Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 21st, 2015

I have a busy day tomorrow, so that’s enough from me. Gorn.

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New podcast: “Corrupted Nerds Extra: Malcolm Turnbull opens NICTA Techfest”, yesterday’s speech & presser in full. corruptednerds.com/pod/e00002/

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Surprise new podcast: “The 9pm Malcolm and the Cnuts” stilgherrian.com/edict/00037/ pic.twitter.com/nvhdQwq327

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RT @franksting: Is there anything English cumberbatch hasn’t been in recently‽ [Princess Anne.]

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@macmanm @JohnJohnsonson That’s very funny. Do write a letter to everyone you mention in a conversation at the pub?

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JohnJohnsonson How do you confuse Glenn McGrath?

TELL HIM YOUR ELEPHANT’S GOT BREAST CANCER

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There’s bits in this Turnbull speech, and especially the doorstop (from 13m 37s) that sound like a job application. corruptednerds.com/pod/e00002/

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@GreenJ I disgust myself sometimes. Like just then.

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RT @GreenJ: Could the PM do Bolt again? Too soon? [Now there’s a image!]

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I’m using bits of the speech and the presser in “The 9pm Edict”, but figured some folks might want to mine it for clues.

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That podcast is a straight presentation of @TurnbullMalcolm’s @NICTA speech and the doorstop presser thereafter. One for political tragics.

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New podcast: “Corrupted Nerds Extra: @TurnbullMalcolm opens @NICTA Techfest” corruptednerds.com/pod/e00002/

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@lokkjelokkje Cheaper in the long run, who knows. I stopped covering the NBN cos it’s all feelpinions and political spin. Shits me. :) (2/2)

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@lokkjelokkje Slower, very much yes. Increased risk of outage, without numbers nothing but a feelpinion. Faster rollout, probably. (1/2)

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@lokkjelokkje Sure. Like all manner of other bits of the network, powered or not. I find the whole must-be-fibre-or-fail thing very tedious.

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@lokkjelokkje Yes, I think fibretards who imagine that FttP magically survives a storm are idiots. End users’ _powered_ routers drown too.

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Crusader Rabbit spends Saturday with military, opening an abattoir. Sunday’s plans include biting the head off an ox with his bare teeth.

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MarkDiStef ~optics~ MT @Comd_1st_Bde: Today the Prime Minister had breakfast with ADF members pic.twitter.com/oDVH3iZ6BD

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CBSEveningNews Wow, what a shot. Ice surrounds on a cold day .@VinitaCBS has more on the record freeze cbsn.ws/18a4g8W pic.twitter.com/KYO0ICWeJR

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For reasons that I shan’t go into just now, there will be a small episode of “The 9pm Edict” podcast tonight.

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whiteswine Has the Prime Minister got that big Dubai fire under control yet?

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simonhackett Metadata Policy Map: What they say they want vs what they will actually collect. Your $400m at work. pic.twitter.com/3LyZrTkiKN

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abcconvos Shocking news from @HowToSpeakMoney “baristas were the the new DJs but now, cheese-mongers are the new baristas”

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I wish to remind you that this week’s Clarke & Dawe explains democracy in the context of the Australian government. youtube.com/watch?v=N-OUz-…

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MarkDiStef “In my judgment, no paper more closely corresponds with the true spirit of Australia.” - Tony Abbott on The Australian, 2014

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jamesmassola The @australian’s editor Clive Mathieson: “The Australian stands fully behind the story”. Yarn by @samanthamaiden dailytelegraph.com.au/news/tony-abbo…

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edbott Lenovo mid-level managers preparing for Corporate Red Wedding.

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Hmmm. The next time I’m stuck on a late-evening train out of Sydney, I might live-tweet my reading of mX.

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Boltcomment_ebx The bolt report is officially the most scurrilous deceptive ALP leftwing media campaign.

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Oh, it works for fish as well.

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Going down a very funny image search rabbit hole.

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RT @ataraxite: @stilgherrian Like Frost/Nixon, but with peyote? [OH NOW WE ARE TALKING.]

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Having watched Abbott’s fantastic work this year, I’ve realised that “The Thick of It”, by comparison, documents perfection in government.

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angelapriestley Of all days… RT @Dan_Bourchier: PM Abbott arrives to open new abattoir in Livingstone,NT @SkyNewsAust pic.twitter.com/LNl9tfjPWY

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norton_tim This may be the most Herald Sun headline ever. pic.twitter.com/eitA94Tssd

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@ataraxite I’d like to do a series of long-form interviews with people I admire.

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RT @k_morrissey: @stilgherrian resurrect Santamaria’s Points of View. [Yeah, time to cut back on the peyote, Kieran.]

