Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 27th, 2015

“George Brandis still struggling with metadata”, writes @jon_lawrence smh.com.au/digital-life/c…

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“Blade Runner’ Sequel: Harrison Ford Confirmed; Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct” deadline.com/2015/02/blade-…

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MeteoGib Beautiful photo of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves captured over yesterday - photo @DavidOrtega64: pic.twitter.com/Grjh8jsb9l

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@kcarruthers Shhh! @alexkidman must never know that he has been Transferred.

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“Come and see the ALP policy goblins in their sparkly grotto of innovation!” by @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Because @SBS2 is showing old episodes of @midnight, behold! “So Your Cat Wants A Massage?” youtube.com/watch?v=TnZhi5…

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“Couple pleads guilty to death of elderly relative housed in shipping container” abc.net.au/news/6268638

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“Brandis not doing his job, former human rights commissioner says.” You go, @Graemeinnes! abc.net.au/news/6269466

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@murpharoo Oh. I thought they weren’t linked, but that one would follow the other.

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@murpharoo Well they wouldn’t be allowed on the bus then.

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cnni A scan of a golden Buddha statue revealed an extraordinary secret. See what was inside: cnn.it/1BkgBCs pic.twitter.com/dCcSQlhZA9

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@murpharoo This I don’t know. It was billed as a “llama drama”, but how do you tell the difference between a llama and an alpaca? [Shrugs.]

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RT @oberonsghost: @stilgherrian I wouldn’t. Here’s why. pic.twitter.com/EJ09K4URSw [This is just wowserism. Nanny state gone mad.]

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@Garth_P_Newton @ausmus As the local says, Wentworth Falls. I update it as I cross the Nepean.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The second-class internet? You’re soaking in it” zdnet.com/article/the-se… Thank you, Madge. youtube.com/watch?v=5wSO0-…

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Hmmm. I have told my friend that isopropyl alcohol isn’t much chop.

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RT @pixelambacht: Introducing Sans Bullshit Sans™, a font that gets rid of buzzwords: sansbullshitsans.com pic.twitter.com/zmFMUwVJOt [YES!]

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Can you drink isopropyl alcohol, perhaps with lime? Asking for a friend.

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Seriously, what is going on here? Last night I was RUN DOWN by a car. Today I am ATTACKED by a leech. IT IS THE END TIMES.

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@Garth_P_Newton @ausmus So I am reasonably convinced that the two critter was the leech.

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@Garth_P_Newton @ausmus Well, the critter disappeared near to where I was cooking before, and then the leech was on me as I finished lunch.

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@kcarruthers Well that would keep the leeches away while I slept, certainly.

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Please go through my recent tweets and replace “anterior” with “posterior”. How am I expected to remember Latin when I am being eaten?

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@GailWilkie I did that and then slid the fucker off me, and THEN smashed it and smashed it and smashed it and smashed it and smashed it.

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Oh well. I was tired and thinking of having a nap just before but NOW I AM TOTALLY AWAKE AND LIVING IN FEAR OF BEING DEVOURED BY CREATURES.

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I had no idea leeches were so long (10cm) and thin when they wandered around.

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RT @PointZeroOne: I really don’t know how you thought that was a worm [You Google “leech” and the images are all fat things.]

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Here is a close-up of the front end, showing the silver stripe and the yellowish banding. pic.twitter.com/AW68syoohC

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It’s the leech, @Manic_Henry @engochick. On the high-res photo I can see the yellowish sections that showed more clearly when it was fat.

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MT @madcatjo2point0: Has it got a silvery grey stripe? [From the photo, yes.] It is some sort of leech. [Yes, so it is. Bugger.]

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NO I AM NOT POSTING A PIC OF THE SPOON AND YES THERE IS BLOOD EVERYWHERE BUT HONESTLY THAT IS NOT REALLY SO UNUSUAL.

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Indeed, @Manic_Henry @engochick, I was fairly sure it was a worm. I didn’t see where it went though.

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I can’t show you a picture of the leech ‘cos I kinda smashed it to a pulp with a wooden spoon.

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The critter I just removed was only a quarter the length, has an obvious anterior sucker, and visible yellowish banding.

