Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 15th, 2014

But for now, I bid you adieu.

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If someone sees a photo of Mr Rabbit with Rupert Murdoch where Abbott looks like a confident leader rather than nervous underling, do tweet.

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The autocab has delivered me back to @bunjaree with minimal personal abuse from the driver. Village life, etc.

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I have summoned an autocab.

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Maybe someone with more patience than me could determine the precise moment the @australian morphed from great broadsheet to group blog.

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That level of humourless sycophancy is… oh I give up.

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To judge by their Twitter feeds today, the Murdoch employee with the brownest tongue gets to take home a meat tray.

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OrkneyLibrary We are currently having technical issues with access to our online services including catalogue. Apologies etc pic.twitter.com/Bub8MbPFK4

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R_Chirgwin After “water-cannon” Wilson, you’d think the government would be careful about who it appoints to sinecures. Then you get whack-a-Donnelly.

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Old bloke wanting service, to barmaid: “You took your time getting back in here.” Barmaid: “Well you go and deal with a bunch of arseholes.”

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fieldproducer Idea of a reshuffle looks so bizarre out of politics - move a bunch of people not qualified for jobs to other jobs they’re not qualified for

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dr_nic “Cheers Rupe!” said Tone, while Murdoch eyed his investment. MT @SharriMarkson: Murdoch & Abbott at The Aus bday pic.twitter.com/FZ2xJs0DYr

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I’ve ordered dessert.

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@expectproblems This is The Grand View at Wentworth Falls, very much a local village pub.

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Being told someone’s personal story about union demarcation on the waterfront that dates to, oh, the 1840s by the sound of it.

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Old bloke: “Fuck, I’ve never seen that, I’m going through for a look.” [Picks up beer and ambles through to the bistro.] (2/2)

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Old bloke in front bar: “Is Ben [publican] busy out there [in the bistro]?” Barman: “Yes, he’s working flat out.” (1/2)

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I am at least 10 years younger than everyone in this front bar.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mind you, in Africa it took me two days to realise that “logistics support” meant “driver”.

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@MikeCarlton01 Yes. Being assigned to be Soapy’s honeytrap in London.

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[EVEN MOAR REDACTED]

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If Mr Rabbit were an actual army officer, he’d be the kind that the grunts would agree would have an “accident” and the sergeant take over.

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@SnarkyPlatypus And yet Mr Rabbit fetishises being with the military as his best experience as PM. Ms Credlin should muzzle the twat.

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After a round of daft front bar arsehattery, one of the old blokes reminds me, “You come here for the intelligent conversation, right?”

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Part of me is hoping they’ve forgotten my order for lamb shanks, ‘cos last time that happened I was fed free wine until chef caught up.

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@IRStrutt Well I’ve already suggested using the M-72 LAW.

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CasparBowden The UK is not really a democratic country

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus Labour did promise that everybody would have an owl bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi… [True. Excellent policy, should’ve stayed.]

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leslienassar Once a year, phys ed teachers should be able to pick a child to brutally murder. Imagine how well the other kids would behave then!

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leslienassar “That teacher would probably lose his job now but it was very effective.” Jesus Christ.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Is David Cameron still Prime Minister? [The real question is whether he’s still inhabited by owls.]

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fieldproducer Story of the day - Japanese artist arrested for distributing vagina model for 3D printed kayak ind.pn/1mQFiyF pic.twitter.com/QWC209U4AC

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NewtonMark We have a Royal Commission into the assault of children by authority figures, and Pyne’s education advisor wants more of it. No awareness.

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OH: “So, tequila?”

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@IRStrutt Maybe, but I don’t trust them arsehats. I’ll be taking precautions.

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MT @SnarkyPlatypus: Amazing Australia has a political and media class stuck 2-3 decades behind the rest of the country. [It’s not amazing.]

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@oberonsghost @SnarkyPlatypus Oh yes! I hope I made a note of the ranger’s name.

