Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 2nd, 2015

StanCarey Eminent linguist David Crystal offers one-word reaction to accent story (‘bollocks’) and elaborates helpfully: david-crystal.blogspot.ie/2015/10/on-one…

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@voltagex @letsencrypt Maybe. It’s a low-traffic site, but it’s the one where I want to consolidate the money stuff. I hate SSL.

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@voltagex Oh God, yes, I still haven’t fixed that. Thanks for the reminder.

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3. I’m recording a new episode of “The 9pm Edict” on Wednesday evening now, and there’s likely to be a surprise at 2100 AEDT.

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2. Me at @zdnetaustralia: “DataStart isn’t innovation, it’s just a lame reality TV clone” zdnet.com/article/datast… (I hope I’m wrong here.)

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1. There’s a new series of the “Corrupted Nerds” podcast, so you should listen, and tell your friends. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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OK, I’m exhausted from this constant pain, so I’ll pimp my wares, and then collapse. There are three things…

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@manaz_d You shouldn’t have long to wait.

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@manaz_d Yes, experts are quite easily spooked. They’re so focused on their work, they’re easily startled by sudden noises.

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@manaz_d Experts in the back yard at night, eh? You shouldn’t leave food out, it’ll only encourage them.

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@R_Chirgwin You can’t live in silos. Harvest time, they pour all the grain in, and you’d get crushed.

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@manaz_d Which would make it a brown rat. The head is completely the wrong shape for an antechinus / marsupial mouse.

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@philmorle Uhoh. Careful. I’ve put on weight.

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@manaz_d So black rat is all that’s left that matches. And yeah, I know those farm rats get big.

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@manaz_d “Native rats such as the Bush Rat, have not been recorded in the inner city for many years,” it says. Brown rats have short tails.

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@philmorle Well the presence of you guys is a positive sign. Maybe I’ve watched too much “The Thick of It” and “Utopia”. Break a leg!

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@jcmurty It continually surprises me how many developers have no computing science.

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@manaz_d Helpfully, black rats aren’t necessarily black. Also, not as big as you think. Or so it seems.

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@manaz_d Nah, they have long pointed faces. This guide may help. australianmuseum.net.au/is-it-a-rat

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@manaz_d It’s certainly not an antechinus or anything like that. How big is it?

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@manaz_d It looks more like a mouse than anything else I know, but it also looks a bit confused.

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@mpesce @piecritic Just make a list of all the jokes and stack it onto the heap. (Yes, I know.)

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EamoV1 Say what you will about America, one dollar still gets you a hell of a lot of mice. pic.twitter.com/iKX7lOewJM

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Henri Poincaré was a softcock, @bigmac.

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The best thing about knowing computing science theory is that you know there’s a mathematical proof that nothing can ever work properly.

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TheMediaTweets The unmistakable skyline of St Pauls and the City of London… pic.twitter.com/vlWR7qXYr0

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@bigmac If it’s good enough for Pierre de Fermat, it’s good enough for me.

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@bigmac @darrenpauli I’m too tired to think this through, so I’ll just assert that it’s NP-hard and leave it as an exercise for the reader.

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They mean “always”, but yeah, this is an excellent abstract. twitter.com/AcademiaObscur…

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GreenJ O. K. … twitter.com/basil_bborgnay…

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@bigmac @darrenpauli I saw their blog post. “Sophisticated” attack, they said. “Bog standard spearphish”, I say. Tho they responded quickly.

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This @RNFutureTense ep on “Identity and citizenship” is fascinating, especially the idea of algorithmic citizenship. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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I’ve had to rearrange my week a bit, so I’ve updated my Weekly Wrap accordingly. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/28…

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KevinAirs442 This is just a small sample - it’s been going on all day..pic.twitter.com/LffmEqQlWyWy

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cathywilcox1 A significant majority of David Flint is unhappy with Malcolm Turnbull canning knighthoods.

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“As RAN prepares to exercise with China’s navy, Australia risks a PR disaster”, writes @graham_euan lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/10/3…

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David Kilcullen is @australian’s new “contributing editor for military affairs” theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/… (No idea if that’s paywalled.)

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@jonoabroad @michaelneale Did you read the article? Or the news story it links to on its first word? Is the dog in charge?

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@renailemay I’ve been “wrong” before. I don’t mind being proven wrong, ‘cos my version of reality is usually too depressing.

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For a less jaundiced view of DataStart, read @renailemay. Agree to disagree for now, let’s see how it turns out? twitter.com/renailemay/sta…

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@jonoabroad @michaelneale data.gov.au & data.nsw.gov.au are data portals, federal & state. DataStart is a competition.

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@PacketNetworks I know what you mean. They’re always wanting to Sound Like I Am On The Radio And Being A Broadcaster.

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@browningphilip1 Your concerns echo mine. Info night on 17 Nov, it seems. datastart.com.au

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I seem to have fooled ABC @RNFutureTense into thinking I have everything under control. Nevertheless, my doco will air 22 Nov.

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@PacketNetworks Oh good, because I was worried that the world already had plenty of “geeks talk about stuff” podcasts.

