Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

July 13th, 2014

“Smells like teen spirit” indeed.

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Still, more than a few young students lost their virginity in those music rooms, as the stains on those corduroy bean bags would attest.

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The romantic ambience of Pink Floyd and quality Indonesian hashish was, I was told, ruined by the lingering stench of Quellada lotion.

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… which were notable for their excellent speakers, corduroy bean bags, dim lighting, eternal stench of marijuana and pubic lice infestation.

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At the University of Adelaide, some time between, oh, 1977 and 1982, the student union building had a couple of music listening rooms…

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@expectproblems I’m sure I’m not THAT predictable. And, since there is no dissent, I assume I’m correct.

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“So, grandkids, I can remember when we just had a normal Moon. Just a big sphere of rock, it was. But then it became Super.”

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“Supermoon” is bullshit anyway, unless you think “super” means “a little bit bigger than average”. No? Exactly. It’s all bullshit.

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Yeah you people should learn how to look up things on the internet. Do you know what the “internet” is? How about “things”?

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@druey I still haven’t seen the second set of three. No rush. That sort of TV drama takes time to make.

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@NewtonMark Look, one thing at a time, of these people’s heads will explode. Oh. As you were. Go for it.

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So you fucktards going on about the “supermoon” do know it was 24 hours ago, right?

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I’ve been enjoying the TV series “The Tunnel”, based on the Danish series “The Bridge”, which has an excellent tabloid troll character.

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Hildebrand in man employed to be a troll being a troll outrage.

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Yes, yes, off you go, people, and whinge about the Hildebrand. It will make a difference*. [Pats your head gently.]

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@robcorr I can’t be arsed reverse engineering IPA’s web presence infrastructure right now, so I’ll assume it’s like most and is rubbish.

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@robcorr Your interpretation is correct. I’ve never had anything where I’ve felt the need to turn that on.

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@robcorr Oh that’s a point. I guess sometimes people turn that on instead of getting a halfway decent web server.

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@robcorr Pissy little traffic spikes of a few thousand requests are nothing. They handle MUCH bigger than that.

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@robcorr IPA paranoia isn’t an input into Cloudflare’s systems. I use them myself for a few bits and pieces.

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The taxi thing has happened and, apart from some snark from the driver, I am safely back at @bunjaree. With a .

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@robcorr Cloudflare to anti-DDoS protection. Generally if there’s a pause to confirm you’re legit there’s something going down.

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I just caught the train from Katoomba to Wentworth Falls, but now I have to wait for a taxi to be sent down from Katoomba.

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@robcorr So you know what Cloudflare is doing there?

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That means that right now I am sitting in the dark in freezing temperatures to save $15.

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So how village life taxis work is that you wait 15 minutes in zero degree temperatures for the taxi, or catch it from Katoomba and pay more.

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No, really, stop sending me your peanut butter stories.

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@iain_chalmers That place needs to be burned to the ground to save our species.

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah the gas water heater thing needs to be followed up. That was just bullshit.

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Feelpinions + Television = Wisdom.

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I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE PEANUT BUTTER OR HOW ENJOYABLE IT WAS.

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I am now receiving reviews of various Dick Smith condiments. I should have realised. I am an arsehat.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Look, you thought that sleep could make the  go away. You poor deluded fool.

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As far as I can tell, the person saying that has precisely zero direct knowledge or experience of Dick Smith’s operations. But, you know.

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“They do have taste testers but they just don’t understand Australian standards.”

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“The only selling point is that it’s Australian owned, not because it’s any good. It’s all shit.”

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OH: “Are any of those foods Dick Smith sells any good?” “No, they’ve vile. The tomato sauce is bearable, but the biscuits are disgusting.”

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glengyron Tonight we bubble for Joe Hildebrand.

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Fuck. I have tweeted feelpinions about the Thorpe thing. It’s OK, everyone, I’ll be throwing myself off a cliff soon enough.

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Now, any editor that runs a story that’s nothing more than “Twitter’s response to @IanThorpe’s news” should just kill themselves now, right?