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@mm_ssssshh Excellent. My equivalent was an M113 APC, which we did not sink in the Gawler River at all and you can’t prove it.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @oberonsghost Pretty much. I’ll tell the story in the next episode of “The 9pm a Edict”.

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@mm_ssssshh I like your thinking. The Bushmaster is apparently a great piece of kit.

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Tweets from @SnarkyPlatypus remind me that I haven’t told the full story of me and @oberonsghost on shag protection duty.

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The lamb shanks may be a while. It’s Muesday here, 2-for-1 meals on the short menu Mon and Tue. It’s packed with pensioners back there.

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I have been informed that lamb shanks are available tonight. I have ordered same.

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NewtonMark Fact that he’s Pyne’s education advisor is almost beside the point. Both parties are infested with authoritarian humanity-hating arseholes.

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NewtonMark The guy who wrote Pyne’s education review reminisces about the benefits of a good thrashing behind the bikeshed. arseh.at/4kjo

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Trigger warning: arachnophobes won’t like this. Quite an impressive Huntsman in the kitchen: twitpic.com/e886bw [Beaut!]

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SenatorLudlam i don’t know if this is shopped or not, but it sums up the week so far pic.twitter.com/uDmDrWGuov

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@Aitch_El No, they’re regulars. I know how old they are.

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@mm_ssssshh Obviously, but you need an M-72 LAW against those bullshit things. So I’m told.

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Realising that “tool up” is probably a quaint phrase these days.

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Hey kids, the 70yo blokes in this front bar just used the term so it’s time to move on.

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@BrigadierSlog @oberonsghost Nice work. Though with my preferred automatic I’m good for 9 minutes.

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Well if the Minions of Mosman are going to tool up to deal with the North Shire Crime Wave, I’d better do the same when visiting.

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R_Chirgwin In 1967 I set a record at my primary school for “most canings in a year”. Can’t see the value in corporal punishment, really.

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Haha. The mayor of Mosman wants to give council parking inspectors police powers and guns. What a fucking arsehat.

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@sylmobile @SnarkyPlatypus Don’t ask me, I won’t be organising it.

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I’ve arrived at The Grand View. Channel Seven news gave data retention fears a solid run. Couldn’t hear what was said.

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@nqwatcher Nope, complete opposite. It’s very lightly loaded.

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I’ve had this happen once before. The train was limping so badly they had to wait for the next train along to couple with it and push.

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This train feels like it could break at any moment. It’s getting increasingly jerky and slow to accelerate as it pulls away from stations.

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@kcarruthers Cue @davpope to depict Cliev as Eris, a big naked female pig with a Golden Apple in his mouth. SkyClievEris. No, too much.

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@eightiestragic @EllyOcean Still, if I lived in one of those houses I’d just change in front of the window ‘cos it wouldn’t be me suffering.

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That @TheRoastTV is not on while this PUPocalypse is unfolding is a crime for which @mscott should be severely punished. Nothing personal.

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LastWeekTonight If the CIA were being honest, their joke tweets would look more like this…
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@dobes Yeah it’s pretty special, even if I do say so myself. It’s a word made for the digital… oh no, it just gets worse!

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bbclaurak Why does pol-media complex still talk about women as some kind of weird species like a rarely spotted wombat?hands up I’ve done it too

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Mind you… All hail Clive! All hail Eris! The Discord he is causing really tickles my clieveris. Oh. No, I don’t want to coin that word.

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People tweeting things Cliev said before that are different from what he said later as if the man gives a fuck.

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EllyOcean I bet the kids on grand designs resent their parents when they hit puberty & they have to wank in a cupboard bc they live in a glass box

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“Australian intelligence agencies to be given new powers”, writes @FarrellPF theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

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Why not put a Boeing P-8 Poseidon’s sensors and systems into a Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet? dodbuzz.com/2014/07/14/boe… HT @BlogsofWar

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@mpesce Thanks, tho thank @jturner_ibrs for that quote. Oh, and me for leaving it in, I suppose.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Is a second Snowden spilling more NSA secrets?” Includes @jturner_ibrs. crikey.com.au/2014/07/15/is-… [$, free trial]

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Noticing that certain names have been changed to protect the, erm, “innocent”.

