Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 16th, 2015

Emoji are usually too small for me to see properly on-screen, so if you use them I just picture you sitting naked, drooling and muttering.

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@MarkDiStef @ClintonDucas Yes, emoji are corporatised, fixed vocabulary, while emoticons are Freedom.

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Personally, I’m GLAD that @MarkDiStef is destroying western civilisation.

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I am an arsehat.

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@paulkidd Hang on. I missed the title change. There should be “The 9pm Competitive Evaluation Process” at some point, I guess.

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@paulkidd There’s a download link and iTunes links and stuff on the web page. stilgherrian.com/edict/00036/

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BuzzFeedOz EXCLUSIVE: World’s first political emoji interview with @JulieBishopMP buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/… via @MarkDiStef pic.twitter.com/3uxHckry7z

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Yeah, a podcast: “The 9pm Necessary Remedial Action” stilgherrian.com/edict/00036/ On SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… pic.twitter.com/L3qSDixe2s

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tfswebb haha so the singularity happened but it was just an IBM supercomputer swearing at its creators h/t @pat_gardner pic.twitter.com/M1s92Z4zq5

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RyanSheales I’m just sick of people saying The Age has gone ‘down hill’ or tabloid. pic.twitter.com/JvzECy4M5C

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@Spoonyman Yeah, there was some excellent chair work in that brawl. Respect.

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Merrylands RSL looks like the place to be.

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@R_Chirgwin Oh dear. That was quite terrible.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Found it. It would appear no, because I’ve missed a booster. Everything’s expired except Yellow Fever. Sigh.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I can’t find where I’ve put my immunisation certificate. I got so many vaccines before going to Africa.

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These berries are getting out of hand.

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@chrisjrn Yes. It’s not a thing to listen to in solitude, in the dark.

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@timpoliti Only as much as I heard in this interview with him on @Herring1967’s RHLSTP the other day. comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richa…

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@chrisjrn Yeah look you should be careful with that.

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glengyron Remember that day @MarkDiStef destroyed Western Civilization?

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@timpoliti Well perhaps. I’d certainly like to see a bit more rational thinking in politics.

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@monsieurarion Fertilizer means rice and socialism.

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@monsieurarion Keep the laughter of the children ring by increasing the production of their foodstuffs!

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@timpoliti I must admit, I am concerned that so many people seem to grok my particular view of the world.

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@timpoliti Thank you so much, appreciated.

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@monsieurarion Let us turn ours into a country of mushrooms by making mushroom cultivation scientific, intensive and industrialized!

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@monsieurarion It’s pretty good, isn’t it. There’s bound to be some other good ones amongst the 300 slogans.

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5at5 number 144: Space images, spaced-out slogans, Crikey’s 15th, political satire, and Pink Floyd Live at Pompei. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@gordonkerry @RickHM Oh that IS impressive. Looks yummy.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 245: Technology old and new, plus fatigue” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/24… pic.twitter.com/sryWlDEX3R

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New blog post: “Talking Smart TV surveillance on ABC @720perth”, 6 mins audio from last week. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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New blog post: “Talking Smart TV surveillance on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide”, 11 mins audio from last week. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@RickHM Ah yes! I remember that, for the “humongous fungus” hed as well as the story itself.

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vealmince Might want to look up ‘mammal’ in the dictionary, @GuardianAus. theguardian.com/environment/20… pic.twitter.com/ctj8uXmNKV

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Now there’s a mushroom! 10c coin for scale. instagram.com/p/zJcGYiCFgl/

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“Crikey: That thing on the internet — 15 years”, the special feature in a neat bundle.crikey.com.au/crikey15/M

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@marnicordell @crikey_news Ah thank you. I shall pimp it mercilessly.

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That gives Crusader Rabbit plausible deniability if the idea tests badly in focus groups and polls. “Just Nikolic’s thought bubble.” (2/2)

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RT @GuardianAus: Andrew Nikolic calls for citizenship to be revoked for dual-national terrorism suspects trib.al/PJXzCGN (1/2)

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MT @fekberg: Interesting popup on an ATM in Bali! Not sticking my card in that one. @troyhunt pic.twitter.com/hrMXp4HRpW [Ping @SwiftOnSecurity]

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@smokeymcphee So what are you asking me to add? [Baffled.]