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RlCHARDDAWKlNS make u think pic.twitter.com/SxnHYmdJfD

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webmink Lenovo releases an open source Superfish remover that fixes all issues including Firefox; source on Github support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_…

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When Kate goes all-caps, you know that we’re in deep shit.

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kcarruthers AUSTRALIA YOUR GOVERNMENT IS OFFICIALLY BEYOND PARODY NOW. WE’VE ENTERED UNCHARTED WATERS. HOLD ON FOR THE RIDE. THIS MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE

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Can we give Prof David Flint a TV show? Someone? Please?

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Mind you, I’ve filed The Spectator under “Bunch of privileged old white men whinging that things were better with an Empire”.

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brownblaze “How can someone be racist if they have friends who are Black?”

The same way serial killers can have friends who are alive.

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@NewtonMark Well this comes back to my Modest Proposal. I does seem like he’s doing it. Great work. Hats off. Pants off.

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Jesus, Prof David Flint is clearly getting far better drugs than any of us. spectator.co.uk/australia/aust…

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@williamslachlan @kcarruthers Indeed. As the late David Carr said, “Beats working.” I wouldn’t trade this idiocy for anything.

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RT @danilic: “Incredlinable!” New catchphrase a around PM&C [OK, you win the internet today, Ilic.]

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kcarruthers Seems like Tone’s own goals are adding up RT @jakpost: Abbott’s own tsunami bit.ly/1AZbtDB

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@williamslachlan @kcarruthers Thank you. [Bows.] It is my… indulgence. And people send me money to make more of them. Weird world.

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“Warning. There are people among us who pose a serious threat to Australia’s future.” pic.twitter.com/5UebwPVTO5

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NewtonMark CORMANN pic.twitter.com/zyzXznNcc2

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upulie Hey remember when a Knighthood to a Prince was the worst thing we thought he could think of? Good times

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Tim_Beshara Julie. Scott. Malcolm. Whichever one of you is doing this? Keep up the good work. Seriously.

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Tuna Dear Tony, have you noticed that uncle Rupert has taken the gloves off.

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@harlyey I shall be doing just that either today or tomorrow.

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@williamslachlan @kcarruthers That’s one of mine. First few minutes of this episode explain. stilgherrian.com/edict/00029/

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The phrase “for services rendered” can be quite ambiguous.

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@Epigrammist Ah yeah, that’s a bit of an own goal by @abc730.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: @kcarruthers Will probably end up like the Children’s Crusade. [Why? Are they taking Freedom Boy with them?]

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RT @kcarruthers: My guess for Abbott post successful is that he raises a volunteer army & sets off on an IRL crusade against ISIS

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@MrStevenRaeburn Yes. A “courageous move”, as Sir Humphrey might say.

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I say, Soapy the Ankle on @abc730 is a remarkable display of critical thinking. Remarkable. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2… [Video/transcript]

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PM in damage control mode? You bet you will. dailytelegraph.com.au/news/tony-abbo…

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samanthamaiden PM in damage control over claims he wanted to send Aussie troops to fight IS in Iraq dailytelegraph.com.au/news/tony-abbo…

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@Toby_Halligan @JohnBirmingham That would be kinda fun. Though most times they get it right.

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The very idea of into Iraq means Crusader Rabbit must have zero clue how our global defence alliances even work.

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@Toby_Halligan @JohnBirmingham Exactly. PMO would clearly run effectively if Mr Birmingham and I were involved. You know it makes sense.

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Further proof, @JohnBirmingham, of the endemic chaos in the Prime Minister’s Office. WHY WERE YOU NOT INFORMED OF THE INVASION OF IRAQ?

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JohnBirmingham I feel personally affronted that broke as a story after I’d written all my jokes. You disappoint me Prime Minister.

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@k_morrissey “Station to Station” is great, yes, but I’m afraid that “Heroes” is my choice for a David Bowie masterwork.

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“Superfish doubles down, says HTTPS-busting adware poses no security risk”, writes @dangoodin001. What arsehats. arstechnica.com/security/2015/…

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That article on David Bowie’s ‘white witch’ I tweeted earlier suggested I re-listen to “Station to Station”. Yes. youtube.com/watch?v=8ARvX8…

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@PacketNetworks @AbstractCode Oh now this is all a very evil suggestion. Thank you. I like evil suggestions.

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@LJPatton Hah! Have you seen the movie “Wag the Dog”?

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@Rob_Stott Sure. Part of the lecture is showing them all the robot-written news and telling them they’re screwed.

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Ah, excellent. UTS has asked me to frighten their first-year journalism students once again. 9 April. I shall be happy to torture them.

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Sat plan: Clear the comms backlog; eat kangaroo; produce a special “The 9pm Edict” podcast; @5at5daily weekend edition; quiet evening.

