Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 28th, 2016

OK, I’m really going away now. Try not to break anything else while I’m gone.

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@Thewhisperer101 I suspect you didn’t read the press release.

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Anyway, SA, you basically pissed away your economy in the Bannon era (hello State Bank) and are still paying for it so suffer in your jocks.

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“But we have a big electricity bill! Why did the TV go off when I unplugged it?” Arsehats.

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I’m going away from the internet now. More journalists are starting the “Our electricity is so expensive so why did it stop?” arsehattery.

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@evcricket @swearyanthony Ta. Know of anything that explains in simple terms why things start exploding when it goes wrong? (I know myself.)

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Agreed. Has someone got a handy link to an explanation of why a stable grid frequency it vital? Send it to Uhlmann. twitter.com/swearyanthony/…

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@OaaSvc That wind turbine doesn’t even have blades any more.

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Anyway, here is some random photo from the internet which we can pretend represents today’s reality. pic.twitter.com/JMOVexag7U

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Now, if you want to inflict all this intelligence and wit on Melbourne, pour your money into this @Pozible like a s..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…xK

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@iain_chalmers That’s too old. Choose a different age.

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It’s clear to me that the transmission towers were blown down by all those wind turbines on Yorke Peninsula.

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tobiasziegler Lizards twitter.com/tip66/status/7…

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Tarale goodbye cruel world pic.twitter.com/ZdNt13DDYa

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7NewsAdelaide The @CityofAdelaide completely dark after a state wide power outage. pic.twitter.com/LATakx1N8b

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@jturner_ibrs @riskybusiness Well, tight somethings after that NYT story anyway.

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Histreepix PM Margaret Thatcher and the other Horsemen of the Apocalypse, take a break between campaigns. Whitehall, 1982. pic.twitter.com/dbfdYk6m9d

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Folks, don’t retweet “breaking” stuff from hours ago. See if there’s something more recent first. Als, floss daily, and seat down after use.

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I too demand that Nick Xenophon be put underground! twitter.com/Rottoturbine/s…

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@NuclearAnthro @prestontowers Well I was thinking more like some wire rope.

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@NuclearAnthro @prestontowers You need something robust enough to blow the breakers rather than just melt, but yeah.

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I though that said “backdoor tax” for a minute, so you can understand my confusion. twitter.com/jc_cummins/sta…

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Oh good*, Xenophon is on the case. [Starts crying.] twitter.com/rpy/status/781…

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@JonoH Yeah except they don’t have a toilet paper factory over there, so they’d soon be back.

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So, topics with words in them. Gotcha. twitter.com/swearyanthony/…

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And here’s some even better mapping of SA’s electricity transmission system, and a source. Thanks, @dingram twitter.com/dingram/status…

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Not that I can see. SA has a transmission network failure today due to inadequate redundancy in HV transmission lin..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…37

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beneltham Maybe cultural Marxism is to blame, Chris? twitter.com/cleannrgcounci…

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R_Chirgwin If you want to know how difficult the South Australian situation is, read tweets from @evcricket. He knows way more than I do.

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Expect politicians to be saying the word “resilient” a lot over the next couple of weeks.

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And soon it might be back in somewhere important. twitter.com/MelMig6/status…

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@NephthysNile Well you wouldn’t want to “gold-plate the network”, would you.

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NuclearAnthro GREAT, NOW THE SQUIRRELS KNOW! twitter.com/arwon/status/7…

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That’s dated 2013, but I don’t recall seeing anything added since then.

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I’m trying to find a better map, but here’s why SA’s transmission network was so easy to cut…twitter.com/i/web/status/7…f6

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evcricket Suspect they’ll be repairing 66kV lines at the top of high poles, in shocking weather, with the whole country looking on.

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evcricket The Linies are going to earn their $$ tonight, restoring power in SA. Let’s all take a moment to think about safe work practices.

