Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 13th, 2015

@purserj @dr_krystal Well the museum is actually open this weekend.

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@purserj @dr_krystal The whole museum. I’ve seen enough 747s.

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@dr_krystal Lovely. Mind you, I may still react to the alarm with a resounding “Nah, fuck this.”

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MalwareJake Just saw the @TSA confiscate some peanut butter from a would-be terrorist. Whew - that was a close one.

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@dr_krystal No, just visiting hars.org.au, because next month is school holidays and in May I’ll be in San Francisco.

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@HughRundle See, this comes down to the meaning of the verb “to be” again.

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I have just set my alarm for 0500 because I’ve planned an excursion to Albion Park tomorrow.

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RT @richardaedy: @stilgherrian @RNmediareport Not last week, Stil. Last night. [Um, so yeah I was LISTENING VERY CAREFULLY obviously.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus @danger5tv At least that many. As you may imagine, there’s a few long arcs still to resolve in that final episode.

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Hah. On ABC @RNmediareport this week, @richardaedy gives TARDIS coordinates in case you want to catch a speech given last week.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @danger5tv Ah well, no, you see the thing with Claire is… um… oh I can’t reveal.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, @danger5tv handles repeat viewing well, ‘cos there’s so many, many small details to find.

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RT @ConversationEDU: Medicine will need to swallow a bitter pill to ensure a healthier future. theconversation.com/medicine-needs… [Or a small onion.]

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There’s some excellent* concepts behind some of the political parties running for the NSW upper house. pic.twitter.com/9nUVLAAwT3

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@SnarkyPlatypus @danger5tv Well as soon as I am near some bandwidth, I’ll be buying series 2 on iTunes.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Wasn’t the Eurozone the setting for the final episode of @danger5tv?

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When I see the “Animal Justice Party” I keep thinking of magistrates throwing criminals to the lions.

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That’s so NSW. Sure, child murder etc is serious stuff, but hey we won’t even ask about fraud or corruption.

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Oh these documents for all NSW political candidates should be a source of endless amusement. pic.twitter.com/mQEsuCEjq1

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Full lists of candidates for the NSW state election, 28 March. candidates.elections.nsw.gov.au

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Please, @lexiconvalley, please never allow @Bobosphere to “sing” on the podcast ever again.

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@B_Meson I was also using Janetter for OS X, because filters could be regexps, but it went shit for a while.

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@B_Meson You know that every tweet is tagged with the client it’s sent from, right? TweetDeck on OS X, Tweetbot on iOS, Plume on Android.

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Meanwhile, this week I’ve added so many new words to my Twitter mute filters, and it’s wonderful.

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Having just looked the media schedule for next week, I suspect I won’t survive.

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RT @ClintonDucas: pic.twitter.com/aPgfy7TjGO [The kind of leaders debate we should really be having.]

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“Homeopaths Totally Baffled By Cordial” sbs.com.au/comedy/article…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Is Peta Credlin experimenting with Tones being some sort of performance art? [Now here’s a thought.]

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RT @jdub: Jesus, @CUhlmann pretty much advocating CSG: “Energy source of the future for NSW. Why aren’t you both backing it?” [Wut?]

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s an old habit, probably going back to his school days.

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Meanwhile, I did enjoy Crusader Rabbit describing Labor as both “feral” and “in lock-step with The Greens” in one sentence. Very confuse.

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I’ve turned off the NSW election leaders debate because I could feel my life force ebbing.

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sylmobile

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Both leaders, asked an opening question, just blurt back their standard slogans, ignoring what the actual question was. Arsehats.

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Oh dear God, a NSW election leaders debate.

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That’s some magnificent buttcrack on @abcnews NSW just now. More of that, please.

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Hey @mikebairdMP, a Formula 1 Grand Prix push? Channelling tens of million of our money into that dodgy organisation? Seriously, fuck off.

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glengyron “Urinal cakes you say? I love cakes”
“No, Tony, NO”

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Yeah, more unconfirmed reports from the Middle East. More of them, please, The Media.

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“Malcolm Turnbull puts plan for media ownership reform on PM’s desk”, writes @murpharoo theguardian.com/australia-news…

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“The Clowns and the Circus-goers, Parts A and B” pic.twitter.com/dSAeOSCKmZ

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MT @alex_c_lee: Craic diplomacy: 11 Weirdest Moments From Tony Abbott’s St Patrick’s Day Message buzzfeed.com/alexlee/11-wei… [In an 80-sec video]

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I think next Friday evening should be my open drinks session in Melbourne next week, ‘cos there’s a total solar eclipse.

