Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 8th, 2015

Nah, no more wine. I’m exhausted. Gorn.

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@PacketNetworks Heh. I do like location recording, always have.

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@PacketNetworks Oh cheers, glad you’re enjoying my little folly.

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If only I could monetise all these people tweeting “Y” at me.

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Oh dear. Now, more wine? [Y/N]

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I am laughing so much I think I just wet myself.

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“Justin Bieber gay lah.”

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Oh dear God, this kid’s exposition of Singlish is just too perfect.

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“All words are plural.”

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Hey @lexiconvalley and @LanguageLog, “How to Speak Singlish”. Watch. youtube.com/watch?v=pxFYW8…

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RT @raaahbin: @stilgherrian @NewtonMark I did a bit of APL at uni. Probably would have got more out of doing LSD. [True enough, this.]

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@raaahbin @NewtonMark At Adelaide’s famous Angle Park Computing Centre, we did either APL or BASIC. I did BASIC, thank the gods.

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How to Speak Singlish. It’s “a variation of both calmness and annoyed”. THIS IS BRILLIANT. youtube.com/watch?v=pxFYW8… HT @beckysaysrawr

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@RichardLStubbs @becadroit Yep. By all means substitute something if you can’t get the real thing. I’m kinda handling the T-34 situation OK.

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@NewtonMark Hah! I need a new MacBook Pro before that.

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@NewtonMark You’re thinking of APL, surely? PL/a is a straightforward procedural language.

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@NewtonMark I have neither of those sound devices up here, so I’ll have to save it for later.

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@NewtonMark Memories: One summer job, I was working for Tristram Cary, programming FM-synth bell sounds in PL/1 on a Fairlight CMI.

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@becadroit @RichardLStubbs SOME OF US WOULD RATHER PEOPLE GOT IT FUCKING WELL RIGHT YOU KNOW.

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@NewtonMark Oh wow, I had not encountered that before. Um, thanks for opening up another new rabbit-hole.

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@NewtonMark Indeed. Once on what’s now @891adelaide I mocked up a “chicken flying contest on the roof at Collinswood” in the studio.

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@RichardLStubbs Oh FFS what even? Yes, @becadroit has played perfect matchmaker. I was a wargamer in my teens. Kinda watch military issues.

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It would seem, @NewtonMark, that they’re excellent foley work rather than out-takes etc. Which makes them even more astounding.

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“Speechless Speech: Barack Obama” youtube.com/watch?v=bPneXZ… Ping @NewtonMark

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RT @NewtonMark: Hahaha Britney Spears without the music arseh.at/hbhk [This. Is. Brilliant. And inspired my previous question.]

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Does anyone have a handy link for that edit of BBC [?] newsreaders, the bits where they’re just looking at the camera etc?

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@becadroit Ah, so THAT’S where @RichardLStubbs is these days. “Military stuff” is part of what informs my writing about the cybers.

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Mind you, they’re cutting between archive footage and re-enactments, so I guess they didn’t have a T-34/76 handy. I know I don’t.

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I am a thoroughly appalling individual.

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I just shouted at a documentary because it had footage of a Soviet T-34-85 tank in a segment about defence against Operation Barbarossa.

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@ashleigh_young @johnmcternan Hah! Interesting premise, but the title is truly inspired.

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@dfpiii This is probably a good idea, yes.

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“No, Iran Can’t Trigger a Nuclear Tsunami That Wipes Out Israel” medium.com/war-is-boring/… Shame.

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Dear Melbourne, I will be visiting you 17 to 22 March. Please commence the necessary procedures.

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@ashleigh_young @johnmcternan That’s some serious wisdom right there. What’s the poem itself like?

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ashleigh_young Just read a student’s poem titled ‘ANY MACHINE CAN BE A SMOKE MACHINE IF YOU USE IT WRONG ENOUGH’. It’s great.

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The time has come, my friends. pic.twitter.com/xYoiMKoNUa HT @spans44

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@thegrugq_ebooks @thegrugq Well, I always assumed there’s eventually be come point to Reddit.

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thegrugq_ebooks I’m just saying that google is complicit.

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thegrugq_ebooks Ill list all the wars that the USA has won since 1950?

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“Online radicalisation: how much does it matter?” by @Andrew_Zammit andrewzammit.org/2015/02/20/onl…

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“Internet Indoctrination”, an @onthemedia chat with Humera Khan of the think tank Muflehun. onthemedia.org/story/internet… Ping @Andrew_Zammit

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@LambLetak Ah. As a matter of principle I don’t watch TED talks.