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echidna_paw It is like all over again.
RT @RedBaff Alpacas on the run in Windsor Gardens pic.twitter.com/C1zFhw5J4z

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“I am shocked — shocked — to find that hacking is going on in here!twitter.com/Colvinius/stat…Ri

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Here’s the latest from a “Dan Miller”, who I thought was a character from “The Thick of It” but there you go…twitter.com/i/web/status/7…KU

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@Tarale @nkav If the cell has switched to battery, a number of hours. Some cells have diesel too, I believe. Same for the exchanges.

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@SkylarksRising Some of “those who’ve been without power” or experienced other problems know that humour of often the best way through.

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parisbcowan What re-ID criminalisation WILL do is stop those pesky researchers from doing studies to reveal how it’s possible itnews.com.au/news/govt-will…

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I’m not really helping am I.

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LOOK ADELAIDE YOU WOULDN’T HAVE THIS PROBLEM IF YOU HAD ELECTRIC TRAINS OH NO WAIT. twitter.com/ABCemergency/s…

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Actually there couldn’t be a riot in Adelaide. They’d all be standing at a bus stop waiting for someone to tell them when to step forward.

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@jpwarren In an ideal world, yes. But, you know.

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@jpwarren Lovely. But the ABS is not the only source of data.

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OMFG I’VE JUST REALISED THAT WITHOUT ELECTRICITY NO-ONE IN ADELAIDE CAN USE THEIR MULL-O-MATICS TONIGHT THERE WILL BE A RIOT.

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@NewtonMark It’s OK. With our agile and nimble innovation we’ll be helping other countries in the region with their critical infrastructure.

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I get what scenario Soapy wants to prevent, but “I know! I’ll make it a crime!” isn’t going to prevent that scenario. Not one bit.

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What if you don’t re-identify the government data, but use the government data to re-identify some other data?

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891adelaide SA Premier @JayWeatherill said gas turbine station at Pelican Point currently being brought online to restore power to SA

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DocEvatt Dear subeditors,

“Weatherill Weathers Ill Weather”

You’re welcome.

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ToryShepherd Just found out the toilets at work need electricity to function. This’ll be fun.

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BOM_SA Updated Severe Thunderstorm Warning. has moved east for now, situation will continue to be monitored..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…AH

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@parisbcowan @NewtonMark I admire Mr Pilgrim’s even temperament. I couldn’t do it.

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I was planning to not have any alcohol today but, ah Soapy! I need to celebrate this glorious breakthrough in legislating thinkifying.

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But I shouldn’t pre-judge. Since the idea was floated nine weeks ago, AGD will have drafted carefully thought-through legis… HAHAHAHA no.

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Meanwhile, back in South Australia it’s going to be a long, dark night… twitter.com/1395FIVEaa/sta…

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So it’s “a new criminal offence of re-identifying de-identified government data”. I wonder how you’d prove the data used was ‘government’.

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Here’s Soapy’s full media release, minus the kangaroo and emu. pic.twitter.com/DvpVby0SK6

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Can an open data type tell me whether there really is a “strict and standard government procedure to de-identify al..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…3T

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HAHAHAHAHAHA. HAHAHA. HAHA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Jesus Christ, Soapy, you really have no fucking idea, do you. twitter.com/parisbcowan/st…

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So @abcnews has a liveblog up for the South Australian power outage. livenews.abc.net.au/Event/Massive_…

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fakeedbutler World famous, award-winning author Margaret Atwood, ladies and gentlemen. twitter.com/margaretatwood…

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Tim Pilgrim gets the Australian Information Commissioner (not “Acting”) and Australian Privacy Commissioner gigs ag..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…X6

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@salmonmoose It seems the BoM agrees with me. ;) Wet and windy tomorrow, but the severe storm is mostly done. bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/a…

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@salmonmoose That’ll bring some strong southerlies and, I’m guessing, some rain, but not a storm like today.

