Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 30th, 2015

DrScienceCat Looks like everyone dies at 5 pm pic.twitter.com/RMZpw9N4ma

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Yeah sure, @sydneyswans, but look right here. What’s this all about? pic.twitter.com/gen7VKvPAy

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@thegrugq @ErrataRob I was just thinking that. Also, I could use a news story to distract from the arsehattery in AU this week.

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That is to say, I’m too lazy to drag out the Budget papers to see whether “$22.2M funding” is what it’s always been, or more, or less.

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Soapy just announced $22.2M funding “for 97 orgs to support and develop professional Indigenous visual arts.” Chocolate rations up or down?

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@jplonie Open both bottles now. The Rolling is quite acceptable, and the Block 50 will need maybe half an hour to breathe.

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What the MH370 story needs — what it’s ALWAYS needed — is far more ignorant and baseless speculation from 7000km away.

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@ChipRolley Chase, but don’t poke. That’d be the policy.

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GordyPls What in eight fucks is a suspected suitcase? Do you even journalism? Is it a fucking suitcase or not? twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/st…

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@posty Yeah, “ankle” on first reference, then work up to the actual c-word. The dynamic of this will be interesting, ‘cos part improvised.

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Hah. Like this is even a challenge. pic.twitter.com/WXuNJqoyc3

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The @Pozible rewards are skewing nicely towards “Malcolm Tucker” level content from me. pozible.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/4GT7o2QBbG

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Meanwhile, “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh” @Pozible campaign continues. 35% of Target One. pozible.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/o20LMvBfIz

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Anyway, tonight I’ll just relax and see what bits of the Edict I still want to use, then tomorrow a solid Full Moon media production day.

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@chifley_alison Well, a Pinot Grigio is a different beast entirely from a Sangiovese. Are Tuscan whites even a thing?

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Maybe my wine reviews should become a regular thing. I’ve already recorded Phil from d’Vine for the Edict this week.

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@monsieurarion Well, not a Spanish one. There’s a couple in Australia that are starting to get it.

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Yeah, that’s PRECISELY what a Sangiovese is about. Love and regret.

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Which is to say, you could down a couple bottles of this over lunch before you realised what you’d done. Love and regret in equal measures.

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This needs maybe 15 minutes to catch up with contemporary reality, but this 15-dollar Tuscan Sangiovese is exactly what it should be.

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Ah here we go. Nice ruby colour. Promising nose. Light, fresh berries, this DOES have the soft tannins. Slightly acrid palate, in a god way.

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Well, opening this bottle a having a sniff, it actually smells like wine. Excellent start, when compared with that Spanish shit.

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Having put that dreadfully dull wine aside, let’s see what this Tuscan 2012 Sangiovese can deliver. pic.twitter.com/KeEPWjwUgN

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@monsieurarion A tempranillo shouldn’t need that much, and character won’t magically appear.

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@trentyarwood That sounds like d’Vine. They’re lovely people.

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@juhasaarinen On reflection, it wouldn’t have been my first choice, but it’s acceptable, apparently. grammarist.com/usage/spoiled-…

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@bigbadave That was @virag064’s suggestion, pretty much. I don’t have all the makings here right now, so I’ll re-cap the bottle and move on.

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I’ve been spoiled this week, because Phil at d’Vine Cellars has a SEKRIT bargain that I’m not allowed to talk about.

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@virag064 Both your suggestions are fair. But it’s just a dull wine. Somebody has gone through the motions, but little more.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It’s lighter than a merlot. Which I suppose is your point.

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That is to say, it’s a seven-dollar non-vintage Spanish Tempranillo.

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This dull wine would be ideal for hosing down the patio or, in an hiking emergency, washing out infected cuts and abrasions.

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Non-vintage. Meh. Unremarkable deep red colour. No nose. “Red berry flavours”, yes, but lacking character. “Soft tannins? Where. No palate.

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Opening the seven-dollar Spanish Tempranillo because YOLO or Rule 34 or Shane Warne or something. pic.twitter.com/0IA4KuNslH

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dobes @stilgherrian just get absolutely fucked, and then get fucked again for good measure.

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“UK trade union takes legal action against Uber”, writes @thelaughingsub zdnet.com/article/uk-tra…

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@stringy This is true, perhaps, but even so.

