Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 13th, 2016

Anyway, that’s enough Sunday for me. I have to face a Labor frontbencher tomorrow morning, and you know what they’re like.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 301: Canberra, with quite a few cybers” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/30… pic.twitter.com/sn5YzKk02x

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I’m glad to see my tweet about Donald Trump and the History Channel getting some love. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Second wave of storm cells coming through Cowra to Oberon. Maybe it’ll get to where I am in a couple hours.

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In which the Victorian Liberal leader demonstrates his knowledge of facts, statistics, criminology, logic. twitter.com/MatthewGuyMP/s…

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Sadly, he can remember nothing else. Just these old people, on permanent loop in his mind. twitter.com/ClintonDucas/s…

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RealNickHodge Carrots are socialist

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“N. Korea ‘loses submarine’ amid largest US-South Korean drill – reportsrt.com/news/335335-no…4F

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TwoHeadlines Mr. Spock at the “sh*t show”: Barack Obama, the rise of Irish and a world gone crazy

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FINALLY IT HAS HAPPENED. (We should send @gattacatwitter.com/ErikJFranco/st…YO

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miaubz Now that a computer has beat a human at Go, it can only be a matter of time until a computer beats a human at Chess.

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barrysaunders me: jesus this drum and bass podcast is intense
… 3 minutes later …
oh, it’s set to 2x speed, right

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Tony Ate… at Eight! #14: Tony resists the temptation to grab it, and take it home. (Photo: Alex Ellinghausenpic.twitter.com/GpZtx2sRYEYE

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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 get bored or run out.

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@jimhillhouse @scott_thewspot “Aged” audio is pretty easy, actually. I did that for a brief video a couple years back.

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IT’S JUST FIVE MINUTES UNTIL THE SPECIAL TIME.

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@smperris Is it? I guess so. I’ve been cooking roo for many years, and was taught by an expert. I know my roo.

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@smperris The big steak is (was) pretty much blue, yes. And very tender, because the roo was bought pre-marinated.

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@GordyPls I’m quite capable of exposing myself to people, thank you. Wait.

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@girlgerms “Walk the animal through the kitchen, show it a picture of a candle flame, and serve.”

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andrewsholl A jihadi AND a hipster barber. Could there by anything more insidious? pic.twitter.com/v0JR6i7Asm

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JazzTwemlow I’ve got no idea but I’m sure it’ll lead to lesbians having sex with goats, right? twitter.com/corybernardi/s…

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CarbonBrief Interactive | We’ve mapped power plants in east Asia (and the rest of the world) j.mp/1UYrIKK pic.twitter.com/QFXg5SfNmn

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The ingredients, they are ready. The kangaroo steak is already marinated in bush plum somethingorother. pic.twitter.com/a72SHX1r0a

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Right. Time to lose myself in the pleasures of the kangaroo.

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@michaelneale @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, those basin-dwellers down there won’t be gettin’ any tonight.

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glengyron Welcome to Walgett…the Next Silicon Valley.

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Exactly, @purserj. And wrote just that three years ago, in Feb 2013. zdnet.com/berners-lee-si… twitter.com/purserj/status…

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Hmmm. So far it looks like it’ll pass to the north-west of me, but it’s still early. bom.gov.au/products/IDR71…

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Well this all seems quite straightforward. Provided you don’t make one of the two little mistakes that’ll kill you. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@SnarkyPlatypus You wouldn’t sink it, but a hole in the pressure hull would prevent it from being able to dive until repaired.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @19bk69 Indeed. It just depends whether you want a few holes at long range, or lots of holes at a closer range.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @19bk69 That’s a sniper rifle, not an assault rifle.

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@michaelneale That’ll do nicely for starters, thanks very much.

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@TheRealKerryG I wouldn’t have thought so. Not usually announceables at techleaders.com.au, but it’s best to ask someone who’s there.

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CSIS CSIS’s latest interactive map showing China’s capabilities in the South China Sea: bit.ly/1oHwkZD pic.twitter.com/nXitVZAAr6

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Go on, Earthlings. Click through. I dare you. twitter.com/crikey_news/st…

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@_ClaireConnelly Sorry ‘bout that, but I have to pace myself atm. I’ll pop in tomorrow to cover Jason Clare’s speech for @zdnetaustralia.

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I think I was at university with this guy. twitter.com/RealNickHodge/…

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@alexkidman Look, @adam_turner’s liver is big and ugly enough to fend for itself.

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Hey could someone find me an up-to-date choropleth or dot-density population map of the greater Sydney area? There’s a good Earthling.

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Well, maybe it wasn’t so shoddy after all. [Smirk] Anyway, I’ve finished putting the bins out now. twitter.com/Anthony_Caruan…

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There’s never been a more exciting time to give a shoddy, parochial speech about “innovation” to a room full of the nation’s tech media.

