Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 23rd, 2017

@dobes “The kingdom aims to raise about $100 billion by taking a portion of its state oil giant Saudi Aramco public.”

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@dobes “More than 5% of Saudi Aramco could be offered beyond the IPO” cnbc.com/2017/10/23/mor… This is all very interesting.

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@dobes Mind you, “Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal optimistic about Twitter investment: CNBC” reuters.com/article/us-sau…

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Oh does he now? Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is not an idiot. Ping @dobes. twitter.com/CNBC/status/92…

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Just think, this was only 15 months ago. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@_midofo_ @SnarkyPlatypus It’s the only time I’ve been on a literally all-expenses-paid junket. You still have to work, though.

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@_midofo_ @SnarkyPlatypus I’m not an anti-gambler, but I don’t gamble, and I was on someone else’s tab. “We don’t n..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mu

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GlenLeLievre For the benefit of Mr Turnbull. @smh 27/4/13. © Glen Le Lievre. pic.twitter.com/BQXzOHwsPV

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@_midofo_ @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah, the faux reality throughout the town is pretty special. I want to go back soon. Vegas is Vegas.

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@_midofo_ @SnarkyPlatypus I haven’t got a shot of the canal, but yeah it passes through the shops to the plaza, wit..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…rU

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@_midofo_ @SnarkyPlatypus Well, it’s on Level 2 of The Venetian. It’s perpetually late afternoon by the canal, even..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…TJ

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Oh, did I mention that I’m doing “The 9pm Edict” on Tue night at 2100 AEDT? Over here. stilgherrian.com/edict/live/

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HywelRoberts2 That’ll do it pic.twitter.com/EXVYc97wL5

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah that’s bullshit. Venice is in Las Vegas.

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“Won’t people notice if the energy policy is an echidna?” asks @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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redlightvoices Mastercard News

MASTERCARD NEWS

“can refugee camps be smart cities?”

The corporate dystopia is here twitter.com/MastercardNews…

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To be fair, every episode of The Terrible Program should come with a mental health warning. twitter.com/AugustusBrown/…

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Sigh. I was going to ignore this whole NBN thing tonight, but people started guilt-tripping me and, worse, sending money.

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@NewtonMark @PeteLawler @viveka @mavetju @launtel @parisba Here’s a thought. What’s to stop NBN saying “Finished!”..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…NT

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@developerjack Sadly I can’t oblige this evening. You need this device from Commander Straker’s office, pic.twitter.com/KnbxZUxLtH

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Hey Australian WAN/ISP folks, where should this man look? Tell him, not me, because I’m unreliable with messages. twitter.com/_DaveKnowles/s…

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@_DaveKnowles I’m not really a good person to ask. Allow me to spread the word though.

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@PeteLawler @viveka @NewtonMark @mavetju @launtel I really don’t know anything about anything.

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@PeteLawler @viveka @NewtonMark @mavetju @launtel Yeah it was Tasmania state govt thing, that got subsumed (great word) into NBN.

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@PeteLawler @viveka @NewtonMark @mavetju @launtel There’s some different shit going down in Launceston, pre-NBN.

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@michaelneale @GordyPls @bigjsl @NewtonMark @R_Chirgwin I get the feeling that backhaul is a limiting factor.

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@GordyPls @bigjsl @NewtonMark @R_Chirgwin While the Internet of Trees is still ADSL, some of the copper is NBN’s b..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…M5

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@GordyPls @bigjsl @NewtonMark There’s been some great conversations with both Telstra and NBN techs about the Inter..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…PD

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@nehadk My understanding is that it’s both. But then my understanding about a lot of things is a bit iffy.

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NewtonMark NBN has now spent more time in construction under Turnbull than it did under Conroy. twitter.com/latingle/statu…

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You never want a disordered goose. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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michaelkoziol The City of Sydney tonight voted to let gay couples hire its venues free of charge for weddings for the first 100 days after the law changes

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Yeah I’d missed this point. Most people don’t know that the Australian games industry is bigger than the Australian..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Lg

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@tiphereth @4corners Thanks. I can never tell if the problem is with individual Twitter clients or not.

