Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 4th, 2014

TheMediaTweets People who use “electrocution” when they mean “electric shock” are now on the list.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You could fix all of that if you crowdfunded $5500 to send him to Bali.

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I continue to feel uncomfortable about the circumstances.

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Journeying together.

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sabinewolff The F-35 has been grounded so many times I actually really had to check that was in fact the most recent instance.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’ve reached that point in my life where my Friday night is Micallef repeats.

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RT @NewtonMark: Surprise! RT @evacide: Hollywood studios asked for NZ child porn filter to be extended to copyright: arseh.at/4kg6

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All manner of things can be made to take place in Bali with just a few phone calls.

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bernietb EAT PRAY OPEN AN ARTERY

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rhodri It’s notable that the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction event happened before Events Management really got going as an industry.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, pas seulement ma journée. La fin de tous les jours. Toujours. Après quoi, il n’y a rien.

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I hadn’t realised someone had made a working Antikythera Mechanism, that 2000yo Greek computer. Out of Lego. youtube.com/watch?v=RLPVCJ…

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GordyPls Leunig has some shit so far back in the closet it’s holding a Narnia passport.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je n’ai pas réussi à faire avancer la fin des jours. Je boude. Et vous?

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As @DeptOfAustralia has just reminded me, we’ve already summed up Shorten and Labor. pic.twitter.com/vR7ZvzmAva

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@j2dk I’ve been reading quite a bit about the F-25 lately. A clear pattern is emerging. But no-one will be able to stop it.

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MichaelDanbyMP Vile Leunig support for Rolf Harris… It seems strange self-entitled old creeps stick together pic.twitter.com/3lAv1IWOmi

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RT @GuardianAus: Bill Shorten stands front and centre to pitch Labor as a credible alternative trib.al/crDeqpV [This is hilarious!]

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@j2dk I disagree with the Collins comparison. Collins had severe teething problems, but is a sensible platform. F-35 is a confused mess.

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@xntrik Not under the name, but I used @Menulog to summon pho from a nearby restaurant, and 30 mins later it arrived.

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@j2dk Yeah, there’s no dates referenced in it. That may be Reuters’ fault rather than the ABC’s though.

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RT @jonoabroad @stilgherrian @sylmobile WHAT AREN’T YOU TELLING US? YOU’RE PART OF THE MACHINE AREN’T YOU? bit.ly/1qEfJ70 [REDACTED]

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin It’s the Crab Nebula NOW, but a supernova recorded today in 1024, if my calendar is correct.

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@R_Chirgwin Check the avatars, bud. Who’s the real supernova here?

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@SilvesterSJ It’s not actually called the phomobile, but yes, @Menulog has places that will deliver pho. Other folks would too.

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Bear in mind that @R_Chirgwin has a brown dwarf sense of humour.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: I just named a tree “The Wire is a Sucker”, and a small rock now has the name “go ask the International Astronomical Union”.

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“The Galactic Federation Conference welcomes delegates from Aldebaran 6, Arcturus 6 and, erm, Putin-Huilo! 4.”

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“Ukrainian Astronomers Named a Star ‘Putin Is a Dickhead’”, reports @TheWire thewire.com/global/2014/07…

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The phomobile has made its delivery.

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@exocarpus @NickDRalston I’ve been thinking a lot of this recently. Hence “The 9pm Shire”, key bit from 42m38s. stilgherrian.com/edict/00024/

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I have food on the way. I have enough wine, probably. It’s an evening of podcasts and catch-up reading. The Sun will live another day.

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“Racist-tirade-on-train-woman Karen Bailey gave false name on TV”, writes @NickDRalston. She’s unemployable now. smh.com.au/nsw/racisttira…

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@jamezpolley @FarrellPF Almost. I’m sure they hate the idea of ordinary people, not just “insiders”, making requests, even tho it’s a right.

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@Gin_ev_ra @5at5daily Oh. They’ve all gone out, says @tinyletter’s interface. Alas, I can’t drill down any further.

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@jamezpolley @FarrellPF Ah yes, I should read Peter Timmins blog more often. I say that to myself every time I run into him at a conference.

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5at5daily “5at5 number 73 | 4 July 2014”: NASA’s Orion, NSA’s XKEYSCORE, PayPal’s ‘Mafia’, scorpion venom, and social media. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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What the actual fuck? That @FarrellPF story I just RTd is remarkable. AEC is either utterly out of touch with transparency or shit scared.

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FarrellPF This is just remarkable - AEC threatens to have FOI applicant declared vexatious -after lodging just TWO requests gu.com/p/3qkkg/tw

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It lied. Annoyingly, I wasn’t watching the screen to see which thing was running before everything turned blue.

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Hmmm… My MacBook Pro reckons it can bring everything back up on screen just the way it was. No explanation for the blueniverse.

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Well well well, this is a new kind of lockup! instagram.com/p/qBOPh-CFq_/

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@davidadonaldson @jon_lawrence Thanks. It turned out a different article from the one I started writing, so glad it worked. @crikey_news

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@Doclach Look… just look you… how DARE you bring logic into this.