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The tweets on and would seem to give that impression, too. Here’s just one example. twitter.com/_ClaireConnell…

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So Fiona Scott’s speech at Tech Leaders this afternoon is being described to me by a witness as a “train wreck” and “piss poor”.

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agelastic This sounds hilariously philosophic to me twitter.com/thegrugq_ebook…

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So @BOM_NSW give us a 30% chance of a shower up here this evening, possibly a thunderstorm. I hope it happens. bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/…

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There’s a lot of this species of Banksia in flower at @bunjaree right now. pic.twitter.com/zg2fsNUgT0

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That was terrible.

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Well of course he’s happy. He’s got a mouth full of crystal! twitter.com/AndrewCrow/sta…

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@SydneyTom_ Nah, that wouldn’t be a problem. The real risk is a bigger branch coming down near one of the junction boxes like in the photo.

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Of course, by “Engineering” I mean “that twig there”. Twiginerring, that is.

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The one section of @bunjaree’s Internet of Trees that hasn’t disappeared under leaf litter, thanks to Engineering. pic.twitter.com/9ONAXoGZLt

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I still think that @bunjaree’s Internet of Trees is down ‘cos the modem fried, @R_Chirgwin, but this wouldn’t help. pic.twitter.com/aAIqyAiGxs

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@cheshireb This seems like it might be of interest to you. You can listen at tunein.com/radio/3AW-693-… twitter.com/DrSallyCockbur…

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I’m quite happy with this shot of the heliport at Sydney Airport that I took on Monday. pic.twitter.com/G1WYpULK8s

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BlogsofWar They might be onto something. twitter.com/kosamari/statu…

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“Can Somebody Tell Me What Monsanto Is So I Can Hate It?” clickhole.com/blogpost/can-s… [Not new, was reminded by @OfficialJargon]

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In which @TheEconomist’s language blog “Johnson” compares to Pluto-moaning. A lovely read. economist.com/news/books-and…

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@SnarkyPlatypus You hadn’t even heard of them 48 hours ago.

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“Anti-DDoS firm Staminus ransacked by hackers. The KKK’s data taken away,” writes @juhasaarinen itnews.com.au/news/anti-ddos… Handy timing, eh?

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“Unhappy Thermomix customers with faulty machines claim they were ‘gagged’” news.com.au/lifestyle/home… Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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New blog poast: “Weekly Wrap 301: Canberra, with quite a few cybers” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/30… pic.twitter.com/sn5YzKk02x

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rhysam Looks similar to Trump’s hair colour chart. twitter.com/slate/status/7…

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GonzoHacker It’s not a cult, if that’s what you’re thinking

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GonzoHacker Looking for young, impressionable people with traumatic backgrounds and little attachment to friends or family for a thing

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OK, really going now. Baxoon.

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TwoHeadlines Sony Exec: Zayn Malik May Have ‘Better VR’ Than Playstation VR

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Actually, if Donald Trump IS the new Hitler, then History Channel will finally get to make some new programs. So there’s that.

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Hmmm. I need another nap, I think. Back in a bit, or when the sirens sound.

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FFS, America, this is taking WAY too long. Just give the nukes to the nice man with the hair and let us get on with our lives.

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@paulwallbank We must be ever-vigilant in the war against cucumbers. twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurit…

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@jpwarren The technique demonstrated on this older model should do the trick. pic.twitter.com/EHFigPiqcq

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Vaguely apropos the rise of Donald Trump, “Stay alert, ye nameless, toiling animals” (Mar 2007) stilgherrian.com/politics/stay_…

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“Nursery ‘raised fears of radicalisation over boy’s cucumber drawing’” theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/m… pic.twitter.com/MBGVWAFAbI

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Looks like you’ve still got ‘em fooled, @troyhunt. twitter.com/troyhunt/statu…

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Look, who amongst us hasn’t thought of doing this at one time or another… twitter.com/tchop__StL/sta…

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@adamgdunn Now I’m doubly intrigued! This is exactly the sort of thing I cover in my guest lecture at UTS.

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@garystark @trevorlong What have you got against Finnish hillbilly covers of AC/DC?

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@adamgdunn I can imagine! Oh well, I’ll dig through your blog and see what else I can find then. What you’re doing intrigues me.

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@trevorlong May I suggest playing them this version? youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-i… (It’s quite safe.)

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@adamgdunn Ah yes. There’s all manner of reasons that maps can be bad. Cartography was my 3rd or 4th choice for tertiary study way back.

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NickDRalston Members of an ABC Four Corners crew, including @lb_online, have been detained in Malaysia
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@adamgdunn Indeed. I suspect it’s hard to filter out population density and wealth from these sorts of maps?