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@michaelneale @4corners Oh exactly. Hence my comments about what might happen next. I suspect Turnbull’s pre-emptiv..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ux

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franksting If gamer guy doesn’t have a twitter parody account yet, Australia is rekt pic.twitter.com/OBNuk0qhzx

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@jpwarren @bengrubb What a horrifying image. In so many ways.

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@bengrubb @dobes @rohan_p Awww. Are you feeling a bit left out?

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@NewtonMark @simonhackett Thanks. I’ll pass it on to the muppetry at large.

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@neilphillips Nothing. But the debate became one of (Labor = fibre) versus (MTM = Coalition), not one of managing a civil works program.

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@christopherneal There was. An impromptu one. But don’t worry, there’ll be another one soon.

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@NewtonMark @simonhackett Don’t bother watching. Nothing new for you guys. Just after a lazy link to explain the CVC debacle.

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Dear @4corners, thanks for a solid documentary. It just feels like you’re late to the party, when homebuyers in Dubbo are more on the pace.

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Many thanks to my alcohol patrons. I shall thank you properly in tomorrow’s podcast and by email.

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HERE BEGINS MY OFFICIAL ALLEGED LIVE TWEETING OF TONIGHT’S @4corners ON THE NBN. I may choose to reply to questions, or not.

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@rohan_p @bengrubb It’ll get the politically-engaged folks talking, comparing stories, and solidify the national na..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Yf

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@rohan_p @bengrubb What happens from here, presumably, is a bunch of media grumbling, and soundbites stored up for..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3X

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One key point is that under both Labor and Coalition schemes, technology choices became partisan. Government should never have been here.

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OK, so some initial reflections. @joshgnosis is right. This was a reasonably good summary for those just joining us..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…WV

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Morrow just made the key point, though: They’re building the network that the government asked them to build.

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Indeed. So Bill, who’s the boss in charge of all this? Oh yeah. You are. This is most disappointing. twitter.com/bengrubb/statu…

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Contractor shows a photo that went viral amongst his peers: a pair of optical fibres “connected” with connectors for copper.

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Contractors are paid per connection completed, so as you can imagine there’s o incentive to do it properly. Who knew!

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Meanwhile, @4corners has been out with an HFC customer, and now a contractor, pointing out how shit the rollout is.

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Instead, NBN “bought” it sight unseen. Since some of it dates back to the 1920s and has been eaten by rats, well, it’s not too flash.

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What needs to be mentioned is that Telstra let the copper fall apart ‘cos they knew that some day it’d be replaced.

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So there is a point there. Everything else being equal, FTTN is a quicker rollout that FTTP, but that assumes the copper bit is good.

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dobes Fibre to the Hat

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The core issue here is economic. It’s about the way retail service providers (RSPs) pay NBN. Impossible to explain in a tweet.

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OK, they just hinted at contention ratios and the CVC, but this is going to be difficult to explain. @NewtonMark @simonhackett can you help?

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“That’s just how it works,” says NBN CEO Bill Morrow. It is what it is what it is.

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It’s the “Tech Choice” program, apparently. And if some people already get that for free, well, they’re lucky. twitter.com/bengrubb/statu…

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Just before, Fifield says NBN is “fit for purpose”, without saying what the purpose is.

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Now we’re off to Dubbo. Real estate agent says buyers ask if a home is FTTP or FTTN, just like they ask if it’s gas or electric water.

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Fifield has already posted the full transcript of his interview for @4corners. It’s the standard talking points. stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…

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Now Minister Fifield is telling us that the NBN is a fibre network at its core. The “guts of this” is fibre.

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Mike Quigley, former NBNCo CEO, just said Coalition’s “cheaper, faster, better” was “wrong on veery count”.

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Yeah, @4corners is currently running through the history I’ve already sketched out, with sound bites. I’ll keep fixing my links.

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@crikey_news “A massive and much-needed catch-up” (7 Apr 2009) bit.ly/2zw8Uvw

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“NBN: Pricey, but it’s building for the long term” (8 Apr 2009) bit.ly/2gCojXh

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The internet comes to “this green box, called a node”. OK, kids, I think I may have time to fix some of the broken links I tweeted.

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Now in a Sydney game dev office, so we’re getting the start of the complaints.

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Rocketwerkz CEO says gigabit broadband is a recruitment advantage.

