Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 9th, 2014

22. Best title: Lifehacker.

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21. Best journalist: Josh Taylor. @joshgnosis

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And now it’s time for the Gold Lizzies.

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20. Best independent media: Reckoner.

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19. Best telecommunications journalist: Josh Taylor. @joshgnosis

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18. Best media relations: Jenny Crowcroft.

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@Nanso44 Oh yeah, I’ve just been up since 0430 and the night drags on. Anyway, last set of awards coming up.

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We seem to be back on schedule. People said this was a debauched event but it seems pretty tame to me.

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17. Best technical journalist: Darren Yates.

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16. Best business technology journalist: Brett Winterford.

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15. Best technology industry industry journalist: Simon Sharwood.

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RT @stilgherrian 14. Best columnist: Josh Taylor. [Congratulations @joshgnosis.]

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14. Best columnist: Josh Taylor.

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Ned’s Tasso Mangos lowering the tone, but he has sake.

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13. Best business coverage: Communications Day.

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12. Best news coverage: Australian Financial Review.

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11. Best website: Lifehacker.

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10. Best consumer technology journalist: Alex Kidman.

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@Nightwyrm The criteria are on the Lizzies website. I don’t know how the masthead categories are judged.

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9. Best news journalist: David Braue.

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8. Best magazine: PC & Tech Authority.

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7. Best reviewer: Lexy Savvides.

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6. Best personal technology coverage: Lifehacker.

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5. Best gaming coverage: Kotaku.

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4. Best gaming journalist: Patrick Stafford.

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3. Best video program: Good Game.

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2. Best audio program: @marcfennell’s Download This Show.

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1. Best new journalist: Carl Smith.

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YES I KNOW OK IT SAYS THERE WILL BE DANCING LATER.

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So far I’ve gotten a hug from @marcfennell and a kiss from @mkotadi. And entrées.

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Not on the program, but the new award for Best IT Analyst went to Foad Fadaghi from Telsyte.

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Wot? This goes way past my bedtime. instagram.com/p/nxYceEiFvL/

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Thanks, everyone, but the competition is fierce in the categories I’m in. stilgherrian.com/personal/lizzi…

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OK, mobile. En route to Luna Park for the Optus IT Journalism Awards, in which I seem to be a finalist in a couple categories.

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Anyway, I’ve spent enough time thinking about those cowboy cunts at Uber for a lifetime. Someone set them on fire so I can not piss on them.

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@rgmerk I’m not about to try to recreate a whole column in tweets after 1730 on a Friday. The previous story I wrote did some of that IIRC.

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Epigrammist Fining users of UberX is a bit like jailing drug users for possession while letting the dealers carry about their business.

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Indeed, @jeamland. We’e had hire cars forever. Hire cars WITH AN APP wow we are innovators and the fooooture.

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jeamland The only “positive” disruption in Uber’s model is actually giving a shit about the UX of paying someone to drive you from A to B.

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@glengyron Indeed, I thought that was the point you were going to make. They’re too fucking arrogant to even meet with the regulators.

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“Error one: Something must be done about [the taxi] industry. This is something. Therefore it needs to be done.” zdnet.com/enjoy-your-ube…

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jeamland @stilgherrian The stupid thing is if the taxi conglomerates could make an app half as good as Uber’s they wouldn’t be having this problem…

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Uber, there’s a word for people who decide “Fuck the law, we’ll do what we want”. Two words. Both start with “c”. pic.twitter.com/sOI2V8gPPv

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dannolan Like seriously check this out pic.twitter.com/SBxYCe7ArX

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dannolan Uber emails at 5:20 on a friday, with effectively “fuck the NSW government, we’re running Uber X regardless of the law”

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WIRED This parking lot in Idaho is paved with impact-resistant solar panels wrd.cm/QjQkiQ pic.twitter.com/gEs953rIx6

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5at5daily “5at5 number 47 | 9 May 2014”: Desert spaceport, Bill Drummond, hackers in jail, death penalty, digital tradecraft. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@joannejacobs There is. It’s the biggest one there is.

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Well that all took about twice as long as I was expecting. Botheration. Fortunately I hae some Cheese of Compensation arriving shortly.

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Crossing the Harbour, for the third time today instagram.com/p/nw8moECFqI/

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@KdeR Nope, I’m heading to the US tomorrow.

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RT @natecochrane roll call - Who is going tonight? @ITJourno [Yes, yes…]

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ccorbettauthor The excellent @phbarratt prescient in 2010 on Abbott ‘short attn span, bored by detail - govt of constant crisis’:
aussieobserver.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/real-t…

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Changing trains at Wynyard station instagram.com/p/nwuh-tiFtG/

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Alas, I will have to leave enjoying the view until later, ‘cos I have to run an errand to Canterbury.

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North Sydney, I am in you.

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@DrParnassus Really? I’m curious. Why’d you think that?

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@techAU Ta, yes, I’ll check Airbnb too, but I might use this as an excuse to explore another city.

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@shiftkey Nah, I’d spend a day at American Shooters and cheer myself up with a few hundred 7.62mm NATO rounds.

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@moylecroft Nah, just not being a princess about an armchair in the sky.

