Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 13th, 2014

OrkneyLibrary That was a sentence we never thought we’d need to write

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OrkneyLibrary We cannot be held responsible for anyone attempting to kill a lawyer whilst wearing a pair of home-made clogs

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“e-Safety Commissioner”, yeah. You too can be blamed for every incident of online bullying for the next five years. What a sucker job.

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Yeah, want to be Australia’s Children’s e-Safety Commissioner? Go for it. apsjobs.gov.au/SearchedNotice…

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RT @NewtonMark: @stilgherrian You could be for “e-Safety” what Tim Wilson is for freedom. [This is why we can’t have nice things.]

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@NewtonMark Oh don’t you start. You’re not the first.

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I wish I were joking. I’m not.

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No I mean it. If this person called @mikebairdMP is really Premier of NSW, then he needs to know it’s something I just don’t bother with.

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Seriously. If you asked me to name the Premier of NSW right now, I couldn’t. It’s no longer something I consider worth committing to memory.

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RT @adm_76: @stilgherrian when was that? [I’ve been reading pre-war history recently.]

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Hey ALP, remember when you used to be a political party?

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RT @NewtonMark: Bill Shorten, the Shadow Minister for Cleaning Soapy Brandis’ Fleshlight. [Oh, thanks for that.]

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RT @NewtonMark: Shorten thinks doing whatever Brandis says is “getting the balance right.” arseh.at/6m2w [What’s “Shorten”?]

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@jonoabroad Hi Anna, I’m glad someone is wearing the pants here…

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Since it’s Monday night, I’ll mention that if you hashtag your tweets with those daft political or TV program hashtags you’re invisible.

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Isn’t “NSW Premier” just a job title that exists temporarily between ICAC hearings?

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I didn’t realise NSW even had a Premier until just now.

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Does anyone actually know who @mikebairdMP is? I mean, I couldn’t pick him from a lineup. Still, appearing in a TVC is utterly moronic.

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MT @bevanshields85: Truly staggered NSW Premier @mikebairdMP appeared in an ad for The Daily Telegraph. youtube.com/embed/3EkZR9f9… [Who?]

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@kjmci @samwdowning Where even are you going with this?

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@chrisjrn I blessed nothing in Africa. But I learned… a little. I want to do that project without the fuckups fucking it up.

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@sophiajeanne Then this will not end well. :P Also, Good Fortune.

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I am having Africa feels now. Goddam it.

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Being trolled by your own wife. How sad would that be.

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RT @leslienassar: @stilgherrian Come on, man; it’s Twitter. None of us can think anymore. [Fair point.]

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Do you people have anything even approaching critical thinking skills?

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Jesus wept, some people* are taking my linking to that Pravda piece as a serious criticism of the Abbott government. Fuck me dead.

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@MartinCuddihy One thing I will say, as a TV image cum railway geek thing. East Africa is full of modern Chinese railway tech.

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@jonoabroad Your wife is a lovely woman, but in essence just evil. Then again, you are a mere toyboy. I am conflicted.

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@smarthall Exactly. But for some reason They don’t like us telling students this sort of thing.

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@MartinCuddihy Ah, we must talk another time. I am sliding into Monday Night Sludge.

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@MartinCuddihy @abclandline At the time, a Canadian-owned mine not far away was in the news re a chemical spill. Not sure how it turned out.

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@MartinCuddihy @abclandline My pleasure. I also visited the AU-owned Golden Pride mine near Nzega, only weeks after it was robbed.

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@MartinCuddihy Yes, the flight Guangzhou-Bangkok-Nairobi then was full of mid-rank Chinese investors. Australia has missed it all.

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@MartinCuddihy And I noticed that there’s a lot of Indian investment in cotton in northern Tanzania. That was five years ago.

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@MartinCuddihy There’s a story in the whole Chinese investment in the railway through to the central African copper mines.

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@maelorin Exactly. But I have destroyed the motivation of Australia’s youth for one day.

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If you need the actual video and audio of PM Crusader Rabbit threatening to “shirtfront” Putin, here it is. youtube.com/watch?v=24ruCW…

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@ruth_parslow It’s all good. I am making more electricity out of dinosaurs.

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So it’s almost 8.30pm, has the Prime Minister punched on with anyone else tonight?

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@MartinCuddihy All my time was Tanzania. They’re on the verge of getting their shit together as a nation. I want to see how they’re going.

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@MartinCuddihy I will remember that. At the time, though, I was rescued by the barmaid. Also, it was budget session, so that was how it was.

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@MartinCuddihy Sounds like the guy. He was so drunk he forgot why he pulled us over (“speeding”) and told us to stop wasting his time.

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@MartinCuddihy I was nearly beaten up by a drunk political staffer in Dodoma because I didn’t know Swahili. “Why you come here, boy?”

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@MartinCuddihy Oh, I did visit Zanzibar. Apart from the completely drunk police sergeant who waved a loaded pistol at us, a glorious place!

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@MartinCuddihy Our photographer was based out of Nairobi. A Belgian who spoke fluent Swahili.

