Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 3rd, 2016

Over it. Gone.

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“Budget 2016: Australian Cyber Strategy implementation broken out”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/budget…

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“Budget 2016: OAIC walks home with AU$9.3m annually for next four years”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/budget…

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firstdogonmoon @jonkudelka it is only a partial rebate jon - it probably won’t bring the price of whoosky down at all

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GrogsGamut He spent the whole time swanning around taking credit for the whisky excise cut. twitter.com/firstdogonmoon…

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@JoshMacTechie There’s a range of views on this issue.

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TheKouk Did Mr Morrison’s speech start: “The four budget deficits I announce tonight…”

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NewtonMark @swearyanthony It’s a road. They dream of a road.

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Just remember, everyone, Peter Dutton does NOT want you to see this photo, OK? Ping @NewtonMark twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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I suppose Morrison would be attractive if you were a 20yo labrador with a bladder problem.

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Someone just told me that Scott Morrison is “kinda hot in an Aryan supremacy kinda way” and now I don’t feel very well.

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“Defence to foot the bill for cyber security strategy”, writes @parisbcowan, so cyber ain’t for proles. itnews.com.au/news/defence-t…

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“Budget 2016: Australia outlines options to remove double taxation from digital currencies”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/budget…

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Here’s @iTnews_au’s coverage. It has a pig in it. itnews.com.au/topic/budget-2…

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paulbam3 Have you people no compassion? Please, stop tweeting this photo! pic.twitter.com/DpJizuSlLc

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@ResignInShame They… they could be. They can be.

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“If this budget was a tomato in a shop you would leave it there, it is a bad tomato”, draws @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Blackfellas and queers, $160 million each. pic.twitter.com/oSmQ1Ia4br

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danilic Quick summary of pic.twitter.com/7a4pYttvEq

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If anyone needs a briefing on the changes to the deer velvet antler excise levy, I’m here to help.

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@Cassper_K @sallywhyte Or maybe this was for deer velvet coming into AU? Cut the tax to please Aust-Chinese consumers? I’m confused now.

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@Cassper_K @sallywhyte My memory is fuzzy. Or velvety. But I went down this rabbit-hole some years ago.

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@Cassper_K @sallywhyte I thought it was a tax credit? To compete with the NZ industry? Or have I got that wrong?

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@Cassper_K @sallywhyte Sorry, I’ve made the usual mistake. “Pre-calcified antler”, used in trad Chinese medicine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velvet_an…

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@Cassper_K @sallywhyte Deer velvet is the downy covering on antlers as they grow. It falls off as the antlers mature.

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In which Ms Sales drives the bus straight into the Treasurer. twitter.com/joshgnosis/sta…

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snurb_dot_info RT @TwitterAU: Most Tweeted moment of @ScottMorrisonMP’s was when it ended 😁😁😁 reverb.guru/view/305644235… pic.twitter.com/pAf2wmPzwn

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“Budget 2016: NBN planning for debt raising but government on hook if it fails”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/budget…

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“Budget 2016: Multinationals in crosshairs as Australia extends to UK-style Google Tax”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/budget…

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@BecFogden I’ll catch up with you properly when it’s not Budget Night. All my stuff is on the website anyway. Cheers!

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Here’s the key bits from the speech of PaTH stages 2 and 3. @ktxby @paulkidd @paulwiggins pic.twitter.com/FAWSGedsBW

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@paulwiggins @ktxby I assume on top, but given that the dole is so far below the poverty line I’m not sure it’s much difference.

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@LindaDrummond The speech is traditionally half an hour. The Budget itself is all these documents here. budget.gov.au

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firstdogonmoon caption comp! pic.twitter.com/FCEmBjIiNS

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

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@BecFogden Good God. But no, I feel old every time I try and lug around heavy things.