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Drag0nista Meanwhile, in the parallel universe…. twitter.com/AndrewMarcus12…

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@MoviusC Ah, yes. I suspect you’re right. Multiple articles cover it. But where to point newcomers to the story? Rolling media’s problem.

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5at5 number 205: Hamburgers, satirical video, two kinds of racism, and yet more damning reporting on the F-35. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@MoviusC If you spot a better one, do let me know. I’m happy to improve my suggestions.

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I’m scrapping the first 17 minutes of “The 9pm Edict” podcast that I recorded Tuesday because it’s simply not angry enough.

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Non-Australians coming to the Adam Goodes saga late, here’s a fair summary from @GuardianAus theguardian.com/sport/blog/201…

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NITV Stan Grant tells how feels in @GuardianAus Now join Stan’s chat w Adam 9PM NITV bit.ly/1Iq58Af pic.twitter.com/DEwbxPCgKg

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@thegrugq Ah yes. People with a wholly different raft of personal problems. ;)

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WtfRenaissance Tiffany’s pingers had kicked in way before anyone elses. pic.twitter.com/jdbSlIRBhn

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Today’s News Word appears to be “flaperon”, because apparently it’s new to people.

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@ResignInShame Oh that’s rather handy. Though isn’t the dry to sweet axis upside down at one end?

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7NewsSydney View from 7 News helicopter of the Eastern Creek building on fire. 100 fire fighters are in attendance. pic.twitter.com/eRZrjnfGHu

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@R_Chirgwin @mahootna2 Let me know how it goes. My bush engineering isn’t exactly fresh knowledge

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@R_Chirgwin @mahootna2 Perhaps grind down the head of said screwdriver to a flat thing before glueing.

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@R_Chirgwin @mahootna2 $2 Shop jeweller’s screwdriver plus Supaglue.

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Weinstrategieentwicklung ist in Ordnung.

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@R_Chirgwin Just get a new screw. OPSM stores keep a random selection, will replace yours for a $5 donation to their charity box.

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Just received for my @Pozible campaign, the instructions “Please direct abuse to @NowhereBob, whale molester and dugong fancier.” Sure.

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@Greybeard3 @NowhereBob Oh cheers, yes, I just got the email. Thank you. Instructions received and understood.

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@wendy_harmer Cheers, Wendy. This writing and/or performing and/or media lark. What in God’s name possesses us?

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Perhaps listening to this venue’s classic Nick Cave playlist while doing all this is not the most sensible strategy.

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I read stuff like Stan Grant’s op-ed, look at my own and think — yet again — that I should just give up and go work as a dish pig or such.

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“… ashamed of the bastardised wreckage of a culture that we clung to. This wasn’t the Dreamtime. This was mangy dogs and broken glass.”

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“I can tell you what Adam must be feeling, because I’ve felt it. Because every Indigenous person I know has felt it.”

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Yeah, look, as people have been tweeting, Stan Grant is simply astounding on Adam Goodes today. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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New blog post: “Talking the ACSC cyber threat report on @1395FIVEaa”. 11 min audio from earlier. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@ericscheid @michaelneale Plans are one rate. This “as you need” is $10/GB block. And excess (if not on $10 blocks) is the nasty rate.

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Never a truer word was said about linguistics, eh? twitter.com/cafuego/status…

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@Gin_ev_ra It really doesn’t seem the same, though, does it.

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@cafuego Ah. You’re probably right.

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Currently playing: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “We No Who U R” youtube.com/watch?v=tjF57z…

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My God, that’s a good word.

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Weinstrategieentwicklung.

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Right. I’d better get the shopping done, and then get back to @bunjaree so I can work on the podcast.

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@jodiem @zdnetaustralia Thanks. It was my genuine reaction. I was looking forward to the report, and was disappointed.

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And I’m cybered out. I’ll post a recording of that later today on my website.

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Preparing to cyber up…

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This cyber chat on @1395FIVEaa should be any minute now. You may listen at fiveaa.com.au or, you know, not. It’s really up to you.

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@Telstra Thanks, Oliver. Nice to know that my brain remembered it correctly.

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@OzNigel I’ll post a full breakdown of the work required etc at the end, so it’ll be easier to judge then.

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@OzNigel This is pretty easy stuff, actually. Well, everyone’s concept of “easy” is different.

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@michaelneale I’m not across the fine details. I think it removes the entire “data pack” concept once you flip over. @Telstra can tell you.

