Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 17th, 2015

shutupmikeginn barn owls must have been stoked when the barn was invented

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@kif_inti_mary @SteveKinlan … And reality is what politics has to deal with.

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@kif_inti_mary @SteveKinlan I’m not saying I approve of this in any way, or like it, merely that this seems to be the reality…

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@SteveKinlan @kif_inti_mary “Peace of mind” is one of the best ways of putting it I’ve seen. Spot on. The comfortable lie.

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kcarruthers I reject any feminism that rejects My Little Pony.

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@SteveKinlan @kif_inti_mary I’m not so sure. People do absorb the messages when they’re repeated endlessly. Some people, I should say.

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@joelpmichael @jturner_ibrs Sure, that’s a strategy. But I suspect in this case the risk assessment hasn’t been done and still no budget.

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@skaye HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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“Journalists are accustomed to being called both a ‘mad lefty’ AND ‘right wing apologist’, all within 24 hours.” Very true, @TraceySpicer.

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“Crying bias is a tired ‘old media’ story”, writes @TraceySpicer. Hear hear. thehoopla.com.au/crying-bias-ti…

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“Adhesive bras: a 1949 fashion trend that dropped off quickly” boingboing.net/2015/02/16/adh…

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Well, the kidnapping is over. I am back at @bunjaree and burning dinosaurs because no-one else has.

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Well, a pretty ineffectual kidnapping, obviously, but these Mountain people are arsehats.

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Also, I have been kidnapped.

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OH: “I would argue that acupuncture has more of a scientific basis than economics.”

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“Password cracking experts decipher elusive Equation Group crypto hash”, writes @dangoodin001 arstechnica.com/security/2015/…

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kaythaney Airport trolling at its finest. pic.twitter.com/MwjM4cfJ2w

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“How ‘omnipotent’ hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last”, writes@dangoodin0011arstechnica.com/security/2015/…K

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@OaaSvc @R_Chirgwin Nevertheless, I believe people have indeed believed that. I haven’t done the research myself though.

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afreak Bitcoin makes living easier. We should all follow this guy’s model. pic.twitter.com/XFJYSmfq1c

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@semibogan Exactly. And I have… um, reasons to believe that my “understanding” is correct.

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Jesus. American boomer hippy tourists, in a group. I’m getting another drink.

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Laughing at every single person who ever thought that “Stop the boats” was EVER about the personal safety of asylum seekers.

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@stevenl1987 @jturner_ibrs Arson is an ugly word, I know, but sometimes it’s the only option.

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“Sarah Ferguson had no choice but to push the envelope when interviewing Joe Hockey”, writes Quentin Dempster. smh.com.au/comment/sarah-…

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@stevenl1987 @jturner_ibrs I’d substitute “months” with “years”. The Windows Server 2003 end-of-life dates have been known for a decade.

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@19bk69 Well, I know of calls for boards to face criminal negligence charges when they ignore well-known risks.

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@OaaSvc @jturner_ibrs “Missing”, I suspect. Too often it is missing.

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Freedom Boy has been released from his ball gag long enough to do the National Press Club tomorrow. npc.org.au/speakers/tim-w…

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Wow if people are whinging about typos on Twitter then we really are the Lucky Country.

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The next line on @jturner_ibrs’s tweet I just retweeted:

Board sacked for failing to deal with known looming rick to business assets.

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jturner_ibrs Scenario:
Critical business app runs on server 2003
2003 goes EOL in months
Need to upgrade business app to work on new OS
No budget

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My understanding could be utterly wrong, of course.

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My understanding is that this sort of capability has been in the NSA and friends’ toolkit for some years.

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I saw infection of a hard drive’s firmware being demonstrated as a proof of concept on stage 18 months ago.

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“The Only Way You Can Delete This NSA Malware Is to Smash Your Hard Drive to Bits”, writes @mattbraga motherboard.vice.com/read/the-only-…

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@stevenl1987 @sroc I think you’re wanting to discuss a different issue. Both subs and spaceships can have both civilian and defence roles.

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@stevenl1987 @sroc Now that I think about it, they’re also projecting national interests at vast distances using very complex technology.

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@stevenl1987 @sroc Operate in extreme human-hostile environments, without possibility of direct support, for months at a time.

