Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 18th, 2015

So much Freedom.

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troyhunt Canada’s largest Bitcoin exchange is shutting down after a suspected hack flip.it/dVCmE by @aghoshal flip.it/Rfwwk

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bitcoin_txt You are the true Bitcoin pioneers and with your help we have imprinted Bitcoin in the Canadian conscience.

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portraitinflesh “When we have free speech, we’ll be able to ban people we disagree with”. Unimprovable. Almost art. pic.twitter.com/WD8pfDQWcf

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@ajhill_alan @TheFeedSBS They had “Kintyre” rhyming with “near”, not with “fire”.

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macleanbrendan NOT A DRILL: In Adelaide Shannon Noll sings and randomly dances in commercials for Radio Rentals and they’re amazing. pic.twitter.com/kHEIpS4CSA

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@TheFeedSBS Uhuh. You are. And, as I say, it’s so sweet. I’m probably the only person watching who noticed, or even knew. Kill me.

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I think it’s sweet that @TheFeedSBS mispronounced “Mull of Kintyre”.

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WantDontWant This will add a little colour to your day. pic.twitter.com/8tto3AC8HT

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glengyron Remember the traditional Chinese New Year greeting for the Year of the Sheep: WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

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Running parallel to the Great Western Highway instagram.com/p/zPEJckiFsH/

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Honestly, if this keeps up we’ll just have to burn down the @GuardianAus offices.

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Yeah look, @adambrereton @jason_a_w, Blind Freddie can see that’s a Telecaster that Blair is playing, not a Stratocaster. Want links?

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@mrgrumpystephen @adambrereton @guardian @jason_a_w Hah! Given that Fender Australia has been a client for 10+ years, let me look…

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There’s something a bit too meta about fact-checking @ABCFactCheck, but hey. Try this boat. navy.gov.au/hmas-oxley-i

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Hey @ABCFactCheck, the HMAS Oxley pictured in section 2 is the wrong boat: 1950s Oberon-class, not 1920s O-class. abc.net.au/news/2015-02-1…

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@Idealaw Are you making an argument for NOT dumping startups into a hole?

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“Five things you may not know about Australian submarines”, by @ABCFactCheck abc.net.au/news/2015-02-1…

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@drearyclocks That’s called “l’esprit de l’escalier”. And it’s very annoying.

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“Tech start-ups may help plug mining hole”, reports @abcnews abc.net.au/news/6142830

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SimonLongstaff We asked 3 Fed Ministers to argue for new security laws at next IQ2 debate. Will be broadcast to nation and world on ABC & BBCWN! No takers!

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NewtonMark I just bought a $90 spark plug.

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Our rolling stock is currently passing through Stanmore. The 1721 shall not be on time.

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Note to self, a potential title for something: “Vampire Ibises of Haymarket”

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Waiting for the 1721 Lithgow service instagram.com/p/zO2HxwCFvc/

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@leslienassar It’s in Domain House, 139 Macquarie Street.

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There is video art in the elevator, Grant Stevens’ “Supermassive”. pic.twitter.com/nUG2uPNZ3y

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Proceeding in an orderly fashion down Macquarie Street.

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A tour guide stops her group to gawk at the boarded-up Lindt Cafe on Martin Place. Tasteful. pic.twitter.com/qFPXzNmrsB

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MT @jeremysear: I wonder what Hetty Johnston thinks. [There, fixed it.]

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@oberonsghost Thank you. And the bonus is that it’s actually true.

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@paulkidd Oh FFS. One day these startup folks like these Fitbit arsehats will realise that most of the world is not middle America.

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“Dallas Buyers Club reluctant to wait for new anti-piracy code”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/dallas…

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Also, Freedom!

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Interesting meeting was interesting.

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In the arranged place, ordering coffee, and waiting for the person.

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Hmmm. Why did I even see that tweet with that political-brokens hashtag in it? It’s meant to be muted.

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I’m still trying to figure out who @wdm20 means by “your leader” directed at me. And I am, of course, laughing.

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Bravo to @wdm20 and @rkjobling for completely and utterly missing the point.

