Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 16th, 2016

RidT US Government operational security guidance for intelligence officers and friends playing Pokémon GO

UNCLASSIFIED pic.twitter.com/yAASF3XR46

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umairh I have one, it’s called “socialism”. 😉💋 twitter.com/newyorker/stat…

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@Ferretzau I have not. I now feel inadequate.

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@Ferretzau Oh I got my welcome to physics many years ago. We covered everything to do with phlogiston.

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@JonoH Not bulk. Just a Grant Burge tawny.

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The reassuring* report which said the atomic bomb was not likely to ignite the atmosphere. fas.org/sgp/othergov/d… pic.twitter.com/ht0A5hSkNm

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@SnarkyPlatypus In front of me right now. Well, except for the ice-cream because I’ve just finished it.

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@mrgrumpystephen I’ve told you once this week already.

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Sticky date ice-cream and aged tawny port.

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@buckleup TBH, if anything the ambulance radio sounds quiet for a Saturday night. Worst seems to be a 2-car RTA further out.

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@iain_chalmers @NuclearAnthro Heh. I’ve been in “temporary” arrangements for 5+ years now. Long story.

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Oh well that’s One Nation sorted then. twitter.com/BrigadierSlog/…

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@buckleup No idea. I’m inside, but I didn’t hear anything, and there’s no noteworthy traffic on fire or ambulance radio.

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NuclearAnthro 71 years ago now.

5:29:45 mountain war time.



Bainbridge: ‘We’re all sons of bitches now’ pic.twitter.com/713lfFXFZQ

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bitcoin_txt you can tell to them that bitcoin is like meat

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@RichardTuffin “Harry’s Game” is an excellent film.

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@iain_chalmers @NuclearAnthro I have indeed. I sat with it in a library once. I should add it to my list when I have a home again.

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Five minutes to go.

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Ten minutes to go now.

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@twiddlekins @NuclearAnthro Inneresting fact: In the history of heavier-than-air flight, there’s more years with B-52 in them than without.

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@twiddlekins @NuclearAnthro The rapid evolution of technology from, say, 1940 to 1960 has always fascinated me.

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It’s easier to see how the baby Pikachu grows if you look at it this way up. pic.twitter.com/mUkrs7Fe08

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bitcoin_txt Hi guys, I think I may have just lost all of my bitcoin…my roommate told me that he had to “format my hard drive because it was being slow”

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A Pikachu is born upside down, and loses some of its baby horns after a few days. pic.twitter.com/ejo7mRWtlX

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@NuclearAnthro I did notice the rope trick. Is it depressing that I know what that is?

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Histreepix The Royal Navy cruiser ‘Argus’ supervises the arrangement of one of the Earth’s bobbles. The Marshall Islands, 1958. pic.twitter.com/lpvd9h1DgS

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First photos of the Spawning of Pikachu, 1945. pic.twitter.com/2TAayo8xe3

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NuclearAnthro T -29 minutes, 45 seconds.

71 years ago.

Notice the ‘rope trick’

pic.twitter.com/Er9lyIYcFK

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I say, @JustinianNews’ Gadfly column is well worth a read this week, from Iraq to Godwin Grech and more! thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2016/07/16/gad…

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@haruki_zaemon And at 200 pairs of images, just a tad obsessive.

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I also love Kristan Horton’s re-creation of “Dr Strangelove” scenes from everyday objects. kristanhorton.com/kgh2003dsds.ht… pic.twitter.com/zKJwhNvSeK

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Alas, the link in there to watching “Dr Strangelove” online is well broken.

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Me in 2014, on 50th anniversary of Dr Strangelove: “It’s strange, but we never really had to learn to love the bomb” crikey.com.au/2014/01/29/its…

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Yep, these are indeed nice photos of trinitite. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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snurb_dot_info Won’t the Greeks be happy to be dragged into the shitstorm. twitter.com/JohnAndris/sta…

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MichaelPDeacon Imagine Aslan older, white-haired and with fewer legs - and you’ve got Jeremy Corbyn pic.twitter.com/fiq1iGKICO

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@tim_rutter @NuclearAnthro I’ve been meaning to find a decent microscope in a lab to take pictures. It’s beautiful and complex.