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@sroc Oh. I thought you were actually smart enough to tell the difference between a simple typo and a misunderstanding. My mistake.

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I’m OK with submarines being referred to a “spaceships of the sea”, because there are many parallels. Unless you’re a dumbfuck literalist.

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RT @leslienassar: @jplonie @stilgherrian Look, I’ve seen enough Star Trek to know water-spaceships aren’t rocket science. [True. Sorry.]

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humphriesmark When reflecting on John Alexander’s idea to replace knighthoods with ‘matehoods’, it’s important to remember he was a referee on Gladiators.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Great heavens there are still published prices for 8 KILOBIT per sec digital tie-line services in this country. [How much?]

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@purserj The only news story I’ve seen today is the Essential polling I tweeted earlier, but I’m still catching up with things.

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RT @johnb78: It was a natural step after their doctorates in South African criminal law. [Very true.]

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I love how so many people are now Instant Fucking Experts on the role of submarines in the 21st century.

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Irritated. Because [REDACTED].

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“Microsoft adopts international cloud privacy standard”, writes @achanthadavong zdnet.com/article/micros…

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AnnoyedWasp put a wig on the dog and frightened the crap out of the postman. pic.twitter.com/CkReJX0jfU

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“iiNet challenges Dallas Buyers Club’s expert witness”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/iinet-…

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@0x1C @jeamland Yeah now, look, I would remember that.

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@christopherneal @TatteredRemnant It’s cider. Just cider. How fucking dare you imagine that I’d pollute my drinks with lemonade.

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5at5 number 145: Cricket explained, gorgeous type, censorship, a sad anniversary, and glorious Canadian landscapes. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/24…

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Tuesday afternoon is progressing adequately instagram.com/p/zMOF4RCFjN/

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@jennylmackinnon @SnarkyPlatypus @michaelneale Yep, and add to that the good old-fashioned cattle rustling. It’s fascinating.

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That said, “stud bull semen clearing house” is a phrase most people don’t encounter every day. @michaelneale @SnarkyPlatypus

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@michaelneale @SnarkyPlatypus Oh the stud bull semen market is fascinating. Big, big money involved. As you presumably know.

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Oh. French backpackers, eh? I may have misjudged…

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Essential polling, “Approval of rejecting spill motion”, split right down the middle. essentialvision.com.au/approval-of-re…

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Latest Essential polling, on “Retaining telephone and internet records” essentialvision.com.au/retaining-tele…

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Latest Essential polling, “Leadership options for Liberal Party” essentialvision.com.au/leadership-opt…

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thegrugq_ebooks @maelorin @stilgherrian @AusCERT @ASPI_org Inverting the colors on OS X, there is no available exploit mitigation.

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Interesting @AusCERT cyber awareness-raising advert. pic.twitter.com/vZ6aXk4VEm Photo via @ASPI_org [No opinion yet, haven’t digested.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus That didn’t seem to be listed on the sign. But then I don’t hang around the frozen foods section much.

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jeamland How to be @stilgherrian’s favourite person: “… Ive was talking with a few friends, including Chris Martin, of Coldplay, and Stephen Fry…”

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Coles has own-brand frozen raspberries on special for $4.50, but they don’t seem to be moving for some reason.

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@scott_thewspot I’ve analysed my emotions and I’m not sure I even registered any. I don’t really care.

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@jamescmcpherson @developerjack It’s kinda useful to hear about media briefings before they happen, not when reading colleagues’ stories.

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I seem to have fallen off Telstra’s media mailing list.

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OH, local youth to mate: “I just put a bandage on my head and ask people for money. It’s better than busking.”

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Well that’s the rest of the week rearranged. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/24…

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@rashasman Oh dear, that’s a bit disturbing.

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@rashasman Ah yes, I forget that that’s one of my party-trick scare stories.

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RT @rashasman: I really can not do online quizzes of any variety and it is all @stilgherrian’s fault*

*I mean the opposite of fault

[Why?]

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“AFR in scathing attack on board member Todd Sampson and his agency’s tobacco links”, reports @mumbrella mumbrella.com.au/australian-fin…

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matthew_d_green I’ve officially found the best ‘See also’ on Wikipedia. pic.twitter.com/xiA9xO5DIi

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@SnarkyPlatypus That’s a bit cruel. Then again, I speak to 2UE from time to time, so I’m immune.

