Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 5th, 2016

@aqualung Heh. Yeah I need to concentrate on revenue-generating stuff for the time being.

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@timpoliti Oh I haven’t had any wine tonight. Maybe that’s the problem.

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@timpoliti God it took me a while to understand what you meant.

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@Spikesaurus @SnarkyPlatypus Oh yes, the long con takes months to unfold, and you don’t want to waste time on a mark who’ll catch on later.

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@aqualung Oh not as dark as it might seem. It’s just a thought exercise, how to get the ethics and the mechanics right.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, that’s been the case in the romance scams that police have shown us at conference.

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@SnarkyPlatypus … and then I saw logs of the same scammer six months later and he’d evolved the skill and the scam.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I was show the chat transcript of a scam victim here in Sydney recently, and he really wasn’t very clued up…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Scammers gotta start somewhere, and at the start they don’t know the culture as well as they think.

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Wondering how hard it would be to get people to contribute their chat logs in the name of science..

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@SnarkyPlatypus This is almost tempting me to engage in a bit of linguistic analysis, now that so many tools are available.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, and there’s that. But this stuff is… well… it missed the mark somehow compared to how real people speak.

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@AbstractCode I think you misunderstand hamfistedness.

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Some of it is just so gloriously ham-fisted.

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Ah, there seems to be another wave of “lonely international gay lads” hoping to talk to middle-aged Western men. KPIs to achieve!

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The world is a strange place.

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@astudentnow How is “too gorgeous” even a thing?

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I’ve just been told I’m “too euphemistic”.

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samanthamaiden Men, please send me more instructions on how to do feminism. I’ll be here all week.

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@PointZeroOne @girlgerms @jamesrbuk Yeah look you’re not really helping at this point.

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jamesrbuk Guys, you REALLY need to learn what “Netflix and chill” means. It does not mean “watching Netflix”. twitter.com/guardianfilm/s…

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@ericscheid Thank you. And I know that your colleagues are with you.

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@R_Chirgwin @purserj Me? Why do I need to choose? I didn’t invent this!

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@Murk_Loar @ComplexAU I’m not surprised. Knowledge spreads through a community like that fast.

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@R_Chirgwin @purserj Surely the wisdom of this choice depends on its purpose?

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GordyPls Fruity in our Memories twitter.com/Dr_Draper/stat…

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ComplexAU QLD miners are using fake penises to cheat drug tests bit.ly/1Ow3MLR pic.twitter.com/9pcNb4Ogsj

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@AbstractCode @girlgerms @PointZeroOne @EX_V19 This is why I decided it’s better to go quiet.

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Downing tools.

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Yes, I’ve been finding out more about corporate risk management as the cybers start being properly included in the CRO’s role.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Given that your marketing team seems to have little regard for the law, maybe your PR team does a bit of black PR.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Like I said before, have a quiet word with your PR team.

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Oh. I’ve unbroken it. That’s… handy.

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Oh look, I’ve broken it.

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Ess! Ess! Ell!

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Also works for other bodily functions and most everyday household chores. twitter.com/CompleatCunt/s…

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I am now on @whispersystems’ Signal secure comms, should anyone wish to contact me that way. whispersystems.org

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@indigoid I guess I’d better get in the bin then .

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@jperlow Sometimes the whole man grapes can be annoying.

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THE PASTA WAS NICE EVEN IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF.

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Sound like a job for your handy black PR operator. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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ddowza Peter Dutton for PM

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AdamBalkin camera shows you remotely what’s in your refrigerator. pic.twitter.com/SOYF9MYNUS

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SquigglyRick Sorry, I meant to send that tweet to Sam Maiden.

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ChuBailiang A 37-meter statue of Mao rises in rural Henan (epicenter of his Great Leap Famine) goo.gl/pDR0tz pic.twitter.com/meJgZ9pLvL

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mikewsc1 3AW discusses sexism in cricket. Next up: diversity in radio broadcasting. audioboom.com/boos/4019796-n… pic.twitter.com/m0WN9zgKyu

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tashlee Here is a photo of two dogs wearing diapers pic.twitter.com/EnWx0sTBAN

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Oh, look what I just (re-)found! pic.twitter.com/nnaYipZjjJ

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leslienassar Who all else is SUPER EXCITED for when a buffer overflow in your shower head is exploited to steal your identity? twitter.com/jendudley/stat…

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jdub THE RAIN IS THE PATRIARCHY.