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@michaelneale You are not alone. Maybe we should suggest proper judges, not Startupland people and bureaucrats.

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2. Me at @zdnetaustralia: “DataStart isn’t innovation, it’s just a lame reality TV clone” zdnet.com/article/datast… Contains* Dannii Minogue.

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1. There is a new “Corrupted Nerds” podcast. You can also find it on @SoundCloud and @spreaker. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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I will now plug my two things before my 1700 phone meeting. Here come the plugs. Stand firm.

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Who’d be so stupid as to do a “Keep calm and…” thing and leave out the “and”twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…Gg

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@garthk @rpy I’ve found that at peak times, five minutes tops gathers pretty much everything you need to know. Maybe just three.

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@garthk @rpy Way ahead of you, Garth. The accident would appear to be because someone “fell onto the road” from that bridge.

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@bigmac @jturner_ibrs Sometimes pink can be an utter car wreck.

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@rpy @parisbcowan Sadly, I think we’ll soon see the coded report, “No suspicious circumstances.”.

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“Malcolm Turnbull is everything Australia ever wanted”, draws @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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LiveTrafficSyd NORTH SYDNEY: All n/b lanes of have reopened just past exit after a police operation.Traffic still heavy.

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@bigmac @jturner_ibrs Oh FFS, I’ll get a big packet of marshmallows and shoot them with a decent camera some time.

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@bigmac Ta for that. It’s a nice line, which may find its way into a future project.

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thegrugq Infosec has a hugely inflated sense of self importance. Still, we’re more important than many think, but less important than we think.

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rpy So a helicopter just landed in the middle of the Warringah Freeway pic.twitter.com/h8jQyy4axb

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@bigmac What was this one in relation to?

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Hey @jonathonio, have you seen the quality of this fence? twitter.com/CommsAu/status…

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Oh thank God! I’d been losing sleep over this. twitter.com/CommsAu/status…

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freakboy3742 .@Telstra In case you want proof - Here’s a memo on company letterhead letting you know I’m the new CEO of Telstra. pic.twitter.com/DT9OnHOo4R

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thegrugq From the “headlines we’ll never read from the US” department: twitter.com/frostyhk/statu…

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I found myself counting the fingers in this photo, just to make sure… twitter.com/deptofaustrali…

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_FloridaMan Florida Man Might Be World’s Worst Children’s Clown nbc-2.com/story/30403983… pic.twitter.com/d7RxVjTdYZ

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This is the sort of sophisticated analysis that’s bound to prove Gates wrong, yes. twitter.com/leoniehaimson/…

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This is what women from Geelong look like when they’re ‘enjoying a day out’, apparently. geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/t… pic.twitter.com/cYZnLLaAm0

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TheKouk ASX getting hammered… again.
Curiously, it is down 6% since the carbon tax was repealed in July 2014.

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Well, inasmuch as any American can be a linguist.

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Pleased that my decision to call that yarn “bullshit” the other day has now been backed up by @bgzimmer, a proper linguist.

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bgzimmer Nope, @HuffPostScience, he’s not a linguist. In fact, he doesn’t know a damn thing about linguistics. @lizacsg huffingtonpost.com/entry/australi…

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“Bill Gates: The private sector is completely inept” salon.com/2015/10/29/bil…

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Well, as remade by Oliver Stone. twitter.com/gths/status/66…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “DataStart isn’t innovation, it’s just a lame reality TV clone” zdnet.com/article/datast…

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Oh that was quick.

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Yes, the Corrupted Nerds podcast has returned. You should listen to it, and tell your friends. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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dobes hahahaha, this google suggestion couldn’t be better. And yes, I guess I did now that you offer it. pic.twitter.com/oRDITsHpY6

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains Dannii Minogue, oil, and a vampire squid.

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@LJPatton I was waiting for someone to point that out. ;)

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I’ll be going with Dannii instead.

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Why does Natalie Bassingthwaighte have to be so difficult to spell?

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@bartekmarnane @AusRob Perhaps. Depends how many countries you include in “globally”. But I don’t disagree with you on that one.

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@AusRob @bartekmarnane I worry when there’s a combination of 1. giving away a public asset, 2. a community besotted by buzzwords, 3. haste.

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Mon plan, redraft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; deal with some email, make it look like I’m trying; certain audio work; 1700 chat with ABC EP.

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reillystyley Justice Perram in says “I could be hearing from you for the next 10 years…”
To that end, we’re back for another hearing on 9 Dec

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joshgnosis If only twitter.com/reillystyley/s…

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@dobes Look, boss, I was part of the Desktop Publishing Revolution, 30 years ago, so I know how to make shitty graphics.

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I think that’s the first pitch for an op-ed I’ve sent as a PNG file.

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dantoffey Do you think when God invented the fork, he intended us to eat French fries with it?

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@philmorle @DDsD I do my best work on Mondays. ;)

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@bartekmarnane @AusRob Yes, so the kids will be able to pick up whatever’s left after 15 years of VC-funded plunder. Great stuff.

