Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 2015

And “The 9pm Orgy of Confusion” is now also on SoundCloud. soundcloud.com/skankmedia/e00…

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GuidoTresoldi Gaffer tape will fix anything. pic.twitter.com/ogJHS3wivC

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snurb_dot_info Whoa. “Pope’s commissioner for child protection says Cardinal ‘dangerous individual’ and ‘almost sociopathic’” ow.ly/NFjXI

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Imagine living in a world where whether @bigjsl was wearing trousers or not was important, or even relevant.

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@JannaTess Well, what happens in the US affects us all. I must admit, though, it does kinda amuse me that the I’m watching US Senate action.

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@JannaTess That said, it’s absolutely fascinating what is about to unfold in the US Senate. Good Fortune, America.

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@JannaTess Kinda true, except that the NSA data collection wasn’t based on Patriot Act but interpretation of FISA and presidential powers.

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By “One hour to go”, I refer to the appearance of an episode of “The 9pm Edict”. I’m just recording the final links before post-production.

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One hour to go.

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drearyclocks What if I told you Dutton’s worth isn’t in his policymaking but rather because he’s the largest domestic producer of potato starch?

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@swearyanthony “Little Amnesty”? I like the sound of that organisation.

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@scottcarson1957 Sadly, that is exactly correct, I think.

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ClintonDucas Whoever would have thought cabbages could be so menacing?

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alex_c_lee teehee tampons pic.twitter.com/bwGXixXiRa

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Actually don’t. I’m enjoying the mystery.

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Explain to me again why anyone should give a fuck what Freedom Boy thinks?

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Hey credit to Soapy, though, for remembering that as A-G it’s his job to stand for the rule of law. Good memorying. smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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dobes Tone was going so well in the opinion polls, and now has a cabinet revolt and has skewered himself on tampons.

Aussie politics, you be cray

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bernietb G’day chicks pic.twitter.com/lrZAGpH36D

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Someone who’s committed no crime can lose their citizenship, giving them a reason to hold a grudge against Australia. Good one, Rabbit Boy.

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@semibogan @zdnetaustralia I am not in control of your emotions. Although I can be if you want.

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Bear in mind that Crusader Rabbit barely got such a bullshit idea through his own cabinet, let alone getting actual laws through parliament.

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So today Crusader Rabbit has actually introduced the concept of second-class citizens.

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rpy The good news is you’ll be able to play to win your citizenship back on a new Immigration Department/Channel Seven co-produced TV series

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shalailah PM confirms that the stripping of dual citizenship will be at the discretion of the Immigration Minister even without conviction of crime

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So this is about the eelectronic web citizenship? It’s all so confusing.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Lessons from a Sydney cryptoparty” zdnet.com/article/lesson…

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Surely it’s on. It must be.

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It might be on.

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purserj If even Kevin Andrews thinks an idea goes to far you know you’re in trouble

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David_Speers Exclusive except for @Kieran_Gilbert reporting it since 6:30am. twitter.com/BevanShields/s…

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latikambourke EXCLUSIVE: Cabinet revolt over Abbott/Dutton plan to strip Australians of citizenship theage.com.au/federal-politi… via @theage

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So Crusader Rabbit is having another presser today, at 1300 AEST. Another last-minute thing at lunchtime. Good government starts today.

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Awww… How cute. It thinks it’s peopletwitter.com/dailydot/statu…C4

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bkjabour gunman believed he was being targeted because of Schapelle Corby theguardian.com/australia-news…

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This is why we can’t have nice things. twitter.com/trendinaliaAU/…

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@JustinianNews There seemed to be little faith in Soapy’s skills at The Grand View, Wentworth Falls, last night. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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JustinianNews Terror, terror everywhere. Soapy on the ramparts: bit.ly/1KiPSbi

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Oh what’s Camel Boy done now?

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nancycato1 Dear Tony
When 2 women are killed by terrorists here, each & every week as with DV… I’ll understand your lack of action on the latter.

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@BXGD Yes, I see what you mean. We’re screwed.

