Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 29th, 2020

stilgherrian The main things for me this week were the two podcast episodes.

“The 9pm His Plague Diary 2”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qB

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stilgherrian NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 513: Lockdown week three leads to introspection” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/51… Covers 22–29 Mtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…kaQ7

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I’ll have an early night I think, with too many @ to reply to individually. A couple quick retweets and I’m gone.

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@toppy999 Thanks Andrew. I’ll awe how I go locally but I can certainly understand the demand this year!

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N_Kabeer Malaysia restricts grocery shopping to male household heads. Chaos has ensued in supermarkets as confused men wande..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…64

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Gawd it’s only been a couple of weeks. twitter.com/kashhill/statu…

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QuentinDempster $1500 a month “Job Keeper Allowance” for full time employees (not 80% direct employee pay subsidy as speculated) bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8B

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stilgherrian POLL: Did you actually read the article or thread?

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OK OK, I’m now getting lots of confirmation that the 2020 quadrivalent flu vaccine is now available in Australia,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZL

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@trentyarwood Thanks, Trent. Either this week or next week will suit me. It’s not like I’m going out much.

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AntonyGreenABC For those interested, I have been blogging through the day as results come in for the Brisbane City Council electio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ls

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@jsleeio We live in strange new times…

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glengyron I feel like the next story is WFH people using gender neutral toilets. pic.twitter.com/p4yAimiLLw

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Hmmm. Conflicting information. I’ll phone a local pharmacy tomorrow and report back. twitter.com/petermclarty/s…

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And that’s another “Yes” so it looks like I’m good to go this week. twitter.com/SisterMick/sta…

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@TheSpiritOfByBy No worries. I got really annoyed by the obvious deception.

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Hey NSW medical or nursing or pharmaceutical types, is the quadrivalent influenza vaccine out yet?

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afrilluva Everyone in the community taking action.
This is an owner of a 2 star hotel in central Java offering free accommod..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…o4

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@SnarkyPlatypus @aggerchez @Idealaw Well people don’t seem to need a cue before they start doing that.

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@BobDyson74 @NewtonMark When I say “he is now saying” that’s not the advice changing. That’s just me tweeting the p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xC

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@BobDyson74 @NewtonMark I re-did the analysis this morning (right spot, wrong pool) and we’ve heard directly from “..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r0

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@SnarkyPlatypus @Idealaw Meanwhile, “China Sends Medical Personnel, Supplies to Pakistan to Combat Coronavirus”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…l4

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@semibogan @SBSOnDemand Oh right. Well that’ll be cheerful.

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@Idealaw @SnarkyPlatypus It’s based on this story, apparently, though I don’t know how mangled. smh.com.au/national/secon…

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I think I might re-watch “The Death of Stalin” tonight. It’s on @SBSOnDemand.

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kels_316 I watched Black Panther last night and have drunk two beers, time to hit up Antony Green about the Westminster system.

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nadinevoncohen FUCK YEAH WATCHING ANTONY GREEN OWN NAOMI WOLF IS THE CLOSEST TO ORGASM I’VE COME IN MONTHS

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@Will30388543 All good. It’s people like you, with your commitment and presumably hard work, that every nationsneed..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…i8

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@DavidRDHeath Thanks, David. It’s definitely going to be a “when the mood strikes” thing.

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nswpolice A man has been charged following an incident this morning in Sydneys’ west which shut down major arterial roads.

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@collettesnowden Looking at the results so far, though, I think some people are lying.

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@kels_316 It’s a great song. So much a thing of its time.

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POLL: Did you actually read the article or thread?

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blowdart Remember if you’re under 35 and in lock down be careful, you are in the prime danger zone for starting your own podcast. Don’t give in.

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@Will30388543 I hear you, and yeah it’s all very, very fucked up. Still, there’s a lot of political pressure on thi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xt

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@unixbigot Yep yep. And even if they don’t shoot sports.

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@R_Chirgwin Good luck then! I am not as optimistic as you seem to be.

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@R_Chirgwin That’s quite impressive. How far will go go down the rabbit-hole before you give up? As far as the molten solder? Further?

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@Will30388543 But that presser was solely about the healthcare assistance package. The income protection package wi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gh

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@Will30388543 There was nothing listed in the 11am AEDT press conference that isn’t in that thread.

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Having to do a lot of muting today.

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When a journalist writes that something is “raising questions” it means they just thought of the questions. The qu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zN

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Really annoyed that I just had to look up how to do basic geometry because my memory of it was dodgy. But kinda OK..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…FM

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@weezmgk Will do! :) I have a huge 4G data allowance, which Telstra just upped, and it’s only me, so there’s no rush.

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@weezmgk Maybe. :) Richard may have something to do the job, but I’ll try that when the new Telstra modem arrives.

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@weezmgk The spike also went down an ethernet cable into my wireless access point, which now claims to be plugged i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DG

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@unixbigot Actually it could be even longer, yeah? I have Sunday Brain right now.

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@unixbigot Thanks. The boardwalk is 3m wide, and my estimate of the field width halfway down the boardwalk is doubl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7Z

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The main things for me this week were the two podcast episodes.

“The 9pm His Plague Diary 2”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qB

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NEW BLOG POST: “Weekly Wrap 513: Lockdown week three leads to introspection” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/51… Covers 22–29 Mtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…kaQ7

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@arizclint None at all. And I’m not going to get either of them to find out.