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Looks like core of the stormfront has just passed across Adelaide. bom.gov.au/products/IDR64… This is a 256km radius v..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…hH

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patstokes Well… well yes. pic.twitter.com/Y6m6ESuF5L

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@BruceHore @891adelaide @SAPowerNetworks Oh that would be the sweetest of sweet schadenfreude…

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@BruceHore @purserj This is what I thought. I did some work for an energy industry newsletter for a while, so I’m kinda across it.

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@munin Anyway, my original home state appears to have just gone off the grid. I should probably stop being so silly about it.

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So who runs the South Australian electricity transmission network? The Australian Bureau of Statistics, or IBM? (Too soon?)

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@munin Shouldn’t you be in bed? It’s a school night you know.

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE COAL.

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Someone will have to do an explainer on the difference between the transmission network and distribution network.

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Don’t worry, folks, most of these place name are made up. twitter.com/theTiser/statu…

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Anyway, there’s a @Pozible running, “Stilgherrian > Melbourne 2016”, so go play with that. pozible.com/project/stilgh…

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Wed plan, adjusted: One meeting scratched; tonight’s podcast recording scratched. Reasons will be advised in due course, but they’re good.

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I’m seeing perfectly normal tweets at twitter.com/WomensWeeklyMag … I think people are hallucinating.

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rohan_p everything about this is amazing twitter.com/michaelkoziol/…

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@wibbly I try to keep things neat and tidy.

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It’d be quicker to kill them here on Earth. twitter.com/SpaceX/status/…

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Carnage4Life My favorite source code comment of all time 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MIYlC58GRR

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Apparently Channel Ten has a new program where they hack Todd Sampson’s body apart. Sounds promising.

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@garthk Thanks, though it’s a bit of a cliché.

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@juhasaarinen And they don’t like you. So everything is in balance.

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Sky News is playing on screens on the platform at Martin Place station, so that’s their audience doubled.

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Cute teaser campaign in Martin Place, Sydney. is the hashtag painted on the bottom. pic.twitter.com/bjFRFq6Ryd

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xeni Smartphones Replaced With Butter boingboing.net/2016/09/27/sma… pic.twitter.com/k4xeo3nAsR

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@trevorlong I’ve no problem with tall in and of itself, but it tends to lack class.

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@trevorlong Oh that’s right. And that tower is even taller, I gather.

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@RealNickHodge That’s an interesting firearm for a whole bunch of reasons.

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I’ll tweet this without the dreadful joke I just thought of. pic.twitter.com/C93YWWApjj

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The new Convention Centre is such a wasted opportunity. pic.twitter.com/IO0ftaarSk

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If you filled all three towers to the top, how much rum do you reckon Barangaroo would hold?

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Young Mr Packer’s enormous erection towers over the inner harbour. pic.twitter.com/UqQd1Zoxz1

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Pirrama Park is so Sydney. It contains: a poncey café; a real estate agent; ibises.

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Actually the Hanjin California isn’t quite deserted, and I can hear it’s generators running. pic.twitter.com/87PsmsqUrg

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@Mick_Peel It may well have been. That’s no longer an operational container wharf, and the ship is deserted. Not even ballasted.

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The old Glebe Island Bridge below. I think I’ll follow the Pyrmont shore down on the right. pic.twitter.com/1fwlgXWo8Q

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@drunkenmadman Yep, but I did that one recently to and from ABC Ultimo, so it’s time for the Anzac Bridge again. Plus I like industrial.

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So yeah across that cable-stayed bridge, through Pyrmont, and across Pyrmont Bridge to the CBD. That’s the plan. pic.twitter.com/ud06QGjAt1

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Work continues on the new light rail yard at Lilyfield. pic.twitter.com/dshiJYgxH1

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@rashasman Also a great name for a gin bar.

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Since it’s allegedly a lovely day, I think I’ll walk most of the way to the CBD. Via the Anzac Bridge, I reckon.

