Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 13th, 2014

@semibogan @thegrugq I have felt all the things many times. I am old and ashamed.

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@thegrugq @semibogan Yes. What you say is true. How could I every express such doubt? I am ashamed.

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@semibogan @thegrugq Surely everything to do with Tor is annoying?

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“Psycho-Analytic Department”!

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@SnarkyPlatypus I believe I have heard of them, yes. I loved their second album.

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I probably shouldn’t be such an enthusiast for nuking various bits of the US, but if they want to debate it they know where I am.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, I know the drill. “Fuck labour laws and social responsibility. We have an app!”

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s good to see some counter-SV snark now though. That guy at Slate. @mappingbabel is at Bloomberg now. Some others. Joy.

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@SnarkyPlatypus That Slate story covers a thing which is a bit special, doesn’t it. I like his reporting though.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Is there an app to nuke Silicon Valley yet? [Yes. It’s called a “nuke”. They come in several useful sizes.]

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RT @thegarance: “Journalists are coffee addicts, drinking more cups a day than any other group of “professionals”” bit.ly/1q0qyKF

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“U.F.O.” episode 1, by the late Mr Gerry Anderson. youtube.com/watch?v=TPl1OY…

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Oh, that was a broken link to “U.F.O.” earlier. Here’s a the correct link.

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RT @CasparBowden: Silicon Valley’s latest innovative plan for betterment of humanity slate.com/blogs/future_t… time-share servants [Classy eh?]

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@expectproblems Indeed. It’s odd the people one meets randomly in the media game. Some of them nice, some of them arseholes.

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@expectproblems That, yes. And obviously Robbie the Robot. But mostly Leslie Nielsen. I’ve met him. Lovely chap.

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@expectproblems “Forbidden Planet” is a clear and precise depiction of our future.

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sylmobile FUCK IT ALL

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sylmobile FUCK YOUR REALITY

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sylmobile FUCK YOU

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RT @maldamkar: Best theme tune that show. Best moon base costumes and best name for their early warning computer :-) [All these things.]

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So now I’m watching “U.F.O.” episode 1. Because. utube.com/watch?v=TPl1OY…

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Also this 2012 piece, “Gerry Anderson’s greatest invention” stilgherrian.com/internet/gerry… pic.twitter.com/h0buamsFzP

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Just stumbled across my 2006 blog post, “Why the US space program is shite”. It’s still valid. stilgherrian.com/space/us_space…

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@semibogan That would be the more efficient approach, yes.

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@semibogan I’m pretty sure that’s how Shute’s version ended too. No wait, an MG in the garage with the engine running. Whatever. Drink on!

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@semibogan So, you’ll be reading Neville Shute’s classic novel “On the Fjord”?

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You just don’t appreciate Freedom.

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el_crawford Anger (how dare he say those stupid things); Bargaining (maybe I can make him see why it’s stupid); Depression; and finally Muting.

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el_crawford Watching Twitter go through the 5 Kübler-Ross Stages of Grieving with regard to Richard Dawkins. Denial (he can’t possibly be that stupid);

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This is quite inspiring.

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I have gone further down the “Time Trumpet” than is probably advised. And I am going further.

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@RealNickHodge No no, I completely understand the appeal.

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@RealNickHodge And their advantage over the stock shocks?

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RT @RealNickHodge: And then she found the Imports Floor instagram.com/p/s4UQeBw9_l/ [Jesus, those IUDs look a bit agricultural, mate.]

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Commencing Operation Eat the Pig.

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“Time Trumpet” Series 1 Episode 4, with David Beckham and Jamie Oliver from 2031. youtube.com/watch?v=U12ayg…

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Maybe I’m Barbra Streisand. Wow.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Comment puis-je expliquer la beauté magnifique du capitalisme en quelques mots?

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“South Park” isn’t very realistic.

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Viss when I snap, replace my hands with chainsaws, and go on a lethal weapon 4 style rampage, this will be my alibi. pic.twitter.com/CXKTeg0ja0

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai été traitée de manière efficace et à un bon prix. Le capitalisme fonctionne! Et vous?

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RT @kcarruthers: Richard Dawkins has repeatedly proved he’s just another arseclown [But a highly evolved arseclown. Peak arseclown.]

