Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 17th, 2014

Or this report on the 1973 Moscow Film Festival, where even the originating intelligence agency is redacted. soda.naa.gov.au/record/7949445…

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Oh I take that back. This “agent comment” on Stretton is rather amusing. soda.naa.gov.au/record/7949445…

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I must say, I’ve been reading David Stretton’s ASIO file today, and it’s remarkably mundane.

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essentialideas This (in Istanbul) generates bizarre reflections. @Colvinius @mmechomski @JennaPrice pic.twitter.com/sU4mFWyO8Q

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@kcarruthers @WarWraith @bengrubb Well, I do sometimes want to show people pictures of things that aggrieve me.

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@kcarruthers @bengrubb That’s a lovely compliment, but it disturbs me.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, that’s another one for the CV. “Less punchable than Paul Murray.” Win.

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“Episode 53, the John Della Bosca Couch of Love edition”, apparently. 3 September 2009. ustream.tv/recorded/20966…

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You are too kind, @TheDanBarrett. There was actually a live video program called “Stilgherrian Live” some time ago. stilgherrian.com/stilgherrian-l…

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RT @bengrubb: “Australian technology reporter/commentator/fancy boy @stilgherriantelevisedrevolution.com/features/5-pod… [Wot?]

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@Taco_Lad “Toadhuffer” is very good, actually. So can we mix cane toads and vaping somehow? Yes, of course we can.

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In an earlier tweet, “off” should have been “odd”. I am sure* you are smart enough to understand that.

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If I had a band, I would name it “Toadplug”.

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FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY.

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RT @bigbadave: .@stilgherrian Ooh, what next? Toad suppositories? [Look, who hasn’t shoved the off cane toad up their… um, yeah.]

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Older men, make sure you suck a cane toad today. abc.net.au/news/5750114

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I am far more tired than I thought I would be tonight.

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Significant trainfusion.

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MT @GuardianAus PM Abbott: I have no problem with medical use of cannabis trib.al/sDUCwKS [Should be about evidence, not PM feels.]

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Pho then train then wine, I think.

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There really is something wrong with @RealNickHodge.

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@scott_thewspot @joshgnosis My mind moved to the cloud some time in the late 1970s. There was a Countdown special when [REDACTED] Supernaut.

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Has the Scotland thing been predicted by octopus yet?

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TheMediaTweets Tell the papers! I was making toast when I noticed my bread looks a bit like the UK without Scotland! May be an omen pic.twitter.com/gGklQj1MAa

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@semibogan @iOS_Support Well now I want to experience it, just to see how that’s actually achieved.

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@joshgnosis That’s why you should never view documents. Clouds the mind.

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@semibogan @iOS_Support I have no idea who that is. Is it the larger size of Ariana Huffington?

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@EX_V19 I see what you did there. And I appreciate it.

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Goddam rabbits are taking over the internet. The era of the cat is coming to an end.

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MY GOD I HAD BETTER GET CLEAN UNDERWEAR AND REPAINT THE BATHROOM WALLS BECAUSE MY PHONE’S ICONS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE.

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MT @iOS_Support: launches tomorrow! Are you ready for it? [What’s to “ready”? It just downloads. Get a grip on yourself.]

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@MinhKular @elronxenu Well as long as he’s doing something useful.

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The TIO reveals someone was hit with a AU$571,000 excess data charge on their smartphone, reports @joshgnosis zdnet.com/telco-customer…

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Sadly, @PointZeroOne @timpoliti @AbstractCode, I have things I need to do in Sydney. But I do want to go to Bangkok again soon.

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@andrewdotnich Sorry to hear. Most of us have days like that, I suspect. Hope it passes.

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RT @dcuthbert: hey @TheHackersNews we need to have a chat about your choice of image. pic.twitter.com/HsVEduS0MJ [Such poor posture.]

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I do know someone who popped out to get milk but instead ended up going to Melbourne for a few days.

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Now I want to go to Bangkok. I have my passport with me, I’ve just been paid, and I’m 30 minutes from the airport. Tempting.

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So while I’ve been busy, what’s Crusader Rabbit done today?

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@NuclearAnthro @ABForScience But also Bangkok canals are… not the cleanest water in the world.

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@NuclearAnthro @ABForScience Well I can barely swim, to the point it’d be accurate to say I can’t. Swimming isn’t ubiquitous outside West.

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I have read the entire article in question. I feel dirty, and not in a good way.

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@deejbah I know. He’s the very picture of a Backpfeifengesicht.

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@NuclearAnthro @ABForScience Fair point. When Thai politician Leena Jangjanya and an advisor fell in to a Bangkok canal, the advisor died.