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RobertOvadia Puppy killer Nathan Thompson, not especially happy with attention shown to him by me or @pdwnews c/o @dailytelegraph pic.twitter.com/r833XgX1If

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@cefiar Yes, it does. I’m trying to decide whether Fri evening, Sat arvo or Sun arvo is better for an open-to-all drinks session.

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Look, it’s quicker to just list the things that Freedom Boy has been right about. Shouldn’t take long.

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@MsLods @Idealaw Well I was going to say earlier, start listing reasons Freedom Boy is wrong and we’ll be here all week.

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Sydney’s Officer 047 turns a blind eye to the gang harassment of the bin chicken. pic.twitter.com/GCTzw1QOfh

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RT @CiscoANZ: @stilgherrian Looking forward to seeing you next week for Cisco Live Melbourne! cs.co/6011FhCX [Thank you.]

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@Viss @dakami Ah, excellent. @danger5tv has to be one of the best things to come out of Australia in recent years.

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German court orders “biologist” to pay up the €100,000 he offered for proof the so-called measles virus exists. thelocal.de/20150312/docto…

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@Viss @dakami Just as an FYI, I understand that both seasons of @danger5tv are now on iTunes. I think series 1 is on Netflix currently.

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@Viss @danger5tv Umm… OK, I will now back away slowly and leave you alone with your television. :)

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@Viss Well I think you’ll agree, @danger5tv is very special.

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RT @Viss: one episode into danger5. there isnt enough liquor in my pantry for this.

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I see that @Viss has discovered @danger5tv. I think he is coping. But series 2, well, that’s another matter entirely.

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“Would India go to war with China to help America?” asks Hugh White. lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/03/1…

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5at5 number 161: Cats, accountants, Baby Boomers, geotagging tweets using maths, and your fake internet personality. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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In Katoomba today, I saw a sign for “vegan fruit juices”, which I thought was a good idea.

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Lilylauren Vegan dentists? How is this a thing? Will we have Paleo dentists soon? Melbourne you have gone crazy! pic.twitter.com/JcSbdsI3SY

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It’s good* how the PM reckons the best thing to tell Irish-Australians on their special day is a quarter-arsed version of their own history.

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How shiny are Crusader Rabbit’s ears in that video?

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So here’s Crusader Rabbit’s utterly modern and cosmopolitan 21st-century message for St Patrick’s Day. youtube.com/watch?v=HvP71i…

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Maybe that explains Labor’s problem too. SQUEEZE THE TUBES, TANYA! SQUEEZE OUT A NEW ONE!

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Wait. What if the entire Coalition cabinet is extruded from plastic tubes by Erica Betz? IT WOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING.

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“The rise and fall and rise and fall again of the Palmer United Party” by @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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“While Tony Abbott was busy romancing the Liberal party base, voters moved on” by @murpharoo Thursday is quite good. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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James_Jeffrey “And when we need a new one, Eric just presses a button and *voila*, it just pops out of the tube.” pic.twitter.com/2JhnIqPVCd

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“Russia’s Arctic Militarization ‘Disturbing,’ US Lawmakers Say”, reports @DefenseTech defensetech.org/2015/03/12/rus…

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feed_the_chooks that lizard is somebody

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So yes, it really is Crusader Rabbit on a downhill slide. Save, share, and enjoy. pic.twitter.com/RDXS0DbYiG

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GregDorris Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. Swim for a bit in someone’s blouse. Basically just steal clothing and exercise lightly.

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RT @GreenJ: The thing is to just keep talking. pic.twitter.com/Tarsjm4jCm [Where does he keep finding these sex toys?]

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@juhasaarinen That’s the problem. TPG’s boss is such a recluse. We need to be able to measure his head for proper corporate transparency.

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Certain territorial issues are currently under negotiations instagram.com/p/0J4i8ECFo7/

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“Never eat anything bigger than your head”, advised B Kliban, in a drawing. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/Ip9JZMYlN2

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“iiBorg assimilation might be too much for TPG”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/iiborg… I like “iiBorg”. (1/2)

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@alexkidman Yeah, look, I’m not so sure about this plan.

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“Losing Jacqui was easy enough. No one could handle Jacqui. She was the wind. She was fire. Glenn was a brick… and I lost my brick.”

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“First Jeff the dinosaur and now this. It’s been a hard week.”

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“Clive Palmer Handcuffs Himself To Last Remaining PUP Member” sbs.com.au/comedy/article… pic.twitter.com/xYZw2eT8zO

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Sulking that I can’t be on both sides of the Pacific Ocean simultaneously.

