Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 27th, 2017

I’m going away now. It will not snow tonight. And I will not freeze to death.

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@colonelmattyman They’re not part of the name, but if people insist chuck ‘em in. Just chuck it all in.

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HeerJeet It’s rare that you see a good Oscar Wilde subtweet. twitter.com/virgiltexas/st…

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@developerjack Did you remember to set fire to them first?

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@twasink @DamianM Even so. Sometimes the cleansing fire is the only answer.

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I hadn’t realised that a quarter of Trump’s cybersecurity advisor resigned last week in a “moral protest” defenseone.com/politics/2017/…

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When lifting Histree Facts from @Histreepix goes wrong… twitter.com/historylvrsclu…

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wintnation My interview with Mark Latham on Mark Latham’s Outsiders is now up for those less fortunate, who need a voice.

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@KrazyKarl910 You are going to be such a Troll Priest, like the one in “Rake”.

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@KrazyKarl910 Yes, He has just me with the Lesson of Checking the LPG Bottles Before a Shower, praise be t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…E4

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wintnation Barry has provided so much to those who try and silence dissenters with personal attacks and smears.

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@R_Chirgwin No no. Subscribers to the YouTube channel, vs total video views of all videos, including passing trade.

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BobbyNuisance ‘Hi Graham, this isn’t our actual helicopter.’ pic.twitter.com/BGVjMF58Ar

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So, @HackersHelping is kicking off a great-looking program and needed seed funding. If you’re into cybers, do suppo..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…zL

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@R_Chirgwin “6,127 subscribers • 7,194,644 views”

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@corduroy Exactly. None of these are new techniques.

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@R_Chirgwin Even with just that first video as a taster, he may be down there some time. Possibly longer.

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@R_Chirgwin I just mentioned this site / channel to Younger Lad. Is this rabbit-hole safe? theopenscroll.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/series… youtube.com/watch?v=q1B8tx…

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@R_Chirgwin Remind me to tell you about the workaround between DFAT (passport) and NSW (licenses etc) that I’ve had explained to me.

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Then kill them all, raze the office, and salt the earth.

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No. The answer / next question is “Why?” For a human to find a match? Sort them by closest match. Keep asking why,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…GJ

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@R_Chirgwin And yesterday I had the bank’s account-creation code fail, I’m guessing because obviously.

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@KrazyKarl910 I guess God can be nifty like that.

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You need two fields, only two: NAME (the full, official thing) and PREFERRED (what to call them in conversation). Fuzzy match all else.

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Dear Every Developer: If you’re asked to build multiple name fields [*] ask why. Keep asking why until their pointy-haired heads explode.

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Please read: “Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names” (2010) kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/fal… (I should update that, actually.)

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Malaysia has the sense to put a single field “name” on immigration arrival cards. Whatever MY’s problems, collapse of ID is not one of them.

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Ever ignoring the potential (and probably) biases of racism and colonialism, national borders are not the best way to carve this up.

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And let’s be clear, this map only shows, for each country, one chosen dominant pattern in one chosen dominant cultu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…FA

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wintnation I thought those people without lives might like to stand for politics at this stage…

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Because the Pope shat in the woods? twitter.com/NatGeo/status/…

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Popehat Person A: [assertion]
Person B: [facts why assertion is wrong]
Person A: WHOAH SNOWFLAKE ARE U TRIGGERED LOL

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@ResignInShame @JustJimWillDo My confident prediction is that there will not be snow in the upper Blue Mountains tonight.

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@BobGrrl Where’s “here”? If I may ask…

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benpobjie Step One: only ever travel with carry-on luggage and a handbag.
Step Two: Keep doing that twitter.com/Mamamia/status…

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@ResignInShame Bah. They’ve got nothing to crow about.

