Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 7th, 2015

@zackwhittaker Hey how is the owl this morning? Doing OK?

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I think it’s time for me to go. Another busy day tomorrow.

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RT @MLenn93: Leyonhjelm’s office would make a great setting for a The Thick Of It reboot pic.twitter.com/pdceG5Mmkh [This is still brilliant.]

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Actually, given Crusader Rabbit’s almost masturbatory fandom of both the military and the royals, I suspect he is with Captain Wales.

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“Bring me Senator Leyonhjelm and some fresh rubber gloves!”

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RT @safzoro: Also it will cost you 20c to inspect him for prostate cancer. Go on, you know you want to. [Oh I know I do. And I’m no doctor.]

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Senator Leyonhjelm is not only the Senator that Australia deserves, but the Senator that Australia truly needs to become a modern nation.

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@jturner_ibrs @egadheg What? Koalas? Easter’s over, mate, put the drugs down.

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newscomauHQ ‘Bet her 20 cents you can make her tits wobble’ bit.ly/1IFep99 pic.twitter.com/Pw6WWpexVz

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Waiting for the Wales/Abbott slash to appear.

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RT @ScottFitzG: He’s probably shadowing Harry Wales for the month. [Creepy, but also probably true.]

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Maybe Crusader Rabbit has taken an extended Easter break to write another excellent* speech about stopping the boats and the carbon tax.

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RT @JohnDobbin: Siberia’s Permafrost Is Exploding. Exploding! buff.ly/1DGe7B2 pic.twitter.com/MnPeI3TaRI [Excellent!]

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egadheg At what point do we ask whether Abbott is alive/spending time with his new baby/shedding this year’s skin?

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@Quicksilveraus Thank you. And yes, Raffles is an excellent name for a chicken, dead or alive.

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@GowerGelid @Pollytics I would suggest that it’s way below market rates.

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Listening back to that podcast… um… I seem to have gotten a bit shouty.

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“The 9pm Government by Fools” is now also on SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00…

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Pollytics Not sure what’s weirder, that Leyonhjelm wants to wobble women’s tits, or that he thinks 20 cents is an appropriate pricing for his groping

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@ericscheid I’m not sure that I have the brainspace to think this through right now.

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@ericscheid I see where you’re going with that, but it’d be phenomenally expensive to set up, surely?

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@ericscheid Not that I’m aware. But there’s been a LOT of material.

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Principal recording of “The 9pm Edict” podcast has been completed. Now for the tedious post-production tasks.

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I shall now begin the final stages of producing “The 9pm Edict” podcast, and shan’t return until principal recording is complete.

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5at5 number 170: Expensive US drones, extravagant Bangkok malls, Lee Kuan Yew, Silicon Valley, and Gallipoli pics. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@ssharwood Should be able to knock one out by Christmas.

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@ssharwood Should we, like, hold a BBQ or something?

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So, once I mail out today’s @5at5daily shortly, I’ll focus on getting this episode of “The 9pm Edict” recorded and edited and stuff.

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RT @ssharwood: Turnbull’s digital transformation office ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING theregister.co.uk/2015/04/07/tur… [Cruel but fair.]

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Hmmm. My Assange filter doesn’t seem to be working. Sulks.

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@JackLScanlan NO FOR GOD’S SAKE DON’T GIVE METH TO THE COCKROACHES WE’LL ALL BE DOOMED.

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Mr_Mike_Clarke On second thought, I’m not hungry. pic.twitter.com/7Dclq1ANUc

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MLenn93 Leyonhjelm’s office would make a great setting for a The Thick Of It reboot pic.twitter.com/CneQmIE1J8

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TJRay16 Despite the lucidity of my 3day choccie coma, thinking I’ll stick to LSD
…..it’s a lot cheaper and I dare say a lot healthier

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From @techreview, an article pondering the actual purpose of Silicon Valley. technologyreview.com/review/534581/…

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NSWRFS Snow forecast in the high country, other areas to have small cold snap, be careful if using an indoor heater or fireplace.

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@Targetaus @CampGallipoli Thanks for that. I’m surprised that this sort of thing is getting the green light, but that’s another issue.