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underexpose Korean LoL team does Nazi salute after winning a tournament in Germany pic.twitter.com/IRIqDXmUpr

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@corduroy Yeah, but my browser would have been logged into Google. Ovulation? Well done, guys.

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“Kremlin Tech Jams Ukrainian Airwaves: The equipment is far too fancy to come from anywhere except Russia” medium.com/war-is-boring/…

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saladinahmed Flying over Iran at the moment. pic.twitter.com/k1kxS1jxS7

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@smHttr @nigel_castle Yes, more wine should do the trick.

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RT @rpy hahahah wait a minute they DID just dump some pre-shovelled dirt in a car park pic.twitter.com/P1m8HUQYpq [Yep. Welcome to television.]

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This is Lieutenant-General David Morrison’s powerful “Get Out” video, referred to in the interview. youtube.com/watch?v=Qaqpoe…

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This interview with Lieutenant-General David Morrison, departing chief of the Australian Army, is well worth reading. dailylife.com.au/dl-people/coff…

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@markc It’s traditional to “silver plate” (not always silver) the ceremonial shovels for turning-the-sod rituals.

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rpy We should ask the seal nicely to find the plane

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This week’s @RNmediareport story on fixers (for foreign correspondents) is also fascinating. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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This week’s @RNmediareport story on Russian media and Russia Today is fascinating. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Great work on that backdrop there, lads. And good to see you dressed appropriately for the job. pic.twitter.com/XAEWayJUc0 Arsehats.

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ourmancanberra A man’s not a camel

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@christiemoffat @deptofaustralia You might think that. I couldn’t possibly comment.

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@corduroy I am not a subscriber, and I was not logged in to Fairfax. But that advert is placed by Google, who would know me well.

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I wonder whether @deptofaustralia has seen this photograph yet. (AAP: Lukas Coch) abc.net.au/news/2015-03-0… pic.twitter.com/QS4Slj5tIb

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@smHttr Excellent. It sounds like you have quite a bit of bicycle maintenance to do.

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This is the $8 Chilean Pinot Noir that I mentioned on “The 9pm Edict”. pic.twitter.com/1Yl5SFtdgy

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YahooAnswersTXT Im a Christian, going through hard times, should i become a stripper?

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Excellence* in advertising placement, part 522. Thank you, Daily Life. (Mind you, I do have an ovulation problem…pic.twitter.com/augWDDyjSOSO

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There are indications on the Twitter that the NSW leaders debate is a bit shit. But at least we get to choose which shit on 28 March. Yay.

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phbarratt “Standing up for our values” makes it a contest with Indonesia at a time when we need to show maximum respect.

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phbarratt Can’t help sounding combative. Why does Tone say Govt will do all it can to stand up for our best values, rather than “to obtain clemency”?

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Crusader Rabbit is just so good∗ at diplomacy. Almost as good as a chainsaw.

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YahooAnswersTXT My boyfriend just forced me to drink his diarrhea!?

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@Colvinius Also, one I liked, a couple of Valiants short of a car park.

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@AbeattieAndrew @expectproblems You’re hours behind, Sir. Location in my profile, snake identification in my Twitter stream. :)

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@scottcarson1957 [Nods.] You were onto a good income there, young man!

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The Australian Medical Association in AMA being arsehats shock.

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@scottcarson1957 “That was a lot of money in those days.” [Ducks.]

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@scottcarson1957 I know my dad had a wire snake-oinning device and a shovel kept handy. The procedure will be obvious to you, I’m sure.

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@Steve_Lockstep That’s a great lesson to give them. I wish I’d had that sort of practical introduction to snakes, rather than screeching.

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@scottcarson1957 Ah. Whereas I was inculcated with a massive fear of snakes thanks to a maternal ‘WATCH OUT THERE ARE SNAKES!”

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@kcarruthers Bloody kookaburras and snakes, they are so smug about their skills.

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@kcarruthers That’s what Twitter’s self-appointed herpetology department thought too. It was very cute, with shiny scales.

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@kcarruthers Oh yeah, saw it with plenty of distance, and just waited a few metres away while I waited for the little fucker to wander off.

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@kcarruthers Scroll back and you’ll see the little bubba Eastern Brown that crossed my path near Wentworth Falls station.

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@scottcarson1957 I was told the same as a kid, a mix of farmer lore and ex-Army guys as boy-scout leaders.

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@Steve_Lockstep Yeah the ol’ Eastern Brown can be pretty aggressive if it gets startled. I’m glad this one was a baby and saw me coming.