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Dunedin explaining that gigabit broadband has attracted tech businesses. Now in studios of Rocketwerkz, a gaming company. It’s handy.

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We seem to be pissing away a lot of time in Dunedin on this NZ-beats-AU thing, We’re only now mentioning FTTP as the “gold standard”.

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Do we really need footage of a rugby match to tell us we’re in NZ? Get on with it.

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@4corners Compulsory mention of big infrastructure project. Will Australia be a decade behind New Zealand? That”s where we begin.

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Anyway, @4corners is starting. It’s a montage of quotes, starting off with a customer complaining. Here we go with the live tweets.

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The Liberal Party has long since taken the broadband policy off their website, but here are the 2013 targets. pic.twitter.com/fGGPqrmO16

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I can see that I went through the arguments in some detail. NBN was failing, but how to fix it? Technology choices became partisan.

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The TL;DR of these three yarns? That the devil is in the detail of the cost models, but those spreadsheets weren’t made public. Who knows?

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“Broadband battle: hard numbers, ideology and gut feel” (10 Apr 2013) crikey.com.au/2013/04/10/bro…

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“Broadband battlelines drawn: Turnbull’s plan for fast internet” (9 Apr 2013) crikey.com.au/2013/04/09/bro…

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“Ninety billion maybes: 13 questions about Turnbull’s NBN” (8 Apr 2013) crikey.com.au/2013/04/08/nin…

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And then in April 2013 we got the Turnbull Plan…

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“Turnbull and the barking mad NBN debate: numbers needed” (19 Feb 2013) crikey.com.au/2013/02/19/tur…

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I’ll skip ahead here a bit. I can see that I wrote a few yarns about Turnbull’s FUD, as I then saw it, on making a profit and cost blowouts.

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Later in 2010, “Turnbull’s NBN challenge: real analysis, real policies, not rhetoric” (15 Sep 2010) bit.ly/2l8ujIy

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It took more than a year to get NBNCo and Telstra to reach an agreement. There’s one delay right there. crikey.com.au/2010/06/21/cla…

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Not least was that NBN is a civil works project. 71% of the original budget was blokes, trucks etc. Mining boom meant prices went up.

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Skipping ahead a bit, it’s fair to say that the original NBN plan fell way behind schedule, and way over cost, for a number of reasons.

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Back then, the idea of a national broadband network was framed by the paranoid as being part of the internet censorship “filter”!

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I also wrote some shit about contention ratio crikey.com.au/2009/04/08/nat… and he inane commentary crikey.com.au/2009/04/09/nbn…’s-got-an-opinion/

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Oops no. “A massive and much-needed catch-up” (7 Apr 2009) crikey.com.au/2009/04/07/a-m… Such a @crikey_news lede! pic.twitter.com/r4AeI4EFIu

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My first words on NBN: “NBN: Pricey, but it’s building for the long term” (8 Apr 2009) crikey.com.au/2009/04/08/nbn…’s-bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…DX

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HERE BEGINS MY ALLEGED LIVE TWEETING OF TONIGHT’S @4corners ON THE NBN. IT BEGINS WITH SOME BACKGROUND.

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@dobes I’ll get back to you. I am currently listening attentively to the fit young Danes.

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@dobes Not a tech company. The key words seem to be “Danish” and “20yo”. Though I think the fit young Danes are just the news peg for today.

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liamstack The world’s oldest tortoise is discovered to be gay. He’s been in a relationship with a male tortoise for 26 years. gaystarnews.com/article/worlds…

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@jdub Neither did I until relatively late in the day.

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rohan_p This is still my favourite inquiry submission pic.twitter.com/UwssjnYgio

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@dobes I was just this moment heading to the refrigerator. But I’m still not watching Kevern.

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s_bridges Just doing some background reading ahead of tonight’s 4 Corners. pic.twitter.com/ZV9KlihbI6

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Purpliser @weecharliesdad @Herring1967 His name is “Dick”. “Moby” is a fish honorofic, like we would use “Viscount”.

The sea..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…x6

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Der_Gregor And so it begins… pic.twitter.com/I7mG3cFbb0

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@dobes So what you’re saying is that now is the time to buy. Gotcha.

