Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 2014

Wednesday. All your plans will come to naught. Wednesday.

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@lyndons @KimDotcom I understand what you’re saying, just happen not to agree.

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@kcarruthers Oh that’s a little harsh, it’s it?

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@R_Chirgwin @Hippopeteamus It’s not… it’s not a sophisticated metaphor, is it.

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@R_Chirgwin Is that something I know? If it was once, it isn’t now.

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If anyone else has a request, please drop an audio comment via Skype to “stilgherrian” or phone +61 2 8011 3733.

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Well I suppose there can be some goats, @OaaSvc. I’ve made a note of your request.

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Tomorrow I will be recording an end-of-year episode of “The 9pm Edict” podcast. I’m not sure what mood I’ll be in.

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@Finzensen @zdnetaustralia Oh cheers. I daresay what I’ve said will trigger some discussion. Mind you, the holidays will distract people.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Why Kim Dotcom buying off Lizard Squad was the wrong move” zd.net/1xdnGCu

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delafro_ Sorcery. pic.twitter.com/4nVSZZ9tvj

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@ben__fisher @mpesce @zdnetaustralia Well that’s a whole nuther difficult question, not a tag on an opinion column.

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@jplonie It’s radio. You’ll be lucky if I’m even wearing pants.

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@64AnthonyP Just finished a few minutes ago. Always scroll back, cos there are links and times and stuff.

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@carolduncan @paulwallbank @702sydney Ah yes, I saw that you were at Ultimo earlier. Oh well.

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And the radio spot is done. It appears, however, that my live stream died, so I don’t have a recording.

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Readying myself in ABC Sydney TARDIS 1, for @720perth instagram.com/p/xOIkCRiFhc/

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The situation has been resolved. I ascend.

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ABC Sydney has no booking for me. I am delayed at the security desk. I wait patiently.

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RT @Lyall Perth has technology? [Well after a fashion.]

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Right. Time to wander to the ABC and inform the people of Perth about matters of technological importance.

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@monsieurarion @SnarkyPlatypus All the goats of my 20s. I’ve done breakfast radio. It’s gruelling.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @monsieurarion All I will say is that I am familiar with the habits of breakfast presenters.

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@monsieurarion For the most part, I don’t start drinking before morning tea.

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I’m running early, so a cooling pint should put me in the mood for the radio.

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@mpesce And there’s another quote for the CV.

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@will_ock Hah! Thanks, Will. After that line, the story pretty much wrote itself.

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@Wyld @purserj @zdnetaustralia Ah good, I seem to have captured the zeitgeist.

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YES THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR REGIONAL WEATHER REPORTS CONTAINING SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER TEMPERATURES GOD WILL DEAL WITH YOU IN DUE COURSE.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Why Kim Dotcom buying off Lizard Squad was the wrong move” zd.net/1xdnGCu

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5at5daily 5at5 number 131: Spooks, hackers, snow scenes, the unromantic past, and better productivity with drugs. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Did I ask for it to be 34C in Sydney today? Did I? DID I?

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I’m talking tech stuff on ABC @720perth at 1430 AWST / 1730 AEDT, in 90 mins or so. You are permitted to listen at abc.net.au/perth

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. I’ll leave around 1600, just in case the trams are being arsehats. The spot is at 1730.

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@myrcurial It’s summer here, Sir. Jeggings would BE the fail.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains hacking, monkeys, and a sparkly tinsel Christmas fairy.

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@semibogan @oldlillipilli @jenny_sinclair I am happy to be disrupted with money. Or with goods and services.

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OK, I’d better get back to this writing.

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Entrance has been effected.

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@expectproblems There was a time when they’d have been sent out to catch the fish.

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@expectproblems Sounds frightful. Something must be done to prevent a recurrence.

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@expectproblems It hasn’t thinned out so much today, but Fish Market seems to be the one.

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@Colvinius Thanks. I’m sure that there was an earthier meaning in my patch, but my memory could be dodgy.

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@expectproblems “Enjoy” is the wrong word. The tram is full of oxygen thieves.

