Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 7th, 2014

@SnarkyPlatypus @SMinney Nah, I don’t want to get into that sort of territory.

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RT @Rohboto: 70FTE makes it seem like there’s less redundancies right? They could sack 140 part time roles. [Precisely.]

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@SMinney @SnarkyPlatypus Someone once described my style when chairing meetings as “cruel but fair”.

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@cyenne40 You know what to do. No jury would convict you.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I have been in such meetings. I had a habit of asking “What does that actually mean?” a lot.

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qandrew@StevieBoylan: Just saw guy w/ a “failure is not an option” t shirt get trapped in a revolving door.” Biting lip. Don’t make TH comparisons

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Doesn’t “investing in human capital” mean “buying slaves”? @swearyanthony @NewtonMark

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@niallclugston it’s the letter at the beginning of a sentence.

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RT @NewtonMark: Salary Consumption Units. [Yes, this is the way we should go, I think.]

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“I’ve assigned two resources to that project” justifies a knife in the stomach.

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On a related note, whenever anyone uses the term “human capital”, punch them in the face.

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“Proposed changes involving approximately 70 FTEs”, says Fairfax. Not even “staff” or “employees”, let alone “people”. Just numbers.

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IDS_MP The first Facebook likes have arrived in Nigeria and are already helping pic.twitter.com/UauRHLDqXv

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Gmail adverts: On an overdue notice, the ads are for debt relief, cheap international money transfers, and the company that I haven’t paid.

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@paulwiggins But is it too little too late? And killing off some of the key attractions of the masthead? Sigh. Anyway, enough of me for now.

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@paulwiggins No, I didn’t mean to make it about Hywood. That was just that yarn on the day. The blame can be shared around a bit.

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@paulwiggins I seems to me, as an outsider, that little has changed at the top. A lot of wishing and hoping, but now time is running out.

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@paulwiggins I was reminded that I wrote this about Mr Hywood back in 2011. crikey.com.au/2011/06/08/hyw… Some thought he was going to punch me.

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@paulwiggins I get that too. And it was a once-proud ship. That must make it even harder.

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@paulwiggins Thanks. What I am guilty of is insensitive timing. But I’ve done that before.

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RT @virag064: Perhaps The is actually a human centipede, with Abbott at the front end and Malcolm up the back? [Jesus! @NewtonMark]

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@paulwiggins I think the time is long past to leave the sinking ship and do something new.

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@paulwiggins Your perception is wrong. There is no deight. I just think it’s a poor strategy.

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@R_Chirgwin I’m not quite sure what you mean, but I’m quite sure that I don’t want to be quite sure.

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RT @NewtonMark: What’s the goat-pig-MP version of turducken? And should it be MP-pig-goat instead? [I suggest a series of trials…]

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jonkudelka Okay, have defined the problem… instagram.com/p/nsLEZwgYtZ/

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So, @SnarkyPlatypus, how shoud Senator Xenophon be exploiting animals?

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@Gwyntaglaw “Backpacker”, you said? And you let them live? Fuckin’ traitor!

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I think Senator Xenophon should bring back his Policy Goat. Mind you, I think Senator Xenophon should shove his head up a pig, but hey.

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GeorgetheBull1 I’m ready! MT @mckinnon_a: Some farmer wants Joe Hockey to fight his 800-kilogram prize bull @junkeedotcom
junkee.com/a-furious-wind…

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Man requests cash from pub patron in exchange for meat. Patron refused. Man lifts shirt to reveal revolver. Sydney. police.nsw.gov.au/news/latest_re…

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I’m told that on @702sydney drive tomorrow, this month’s alleged Premier of NSW will be answering questions tweeted in.

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@ozdj So innovation is about watching television in white designer chairs? I thought that was the 1960s.

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Being chivalrous. Despite the cold*. (*Canadians please be shut the fuck up.)

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ProfJeffJarvis Someone disrupted the men’s toilets. Need a Toilet Cleaning Ninja to go up there and innovate.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Les battements continueront jusqu’à ce que le moral s’améliore. Et vous?

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@tamarindlemur Annoyingly, neither of us can remember which one.

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@tamarindlemur I’m already in a choose your own adventure book, one of Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy Gamebook series.

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How can iOS offer “Crucifiction” as an auto-complete suggestion and then mark it as a mis-spelled word? What arsehattery is this?

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Thirty minutes remain until I arrive back in the village. So, so tired.

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GreenJ on the basis of recent success elsewhere, Fairfax to replace all photographs with watermarks.

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@jsweeney_ibrs @IBRS Nah, Microsoft licensing is more a continual mid-level pain, like arthritis.

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@IBRS I’m a big fan of efficient processes.

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MT @IBRS: Organisations have struggled to clarify the benefits of mobility. [Break their legs. They’ll soon remember how cool mobility is.]

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Sympathy for people losing jobs, but let’s not conflate defending specific jobs at a specific media factory with “defending journalism”.

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Yes, I know the communications strategy is to the scream the scare story to panic the populace into uncritical fear. What arseholes.

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Not that I subscribe to the rhetoric of “broken budgets” and “budget chaos”. Sure, measured change is needed. But screechy panic is BS.

