Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 6th, 2016

I’ll leave you with that thought. Gorn.

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Could “Donald Ate… at Eight” be the Next Big Thingpic.twitter.com/prp7rrx20707

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Tony Ate… at Eight #68: Tony loves working up a sweat and getting things down his throat. (Photo via Fairfax Mediapic.twitter.com/3GlwEDICXSXS

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

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bascule “What is crypto?” pic.twitter.com/6CQ7BI2iaH

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@SydneyTom_ This ain’t my metaphor, so you’ll need to ask someone else.

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My palace must be bigger than Versailles! twitter.com/SydneyTom_/sta…

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It’s 12 hours until the New Moon, at 0530 AEST Saturday.

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@vacant3rdman @SpaceX @drspacejunk Ta for that. I didn’t know there was such a thing.

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@AtomicMPC @moviemazz @TheFeedSBS As you may know, I was in the SCA for a long period a ling time ago, but didn’t do any combat.

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@SydneyTom_ @moviemazz These guys would probably be good at explaining practical vs decorative vs movie costumes too.

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@coldsnacks @moviemazz @TheFeedSBS Ah silly me, I should’ve checked to see if it was sorted already. I am a bad Pelican.

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As @BernardKeane just said, where’s @MiaFreedman’s social media manager in all this? twitter.com/MichaelRoddan/…

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@AtomicMPC @moviemazz And so you were. Depends on what our friends at @TheFeedSBS are after, I guess.

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I’m pretty sure there’s some SCA types following me who can point @moviemazz in the right direction. twitter.com/moviemazz/stat…

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@moviemazz @TheFeedSBS @gths Or chase down someone from the Lithgow Iron Festival, ‘cos they have a medieval group or two involved.

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@moviemazz @TheFeedSBS @gths One of these folks in the Sydney chapter of the SCA may well be able to help. rowany.lochac.sca.org/contacts

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RFSCommissioner Good news for farmers and many others but let’s hope important hazard reduction burns can still be completed twitter.com/BOM_NSW/status…

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It’s an ongoing 3100-hectare hazard reduction burn north of us, @ResignInShame. The helicopters are unrelated. pic.twitter.com/V9FahBCfzD

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Oh, so this is where all that smoke is going. twitter.com/glengyron/stat…

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Pretty much all of that is smoke and smoke haze, not clouds.

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Once more, the smoke plumes are creating some gorgeous effects. pic.twitter.com/MaB5MMUd7l

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@purserj @dobes @DDsD “The Monday Dump: Aliens turned me into a Monaro!” youtube.com/watch?v=oOLqFn…

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@dobes @DDsD @purserj If the Edict were more frequent, I’d do more of that sort of thing myself.

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@dobes @DDsD @purserj It’s a style. Patrick Cook used to do that in his Nation Review column. Consistent nicknames but never explained.

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@dobes @DDsD @purserj I worked an event with H G Nelson. Professional, nice guy. Also found Roy & H G sitting on my doorstep one afternoon.

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@dobes @DDsD @purserj It takes a solid knowledge of culture and history to be able to riff like that.

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Good email sentences #54: “Please arrive at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm to 3pm lunch.”

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@dobes @DDsD Mate, we all make our own choices in life.

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Is it just the way the image has been processed, or do these two guys have hot-swap interchangeable heads? twitter.com/Christina_ACT/…

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littleidea slack solved email like heroin solved opium

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@dobes And a whole new meaning to a suit with a backpack.

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Hey @dobes, I think I may have just been given an excellent idea… twitter.com/DDsD/status/72…

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EmperorNorton Yes, Mexico agrees to pay for the wall pic.twitter.com/bR43T97KSc

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Re the @SpaceX chant matter, no further correspondence will be entered into, unless it’s a call or email from that organisation.

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snurb_dot_info And the @SpaceX infographic actually lists the satellite’s orbital radius as “2.3 zillion km”. I don’t recall @NASA doing that. ;-)

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@seanpryor I wouldn’t chant anything. Why does there have to be a chant?

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dufussy Happy Mothers’ Day, John Howard!
Got you a present. pic.twitter.com/uLYtVRCl9W

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@semibogan Have you encountered a dawdlesprawl?