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Sorry, my immediately previous tweet was also meant to include the words “smug solipsistic cunts” but, you know, 140 characters.

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Dear Australian Faggots, the experience of “being gay” extends much further than 400 metres from Taylor Square. Do try to remember that.

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OK, I’m detecting from my view of the Twitterverse that Mr @IanThorpe has done good tonight. Despite jokes from smug inner-urban poofs.

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@MarkDiStef Also, I haven’t said “Congrats!” yet for the @BuzzFeed gig. Break a leg.

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@MarkDiStef Indeed. I’ve only met her in formal situations, but, yeah, one can tell. It’d be a great session.

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1950s FFS, that @MarkDiStef’s life expectancy is plummeting daily.

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@MarkDiStef We are agreed. [Nods.] Out of those three I’ve only met Fraser. But I understand all three are lovely people.

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@MarkDiStef At least Our Thorpie didn’t get rat-arsed and steal a flag from the palace.

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@MarkDiStef Oi! I wasn’t around in the 1950s either, you disrespectful whippersnapper. :P But Ms Fraser also speaks about the pressure.

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I may have to kill @drearyclocks. [Law enforcement, please ignore this tweet.]

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@MarkDiStef Are you sure you haven’t forgotten Dawn Fraser? In the context of the media in her time, wasn’t it the same thing?

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@mr_gadget Indeed. And concepts of personal privacy are very different. We should compare notes later.

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@fieldproducer But I do know that the power of such a respected Australian could make a difference.

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@fieldproduce Thanks for that. They’re huge issues in my world. I’m just at the pub right now and haven’t seen it yet.

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@drearyclocks Wait. I already file for a Rupert masthead. Conflicted.

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@mr_gadget See, that’s an interesting observation already. I don’t know HK first-hand. I await.

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I’ve not met @fieldproducer, but that’s an interesting observation.

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fieldproducer If used in education the Parkinson interview with Ian Thorpe could really help kids in discussions around mental health & sexuality.

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@mr_gadget I’m intrigued about social aspects. When is it appropriate to be turning your environment into a data source, how people respond?

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mrgrumpystephen Here’s my real opinion piece though: everything is terrible and everyone is awful.

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@mr_gadget I’m glad. Actually, I’m interested in your experience and, even moreso, those around you.

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@drearyclocks So there’s basically no way I can respond to your tweet and win, is there. You bastard.

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RT @mrbenjaminlaw: Fuck I just want to break into the TV and give the guy a hug. [Which is why we have OH&S rules.]

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RT @mr_gadget: first tweet from Google glass [It’s not too late to kill yourself and save our species.]

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Apparently @mrgrumpystephen thinks you’re a “loser” if you’ve missed one of the 45,000,000,000 things on the internet. The loser.

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@johnthelutheran In a way that’s even more sad. My trip to Cronulla revealed one guy who’s “racism” was more about nostalgia.

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paulkidd Will have to give back all his medals now? After all he won them at the straight Olympics.

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So I’m assuming @FrannyHilIson is a satirical account? Surely no actual human could be this ignorant? twitter.com/FrannyHilIson/…

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God, now I feel like a deleted scene from an ABC Sunday night political thriller.

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@ethicalmartini Well, everyone’s personal experience is different.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Should not be so hard to buy a gas oven without getting ripped off. [That’s what Hitler said.]

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@jonoabroad @R_Chirgwin Nah, they don’t bother will all that old-school stuff any more. They just hack all your stuff. Allegedly.

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RT @juhasaarinen: My theory is that came out and caused @stilgherrian’s bins to be stolen. [Pretty much, yes.]

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RT @jonoabroad: I know your not a polar bear, but it is fun to think you are. [My phone number is on my website. Let’s talk later.]

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RT [REDACTED]: “gen-y spooks are lazy cnuts” [Exactly. There was a time when they’d put a bit of effort into it.]

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@jonoabroad @R_Chirgwin Yeah yeah, years ago, during the First Gulf War.