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AtomicMPC The ‘Shut down Manus Island’ skywriting happening in Sydney now is impressive. Less so that clouds are covering the ‘m’.

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Me from a year ago: “May Reza Berati be the last, Mr Abbott” stilgherrian.com/politics/may-r… pic.twitter.com/uQvZgqxCRa

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JustinSmith954 I’m proud we used some space in the @smh today for this.
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@DianneCostin Oh it’s not up to me to talk about what @ABCmediawatch might be thinking about.

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@WarWraith That is indeed beautifui, thank you.

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“The Gorgeous Typeface That Drove Men Mad and Sparked a 100-Year Mystery” gizmodo.com/the-gorgeous-t… HT @WarWraith pic.twitter.com/4tcNt4GkjC

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RT @andrewdotnich: @stilgherrian Google, the typeface of wisdom and knowledge. [Exactly.]

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Just had a one-hour conversation with someone from @ABCmediawatch. Interesting times. (No, they haven’t finally caught me out.)

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Look, just read this, you fucking fontwits. google.com.au/search?rls=en&…

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This is a continuing frustration. A “typeface” is a type design. A “font” is a specific implementation and, in the days of lead, a size.

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RT @sarah_edo: Why fonts matter episode 244,765,789 pic.twitter.com/eGcx2i5zm2 [“Typefaces” matter even more. aiga.org/theyre-not-fon…]

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Oh, I’d missed this @jonkudelka cartoon from last Tuesday. Nice work. kudelka.com.au/2015/02/shadow… pic.twitter.com/EXgDIHN5Ld

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OaaSvc Why does this remind me of our PM, Tones? @ScottFilmCritic @GordyPls pic.twitter.com/jNm678Of21

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@Drag0nista @TheHoopla The War on Doubt is excellent. Obviously we need more Wars on Things because they are always so successful.

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@Kimota @michaelneale Of course, there is nothing creepy about people who live in the Blue Mountains.

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I hope that @reillystyley and @joshgnosis have taken their hip flasks with them today.

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@Kimota Something in the ceiling or under the floor, then? You know you should always use lime on the corpses.

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@Kimota Go into another building and see if the smell then appears there too. Then you’ll have the answer.

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“21st-century censorship”, a solid global overview from Columbia Journalism Review. cjr.org/cover_story/21…

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RT @Drag0nista: Abbott’s War on Doubt. By me: thehoopla.com.au/abbott-wages-d… for @TheHoopla [I agree. “Stop the Doubt.”]

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@matthew_d_green There’s only one answer to this, Matthew. We must adopt an entirely new malware-free technology. pic.twitter.com/cZjDSSuXIK

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fanfiction_txt I think I’ll go with mild hentai physics for the love scenes,

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RT @CaseyBriggs: I just got a spam email with the subject line “Informative Report enclosed…DO NOT BEND” [Go on. Bend it. I dare you.]

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@paulkidd @KainTietzel I assume that ESPN will deal with these subtleties once they get live backyard cricket coverage via Fox Sports 439.

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I would like to thank iiNet’s lawyers for the term “speculative invoicing”, and vow to try that on my clients.

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@DrParnassus @violetblue Same here. Possible some other mentions in SF from 1950s writers that my memory had failed to retain.

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duckinator Unsure whether or not to ask for your users’ legal names? I made a flowchart for you! pic.twitter.com/EXMHfhAy5v

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ESPN explains cricket to Americans in just two minutes, calling a cricket bat a “mighty 2-by-4”. youtube.com/watch?v=qg2iBB… HT @KainTietzel

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RT @juhasaarinen: “Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz” is quite a pseudonym. [I think it is magnificent.]

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@chrisjrn The story by @KnottMatthew says “ABC-commissioned editorial review”.

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@DrParnassus @violetblue I have seen this site before. I’m not so automatically against “cyber”, because the punters know this word now.

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An ABC review ruled this Walkley-nominated @FergusonNews interview of @JoeHockey was unfair. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2… smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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@purserj @SnarkyPlatypus I don’t think so, given that her complaint was being handled buy the Fair Work Commission. See pars 5 and 6.

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@SnarkyPlatypus And yes, shoddy process is very much the definition of an unfair dismissal.