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It is colder out here than I predicted. Also, I think it is about to rain.

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MsLods Perram J’s judgment in Dallas Buyers Club v iiNet and Ors scribd.com/doc/261094720/… HT @bengrubb

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@dez_blanchfield @will_ock It’ll be on the Federal Court website very soon, if not already.

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RT @BUSINESSricardo: I’ll be LIVE on with the interest rate decision and instant analysis from 2:29pm AEDT | @SBSNews [Oh.]

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tri26 Bangkok’s lavish malls consume as much power as entire provinces – Quartqz.com/376125/bangkok…XR

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reillystyley Also, any letters sent to iinet customers will need to be cleared by the judge first

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reillystyley But Perram says “There should be orders maintaining the privacy of the [customer] info provided”

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will_ock We are talking about 4726 customers here of iiNet and its subsidiaries and Dodo. Order will be for their names and addresses.

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@nancycato1 [Flutters eyelashes] But oh, I HAVE changed…

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will_ock BREAKING: The Federal Court has found for the Dallas Buyers Club, ordering ISPs hand over customer names and addresses

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In which the NSW government demonstrates its utter cluelessness about security and electronic voting. eff.org/deeplinks/2015…

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@nancycato1 Sorry, whose hot buns are we discussing now?

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@nancycato1 Well she can get as cross as she likes.

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Further, @KateCarnellCEO, if a business is failing in some sector where others are thriving, it’s down to their own uselessness.

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You know, @KateCarnellCEO, if I choose not to patronise a business because I don’t like the owner’s politics, that’s my goddam choice.

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@dahowlett Will I run into you again at NetSuite’s SuiteWorld this year?

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buffer The Healthiest Way to Work: Standing vs. Sitting and Everything Between buff.ly/1GSUViW pic.twitter.com/fJUUY4GNv0

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@dahowlett Thanks. It’s not a huge thing, but every bit helps, right?

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I think I may take advantage of this sunny break to walk into the village for lunch.

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felixexplody @stilgherrian @absolute_leigh @phonakins @Targetaus Sadly Camp Gallipoli is very much authorised & endorsed by govt campgallipoli.com.au

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Yay. Budget approved for more work on the SEKRIT project.

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Hey general news journalists, anyone want to check that the @Targetaus hoodies I just tweeted have Vet Affairs approval to use “Anzac”?

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RT @maxious: I wonder if they asked for Minister for Veterans Affairs approval to import/produce: dva.gov.au/commemorations… [Indeed.]

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RT @kcarruthers: @jonoabroad Thatcher makes Abbott look stupider than any stuffed animal [Fair point.]

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Yeah look, @Targetaus, maybe find out who authorised “Camp Gallipoli”, take them out and put a couple of rounds into the back of their head.

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Found it. @billshortenmp on @TheTodayShow on Sunday, youtube.com/watch?v=C90tAK… If I nod off, someone wake me, OK?

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How the fuck are you meant to find anything on the @9NewsAUS website?

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@deejbah @SBSNews This is getting very creepy now.

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So, @billshortenmp saying Reclaim Australia’s fears were exaggerated on Channel Nine yesterday. Which program? Trying to find the audio.

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So, um, @SBSNews, I’m not exactly an expert in these matters, but I’m pretty sure that’s not the clitoris.

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SBSNews Comment: Calling clitoris-piercing female genital mutilation is insulting to all women bit.ly/1y9PJ90 pic.twitter.com/4o5eiQI5DQ

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Actually, that makes it sound like I’m upset with ABC @720perth, which I’m not. It’s genuine appreciation of the daft medium of live radio.

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Dumped by ABC @720perth because live radio is such joy for everyone.

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SwiftOnSecurity I know from the news that people use bit coin to buy illegal drugs like weed and lock up people’s vacation photos with something called Tor

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SwiftOnSecurity How can I tell if my boyfriend is a Russian cyber criminal? I’m suspicious after I heard him talking about “bit coin.”

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“Scots Boys Found To Be Too Wealthy To Take Exams” sbs.com.au/comedy/article… pic.twitter.com/fzY0xrP8ct

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@ResignInShame It explains how to use it when you get there.

