Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 26th, 2018

Have businesses thought of taking on trainees and training them? twitter.com/SkyNewsAust/st…

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How come The Media keeps saying they “break down” things rather “explain” them?

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evcricket This is why I don’t think governments should own generators. They have the ability to shape the rules too. This quo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OQ

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Goddamit I forgot to add an LPG cylinder so now I think I’ll have to hide under the blankets until 9am. pic.twitter.com/iKQqIYGD1h

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Me at @zdnetaustralia earlier: “Poor cybersecurity could destabilise increasingly complex energy grids”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ID

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@NewtonMark Mate, you’ve left your lights on.

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@kcarruthers Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System and friends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegis_Bal… Dunno how KR and AU can help here though.

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ASPI_org ‘Sino-African relations have been of increasing interest to analysts since the turn of the century—in large part be.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jrt

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umairh It’s a glowing testament to the stupidity of American media that Venezuela is the example of modern day “socialism”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…y4

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AlyxWolfe The answers to this are killing me. “Trap it in a deckchair…” 😂 😂 😂 twitter.com/WhoresofYore/s…

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markhumphries @PointlessAU That gif will haunt me.

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PointlessAU . @markhumphries is very excited about our first jackpot win! pic.twitter.com/DHndlcfAEV

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“This is the story of how Australia went to war with emus and lost” by @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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matthew_d_green I would be fine if we put encryption backdoors on the moon. twitter.com/techdirt/statu…

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@PeteLawler @PointlessAU I don’t think it’ll be up on Tenplay until tomorrow, but I’ll have a a little later.

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The @ParlLibrary post ” Law enforcement access to My Health Record data” is back. aph.gov.au/About_Parliame… Original..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FZ

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@crikey_news @3CR And the @3CR spot is done. I think the podcasts will be on the tubes next week, but I’ll tweet th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mS

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Ausgrid SAFETY ALERT: Crews are at President Avenue in where a construction crane has hit overhead wires. They’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0n

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@crikey_news @3CR Suddenly remembering the story about those far-lefties at @3CR being infiltrated by Victoria Poli..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rh

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JoshButler further to @Paul_Karp’s story on the parliamentary library deleting its My Health article - statement from the libr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AJ

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Just in: SBS will be replacing Lee Lin Chin with Mark Latham.

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ChuckWendig Looking forward to Gwyneth putting this shit in a malachite-flecked suppository capsule and selling it on GOOP. twitter.com/nbcnews/status…

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BlogsofWar This story went from “Massive Explosion” to “Firework” in 30 minutes. twitter.com/NancyCNBC/stat…

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dannolan incredible that gerard henderson outlived fairfax

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ddowza Announcing the two geniuses finally together at last -“Wil Wheaton and Slavoj Zizek In Concert”- tix $900 each with..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xs

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meghara Chinese language keyword “US Embassy in Beijing explosion” is already being censored on Weibo. twitter.com/williamyang120…

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SimonChapman6 @Kate_McClymont @bairdjulia Got a scoop for you right now Kate … someone in our street hosing his footpath!

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Kate_McClymont Fabulous! twitter.com/BetootaAdvocat…

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I’m talking about the @crikey_news Prying Eyes series crikey.com.au/prying-eyes/ and related surveillance economy thin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RI

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@TeamBloomart Ouch. And you’re not allowed to give them opium any more either.

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silencewedge GP urged me not to opt-out of of and then left me alone in their office with an unlocked workstation for 10 minutes.

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TheShovel ANNOUNCEMENT: The Shovel and Sky News have announced that they will merge, creating Australia’s largest satirical news organisation.

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@dobes “PM flags My Health Record ‘reassurances’ as RACGP expresses concern” by @dobes zdnet.com/article/pm-fla…

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“Medicare hits My Health Record opt-out while Health complains about Parl Library” by @dobes zdnet.com/article/austra…

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@jonoabroad @NuclearAnthro The end caps are made of plastic, so I’m guessing a rough surface to reduce reflections..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oU

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“Lee Lin Chin departs SBS after 30 years” sbs.com.au/news/lee-lin-c… Folks outside Australian won’t realise what a significant event this is.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Poor cybersecurity could destabilise increasingly complex energy grids’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VW

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@katgallow Hello. Feeling a bit neglected over there?

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@deRandomize @mranti I was wondering about that, because English prepositions are really difficult.

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NuclearAnthro I was REALLY EXCITED until I realized the “N” in “NLAW” does NOT stand for “Nuclear”. 😑 twitter.com/shephardnews/s…

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Usual fast-news caveats: Already we have two versions, that the explosion was either IN or OUTSIDE the US Embassy i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mx

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Hypothesis: No one knows what the word “febrile” means.

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Agreed. It is stunning. Also, very good satire. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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heyprofbow Everything is getting a reboot. twitter.com/thehill/status…

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em_wynne How will help the people torn to pieces by a crocodile every three months in north Queensland? twitter.com/alexbrucesmith…

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@oberonsghost No, I’m with you. I have it when the wrong prepositions are applied on things.

