Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 7th, 2017

harikunzru The state of cultural criticism in the UK pic.twitter.com/jWJgjmUFKx

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I think I’d better go away now, before I think of any more ideas.

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hopisen Slightly obsessed with why the Mail felt the hedge was important. pic.twitter.com/pQKpTf2VZM

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olacicho Banner at Moscow protest: “Happy birthday you little thief” pic.twitter.com/hRxghe4IeQ

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FXMC1957 7 October 1952. Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad, USSR. He became President of Russia in 2000, then PM from 200..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jJ

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@SnarkyPlatypus China is building its logistics support chain through the Indian Ocean, and will need friends again..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Y7

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@SnarkyPlatypus By “atm” you mean “since 1947”, right?

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@SteveMolk The development of the treatment is scattered over a few threads, but I’ll try to piece it together tomorrow.

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@SteveMolk Well I’ve just been involved in a very fragmented discussion about a new TV program idea.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @DrRhysPockett Well if it’s done in the style of “Chances” and “Taggart” combined with… help me here@patstokeses.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @DrRhysPockett I knew you’d suddenly become interested in British crime drama again.

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matthewchampion I see we’ve got to the reassuring speech in a car park stage of the Tory leadership crisis pic.twitter.com/bFmVoSLFhN

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@DrRhysPockett See the several fragmented threads for the full treatment.

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CrapLocalNews Breaking news: pic.twitter.com/ijoQVpdVHb

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@SnarkyPlatypus @patstokes @engin_eer It’s basically @patstokes’ fault but as you can seek we’ve developed an excellent* TV crime series.

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marrowing .@sonic_hedgehog you are a fucked blue rat creature whose opinions on current events are worthless to me

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splinter_news Publisher recalls textbook claiming that First Nations people “agreed to move” for European settlers:..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pB

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@kcarruthers Yeah, but we’ve got @mtaibbi to document its downfall. All is good.

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@patstokes @zerogeewhiz @engin_eer @SnarkyPlatypus OK, I’m stopping now, because reasons. But yes this is an excellent* TV series.

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diddy_die pic.twitter.com/pXzjnTXGr1

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There’s too many things going on at once right now.

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NekrozL This needed to be said. This is on another level of truth. twitter.com/EffinBirds/sta…

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@patstokes So… straight or gay? Or is that another long arc?

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Now playing: Kevin Saunderson, “Till We meet again (Carl Craig remix)” youtube.com/watch?v=eX2wqf… Oh yes.

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@patstokes Oh mate, yes, I will definitely turn this into a rough-draft series treatment tomorrow.

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@_tan_ Well Dr YouTube has taken me towards Derrick May’s “The Dance” so I’m not complaining. youtube.com/watch?v=sMq90U…

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No it’s great! I’ll write up this treatment for “Hard Case” with DCI Magna Carter tomorrow. twitter.com/patstokes/stat…

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@engin_eer @patstokes And the Salford Lidl Slasher is played by Robbie Coltrane.

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@paulwallbank @R_Chirgwin @bencubby Mate, it’s all good. It’s a coded reference to the crime drama that @patstokes..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…WV

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Now playing: Kevin Saunderson, “Bassline” youtube.com/watch?v=MV1B9S… So, yeah, that’s all that needs to be said.

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Yeah, what @FarrellPF just said. This is pretty explosive stuff from, of course, @Kate_McClymont. twitter.com/FarrellPF/stat…

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“Cyber security company [Nuix] chief Dr Tony Castagna facing criminal charges” smh.com.au/business/cyber…

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FarrellPF These are extraordinary allegations - particularly given Nuix’s assistance in data analysis for the ICIJ’s Panama P..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ud

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@patstokes @engin_eer As an aside, did you know that screenshots from “The Bill” make great Britpop album covers? pic.twitter.com/WuAdaVnCMx

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@patstokes @engin_eer Yeah, see Rupert Penry-Jones as Magna Carter would pull @SnarkyPlatypus back into this genre piece. So to speak.

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@engin_eer @patstokes Wow. Great casting, but “Supt Corn Laws” is a work of art.

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If you’re playing along at home, here’s the YouTube auto-mix. youtube.com/watch?v=k5PLu4…

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Time for a new seed track. Now playing: Kevin Saunderson, “E-Dancer” youtube.com/watch?v=k5PLu4…

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@twiddlekins That said, there was a brief time when I presented stuff like this on Triple J (in Adelaide only).