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This whole “We’ll surveil all the things” thing is just lazy, impersonal and inelegant. Where’s your sense of style, guys? You lazy sods.

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I miss the days when you’d be walking and a car would cruise up to you, the spooks would say hello by name, and just explain the damn issue.

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@R_Chirgwin No, no. Ancient news. Bins stolen. And, I’m sure in a COMPLETELY UNRELATED incident, my laptop and phone.

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah, well, it’s a thing that happens. “They” steal your bins and go through them. I’m kinda over that lame bullshit.

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I assume that’s just because these days it’s easier to just pwn my laptop and phone that fuck about with my trash.

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It’s been years since anyone has stolen my bins. The last time was during Gulf War I when I was writing for a energy industry news site.

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Gavin_Conroy Spitfire pair on patrol pic.twitter.com/SOhq8EsTxN

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This internet thing is useless.

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swearyanthony Kill the yuppies, take their bins.

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@WP_DownUnder Damn. It’s offline. Otherwise I would troll with that like nobody’s tomorrow.

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@mischbypls @BernardKeane No, it’s a statement, or hope, that a fellow human’s private life should not be yet another fucking media circus.

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As I said earlier, I am so glad the front bar at [REDACTED] has Mr Nick Cave’s “Murder Ballads” on high rotation.

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@AttardMon @marcuskelson So what you’re saying, in essence, is that we should all just kill ourselves right now. Gotcha.

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So, Internet, how do I watch the live RIGHT NOW? Or is the internet “everything but live TV”? You have seven minutes.

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Oh. Sooner that two hours? Where’s the live stream?

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@StanDevia @flexnib Oh now THAT would be commercial genius!

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In just two hours, Australian television will face the Thorpocalypse.

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@troyhunt As an aside, @haveibeenpwned has allowed me to Make A Point to a few clients who were pwned. So thank you.

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@troyhunt Oh there is that. Is this where I mention Perl? ;)

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@troyhunt Serialisation should be punishable by death, truly. We invent databases and then use that shit.

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@BlogsofWar It just occurred to me that I have no idea where on the planet you are.

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@BlogsofWar I shall, thank you. After a bite to eat I’ll have a whiskey in your name.

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RT @flexnib: Imagine if he doesn’t actually come out! [That would be the most magnificent troll ever!]

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RT @sylmobile: sugar glazed, Nutella filled scroll [Worst. Orgy. Ever.]

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@BlogsofWar Everything is under control, yes. It’s another lovely winter evening in the Blue Mountains.

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dailydot Aaron Swartz doc ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ knocked off YouTube by bogus claim: bit.ly/1s4Camd

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Damn. I’ve misjudged my drinking rate of dark ale in relation to the closing of my bar tab and the train timetable. More ale then, I guess.

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@deconverter Oh dear. Now I am confusing the two stories and this will not end well.

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I particularly like GLBTILOLWTFBBQ “activists” who’ve been saying “It’s a personal issue” before launching into their “He should…” bleats.

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It’s particularly special* that so many people have written and published their feelpinions without having seen the interview. Ethics FTW!

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Scary thing is, the TV interview with the famous sportsplasher hasn’t even been aired yet. Imagine what it’ll be like once it has.

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SwiftOnSecurity I don’t use Facebook.
“Why not?” is the wrong question.
The right question is, “What does Taylor Swift know that I don’t?”

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RT @jonathonio: “Denton, who wields sway with younger audiences” run that past me again [Oh Earthlings, you are all so cute!]

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@virag064 This is quite true. But for now. it’s tonight’s Media Fascination. Poor bastard.

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@virag064 I’m not having a go at you. I’m just frustrated about the unfolding public spectacle, and everyone having a feelpinion.

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How about you get off your own arses, and do something for Australia yourself, instead of being patriotism vampires on children?

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It’s your selfishness, demanding that strangers perform for you like dancing bears, that created this fucking problem to begin with.

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Jesus wept, people. You aren’t content with someone winning eleventy gold medals for sportsplashing, now you want him to solve human rights?