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Is Bloomberg mocking us? Yes they are. “Australia Dumbs Down as Government Bets on Baristas Over Brains” bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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@sroc @GuardianAus I have already did look now. I am crying.

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MalwareJake For anyone who thinks Wassenaar proposal is a good idea, we’re holding an open heart surgery “best practices” panel at DEFCON this year…

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brazenqueer I believe in you. pic.twitter.com/LOFJlUHZAB

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Mind you, I haven’t had the chance to read Kilcullen’s @QuarterlyEssay yet so don’t know the specifics of his ideas. quarterlyessay.com/essay/2015/05/…

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@erstkate Yeah I’m not a big fan of “It was in @australian therefore it’s wrong” (non-)thinking. Strengths and weaknesses, like anywhere.

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My comment about @australian’s editorial shouldn’t be taken to mean I’m recommending another land war in the Middle East either.

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Despite citing David KIlcullen, isn’t @australian just calling for more of what isn’t working? theaustralian.com.au/opinion/editor…

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I see that overnight Australian time some of my comments have been retweeted high into the Derposphere. This amuses me no end.

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MalwareJake This must be why airlines don’t want spare batteries in your plane-side valet luggage… twitter.com/VideosOfScienc…

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juhasaarinen Our public insurer ACC pays out if a seal bites your bottom, which is good to know. twitter.com/ACCnz/status/6…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Lessons from a Sydney cryptoparty” zdnet.com/article/lesson…

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Tue plan, draft: Sleep in (done); write for @zdnetaustralia, a large thing to be completed Wed; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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Tuesday. Good God. Tuesday.

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Just how many ways can Bill Heffernan be useless? themandarin.com.au/35553-public-s…

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So this is how democracy works in the 21st century. Our species is doomed. pic.twitter.com/ORPdVsZxy8

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See, this is the kind of question that keeps me awake at night. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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@NewtonMark @timpoliti Wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a sheep?

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@timpoliti @NewtonMark This is all becoming quite complicated.

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Sigh. Bondi Beach all drama queen about some bloke with a gun. FFS most of the world has to deal with that shit all the time.

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tinderfessions pic.twitter.com/DLXxB35Qs4

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@NewtonMark @Pollytics True, but he also get s big bucks while it’s happening.

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sspencer_63 He’s a deep thinker is our Treasurer… twitter.com/latikambourke/…

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@CameronWatt @Asher_Wolf Sure. It’s great. But a century ago we’d be able to buy opiates to shut the little fuckers up for the night.

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@NewtonMark @Pollytics Joe Hockey. Treasurer of Australia. Aspires to understand arithmetic.

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@Asher_Wolf So, you know how we’re always told we’re not allowed to drown our own children … ?

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@jonoabroad Yes. That’s why I ended up covered in her saliva.

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@ABCTV “Issues”? Please have the decency to speak honestly and say “faults”, or at least “problems”. Ditch the mealy-mouthed euphemisms.

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@Rundll This is no idle thought. I’m happy to bore you to death with detailed discussion of the program’s flaws and dangers. Any time.

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mscott About to press ‘control alt delete’ to get things sorted out. Either that or I am grabbing a screwdriver and heading up the tower.

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@clairerpullen @australian Well, I could list some names where this would be helpful…

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Gosh. So many people I follow seem to watch broadcast television, watching programs when they’re told to, like animals.

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But what does “committed to the Middle East” actually mean? Helping people? Bombing people? twitter.com/australian/sta…

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What happens on the International Space Station stays on the International Space Station. twitter.com/AstroSamantha/…

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Making poor pepperoni and wine related life choices.

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@jturner_ibrs Oh I think we can do better* than that.

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thedazzlepants HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/OFOKRKz5yy

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deptofaustralia “There are no strings on me,” Tony said in his most Ultron voice, “Haha! Human extinction!” /via @ellinghausen pic.twitter.com/2VygEISaTp

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@benoit_page Ah, yeah. This reassures me no end. And now I’m beginning to cry.