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Looking at San Francisco hotel prices for next Fri and Sat, it’d be cheaper to fly to Las Vegas and stay there.

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@jpwarren That looks like a fun little bit of anthropology. Thanks. I’ll read it later.

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@jeffsonstein For some reason, various security oriented Dropbox competitors have been emailing me…

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@moylecroft I’ve done it a few times. It’s not that bad.

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I’m still wondering when they’re going to reveal which factory the Winklevoss brothers were made in.

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kemcke Nice. “The Winklevoss brothers, who have emerged as two (or perhaps one) of the most public faces of Bitcoin …” nyti.ms/1ouXbC3

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RT @crikey_news: A big welcome to new Crikey editor @marnicordell! [Oh! Well congratulations, Marni. Break a leg!]

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@bigbadave There’s a thought. But somehow I don’t think that’d feel the same…

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@moylecroft True enough, though usually I’m not in complete control of my travel bookings. [Shrugs.] I can cope.

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Sulking. I couldn’t take a “Crossing the Nepean” image because the train was standing room only and I couldn’t reach my phone.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Dropbox drops the security notification ball, again” zdnet.com/dropbox-drops-…

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BlogsofWar DNI Releases Newly Declassified Documents on Secret Intelligence Activities Authorized By President Bush After 9/11 goo.gl/eoMIBG

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RT @GuardianAus: Paul Keating calls for a ‘longevity levy’ - video trib.al/1BoyZ4I [Just don’t let him see “Logan’s Run”…]

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@franksting “Stickiness”. Why are you talking like this?

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Well, I’m packed. Now I just have to wait for 27GB of incremental backups to finish backing up. It’s taking approximately forever.

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@franksting Ah I see. I haven’t paid attention to music streaming services ‘cos I don’t use them myself.

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@stevemcilhatton @NewtonMark @bengrubb An airline that lost is safety certification does not inspire me with confidence.

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divinewrite So the big biz with no long-term prospects, run by the world’s 4th richest person doesn’t have to pay its fair share? pic.twitter.com/KhNW026iH5

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I suppose I’d better start packing and get a train in to Sydney at some point.

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davpope Oh, and they may decide on some extra procedures once they’re in…<in today’s @canberratimes> goo.gl/oc0BNQ pic.twitter.com/VbMH2S2Qgh

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@jeamland Well apart from the unavoidable fact that @franksting is an arsehat, that’s probably the reason then, yes.

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CoxyRidesAgain Parks in a disabled spot, and is a dick about it when confronted @YPLAC pic.twitter.com/SFwn4J91Wy

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@GarvilchMariana This is true. And they’re the only direct SYD-SFO flight. I was offered a route via LAX but I prefer to avoid that.

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If transport minister Gladys Berejiklian said “enhancing the costumer experience” she needs to consider her position. smh.com.au/nsw/new-nsw-tr…

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MT @WSJ: Apple in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3+ billion, source says wsj.com [Must’ve found Steve’s acid stash.]

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@duncanfine Oh yes! I normally don’t like the naming of laws for people, but that’s a fine exceptiion.

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@GarvilchMariana Thank you. UA870 is an old friend, as it were, the journo-to-SFO bus. It does the job.

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@R_Chirgwin We have the “patchy early fog” as advertised, but it is patchy as advertised. Plenty of light coming through.

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A Bill for the Impaling of Uberwankers on Iron Spikes and Related Purposes.

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@bengrubb Yeah tomorrow, I’m on good ol’ UA870. With the emphasis on the “ol’” rather than the “good”.

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@R_Chirgwin Have you not seen that usage before?

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@matthewsteen I can completely understand the enthusiasm to “disrupt” the taxi industry, it needs it, but I don’t think this is the answer.

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@matthewsteen Ah yes, a backgrounder can do that. I’m slowly collecting a reading list on what the startup culture is doing to the bay area.

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@trib Indeed. But in the interests of professionalism I shall drag myself out to the tour bus and endure the expedition.

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@feverpitch96 I know. For the press, SuiteWorld is essentially one long wine tasting with a vendor conference on the side.

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If I bring Taiga to the Lizzies tonight, can someone take care of him while I’m in The America?

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@a_varshaman @gerriDarcey Can I suggest pondering the none / one / some / many / most / all distinctions involved here?

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An email just arrived, “The Pre-SuiteWorld Sonoma Valley Wine Tasting Press Tour- Agenda for Sunday”, which is obviously terrible.

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@markaufflick @zackwhittaker @chrisjrn I think the term “lock screen” should be self-evident to developers, but apparenty not.

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“Whangarei is New Zealand’s first gigacity”, writes @robonz zdnet.com/whangarei-is-n…

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Bill Drummond is writing a weekly column for @birminghampost as part of a 3-month residency. birminghampost.co.uk/all-about/bill…

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“Bill Drummond [The KLF]: Why I covered a UKIP billboard poster with my International Grey”, reports @birminghampost birminghampost.co.uk/whats-on/arts-…

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“New iPhone lock screen flaw gives hackers full access to contact list data”, writes @zackwhittaker zdnet.com/new-iphone-loc…

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@marcuskelson Good God, that’s a name from the past!