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rkjobling @stilgherrian @JrehnJ Some people do actually consider the importance of costings and the budget.

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@wdm20 What the actual fuck are you talking about? Also, have you heard of punctuation?

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wdm20 @stilgherrian u r a clown are we not in your leaders debt & deficit disaster why is not reasonable to know what it costs

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“The rule of the Boomer Dads is over. Down with the groovy patriarchy!” writes @jason_a_w theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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TheOnion “Let’s refuse to calm down and instead allow this situation to spin out of control.” onion.com/19tSlmO pic.twitter.com/uLHgJCI1vF

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“It raises questions.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus @sylmobile Oh. I have to walk from Haymarket to Martin Place now. I suppose I will have to complain endlessly.

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JLLLOW Can’t we just go to the pound and get a new freedom comish

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kcarruthers I just feel better knowing we have a freedom commissioner.

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RT @ChristineEwing7: Genuine question. Was Tim Wilson a “Captain’s Pick”? [No, he was a “Soapy’s Choice”.]

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MT @GuardianAus Abbott says no to tougher food tests, labels after hep A outbreak trib.al/fJ6qI0Z [But labels are only the envelope.]

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@NicholasFryer Oh good. Feedback suggests that while people loved the overall concept, the brutalisation of your own children was a downer.

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@PollHereford I need more bourbon, and perhaps cigars. Perhaps after my 1600 medical appointment.

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chrisberg grab data retention at the low, low price of $400 million while you still can

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markleggett Feeling strange, Mr. Bond? That’s because I laced your martini with a measles vaccine. You’re autistic now.

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@PollHereford It’s no a wind machine, but I have a solid breeze hitting me from behind. I am also back-lit.

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What is a “Kelly O’Dwyer” and why should I care?

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RT @virag064: @stilgherrian eccy tuesday was yesterday…. [So where does that leave us?]

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@chrisjrn I believe the term you’re looking for is “global track”, and I have no idea. What is a non-global track?

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RT @purserj: Is it just me or does Tim Wilson have a particularly narrow vision of what human rights are worth fighting for? [Not just you.]

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@adambrenecki This is true. And I understand that we have one of those in Canberra somewhere at the moment.

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RT @brisvegas1: Magna Carta retention is important. But it is only the envelope of our liberty, not the letter. :P [Oh well played.]

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@LJPatton @MsLods … But what’s very curious is that most don’t even know the current rules for obtaining their phone records. Like, WTF?

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@LJPatton @MsLods I end up briefing mainstream journos on data retention sometimes. I usually have to do an Internet 101 to explain…

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I am in a special place now. You cannot harm me.

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Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified,
And then I see the look in your eyes.

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Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by.

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Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit tired
Of listening to the sound of my tears.

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Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit lonely,
And you’re never coming round.

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So Labor’s lead objection to setting up a comprehensive digital surveillance regime is “We haven’t seen the costings”? You fucktards.

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SwiftOnSecurity Apple Is Not Building A Car:

Day 6

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@dobes Having gone to such a school myself, on a scholarship, I know all too well the sense of entitlement they have.

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@dobes Well, you know the sort of people he hangs around with. The white male elite. He’s grown up with that assumption.

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Is it a requirement that all library Twitter accounts are a bit, you know, mental?

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@utslibrary Ah well, you’ve done the best you can. Many thanks.

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So we need a Meta Carta?

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@dobes @MsLods True enough. Until someone slips Hockey some Disruption Kool-Aid, as they clearly did the other day.

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According to this email, China National Offshore Oil Corp wants to set up a joint venture with me.

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“AU$400m for data retention the cost of freedom: Abbott”, writes @dobes and AAP. zdnet.com/article/au400m…

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@dobes @MsLods Look, I’m becoming a fan of the ol’ cyber. The punters now know what it means. “Information security” isn’t known to them.

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RT @dobes: Magna Carta is the story of freedom says Tim Wilson [Jesus. Even the Rabbit only wants to take is back to 1955.]

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@utslibrary Well, I’m just doing research that requires news / academic databases. If I order a book from the stacks, can you drone it over?

