Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 24th, 2015

SnarkyPlatypus Cc y y you vjbjbubux exercice je

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@timpoliti I couldn’t possibly say. The mists of time are clouded indeed.

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Mind you, the whole concept of young women being “pure” versus despoiled is not something I find particularly tasteful to begin with.

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Personally, I find this photo to be incredibly creepy, and the same for the rest of them actually. twitter.com/pourmecoffee/s…

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pourmecoffee David Magnusson takes photos of daughters pledging virginity to fathers at “purity balls” davidmagnusson.se/#purity/purity pic.twitter.com/xeA0nXOvaw

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So, this bury-king-under-car-park thing… Is it only for sovereigns, or can it be used on, oh, elected leaders as well? Asking for a friend.

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Well this is an unnecessary adventure.

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@KetanJ0 @flightradar24 Well, it’s about line of sight to someone running a receiver. I don’t know how many we’ve got in the Blue Mountains.

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Well that helicopter was too low to register on @flightradar24, but it’s wandered off.

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There’s a rather large helicopter circling Wentworth Falls. Can’t quite make out the type.

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I probably should have phoned ahead for the taxi.

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Current temperature 6C.

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The buses-replace-trains has delivered me to Wentworth Falls. Now to wait for a taxi to drive 8km from Katoomba to deliver me to @bunjaree.

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@kcarruthers Hope? They have parliamentary pensions for that.

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@jpwarren @bsuhr @grantorchard @jtroyer A lot of it comes down to religious or tribal loyalties though.

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@jpwarren @bsuhr @grantorchard @jtroyer Oh, I always talk to my local pro audio store for a recommendation in my budget range.

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@leahmac @macleanbrendan Hah. I think a blend of the two is appropriate.

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@TrainLinkWest I tweeted a few thoughts earlier, but it’s worth repeating that they do a wonderful job.

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@TrainLinkWest Please pass on my thanks to the bus marshals at Blacktown for such patience and cheerfulness in directing people…

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@SamEBJones Indeed. I don’t know how they do it. Even in appalling weather. They are better people than me.

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@elronxenu Spending energy, yes. Biggest issue on agenda, I think not. People disagree? Well, it’s an opinion piece.

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@SamEBJones Oh well, it’s just how things must be, and the staff make things as less-crap as humanly possible.

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The bus, it departs.

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As we wait for the appointed time for the bus to depart, we have the rugby commentary piped through the vehicle LOUD.

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Alas, my best option is a bus going express to Blaxland and then all stations to Wentworth Falls.

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The bus marshals at Blacktown are, as always, polite, cheerful and helpful as they help people cope with the lack of trains.

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@elronxenu Sure, but they’re being addressed in other ways, without the insistence on the m-word. And no-one is getting killed.

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@elronxenu This is true. Nevertheless, it was accurate at the time, and my core thesis stands.

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JayBishMP @stilgherrian
Dutton can easily be replaced with a pot plant & no one would notice he’s missing.
@james00000001 pic.twitter.com/kncbFL5d5l

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@macleanbrendan Well that’s what mothers do. Core part of the job description. I hope the tour is going / went well?

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@ChristineEwing7 Um, “Stilgherrian” IS my real name. Would you like to see my passport?

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Haha! I tweeted the link to that article twice because I forgot that the words “gay marriage” were in my Twitter mute list. Ah, happy days.

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Me from 2010, with another winning* op-ed: “Gay marriage an irrelevant sideshow” abc.net.au/news/2010-08-0…

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It’s not me.

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Watching a chap take an incredibly long time to absorb the message that he’s been barred from this pub.

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This is a remarkable resemblance. twitter.com/JoshMacTechie/…

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Sure, Crusader Rabbit is an evolutionary throwback to last century on social issues, but Ireland and Australia are not the same country.

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People do know that the Prime Minister of Australia isn’t required to pay any attention to what happens in Ireland, or anywhere else, right?

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@juhasaarinen Now look, I may be confused much of the time, but I do know that onions are not hallucinogenic.

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I’m sure there’s some point to Peter Dutton, but for the life of me I can’t imagine what it might be.