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@ericscheid I know. :) I quite liked the crossing of the streams.

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Here is @charltonbrooker’s “2015 Wipe”, should anyone need it. youtube.com/watch?v=sJHTZL…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, in some sense yes, but this is the bug post-Christmas-and-NYE one.

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@ChrissieM @johnb78 It contained rather a lot of coal.

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Meanwhile Dan Murphy’s is trolling me by email with further news of their stocktaking sale.

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@glengyron With the “subjects” pre-screened to make sure none are nurses or whatever who’d go “Yeah, it’s a penis. I’ve handled thousands.”

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I HAVE BEEN RAINING FOR TWO DAYS SO I AM NOW GOING TO MAKE PASTA.

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@glengyron Meh. Gay men making lesbians the object of ridicule, or at least superior amusement. Normal,. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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@ChrissieM Look, I know I have to get the moob situation under control, but that’s uncalled for.

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axmcc Sorry everyone this is what a normal breakfast looks like now. You only have yourselves to blame. twitter.com/courtwhip/stat…

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DDsD Really? twitter.com/samesame/statu…

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@franksting It’s been raining steadily for two solid days here at the moment.

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@bengrubb @SnarkyPlatypus Fair enough. But shall I mentioned that I haven’t lived in Sydney for five years?

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron Perhaps they’re all just physical manifestations of the one Skywalker Spirit.

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@franksting I am envious, for a variety of reasons.

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@joannejacobs @SnarkyPlatypus The payoff in cellaring comes years after an IPO. Startupland can’t think in more time than they have fingers.

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Meanwhile… “‘Family values’ conservative: If women can breastfeed in public, I can grab their breastsdeadstate.org/family-values-…Jn

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@alexkidman @s__m__white Yeah, I’ll grant you that. That’s poetry, that is.

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@joannejacobs @SnarkyPlatypus You mean as an idea for a startup, Cellaring as a Service?

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edbott Paul Graham is the Donald Trump of Silicon Valley. Discuss.

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kevin2kelly This is a cool log-scale 360 panorama of visible universe. Bigger: sciencealert.com/this-is-what-t… pic.twitter.com/nS6l6OxcT4

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@alexkidman @s__m__white I can’t be expected to know everything, but I did know there were some awesome move names.

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Well you’ve got to admit it’s pretty uncivilised. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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@diodesign I might try that explanation on @dobes the next time I file a story with an appalling mistake in it.

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I really am a sad, sad individual.

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So I just looked up a list of professional wrestling moves for my tweet to @s__m__white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professio… IT’S CALLED FACT-CHECKING.

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@s__m__white Cricket with the Imploding 450° Splash. Nice.

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@PeteDotAscian @fakeedbutler Bah! I count “trains, cars, and level crossing signals make noise” as simply knowing how the world is.

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Note to self: A hybrid between Test Cricket and World Championship Wrestling.

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@monsieurarion @fakeedbutler It certainly seems to be up there, yes. Though I suppose it’s not like she’s bombed Dresden or anything.

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fakeedbutler My fave NIMBY article of the season: moved next to a railway crossing, complains about the sound of trains and cars pic.twitter.com/VGW1kh8OHX

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If you’re worried about humans becoming extinct then your manager needs to assign you more work. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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@JackGJessen @SnarkyPlatypus Indeed. “We know the manager of <Dept X> is useless, but we’re stuck with them, so we’ll need a workaround.”

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@FullContact Thanks. I’m pretty sure it’s just weird cross-platform sync delays across relatively slow internet, and I must be more Zen.

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australian IN PICTURES: cartoonist Jon Kudelka weighs in on the Jamie Briggs affair. @jonkudelka bit.ly/1SuBT8r pic.twitter.com/axB9vOC6WG

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Note to self: Accounting firms and the news media operate on different timescales.