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@dobes @SnarkyPlatypus This is going to escalate out of control very quickly, I can tell. MAD is a lifestyle choice.

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Here, @dobes @SnarkyPlatypus, watch this to cleanse your palates after reading that. player.vimeo.com/video/52014691

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Well at least there’s no shortage of material for the next episode of “The 9pm Edict”. Production should happen across Friday to Sunday.

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Or, is there a canal nearby? I shall fill my pockets with rocks and throw myself into it.

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I might as well punch myself in the face.

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I have clicked on the link, and I am actually reading the article, because I have absolutely no self-respect. I want to cry.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @dobes Well, there was that time [VENDOR NAME REDACTED] assigned an intern to [REDACTED] me…

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@dobes I am only a few hundred metres from your office. Do you WANT me to come over there and punch you repeatedly?

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Me being helpful at @zdnetaustralia: “Can Snowden finally kill the ‘harmless metadata’ myth?” zdnet.com/can-snowden-fi…

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“Decades of Facebook likes will explain how you became yourself”,writes @JonathanLWai qz.com/261683/decades…

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“Geese were originally created by British inventor Leonardo da Vinci…uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Gooseupic.twitter.com/uqW6RoDivbvb

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@juhasaarinen All terms are bad to look up in the Urban Dictionary.

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My panel moderation at the @ACCAN_AU Conference is done. Apparently it worked.

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Hey Apache Victims, what replaced mod_auth_mysql, if anything? Need to keep a legacy thing going for a couple more months.

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There is no elevator. There is only emergency lighting. instagram.com/p/tBpNk-CFm-/

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@JSNoble Er, no. Under surveillance because he met with various visiting foreign nationals from Eastern Europe. Cold War and film festivals.

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Wed plan: Hunt down fresh electricity; review client’s legacy extranet; 1330 moderate @ACCAN_AU conference panel; writing; quiet evening.

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Rearranging my day’s plans to include a search for electricity.

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Oh. Ausgrid says this is a planned maintenance outage, 0800 to 1530 today. I had not been aware of this.

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Circuit breakers are good. The electrical fault is elsewhere.

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The SEKRIT eyrie’s electricity has just vanished.

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I seem to have absorbed and reflected far too many different issues this morning, and they’re all merging in my head.

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Barnaby Joyce is negotiating a free trade agreement with China, I just heard on the radio. Let’s just pause a moment to reflect upon that.

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@jdub Generally, yes, but my current SEKRIT southern Sydney eyrie, for a few weeks, is an apartment building.

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RT @WildBilbo: Do we have justification for this war on snails? History shows fighting snails ain’t easy twitter.com/jacopo_della_q… [Jesus!]

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RT @jdub: Sometimes I wonder what my neighbours think of my weird, maniacal laughter. Only sometimes. [I have this problem too.]

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@smiffy @drspacejunk Oh, you’re down there? That’s the Joe Hockey Wind Farm Terrorism Zone!

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@paulkidd @SnarkyPlatypus Lulwut? So all these senior constitutional lawyers missed that bit? Mind you, Soapy may not know either.

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@chris23 Oh I like “cornucopia”, with its sense of over-abundance.

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@NewtonMark I am so going to steal that line for the Edict. I should be recording Fri-Sat, now that the pain levels are down.

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NewtonMark @stilgherrian Politicians always seem to think terrorism “follows you home” like a lost puppy. Puppies of death. Terror puppies, as it were.

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fortescue You get a death cult! You get a death cult! Everybody gets death cults! i.imgur.com/Hwnpw.gif

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iGriever Jesus, there, I fixed your freaking fanboy smartphone comparisons! pic.twitter.com/9ZSoSByrEF

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jdub LESS PULVERISE.
MORE PLOVERISE. pic.twitter.com/5cosq4vvhN

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I won’t RT any more, but @jason_a_w’s unearthing of historical “death cult” propaganda is absolutely fascinating.

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jason_a_w Sydney’s sectarian newspaper The Watchman describes Catholicism as a ‘Death Cult’ in 1923. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl…

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jason_a_w Nazis described as a “death cult” in the Perth Daily News (1945) trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl…

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jason_a_w A lurid report on a Haitian “death cult” in Brisbane’s Sunday Mail in 1928. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl…

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jason_a_w 1995 report in the Canberra Times worries about Internet-enabled “death cults” attacking Sydney Olympics. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl…

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Audio is up. “Norfolk Island to consider Gay marriage legislation” abc.net.au/radionational/… Ping @SnarkyPlatypus @paulkidd

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Some people have all the luck.

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@19bk69 Fair point. I will work further on that line later.

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Nice work, @jason_a_w. I’d suspected there’d be some history to “death cult” propaganda.