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Two minutes until sunset. I suppose that I should soon recommence the buses-replace-trains journey back to Wentworth Falls. Sigh.

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@AnnabelAstbury Are you allowed to tell people about that?

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@paulkidd It seems… drastic… even by my standards.

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@nancycato1 @JoelStanton Well, I’m laughing. That’s humouring you, isn’t it?

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@Andrew_Zammit “Peter Dutton”. No further explanation is needed.

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“27 hilariously bad maps that explain nothing” vox.com/2015/2/18/8056…

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@leoniedoyle @JoelStanton I discussed some of these issues at the start of the last episode of a certain podcast..stilgherrian.com/edict/00042/hR

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@nancycato1 @JoelStanton Sigh. This is going to take quite some time to explain, isn’t it.

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@zippydazipster Exactly. This calls for a helicopter. I do not have a helicopter. I would like to have a helicopter, however.

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@Hippopeteamus What you say is true. But surely they didn’t just bury kings any old where?

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@alexkidman Christ no! I might end up looking like some daft tool in an Optus TV commercial.

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To bury one king under car park is an accident. To bury a second king under a car park… twitter.com/Independent/st…

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@nancycato1 @JoelStanton No, “engineering” and “civil” in the same sentence. You really have lost it, haven’t you. Hah!

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@19bk69 Surely one wouldn’t take such things on the journey but source them locally upon arrival? I’m no expert in these matters.

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Suddenly realising it’s 35 minutes until sunset and I’m 70km from where I am meant to be.

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@CompleatCunt @TheNTNews Hah! @dobes doesn’t have any budget for that sort of thing. But one can be… creative.

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@skwashd @TheNTNews I suspect you are not fully cognisant of the current word rates for freelance writers.

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“… [so] passengers and crew could work as a railway gang to repair the line and permit the train to continue.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_GhanxP (2/2)

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“The Ghan was notorious for washouts of the track and other delays, and a flatcar … carried spare sleepers and railway tools …” (1/2)

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@nancycato1 @JoelStanton Um, no. I’m suggesting adequate civil engineering.

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@tanmushi It makes stops along the way, but you’d presumably have to to organise accommodation and the ticketing.

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@skwashd @TheNTNews I can see the budget of this podcast is escalating dramatically.

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@nancycato1 @JoelStanton Well that was back when The Ghan would be delayed by… weeks… because of rain.

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@PointZeroOne That and over-produced edits of the material I’m commenting on. Still, it’s fun.

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I’m sure there’s a law against tweets like this. Either way, I’m grabbing another beer. twitter.com/TheNTNews/stat…

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@monsieurarion Ah. Did I know that? If I did know that, I’d forgotten it, so sorry about that. But yeah, it’s one of several odd items.

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Yeah I’ve had another beer and those blokes are just not looking any more rootable, @TheNTNews. This calls for more drastic measures.

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@JoelStanton I don’t have anything against retirees per se, except when they insist they’re “self-funded retirees”.

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Oh yes, the fourth reason for not catching The Ghan. Because who else can afford a couple grand and three days? twitter.com/JoelStanton/st…

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josephfcox This is Ross Ulbricht, convicted of running the , in his own words
wap.business-standard.com/article/intern… pic.twitter.com/GBSTJ2Ce52

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“The 9pm Edict” podcast seems to be evolving into something rather different from a 15-minute chat about current topics on my mind. Oh well.

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I’d consider catching The Ghan to Darwin, except that it’s (a) expensive (b) a 54 hour journey (c) booked out a long way in advance.

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TheNTNews WE SHOULD NOT CULL CROCS SAYS @CoreySinclair - CROC ATTACKS ARE THEM CULLING IDIOTS ntnews.com.au/news/opinion/w… pic.twitter.com/w1LkrC8H2C

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@monsieurarion That’s because Chinese citizens don’t trust their local powdered milk not to be full of toxic crap, like melamine.

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@ddowza No. You’re thinking of another city.

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@MsLisaHerbert Hah! Oh no, we need to go MUCH further back into history. But hey, I’m sure a beer can be shared should I get there.

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@TheNTNews @CompleatCunt I WILL HAVE MY PEOPLE TALK TO YOUR PEOPLE.