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Surely there must come a point when the “chaos*” in Canberra is to be blamed on the goverment of today, not the government of last year?

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What I don’t understand is why the Coalition is publishing election propaganda eight months after the election is over.

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GordyPls Why is laborsmess.com.au hosted in Amazon instead of with a local provider? Why doesn’t the coalition support local IT jobs?

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A strike, Fairfax journalists? No, in an infomation-rich world, don’t remind me how easy it is for me to get through a day without you.

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BernardKeane I guess the “Labor’s Mess” glossy skips the bit where taxation fell from the 24% of GDP the Liberals extracted from us to 20% under Labor?

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GrogsGamut After reading the Labor Mess document I get the feeling that the LNP really want to win the 2013 election

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Fairfax seems intent on providing me with fewer and ever fewer reasons for me to consider giving them money.

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bernietb In a document largely written by people thoroughly touched in the head, this place is especially special: pic.twitter.com/dNoNypsAUZ

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I see that Government by Hallucinting Goldfish is in full effect again today.

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@staticsan @highonprose @SnarkyPlatypus Yes, Thai police cars don’t have “Polisi” written on them.

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Mind you, @highonprose @SnarkyPlatypus, Australian TV stations have been caught jumbling footage of protests in Jakarta and Bangkok etc.

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Fox News “used footage of random sad Asians” washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem… Insert obvious joke here. HT @highonprose Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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IT IS OK MR RABBIT I HAVE NOW BEEN TOLD THAT YOU HAVE A PAMPHLET SO PLEASE PLEASE TAX ME AS FAR UP AS YOUR SNUFFLY BUNNY NOSE CAN PUSH.

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Hoppity hoppity hoppitty hop. Hoppity hoppitty hop. Hoppity hoppity hoppitty hoppity hoppitty hoppity hoppitty hop. Hoppity.

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So a PM who said “no new taxes” will introduce a tax, and then asks us for “trust”. Welcome to Planet Rabbit. theguardian.com/world/2014/may…

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@gavincostello It was radio, not TV, so you can’t look at my cybertheft. It’s cybersecret.

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@elronxenu Yep, mental note to mention 2-factor authentication next time. Each program represents a journey of learning.

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And the radio spot is done. I’l probaby have the audio up on a blog post some time this evening.

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On hold to talk about the $50k cybertheft on Adelaide’s @1395FIVEaa, live stream at fiveaa.com.au rebonline.com.au/breaking-news/… Stand by.

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The wonderful @darrenpauli has also written about this $50k cyberscam. theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/bro…

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In 10 min I’ll be talking about this $50k cybertheft on Adelaide’s @1395FIVEaa, live stream at fiveaa.com.au rebonline.com.au/breaking-news/…

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@Protostack @marcoostini The patterns show that “how many boats” is about the number of people fleeing persecution, not about our policies.

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@Protostack @marcoostini I’m not sure “stopping the boats from coming” is the right framing for discussing the global refugee problem.

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Betrayed by the Internet of Things! instagram.com/p/nrlaMyiFrE/

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@_andrewtrinh I’ve no idea. I only check the UTS account when I remember that I have it.

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@_andrewtrinh Dear God, this is why I need to read my UTS email occasionally.

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@expectproblems The problem is, vegetables just do alkaloids and other lame shit. The seafood will have much better poisons.

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RT @expectproblems: Pretty sure at least one of those is poisonous. [Well I’m hoping for serious neurotoxins to go with this Chablis.]

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There are vegetables to go with our mains. instagram.com/p/nrjCW1iFob/

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Main course: Balmain bugs and other seafood in broth instagram.com/p/nriyKQiFoL/

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RT @parisba: Heh pic.twitter.com/g3GSPXbUjN [Awww… He is such a sex god.]

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@voodooKobra I agree, and interestingly enough AVG’s new services seem to be heading that direction. I adit I don’t know Avast very well.

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RT @PeteDotAscian: The Internet of Cats is better understood. [I know, but @bigmac says no cats were intentionally harmed in this research.]

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“A lot of small businesses are still trying to wrap their heads around what the Internet of Things is all about,” says @bigmac.

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There was a difference between sole traders and bigger businesses. As businesses get larger, they had much more clue.

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A maker of 2-way radios that @bigmac spoke to at CeBIT manages their devices over IP but had no idea what VLANs and segmentation were. Eek!

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Of the Australian respondents, 52% understood what Internet of Things meant, but 15% thought it was a type of email (double global figure).

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AVG’s survey was done in April, two weeks ago.

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That’s 1000in the US, 500 in the UK, 250 in Australia and 250 in the Canadia.

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And now we’re into @bigmac’s presentation of AVG’s research into Internet of Things stuff. In all of this, n=2000 overall.

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The point at which implementing AVG’s solutions is right is maybe 10 people and up, depending on the business. Maybe. Hand waving ensues.

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OH: “Aren’t there risks in putting all your eggs in the cloud basket? As I say that, I realise that’s a bad sentence.”

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@semibogan Yeah but you are worse than Hitler.

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RT @CabbagePatchCat: I saw the word ‘Cloud’ and my eyes started to glaze over almost in some kind of instinctive self-preservation. [Fair.]