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So glad that an Australian spacecraft is going to be called ThunderStruck. ab.co/1xt48vZ

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@Colvinius What? As in “going at it hammer and tongs”? That’s an unpleasant image.

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Arriving at Sydney Central.

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alliperson My favorite Spice Girl is the one who ate the other four and spared us from a lifetime under their oppressive rule

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ThePoke The Downside Of Picking Up A Thrash Metal Band From The Airport thepoke.co.uk/2014/02/27/the… pic.twitter.com/CivYtP1c8j

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@Gin_ev_ra Sadly I must write in English, or my usual approximation thereto.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m not quite sure what you’re thinking of there, but I suspect it’s wrong. It sounds wrong.

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Ah, @semibogan @jenny_sinclair, what you say is true, but in this case I was also given an excellent suggestion.

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I have been Inspired by an Editor. I shall now begin Writing.

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@jodiem @mpesce They’re two problems at very different scale.

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For those following at home, I’m not taking the 1024 train to Sydney because it’s the 1036 because it’s an imaginary weekend.

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@19bk69 @SnarkyPlatypus This is for my @zdnetaustralia column. The 9pm Edict for tomorrow is relatively advanced. In my head.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I have been told in no uncertain terms where I can insert any end-of-year punditry.

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@mpesce @jodiem Well “security as a service” already exists,and it’s big business.

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Oh well, it means I have an extra 12 minutes to set around hoping for inspiration.

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@jodiem @mpesce I don’t know that many businesses were ever thinking of using Tor. Happy to be proved wrong on that.

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@0x1C Probably true, except for being a generation out.

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Oh ten points to me. I forgot that the trains are operating to weekend timetables this week because Australia.

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@jodiem @mpesce Yes, what it means for business is an interesting question. That helps, thank you.

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ahulse Despite high-profile tragedies, 2014 was the safest year on record for flying feeds.washingtonpost.com/c/34656/f/6695…

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It’s like an Uber for eugenics.

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@mpesce Perhaps. But I suspect that I’m expected to do more than just fill a page.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Les chèvres ont rien à craindre sauf la peur elle-même.

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@mpesce Yes, it’s that article that’s failing to inspire me to analyse and comment. Perhaps we’re Snowdened under with facts.

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@mpesce So what you’re saying is that the Muses work for the NSA?

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@mpesce I think she’s “taken it off the hook”, as the young people say.

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I live in hope that once I’m on the train that the Muse will return.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il est presque temps pour Le Transfert. Les vecteurs alignés. Et vous?

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@BruceHore @zdnetaustralia One of the tricky things about writing about the Sony hack is just where to start with this mess. Pondering.

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Loo, I’m sure that Gary Johns’ comments have been taken out of context.

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I’ll be in Sydney pretty much all the way through to Australia Day, should anyone care, or wish to take preventative action.

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Tue plan: Pack; 1024 train to Sydney; write for @zdnetaustralia (but what?)); bump in Lilyfield; @5at5daily; 1730 ABC Ultimo; evening TBA.

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tony_robbo Fairfax scoop! George Brandis is Beyonce’s Dad! pic.twitter.com/nOJctlGzZb

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“Australian Military’s Pre-Deployment Handbook for Afghanistan” matthewaid.com/post/106541359… HT @BlogsofWar

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“We Learned Very Little about Canada’s Cybersurveillance Agency, CSEC, in 2014”, reports @vicecanada vice.com/en_ca/read/we-…

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@MsLods I was just reading that, actually. No, I don’t know of an equivalent. I’ve made a note.

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JeffreyGoldberg “I was unaware that I was addressing a convention of Nazis” is not such a great excuse, as excuses go: washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

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Blog post from last night: “Most popular posts of 2014”, at least from my own website. stilgherrian.com/blogging/most-…

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“Gmail Access Is Blocked in China After Months of Disruption”, reports @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/12/30/tec…

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BestoftheMail Idiotic Comment of the Month pic.twitter.com/nGNMjcQQNu

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“Why I Don’t Consider Myself A Registered Sex Offender” clickhole.com/blogpost/why-i…

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“In Memoriam: Remembering All The Content That Didn’t Go Viral This Year” clickhole.com/article/memori…

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I will not go down the Clickhole. I will not go down the Clickhole. I will not go down the Clickhole.

