Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 2nd, 2014

@ApostrophePong The bushfire season has already started. Scroll back into my retweets and you’ll see a map of today’s fires.

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I’m a good pony.

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So, it’s the 2118 train for me, arriving at Wentworth Falls at 2310. I’ll be exhausted.

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@ApostrophePong We are going into a drought here, I think.

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Seriously, what grade fucktard lets this sort of bullshit out the door? arseh.at/4koh @NewtonMark @leslienassar

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RT @NewtonMark: Wow, IBM sure has that cloud shit worked out. arseh.at/4koh ping @leslienassar [HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]

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RT @ApostrophePong: On the move to instagram.com/p/rMVxM-PGIC/ [This is beautiful country, says this former farm boy.]

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JESUS WEPT PEOPLE IF YOU’RE GOING TO LINK TO PILGER THEN PUT A FUCKING TRIGGER WARNING ON IT.

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I was just thinking “What’s this bullshit on the TV?” and then it ended with an Apple logo. They got ripped off with that one.

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I was about to say “spooks all feel the same in the dark”, but that’s to actually true.

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“”ONI”? I meant ONA. Whatever. It’s Saturday night.

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And “goodies and baddies” is more or less what you need to explain the UN Covenant on Human Rights to Scott Morrison, right?

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Still, Mr Rabbit can punch things and ride a bicycle fast, so he’s ideal* for running a modern, technological democracy.

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Hi, boys and girls. [Waves.]

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I’d love to be in an ONI meeting where they’re deciding just how much “goodies and baddies” dumbing-down is needed for Mr Rabbit to cope.

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“Noted foreign policy scholar Tony Abbott.”

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MazMHussain I didn’t know being “under pressure” or “having a tough job” was an exculpatory defense for torturing people.

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@NuclearAnthro “Trolled”? I don’t think this means what you think it means.

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NewtonMark If The Oz thinks the current government is so fragile that @newmatilda can plot to bring it down, Tony Abbott is fucked.

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I am being trolled from too many directions at once. This is most unfair.

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RT @nancycato1: @stilgherrian: Do you really aspire to being a Grandma? @DobsonJan [Look, it’s complicated…]

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RT @ApostrophePong: No couples or men @ Chiang Mai Railway Station instagram.com/p/rMNYBRPGPR/ [Nice twist on quiet carriages.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus @NuclearAnthro HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you are so fucking not.

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There are too many people on Twitter tonight who’ve known me for too long.

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@loupascale That said, nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.

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@DobsonJan @nancycato1 Exactly. All of these things which I am not. They buy her dinner. Me, not so much. Sulks.

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@nancycato1 I’m not sure that caviar goes with dark ale. Though only the gods know what you got up to in Paris.

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WombatOnPatrol A kelpie needs some snow time occasionally to reconnect with her inner wolf. pic.twitter.com/wYUCTDnomR

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@SnarkyPlatypus @NicholasFryer Wait, hang on. You two aren’t allowed to talk to each other.

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Well, @SnarkyPlatypus, not so much “wary of” as “bored shitless by”.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I am especially wary of people who self-describe as ‘nice’ [OH YES.]

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@loupascale Yeah, I know, Louise. It’s just so hilariously tribal. One of them was kinda hot, but then I’ve been drinking.

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@nancycato1 Listen, Ms Cato, you were the respected host of popular TV series for a generation, while I’m just a dangerous psychotic. Der.

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@NuclearAnthro The courses was killed before I finished it. Shortly after that I got work as a broadcaster. My website has details.

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Awww… Ex private school lads on Saturday night in untucked shirt, tie, jeans. They never ever grow out of that little bit of rebellion.

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@NuclearAnthro @SnarkyPlatypus Nah, I can’t pick favourites. I simply enjoy the rich variety. (Psychosexual issues aside.)

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@monsieurpotts No. Seriously. I type “coat hange” and it suggests “hangs” not “hanger”? IT. IS. FUCKING. BRAIN. DEAD.

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Christ, going back to iOS autocorrect after SwiftKeys on Android is like sticking coat hanger wire deep into you ears and stirring.

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@NuclearAnthro @SnarkyPlatypus One of my favourite parts of the
Linguistics course I did was US regional accents. Fascinating history.

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Now playing: Skyhooks, “Women in Uniform”

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@Eschertology @ikostar @jeremysear Whenever I see the word “enough” I want to ask “Enough for what?”

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So is someone taking me out to dinner, or am I just having pho and heading back up the hill?

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Colvinius Paris police lose 51kg of seized cocaine from their own headquarters gu.com/p/4ve3k/tw Jean Réno to star in the movie?

