Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 7th, 2016

Ooh! Good thing I poked my head outside just then. The low-battery alarm was beeping. We wouldn’t have made it through the night.

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jhermann The guy who invented golden retrievers has by far the most cartoonishly English name I’ve ever heard pic.twitter.com/D6f67abtiX

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mcintinhos In a Japanese toilet in Nagano, a warning against flushing unexpected items. Dire consequences indeed. pic.twitter.com/6nohuqj86q

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@jamesrbuk @Seanchuckle @RachaelKrishna You need room for the shoulders to move, apparently.

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@ltgiv @jamesrbuk And we are all reassured, obviously.

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jamesrbuk Journalist agrees to be stabbed live on air to test stab vest. What happens next is…exactly what you’d expect. buzzfeed.com/krishrach/watc…

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ellegist The problem with scrolling captions pic.twitter.com/npQBnA4iPa

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@awelder @irisherself And I think that every time I type it. :/

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@irisherself Handwaving, if I may be blunt. I don’t like to see trees taken down either, but… what IS the work-around? Dunno.

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@irisherself Sure, but the proposed alternative is…?

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@irisherself I get a bit frustrated when ensuring a good urban environment gets equated with nothing ever changing. Can’t be done.

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@irisherself I have. And? They’re trees. The great thing is that we can grow new ones.

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@jthompsonmills Because we get focused on the task, or something. It takes quite a lot of discipline to slow down and follow procedure.

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Good. Round up a few more before you fire up the chainsaws. twitter.com/ShooterWol/sta…

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@BrigadierSlog @mpesce @SallyRMelb I’ve had the 10,000-character countdown for DMs in TweetDeck for weeks.

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thDigitalReader Here’s what the @Soc_of_Authors has to say about self-publishing: societyofauthors.org/self-publishing LOL pic.twitter.com/mTAYVRa0u0

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@jthompsonmills No worries. No bites from my followers yet, but then they’re pretty useless.

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@jthompsonmills Yeah I won’t give you The Lecture. And I know I know people near you who can fix this shit quickly.

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Any Adelaide folks with soldering skills and clue able to help out my friend here? twitter.com/jthompsonmills…

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Probably. Solder on leads to a fresh USB plug. The chip with the data on it probably intact. twitter.com/jthompsonmills…

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@MickKime Good question. I suspect they’re an integral part of the design.

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If the Abbott Collection isn’t a range of swimming and cycling attire then Australia isn’t worth living in.

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@oliyoung @NewtonMark I have never snogged a National Party MP.

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kateiselin possibly a big ask pic.twitter.com/XF5LRRAhOT

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pourmecoffee Without question, my favorite lede of the year so far in.news.yahoo.com/sexual-rebelli… pic.twitter.com/ykOYLuUjfk

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@OaaSvc That’s what makes technical German so useful. A thing is what it says it is.

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@OaaSvc Oh. Water stuff. Hydro gen. Made from water. By electrolysis. Christ we are arsehats.

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@OaaSvc Yes, I can translate that much technical German. I meant WHY call it that.

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@tyronmiller Now there’s a thought. Introduce them to the harsh reality nice and early.

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@OaaSvc Ah. I wonder where the term comes from.

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I am disappointed that @TenNewsSydney deleted their hydroponic bomb tweet instead of embracing it and running with it. Dull corporatism FTL.

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ExcelPope At last! A BBC News comment finally says what we’re all thinking. pic.twitter.com/d1qW36svm6

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TheNTNews BREAKING: LABOR FEARS AN ‘ERECT’ BARNABY JOYCE..NO..WAIT, OUR MISREAD, IT’S ‘ERRATIC’. DAMN, NOT AS INTERESTING NOW bit.ly/1PLuPBF

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I seem to have forgotten how to work sleeves.

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Wow this must be how they deliver the hydroponic bomb! twitter.com/frogworth/stat…

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@R_Chirgwin @OaaSvc I might get someone to ‘shop these up.

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@johnthelutheran @GizmodoAU Indeed. If we put our minds to it, Australia could be a world leader in underwater supervillain lairs.

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@OaaSvc Yellow-tailed black cockatoo, that’s the way to go.

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@R_Chirgwin @OaaSvc Exactly. And ask us on a different day and we might choose differently. Plus it changes over time.

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@OaaSvc @R_Chirgwin Meh. Different editors develop different styles. I try not to be a prima donna if my style gets edited into theirs.

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@R_Chirgwin @OaaSvc Depends on the context. Signalling to the reader that it’s OK if they didn’t know the term.

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@OaaSvc @R_Chirgwin Ah yep, clear example of the second usage. Usual in a second sentence like that, after the thing has been introduced.

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@OaaSvc @R_Chirgwin The so-called ‘Desert Angel’. Or the so-called ‘brown dwarf’ stars.

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@OaaSvc @R_Chirgwin You’re introducing a new term that your audience may not recognise but you’re saying this is what it’s called.