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Tony Ate… at Eight #65: Tony’s robot double is trained to drink beer. (Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Imagespic.twitter.com/OBzj6kuoMfMf

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Sorry, this is of course the correct analysis. twitter.com/smidgey/status…

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Yeah, that’s how I heard this deal too. And if you don’t take up the $5/hr job then you’re off the dole. twitter.com/ktxby/status/7…

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Which is like saying the best way to help someone who’s drowning it to offer to sell them a boat. twitter.com/BernardKeane/s…

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Ah. “Put the blighters to work, that’ll sort them out!” I believe this was called the 1950s. But not paying minimum wage?

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@developerjack That’s OK. We know who your favourites are.

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INTERGATED INLAND RAIL LINK IT’S THE SILVER EMU THE SILVER EMU.

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So these submarines are powered by cigarettes. Got it.

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@BecFogden Indeed. Quite some years. I know it’s more than 11 years since I’ve been in SA at all.

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@NicholasFryer I have no idea what I mean. Some sort of English lads, some sort of ball game. Then everything turned into Scott Morrison.

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@BecFogden Oh hi Rebecca! [Waves] Yep, a ring-tail possum, and we’ve also decided that it was probably taken out by an owl.

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Oh sorry, yes. Yes we are. We all are so happy. Please forget that I ever raised an objection. twitter.com/GreenJ/status/…

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Morrison’s rhetoric of “families” “investing in the future” buy buying more houses, when so many of us can’t afford one, is fucked.

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thomasrdotorg Missing you @JoeHockey ! pic.twitter.com/dRXcZZMEft

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@PeteLawler I’m sure I have no idea what you’re talking about.

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So I just spent two minutes trying to figure out why the bottle opener wasn’t working before I realised I’d already opened the bottle.

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IT’S BUDGET TIME. IT’S BUDGET TIME. IT’S BUDGET TIME. IT’S BUDGET TIME. IT’S BUDGET TIME. IT’S BUDGET TIME. IT’S BUDGET TIME.

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Why do English soccer fans all sound like someone’s just punched them in the face a couple dozen times?

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ReidParker_ Shamelessly reposting my own tweet because Dutton is a potato and this won’t make sense in a few days twitter.com/ReidParker_/st…

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I think everyone should be using the hashtag , as coined by @jonkudelka. It’d be the Australian thing to do.

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HALF AN HOUR UNTIL BUDGET TIME.

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ABCnewsIntern “Try not to overshadow the budget, Peter.”
“I’ll stand back here.”
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@KrazyKarl910 @ConnorRedux I think @NicholasFryer has turned out rather well, given that we lived in the same house for quite some time.

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@ConnorRedux @chrisberg No I have not and I cannot possibly imagine why you might be telling me about such a thing at this moment in time.

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@eksith @aksana_6 @smartbrain There is much to consider in your theory. It deserves further investigation.

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davpope Minister Dutton blames advocates, for refugees self-harming on Nauru canberratimes.com.au/federal-politi… pic.twitter.com/zmm4Zs1Jno

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While I endorse @rhysam’s analysis, obviously, I can’t help but think he’s left out something about foreigners. twitter.com/rhysam/status/…

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I agree. You should always never look down, not just sometimes. twitter.com/ivovic/status/…

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@essjayeff We’ll there’s 12 hectares of eucalypt scrubland here. Trees aplenty.

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Why does @chrisberg always look like he’s been woken all too suddenly from his afternoon nap?

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@t_mu You’d be right. We got to that ID some time back, and we’ve also settled on an owl as the probable culprit.

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@essjayeff @DobsonJan @Colvinius @SarahDingleABC That’s the consensus that’s emerged, yes.

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@Rod_Hagen @SarahDingleABC @Colvinius It was a much-guarded jewel at what’s now @radioadelaide. Only a select few could use it.

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“I am Craig Wright, inventor of Craig Wright”, writes (ahem) Craig Wright. Sort of. theregister.co.uk/2016/05/03/bit…

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ONE HOUR UNTIL BUDGET TIME.

