaholmesAge The rumour is wrong RT @zackster: @sortius rumour is @jonaholmesMW is going to head up the ABC fact checking team.

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I would like to ride the skies on Skywhale. Who can make this happen?

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jeamland When they’ve finished with Skywhale, I propose it be given to @stilgherrian to be his mobile base of operations. You know it makes sense.

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RT @johnemcintyre: One more “iconic” zapped. [You have done the world a great service today, Sir.]

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: The Skywhale looked into his soul and found it wanting. [Skywhale looks into EVERYONE’S soul. And finds them wanting.]

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@David_N_Wilson I grew up in a rural area in South Australia, but finishing high school is more a personal, family celebration.

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“Centenary of Canberra creative director Robyn Archer taking a look at the Skywhale. Photo: Jeffrey Chan” images.canberratimes.com.au/2013/05/21/429…

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@ssharwood I cheated a bit. I had to refresh my memory using something called an internet.

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RT @ssharwood: The Xbox One is the Olivetti Envision I’ve always wanted [And this is one of the NICE comments about it.]

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Skywhale is “arrogant”, says man whose former job was… politician. canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canbe…

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RT @GreenJ: hmm. full finger gloves time has come methinks. [Worst. Euphemism. Ever.]

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@DrMobs Well, the end of the plan sounds good. The earlier part is a bit tedious. But it’s all I’m capable of today.

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@David_N_Wilson I have a theory, which is that US still has strong echoes of its rural past. Less urbanised than, say, Aust or West EU.

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@David_N_Wilson It’s a milestone, but to me (an alien) it seems that American high school ceremonies are far more elaborate than elsewhere.

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@juhasaarinen True, it was a rather exceptional piece of bastardry.

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damiengwalter Characters in new Call of Duty have photo-realistic heads. All the better to shoot them in. And there’s a dog. You can shoot that too.

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@juhasaarinen Oh, yeah, look that’s about 40 kinds of wrong right there So let’s just forget my Prussian heritage too, m’kay?

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RT @agarner: Hacklabs setting up their outdoor beach party at - in the rain pic.twitter.com/ML8UtiY8Vl [A Combi van? No armour?]

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Oh. Yeah. And drinks next week with Eugene Kaspersky. What could possibly go wrong?

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RT @DemiseNZ: Use WGET? Youre a hacker. ars.to/ZbBD5b [Using anything other than “approved” apps will be a crime. HT @juhasaarinen]

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Since it’s also Cyber Awareness Week, I’ll post some photos so you’re all aware of my cybering.

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jonathonio why can’t Apple try and *maximise* their tax bill, like all other companies do

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Note to self: Today looks like it’s not a good day to send a story pitch to @charispalmer because temperance. @HarrisonPolites

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Wed plan, more specifically: Start at the top left, and work through this pile of crap on the desk, in my inbox and elsewhere in my systems.

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Wed plan: A day of planning and administrivia, mostly, while waiting for the rain. Then watching the rain. Then drinking wine.

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It seems Apple has yet to catch up with The Passphrase Generation. twitpic.com/cs9d03

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RT @David_N_Wilson: Just posted a photo instagram.com/p/ZluivmrMZW/ [So, it’s a Big Deal when someone manages to finish school in America?]

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@michaelneale @semiboganman I think the word you’re looking for is “gerrymander”.

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GameJournos “Call of Duty has a dog!” = “Malibu Stacy’s got a new hat!”

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Farmers are good at blaming everyone and everything else in the universe for their problems except their own inability to run a business.

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hepburnwind now we’ve heard it all — apparently folks are worried that wind farms might affect the prawn industry! esperanceexpress.com.au/story/1511324/…

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emilybell Everyone with a Tumblr now has to go into the office.

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More disjointed conflation of random unrelated factoids, THAT’S what we need more of today. Indeed, EVERY DAY!

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@belungerer You’re making any awfully large and dumb assumption about what I may believe based on my one observation about the TV business.

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@belungerer Please, do keep assuming I know nothing about the topic and assuming what I believe, and that I need a lecture before breakfast.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je suis certain que la plupart des projets d’entreprises seraient mieux fonctionner avec plus de serpents. Ou plus de seins.

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@belungerer I don’t know. I’d never heard of Coca-Cola before today.

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RT @dahowlett: Processing 107GB of video - that’s a lot of shooting [And in 1995 a Media 100 edit suite with 8GB of hard drives cost $100k.]

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BTW, folks do know what the word “commercial” means in the phrase “commercial TV”, right? OK, good. Just checking.

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Coca-Cola pressuring commercial TV to refuse Greenpeace ads? Oh I’m sure that wouldn’t happen ever. smh.com.au/environment/gr…

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RT @jason_a_w: @stilgherrian @leslienassar our world has been built by cory, for cory [This explains pretty much everything.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je me sens presque humain, et je suis impatient d’une journée de pluie et, peut-être, le vin. Et vous?

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“Carriers attack NBN Co’s ‘lack of urgency’”, writes @rycrozier itnews.com.au/News/343851,ca…

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“Aussie retailers falling behind on ‘couch commerce’”, writes @charispalmer itnews.com.au/News/343964,au…

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@leslienassar @jason_a_w I think I love you both. But I don’t think Cory will allow this to go any further.

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Another example of Silicon Valley self-regard, if I may put it euphemistically, via @jason_a_w instagram.com/p/ZlYuUwEaHP/

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@juhasaarinen But does it have to be you? Can you be trusted with such responsibility?

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@juhasaarinen I’m glad you checked, because the Sun and its so-called “sunrise time” have been so incredibly unreliable over the years.

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Wed plan, draft: A day of planning and administrivia, mostly, while waiting for the rain. And then watching the rain.

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@Lukian Good morning. Oddly enough, it was Twitters (and garbage collectors) who woke me. Are you part of the conspiracy?

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Oh, so the local fauna has decided that I’ll be awake now. Lovely. Still, it means I’m mostly back on Sydney time. Happy Wednesday.

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