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@MartinCuddihy I only bounced through Nairobi. My time was in Tanzania, from Dar Es Salaam to Dodoma to Nzega to Mwanza. I want to return.

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@MartinCuddihy How are you settling in? My 10-day African experience is bullshit. You’re having to do real work there.

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@MartinCuddihy Meanwhile there’s good mobile coverage right through Tanzania, and the Blue Mountains almost. ;)

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Burning dinosaur juice to enable internets.

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Fuck. There goes the electricity.

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@MatthewBevan If you give it a new name then it’s more scientificallismically accurate.

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So, @MatthewBevan, you know I’m old enough to pre-date this thing called “UAI”?

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But seriously, Year 12s, these exams are university entrance scores. Once that’s done, no one cares except the feeble and the tedious.

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Further parental advice from this childless, single man when he’s finished drinking all this wine alone on a Monday night.

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Above all, Year 12s, beware the parents who “encourage” you because they want you to fill the gap they feel in their own achievements.

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@sw Some people keep including them on their CVs, but I’ve never known* an employer to care. (*fallacy of personal ignorance)

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If your parents imagine that a couple percentage points matter, Year 12s, just laugh in their faces. It made no difference in their lives.

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Further, Year 12s, whatever gets you into the future you want is good enough. Don’t grind yourself to dust over an arbitrary metric.

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My advice to Year 12s? In two years you’ll realise no-one cares about these exam results, just one of your life’s endless pointless trials.

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@katedoak @Colvinius @derekbarry @amworldtodaypm @EarlePage I had a Russian friend many years ago. All will be terrible. Of course.

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I am quite enamoured by that @engpravda piece. It is rich and many-layered.

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This @engpravda piece says Crusader Rabbit fails to embody the Australian values shown by Neighbours and MasterChef. english.pravda.ru/opinion/column…

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@katedoak @Colvinius @derekbarry @amworldtodaypm It’s certainly not going to improve, put it that way.

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The @engpravda writer is one Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, a fact which in itself is moderately hilarious. It’s as if the 1950s never ended.

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“Tony Abbott: The chip on Australia’s shoulder”, writes @engpravda in an amusing polemic. english.pravda.ru/opinion/column…

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@Colvinius @derekbarry @amworldtodaypm There must be a colloquial Russian equivalent, some combination of bluster and threat.

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paddyoneil Abbott vows to ‘shirtfront’ Putin. The tale of the tape from The Age tablet team. theage.com.au/federal-politi… pic.twitter.com/vGwguoDdmj

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RT @GreenJ: PM threatens to tear Vladimir Putin ‘a new one’ [But he can get a new one..pic.twitter.com/pseLkxo7e5e5]

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RT @dobes: Rozelle is wet [Not as wet as Balmain. Oh. I see what you mean.]

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“Public servants at ATO being threatened with official punishment if they mention the name … Eric Abetz” smh.com.au/national/publi…

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“What’s the Russian for ‘shirtfront’?” Well played, that @Colvinius bloke, opening @amworldtodaypm this evening.

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@becadroit I’m looking forward to those twilight years.

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Rain is so rare in New South Wales that there should be a public holiday when it happens, like a royal visit or the G20 or X Factor finals.

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A reminder that exactly two years one day ago it was snowing in the Blue Mountains. One year one week ago, bushfires. pic.twitter.com/Uu7P0awlwX

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@MarkDiStef That’s a handy vantage point you have there. My spot at @bunjaree is, right now, just soggy eucalypt forest.

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RT @glengyron: I wanted an Asteroid. A storm is so ‘meh’. [I hear ya, brother.]

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RT @MarkDiStef: .@stilgherrian here’s the view to the west pic.twitter.com/JwB1YA0l3A [You are most kind. It looks deceptively mild.]

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@MarkDiStef @RalucaChiriac The storm is coming from the west, not the north.

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@jonoabroad I’ve switched to 4G. The lightning interferes with the long-ish wi-fi segment of the Internet of Trees.

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“Blue Mountains Line… allow additional travel time… power surge affected signalling between Emu Plains and Lawson.sydneytrains.info/service_update…xV

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Sulking. Again. Or still. One of the two.

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efa_oz Sydney: get your tickets for Wed 6pm: @carlynyst & @stilgherrian will discuss EU experience. efa.org.au/events

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alanjlee Quick get home before all of Sydney forgets how to drive!! pic.twitter.com/07Xst2tYrX

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Crusader Rabbit may not have sold his arse to be PM, but pretty much every other orifice shows signs of having been bought.

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@R_Chirgwin @bunjaree The main wave of storm cells has passed. We have been short-changed.

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There was no hail here at @bunjaree. I cannot speak for the electricity grid, because we do not use it.

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@dobes Apparently it runs Russia. According to the Google.

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Jeff_Sparrow Of course, a real leader would follow the with a glassing.

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bluntshovels Awesomely big storm has hit Katoomba. Hail and power out. Looks like fun for Sydney soon.