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@skwashd We’d had some internet wobblies recently, but we’re good now.

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@R_Chirgwin Meh. I can probably stream ABC News24 on the laptop and Sky News on the phone.

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I suppose I should see if I can receive broadcast television.

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“Collaboration will help combat cybersecurity: David Thodey”, writes @achanthadavong zdnet.com/article/collab…

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@reubenacciano @Colvinius @SarahDingleABC Oui. And Mark’s back notwithstanding, they’re a fine piece of kit.

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“Time for Australia to build a cybersecurity industry: Stone & Chalk”, writes @achanthadavong zdnet.com/article/time-f…

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@duckbytheoboe @SarahDingleABC @Colvinius They’re a wonderful thing. And I can still splice-edit tape, much to the horror of young folk.

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@Colvinius @SarahDingleABC Oh yes. I was always astounded that the sound was always far better than any of our studio recorders.

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@Rod_Hagen Yes, I am conceding that @R_Chirgwin’s cat Bones is probably to blame.

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ONE AND A HALF HOURS UNTIL BUDGET TIME.

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@Rod_Hagen @pelagikat Bother. Well, the cat is only here when @R_Chirgwin is here, so we can blame him. ;)

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@SydneyTom_ @jonoabroad Sun glare is definitely a thing there, yes.

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And radio people may recognise the Nagra IV-S tape recorder. @SarahDingleABC @Colvinius pic.twitter.com/TMyMOa2SFi

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@SarahDingleABC @Colvinius I interviewed Attenborough back in 1984. I’ve lost the audio, but have a transcript. stilgherrian.com/ecology/david_…

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@DobsonJan @Colvinius @SarahDingleABC Yeah, definitely a ring-tail possum. Now we’re speculating about what took it out.

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@Rod_Hagen We’ve got 50+ species of bird seen at @bunjaree. I don’t think I’ve heard an owl, but @R_Chirgwin may have.

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Actually, @SydneyTom_ @jonoabroad, that gentle curve to the left, coming up the hill, could be it. Enthusiastic over-taker?

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@pelagikat @Rod_Hagen @SpudBenBean Thanks. I’m going with owl (not that I’ve seen one yet), quoll, or maybe cat. We do have a quoll.

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@pelagikat I dunno. When I was sick once, my cat did a neat kill on a pigeon and brought it to me in bed. It was on the pillow as I woke up.

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TWO HOURS UNTIL BUDGET TIME.

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@queergardener Eh? I haven’t even touched a drop yet.

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@Colvinius @SarahDingleABC Mr Colvin, Sir, what could possibly kill a drop-bear?

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@SarahDingleABC I’ve been meaning to interview that gentleman, given that he lives just 8km away.

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This is your now routine reminder that the Streisand Effect also applies to cabbages. pic.twitter.com/xer1SY76w7

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@SarahDingleABC I agree. That fact is very little-known.

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If the mythical Blue Mountains Panther came that close I think I’d have sussed it by now. twitter.com/madcatjo2point…

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@SarahDingleABC Those damn things over-run the Blue Mountains, yeah. Or maybe a Yowie. mysteriousaustralia.com/strangephenome…

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Of course the other important question is: “Where is the rest of the possum?”

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Actually, @R_Chirgwin, I saw that dog from down the road in here the other day. But would a dog bother? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Hey @R_Chirgwin, could Bones the Cat have taken out a ring-tail? Or perhaps Bob the Kelpie next door? Or even the un-named quoll?

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Yep, a ring-tail possum it is. Thanks. That was my guess earlier too. Now, I wonder what took it out? twitter.com/wolfcat/status…

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So can one of you animal people tell me what the rest of this critter might have been? pic.twitter.com/RNhOStfeLq

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TWO AND A HALF HOURS UNTIL BUDGET TIME.

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Just waiting for someone to call back. twitter.com/gths/status/72…

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@OaaSvc There’s a reason I end every episode with an apology.