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I’ve just remembered that a certain someone who I haven’t seen in a long, long time now lives in Darwin.

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@skwashd @TheNTNews Oh! “The 9pm Crocodile” is an excellent idea.

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@sylmobile Yes. I mean “The 9pm Edict” already runs on something as precise as Territory Time as it is.

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@jodiem @TheNTNews Well, as it happens, I am thinking of crowdfunding some specific projects sort of along those lines.

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Mind you, I’m judging everything by a buses-replace-trains nah-fuck-that mood which triggered an afternoon of beers in a pub in Blacktown.

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I suppose I should visit Darwin one day. It could be a kind of pilgrimage to the offices of @TheNTNews. I’m sure someone would pay for that.

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@troyhunt Hey, if i’ve managed to achieve “mostly right” it’s a win, right?

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See, this is what true excellence in Eurovision reportage is all about. Watch and learn, @martynorks. twitter.com/TheNTNews/stat…

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@martynorks I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW @TheNTNews WORKS.

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TheNTNews @stilgherrian OUR FB FOLLOWERS HAVE A NUMBER OF THEORIES, SOME LESS DEFAMATORY THAN OTHERS

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Wow, I don’t think anyone has ever accused me of this before. twitter.com/TheNTNews/stat…

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Seriously, what the actual fuck is this bloke on the left meant to be? Does his mother know? @TheNTNews pic.twitter.com/wBStfb50ec

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Actually there’s only about one rootable bloke in that @TheNTNews story. Maybe two if I’d been really pigging on the substances. Disappoint.

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Actually, most “reality TV” programs would be improved by throwing the contestants to the crocodiles. I’m a big fan of trial by ordeal.

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Is it too early in the afternoon to be getting shouty with @TheNTNews? Maybe I’ll just get another beer at this Blacktown pub I’m in.

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@TheNTNews THIS IS TRUE BUT THERE IS NOT A SINGLE CROCODILE IN THAT STORY AND A CROC WOULD IMPROVE THINGS NO END AND BE A RATINGS WINNER.

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@jplonie Nice of you to say that, but I reckon I can list more things I’m terrible at than competent at. It’s a big world out there.

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Once more, @TheNTNews is across the news that you really do need to know about. twitter.com/TheNTNews/stat…

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@jplonie I’m terrible at most things. What’s your point?

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See also my “Beware! Anonymous has become the Hello Kitty of hacktivism” from 2013. zdnet.com/beware-anonymo…

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“With all its political bluster, Anonymous can’t shake its ‘prankster’ past”, writes @FruzsE csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

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“Lizard Squad member pleads guilty over 23 counts related to ‘swatting’”, reports @guardian theguardian.com/technology/201…

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@scottcarson1957 “I got sidetracked by booze” is a phenomenon in so many fields of endeavour.

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 Exactly. And I suspect it’d be easier to crowdfund new hardware than, say, looming dental work. Goddam bloody geeks.

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 Still, that’s the old rule, right? “Add more RAM.”

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 But it’s out of AppleCare, has a cracked screen and the keyboard is starting to get glitchy. It’s seen a hard life.

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 Yep late-2011. RAM is the issue. I’m getting virtual memory thrash, like I used to cause on Vaxen last century…

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@ApostrophePong Look, you… Actually, not quite as well, when I’m re-working some of the ideas as I go along. But yes.

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 That would work, yes. Hmmm. Not happily on my old 4GB MacBook Pro. Time for a new machine.

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 Oops, let me notice the phrase “offline capable” and shut my mouth.

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@adamjogrady @EX_V19 Well, I do have my own hosting… but then I’m trying to avoid the cloud because I work in the wilderness.

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@stevelord @auxesis It’s a little too early in the process for me to be able to answer that question.

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@jplonie Sorry, no idea. It’s not something I’d pay attention to.

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MindMeister is a tad more expensive, and being in the cloud it won’t work offline. That might kill it for me. mindmeister.com/pricing

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Yeah, iThoughtsX at $47.99 is not utterly cheap, @auxesis, but not nosebleed either. toketaware.com/ithoughtsx-faq/

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XMind has reasonable pricing, with a basic free option, will work offline. xmind.net/pricing/ Thanks, @michaelneale @katgallow

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OK, Freemind requires Java Runtime Environment 1.6 or later, so fuck that. freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php…

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Passenger chaos at Blacktown!