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@virag064 No he doesn’t. Leave him alone. It’s none of any of our business.

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@juhasaarinen Stop it. You’re a grown man. Get a fucking grip.

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@scott_thewspot I did trial a Lumia 1020, and was very impressed, but no I do need something with a better lens again.

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@RealNickHodge The audio production in that is just spot on.

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I really need to get a proper camera.

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One hour until sunset, Katoomba instagram.com/p/qYW57CiFtq/

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Just to be clear, I’m not really a polar bear.

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@stufromoz Yeah but starting your own Wikipedia page is tacky and against their policies. Rightly so, too.

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Oh that’s right. I’m meant to be thinking up story pitches and sending them off so I have some paying work this week. Nah. Another ale.

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@CosmicRami Yeah, but I treat the personal parts as an early attempt to do psychological typing. MBTI is little better statistically.

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NerdcoreBlog 3D-Printed Open Source Medieval Armor for Barbie crackajack.de/2014/07/12/3d-… pic.twitter.com/ftRKJx7I9D

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@RealNickHodge I remember with great fondness the time we brought ABC Adelaide to a standstill when he launched a mock homophobic attack.

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@RealNickHodge Yeah, he is nice guy. Spent a couple long nights drinking with him when DAAS was just about to become famous.

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@CosmicRami I’d better not tell you that I’m trained as an astrologer then. Thought it might be a contrast to all the hard science I did.

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God that brings back memories. Is Paul McDermott still a thing?

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In public. On a Sunday morning at around 1100 . On Montefiore Hill in Adelaide.

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This is true, though, @RealNickHodge. I am the only person to have been in bed with all three members of DAAS simultaneously.

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@CosmicRami No, we’re clear. NASA use it and have a definition, but the term was coined by an astrologer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon

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So, hypothetically speaking, how would you get a gig “educating” Channel Seven presenters about gayness? And do you get to choose?

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The sad thing is, @CosmicRami, I think it was someone at NASA.

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CosmicRami I’ve decided the person who coined the term “super moon” shall have their own private suite on the … So tacky.

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@prestontowers @fivewalls Russian Ark was glorious, but a complete wank. [Shrugs.] It was video art rather than drama. YMMV.

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RT @mattdasilva: You do actually have two heads ..? [Yes.]

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Excellent. I just found the first incorrect fact about me on Wikipedia. But I’m not going to correct it because it works in my favour.

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So he has his own Wikipedia page and I don’t. Humph.

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@prestontowers @fivewalls Yes, but his TV work goes back some years before that, including SBS’ “The Movie Show”, and bunches of radio.

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@fivewalls @prestontowers Ah. You’re referring to someone I work with sometimes. Tastes differ. But I think your timelines are wrong.

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SERIOUSLY PEOPLE IF YOU ARE STILL TWEETING FEELPINIONS ABOUT THORPE THEN FFS CATCH UP WE’RE ONTO DENTON NOW.

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Oddly, I thought that in a democracy anyone was welcome to express their political opinion. Obviously Denton and I didn’t get the memo.

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@fivewalls @prestontowers I have no idea who you’re talking about.

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@fivewalls @prestontowers I don’t quite see why speaking confidently is a bad thing. It’s actually Media Presentation 101.

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RT @benpobjie: @prestontowers @stilgherrian he’s wrong about the ALP though: standing for nothing isn’t a bar to being elected. [True.]

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sirajdatoo Oh, ICYMI, this is how many people were discussing the data retention bill allowing govt to retain all your metadata pic.twitter.com/q7jUlESWK4

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RT @Andrew_Zammit: He expressed an opinion on something. [How dare he. HOW DARE HE! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS, WITH AN “OPINION”?]

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RT @prestontowers: He said the ALP is unelectable because they seem to stand for nothing. Plus, Greens are ineffective. [Well, um, duh!]

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RT @benpobjie: because he said some things about the government and we’re all jealous that he’s more famous than we are [Oh is that all.]