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I does feel a bit snow-ish up here, but only just. I do not support your invocation just yet. twitter.com/ResignInShame/…

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FXMC1957 27 August 1900. Britain’s first long distance bus service between London and Leeds began. It took 2 days. pic.twitter.com/quyDCYP8Sb

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The pleuting will continue until morale improves. pic.twitter.com/i7LEKgp53L

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“Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How” gizmodo.com/facebook-figur…

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@R_Chirgwin Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s skin.

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PPantsdown will create underground churches in fear of percussion. Here’s my fave Tito Puente track, enjoy!..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Aq

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@R_Chirgwin To get the pound symbol, @CSIROnews, it’s option-3 on a Mac. So that’s £40 of skin. Which isn’t a very..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…f0

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NoACTLightRail Snowing on right now. Lovely but bloody cold @abcnewsCanberra pic.twitter.com/0lO8jk3JkR

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This is an excellent* book and I commend it unto you. But @abcnews needs to update its knowledge of @JohnBirmingham..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…FI

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@dobes @twiddlekins @R_Chirgwin @SnarkyPlatypus It’s all village life up here. I don’t want the local courier drive..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…E4

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@melissamadsen @R_Chirgwin @dobes @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah that’s the stuff. Australian wine from a more sophisticated age.

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Helodare @TurnbullMalcolm Here you are Malcolm… pic.twitter.com/MtjpadW322

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TheDizziest OMG! IT’S THE BEST DAY EVER! Happy 🐕! Can we go for some walkies??? 😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/2HU2LuV9oL

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mwichary An abridged list of actual HOLY SHIT TERRIFYING error messages from an early word processor (WPS) from 1976. pic.twitter.com/Ia3QQ0VQNa

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@dobes @twiddlekins @R_Chirgwin @SnarkyPlatypus I was looking at Thursday night ‘cos it’s the last day of winter.

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RealDonalDrumpf Mrs. Mnuchin is closely monitoring from Camp David. We are leaving nothing to chance! pic.twitter.com/cwxWtlPdRT

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@melissamadsen @R_Chirgwin @dobes @SnarkyPlatypus I suspect you’re right. Passion Pop was certainly one of the era’s leg-openers.

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@R_Chirgwin @dobes @SnarkyPlatypus That’s some American rubbish. What about the proper Australian rubbish? Or check out, say, Barossa Pearl.

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@R_Chirgwin @dobes @SnarkyPlatypus I’m hoping the latter is no longer a thing. These are all things that..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…YQ

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@dobes @R_Chirgwin @SnarkyPlatypus YOU CAN’T MAKE ME YOU’RE NOT MY REAL DAD.

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@R_Chirgwin @dobes @SnarkyPlatypus I’m pretty sure I count as an enemy here.

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Manic_Henry Check it out- a ferocious Australiasian Grebe running across the water. One of my most recent pics from last week…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oU

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@apgadoz Thank you, but we’re good. It’s nothing dangerous, just annoying.

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kemal_atlay Guys, no twitter.com/7NewsMelbourne…

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@expectproblems Thanks for the commentary. Have a good one.

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Earlier I thought “I’m sure I haven’t had my morning meds” so I had some morning meds. So, I was wrong.

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evertp My TV just told me the remote control was no longer compatible. @internetofshit pic.twitter.com/NOJ8d7qT3W

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ColinHanks I’m with them ift.tt/2vrBOLm pic.twitter.com/3Xfio7k7EE

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@NewtonMark @simonhackett I was going to guess about half. (Yes, I should’ve posted my guess first.) Still, I also..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SA

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@NewtonMark @simonhackett What proportion of the aircraft’s total price?

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@NewtonMark @simonhackett “Engines: They’re just too much bother.”

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@NewtonMark The Hummocks would be perfect! I keep forgetting you and @simonhackett consider engines to be an optional extra in aircraft.