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This photograph disturbs me for some reason. twitter.com/vrcontentlabs/…

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@ashabeeeee Tomorrow at 0700 is perhaps a little early for wine? Bloody Marys, then. But I’m sure I’ll cope with @TFeakin_ASPI’s writing.

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@loupascale Neither is anyone over here. I just did a bunch of meteorology as part of an earth sciences thing back last century.

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Staceylee_ And the angry clouds are moving closer. This photo was taken a few minutes ago about 60kms north of ..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…Qn

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The campaign end date for my @Pozible “Stilgherrian > Melbourne 2016” has been corrected. pozible.com/project/stilgh… pic.twitter.com/3d5tE9vX7x

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“Earlier ‘today’ a man described as the ‘prime minister’ spoke to a so-called ‘parliament’ about documents he claims were ‘legislation’.”

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I wonder if journalists know they can look stuff up and learn about things foe themselves, not just ignorantly parrot others.

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“Described as a ‘cyclone’”? Yes, it’s a low pressure system. Just not a “tropical cyclone”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone twitter.com/loupascale/sta…

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flashman Accurate Forza Horizon 3 ute by @monkeycrumpets reddit.com/r/australia/co… pic.twitter.com/FK6NYTtHYx

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TheRegister “To be honest, mate, fuck knows how this happened. Anyway, how’d you fancy a trip to Mars?” pic.twitter.com/uzaNyba9JQ

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SnoozeInBrief Trump was badly let down by his microphone, which kept picking up the actual things he actually said and transmitting them to the public.

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For those who know how big an area this is, it’s even more exciting. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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Geofutures Talked to a falconer; he said he is buying a drone to train his birds for possible anti-drone contracting (as I for..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…dN

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Staceylee_ This was the view at less than an hour ago as the storm moved through heading towards . (📷 via..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…3K

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@ordinarytanya I DID NOT KNOW THAT SO THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME.

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ChipRolley “Make America great again” twitter.com/katyturnbc/sta…

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@juhasaarinen Oh well, at least us antipodeans appreciate it.

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JonnyGeller The perfect letter to the editor. pic.twitter.com/dULI5jLCI5

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I’m going to keep plugging this today even though the campaign end date hasn’t been fixed yet because well why not. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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If you didn’t have a Twitter account. twitter.com/courteneyh/sta…

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LibyaLiberty Will one-way flights to Mars be available before the end of the first week of this November? Asking for a friend.

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Does anyone except a headline writer ever use the word “lambast”?

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This is how an adult government discussed education policy in Australia. twitter.com/lenoretaylor/s…

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mic Here’s what it is like to be interrupted 28 times during a debate: pic.twitter.com/Br6c8UBMTb

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@ashabeeeee Wow that’s 37 cybers. I clearly need to lift my cyber game.

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@ashabeeeee Gold cyber stars all round! Hurrah!

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“Australia scrapes fourth on APAC cyber maturity scale”, writes @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/austra… (I’ll write more on this Thursday.)

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wexler That viral image showing starting in Russia is probably fake washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…

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Don Dunstan would’ve known how to deal with this. twitter.com/ScottBarkerAU/…

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Ditto, but I still like the idea of Louise Mensch doing cyber attribution. twitter.com/LouiseMensch/s… twitter.com/intelwire/stat…

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THE JELLYFISH MENACE MUST BE STOPPED. twitter.com/MargotSaville/…

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@rachael_falk I think he’s started doing “work” or something. @dobes

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Wed plan: Podcast pre-production; meetings 1415 Martin Place, 1530 The Rocks; bin night; 2100 “The 9pm Edict” recording and live stream.

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If you have too much money, then you should give some of it to my latest @Pozible. You know it makes sense. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“I know! Let’s give drugs to ants!” twitter.com/NYTScience/sta…

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burgotastic Send Hulk Hogan to colonise Mars imo twitter.com/leslienassar/s…

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@R_Chirgwin Ah, see, you mistake me not knowing something with wanting to know it.