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@smokeymcphee @Colvinius If you read the story then you’ll know as much about it as I do.

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MrPooni The Top 10 differences between White Terrorists and Others pic.twitter.com/F8HImGcSld

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“Philip Ruddock told Tony Abbott about backbench disquiet”, writes @pollietracker couriermail.com.au/news/national/…

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@trentyarwood @NicholasFryer I completely understand. After all, you wouldn’t want to be taken for a mug.

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@scott_thewspot If only. There’s a certain bricolage quality to when I’m browsing for ideas, but my also catches random tweets.

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All the @crikey_news 15th birthday material has just gone live, by the looks. crikey.com.au pic.twitter.com/ZuHvYMg70l

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@futureidentity @cultureshipname I’ll have to take your word for that. I don’t know this world.

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@trentyarwood Ah, no, you need to blame @NicholasFryer for that. I am merely a channel for his misery.

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@scott_thewspot It’s a plod day rather than a busy day. Yesterday was busy. Today is the balance. Why?

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New podcast: “The 9pm Necessary Remedial Action” stilgherrian.com/edict/00036/ On SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… pic.twitter.com/L3qSDixe2s

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ssharwood “Students with at least one parent born overseas tend to have better NAPLAN scores than students with both parents born in Australia.”

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ssharwood “Students with no internet at home have poorer NAPLAN scores, particularly in remote areas.” abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.…

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TheNTNews YOU’VE GONE TOO FAR, DOLPHIN SEX GUY bit.ly/1L2m6IQ pic.twitter.com/P1Z2omRv2Y

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Oh dear. The @crikey_news renewal email asks me to “Sure up your subscription now” Shore, I’ll do that. Also, happy 15th birthday Crikey.

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guyawoodward Note to sub-editors – it’s always important to check the text box is big enough for the standfirst..pic.twitter.com/j1EIRdhAlClC

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RT @terencehuynh: Do I even want to know why cucumbers? [Oh you already know. I think there was a book by that title too.]

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“Why a _ is better than a woman” pic.twitter.com/4UcjXTBUqn

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“Why a _ is better than a man.” pic.twitter.com/GU0IVQTMwS

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“Pink Floyd Live at Pompei”, the full concert movie. vimeo.com/9500231 Ping @bradatslice @snurb_dot_info

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BuzzFeedOz The first question to @JulieBishopMP was less about politics ;). Her full emoji interview with @MarkDiStef up soon. pic.twitter.com/fdMEIVTMyb

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RT @chrisjrn: The magic of the “_” operator pic.twitter.com/OgbXva6ZYr [Oh dear. You’ve just shown me a whole new rabbit hole to go down.]

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@freshchilli Hmmm. I did a series of screenshots comparing male and female versions of questions ages ago. I’ll update them some time.

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@freshchilli It’s not as bad as some I’ve seen. Still not too flash, of course. :/

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RT @darrenpauli: [REG] Hackers break the bank to the tune of $300 MEEELLION ow.ly/2UI0uQ [Meh.]

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I suppose it’s good* that @GuardianAus is having a Bernadi Good Times moment.

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RT @GuardianAus: Relax, don’t do it: readers’ photos of chilled out pets trib.al/cDJTaAA [Um, remember how those lyrics continue?]

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@GordyPls He also looks like he’s been indulging in carrotic pleasures.

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“Senior Liberals distance themselves from PM’s decision to demote Philip Ruddock”, surprising no-one but Tony. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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I’m getting more pleasure from these carrots than I thought I would.

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RT @ChipRolley: Chris Bowen’s footpath presser has a very blues-y feel thanks to a lone saxophonist. [The “bass dog whistle”?]

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@safzoro BTW, “that rock thing” is the meteorite that caused the Chelyabinsk incident two years ago. See my RT a few minutes back.

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crikey_news International diplomacy with @deptofaustralia: pic.twitter.com/y0DTqEzf97

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RT @safzoro replace that rock thing or whatever it is there with a half-dissected corpse and you get en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Anato… [Yep, that too.]