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For those thinking that “barmaid” is sexist, no, it is a particular gutsy role and she is keeping these men sorted out.

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Barmaid, to me helping people with train info: “Don’t waste your time. Tell ‘em to just go to the station and fuckin’ work it out.”

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Enjoying how this cranky barmaid is dealing with arsehat customers.

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jeremysear You know it’s over when you come out with a line like this. pic.twitter.com/6Cd1IeddIF

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donattroppo Isn’t a ‘siren call’ something that leads unwary sailors onto the rocks? classics.mit.edu/Homer/odyssey.… pic.twitter.com/juG0DNe4BB

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@iain_chalmers Same grief. Intermittent graphics crashes. We thought we’d got them. Alas no.

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@kcarruthers I’m OK now, thanks. I’ve remembered that I’m unemployable.

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@stufromoz @SnarkyPlatypus That was my point. I do know how this industry is structured… :P

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@stufromoz @SnarkyPlatypus That was my understanding too. This is the second on this issue. (Previous logic board was beer-related.)

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OK, I must still be ill. For a moment there I was thinking of maybe getting a proper job.

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RFSCommissioner 96 Fires, 922 fire fighters in the field. Be prepared this season and stay up to date at rfs.nsw.gov.au pic.twitter.com/Z1HcDO2Y63

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@bigbadave Kinda. They hit a limit and then replace the machine at Apple. We may have already reached that point.

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@bigbadave I am aware of this possibility, but there are far easier ways to get access to my hardware.

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So, @timfdavis @SnarkyPlatypus, while it’s the same machine for warranty purposes, it’s a different machine for software/iTunes licensing.

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Because, @timfdavis @SnarkyPlatypus, serial number is the same, on the bottom case, but the hardware GUID is on the motherboard…

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RT @timfdavis: @stilgherrian @SnarkyPlatypus reminds me of the ship of Theseus question [Exactly that. In fact, that issue has arisen…]

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@SnarkyPlatypus If my troubleshooting time were factored in and they were paying usual rates, yes get a new machine.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well I daresay that question will be in their heads, but their procedures presumably model relative costs their end…

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RT @Tim_Coronel: a real grandfather’s axe [Exactly that. Anyway, I’ve agreed with the diagnoses so far, we’ve just all been wrong.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Indeed, after this the only original components are drives and parts of the chassis, from memory.

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@SnarkyPlatypus There are guidelines for such things. That may still be possible, given that he’s going to escalate the diagnosis.

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For those keeping score, MacBook Pro is now in to get a new clamshell display, having already gotten a new logic board, keyboard, top case.

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@kcarruthers He had an Apple logo tattood on his forearm.

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So, once more I figure out how to work without it until Wednesday or so.

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@ruth_parslow Thanks for the thought though. Appreciated.

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Bye bye MacBook Pro. Again.

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Is there anyone in the city who’s buying me drinks or dinner?

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In the Cathedral of the Apples.

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@monsieurpotts Look, they are filth. A corruption of the city.

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@Colvinius @This_Is_Israel Ah thanks. I had no reason to doubt it, it looks right etc, but given the scale of disinformation… Ta.

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Right. My tasks for the next 45 minutes are to retrieve my suitcase from Potts Point and get to the Apple Store for 1630.

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@NuclearAnthro @jonoabroad @scottcarson1957 Now that I look more closely at that chest, it’s beautiful work.

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@NuclearAnthro @jonoabroad @scottcarson1957 Wow. I’ve just finished reading “1788” by David Hill. Those early days in AU were… remarkable.

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Remarkable photo of a bomb falling on Gaza, if genuine. pic.twitter.com/9NJEfvYM3z HT @This_Is_Israel, a satirical account.

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@sylmobile Yeah like TV stations give a fuck about anyone except themselves any more.

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Just in case you were thinking of heading the other way… instagram.com/p/rLyxbtiFjO/

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So once I’ve finished my 1630 thing at the Cathedral of the Apples, who’s buying me drinks and dinner? [Meh, it works sometimes.]

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RT @glengyron: What if verbs fired rockets at nouns?!?! [But that would be so adjective!]

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@scottcarson1957 @NuclearAnthro I’ve yet to experience proper European styles trains. But even our shitkansen do OK.

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@mjec Yep, they’re doing standard maintenance all down the main line today. Cut out dodgy track segments, weld in new ones.

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@NuclearAnthro @scottcarson1957 I’m appreciating the conversation, just quiet while I’m changing trains and the like.