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@zaphod6502 @SpaceX By all means, but with a little class and dignity, not as a bunch of dipshit fratboys.

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The 2016 version of being a surfie chick. twitter.com/dobes/status/7…

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dobes It’s going to be really weird in ten years when Americans chant “TRUMP” instead of “U-S-A”

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Dear @SpaceX, it’s all cool up until the bro-tard jingoistic “USA! USA!” gorilla-chant. You don’t own space, and it’s a Japanese mission.

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That’s a damn good party trick.

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Should anyone need my live broadcast production skills for their space program, I’m available.

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Niobium nozzle extension!

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The @SpaceX launch sequence is way, way more advanced than the NASA stuff used to be.

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The webcast for the JCSAT-14 launch is now live at spacex.com/webcast and it’s 12 minutes to liftoff.

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jturner_ibrs @thegrugq “The Creator that can be named is not the Bitcoin Creator”

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thegrugq Novice: why did you hire a PR company to arrange press interviews?
Master: please respect my privacy during this difficult time

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sarahjeong props to the Guardian for the shade pic.twitter.com/rUYawAlqE1

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In a little under 30 minutes as I tweet this. twitter.com/SpaceX/status/…

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thegrugq You are in a maze of twisty Satoshi proofs, all alike.

> submit block 9 signature

You are eaten by a Google search.

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And then, @snare @thegrugq, the two blockchains intertwined to create DNA.

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snare @thegrugq proponents of the many-blockchains interpretation suggest that the big bang was in fact a collision of two blockchains!

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thegrugq What is the original Genesis block, before there was Bitcoin?

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thegrugq Novice: how does Bitcoin prevent against double spend?
Master: trust is the foundation of Bitcoin, and also base64 and stuff.

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thegrugq If a proof of work is submitted and validated by only one Byzantine general, is it a proof of work?

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thegrugq Master: today I will teach you Satoshi nature?
Novice: what is Satoshi nature?
Master: STOP PRESSURING ME!

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@mattdasilva @jodiem @R_Chirgwin How many species? (I’m guessing it only has a tenth of each bird though.)

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@jodiem @R_Chirgwin And according to this, there’s 20 more birds for a total of 780. press.princeton.edu/titles/9142.ht…

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@jodiem @R_Chirgwin Yep, second edition 1986, as opposed to first edition 1984. Eighth edition 2010 is the current. penguin.com.au/products/97806…

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@R_Chirgwin @bunjaree I don’t think I’d seen the treecreepers before, or maybe I didn’t look closely and assumed they were spinebills.

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Also, there’s a bunch of fairy wren around, but can’t pick the species ‘cos they’re in silhouette. @R_Chirgwin @bunjaree

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Hey @R_Chirgwin, I think I just spotted a Red-browed Treecreeper (Climacteris erythrops) or two at @bunjaree. They were creeping on a tree!

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@mckinnon_a Thanks, Alex. I was in a mood. Genuinely angry.

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Waaaah! @R_Chirgwin’s Simpson & Day is bigger than my Simpson & Day. That said, mine is newer and more portable. pic.twitter.com/LuBJcbPoJb

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SteveD3 So assuming the firmware fixed an security issue, I get pwned because I won’t share PII? @Samsungtweets Really? twitter.com/kennwhite/stat…

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thegrugq Master: this is a shasum, a key and a signature
Novice: where does the shasum come from?
M: this ends the lesson for today

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thegrugq The novice asked “is a signature proof?” The master answered “no signature is proof.” The novice was enlightened.

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thegrugq If you find Satoshi Nakamoto on the road, kill him.

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However @TheEconomist fall short of naming Scott Morrison as Satoshi Nakamoto.

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“Turnbull rolls the dice”, being @TheEconomist’s take on Australia’s Budget. economist.com/news/asia/2169…

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Yeah, this PLA recruitment video has certainly had a lot of work put into it. And it shows off China’s latest kit. twitter.com/twiddlekins/st…

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@paulsbootique There are many mysteries in this world…

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Remember Royal Thai Navy’s Third Naval Area Command version of “Gangnam Style”? youtube.com/watch?v=FHx4nF… They had to apologise to the King.