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@MsLods No, it’s the view than “tech” is something only geeks know or care about, not that it’s a fundamental force for change.

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Oh that’s right. Freedom Boy is doing the National Press Club right now, isn’t he. It’s live on @ABCNews24, should anyone care.

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@utslibrary Somebody did! Since you have no bar in the library, I am beaming in from a not-too-distant hostelry. It works well.

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@MsLods Well, quite a few tech journos have computing science or other tech qualifications, and/or have actually built internet stuff.

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I’m starting to like Perram J.

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joshgnosis Perram J asks if he should oversee the drafting of the letter sent to infringers. Dallas Buyers Club isn’t keen on that.

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SwiftOnSecurity Idea: A kids site that teaches them about the world through VICE documentaries.

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@richardaedy @BernardKeane @rosscoulthart This reinforces my feelpinion that AU journalists lag way behind in tech use and understanding.

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Using the internet to turn a front bar into the UTS library.

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It seems like @joshgnosis @reillystyley @bengrubb and others are having fun in the Federal Court again today.

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We have always been at war with Good Government.

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@dobes @swearyanthony @SnarkyPlatypus We’ve had so many days of Good Government now, it’s just too much for me.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh that’s good. That’s tomorrow’s column sorted then.

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@PsychicHygiene
I want to walk in the open wind.
I want to talk like lovers do.
I want to dive into your ocean.
Is it raining with you?

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@19bk69 This sounds a lot like the phlogiston theory of how crime is created.

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RT @gusworldau: @stilgherrian “explaining” is definitively not the word [I see. I am disappointed.]

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Has the Prime Minister been explaining data retention?

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Here comes the train again. Falling on my head like a memory. Falling on my head like a new emotion.

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Wed plan, replanned: Errand and lunch, Parramatta; 1430 meeting, CBD; @5at5daily; 1600 sleep physician; return to Wentworth Falls, somehow.

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Approaching the intermediate destination instagram.com/p/zOCN8qCFuW/

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Maybe I should just spend the rest of the day here instagram.com/p/zOBeQliFtC/

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@NewtonMark I don’t think I’ll have to deal with this situation, since the bus is about to arrive at Penrith station in the n few minutes.

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MShe just stayed on this bus and whinged at the driver to stop at Blaxland. (2/2)

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Crossing the Nepean, differently instagram.com/p/zOAsEziFr4/

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Hah. The person who was whining when this bus flipped from all-stops to express didn’t get off and get on the appropriate bus… (1/2)

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We have come to a halt at the outskirts of Blaxland. Zombies could well be approaching the vehicle.

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Both city-bound lanes moving at jogging pace.

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Approaching Warrimoo, which is not a real place, but city-bound traffic appears banked up here to Blaxland.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Better than terminating at Blaxland, which is where the fault is. No track switching there.

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On the emergency rail bus to Penrith. pic.twitter.com/iEpFruLrcC

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FFS, someone else’s wiring collapsed onto the railway. Buses were organised during rush hour, the backlog of passengers has been cleared.

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Why are there arsehats trying to make this into a party political issue? Is that the only framing in your tiny minds?

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@faully33 @TurnbullMalcolm @craiglaundymp What? Power lines collapsed over the railway, not their fault. It’s been dealt with efficiently.

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They’re running both all-stops and express buses between Springwood and Penrith, deciding which it’ll be according to demand at the moment.

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The bus marshall tells me that the big rush has just ended. They had around 300 waiting just a few minutes ago.

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Springwood. There are a few buses, but enough for the train passengers that just arrived.

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RT @prestontowers: To where? [The buses are Springwood to Penrith. No trains between those two stations, we were told.]

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@corduroy I’ll give you an update once we lob at Springwood.

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@scottcarson1957 Yep. One wouldn’t want to be greedy, after all.

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It’s taken 50 minutes to get from Wentworth Falls to Faulconbridge, we’ll be terminating at Springwood for “limited” buses.

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@scottcarson1957 Oh yes. Everything is peaceful, indeed perfect, in the Lucy Country. Except the Blue Mountains rail line, which is screwed.