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@twiddlekins I just chose a track and I’m letting Google’s auto-generated playlist take it from there. Well, I’ve s..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pz

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@twiddlekins I am happy to take the blame for this one.

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Now playing: Orbital, “Belfast” youtube.com/watch?v=5HNtsd… This tune deserves to be a LOT better known than it is.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I want to take that salad dressing, add three shots of white rum, and top it off with soda.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mixed leaves (rocket, spinach, some sort of lettuce), chick peas, and a dressing of olive oil, fres..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…iK

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@kcarruthers I did not intend that tweet about Nomad to be a reply to you. I was distracted by a stray chick pea.

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This is how my mind works, even when eating salad while completely sober.

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Great name for a combination porn star and gritty British detective though. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

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davidbewart The Bolt Report drew a national audience at 7pm of just 27,000. Of those, 23,000 were aged over 55.”

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kcarruthers Clearly not in everyone twitter.com/zzste/status/9…

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Now playing: Beats International, “Dub Be Good To Me” youtube.com/watch?v=-MnELi…

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To be fair, sliced bread was thoroughly ineffective for wiping out civil liberties. twitter.com/AshGhebranious…

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Pinboard People underestimate the difficulty of returning astronauts to the moon. Most of the sound stages and lighting rigs were destroyed in 1977

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Now playing: Sound of Eden, “Shades Of Rhythm” youtube.com/watch?v=mGNKdh… Have not heard this in a very long time.

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The mix is by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Wetherall, so obviously incompetent and dreadful.

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free_facts Pregnancy is the number one cause of abortion

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Now playing: Happy Mondays, “Hallelujah (club mix)” youtube.com/watch?v=IAEcU-… I see where you’re going, Dr Google.

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Now playing: Bizarre Inc, “Playing With Knives” youtube.com/watch?v=TLlvYa… Dr Google is taking me down an interesting path this evening.

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This is a fair edit to the headline. The teacher became student again… twitter.com/daviottenheime…

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Now playing: Frankie Knuckles, “Your Love” youtube.com/watch?v=LOLE1Y…

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“How We Found [US DHHS Sec] Tom Price’s Private Jets” politico.com/magazine/story… 1000+ hours of investigative journalism not $50 blog posts.

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waferbot Smashed my phone outside a Hornsby McDonalds, which is how you do it again.

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“What America Taught the Nazis” by Ira Katznelson theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…

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@mtaibbi @CentrebetAU Note that they’re only paying 1.65 on “Fails To Serve Full Term or Contest 2020 Presidential Election”.

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@mtaibbi On a related note, here’s @CentrebetAU’s current prices in their “Donald Trump Specials” book…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…23

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@mtaibbi I’ve quoted some of the snark in @mtaibbi’s yarn there, but read it fr the dark and ever-true view of America’s racist history.

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@mtaibbi Another great @mtaibbi phrase: “the blimp wreck of the Trump presidency”.

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FXMC1957 7 October 1946. BBC Radio broadcast the first edition of Woman’s Hour. It was presented by a man: Alan Ivimey. pic.twitter.com/SUgzyD9Obi

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NickMotown A lady on some house selling programme has just described the toilet as “lavish”. But surely all toilets are.

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@iansmith_adl @joshgnosis I’ll put money on it being some slightly inappropriate holding text.

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@tveastman @Bernstein Except for the plush toys under the bed.

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@mtaibbi “Watching Trump lean over a podium on the road to the presidency was like watching a stud boar hump a hole in the wall.”

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“The Madness of Donald Trump” by the ever-magnificent @mtaibbi rollingstone.com/politics/featu…

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“Here Are The Reject Same-Sex Marriage Postal Survey Designs” by @joshgnosis buzzfeed.com/joshtaylor/her…

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@Bernstein Former Slate writer David Auerbach” had a sook about @Bernstein’s portrayal of him. Quite a big sook, ac..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…c3

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“‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia” theguardian.com/technology/201… Though they got their cut, right?

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@Bernstein People have already posted plenty of quotes. All I’ll say is that Robert Mercer’s yacht “Sea Owl” is hid..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pb

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That @Bernstein feature on the Breitbart / Bannon / Mercer / Milo / Neo-Nazi nexus is a must-read. buzzfeed.com/josephbernstei…

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The time has come to to clear out some of these browser tabs, possibly with some added commentary.