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“Google to restore Hangar One and operate runways at Moffett Field”, reports @mercnews mercurynews.com/business/ci_25…

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@marcuskelson @thelaughingsub I’m trying to work in a euphonium joke somehow, but it isn’t working.

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“‘Inside Britain’s big, dumb halal pizza scandal”, from @washingtonpost washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie… HT @BlogsofWar

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I don’t really want to do any of those things. Except maybe strangle the clients. But even that would only bring momentary joy.

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Fri plan, draft: Prep for travel; train to Sydney; errand, Canterbury; strangle clients; podcast production; @5at5daily; Lizzies; collapse.

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@mappingbabel Who’s state Governor these days? Can they shout the command, “Reverse the aqueduct!”

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@mappingbabel Look, I’m not complaining. It’s less than 48 hours until I arrive in San Francisco. I will need cocktails too.

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California’s drought is bad, so let’s reverse the aqueduct to save the pistachios and pomegranates! mercurynews.com/california/ci_… HT @mappingbabel

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@SnarkyPlatypus Please be paying attention to my immediately previous tweet.

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@thelaughingsub @marcuskelson There’s a song in this somewhere, rhyming “vamp” something with “tramp-o-line”. A muffin bluffin’ moment.

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@marcuskelson @thelaughingsub She started it wth her confusing, dirty tramp-o-line talk!

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@thelaughingsub Well, it adds a whole new meaning to “playing bouncey bouncey”.

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Can someone familiar with the movement of the RAN’s submarine fleet confirm that we’ve planned for this contingency?

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I hope they’ve stationed a Collins class in Øresund ready to evacuate everyone involved in this disaster.

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@cafedave Thank you. That column was the result of thoughts that had been simmering for a few weeks.

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“Gluten-Free People Actually Have No Idea What Gluten Is” huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/06/glu…

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@garystark Thank you. And you yours! (Though I forgot whether it’s exactly the same day or slightly different. Enjoy nonetheless.)

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Well, @umairh, you may appreciate my “Enjoy your Ubergasm, but don’t expect respect in the morning” zdnet.com/enjoy-your-ube…

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umairh I’m just going to say it. Anyone that thinks AirBnB, Uber, and the rest of the “sharing economy” is a fix for the economy is foolish.

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caseyjohnellis bing translate just offered to translate “Murica!” for me. it got it right. this sets a baaaaaad precedent lol pic.twitter.com/bsYiRLPY4D

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I have no idea what’s going on any more.

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RT @thelaughingsub: Greece has a trampoline. I want a trampoline. [What does this euphemism mean? Some ladything?]

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SPACEdotcom Ikaros: a spacecraft that was first to successfully use a solar sail some distance from Earth. oak.ctx.ly/r/10vwa pic.twitter.com/JmwA9Z6ejK

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Sorry, @marcfennell, I am a bad person. My fingers are like Tony Abbott’s tongue.

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RT @marcfennell: New for the commute? C’mon, we got 3D Printed Body Parts! ab.co/1m0PGmN [What? Your hair?]

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bitcoin_txt i really dont get all people yelling about BTC volatility, it is stable for months, look at goxBTC 135$

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Personally, @zackwhittaker, I knew we were in a “tech” bubble when novelty apps with no proven revenue stream were selling for squillions.

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“Yes, we’re in a tech bubble. Here’s how I know it”, writes @FortuneMagazine’s Adam Lashinsky. tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/05/08/yes… HT @zackwhittaker

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Surely the fact that it’s presented in English and French means it’s really some sort of weird Canadian false flag operation?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Le monde est construit de choix et de conséquences. C’est le plan de Dieu malade.

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Meanwhile in Australia, “No invasion of privacy law under current government: Information Commissioner”, so thanks. zdnet.com/no-invasion-of…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Dropbox drops the security notification ball, again” zdnet.com/dropbox-drops-…

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That’s worth reading. @FTC’s media release pretty much eviscerates Snapchat. On the face of it, rightly so. ftc.gov/news-events/pr…

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“Snapchat made multiple misrepresentations to consumers about its product that stood in stark contrast to how the app actually worked.”

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“Snapchat Also Transmitted Users’ Location and Collected Their Address Books Without Notice Or Consent”, says @FTC ftc.gov/news-events/pr…

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“Snapchat Settles FTC Charges That Promises of Disappearing Messages Were False”, says @FTC ftc.gov/news-events/pr…

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fanfiction_txt Species: unicorn Pony
Specialty: music
likes:music preferable dubstep
dislike: Animals and dubstep

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NBCNews ‘Firenado” sighting in Missouri nbcnews.to/1uH7kzU pic.twitter.com/UcVzHqKtCl

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’envisage mes options. Je vais émettre un avertissement de appropropriate en temps voulu. Et vous?

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Behold! The SnarkyHypocritopus has spoken! pic.twitter.com/1pZYUATGBe

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For some reason, I’ve receved email overnight from the PR folks for various security-focused Dropbox competitors. How odd.

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Friday. Misery has accumuated all week, and now slops over the edges, congealing. It can never be cleaned. Your weekend is ruined. Friday.

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