Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 2015

I have been very well behaved this evening.

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So @jturner_ibrs has gone feral on the mic.

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@ruth_parslow @dobes To stop Marr from talking? I don’t know there’s enough ammunition in Christendom for that.

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@mpesce And after the ratings, the cold cuts.

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@dobes Look, I can put every round into the body of a man-sized target at this range.

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I’ve got a clear shot at David Marr from up here.

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Arriving slightly late for @ethics_centre’s debate “Only The Wicked Need Fear Government Spying” ethics.org.au/events/event-d…

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Ambling towards the financial district.

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SydneyTom_ RT @divinewrite: Oops pic.twitter.com/V3jcoY6Z4Q

(Is $16.99 a kilo good or bad?

I’m not sure…)

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@BundyB I am irregular. I should take the tablets.

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I would like to take everyone who thinks that restaurant websites should have the menu as a PDF file and grind them into a smooth paste.

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5at5 number 166: White supremacy, Chinese smog, more meth, more swearing, and the Vietnam War. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@vealmince You would think that, yes. Particularly after last year’s little adventures in data disclosure.

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@vealmince Yeah that would also do it. My dark, dark sense of humour is the only way I can cope with even knowing about those places.

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@vealmince Yes, they do. Poor possums confuse concentration camps with death camps, but I can understand why. The latter get all the press.

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@wolfcat I am the supposition of all wisdom.

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@wolfcat I suspect that’s true, but I have no facts to back it up, so I didn’t mention it. Call me old-fashioned.

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@vealmince I did leave out my original opener, “When they’re not shipping children to third-world concentration camps, they send email.”

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@vealmince Was I being too nice to the majestic Department of Immigration and Border Protection, do you think?

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Immigration’s G20 email bungle was only the first fail” zdnet.com/article/immigr… Contains traces of @Steve_Lockstep

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Sitting on a bench on said platform is an old Chinese guy doing amyl. Bit early in the day, I’d have thought.

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Arriving at Sydney Central station on platform 1 for some reason.

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“Happiness Guarantee. If you’re not happy let us know, we’ll make it right.”

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@dobes Oh yes, I am familiar with goat rental services. Quite familiar.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains a “WTF?”

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taosecurity@kcshowler: threatens with ‘electronic holocaust’ haaretz.com/news/diplomacy…” < I’ll take Unit 8200 over Anon.

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I think that once I’m on the train I’ll stop laughing long enough to actually get the writing done.

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@nehadk @darovda Oops. I misread it as just “walk out”, not walk out without paying. Retweet deleted.

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“Taser fired by federal agents kills driver as car is engulfed in flames”, writes @JessicaGlenza theguardian.com/us-news/2015/m…

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RT @GuardianAus: Jamie Oliver launches global petition in Sydney trib.al/sMOpvzI [DIBP fails yet again.]

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RT @smurray38: @johnb78 @stilgherrian The notice itself is the (1A) requirement; the grounds are the (1)(b) requirement [Oh, details.]

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All the sections.

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johnb78 The AEC is excellent* at making its sub-100-word press releases internally consistent. v/@stilgherrian pic.twitter.com/W3DMX8g3aw

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runasand Philadelphia officers dangled drug dealer from 18th story balcony to get him to divulge the password to his computer: metro.us/x/metro/2015/0…

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“Notice of intention to deregister the Australian Democrats - s.137(1A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918” aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Re…

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melissacbrooks Meanwhile the AEC has issued a notice that it is considering deregistering the Democrats. aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Re…

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@skwashd It’s true. It’s this kind of personal “service” that Uber can never hope to replicate.

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Me, on phone: “A cab at 1pm please.” Operator: “Oh, we’ll all be dead by then. I’ve just been reading about global warming.”

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Tue plan, redraft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; 1324 train to Sydney; haircut; errands; 1845 @ethics_centre IQ2 debate ethics.org.au/events/event-d…

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Persuading a leech to leave the living room and, indeed, this life. Extensively unimpressed with Nature.

