Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 2015

gths The huge ever growing pulsating brain of Peter Dutton that rules from the centre of the ultraworld

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry Personally, I think the real issue is why this is even a worry, given our “robust standard of political debate”.

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry In practice, it usually turns out to be not that much of an improvement. Meh. Who CARES if a rude word gets aired?

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry If I say “Dunning-Kruger” at this point, will you get annoyed? This approach is known to be not good enough.

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry I thoroughly reject your assertion “easily”. It’s partial-word matching. It’s NOT easy. Hindsight is glorious.

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@piecritic @mwyres I just realised that you’re meaning you’d do it as machine learning / neural net, rather that a parser up front?

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@mwyres @BrigadierSlog Yeah, another case of the Scunthorpe Problem. Hard to predict what topical words might be recombined.

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@mwyres @BrigadierSlog Yep, and then is all comes down to false-positive rates, cost of lowering that, vs impact on in-studio workflow.

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@piecritic @mwyres Tweets are an “interesting” area. It’s new, obviously, but it also evolves fast.

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@mwyres @BrigadierSlog If I may be blunt, how much computational linguistics have you actually done?

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@BrigadierSlog @mwyres I did comp sci and linguistics way back, but recently did a masterclass on parsing tweets by @sgpulman.

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@mwyres “Doable” and “affordable” are different things.

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@mwyres @CameronWatt What you say about the plumbing is true. It’s easy. Except for the filter. That’s incredibly hard.

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@mwyres That’s the same problem, though. What “might” be a problem? I mean, “dog” is a perfectly good 3-character string, except when not.

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@CameronWatt @mwyres No, it’s nothing to do with the Twitter API.

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@mwyres No, it’s the issue of detecting what is and isn’t problematic. This is known to be a hard problem. Highly context-dependent.

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@PacketNetworks @mwyres Oh yes, all that idiot “moderation” software that was just dumb partial-word pattern-matches. Idiots.

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@mwyres Well it’s a different field of the data record. You’d have to choose to do it. But also, look up “The Scunthorpe Problem”.

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oliyoung WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA pic.twitter.com/NZNLLZow2s

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The problem with Crusader Rabbit talking about “fringe whingers” is that it got me thinking about “minge gingers”.

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We finally learn the real reason @LaTrioli knew how to take out a criminal at 3am. twitter.com/LaTrioli/statu…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The Internet of Things is a safety issue, and therefore a business risk” zdnet.com/article/the-in…

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geraintgriffith In his mind he’s the BBC’s Antarctic correspondent. pic.twitter.com/ZeKtao3Jl4

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Today we are all low-level officials of the Cambodian government.

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@leslienassar You know the answer to that question, and it includes an analogy related to farm animals.

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“He’s staying! No-bias Dyson Heydon slices his reasons deli-thin”, writes @JustinianNews theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Pleased that all The Good Seats for ‘The 9pm Edict’s Public House Forum’ are spoken for. publichouseforum1.eventbrite.com The Other Seats remain.

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More excellent* international diplomacy from random Australian cabinet members. twitter.com/Liam_Cochrane/…

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@mpesce You think I don’t
know this already?

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One wonders about so many things.

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deptofaustralia Peter Dutton says demonstration against Operation Fortitude was conducted by the Elder Gods wearing “people suits”. pic.twitter.com/HHDMJZUl7b

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5at5 number 221: Topless in Times Square, China’s artificial islands, Libertarians, Sugar Daddies, and IoT myths. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@19bk69 Huh? That’s it right there.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The Internet of Things is a safety issue, and therefore a business risk” zdnet.com/article/the-in…

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@jturner_ibrs @phbarratt Oh, I was thinking of things in another direction.

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@jturner_ibrs @phbarratt Well there’s a whole bunch of things that might fit into that category…

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@bryceroney Surely as acetate discs in a mahogany cabinet?

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phbarratt How would Brandis know what “a mind like a steel trap” looks like?

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@bubbiting @jan_regina Nothing is obvious at that hour of the morning.

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Wow, it’s all happening in America tonight.

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People really are quite remarkable.

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XLNB Who wore it better?

RT for alpaca. Fav for Beiber pic.twitter.com/EBaAn1704N

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia, just as my brain finally collapses.

