Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 20th, 2019

To be clear, huntsman spiders do not actually hunt humans. Not adult humans, anyway. Just babies, small dogs, cats,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xb

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Cars have too many nooks and crannies for a huntsman spider to hide in. twitter.com/LLah_Nomis/sta…

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@_midofo_ Not if I mute the author before clicking on the tweet.

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@AlexMunroo @jonkudelka There was certainly an element of insouciance about it. These spiders have no respect.

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@jonkudelka Well obviously. Spider-based scenarios are foolproof hilarity.

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Now that I’m up I might as well grab a drink. But look! There’s another huntsman out here. A baby, only 6cm across. pic.twitter.com/5tU2v7heRV

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@jonkudelka I am not accusing you of having staged this entire scenario for your amusement.

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What I’d like to happen now is for the spider to go back to the ceiling but without walking over the bed or, especially, me en route.

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@jonkudelka Look, you, that was an estimate based on looking at where the spider was on the bed, comparing it with..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AY

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@skwashd Yeah. Normally it would’ve gone over to the raw mud of the external wall. They like hanging about there. pic.twitter.com/Z7Ys4TDNZY

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@PhillipRotty It’s just a huntsman. They’re our friends.

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@jeffsonstein Well, compared with the Sydney Funnel-Web Spider, which is aggressive and likely to kill you. But they live outside.

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I was walking under the skylight just after a flash of lightning and the rain started, so I think the flash and sud..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CL

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@jeffsonstein They’re not a good encounter for arachnophobes, that’s for sure. But the species around here are not..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4Q

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Look yes they’re very cool but I am generally happier when they’re not walking over me. twitter.com/skwashd/status…

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I’m rather happy with those two photos. Just taken with whatever phone I was carrying, but you can see their eight..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oD

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Anyway, here’s two pictures of huntsman spiders I took ages ago. Tonight’s spider friend had a skinnier abdomen and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cY

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Returning shirtless from the bathroom, I feel something brush my shoulder. “Is that a huntsman spider jumping down..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ri

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SlenderSherbet Every time. Every single time. pic.twitter.com/lpicO2Cv09

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@cefiar Hah! Well now I’m downloading the series.

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@cefiar OK, this is getting out of hand.

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@DrRhysPockett @stufromoz There are many things to like about that pub.

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@cefiar Now that’s some nice detective work. The filming could have been done up to a year before the air dates, th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ew

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@NuclearAnthro Indeed, which is why I only get around to reading my mate’s suggestions every N months.

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harrymccracken I’m at a reunion of folks who worked on Apple’s Lisa, which was announced 36 years ago today. pic.twitter.com/6wOjd3mUsK

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@DrRhysPockett @stufromoz If it’s the band that usually plays there, they’re terrible. On the plus side, dumplings.

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@NuclearAnthro No worries. I’ll keep posting bursts like this. He’s always across the cool stuff as it gets declass..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oL

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@garthk I enjoy some of the honesty in these first-hand accounts of just how dodgy some of this tech was.

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@NuclearAnthro Glad you liked it. My mate is ex-RAAF intelligence, so aerial and space imagery is kinda his thing…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ER

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Here’s that 71-second video with the audio fixed, at least until the BBC has a sook. drive.google.com/file/d/1R3D2d0…

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Given that the BBC has apparently produced a new series with James Burke I reckon they should be a little less arsehat about these things.

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I’ll chase that up with the BBC. Maybe I should wrap it in some commentary and demand my fair dealing rights, becau..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lI

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@Pollytics Has it? Or just not propagated thru the network yet?

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There ends my bunch of posts from my mate the Former Cold Warrior (FCW).

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Hmmm. I should’ve cleaned up the audio while I was at it. Oh well, I’ll do that another time.

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Finally, the redoubtable James Burke with what must be the best-timed piece to camera in TV history. (This has been..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…B1

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“KILLERDRONE! Flying chainsaw” youtube.com/watch?v=6Viwwe… Those wacky Finns, eh?

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“1968 promo cartoon for AH-56 Cheyenne gunship helicopter” youtube.com/watch?v=ebH4Vz…

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FCW says: “Talk of a private Moon mission, using left-over Apollo hardware, in 1971? Good grief.” forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topi…

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Here’s the full trove of declassified Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) documents at the NRO…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bK

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“The measure of a man: Evaluating the role of astronauts in the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program (part 1)” (19 Ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lY

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“And the sky full of stars: American signals intelligence satellites and the Vietnam War” (12 Feb 2018)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fk

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This is a seriously good long-form reminiscence. Please give it the attention it deserves. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“The E-2 is an unusual aircraft to fly, aside from its unusual looks. It was unstable in two axes. That made it a h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uV