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TimWattsMP Turnbull’s ‘basic economic right’ to negative gearing must have been in the little know Goldman Sachs declaration on human rights

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TimWattsMP Malcolm Turnbull declares that negative gearing is an ‘Economic Right’

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@mattdasilva That’s just one of the WJZ-13 screen grabs that has been used to illustrate the story.

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@heldavidson Ta. The last bit would seem to confirm that, tho I can imagine limited assets not being able to intercept everything.

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@OaaSvc Not yet, no. I need to sort out SoundCloud. I missed an email about a missed card charge. Doh.

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“Undetected”? The boat wasn’t intercepted, but that’s not the same as undetected. twitter.com/heldavidson/st…

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Did you know that last night I made a podcast? No? Well, I did. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@P_B_Wee Yeah I’d be well away from that. That white mist can go boom at the slightest spark.

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TextorMark Tip: no one gives a flying fuck about your experience in the Budget Night Canberra bubble.. or Industry Association rent-a-quote 2/2

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TextorMark ready for “my budget lockup” or my “budget night pic” vanity posts by insiders. 1/2

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@nickschadegg When firefighters were dealing with a burning car near me, they sprayed nearby trees to stop them catching.

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@nickschadegg Ask them. If it’s burning, it helps cool the tanks and prevent vapour explosions. Maybe to suppress potential sparks?

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@lyndalcurtis @GreenJ So what you’re saying is that we’ll be here until Christmas.

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@P_B_Wee Well the caption says “LPG”.

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Yeah, guys, let’s just stroll around here and have a look. pic.twitter.com/bzw7ij9kgI

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Oh this one looks fun. “ACCIDENT IN THAILAND รถแก๊ส LPG คว่ำ” youtube.com/watch?v=5Yk5pU…

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There are two kinds of peanut butter, crunchy and wrong.

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Next up: An Uber, but for horseshoes. twitter.com/mercenaryjack/…

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@HazRobert @christopherneal @scottamcintyre I assume all you can do is stand back and let the fuckers burn out while suppressing spot fires?

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Yes, @AbstractCode, watch from this point, 4.00s, to see such a rocket in action. youtu.be/fsppNOHdQII?t=…

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@AbstractCode That footage confirms that LPG cylinders do indeed act like rockets, once the pressure relief valve starts dumping gas.

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Yeah this looks quite manageable. pic.twitter.com/ALVTlxfiaw

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And here, @christopherneal @scottamcintyre, is some sort of instructional video about something called BLEVE. youtube.com/watch?v=UM0jtD…

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@christopherneal @scottamcintyre Nah, I’m quite used to lugging those things around. In five years there’s only been one, erm, incident.

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@michaelneale Well let me assure you it does, and there’s a LOT of gas in those cylinders. Well, liquid gas. They’re a bugger to move.

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Yeah I just checked. The cylinders are 32kg empty, 108kg full.

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@scottamcintyre Yeah maybe I don’t want to be around when about 70kg of LPG goes boom.

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I am SO glad the full ones go downhill and the empty ones uphill.

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Shut up, I am fully* qualified*. instagram.com/p/BE7sriNCFtz/

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“Craig Wright is not Satoshi Nakamoto”, writes @nikcub in quite some detail. nikcub.com/posts/craig-wr… HT @cyberwar

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Well someone’s day seems to be going swimmingly… twitter.com/expectproblems…

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I think that’s just how she looks. twitter.com/queergardener/…

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Toby_Halligan Dutton’s staff had this deleted. It ought to be shared with aplomb. pic.twitter.com/uTpuxB0IhN

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@stuffspucker @mbachelard Well I don’t know the tools, but the questions are always: Safe from whom? Under what circumstances? For how long?

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Did I mention that there was a brief earlier? No? Well, there was.

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@jamesaSYD Yep yep, and fair enough. We’re looking at it all from different perspectives. Which is good. Anyway, leave you to it.

