Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 10th, 2019

It’s only 8pm here in Chiang Mai but I’m heading off to get some sleep, or try to. Please put away your toys before going to bed.

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Not that I’m a pessimist, obviously. I’m quite confident that Smart People™️ will just race ahead like they always do.

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Pffft like this “scrutinised” will actually happen. twitter.com/lilianedwards/…

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NewtonMark Top left: “Australia: Awful place run by mean spirited bigots with dumb vindictive ideas.”
Top right: “Australia ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wX

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Apparently a politician is being a goose on Twitter.

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@capey Don’t worry, it won’t eat much.

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It’s like giving a kitten a crumpled ball of paper. twitter.com/developerjack/…

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@Epigrammist I’m not sure I remember that one. A few British panel shows comprise my guilty pleasure, but Cats Does..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tS

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@jpwarren @trentyarwood It was mostly about golden showers, though there was another phrase that I won’t tweet.

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phlaimeaux Other countries: If he lies, he gets fired.
England: If the Queen adjudicates that the confidence of 2/3s of the ho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NK

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@trentyarwood @jpwarren Very nice of you to say so. As filed it contained more jokes but they were deemed unsuitable.

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@Epigrammist Sean has done some wonderful work on the panel shows.

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“Trump’s impact on markets tracked by new ‘Volfefe’ index” abc.net.au/news/2019-09-1…

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privacyint If you’re a menstruation app user, check out our latest research to see if the app you use is sharing your data wit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jd

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This episode includes famous actor Sean Bean. Here’s a picture. pic.twitter.com/lyycQNvsJL

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Watching “8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown” S18E07, 06 September 2019, a very good episode so far. youtube.com/watch?v=4hrH3D…

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stilgherrian Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Australian government’s data sharing principles far from agreed upon”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j0

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pingudownunder Swans, in general, don’t like being photographed whilst releasing an air biscuit; due to their reputation of being..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t6

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Authentic British and Australian pubs in Chiang Mai, for @SnarkyPlatypus and @glengyron. pic.twitter.com/sHBtaIi4Ap

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“Tasmanian farmer jailed for 11 months for importing garlic,” so let that be a lesson for you. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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@Info_Aus @zdnetaustralia @jpwarren It’s a weird way to make a living, sure, but I do actually get fascinated by this stuff.

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@Info_Aus @zdnetaustralia @jpwarren Hahaha no you shouldn’t. :) Weird people don’t count.

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@NewtonMark @Internode Because I am in touch with the people.

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@NewtonMark @Internode Creeping gentrification, poor traffic management, NIMBYism… Quite a few problems, really.

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OK, that’s all the sessions for me today. More tweets tomorrow, but for now I must Do Things that lead to words.

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Here’s some practical things to do, as compared with my unhelpful comments. twitter.com/apnic/status/1…

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“It’s actually bad at this point in time,” says Bhatia, which seems a fair summary.

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As I read this, around 20% of routing information is dodgy for some reason. I’ll have to re-listen to the explanati..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q7

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Oops, this is going way too far down into the tech-weeds for me to handle at this point of the afternoon. A good tu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vt

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My dashboard is lighting up green.

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@dobes @jpwarren @zdnetaustralia Well who needs to link anywhere else, right?

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@dobes @jpwarren @zdnetaustralia Yes, what you really need is for ALL the non-ZDNet links in the article to be fuck..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uB

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@dobes @jpwarren @zdnetaustralia THAT LINK WAS INSIDE AN HTML ATTACHMENT.

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I’m only catching the first presenter in this session, Anurag Bhatia with “Let’s talk about the routing security”, because reasons.

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@jpwarren @zdnetaustralia Your guess is as good as mine, but blame @dobes.

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@jpwarren Also, @dobes removed a couple of my “jokes”.

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@Epigrammist Sure, but it’s fair to say that he’s also slightly insane.

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JackDAshby PLATYPUS-LOVERS OF THE WORLD, I NEED YOUR HELP.
It would be awesome if folks could tell me the word for i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…V1

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Australian government’s data sharing principles far from agreed upon”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j0

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Oh dear. First audience questioner says his name and Huston tells him his network’s AS number from memory. Somebody..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iO

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What to report? Huston says he’s not a UI person, and the standard non-UI person process is to just stick it all in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yn

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Huston is building his anomaly detector in C because he’s “over learning fashionable languages… If you know other..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j4

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Huston says a really good route hijack lasts 15 seconds. It’s over before anyone really notices. Any route weirdnes..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Be

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This is an excellent presentation on why BGP is rubbish. “We have no idea why BGP works the way it does.”

