Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 19th, 2016

Tony Ate… at Eight #51: Tony admits to being a bit of a “grog-monster”couriermail.com.au/entertainment/…mW (Photo: Colin Murtypic.twitter.com/euhKS3ZX5454

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“Tony Ate… at Eight” is a tribute to Abbott’s love of things in his mouth, solid or liquid. 0800 AEST, repeated 2000 AEST.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “A ‘big science’ approach for Australian cybersecurity research?” zdnet.com/article/a-big-…

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Me at @crikey_news today: “Panama Papers only the beginning for high-tech investigative journalism” crikey.com.au/2016/04/19/pan…

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This is probably great, but it sounds as meaningless as “we all agree that doing things is very important”. twitter.com/helenmilner/st…

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stephffart the new Thai immigration form pic.twitter.com/ELIU3Emiod

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Just learned a great new term from the latest @liquidmatrix podcast: “security checkbox expert”.

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@egadheg @dobes Ah yes, that’s been recommended to me. Thanks for the reminder.

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@dobes @lexiconvalley Also, eggcorns and prescriptivist poppycock.

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@dobes @lexiconvalley If you’re brave, @LanguageLog is a rabbit-hole of immense depth wherein you’ll discover crash blossoms and snowclones.

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BernardKeane Geez wouldn’t Bookshelves be happy though with all this use of a Latinism? Say me like one of your Latin words, George.

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So this image will be in my mind at every innovation conference from now until the end of time. twitter.com/glengyron/stat…

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@_midofo_ If @crikey_news wants me to spend the extra time responding comments, they know what they need to do…

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We’re electing a mammoth? Cool! twitter.com/BernardKeane/s…

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Key word here: “mistakenly”. twitter.com/mthomas304/sta…

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Or instantly quintuple in size and bite your head off. twitter.com/LisaDib1/statu…

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@dobes Which one are you listening to?

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@R_Chirgwin Look, I’m tired. I’m all cybered out.

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Surely the trick would be NOT seeing one of these in the Carlton Fitzroy area. (OK, I’m not helping.) twitter.com/GreenJ/status/…

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oliyoung Why do you think those “bookshelves” cost so much, has anyone looked behind them? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@R_Chirgwin So even Brandis’ dungeon is a failure. Typical.

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edhusicMP Why do I feel this tweet should have started “stop, collaborate…” twitter.com/start_upboards…

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I see that the new @crikey_news website is email me the comments on my articles, which is excellent*.

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Yeah, I know this guy. Though he wasn’t from Indonesia. twitter.com/abcnews/status…

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“I’ve sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook, and, by gum, it put them on the map!” pic.twitter.com/4zfK1HxELU

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@TatteredRemnant Well, Nick Ellsmore is a troublemaker leading a team of troublemakers, so what do you expect?

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Note to self: Wear pants on Thursday.

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upulie That’s nice, Senator Brandis, and when we need a corporate lawyer to peer review science, we’ll let you know twitter.com/murpharoo/stat…

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The question is whether this spice is sweet, hot, bitter, or sour. twitter.com/jturner_ibrs/s…

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My big blue box is gone.

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Why didn’t Telstra call its cloud gateway “Pearly Gates”?

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “A ‘big science’ approach for Australian cybersecurity research?” zdnet.com/article/a-big-…

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@SydneyTom_ @Manic_Henry @catebla I’m in Sydney this week, but family of yellow-tails has moved in at @bunjaree.

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@JustJimWillDo Yeah, so near and yet so far. He was less than a metre above my head at that point. And they’re not small birds.

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Or would you prefer a yellow-tailed black cockatoo, @SydneyTom_ @Manic_Henry @catebla? pic.twitter.com/zhbkKaOnt2

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Here’s a close and more processed look, @Manic_Henry @catebla. pic.twitter.com/yf5BwK6XLV

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On a similar note, @Manic_Henry @catebla, a sulphur-crested cockatoo. pic.twitter.com/VnMxUIppUb

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“Bad light”? Perhaps. But it makes for a dramatic photo of the grey goshawk. Ping @ApostrophePong. twitter.com/catebla/status…

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MarkDiStef I tried working through Brandis’ climate science logic and CSIRO cuts… tl;dr he’s beating Labor and himselfpic.twitter.com/35S7MemPEFEF

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Senator George ‘Soapy the Ankle’ Brandis in being an ill-informed goose shock.

