Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 10th, 2015

BrigadierSlog This a flight of carpeted stairs, looking down. Save yourself the trouble and just break your neck now pic.twitter.com/ulVX0XvEVT

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“Hermann Zapf, 96, Dies; Designer Whose Letters Are Found Everywhere” mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/art…

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purserj Miss 12 is asking what a “Kodak moment” is. Now also requiring explanation of what “film” is

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@_DaveKnowles Yeah, that did kinda ruin it, sorry. Maybe bookmark that tweet. We’ll come back o it once I’ve watched the series.

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The Mercury retrograde ends tomorrow, should anyone be planning around that.

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@_DaveKnowles I haven’t watched “Breaking Bad”, so that means nothing to me.

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Shoosh. I’m not allowed to talk about series two. twitter.com/Manic_Henry/st…

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And here is the spot in question. pic.twitter.com/C3S4NUazuG

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“This is your spot.”

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@safzoro Well, it’s a Starship song that caused all this. youtube.com/watch?v=K1b8Ah…

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Oh FFS, YouTube has just recommended a Jefferson Airplane channel for me. I blame that television drama series for that!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. Distributors got nervous that the punters wouldn’t understand what was going on.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Actually, just watching the trailer, avoid the “Blade Runner” edits with the voiceover. youtube.com/watch?v=KPcZHj…

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skwashd Thanks to this article I’ve decided to quit my job and become a motivational speaker - seanhamptoncole.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/how… *nods* /via @stilgherrian

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@SnarkyPlatypus And both present you with the problem of which edit to watch first.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. “Logan’s Run” is just interesting for the concept. “Blade Runner” and “Brazil” are important pieces of the art canon.

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@SnarkyPlatypus There’s more significant films you should watch in full before being allowed out in public.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Normally I’d berate you, but for “Logan’s Run” that’s probably sufficient, yes.

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In which @BenCuzzupe collects @rgcooke’s monologue about the Boomers into a so-called “Storify”. storify.com/BenCuzzupe/why…

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@whiteswine This would fit those criteria. More for gin than champagne though. pic.twitter.com/1Lo4vWLWKt

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There’s much more in @rgcooke’s little speech there. Worth reading in full.

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rgcooke Apart from the obvious (there aren’t too many ‘good jobs’ in Camden), it’s significant that NIMBYism applies to people too. Get off my lawn

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rgcooke Again and again in comments sections this suggested seachange comes up: “why don’t they move somewhere else? 60km out of the city”.

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rgcooke Part of why huge swathes of the media now sound like patronising uncle (or great uncle) at the BBQ. Explicit: the adults are back in charge

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rgcooke Those ‘Gen Y in the workplace’ articles: a constant expectation that young workers will commit to employers who view them as expendable.

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rgcooke Massive wealth increase *caused* by property boom has been used to press advantage. NIMBYism, super changes, political power. The works

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rgcooke Only have to look at stats on alcohol consumption, or footage of an old sporting event or concert to know that parsimony of the past is myth

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rgcooke Dovetails neatly with a very Australian wowserism. Look at the comments on lockout law articles, and they strike an almost identical tone

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rgcooke Doesn’t matter how many times stats show otherwise, Gen Y’s inability to buy homes is ascribed to a moral failing. ‘Good job’ means that too

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rgcooke Not only does its argument seem incredibly prescient about the media, the Boomer Ascendancy has since expanded to every facet of civic life

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rgcooke Combined with a real hatred of the young. Constant references to ‘going out’ and ‘lavish lifestyles’. Looking at a book like ‘Ganglands’ now

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rgcooke Comments sections under articles on first-home buying are such a uniquely Australian cultural artefact. Endless variations on ‘in my day’…

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“Feds have narrowed their search on at least one man in Chicago” re last year’s “Fappening” hack. nymag.com/thecut/2015/06…

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@PacketNetworks That’s a shame. I suspect the Russian thing made it seem more exotic than it was.

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It doesn’t sound like a good job if so many people keep saying you’re shit at it.

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Does Joe Hockey still have a good job?

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New blog post: “Talking digital detox on ABC @891adelaide”, 11 mins audio from earlier. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@whiteswine Nah, look, that’s over-full. You should just chuck a couple of bilbies in there and put it on spin cycle.