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RT @michaelneale: would you reconsider the sun exploding project at this point of the afternoon? [Not sure that I ever dropped that plan.]

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@ssharwood @joshgnosis Yes. I particularly love* the folks who imagine that being paid to write some angle is the only reason you’d do so.

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@joshgnosis I know. You’ve always had my sympathies for that. At least the fibretards and their foes don’t cause actual explosions. Yet.

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@jperlow @scottcarson1957 You were doing OK with the first two, but then you had to ruin it.

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Though to be clear, when I refer to “morons”, “arsehats”, and “cud-munching zealots” I DO mean YOU quite specifically.

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For fuck’s sake I wish every political zealot on every side would fucking well read what’s written rather than react to imagined slights.

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Sigh. The two examples I put in @crikey_news were Islamic not Israel, the word “terrorism” was put in the headline, and now I’m a Zionist.

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@Nichtarida @crikey_news God forbid that some twat take the mention of one topical example and turn it into an indication of choosing sides.

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@jonoabroad @dobes Yes, designed on the basis of actual combat experience to perform a specific job. Don’t get me started.

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@dobes @jonoabroad The phase-out of the A-10 has been stopped by Congress, I understand, otherwise there’d be plenty Gatlings second-hand.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Twitter becoming the latest instrument of terrorism”, a modest proposal. crikey.com.au/2014/07/04/twi…

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@chris_stevenson This is true. Or the re-reloading webstore page telling you your credit card is finally maxed out after buying 2400 items.

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@dobes @jonoabroad I’m sure he’s doing well enough on his own without bothering himself with my ideas.

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scottcarson1957 Lot of Aussies with questionable lineage making fun of apple pie, Bald Eagles, Big Macs and crack - things cherished by ‘Mericans.

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@dobes @jonoabroad The ‘pedia says you can hang all manner of shit off those hardpoints.

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@dobes @jonoabroad Hang on, I am conflating the work in the 1980s, which included Harpoon, with the 1990s+ work that added the “A”.

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@dobes @jonoabroad You know AP-3C Orion has been carrying Harpoon since the 1980s? Hence the “A”? Mate of mine did some of the software.

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“US grounds entire F-35 fleet” reports @abcnews, adding USN, USMC to June’s USAF JSF grounding abc.net.au/news/2014-07-0… thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

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Also, @johnb78, USAAF became the USAF in 1947. I guess I should add a “BREAKING” to that for you.

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I should probably fix that. Let me cough for a bit, and then do a correction.

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MT @johnb78: @abcnews @thedailybeast The Beast story only refers to USAAF - the Navy and Marines fleets weren’t grounded until 3 July. [Ah!]

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Soft diplomacy, but with a broom handle.

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Perhaps @abcnews is (or should be) going through the bin and pulling out all the “Murrica is shit” stories for 4 July.

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Speaking of science, I feel terrible. I just accidentally fell asleep for an hour, and was woken up by the phone ringing.

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dobes When a faith-based organisation is telling you to look at the science, something must be up.

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j_hutch Aus Anglican Church urges the Coalition to base its climate change policies on scientific evidence - smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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Final plug: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Ancient vulnerabilities are geddon in the way of security”, quoting @jameslyne zdnet.com/ancient-vulner…

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Completely ducked.

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Epigrammist Good Lord! “@paulkidd: Christian Anti-Masturbation Group’s Mascot Arrested For Public Masturbation bugg.gr/1vg

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RT @dobes: @stilgherrian here’s a thing: chrome.google.com/webstore/detai… [And a very important thing it is too.]

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“Australia’s middle class is about to get minced”, writes @paulwallbank businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/7…

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FOBIdeas Twerk for the Dole

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FOBIdeas Opening Address: The Following People Are Rumoured to be Paedophiles

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“Digital disruption could cost Australian banks $27B a year”, reports @abcnews, that is “efficient competitors”. abc.net.au/news/5571948

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Oh, is THAT how he wrote them…? instagram.com/p/qA0E-WiFnm/

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RT @cathywilcox1: What’s the difference? pic.twitter.com/6uHtUGB6K0 [This is an important question, eh Mr Rabbit>]

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@mjec My pleasure. I’ll throw something into the pot next Friday. I’ll also have a word to a couple editors.

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The idea that computer code used to count Australian Senate votes, used nowhere else, is a “trade secret” is abhorrent. I’ll be supporting.

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Wow, a @Pozible 1/3 to getting a barrister to argue in the AAT for AEC to release the Senate vote-counting code. pozi.be/easycountaat

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efa_oz The AEC doesn’t want to release the code used to perform Senate counts. Think they should? Then support this: pozible.com/project/183015…

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Even though it is not, technically, an emergency, I’m on my way to deploy the emergency duck.

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michaelneale I am sure many have seen it, but this charlie-chocolate-factory/facebook mashup by @TheRoastTV is genius: youtube.com/watch?v=hxogI8…

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@jonoabroad @franksting Sadly, I cannot make the Sun go supernova — I’ve done some research — so working on an alternative.