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“If you need to do traffic engineering, anything you can do in BGP is fair game,” he says. The technology dates bac..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…y3

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Huston says that “machine learning” (and “blockchain”) won’t help, but if you put those words into your research gr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BR

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Geoff Huston: “There’s a huge amount of computing sins and transgressions encompassed by those two words: machine learning.”

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For those new to hearing Geoff Huston, chief scientist at APNIC, his overall worldview is that everything is on fir..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fj

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Since we can’t stop people trying to burn down their house, we need to have a fire brigade to put out the fire quickly.

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And now it’s Geoff Huston on “Detecting BGP Anomalies”. In the first minute he’s described BGP as a “screaming car..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jz

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beneltham It’s only a matter of time before someone in Scott Morrison’s cabinet openly declares their allegiance to the Ptolemaic Universe

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@johnb78 @zerogeewhiz How much does it cost to gold-plate a 747?

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People who ask a question from the microphone and then, moments later, just talk loudly from somewhere else as if t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rt

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A few hosts are sending hundreds of millions of curious packets. Some weird ports in here. pic.twitter.com/Butg46REB2

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The fact that I can read packet traces continues to be a source of both horror and wonder.

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@zerogeewhiz @johnb78 FWIW, a new 747-8 passenger model currently lists for $378.5 million, or it did so two years..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…51

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I agree. This speaks to me. And @dobes understands why. twitter.com/dobes/status/1…

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Matsuzaki ‘maz’ Yoshinobu is now looking at background noise on the internet. I won’t tweet this because he’s been..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jh

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Wait, what? They’re using the TV whitespace for the backhaul as well? Narrow beam, I assume, but that’s my guess.

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Using TV whitespace like this is only legal in a few countries (e.g., US, UK, Singapore and South Africa).

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It all starts with fieldwork and spectrum analysers and figuring out what spectrum they can, um, borrow without dis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cf

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Yep, using whitespace in the TV network for rural internet access. I love seeing these smaller-scale solutions whic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xh

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Here we go. First two speakers are swapping places, so first is Adisorn Lertsinsrubtavee on “TakNet - A community w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XB

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The presentation slides are also on that page.

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PessimistsArc Things blamed on radio (From 1920s to 1940s)

- Bad economy
- Poor grades
- Robbery
- Dead birds
- Dirigible explos..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…01

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains contentious data sharing.

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@JobSnijders @voltagex I know. :) I’m a tongue-in-cheek kind of guy.

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Tue plan, remainder: Continue covering APNIC 48 conference day 1* here in Chiang Mai conference.apnic.net/48/program/sch…; write..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zg

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End of morning sessions. I’ll start the afternoon sessions in new threads so I can link to the live video and transcripts.

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@JobSnijders @voltagex He’s previously quipped that RPKI is now more popular than IPv6 but I am not convinced…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3w

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As @JobSnijders accepts his speaker gift he quips “I really hope there’s a small IPv4 block in that box.”

Ping @voltagex.

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With BGPmon about to die*, NTT has just released BGPalerter to monitor for route hijacks and outages…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tG

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Lots of good tech detail in this presentation. Check the video later.

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Job Snijders has been comparing some of the routing methods used by BGP Optimisers to “water rights” issues and dum..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…w3

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@jeamland They do truly amazing work. Watching her work now, she’s in The Zone. “RKPI ROAs” is in her system now.

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ozmisterbarnes @choiceaustralia is testing running shoes. I still think this is the funniest contraption we’ve ever built in our l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sW

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Great work from the live transcriber sitting to me left, though I loved the glitch of referring to the Olympic Game..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QE

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AthertonKD ah, the trajectory of the anthropocene in a tweet twitter.com/tristanbaurick…

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Hahaha! Optus thought they had a system-wide DDoS an hour before the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, but it wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Oj

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GreenJ My ABC stream has inserted a live image of what appears to be a bin fire. I assume this is some kind of pointed..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s0

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@voltagex I’ll pass around a hat later on. I’m sure some regional nations can toss in a few for you.