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Oh. That one was close.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Premier ministre Abbott veut se battre littéralement Vladimir Poutine au sommet du G20” buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/…

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@davymark1 @amworldtodaypm I did see that, and then forgot that I had seen it. I remember again now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. La tempête arrive en ce moment même. Il ne porte pas de chemise. Et vous?

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It darkens rapidly. The thunder gets louder. The birds are silent. There is a sudden gust of wind.

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RT @davymark1: Coming up on @amworldtodaypm pretty much everything you wanted to know about quantum computing. [* on “everything”?]

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I have become part of the problem.

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anguslivingston Shirtfronts are easier when you’re taller, @dannolan is correct. pic.twitter.com/fHtInt8lic

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Via @MacqDictionary: “shirt front 2. Also, shirt fronter. Australian Rules a head-on charge aimed at bumping an opponent to the ground.”

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@drearyclocks How do you think I feel? ALL my tweets are tweeted by @stilgherrian!

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@scottcarson1957 I tell you what, though, KGB judo techniques versus Oxford boxing. Could be fun to watch.

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jrrdrbb “Orright pick ya weapon then dickhead!”
“SS-27 Topol M mobile nuclear rocket delivery system”
“… Joint Strike- um [nods, does not speak]”

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James_Jeffrey Putin considers the threats from Australia. pic.twitter.com/D22hHDR0iU

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@scottcarson1957 Nah. Crusader Rabbit is very much on record as being very much against The Gays when at university. And latterly.

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Well there’s my mature* and helpful* contribution for the day.

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Wait. Shirtfronting or shirtlifting?

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RT @vealmince: Having many feelings. [You should construct a diagram of them.]

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Rooting a dog, you say, @drearyclocks?

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Still trying to work out why censorship is bad on the internet but OK on singlets.

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Hoping that the next wave of rain cells is a little less pathetic than the one that just dribbled past. [Checks radar.]

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Cue Crusader Rabbit claiming that by “shirtfront” he meant “button-hold” in 3… 2… 1… [But even then.]

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Freedom of Speech (Except on Sleeveless Garments Offered for Retail Sale)™

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@yinettesys @chrisjrn @dobes And it’s still operational after nearly ten years!

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Perl is always a good idea, @dobes.

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@dobes Have I told you about the 5800-line .htaccess file that is auto-generated by a Perl script each hour? NO XANAX REQUIRED.

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@dobes The whole thing is written in Perl.

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Someone needs to give PM Crusader Rabbit a Xanax, sit him down, and show him through Superputin. superputin.ru/englishski/

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Jonathan Powell, CEO of Inter-Mediate, on the need to negotiate with terrorists. theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

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What is wrong with you? (You may use both sides of the paper.)

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“The Day Of The Triffids - Complete TV Mini Series (2009)”, all 3 hours. youtube.com/watch?v=qYZAqM… HT @JohnBirmingham

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“Why has the Australian body politic removed its head and replaced it with a pumpkin?” asks @JoshBBornstein theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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@Telstra Is there somewhere on the web where such email service status information is listed? I can only find connectivity outages.

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Why do you even care?

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Yams. Yams. Yams. Yams. Yams. Yams. Yams.

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Yams? What is @chrisberg on about now?

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Fine feature outlining the problems facing Ukraine’s Antonov aviation. nytimes.com/2014/10/12/wor… HT @PlaneTalking

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RealNickHodge Remember people, “Less is More” s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-10…

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Pilatus must be very pleased with @simonhackett testimonial video for the PC-12. Lush. simonhackett.com/2014/10/08/pc-… youtube.com/watch?v=JGWo_t…

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Making a red curry. Because communism.

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leslienassar They were building the best robot, ever. RT @MarkDiStef: Six arrested SA drug cops are alleged to have stolen “liqour, tools & electronics”.

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@carlynyst Indeed. Well, it should be a fun evening. As you know, data retention is very much a live political issue this week.

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It’s true, @SwiftOnSecurity, “Kangaroos fight on suburban Australian street” usatoday.com/story/news/wor… We can barely reach our own homes.

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SwiftOnSecurity I’m an American. All I know about Australia is you’re upside down and that kangadillos (or whatever) like to kick people into ponds.

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@carlynyst More seriously, my voracious reading of your work is scheduled for tomorrow. My live radio background calls that way-in-advance.

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@carlynyst My creepy analytics or your creepy analytics? ALL THE CREEPY ANALYTICS!

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“Data Retention: the European experience” with Privacy International’s @carlynyst, Sydney, this Wed night. efa.org.au/events/

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 227: No snow, no productivity” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/22… The snow was 2 years ago. pic.twitter.com/zNKQVZGGVH

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Soon, the rain shall descend.

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_youhadonejob Someone been using google translate. pic.twitter.com/T6eZ8KpCTx

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Mon plan, draft: Wait for the asteroid.

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Of the myriad things happening right now, you choose what you focus on as “important”. Look at your choices. You are the fucking problem.

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Monday. Why even bother? Don’t waste your time. Monday.

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