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@NewtonMark He said that’s when you grit your teeth and hope the TACO has got their head around what they’re doing…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…M6

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@NewtonMark An RAAF P-3C pilot once explained to us the joy* of chasing targets along there in heavy cloud while fl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…U6

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I’ve only ever seen this part of Australia from about 31,000ft. Look kind cool closer up. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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NewtonMark I’n just sitting here sipping coffee in my inner west back yard while one of my formation mates is flying to Perth..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…IQ

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@expectproblems I’m hoping they haven’t got any more fish in the water, or you is fucked, ma’am.

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wintnation The other day a public school said it was fine for Muslim boys not to shake hands with a dyson airblade.

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@JustJimWillDo @expectproblems On the plus side, I remembered that there is something called aerial photogrammetry.

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@JustJimWillDo @expectproblems You have no idea how embarrassed I am to have made that mistake. I do know these things.

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@JustJimWillDo @expectproblems As that map shows, Flinders completely missed the mouth of the Murray River on the e..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1u

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@JustJimWillDo @expectproblems Heh. I was thinking the timelines would have to have been about right for you to know this story.

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@expectproblems Sorry, I meant specifically depth soundings. Aerial photogrammetry was actually a thing for the the surface features.

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@expectproblems The RAN upped its number of hydrographic survey vessels around that time to fix that. Unless they r..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…id

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@expectproblems As an aside, until the 1980s or so, the only detailed maps of slabs of AU’s southern coast were tho..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ye

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@expectproblems Is there a contemporary (as in year released) equivalent to Ace of the Deep for WW2 sub ops?

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@expectproblems I know it’d make noise too, but would a pump on a trim tank help maintain depth?

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Hey @dobes, here’s yet more eclipse joy! twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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@JustJimWillDo @expectproblems Are you going to get all technical about that word “superheated”? All that so-called “pressurised” bullshit?

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@expectproblems Yeah I was kinda wondering how the fuck you could even operate a (modern) submarine without DUK.

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@expectproblems It’s this sort of thing that gives molten lead a bad name.

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@expectproblems Ah yes. Spraying molten lead all through your submarine’s reactor compartment leads to sub-optimal..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…zv

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@NuclearAnthro @expectproblems You are such a worrywart. You can’t really do all that much with 600kg of HEU.

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@NuclearAnthro @expectproblems WHAT HAVE THE KAZAKHS EVER DONE FOR US.

Don’t @ me.

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@NuclearAnthro @expectproblems Oh fuck off. I can’t know everything. And what even is Kazakhstan anyway.

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@expectproblems Aside: I have just learned of Project Sapphire, a 1994 US covert operation to “retrieve” 600kg of e..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…DP

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@expectproblems I’ve never managed to wrap my head around the concept of the Alfa-class’ reactor coolant fluid bein..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…KT

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I have made a coffee, and will now sit back and watch @expectproblems fuck up a Cold War submarine mission. BECAUSE..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mc

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Sun plan, revised draft: Potter around the house and little else because reasons; plan next week, sort of; Weekly Wrap (really).

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LouSanders Balloons are a good, fun way to teach kids about death.

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McKellogs The girl globe is pink because the oceans are filled with the blood of thousands of sexist men twitter.com/MrMoth/status/…

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That’s enough about spiders for now.

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@troyhunt @ApostrophePong Oops, second one is a silver orb weaver, or horizontal orb weaver (Leucage dromedaria). outtospace.com/2006/03/upside…

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@twiddlekins Oh look, here’s @ApostrophePong’s photo of her friends, because he’s basically insane. pic.twitter.com/5xKu4Gphr7

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@paulkidd @garthk Indeed. Also quick to build. I accidentally trashed an entire web once. It was completely rebuilt in about eight hours.

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@garthk Fifty spiders the size of your hand at face level in a maze of web. Nothing was flying down the path that night.

