Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 12th, 2015

“People have often said ‘The Sun’ is sexist, although to be fair…” Well played@charltonbrookereyoutube.com/watch?v=xiCR7x…Dy

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@deconstructo Oh God knows, I went to a Protestant school, so the Bible wasn’t such a big focus.

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RT @kcarruthers: Hmmmm just how many bearded academics are there? [More than I have bullets.]

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@deconstructo Yeah I was going to talk about a holocaust of bacon,m but figured that might have been too much. So I’ll leave you to that.

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I think there’s a point at which this conversation started to take a wrong turn.

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Which would be worse? A holocaust of goats? Or a holocaust of vaginas?

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RT @kcarruthers: @stilgherrian I always assume you know about goat stuff. [Yeah but not so much about vagina stuff. It balances out.]

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RT @kcarruthers: @stilgherrian was it goat milk yoghurt? [That’s just stupid. How would you fit a goat up your vagina? And why?]

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“How to do your make up like BEYONCE!” youtube.com/watch?v=_VAErL… HT @midnight repeats.

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ernmalleyscat haha this landowner swears to council that this is a road to distribute hay to cows and definitely not a racetrack pic.twitter.com/4lt4NOqVU8

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“What the woman who ate yoghurt made from her own vagina has to say”, from The @Independent i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-t… pic.twitter.com/nC5qOfmijl

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Oh wait. There’s a picture to go with that.

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“What the woman who ate yoghurt made from her own vagina has to say”, from The @Independent i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-t…

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Now, before I tweet my next tweet, let me just say that I cannot be held responsible for the entire internet. So with that said…

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@R_Chirgwin @SMinney Is this building really Philip Ruddock?

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@SMinney @R_Chirgwin It makes a suitably satisfying sharp crackly arcing sound when it’s closed. Look at the upper right-hand contact.

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The thunderstorm has wandered off.

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@R_Chirgwin Well it’s all kinda wandered off now. I see some other bits crawling up the hill from Penrith, but I suspect it won’t make it.

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NewtonMark Be careful out there, people, it’s humid tonight. Look after yourselves, okay?

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@R_Chirgwin If I get anything under about 700m then I’ll consider it. But it’s really nothing like those big storms we’d seen previously.

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1.5km and closing. @R_Chirgwin will be thrilled*.

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Lightning strikes within 2km now, and the rain just increased in intensity yet again.

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This thunderstorm has been going on for quite a while already, and it seems to be getting worse.

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“Justice? Fairness? Who needs them when we’ve got Abbott and co?”, writes @JustinianNews theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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@davidgwynnjones Ah Sir, Australian politics is currently completely and utterly hilarious.

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RT @davidgwynnjones: This is how Greens voters are made. RT @stilgherrian: Well, Chris Bowen, that went rather well*, didn’t it. [Yes.]

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Well, Chris Bowen, that went rather well*, didn’t it.

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RT @AlanKohler: I was looking for a graph, and then I found a graph, and heaven knows I’m miserable now.
alankohler.com.au [Go us!]

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@SnarkyPlatypus @JohnJohnsonson Well I’m an optimist and have an innate faith in the strength and universal nobility of the human spirit.

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JohnJohnsonson In case anyone thought Corey Worthington might someday get a job, his new neck tatt should set them straight. pic.twitter.com/f0vgBHnoTY

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Still, @noreasonspec @abcnews, it’d be nice if the news helped people learn how the world worked. As important for democracy as “balance”.

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MT @noreasonspec: @stilgherrian @abcnews i actually think people know what P&W is more than the grid. [A fair counter-argument, yes.]

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Because, @abcnews, “poles and wires” is misleading, ‘cos there’s also big-fucker substations and the like. (2/2)

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Dear @abcnews, can we start being grown-ups and refer to the electricity “distribution grid” rather than “poles and wires”? (1/2)

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NewtonMark You can’t reshuffle your way out of being shit, Tony.

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I shall now retweet something @NewtonMark tweeted on 22 Dec. It seems rather prescient to me.

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“Did the UK Establishment Cover Up a Political Pedophile Ring? A NZ Judge Will Decide”, reports @vicenews news.vice.com/article/did-th…

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RT @purserj: @stilgherrian you know where you made your mistake right? [Getting out of bed this morning?]

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This supports @firstdogonmoon’s theory that the Rabbit is now being run by a Labor infiltrator. RE twitter.com/firstdogonmoon…

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Indeed, hasn’t the Rabbit government previously set up Royal Commissions precisely because they WANTED them to shaft Labor?