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“Meet the mysterious ‘white witch’ who exorcised David Bowie’s cocaine palace”, reports @DangerMindsBlog dangerousminds.net/comments/myste…

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And at the bottom of John Lyons’ piece on Abbott and Credlin: “Monday: Inside the bunker.” So that should be fun.

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jrhennessy Also: this is bizarre pic.twitter.com/UFRCG4Cxxk

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RT @GizmodoAU: Don’t Let Sony Charge You Five Times More For A ‘Premium Sound’ Memory Card bit.ly/17k9k9w pic.twitter.com/JnhY7rX4kg [!]

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BrigadierSlog Alan Jones should tell us all again how we are picking on Tony.

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glengyron Why don’t we invade Japan? Suddenly: Free subs.

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“Another political observer said.”

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RT @jeamland: Tony “Ready, Fire, Aim” Abbott. [No. Tony “Fire, Fire, Aim, Fire, Boats, Labor, Fire” Abbott.]

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jeamland The Grand Old Duke of Oz,
He had 3,500 men,
He marched them into the Middle East,
Now what’s the plan again?

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Look, let’s face it, who amongst us hasn’t wanted to unilaterally invade Iraq?

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oberonsghost This morning I’ve woken to the news that the PM is under the delusion that he’s Alexander the Great or somesuch. When do we march on India?

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vanOnselenP I have thought of various ways the PM might slip up badly enough to be rolled as leader. A unilateral invasion of Iraq wasn’t on my list…

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Re-plug: This week’s ABC @RNDownload “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” is excellent. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minister” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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I will now retweet yet again the two things on mandatory data retention that I’ve been plugging heavily. More important stuff than Credlin.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Just a web search for “Melbourne IT” produces quite a few interesting stories amongst the routine business stuff.

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@parisba Well I think it’s important to provide proper background information, don’t you?

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edbott Looks legit. pic.twitter.com/v9HrFVt0sB

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So is there anyone who’s NOT briefing against Credlin?

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@newsmary I think I might as the sender to clarify “the guidelines set out by the various search engines”. It might be educational*.

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JenBrockie ”..like a bizarre political death pact” Searing piece by John Lyons on the PM and his chief of staff theaustralian.com.au/news/features/… via @australian

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@newsmary I am giggling to myself. Especially about the ” While we appreciate your support” line.

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Colvinius Uh. “@RollingStone: Arcade Fire’s Will Butler will write songs next week based on various ‘Guardian’ headlines: rol.st/1GcpcHr

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Ah, I didn’t look closely enough. The @melbourneit twitter account looks like it’s a placeholder or a squatter. Meh.

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@newsmary That would make sense. It’s s half-arsed process they’ve got, though. Not even an email sig to make it look vaguely legit.

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newsmary @stilgherrian Have had similar requests for Guardian by inept SEO consultants attempting to undo shoddy work of former inept SEO consultants

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newsmary @stilgherrian I strongly suspect @melbourneit’s been hit by dodgy linkbuilding SEO tactics, & is trying haphazardly to roll them back

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servantofchaos @stilgherrian those requests generally come from Google finally noticing their black hat SEO practices and warning them

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So in brief, @melbourneit, go fuck yourselves. I’ll link to what I want, not what your ‘online marketing team’ wants. Arsehats. (4/4)

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“PM shuts down satirical website” stilgherrian.com/internet/pm-sh… “Melbourne IT’s (Non)-Response” stilgherrian.com/internet/melbo…’s-non-response/ (3/4)

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The real reason is probably ‘cos they’re posts about the time they killed a satirical political website without following due process. (2/4)

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Some muppet at @melbourneit wants me to remove links to their website because ‘search engine guidelines’. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/BfnIkumLQH

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Sat plan, draft: Clear the comms backlog; eat kangaroo; produce a brief, maybe amusing podcast; @5at5daily weekend edition; quiet evening.

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RT @jeamland: @stilgherrian @dangoodin001 pic.twitter.com/s0oSNnbG5Q [Yep, this is Lenovo and Superfish right now.]

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Me at @crikey_news Friday: “Lenovo screwed by the Superfish: a cybersecurity nightmare” crikey.com.au/2015/02/20/len… [$, free trial]

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dangoodin001 “Despite false & misleading statements made by media commentators and bloggers, the Superfish software does not present a security risk.”

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Oh dear. @dangoodin001 is about to publish a story including an official response from Superfish’s CEO. See the RT I’m about to post.

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TheStrangeLog Enemy bodies no longer explode when you hit the body after killing them! You can now chop off individual limbs!

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Saturday. The damp patch cannot adequately be explained, and should therefore be ignored. Despite the smell. Saturday.

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