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“Countries pick sides in global fight for the Internet”, reports @thehill thehill.com/policy/cyberse…

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hootsuite Learn to write a perfect Tweet with this template: ow.ly/LsBAQ pic.twitter.com/apCDymn5RC

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Oh dear God, this is THE BEST suggestion for Australia and Eurovision that I have seen! twitter.com/thewireradio/s…

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“Tony Abbott wants a Japanese submarine. Repeat: Australia’s PM really wants a Japanese boat.” aspistrategist.org.au/tony-abbott-an… pic.twitter.com/gpiZWizBd7

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From @GuardianAus, “Three down: the Sydney siege inquest – podcast episode onetheguardian.com/australia-news…0R Can they matc@WBURUR’s efforts?

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It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it… even if it does mean getting into some tight spotstwitter.com/glengyron/stat…1G

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Lessons from a Sydney cryptoparty” zdnet.com/article/lesson…

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BevanShields Immigration secretary denies it is “a prison ship”
“A prison ship requires someone to be convicted of a crime”

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I’m not convinced that George Brandis is the front-bencher with the best-developed sphincter control, however.

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@buddhawilliams Oh I like “The Tight Sphinx”. Yes, I shall use that somewhere.

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@timpoliti Mate, I’m not the one deploying a butt plug during a nationally-televised press conference.

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vornietom Ew, millennials are so gross with their intuitive understanding of technology and inclusive attitudes towards gay people.

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Since it’s roughly dinner time, and people might be eating, I shall remind you of this tweet from earlier. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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AndrewBrownFCN Gold from @marcfennell:” turned 60 this year or 29 in @RebelWilson years”

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@OrkneyLibrary Can they open the doors from there? Is there some sort of remote control?

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There is general agreement in the front bar that the NSW Minister for Planning’s hairdo is just… just special.

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@Gwyntaglaw Yeah maybe @bengrubb needs to spend more time in local front bars while the regulars discuss Nine News.

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@bengrubb No. I may trigger some conversations by mentioning the news, but the quotes are all from the locals.

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I get the feeling that George Brandis doesn’t have the full support of the chaps in this front bar either.

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OH, in the front bar: “Don’t worry about the terrorists, George [Brandis] is on top of it. George is on top of everything.”

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@jodiem @zdnetaustralia Well that’s kind of what that column is.

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@jodiem Oh thanks. I’m quite surprised by the reaction, actually. A bit more stream-of-ideas than I usually do for @zdnetaustralia.

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@Nightwyrm There is a Picton south of Sydney.

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Crusader Rabbit’s little announcement didn’t make it to the opening items on Nine News. He should have tried doing it in Picton.

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OH, Nine News: “Man accused of killing a woman at a sex party at Picton.” In front bar: “What? Who’d go to Picton for a sex party?”

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juhasaarinen Why is there a new version of Java available? What good will it do?

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@stainedface @zdnetaustralia Oh ta. I’ve banged on about it before, just not in the context of the cryptoparty thing.

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@mpesce Oh, perhaps. [Shrugs.] Thanks. As you know, the perception of the creator are coloured by the experience of the creation process.

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@junkeedotcom @drearyclocks Oh, you’re allowed to advertise for natives these days?

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@mpesce Why thank you. This piece has been getting more praise than I’d have thought it warranted.

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@exiledsurfer Ah cheers. Illustrations are not my department. I am but a columnist, not permitted anywhere near @zdnetaustralia’s newsroom.

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MerielMyers This is why you should always pick up stray mushrooms off the floor! That escalated quickly I must say pic.twitter.com/lsphL3aTmc

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Shopping then knock-off drink.

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4Dgifts RMS: ” I developed the GNU operating system, which is often called Linux…” (it gets worse) theguardian.com/technology/201…

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@OaaSvc I think I did see that, and at the time I was on 4G data rates and installing Steam that way seemed… ill-advised.

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5at5 number 189: Emoji wars, ISIS explained, Anonymous’ image problem, $33 billion, and the Golden Gate Bridge. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@OaaSvc I have. I haven’t bought the game yet, though, because they use PayPal for card payments and I currently have an “issue”.