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@ResignInShame Just use Google Images Search or TinEye.

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@ResignInShame I’ll have to nominate a pub time for generally meeting people. It won’t be soon though. The schedule is insane.

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texasinafrica Amazing sentence from @JohnSavage_ on Texas’ perpetual anti-UN crazies: texasobserver.org/bills-would-cu… pic.twitter.com/2AaUhXlDGv

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@ResignInShame Oh, that’s easily answered with some very quick pointing and clicking on the internets…

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I’ll be talking household tech budgets theaustralian.com.au/business/techn… on ABC @720perth at 1000 AWST / 1200 AEST. Listenify at abc.net.au/perth

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@BXGD @suncorpbank Look. Words. They don’t have to mean anything.

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prazner ADL founder & bigot Ralph Cerminara is also a liar?

No… never…

anzmi.net/index.php/comp… pic.twitter.com/6M0ttU65wS

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@skwashd Excellent. I wish you good luck.

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@skwashd @John00fleming Sensible man. Well, that one decision was sound, anyway.

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That @suncorpbank report has some interesting statistics in it, and at a quick glance the methodology seems sound enough.

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@skwashd Yeah I think you need to reconsider your procedures there, sir.

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anusha_srini , you’re Doin it Right
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“The Cost of Being Digitally Savvy Report” by @suncorpbank suncorpbank.com.au/sites/default/… (PDF)

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“Our hi-tech habits are busting household budgets”, reports @australian theaustralian.com.au/business/techn…

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Tue plan, clarified: Urgent administrivia (done); produce “The 9pm Edict”, with breaks; 1200 @720perth spot; lunch somewhere; @5at5daily.

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phbarratt Well done Tone & Joe. $A below $NZ is quite an achievement, one your government will be remembered for. Readout on world’s view of grownups.

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Right. I’m now roughly an hour and a half behind the schedule I wanted to be on. Time to fix that.

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@LiamKing666 @billshortenmp Ah yeah, politicians just blocking uncomfortable views. That will serve them so well.

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danilic Straya= “@TheTodayShow: : Prince has landed in Canberra. Tune in for latest details. pic.twitter.com/h88q9dB36k

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@LiamKing666 @billshortenmp Well the Greens are already there. The Nationals may suddenly realise they could go it alone. [Shrugs.] Dunno.

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SwiftOnSecurity If you’re not naming internal company projects after boy bands, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life.

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terrimbutler Hours later this is still making me laugh. pic.twitter.com/e2Ndd25ADx

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@Kimota I know what you mean. I am often that guy too. But someone’s got to go it.

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@LiamKing666 @billshortenmp It’s not going to be a quick change. An election cycle or two to sort out a modern multi-party democracy.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Maybe I should give this avatar a go on Grindr.

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@LiamKing666 @billshortenmp Well, a bit of creative destruction, then a power vacuum, would be the perfect environment for rapid evolution.

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@Kimota Then it’s time to stand up and use a loud, clear voice to call them out.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’ve seen those things. They’re expensive, though, and I’m told the batteries don’t last that long.

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newsbanks . @Rob_Stott @BuzzFeedOz is this where journalism is headed?

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Rob_Stott @BuzzFeedOz Someone let me in

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goldengateblond lol “dignity” pic.twitter.com/n9yAjsQhwL

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@LiamKing666 @billshortenmp Thanks. I get thoroughly annoyed when these arsehats don’t think beyond their focus-group vote-chasing bubble.

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Hah. Look at me. Getting shouty about @billshortenmp as if he actually matters or something. [Chuckles.] As you were, people.

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It’s been 18 months since @billshortenmp’s party was dumped. What progress has been made on sorting out that vision? Anything? No. Muppets.

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Still, @billshortenmp, the first party that dumps that reactionary shit and sets out a vision for Australia wins for a generation.

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Oh that’s right. @billshortenmp’s party like the other lot, has built up this idiot idea that a few refugees are an existential threat.

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Seriously, @billshortenmp, appeasing this disgusting Neo-Nazi bullshit? What the actual fuck is wrong with you? Show some leadership!