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hostile_goose Don’t trust handkerchiefs or the people who use them

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Pinboard Weird how the biased, latte-sipping press never mentions the hundreds of millions of innocent folks we *didn’t* torture

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Pinboard Sometimes folks don’t like you, and you end up torturing the folks, and then you just don’t ever hear the end of it. We’ve all been there

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There’s a bunch of thermite stacked not too far from Newtown station, I see. Apropos of nothing.

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@NuclearAnthro @oberonsghost Having read Schlesser’s “Command and Control” I got a better idea of the psychology of escalation. Even so.

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fanfiction_txt Oh god. This is soo hot. Oh god… AH! AH! AAAAAHHHOOOuuuuuu!

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@NuclearAnthro @oberonsghost It’s been 20 years since I last did the figuring-out. It all made a mess, but not everything was a decent 5MT.

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@scottcarson1957 @mrgrumio Not “demand”, but just “recommend”? We can compile a list we can agree upon, surely?

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The train is passing some track workers who are being delivered pallets of boxes of thermite. I want some. Promise not to misuse it.

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@scottcarson1957 I’d figured. Again, I don’t envy you with that. My farmyard knowledge is enough for me.

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“We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks,” says that wacky Obama guy. nytimes.com/2014/08/02/us/…

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“Scores dead in blast at Chinese factory”, reports Al Jazeera. aljazeera.com/news/asia-paci…

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@scottcarson1957 The Dutch have a job on their hands with this Ukrainian incident. It’s now been some days, and summer…

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@scottcarson1957 @DeptOfAustralia That in itself is presumably a tricky task sometimes. I don’t envy you.

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@oberonsghost It doesn’t, alas. Even all 40,000 warheads is only a grid 200 x 200, a quite a few km apart to cover the whole region.

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@scottcarson1957 @DeptOfAustralia I do like your practical approach these matters of logistics.

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I have another modest proposal, one which would simultaneously solve both Middle East conflict and the disposal of large nuclear arsenals.

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I can see that there is some support for my modest proposal. Excellent.

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We should just put a bulldozer through Western Australia and start again with proper people.

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DeptOfAustralia With pressed shirts and clean shovels, we can dig our way out of this climate hole! pic.twitter.com/QX5XLYqUJ5

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Demands are being made more insistently instagram.com/p/rLaBp3CFvT/

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ProfJeffJarvis Do we really need an ambassador to Russia? Can’t we just curate the views of our netizens and send Putin a Storify?

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I know a former ballerina, and once he ga… oh, um, never mind.

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@jeremysear Most long-distance truck drivers are male?

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RT @hannahcommodore: Aww. Thanks @Telstra! pic.twitter.com/LFjmtJyOTL [Ah, so THAT’S what “fixed” looks like. Excellent.]

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Sat plan: 1236 train to Sydney; errand, Potts Point; 1630 Apple Store, George St; dinner and drink (anyone?); return to Wentworth Falls.

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@garystark That’s why I love these @servepath guys. They know all the tough technical stuff.

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Many thanks to @servepath support for helping me understand that pop-up windows work better when I don’t have pop-ups turned off.

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“Judge rejects nurse’s lawsuit against Aereo on grounds that it contains not one intelligible sentence”, by @paulcarr pando.com/2014/08/01/jud…

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@kcarruthers @SnarkyPlatypus La Cathédrale de Pommes est un endroit très effrayant, mais je dois y aller.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Merci. J’espère que le problème peut être résolu rapidement. Il est frustrant.

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“Slow Walkers May Be On Their Way To Dementia”, reports @NPR npr.org/blogs/theproto… HT @kcarruthers

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Obsessedwskulls Lawn flamingos can pick a T-Rex clean in under 90 seconds.
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“Please Stop Saving Me A Click”, writes BuzzFeed’s @cwarzel buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/…

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Sat plan, draft: Administrivia; train to Sydney; errand, Potts Point; 1630 Apple Store; dinner and drink; return to Wentworth Falls.

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zackwhittaker RLRT: “Have you seen Battlestar Galactica?”
“No, I have regular sex.”

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AequoEtBono Eric Abetz and crystal meth, together at last RT @SatPaper: Today’s front page: ‘More prejudice than policy’ pic.twitter.com/Gme4CcqUUW

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai froid, et je suis en reniflant. Je suis le lapin de l’hiver. Et vous?

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Temperature -1.6C, and falling. Apparent temperature -6.9C, ditto. The weather is a lie.

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Saturday. Everything you are being told is a lie. It is time to reject “fact” as a meaningful concept. Saturday.

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