Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 19th, 2015

I am going away now.

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petstarr The thing I hate most about voicemail is EVERYTHING.

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jamescroft Ahahahahahhahhaaahahahaaaaa oh man aha hah hahah hah hah hahah please stop I can’t take it oh oho hohoho haha pic.twitter.com/7sow7k4PCH

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xianrenaud That @georgevhulme is brilliant. pic.twitter.com/9grS5givww

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@cathywilcox1 No, I think you may be hallucinating.

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@jturner_ibrs No. But should I? Do you think it would help?

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jockywilson10 Bangkok snapped from the ISS last night… pic.twitter.com/c5qBAMoApJ

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@jturner_ibrs I can’t imagine how there could even be pentesters like that.

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Uhoh. New Apple things.

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@jturner_ibrs And I am so going to get grief for saying that.

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@jturner_ibrs Who cares if pentesters cry? They’re just the annoying kids who break the other kids’ toys for fun.

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Finally starting to unwind after a long day.

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I’m retweeting the video “how to write an Alt-J song” because it’s just so good. youtube.com/watch?v=rlBskd…

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@marcfennell I’m assuming this doesn’t include X-rated productions?

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@WBUR @BostonGlobe May I draw your attention to this tweet. Many thanks for this fascinating coverage. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@beneltham Ah cheers. That piece made it clear for me that politicians have no clue how fast this will happen.

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@shipw @mattdasilva @702sydney I wonder who will listen to these endless digital archives we’re creating.

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wilsondasilva Oh dear: Unfortunate but very funny. pic.twitter.com/g90KjGZDSh

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Today’s post-sentencing episode reflects on the trial and discussed the potential grounds for appeal and what happens next.

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I’ll say it again. “Finish Line: Inside The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial” has been brilliant. wbur.org/series/maratho… Start from the start.

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Tzarimas He “repeatedly had sex with ponies on his farm….”

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“Spyware - required by law on South Korean teenagers’ smartphones”, writes @gcluley grahamcluley.com/2015/05/spywar…

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fieldproducer Headline of the day twitter.com/nycjim/status/…

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On @702sydney just now I mentioned “Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck” medium.com/basic-income/s…

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@shipw @mattdasilva @702sydney Not to worry. Radio is a ephemeral medium. The river flows on.

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@mattdasilva @702sydney I believe that the current explanation is labor’s debt and deficit emergency.

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@futureidentity @Steve_Lockstep It depends to a large extent what you mean by “connected to”. There’s a lot of subtlety there.

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Oh. No. Actually I won’t be posting a recording of the @702sydney spot, because I was recording off the stream and the stream fell over.

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And the radio spot is done. I’ll be posting a recording within the next 30 minutes.

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On hold for ABC @702sydney. You can listen at abc.net.au/sydney/ or on ABC apps or on the wireless. Or not.

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@eskimo_sparky I’ve deliberately avoided following it too closely because it’s just far too depressing.

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I see that @eskimo_sparky is tweeting some of the happy* facts coming out of the Senate inquiry into the Nauru Solution.

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Not long until I’m on @702sydney. Presumably I’m on after the TEDxSydney person whose name I didn’t quite catch.

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@Epigrammist @twcau That precisely summarises my feelings about this issue.

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@twcau Yeah. It is. I’m getting every more angrier about what we’re doing to these people.

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@domknight Am I being judged? It feels like I’m being judged,

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@johnb78 There’s a band/song name. “Sex on the Virgin Train”.

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@sylmobile @SnarkyPlatypus For the record, I check its appearance in iTunes immediately after uploading.

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Dear Every Conference Organiser, we’ve all seen Edward Snowden appearing via video now. Please try to think of something original.

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Oh. If you don’t know what Stilgherrian Live is, here’s the most recent episode, 3 Sep 2009. ustream.tv/recorded/20966… pic.twitter.com/IkFRVYYR4h

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I’ll be doing Tech Chat with @domknight on @702sydney at around 2045 AEDT, so in an hour or so. abc.net.au/sydney/ MOAR WINE!

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@jplonie Oh. I did not see that, no. The river flowed on.

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The full program is MIA, but for now here’s “Stilgherrian Live Eurovision Special 2009: Opening Video” youtube.com/watch?v=XVBRVa…

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Re that retweet, it sounds like the “Creative Director of ” should be put in a sack and dropped from a helicopter over the sea.

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VivEgan41 The Creative Director of just espoused the ‘oriental’ feel of Chatswood captured by the artists whose work is on show there…

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BennettArron Gerry Adams hasn’t said exactly what time the meeting is with Prince Charles but he has said he will give him a 10 minute warning.

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I did, for a moment, @SnarkyPlatypus, consider doing my own commentary. Audio, perhaps, via @spreaker spreaker.com

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I’m listening… Please continue..twitter.com/joannejacobs/s…LE

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Wondering whether I should do anything in relation to Eurovision this weekend.