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@troyhunt @ApostrophePong Personally, I’m also a fan of the common netcasting spider or stick spider (this one prob..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…MJ

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@troyhunt Here’s a couple of excellent Golden Orb Weaving Spiders by @ApostrophePong. pic.twitter.com/WTtPDKriZt

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@garthk They do that. Once I was taking a shortcut through bushland at dusk, and suddenly found myself in the middl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vZ

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stevensongs Why I love Twitter. pic.twitter.com/PrbJbw42Ci

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This is a Golden Orb Weave Spiders (Nephila sp.) and they eat birds and stuff. Not particularly deadly…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…dl

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I’d love to have the printing contract for White House business cards and letterhead.

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pashulman Make the inheritance tax rate 99% twitter.com/parishilton/st…

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@expectproblems Well it’s confusing and conflicting, I’ll say that much.

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petercoffee Understated elegance can take a lifetime to achieve. In some cases, apparently, even longer. pic.twitter.com/0hvA3Mye3F

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@expectproblems Also, I think I hate you for making we aware of a good new sub sim. As well as all the other reasons, of course.

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@expectproblems Nice view of the ballast tank cross-section there.

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@sylmobile My solution to such things is to join the conversation, but only after learning enough ti make it clear..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8o

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@PeteLawler @jpwarren I’m pretty sure it’s bee ‘shopped up, but yeah either way it’s wonderfully Bond-esque. But in underpants.

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@jpwarren I guess one works up through the ranks, a bit like colonial governors.

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ben_hr New tumblr idea: derisive protest sign or manifesto? pic.twitter.com/mHpt4H4o90

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@jpwarren I still think that’s a magnificent office to hold. Fuck Lord of the Moon.

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@jpwarren I’d also forgotten about this book, “Abraham Lincoln: Fuck Lord of the Moon (Presidential Fuck Machine Bo..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…c6

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mhoye We should be licensing algorithms like pets. Your algorithm behaves this badly, it goes to the big algorithm farm u..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…FV

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lamagnifiquex “Hey bae. Lets combine our historically low incomes, high debts, nonexistent work-life balance and lack of assets t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…aP

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frankieboyle I think we’re a couple of years away from a world boxing champion fighting two dogs, or a chimp with a hammer

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GossiTheDog Story of how a BGP configuration issue at Google caused a widespread internet outage in Japan yesterday. twitter.com/bgpmon/status/…

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Sun plan, supplemental: If the banking system can be so operated, an expanded lunch and expanded shopping in Leura or Katoomba.

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Sun plan, draft: Potter around the house; Sunday Lunch, The Grand View (probably); minimal shopping; plan next week; Weekly Wrap (really).

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thegrugq Sounds like another feature was just found in systemd twitter.com/joernchen/stat…

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@Davelennonabc Wow. You know where the secret unicorn farm is hidden!

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El_Grillo1 “BUSTED: Oklahoma police chief outed as owner of racist website and white supremacist record label” rawstory.com/2017/08/busted…

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@joshgnosis It’s basically @jpwarren’s fault, but I thought it reflected perfectly my endless cheerfulness.

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CorkyKneivel Me: The solar eclipse will be the most amazing natural event we see this week

EARTH: …hold my cumulus congestus..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ki

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HeerJeet Tucker Carlson makes a good point: racists never try to extract economic wealth from black labor! twitter.com/FoxNews/status…

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@incorrect Yes, yes, Kelvin and Fahrenheit. Thank you, @incorrect @munin

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WHY IS EVERYTHING ALWAYS SO TERRIBLE.

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Why can’t we have an apparent temperature that doesn’t have a minus sign in front of it?

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DeletedWiki How to Eat a Scorpion While it is Mating

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Fuck you. Fuck you all.

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@jpwarren I have more self-respect than that.

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CondeNastee The “T.S.” in T.S. Eliot stands for “Taylor Swift”

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@jpwarren Awww. The other day I came up with the idea of a bot that replies to people saying “less” with “fewer” but without any checks.

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Sunday. You will make that mistake yet again. You always make that mistake. Sunday.

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