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Broadly speaking, @purserj @NicholasFryer, this photograph explains everything. pic.twitter.com/4Gt6qzukHI

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RT @purserj: So, what’s the difference between Periscope, Meerkat and Livestream or Ustream? [The amount of unicorn glitter up their arse.]

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@ethics_centre I was amused to see early publicity listing Dreyfus and Marr as FOR the proposal. That’d be a fun challenge.

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@ozjimbob “WHY?” you ask? Because fuckwits.

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“Take our GST quiz: You’ll ‘never, ever’ get 100 per cent”, alleges @abcnews abc.net.au/news/2015-03-3… [I got 40% and hate life.]

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willdropphoto “It’s never your successful friends posting the inspirational quotes.” - Some dude from @reddit pic.twitter.com/VvxieFG5Qg

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Fuckin’ @j_hutch and his goddam “facts”.

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j_hutch “Apps that don’t crack the top 100 during their debut run almost never turn out to be viable.” I’d like to see some actual data for this.

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“Meerkat is dying – and it’s taking U.S. tech journalism with itbgr.com/2015/03/30/mee…OM [If it were ever alive…]

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Laughing at reports on Periscope and Meerkat which seem oblivious to the existence for years of Ustream, Livestream and all the others.

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Tue plan, draft: Deal with SEKRIT task list; 1324 train to Sydney; haircut; errands; 1845 @ethics_centre IQ2 debate ethics.org.au/events/event-d…

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Warren Truss could sing the national anthem before each flight is allowed to take off.

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The safety of Australian airline passengers will be assured by requiring at least one Warren Truss in the cockpit at all times.

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“NSA weighed ending phone program before Snowden leak”, reports @AP pbs.org/newshour/rundo…

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DevAdvocat Uh huh…. pic.twitter.com/2fL34zdhSp

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Waiting for the nausea to subside.

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blakehounshell Saudi plan for Yemen:
1. Bomb a bunch of stuff
2. ???
3. Stability

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“A Struggle to Save the Scaly Pangolin” nytimes.com/2015/03/31/sci…

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DJBentley Pennsylvania is too big.

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Isn’t Spud Laggard the federal Labor leader?

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“Spud laggard.”

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RT @Tim_Beshara: Whoever coined the phrase “spud laggard” needs a good talking too. [They deserve a raise and an Easter bonus.]

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Tim_Beshara The Abbott Govt is really going after the big issues in the Harper Review. au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/2687… pic.twitter.com/EvftHtMyR2

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dwr “Bitcoin is anonymous!”*

*Except when it isn’t! Law enforcement using blockchain to catch corrupt DEA agent. pic.twitter.com/0ZWTjwxVk7

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_youhadonejob Anything is a nose trimmer if you’re brave enough. pic.twitter.com/0rq0DpQFLL

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Tuesday. All day. Tuesday.

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I see that it’s approaching self-harm hour on ABC TV. Well, some of of us have lives,

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Being a hopeless @sarix1 fanboy and an embarrassment to everyone.

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@NewtonMark @sarix1 That “de-escalation” work was awesome. It’s why he, once a problem, is now the solution.

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@NewtonMark @sarix1 What that arsehat Mark just said. No pressure.

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@sarix1 @NewtonMark I know that you know how important that interview was. We can’t let that disappear into the river,

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@NewtonMark Exactly. I know that @sarix1 will be embarrassed by my fanboyness now, but fuck it. Yes. This is what it is about. [Bows.]

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RT @NewtonMark: Also: Listen to the last two weeks of @sarix1’s Background Briefing. [Yes. Do this.]

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@DrParnassus I understand your point, but will make a linguistic argument in due course.

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Seriously, @bernyoung, this is why we can’t have nice things.

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bernyoung “It’s not a comeback” at least it didn’t start that way @Grant_Hackett tells @tomforbesGC On Brekkie tomorrow pic.twitter.com/zMVEvLt3hW

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@elronxenu Yeah. Isn’t it appalling. I shall return to this point.

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@Kimota Well indeed. We all just “write stuff”.