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myriamrobin Best correction ever: @MayneReport’s mum tells him to hand back his Walkley crikey.com.au/2015/03/13/may… pic.twitter.com/ldR8PHW1M3

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@marshontap Ta. I’ll watch that tomorrow once I’m not on over-quota pricing.

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Pondering an excursion for tomorrow.

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Pondering which B-list celebrity should replace Freedom Boy.

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@PeteDotAscian Safer never to ask that sort of shit up here. And don’t make eye contact.

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Seriously, if all the government needs is some innocuous pet to mouth the lines, get a B-list actor through a talent agency. Way cheaper.

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I gather from the tweetage that Freedom Boy has been given a new leash.

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@scott_thewspot Independent from objective reality, I assume. Oh, you mean the ISPs.

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Heading back to @bunjaree, because I feel the signs of a cold trying to struggle through.

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@jdub @joshgnosis @MsLods @dobes I’m not sure that I like this taxonomy.

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RT @Messenger_74: None of this makes sense if I don’t know who Jar Jar Binks is in this analogy. [Yes, well, it starts with an “R”…]

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RT @teek_eh: NBNCo were building a giant fibre battlestation until Malcolm Turnbull flew in and blew it up [Oh, so Senator Conroy is Vader?]

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Except I don’t remember enough about Star Wars to make that work. Was Michael Malone C3PO? Or maybe Simon Hackett is Princess Leia.

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Maybe if I translate all this into Star Wars terminology it’ll all suddenly make sense.

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Independent of fucking what, exactly?

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“… two of Australia’s last remaining independent Internet Service Providers” lulwut?

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WowSoPunny Why is peter pan always flying?

He neverlands.

I like this joke because it never grows old.

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@BXGD You would see the books if I turned around and faced inwards. Not so many homeless people up here.

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The view from my workbench at the library instagram.com/p/0JqJdFCFlD/

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GordyPls Dallas Buyers Club LLC to purchase TPG group.

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GordyPls You triied.

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dobes bwahahaha RT @GordyPls: Aaaaand stop the clock. Change.org petition to prevent TPG buying iiNet change.org/p/iinet-shareh…

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Shall I bother retweeting that earlier tweet with actual grammar?

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@dobes Oh it’s all secure. They only give the data to academics who’ve promised to take care of it.

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FFS, imagine what’d happen if we started discussing policies on their merits, rather than how they helps or hinders a handful of politribes!

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It’s like that damn Vote Compass thing. So advanced! Politics now with TWO dimensions of thought!

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… unless Parliament only consists of two or three largo, homogeneous “blocs”. A variety of political views breaks their tiny minds.

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And here’s @abcnews’ report, saying Senate crossbench is now “fractured”. abc.net.au/news/2015-03-1… This damn narrative that it’s “broken” …

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cityofmelbourne The RAAF Roulettes flying past Eureka Tower for   
instagram.com/p/0JkQmMoCS8/ pic.twitter.com/UV3VfHPiLF

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Why yes, it does feel like 12C right now.

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Wentworth Falls station in the mist, part 2 instagram.com/p/0JgwEqCFmx/

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Wentworth Falls station in the mist, part 1 instagram.com/p/0JgnwvCFmj/

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@jackinbocks2015 @mackaysuzie @SaysSmithy Erm, scroll back. ASX announcement of intent this morning, with proposed timeline.

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I kinda have to go to the pub, ‘cos I’ve discovered that last night I walked out without paying off my tab.

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RT @marshontap: Meanwhile, in @Commsday. pic.twitter.com/AWp41dmLny [Right. That’s it. I’m going to the pub.]

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@dobes @joshgnosis I’m starting to warm to this Volkstelekommunikationsunternehmen concept.

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@dobes Eternal unmetered downloads in our “Arbeit macht Freizone”!

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NewtonMark When is too authoritarian for BULGARIA, maybe you should be asking some questions about it.

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MsLods So much data retention news this week - suspended in Netherlands, unconstitutional in Bulgaria, no new EU law, bill not passed in Paraguay.

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You could also go “Die Volks Internet-Unternehmen”, but it’s not as catchy.

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Das Volkstelekommunikationsunternehmen.

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dobes PEOPLE’S ISP??!!!!???

HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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@CaseyBriggs I just don’t know what to think of you any more, Casey.

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CaseyBriggs All Bees Are Nick Xenophon

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, the one who looks more like a cane toad, obviously.

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Beedogs.com is the premier online repository for pictures of dogs in bee costumes.” beedogs.com HT @dobes

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“iiNet customers have the most to fear from the TPG deal”, writes @SaysSmithy, who meant to say “fewer customers” afr.com/p/technology/i…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Should I do another two-part image on that basis?

