Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 9th, 2016

@benpobjie @Colvinius Well just to be clear, “A Night at the Opera” wasn’t set at Old Parliament House.

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@Colvinius Yes. Cab, though, not taxi. And a quick search says it was in “A Night at the Opera”, 1935.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia earlier: “Opt-out e-health a ‘fundamental breach of trust’: Victorian regulator” zdnet.com/article/opt-ou…

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“Do you know what it’s like to clean up your own mother’s piss?” pic.twitter.com/wSZIkO5p9F

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Histreepix With so many men absent during the Second World War, the crucial task of mansplaining often fell to women. pic.twitter.com/O9aiIOpKsn

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smurray38 The Wisdom of Antony Green:

Are there any obvious ways in which a DD could backfire on the government?

COMMENT: Yes, if it lost.

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Now they’re listing all the people in their bowls club who are dead.

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Now they are comparing Canada to the Barossa Valley. Apparently they’re much the same.

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I can’t help it if Sydney Central station is still having technical difficulties.

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Now they’re complaining about JetStar, so there’s that.

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Took them ages to remember Tony Jones’ name. “Oh I don’t like him! Isn’t he smug!”

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Maybe that’s the trick. Only watch Q&A when you’re asleep.

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Nearby, two old women are discussing their surprise at how reasonable Alan Jones was on Q&A. Though they usually fall asleep watching it.

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I didn’t realise so many people had propellor feels.

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I’m not going to make the 2018 train from Central to the Blue Mountains, so I guess it’s pho before getting the 2118 train.

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I have my baggage.

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“Tony Ate… at Eight!” is a tribute to Abbott’s love of things in his mouth. 0800 AEDT, repeated 2000 AEDT, until I run out, or get bored.

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Tony Ate… at Eight! #10: Tony shares his meat with two close mates. (Photo: Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamidpic.twitter.com/DTMu734Gioio

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Appropriate in-flight munchies. instagram.com/p/BCue9iBiFvk/

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The ATR 72-600 has a distinct nose-down attitude on final approach. The nacelles do, anyway. instagram.com/p/BCue3KyCFvY/

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Softcocks decided to fly around that weather over there. instagram.com/p/BCueoBpCFu-/

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Touchdown Sydney, 20 minutes ahead of schedule. instagram.com/p/BCueXQgiFuk/

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Transmitters off. See you in Sydney.

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We’ve just been told we’ll be flying at 15,000 feet and will have to avoid some lumpy sky nearer Sydney.

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@paulwallbank There are many tricks like this. Like flying OUT of AU to HK or SG or the Gulf the day before Melbourne Cup Day.

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“The last cabin door”? You mean “the door”, actually.

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Flight time will be about 40 minutes.

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Cabin crew tell me the flight is actually full, with 60 passengers. They must all be running late.

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The view from seat 5A. This is going to be fun. instagram.com/p/BCuXRotCFmb/

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@NewtonMark Heh. Did the same DAR-NBO during the GFC. Got given heaps of beers.

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@developerjack The pilot was hooning it. Great view from really tight turns as he climbed out of Canberra. A glint in his eye afterwards.

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@dfg77 “Stuck”? I love them. Lower flight altitude and the high wing means a better view.

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Flight time CBR-SYD in a near-empty. Boeing 737-800 was 21 minutes.

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I once caught VA669 with just six passengers, and the ATR was U/S so they flew a Boeing 737-800 down from Sydney for just us six.

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@SnarkyPlatypus They’re a single-aisle 2+2 (or 1+2 in business class), and they’re quite nippy. Made in Brazil.

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To judge by the lack of people at the gate, it looks like we have about 15 to 20 passengers.

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My chariot on VA669 CBR-SYD tonight shall be this delightful ATR turboprop. pic.twitter.com/TrWdkwh3iq

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I really like the Embraer 190 short-haul jets that @VirginAustralia operates sometimes, but I shan’t have one today. pic.twitter.com/e7EwAKbGAy

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@darkhorse166 This is excellent news. For some reason the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” just zipped through my head.

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Sure. Normally correlation is not causation, but in this case it’s pretty clear what happened. twitter.com/RadioNational/…

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@MoAD_Canberra I’ll consider this, yes. :) It’s a fun project. I was chatting with some of the punters, and they love it. Success!

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@MoAD_Canberra I think THIS is what you really need to deal with. Harshly, and without mercy. ;) twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@MoAD_Canberra Sadly no. I’m already at the airport and will be gone soon. But I tweeted a bunch of photos earlier.