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RT @semibogan: @stilgherrian @sarix1 you sir are a menace [Somebody finally wakes up.]

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@semibogan @sarix1 Gelato? I can forgive people for gelato.

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And all that said, Chris Bowen is still a useless cunt.

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People ask me why I’m hesitant to call myself a journalist. I need only point to the work of @sarix1 to explain. I just write stuff.

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Just fuckin’ read it. And then listen to the interview in question. abc.net.au/radionational/… This deserves another Walkley.

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Read this, and revel in the fact that @sarix1 is one of Australia’s most outstanding journalists ever. abc.net.au/news/2015-03-3…

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I may have said some words on this The Wire story “Blockchains to the rescue?” thewire.org.au/storyDetail.as…

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It’s one of those word puzzles, isn’t it. Change CHRIS BOWEN into LANDFILL, changing one letter at a time.

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Imagine that. The first working day after losing the NSW election, and who does federal Labor put up for a chat on TV? Chris Bowen. FFS.

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Chris Bowen, the answer to a question nobody asked.

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I see that federal Labor’s strategy is to put another useless cunt on @abc730 to waffle meaninglessly. Well done.

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Farting like a geriatric cow on an all-bean diet.

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@NathanWinter75 @NikkyD77 Yes, but there the bookshelf would fall right to left.

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@stewart_emily There’s a whole lot of stuff about building an emotional connection with people you only know as images on a screen.

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@stewart_emily Depends what you mean by “genuine”. Search for the (arguably harsh) term “recreational grief”.

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“In the Minister’s office, with a bookshelf.”

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RT @0xAli @stilgherrian Thanks, now i am afraid of terrorists and bookshelves… [I am here to serve. Let me tell you about bathtubs…]

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You’re probably more likely to die from bookshelves falling on you than terrorism.

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NewtonMark Imagine if that bookshelf tipped over and fell on Brandis at his desk. Imagine. Just for a moment.

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ben_hr When David Icke is more sensible about data retention than actual govt policy you know we’ve ended up in a dark place pic.twitter.com/VR9ONIbTcL

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You too can imagine your not part of the problem by retweeting every fragment of air crash related fact or rumour that you see.

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Looks like the recreational voyeurs of other people’s misery have a new plane crash to obsess over. Extra lube to the rolling news studios!

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RT @CyberPrefixerAU NT Cabinet cyberministers voice support for cybercrocodile safari hunting [CYBERCROCODILES! ]

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RT @belindafarrelly This has helped me better understand (and face) all the stupid this week ow.ly/i/a4mqv [So true.]

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I want to know where Brandis scores his drugs, ‘cos usually it costs a fortune to be this stupid for this long. Or so I’m told.

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Brandis sees a practical difference between a data store you own and a data store you can access any time you like just by asking? Arsehat.

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No, @SenatorLudlam, it is not the least bit “remarkable” that Brandis doesn’t know things. It’s his key distinguishing feature.

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Still, nice bookshelves, eh George? People must think you’re really bright. I mean, look at those shelves.

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Thrilled∗ to be in a country that sets up comprehensive domestic surveillance because a buffoon of a minister doesn’t begin to understand.

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HughRundle “Narrow and traditional.”

George Brandis sums up his general approach to thinking about any matter.

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GetUp in GetUp being useless shock.

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Receiving advice on how to best manage my urination needs from a police officer. Long story.

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Thanks to everyone else who also confirmed my belief about the (lack of) extra Anzac Day holiday. L

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Essential’s amusingly misnamed poll, “Approval of Joe Hockey” essentialvision.com.au/approval-of-jo…

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@phbarratt Oh, thanks, I wish I had the time to explore now. But alas I have to head for the train now. Noted.

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RT @mjonesy_87: @stilgherrian yep, no extra holiday. [Thanks.]

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Can someone confirm that there’s no additional public holiday in NSW, given that Anzac Day is on a Saturday this year?