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@OaaSvc @R_Chirgwin You’re distancing yourself from the label that you’re using because it’s popularly recognised but you don’t agree. Or…

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“Social media users say…” is acceptable sourcing, @abcnews? Seems a bit bloody lazy to me. ab.co/1mHFFyI

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bencjenkins Every now and again I remember this story about David Flint hiding in a cupboard and lose my mind. pic.twitter.com/Ns46mth2zH

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AusCERT The end is coming for the CFP. @fozavci @troyhunt & others have their submissions in, where’s yours? bit.ly/1PLrVgt

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Hey folks, here’s your targeting coordinates. twitter.com/RealNickHodge/…

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@expectproblems Yeah, I seem to remember there’s some other word for when water has no oxygen.

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8artd “Does your car have any idea why my car pulled it over?”

@NewYorker pic.twitter.com/u3s8IQ5SUd

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@RealNickHodge Well it could be any bloody thing in there.

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@expectproblems Possibly I misunderstand what ‘stagnant’ means.

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I am not going to watch that television show with that man in it.

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And soon, we’ll be able to trigger them anywhere! twitter.com/GizmodoAU/stat…

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“Mosquito problem in Sydney to get a lot worse after wet start to 2016 - ABC News”, reports @abcnews mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-0…

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gths 💣🌿🌿🌿🌿

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9NewsMelb .@museumvictoria’s rare giant stick insect, Lady Gaga, set to become a grandmother: 9Soci.al/WJD2U pic.twitter.com/PYadoEiVKi

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thomas_violence actually ive decided i am now anti-millennial. sorry pic.twitter.com/8VW85nRluW

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Man, that bomb could revolutionise North Korea’s agricultural production! twitter.com/TenNewsSydney/…

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@PaulMcEwan6 Meh. I’m not trying to make a protest. I don’t think so, anyway.

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This tweet contains an excellent concept for us all to adopt. twitter.com/gths/status/68…

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OK, everyone, this is an actual thing. Enjoy. HT @1c75a. twitter.com/1c75a/status/6…

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@Nightwyrm Yes. Very. Sea snakes will give you a very hard time indeed.

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@yourenoj @thegrugq It’s all pretty much bullshit. A Twitter rep asked around and we added names to a list. Blue Ticks appeared soon after.

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@thegrugq A couple of years back? Three? A whole swathe of the AU media was verified when Twitter opened their Sydney office.

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@ma1 @thegrugq Didn’t that happen years ago, with certain enterprise gateways?

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Yeah fuck that for a game of soldiers. twitter.com/mlle_elle/stat…

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@0x1C @Taco_Lad My safe word is “Stallman”.

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@0x1C Mate, I didn’t realise we were getting into the hard stuff.

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@DavidJo68826390 @MinhKular I think this comes down to a matter of personal taste, really.

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Someone’s pills have kicked in early… twitter.com/annetreasure/s…

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@0x1C *puts on a diaper and a chain-mail brassiere*

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@0x1C Sir, yes Sir!

This could end up quite badly…

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sophbenj Hot tip: everything on @crikey_news is free to read until we come back to work next week. Have at it.

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@ncardozo @zdnetaustralia My column will be up within 24 hours. It’s a refresher on the possible dumb things AU could do. A decent list.

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@Eccentrica_Gall Aw, you don’t know what you’re missing! It’d certainly get the adrenalin going! ;)

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@ncardozo @zdnetaustralia You’re a star, thank you. And I will add that qualification into my column.

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@ncardozo Hi, are you able to provide a better image of this slide for my @zdnetaustralia column? twitter.com/bcrypt/status/…

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@R_Chirgwin You haven’t been there lately, have you. It needs the cleansing fire.

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This is clearly a task for @BuzzFeedOz. Match the Sydney suburb to the correct species of animal porn.

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Can’t wait until I take over from Alan Jones on 2GB.

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@michaelneale I seem to have heard that idea somewhere before…

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@expectproblems Do you have shares in a urology practice?

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@OaaSvc @dingram Sure. But maybe occasionally you communicate with people other than your family?

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@jturner_ibrs Mate, there’s only so much llama porn the North Shore needs.

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The @stripe dashboard for iPhone is also very, very nice. Well done, folks. stripe.com/dashboard/ipho…

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Also, @saasu’s new phone app seems very nice indeed, though I haven’t used it in anger yet. Clean, simple, focuses on the essential tasks.

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I’ve neglected until now to say how much I like @saasu’s new, leaner interface. Nicely done, folks.

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@dsturnbull Yep, and Science is evil because it created atoms.

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Yeah, you stick it to The Man, Jared! Fight the power! twitter.com/jillastark/sta…

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@dsturnbull Neither do I, really. They may both use words like “sustainability”, but they mean different things to the two groups.

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themetresgained Greens Voter Already Practicing Smug Self-Satisfied Look For Polling Booth. | SBS Comedy sbs.com.au/comedy/article…

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ThomasErdbrink Strong piece: “Since the end of the cold war, the US has made major strategic mistakes, one after another.” twitter.com/facklernyt/sta…

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Ah. This is the chasm in The Greens, between the Rainbow Crystal Dolphin Feels and those with actual clue. twitter.com/abcnews/status…

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That’s Italian for “Lunch is ready.”

