Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 9th, 2014

The_Shovel_ “From Now On You’ll Do As I Say” Abbott Tells Putin, In Hard-Hitting Imaginary Conversation theshovel.com.au/2014/11/09/abb… pic.twitter.com/Y3xny3KWs9

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Oh this is terrible. I have made a grave error.

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I am judging you by your tweets. You do know that.

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I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I AM MEANT TO DO WITH A POTATO.

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The thing that worries me now is that I’m not a millennial, so I don’t know what I should be doing with a potato.

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ChristianMcCrea the five types of millennial potato consumer according to the US Potato Board pic.twitter.com/dD67xACOXX

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@Gin_ev_ra Thanks, but I’m pretty sure I nicked that line from someone, years ago.

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BadAlbumCovers@realarsenalism: @BadAlbumCovers accurate t-shirt scenario pic.twitter.com/a1kuP2Y1ha

It’s a bit early for that!

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KetanJ0 Stony Gap wind farm in SA was just approved. This is from the hearing (p29). courts.sa.gov.au/Judgments/List…

*headdesk* pic.twitter.com/CsfTB9ZODL

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@Omshadiddle @Asher_Wolf @walkleys Again, thank you, but no, there’s nothing I’ve done thats even close.

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Hey @jeamland, the lists of “current senators” at belowtheline.org.au are no longer current. Sadness ensues.

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“Ed’s hole is much deeper than that,” apparently.

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AviationSafety Prop blade in Edmonton Dash 8 landing accident punctured fuselage aviation-safety.net/database/recor… pic.twitter.com/0BQs4xlIpU

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@NuclearAnthro Well, without addressing that question, it is fair to say that Australia’s electoral system is, erm, unusual.

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@gj_porter @figgled Dull literalism will be the death of our species.

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@NuclearAnthro I failed to vote once ‘cos I unexpectedly had to work and hadn’t organised a pre-vote, and that was accepted.

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@NuclearAnthro The fine is $20, or $170 is you fight it and lose, there are valid excuses. But you can just leave your ballot blank, say.

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@NuclearAnthro But most of those informals are down to the preferential voting system and people not being able to number in sequence.

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@NuclearAnthro Yeah I saw the mess in the US mid-terms. Voting is compulsory in AU, just a few % of ballots are “informal” i.e. invalid.

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@NuclearAnthro Hah! Well things are OK in my patch. But it’s two years until the next federal election, unless something weird happens. Joy.

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@profsarahj Not so much of direct relevance to your interests this week, I suspect.

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Listening to the latest “You Are Not So Smart” podcast, on the Sunk Cost Fallacy, one of my faves. youarenotsosmart.com/2014/11/03/yan… @notsmartblog

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: The Gold Standard - why are people fixated on this? Sheesh. [Dunning-Kruger Effect, surely.]

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Oh, and @5at5daily returned this week too. Here’s the archive. tinyletter.com/5at5/archive Subscribe at tinyletter.com/5at5/

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Maybe I should turn the Weekly Wrap into an email as well.

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“Weekly Wrap 231: A purple flower, and the events pile up”, links to the rest, and plans for the coming week. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/23… (4/4)

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Customer data protection is a corporate social responsibility” zdnet.com/customer-data-… (3/4)

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Me at @crikey_news: “Malicious software spreads seeds of doubt in Apple’s magic garden”, on WireLurker etc. crikey.com.au/2014/11/07/sti… (2/4)

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Putting people at the centre of enterprise security”, a 2500-word thing. zdnet.com/putting-people… (1/4)

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Since it is Sunday night and some of you are a bit behind the times, I shall now tweet links to the things of mine you might have missed.

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figgled Stop having low self-esteem, you ugly boring weirdos

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RT @karinakeisler: Shut up Michelle Bridges. Just shut up. [I have no idea what this is about, but it’s a sensible idea.]

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MT @NuclearAnthro: A kt or two in this shit hole would fix things right up. [This is true in so many circumstances.]

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RT @NuclearAnthro: Where is the terrorist improvised nuclear device when you fucking need it?!? [I ASK MYSELF THIS QUESTION EVERY DAY.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus He doesn’t do long-form interviews often, does @theharryshearer, but when he does they’re fascinating.

