Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 1st, 2018

@JustJimWillDo Yeah this is all pretty fucked yeah. Good night.

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@JustJimWillDo Yep, down the western end of the Channel and now out into the Atlantic.

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Watching the US satire series “Corporate”. It’s excellent.

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@JustJimWillDo The wind, apparently. Looks like we’re going to be crossing the Atlantic further south than I’d thou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fn

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@nphair I’ve been in them before. Very nice aircraft indeed. Quieter, though maybe not as quiet as an A380. Usually..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r6

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@haruki_zaemon @JonoH I know people. And they’re using the same provider, Boingo.

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We were told that at two points we’d be crossing jet streams, with turbulence aplenty. That may have been one, beca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bp

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So CHROME01 has an invalid transponder code and is climbing at 3000+ feet per minute. pic.twitter.com/piu5wXJKv6

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I am currently en route to DC for this thing. I’ll be touching down at 1640 ET or so. twitter.com/criskittner/st…

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@JonoH @haruki_zaemon But yes I have God Mode so this does not apply.

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@JonoH @haruki_zaemon The highest of the three standards packages is USD 19.95 for about 200MB, so you need to turn..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9w

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@developerjack I’ll be finished with them in a few hours.

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NewtonMark I’m still quite chuffed that he had a good time, and that we negotiated the SA weather to get to where we wanted to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CL

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@twiddlekins This way around I was processed by US border control in Abu Dhabi, so when I arrive in DC I just colle..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…02

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@JonoH The internets went bad again as we crossed the Black Sea. It’s almost as if there’s a reason for this.

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@twiddlekins The world is round. This is the long way around, though.

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Out over the Black Sea and listening to @theharryshearer’s “Le Show”. pca.st/episode/504d20… pic.twitter.com/2rpdHK2vFW

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@JustJimWillDo To be fair, I own neither of these aircraft.

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The first few episodes of @SethMacFarlane’s “The Orville” are on @EtihadAirways at the moment. They’re excellent. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zw

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I have just downloaded this to my aeroplane and will be listening to it a bit later. (Somebody might have given me..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ej

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Yeah the aircraft’s internets have been rock solid since we left the Persian Gulf. Impressed with the quality, @JonoH.

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@NewtonMark I’ll try to improve some of the photos and post them in due course.

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@giddeygirl My website always has these details. :)

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@cafuego That’s a simple great circle heading, not the flight plan, so I’m not taking anything for granted.

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@JustJimWillDo I have been finding it fascinating, but the crew have just dimmed the windows. Still, I saw Kirkut,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mb

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@Markooo70 @beezageeza Sorry, I haven’t paid attention to PC hardware for years.

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It’s now looking like I’ll get a good view of Kirkuk.

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@oberonsghost Yeah something about flying up the edge of Iranian airspace I can’t imagine what that might be about.

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@juhasaarinen Funny you should mention that. I just realised we’ve turned north to avoid overflying Syria. For some reason.

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We tracked further to the north than I though we would. I just got a wonderful if blurry view of the eastern side o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…me

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There’s a good doco on BBC World News right now on the resurgence of Swiss nationalism / populism, including specia..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iB

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Hmmm. The wi-fi is was suddenly more reliable as soon as we weren’t over the Persian Gulf. Imagine that. We’ll be o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yf

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes, I should have bought a lounge past. I’ll do that on the way back because it’ll be late evening.

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@NewtonMark That’s pretty much what I’m seeing, yes. But I know the broad outline of Iraq’s geography from when I w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ol

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Actually we fly directly over Baghdad Airport as a waypoint.

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Just passed Nasiriyah. We pass very close to Baghdad but it’ll be on the right of the aircraft.

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Flying over Iraq. There’s a lot of desert down there.

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Hmmm. Having problems uploading pictures to Twitter.

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OK, transmitters off for take-off. Back in a bit.

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Gotta love an aircraft with its own internal LAN. This is for plane stuff, not the passengers.

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There great thing about the last row is that there’s only two seats between aisle and window, and maybe 59cm or mor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xp

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Looks like we’re boarding.

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The number of passengers waiting looks relatively small for a 787. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

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It’s very hard to see through the haze, but that control tower is gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/FB1xIPtAio

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My sky-chariot for the third and final leg, an Emirates Boeing 787-900 whose registration is A6-[something]LB. pic.twitter.com/4ltilLfNLr

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@Aprilc0t I hadn’t thought of it that way before, but yes. Sort of a reverse pheromone.

