Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 13th, 2016

OK, that’s enough Thursday. Gone.

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Surely that’s second to her guest-hosting Countdown. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Good God, Suzi Quatro is touring.

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TheEconomist Early automobiles caused as much controversy as driverless cars do today. From @1843mag econ.st/2dQULAo pic.twitter.com/zlhkFnQbEa

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SBSComedy ACT Prepares For Adorable Little Election As If They Were A State sbs.com.au/comedy/article… pic.twitter.com/T41xyRA9LW

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@SnarkyPlatypus @Vegemite I will have to consult some secondary sources.

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@NewtonMark @latrobe Sure, but I have to string it our for 90 minutes.

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Seriously, the Brits should be treating as an opportunity.

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Also, Marmite is just shit. I’m sorry, but it has to be said.

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As an aside, I have more followers than @Vegemite, but I’m not sure what that means.

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@KrazyKarl910 @purserj Look I know things can get pretty bleak out there, but really…

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beneltham George Brandis’ latest media release on the Solicitor-General controversy looks rather desperate pic.twitter.com/vHC5qN8BNG

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Now I understand. “Marmite shortage: Brexit blamed as Brits freak out over news.com.au/finance/econom…

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rickburin Bill and Hillary Clinton, shortly before they pulled off Donald Trump’s mask to reveal that it was the fairground o..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…YC

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@jonoabroad You’ll have fun. @JohnBirmingham owns this genre, even if I am way behind in my reading. (Sorry. John.)

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@thegrugq_ebooks @NelderMead I know how many times they use a hammer, but do you?

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@thegrugq_ebooks @NelderMead I would’ve thought that all adversaries could deploy TEMPEST against me.

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@Steve_Lockstep @ZDNet It’s not a bad document at all. A huge change from the first one.

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@iain_chalmers You’re quite right. I don’t know what came over me.

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NelderMead “Get yourself an iPhone mate” pic.twitter.com/fNeUIGsfha

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@SnarkyPlatypus They do, but I have chosen to move on.

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@jdub @NewtonMark So the date on that story is 2011. And Wikipedia says that’s the right year.

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@RealNickHodge I haven’t had corned beef in ages. It seems such an old-fashioned thing.

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I feel like a steak.

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Well there’s tonight’s plans ruined. twitter.com/EmperorNorton/…

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Me MCing in Melbourne for @latrobe on 26 Oct: “Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?” latrobe.edu.au/events/all/big…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “ACSC Threat Report: the real messages” zdnet.com/article/acsc-t…

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@R_Chirgwin Don’t let @statelibrarynsw hear you say that. ;) But yes, I thoroughly recommend a browse to see what’s there. It’s heaven.

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@R_Chirgwin The @statelibrarynsw in particular has a phenomenal number of databases available for free. Get your library card number now!

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@R_Chirgwin And as for “sovereign wealth fund”, 2005 is the draft citation. pic.twitter.com/3M0FyN3OTA

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@R_Chirgwin In answer to our question, in a banking sense, around 1977 it seems. pic.twitter.com/xpTlFxe58L

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@R_Chirgwin Free with any State Library or most local library memberships.

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@ScottFitzG @poisontofu This is the place I was thinking of. I’ll certainly check it out.

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As I’m sure you suspected, the inevitable has happened / is happening / will be happening / will have happened.

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There’s a place advertising “New York style Korean tapas”, so there’s that.

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Fuck it, I’m only a few blocks from the place in the corner so I might as well go there. You know where to find me, if you know.

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@poisontofu Oh! Is that it the MLC Centre at 19 Martin Place? Looks like a good place now that the Nippon Club has closed.

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The Criterion was tempting, but a little too full. Continuing…

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@formalbeer @SnarkyPlatypus That’s not a bad little hidey-hole actually.

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Passing the Windsor on Park because obviously. Continuing…

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The St James Hotel is almost tempting because it’s slightly hole-in-the-wall and has an Oktoberfest promotion on. But no. Continuing…

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The Angel Bar is… well it’s the Angel Bar. Continuing…

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The “Grand” Hotel is packed, continuing southward.

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Right, I’m out of here and I’m drifting southerly. If nothing exciting happens along the way, I daresay I’ll end up in the corner again.

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@bencubby @egadheg I’m just stirring. I know the deal, though I used to feel it was slightly black magic. Mind you, so are most metrics.

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@NuclearAnthro Yeah well the staff there have been known to encourage that. They are evil.

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I used to have a rule, never have two successive meals in the same pub.