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Should I ask? OK, I’ll ask. Why are some people launching into a whingefest about Andrew Denton? Will I now regret asking?

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RT @BobGrrl: Did your other shopping include boots? pic.twitter.com/WFEUsqyxz5 [No. But clearly it should have. For so many reasons.]

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RT @mattdasilva: Is that with gin in it? [That’s a gimlet, you arsehat. Though maybe a piglet could be a gimlet with bacon, for breakfast.]

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I want a piglet now.

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Because I follow @JohnBirmingham, I have discovered that @tinderfessions is a thing. A very interesting and amusing thing.

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NewtonMark “A selection of the things described in the Guardian as ‘iconic’ in a heady fortnight in 2010.” arseh.at/4kj2

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@jeamland Yes. Yes I do. It probably is a piglet, by the way.

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Pleased that the front bar at [REDACTED] still has Mr Nick Cave’s “Murder Ballads” in their regular rotation. It always cheers me up.

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This is a brief tweet to acknowledge that I say @RealNickHodge’s “Countdown” link earlier but am now politely ignoring it.

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@profsarahj A Skype link for video both ways would be cheap and easy to set up and help the interaction no end.

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@profsarahj True, my point was kinda off-topic. Agree you’re at a disadvantage when you’re in a remote location. They should use video.

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What shopping I am going to do has been done. I’ll get the shifter when I’m next in Sydney. Which is Tuesday. Winter ale time.

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@franksting No, just that one man. My lack of surprise was based on his personal contributions to the relaxed Sunday atmosphere.

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Ah. That’s a “Target Town & Country”, which has no hardware section. But, The Veronicas. Conflicted.

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Well I’m in Target now and they’re playing The Veronicas so obviously everything is perfect.

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@myxer99 Yes. Big W had no sets and wanted $19.95 for a single cheap-arse 250mm shifter. Fuck that. That’s not why China was invented.

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I’ve left them to it. I’m heading off to revel in the glorious excitement of buying a new shifting spanner.

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Double negatives are tricky and potentially incriminating.

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@mrgrumpystephen Also, enough of my so-called friends are arsehats, I don’t need any more.

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@mrgrumpystephen What, like pigs and cows are really nice on the inside? Are you suggesting I cook and eat the backpackers?

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@Joshua_Glenn That was “reasonable expectation of privacy”, but iOS was “helping” as always.

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The guy with the thick Irish accent: “So many of my problems have been caused by alcohol. So many.” I am shocked by this revelation,

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NewtonMark Worst saddle rash ever. RT @inhabitat: What do you get when you cross a bike with a chainsaw? arseh.at/4kj0

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@SnarkyPlatypus I was thinking that. There’s at least one female Estuary accent in the group.

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@Joshua_Glenn One could argue that the front bar has no “reasonable speciation of privacy”, but sound quality matters.

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@Joshua_Glenn My iPad is bigger and has poorer microphones than my Zoom H2. Also, NSW Surveillance Devices Act 2007, and ethics.

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Oh dear God, the ringtone on her phone is Yazz, “The Only Way Is Up”.

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No in the group, so my decision is “No”.

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Hmmm… I have my audio recorder with me. Can I be arsed interviewing them?

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Imagen having a ‘Pan-European’ restaurant. [I’m all for paella with sauerkraut and feta, obviously.]

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“In Spain one night we had three jugs of sangria in the first 20 minutes and we were falling over everywhere. I love Spain, it’s so cheap.”

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I’ve gotten another glass of wine. I’ll stay a listen a while longer. This is excellent.

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Male, accent sounds like Sheffield area, boasting how he could eat “a whole one of those roasts”.

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“”I’ll show you the real Asian,” says a young Cockney woman. “I’ll take you to Dixon Street.”

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A young man explains in a thick Irish accent how Korean food isn’t quite like yum cha.

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It appears that their understanding of “Australia” extends to 250 metres from Railway Square, and their train to Katoomba this morning.

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Ah. Backpackers. “There’s so many different kinds of Asian food in Sydney, it’s confusing.” I see.