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jason_a_w “Negro Death Cult” The Arrow (Sydney) 30th March 1912. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl…

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jason_a_w “Japs have queer death cult” Adelaide News, 16th January, 1943. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/articl…

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@smiffy @drspacejunk THE ROBOTS SHOT YOUR DOGS OH NO THIS IS TERRIBLE NEWS.

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Crusader Rabbit’s senior ministry really is a cavalcade of arsehats.

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Did @michellegrattan just say “esculation” on @RNBreakfast? I think she did. Burn everything to the ground!

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@stufromoz @SnarkyPlatypus @paulkidd This was all explained on the radio. I will post a link when the audio is online.

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@Manic_Henry I KNOW ISN’T IT JUST EXCELLENT BEYOND BELIEF.

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@havyatt That good, eh? This fills me with confidence*.

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SpaceX Honored to be chosen by @NASA to be part of America’s human spaceflight program pic.twitter.com/mTuCcEIE3X

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It seems to be another case of each minister having a different answer to “What is the goal?” Johnston says it’s “a response to atrocities”.

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His first sentence is about what “right-thinking nations” think. Assuming the conclusion. The defence minister seems to be an idiot.

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Re that RT, here’s the transcript of @abc730’s interview with the defence minister and his see-the-picture “logic”. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2…

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davidbewart LEIGH SALES: What evidence is there that that threat extends to the Australian homeland?

DAVID JOHNSTON:you only have to see the picture

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Hermaphrodite snail sex robots. Within two years, at most.

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ProfJeffJarvis | ̄ ̄ ̄  ̄ ̄ |
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fanfiction_txt “Sorry john but today is your last day alive because I am going to shoot you with this gun I have in my hands” the terorrist sayed.

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gerrymcculloch1 Best Twitter quote of the night goes to @STV_Andy “The undecideds will decide this”.

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Wait, @SnarkyPlatypus @burgotastic, what’s going self-aware? The robots or the snails?

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@zzkt Oh that’s cheered me up* no end.

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“Three misguided beliefs of the Group of Eight universities”, writes @JohnQuiggin theconversation.com/three-misguide…

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RT @zzkt: @stilgherrian “where are my turnips?” [Bugger the turnips.]

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I just heard on the radio that a plague of snails on Yorke Peninsula will be tackled with robots. South Australia’s Snail-Robot War begins.

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@paulkidd @SnarkyPlatypus And he’s citing some hand-wavey number about the spend on Norfolk Island from marriage tourism.

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@paulkidd @SnarkyPlatypus The trick is a new category of “same-sex marriage” that doesn’t refer to the federal Marriage Act definition.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @paulkidd It’s not online yet, but he’s involved with a same-sex marriage bill before the Norfolk Island assembly.

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“Nonexistent cabbages” is a bit of an obscure reference. Sorry.

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@paulkidd Look, it’s clear that Rodney Croome has gone mad, feral even, and wants to commune with the imaginary cabbages there.

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Marco_Langbroek In an hour from now, the US will launch the classified CLIO sat tinyurl.com/qbohvwd
Likely a SIGINT destined for geostationary orbit.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Cela peut être vrai. Néanmoins, les avocats et les lézards ont un excellent goût dans le vin.

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Indeed, when I said I was looking to find someone who’d a good word for the A-G, one said “Well, there’s more than a day’s work there.”

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In a room full of lawyers and senior legal academics last night, I still couldn’t find anyone prepared to compliment the Attorney-General.

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@thornae I suspect you’re right. So far the debate has been evidence-free. I don’t see why they’re going to start now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis fatigué et grincheux. Je blâme les avocats, bien que ils semblaient être. Et la fatigue. Et vous?

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Apparently we’re putting together a plan to ship all the gays to Norfolk Island. There’s sort of an historical precedent for that.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Can Snowden finally kill the ‘harmless metadata’ myth?” zdnet.com/can-snowden-fi…

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RT @jeamland: (Francis Urquhart × Malcolm Tucker) - political career = @stilgherrian. Discuss. [Lulwut?]

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Wed plan, draft: Review client’s legacy extranet; write for @zdnetaustralia; 1330 moderate @ACCAN_AU conference panel; quiet evening.

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@drsimmo I worked in the public service a very long time ago. I suspect things might be a bit different now.

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@jeamland You might think that. I couldn’t possibly comment.

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For some reason, it was essential to micro-manage this entire process. They were, as I say, very stupid.

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Last night I dreamed that I had to supervise two very stupid men who had to re-order 200 pages of photocopying into the correct order.

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Bunnies Say

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RyanNewYork twitter but just with bunnies with 20 character signs

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Wednesday. The machine works, but barely. The components are old, and they fit together poorly. Your life now depends on it. Hah. Wednesday.

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