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RT @safzoro: Isn’t it the case that as long as you stomp around so they sense you coming, brown snakes will hide? [Exactly this.]

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So yeah. Note to self: Catching the train also now involves being wary of the EXTREMELY VENOMOUS Eastern Brown Snake. Sigh.

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RT @PsychicHygiene: hope you have some kookaburras around - they love gobbling snakes [Yep, plenty of them. Snakes tend to get scooped up.]

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I encountered the snake on this narrow fenced pathway to Wentworth Falls station, near the distant curve. Unhandy. pic.twitter.com/pewHeqPcvi

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@PsychicHygiene Yeah the colour doesn’t show very well in my snapshot. I can remember what it looked like, though. I watched carefully. ;)

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RT @expectproblems: Goddamn the Blue Mountains are… otherworldly. pic.twitter.com/J4QIWOKD9J [Also, blue.]

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We had Eastern Brown snakes on the farm south of Adelaide. I know the drill. Don’t startle them, just let them wander off on their own.

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Well as I say, @PsychicHygiene, Copperhead is my second choice, but looking at people’s photos online doesn’t seem to match so much.

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And fortunately, @semibogan, the little bugger just wanted to cross the path and get into the undergrowth.

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RT @semibogan: lucky you didn’t piss it off then. [Indeed. As soon as I saw it, I stayed well back and let it do whatever it was planning.]

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“The venom has a SC LD50 range of 36.5 —53 μg/kg and consists mostly of neurotoxins (pre- & post-synaptic neurotoxins) and blood coagulants”

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“The eastern brown snake is considered to be the second most venomous terrestrial snake.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_b…

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Either way, very fucking venomous.

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Yeah this photo is a very close match for what I saw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_b…

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Definitely not a Red-Bellied Black (Pseudechis porphyriacus), ‘cos there was nothing even remotely red in its colouring.

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Choice two is Highlands Copper Head aka Yellow-Bellied Black, (Austrelaps ramsayi). But I don’t think so.

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However it was very brown / bronze around the head and forward belly, so …

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My reasons for doing so are, as @melissagraf suggested, the snout shape. Even though it’s so dark it’s pretty much black on top.

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OK, I’m going to say it’s a young Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis). Thanks, @virag064 @melissagraf @SydneyTom_ @gary67r

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Renown environmental scientist ‘Twiggy’ Forrest floats ambitious plan for a droughtproof Australia. abc.net.au/news/6287690

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Korean spicy seafood noodle soup instagram.com/p/z81JhXCFmO/

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OK, everyone, thanks for all the snake advice. I think that’s now 5 or 6 different species people have suggested. Right now I am noodling.

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RT @semibogan a bitey one? [Nah, it looked pretty bored. Glanced at me and continued wandering across the path.]

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RT @skwashd Don’t think it is a red belly black. Pick it up and turn it over to confirm. [Gee thanks. But no, I agree. Bronze head.]

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Does anyone know what sort of snake this is? About a metre long. pic.twitter.com/AdCHCT2tNV

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Fortunately, he or she just kept wandering off. Here’s the reverse angle of the path. instagram.com/p/z8wuajiFuH/

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Uhoh. My path is blocked, and I’m fenced in on either side. instagram.com/p/z8ws_uCFuE/

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Tiny little butterfly at the roadside instagram.com/p/z8vo7mCFsI/

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@expectproblems Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to cross this road. pic.twitter.com/rEzhyEhk6Y

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@expectproblems According to the Google, you will have to walk approximately 120 metres.

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@expectproblems The Hydro Majestic? It’s almost directly across the Great Western Highway from Medlow Bath station.

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@darkhorse166 I don’t know exact numbers, but on @TrainLinkWest it feels like more V-sets are now than .

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Sun plan: Breakfast; certain chores (all done); Sunday lunch, Katoomba; reading; shopping, part A (part B on Monday); quiet evening.

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@Gwyntaglaw @expectproblems I do like the idea of though. It has a certain fruity wholesomeness about it.

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@expectproblems I gather you’re on the 1218 from Central? I’m an hour ahead of you, getting the 1310 west from Wentworth Falls, you at 1410.

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It’s not like I make things up, @expectproblems. As V-set rolling stock is renovated, it becomes . Pre-renos are

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RT @expectproblems: Oh. So this is why @stilgherrian is always on about Purple Trains. pic.twitter.com/qOnZIGaFlB [Indeed. ]

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Ah, YouTube! I knew you wouldn’t fail me. youtube.com/watch?v=6-JfId…

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RT @wobster: @trentyarwood @19bk69 @stufromoz market it as a soap alternative that naturally boosts the body’s immune system [OH YES!]