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TheNTNews MARATHON MASTURBATOR DIES JERKING OFF IN A SPERM BANK ntnews.com.au/news/world/man…

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Ah yes, a reminder of @davpope’s “The West now backing ‘_______’ in this region”, even more apt today. pic.twitter.com/wiHkshIMwc

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pourmecoffee “The Greatest Generation II” — Oral histories and accounts of the men and women who had a free album forced onto their electronic devices.

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pourmecoffee “Where were you when you discovered the album was on your device?”

[Daughter interrupts]

“He doesn’t like to talk about it.”

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@ericscheid Oh now THAT is an item for Elephant Stamp on the next “The 9pm Edict”.

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OK, @scott_thewspot @AbstractCode, you’ve warned me off that plan.

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scott_thewspot @stilgherrian The real danger is they’d make a movie about it with all the left over B and C grade actors who survived

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AbstractCode @stilgherrian If it was vapid people killing themselves I’d be less concerned. But this is killing children due to their parent’s idiocy.

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Wow, what if an epidemic wiped out Hollywood? What a trage… Wait, what am I saying?

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ProPublica Whooping cough cases soar in L.A. County as vaccination rates plummet at top Hollywood schools hollywoodreporter.com/features/los-a… pic.twitter.com/1xfZWx5uwR

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I’d wondered why the spammers were always telling me about non-tangle garden hoses, but now I understand.

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It stings a little, but I think that’s a good sign.

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Laksa has been inserted with remarkable efficiency.

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TheOnion HR Sends Out Reminder Email About Not Scrawling ‘Revenge’ In Blood In Conference Room onion.com/1tJmC4K pic.twitter.com/2oyFiRJdQk

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RT @kcarruthers: why is chrome so broken? [Have you met people from Google?]

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I think the next episode will be “The 9pm High Level Alert”. I’m aiming to have it ready for Monday or Tuesday night.

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Even if you can’t support “The 9pm Edict” with money, you could just harass your friends and relatives until they listen to it. That is all.

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September is “The 9pm Operation Budget Repair”, to get the Edict up weekly stilgherrian.com/edict/00028a/ More details at skank.com.au/news/subscribe…

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I’ve completely forgotten to plug my subscriber drive for “The 9pm Edict” this week, so the next few tweets will form such a plug. Stand by.

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@PeteLawler Added to the “Fuck will I ever get time to get to this?” list, thank you.

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“Scientist who identified Ebola virus calls for ‘quasi-military intervention’”, reports @guardian theguardian.com/society/2014/s…

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“Ebola outbreak worst ever”, last night’s @amworldtodaypm interview by @Colvinius, is a scary must-listen. abc.net.au/pm/content/201…

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@bpurdon Heh. Yes, this little “problem” crops up from time to time. Thanks for the support, though. The next “The 9pm Edict” in a few days.

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FlipPrior What the …? Who, exactly, takes “essence of kangaroo” supplements … And more to the point, why? pic.twitter.com/NMNTH1HED8

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@jonoabroad @mpesce As soon as you offer “deferred billing” on behalf of others you’re a consumer credit provider.

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@jonoabroad @mpesce Yep, and conforms to financial services compliance regulations in every country in which it operates. Off you go!

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Hey @SwiftOnSecurity, have you seen “22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Taylor Swift”? rollingstone.com/music/news/22-…

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@jonoabroad @mpesce What you’ve just described there is essentially a credit card company.

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@jonoabroad @mpesce @@19bk69 You’ll be down that rabbit hole a while, Jono. The system to process it all and detect fraud are complex.

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RT @sylmobile: 1/2 Litre Pints instagram.com/p/s3hXraEdc8/ [So, not actual pints, which are 585ml.]

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@mpesce @jonoabroad … and that means creating something with the trust and infrastructure of, well, SWIFT.

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@mpesce @jonoabroad Yep, that 25c or 30c base means the micropayments can’t be micro. To avoid, you need a competing payment provider…

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RT @DrMobs: RT “@stilgherrian: A horse is not “suspicious”.” Okay then, but this flashlight is. duckduckgrayduck.com/2012/08/07/sus… [True*.]

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@maelorin @NewtonMark Well that’s pretty much the point. “Suspicious” just means “This seems unusual to me”.