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Wait. The Rabbit said there’s won’t be a Royal Commission into children into detention because it’d shaft Labor? That makes no sense at all.

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“Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe Series 3 Episode 1 2015” youtube.com/watch?v=xiCR7x…

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Continuing to be happy that I added the following line to /etc/hosts:
0.0.0.0 vine.co

Try it. You’ll like it.

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YouTube just recommended that I watch a video of Cate Blanchett thanking Gough Whitlam for free education, so I might end my life now.

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firstdogonmoon At this point it is looking increasingly like Mark Simkin is a labor plant. Well done Blob Crouton it’s working a treat.

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@hughstephens @joshgnosis Some of us had IBM Selectric typewriters. But not all.

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“I’m reading a Scott Fitzgerald novel … ‘Competitive Evaluation is the Night’.” Uhuh. youtube.com/watch?v=Y6K0xR…

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firstdogonmoon So correct me if i’m wrong but the Prime Minister is saying he has no problem with the sexual abuse of certain children, is that right?

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“Nothing we’re doing is working”, by Clarke & Dawe. youtube.com/watch?v=Y6K0xR…

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@hughstephens @joshgnosis The trick will be finding a copy. It was an internal ABC document from the 1970s, which I got in the late 1980s.

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@hughstephens @joshgnosis I must try to get a copy of that. It told us which kinds of complaints to ignore because they were just nutters.

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@hughstephens @joshgnosis There’s also a magic report from the 70s where they sent a month’s worth of complaint letters to a psychologist.

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@hughstephens @joshgnosis Yep yep. The ABC did an annual-ish survey to cross-check against the radio ratings. Dunno if they still do it.

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@joshgnosis @hughstephens ABC guessed most knew the presenter’s name, not the callsign. But given Abbott and David “Chris” Koch, who knows?

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@joshgnosis @hughstephens “Which station do you listen to at <time>?” and “Which presenter [ditto]?”, with lists. Some 30% didn’t match up.

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@joshgnosis @hughstephens Back in the late 1980s, ABC Audience Research had two separate and separated questions in their radio surveys.

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@hughstephens @joshgnosis And all this means that moist stats on various digital usage are bullshit. Users don’t know what it means.

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“Supply & demand: Catch-up TV leads Australians’ online video use”, reports @acmadotgov acma.gov.au/theACMA/engage…

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Given the hole Crusader Rabbit is digging himself into, there’s only one way he can be saved… pic.twitter.com/3ONPHKlbfW

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Il pleut quite heavily, actually.

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Il pleut? Really?

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snurb_dot_info On current evidence, it looks like good government has gone part-time casual. Perhaps it’s because of the economic downturn.

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RT @purserj: Do I want to know why holocaust is a word people are using today? [The Rabbit started it. Of course.]

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5at5 number 142: Apple’s hometown, furry drills, terrorist symbols, bad internet stats, and why your memory is fake. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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glengyron Mind = Blown. MT @kels_316: Aren’t the CFR part of the alien lizard illuminati secret world government? If so, does this mean Abbott isn’t?

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ABCmediawatch ABC24 and Sky News really tested the definition of ‘breaking news’ last Sunday pic.twitter.com/b4cS7QJltQ

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@marcoostini That’s not quite a confirmation, by the way, but current AusCERT is the only potential commitment that week.

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@marcoostini Well I have that down as June. It doesn’t clash this year. Yay.

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“U should read it.”

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@DanaScully2 Speaking of “U should read it”, there’s a quote in the image in @s_bridges’ tweet which you may find vaguely relevant. Arsehat.

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jeamland This is the Year of Good Government on the Desktop.

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@michaelneale I will be in the foggy part. It’s usually quite lovely in May.

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s_bridges I am disgusted at the partisan, anti-coalition tone of the Forgotten Children report. pic.twitter.com/ju4nnlK5OP

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Suddenly realising I’ll be in The America on my birthday again.

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BernardKeane Abbott’s gaffe was actually Labor’s fault for not changing the standing orders when they were in power to make “Holocaust” unparliamentary.

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@juhasaarinen @moylecroft Yes, we have indeed been living in “interesting times”.

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RT @The_Tin_Hat: @thegrugq Libertarians or 18 year old white kids from suburbia? [This is a trick question, right?]

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@juhasaarinen That sounds like rather a lot of organisation for libertarians.

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“Tony Abbott has mocked Labor for wanting a Russian vessel, but his Liberal predecessor considered a Russian jet” news.com.au/national/south…

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thegrugq Dark net markets as honey pots for libertarians. Discuss.