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@michaelneale Effectively it means you just pay for mobile data in 1GB blocks as you need it.

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@michaelneale I’ve been using the new Telstra mobile data process for a couple months now, and it works as advertised. Much more sensible.

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@jeamland @SnarkyPlatypus The reference is completely lost on me. No neurons are firing in recognition.

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@Thetownlybomb Some things are universal, I guess. Sadly.

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@Thetownlybomb Indeed. :) Twitter has catapulted @davpope’s cartoon well outside its usual Australian political wonk audience.

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@Thetownlybomb What you’re not across, I’m guessing, is that the cartoon is about a political/sport issue in AU. The lion is a metaphor.

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@Thetownlybomb Imagine what you like. You seem intent on telling me what I think, rather than asking me.

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@Epigrammist Also, I think you’ll agree that it’s a significant video.

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Hah! Live radio strikes. I’ll now be doing the cybers on @1395FIVEaa at 1320 ACST / 1350 AEST. So in about half an hour.

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Very shortly I’ll be talking cybers on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide. zdnet.com/article/acsc-p… You may listen at fiveaa.com.au or not.

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Retweeting this important video because it’s important. “[How To] Use a Douche” (1 min 34 sec) youtube.com/watch?v=q-JMli…

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@_midofo_ Oh that reminds me… Hang on, where’s the link…

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Looks like I’ll be doing quite a bit of “Malcolm Tucker” level material. pozible.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/6NjylEHtdv

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Routine reminder: “The 9pm Urgent Hardware Refresh” @Pozible campaign is under way. pozible.com/edict2 pic.twitter.com/o20LMvBfIz

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@_midofo_ Correct. And what a fine specimen. (The fish is a good catch, too.)

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@thehuntinghouse Thank you. You’re quite right, of course.

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Oh God that was good.

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I’ll be discussing the ACSC cyber threat report zdnet.com/article/acsc-p… on @1395FIVEaa Adelaide 1245 ACST / 1315 AEST fiveaa.com.au

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “ACSC publishes first threat report, but… ho hum” zdnet.com/article/acsc-p…

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@BXGD Oh, that’s an interesting yarn, thank you.

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There was a lot of redundancy in my immediately previous tweet, wasn’t there.

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Dear Silicon Valley, there ARE worldviews other than “selfish libertarian white male douchebag”. Please try to remember this occasionally.

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Anyone who thinks that “sharing” involves charging people’s credit cards to borrow your stuff wasn’t brought up properly.

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“Stop calling it the ‘Sharing Economy; That isn’t what it is”, writes @thebrandbuilder olivierblanchard.net/stop-calling-i…

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James_Jeffrey “Reel her back in and make her apologise *properly*…” pic.twitter.com/w9Ai4OlosU

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@alexkidman The internet has failed everyone. Just look at it.

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@NuclearAnthro So do you always leave nukes just lying around in your back yard? Aren’t there planning laws and such?

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“Where are we headed,” asks @CSIROnews. According to the diagram, downhill fast? twitter.com/CSIROnews/stat…

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@manaz_d @crashplan If I worked from an office, or had a regular home, then yes, stage to NAS then dribble up would be the way to go.

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@manaz_d @crashplan Indeed. Remember, too, I live 1.5km into scrubland in a rural area, and have no permanent home as such.

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@manaz_d @crashplan … and I’m on hotel Wi-Fi or a 4G phone. I need to back up all that data right then. It’s the daily amount, not the seed.

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@manaz_d @crashplan The numbers don’t stack up for me. On a production day, I can generate 15 to 20GB of fresh data in the field…

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@NowhereBob @jeamland @Greybeard3 I don’t see why some sort of consortium couldn’t be formed.

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@dobes No, they’re holding up that wing fragment as a warning to Bronwyn Bishop.

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Thu plan, supplemental: While I hope to post that episode of “The 9pm Edict” tonight, I plan on not rushing it, so it may slide to tomorrow.

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Thu plan: Administrivia; errands & lunch, Katoomba; recording and post-prod of “The 9pm Edict” podcast; maybe @5at5daily in there.

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I like how @troyhunt intends to handle the Ashley Madison data for haveibeenpwned.com, should it become public. troyhunt.com/2015/07/heres-…

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nada_morrar You can’t make this up pic.twitter.com/uGw12nwsvm

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“A Programming Language For Robot Swarms” technologyreview.com/view/539761/a-…

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@PollHereford Well that raises a whole series of new questions.

