Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 1st, 2016

A bold claim, but then he does live in South Australia. twitter.com/NicholasFryer/…

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@NicholasFryer Ah yes, Gilles de Rais tried that. Got himself into a spot of bother.

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msuiche .@SpaceX has a $12Bn valuation & @Snapchat has a $20Bn valuation. One launches reusable rockets, while the other one has dog face filters

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@LovelyCorrine Uesh, I’m pleased with that, and there’s probably another to add in.

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@LovelyCorrine Anything over $1k I ask for 30% deposit and progress payments for each logical stage.

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Making my escape by tram.

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@LovelyCorrine True, but alas these eminently practical rules don’t apply. Which is a shame.

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@cathywilcox1 Actually, it’s more that locking in the panel was a target for today, and ticking the boxes makes me feel good.

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It’s the modern age, @cathywilcox1, everything happens immediately. Except clients paying, of course.

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BREAKING: Joining us on “The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3” this Sat is cartoonist extraordinaire @cathywilcox1. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@AbstractCode @tacticalmaid But this is one of my locals and I like the staff and the food.

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“The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3” with @markhumphries @paulwallbank and more is 2pm Sat. stilgherrian.com/edict/00058a/ pic.twitter.com/xGdUUq3t8R

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@tacticalmaid Yes, I could, except that they are all here for The Game, which is an Official Thing at this pub tonight.

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There are… ordinary office people in my pub@tacticalmaidid, and they are loud and more or less appalling.

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I think I’ll go sit in the corner for a little while.

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@jpwarren Not yet. I have many invites out, but with two blokes on the panel the rest should be women.

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@myriamrobin Glad you enjoyed it. Because she didn’t.

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Jackets on, and they’ve gone. Neither had any work-related items. We shall never know.

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Looks like they’re getting ready to go. He’s put his jacket on and is finishing a beer while she goes to the bathroom.

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The body language and eye contacts are definitely not a workplace thing. Or they shouldn’t be. twitter.com/scottamcintyre…

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People do get days off from time to time, you know. twitter.com/jdub/status/73…

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It has all the hallmarks, yes. She clearly doesn’t know him well enough to interrupt. twitter.com/scottamcintyre…

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She. Is. Looking. So. So. Bored.

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“They get lots of fresh food. Seafood is the main thing in Tas.”

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Woe, she got two whole sentences in just then before he started mansplaining a bit more.

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“He’s similar to me. He’s quite smart with a wide range of skills.” She’s just laughed politely, and re-folded her arms.

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“It’s not like he used me in any way, but…” But he can’t hide his raw disappointment.

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The thrust of all this is that the package was pushed up to $110k plus $6k relocation, yet his involvement was insufficiently appreciated.

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IT is a weird industry. The tools needed to do your job efficiently are costed as part of your salary package.

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He’s telling her that after he’s spoken to this acquaintance, the offer was raised to $105k plus a Retina MacBook Pro.

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He is now telling her about an unnamed acquaintance in Tasmania who was offered a salary of $90k which was little lower than expected.

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His stories are very, very boring.

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The woman has moved on from sitting patiently with her arms folded to checking the messages on her phone.

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Meanwhile, at the next table, a man is mansplaining the Rat Pack and Justin Bieber and Tigers Woods to a woman who’d rather be elsewhere.

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Wed plan, redraft: The original plan has collapsed under its own inconsistencies. I have lasagne and wine. Enough. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@newswithnipples Ah, I think I can see how you got there. But no.

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The whole antlers story goes back almost a decade now, and it has many subtle flavours.

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Je suis antlers.

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I am now completely antlered, elapsed antlertime 3 hours 5 minutes.”

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Or perhaps I should stop the antlerclock when I’m not actually antlerwaiting?

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Antlertime is now at 2 hours 50 minutes and counting.

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@franksting Maybe it was spammerated? Anyway, you’re in.

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@R_Chirgwin @wolfcat OK, there’s no need to crow about it.

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@franksting I have just re-sent the confirmation email.

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I have been re-antlered while missing documents are sought and forms are filled.

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I have become bored with watching the Giant Neon Vagina.

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Antlertime is now at 90 minutes and counting.

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There’s no need to go all gape- jawed about Jeff Bezos’ feelpinions. He only works in a shop, you know.

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OH: “Tell me the magic thing to change screens again.”
“Just restart.”

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Wow. Keynotes, a visionary, AND thought leaders. It’s like eating all the chocolates all at once! twitter.com/wendy_hogan/st…

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glengyron Bulldoze the inner west. twitter.com/woefulauspol/s…

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@paulwallbank You and @markhumphries don’t have to book, obviously. There’s 10 of the first-release audience spots gone.

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@paulwallbank Excellent. I know you’ll rant well. I hope to infirm the rest of the panellists today.

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@AtomicMPC I think they retreat into a cardigan and restructure themselves.