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drearyclocks ‘We must crack down on immigration’ – a couple of blokes with the surnames Pezzullo and Quaedvlieg

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How can it be midday already?

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deptofaustralia All of the Twitter stars. twitter.com/sexenheimer/st…

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TheOnion Scott Walker Watches Candidates Emerge Shaken From GOP’s Female Experience Simulator onion.com/1KVoC1h pic.twitter.com/EAYKFA11tE

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EX_V19 The guy who got conned out of $65mil by an ex Khmer Rouge dictator to take 4 refugees is Tony’s pick for treasurer?

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davidadonaldson Operation Fortitude press release was sent to Quaedflieg and Pezzullo’s strategic comms adviser m.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order…

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@JLMusicTherapy @mch7576 Well that’s not much. Around $285 per employee.

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GreenJ

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Mon plan: Finish @zdnetaustralia column; scope server upgrade for client; @5at5daily; complete “The 9pm Edict” podcast, with luck.

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“Mr President, we must not allow… a border wall gap!twitter.com/BlogsofWar/sta…st

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@EconoGarry @fedupofpollys Oh. That’d be s depressingly mundane reason for them to look the way they do.

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So, the decision is in the pink bag that woman is struggling with? It’s a difficult decision? twitter.com/PoliticsFairfa…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, I got that one filling fixed. I told David we could skip the lecture about visiting every year, I’d take it as read.

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@mrowe You are. Personally and collectively.

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New blog post, slightly late: “Weekly Wrap 273: Security, dentistry, and technology” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/27… pic.twitter.com/MDfNYt1JFO

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jan_regina This church needs a new graphic designer pic.twitter.com/goNIVddZKw

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@virag064 I think it’d be poor form to steal from my host.

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Mon plan, draft: Tidy up; work as far through the running-late list of media objects as reasonable through the day; quiet evening.

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@leslienassar Ah yes. In the literature, this is known as “The Scunthorpe Problem”.

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Monday. You are to blame for everything. Everything. Monday.

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@frogworth @ben_hr @fbiradio @FourPlaySQ That would make sense. There were so many dramas around that licensing round.

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@frogworth @ben_hr @fbiradio I was station manager at Three D Radio, Adelaide 1994-95, and on the board of SACBA around that time.

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@ben_hr @frogworth @fbiradio “Everybody” in that licensing round was an aspirant for a long time. Successive governments took forever.

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BrianRathbone That awkward moment when you realize plastic dinosaurs are made of actual dinosaurs.

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Choose Trump, America. You KNOW it’s right. Dooo eeet.

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@ambiej That’s a great story. Good to see that you enjoyed destroying civilisation as we know it.

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Herewith, a link to the @nypost front-page story illustrated with @ambiej’s butt. twitter.com/ambiej/status/…

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Rephrased, “Should we have the right to remember things that actually happened?” twitter.com/peterjblack/st…

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@YingHaoLi Oh he has integrity! Look at how quickly he took responsibility and went on TV to reassure… oh wait.

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In which @leslienassar does rather passable Gilbert & Sullivan. twitter.com/WarWraith/stat…

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Partaking of the Pleasures of the Squid.

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SteeleSaunders Tough week coming up for the Australian PR industry after revealed that press releases do write themselves.

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Please read @NewtonMark’s tweet without imagining Blair riding a laughing hippopotamus at the end of each sentence. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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Soup is Truth.

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@IanWoolf Oh well in that case hackers will already have copies of your browsing history. Ask around The Dark Web (tm). ;)

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@vjwsydney @Bishop64 You’re not the first to have suggested that.

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geraldmellor UPF supporter: “I have no valid reasons to oppose a mosque in but something about Sharia law” pic.twitter.com/YKvW0r3NAX

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@dmorg78 @BernardKeane @iiNet Oh God, I gave up caring as soon as I sent my first tweet.

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@dmorg78 @BernardKeane According to a lookup, this apartment is on @iiNet through Drummoyne.

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@BernardKeane Well, that is true. Perhaps it’s some sort of collective hallucination.

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Well, @BernardKeane, there’s a significant “Doesn’t work” response there. I can’t be arsed figuring it out.

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Right, people. That smug @BernardKeane chap says the link in this tweet is not a 404 error. Please prove him rong. twitter.com/crikey_news/st…

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@BundyB @JohnBirmingham @ChuckTingle Well that’s looking like the best value thing you could ever buy for $2.94 ever.