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WombatOnPatrol Wombat Wednesday. A wombat fears neither darkness nor solitude because she understands & accepts both.
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5at5 number 195: Firefighters vs the drone, stoner arms dealers, hackers, zippers, how to be a motivational speaker. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@whiteswine Thanks. Though those front-loaders are damn enticing…

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@garthk @891adelaide It’s part of my new strategy to derail whatever the interview’s plans were from the very start of the interview.

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I’ve just finished the radio spot. The stream is minutes behind for me, and I’m just listening back now.

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“We don’t need digital detox, but there is a need to rethink our relationship with technology” by @NatashaMauthner theconversation.com/we-dont-need-d…

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Shortly on ABC @891adelaide to talk “digital detox” digitaldetox.org campgrounded.org Listen at abc.net.au/adelaide/ or not.

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@dobes @morebento @NickEvershed Well, have you ever seen what @drearyclocks eats for lunch?

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@davidadonaldson @Ausflatfish @TrishHepworth Well in my case, I’m being the Sympathy Flounder, in solidarity with Treasurer Eleventy.

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@morebento @dobes @NickEvershed Look, it may be a while since I’m been in Adelaide, but I do know how the horse thing works.

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Sorry, you’re quite right, @anthonycole. Digital Detox®.

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Ten minutes to go.

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@Ausflatfish @TrishHepworth Well, it’s not really any of our business, the private relationship between a man and his flounder.

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This American “digital detox” holiday camp is hilarious. digitaldetox.org

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rnlrobinson My favourite piece of HTML code in a long time:

span style=”font-size: 11.9999990463257px

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“Want a job that pays good money? Join the immigration department!” draws @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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@neo_the_fat_cat No more stressed than usual, but maybe it’s just tiredness. Who knows.

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@engochick They’re not as amusing as that might be. It’s just the wrong parts of speech and suchlike.

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Hmmm. I’ve been making a LOT more typos lately, but words substituted for other words. Senility, I suppose?

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@noreasonspec @GordyPls I don’t mean to dismiss the story, but I don’t think we have any further details since yesterday morning.

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@noreasonspec @GordyPls Yep, tweeted when it first broke on Monday, and then the news stories yesterday morning. Haven’t followed it since.

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MikeRylander IDEA: Reporters who post “selfies” at scenes of crimes, especially shootings, don’t get to be reporters anymore. pic.twitter.com/wKp8ccgNjA

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deptofaustralia Politicians and wonks of Australia, I will be in Canberra on Monday. Now’s your chance to tell me I’m doing a great job and to keep it up.

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“Chinese tourists in North Korea throw sweets at kids ‘like they’re feeding ducks’” shanghaiist.com/2013/08/05/chi…

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Don’t worry, Apple device users, you are protected by the best* security systems. twitter.com/csoghoian/stat…

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@hicksfilosopher Well, look at the photo. “Needed to go” seems likely, given her young age and posture.

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Indeed, @shanghaiist has an entire section devoted to “Chinese tourists” and the bad reputation. shanghaiist.com/tags/chineseto…

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Not just in public, but “urinating in front of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok”. No wonder the Thai reaction is strong.

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“Image of young Chinese girl publicly peeing in Thailand sparks more debate”, reports @shanghaiist shanghaiist.com/2015/06/10/chi…

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Once the Australian parliament has finished its inquiry into wind turbine syndrome, perhaps it could tackle unicorn underpants.

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@nicchristensen @mumbrella Except that it’s a real TVC for a real product, which the SMEGs want us to make go… what it is…? Viral. Sigh.

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“How to Make a Fragrance Commercial” youtube.com/watch?v=m33YjR… HT @mumbrella, was it?

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Well, what with computer problems this morning, and dinosaur problems this afternoon, and now a headache, today has been a complete success.

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@RaniaG Well, he shouldn’t be too much longer. Or she.

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The phrase “He shouldn’t be too long” is always true. He shouldn’t be. Doesn’t mean he won’t be. Meaningless weasel words.

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When do you think @BuzzFeedOz will decloak and reveal they’re really @abcnews skunkworks?