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The guest on @theharryshearer’s “Le Show” is @StephanieKelton, editor of neweconomicperspectives.org. She made much sense.

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“Crypto wars 2.0: Intelligence agencies and tech firms have little choice but to compromise”, writes @TheEconomist economist.com/news/business/…

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Fascinating explanation of US economy vs China in @theharryshearer’s “Le Show” this week, starts at 9m 47s. harryshearer.com/le-shows/novem…

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MT @AnthonyClarkAU: Definite highlight of my day: an echidna. In our backyard. anthonyclarkonline.com/site/bit-austr… [And how nice and shiny it is!]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Maybe that’s the premise for another of @JohnBirmingham’s absurdly unlikely techno-thrillers. [Ducks.]

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CaseyMalone GAMERGATE OFFICIALLY INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM PARODIES OF GAMERGATE pic.twitter.com/RqH9QsRYf1

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@SnarkyPlatypus I believe China has already had a whinge about Australia doubling the size of its submarine fleet.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Also, cost. Vietnam is buying from Russia, for example, because they have an established submarine export business.

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s at least three reasons why that wouldn’t work: bad reputation, we may be a potential enemy, therefore maintenance.

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@SnarkyPlatypus In any event, that article’s observation that everyone’s arcing up with submarines is pertinent.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, but war is great for the arms business. Follow the money.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Lowy Institute remains one of the best sources of strategic analysis of this region.

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“Phony Trump University delivered ‘neither Donald Trump nor a university,’ suit claims”, $40M fraud alleged. (29 Oct) rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/pho…

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@SnarkyPlatypus “US and allies outgunned in South China Sea,” that sort of thing? lowyinterpreter.org/post/2014/11/0…

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s part of the US-led “Asian Pivot”, I assume.

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@thegrugq That’s not Thailand. If it were really Thailand the dog would be asleep and you’d have to step over it to get anywhere.

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@0x1C Almost that useful, but not that.

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@MikeCarlton01 @BernardKeane Nah, “Stop the Boats” set to the the of Hues Corporation’s “Rock the Boat”. youtube.com/watch?v=FfBwsG…

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@BernardKeane You could send it to me. I have a podcast. It specialises in anodyne.

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Suddenly realising something moderately useful.

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KattWillFerrell on earth: a magician puts his hand in his hat

in the rabbit realm: The Hand emerges. it is time. the rabit council must choose a sacrifice

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@19bk69 @SnarkyPlatypus And that’s why you get good pricing. The middle has to go cheap if they’re selling more of the ends.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Which S Club 7 song was played at the Vic Libs’ campaign launch today? [This is the key political issue of our time.]

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I should stop looking at Bangkok maps and flights because it’s making me sulky.

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Tavurvur Crazy incident at Hoskins Airport today. Man with bush knife boarded @PXPNG plane wanting to chop up a passenger pic.twitter.com/2W1EFLsAH3

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cxi No! You will not take used tampons out of the garbage! *smack* instagram.com/p/vKwgTgEO7G/

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BernardKeane Just in case you didn’t have enough reasons to loathe Russell Brand yet dailym.ai/1xbmJLU pic.twitter.com/2O4TU9LkIl

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@sleepingdingo I’ve answered all this already. But hey, just go to hipmunk.com and punch in destinations.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I do know that Australian consumer confidence is down. Unemployment up etc. Adult government.

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Hmmm. SYD-BKK for $720 return.

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@RealNickHodge @SnarkyPlatypus No no, you can have that sort of thing done in your own home.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: @RealNickHodge If Amanda Vanstone can do it, you can do it too. [Another life lesson for everyone here, people.]

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If you were any kind of acceptable human at all, you would now listen to this week’s @CBCThisIsThat and learn stuff. cbc.ca/thisisthat/epi…

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I see that @SwiftOnSecurity is currently relating an important and dramatic story.

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@ClintonDucas @snurb_dot_info @TheRoastTV The rest of the Australian media should be compelled to do a great many things. I have a list.

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“Twitter is Paying Executives Not to Flee the Struggling Company”, says @Valleywag valleywag.gawker.com/twitter-is-pay…

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Yes. Obey the @SnarkyPlatypus. Watch this summary of Australian politics from @TheRoastTV. youtube.com/watch?v=Vx8tdh…

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@snurb_dot_info If you want to dig back, it’s all on @TheRoastTV’s YouTube channel.