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Thanks to @NuclearAnthro, here’s my own little piece of Trinitite, made that moment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitite pic.twitter.com/COcN9SSExn

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The Trinity moment is at 21:29:45 AEST, 11:29:45 UTC.

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Redpeter99 If only we had an organisation that could do the unifying and coordination. A union, in Europe, if you will. twitter.com/DavidCoburnUKi…

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rafaelbehr The Odyssey, reimagined for 21st Century. twitter.com/RobDotHutton/s…

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Two even keyer platforms, the F-16 muiltirole fighter, and the venerable M113 APC, amongst others. twitter.com/zeynep/status/…

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jeremysear Well, some would suggest before the election might have been a good time for that, but anyway… twitter.com/theozeditorial…

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benpobjie Well I mean, technically he could, yes. He could murder someone for example twitter.com/TheOzEditorial…

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baconbkk Today’s Fuckwomble of the day award goes to numpty 👇 twitter.com/RhonddaBryant/…

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Things really were grim in 1944. youtu.be/JgOG0j5KJsw?t=…

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@smartbrain @NewtonMark Remind me again how your elections work? Or can’t you remember back that far?

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marrowing incredible pic.twitter.com/uh8sfsycWR

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HayesBrown HRC: And that one’s…Charizard?

aide: [slams flashcard on table] IT’S MAGMAR DO YOU EVEN WANT TO WIN THIS RACE twitter.com/ABCLiz/status/…

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Nah, she’s nowhere near the same. For starters, Mandela was a terrorist. twitter.com/johnb78/status…

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andrewsholl … The spelling of ‘siege’ for starters pic.twitter.com/OZyprGxRc5

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umairh I for one won’t cry when the bots replace the pundits, at least the bots can’t technically be smug, only pretend smug

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@R_Chirgwin Should you wish to pause for thought, please wish a happy 71st birthday to my little piece of trinitite. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@NuclearAnthro Ta. At 21:29:25 AEST, on this Saturday night. I’m 100km away, but I’ll send birthday wishes to our Little Green Friend.

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@NuclearAnthro I can’t do MWT conversions in my head. How long to go now?

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@onthemedia Assuming you’re doing some TK coverage, this very-wrong bit of news from NBC might be worth a look. twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

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@kylegriffin1 I’m trying to trace this story back. Was this in a news bulletin or just in their rolling coverage? twitter.com/kylegriffin1/s…

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So, I’ve found news sites saying NBC reported this thing, but look at this. Digging further… pic.twitter.com/OaVynzwgNG

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Ah, yes, I haven’t dug back to see whether NBC did actually say this thing. twitter.com/JanJoostBouwma…

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swillmedia An anagram of “Trump and Pence” is “entranced pump”. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/HIdpat8Rkk

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@JanJoostBouwman I’d certainly filed it under “unlikely”, particularly so early in proceedings. But then what would I know?

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And if it weren’t official disinformation, then why? And why would NBC run with it? It’s all very puzzling.

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I mean, if it were official disinformation, then you could read that as the US encouraging the coup plotters to push on, yeah?

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I think NBC needs to fess up who this “senior US military source” was, or at least why they believed ‘em. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@interrogativus People keep saying this sort of thing.

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@munin Heh. I’d watch that program.

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And those that do are probably also charlatans. It’s charlatans all the way down. twitter.com/thegrugq/statu…

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I think it’s time to watch this again. youtube.com/watch?v=h6rnkF…

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sundaypix Would the REAL please sit down? PIC OF THE DAY by @SpudontheTracks PRICELESS!! pic.twitter.com/T4B0tKbAZv

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WomersleyChris Strangely uplifting to see hundreds dancing to Wuthering Heights pic.twitter.com/s5JOfQlkzH

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@NuclearAnthro @twiddlekins Oh, just the world’s largest known single deposit of uranium..en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_D…VF

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Universally loved, @_patmurray @developerjack, except for the realm of universal love. youtube.com/watch?v=zjHrEx…

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You know all those 1950s Z-grade movies where the townsfolk run toward the mysterious light from the sky… twitter.com/MrNobre/status…

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LukeReuters The morning after, one wonders what NBC reporters were smoking twitter.com/jamessmat/stat…

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@garthk @jdub “… with a ripe melon.”