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Apparently @GordyPls is the Sony Pictures hacker, and right now he’s trying to construct an alibi on Twitter.

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GordyPls I got the full financials for the Passion of the Christ as an Excel spreadsheet once.

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GordyPls I’m not kidding. It’s an thing that just happened and not the first time. My gmail address is a character away from a movie studio boss’.

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GordyPls A Sony executive just accidentally CCd me in on confidential information about The Interview’s screening.

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latikambourke Leak in the Oz is ouch today. Just needed a “You bet you are”. pic.twitter.com/yQ58oqmoHo

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“FBI claimed to be investigating Xbox Live, PlayStation Network DDoS perps”, writes @DrPizza arstechnica.com/security/2014/…

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Poor Crusader Rabbit. Can’t explain why his plans and policies are good, only that the other people’s are bad. sbs.com.au/news/article/2…

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Poor Crusader Rabbit. He can only think in terms of fighting the other side. sbs.com.au/news/article/2…

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@MsLods Yes, the political and social aspects of technology aren’t covered much, just whether tech X is “better” than tech Y. Good thought.

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@davispg @zdnetaustralia Perhaps that already happens. NSA and friends play a complex muilti-layered game.

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@juhasaarinen @zdnetaustralia @dobes Hah! I didn’t even notice that little glitch. Even 2015 has its problems.

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RT @garystark:10 predictions for 2001? [I can do this thing! @juhasaarinen @zdnetaustralia @dobes]

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RT @juhasaarinen: Ten predictions for 2015 @zdnetaustralia @dobes [Are you trying to get me killed?]

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I’m still stuck for what to write about for @zdnetaustralia this week. NSA stuff? spiegel.de/international/… I’m a bit “So what’s new?” on that.

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“Politician’s fingerprint ‘cloned from photos’ by hacker”, the BBC version of the story. bbc.com/news/technolog…

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Tue plan, draft: Pack; write for @zdnetaustralia (but what?); train to Sydney (when?); bump in Lilyfield; @5at5daily; 1730 ABC; evening TBA.

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shokufeyesib Can butt cracks be used for identification?

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BostonBeerBars Found above the urinal at @TheCamBrewHouse , this made my day pic.twitter.com/Sg65FY2krJ

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Tuesday. What if everything were made of rubber? Because in truth it is. All of it. Tuesday.

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@kcarruthers Perhaps I should have gone to the pub after all. [Sulks.]

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@kcarruthers Oh. That’s the feeling I was trying to get rid of.

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csoghoian Regin malware discovered on the computer of a staff member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. translate.google.com/translate?sl=a…

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RT @faully33: What have we forgotten? [There’s a point. But how would I know the answer?]

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@mix112762 I’d wondered if my mood was making me feel very “Here we go around the loop again” tonight. Perhaps it’s not just me.

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Meanwhile, it looks like the news media is about to play another round of THEY SAW SOMETHING FLOATING IN THE OCEAN. How soon they forget.

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Re-reading my “2014, the year that infosec gets political” from a year ago, wondering what we’ve learned. cso.com.au/article/535155…

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@magooify I am sad to say that the joke has been done before.

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“Who’s in the Lizard Squad?” asks @briankrebs, and he answers it with names and photos. krebsonsecurity.com/2014/12/whos-i…

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markthomasinfo Ceremony marking end of military operations in Afghanistan held in secret due to possible attack by Taliban. Mission accomplished then.

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paulwallbank This year’s worst performing currency? Bitcoin. bloombergview.com/articles/2014-… via @BV

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New blog post: “Most popular posts of 2014”, at least from my own website. stilgherrian.com/blogging/most-…

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TrendsSydney ‘hatred’ is now trending in trendsmap.com/au/sydney

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TheRoastTV The Roast returns for one final dump on Australian politics! Join Mark Humphries for the 2014 Golden Facepalms.
theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/v…

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alexismadrigal Let 2015 be the year people stop making “There’s an app for that” jokes.

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Ah no. I have just this minute received further garlic-related information which removes all mystery.