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Yes, it’s much better in sepia. pic.twitter.com/FXzRpLIKcu

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That last image has an almost Renaissance quality about it. Or perhaps Victorian. pic.twitter.com/TAia6cR5Fs

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ObservingSpace Do you remember this? This happened two years ago in . pic.twitter.com/hiCOn06COf

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“I told you not to open the airlock.” instagram.com/p/zJFJZaiFoU/

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SnarkyPlatypus I admit I am not telling the truth when I type “thanks for your email”.

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@OaaSvc @BruceHore @trentyarwood Agreed. And I don’t see the current government trying very hard to advance that agenda item.

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@BruceHore @OaaSvc @trentyarwood The “new” (since March 2014) Privacy Act has given the Commissioner some teeth. I await his first big bite.

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RT @TheFix: This is the best Obama correction you will read this weekend. wapo.st/1AETYZh pic.twitter.com/KvIiOA0SCZ [Yes. Yes, it is.]

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@supersat @SwiftOnSecurity Also, asking for my date of birth as “verification”. Though in AU that’s actually for voiceprint matching.

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RT @bradsprigg: @stilgherrian Buttfield and the Fedoras. [Your proposal has merit.]

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@scott_thewspot Hah! That’s triggered a related thought, which might work.

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@supersat @SwiftOnSecurity And I appreciate you making sure. :) With the banks always rebranding stuff, it’s no wonder there’s confusion.

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@mephiztopheleze @SwiftOnSecurity That’s not a bad strategy. If it’s a security problem, the bank usually phones me.

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@michaelneale Not only can but do. See my subscription page.

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@supersat @SwiftOnSecurity Ta for those links. And yes, I know this is a phish. I write about this stuff and have a comp sci background.

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Hmmm. Why am I critiquing this phishing email without someone paying me for it?

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@supersat @SwiftOnSecurity Oh that IS reassuring. But then it probably is a thing. [Shrugs.] I’m a Westpac customer. I should ask some time.

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@mcbridesride Why stop at the lawn? A lawnmower could vastly improve this country’s political processes.

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@RNFutureTense Agreed. And I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never seen @nazeem_hussain’s work. I shall fix this soon.

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@supersat @SwiftOnSecurity Which means Westpac’s systems should detect it fairly quickly. Silly people.

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Here’s the raw source of that “Westpac” phishing email. Way behind state of the art IMHO. Ping @SwiftOnSecurity. pic.twitter.com/XXiKf2m2uc

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@scott_thewspot @_crispinb Oh I’ve seen them already. Also, an ID string on the graphic URL matches email address with an IP address.

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@gnoll110 @SnarkyPlatypus I do, but then Westpac has ~25% market share in Australia. Our bigfouropoly means we’re ripe for phishing spam.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: There’s only one way to find out for sure. [You’re right, I’ll just pop over and log in now.]

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fanfiction_txt “There is a plague called Kanye West and the only vaccine is my fist.” Garfield said with justice so great it would make children cry.

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@OaaSvc @BruceHore @trentyarwood Many geeks make the mistake of thinking that because they know something from prior writing, others do too.

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@OaaSvc @BruceHore @trentyarwood Yes, messages need to be repeated. Like teaching new generations to brush their teeth and wipe their arse.

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@ShodanAlexM Hah! I keep forgetting how that feels. I’ve worked in the media too long.

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RT @trentyarwood: You should read @stilgherrian talking about big data in your organisation: zdnet.com/article/big-da… [Should also drink gin.]

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The best* thing about Crusader Rabbit’s video message is that he canned both presumption of innocence and the independence of the judiciary.

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@purserj Sportsbet had one, but it was betting on which of the next four-month blocks it’ll happen in. Maybe they’ve updated?

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NewtonMark The public service is becoming a work for the dole scheme for boomers who lack skills for modern industry. arseh.at/fotl

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Mon plan: Chicken stir-fry (being prepared)); catch up on blog posts and planning; laundry; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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New podcast: “The 9pm Necessary Remedial Action” stilgherrian.com/edict/00036/ On SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… pic.twitter.com/L3qSDixe2s

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Interviewing a whip, @RNBreakfast? Might as well interview a parrot. Well, you ARE interviewing a parrot. [Falls asleep.]