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TakeThatDarwin I remember how my dad slaved away on the pig farm for six years just to buy the family a SMALL hadron collider, and we were grateful for it.

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CliveFPalmer The is great.

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“Eveything”? Oh. Sadface.

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Is it morris dancing? I really hope it’s morris dancing. twitter.com/guardianopinio…

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Wed plan, draft: Podcast pre-production; meetings 1415 Martin Place, 1530 The Rocks; 2100 “The 9pm Edict” recording and live stream.

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I have no idea what a “nope octopus” is but already I want one. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

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@Davelennonabc Well I’m staying near there, so maybe a scouting mission is called for. (Or is that what they call ‘stalking’?)

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@Davelennonabc That’s the one, yes. Though I didn’t know he was in Sydney.

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I’m pretty sure the medication was meant to stop this.

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EVEYTHING IS MAKING SO MUCH SENSE THIS MORNING I FINALLY UNDERSTAND HOW IT ALL CONNECTS UP.

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Hey @SwiftOnSecurity, I think I’ve worked it out. Musk is building the ‘B’ Ark. Sign up your state fair Q&A crowd. twitter.com/sadserver/stat…

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Everyone knows NASA is jealous, and changed all the star signs so Elon Musk’s Mars mission will go off course and fail. @newscientist

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Another fuckin’ NASA denial and cover-up. When will this end? Clearly @newscientist are patsies. twitter.com/newscientist/s…

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That said, I kinda reckon @LaTrioli would like to gas all the backpackers. You can see it in her eyes. Amirite, @BreakfastNews?

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Note than I do not actually propose gassing all backpackers.

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How do they pay the Backpacker Tax anyway, @BreakfastNews? Badly-rolled joints and empty Heineken bottles? twitter.com/BreakfastNews/…

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feliciaday I got an air purifier that has an “air quality meter” on it and when I fart, totally serious, it turns red and goes..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…pw

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God this is wasted on you people.

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Ron Cobb was NASA’s first choice to design Apollo but he turned them down. They ended up paying him just over $2.35 million in hush money.

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Fun Fact: At the height of the Apollo program (the fake Moon thing) NASA’s budget was more than 4% of America’s GDP.

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Apparently Louise Mensch does cyber attribution now. What a time to be alive. twitter.com/LouiseMensch/s…

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I like the new innovations especially. They’re the best kind. twitter.com/techAU/status/…

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And it’s good to see that @SwiftOnSecurity is across how this Mars mission is being planned. twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurit…

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This is still the best way ever conceived for dealing with an aggressive alien on your ship. pic.twitter.com/7ek8nAo4Gv

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The crew of Mr Musk’s mission to Mars half-way to the Red Planet. pic.twitter.com/5P0CxaYNdH

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“Hackers Are Trying to Hold a Los Angeles Investment Bank to Ransom”, writes @josephfcox motherboard.vice.com/read/hackers-a…

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To go all tabloid… This is a story no patent should miss. Kids’ passwords flooding out, and the site’s owners aren’twitter.com/i/web/status/7…oeGl

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@timpoliti I can understand, and that’s a generous offer too. Let’s see how all this turns out. :)

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“Governments and nation states are now officially training for cyberwarfare: An inside look”..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…MS

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“The asymmetry of internet warfare”, by @juhasaarinen nzherald.co.nz/business/news/… The “digital weapons of mass destruction” should be cyber tho.

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What’s all this about a musk colon?

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@marcuskelson Goddam, my sympathies. I know that one. Hope they’re few and far between?

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Last night I launched this @Pozible campaign. pozible.com/project/stilgh… Cleverly, I put the wrong end date on it. I am an arsehat.

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Wednesday. Next time you get a chance, look at a crab. Closely. I mean, really closely. Wednesday.

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