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RT @GuardianAus: Channel 7 commentator will be ‘educated and counselled’ after gay slur trib.al/EjEW1FB []

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One of the older women lunching here today sounds just like royals correspondent Gaye March from @madashelltv.

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PlaneTalking says factory hourly rates lower in US than China. This-has-implications! blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @carlyfindlay A lot of “traditional” food assumes low labour costs, with family or servant labour.

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@profsarahj Yep, I got the import of Article 2 immediately. A shame that “Stop the boats” and “orderly migration” we’re assumed goals today.

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@carlyfindlay @SnarkyPlatypus Perhaps, but when labour costs count, nothing beats chucking a few spuds into the oven.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yorkshire pudding is a bit labour intensive for a $15 Sunday roast, I suspect.

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@profsarahj Thanks.thats the first time I’ve looked at any of that law. It looks… tricky.

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@scottcarson1957 @BBCNews @rodstewart @SusanBoyleHQ Yeah, I don’t think the bookies will be giving very good odds on that one.

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Remember “Her Majesty’s Disco Stick”? stilgherrian.com/humour/her-maj…

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I wonder whether this Commonwealth Games will finally have a Torch that doesn’t look like a robotic slug.

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MT @BBCNews .@rodstewart & @SusanBoyleHQ set to perform at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. [Wrestling. Tell me it’s in the wrestling.]

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People of Earth, your planet is not as advertised in the brochures.

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Happy Sunday, near Wentworth Falls instagram.com/p/qX5X62iFgj/

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Yes, just to be clear, @dannolan, I discovered “Drawn Together” a long time ago. Today’s discovery was so many episodes on the Tube.

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1210 train to Katoomba; Sunday roast; shopping; remainder TBA.

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“Suspicion breeds confidence.”

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@cathywilcox1 “One small feline is all that lay between death and survival…”

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Someone on my timeline just mentioned “Drawn Together” and so I am pleased to discover this on YourTube. youtube.com/watch?v=JrZ2ci…

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@melissamadsen Oh thanks. I wasn’t sure how it was working with just me and @marcfennell and no second guest. Glad it worked.

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saladinahmed 1899 account of a “lady cyclist” who “used her fists in scientific fashion” on her harasser. pbs.twimg.com/media/BsQi252C… pic.twitter.com/ZsBriVgHxj

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ICYMI, me “helping” @marcfennell do @DownloadABC this week all by myself. abc.net.au/radionational/… And on YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=fQWygz…

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ICYMI, me at @zdnetaustralia Friday: “Big data is just a big, distracting bubble, soon to burst” zdnet.com/big-data-is-ju…

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@Jin_Shei @safzoro @strange_signs @pingudownunder Yes, I understand that geese can make excellent guardcritters.

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Sun plan: Plan week ahead; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; shopping; continue planning the week ahead, with extreme prejudice; reading and research.

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RT @mikedayawake: “Please… kill me…” pic.twitter.com/h7WpvSKuUn [Also, burn the Sydney Opera House down to the waterline. Jesus wept.]

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RT @cathywilcox1: Tony “People skills” Abbott charms the PUPs. pic.twitter.com/s12T7jrsR4 [Well done. Did you kill the other cartoonist?]

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Well the goose thing seems to have struck a chord.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Probably not, but I’ve sent you the link anyway.

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@scottcarson1957 @SnarkyPlatypus @RNBreakfast Aha! “A paradigmatic violation of the right to be recognized as a person before the law.”

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Fuckin’ hilarious. You hypocritical turds.

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People’s Fitzsimmons Feels are strong today. How dare he reflect on a social issue from a different viewpoint than your own. How DARE he.

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Oh. Of course Australia isn’t signatory to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

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Wait, as I read that, Australia isn’t a signatory? treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDeta…

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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDeta…

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@scottcarson1957 @SnarkyPlatypus Oddly, someone on @RNBreakfast just suggested reading Article 2 of ICCPED on “enforced disappearance”.