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jonathonio well, zis is last time I make ze comment on ze ossy vebsites twitter.com/jonathonio/sta…

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Wow. Another Adobe Flash Player security update. There’s been so many! By now it must be the most secure software in the world.

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@jplonie Um, what are you trying to say here?

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rmlockley @Tim_Beshara Imagine that! a ministerial subatomic particle - the ineptron

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“Indonesian authorities have told fishermen not to help the migrants, ‘even if they were drowning’,” so, you know, so much for SOLAS.

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“More Countries Are Following Australia’s Lead On Asylum Boat Turn-Backs, With Tragic Results”, reports @alex_c_lee buzzfeed.com/alexlee/countr…

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@missdi_k @SnarkyPlatypus @cheshireb Nukes have more safety features than cars. Well, the newer ones anyway.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron I love the speaker’s script for the last slide in that US Navy presentation. pic.twitter.com/ogb4KJKuOi

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@R_Chirgwin No, look, this all about @glengyron’s advice for sounding good on the radio.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @cheshireb “Fit, egotistical young men with the intelligence and worldview of the average Monaro driver.” (2/2)

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@SnarkyPlatypus @cheshireb Though to come back to the real world, remember what my ex-RAAF friend said about fighter pilots… (1/2)

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Trailer for “The Need for Speed: The shocking truth about the US Airforce’s drugging of its pilots” youtube.com/watch?v=UgApCG…

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@cheshireb Yeah, but you’re not some jock fighter pilot from Iowa.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron Indeed. And some squadrons had that problem. See the TV doco “The Need for Speed”.

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@NuclearAnthro I wasn’t watching closely, to be honest. Some brain-fart I suspect, though.

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Yes, boys and girls, for quality advice on how to run your life on amphetamines, your first port of call is the US Nay.

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No, @mcbridesride, do not give amphetamines to the dog. No good will come of this. @SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron @franklinwoof

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@NuclearAnthro Yes. The B-2 would also be the sensible delivery platform. The B-1 to AU thing has been in the news.

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Sound advice here from Mr Pfeiffer. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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@NuclearAnthro Ta. I can be patient. As long as every single last one of the fuckers is glass by lunchtime tomorrow.

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@BobGrrl Yeah, that’s the usual tradeoff. Thanks.

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@nancycato1 Thank you. See, I was taught to always be polite to the crazy old people. Much safer that way.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron Yep. Procedures developed by the US Navy’s Naval Strike and Air Warfare Centre.

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@JayStephens It’s OK. I’ll draw their fire while you run back to the van.

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@nancycato1 You keep zooming off ahead of me. You always were a pioneer. Sigh.

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@_midofo_ One problem at a time, please.

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@nancycato1 Oh. I am not up to date on current events. How far do I need to scroll back?

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@glengyron Ah. Yes. That IS an approach, I suppose. And here’s the manual. med.navy.mil/directives/Pub… (PDF)

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Note to self, a potential character name for some project or other: Princess Sparkleminge.

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“A glass or two.” I recognise these words individually, @SnarkyPlatypus, but in this combination their meaning eludes me.

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Hypothetically speaking, how long would it take to launch a nuclear missile at Singapore to destroy the island and everyone on it?

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Oh what fresh Hell is this, @glengyron?

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Hmmm. I really need to drink wine now, but I have to talk on the radio in three and a half hours. This will be difficult to manage.

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rhamdu Scientists have engineered yeast to make morphine. At last we can imagine a version of Marmite that makes everybody happy.

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Oh I am so going to get complaints for that.

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Führen Sie Ihre Konzentrationslager effizient mit Transfeld. “Alles ist in Ordnung.”

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Yes, @AbstractCode, this is an excellent suggestion. twitter.com/AbstractCode/s…

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Jesus, Australia, get some Germans in to replace these Transfield muppets. Germans can run these bloody camps properly, and keep paperwork.

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“Nauru inquiry: Transfield unable to answer basic questions about operations”, writes @FarrellPF theguardian.com/world/2015/may…

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jonkudelka It is a pity mad max didn’t get a Tesla because then he wouldn’t be so cranky about petrol all the time.

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5at5 number 186: Sex drugs, robot trucks, Christian terrorists, cheerful animals, and how to write an Alt-J song. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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“Guess Why This Christian Terrorist Plot Against Muslims Isn’t Getting Any Press” writes @TheDeansreport thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

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@Epigrammist I will make radio-friendly comments along those lines.

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Epigrammist @stilgherrian i hope when you talk about “hacking an aircraft” you liberally use the word “bullshit”

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AI and Elon Musk recommending people read Nick Bostrum’s Superintelligence

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purserj @stilgherrian @702sydney trees

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“Pizza Hut steganography - hostage embeds hidden message in pizza order”, writes @duckblog nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/05/13/piz…

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I’m doing Tech Chat on @702sydney at 2045 tonight. Robot trucks, hacking an aircraft, and… what else should I educate the proles about?