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“Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini-Sub The SEALs’ Next Super Weapon?” foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/is-this-semi-a… That, or one hell sex toy. pic.twitter.com/39wdp1veGB

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@PointZeroOne @jeamland The QUALITY, you ill-thought-through illiterate dipshit!

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jeamland Look, I’m not saying you have to purchase personalised abuse from @stilgherrian but if you don’t you’re a wanker: pozible.com/project/197649

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These Harwyn Designer Pods are remarkable little beasties! harwyn.com.au HT @riskybusiness pic.twitter.com/vSpI0ipLCa

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@riskybusiness They look about the same size as an ABC Radio TARDIS, so yeah. Well spotted.

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@riskybusiness I’m thinking that @R_Chirgwin could eventually stash a couple into the scrubland here at @bunjaree. A long-term idea.

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SwiftOnSecurity “Boxes of emails” twitter.com/oliverdarcy/st…

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@dobes Nevertheless, I have a Gerry Anderson-style theme and launch sequence running through my head now. youtube.com/watch?v=E06cNv…

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Thank you to The 27. You know who you are. pozible.com/project/197649…

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@paulkidd Yes. To both, I suspect. Five years ago I heard about the Danish system, which works. zdnet.com/article/provin…

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“Turnbull’s transformers plan business access to YOUR GOV ID DATA”, writes @ssharwood theregister.co.uk/2015/07/29/tur…

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NewtonMark What kind of calibre of person needs to “work very hard” to not defraud the Commonwealth? twitter.com/annajhenderson…

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“Wing fragment possibly from MH370 found on remote island”, writes @PlaneTalking blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2… pic.twitter.com/8JnpIA3vUB

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@semibogan I shall. So much of @UTSEngage is new or recently-renovated. It’s pretty schmick. Don’t want to spoil it.

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RyanJohnNelson The gay agenda, right there. pic.twitter.com/1tGh4p18V8

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JohnBirmingham I know nothing about this! Nothing! pic.twitter.com/NRo60HG4Rv

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “ACSC publishes first threat report, but… ho hum” zdnet.com/article/acsc-p…

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@ZDNet Oh. That needs to be tagged as “The Full Tilt”.

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@JohnathanMulroo @violetblue @headhntr @davpope Why? What were you planning on saying? ARE YOU A CRIMINAL?

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@semibogan @UTSEngage But I only get the one lecture per semester! It all has to happen in 50 minutes.

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@CatBonfigliol I posted the ABC @936hobart interview instead. Longer. Better. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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So @UTSEngage is letting me lecture to first-jear journalism students again this semester. On 11 Sep. The fools. The fools!

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@violetblue @headhntr Oh, @davpope and I are Australians. We don’t do “free speech rights” here.

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Oh @davpope, @davpope, you crossed the streams… Well donepic.twitter.com/evZ5x5l8I0I0

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Thu plan, draft: Administrivia; errands & lunch, Katoomba; finish recording and post on “The 9pm Edict” podcast; maybe @5at5daily in there.

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Sunrise at Bunjaree Cottages. The phone’s camera doesn’t do justice to the subtle tones. pic.twitter.com/C6eDkkC48y

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Sounds like @Raytheon’s guy and others at want to go all Blackwater on the internet. I’m sure that’ll work out just fine.

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RealTimeWWII Allied bombers turned Hamburg into an inferno last night with 2,326 tons of incendiary bombs in “Operation Gomorrah”. pic.twitter.com/xtJOoJ975m

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AtlanticCouncil Why can’t companies do more to shoot back at cyber espionage? Baker-companies should be able to do more so sanctions can be imposed

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My next two retweets looks like they might go well together.

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Replace “commercial espionage” & “hack back” with equivalents for other alleged crimes. See how that sounds. twitter.com/CSMPasscode/st…

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@kevthecamel Ah. It’s been a very, very long time since a payroll was a key part of my world. Some 19 years now, I think.

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@joannejacobs I do not disagree with your assessment.

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“Malcolm Tucker” is edging ahead. Good. pozible.com/edict2 Ping @jeamland pic.twitter.com/7svabT1TGE

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Thursday. You were once sure there was some point to it all. Now you are sure there is not. They approve. Their Plan is working. Thursday.

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