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Because I am the obvious person to ask for ideas if you spend too much time online… at 1615 ACST / 1645 AESTtwitter.com/MichaelSmyth_/…8d

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@NickEvershed I think @leslienassar should be brought into this, because obviously.

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@NickEvershed Indeed. Mind you, if someone’sac count isn’t hidden then you can still see who their followers are, show last 100 tweets.

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@NickEvershed Mind you, there’s privacy implications for the account holder’ friends who might send DMs they wouldn’t otherwise send.

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@NickEvershed If you do this, please let me know. I’ll put it into my UTS lecture that includes this stuff.

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@safzoro 37? Or 34? Where are we going here?

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@FruzsE Isn’t it just! Good work, @BuzzFeed, good work indeed.

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So true, this. Space can hide many sins, eh Cory? twitter.com/deejbah/status…

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@FruzsE When MH17 was shot down, @BuzzFeed was one of the first six with journalists on the ground. They’re doing some great work.

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@FruzsE @BuzzFeed I don’t know, sorry. I’ve only half been paying attention.

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Oatmeal Super excited to try out this new FleshLight I got off Ebay! pic.twitter.com/zVvOBLMgmy

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“Experts Say Russians May Have Posed As ISIS To Hack French TV Channel” reports @BuzzFeed, but the issue is the hack. buzzfeed.com/sheerafrenkel/…

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I remember the last time I accidentally docked to a space station. The airlock opened wrong. The goats went everywhere.

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The news story on how Islamic State hacked the Soyuz TMA-15M and “seized control” of the International Space Station in 3… 2… 1…

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FFS, guys, this isn’t rocket sc… ohtwitter.com/planet4589/sta…Pq

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“These do not work. This is not how humans learn. We’ve forgotten about the entire world of education, but we’ve found clip art.”

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On @lady_nerd’s advice from last week, I just Googled “information security awareness posters”. Oh dear.

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@cheshireb I would never make you do such a thing.

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@garthk @mpesce OK, I like where you two are heading with this. I shall blog these tonight, and see what else we can gather.

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RadioNational 30 ships sunk with the loss of 654 sailors. The untold story of the merchant navy in WWII. ab.co/1L0bMn0 pic.twitter.com/mZo8r48l5N

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@TrishHepworth @Ausflatfish Also, I’m not selling anything. Because who would buy it?

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Getting dangerously close to being able to start productive work.

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PSyvret Ooops: Westpac–Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment falls 6.9% in June from 102.4 in May to 95.3 in June

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VeryShortStory I found an old photograph of us while cleaning out the attic. We looked so happy together then. It made me want to dig you up and apologize.

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@TrishHepworth @Ausflatfish I am the Sympathy Flounder, in solidarity with Treasurer Eleventy.

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They’re reading “Dear Zoo” by Rod Campbell, @BundyB, and not there’s a song. With clapping. pic.twitter.com/fMNmQepu36

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Yes, thank you to all the “helpful” people who’ve pointed out that it’s not Tuesday. Nevertheless, it is storytelling day. And they shriek.

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Ah, I’d forgotten that Tuesday is storytelling day. There is much the shrieking of delight of the children.

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I’m guessing Joe realises that Crusader Rabbit needs to look decisive, and is probably already counting to Eleventy in his head.

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Bacon and egg roll and a coffee $5.50 yes why not. And then to the library.

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@akent @henaredegan @nickmaher Ah, it’s just be for the spookiness then. ;)

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@paulkidd I have it on good authority that you’re not the only one. I should demand royalties.

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@nickmaher @henaredegan I’m guessing Samsung want that flag so they know it’s the right phone model etc?

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@nickmaher @henaredegan Thank you, gentlemen. I didn’t think it sounded like a stunt you’d pull, Nick. :)

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@jturner_ibrs @whiskysec Yeah, James has the advantage of knowing my feels in detail. Wait, what?

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@whiskysec @jturner_ibrs I think we’re in furious agreement. Target just needs to know “they” tried getting CAD files, not exactly who.

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@whiskysec @jturner_ibrs In fact, I seem to recall some statements to the effect that it was still important. This is about balance.