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@scottcarson1957 Now you know I want one of those. Maybe a five-pack. I promise to use them responsibly.

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The guard says wires haven’t just fallen on the railway’s electrics, but also took out traffic lights etc on the Great Western Highway.

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TrainLinkWest Allow extra travel time due to urgent overhead wiring repairs at Blaxland: ow.ly/JdEUQ pic.twitter.com/DHYDOtlZsX

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Actually, that’s assuming this is the 0755 from Wentworth Falls, which it isn’t. It’s the previous train, the 0734, running even later.

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Ah. We’re rolling again. Guard says we’ve got a clear run to Springwood. No stops except at the stations. Roughly 30 mins late.

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@MsLods @joshgnosis @R_Chirgwin Hetty as e-Safety Commissioner. This is both scary and plausible.

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Much as I like Lawson, I feel that I’ve experienced enough of it for now.

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“This train will eventually get to Sydney,” we’ve just been told.

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@joshgnosis @MsLods @R_Chirgwin It was probably only organised this week, when Crusader Rabbit turned into Daddy Rabbit.

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@TrainLinkWest Please thank the guard on the up train now at Lawson, lead car is 8055, for his frequent updates. Much appreciated.

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@random830 That was answered in @TrainLinkWest’s original tweet, which I’d retweeted immediately beforehand. Hence my confusion.

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis I’m not sure why you’re focusing on accessing content.

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis Or there’s seeing if a person was in the same location as another person at a particular time.

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis Example: We know the IP a forum post was made from (have the logs, or whatever), want to find customer.

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis Ah no, the data retention focus is on identifying account holder when IP address is known by other means.

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis I hadn’t noticed a focus on site takedowns. What have I missed? Or is this just the usual s313 stuff?

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Interestingly, @TrainLinkWest is tweeting that buses are starting to arrive. Wentworth Falls stationmaster still telling people ETA unknown.

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There’s two distinct classes of people at the station. Some with smartphones, completely across the train disruption. The rest baffled.

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@MsLods @R_Chirgwin @joshgnosis I’ll try to chat with a digital forensics expert first, to make sure my understanding is still up to date.

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@TrainLinkWest @random830 Thanks. No need for personal updates, though. I’m reading it all through the apps.

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@joshgnosis As I tweeted to @R_Chirgwin, I can answer this question. Maybe I should do a column about it.

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@R_Chirgwin Mind you, I haven’t seen the scenario mapped out very well in the news yet.

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TrainLinkWest Allow extra travel time due to urgent overhead wiring repairs at Blaxland. Buses ordered. More ow.ly/Jdrjp pic.twitter.com/rMZDd79Ip4

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@jeamland Thank you. I shall incorporate @mercergov’s “wisdom” into my next article on this topic.

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@R_Chirgwin I can run through the scenario for you, if you like.

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@TrainLinkWest @random830 Meh. Things break, and you have a process you’re rolling out. Nobody is shooting at us. It’s all fine.

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@SnarkyPlatypus And even the one-letter surname “O”. Ignorance, plus a tone-deaf blaming of the user. We need to name them, @jeamland.

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TumblrTXT I have asexual heat

I need to cuddle someone with passion

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@jeamland Name and shame, Benno. This is idiocy beyond belief.

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@random830 @TrainLinkWest I don’t understand what you’re asking.

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Well that message from @TrainLinkWest means that things have probably just become awkward.

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TrainLinkWest Customers advised to make alternative travel arrangements due to partial closure btwn Springwood & Emu Plains. More: ow.ly/Jdkz9

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BadAlbumCovers@Man_Cat_: This isn’t right is it… cc: @BadAlbumCovers pic.twitter.com/0clFN977On

It’s all kinds of wrong

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@702sydney @robbie_buck Re your Catholic teachers story: counsellor sacked for being listed on a polyamory website. austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/F…

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Wed plan, draft: 0755 train to Sydney; 1000 meeting, CBD; errand & lunch, Parramatta; @5at5daily; 1600 sleep physician, CBD; return train.

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Wednesday. All of the people who hate you have formed a club, and are now raising money to take it to the next level. Wednesday.

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