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Crossing the Nepean, just after sunset instagram.com/p/qdoE91iFve/

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@Joshua_Glenn Thank you. @5at5daily isn’t quite daily, but I do generally find one or two interesting snippets.

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@dobes @SnarkyPlatypus @bbc5live Further evidence that the BBC needs to be launched into the Sun.

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@Syrenya @stripe I’m already registered. But thanks for thinking of me. I’ll miss the first part ‘cos I’m teaching at UTS until 1630.

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5at5daily 5at5 number 75: Amateur terrorists, professional drug dealers, hackers, Facebook, and a trip through time. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@mpesce Why thank you. I’m told that translating those issues into non-tech-speak is a useful thing. I might be doing some more.

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The view from the soon-to-depart 1621 Lithgow service instagram.com/p/qdg9cliFp3/

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Citizens Electoral Council members are handling out their newspaper in Railway Square.

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OH, young girl to bf: “So how about the first humans to have sex? Was it like, ‘I guess I’ll just put that in there, maybe’?”

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Back to the south side again… instagram.com/p/qdVW1wiFtH/

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I am pretty much finished in North Sydney. Next up is my 1500 meeting at UTS.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Is a second Snowden spilling more NSA secrets?” Includes @jturner_ibrs. crikey.com.au/2014/07/15/is-…

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ginarush Cake sent to @australian from @crikey_news pic.twitter.com/9v4sMovhFI

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Every time the Brocade guy mentions “DPDK” I hear “DVDA” and it isn’t helping.

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At Brocade’s HQ in North Sydney, for a 2-hour “masterclass” in software defined networking (SDN). So, like Grindr and Tinder, I think.

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tinderfessions Hooked up with half the USC football team. - Jacinda

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@expectproblems One of the new track inspection vehicles. HD video and other sensors.

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RT @michaelneale: @stilgherrian aluminium or wood? [Wood. Easier to embed broken glass into the business end.]

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So have we turned off the cloud yet? If so, the next step is to hunt down whoever’s idea it was and get a little baseball bat action going.

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tinderfessions Found my dad’s co-workers daughter on tinder now I fuck her every time my dad goes on business trips with her dad - Joe

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@jturner_ibrs So you found it then. Before I did, even.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Is a second Snowden spilling more NSA secrets?” Includes @jturner_ibrs. crikey.com.au/2014/07/15/is-…

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My sense of humour seems to be aligning with @drearyclocks and I’m starting to worry.

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tinderfessions Met my bf off of tinder but tell people we met off of christian mingle..got caught when my friends reminded me that he’s Jewish - Summer

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DarrynKing “Squid can ejaculate in our mouths after we cook and eat them.” Rightio, I’m done reading for the day.

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Sulking. On a train.

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Fauxgyptian I am an pick up artist. Hello woman, you are bad. Do you feel yet that you must sex

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joshgnosis .@murpharoo suggests Byrne calling for the government to bring data retention legislation is to mess with Brandis. bit.ly/1zD31bl

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Sudden thought: Can you imagine being assigned to be Soapy’s honeytrap in London? [Shudder.]

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@MsLods @joshgnosis Indeed, I’m interested to see what comes out of London.

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BOCSAR Did you know non-domestic assaults occur more frequently at home or on the street than in licensed premises?

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@cathywilcox1 @GrogsGamut @JamieMcIlwraith Oh, honesty! How am I expected to put up with this chaos?

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Here is a working link to that dreadful @cathywilcox1 cartoon. Don’t click, whatever you do. pic.twitter.com/JOuj8WOnlO

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@MsLods @joshgnosis Ta for that. I know that I’ll be writing about Soapy’s legislation once it’s extruded from wherever his ideas come from.

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@GreenJ Glad to hear it. It IS beautiful country. Kinda where my family roots lie. That and amongst the Barossadeutsch.

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@engochick Yep that’s pretty much where my head was then, I think.