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@whiskysec @jturner_ibrs There’s nothing in any of the pieces I’ve written on this which says threat intelligence should be “ignored”…

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Today’s primary tasks involve typing and looking up facts on the internet. I have a bad keyboard and bad internets. Perfect.

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That seems to happen sometimes, just on 0900. I suspect some business starts up, hogging all the bandwidth on the nearest cell.

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I do so love* blowing out to 100-second ping times for 20 minutes. It is excellent* for my productivity.

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So 476, eh? Do you even sequence, bro? pic.twitter.com/5FRGh3HrVL

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I will join @dobes in this happy happy dance, @Qantas, because flying via DFW what the fuck even. twitter.com/dobes/status/6…

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American in America suggests arsehat treaty rules shock.

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“Bug bounties in crosshairs of proposed US Wassenaar rules”, writes @mike_mimosa threatpost.com/bug-bounties-i…

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Wed plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia, in Katoomba; break for lunch; MOAR WRITING; 1645 ABC @891adelaide; @5at5daily; return to @bunjaree.

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@juhasaarinen That’s the best suggestion I’ve received so far. It’s the only suggestion I’ve received so far.

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TechnicallyRon “THE”
“stop it”
“HILLS”
“merkel for the sake of fuck”
“ARE ALIVE”
“someone get me a drone” pic.twitter.com/w1H6FRcg79

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“Live A Little! Press Your Tongue Against These 10 Pictures Of Tongues” clickhole.com/article/live-l… pic.twitter.com/xXmWYrYsqA

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stils_laptop Fuck this shit.

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Hmmm. Now they’re back. Nevertheless, I think I will have to try scroun… I mean, crowdfunding a new computer. But what to offer as rewards?

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Good news! My computer is now allowing me to use the command and V keys at the same time. I can paste! Bad news! O, I and U have gone bad.

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“Australia, we need your help,” says Samsung. News of their washing machine safety recall needs spreading. samsung.com/au/washingmach…

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You need evidence that the CIA has gone rogue? This! “The CIA still won’t share bin Laden’s porn collection!” deathandtaxesmag.com/251624/the-cia…

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dobes @stilgherrian shuddup Stil

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lauraannaparker “These are not real journalists, Richard. They’re tech journalists. Do you really think they’d go to jail to protect a source?”

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FinancialReview @JoeHockey through the brush of the David Rowe @roweafr
facebook.com/media/set/?set… pic.twitter.com/qxeNIngWy1

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@kcarruthers I do like “Eleventy” for our Treasurer. Is that one of yours?

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@Andrew_Zammit I thought you might be with me on that one. Though hey, Lockheed Martin uses military jargon, who knew?

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Not me. I’m in the Blue Mountains today. twitter.com/nswpolice/stat…

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@piecritic Better make it a wearable, or we’ll get nowhere.

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@piecritic Only because an enormous effort went into that being the outcome.

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On a more serious note, @piecritic, I wonder how much stuff would break if we changed it. My suspicion is that it’d be of Y2K proportions.

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Oh how sweet. The Young Person™ thinks that anything could ever be better than the VT100 terminal. twitter.com/piecritic/stat…

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I am the Sympathy Flounder.

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It seems Joe is on “What Joe really meant to say” Duty, @ianstewi @R_Chirgwin, shovelling his own exhaust.

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R_Chirgwin [I’m wondering the same thing] RT @ianstewi: So who is on “what Joe really meant to say…” duty this morning.

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kcarruthers poor Eleventy trying to back out from his ill-judged comments re get a better job to buy a house, can’t waddle back fast enough

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Aren’t flounders, like, flat? pic.twitter.com/u4U7oWStJd

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Wed plan, draft: Urgent emails; write for @zdnetaustralia; break for lunch, Katoomba; 1645 ABC @891adelaide; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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badtom Wellington Beaufort scale, based on size of wind-borne material:
Dust
Grit
Melancholia
Gravel
Recycling Bins
Small Dogs
Shipping Containers

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Tuesday: “Is cybersecurity moving away from all the military language?” I hope so. zdnet.com/article/is-cyb…

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Wednesday. Spin the wheel. Go on, spin the wheel! What is your number? HAHAHAHA! You lose. Wednesday.

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