Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

June 29th, 2014

GreenJ Dear me.

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@BXGD Yeah we’ve got everything under control down here, no need to be concerned.

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@jon_lawrence I’m more generous than that, but broadly agree.

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@jon_lawrence I’d recommend he start immediately, in case there’s an appointment in the offing. I expect a resignation or two.

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@swearyanthony Undoubtedly. Their integrated strategy is obvious even to a fool.

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@franksting Mostly to personally spite you. Personally.

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@Colvinius Alas, I was told earlier it’s not from Glastonbury. Been kicking around since at least 2010, apparently.

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Meh, I might as well just link to it now..pic.twitter.com/DDjalWeT4W4W

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Oh no. There are Carney Truthers already.

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@yinettesys There’s Cyndi and Cy, the Cyber Twins™..nsa.gov/kids/a8

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@yinettesys Yeah this edition is from before all that. It’s got a cartoon eagle and stuff.

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thegrugq_ebooks This could be your big chance to flee outside China got trapped at a train station and when on a suicidal knifing rampage.

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@yinettesys Well I still have an NSA Crypto-Kids Activity Book for you. There’s colouring-in and cyphers and shit.

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@yinettesys I’d always thought you were more of a ROT13 kind of girl.

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Trying to tame down the joke I just thought of so I can tweet it without being lynched.

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And just think, I started the day with a reference to the need to preserve the purity of our precious bodily fluids.

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@safzoro Ah, you have quite a bit of catching up to do. I’m afraid I can’t help you right at the moment.

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RT @sylmobile: People with bushier left eyebrows have a greater tendency to drink their own urine. [Ah! So that’s settled then. Poor Tim.]

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I mean, I can obviously visualise it. But would he actually do it?

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What about Tim Blair?

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Michelle Grattan must have a list stashed away somewhere. She’d know these things.

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I’m thinking Miranda Devine probably not, but am I an accurate judge in these things? And Gerard Henderson must be a huge “Yes please!”

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Actually the real issue is knowing which columnists and talkback hosts do or do not piss in their own mouths. Is it a party-political thing?

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@RealNickHodge Spoken like a true @smh reader. I think we have our story.

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Maybe @smh could provide a definitive list of where you are and are not allowed to piss. There must be a real estate angle in it somewhere.

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@CarmelNunan Oh yes, I remember seeing that, and making a (forgotten) mental note to check whether it was a hoax or not.

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Jo_Tovey Yep. RT @TrendsAustralia ‘urine’ is now trending in Australia trendsmap.com/au

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GrogsGamut McClure report shows welfare dependency lowest in 17yrs. So yeah, put it in Appendix G, p162… HT @BenPhillipsUC pic.twitter.com/Xa09vvYZP5

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I’m back at @bunjaree, I have a bottle of wine, and I have to write an op-ed first thing in the morning. So you know how it goes from here.

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I must thank the Abbott government, however, for saving me a fortune in entertainment costs over having to fill a dancing bear with vodka.

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The apparent temperature is up to -6C now, so I think I might strip off while waiting for the train.

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I should not be allowed to watch television.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Peut-être. Est-ce la même chose que le canal de neuf?

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@BlowUpthePokies @tmc071 You’ve utterly missed the point. Please, just stop. I think even less of you with every attempted justification.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. me suis arrangé pour un groupe de dix ans les enfants à effectuer pour votre plaisir. Et vous?

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If using Hitler and Nazis to justify your argument is losing to a Godwin, what is it when it’s a Leunig cartoon?

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Oh good. The barman has switched the video feed to something wholesome, namely young men crashing motorcycles into trees.

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garwboy Confused as to how to respond to Richard Dawkins’ latest claims? Try this handy flow chart. pic.twitter.com/yPdsqKIVH0

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98FM The funniest picture from ! pic.twitter.com/Z56sYdu64T

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@BlowUpthePokies @tmc071 Yeah cult leaders have traditionally trotted out the same rationalisation. Wow. So. Fucking. Wrong.

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I thought that people who gathered 13yo kids and younger for their “entertainment” were meant to end up in front of a criminal court judge.