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“Parliamentary library deletes post confirming police can access My Health Record” theguardian.com/australia-news… I’ve put..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2O

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Can I just say that this is some of the most delightful work I’ve seen in ages. twitter.com/Mesut_Ausil/st…

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@arizclint Wow. Where to begin? Thanks*, Clint.

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JohnBirmingham How’s your little Facebook show doing these days, champ? twitter.com/RealMarkLatham…

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JRehling I’m starting to think that someone who paid $290,000 to have sex twice is maybe not really a super expert in making good deals.

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Mesut_Ausil The entire Mark Latham wearing dirty clothes at the PM’s XI two years ago saga has been consolidated into a twitter..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J2

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@BeverleyHead @glengyron @RealNickHodge That would fit, yes, though some folks are guessing up to 3yo. I have no id..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RJ

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Story filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains very stable and unchanging things, and a surge.

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I am reliably informed that I will be killed if I don’t file today, so I’m off to do some “writing” now.

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@BXGD The timing seems to fit for all these things.

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@jpwarren @RealNickHodge No, a Vili’s pie. I note that in the kiosk at Adelaide Railway Station they have both for sale.

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@LindaDrummond That would make sense in the context of the annual holiday.

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Could someone with young children guess at my age in this photo? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@BXGD Oh that’s gorgeous. That said, margarine was a huge competitor to the dairy industry. I winder how much of th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RD

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@glengyron @RealNickHodge So here’s me and dad. My mother never did understand that the Brownie box camera had two..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6k

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@glengyron @RealNickHodge My uncle had a beach shack at Wallaroo and we went there every* summer. Price’s was compu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8g

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hughriminton Greg Hywood praises @StanAustralia achievements in “gathering deep data on the audience.” That is you, folks. And t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ds

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I was not aware of this aspect, though the @MacqDictionary page does mention these various industrial actions, if I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lQ

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@SnarkyPlatypus Suck it up, Princess, because it only gets worse.

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What’s slightly annoying about this list, @MacqDictionary, is that the contributions aren’t dated, so when people r..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ol

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Lulwut? “Thanks to its shared South Australian origins, the cupholders of the locally made third generation Mitsubi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L9

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I’m not sure what the “Dairy Farmers association” is, but Farmers Union is the current incarnation, of iced coffee fame.

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Unconfirmed, but…

Contributor’s comments: In South Australia the prohibition of the use of the term peanut butte..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…V7

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This surprises me. It appears to be SA usage into the 1980s. macquariedictionary.com.au/resources/aus/… Also, I am originally from in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DN

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Why is Dick Smith obsessed with peanut butter — or “peanut paste” as it used to be called BECAUSE IT IS NOT ACTUALL.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…znd

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Waiting for a large audio file to upload to The Cloud™ so I can download it. So I might as well take the day off. E..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kD

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stevebwriter Funny how the patch of moderate-to-high ‘flu incidence “across NZ” is so close to the shape of Australia. Someone s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iO

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RichardTuffin Karma police back on patrol!

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Dick Smith to close food business abc.net.au/news/2018-07-2… via @abcnews

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To be fair, who hasn’t WANTED to send an email like this? We should salute this Office Hero. twitter.com/Rabe9/status/1…

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If anyone wants that @ParlLibrary blog post on law enforcement access to My Health Record, the one that just went d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1L

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DuskaSulicich As does Channel 9 chairman, Peter Costello. twitter.com/murpharoo/stat…

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Thu plan, confirmed: Write for @zdnetaustralia, about cybers (starting soon); 1800 talk about @crikey_news’ Prying..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…z1

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NewtonMark RT <locked>: Are there Fairfax journalists who do good work that deserves recognition? Yes
Is fairfax, as a corpora..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NQ

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Comment of the morning from that media analyst on @abcnews TV just now: “Why would two dinosaurs want to get into bed?”

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Could a journo with a recording of the Nine-Fairfax teleconference please grab the exact quote for me? For some rea..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j9

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meadea We have a live blog on Fairfax going so stay tuned here.

Fairfax to lose name and control in $4bn takeover by Nine..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K2

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edbott This take from (checks dateline) less than 24 hours ago hasn’t exactly aged well. pic.twitter.com/xMIWvynGZd

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benpobjie It will come from combining Sam Newman and Ross Gittins into one person. twitter.com/joshgnosis/sta…

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@jpwarren @abcnews I should have been recording, but hearing the strategy for Stan being to continue being a “solid..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xo

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@jpwarren @abcnews Actually, Hywood sounds more like a prison of war reading a statement prepared by his captors after a week of beatings.

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@jpwarren @abcnews Listening to Greg Hywood talking up the strengths of Fairfax is… amusing.

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SydneyTom_ From the CEO of NERP pic.twitter.com/HUUUlNRfb5

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I imagine that the aus pol hash tag is a thing of wonder this morning. Nevertheless it will stay muted on all my devices.