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I should just go back to sit in the corner, but I had lunch there. Is that too tragic?

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God I’ve got to get out of here before it drains my life force beyond all hope of recovery.

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@egadheg @bencubby It’s copies sold multiplied by the number you first thought of.

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These people are such dross.

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@dobes If only. I’m out of here ss soon as I’ve finished this drink. These people are animals, vertebrae optional.

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Not far from me is a man who clearly thinks he’s more interesting the louder he speaks.

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For further reasons which are now far from clear, I’m at Ryan’s Bar at Australia Square. It’s fuckin’ awful.

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Someone should buy me a drink.

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Alighting at Martin Place for reasons that are far from clear.

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@paulwiggins @dandrezner Oh yes I knew that (if I weren’t so tired).

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Racist Pug would be an excellent cartoon character.

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@juhasaarinen “Shame”? I think it’s lovely, you racist pug.

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Currently on Eddy Avenue there’s a Ukrainian busker playing an electric koto.

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Right, I need to get to Potts Point for my 1700 back repairs, and then I’m on the loose.

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ACICgovau In 2015–16, more than 4.3 million criminal history checks were performed. CrimTrac Annual Report releasedtwitter.com/i/web/status/7…NFCz

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ACICgovau In 2015–16, more than $12.59 million in cash was seized. ACC Annual Report 2015-16 releasebit.ly/2ebci5ospic.twitter.com/o80787Kkauau

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@munin This, at least, I know. One advantage of working for the ABC years ago is a solid grounding in the practicalities of media law.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “ACSC Threat Report: the real messages” zdnet.com/article/acsc-t… Contains 26 cyber, one pwnage.

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@munin You Americans and your “freedom of speech” malarkey.

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@munin Oh of course, it’s NY state. OK, we’re down a rabbit-hole now.

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Context: Australia’s defamation laws are notoriously tough on the publisher.

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Interesting. In Australia, the publisher would have to prove truth and lack of malice, without discovery. (Lawyers,..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…7F

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@mpesce I’m not so sure. I think this needs testing.

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Is it just me or are the phrases “sovereign risk” and “sovereign capability” etc a relatively recent part of Australian political discourse?

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amfmpm ohh i get it, it was his sled pic.twitter.com/X6xlTwOc8r

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I’ll go to Dawn Fraser for advice on immigration the same day I hire George Christensen as a swimming coach.

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R_Chirgwin Umm look everybody I like IT and stuff but Dennis Ritchie died in 2011.

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@drzax It seems such a basic tool for the job of legislators, yes.

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SabraLane Report into the JSF just tabled: aph.gov.au/~/media/Commit… In short, get a plan-B ready by 2019.

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@staticsan This is my house. My columns are in someone else’s house. One follows the rules of the house. (Though not always.)

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I’m embarrassed to say I was about to pitch an op-ed on the re-identification ban, then remembered I’d already written it.

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Oh that’s right. Me on 29 Sep: “Brandis swings his golden hammer, misses mark” zdnet.com/article/brandi…

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I take that back. The date 29 Sept is hard-coded into the draft legislation.

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I see someone’s curbed Soapy QC’s plan to make the new law apply to events before Royal Assent,

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“Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016” aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_… I have a stiff drink at hand.

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@ericscheid I was just thinking that. But the BOM seems less lulzworthy than some other easy targets.

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HLMenckenBot The normal American novel, even in its most serious forms, take colour from the national cocksuredness and superficiality.

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SabraLane This Q was just ruled out of order, but got a lot of laughs: pic.twitter.com/DUcmID7Qea

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@wolfcat It’s a training exercise in how foreplay works.

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@drzax Having read the concept in Soapy’s original, rushed, media statement, I’m hardly surprised.

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Sorry, what’s going on here, exactly? twitter.com/AFP/status/786…

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Meanwhile, “Privacy Amendment (Re-identification Offence) Bill 2016”, eh? There’s some more hilarious bedtime reading.

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“Breakthrough Research Has Proven It!” pic.twitter.com/pDdO9zdcr1

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. Cyber count: 26.

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Right, time to move on to the writing part of the afternoon. I shall be back later to issue further abuse and disinformation.

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@TimClarnnwell If only there were some sort of was to look up such information…

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That boat noodle was excellent, as shall be proved in 8 to 10 hours from now.