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So is Kyle Sandilands slowly turning into Phillip Adams? twitter.com/JohnJohnsonson…

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JohnJohnsonson It’s not every day I can say “Kyle Sandilands is the smartest person in this photograph”. pic.twitter.com/FJzdsgEaix

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BuzzFeedOzPol The poster boys for Malcolm Turnbull’s start up policy are… all… young Liberals pic.twitter.com/SyKFgRih6h

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@rohan_p And your feelpinion with N=1 is more truthy so yeah let’s go with that.

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@rohan_p All those alleged moves are within margin of error.

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@rohan_p Erm, you can’t say that on N=800, and some of them excluded ‘cos they don’t use social media at all.

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@BlogsofWar @N_A_Waller Are you questioning the chocolate ration again?

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Or really bad, and it’s Dead Cat Time. twitter.com/BernardKeane/s…

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lukehopewell A mortgage lender has an ad where a couple engages in Hunger Games-style training to win a Sydney auction. Good to see honest ads on TV.

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Yeah, this is pretty much how this “influencer” bullshit works. twitter.com/Mulboyne/statu…

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TheMrJL Fucking hell, this is perfect. pic.twitter.com/NqXlRan2vH

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So, 314 galleries of Ray Hadley, eh? That’s my porn for the month sorted. twitter.com/KetanJ0/status…

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@sylmobile That’s one hell of a cheap construction company.

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“I don’t know, I can imagine quite a bit.” pic.twitter.com/vs7sh8VXoA

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Yeah you can all stop saying ULTIMATE CHANCE at me now.

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@lukehopewell Or, in the Spirit of the Phish, fewer work.

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So, the ol’ overdue account phish, eh? pic.twitter.com/RGeqKvlddD

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“Podcasting Is Not The New Black”, writes @JohnBirmingham, with no reference to lesbian vampires whatsoever. which-50.com/podcasting-not…

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@JohnBirmingham @expectproblems This doesn’t surprise me. In fact, it explains a number of things.

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edbott This is literally a passage from the Book of Revelation. twitter.com/mental_floss/s…

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And people thought it was turtles all the way down. Little do they realise. twitter.com/expectproblems…

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Anyway, I’ll leave it to the lawyers to discuss that point. Fascinating though it is.

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And further to that point about states not having a separation of powers..twitter.com/LSLconstructio…pf

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@y011 Yeah, while I’m mostly good, @franksting seems to be suffering bad. Perhaps he needs whiskey.

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@y011 @franksting At the risk of more , I had a good dose of that too.

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Wed plan: First-of-month admin; 1130 medical appt; errand and pho, Enmore; lock in podcast talent; remainder TBA (depending on the weather).

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GretchenAMcC A+ fine print, would fine print again. pic.twitter.com/eECXownBu7

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@awelder @brisbanetimes True, true… Even so, it IS a train wreck.

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Here’s a more accessible way to get to that paragraph 59. austlii.edu.au/au/cases/qld/Q…

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That train-wreck presser? Queensland doesn’t actually have separation of powers, apparently. twitter.com/LSLconstructio…

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@LSLconstruction @AltLJ @AmyRemeikis Ah, thanks. I saw some people comment on this point, so it’s great to have the reference.

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I’ll comment further on this rant later today. But @jperlow had some related thoughts a couple years back. zdnet.com/article/tech-d…

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Earlier this morning I went on a bit of a rant about Silicon Valley bubblethink and tech journalism. Enjoy. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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MediaMook Editors can’t get enough gorilla and boy at zoo feelpinion pieces. Online traffic must be huge. I blame the parents. Everyone’s parents.

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@SMinney Obviously this comes as a deep shock to me.

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@franksting Sorry to hear. I’ve just had two days in bed, but clearly not hit as badly as you. @y011 was also ill. Maybe he’s Patient Zero.

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MediaMook Says former ‘senior ministerial adviser to Tony Abbott’. twitter.com/abcthedrum/sta…

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@franksting Ah. You were at too. And you got a bad, bad cold too? I see.

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Remember, folks, I had a shit podcast long before it was fashionable.

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It’s pure chance that has led to the blokes being locked in first. I think I’ve actually asked more women than men.

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There will one or two more people on the panel, and they will have vaginas.

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I think @paulwallbank is also on the panel, but he hasn’t actually said “Yes” yet. Although he hasn’t said “No”, so that’s close enough.

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Also, @markhumphries is part of “The 9pm Edict Public House Forum 3” at 2pm Saturday. stilgherrian.com/edict/00058a/ pic.twitter.com/xGdUUq3t8R

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I think you should watch this too. Even if it is on Facebook. @markhumphries says a bad word in it. twitter.com/markhumphries/…

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@Natural_Justice @jillethelmurray You already know as much as I do on that topic.

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But remember, @cabcharge doesn’t think trip data is personal enough to be bothered about. Let’s ask Joe, eh? zdnet.com/article/cabcha…

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“Cabcharge revelations: Malcolm Turnbull called on to back police investigation” canberratimes.com.au/federal-politi… Some fun stuff in this story.

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leslienassar It’s pretty funny that Uber’s drivers are funding Uber’s launch of a driverless fleet. twitter.com/reformedbroker…

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If someone could point me to the full audio of this press conference, that’d be grand.

