Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 21st, 2015

manwhohasitall ALL MEN! This season it’s all about camels, neutrals, guilt and sleek lines. Fill up on healthy Alpaca Sprouts. Invest in YOU.

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@trevorlong Yep, lack up upload speed here makes it impossible to do video links live.

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@marshontap I’m sure @dobes was caring about the more delicate sensibilities of some of our readers.

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@trevorlong It’s 6Mbps here now. 25Mbps by 2018 is better than zero increase before the fibre at 100Mbps or 1Gbps in 2025.

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@trevorlong Thanks. I wasn’t planning to write for @zdnetaustralia, but FFS, if we’re going to whinge re NBN, pick the right things, right?

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@karinakeisler I’ve already braced myself for the “claque of cud-munching cretins”, I think someone may have called them today. ;)

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@nz_liam @zdnetaustralia Indeed. But it’s now impossible to unravel Labor = fibre = waste vs Coalition = copper = slow politicisation. :(

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I’d always thought Tory Hunt was his drag name… twitter.com/troyhunt/statu…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “Yes of course the NBN is buying copper, but so what?” zdnet.com/article/yes-of…

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CoconutsBangkok Thailand plans new unit to curb online dissent after 150k sign petition opposing single gateway
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“Russia is Proving Why Nuclear-Tipped Cruise Missiles Are a Very Bad Idea”, only tangentially about Russia. defenseone.com/ideas/2015/10/…

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@NicoleWill100 @twistartupsaus I wasn’t invited. But in any even I’m busy in infosecland this month.

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@semibogan The other order is traditional. With an optional gun-based mass murder in between.

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@NicoleWill100 @twistartupsaus Heh. That was the plan, since I’d not been at the event. And “pivot” is the compulsory verb (sigh).

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@johnthelutheran I just get frustrated when people screech “Why isn’t the media calling him a murderer?” before anyone’s even charged.

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@johnthelutheran I did consider rewording that for that very reason, but got lazy.

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@johnthelutheran Well, police can’t assign blame, neither the media, if sub judice, unless you’ve forgotten your criminal law?

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This… this is just astounding. One woman’s 1000+ messages from “stalkers, pervs & crazies.” H@semiboganantwitter.com/mia_matsumiya/…Q1

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I like the unpredictability of @HumansOfThis, and that Mr Molk isn’t just making obvious choices.

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I am becoming more and more intrigued by the Humans of Twitter podcast. @HumansOfThis itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/hum…

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I can’t resist.

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This… this is something created by the British government to reassure you. Or somethingpic.twitter.com/Okjx3CLh2a2a

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What the actual fuck is going in here, Britain? twitter.com/DWP/status/656…

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@smidgey Yep, a great picture to brag about, that one.

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I’d always though those house-arrest ankle things were a little less showy, but there you go. twitter.com/collypops/stat…

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@Pollytics @mpesce @twistartupsaus There was a lot of scary in the studio, including some classic Roland analog synths.

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LucyXIV when ur special little man use the big boy potty by himself pic.twitter.com/Vl4e4Og5xC

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phbarratt There is a technical term for the self-indulgent notion your policies are too courageous for the Parliament: “Wank”.

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That took all of 90 seconds to draw, photograph, and upload.

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Well, @mpesce, if your audience can’t top this amazing pic of @TurnbullMalcolm on a stegosaurus, they’re useless. pic.twitter.com/59o4zVrNPs

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@GreenJ As an aside, I approve of your recent mention of Burchett.

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GreenJ Just a small note of caution: Breakfast Club and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome were also released in 1985. This could get ugly.

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@GreenJ I understand that They can be most persuasive.

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denialvibes “Oh no, we’ve used up all the logical functions and we’ve still got one button left over.”

“Fuck it. ‘Potato’.” pic.twitter.com/54rXC617Gp

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Dear @GreenJ, may I draw your attention to this conversation from only three days ago? abc.net.au/radionational/… twitter.com/GreenJ/status/…

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@LightheartedDan @goldsbie Gawd. I think I’m both laughing and crying.

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Oh dear God, I need wine. I am stealing some of @R_Chirgwin’s wine. That is definitely not a crime or a sin or anything like that.

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@dobes The 9am Tomorrow Morning Futurist.