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OK, so is this a leech? I thought the anterior sucker was quite a large, visible thing? pic.twitter.com/Wvwc2r4rbE

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Fucking hell. That was definitely a worm earlier, but I just found a leech attached between my toes. Fuck knows where it came from.

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5at5 number 150: Winning photos, stylish air travel, shit, piss, cum, and old criminals. It’s a disturbing weekend. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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michellebvd CNN Interviews A Celebrity Llama Named Pierre On Live TV buzzfeed.com/mbvd/cnn-inter… pic.twitter.com/LRDboKvZcp

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I’ll read the report on the weekend. I’m in no mad rush.

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Tray fatty gay.

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Maybe if I pretend that everything is an imprisoned child then it’ll be easier to ignore.

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God I’m going to have to read that report, aren’t I. Because I’m not Senator Ian Macdonald and actually do my job.

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“Advisory report on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014” aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Xxl fd to executeddf execx ldexecxf [Well obviously.]

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Look, like I would use a gatling gun “inappropriately”.

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I’ve had to unfollow @WoefulAuspol because it’s just too depressing.

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So, @DeptDefence @Australian_Navy, with HMAS Sydney decommissioning, you won’t want this Phalanx any more, right? pic.twitter.com/YdHmUuK3jX

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DeptDefence HMAS Sydney entered Heads for the final time as a @Australian_Navy ship today news.defence.gov.au/2015/02/27/fin… pic.twitter.com/lRxwBuIt5w

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missdi_k Something something llama something something dress. I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue

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TheFix The @BuzzFeed “What Color is This Dress” post has been viewed more than 4 million times in 3 hours. The Internet is amazing/awful.

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EverythingGoats Baby Goat wearing white and gold sweater pic.twitter.com/m1VzbtaEQZ

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@JohnBirmingham @PanMacAus Look, I wouldn’t want to scare anyone…

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BlogsofWar Twitter has me all like pic.twitter.com/87RVOUy9NU

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@JohnBirmingham It certainly is. Maybe there should be a kiloton rating on the front cover.

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hypatiadotca Planning on giggling your way thru @CSICyber’s premiere next week? Here’s some help - presenting CSI: Cyber Bingo! cyberbingo.herokuapp.com

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@MadScotty @JohnBirmingham Yes, the first boom is indeed excellent. I’ll be reading the second as soon as I get in a reading mood.

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@TownCraftGame @expectproblems You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

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bustersdah @YaThinkN @davidbewart @Drag0nista Has Bill announced when good opposition will start?

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[A topical but ultimately unfunny joke about ungulates and women’s clothing.]

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@ResignInShame OMFG THERE WAS A TYPING MISTAKE IN A TWEET WHATEVER SHALL WE DO. Well, maybe just get on with our lives.

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@jdub Meh. I want the article to be found when people look for it. “Prostrating yourself” is a few steps past that. Here, I’ll show you.

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It would seem, from those book covers, that @JohnBirmingham won’t be happy until he’s exploded the entire world.

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JohnBirmingham YAY! “@PanMacAus: Another drum roll.. cover reveal for ASCENDANCE: Dave Hooper # 3. Hello sexy covers!! pic.twitter.com/QMjjGajNFS

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“Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, prime minister” (19 Feb) zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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OK, I used “metadata” in recent headlines, but that’s more for the bloody SEO than debate. Hence my recent yarn…

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Me from March 2014: “It’s time that metadata met and end” zdnet.com/article/its-ti…

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Stop calling it metadata. That just reinforces the government framing that it’s special and different and you don’t have to worry about it.

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“Unbalanced,

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“We are falling in behind Tony,’ said South Australian MP Rowan Ramsey. So, like a mass grave? news.com.au/national/polit…

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“I Am Troughman: Meet the Elusive Godfather of Golden Showers” vocativ.com/culture/lgbt/t…

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Erm. No, phone, that Instagram image is from 12 hours ago. What even is the point?

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Crossing the Nepean, after midnight instagram.com/p/zlg6rliFhX/

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Photos from the ‘Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime’ at Wellcome Collection in London this week. dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2…

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@jeamland @mercergov Excellent news. Usually it’s just culturally illiterate programmers, who are of course quite rare*.