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“Libs, ALP need courage under ire in face of opinion polls”, writes @mrseankelly thesaturdaypaper.com.au/opinion/topic/…

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TheNTNews WE’RE HIRING - COME AT US SPORTS EDITORS seek.com.au/job/28712160

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Not such a bad view today. Yes, the Blue Mountains are blue. instagram.com/p/3GDvNFiFj0/

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I just spent two minutes wondering what happened to my drink, and then I remembered that I’m working in the library today.

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@simonband Meh. Close enough. The Illuminati forgive you.

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@MsLods Indeed. One step at a time, right?

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@simonband Also, do not mention the Illuminati thing because they are not allowed to know.

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@simonband Because coffee is more expensive as a commodity, and there’s more labour in making it.

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@rod3000 @MsLods Thanks very much. I was wondering if it were a little too reflective, but the audience was what got me thinking.

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@perrynfowler @tomsulston I keep hearing voices in my head too, no matter how I edit my work.

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@AusCERT Ah, so THEY’RE bringing the speed. Gotcha. I won’t tell a soul.

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@tomsulston Enjoyed the conversation. Perhaps I could have removed a few likes etc. Cleaning up quotes like that is generally allowed.

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@dobes @voltagex @chrisjrn @zdnetaustralia This sort of thing should not be permitted.

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@dobes @chrisjrn Perhaps you should be reported to the principle.

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@tomsulston Some words from our conversation on Friday have ended up here. zdnet.com/article/lesson…

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@chrisjrn @zdnetaustralia Oh FFS. I even stopped to think about the spelling for a moment… and then typed the wrong one anyway.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Lessons from a Sydney cryptoparty” zdnet.com/article/lesson…

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One man’s compartment is another’s closet. twitter.com/semibogan/stat…

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@JazzTwemlow @adambspencer So am I. It’s a week with smart people, alcohol, and a sense of irreverence. I’ve missed the last two.

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Yet another demonstration that businesses really have no clue when it comes to personal information. twitter.com/troyhunt/statu…

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OH, Blue Mountains City Library: “I’ve never read Colleen McCollough, but the consensus seems to be that she’s dreadful.”

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The question I have regarding the AusCERT Speed Debate is whether the speed will be supplied or do we have to bring our own.

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Here’s the AusCERT Speed Debate from last year. @adambspencer was MC. It’s @JazzTwemlow this year. youtube.com/watch?v=XlBqNq…

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I’ve just received the final motions for the AusCERT Speed Debating session Friday week. I shall be arguing some… interesting viewpoints.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains uncorroborated opinions and a boost to herd immunity.

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@ScottFitzG That adds a whole new dimension to “taking one for the team”.

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So about these ministerial butt plugs. Are they chosen by Credlin out of PMO? Or is it a House business thing, so Pyne?

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helveticade look at the jaws on these guys twitter.com/victoriapolice…

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Still, Crusader Rabbit just called Saudi Arabia an illegitimate state, so that should go down well.

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There’s a special one just for being on television. After the Sky News debacle he won’t try a different one again. twitter.com/bastardsheep/s…

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I can’t stop thinking about George’s butt plug now.

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Yeah, this is getting into the spirit! twitter.com/MrCsandDs/stat…

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@paulkidd Which line is that, Sunshine?

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Looks like George’s butt plug is getting to JUST the right spot now..pic.twitter.com/wImd0eqZtUtU

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chrisjoregan This is it finally it guys. At long last this latest expansion of the security state is the one that will stop terrorism

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Tell me more about the bad terrorist, Daddy George.

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George Brandis is my favourite daddy though. I don’t like them TOO bright.

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It’s like the government is grooming the citizens, to use a word that’s popped up in a Royal Commission somewhere.

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The Rabbit government can’t be arsed being subtle about it any more, can they. Terrorism fear flags flags fear bid daddy come to daddy.

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GreenJ If you are alienated, then you are the problem.

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Some might think that Crusader Rabbit’s presser has been cynically timed to work off the Martin Place incident’s inquiry starting today.

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Well this is my afternoon sorted. Thanks, Barnaby. twitter.com/TawarRazaghi/s…

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