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@LightheartedDan @goldsbie The scary thing is, we’re only going to see more and more of that as time goes on.

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goldsbie A friend from high school moved to Germany and became a history teacher. He has the best Facebook updates. pic.twitter.com/6WVOYqg9PG

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@JohnDobbin Heh. Exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @teegstar Well that would indeed, be a utopia, obviously. But we didn’t touch upon music.

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YES ALRIGHT I TOOK PART IN A BACK TO THE FUTURE STORY I AM A HYPOCRITE SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.

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I see that @teegstar didn’t run with the more dystopian parts of my prediction. ;) abc.net.au/news/2015-10-2…

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In which me (and others) put our 30-year predictions on record, to be proven wrong later. abc.net.au/news/2015-10-2…

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@GreenJ So we’re already there. This will save billions.

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@alankerlin I used to think that. And then I looked more closely at the projects for how long it’d really take. I changed my mind.

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@alankerlin That was the problem. Whether the current plan is the solution is a separate question.

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@alankerlin The “original project” wasn’t being delivered. You’re saying that people on 6Mbps can’t get 25Mbps in 2017, but wait longer.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, @zdnetaustralia will have those numbers. But it IS in Estimates this week, plus many announcements.

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@alankerlin Yeah, you’ve missed the point. It’s not about you tiny few already there. It’s about how to get something for everyone else.

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Wow. Five of the 10 items on the @zdnetaustralia carousel are about the NBN. zdnet.com (If you have “EDITION: AU” selected.)

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Yes of course the NBN is buying copper, but so what?” zdnet.com/article/yes-of…

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@CosmicRami @R_Chirgwin @ChrissieM That’s a great piece, but I don’t understand how this explains the camera thing.

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I also love how the red of a waratah utterly confuses camera sensors. I assume there’s intense UV in there too.

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I’m always amazed by how long waratah flowers last. This is the same @bunjaree waratah I photographed weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/4pGgaysP6b

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TheMediaTweets Are there any historical records showing how people celebrated ‘Back To The Future 3’ on 2 September, 1885? Would be interesting to compare.

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So for a new avatar, an image by @Brian_Skerry that sums up exactly how I feel this afternoon.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains cud-munching and a bad man.

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Oh here we go.

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@ddowza Thanks. I’ll drop into ParlView shortly. It’s handy having the video scroll-back available.

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This is not a comment on Turnbull’s NBN vision or anything. I’m speaking purely about Question Time tactics. Turnbull is better prepped.

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I’m watching people tweet from Question Time, rather than the video feed, but Shorten trying to go Turnbull on the NBN? Such an own goal.

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… I typed this exact sentence into m@zdnetaustraliaia column. (2/2pic.twitter.com/qm1zSMO4k1k1

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Hah! At the exact moment @joshgnosis tweeted this tweet about Burnt Fagend… (1/2twitter.com/joshgnosis/sta…Fq

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Of course, this is all getting my column written to deadline. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE.

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Ah Google, I knew you wouldn’t fail me. You know my favourite unit of velocity! pic.twitter.com/TXWS9Gcu8n

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@joshgnosis Maybe we should ask him what that is in inches.

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Further to my point that 1800km of NBN copper isn’t very much at all, consider this number. twitter.com/penrithcouncil…

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@penrithcouncil Thanks very much, that’s exactly what I need.

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It is time to close down Twitter. twitter.com/TrainLinkWest/…

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This one is exceptionally good, because you can make it look like you’re concerned about unknown risks. twitter.com/cafuego/status…

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Anyone have some good advice for how @SnarkyPlatypus can sabotage a dreary corporate project and blame someone else? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@pandymonium01 Exactly, @SnarkyPlatypus, and I’m sure that other with more corporate experience can give you some tips here.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, look, obviously a certain amount of plausible deniability is required here, but that’s a fun challenge in itself.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Sabotage it. They’ll give you a new project.

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@mpesce @franksting @scale_investors Use carbon monoxide. You can make it look like an idling truck was parked too close to aircon intakes.

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@mpesce @franksting @scale_investors There’s a gas for that. And, since a recording studio is well-sealed, another gas if it all goes wrong.

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@franksting @mpesce @scale_investors Why thank you. It was certainly a fun recording session, and I think that came through.