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Revesby man arrested by @nswpolice for large-scale mail theft. At least 164 victims across 20 suburbs. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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jturner_ibrs Metadata is also a matter of perspective. My name is data, but it is also metadata about me.

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jturner_ibrs Metadata is data. It’s data about the data. It’s not less data, it’s more data.

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“Ruddock asked me to do my job ‘without fear or favour’. Brandis ended that tradition”, wrotes @Graemeinnes theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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markham In journalism you can be factual, profound and quick, but only two of those at a time @cunyjschool pic.twitter.com/HQ3692qBl3

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@GreenJ And I only got 6 on the biscuits.

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@GreenJ I still had fresh memories of this list of 300 new North Korean slogans. boingboing.net/2015/02/13/nor… Though it says something about TED.

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@GreenJ What did you get on “North Korean Slogan or TED Talk Sound Bite?”? motherjones.com/media/2015/02/… I got 13 out of 14.

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@R_Chirgwin Look, it’s @ZDNet’s audience. Remember, time only began in 1970.

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@safzoro @zdnetaustralia I have corrected my little brain fade there. Madge and Mrs Marsh are very different people.

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For those under the age of 135, here is a video of Madge in action. youtube.com/watch?v=5wSO0-…

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GreenJ retweet if you agree.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The second-class internet? You’re soaking in it” zdnet.com/article/the-se… Thank you, Madge.

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Hah. My headline survived.

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Did I just see someone say that Warren Truss is now an air traffic controller?

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James_Jeffrey Possibly to allay suspicions, @ABCNews24 assures us Warren Truss is live pic.twitter.com/q3pay7VvuM

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Bill Shorten was replaced by a pod person a while back, right? [How would you tell?]

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R_Chirgwin Boring repetition of myself: calling it “metadata” instead of “data” merely lets the natsec spin-doctors define the debate.

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JamColley good to see labor strongly believe in something for almost half a week

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@LJPatton @Davidramli Yes, but there’s so many things to repair in that bill I doubt that Labor has the patience and focus for it.

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Mr_Mike_Clarke Probably the worst way to die: pic.twitter.com/L6mRT0dy86

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Here’s a three-word slogan for Labor: You useless cunts.

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“Metadata retention laws will pass as Labor folds”, writes @Davidramli smh.com.au/technology/web…

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oliyoung I’M IN RT @samanthamaiden: SMH asserts Australia under Turnbull that nation would resemble acid trip. pic.twitter.com/grIAkaQqrd

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@AtomicMPC But it’s a pretty special planet. Pretty bloody special.

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@MjwCoach The worm has yet to issue any demands.

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“Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off”, reports @Gizmodo. Or is it Jizmodo? gizmodo.com/finally-a-wear…

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_FloridaMan Florida Man Arrested for Urinating on Books at Public Library clickorlando.com/news/homeless-…

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_FloridaMan Florida Man Proudly Claims He’s The First Man Ever to Vape Semen newsfeed.gawker.com/it-sure-looks-… pic.twitter.com/6jvqCKwe7t

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_FloridaMan Doctors Discover Bullet Lodged in Florida Man’s Head After He Walks in Complaining of Headache wftv.com/news/news/loca…

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_FloridaMan Florida Man Burns Down House Because Niece Won’t Drive Him to Liquor Store sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-bea…

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@dinget No, leeches have suckers at end, and they’re quite visible.

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@halans @michaelneale Oh. I withdraw my comment. There is a group that camps in Belmore Park regularly but I guess they now have neighbours.

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@PointZeroOne Because it is? It’s a black worm of some sort. Or maybe it’s been drinking Guinness. I don’t know. It’s a worm.

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@myrcurial Seems a little drastic, even for me. Nah, the little fucker can wander around to its heart’s content, as far as I’m concerned.

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I’m assuming the antechinus will eat it, if she sees it.

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This worm is 10cm long and is coming into the house. pic.twitter.com/Wvwc2r4rbE

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RT @cathywilcox1: Dutton emojis. pic.twitter.com/Yim1kVRqnq [These are also most useful, thank you.]

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RT @cathywilcox1: New clear food labelling. pic.twitter.com/R5rOXiXuto [Yes, that seems to be most clear, thank you.]