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OliviaIllyria @newmatilda “by any chance”? It’s the first word in my bio, you pillock. Can’t wait for your next discovery. Is ice cold? Is night dark?

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@BundyB @JohnBirmingham @ChuckTingle I am not exactly an expert on the oeuvre.

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@JohnBirmingham @ChuckTingle “Fuck Lord of the Moon” is such an awesome title/job.

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Wow, the Giant Trapdoor Spider of Ceres must be out and about today. twitter.com/djmer1/status/…

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@jplonie Are you talking about Abbott or Brandis here?

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@ambiej Also, is “It’s coming!” appropriate in the circumstances?

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mandymcn How did Dutton’s office know it was “routine” if no one read it? twitter.com/DrHarryLime/st…

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@ambiej Cool. Having never been to New York, I hadn’t realise Times Square was still a “problem”.

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@ambiej Bold stuff. Well done. The story isn’t on the website yet?

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@eurhythmaniac @3wombats @paulkidd Yes, that’s right. One in 20 is 44%. [Nods.]

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@paulkidd Remember, 1 in 20 adult Australians is functionally illiterate. I’ve met an oil industry exec who faked it for decades.

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alistairjhogg A handy infographic that shows what happens in the hour after consuming kale juice. pic.twitter.com/4PcjnRaPkT

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Besides, this whole Cabbage-led Danger Force 5 series 3 (thank you, @glengyron) situation is unfolding quickly. Well, unravelling.

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I have decided that “The 9pm Edict” podcast will be finished and posted tomorrow. Shouldn’t work idiot-late when I start early tomorrow.

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@phbarratt @MikeCarlton01 I was speaking metaphorically, of course.

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@phbarratt @MikeCarlton01 Well Morrison has proved to be the best at making the trains run on time

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@swearyanthony @paulkidd And not just the Cabbage’s list, either.

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Meanwhile, it pretty much has to be Cabbage Down by Tuesday lunchtime, yeah?

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Operation Fortitude was one of the “national security-related things that could be announced weekly”. I’m looking forward to more of these.

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deptofaustralia It’s Christmas for home insurance companies, carjackings, and stabbings. twitter.com/australiandr/s…

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@faully33 @AussiePeteC Apparently there’s some sort of thing, the antlernet or somesuch, where you can look shit up and stuff. Worth a try.

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@R_Chirgwin Personally? Or faxing out a telegram?

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Christ, this is going to take fuckin’ forever. twitter.com/mgherman/statu…

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Has the Cabbage for Immigration and Border Protection actually fronted the media yet? Or is it still all “a spokesperson for”?

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@dodgyville @NewtonMark Not my invention, But he was dubbed the “Freedom Commissioner” by Brandis, and “Boy” because of lack of experience.

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deanog No Ragrets pic.twitter.com/0NhQwjRLlR

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@jonseymour It’s both. The routine operations were previously carried out by another organisation. First time they were done by ABF.

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@CompleatCunt A “presser” is a press conference, linked to, happened Friday. The press release is a document, of course, issued earlier.

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@rhysam (That said, the first field operations by a brand-new paramilitary organisation do deserve ministerial attention.)

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@rhysam Wait. So we’re making an argument for more centralised micro-management now? Don’t we want Abbott to relax the sphincters a bit?

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@perrynfowler Then you have a reason to listen to the podcast tonight. :) But note that I said ‘not terrible’ and ‘performance’.

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ABF Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg’s presser from Friday isn’t a terrible performance, actually. abc.net.au/news/2015-08-2…

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@hereforthehops @NewtonMark Don’t hold back now. Tell us what you really think.

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@moylecroft @NewtonMark Given that his two medals are automatic issues for long services, that’s be a step up.

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@swearyanthony @phbarratt @NewtonMark Oh, that’d be one of the AFP deployments then, East Timor or Solomon Islands or something.

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@NewtonMark They’re medals related to his police service. For full dress, it’s all medals awarded, not just those in the current job.

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@phbarratt @NewtonMark Australian Police Medal and National Medal on his left. Dunno the other. This was a formal photo on launch day tho.

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@MuppetString Which is pretty standard stuff for someone who’s been operating at the levels he has been.