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“The Clowns and the Circus-goers, Parts A and B” pic.twitter.com/dSAeOSCKmZ

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@marshontap Well,he IS the sexiest man on the planet, right?

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@SynthSid It’s remarkable, isn’t it.

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the_author_ Every. Single. Time. pic.twitter.com/zlzG7eBVcx

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So have we all had enough ISP feels for the morning?

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“Value-based strategy.”

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jdub iiNet would “complement [TPG’s] existing value-based strategy with a premium, high quality service offering”. NO KIDDING IT WILL.

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@semibogan Nah. I had clients on iHug. I had to deal with them on their behalf. There were tears.

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RT @jeffsonstein: [no, Ada] RT @stilgherrian: All software can be improved by re-implementing it in Perl. [I stand corrected.]

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@kcarruthers @NewtonMark It was brilliant! A permanent 56k dialup link that’d stay up for three weeks at a time, and you were never billed!

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@kcarruthers @NewtonMark See, this is why One.Tel was so good. They skipped all the hassle of even having a billing system.

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RT @kcarruthers: @NewtonMark every telco disaster I’m aware of starts with the words “it’s just a billing system”
@stilgherrian [Tru dat.]

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joshgnosis ACCC says it is going to investigate deal, but TPG says it has written notice from ACCC saying it won’t oppose zdnet.com/article/tpg-to…

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Fri plan: Contracts and copyrights; errands, Katoomba; story pitches; re-planning; @5at5daily; quiet evening, I hope. But who knows, really.

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RT @latikambourke: “It’s true that @SenatorLazarus has spat the dummy.’ @CliveFPalmer on @NewsTalk4BC [Well, he’d know, he’s the expert.]

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RT @teek_eh: No but there’s cobol on cogs coboloncogs.org/INDEX.HTM [Um, wow. I think it’s wow. I’m moist, anyway.]

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is there such a thing as Perl on Rails? Because that’s a train I’d buy a ticket for.

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@NewtonMark OK, now I am laughing hysterically. So many excellent flavours in that observation, Sir!

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All software can be improved by re-implementing it in Perl.

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@NewtonMark Well, clearly if it’s written in Perl then it must be excellent. And 80,000 lines, you say? That’s 80,000 times as good!

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@NewtonMark The Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep?

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Indicative timetable for TPG’s purchase of iiNet, from the ASX announcement. pic.twitter.com/xhRCcqsIR0

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@dobes Well, from his point of view, looking around the Cabinet table, that call centre represents a smorgasbord of creative talent.

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bitcoin_txt I bought in at around $6 a paycoin, and now the price is at $.65.

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@MsLods Indeed. They are indeed quite complementary businesses. It could work well.

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@blahjedi Oh do what the hell you like, I don’t think I care any more. About anything.

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@ozjimbob Hah! I didn’t see yours. But it’s fun watching all the feels when people haven’t read the story.

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RealNickHodge Whingepool. R U OK?

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Hey Stupid People? Pay attention to the details. “TPG is buying iiNet” is not the same as “TPG has bought iiNet”. Tense matters, arsehats.

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mplappert Surprises you find when reading through the SQLite code. Somebody must’ve received a lot of calls. pic.twitter.com/1yTAvYLHMx

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dobes RT @dfg77: @joshgnosis the smugness quotient on whirlpool just took a massive hit. pic.twitter.com/R90czaHzES

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holysmoke ICYMI, the Tory MP who thinks plain packaged cigarettes help . I despair blogs.spectator.co.uk/damian-thompso… pic.twitter.com/nfCkfRkHNe

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The ASX announcement, talking about “highly complementary businesses”, implies TPG will retain iiNet as a separate brand? (My guess.)

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“Forget viruses: Evil USB drive ‘fries laptops with a power surge’”, writes @iainthomson theregister.co.uk/2015/03/12/usb…

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“In Japan, It Soon May Be Illegal Not To Take Vacation”, reports @FastCompany fastcoexist.com/3043444/in-jap…

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You don’t understand, @SnarkyPlatypus. Dodo is a false-flag operation by TIO to justify and maintain their funding.

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PUP statement on Brick Independence, being a big sulk. pic.twitter.com/UFBIHe8ZqP HT @SkyNewsAust

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RT @j_hutch: Exetel to buy all of them [This would be the sensible move, yes.]

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One of my immediately preceding two tweets may not have been accurate.

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In further news, Dodo Internet to buy TPG.