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“Confessions Of A C-2 Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery Pilot” (29 Nov 2017) thedrive.com/the-war-zone/1… Former Cold W..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…C3

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This guy seems to have done some interesting Tu-95 intercepts. pic.twitter.com/Zp5Jjjsrvr

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“My overwhelming first impression was of power. Once started, with both engines at idle, it strained against the ch..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lW

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“Cold War Eagle Driver: F-15 pilot reveals all” (13 Sep 2017) hushkit.net/2017/09/13/col… pic.twitter.com/LYAaL1zkBI

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Some discussion of KH-9 HEXAGON variants, and also “On-orbit servicing and recovery of the HEXAGON reconnaissance s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…F1

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ZEUS was eventually dropped when the KH-11 KENNEN satellites came online with their electro-optical digital camera..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hi

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The ZEUS cameras would have been variants of those used in the HEXAGON spy satellites. pic.twitter.com/l4hWB6P2VC

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“Black ZEUS: The top secret shuttle mission that never flew” (30 Jan 2017) thespacereview.com/article/3160/1 pic.twitter.com/Jxsmw24yK5

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My mate who I sometimes refer to as the Former Cold Warrior has been sending me links that I’m only just getting ar..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g3

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@iiTalW Moderation in all things, Tal.

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@iiTalW 56,000,000 would definitely be too many.

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ChristnNitemare Christian textbook urges readers to ‘keep a closed mind’ friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2017/08/25/chr… pic.twitter.com/t0u3gc9MRp

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best_in_dumbest Let’s be the “Gel”
in “Bagels” pic.twitter.com/Eqhb7DTiR7

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@MjwCoach That’s good coaching right there! :)

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Sun plan, remainder: Having achieved everything I wanted to achieve today, I’m making a Bloody Mary and then we’ll..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t5

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@erstkate Thanks. I’m very happy with it.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 451: Blood, so much blood” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/45… Covers 14–20 Januarypic.twitter.com/jBqA52wSy9y9

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shaunmicallef The First Fleet arrived today, had a look around, didn’t like it, and six days later went somewhere else instead.
H..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ic

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GreenJ Pity New York. twitter.com/NYMag/status/1…

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@ApostrophePong Oh yeah incredibly aggressive. Because they’re all hyped up on white sugar. It’s amazing. But it’s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iH

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jemelehill Boston Globe: The median net worth of black Bostonians is $8

Also Boston Globe: twitter.com/globeopinion/s…

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@flowblok @ApostrophePong I’ll add the bloodshed as I go along.

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@ApostrophePong This is true. The currawong in Enmore coming inside to steal the cats’ food, for instance. Also, di..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kq

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@ApostrophePong Heh. I remember us struggling to gather some for the immigration officer. She got it, but she also had her rules to follow.

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@davispg @marcuskelson Thanks. The trick is using a solid, established WordPress theme, and working with it not against it.

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@johnb78 Meth is both vegan and gluten-free.

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@AndrewRJamieson Exactly. But I’m curious to see how this poll turns out.

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@ApostrophePong I should gather the various photos I have of you and choose my favourites. I won’t post them here,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KQ

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That “About” page is horrendously out of date. Sigh.

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@marcuskelson I don’t like many of the photos that have been taken of me. This is one of my favourites.

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The photo is from 2002, taken by @ApostrophePong, but I think it still holds up.

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I finally got around to flipping me website to the new design. stilgherrian.com Lots of the existing bits ar..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yK

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@jessradio @purserj My pleasure, Jess. Sociolinguistics was my favourite part of linguistics at uni. I can’t help but butt in.

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@purserj @jessradio The word you’re looking for is “sociolect”, along the lines of “dialect”. Sociolinguistics is utterly fascinating.

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Dull literalism will be the death of our species. What do you think the question is?

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mjseidlinger Ursula K. Le Guin’s writing routine is the ideal writing routine. pic.twitter.com/D0sXigDvWe

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Appreciating the @RatlSecurity podcast discussion on how gay is “Top Gun”.

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IMPORTANT POLL: Please retweet.

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DanMentos “Hi I’m Dave and I’m an alcoholic”
*uncomfortable murmur*
“I’ll be your captain today. Our flight time into Phoenix will be 3 hours and

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@R_Chirgwin Things can be both useful and dangerous.

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Sun plan: Lazy morning, with sausages; minor chores; lazy afternoon; Weekly Wrap. I’d thought about going somewhere..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1D

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voltagex How you know it was a re-fit, not designed from scratch for accessibility. (the room is good, otherwise) pic.twitter.com/iuBSoIqSV5

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Report from Pandaworld: Progressing as expected.

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Sunday. A surprise. A ladder will prove to be useful. No blame. Sunday.

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