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@dmorg78 Oh, the number of digits? And leftover digits in the dialling phase are silently discarded. Works just fine.

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Imagine if both Hacker News and Reddit were important in your life. Wow.

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I wish security vendors would issue more generic reports on the threat landscape and security trends because we don’t get enough of them.

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@dmorg78 Don’t ask me. Phone 1300 PLATYPUS and see what happens!

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@developerjack Well all I’m saying is that that’s a different procedure, one that wasn’t done here.

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Once more I am determined to be no hazard to aerial navigation.

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Giant metal fern threatens Canberra airport. instagram.com/p/BCuM5KNiFqC/

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I am in a taxi on the way to Canberra airport and the driver is playing Europe’s “The Final Countdown” so everything is pretty much perfect.

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@jonoabroad Who cares. Shove the damn thing in a carton and chuck it into the back of the van.

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So @RealNickHodge @dobes @alexkidman are going down a rabbit hole that’s either wonderful or scary or both.

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I must tell the story about the goth kids and the @SAPoliceService STAR Force operation some time. That was so funny.

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@dobes @RealNickHodge Confession: I was SO close to playing Flock of Seagulls next. Mostly to piss off Certain People.

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RealNickHodge Pseudo Echo’s hair styling should come back into fashion, in my opinion

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arawnsley 3D printed cat armor. The future has arrived and it is useless. imgur.com/gallery/zNf5x pic.twitter.com/lmztJFTmXc

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Pseudo Echo, “A Beat For You” youtube.com/watch?v=2HfGu2…

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jonkudelka Great, now we’ll never know how game of thrones ends.

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@mattdasilva Yes. I should poke @JohnBirmingham and ask when that updated second edition of “Leviathan” is going to be finished.

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Now playing: The Smiths, “How Soon Is Now?” youtube.com/watch?v=hnpILI…

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@NuclearAnthro Yeah, they’re pretty special. Though I also have a soft spot for the Titan II stuff.

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snurb_dot_info RT @BuzzFeedOzPol: Here’s proof “Hollowmen” predicted the Government’s bizarre ‘Ideas Boom’ buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/… pic.twitter.com/WK8eIwOjnt

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And to be clear, this map extends westward only half-way to Penrith, let alone to Liverpool in the southwest. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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May I remind @smh what a blockage on the Sydney Harbour Bridge looks like to greater Sydney? See the red dot? pic.twitter.com/3QAnBITF42

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@NuclearAnthro So you kinda know I’d be like in pig-in-shit heaven visiting there, right?

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djsflynn Yeah, they reallyDO look like Trump supporters..! smh.com.au/world/us-elect… pic.twitter.com/CMLQxBC1Ou

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So we get to drown people? Is that what you’re saying? Because I can send you a list of names. twitter.com/jeffsonstein/s…

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Look, @BernardKeane, Sydney has a pretty harbour, a food and wine festival, and fireworks. Who needs infrastructure? twitter.com/BernardKeane/s…

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@Steve_Lockstep I’m actually looking forward to the turboprop flight. Also, both of us in a metal box for three hours? Are you mad?

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@davpope Was that me? Either way, yes, we should catch up, and April should afford an opportunity.

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@NuclearAnthro Oh I’d love to get to New Mexico some time. I’ll try to work it into my plans.

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Of course he won’t be. His socially-progressive* leftish supporters generally aren’t fans of USAF heavy bombers. twitter.com/SBSNews/status…

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Right. I think I’ve nearly finished sulking at the pub. One more pint, and then I’ll go and sulk at the airport.

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“Sheehan stripped bare.” Get that image out of your heads, boys and girls! twitter.com/MikeCarlton01/…

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GOOD GOD HAVEN’T THESE PEOPLE SUFFERED ENOUGH. twitter.com/ziyatong/statu…

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@NuclearAnthro I know. I have to renew my US visa, because it’s expired. A visit to the consulate will happen soon.

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@davpope Indeed. I was at Bent Spoke last night. Not so quiet. And at the Phoenix earlier, just because.

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@marcuskelson @davpope Yeah yeah, OK, you too, Kelson. (My God, these people are tetchy.)

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The program for the ACSC Conference is fleshing out very nicely. acsc2016.com.au/program/?IntCa… You’ll want be to cyber this vigorously.

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So yeah, I’ll be back in Canberra for the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference, 12-14 April, if I can scam the logistics.

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@davpope Goddamit! I should have arranged a quiet ale. I’m flying out this evening. But I’ll be back in a few weeks.