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simonhackett @sbxr @rycrozier @NewtonMark @GordyPls @BevanSlattery @iTnews_au The @NBN_Australia CVC is messenger of fundamental..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ea

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Direct link: Transcript of Minister Fifield’s interview with @4corners. No idea what will be in the program. stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl… (PDF)

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This transcript of Fifield’s interview does not fill me with hope. theaustralian.com.au/national-affai…

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RHT_ebooks Unpopular opinion: Obsequity to power in Australian journalism is more more systematic and cultural than can be attributed to defo law

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@kheitman_au @bunjaree That’s of his interview, rather than the whole program, but amusing nonetheless.

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@guytaur @bunjaree Not enough broadband to reliable stream @ABCiview. There’s the speed, but dropouts cause rebuffering.

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OK, I am back at @bunjaree. Just 90 minutes until . Food then gin then switch to 4G so I can actually watch the thing.

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r0wdy_ 18 year old can get blown up by an IED but no Vicks rub for their sniffles twitter.com/TerminalLance/…

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JulietKinsman Now THAT’S how to use reviews! 😂 @LouiseOldfield pic.twitter.com/9T82yV2wWa

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@rodjphillips1 @fictillius Well, the first question has to be: What is the goal? What is the desired end state? Onl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…AM

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@oliyoung I don’t actually. I’ve only met her briefly. Apparently she’s a truly wonderful person. Also, somewhat mad.

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@oliyoung Yes, Adelaide’s self-described “weather hag” is still doing stuff too. Rock on, Willsy.

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@twiddlekins He did some good shit in the 1960s and into the 1970s. And then the world kept moving.

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upulie Do you promise? twitter.com/skelethon23/st…

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@corduroy @R_Chirgwin That’s OK, I’ll put that to good use later in the week. Trust me on this.

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As an aside, has anyone done any more on Jaye Walton’s “Thai honorary consul-general for South Australia” etc conne..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7F

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It’s the end of an era. Margaret Glazbrook has left the building… twitter.com/MichaelSmyth_/…

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MichaelSmyth_ Long time “Touch of Elegance” host Margaret Glazbrook has died. She was a star of morning TV in the 80s…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Um

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wolfcat The sharks are reading the tweets and using the info to plan new attacks… twitter.com/abcadelaide/st…

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@jpwarren If I’m doing that, I’ll bloody well do it on purpose.

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@jpwarren I need the plastic to arrive so I can authorisationalise that technomethodechanism.

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louisa_compton Bill Clinton hiding in the Bushes pic.twitter.com/kxk1wARe4k

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paulkidd Multi Technology Martini :

4 parts Very Cheap Gin
1 part political expediency
40 billion parts money

Stir, drink..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…h5

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paulkidd @stilgherrian Doubleplusgood upsub antefiling recdep ginfeels pic.twitter.com/KHxE2UGsg4

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jryderau A blast from the past. This collection is 20 years old this year. Who else used to read ..instagram.com/p/BalLfYLnZGU/5y

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@dobes @4corners Mate, they sent me money. I have to do it.

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Anyway, let me know of there’s something specific you want me to watch out for.

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Tonight’s @4corners starts at 2030 AEDT. I’ll be watching the @ABCiview stream, lagged around one minute. I will start tweeting before that.

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Very Cheap Gin is probably all the NBN deserves. Don’t worry, I will obtain Good Gin and produce some better media tomorrow night. True.

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Your contributions were generous indeed, thank you, but the absence of replacement plastic has limited my purchases to a Very Cheap Gin.

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So here’s how my livetweeting of @4corners will go, as fuelled by you lovely generous people.

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@R_Chirgwin @bunjaree We are well budgeted. With my new plastic not get arrived, it’ll be down to what cash I have,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…el

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@R_Chirgwin Bloody hell. Well thank you, people. It looks like I’d better get to the bottle shop, and then get back to @bunjaree.

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@R_Chirgwin Why would you ruin your morning like that?

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NewtonMark Until MPs get out of citizens’ bedrooms, vaginas, uteruses and butts, I want to read every detail of who and how Barnaby Joyce is fucking.

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pantsahoy Days Since Mark Latham Fell Out Of A Chair: 1️⃣

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@R_Chirgwin That link again: stilgherrian.com/tip/ I accept PayPal and major cards.

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@jodiem Obviously. But I’ll manage. Somehow.