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@snurb_dot_info It’s very good, isn’t it. Maybe it’s because we knew the end was near, but I found the entire week of @TheRoastTV was top.

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@semibogan @matalaz Uhuh. I can’t watch that video just now, but the title tells me it’s exactly the kind of not-at-all-a-troll I’d guessed.

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Brief nap was brief, but much needed.

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vivekspike IE devs asked the community to vote on the next feature to implement. The community chose death. pic.twitter.com/TUHPqaXTQx

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@semibogan @matalaz This is a complicated troll, isn’t it.

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I’ll probably be at the Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers conference this week, so be warned. etouches.com/ehome/avar2014/

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RT @feed_the_chooks: @dannolan oi what are bronies [This is why we can’t have nice things.]

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RT @gths: … although I did also attend Officeworks [Worst. Private. School. Ever.]

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LeeLinChinSBS As a single woman people ask me if I ever get lonely. Sometimes I do, but thankfully I’m on TV so I can pretty much pick up any man I want.

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drearyclocks I wonder why people haven’t asked me what I was wearing and why I own a phone if I didn’t want it stolen or is that only for women’s bodies?

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drearyclocks Cool, I have a working phone again. Maybe don’t steal my phone while I sleep on a train, rando shitbird.

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@stokely Oh now THAT’S an interesting thought experiment! A very brief one, ‘cos the result is obvious, but yes.

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I might write a quiz, “Tumblr_txt or Guardian headline”. E.g. “I find older women attractive. I decided that youth doesnt stop at 30.”

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Laughing. Just laughing. But laughing rather a lot.

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RT @RealNickHodge: Nor animals, for that matter RT @dannolan @Closetbrony521 Bronies should not be let near children [Tru dat.]

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RT @FlowerChecker: @stilgherrian It is called “Patersonia serica, Bush Iris”, details: flowerchecker.com/request/add199… [Thank you.]

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 231: A purple flower, and the events pile up”, this week’s links stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/23… pic.twitter.com/M0VWxMY68c

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@ladyhana I may just label is a Patersonia species, and leave it at that. I’ll take more photos in coming days.

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I might go with Patersonia fragilis, since the sparser flowers on smaller plants fits what I can see out there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patersoni…

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I’m going to go “nah” to Patersonia occidentalis, though, @chromosundrift, ‘cos we’re outside its range. Another species, I suspect.

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Thanks, @chromosundrift @R_Chirgwin, Patersonia it is. Purple velvet, purple flag, flag lily etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patersonia

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No, @safzoro, the flower is not called Roger. I just tried, but it does not respond to this name.

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Can anyone tell me what this flower is called? pic.twitter.com/m95H0z6uqm

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@BernardKeane @Thetribalmind @Colvinius Companies spray buzzwords like a squid sprays ink, and for the same reason: to hide vulnerability.

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@SydneyTom_ I hope you won’t let this come between us.

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Someone has just SMSd me to say that kookaburras are arsehats. I agree.

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After that, I think we’d all like to speak with them in relation to their fashion choices.

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“Police want to speak with this couple in relation to a taxi driver assault in Essendon [VIC]” theage.com.au/victoria/taxi-… pic.twitter.com/Jp0MVryJxB

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EpcotCentre We are fully cooperating with authorities.

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@SwiftOnSecurity Everything is a language. The real issue is whether it’s Turing-complete.

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SwiftOnSecurity No, I don’t know what time it is in Australia. I don’t keep track of how wrong you are compared to the one true timezone. America Time.

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SwiftOnSecurity Wake up, Australia. You haven’t embarrassed yourselves yet today. It’s going to be hard to match this. pic.twitter.com/yMkJgO0A6w

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je sais. Cela entraînera moi d’être ajouté à une autre liste. au.ibtimes.com/articles/57206…

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MT @NewtonMark: I feel like Rebecca Gibney has been on my TV my entire life, when will it end? [Tout brûler.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, rien sera sauvé. Je l’ai eu assez de tout cela. Tout brûler.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Elle a commencé. Les montagnes sont plus chaudes que les plaines. Tout doit brûler. Et vous?