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GreenJ when you realise you have absolutely no idea what is going on. twitter.com/julieklausner/…

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@AusRob @bartekmarnane Yes, because everybody in society is in a position to “build an app”.

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Why has @FinancialReview photgraphed @philmorle as if he’s trying to shift half a kilo of iffy heroin? afr.com/news/politics/…

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@rohan_p Oh. You have my sympathies. It’s like watching walruses on ketamine trying to decide whether to fight or fuck.

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@rohan_p Lucky you. What’s up today?

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@michaelneale @cafuego @SnarkyPlatypus Well, it’s more from growing up on a farm. I know all the stages a dead cow goes through.

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@viveka I know “security theatre”, of course. I shall use “innovation theatre” in a column soon, with appropriate citation.

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@cafuego Yes, @michaelneale was first in with that. I was trying not to look so informed about corpses. twitter.com/michaelneale/s…

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@viveka I do like the term “innovation theatre”, though. Yours? I’d like to credit it properly.

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@michaelneale @SnarkyPlatypus I was hoping nobody would point that out.

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Well here’s everything else that’s wrong with television in one tweet. twitter.com/OrkneyLibrary/…

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adamliaw @TawarRazaghi 3. Framing it as a commercial network problem when ABC TV scores just as poorly on diversity as commercial networks.

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adamliaw @TawarRazaghi 2. Framing it as “taking a risk”, as if the accurate representation of society on television is a risk…

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adamliaw @TawarRazaghi 1. Three middle-class white people on TV discussing the over-representation of middle-class white people on TV…

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adamliaw This ABC News Breakfast discussion of diversity on Australian television is, well, infuriating.

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I am about to be a middle-aged white man (re)tweeting about diversity on TV. Stand by.

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They won’t emit heat if they’re dead. Just sayin’ … twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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rebeccawatson I hope I’m alive in 90 years to see kids at a pumpkin farm sliding down a crumbling World Trade Center pic.twitter.com/9UEmYDCiya

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“Ministers in Tony Blair’s government ‘told to burn legal advice warning Iraq War could be illegal’” telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

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@perrynfowler And yet we have this email. I don’t know what to think now.

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Picketer The innovation economy helping diversity: unlike traditional business the middle aged white guys don’t wear ties. pic.twitter.com/IVWpwKCECj

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Sigh. Running an unlicensed nuclear reactor in his hotel room. Typical @expectproblems irresponsibility. twitter.com/expectproblems…

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@perrynfowler Well now we have a dilemma. The company itself says it’s in San Francisco. But Wikipedia would never be wrong.

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In which @Ormitsolutions Splash Access out themselves as ignorant arsehats. Shall we mention the O family? Mononyms? twitter.com/menghe/status/…

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In which @redbubble forgets that the Earth is round, and that there are places other than San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/Qb57q195kS

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SwiftOnSecurity OS X: Does graphics
Windows: Plays graphics
BSD: Has open source graphics
Linux: Good luck with your Radeon lol

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@viveka Well, it achieved its aim, no? Great photos of J Bishop looking like a leader, and some startup language in the papers.

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SwiftOnSecurity There are three kinds of OS: Windows, BSD, and BSD imitators

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Well of course it isn’t. I mean for starters, it works. twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurit…

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Oh dear. They’ve let @smartbrain loose on the @Thailander account. This will not end well.

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Um, Mr Thomas, if you’re looking for login in these matters, then it’s going to be a long night. twitter.com/mthomas304/sta…

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Mon plan, draft: Waste half the day sorting out the email backlog; certain audio production tasks; 1700 chat with ABC EP; quiet evening.

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@R_Chirgwin Some years ago, I did sort it out for a client. It was some combination of stuff in Windows land. But I was paid to fix that.

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@mrowe I suspect that some of them are also ideas that I’ve had.

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When an email looks like this in Apple Mail, and the text Simply Will Not Wrap, whose fault is it and why? pic.twitter.com/4GHzsK0ebQ

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You’re right, @deoxxa. I am not an engineer, and I am ashamed that I did not think of this obvious solution. twitter.com/deoxxa/status/…

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@viveka It is that, yes, except that a physical passport can also be used as 1FA ID in all manner of different situations.

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Magic Levitating Overhead Wires that require no supports? DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE TO BUILD LIGHT RAIL, CANBERRA. pic.twitter.com/Iknwk1b6Dr

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Canberra is going for the bleak look, I see, with no protection from wind or rain. Arsehats. twitter.com/canberratimes/…

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If you want to know else is happening, there’s a Weekly Wrap. stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/28… pic.twitter.com/YCUxilYHvw

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You can also listen to Corrupted Nerds on @SoundCloud soundcloud.com/skankmedia/c00… and now also @spreaker spreaker.com/user/skankmedi… (2/2)

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New Corrupted Nerds podcast: “Reflections on Ruxcon 2015” with @bigmac @darrenpauli corruptednerds.com/pod/c00013/ pic.twitter.com/1SiPdFMw6y (1/2)

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Monday. Their equipment has been disconnected, but stands ready. It can be reconnected in moments. Watch what you say. Monday.

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