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@adamgdunn I’m having trouble differentiating this from a straight population density map though. That said, IN and CN and very different.

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Oh excellent. This always works out well. twitter.com/wpjenna/status…

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adamgdunn So I heard you like Twitter data? Here’s ~109.2M users coloured by proportional exposure to anti-vaccine nonsense. pic.twitter.com/WlHuE8xN8m

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@SnarkyPlatypus @jeffsonstein Yep, further down it says it targets the 16-24 international student market.

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@jeffsonstein @SnarkyPlatypus Lebara has a huge presence in Sydney’s Thaitown.

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@jeffsonstein @SnarkyPlatypus I imagine that Croats in UK and western EU, and Thais in AU etc, are good markets for calling back to family.

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@jeffsonstein @SnarkyPlatypus Lebara is “targeted towards the needs of international communities and migrant workers”, so there’s your link.

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@franksting A momentary lapse, combined with a customer naive enough to comply? [Shrugs]

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@franksting I’m starting to think that’s a likely scenario. But the plain old upfuckage is more common.

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samanthamaiden Finally, interlocutor also notes famous ‘Melian dialogue’ earliest treatment of the ‘might versus right’ conundrum in Classical literature

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samanthamaiden Also, as the Attorney General noted the passages on the Peloponnesian wars discloses a philosophy of history. So there.

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samanthamaiden 1. he is described as a political philosopher. 2. I got 20/20 for Yr12 Classics, a perfect score.
* Possible indictment on public education

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samanthamaiden To everyone including the Attorney-General (!) who have contacted me to dispute calling Thucydides as a philosopher I note two things 1/2

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Oh well, I’m sure that hackers would never do anything inconsiderate.

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@franksting Same here. I do hope someone’s already contacted them. Clearly @lebaraau haven’t got their shit together on this.

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@franksting I see you just did what I just did, because I couldn’t believe @lebaraau could be so phenomenally stupid. But they were.

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@developerjack @SwiftOnSecurity @troyhunt @thegrugq @lebaraau Heh. Do let me know how that turns out. Account number 200617548.

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@ashabeeeee Good thinking. Let’s hope he’s nimble enough. And has a whiteboard.

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empiricalerror And thus a Schutzstaffel was born… This is going swell. pic.twitter.com/HYiZtlEHHz

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trbrtc When an all-female crew lands an airliner into a country they’re not allowed to drive in. Via @iyad_elbaghdadi. pic.twitter.com/IGgj6PGdcs

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Seems I chose the wrong “Tony Ate… at Eight!” photo for today. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

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Honest_Hillary People in Chile still celebrate my friend Henry Kissinger who liberated them from democracy by installing Pinochet.

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MrAlanCooper “I stayed in a hotel with Android lightswitches and it was just as bad as you’d imagine” mjg59.dreamwidth.org/40505.html

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“Trump Supporter Who Made Nazi Salute Explains Why She Made the Gesture”, and context is everything. nytimes.com/politics/first…

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It’s lovely to hear @SarahDingleABC saying the phase “the little turd”. Thank you, @BackgroundBrief.

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Listening to @SarahDingleABC’s @BackgroundBrief “Is the Joint Strike Fighter the right plane for Australia?” abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Taking the battery out of the smoke alarm because it’s interfering with my plans.

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“‘I can win’: Bill Shorten draws election battle lines”, writes @adamgartrell smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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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 get bored or run out.

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Tony Ate… at Eight! #14: Tony resists the temptation to grab it, and take it home. (Photo: Alex Ellinghausenpic.twitter.com/RBtI1lZdgAgA

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Meanwhile, the former Prime Minister is asking us to imagine shitting into a bucket. twitter.com/MrKRudd/status…

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@R_Chirgwin We’d be £1 billion better off? Well, I would be anyway.

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ianbremmer Making the world safe for Anime. pic.twitter.com/mNnXxhlW5O

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MikeElgan Why does every startup’s bootstrap page look exactly like this?
adventurega.me/bootstrap/

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Final plug: Me at @zdnetaustralia Fri: Australia needs a ‘national discussion’ on security and civil liberties” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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

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If someone would like to give me £1 billion, I too can spend it on things that don’t work. I guarantee it.

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“GCHQ admits £1bn spend on cyber security “hasn’t worked’” computing.co.uk/ctg/news/24499… pic.twitter.com/RcVW7lUT9e

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Sun plan, supplemental: The only part of this plan that I like is the kangaroo. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Sun plan, rough draft: Sort through all the administrivia, map out the next four weeks; Weekly Wrap; somewhere in there, a kangaroo.

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Sunday. Brown paper and string is a traditional wrapping, yes. Or you can use skin. What sort of animal are you building? Sunday.

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