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@trentyarwood @19bk69 @stufromoz Now I’m feeling an intense desire to put some microbial gel onto the market.

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Be grateful, @JohnBirmingham, apparently I’m helping your book sales. Or blame @MadScotty. pic.twitter.com/Ci4vxgillV

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@trentyarwood Well, @19bk69 dreamed that I shot him for going on about microbial hand gel. @stufromoz suggested it’d be you shooting him.

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@stufromoz @19bk69 @trentyarwood I would never shoot anyone… who didn’t deserve it.

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Conquering Nature with the aid of Tools.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 248: Logic, rants, and a pleasing balance” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/24… pic.twitter.com/dWhTClDSb7

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ABCcameramatt ‘City of Canberra’ coming in to land for the last time at Illawarra Airport. @Qantas @abcnews @ABCNews24 pic.twitter.com/4gLwxsx5Or

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@haruki_zaemon @purserj Actually this is all explained in the FAQ. I’ve just described it a bit wrong.

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Someone on @RNSundayExtra just said it was a good week for the PM because it wasn’t a bad week. That’s the benchmark now, eh? Lucky Country!

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@haruki_zaemon @purserj No reverse thrust. Heavy breaking. Hence the 20-min brake-cooling period before being towed to the hardstand.

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Sun plan, draft: Breakfast; certain chores, physical and virtual; Sunday lunch, Katoomba; reading, somewhere; shopping; quiet evening.

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@stufromoz @DomSequitur There’s an aviation museum at WOL. VH-OJA is the latest addition to their collection. hars.org.au

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RT @RealDavidHeath: VH-OJA has just landed at Wollongong… @ Albion Park Rail NSW instagram.com/p/z8QRlYntfy/ [Great image, this one.]

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Pottz99 And it has arrived pic.twitter.com/4hlC3wRoqA

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andrewrpearson .@Qantas flight has landed. Here’s the Boeing 747-400 as it flew over ’s CBD @illawarramerc pic.twitter.com/GixqRKNzpD

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DeltaBravo33 Instagram : by sameliasmum - Amazing! on the approach to its final resting place at Albion Park Airport. ..pic.twitter.com/UPcU8A0gC0C0

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RT @timpoliti: Interesting. Here’s a thread about 747s landing on short runways: pprune.org/tech-log/29660…; WOL certainly not the shortest. [!]

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Miss_S_D @Qantas Well done Captain Matthews! pic.twitter.com/QONqLOEnUh

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chrisbrownie Seven chopper: “we’ll get some shots of you waving from the cockpit”. oja: “no worries we’ll stick the 2nd officer out the window”

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I think I need some closure, so here’s where QF7474 ended and VH-OJA will now rest. fr24.com/-34.56,150.80/… pic.twitter.com/Er129XaJUL

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mnurkic @ Avondale Rd instagram.com/p/z8MdwKhGm9/

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@flightradar24 Yeah, I’d figured that was the problem. QF7474 disappeared as it dropped below the Illawarra Escarpment. Ah well.

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According to the FAQ, QF7474 will now sit at the end of the runway for 20 mins to allow the brakes to cool, with a fire unit on standby.

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RT @purserj: @stilgherrian its landed. We could hear the reverse from here. [And much manual braking.]

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@neondiscofish I have no idea what that means, I’m afraid. “Wayne’s World” is not part of my world.

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Looks like @flightradar24 isn’t seeing QF7474’s beacon any more. It’s gone off the map. Disappoint.

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purserj The view from the property. So many planespergers. instagram.com/p/z8LjBgOryR/

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QF7474 will create quite a spectacle, I suspect. fr24.com/QFA7474/5b2678d pic.twitter.com/HZsiqGMvYH

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@damjanov @purserj Indeed, the weather is perfect for it. I gather that it might be shown live, or bits of it, on TV, so I’ll check shortly.

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@damjanov Nah, the logistics didn’t come together. I didn’t realise until too late that the trains didn’t line up neatly on the weekend.

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Looking at all the restrictions at WOL this morning, listed on the FAQ, I’m now happy not to have bothered heading down there.

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So in just a few minutes, VH-OJA will take off from SYD as QF7474 for its final flight to WOL. hars.org.au/2015/03/city-o…

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Sunday. Stand completely motionless, with your hands palms-out where they can be seen. You will be slightly safer. Slightly. Sunday.

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