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RT @dobes: Revelations that Costello has worked out that he should have challenged in 2006? pic.twitter.com/MDrXDFHf0M [Well played.]

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@expectproblems That’s fairly bad. Unacceptably bad, actually.

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The Russians never could get the targeting quite right on their version of HAARP. pic.twitter.com/Jwws6JPK5j

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@chris23 @FCWnow Ah yes, solving the complexity problem by adding another layer of complexity. Always a winner. ;)

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@engochick What an excellent name for a fantasy novel character. Soilpuke.

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“Study: More complex networks lead to more disruptions”, reports @FCWnow, surprising no syadmin anywhere. fcw.com/articles/2014/…

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Tue plan: 0924 train to Sydney, work en route; 1200 Brocade, North Sydney; 1500 meeting UTS; 1621 return train, @5at5daily en route; pub?

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BadAlbumCovers Band name of the week
Submitted by @adventuretom pic.twitter.com/i0JH1jJn76

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TheMediaTweets Telegraph also goes with the ‘oppressed white, middle-aged men’ angle… pic.twitter.com/JTEMqEuZO0 (via @hendopolis)

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TheMediaTweets The Mail cites the reshuffle as evidence of further discrimination against oppressed white, middle-aged men… pic.twitter.com/BAJHEVfS3h

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@joneaves Why were you sniffing a stranger’s beard?

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“Australian govt says data retention won’t be like failed EU directive”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/australian-…

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SwiftOnSecurity Derp detector onlin… BEEP BEEP BEEP pic.twitter.com/XKNvGXyqaX

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@SnarkyPlatypus But a point forgotten about spying is that it’s often secret not because of methods but because of targets and sources.

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@glengyron So, in keeping with the times. Well done.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Cute codenames though. “‘Find private photographs of targets on Facebook’ (SPRING BISHOP).” [Smirks.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Though in that case if I were to refer to the instigator as a script kiddie I’d never hear the end of it.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Indeed, I seem to recall a poll on my own website being hit with a barrage of votes from a server in Ukraine.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, much anti-NSA stuff is “OMFG SPOOKS DO SPOOK SHIT” which makes it harder for more serious critiques to cut through.

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“Hacking Online Polls & Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet”, writes [trigger warning] @ggreenwald firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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“From the Cold War to the Code War: UK boosts spending on cyber warfare”, writes @steveranger zdnet.com/from-the-cold-…

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@sw @mpesce Just slapping him would be more efficient.

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RT @ArmsControlWonk: This is why nuclear-armed ABMs are a terrible idea. pic.twitter.com/J7XoMtJOpl [Oh, I don’t know…]

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Wait. On @RNBreakfast, did I just hear the DLP senator complaining that Cliev’s actions were crazy? What a world!

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@joshgnosis I think we’ve just come up with some sort of card-based game. Topics, fallacies, two from each, two minutes of improvisation.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Merci. C’était une métaphore, vous devez comprendre. Ils doivent être nettoyés.

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“I smell of gasoline” ended up being “I feel the essence”, so there’s a win.

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@joshgnosis Ah yes. “I don’t know why.” The logical fallacy known as argument from personal ignorance. Always a winner.

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Tue plan, draft: Minor tasks TBA; 0924 train to Sydney; 1200 Brocade, North Sydney; 1500 meeting UTS; @5at5daily; 1721 return train; cry.

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@sw @mpesce I’m already registered, but I now find myself teaching at UTS until 1630 that day. I’ll be arriving late.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je sens de l’essence. Il sonne mieux en français qu’en anglais. Il y aura une règlement de compte. Et vous?

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OK, so now I’ve splashed petrol over everything. But at least there’s going to be some light.

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Also, congratulations to my MacBook Pro, which has decided to throw GPU errors again today, despite being given a new GPU last week.

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Happy birthday to Pacific Aero Products Co, founded in Seattle on 15 July 1916 by William E Boeing.

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Tuesday. Rush here, rush there. “It’s a rat race,” you complain. But no. In a rat race, one rat wins. There are never winners here. Tuesday.

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