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EnglishRussia1 Reptilian world leaders have difficulties with their human outer shells pic.twitter.com/CQJL2uSLbC

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afreak Bitcoin opsec at its finest. pic.twitter.com/cS8BI9cSVb

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Tonight’s @4corners exposé of extensive illegal “live baiting” in Australia’s dog racing industry sounds compelling. abc.net.au/4corners/stori…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @RNBreakfast Well that’s even better, obviously. All these ideas should be combined into a stage musical.

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@TheDanBarrett Well thank you for the compliment, Sir. We can go for an elephant stamp if you like, however.

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“A toxic mix of dogs, men and money,” @RNBreakfast? Sounds like a political columnist’s new after-hours gentlemen’s club.

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gusmcnab This is one of the greatest facts have ever seen used in a TV graphic @awfulannouncing pic.twitter.com/rfqV6FWxXZ

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@jeffsonstein Oh, a [REDACTED}, eh? I gather they can fly as fast as [REDACTED].

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Abbott may be doing his “bail should’ve been jail” rant, but trust in NSW criminal justice system has been rising. bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/mr_cjb1…

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“Abbott admits terrible mistake in losing touch with backbench”, writes @KnottMatthew smh.com.au/federal-politi… pic.twitter.com/XSs9es9Rwg

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The Mach Loop in Wales has a hotel booking and info site for tourism. machloop.co.uk

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An F-15 flying the UK’s “Mach Loop” training area. Photo by @welshi233. pic.twitter.com/GDFeL8R6DV [Retweeted with updated credit.]

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CORRECTION: That F-15 photo I tweeted earlier is by @welshi233. I’ll retweet that with correct attribution momentarily.

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@cafuego @welshi233 Ah, thank you. I shall tweet this information. The tweet and Facebook post by @48FighterWing was ambiguous.

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@semibogan At an air show at RAAF Edinburgh, four x F-111C in line abreast snuck in from behind the crowd, very low, very fast.

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@semibogan Yes, it was rather loud. But not the loudest F-111C experience I’ve had.

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RT @vealmince: @stilgherrian @SnarkyPlatypus The elephant will continue beating off until morale improves. [Life as normal.]

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I’ve watched an RAAF F-111C flying up a valley like that, when I was hiking once, though nowhere near as close.

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Japan needs 10 million immigrants in the next 50 years or the economy collapses, says @amworldtodaypm. Good report on how tough that’ll be.

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An F-15 flying the UK’s “Mach Loop” training area. Photo by Peter Lewis, according to RAF Lakenheath, unsure of date. pic.twitter.com/GDFeL8R6DV

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@JohnBirmingham @CameronWatt It’s a dilemma. But yes, e’s really losing the plot now. No think-through of the implications of his words.

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@CameronWatt @JohnBirmingham Abbott will be visiting a different electorate every day this week, presumably for photo ops.

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@JohnBirmingham I ranted about this in last night’s podcast. He rails against both presumption of innocence and judicial independence. Nice.

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@JohnBirmingham What? Issuing messages from the bunker about how Good Border Protection starts today? Nah completely* rational.

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Listen to Greece being explained on @RNBreakfast in familiar clichés. A “budget repair”, the economy showing “green shoots”, etc.

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“Spy agencies fund climate research in hunt for weather weapon, scientist fears”, writes @iansample theguardian.com/environment/20…

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@thegrugq The ones that started with a logo?

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Yes, @JohnBirmingham, “A Message from the Prime Minister”, 14 Feb, is a hoot. Here’s the exciting* vision and text. youtube.com/watch?v=ZV6MGC…

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JohnBirmingham Just read Toned Abs ‘No MOAR Benefits of teh Doubt 4U’ speech. I think we may have broken his brain.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Friday: “Big data ethics is a board-level issue”, including security and privacy. zdnet.com/article/big-da…

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New podcast: “The 9pm Necessary Remedial Action” stilgherrian.com/edict/00036/ On SoundCloud at soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00… pic.twitter.com/L3qSDixe2s

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Mon plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news, maybe; catch up on blog posts and other tasks; laundry; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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Monday. The week has yet to begin in earnest, yet you have already failed. They force you to perform the unusual acts regardless. Monday.

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