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@R_Chirgwin 3. You need to get the finding through quickly. I have to get to the bottle shop and then get back to @bunjaree.

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2. Alcohol and danger money will be needed. Head to stilgherrian.com/tip/ to fund this insanity. Gin for me, maybe wine for @R_Chirgwin.

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1. I have to watch via the @ABCiview stream, so there’ll be a slight lag. (Unless @R_Chirgwin invites me in to shout at the TV.)

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OK, kids, I will livetweet tonight’s @4corners on the NBN, but there are things you need to know…

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dobes hahahaahahaahahahaahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaha

move on Kev twitter.com/Henry_Belot/st…

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@jpwarren @bengrubb @JonoH @realist @riskybusiness @CovertContact As a great-uncle advised me once, “Never learn to shear.”

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SamGrittner It takes two weeks before you can be a server at TGIFriday’s twitter.com/tmz/status/921…

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hawleyrose fairfax has discovered “shopping online” and is here to tell your 2003 self about it. pic.twitter.com/0s4x5KEuCQ

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@dobes There are some sensible bar managers up here.

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free_facts Children are practically full of blood

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The manager has put on Nick Cave’s “Murder Ballads”. She knows how the world works.

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@dobes I had thought of just making up outrageous panel for the Terrible Program, but they’re already self-trolling.

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@dobes Don’t worry, @dobes, the Terrible Program won’t be about the NBN. It will be… oh. pic.twitter.com/QprS9BtVlH

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dobes Monday got worse twitter.com/leighsales/sta…

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I get the feeling that I will be forced to use the word “hagiography” later today. Sigh.

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@jpwarren @riskybusiness @realist @bengrubb If any other links just to your memory, please let me know. I’m talking..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0a

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Has anyone thought of asking Senator Brandis to explain NBN policy?

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@riskybusiness @realist @bengrubb That was written in June, so I might change some of the details, but the broad st..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UH

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@riskybusiness @realist @bengrubb It came from “encryption is magic” tribes, where matsh tricks make you immortal o..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…iD

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The replies to this tweet are pretty much what you’d expect. twitter.com/abcnewsTas/sta…

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smurray38 Reset days since Australia had a blackface scandal: 0 twitter.com/australian/sta…

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alexbrucesmith we had a fire alarm situation earlier

this email is all time pic.twitter.com/PYpbkeKcMY

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@dobes Well what are freight containers, if not large blocks, or packets?

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“NBN Mail Out Urine Sample Jars As Network Begins To Literally Take The Piss” betootaadvocate.com/headlines/nbn-… pic.twitter.com/0HlmpTsNRw

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@dobes Wow, I’ve done just SO MUCH HELPING these past few days.

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@dobes So… OMFG WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THIS BEFORE… So… So we could have an Internet of High-Speed Rail!

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It’s an Internet of Very Long Trains, @dobes! twitter.com/ConversationED…

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dobes @gnoll110 @stilgherrian @OaaSvc I am SO GLAD we have worked out how to blame Nixon for the NBN.

Blessed days.

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Imagine what the whirl pool is like right now.

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So much for me it talking about the NBN any more. But there are things being said on the internet what are wrong and this is a problem.

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dobes Were you a boomer that complained about Foxtel and Optus Vision overhead cables in the 90s?

You are part of the reason NBN costs so much.

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@patrickmougin The whole CVC issue is another debacle, but I’ve never quite gotten my head around that.

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@patrickmougin It’s a civil works program. 71% of original budget was blokes with trucks. That blew out in both cos..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7Q

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@patrickmougin Because it doesn’t address any of the problems which were plaguing the rollout or its economics. Not a single one.

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@NewtonMark @seamus @swearyanthony There are other stories to tell about the Internet of Trees, but they can wait for another time.

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@NewtonMark @seamus @swearyanthony This, ironically, is why the Internet of Trees does well in the rain. New copper..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…2E

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garflyf what is the charge? enjoying a meal? a succulent barbeque meal? pic.twitter.com/8D59ajrVFw

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@OaaSvc I really don’t care. I have most of the “relevant” hashtags muted.

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@dobes @OaaSvc This works as a narrative as long as you also include Keating floating the dollar and ruining everyt..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…a5

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Look, some people go bungee jumping. Some people go free diving. Some people stick forks into their own eyes.