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david8hughes [at the chameleon store]
Me: do you have any chameleons?
Clerk: I’ve no fucken idea

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@rabiasquared Fortunately Australian police are less trigger-happy than their US counterparts.

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I see that the editor of @GQAustralia has resigned, according to @TelumMedia. pic.twitter.com/54ZxbKPaOC

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@SydneyTom_ @dobes Could you perhaps pop back a couple of years and get that for us?

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@dobes Ah yeah, I was just about to refer you to that video.

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@dobes I can’t find it tho. In 1995 most people wouldn’t have had a way to grab it.

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@dobes I have gone down a rabbit hole now.

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dobes Does anyone have an image or clip of the Optus Vision TV screwup in the 1995 ARL grand final?

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Efficiently clear it for suburban housing redevelopment. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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@ericscheid Actually no, so as you were. It’s the same $100/week whether it’s 15 or 25 hours. I got sidetracked by the per-hour conversions.

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Herewith, one of television journalism’s finest moments. twitter.com/channeltennews…

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GonzoHacker It’s not really a stack, more like a pile of bananas

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GonzoHacker I have serious religious objections to the entire Oracle stack

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ABCmediawatch Dear Daily Mail, it’s been a fair while since Ansett was at Sydney airport. Might need a new stock photo pic.twitter.com/jOPuH4hQ1q

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Australian Information Security Association (AISA) @AISA_National has released a strategy to 2020. Some good ideas. aisa.org.au/news/global-ne…

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SPLOSIONS IN SPACE! I RECKON THERE’LL BE LOTS OF SPLOSIONS IN SPACE! (Mind you, there’s still the writing bit.) twitter.com/JohnBirmingham…

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In the spirit of WorkChoices, maybe PaTH could be InternChoices or PaTHChoices or MalChoices. Feel free to work with that, folks.

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I wonder if “interns” will be able to spend their “incentive payments” on the recently-increased chocolate rations.

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“It’s not a wage, it’s an incentive payment.” Yet it’s paid on a per-hour basis for doing work. twitter.com/FJKeany/status…

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Look yes it’s important to get these things right. Just ask @PeterDutton_MP. twitter.com/robferdman/sta…

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OH YES THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN. twitter.com/jturner_ibrs/s…

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@SarahDingleABC Depends on how much gin were involved.

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What a shame, I’m clean out of popcorn. twitter.com/oliyoung/statu…

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@googlemaps @bunjaree Yes, I accept your biased view. The algorithm has improved a lot in the last couple of years, or so it seems.

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@SarahDingleABC If I get my own program, maybe it should be titled “Zero Judgement”.

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@timpoliti @queergardener That would be @NicholasFryer, and yes, it was a fine instalment of The Arch Window.

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@queergardener @timpoliti Thank you, gentlemen. I’m past that stage, finally, and now just relaxing my way out of the fatigue.

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I’m the only one here, so I can’t be arsed with “presentation”. instagram.com/p/BFC3ey9iFs7/

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So yeah, it’s not so much an omelette, or even scrambled eggs, but a heart attack in progress.

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Fri plan: Pretty much as outlined in my earlier draft. I hadn’t realised how run down I was this last week or more. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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OK, on a more serious note…

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@elle_franks Well thanks for all that, though I do very different things these days. I haven’t seen Weeties for years.

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@NuclearAnthro But… but… that’s our TRADITION!

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I don’t see why I’m not allowed to do this, @NuclearAnthro, there’s plenty of room out there. pic.twitter.com/P6g3v9PM7Q

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@elle_franks Hi, and yes, that would indeed be me. [Waves]

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@R_Chirgwin You read all the way down there (so to speak)?

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“Is a sexually transmitted yeast infection making people mentally ill?” independent.co.uk/news/science/i… [Depends how far up y… oh never mind.]

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Should it strike your fancy, here’s the astrology of a Mercury Transit (with embedded commercial pitch). dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3…

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NASA has also posted some background on Mercury itself. twitter.com/NASA/status/72…

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Mercury transits the Sun on Monday. Nit visible from Australia, but here’s some background. telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/0…

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@Taco_Lad You read the comments? Good God.

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I recommend once more “Apple iOS Maps Flyover: The Art Installation Built into the iPhone 5” youtube.com/watch?v=gv8jlw… A fine documentary*.