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FJKeany “Senator Farrell, you are adorable” Brandis says to Don Farrell in , following another question about the AGvSG stoush

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“Australian State Lawmakers Condemn Trump as ‘Revolting Slug’”, reports @nytimes via @AP nytimes.com/aponline/2016/…

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samanthamaiden Liberals are no going to win next election whining about Medicare tactics of last. Should try shutting up and getting policies patients like

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Slate Giuliani says he never saw Hillary at Ground Zero. Here are photos of them together: slate.me/2e8afO9 pic.twitter.com/3SHYBjuXfj

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uncooldana Here’s what the electoral map would look like if it were another overplayed meme pic.twitter.com/eKOdn61nuF

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bhakthi a good way to see lots of white peoples faces is to google ‘hip hop dance class melbourne’ pic.twitter.com/3UGUxoxexX

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@dodgyville @adambrenecki Personally I don’t have a problem with it. It’s an opinion, which can be taken on board or ignored.

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Dear America, this is how Australian legislators roll. twitter.com/davidfickling/…

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NicholasDole “Barnaby” grass, named after Dep. PM @Barnaby_Joyce has been recalled because it’s potentially toxic to livestock, reports @NSWCountryHour

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There shall be boat noodle, and then there shall be writing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Antlerer is both cheerful and less chaotic than on average.

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Antlertime plus 60 minutes, and we’re on.

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‘Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?”, a free public discussion in Melbourne, Wed 26 Oct. latrobe.edu.au/events/all/big… (Warning: I’m MC.)

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RyanWallsTweets Here’s how the electoral map would look if it were a photo of celebrated character actor BD Wong pic.twitter.com/dnbarpEwRb

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8BitShane Here’s how the electoral map would look if only the wind voted. pic.twitter.com/xtFr1hK38x

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fenneIs here’s how the electoral map would look if every state was texas (except florida) pic.twitter.com/WAnNSnrK6M

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SirKneeland And here’s a map of how the US Election would look if you used Apple Maps pic.twitter.com/i1md3pNOnz

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larry411 Here’s how the Electoral Map would look if only nuclear waste voted. pic.twitter.com/ivspqoIe2v

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gjfitzgerald .@McGilverysPtyLt if @SenatorMRoberts is so smart how come he hasn’t brought this up? pic.twitter.com/nAb1Hf3BOx

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Antlertime plus 45 minutes and counting.

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But he can’t. Not without your help. But you’re not helping. I mean you’re not helping! Why is that?

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Mike Baird lays on his back, his belly baking in the hot sun, beating his legs, trying to turn himself over. …

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I hope Antlertime isn’t delayed much longer, because I have things to do other than being an arsehat on Twitter.

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benpobjie We’re finally going to see just how much Senate business is conducted in the nude twitter.com/HumanHeadline/…

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Antlertime plus 30 minutes and counting.

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splendor Here’s what the map would look like if only the common sagebrush lizard voted. pic.twitter.com/olnlprU89g

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paulkidd “Five broad categories…opic.twitter.com/7Hkh8iuV4X4X

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Six points for the mirth-making scenario, plus 10 points for “gastrointestinal mayhem”. twitter.com/BoingBoing/sta…

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Antlertime plus 15 minutes and counting.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I suppose contracting an actual software tester hasn’t occurred to anyone?

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This is why we can’t have nice things. twitter.com/ruxcon/status/…

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rohan_p Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security annual report 2015-16 (PDF) igis.gov.au/sites/default/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus You know it’s best not to ask these things.

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Receptionist: “<Dr X> might be a bit late.”
Me: “<Dr X> a bit late, you say? Good heavens!”
[All laugh]
[Exit, stage left]

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Once I’ve been fully antlered I’ll have to find a quiet spot to do my writing.

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Approaching the Place of Antlers.

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@rhysam @MarkDiStef You’re possibly thinking of ICQ, which at least has Israeli origins.

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whereisdaz Yeah. Take that physics. twitter.com/davidpwil/stat…

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m just judging it by the side-on pic on the current poster.

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SquigglyRick Join us for the next episode of “words I’ve used” as Eric says every word he knows. twitter.com/lanesainty/sta…

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akarl_smith LEAKED: Wikileaks hack reveals John Podesta’s secret to creamy Risotto pic.twitter.com/A5dW4mG9c6

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internetofshit ⚡️ “This Man Has Been Trying to Make Tea for 11 Hours” by @erinscafe

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And in 5… 4… 3… 2…

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Is it just me, or is Justin Bieber starting to really pork up?

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Thu plan, draft: Urgent client matter; 1200 medico, East Sydney; write for @zdnetaustralia; 1700 back repairs, Potts Point; quiet evening.

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Thursday. There may or may not be additional animals. Thursday.

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