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RT @sylmobile: who likes whisky? [What sort of question even is this?]

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Ha_Tanya Q: What’s difference between a dirty bus stop & a lobster with breast implants? A: One is a crusty bus station; other is a busty crustacean.

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RT @Taco_Lad: @stilgherrian it’s in the name! Suspis-horse… [Oh FFS…]

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A horse is not “suspicious”.

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ClickHole Quiz: Which Iraq War Are You? clickhole.com/r/985tsd pic.twitter.com/5z4gQLmbkh

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jeamland But seriously it could’ve been a lot worse. They could’ve used U2 in the watch demo and then given everyone a Coldplay album.

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@mpesce As opposed to, say, when reading a morning broadsheet newspaper?

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“I Went to Montreal’s New Cat Café on Shrooms”, reports @VICE’s @keefe_stephen vice.com/read/i-went-to…

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Look, @mpesce, if you have to hear about the death of Joan Rivers in a hipster cafe, it might as well be from a nice kitten.

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I did enjoy @Chris__Richards’ “U2, Apple and rock-and-roll as dystopian junk mail” washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

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RT @MeddlesomPriest: Harsh. Ten things to do with an unwanted U2 album gu.com/p/4xegt/tw [Harsh. But fair.]

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courteneyh ok that’s really not good, bro. RT @ElaheIzadi: I think we need to talk about this. pic.twitter.com/AhHT4OJYQs

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@lastres0rt @jbryanlowder I flip the statement the other way, as @joncallas does. They’re ALL “real” names.

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Sat plan, additional: Part of that “production planning” includes the pre-production for “The 9pm Edict” podcast.

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Sat plan: Tidy the loose ends, including blogs, bookkeeping, software upgrades, production planning, laundry etc; noodles; quiet evening.

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“Why Is Facebook Cracking Down on Drag Names?” writes @jbryanlowder slate.com/blogs/outward/… [Sigh. Ignorant arseholes.]

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@quadrapop That wouldn’t just be algorithmic. I’d say it’s a specific placement by Rolex.

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Amused to see some articles on the Apple Watch accompanied by rich video advertising stressing the history and craftsmanship of… Rolex.

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@BXGD What an excellent idea! Now I just need a big bowl…

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BrianDominick I think I just saw a guy miss a joke & get on high horse. On Twitter. Believe it or not @brianloveswords @kevinroose pic.twitter.com/UWNceZUQgH

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Thinking about what I might be able to achieve with that helicopter.

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brianloveswords I think I just saw a guy mansplain mansplaining pic.twitter.com/1XHZBJiSR4

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Ausflatfish How Willing Is Obama’s Coalition? foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/… Not very - but Australia always eager to help our ‘great and powerful friend’

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@jplonie You want to draw a giant penis on your high school sportsground, right?

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@jplonie I have a loyalty scheme reward that expires at the end of the month. One possibility is a helicopter scenic flight over Sydney.

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Oh! Free* helicopter flight! I’ll have to see if I can make that work.

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@NicholasFryer @mappingbabel Yeah I know. I know an artist who can generate pages of that stuff for grant applications.

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@mappingbabel @NicholasFryer Or, to put it another way, “Death is too good for him.”

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@NicholasFryer @mappingbabel Sounds like I’ll give it a miss. I don’t get much time to read novel-length material anyway these days.

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@19bk69 The dynamics of it all meant that wasn’t possible. Plus we were all pretending that wasn’t what had happened.

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RFSCommissioner Today is Open Day. Drop by your local station. 300+ brigades taking part, check locations at rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media…

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The last time I reported a “suspicious vehicle”, I think I fucked up some law enforcement agency’s surveillance operation. So, yeah, oops.

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sylmobile “Suspicious vehicles near significant buildings or in busy public places.”

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sylmobile WE ARE ALL SUSPECTS NOW: “A lifestyle that doesn’t add up.”