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@NuclearAnthro I would love to. I haven’t been to the US for a while now. Coming up to two years, I think.

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@ainsliegrotto I don’t want “better”. I want this.

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@SkepticPimp Hmmm. They’re kinda different kinds of insane. We could swap for a while, I guess.

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@Rob_Stott @mpesce No-one expects The Twitterfisting™.

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Just as an aside, I think Australian politics has officially gone insane this year. It’s so much fun.

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Pro Tip; Christopher Pyne and Chrissie Hynde are not the same person. I think.

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For that matter, could Malcolm Turnbull be Hagbard Celine? (I suspect not. My money would be on Christopher Pyne.) twitter.com/jeamland/statu…

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MarkDiStef NSW politician @PeterPhelpsMLC supports your right to perform… yep… anal fisting buzzfeed.com/robstott/makin… pic.twitter.com/T6LZL4oTDF

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To recap, @TurnbullMalcolm might change the budget date, @PeterPhelpsMLC is on about “anal fisting”, and Mark Zuckerberg is an Illuminati.

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@chris23 Oh Goddess, I didn’t spot that! Maybe because I have all of Celine Hagbard’s albums.

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riskybusiness Well that escalated quickly… twitter.com/jaredowens/sta…

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My God! This exact clip was playing on a screen at @MoAD_Canberra at Old Parliament House about two hours ago! twitter.com/openculture/st…

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@mpesce Can I have your thoughts on this? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@chris23 Unless Zuckerberg is ELF, and once he’s got 2 billion users on Facebook he plans to dump the entire database on Pastebin.

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@chris23 But do you think he understood it?

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chris23 Surprised to see The Illuminatus! Trilogy in there… twitter.com/wef/status/707…

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Steak fries and blue cheese dipping sauce.

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jonkudelka TBQH I thought the ideas boom would have more ideas.

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@kcarruthers Did you see that the RSA conference badge used the same dodgy NFC chip as a hotel towel? So one guy used a towel as his badge.

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@Taezar It wouldn’t surprise me.

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Well, if you like that sort of thing. At least ground attack aircraft have a clean approach run in over the lake. twitter.com/Mesut_Ausil/st…

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GreenJ A long winter campaign @TurnbullMalcolm? this has happened before … pic.twitter.com/xm3hu8eJ0K

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Also, Kingston is a hole.

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Anyway, I am so shocked by the appalling joke-telling by our nation’s security that I’m at the Kingston Hotel having a Recovery Pint.

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@expectproblems It was all of that, yes. It’s 34C here again today, and I was completely WTAF? FFS, Australia!

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@brass_tweets You need to ask? Hawke was one of the greatest proponents of a multicultural Australia.

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@brentspargo And yet somehow it seems quintessentially Australian.

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Exactly. It feels like you’ve stepped into the early 1980s. There’s even cigarette butts in the desk ashtrays. twitter.com/follysantidote…

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Old Parliament House Security: “Would you like me to call you a taxi?”
Me: “Yes please.”
Security: “You’re a taxi.”
Sigh.

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Those steps. It’s really quite odd catching a taxi from here. pic.twitter.com/7SMvUU7MzR

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@paulwallbank @jturner_ibrs Thrilling stuff. I suspect I’m having the better day.

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Well I’ve heard stories of Mormons cruising… twitter.com/mpesce/status/…

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Submarine attack on Sydney Harbour! pic.twitter.com/iJDZ4UiK3b

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Australian democracy! Wait, what? instagram.com/p/BCt2p16iFot/

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Governor-General Quentin Bryce’s suit. pic.twitter.com/Z3BCOOSvPQ

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@JustJimWillDo I can’t be bothered going back to the PM’s suite now.

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In addition to the ones the Chinese put there, or…? twitter.com/oberonsghost/s…

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I love the detailing. The radio in the corner is playing Question Time with Bob Hawke speaking on multiculturalism. pic.twitter.com/C5XUboUCSb

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Kylie storms London! Another great moment in Australia’s democratic history. instagram.com/p/BCt0pYMCFlo/

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Bob Hawke, and this is the decor as it was for his reign. twitter.com/JustJimWillDo/…

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@KBCanB That is indeed a good pub, but I’ll see how I go.