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Oh dear. I’ve just seen @crikey_news’ current 404 page. pic.twitter.com/UzVZE8PXkv

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@developerjack I must admit, @crikey_news editors have done some of my best headlines.

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@developerjack A good pun plus some good alliteration is always good.

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thegrugq_ebooks your bot is scary sometimes

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@developerjack Do you know what a “crash blossom” is?

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@JustJimWillDo You should take to social media to complain.

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I was going to ask “Who’s Herbert Tally?” but gotcha, next week. (That’s not Herbert in the photo, right?) twitter.com/SBSNews/status…

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I can see that “while playing Pokémon Go” is the new “with a 3D printer”. twitter.com/Independent/st…

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@SallyRMelb @R_Chirgwin @bznotes Your mother is launching a military coup? Cool.

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Today, 16 July 2016, will be remembered as the first time Blockchain defeated a military coup. It won’t be the last.

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Sure. Given that so many others seem to have got Turkey totally explained already. twitter.com/mattdasilva/st…

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Sat plan, status report: Mission accomplished.

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@literatesavant @michaelneale This stuff only has to net a tiny percentage of the people who see it to be profitable.

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Dunno how I ended up here, but I love* the sense of urgency that’s being conveyed. pic.twitter.com/4KrizB20qz

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@twiddlekins That’s still a nice ting to have.

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@dot_gif_guy It’s challenging, but it scares me how many people have listened all the way through.

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@twiddlekins Careless. Actually, the lovely* @NuclearAnthro sent me some trinitite but it’s 100km away so I can’t wish it happy birthday.

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I’d forgotten this was today. Alas, I haven’t made the necessary preparations. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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@leoniedoyle I’d guessed it might be. It’s probably best that I’m not a librarian.

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SwiftOnSecurity 1.) Disabled office macros in Group Policy
2.) People don’t appreciate I’m their savior
3.) Literally Security Jesus
@stilgherrian @thegrugq

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umairh the bad news this isn’t the bottom. the good news is there is no bottom, so you can stop worrying and just embrace the suck.

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umairh I remember a long lost time known as 2015 when you guys used to call me a pessimist. Good times.

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@WillItG @munin @thegrugq @CERTAustralia I guess this helps the infosec skills shortage. No-one need learn new skills, attacker or defender.

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@thegrugq Yeah, @CERTAustralia gave that figure at the ACSC conference. The reaction was dejected “That’d be right” rather than surprise.

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keosulli BBC News reporter says the US doesn’t support coups. Cue barely stifled laughter from historians of the post-1945 era…

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@thegrugq Did you see the @CERTAustralia figure? Half of AU ransomware victims get pwned with MSFT Office macros. zdnet.com/article/austra…

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thegrugq Sophisticated hacker deploys a skilled targeted attack. “Enable macros, please” pic.twitter.com/vqrOIvLJiZ

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Sat plan, update: Actually, I’ll get the geektasks done first ‘cos I’m not particularly hungry yet. I know you’re all thrilled by this news.

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zhongguoyourdad @stilgherrian Are you kidding me?你也知道南海是中国的,你还想改名,你这是在挑起战争,你这个恶心的小鬼。

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I shouted at them,”You are all fucking useless!” I was told off. “Yes, they’re fucking useless, but you can’t tell them that,” my boss said.

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I just dreamt that I worked in the Parliamentary Library and had to produce research reports for One Nation senators on ridiculous topics.

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Sat plan: Get a bit more sleep (done); lunch (now); a bunch of geektasks that need doing today, at a weekend pace (soon).

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@AndyDW_ Oh God, I hadn’t thought of that. I think I want to cry now.

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NateSilver538 He’ll probably be Prime Minister by Tuesday at the rate things are going. twitter.com/jamessmat/stat…

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Enjoying watching journalists and intelligence analysis retweet and then suddenly delete a certain tweet.