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ProfBrianCox The reason I haven’t become involved in the brexit debate is that every time I type Farage my autocorrect changes it to Garage

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@drearyclocks @dobes At a quick look, no, it isn’t. Browning’s Model 1887 Lever Action Repeating Shotgun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wincheste…

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LynwenConnick @dpmc_gov_au blog on conference & launch of on 21 April dpmc.gov.au/pmc/about-pmc/…

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@dobes @drearyclocks Well, since you ask… [shuffles feet, flicks hair]

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@dobes @drearyclocks Yeah, and? Aren’t we all about lifting productivity?

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@dobes It’s a great day when Ricky Muir and @drearyclocks are both right, and about the same thing.

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Sorry, you’re quite right. As you were, everyone. twitter.com/BundyB/status/…

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I was waiting for this “excuse”. I don’t buy it. It’s a journo’s job to correctly describe things, not the reader’s. twitter.com/PointZeroOne/s…

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If a journalist confused bicycles with motorcycles, they’d be laughed out of the newsroom. Yet equivalent errors with guns, they stay. Why?

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@morebento @zdnetaustralia No bitcoin. No blockchain. They are sometimes foods.

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Story filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains many, many cybers, and a little innovation.

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crikey_news Today’s @deptofaustralia. Bill Shorten gets agile. Too agile. pic.twitter.com/UQ3W7c7VS5

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Right. Really writing now. Or at least pretending.

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@joshgnosis @dobes Looks like it’s going to be good, though. I’ll look at it properly when I’m not on deadline.

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@dobes It is that big, yes, though I don’t have @joshgnosis in my box.

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@dobes @joshgnosis I’m running for Secretary of the UN.

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Panama Papers only the beginning for high-tech investigative journalism, by @stilgherrian @stilgherrian @crikey_news crikey.com.au/2016/04/19/pan…

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joshgnosis Also, everything is free this week, as we work out bugs, etc.

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joshgnosis New Crikey site is live! My story on the parliament shenanigans yesterday crikey.com.au/2016/04/19/las…

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OK, I’m going away now. Back in a couple hours, or when I’ve filed, or when the election is called.

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@leopinion It’s good to know that I’m making a difference.

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@dobes Like @franksting would pay any attention to what I say.

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Just as an aside, I can’t see myself using this avatar past today. It’s confusing.

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@dobes @reubenacciano @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj It’s OK. I’ve eaten, the pain is subsiding, and I have a coffee. Time to make some sentences.

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dobes Why do I get the feeling I have some heavy editing in my near future?

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That’s right, @BundyB, I’m writing some cyberinnovation fanfic. It’s kind of a Turnbull/Pyne thing, apparently. twitter.com/BundyB/status/…

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fanfiction_txt Sailor Moon then cut off Goku’s balls and ate them

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@Retrovertigo I went to a private school, but I guess I didn’t inhale.

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fanfiction_txt There must also be some nipple fucking and lactation for Orihime to enjoy

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We should start calling it the West Philippines Sea. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Yeah this is some high-grade punch-in-the-face-worthy bullshit right here. gawker.com/i-have-no-idea… pic.twitter.com/1unP1XIPcb

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Startup: (n) A process for turning bullshit and other people’s money into business failure.

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Backpacking: (n) An extended low-cost attempt to understand another country’s culture by vomiting on it.

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Yes. We should definitely block you for this. twitter.com/anthonydever/s…

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@dobes Exactly. Indigestion can be so uncomfortable.

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I find myself wondering about this most days. pic.twitter.com/iJDgBWEa5c

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HURRY UP AND DELIVER MY LUNCH BECAUSE I AM HUNGRY AND NEED TO FINISH LUNCH AND GET BACK TO WORK OR @dobes WILL BE MOST UNHAPPY WITH ME.

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Continue reading.

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He’s been wanting to give it a good pull for weeks. twitter.com/ChipRolley/sta…

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@BernardKeane I think you just answered your question.

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Oh. After that it was nham tok moo and everything got uncomfortable.

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The main qualification for NSW Premier is having James Packer’s fist so far up your arse he can read what you had for breakfast by Braille.

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“If you call somebody a no-good thieving authoritarian goatfucker, you’d better be able to produce the goat.” -@Bobospheree on@onthemediaa.

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Backpacking: (n) An extended low-cost attempt to understand another country’s culture by vomiting on it.