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I think, however, that I’ve created some weird sync loop between @FullContact and something else. I’ll have to find and squish that bug.

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I’ve been using @FullContact to sync contacts between iCloud and Google and thence to all my devices. It has some nifty features.

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My cloud is too efficient.

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I duplicate my accountant’s contact entry to create his secretary’s. It is immediately deleted by my cloud thing, because it’s a duplicate.

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Note to Accounting Firm: That bit of postcode 2011 is Woolloomooloo, not “Sydney”, no matter what your website claims.

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Note to self: Respected boutique accounting firms tend to have excellent admin staff and you can use this to your benefit.

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I suspect the latter would be true in any event, regardless of whether the former was true or not. twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurit…

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@ockhamsbeard And yes, I completely understand you refusal to accept the views of any so-called ‘dictionary’ what would then know.

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This planning ahead stuff is what corporations are so good* at. Next step: “Brian’s on holidays. Use his login.” twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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@ockhamsbeard The OED is what you need. You don’t have online access through a library or your university connections?

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What does crowdsourcing look like for the menials being summoned to the Magic Castle, I wonder? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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In which a “Design Nerd- Aerialist” doesn’t see crowdsourcing “as the ‘hipster’ of business practices”. medium.com/@krodzon/crowd… HT @Jhaddix

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@ockhamsbeard I can bore you much further with my thoughts on lexicographers, because I had one fas a linguistics tutor.

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@ockhamsbeard Lexicographers are reporters of how native speakers actually use a language, not some imagined version.

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Ah yes. I’ve done Project Management in the corporate world. Building machines with known-defective components. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Tue plan, draft: Insert the Received Facts into The Schedule; notify Those Affected; complain to The Others; do The Creative Thing.

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@whiteswine @prwhite Well, I might as well get on with another Earth ‘Day’ then! To your health, gentlemen!

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fakeedbutler woah judith has called it it must be real pic.twitter.com/A7KekEjuSl

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@whiteswine @prwhite Well, not as such, but I do seem to have them all fooled.

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@whiteswine @prwhite Indeed. I was thinking as I asked the question that I already knew that answer.

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@whiteswine @prwhite Nor would I try performing a Bruckner slow movement at a midnight comedy club.

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@whiteswine OK, this is not to say that I wouldn’t appreciate @prwhite’s contributions at another time, but not right now.

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I cannot fault this assessment. twitter.com/expectproblems…

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@whiteswine @prwhite And what wine would you pair with that? I’m probably a bit fatty, so a slow roast might be best.

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@whiteswine Also, that’s a bit fuckin’ fierce at this hour, yes.

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@rwerkh Sure, but Malcolm would then lecture you about the inefficiencies of the European distribution systems.

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@whiteswine So what you’re saying here is that everyone called Philip White is a wanker?

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron Anyway, this proves my point. Because it’s a corella.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @glengyron Cockatoos don’t gatecrash the party. The ARE the party.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Let me just say at this point that you have no idea about wildlife.

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Jesus, @whiteswine, you’re linked to Stockhausen at this hour on a Tuesday? There should be laws. twitter.com/BBCRadio4/stat…

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I suppose Malcolm would use only the finest cocaine.

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davpope Back at the drawing desk, for Malc’s new year headache <in today’s @canberratimes | gallery goo.gl/oc0BNQ> pic.twitter.com/fYHrwUWCVu

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AndreGoLow A rare photo of Vladimir Putin from when he worked as an informant for Starsky and Hutch. pic.twitter.com/yf7UxfBMqf

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@ResignInShame @bunjaree Yes, I suppose you do. Money must be extracted from those hapless tourists before they return to their homelands.

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Well this is not meant to be happening at all @ResignInShame @bunjaree. Have you broken something?

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@Robert4787 Oh thank you. I have the most indulgent editors imaginable.

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Current status at @bunjaree: Rain.

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Tuesday. You won’t try that fool idea again this time, will you? Because you know what will happen. Tuesday.

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