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@mjos_crypto That’s one impressive hat. The epaulettes are rather special also.

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@Retrovertigo @gths Yeah, it does have a distinctly aviation fee about it.

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@cefiar They’d be the Australian Police Medal and the National Medal on his left. Don’t know the other one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Qua…

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@MuppetString Um, since the ABF has only just been formed, Quaedvlieg’s medals would be from previous service elsewhere.

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These Australian Border Force uniforms. They look like… what? Danish railway inspector? Junior Luftwaffe officerpic.twitter.com/s6SePe10roro

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Well, fellow Australians, this is reassuring*. twitter.com/TheEconomist/s…

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Opening the podcast script file to begin work. The first thing I see is the sentence: “Give me the benefit of your rough justice, Soapy!”

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Or, @PlaneTalking, “The Boeing 787, a pressured tube a row of even bigger perforations down each side.” twitter.com/PlaneTalking/s…

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Sun plan: As previously advised. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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brandoncrandon Still the best Twitter exchange on this webpage pic.twitter.com/xxnR7jG7Ob

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GordyPls tfw you remember there was one last thing you were meant to read before you left for the day. pic.twitter.com/STGqqkiWsw

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@BXGD Damn. And I thought that was MY job.

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SwiftOnSecurity It’s that time of night the Australians get on Twitter and just start complaining about the people they voted for.

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@BXGD You’re kinda putting me off listening to it now.

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@claudeyoung Also, a big “HI there!” after a gap of a few billion years, give or take.

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Helm: open-source virtual analogue synthesizer, runs as a VST/AU/AAX plugin on Windows, OS X, Linux. bedroomproducersblog.com/2015/08/08/mat… HT @claudeyoung

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zackwhittaker People who go to Burning Man are the kinds of people who’re “big on Imgur” or “verified on Google+.”

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“Ashley Madison database stolen by lone female who worked for Avid Life Media”, by @officialmcafee ibtimes.co.uk/john-mcafee-as… HT @Mikenicholls88

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@19bk69 @carolduncan @stufromoz Now I’m confused. I am referring to this fool here. twitter.com/purserj/status… IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU.

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My God, those Chinese are cunning! twitter.com/Tim_Beshara/st…

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thegrugq Give the hungry ghosts what they really want: porn, sex toys and condoms. twitter.com/CreatorsProjec…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @ataraxite Who the fuck would want to live in Zetland?

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“Dutton’s office ignored Border Force briefing”, reports @SkyNewsAust skynews.com.au/news/top-stori…

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@carolduncan @stufromoz Some fool recently suggested that you and I should make wireless together, Ms Duncan.

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@carolduncan They’re pork sausages, you know.

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Right, I’m going to improve proceedings by inserting a couple of sausages into things.

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Look, @SnarkyPlatypus @stufromoz, “soya milk” is pretty high on the list of Things Which Are Not Actually Milk.

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@Steve_Lockstep What you need is some sort of satellite-based energy beam that could pinpoint your iPhone in bed.

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Here is a reference image for @paulkidd and @stufromoz. pic.twitter.com/u6PwyHON0l

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@stufromoz @paulkidd I’ve addressed part of this issue in an earlier tweet. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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See, the think about cake, @SnarkyPlatypus, is that they ice them. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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@BXGD @SnarkyPlatypus @stufromoz You could also make a cat out of Project Runway and some cables.

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@kels_316 All photos are real. Especially on the internet.

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“Hello. We’re here to help.” pic.twitter.com/Dz0C9uQ1Kg

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@SnarkyPlatypus @stufromoz Any supermarket, and most $2 shops and convenience stores, and every phone-seller’s stall, have them. But pants.

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@juliemela It’s my philosophy not to be philosophical.

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It’s a long way to the Moon.

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Seriously, there’s enough iPhone/iPad cables lying around here to reach the Moon and back Which was probably Jobs’ plan all along.

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Pro Tip: The best* way to discover that you’re catsitting in an all-iOS household is to break your only micro-USB phone cable.

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Only two Good Seats left for ‘The 9pm Edict’s Public House Forum’ recording on Sat 12 Sep. publichouseforum1.eventbrite.com pic.twitter.com/bHktBJ2b8B

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However did we understand anything before we had Julian Assange to explain it to us?

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