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Sat plan, draft: Get a bit more sleep, or at least rest; food, somewhere; a bunch of geektasks that need doing today. All at a weekend pace.

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drunkenpredator please someone just tell me what to JDAM, I can’t even keep up anymore

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But what does Andrew Bolt think?

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The punch must’ve been spiked.

Sorry. twitter.com/semibogan/stat…

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Further to earlier tweets, a man in Germany says US TV said an unknown US source said where a Turkish plane was. twitter.com/L0gg0l/status/…

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umairh guys the universe is trying very hard this year to send us a message. just put the pokemon in charge, humans blew it.

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@JanJoostBouwman Yep, always a good backgrounder in history and guilt.

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I see that @intelwire has a cheery assessment from his not-a-Turkey-expert-but viewpoint. Happy days. twitter.com/intelwire/stat…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @debstribe @891adelaide I was going to nominate @KeithConlon, but that might get me into trouble.

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Remind me again why South Australia needs a “fossil emblem”? I mean, apart from the obvious joke. twitter.com/debstribe/stat…

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Beaker “With data, you’re just another person with an opinion, a healthy dose of confirmation bias and a pivot table.” - Me twitter.com/trumanboyes/st…

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@jeffsonstein Or from my end for me, which is perhaps easier.

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@jeffsonstein I shall, and would love the chance to do so.

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@jeffsonstein “If necessary Vulcan could be started in 27 sec, and be airborne within 2 min of squadron scramble.” studysupport.info/vulcanbomber/t…

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@jeffsonstein Yep, by the time pilots were strapped in, engines were running and the computers had done the first checklists.

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libbycwatson not that i would’ve known either way, but i love these confident and totally wrong tweets during times like this twitter.com/zerohedge/stat…

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@jeffsonstein As my colleague pointed out, fuelled and armed nuclear bomber, and Vulcan had an auto-start button for engines and avionics

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@jeffsonstein True. I worked with ex-RAF guy, EWO on a Vulcan. Drunk crew member fetching jacket didn’t hear call for password. Shot dead.

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SwiftOnSecurity I found the worst tweet twitter.com/SullivanBobby/…

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@NuclearAnthro @R_Chirgwin Yeah. Retire to a safe distance and set ‘em all off at once. Turkey solved.

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Just to be clear, this “lobe corporal with a rifle defending nukes in Turkey” thing was in the 1950s. Relax.

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I vote “No”, but only because I want a couple for myself. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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Further to my earlier tweets, this is the most accurate analysis of what’s happening in Turkey. twitter.com/Max_Fisher/sta…

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@NuclearAnthro @R_Chirgwin And, I note, THK out of the operational loop. Don’t be a worrywart.

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@NuclearAnthro @R_Chirgwin I believe things have improved since that inspection when the nukes were guarded by a lone corporal with a rifle.

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Probably the best path to understanding, unless you have friends or business in Turkey, is go do something else for a couple hours.

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The first @onthemedia “Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook” is probably best re Turkey today. drc.centerfornewsliteracy.org/resource/npr-s… pic.twitter.com/Ep3xzd4Gn6

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In brief, reflex-retweeting every piece of random shit you see isn’t the best path to understanding.

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Folks getting in a froth about Turkey might well read NPR’s “Breaking News Consumer’s Handbooks” from @onthemedia drc.centerfornewsliteracy.org/resource/npr-s…

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. [Deep breath.] HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. twitter.com/No1_BA/status/…

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Mr @ArmsControlWonk’s judgement in these matters is worth your consideration. twitter.com/ArmsControlWon…

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“Is This The Name Of A Pokémon Or An Early Church Heretic?” buzzfeed.com/haltheyounger/… I got 12/15.

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@chrisjrn I always like to give practical inspiring advice.

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Thank you, @Scarfolk, for this selection of Xenophobic Postcards. Much subtlety. scarfolk.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/xenoph… pic.twitter.com/bklsKzaghg

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Saturday. Given a choice between two objects, choose the one that will cause things to turn out better. Saturday.

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