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@michaelneale Mostly an Aboriginal group, from what I’ve seen, plus various wandering folk. Certainly not backpackers.

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Help. I’ve fallen down the clickhole and I can’t get up. And it’s all @dobes’ fault.

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I have calmed the unruly dinosaurs. I don’t know what had been done, but I have finally persuaded them to behave.

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@christopherneal That’s not the point have you seen the llamas the llamas are very cute they are wonderful llamas.

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@christopherneal That’s terrible. What sort of person would even suggest such a thing?

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Friday plan, draft: Throw away all concept of a plan, because it’s already ruined; burn the dinosaurs; restore the Sun; crawl into corner.

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I feel dreadful.

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Friday. They have already taken the measurements while you slept, adding data to their records. You wake. They nod, and walk away. Friday.

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I’ve been up since 0500 Thursday and it’s now 0140 Friday. I am collapsing. And I suspect that my Friday is now fucked. Oh well. Gorn.

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@jonoabroad Nah, it’s about 13C and no wind. Quite comfy.

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@johnb78 Hah. I’ve done it better, when I gave my opinion of each town and village en route.

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And I’m finally back at @bunjaree.

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Wentworth Falls is next, and that’s where I alight. I have phoned ahead for a taxi to meet me at the station.

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@elronxenu That day is when we drove from Dodoma to Mwanza via Nzega.

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Lawson. Which he announced as Linden. We’ve already done Linden.

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The train guard is announcing the wrong station names.

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@elronxenu If you want even more “made up” names, try this day’s drive through central Tanzania. stilgherrian.com/twitter/2009/0… + or - two days.

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@elronxenu You are not the first to make this accusation. However, these are all real.

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@scott_thewspot A zombie apocalypse would be a welcome bit of activity right now.

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@AbrasiveTeapot Thanks. I did. That’s why I’m on the 2318.

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@AbrasiveTeapot No, this was the 2318 from Central. There’s still the 2348 and the 0018 after that. And then the 0420.

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All these villages that I’m passing through are deserted at this hour.

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Faulconbridge.

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At this stage I’m the only passenger in the lead car of this train.

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Valley Heights. Which is a stupid name for a place.

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This is not a normal day, @giddeygirl @BrigadierSlog @Mesut_Ausil. And generally I don’t commute the 100km to Sydney.

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@BrigadierSlog Yep, the 2318 from Central arrives at Wentworth Falls as 0115.

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@Mesut_Ausil I hate to break this to you, but they are actually blue. Eucalypt forests exude a chemical that makes the air look blue.

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No, @Mesut_Ausil, these are all real places on the Blue Mountains Line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Moun…

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And now we start climbing out of the Cumberland Plain, which is the Sydney greater metropolitan area, into the Lower Blue Mountains.

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@erkpod @myrcurial Diesel looks hard, especially when it’s those quadruple-head 45-car coal trains that run thru the Mountains.

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@myrcurial @erkpod Hmmm. I’m in the same work-from-anywhere category. Ideas are flowing, even in my exhausted state right now.

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@myrcurial @erkpod Yeah I want to see more of the US than the SFO-SJC and LAS bits that the tech industry takes me too.

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@myrcurial @erkpod Well I don’t drive, never held a license, was tempted to do it all via Amtrak and chat with locals en route.

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@myrcurial @erkpod I was told that Chicago would be a good hub to head south from, to Kansas City and Chattanooga and Lafayette.

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@myrcurial @erkpod I’m thinking of touring the US gigacities, the towns that have rolled out municipal gigabit fibre…

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@myrcurial @erkpod Well, 200km isn’t far by Australian standards.

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@myrcurial @erkpod It’s a deal. I see that Hamilton is not too far from Detroit, in the big picture, and I know people there.

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@myrcurial @erkpod … all of that has been electrified for decades.

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@myrcurial @erkpod Yeah, Sydney suburban and intercity (south to Wollongong, north to Newcastle on Shitkansen, west to Blue Mountains) …

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@myrcurial @erkpod That’s a phenomenal temperature range. Coping with that variation in track expansion/contraction takes some engineering.

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Excellent*. It’s already Friday and I’m still on a train.

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