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I must admit, I do like the excitement of all this Good Government.

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srpeatling Mr Shorten to Mr Abbott: “If this is what the first week of good govt looks like how bad will the second week be?”

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NewtonMark For the lowdown on whale penises, check @realscientists’ timeline.

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@ClintonDucas That bad, eh? I’m trying to trim back the wine budget here, though. It doesn’t seem like this would help.

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Right. Now to try and salvage some sort of productivity from the afternoon, since the morning was such a write-off.

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@catfitz Oh gawd, just chill. My original comment was about specific Australian news today. No need to throw the disagree-mallet so much.

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SenatorLudlam this is what coalition senators are braying in hilarity about in question time pic.twitter.com/oYyhB3JsqR

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@catfitz While the latter is at least partially true, so far, don’t confuse the effect of laws now with the effect of laws still to be made.

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@jeamland @chris_stevenson @crispin_harris Well there’s three more named in the mute filter.

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@crispin_harris @jeamland Friends don’t let friends do womadelaide.

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It’s like trying to stop some new drug because it might kill real estate agents. Most people will be screaming BRING IT ON.

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Dear Journalists, please stop framing data retention as a threat to journalism. Remember, the public thinks you’re as bad as politicians.

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“Labor to roll over on data retention bill — but with a twist”, writes@BernardKeanee at@crikey_newsscrikey.com.au/2015/02/12/lab…P [$, free trial]

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“Exclusive: Labor to back data retention” is the headline on today’s @crikey_news just arrived.

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newscomauHQ Tony Abbott feels no guilt about children in detention, “none whatsoever”: bit.ly/1zNlt25 pic.twitter.com/iblbY7NZx9

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@oberonsghost You’ve been in bed with this wog all week, you say? Goodness me.

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drearyclocks fried or boiled rice?

i am compelled by capitalism to choose fried rice because it contains more labour at no added cost ∴ better value

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“Down periscope: Abbott torpedoes himself”, writes Niki Savva. theaustralian.com.au/opinion/column…

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@elronxenu I’m not sure if they’re the exact ones, I didn’t check the part number, I just browsed the photos.

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@elronxenu I’ll take some photos next time we need to pull those fuses. Which is the next time we need to do a hard reset.

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@elronxenu The fuses themselves have a knife-style contact at each end. They fit into the cover, which is hinged at the bottom.

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@elronxenu See the immediately previous photos I posted.

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@elronxenu @juhasaarinen Hypothetically speaking, what would I have to do to get three years?

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@Stuartcorner @juhasaarinen Thanks for that, Stuart. That’s cheered me up immensely.

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Singtel’s new tagline “rips hole in space-time continuum, alters laws of physics, sets off chain reaction” businesstimes.com.sg/opinion/new-si…

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juhasaarinen Don’t you dare write SingTel any more.

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juhasaarinen “Please note that in line with the new brand identity released on 21 January, 2015, Singtel is now spelt using a lower case ‘t’.”

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@DanielOCnr I’m less your cackling lightning-bolt mad scientist, more your white-walls fluorescent-lit superweapon development type.

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2GB listeners “significantly less likely” to be confident that the criminal justice system meets these requirements. bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/mr_cjb1…

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Readers of @smh “significantly more likely” to be confident the CJS brings people to justice, meets needs of victims, sentences appropriate.

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So @BOCSAR “examined the relationship between public confidence in the criminal justice system and respondents’ principal source of news.”

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New report from NSW @BOCSAR: “Public confidence in the New South Wales Criminal Justice System” bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/mr_cjb1…

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@DanielOCnr Christ no! It’s the lightning storm that did the $7k of damage to the system that started this replacement cycle.

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RT @deejbah: @stilgherrian at least you don’t have to be sick and tired it’s January any more. [Yes, I suppose there’s that.]

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Right, I can finally have a shower and start my morning. Oh? What do you mean it’s 1210 AEDT already?

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@scottcarson1957 Hah! That would go nicely with the sharp, crackling arcing sound the switch makes as it closes, too.

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“The Sickeningly Low Vaccination Rates at Silicon Valley Day Cares”, reports @WIRED wired.com/2015/02/tech-c…

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@jonoabroad @bunjaree @R_Chirgwin This is the master fuse for the system that powers all six buildings. Yes, that says 160A. Two of them.

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@darrenyatesau What you say is true. But it needed a new housing, because it wasn’t retaining the fuses properly during an open-close.