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@jamesaSYD Ah. Yet it’s configuration / maintenance of systems that determines security, not “growth industries”.

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@jamesaSYD “All”? How far down do you want to drill? Contractors installing routers in SMEs? There’s thousands!

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mdm_z Thought: Given Australia’s cultural orientation of transparency/directness, do we have a natural advantage in ?

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Can someone ask how we resolve tension: private sector (each customers’ security individually) vs govt (collective security)?

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It’ll be interesting to see what @DAlperovitch says about this this afternoon. He’s more hawkish. twitter.com/stoneandchalk/…

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I see from that @stiennon is, as usual, making sense.

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Tue plan: Certain urgent chores (done); errands, lunch and shopping, Katoomba (very shortly); some sort of Budget bullshit, details TBA.

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@daxtens Thanks for that. I plan to lock in a more regular schedule from July. I do like doing the Public House Forum episodes though.

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@nphair @kcarruthers The key words for you two to talk about today are “data governance”. Leave you to it. ;)

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@nphair @kcarruthers Damm. I wanted to catch up with both of you, and there you are. If you don’t know each other, please do meet.

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I was originally going to but now I am not, so you’re stuck with @kcarruthers’ tweets I guess. twitter.com/kcarruthers/st…

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Ello ello ello all this then would appear to be a job at @UNSW analysing Sydney’s Opal card transport data. twitter.com/rpy/status/727…

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@NewtonMark Maybe I should’ve titled it “The 9pm Proper Bacon Sandwich”.

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@daviottenheimer @jmcduling Well, “Cow Noir” wins it for me! Cheers.

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Here’s “The 9pm Victory over the Adult Hedgehog Onesie Bomber” in its original location, with the words and stuff. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“The 9pm Victory over the Adult Hedgehog Onesie Bomber” is now also on @spreaker, for some reason. spreaker.com/user/skankmedi…

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“Craig Wright: who is the reluctant multimillionaire behind Bitcoin?” A curious angle from @guardian theguardian.com/technology/201…

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@dobes If you see Satoshi Nakamoto there, say hi from me.

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@dobes HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, um, no really, have a great time. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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“Awesome: Delta Is Adding A Button That Lets The Pilot Know You Want The Plane To Go Faster” clckhl.co/wfjX5QC pic.twitter.com/0PWMLgSCRA

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@dobes Oh God, you’re not going to… are you?

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Further proof that I am Satoshi Nakamoto. I will even sign in Japanese. 西洋人は馬鹿です。 pic.twitter.com/9YcKYQqzKe

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@daviottenheimer @jmcduling I don’t know much about that patch of history, so I may well do some reading soon.

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@OaaSvc @BundyB I note than my current @spreaker plan allows me to stream for three-hour stretches without breaks. Ponders.

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“Craig Wright’s claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto come under fire”, should’ve happened BEFORE @TheEconomist published. economist.com/news/briefings…

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@daviottenheimer @jmcduling Yeah, the comparison with the oil boom is apt.

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@BundyB @OaaSvc Nah, I have enough experience of live broadcasting to be able to avoid any legal problems.

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@OaaSvc What? Two hours of me muttering as I page through “Budget Paper No. 2” with the TV on in the background? Jesus.

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@OaaSvc I did toy with the idea of just opening a mic onto a @spreaker audio stream and seeing what emerged. But that sounds scary.

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“Why is the technology industry so afraid of tax?”, asks @jmcduling afr.com/technology/why…

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@SpaceBrewer @NewtonMark @FJKeany This is terrible and you are a terrible person.

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@davpope @jonkudelka You really want to be in there? Really?

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@darkhorse166 I think it sets the scene though. This is going to be an “I’m tough!” budget.

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That said, I will definitely be using the hashtag tonight. Thank you, @jonkudelka.