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@BlowUpthePokies Seriously, children are not for chewing up and spitting out for your Sunday evening entertainment. What is WRONG with you?

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@BlowUpthePokies Fuck off. Anyone who’s deluded a 13yo into thinking they need to apologise for not being “professional” is a danger.

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“I haven’t been singing professionally, but…” NO, BECAUSE YOU’RE FUCKING WELL JUST 13 YEARS OLD WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU.

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Apparently there is a thing called “The Voice Kids”, which indicates which parents need to be reported to DOCS immediately.

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@dannolan @franksting They’re mostly Protestants up here, plus some Seventh Day Adventists.

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Hypothetically speaking, how could we inject @franksting with a massive dose of novocaine?

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I’m now thinking that “put to death” is an interesting and quite useful phrase.

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In which @Colvinius calls for football players to be put to death. Can’t blame him. twitter.com/Colvinius/stat…

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Damn typo. Let’s try that again.

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In which @Colvinius calls for football player to be put to death. Can’t blame him. twitter.com/Colvinius/stat…

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@domknight I was thinking of Cardboard, whatever that is, but now that you mention it…

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So Google I/O is basically a giant troll to get people to make videos of themselves looking like complete arsehats?

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@zirkont @stufromoz Twitter seriously needs to make itself look more valuable as a media company or their investors are screwed.

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@zirkont @stufromoz It’s all part of (a) Twitter positioning itself as a news provider (b) trying to suck up to media during the AU launch.

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OK, I need to change pubs because this one has winter ale but the other one has a proper Sunday roast.

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RT @duncanriley: The comments on the Todd Carney pic on r/WTF are golden (pun intended.) reddit.com/r/WTF/comments… [I’m not clicking. You go.]

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@zirkont @stufromoz (Not that I have any idea whether such an approach will actually work.)

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@mpesce @sylmobile So “Growl?” and then “Growl?”

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@zirkont @stufromoz I’d go “bullshit” system rather than “strange”. Happy to suggest a category to them and help make it happen.

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“To stop soldiers teasing you about being a female spy, just drop a grenade on their lunch table and watch them run.” nbcnews.com/news/other/don…

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@zirkont @stufromoz They’re quite open to adding new categories, as they have with politicians etc, but it’s utterly arbitrary.

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@zirkont @stufromoz When Twitter opened their Sydney office, they did a batch verification of the media as part of their PR process.

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“Pissing ourselves laughing” is either a very poor or very apt choice of phrasing today. Not sure which.

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Seriously, if you REALLY think that footballers are ANYONE’S role models, why are we all pissing ourselves laughing at Senator Brick? Bah.

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@evilsnoofy Exactly. It cuts across so many target demographics. I’ll pitch it to Southern Star Endemol tomorrow.

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You know there’s a new episode, right? On the website stilgherrian.com/edict/00026/ and SoundCloud soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00…

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I think I’ve just written most of a whole segment of the next “The 9pm Edict”.

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@Mudgutz Well I’m not prepared to provide a list, but I am not ignorant in such matters.

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@ChrissieM I’m in Sydney for two weeks starting tomorrow. Next weekend is ambiguous. We can work something out.

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MT @axmcc: That’s a good dog. i.imgur.com/5kBqQUP.gif [Proof positive that Chris Kenny is not a kangaroo, and kangaroos don’t pay rugby.]

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Clearly, @evilsnoofy, what we need here is a new reality TV series to see which football code really measures up.

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RT @evilsnoofy: Comparing NRL to AFL scandals…. he’s faired better than St Kilda’s “Little Nicky” Dalsanto in the package stakes.

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Is it being called yet, or is the entire media contingent of this nation just a pack of useless conformists?

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RT @llament: You have to think about the kiddies who apparently regard them as ‘heroes’ [They’ll think a potato is a hero if you repeat it.]

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Is it too early to say that he actually looks reasonably well hung?

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Seriously, what arsehat decided footballers should be moral inspiration? Their job’s to take a few blows to the head, then sell cheap suits.