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Al dente, motherfuckers!

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In Sydney, in one way or another, everything is a bin chicken. twitter.com/dobes/status/6…

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ClickHole Latest Attack: ISIS Created A Lamb Chop Puppet With A Realistic Human Ass clickhole.com/r/3637tsd pic.twitter.com/9CayVQXUKF

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jessesheidlower Everything you could possibly want to know about “bollocks”, from @StanCarey stronglang.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/nev…

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jdub Boardrooms should have an odd number of people to avoid tied votes, which seems like a reasonable enough rule for the bedroom, too.

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@dananimal Haven’t they just. “Wait, you just set up proper crypto without me having to even see it?” Nice.

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@craigthomler Well, as are we all. :) They were pretty tight deadlines. I meant no real criticism, just an observation.

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A non-tech client just got Signal up and running and communicating with me securely in two minutes. It works. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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maxuthink Can’t stop looking pic.twitter.com/MHtbitqiYA

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@craigthomler Thanks, Craig. They’re running it a bit tight, eh?

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@whiteswine Which reminds me, Jan Springett got a hand-written copy of Flo Bjelke-Petersen’s pumpkin scone recipe.

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@whiteswine Yeah that’d work really well, actually, adding that citrus sharpness. Good choice.

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Go on. Make it. Give it a lick. Give it a long, slow, wet lick. twitter.com/whiteswine/sta…

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I have received word from London which suggests that my airline tickets may not be forthcoming after all. pic.twitter.com/QrfYxYfjBa

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“Opinion: Squirrels are bigger threat than hackers to US power grid”, writes @spacerog csmonitor.com/World/Passcode…

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For those people at the gym who can’t actually count. Which I suspect is rather a lot. twitter.com/AdamBalkin/sta…

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TPM New Hampshire Trump supporter cradles AR-15 for duration of 5-minute CNN interview bit.ly/1RsQn7T pic.twitter.com/ucl394GOGb

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@paulkidd I AM NOT HAVING ‘ONE OF MY MOODS’ GO FUCK YOURSELF.

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If you ever need to bulldoze a 200m square area to make way for a heliport or sewage treatment works, Taylor Square is your spot.

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An ugly Christmas tree for an ugly location to tart up the ugly lives of ugly, ugly people. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Dealing with the arsehats of the PR industry, round #287. pic.twitter.com/FcQQVB1FGw

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Is there a difference between Daddy Crypto and Mummy Crypto? And does this relate to back doors?

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Parkes is also the place where they communicate with the aliens. Just let that sink in for a moment. twitter.com/kiahandley/sta…

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@SnarkyPlatypus My mind went to a very strange place for a moment just then.

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Yeah you know how Sydney Central station sometimes just catches fire…twitter.com/TrainLinkWest/…vx

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Add a picture of a duck and you’re done. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Thu plan, belated: Bring geek-for-hire projects up to date; remainder TBA, once I see what’s living under those rocks.

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@OaaSvc @reselsnark @helveticade @EFF You’re writing my column for me, boys. Keep going.

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ItsBouquet This goose just dropped by to clarify that Barnaby Joyce is only a distant relation. pic.twitter.com/aO6yCjmh3J

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@awelder @Recode @nkulw I loved the idea, ‘cos they had one on Lost in Space, then sulked when I found out they only went for two minutes.

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NightValeRadio For the next ten minutes, I will be accepting questions. Most will likely be “Why?” over and over in a softer and softer voice. Let’s begin

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intelwire Biggest story of 2015: How all those people were killed by Jade Helm stormtroopers emerging from Walmart pnas.org/content/early/…

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Why is PETA still a thing? We’ve got other, more important things to laugh at now.

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helveticade The @EFF is at a conference on cryptography, predicting Australia will do dumb things this year. Humiliating. twitter.com/bcrypt/status/…

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Libroantiguo Onania (masturbation): or the heinous sin of self-pollution.
🎨Eighteenth century popular Pamphlet. pic.twitter.com/xOJfVHmDQ9

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@tobin True. And a key problem with mass use was flight safety and traffic management, and we have the tools for that now.

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Here we go. Personal helicopters. It’s the 1960s all over again. twitter.com/Recode/status/…

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@ozjimbob No, I don’t think so, but that’s s question for @whispersystems.

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@craigthomler I haven’t, no, and yet I know I’m on their mailing list because I got the countdown to submissions closing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Christ, I hope not. I really don’t need the lice.

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This stay-up-late wake-up-late pattern is new and slightly confusing. I blame climate change, Ted Cruz, and the concept of symmetry.

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Thursday. The clouds part, the Sun’s rays illuminate the Earth, revealing the same depressing shit as ever. Thursday.

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@wobster Not that. I might dig a little more before saying much beyond what I’ve said.

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@_midofo_ Jesus Christ don’t even go there.

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