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“Budget 2016: Five ways to report it right” by @MatthewBevan is worth your consideration. abc.net.au/news/2016-05-0…

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Good. There should be more explanations for people just starting their journey into understanding politics. twitter.com/BuzzFeedOzPol/…

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Tue plan, supplemental: The planned trip to Sydney today has been cancelled because I was up half the night dealing with the Bristol Seven.

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Tue plan, draft: Certain urgent chores; errands, lunch and shopping, Katoomba (or maybe Leura, or both); some sort of Budget bullshit.

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mumbletwits Settle down. pic.twitter.com/wUKV1V4JRf

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JamColley glad to hear all the journalists with bad tweets are being arrested ahead of the budget. good riddance, I say.

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@feraldata There’s a terrible joke about herpes and cupboards to be made there, but I couldn’t be bothered.

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Maybe tell him that the Chinese have hacked the cupboard and it’ll take $300 million to put a new door on it. That should keep him busy.

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Has someone stuffed Uhlmann into a cupboard yet? Ideally a Cultural Marxist cupboard, obviously.

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BreakfastNews .@MattDoran91 is excited about - “You can feel the fiscal excitement in the air” pic.twitter.com/YNSXZSSoWC

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jeremyduns I’d probably take Michael White more seriously if he knew how to spell MI5. twitter.com/search?f=tweet…

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I continue to be amused that there has to be such a thing as the Charter of Budget Honesty.

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I suppose than means I should download the MYEFO papers. budget.gov.au/2015-16/conten… Or just start drinking now. Or perhaps both.

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Well, these days it’s the changes since the Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). So it’s tricky for the uninitiated.

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For those unfamiliar with the tradition, “Budget Paper No. 2” goes through every line item explaining the changes from the previous year…

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Good point. Maybe I’ll get a couple bottles of wine for tonight and live-tweet my reading of “Budget Paper No. 2”. twitter.com/llament/status…

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Tony Ate… at Eight #65: Tony’s robot double is trained to drink beer. (Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Imagespic.twitter.com/rmYDmBPBfofo

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

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If anyone needs me to remain sober for some expert* budget analysis, you’d better get in touch.

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I’m still putting my money on the otter. twitter.com/certsimplessl/…

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Actually, here is my full quote on the Wright-is-Satoshi story. pic.twitter.com/sPtzlBJbwY

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As I said last night: “HAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHA! HAHA! HAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHA! HAHAHAHA! HA!” twitter.com/riskybusiness/…

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leslienassar There is a dude in line behind me snapping his shewing gum very loudly, and this must be the hardship boomers talk about.

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@NuclearAnthro Key journalists will be in “the lock-up” today, analysing documents so their news stories also appear at 1930. Much ritual.

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RichardTuffin Doesn’t really look that confident tbh. pic.twitter.com/akNzhij5SH

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Treasury_AU papers were guarded closely by @Treasury_AU officers last night. 12hrs to go! budget.gov.au pic.twitter.com/ukqA2FvjD0

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@NuclearAnthro It’s one of the BIG political set-piece events, and more so because it’s an election and the government will be judged.

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@NuclearAnthro Budget Day is when, at exactly 1900 AEST, the Treasurer of Australia released the federal budget for the next financial year.

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Last night I made a podcast: “The 9pm Victory over the Adult Hedgehog Onesie Bomber” stilgherrian.com/edict/00057/ pic.twitter.com/PL2FneHnQy

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@kramesey Fortunately it was the electrical thing and not the electronic thing, so it can just dry out.

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HURRAH I JUST SPILT WATER ALL OVER THE THING WITH ELECTRICITY IN IT THIS WILL BE EXCELLENT.

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IT’S BUDGET DAY! IT’S BUDGET DAY! IT’S BUDGET DAY! NO MORE SLEEPS UNTIL BUDGET DAY. NO MORE SLEEPS FOR EVER AND EVER AGAIN.

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Tuesday. Empty your pockets. Put everything onto the table. What’s that? WHAT’S THAT THERE? You’re not allowed to have that. Tuesday.

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