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bernietb Are these…related? pic.twitter.com/CB9mSrN3vw

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glengyron Pppft. I paid my money. I’ll touch the fish as rough as I want. pic.twitter.com/Mg7FPY4eJK

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derridalicious One time I ate two large pizzas in one go twitter.com/miamixfreshx10…

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Britain is the Mills & Boon of crime writing. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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Definitely not annoyed.

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Where the fuck is that lizard?

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everywhereist what if we tell the GOP that birth control is like a tiny little gun that protects our uterus

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mollycrabapple In Humacao, a town of 80k, this was the sole aid given to people, 10days after Maria pic.twitter.com/UulgzSKDzA

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“Submarines are notoriously complex and the project needs about 1500 highly specialised workers by the end of next decade.”

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“$50b submarine project struggling to find qualified Australians: French shipbuilder,” because like der. theage.com.au/federal-politi…

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@oberonsghost Well they do have fat heads, and necks.

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@paulkidd I don’t need a special thing to miss calls. I just ignore the phone ‘cos nobody is paying me to be on call.

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Why am I even making a ringtone? My phone is always on silent.

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Of course, listening to same 3-second sound looped for like an hour makes you go every so slightly insane.

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For reasons that are not entirely clear, I’m now making a ringtone out of that Golden Whistler birdcall. pic.twitter.com/ZvuUULww4y

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free_facts The new iPhone automatically ignores calls and texts from poor people

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shittyIifetips Use Your Hood As A Bowl For Popcorn pic.twitter.com/BCooD2dRxv

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SwiftOnSecurity I think we can all agree Assange should get at least a couple of sentences. twitter.com/matthew_d_gree…

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Also sent to me by that friend. Maybe he shouldn’t be a friend. We are bad people. pic.twitter.com/wnIqr3wRV5

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Just sent to me by a friend. Respect. pic.twitter.com/xJ7SazelqZ

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If you listen carefully, you can hear two other Golden Whistlers in the distance responding to the call.

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Listening to a Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis). birdsinbackyards.net/species/Pachyc… Here’s a brief, rough recording. stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…

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jonkudelka The Rainbow Connection kudelka.com.au/2017/10/the-ra… today’s cartoon in @themercurycomau pic.twitter.com/dJ659n7h5C

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honest_update We replaced our monolith with micro services so that every outage could be more like a murder mystery.

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@jon_lawrence Meh. Just chuck some ketamine into the water.

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But you know it will be, and soon. Very soon. twitter.com/Dangerman_2/st…

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@ripperriver @WeathermanABC Ooooh yeah. Here near Wentworth Falls we’ve had to call in the water truck twice alread..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…gs

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@jon_lawrence @jot_au Not really. All that extra rain means it’ll be under floodwater for half the year.

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@garystark @weezmgk Definitely not. And it is definitely not shown clearly in the maps I tweeted earlier.

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin You mean you can’t… oh. [Rolls sleeve back down.]

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@smidgey The one thing you can be sure of is that blue liquid does get into chalk. And you know you’re soaking in it.

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@smidgey I bet that guy in the Flight Centre adverts isn’t a real pilot either.

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NuclearAnthro The most important part of this power plant run by nuclear detonations is the box labeled safety. pic.twitter.com/YpWy4gN2N1

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And here’s my thread on the Kaspersky Lab thing from yesterday — but do note the disclosures and disclaimers.twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…u

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Well here’s a thought about the Kaspersky Lab drama. twitter.com/iiamit/status/…

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin Yes, though the original “dead dingo’s donger” was replaced in 1947, and is now on displa..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…BV

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free_facts Famously, all Danish people hate being alive

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waferbot Hey Siri, I’m slightly concerned she’s going to start stealing my biomass and replicating iPhones.

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Corporate PR is like owning a parrot. “[Thing that went wrong] is our highest priority. SQUAWK! Who’s a pretty bird..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…P8

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aim All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we’ll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! ..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…GR

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JoeBerkowitz I think Milo speaks for all of us in 2016, when severe myopia made it impossible to see the Hitler salutes a few fe..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZC

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Beaker The calm before the storm? twitter.com/marshall_cohen…

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Anyway, there’s lots of climate maps and data and shit to play with on the @BOM_au website. Knock yourselves out. bom.gov.au/climate/change/

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Well this is fine. NSW trend in total rainfall 1970-2016 (mm/10y)
bom.gov.au/climate/change… pic.twitter.com/8ci4h0UVbp

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@purserj @R_Chirgwin @bunjaree That said, @R_Chirgwin, is there enough spare solar to turn that shed into a hydro, um, flower garden?