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One could even refer to iTunes and Apple Music as “the Apple Maps of music”.

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@Taco_Lad Oh the fault is definitely Apple’s, whether it’s a bug, a feature, or shockingly bad UX.

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It’s worth repeating, however, that Apple’s iTunes is a shitty and confusing piece of software, little short of a crime against humanity.

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“No, Apple Music is not deleting tracks off your hard drive — unless you tell it to”imore.com/no-apple-music…e@swearyanthonyy

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I’ve deleted my earlier tweet about Apple Music. It’s iTunes’ crap UX, not what @swearyanthony describes here. twitter.com/swearyanthony/…

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evaorner Australian Embassy in London Lit Up with Faces of Dead Refugees mediadiversified.org/2016/05/01/aus… via @WritersofColour

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Yeah, “Donald Ate… at Eight” could actually be a thingpic.twitter.com/xU0tpqSksAsA

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@randomphrase @garthk DI Frank Burnside responded to angry criticism with “Sorry, is this a five-minute argument, or the full half-hour?”

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@randomphrase @garthk Curiously enough, in an episode of The Bill put on @abciview yesterday, this exactly thing happened.

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Could “Donald Ate… at Eight” be the Next Big Thingpic.twitter.com/NXt7WZQnW2W2

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@randomphrase @garthk Curiously enough, in an episode of The Bill put on @abciview yesterday, this exactly thing happened.

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

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Tony Ate… at Eight #68: Tony loves working up a sweat and getting things down his throat. (Photo via Fairfax Mediapic.twitter.com/JMZILrfaRBRB

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Yes, @swearyanthony’s description is accurate, while the article’s headline is not. Apple has some explaining to do. twitter.com/swearyanthony/…

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crulge “look at Twitter and write articles about the same 20 tweets as everyone else” is a real job held by about 2,000 people

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YouTube keeps recommending TED talks to me. What have I done wrong?

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TheOnion Poll: Teens Addicted To Smartphones onion.com/26XJ9jJ ? pic.twitter.com/ny60Te9zp0

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wed: “Watch out for the cyber charlatans, Australia” zdnet.com/article/watch-…

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Me from Monday, a podcast: “The 9pm Victory over the Adult Hedgehog Onesie Bomber” stilgherrian.com/edict/00057/ pic.twitter.com/PL2FneHnQy

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Fri plan, draft: A day of reorganising things now that the gastro is mostly gone, details TBA as things progress. There are so many chores.

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@DobsonJan @MinhKular @guardian I will manage to cope, though @mumbletwits may not appreciate being mistaken for me. ;)

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Obviously I’m looking at that from ground level, but that’s pretty much in the right direction. @bunjaree

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Thanks to Google Maps, here’s an indication of the terrain I’m looking over right now from @bunjaree. pic.twitter.com/sOgfAlQXti

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The lens flare is great, but it means I really should wipe that stuff off my iPhone’s camera lens.

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The valleys full of smoke haze highlight the terrain of the Blue Mountains National Park. pic.twitter.com/svFeEBjHvu

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@DobsonJan @MinhKular @guardian I afraid I must tell you that I did no such thing.

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bitcoin_txt Women do not use Bitcoin? Strange to hear. After all, women love shopping! Maybe there simply a lack of information in these matters.

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Further to last night’s comments about Christian Kerr, I’ve just found my 2007 blog post about the incident. stilgherrian.com/politics/a_nig…

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@dobes And yes, I can keep this going for days, Days, I tell you.

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@dobes So what you’re saying here is that the marriage equality movement doesn’t matter, that de facto is close enough. Got it.

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I must get a proper camera again. Dawn up here is magnificent today, even if it is mostly due to smoke haze from hazard reduction burns.

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I know where I’d like to push an envelope.

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You are correct, @jeamland, I am completed and shockingly shocked by this shocking shock. twitter.com/jeamland/statu…

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@erkpod @HumansOfThis Oh you poor thing. BTW, I did post a new episode of “The 9pm Edict” on Monday night. Not so dulcet though.

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Friday. Yes of course it’s inconvenient. That’s the point. Empty your pockets. Have a nice day. Friday.

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