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I might retweet some of my incredibly funny* tweets from the other day because you were too busy at the time.

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Gosh, Prime Minister, this is most unexpected. twitter.com/murpharoo/stat…

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@AtomicMPC Yes, they do sound rather nice.

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snurb_dot_info Oooh, new book edited by @qutdmrc’s Kevin Sanson: “Precarious : Global Media, Local Labor” ow.ly/4mQ1VO

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“Calling things Marxist is the new political correctness”, draws @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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I just used the phrase “cybering our little fingers off”, so there’s that.

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The consensus is a mix of “yes” and “both”. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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So is it disruptive if I order a lunch delivery because it’s raining? Or just lazy entitled white man shit?

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@LovelyCorrine Its nice to think that the bitcoiners find me more memorable than Madonna. ;)

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“Is the ABS turning Census data into a hacker’s honeypot?” wries @alliecoyne itnews.com.au/feature/is-the… [That’d be a big YES from me.]

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GreenJ come on guys, he was only two out. twitter.com/scottbix/statu…

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Goddam that pinko internet scat sheet… twitter.com/Cassper_K/stat…

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Oh hang on, @crikey_news is still offline while they get all new and stuff. pic.twitter.com/3EGWOMK3Kw

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That last @crikey_news story was “It’s like Uber but for racism: how prejudice crept into the ‘sharing economy’” crikey.com.au/2015/08/06/its…

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Story filed for @crikey_news, the first since August last year.

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OK, that’s the last baklava joke I’m retweeting today. No matter how sweet they are.

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wobster @stilgherrian You’d get your just desserts

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jturner_ibrs Caught* twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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deoxxa @stilgherrian that would be nuts

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zerogeewhiz @stilgherrian flaky premise there…

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I guess it’d put you in a sticky situation. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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What if you’re caught wearing a baklava? twitter.com/jturner_ibrs/s…

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@scottamcintyre So clearly we need some algorithms to match password creation to individual employees’… um… proclivities.

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joshgnosis First they rip off Veep, now the government is holding a parliamentary sitting day about nothing. twitter.com/srpeatling/sta…

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@developerjack Oh I’d forgotten that, and I have to run errands later. I need more drugs for this.

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@craigreucassel @triplejHack Three hours a day, five days a week, 48 weeks a year… It adds up. (I may have included all live talk though.)

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@craigreucassel @triplejHack Why does everything have to be so goddam nuanced? :)

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@craigreucassel @triplejHack Yeah, I produced 4000+ hours of talkback in a previous life *shudder twitch* so that’s audience demographic…

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Tue plan: Write for @crikey_news and @zdnetaustralia; break for errand and late lunch, Enmore; sort out the geek-for-hire stuff; collapse.

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VICE Ted Cruz once fought to keep dildos illegal in Texas bit.ly/1Sg3Gvy pic.twitter.com/YCFhnaiiX0

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YWCAToronto Love this sign posted at a bar! We have such respect for businesses that are actively concerned with women’s safety pic.twitter.com/p5cdkRT0BU

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@craigreucassel @triplejHack Just saying “social media” doesn’t help us understand who these people might be. No demographic details.

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@craigreucassel @triplejHack With “social media” being the norm, why not just say “People reacted with [mood]” or whatever?

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@craigreucassel @triplejHack “Social media” isn’t a source but a channel , but we’re differentiating professionals from proles…

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latingle (some people have blogs. but we like to be different and have blgos)

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latingle The @AFR’s live blgo Election 2016: Australia heads for double dissolution on July 2 afr.com/news/politics/… via @FinancialReview

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Something seems to be happening, or possibly not-happening, at @crikey_news. pic.twitter.com/3EGWOMK3Kw

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@franksting I know of it, but haven’t seen very much. I seem to have drifted away from sketch comedy.

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This is… is… oh I’ll leave you to twitter.com/franksting/sta…2D6D

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@Nicholas_James Look, I haven’t, but I’m actually OK with today’s weather.

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I tell you that, though, codeine fixed both the Bristol 7 and the annoyances. Getting dangerously close to starting some actual work.

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Yes, plug your hole with an apple. twitter.com/aussietechhead…

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Right, what else can I complain about?

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seldo I present my candidate for the greatest disambiguation link in all of Wikipedia: pic.twitter.com/kKBEO7heju

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True. They weren’t using the proper media like us professionals. The were using the prole media twitter.com/Gin_ev_ra/stat…

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@FreeDwelling Would you like a biscuit? A nice tasty biscuit?