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ABCTV How did we become the last rich nation standing? @GMegalogenis asks the question in 17 March pic.twitter.com/aaBHkh0MBJ

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fieldproducer Oh dear RT @MarkDiStef: This looks objectively terrible (pic via @plmcky) pic.twitter.com/rOWjD2NC5M

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@SnarkyPlatypus Which, as Vasta J has discussed, seems perfectly reasonable, if an unfortunate conclusion to reach.

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@SnarkyPlatypus All this judgement does is say “polyamory is an activity, not a sexual preference, Sex Discrimination Act doesn’t apply.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus Par 59: “She went to the Fair Work Commission. For whatever reason, she has abandoned that application…” So still open.

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“Microsoft promises not to use customer data for ads”, writes @juhasaarinen itnews.com.au/News/400561,mi…

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@jpwarren I like colours. Colours are nice.

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@SnarkyPlatypus If the evidence listed in the judgement is taken at face value, the Church’s process was as shoddy as all fuck. Surprise!

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@SnarkyPlatypus That’s from the statement of claim. She also claims that she was not told who had made the complaints.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Applicant was told that six (6) or seven (7) complaints had been made against her regarding issues of serious misconduct.”

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Paragraphs 56-60 of Vasta J’s decision are the nub of it. austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/F…

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@AbstractCode Som, the law works on the basis of the specifics of the case and the evidence, not hand-waving about unrelated matters.

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@ladyhana @Paul_Karp I sugest reading the decision. It seems very clear.

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“It does not give me any pleasure to rule this way,” says Vasta J, but he must rule according to what the law actually is, not his wishes.

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The Church said she had committed “gross misconduct, namely, bringing [it] into disrepute” by having her contact details on the Poly site.

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The case is about a woman employed as a counselling coordinator by social service organisation owned by the Roman Catholic Church.

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Employer asked application is she was a member of a Poly group, “and showed her a printout of members which listed her name at the bottom”

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Paul_Karp Sacking for polyamory not discriminatory because it is sexual practice not orientation: austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/F…

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Tue plan: Plan the remainder of February; research and story pitches; errands, Katoomba; @5at5daily; 2000 AEDT .

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Further suggestions: Unwind with Chill, cat pics, dogs with bad breath, Turnbull not wearing a leather jacket, events at Manus Island.

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Suggestions so far: Stephen Conroy, killer bees, Big Tobacco, any story selected randomly from The Australian.

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Hang on, I’m confused. Who am I meant to be angry about today? Help me, Twitter. You’re my only hope.

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@AndyButs Thank you. It’s always easier to write well when the blood is boiling.

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It is one year since the death of Reza Berati. What I wrote then still has resonance today. stilgherrian.com/politics/may-r… pic.twitter.com/uQvZgqxCRa

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“Turnbull isn’t challenging – just inviting the Liberals to make the comparison”, write@michellegrattanatheconversation.com/turnbull-isnt-…Em

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You’ve got to hand it to Morrison, he turned a question asking what he thought of Turnbull on TV into an answer than blamed Labor’s mess.

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Is it just my limited sample space, or does Scott Morrison respond with far more irritation when he’s interrupted by a woman than by a man?

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Concentrating on “the budget tasks at hand”, Mr Morrison? Like, say, passing LAST year’s budget? @RNBreakfast

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Well @amworldtodaypm is giving us the highlights of what @TurnbullMalcolm said on That TV Program last night. Sounds a fine performance.

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Good God, Turnbull actually said, on selling the Budget, “Don’t slogan at them?” I wonder who he was talking about?

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“Malcolm Turnbull plays convincing role as the man who is not Tony Abbott”, writes @gabriellechan theguardian.com/australia-news…

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@RNBreakfast @GreenJ @frankellyabc Excellent. I know how much there is to do on the first week back. Happy Tuesday.

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Hey @RNBreakfast, the website still shows @GreenJ’s face with @frankellyabc’s voice coming out of it. It’s really quite disturbing.

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Tue plan, draft: Plan the remainder of February; research and story pitches; afternoon TBA; @5at5daily; 2000 AEDT .

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@BundyB Yeah, you’re pretty screwed there.

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Tuesday. Look at the fingers on your left hand. Is one of them longer than all the others? Oh dear. You are cursed. Tuesday.

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