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So TPG is buying iiNet. All of it. asx.com.au/asxpdf/2015031… (PDF)

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@girlgerms Also “adult”, “Australian”, “some” and “tertiary”, yes. But let’s see the numbers and their derivation.

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“A Better Name for Baby Boomers: ‘The Laziest Generation’”, writes @elspethreeve newrepublic.com/article/121277…

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The Wonga Pigeon does not seem to understand that the Scarlet Rosellas are trying to chase it away. It continues to blunder through. Idiot.

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@ivovic We are in furious agreement here.

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I have just been visited by a Wonga Pigeon. They are stupid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonga_pig…

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RT @NewtonMark: Hahaha @stilgherrian is going to hate this article. arseh.at/hk26 [Ping @ivovic @SnarkyPlatypus]

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@ivovic @SnarkyPlatypus Which brings me back to this helpful* tweet from @NewtonMark

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@ivovic @SnarkyPlatypus This is the neophyte / neophobe distinction. Those who see joy in encountering the new, and those who fear it.

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Fri plan, draft: Contracts and copyrights; errands, Katoomba; story pitches; re-planning; @5at5daily; quiet evening, I hope.

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@mpesce @oberonsghost @jeffsonstein Anyone who dares to interfere with my goatly plans will find themselves in danger.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ivovic See, I can’t judge. My elite school was also very focused on science, so I assume others did science too.

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BernardKeane More accurate F1 headline: “Baird promises to gift hundreds of millions of your dollars to corrupt English troll.”

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@SnarkyPlatypus I can only hope that someone can find some grainy 16mm footage of the event.

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RT @oberonsghost: There are goats that can open car doors. [GOOD, STAGE THREE TRAINING COMPLETED. THE MISSION WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED.]

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@ivovic The trigger is that media (and politics) mostly treats scientific stuff as some weird “other”, but that’s their gap not audiences’s.

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@ivovic Well, I think you’ve got my question, but yes the wording is defeating me.

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TV and radio presenters describing things as “extraordinary” does nothing but highlight their own lack of worldly experience.

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I see that overnight some kid mouthing off in a blog has become “planning attacks”. Critical thinking has now left the building.

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@ivovic I agree. “Exposure” is perhaps the wrong question, but I don’t think it can be as low as you seem to fear.

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@19bk69 Well, my question can be simplified, because even a rough ±10 percentage points figure would suit my needs.

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John_Hanna Mr @davpope needs to be interviewed, in depth, about substances involved in creating todays extraordinary cartoon. pic.twitter.com/m8lCHxw5n5

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Alright, it IS @michellegrattan. But it’s still more fucking horse-race journalism for Canberra Bubblepeople.

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Now ABC Radio National has yet another person going on about what Brick Independence means for the government. WHAT ABOUT US, THE CITIZENS?

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WilliamTHD Mon TGV est tellement postmoderne, il n’est pas équipé d’une voiture bar, mais d’un défibrillateur cardiaque. Youpi.

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@19bk69 This is precisely my point. I’d like to know how many people have been exposed to scientific thinking. Maybe my question is wrong.

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A statistical question: What percentage of adult Australians have some tertiary-level science education?

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I suspect, @amworldtodaypm , it’s GOOD for us, ‘cos it’ll mean more people with wider views looking at legislation. Great for democracy, no?

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So @amworldtodaypm says Brick Independence makes it “more difficult for the government”. But what does it mean for us citizens?

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“Geotagging One Hundred Million Twitter Accounts with Total Variation Minimization”, or we’ll locate you anyway. arxiv.org/abs/1404.7152

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@guardianstyle That said, it is of course a glorious headline.

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@guardianstyle Ah, ancient history! In three minutes I’ve dated that back to pre-1995. linguistlist.org/issues/6/6-155… How far back can we go?

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Barangaroo cruise ship terminal was “further way from homes”? Yeah, except the homes right next to Barangaroo. Still, not Balmain. Fuck’em.

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“Residents of Balmain began complaining…” A sentence never* before heard on ABC radio.

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@garthk @andrewwhiteau Well do you read newspapers, or watch the evening TV news, or listen to news-talk radio? No? Then you are in a void.

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“Glenn Lazarus quits Palmer United Party, will sit as independent senator for Queensland” abc.net.au/news/2015-03-1…

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Senator Brick-for-Eyes says he has a “different view of teamwork” from Clive Palmer, and is now an independent Senator for Queensland.

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Friday. Seven. Six. Eight. Two. That’s the only part of the sequence you can remember. But your life depends on it. Six days remain. Friday.

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