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RT @silviocesare: what are my chances of crowdfunding $2000-3000 to buy a car so I can hack it? [In your case, excellent, I’d have thought.]

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WHERE IS YOUR PRIDE?

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FFS, people, you are Australians! The nation that brought you TISM and the Doug Anthony All Stars and Supernaut and Mr Squiggle!

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I’m defecating on a kitten as I type this.

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I genuinely pity anyone who’s “shocked” by that. What pathetic, dull, ignorant, sheltered existences you must endure.

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Like, that’s it? That’s a sackable offence for… let’s remember… a football player? It’s not like he’s a MasterChef contestant.

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“Click here to see the offending photo.” Um, yeah? Jesus, you people need to get our more.

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@franksting Now you start to understand the difficulties of Mountain Life.

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So has Chris Kenny has joined the Canberra Raiders or the Cronulla Sharks? This news is so confusing.

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“America’s $400B Stealth Jet Fleet Is Grounded”, a mission the F-35 may even successfully perform. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… HT @NewtonMark

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RT @mpesce RT @nzben Immunise your goddamn kids. pic.twitter.com/NXKRqBefCI [Oh look, the 1940s are back. Great hairstyles for the ladies.]

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Gotta make a move to a town that’s right for me… instagram.com/p/p0U8giCFqd/

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RT @Mudgutz: Therefore electric light is piracy. RT @stilgherrian: Solar energy is theft. [Damn. I suppose so.]

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So an Internet Party is really just like the Motoring Enthusiast Party, except you still have to catch the bus?

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You wouldn’t download the Sun.

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Solar energy is theft.

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@juhasaarinen Thank you. I think. I had a huge gap in my knowledge of the Etruscan pantheon, it seems. Dunno now I can hold down a job.

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@mwyres Would you like me to hand you your coat?

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I’ll be in Katoomba by 1630, should anyone have a coincidental need for wine or winter ale.

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@Asher_Wolf @NewtonMark @GordyPls “The masses” changes by context, certainly. But hey, most people don’t fix any problem until it collapses.

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@Asher_Wolf @NewtonMark @GordyPls That’s not to say I disagree with your core point. I’m just questioning the “us versus the masses” thing.

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Kinda warming to the idea of Larry Page as a genocidal maniac.

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@Asher_Wolf @NewtonMark @GordyPls “The masses”. I’m not sure the world still works that way. If it ever did.

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@NewtonMark @GordyPls Anyway, didn’t Larry Page just threaten to kill 100,000 people unless we give him our medical records?

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@NewtonMark @GordyPls Perhaps. I happen to be writing something about this for tomorrow. I’m not sure where I’ll take it yet.

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FAUX OUTRAGE YOU BASTARDS FUCK YOU I AM SO GODDAM SICK OF THIS BULLSHIT. @NewtonMark @GordyPls

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@GordyPls @NewtonMark And if I may say so, you’re probably better at joined-up thinking than most people. Give the poor sods a break.

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@GordyPls @NewtonMark (Movie references are a pet gripe. When you roll the numbers, most people have not seen most movies.)

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@GordyPls @NewtonMark And just ‘cos something has been reported before doesn’t mean everybody noticed it at the time. Or saw some movie.

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@GordyPls @NewtonMark This was the first time, AFAIK, that the experimenters deliberately manipulated to measure effect, cf just observed.

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@GordyPls @NewtonMark Personally, I think people should be encouraged when they learn more, not slapped down by those who arrived earlier.

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@GordyPls @NewtonMark Dunno, Maybe think a little less literally, to how the “I’m so clever I knew this already” makes you look to others.

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RT @oberonsghost: I’m now on a listening to @stilgherrian outline the symptoms of Sarin poisoning. [Best place for it.]

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@BlogsofWar I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been reading a lot of WWII-era material lately, such a different mindset in so many ways.

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@BlogsofWar The first few minutes of it hooked me. I’ll be watching it in full this evening. Great to see this sort of material emerging.

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@NewtonMark I’ve got the mechanics up, as you just tweeted, but I’ll be inventing more attractive packages during the coming week.