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Bruce Schneier’s “How We Won the War on Thai Chili Sauce”, from Nov 2007. schneier.com/essays/archive…

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“If you ask amateurs to act as front-line security personnel, you shouldn’t be surprised when you get amateur security.” — Bruce Schneier

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As @sylmobile lists the official government advice for , let’s remember something security master Bruce Schneier said…

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@dakindon @phbarratt Now that IS interesting. I’d like to read it when you’re done. Also, did you see this yesterday? sbs.com.au/news/article/2…

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JohnBirmingham iWatch will complement your spankyest bell-bottomed jumpsuit as Moonbase Alpha is blown out of orbit in Space 1999 smh.com.au/comment/-10fe1…

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@mappingbabel @NicholasFryer But how does he go for “gripping yarn” as opposed to “interesting idea”?

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GonzoHacker If U2 is what the Beatles would have become if they hadn’t broken up, Yoko Ono should be in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

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@NicholasFryer @mappingbabel I’ve not read any Baudrillard, so I’ll pass on that. But I agree that Borges is very special.

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And, @mappingbabel, I’d like to add Italo Calvino to that list.

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mappingbabel Is Borges the 20th Century’s most important writer? bbc.com/culture/story/… (if you’re in tech, yes. 1) Borges, 2) Kafka 3) Baudrillard

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RT @jeamland: @stilgherrian TERROR LEVEL: Hand-Made Preserves [Oh no, it’ll be TERROR LEVEL: FREE FACE PAINTING PETTING ZOO.]

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RT @troyhunt: 60 percent of apps fail basic privacy tests, finds international cross-governmental study flip.it/9E4fV [Surprise!]

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I think I might well go to the Dulwich Hill Village Fair tomorrow, and record some vox pops to see how afraid people are.

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Sat plan, draft: Tidy the loose ends, including blogs, software upgrades, production planning, laundry etc; noodles; evening TBA.

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“Silicon Valley Has Officially Run Out of Ideas”, writes @WillOremus, in a tone I heartily approve. slate.com/blogs/future_t…

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“11.40am – Holy Trinity Youth Centre Boxing Demonstration,” so there’s that for startersmarrickville.nsw.gov.au/dulwichhillvil…Bl

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As @KenAnalytics said, the Dulwich Hill Village Fair is tomorrow. marrickville.nsw.gov.au/dulwichhillvil…

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“Head of Microsoft Ventures [@rahulsood] calls Startup Weekend Women ‘pointless’” danshapiro.com/blog/2014/09/m… HT @leslienassar

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saladinahmed I’m pretty sure this is the most horrible termination letter in the history of employment. huff.to/X2lS0d pic.twitter.com/8xWaFbQGml

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Here’s the Dropbox transparency report referenced in that @amworldtodaypm story. blog.dropbox.com/2014/09/transp…

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@dakindon @phbarratt I found that just as you tweeted it. Thank you. That’s given me an idea for structuring a forthcoming podcast.

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“Dropbox reveals private data requests from security authorities”, reports @amworldtodaypm with @_markagregory and me abc.net.au/pm/content/201…

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old_sound I’m really happy I never learnt Python pic.twitter.com/XU8ksezyUq

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@dakindon @phbarratt Though what am I saying? Connection to established views or even facts are not required in 2014.

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@dakindon @phbarratt It might be good to link it to, oh, respected political analysts’ views of what to include. Increases impact, perhaps?

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@NicholasFryer You misunderstand the dynamic. Whether you tell people your views is not related to whether they want to hear them.

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@dakindon @phbarratt Ah yes. That diagram, where is that from? I’ve seen similar, but not that one.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Craint pas, les lumières s’éteignent. Inévitablement.

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Thank you, @karinakeisler, I am in a state of heightened vigilance.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Tout est douleur. Je pourrais aussi bien être un catholique. Et vous?

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Thanks,@atirere @joannejacobs, I’ll check those lists and report back once a coffee has been assembled.

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ClickHole Stunning Map Shows Just How Much Of Iraq And Syria @VICE Now Controls clickhole.com/r/924tsd pic.twitter.com/Itvgg87XG5

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Are there any suburban spring festivals or street fairs on in Sydney today or tomorrow? Where even is a list of such things?

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RT @jeamland: @stilgherrian All terms like, say, “brony”? [Especially “brony”. Unless the military go to SAFEBASE BRONY. That’s defined.]

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Saturday. There is a heightened likelihood of the chance of a risk of an event. All terms are undefined. Saturday.

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