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Wondering whether to treat the garlic as a Mystery.

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I think my problem is that I’ve been reading stuff on the latest NSA/Snowden thing and, worse, the Brokens’ reactions.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well I didn’t feel like wine then. In fact, I’m not sure that I feel like wine now.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well there was a vehicle with space heading back to the city, and I have so much to bring down with me tomorrow…

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I probably shouldn’t have sent all the wine away.

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@bernietb Indeed. My tummy is a bit upset in any event. I think I’ll just stay in and sulk.

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@bernietb Nah, not that. I’d have to go into the village, and it’s just started raining quite hard.

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Trying to decide what to think.

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@Cantbeeffed I’m starting to quite enjoy Crusader Rabbit’s little homilies. Find ways to make sure we don’t lose planes, yes. Good idea.

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doom_txt Just what the ZDoom has always needed, a gay furry dating sim.

Seriously though, that might be exactly what the ZDoom has always needed.

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I’m watching you know.

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@R_Chirgwin I’m sure he’d do a fabulous job of that too.

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I see that Crusader Rabbit has developed a taxonomy of airliner crashes.

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ellehardytweets I just want to know if the social media manager of WA’s shark cull is okay

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5at5daily 5at5 number 130: NSA leak latest, Buzz Aldrin, speech recognition, reality and the web, and old transport pics. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@elronxenu Ta muchly. I’ll dig into that in a few day, when I’m not on deadline for other shit.

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@jodiem There’s gotta be some sort of workplace regulation about that.

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RT @jodiem: Currently being rained on by dead bugs and dried pigeon shit. [I didn’t realise you went to those parties…]

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Jeff_Jacoby Don’t romanticize the past. The “good old days”—say, before cars—were dirty, dangerous, & disagreeable. New columnbit.ly/1xYYilIkE

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“The Web Is the Real World”, writes @AdrienneLaF in an ode to “Like a Uber for…theatlantic.com/technology/arc…Ot

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“NSW government confirms it raided the offices of ride-share company Uber”, writes @JakeSaulwick smh.com.au/digital-life/s…

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@katrynadow Oh, I’m glad something’s working then! [Bows.]

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RT @chrisbrownie: Fire up the speculatotron folks [I’ve had mine running for days. Weeks, even.]

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“Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA’s War on Internet Security”, the latest Snowden dump from @SPIEGEL_English spiegel.de/international/…

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Look, don’t pick on Twitter. Who amongst us hasn’t made an out-by-one error?

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_Ninji I MITMed Twitter for Android’s login to see why it was failing.

The Twitter servers think it’s 2015. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/iEu4rEUub9

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@SnarkyPlatypus MR PRESIDENT, WE MUST NOT ALLOW AN ICE MOON PRISON GAP.

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@GTRoberts As I have said my times before, dull literalism will be the death of our species.

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Do you know what I am going to do now? I am going to cook some chicken. That’s what I’m going to do now.

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People having Twitter feels.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Actuellement je blâme le continent connu comme “l’Asie”. Je effectuer La Transition demain.

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Everything is wrong.

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So is there any truth to the rumour that Microsoft is going to rebrand the Nokia Lumia as the Surface Pocket Edition?

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@paulwallbank @leslienassar @dobes Every year is the year of the Microsoft Surface.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Tout est terrible, parce que tout est dirigé par des gens stupides. Et vous?

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JUST WHO DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE?

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@chrisbrownie @chrisjrn Why? I can do what I like. You don’t own me.

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RT @chrisjrn: Adelaide, India, same thing :P [Pretty much. They both have adequate cricket grounds.]

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I do like it when a support engineer is trying not to reveal he’s in India, but makes the giveaway 30-minute time zone conversion error.

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@jeamland I do recommend avoiding having a life. People just want things all the time. It can only lead to grief.

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RT @jeamland: Experiencing LAX and thus, in @stilgherrian’s view, life. [My view is the correct view.]

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@mpesce @vealmince It’s too early for you to be this annoying. THAT’S MY JOB.

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@0x1C As you should be. And around once every few weeks.

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@0x1C Is this still in relation to names, or other matters and, er, circumstances?

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