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@gattaca @BlogsofWar I though of you, Dave, when I coined “routergeddon” yesterday. zdnet.com/ancient-vulner…

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Story filed for @crikey_news. It contains a cyber or two.

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dobes There are not enough quote marks for “‘“fashion” “icon”’ Dannii Minogue”

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OK, writing now. I’ll be back once I’ve filed for @crikey_news.

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@gattaca @ironfog What, what? People get professional points for listening to that shit? No wonder the cyberhackers are winning.

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RT @Jeff_Sparrow: So apparently there’s an anti-refugee ‘mothership’ now. thenewdaily.com.au/news/2014/07/0… [Like whaling fleets. Catchers + factory.]

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@scottcarson1957 Your right-coast compatriots are in for a rough one, it seems.

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@sroc I’ll bee reading it properly later. I’m on deadline now, and starting to write.

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RT @BrianHonan: The NSA Is Targeting Users of Privacy Services, Leaked Code Shows wrd.cm/TG0snE [I’d thought this’d be happening.]

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RT @astro_reid: Hurricane has grown an eye since we last met. pic.twitter.com/gJ0CspgUmv [Shame you can’t throw rocks down into that.]

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NewtonMark Timezones, guys. Wait ‘til tonight. RT @dfat: Warmest wishes to the government and people of the United States for their Independence Day!

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Fri plan: Write for @crikey_news; errands; @5at5daily; destroy the Sun, somehow, working on it; TGIF; soup. Details subject to change.

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bobearth Border Force (channel 9, Thurs 7:30) - A violent sycophant casts spells via newspaper, lives out a Hitler fantasy while country cheers.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Obviously he is just programmed for excess.

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Here’s a direct link to a PDF of all that stuff FOI’d from NRO. Some of the redactions are amusing. forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPS…

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Remember NRO’s sinister octopus logo? Someone FOI’d the decision-making process. forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?PHPS… HT [REDACTED] pic.twitter.com/2sSlLwuCQz

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Suddenly remembering that Waleed Aly called me a “nasty, nasty man” on national radio last night. I’ll be calling my defo lawyer, I think.

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@gnoll110 @RNDrive I’m not the robot, I keep telling you people, Waleed Aly is the robot.

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@bastardsheep @spicertracey The story at @smh contains the relevant quote, in quote marks. It’s a bit special.

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Official_SEA16 The whole “Israeli army” propaganda was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army pic.twitter.com/Z1i5uuOzLp

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I would seem that since Sec PM&C Dr Ian Watt did not seek @TurnbullMalcolm’s opinion, he’s certainly giving it now.

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On @amworldtodaypm right now, @TurnbullMalcolm explaining that has no say in the ABC/SBS board nomination panel. “I was not consulted.”

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@bastardsheep Oh it’s quite safe. @spicertracey had not hacked the intertubes.

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@jon_lawrence @RNDrive Yes, I’ve just fixed that. My brain and fingers are not yet fully functional today.

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“The future of robot journalism”, my chat with Waleed Aly from @RNDrive yesterday (5 mins audio) abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Ancient vulnerabilities are geddon in the way of security”, quoting @jameslyne zdnet.com/ancient-vulner…

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“The EU has explicitly emphasised the importance of protecting basic rights as [they defend] against digital attacks,” written pre-Snowden.

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“EU mulls cyber defense against US surveillance”, reports @dw_english dw.de/eu-mulls-cyber… HT @cyberwar

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MT @edyong209: From Expression of Concern, next stages are Side-eye, Polite Tutting, Subtweet, Expression of Dismay, & Retraction.

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PNAS has issued an “Editorial Expression of Concern” over that Facebook experiment. pnas.org/content/early/… (PDF) HT @edyong209

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The photo of Mr Rabbit in this story might be of interest to @DeptOfAustralia. smh.com.au/federal-politi… pic.twitter.com/0ypA1o9OQE

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Fri plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; errands; @5at5daily; destroy the Sun; TGIF; soup.

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Ah, so well played, Mr Rabbit! More evidence that in your case it’s no so much “terra nullius” as “vana calvariam”.

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spicertracey Tony Abbott says Australia benefited from foreign investment because it was ‘unsettled’ before the British smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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@druey Thanks. I’ll check on eBay later this morning.

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It really shouldn’t be this difficult to make the Sun go supernova. This is all very poorly organised.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je dois aussi entrer en collision une autre étoile dans le soleil, pour augmenter sa masse un ordre de grandeur.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis déçu que je ne peux pas faire le Soleil aller supernova sans beaucoup de travail. Et vous?

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Oh so THAT’S how you get a seat on Central Coast trains. What a helpful training video.

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Have you also heard, @DavidKenner @johnthelutheran, that Hello Kitty has formed a fundamentalist Islamic Catiphate somewhere warm and sunny?

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DavidKenner I’d just like to point out that Islamic Front military chief Zahran Alloush uses a Hello Kitty notebook. pic.twitter.com/1hDYyX0EAI

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Friday. Yes, yes, Murrica, happy birthday and all that, but I have a better idea. Let there be light. Friday.

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