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@Thetribalmind @Colvinius @BernardKeane Do we tell Seven that “circling the wagons” is a last-ditch defence against overwhelming firepower?

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@feed_the_chooks @drsimmo @IBTimes @cammo_t This is basic stuff, Martin. If it were the Rapture, there would have been trumpets.

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@drsimmo @IBTimes @cammo_t @feed_the_chooks See, I knew YOU at least would understand science, and the danger of chemtrails.

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Renzo_Soprano “I’ve waited my whole life for this moment.” pic.twitter.com/LqOvxwSSSr

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“Thousands Of Australians Notice Giant UFOs”, reports @IBTimes, featuring @cammo_t @feed_the_chooks et moi. au.ibtimes.com/articles/57206…

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joshgnosis At least it’s not a giant gerbil in Hyde Park.

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jackseale Cannot stop thinking about Steve. What a guy. pic.twitter.com/NbvIgcaMa5

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@skwashd Well played. Though it took me a while.

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edbott Beaudelaire, y’all RT @Paul_Bettany: pic.twitter.com/fNYzRhNc79

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RT @NewtonMark: This is pretty fucked up. arseh.at/7rhd [Yeah, the plural of “company” is not “company’s”.]

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@purserj There is something really creepy going on here. I’m calling the authorities.

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suttonnick As you can see, Sunday’s papers don’t make good reading for Ed Miliband. pic.twitter.com/aBO8pedso9

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@NewtonMark @RNBBing @danilic See, now we’re talking. They’d clean up that dirty, dirty coal straight away.

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@kcarruthers @phbarratt You should listen to this from the 15m27s mark as indicated. stilgherrian.com/conversations/… Transcription coming tomorrow.

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@NewtonMark @RNBBing @danilic Clean Coal would’ve worked if they’d just all worn Power Balance wristbands, but did they listen? No.

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I should use the word “cowed” more often today. For obvious reasons.

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What @ibbers @withtimferguson @leslienassar just tweeted is true. ABC has been successfully cowed, @mscott fighting a fine rearguard action.

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courteneyh you can’t fault the algorithm from facebook on this: they are all pretty much exactly the same. pic.twitter.com/XNcAK5F9CX

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adam_leigh Is it just me, or does that look like a giant, er, er… R@b_judahah: Putin’s cavalcadepic.twitter.com/BVAwTV9GXvXv

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Zero2Infinity chief José Mariano López-Urdiales is highly critical of Virgin Galactic, but he’s not disinterested. medium.com/war-is-boring/…

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mumbletwits Tony must now accost Putin at G20 or he will “lose face”. “Losing face” very important to understand Neanderthal political societies.

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JamieDMJ Creating a password reminder just keeps getting more and more emotionally draining. pic.twitter.com/zeldY6Y7zE

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HillelNeuer Oh, boy. The all-time worst CNN typo of all time: pic.twitter.com/6yTsBvI9pF

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The very best* way to gain an understanding of Australian politics is to watch a pair of bitter, dogmatic old men bickering on a couch.

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GordyPls *twitch* imgs.xkcd.com/comics/chemist…

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RT @joeobrien24: The new Margaret and David @ABCatthemovies @insiders pic.twitter.com/BOZmPq76Yp [The headline in the crawler is apt too.]

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@Irrapattanna I suspect so. I switched to a Lumia 925 for more than a month a whole back and was impressed. stilgherrian.com/internet/nokia…

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@Irrapattanna This is just a loaner so I can look at the camera, specifically, but I’ll poke around other features if I get time.

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As I’ve said many times before, dull literalism will be the death of our species.

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I do love* self-righteous but clueless pedants who try to “correct” other people’s language use based on feels and ignorance.

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RT @feed_the_chooks: When people watch Insiders is it out of self-loathing or because they have given up [Important question, this.]

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Sun plan, draft: Set up workflows in Lumia 830; pre-production for “The 9pm Edict”; Weekly Wrap; interspersed with idleness and pain relief.

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Oh. They’re having Television Program Feels in Britain. Maybe I should just mute the whole country until it grows up.

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RT @johnthelutheran: Yes. Well. Shall we all just pretend that didn’t happen? [Important life principle, this.]

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Sunday. It begins as an indistinct numbness, but soon progresses into a dull ache, a pervasive pain, agony. It is called “life”. Sunday.

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