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windjunky September 2018 - Australia’s driest September on record.
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Hah! I’m also at Abu Dhabi, but the Smoking Room where I am is big enough for two of those ashtray units. twitter.com/doctormcdougal…

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@christopherneal It’s tiny. Four metres by five. An ashtray stands at each end. The glass walls start a few centime..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yJ

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I didn’t want to make them feel worse by taking a photo front-on, but they were all silently staring out at The Cle..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kr

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The Smoking Room, being a glass cube full of sad men and tobacco smoke. pic.twitter.com/zGuSno2l4b

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robin_her At the Manly Jazz Festival. Nice to see a creative outlet for oppressed white heterosexual males.

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jessmcguire Finally, the majesty of the mighty whale is encapsulated flawlessly in one stunning photograph, please contact me i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vc

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@elronxenu No. That’s the point of it. Still have Customs, but not Immigration.

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@AndrewRJamieson Yeah it is kinda weird being in this liminal zone. I’ve entere The America, while still 14 hours flying time from it.

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@JonoH I’ll manage. :) I night check out one of the lounges on the way back.

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@JonoH I’m already cleared, yes. And I should’ve done that first and then bought an EY lounge pass, rather that gra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kV

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@JonoH What floor is your apartment on? That looks a long way up.

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This is the one. Thank you, @JonoH. I’m looking forward to seeing the city in daylight when we take off. twitter.com/JonoH/status/1…

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On the plus side, I’ve already passed US border control. In Abu Dhabi. The hegemony pushes its borders ever further..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KO

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It’s still two hours until we even begin boarding. In hindsight I should have bought a lounge pass. But I’m tired a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JC

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tqbf I _absolutely do not believe_ that the culture across all of big tech is “security first” the way it’s “safety firs..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qb

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@iammrdom @SnarkyPlatypus Well this is Abu Dhabi Airport, so more or less the same thing.

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Further alleged plans, plus all the usual stuff, are all in the Weekly Wrap. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Mon plan, corrected: EY461 arrives AUH (done); 1030 GST EY131 AUD-IAD arrives 1640 ET; car to hotel; check in; coll..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mU

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Yes I know this probably would have worked OK if I let things automatically go from my email into my calendar but n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oi

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I’ve just found out why I couldn’t get flight times to line up. When I started typing “Abu…” into Apple Calendar,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yb

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lucethoughts How great is twitter you guys? twitter.com/TurnbullMalcol…

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@CARROT_app Are you suggesting you’re out of control?

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@jodiem @feraldata OK now that’s pretty special.

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@SnarkyPlatypus However I’ve found something far more reasonable. Sort of. pic.twitter.com/cPcxU2BfD7

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@sylmobile I don’t know, I was trying my best to block it out but he just didn’t shut up.

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He spent a lot of time on the subcontinent, so he’s been whitesplaining the culture at her, peppered with the entir..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5y

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Needlessly to say, one of his early comments was “You speak English very well.”

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Sitting not far away is a tall older white guy (around 70yo?) with an older-style educated Australian accent, and h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zp

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OK, wi-fi off for landing.

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We’re almost 30 minutes ahead of schedule. We’ll be there in less than 40 minutes.

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@feraldata @jodiem And yes, I too am one of those people who would marvel at a brick collection.

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@JustJimWillDo And their airlines are generally up the top of the quality lists too. They have a great business niche going there.

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@JustJimWillDo Yeah I didn’t expect it to be quite that busy, but then I suppose this is one of the key routes from east to west.

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GrogsGamut What moronic bullshit. pic.twitter.com/vYfiLxmKJE

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@jodiem @feraldata This sounds… both odd and amazing. I do have to hit the National Air & Space Museum, though, andtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…hQrW

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@CARROT_app We land 15 minutes before sunrise, so I hope that means some nice pre-dawn colours over the desert.

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@JonoH Just my luck, eh? :) This isn’t too bad an aircraft. The service down the back is just fine. The desert colo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eG

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Hah! “‘Miserable, miserable ghosts’: Turnbull’s take on Abbott and Rudd”
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Further alleged plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Mon plan: EY461 arrives AUH at 0550 AST; 1030 AST EY131 AUD-IAD arrives 1640 EST; car to hotel; check in; collapse…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lt

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@JustJimWillDo Good morning. It’s looking black. It’s only 0332 AST.

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Monday. How many needles can be passed through the eye of a camel? Monday.

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