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@GreenJ Handy. You must save a fortune on the little blue tablets.

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@marymad @voxdotcom Don’t you think I’ve forgotten about this tweet, young lady. There are serious questions to be asked about this photo.

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Imagine if you actually thought that “Well, Godaddy did it too!” were a sensible defence, eh @FortaCloud?

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In which @FortaCloud, through this ad and their responses to criticism, show why they’re part of the problem. twitter.com/FortaCloud/sta…

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@SteveD3 @Sidragon1 @jleyden Good heavens! Next you’ll want people to know the facts of a matter before opining. It’s the thin edge, Sir!

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@leslienassar @foreverandadave They were simpler times. Innocent times. Yes, good times.

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Yeah, I really needed answers like the ones I’m being sent.

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Anyway, who needs drugs to have sex with trees?

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@dobes @drearyclocks It’s probably best if I don’t describe the plot* of this video in too much detail. Not at this hour.

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@harleyd You’re right again, it seems. At least 108% of surveyed scientists confirm it.

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Who needs to read the story before retweeting when there’s a headline like this? twitter.com/voxdotcom/stat…

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@harleyd Awww. I don’t get press releases like that. Perhaps because they know that I know how to arithmetic.

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RT @ataraxite: “Freedom Boy and his Invisible Hands” [Well, if Phil Collins had an Invisible Touch…]

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@ewaterford @BXGD Perhaps, but I’m reacting to a thing that happened just now, not seeking to campaign on an issue.

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“Freedom Boy and the Freedomettes”

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Both @BXGD @ewaterford are probably right re AHRC and unpaid internships, but it seems rather against the spirit. twitter.com/BXGD/status/60…

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@OaaSvc @jplonie That doesn’t sound completely terrible.

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@harleyd And then there’s the possibility of roleplay. Something about water cannon.

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@harleyd Look, what you say may well be true., but aren’t you over-thinking this?

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My mind is taking me to a very bad place now.

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AbstractCode @stilgherrian “Tim was entranced by the way the light glittered on George’s reddened skull. ‘George, you free my markets’ he moaned”

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@brettrann “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”

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@jeamland I want to say something about Atheists™ and re-education camps now, but people will take it the wrong way.

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Is there any Brandis / Wilson slash out there yet?

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Perhaps someone should remind the Australian Human Rights Commission that unpaid internships are illegal. twitter.com/derridalicious…

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The police already do random breath tests for alcohol and illegal drugs. Maybe they should also do random Voight-Kampff tests.

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@notrez Indeed. And that is IS an outrage.

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@notrez I’ve just seen what the 10yo girl’s story is about. That’s pretty fucked up.

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@notrez I don’t know what you’re referring to there. My comment was triggered by something else.

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I mean, it IS possible to discuss the problems of theocracies and religious dogma without being such a cunt about it.

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Is Richard Dawkins’ constant complaining about religion any different from a street-corner crank shouting about the blacks and immigrants?

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In which @paulwallbank writes about the crowdfunding lessons from the failures of @ninjablocks and Moore’s Cloud. businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/5…

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The recent mass flowering of certain banksia species has led to @bunjaree being visited by a clan of about 50 yellow-tailed black cockatoos.

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@Kitestyle_twit That’s the usual scenario, yes, but in this case it’s something a different. “Legacy business arrangements”, let’s call it.

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@OaaSvc I shall be there, yes. From the initial start of its commencement until the final termination of its ending.

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@avulkan I like the word “paradoxagon”. I shall soon use it in a sentence.

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I am very pleased* to have spent the last two hours doing unexpected and unbillable systems administration.

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“The Pentagon’s troubling new battle against Internet anonymity”, writes Melanie Teplinsky. csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

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“Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck”, writes @2noame medium.com/basic-income/s…

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An email advises me that it’s just two weeks until the @AusCERT Information Security Conference. True. conference.auscert.org.au

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@Gin_ev_ra Hmmm. “It’s not flight controls, therefore cut us some slack” is all well and good… if you don’t then connect them up.

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“how to write an Alt-J song”, being a most instructional video. youtube.com/watch?v=rlBskd… HT @rynobi

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Final plug: If you haven’t caught up with my last week, including that podcast thing, see the first four items at stilgherrian.com

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@interestingdan @5at5daily @702sydney Murder takes planning too, or so I am advised.

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@BXGD Ah yes, I’m a big fan of the grass-mud horse!

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Tim_Beshara Guy Sebastian was a great choice for our Eurovision contestant. I think he’ll win.

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Tue plan, draft: Finish planning next four weeks; kill tardy non-paying clients; consider spam; @5at5daily; 2045 ABC @702sydney Tech Chat.

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@kevthecamel How close do you want them to be?

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Tuesday. If you are a comedian, you are not allowed to be a llama. Unless you are also a horse. Then you can be a llama. Tuesday.

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@SmurfingBeer That, yes, because it’s clearly an intriguing concept. But also other things.

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