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@SuthShireCncl Hi. A random question for a story I’m writing today. What would be the total length of all the streets in your LGA?

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@MarrickvilleNSW Hi. A random question for a story I’m writing today. What would be the total length of all the streets in your LGA?

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@penrithcouncil Hi. A random question for a story I’m writing today. What would be the total length of all the streets in your LGA?

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@buddhawilliams Ah, thank you. I was aware, but had forgotten, so the heads-up is useful. [Adds item to to-do list.]

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s_bridges Bjorn Goneborg 9news.com.au/national/2015/…

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“Joe Hockey quits: how the man who could have been prime minister crashed and burned”, writes @tonyowright smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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@Lobes Thanks, I’ve added @TasmaniaPolice into the stream.

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Nothing from @VictoriaPolice or @WA_Police that I can see, though WA has an “incident” … twitter.com/ColliePol/stat…

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Mocking multiple state police forces. This will end well.

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Wed plan, revised: Write for @zdnetaustralia; document client project status; pre-production for “The 9pm Edict” podcast; quiet evening.

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Mind you, @nswpolice has the worst police force Back to the Future tribute ever. It’s like they’re not even trying. twitter.com/nswpolice/stat…

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It seems to be some sort of disease infecting the nation’s police forces. A “corruption”, if you will… twitter.com/SAPoliceNews/s…

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OK, this movie celebration day is getting out of hand. twitter.com/QPSmedia/statu…

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rpy Like you wonder if we live in a dystopian society then you pull in to a servo and every pump is blaring government propaganda on repeat

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rpy I’m against capital punishment but surely something can be done about whoever decided government free trade ads should play at petrol pumps

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martyvis Icon designers, give the blue green algae some love! pic.twitter.com/KHzX5bSpKz

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So there’s this. Among what demographic, @HaroldParkHotel? twitter.com/HaroldParkHote…

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@19bk69 @DrRachie It’s possible you have the details slightly wrong. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_humo…

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jsweeney_ibrs “If your network team is holding you back… vmware has ways of helping you with that.”  Was that veiled threat? I hope so! ;-)

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Why yes, @vealmince, this is the stuff. youtube.com/watch?v=GXfksK… (Also, how crude was Fast Forward’s production work then.)

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JohnJohnsonson Joe Hockey, who charged taxpayers $200,000 to stay in his wife’s apartment, is leaving parliament complaining that healthcare is too cheap.

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@CosmicRami That’s a different thing, of course. A leg-opener is/was a sweet high-alcohol drink to buy for girls.

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Do people still refer to “leg-openers”? I could imagine it being decidedly unsound to do so these days.

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I feel sick all of a sudden.

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“Malcopops” sounds like a cheap sweet’n’sickly leg-opener for teenagers. Oh wait.

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I will make this a regular element in “The 9pm Edict”. Like the dog-bark whenever I mention Christopher Pyne woof. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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“Sydney to Brisbane and back: NBN has 1,800km of copper to last five months”, writes @dobes, more politely than me. zdnet.com/article/sydney…

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As an aside, I have the word “fraudband” muted in Twitter to avoid these people. They offer nothing to the debate except mindless tribalism.

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I know I’ll have stirred up the fibretards with all that. That claque of cud-munchers who squawk “fraudband” while offering no alternative.

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@scott_thewspot Maybe this. Maybe that. All these maintenance decisions are made by techs in the street. However they do it, they need wire.

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@scott_thewspot I haven’t read last night’s Hansard yet. And won’t unless I’m commissioned to do so. I’m just opining on this 1800km idiocy.

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This too. When NBN Co got to a street and saw that the copper was shit, they’d fix where needed. THIS WAS THE PLAN. twitter.com/purserj/status…

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Of course, if we had a few politicians with skills in, say, science or engineering, rather than just shouting slogans at fellow students…

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See, people? Do some calculations. Numbers get big very quickly when everything gets multiplied by 10,000,000. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

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This isn’t aimed at @bengrubb, of course. He’s just the messenger. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Once more, people are screeching about the NBN from a position of knowing fuck all about how a network is built, or about arithmetic.

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@michaelneale This is my whole point. 1800km of copper is fuck all in the context of a 10-million premises network (or whatever it is).

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@michaelneale As the networks is maintained, a circuit is assembled from whatever pairs of wires are free on the cables.