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If @billshortenmp really has said Reclaim Australia’s fears are “exaggerated” then he’s suggesting they still have some merit. Useless turd.

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@semibogan @daviottenheimer Well, “the authorities” have been lacking a certain sense of humour lately.

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The bright morning, before the showers to come. pic.twitter.com/2782ZsXJJR

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RT @juhasaarinen: “The Internet” really is the answer to everything. [Correct.]

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@daviottenheimer @semibogan Uh huh. And yet where would we be without them. I suspect that as a species we are doomed.

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davidmlang Today’s Dobell is the first of a two-parter: Lee Kuan Yew and Oz: white trash or white tribe of Asia aspistrategist.org.au/lee-kuan-yew-a…

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TheFix President Obama falls victim to the most severe case of bunny ears ever. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/… pic.twitter.com/4zYEJwAZ4B

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One for your boss next time they have a brilliant* idea: “Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time” hbr.org/2015/03/why-gr…

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@semibogan Certainly from a linguistic perspective you can hear the echoes of the sociolect at security conferences.

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@semibogan No direct experience of that exact scenario, but my understanding is that, yes, it’d be pretty much the same.

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alex_c_lee Sometimes I see people lining up to get coffee and think we are all just dumb babies, sucking down warm milk before we can start our day.

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Tue plan, draft: Urgent administrivia; produce “The 9pm Edict”; break for errands, shopping; @5at5daily; complete podcast; satisfied smile.

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And finally, I also blogged some analysis of me media production revenue, but you’re smart so you’ll find that one on your own.

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Sunday’s “Weekly Wrap 252: Rain, debates, squid and thinking”, including this week’s plan. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/25… pic.twitter.com/mgIW2Mde0F

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A brief announcement regarding “The 9pm Edict” podcast. stilgherrian.com/edict/00038a/

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Thursday: “Australia’s foreign aid goes agile, making many assumptions” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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Now, before I even begin to consider today, let me whore out some stuff you may have missed over the long weekend. Here we go.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @sylmobile It was. Bruce Sterling and R U Serious were amongst the regular writers.

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@sylmobile @SnarkyPlatypus Yes, that’s right. A glossy “cyberculture” magazine of the period. Very highly regarded.

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@SnarkyPlatypus And this was doubly ignored ‘cos from memory it was a Barry Jones idea and Labor thought it’d shit him up for a while.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Commission for the Future was actually brilliant. Its reports were completely ignored, of course.

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“Boomer ideals”.

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donattroppo 1988 - Gen X fail to live up to boomer ideals
(The Age, 4 Aug) pic.twitter.com/LaH7yGM2RW

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@semibogan Indeed. There’s a bit too much “I’m so smart I broke your toys you are so stupid” in there.

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“Man charged for filming private parts at the Royal Easter Show”, reports @nswpolice police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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“Man charged over meat cleaver assault at Bonnyrigg”, reports @nswpolice police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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@semibogan It’s not a bad job, really, being paid to find fault in other people’s work. Beats actually creating things.

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@hortovanyi Oh sorry, yes, I use Skype for recording interviews.

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@hortovanyi I don’t think so. Apart from the Windows Phone software for OS X when I’m looking at their phones.

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BernardKeane On 15 Oct, PM Abbott called ANU’s divestment of Santos shares “stupid”. How’s Santos fared since, compared to ASX200? pic.twitter.com/76AVIIZcwE

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Well I guess Microsoft can afford to make Windows free now that they’re making so much money from the Surface Pro sales.

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Pondering the utility of getting out of bed.

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SwiftOnSecurity The Linux mascot is a penguin because its video drivers don’t support color.

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normative Huh? RT @theosint: This is hilarious. Pro-Turkish Gov banner: “I don’t use VPN because I’m Muslim”. pic.twitter.com/qzna6lITOz

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chobindue announced it’s going to pay IMF back. I guess the crowdfunding has been a success youtu.be/ajkHDSn54Zs @danilic

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semanticwill I’m trying to imagine the kind of traumatic brain injury one must suffer to imagine that renting out your house is sharing.

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Tuesday. You will fail spectacularly, providing much entertainment. Tuesday.

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