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… AVG is heading into the broadens services for SMB market. Remote monitoring, maintenance, NOC, help desk,.. @semibogan

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RT @semibogan: I would have thought the obvious lateral movement for the dead AV industry would be a Fireeye type model [Yes, but…]

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There are now charts with the AVG logo and lines going up and to the right. Always up and to the right.

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Like everyone else, AVG is moving from traditional antivirus etc into software as a service. Focusing on SMB market.

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AVG is launching (officially yesterday) their AVG CloudCare and Managed Workplace, an SMB management platform.

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sylmobile I think the ayes have it. RT @bernietb: AN ACT to fire @RealNickHodge out of a cannon and into the sun, and for related purposes.

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The AVG Internet of Things l(a)unch begins shortly. instagram.com/p/nrakyaCFsW/

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Approaching today’s destination instagram.com/p/nrYAPKCFoz/

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First thought: “He’s hot.” Second thought: “Oh, he’s wearing Beats by Dre headphones. Forget it.”

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Story filed for @zdnetaustralia. Changing trains at Central. The plan unfolds satisfactorily.

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OK, Possums, I’m on the train now and need to be doing some writing, so I’m turning off the internets. Back in a bit.

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If you are not paying attention to @DeptOfAustralia then you are wasting our oxygen.

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CeBIT HAHAHAHAHA oh poor @ssharwood hasn’t he suffered enough?

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The Indian-Pacific trundles through Wentworth Falls instagram.com/p/nrGQ9-iFts/

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@scottcarson1957 There’s few difficult situations that a nuclear warhead doesn’t improve.

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Wed plan: 0924 train to Sydney; write for @zdnetaustralia en route; 1200 AVG IoT research l(a)unch; more writing; return by train; thud.

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Suddenly realising that provoking a ranty riled-up Texan is probably not a good strategy.

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@jplonie That’s pretty much my thought on the matter too. I’ll phone and ask them tomorrow.

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elidourado Everything you need to know about cyberterrorism in one chart pic.twitter.com/a4AECZgQ5a

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sylmobile @stilgherrian for some reason that brings to mind the advertisement that used a disembodied tongue seeking out the beers in an ice bath…

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@jasonlangenauer I had thought about issuing a challenge to @TheNTNews, but they need no encouragement.l

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You’ve got to admire a subeditor who manages to get “probe” and “inches” into the same headline. afr.com/p/national/ica…

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“ICAC probe inches closer to Abbott”, which is, in my opinion, a remarkably visual headline. afr.com/p/national/ica…

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“Angry wind farmer challenges Joe Hockey to bull fight”, writes @JohnThistleton canberratimes.com.au/act-news/angry… pic.twitter.com/FFPPRfN7sx

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@jonoabroad The story is “Cyber cyber phear the cyber hackers cyber money cyber.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Sounds more like we’re relying on the consumer commissioner’s version of what the estate agent said their IT people said.

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@BundyB Unless you mean email based on Walter Pidgeon, in which case I’m all for it.

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@BundyB I don’t think anyone who still spells “pigeon” with a “d” (an “archaic” variant) is in any position to judge.

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Note again that the cybers are too haaaaaard for the media. If $50k had been stolen from a local shop, it’d be major news story.

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Actually, the real estate agent didn’t “lose” any money. According to the story, the bank has already refunded it. rebonline.com.au/breaking-news/…

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Australian real estate agent loses $50k to cybercrime. Reported cause? “Possibly” followed by hand-waving vagueness. rebonline.com.au/breaking-news/…

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eleanorbloom Damn straight @AlanKohler. MT @WeTheVoters2013: Good point Alan Kohler
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@JeremyJacobs @assholeofday I wonder if we can arrange a drop of these balloons over Tennessee. Would it be bad to fill them with rocks?

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Via @assholeofday, here’s how TN Sen Stacey Campfield compared Obamacare to Nazi death camps. assholeoftheday.us/post/849516969… pic.twitter.com/dNz0VhAqrF

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Wed plan, supplemental: Somewhere in there I will review the script for “The 9pm Edict” and update it following thus week’s news events.

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Wed plan, draft: 0924 train to Sydney; write for @zdnetaustralia en route; 1200 AVG IoT research l(a)unch; more writing; train back; thud.

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NesrineMalik The 5 stages of Western Reaction to Foreign Events
1 Ignorance
2 Wikipedia wisdom
3 Outrage
4
5 Tedious self-obsession

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@yewenyi I can see and sort of even understand the psychology of that. I hate to think how this is all going to play out.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je pense que l’Eurovision me remonter le moral. Je dois faire avec l’abattage inutile.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis fatigué et grincheux. J’ai un énorme arriéré de travail, et le temps est compté. Et vous?

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Happy Anniversary to Vladimir Putin, who first become President of Russia 14 years ago today, 7 May 2000.

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miaubiz The sodomy is a frozen whale corpse with wings made of igloo bricks. hackers are responsible for the past? reset can I do not.

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Wednesday. I shall be making the journey to Sydney again. For your own safety, do not make eye contact. Wednesday.

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