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Thanks, @katgallow @PleagleTrainer. I remember Freemind and Xmind being a PITA to use, though that was some years ago.

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I see that Mindjet’s product is AUD 349, @kels_316, so they’ve immediately priced themselves out of consideration.

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Also, @mindmeister had THE best response to me pointing out the two-word name problem: Mononyms are a thing? We’ll fix it next code update.

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Also, @ApostrophePong recommended MindMeister the other day, with cloudy goodness. mindmeister.com/?r=6048

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Thanks, @kels_316 @EX_V19, for recommending Mindjet and Simple Mind respectively. Mindjet more limited on OS X I see. download.mindjet.com/www/pdf/MM15-C…

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Dear Lazytwitter, suggestions for simple and (ideally) free mindmapping software for OS X?

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@David_N_Wilson @troyhunt For me, Adobe because obviously, and Stratfor for their free newsletter. Safe enough.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 259: Another introspective calm before a storm” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/25… pic.twitter.com/rT6oEhtJjf

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@David_N_Wilson @troyhunt Ah good. I’m guessing Adobe was one of them? So many people got caught in that.

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@elronxenu On the second point, yes, we know Abbott’s views on same-sex marriage etc. “Man continues to hold same opinions” is a big yawn.

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@elronxenu Thanks. I’m not sure either. But I get the impression from various tweets that there’s some new RabbitArseHattery today.

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@elronxenu Before I click through, um, you seem to be suggesting that reading Bob Ellis will be helpful in some way?

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Oh FFS, what’s Crusader Rabbit done now?

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@bgzimmer @RNFutureTense As an aside, I’ve been enjoying your work on @lexiconvalley.

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@bgzimmer @RNFutureTense Oh. Of course you were. I am an arsehat. [Shuffles feet and whistles.] I’ll go away now.

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@David_N_Wilson @troyhunt Actually, there’s links within that par to blog posts with more details, but the colour “contrast” is hard to see.

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@David_N_Wilson @troyhunt Hmmm. There’s a paragraph on each breach, with the date and the kinds of data lifted. What would you like added?

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I have formed the opinion that @troyhunt is mostly not evil.

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@AbstractCode The what? Gawd. Let them suffer, I say.

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@David_N_Wilson The stolen databases often get posted on the web. @troyhunt adds the user IDs and email addresses to his database.

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@David_N_Wilson Yes. Please see the immediately preceding tweet, and its link to haveibeenpwned.com, for the work of @troyhunt

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Pleased to see that the only pwnage listed for me are the Adobe and Stratfor breaches that I already knew about. (Have I just jinxed it?)

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I see that @troyhunt has already added the AdultFriendFinder victims to haveibeenpwned.com, a mere 3,867,997 of them.

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“Members of AdultFriendFinder are screwed, but not necessarily in the way they might like” writes @gcluley grahamcluley.com/2015/05/adultf… Arf! Arf!

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“NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program”, reports @AP bigstory.ap.org/article/2fbd3e…

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rpy “to mine a block at current difficulty, the IBM 1401 would take about 5x10^14 years (about 40,000 times the current age of the universe)”

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rpy Wild and insane stuff mining bitcoins with punchcards on a 55 year old IBM 1401 mainframe (HT @decryption) righto.com/2015/05/bitcoi…

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“A State of Fear: What ISIS Is, and What It Is Not”, being an extract from David Kilcullen’s @QuarterlyEssay abc.net.au/religion/artic…

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Progressing the plan, such that it is.

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@joannejacobs Oh I always work on the train, usually quite productively. Alas, buses from Blacktown and beyond today.

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@joannejacobs Well, except for all the work bits. My plan to keep work in the working week has largely failed.

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Sun plan, draft: Sunday breakfast; train then bus to Wentworth Falls, planning en route; write for @zdnetaustralia; blog post; quiet night.

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Sunday. The quiet gurgling sound is your sense of self-respect draining away. Wave it a fond farewell. Sunday.

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