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@scottcarson1957 @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, Little Ally’s current government, the adults in charge now, seems to have Everything Under Control™.

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@scottcarson1957 @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah we’ve got that sorted. Except for some glitch with the so-called “High Court” and “international law”.

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@scottcarson1957 @SnarkyPlatypus Well same here in Little Ally. Except for Sri Lankan children. If any of them reach shore we’re screwed.

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RT @strange_signs: Not a sign you see everyday. pic.twitter.com/X7h7oRU7zG [We need more of these geese. HT @pingudownunder]

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@SnarkyPlatypus @kcarruthers I’ll teach you how to say it in Thai with proper tone. That’s more advantageous for you commercially.

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Everybody dance now.

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RT @Chilp: Why not just dump it into the water, mate? [Choke points in water systems. Easier to clean. I’ve thought… wait, no, I haven’t.]

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RT @SwiftOnSecurity: @stilgherrian You should stick with retweeting me. That always makes you the good guy. [Quite true, my love.]

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Sure, @SnarkyPlatypus, but remember who our Big Ally is, how much they pwn Australia, who gutless our “leaders” are, and who Big Ally fears.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: If Tones really does side with Japan over China in their territorial disputes… *facepalm*

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@kcarruthers No, we can’t be sure of that at all.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, Mr Rabbit’s vision* for the future has been particularly impressive* this qweek.

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The Palmer United Party (PUP) policy development process explained. pic.twitter.com/xemUQSZxHN HT @theretronaut buff.ly/1nikpYR

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So was this photo taken before or after Prime Minister Abe decided to take Mr Rabbit out for a few drinks? pic.twitter.com/TmB3GtC9vO

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@SnarkyPlatypus Such ideas have been very much on the thoughtful person’s agenda here in Australia this week. Also pic.twitter.com/TmB3GtC9vO

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It’s good to see that my comments re Japan have been retweeted into the arms control wonkosphere. That should help my diplomatic career.

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“The Brookings Center Doha”? Lulwut?

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This is called the Cooperative Arrangements Regarding Nuclear Waste Disposal. We dispose of the waste and then you cooperate.

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And the quickest way to get rid of all that unwanted nuclear waste is out the rear ramp door of a C-130 over particularly annoying nations.

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I can’t wait until Japan decides “fuck this” regarding its dodgy nuclear reactors, pulls their cores, and smears them all over East Asia.

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RT @mongrel43: What’s a thought leader? [Exactly.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Don’t your laundry staff fold your clothes? Time to fix that, I’d say.

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@Secbuff Now I’m curious about how the language has changed over time. A TV show I saw yesterday used “drone”, not “bot” or “zombie”.

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@Secbuff Gotcha. I think I’ve heard “pivot” used in that context, yes, but I’m more familiar with “beachhead” or “staging point”.

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@Secbuff It’s too early in my day to make the right connection there.

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Only “thought leaders” use the word “pivot”.

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RT @markparton: -5 degrees always looks divine at sunrise. This was in Tuggeranong. pic.twitter.com/n8spyU5WQh [Lovely.]

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Sun plan, draft: Plod through the backlog of certain tasks; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; shopping; plan the week ahead, with extreme prejudice.

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Oops, sorry @RNSundayExtra, I forgot to tweet that tweet with the hashtag so there it is.

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So, @RNSundayExtra, “esculators”? I see. [Walks away slowly, shaking head, phoning for an “ambliance”.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus So do I. Two weeks ago at 0930 Sunday the apparent temperature in the upper Blue Mountains was -12C.

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RT @jendudley: Even I am pretty sure this wouldn’t work. Pretty sure. instagram.com/p/qXcUX3qmQz/ [Try it. Try it. Try it.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis ennuyé avec l’univers entier. Il doit être empêchée. Et vous?

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There. Now to wait for the other one to do the same.

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Well, I know what avatar I need to celebrate* this fact.

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Sunday. The chill pervades your entire body. Your blood congeals. Your life force is ebbing. And God is laughing at you. Sunday.

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