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@R_Chirgwin @bunjaree The novelty of the water taker truck wears off when you can’t get one until Monday and you can’t flush the toilet.

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@R_Chirgwin @bunjaree I just realised that drought has a political dimension, because declaring drought means farme..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…C3

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@R_Chirgwin So, @R_Chirgwin, as rainfall has been insufficient to meet our needs, I declare drought at @bunjaree. A..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…zf

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@R_Chirgwin “Because people use water in so many different ways, there is no universal definition of drought.”

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@R_Chirgwin “Drought is a prolonged, abnormally dry period when the amount of available water is insufficient to meet our normal use.”

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@R_Chirgwin Indeed, which is why the tanker truck has been such a novelty for me. Here’s the drought data anyway. bom.gov.au/climate/drough…

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@R_Chirgwin Oops. No, there was another tanker since. But either way, this building has run of water again.

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@R_Chirgwin I just checked. That last tanker was four months ago, and we’ve just had the driest winter since 2002. Ninth driest on record.

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@R_Chirgwin I’m coming to the conclusion it may not be equipment. :(

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MikeStuchbery_ Shit. Better follow her. twitter.com/hellohistoria/…

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Sat plan, draft: Sulk a bit; noodles; not a lot else, because oh I don’t know, and I don’t care. And neither should you.

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@munin Mate, you don’t know who you’re dealing with here. I’m one of the people who stole Google.

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xieish im fucking dead. its over. bye. pic.twitter.com/2awDDlwYE6

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Wait. What if when we dig up all the Nazi gold it turns out to be Bitcoin?

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@R_Chirgwin I’m not telling you where I buried all the Nazi gold either.

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RobDotHutton Let’s pause a moment to admire the total success of David Cameron’s plan to use the Brexit referendum to heal the divisions in his party.

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@NewtonMark @expectproblems This algorithm wasn’t about anything Google-ish though, it was a statistical thing rela..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…V4

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@NewtonMark @expectproblems Indeed. Oh, did I mention that he also had someone write an algorithm, which was then “..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oB

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@expectproblems It’s all so obvious, really. I don’t know why no one has noticed it before.

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Anyway, that’d how I made my first billion dollars in the Dotcom Boom. How about you?

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Google’s other big mistake was to be founded two years before whatever idea this muppet was supposedly to have had.

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Google’s big mistake was that 6-letter name. They could have been a successful company but, well, now I’ve got all that’s money.

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2. We’d stolen one of his ideas, sold it to two guys in America, and that company became Google. I mean, obviously, right?

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1. There was no $19 million dollars. Or any dollars, for that matter.

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He got in touch, saying he’d give me $19 million if I’d hand over the documents which proved he’d been ripped off. Two problems with that.

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Last I heard he was insisting we’d ripped him off.

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There was actually a core thing that could well have worked, though, and we were close to getting it to the next stage.

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We engineered things so that he could continuing being creative with his ideas, so many ideas, while we tried to make something.

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Still, his grandmother was paying for everything so what the hey, right?

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I can’t quite remember how we got involved, though I guess it’s fair to say that I was also a little bit wrong in the head for doing so.

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Creative Boy wants a startup, so they gave him a startup.

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Clearly they didn’t want to say out loud that their golden boy had some minor mental illness. No one in their family! Unpossible!

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The reality? He was somehow a tiny bit wrong in the head. His wealthy family had indulged him his entire life, telling him he was creative.

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This was the late 1990s, so yeah.

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One of his ideas was that all the truly successful companies had 5-letter 2-syllable names. Apple. Yahoo. Cisco. Tesco. This was the secret!

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I worked with one of those people once. So many creative ideas! No idea that ideas took actual work to turn into a reality.

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See also: “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit” journal.sjdm.org/15/15923a/jdm1…

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I blame a lack of discipline when they were children.

“That’s lovely, dear! You’re so creative!” [Puts glitter-cru..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…XA

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Saturday. When was the last time you checked under the bed? Saturday.

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