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Cabinet room, with bonus screens explaining Australia’s role in WWII. pic.twitter.com/8N2lHdPOSY

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Oh this is kinda true. Unless you call the Melbourne thing “version 0”. twitter.com/benraue/status…

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Government party room. (The Opposition party room is a bit dimly lit to photograph today.) pic.twitter.com/4okZsAVcy6

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President of the Senate’s office. pic.twitter.com/oRlNcSmARl

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Senate version 1. I’m sure I didn’t vote for any of these people. pic.twitter.com/zzhLuoEFl8

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House of Representatives version 1. pic.twitter.com/zPvcu7XCO2

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His Majesty seems a little confused. pic.twitter.com/plUFBG3Y6c

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@SnarkyPlatypus You stand on that to take a selfie inside the sea of word balloons.

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There’s a few @davpope fans here today too.

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Someone just walked through the exhibition pointing out all the @firstdogonmoon cartoons.

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Well here I am, at Old Parliament House. pic.twitter.com/XL0tYn9I4J

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No, random Bluetooth device ‘%ohno%’, you may not pair with my computer.

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“Major Tom: The NASA Investigation” newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…

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Here’s my first yarn from Tuesday’s @AIIA_ICT Navigating Privacy and Security Summit. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Opt-out e-health a ‘fundamental breach of trust’: Victorian regulator” zdnet.com/article/opt-ou…

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Brunch at the Pork Barrel Cafe in the Old Senate Rose Garden. This is delightful. instagram.com/p/BCtkwTdiFqo/

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Certain people have suggested Pork Barrel Cafe near the Old Parliament House rose garden, so I’m headed there now. porkbarrel.com.au

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Story number one filed for @zdnetaustralia. Time for brunch.

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SwiftOnSecurity I sure hope they don’t put the people who name open source projects in charge of NSA code names or we’ll have SEMENPOUCH spying on us.

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And Eddie Maguire should be demolished, says everyone else. twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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George Brandis / Graham Burke.

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“Media Release attached on Creative Content Australia and its new Chairman, Graham Burke,” says this email. What a time to be alive!

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An exciting view of the car park behind ANAO for @samhighley, who must be thrilled. instagram.com/p/BCtannAiFoK/

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First, there was the sinking of the Belgrano, but now this! pic.twitter.com/WzbITIDIZb

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I have received Editorial Wisdom. Writing now.

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Tony Ate… at Eight! #10: Tony shares his meat with two close mates. (Photo: Hetty Musfirah Abdul Khamidpic.twitter.com/zI9dIVPN1W1W

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“Tony Ate… at Eight!” is a tribute to Abbott’s love of things in his mouth. 0800 AEDT, repeated 2000 AEDT, until I run out, or get bored.

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I agree. This report on the Satoshi Roundtable is a glorious piece of gonzo journalism. I am humbled. twitter.com/BryceWeiner/st…

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OK, I’ve emailed my story pitches based on yesterday’s @AIIA_ICT , and I now await Editorial Wisdom.

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@garystark @littlenational Yep, it’ll be beautiful. The hotel group in this area is evolving into something rather cool too.

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And on the other side of @littlenational we have DFAT headquarters. pic.twitter.com/9F4Pcywjbp

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@R_Chirgwin Sadly this building is just a few metres short of being able to achieve that angle. But it’s an excellent work room.

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The phone’s camera simply cannot do this justice. instagram.com/p/BCtHGQliFiL/

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“The US Air Force now has two fully operational cyberspace weapon systems”, writes @steveranger
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I’ve moved down to @littlenational’s library to work this morning. Very pleasant. littlenationalhotel.com.au/facilities/

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I thought this might be on the agenda soon. B-1 sorties from Australia, eh? twitter.com/BreakfastNews/…

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kaspersky Are you still 1 of those people who believes the that Macs are immune to infections? kas.pr/VGe5 pic.twitter.com/VrKdUBncql

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@irisherself I must say, “petulant crybaby fuckwomble” is a phrase that deserves more widespread use. I can imagine @Herring1967 saying it.

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@arcadiagt5 I can imagine that in future years @Herring1967 does it as a livestreamed telethon for charity. Forever.

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Wed plan, draft: Review notes and write for @zdnetaustralia; visit @MoAD_Canberra if time; 1905 VA669 CBR-SYD; train to Wentworth Falls.

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GonzoHacker Imagine a duck driving an Audi screaming “Fuck The Police!” out the window. That’s a brand new thought.

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I’d like to thank @Herring1967 for his tireless work to ensure Those Men know about International Men’s Day. Bravo.

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Wednesday. Wipe it down with a damp cloth and let it dry for a few minutes. Perhaps no-one will notice. Wednesday.

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