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Read this press conference transcript to the end, remembering this is Queensland’s shadow attorney-general. brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/whe…

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“Wind-farm study finds sleep disturbances aren’t related to turbine noise” sbs.com.au/news/article/2…

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@KompleatKnut @grauniadstyle Look, leave @styleguide alone. They agree with me and that’s all that matters.

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BlogsofWar People ask me how I approach Twitter… pic.twitter.com/xPTUax2X9W

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edyong209 It’s amazing how many people have been secretly amassing expertise on gorilla behaviour, tranquiliser dosages, parenting & zoo architecture.

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Wed plan, draft: First-of-month admin; 1130 medical appt; errand and pho, Enmore; lock in podcast talent; remainder TBA (see weather).

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FelicityMorse Man tries to burn EU flag, can’t burn it because of EU directive on flammable materials pic.twitter.com/PkxicDABXC

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GonzoHacker Solve election fraud by requiring citizens to vote at random

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ivorykorine Kentaro Nakamura - Evening Wave, 1926 pic.twitter.com/JOF7uCpIEf

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I see my little rant has triggered a few responses. I’ll come back to them once I’ve made sure I’ve got the day mapped out. Also, coffee.

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But hey, I’m actually optimistic about all this. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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I’m glad I said this about Malcolm Turnbull’s in December. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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And whatever you, don’t mock the hollow slogans or point out the bullshit, or you’ll be excluded. Again, it’s hilarious.

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Tech journalism is like press gallery journalism in that regard. Play the game the way it’s played, or lose toys or your drip-feed access.

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But Uber is a great example of the bubblethink. Change the world? Nah, just smash (disrupt) it, and float above it in your comfy bubble.

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Those examples happen to be about Uber, because it’s the darling of the disrupters and it’s easy to find the blind techno-utopianism.

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Ever more hilarious is the blind faith, the boosterism, the kill-the-heretic bubblethink. twitter.com/paulg/status/2…

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So many SiVal types have zero understanding of the world outside their little bubble. Hilarious. twitter.com/paulg/status/7…

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Note how utterly uncritical most stories about “drones” are. Nothing new there, though. Read stories from a century ago about electricity.

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Note how many tech stories talk about gadgets or services being “cool” or “amazing” and solely about their play, their personal needs.

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Part of the problem is that many tech journalists are technology fans, or perhaps just gadget fans. They like shiny toys, and get to play.

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What? You say our brainfart startups are imperfect somehow? DESTROY THE HEATHEN!

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See: “The moment I learned just how far Uber will go to silence journalists & attack women” by @sarahcuda (Nov 2014) pando.com/2014/11/17/the…

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Many SiVal “entrepreneurs” truly believe the role of the press is to spread their wisdom to the masses. How dare you criticise their glory.

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This observation by @anildash goes to the core of the problem. SiVal types think they’re So Goddam Special. twitter.com/anildash/statu…

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While @NellieBowles talks “first amendment”, relevant to 4% of world’s pop, it’s really just that SiVal expects everyone to be a sycophant.

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Meanwhile, “What Silicon Valley’s billionaires don’t understand about the first amendment”, writes @NellieBowles theguardian.com/technology/201…

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Straight into computational linguistics before breakfast, before my first coffee even. I am such a sad individual.

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@marcuskelson @LazyLysistrata My half-day with @sgpulman was all about the computation linguistics of parsing tweets. Huge fun.

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@marcuskelson @LazyLysistrata Well we’ve got @sgpulman on the case now, so it’s down the rabbit-hole for that one!

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@sgpulman @LazyLysistrata Hah! Calling it “bleeding-edge” piqued your interest, right?

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@sgpulman @LazyLysistrata That was just the word for it. Here’s the guts of the problem. twitter.com/LazyLysistrata…

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@LazyLysistrata I haven’t done linguistics formally for years except for a half-day with @sgpulman last year. Your problem is bleeding-edge.

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@LazyLysistrata I hadn’t thought of shibboleth, but that’s the right flavour. I’d just coin the word “antoleth” for it and see what happens.

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@LazyLysistrata Good God, no wonder you’re so perky. :)

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@LazyLysistrata “Anti-word” is more or less just “antonym” in English, but I can’t think of anything closer to your need than “cant”.

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@LazyLysistrata Gotcha. I’d try near-synonyms for “code” then maybe? Nothing’s coming immediately to mind, but I need coffee.

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@LazyLysistrata That said, “cant” has the sense of obfuscation about it.

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@LazyLysistrata I got there via looking up “cant”, but that’s pejorative, while “argot” is neutral.

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@LazyLysistrata You mean more than just irony or sarcasm, yeah? To deliberately obscure meaning as part of their sociolect? Maybe “argot”?

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erstkate Extraordinary. pic.twitter.com/jfEPgo33Fk

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Wednesday. Did you leave the door ajar? Words are strange when you look at them closely. Ajar. Ajar ajar. Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/KGXbUyOdLq

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