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Since “on social media” is the way most people make things public now, maybe we should even dump that phrase entirely, @triplejHack?

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I suppose we should be grateful that @triplejHack didn’t say that people “took to social media”. Let’s kill that cliché until it’s dead.

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“People”. You mean “people”. You wouldn’t speak of your talkback callers as “telephones respond”. twitter.com/triplejHack/st…

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HughRundle EXPLODING BACTERIA! twitter.com/SBS_Science/st…

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@jeamland Please consult @daviddunning6 and Justin Kruger, I believe they may be able to help you here.

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Tony Ate… at Eight #51: Tony admits to being a bit of a “grog-monster”couriermail.com.au/entertainment/…mW (Photo: Colin Murtypic.twitter.com/dmHBEF82pwpw

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“Tony Ate… at Eight” is a tribute to Abbott’s love of things in his mouth, solid or liquid. 0800 AEST, repeated 2000 AEST.

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tveastman Majority of [general-demograpgic] confident in [position-requiring-high-level-of-expertise-to-accurately-assess] twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Cyber Craigslist, eh? Excellent cybering there, @Beaker. twitter.com/Beaker/status/…

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@franksting @SnarkyPlatypus No, I demand a video apology. Or do you have a white shirt and sports jacket I can borrow?

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Now let me think about this for a little while… twitter.com/ConversationED…

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That’s OK. Republicans like a bit of rough. twitter.com/FortuneMagazin…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @franksting Today we are all Johnny Depp. Except maybe for @JohnBirmingham, who is making no specific allegations.

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Same for the customers of Ashley Madison, Target (US), and the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM). twitter.com/MsLods/status/…

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Anyway, @GordyPls, clearly @mjrowland68 is the Reps, and @LaTrioli the Senate, because she’s the classy one. @BreakfastNews

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@mjrowland68 @MRowlandMP Seems to me like it’d be nearly impossible.

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Oops, I have confused @MRowlandMP (who is really an MP) with @mjrowland68 (who is not), so I am an arsehat. twitter.com/GordyPls/statu…

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SavedYouAClick our long national nightmare is over pic.twitter.com/qwAGEK4HHW

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Starting a little slower than hoped today. That’s down to yesterday’s Bristol 7. No, It’s not a band.

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scottsues when you skype your parents and dad still can’t deal with you being gay but mum is at least trying pic.twitter.com/rmw8uqIG8I

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“Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s video is a terrifying insight into state mind control” theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/…

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@jpwarren I see. I will choose to believe you. For now.

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@jpwarren So, your uninterruptable power supplies were interrupted?

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@JohnBirmingham Those damnable ruffians and ne’er-do-wells!

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JohnBirmingham my car was broken into & they didn’t even steal my hip hop CD brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/blunt-… via @brisbanetimes

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Hmm. I’m not convinced. I reckon the words chosen were clear. But I’ll put that down to my slow early morning start. twitter.com/GennHutchison/…

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“Make friends because you can use them”? Even with the “and vice-versa” follow-up, this isn’t friendship. twitter.com/GennHutchison/…

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“Meet the woman who makes fake fingers for Japan’s reformed gangsters” theguardian.com/world/2016/apr…

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@riskybusiness @abcnews A couple months back the NSW government said it was building Australia’s Silicone Valley, which would be glorious.

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CipherLaw MS-Word default auto-save interval is 10 minutes. So very optimistic.

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I am becoming concerned. For Melbourne. For @abcnews. Heroine addiction is dangerous. Ask Jan Austin. twitter.com/NowhereBob/sta…

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astro_timpeake Spotted a volcano smoking away on Russia’s far east coast this morning – heat has melted snow around topic.twitter.com/Q1F6TOi2LKLK

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internetofshit …IN A DISTANT FUTURE…
…THE PEGS…
…BECOME SENTIENT… pic.twitter.com/N1yYEeNHjS

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Tue plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia and @crikey_news; errand and lunch, Enmore; sort out the geek-for-hire stuff, which is messy.

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A “37 millimetre canon”, @MelPearceOrange @abcnews? abc.net.au/news/2016-04-1… The miniature clergy are taking over!

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Tuesday. You know that spot behind the big toe of your right foot? Good. Nothing, why do you ask? Tuesday.

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