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Yes. Good god, people. BuzzFeed has been part of a vast right-wing conspiracy for MUCH longer that that. twitter.com/Rob_Stott/stat…

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Wait, what? We actually did make Joe Hockey ambassador to the US? I honestly thought someone was pulling my leg. twitter.com/JohnJohnsonson…

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JohnJohnsonson Nothing says “ambassador” like flying around the world tweeting complaints about airports. pic.twitter.com/CyaVEYi1Fq

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@tiredtechpriest I wonder if anyone is importing them to AU, or whether I’ll have to resort of e-Commerce on the World Wide Web.

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@KrazyKarl910 @SnarkyPlatypus It’s the difference between the Glory of God and OMFG.

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benpobjie The Fairfax Media DNA in the new company will be extracted via cutting-edge scientific techniques from the fossilis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…C2

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@BXGD Thanks. Added to yet another browser tab.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @dobes I can do this thing. Weekdays from 6am with a bottle of bourbon.

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One with a couple of olives in it. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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@dobes There’s also this, but I note that I haven’t got my show on TEN yet so everything is rubbish. twitter.com/dannolan/statu…

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PatrickLenton latest in big merger news pic.twitter.com/9040d5twf5

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@BXGD This is… interesting history.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah that’s really not up to Gosford Anglican standards, is it.

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Oh dear. I should really get breakfast under way, but there’s so much joyous news this morning I’ll need to get the mop first.

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@BLShiv @joshgnosis That’s right, yes, back when it was called PCEHR.

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@juhasaarinen @glengyron This is way beyond a HUB. It’s more like a SHAFT.

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JonathanNBCLA So this just happened again… somebody used a pick axe to destroy Donald Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame. Still t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Iy

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@rohan_p @dobes @davidgerard Also, @arizclint, I don’t know which CSU campus you’re at, but I will find out and deal with you appropriately.

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jdub [wearing 1975 ABC lissajous t-shirt intensifies]

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Meanwhile, “Here’s what Facebook said that spooked investors and wiped $130 billion off its market value” cnbc.com/2018/07/25/fac…

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glengyron The Nine / Fairfax merger needs an inspiring name like . Maybe more of an Australian feel ?

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@Gin_ev_ra Few advertisers bother to go down to the micro-targeting. Too much thinking and creativity involved.

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Maybe I should merge and update those two rants. There’s some good sound bites in there.

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Related, my speech from Sep 2012: “Social media is destroying society? Good!” stilgherrian.com/internet/consi… (Somehow I ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BU

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The then @withMEAA rep Jonathan Este responded with “Bloggers: the biggest whingers since journalists” which I thou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1u

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Related, my rant from July 2008: “Note to ‘old media’ journalists: adapt, or stfu!” stilgherrian.com/media/note-to-… I got s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aI

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This is a time for celebration!

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For journalists in particular, it’s not the “death of journalism”. It’s the death of a particular kind of news fact..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r0

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Counterpoint: This Nine-Fairfax merger could be the best thing that’s ever happened to the media in Australia, caus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dl

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paulwallbank The biggest Australian move since Alan Bond: Nine and Fairfax Media to merge businesses mumbrel.la/2uRDGPf via @Mumbrellanews

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@crikey_news Oh, did I mention I’m guest on @3CR at 1800 AEST this evening, talking about all this stuff? Listen at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zQ

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@crikey_news And a final plug for my Prying Eyes series wrap-up, “The mess we’re in: Could 2018 finally be the wate..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QN

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Here’s something I wrote about precisely-targeted advertising for @crikey_news in 2015. crikey.com.au/2015/06/19/eve… [Po..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…d8

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Actually this an an EXCELLENT example of the data such firms have. “Marketing firm Exactis leaked a personal info d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ce

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This photo is very @rohan_p @dobes content and I’m trying to work out how I can get @dobes to use it. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@trentyarwood @NewtonMark If there’s no hakkeri hupperi then it’s not even cyber. pic.twitter.com/XUQkup7HOv

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Thu plan, draft: Medium-slow start, with eggs; write for @zdnetaustralia, about cybers; 1800 talk about..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zh

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edbott Holy crap, this is brutal.

$FB stock getting pummeled after hours, now down $50 a share, or roughly 23%.

This is..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YM

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@NewtonMark Sigh. They can just shove it up their Aspen.

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BostonJerry I know no one cares but this is illegal. twitter.com/thehill/status…

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Triplejay58 @Rikki_Writes @SarahRubyWrites @Kon__K Alan Moir has nailed it today. pic.twitter.com/KROiurgTS4

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@NewtonMark Look, @NewtonMark, in Trump’s America a ski lift IS critical infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/HTk1kO0cv2

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NewtonMark Why have you illustrated that headline with a photo of a ski lift? twitter.com/JuniperNetwork…

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cathywilcox1 How does the NEG work?
My @smh cartoon. pic.twitter.com/h1hNJ3MQqT

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So, um, this is a data breach, as well as a fine example of what sort of information data aggregators hold. Readers..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ie

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@DavidFeng Everything that is not a typewriter is not a typewriter.

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@arcadiagt5 They’re fascinating little fuckers.

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Once more, @CARROT_app provides good advice as well as good* weather.

* Actually it’s another very dry winter and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dc

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Thursday. Vesicles and bicycles. Thursday.

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