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Ah, this is good PR from @marshontap. “I’d like you to have the opportunity to throw bread rolls at my colleagues…@rycroziere@jturner_ibrsrs

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Time for gin and tonic two before the 2018 train. Because there’s nothing else to do.

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RT @kcarruthers Sydney why are you so humid [It’s the weather.]

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“Sharing economy apps need a fair and flexible framework of rules, Labor MP says” ab.co/1EDTMaa

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Tub waan ped ped maak. I regret nothing.

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“Hong Kong man who dismembered and cooked parents jailed for life” ab.co/19eS1ra

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Phrases which are internally inconsistent #48: “Reality TV star”

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Resorting to tub waan.

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I seem to have rather a lot of email from some bloke called Mike Baird.

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Done. And now, to Thaitown.

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So, half an hour now to document whatever the fuck I just did, and then figure out dinner plans before the trek westward.

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Ah, good, I think I’ve got the fuckers.

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MarkDiStef The most Australian TV cross you can do (pic via @dobes) pic.twitter.com/2ehd0mHRsA

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EXHIBITING EXTRAORDINARY PATIENCE.

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I suppose I just have to be patient, and watch the scan, and watch the passing Enmore traffic. It’s going to be a late one.

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PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THE SCANS TO FINISH.

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“Scanning for known malware files.”

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Right. Approval received. Time to flush out the infiltrators.

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Waiting for a call back to authorise me to spend time and (their) money disinfecting this site.

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<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 3.0.3” /> Yeah I see what your problem is here.

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“We have received notification that abuse is originating from your service…” oh FFS that just makes the day perfect*.

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@ruminski That’s not an “also”, that’s my entire point.

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@kcarruthers @zerogeewhiz Well, I’ve departed the Oracle lunch. I shall forgot to pass on your comments in the fullness of time.

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I had suspected that today’s plan seemed ambitious, and so it has come to pass.

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So the marketing for the Anzac Experience events has begun. Sigh. pic.twitter.com/iHmR0uByi2

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@zerogeewhiz @kcarruthers Oracle’s PR people consider your response “a bit harsh”.

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“Irishmen”? Is Crusader Rabbit still living in the Great Depression? Language reflects the mind.

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Very interesting information about Oracle in APAC being announced tomorrow.

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So much pleasure from one fish.

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RT @jdub tfw you are impossibly wedged between authoritarians and civil liberties pic.twitter.com/xAR4EEOzbj []

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@PlaneTalking @paulwallbank There’s plenty of pork-pulling at most of these lunchtime briefings.

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@dobes No, no. I still have my pants on.

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Dear Oracle (and everyone), please think of an example other than Uber.

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Oracle is pushing the idea of “engineered systems” rather than the “pieces of Lego” of tinkering with open source.

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Here’s @paulwallbank’s picture of the pork cheek entrée. instagram.com/p/0l7ab1REKB/

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Australia’s skills shortage gets a mention.

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Morris says that unless you do the analytics properly you’re not going to get any ROI for gathering all this data.

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Morris doesn’t like the term “big data” because it’s not about the size but about predictive analytics, rather than retrospective.

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Chris Morris IDG says increasing proportion of IT spend is from line manager level. They’ve got surveys, actually.

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“Australia is teetering on the edge in terms of its focus”, says Oracle’s head bloke. Will we use technology to ensure our future?

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Oh that’s right. Today’s discussion is about digital disruption”. Thank God there is wine.

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The Oracle lunch is about to begin instagram.com/p/0l2G83CFqh/

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What’s even funnier is that the linguitards and whinging about an event that happened two years ago. Do try to keep up. Arsehats.

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My “‘Literally’ purists literally belong in the stone age”, August 2013 abc.net.au/news/2013-08-1…

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I guess I’ll have to repost my piece on “literally” again. Stand by.

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Looks like @dobes is literally incandescent with rage.

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@AtomicMPC Well they’re basically the same thing, under a sufficiently overwrought analogy.

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Imagining Sydney Central station slowly filling with sarin, a decidedly pleasing image.

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OH: “Oh we have lunch there every Tuesday. We drink champagne and complain about our husbands.”

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