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@munin Oh yes, education is a huge part of APNIC’s role. Once the main conference starts (as opposed to the worksho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yc

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“Uber Air Head”, eh? Well played. twitter.com/zdnetaustralia…

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No matter how technically aware the conference, the video will never play with audio. This is a Universal Conference Rule (UCR).

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Wat Pa Sao Noi Drummer Group performing Victory Drums. Very victory, and becoming increasingly acrobatic. pic.twitter.com/QbE59bfici

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Paul Wilson reiterates that BGP (routing) security is a big theme this week. RPKI and ROV are the “next generation”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zo

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I continue to be impressed by speakers who work in their second or third or fourth languages. Speaking to an intern..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4C

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@SwiftOnSecurity Do you use the Better TweetDeck plugin?

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@munin Good question. Since I’m in South-East Asia right now, I suspect that it all works. APNIC is very good at coordinating the region.

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@Rob_Stott I watched an episode of the Thai version in Bangkok the other day. @ApostrophePong is a fan, which I fin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AR

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Kanchana Kanchanasut says there’s 72,000 .th domain names, and almost 20,000 in .ไทย. The numbers are relatively lo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…82

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Agreed. The stats in that presentation showed good growth. My experience so far has been very good. Solid 4G on the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4e

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Air Marshal Dr Thanapant Raicharoen of Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission says the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XC

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First up: Opening ceremony and keynotes. Live video now at youtube.com/watch?v=DZw_Sm…. pic.twitter.com/qbY4S9rEkI

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Today I am tweeting from APNIC 48 in Chiang Mai, the twice-yearly conference of @apnic, the Asia Pacific Network In..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ua

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@cken99 @austlii This is probably a good policy in any event. :)

I’m at a hotel in Chiang Mai, so only the gods kn..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wn

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@austlii Clicking on the link in my tweet still generates the error. Will report it once I’ve filed. Cheers.

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@austlii It seems that the non-HTTPS version of austlii.edu.au is not redirecting to the HTTPS version. I’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…b7

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In which Boris Johnson shows that he can speak fluent 1924. twitter.com/LanguageLog/st…

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dobes phwoar, this is a political ad!! twitter.com/vote4robgill/s…

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ben_rosen all posts on reddit are either

I spent the last 7 years making this chewing gum sculpture of bill nye

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My (25F..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gD

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(I just edited that tweet to add “ICT” for Indo-China Time, because people who don’t clarify timezones outside thei..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RE

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Tue plan: Slow start; write for @zdnetaustralia*; 1100 ICT APNIC 48 conference day 1 conference.apnic.net/48/program/sch…**; mor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pe

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lyzl congratulations you invented a flophouse twitter.com/LAController/s…

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@frogworth Perhaps. :) Fortunately the conference venue is directly across the road from my hotel.

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KR1573N Okay, so I love “struggle marks.” These are everyday markings and indicators of some sort of failure (missed key ho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AI

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@frogworth I did get that, though I’m just having my morning coffee so “dumb carrot” is about how I feel right now.

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@frogworth Perhaps it means the 32 feels 38 part. ;)

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Much the same weather forecast every day..pic.twitter.com/HMbgXtFRkWkW

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Tuesday. It is more real that you think. Check the corners. Tuesday.

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edbott You can’t see the Reality Distortion Field but you can infer its existence. twitter.com/alisongriswold…

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@JustJimWillDo Virtually all of these things are completely alien to me.

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I would like to thank the Australian Government for taking advantage of my time outside Australia to fuck things up..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hZ

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Sure. International borders without politics. I’m sure that’s definitely a thing. twitter.com/OxfordDiplomat…

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What I love about the Trump White House is that no one has the status or spine to take his phone away from him beca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…X8

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Sure sex is great but… no that’s it. Sex is great. Sex is definitely great. All your lame derivative memes are nottwitter.com/i/web/status/1…TYy8

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_youhadonejob1 This numberplate is perfect. pic.twitter.com/Ju75sjJ75M

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mikko Is it too late to undo Bluetooth? All of it. And then replace it with something that works. twitter.com/freakboy3742/s…

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umairh Good luck telling China to eat less beef and Indians not to use air conditioners. I’m sure they’ll love to hear fro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SJ

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