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@michaelneale Copper goes three-pair premises to bollard thing, N-pair to another bollard thing, bigger N-pair to exchange.

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@egadheg @bengrubb Note that I said “maintenance”. You don’t buy a new car when the tyres need replacing.

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@egadheg @bengrubb To replace copper with fibre, you also have to replace the equipment at both end, not just string one new cable.

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There’s about 300m of copper just for @bunjaree’s Internet of Trees alone. One customer. pic.twitter.com/YbK8pvEEaI

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So here’s a “from memory” data point. 2500km of streets in just one district of Sydney. twitter.com/zerogeewhiz/st…

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In a typical year of maintaining @Telstra’s copper network, how much cable would be used?

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I have a question tho. 1800km of copper cable is what proportion of the entire copper network? Every street in Australia? 1800km seems tiny.

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“NBN Co buys 1800 kilometres of copper to make Malcolm Turnbull’s fibre-to-the-node network work”, writes @bengrubb smh.com.au/technology/tec…

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Wed plan, supplemental: I’ve decided to pull back the pace for today, which was originally a day off, ‘cos Fri-Mon will be intense.

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Wed plan: Document client project status; errands and lunch, Katoomba; pre-production for “The 9pm Edict” podcast.

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For the right deal, I’ll not only sing a Veronicas song, I’ll also dress appropriately. Or t.A.T.u. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Should any international 5-star hotel chain wish to film me trashing one of your suites while singing, have your people contact my people.

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That @onedirection tweet got 29,000 retweets within the first 15 mins. A fan network distributes a 3-minute ad for a hotel chain for free.

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This is an astoundingly well-crafted pop song and video. But then it bloody well should be. Also, product placement. twitter.com/onedirection/s…

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DVAAus Today marks the 23rd anniversary of Australia’s peacekeeping involvement in Somalia. More at awm.gov.au/unit/U60684/ pic.twitter.com/27FY6gphOC

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Comd_1st_Bde Some of our new unmanned ground vehicles being used on Ex Predators Run @AustralianArmy pic.twitter.com/H8fHP3IoRF

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@GreenJ It approaches the Emerald City, but it has bypassed my SEKRIT Mountain Eyrie. twitter.com/BOM_NSW/status…

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@candeira @charltonbrooker Sorry, I’m a bit slow today. Of course it is.

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@candeira We’ve added Brooker into the name? When did this happen? I’m assuming it’s @charltonbrooker?

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What or who is “Dunham”?

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If I judge your comments on the twitters correctly this morning, apparently there is something worse than fucking dogs.

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ASPI_org Head over to @GuardianAus for an except from Robert Macklin’s new book on the future of the Australian military bit.ly/1XiEUtj

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haydencooper Farewell Mr Hockey. pic.twitter.com/fPGTcJzKz5

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LucyPerryCEO “Though shalt not mess with women’s reproductive rights.” Fallopians 9:29

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Wed plan, draft: Document client project status; errands and lunch, Katoomba; produce “The 9pm Edict” podcast. That sounds like a long day.

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@disassociated Actually, disregard that. I’m just confused ‘cos the narrative flips from 90% to 99% and back without much signposting.

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@disassociated Apart from that, it’s a useful reminder. I usually express it as a median salary in AU putting you in the one percent.

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@disassociated Your first sentence should surely say “ninety-nine percent”, not “ninety percent”?

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havyatt If the price offered is an online price with no cash payment option a card surcharge breaches component pricing
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“Man who fomented surcharge outrage says “ban” makes it worse”, writes @DrummondShaun smh.com.au/business/banki…

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In which I describe Turnbull’s task as riding a stegosaurus to which he’s given stimulants. soundcloud.com/user-975935464…

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@Dator5 @jeamland It’s the best offer so far today, but then it’s not even 0900 AEDT yet.

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This is good life advice. Especially right now. twitter.com/lydia_petze/st…

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Why does my Google Images Search history have “tiger sex costume” at the top?

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I’m… I’m a little turned ontwitter.com/jeamland/statu…aT

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It would appear that @mpesce has posted his latest podcast, despite the fact that I’m in it. twitter.com/mpesce/status/…

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Wednesday. Careful, it will uncoil if you don’t hold it tightly, and that could cause a fissure. Wednesday.

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