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@tcsweetser Oh thank you. I appreciate the feedback, positive or not, ‘cos this is all just whatever it happening in my head. Cheers.

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@R_Chirgwin Oh that’s right, the DVD is here. I will check the manual later re alarms. If the manual is PDF, I’ll email it to you.

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@Reemski I have not used it in anger, but hipmunk.com looks interesting.

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I also have instructions for some monitoring to do at 1600 and 1800 AEDT, to confirm our theories about what went wrong. (2/2)

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Our Expert has departed. We now have a new master fuse housing and knife switch. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/wNHSBAs6wW

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I believe our Expert has arrived.

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“Abbott’s policies have been all over the map, and the lack of coherence has often made the prime minister seem ill-informed…”

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“Is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott the most incompetent leader of any industrialized democracy?” it begins. blogs.cfr.org/asia/2015/02/0…

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I see people are today finding the subtle Council on Foreign Relations @CFR_org headline, “Tony Abbott Has To Go” blogs.cfr.org/asia/2015/02/0…

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Thu plan, redraft: Restore the Sun; restore email flow; solve cashflows; pitch stories to editors; @5at5daily, maybe; try not to cry.

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@R_Chirgwin @PointZeroOne Well it’s a big bright Sun today, so the panels will be delivering their top output.

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@PointZeroOne This is the first low-battery event since the system was rebuilt on Saturday after a recent “lightning-related event”.

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@cefiar This knife switch connects the raw output of the solar panels into the charge controller. How much power is that, @R_Chirgwin?

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@cefiar The photo makes the dust look worse than it is. The right-hand side makes contact first, it usual arcs a little. This is normal.

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@PointZeroOne Actually we also need to know why a soft reset didn’t get us back online, given there’s bright Sun.

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@PointZeroOne That’s not what I’m told. Anyway, I’ve been refuelling a running generator in semi-dark for a couple weeks, not pushing luck.

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@PointZeroOne I’m without close-up vision, I’d rather not electrocute myself, so OH&S. I don’t hold a license, don’t wish to void insurance.

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@R_Chirgwin Excellent. Did he indicate an ETA? I can run on laptop and mobile a couple more hours without starting the generator.

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Before anyone says ‘You could just re-mount that yourself”, I’m here alone, and those bottom lugs are the raw output of 6kW of solar panels.

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Here’s another view, showing how this must be remounted more straightified. An Expert has been summoned. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/EMf8oSP87X

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I have done a hard reset, but I can’t re-close the master knife switch because of this misalignment. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/SmZlAuf7CA

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For those following along at home, I have no electricity because some ankle let the batteries go completely flat overnight. (1/3)

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@R_Chirgwin Right the email “Mistress Misalignment’s Morning Mishap” should have arrived from another place.

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I AM GOING TO SHOVE THIS CLOUD SO FAR UP YOUR ARSE IT’LL BE RAINING CLEAR THROUGH TO CHRISTMAS.

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@R_Chirgwin Stand by. Alternate means in progress.

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@R_Chirgwin Hahahaha! iiNet’s mail server just rejected the email. I’ve been spamblocked. Happy days!

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@R_Chirgwin … And the fuel supply is just as we left it on the weekend, so I think it’s just that the battery was completely flattened.

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@R_Chirgwin Email “Mistress Misalignment’s Morning Mishap” en route with imagery. I think the power cut coincided with me running a pump…

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@BXGD @R_Chirgwin @bunjaree Indeed. However I have determined the cause, and we are about to figure out a plan.

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Hmmm. The Sun shines brightly, yet I have no electricity. Investigating, @R_Chirgwin @bunjaree.

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The following students will report for detention at the end of the day: @peterbayley @jeamland @franksting @ScottFitzG.

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Lunchaballin HOT SINGLES ARE IN YOUR AREA
>go west

THE HOT SINGLES ARE CIRCLING
>go south

THE HOT SINGLES CAN SMELL YOUR FEAR
>go south

YOU HAVE DIED

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RT @ssharwood: Just set up rule to delete all press releases. Easier than reading that far. [Yes. A much better idea. Thank you.]

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“Disruption” is a side effect, a symptom, not an objective. (2/2)

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Dear Tech PR people, if you use the word “disrupt” in your press releases, that’s the point at which I stop reading. (1/2)

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Thu plan, draft: Pitch stories to editors; write for @zdnetaustralia, in all likelihood; solve cashflows; @5at5daily; early evening, I hope.

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Thursday, Here comes the Sun. It will eventually swallow the Earth, you know. Not today, probably, but it will. Inevitably. Thursday.

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