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@joshgnosis I know what I’m doing. But yeah, don’t try this at home, kids.

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Anyone who thinks that sticking with the fibre plan would’ve solved NBN’s woes is a partisan muppet-zealot who hasn’t been paying attention.

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Pro Tip: It’s always a good idea to mute hash tag aus pol, but tonight this will be especially important. Also hash tag fraud band.

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Latho is ramping up the War on Arithmetic. In every single case of government financial failure, Microsoft Excel wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yE

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glengyron I hope find a way to put the mandatory modem handshake sound into their story tonight. It’s not a network story without it.

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Anyway, no more NBN pondering from me until after @4corners tonight. I hope it skips fast over the mandatory customer-gripe segment.

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This is true, @j_hutch, but that isn’t as sharp at triggering the (false) belief that the Coalition is better at b..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZZ

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Either way, at some point the Coalition government came to know of this situation… when? Who knew when? Who decided what when?

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2. The Coalition did know the NBN wasn’t going to make money, but continued anyway. I’m not sure what the correct word is for that.

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1. The Coalition government didn’t know the NBN wasn’t going to make the money, in which case their modelling was incompetent; or…

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So, assuming that “make back the money” was the goal for the NBN — shoosh — there’s only two possibilities here..twitter.com/theage/status/…4X

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@michaelneale Note, however, I have no idea whether waratah works that way.

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@michaelneale That’s a thought, Long dry means more bushfires later, so you flower and seed before that, and take advantage of the clearing?

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Excellent. The Waratah near the house is blooming this year. pic.twitter.com/Lt3DGnPBkh

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I think @dobes would appreciate this Modest Proposal. twitter.com/davispg/status…

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JackSmithIV The American far right, perfectly encapsulated in a single moment. pic.twitter.com/Zs7osKsUkQ

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alexbrucesmith christ twitter do you hate me or what pic.twitter.com/hf1E2fkmYi

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frgalbraith Yeah, you’ve got a puncture mate. ping @SwiftOnSecurity pic.twitter.com/UYPQpqBMLv

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What’s worse? Impending Nuclear Armageddon? Or a week full of Very Expert* Opinions about broadband policy and technology?

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I’m guessing they SO wanted to say “fun facts”. But since they didn’t, I can use it in tomorrow night’s podcast. twitter.com/ABCFactCheck/s…

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benpobjie Jesus Christ, this is my 21st all over again. twitter.com/RickRippin/sta…

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MicWink @TheRock @liamvhogan @benpobjie Don’t worry Ben Pobjie: these blokes have got your back. Be very afraid, Johnson. pic.twitter.com/5wbTP8Ng86

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@BenCuzzupe I think you’re right. It’s a huge field right now.

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Maybe there’s a solution to our current problems. twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/…

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Further alleged plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap. There’s a podcast tomorrow night! twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Mon plan, draft: Make way to Katoomba, eventually; work through list of many small tasks of various kinds; a little shopping.

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Mon plan, prelude: These phenomenal and somewhat unreasonable fatigue levels continue, so it’s going to be another slow start.

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Or, if you prefer, “Mission Accomplished”. Perfect timing for prime time misreporting. No time for actual analysis before it’s on TV.

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Less than one hour for the story to morph from an intention to make preparations to “being on alert”. The Media ser..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vs

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@NuclearAnthro Maybe The Orange One has just seen more stock footage of B-52s than of SSBNs.

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@NuclearAnthro Maybe it’s the US Air Force just wanting to say “We can still help too.”

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Wait. Given all the negatives in @NuclearAnthro’s thread, is this all just a USAF sook? Because, like, submarines. twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/…

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Is it worth getting out of bed today? I could just curl up here instead, and await Armageddon.

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KetanJ0 Now it’s trying to help me pic.twitter.com/AbDGvYVT0I

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Why autonomous vehicles are the future. twitter.com/acb0t/status/9…

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PulpLibrarian “Housewives are crushed under a load of dull routine duties…”

Dexedrine advert, 1956. pic.twitter.com/HeeBm26RxI

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Monday. That whirring sound, and every four seconds a beep. It can’t be natural. But is it unnatural? Monday.

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