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OSS (pre-CIA) WWII-era training film on how to establish an undercover identity in an enemy country. youtube.com/watch?v=FbuF_Q… HT @BlogsofWar

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@phil_philby Yeah, I’m familiar with all the mechanistic comebacks. Real-world social obligations don’t work that way.

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@RealNickHodge I admire your admiration for the historical, but my mind’s even saw something more modern and personally familiar.

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@phil_philby Uhuh. Your volleyball team uses it to organise events. Do you (a) submit or (b) give up your social sport? It’s not that easy.

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danielgonline Extremely sweary Micallef cold open missing from iView version of this wk’s : youtu.be/9Oj3Mgh-0xw (cc @squirrel_comedy)

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Oh yes, @PeteDotAscian, I do like “an arsewipe of slides”. That’s a keeper.

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Now watch to see which SMEG arseholes blog about how it shows “the power of social media” and blindly add a new slide to their deck of lies.

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So yes, Facebook basically fiddled with the mix of stuff on people’s news feeds to see how it affected their emotional state. Nice*.

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Here’s the formal paper, “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks” pnas.org/content/early/… (PDF)

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“Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment”, writes @yayitsrob theatlantic.com/technology/arc…

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@virag064 “Misused”, or just the different dialect of a different tribe? I haven’t been down in that zone for seven or eight years.

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@virag064 Oh that sounds truly joyous*. How to encounter all of the glitches all at once!

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@virag064 Great description! Thanks, but it’s all good. I just had to remember how to patch mod_auth_mysql in the way I wanted. (I know…)

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After you’ve listened, you can subscribe to support it skank.com.au/subscribe/ or throw a few dollars in the tip jar skank.com.au/tip/

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You can also listen to “The 9pm Humanity, with added confusion” on SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00…

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Last night a new podcast episode happened, “The 9pm Humanity, with added confusion” stilgherrian.com/edict/00026/

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Well that little three-hour excursion is over. Service has been restored. Unlike on “Gilligan’s Island”.

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@DrParnassus I suspect you’re right, though emacs has never been part of my toolkit.

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@jon_lawrence Yes, that is rather romantic, in a goth sort of way. It all makes sense.

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@jon_lawrence What, that there’s wires to hang yourself from?

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Meanwhile the apparent shade temperature has risen to -8C, so there’s that.

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And then you get the rats in the face.

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I love* “documentation”.

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“Read the documentation for further information.” Not a solution, mind you, just “information”. Random, disorganised information.

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The Gnu C Compiler (gcc) is the most glorious piece of engineering known to the human species. [Puts pistol to own forehead.]

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Pro Tip: You can judge how professionally* and according-to-plan* your sysadmin work is going by the number of times you type “patch”.

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Ah, that urgent systems administration task just became a lot more urgent. I’ll be back in a bit.

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Sun plan, draft: Urgent sysadmin task; blog x 2; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; remainder TBA, but it’ll include less of this -12C apparent temp.

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Haha yeah look this is bullshit, except it isn’t instagram.com/p/pzqRcsCFoX/

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Happy birthday to Louis Burton Lindley Jr, aka Slim Pickens. Thank you for making the sacrifice to protect the purity of our bodily fluids.

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Sunday. It’s as cold as ice. But are you willing to make the sacrifice? Someday you’ll pay the price, I know. Sunday.

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Can’t be too careful about these things.

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I suppose I’d better try to get some sleep, before some dark skinned kid threatens my way of life by vomiting in a fishing boat.

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JohnRentoul Brilliant. @Dannythefink insists not apocryphal MT @iainmacintosh Majestic gaffe by anonymous MP pic.twitter.com/NRBp9gVCYO

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@Asher_Wolf My words are chosen quite carefully. We’ve plenty of democratic process left. But I’m happy to offer advice.

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Any sentence beginning “Morrison should” that doesn’t end “push his face into a circular saw” is defective.

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Currently 1C, with wind chill that’s down to an apparent -8C, it says. My gut feeling is still for sleet maybe, but not snow.

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