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scalzi DEAR GOD PEOPLE NO

THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU USE CHICKENS FOR

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@joneaves Done just now, after a poo using a minimum amount of toiler paper.

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@semibogan Have you remembered to breathe today?

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@darrenpauli Thanks, though I did get it wrong the first time through.

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nadinevoncohen FUCK YEAH PETE EVANS IS BEING SURPRISINGLY QUIET AND I’M WORRIED THAT PEOPLE FROM BONDI TO BYRON ARE WASHING THEIR..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Aw

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daveyalba ………. pic.twitter.com/hYWCZ4ENKa

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Anyway that’s enough about that.

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Nor am I interested in your view that me doing this was somehow a waste of time. I’ll spend my Sunday however the f..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uG

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I’m really not interested in your half-arsed opinions about what constitutes “social distancing” and what doesn’t,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s2

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Some people are having trouble with this thread, probably because they didn’t read it. I did in fact say “it’s peop..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OE

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CynicVII Mr box, I’m trying. pic.twitter.com/cFdWl2FJvx

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GovGoogles should we have been helping people all along

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For what it’s worth, it looks like the photo was taken from about 300m away near the North Cronulla Surf Life Savin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qe

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Also, could a photographer tell me what length telephoto lens matches this angle of view? Roughly? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@troypepper3 Hah! You can blame Eliza for all this. :P

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Attn: @NewtonMark and others who were agreeing with me. I was correct, but wrongly. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Nice profile, and good on @troypepper3 for going with the flow of this silliness. I gather he was working on a crui..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aX

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Just in case that tweet isn’t showing properly. pic.twitter.com/6VJcGd9ZrM

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“They were rushing through to get away from the few other people who were there. So they’re not actually doing the wrong thing!”

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Also, a source tells me: “My lovely mate is depicted in the photo with four of his family members he’s living with..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8D

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So the analysis stands. 40 people in 100m in single file is more than 2m apart. The boardwalk is around 3m wide. Ap..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…f3

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Zooming out, you can see that I choose the wrong pool. The pool in the background is the South Cronulla Rock Pool,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3c

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Here’s the two key items on the map.

1. On the left, the line of posts with the stairway up to the top of the clif..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sy

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Here’s the original photo. I have chosen two sight lines for analysis.

1. On the right, a line through the tops of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GN

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CORRECTION BUT THE POINT STANDS: I have re-done this image analysis and would like someone to cross-check it. I bel..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kA

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m loving* the landlords who whine that one apartment building is their sole source of income and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mF

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Actually one more thing. Morrison is now saying there’s nothing wrong with exercising outside with appropriate dist..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…w3

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@moutou_joan I can’t speak for him, but me and I reckon a lot of people who go to a place like Bunnings for somethi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zR

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@aggerchez Thanks for that. I had serious brainfade.

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Which is to say, don’t ask me questions because I don’t know. As far as this goes I’m just another punter watching the TV.

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OK, I’ll leave it to the journalists being paid to do this to cover the rest of this press conference. I’ve done a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NJ

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If fed and states can’t coordinate when they’re having a press conference, which is just a few people standing in t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qf

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CORRECTION: I misheard. “Christine Morgan [not Patricia] is CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and Nation..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x4

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Prof Michael Kidd talking a lot of words about telehealth.

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Important stuff, obviously, but I’m not sure that women and men will be all that encouraged to seek help because of a PM’s press conference.

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Patricia — they just introduced her as Patricia as if we all know who she is — is now talking about the domestic vitwitter.com/i/web/status/1…Os0J

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Greg Hunt, there’s no need to keep repeating “These measures are about saving lives.” We know that. That’s the whol..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eE

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Politicians are so used to faffing about to fill out time and avoid answering interview questions that they simply..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2h

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Hunt is now fleshing out the details of the four bits of the $1.1 billion package, and fattening that out with a lot of babble.

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Hunt says latest figures are 209,000 tests completed in Australia, more than 98% negatives, and death rate is under..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…h4

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Greg Hunt up now. “Today is about taking care of our vulnerable Australians, all Australians, and in particular our..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5v

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Morrison says ABF’s work on the quarantine rules that came in overnight has mostly gone smoothly. Inbound numbers w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rU

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Further income support to be announced, it seems. Morrison says they’re looking at how to make it happen fast. “We’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g5

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$1.1 billion as foreshadowed:
1. $669 million for Medicare-subsidised telehealth consults.
2. $74 million for ment..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0x

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Morrison thanks Atlasssian and Facebook for putting together a WhatsApp feed. He says it’s at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iR

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Morrison is up. He says there’s a National Cabinet meeting later today, so this is pre-empting that. There will dou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZY

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Maybe I should do a quick run through the airport and lick something so I too can get two weeks free at the Sherato..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Bv

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Someone has pointed out a possible error in my analysis, so I’ll be re-doing it shortly. But the broad point will p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kh

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@NewtonMark @cameronwilson @SimonCopland 10 News has been the leader in commercial TV news for a while now — qualit.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vsV

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@NewtonMark @cameronwilson @SimonCopland Also this, from a proper journalist who’s returned from the dark side. twitter.com/breditor/statu…

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@NewtonMark @cameronwilson @SimonCopland Someone has pointed out a possible error in my analysis, so I’ll be re-doi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mn

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davidgerard “Reinforcing the idea that Zuckerberg did a public service by stealing Facebook” - Maudise, FTAV Readers telegram twitter.com/tylerwinklevos…

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@fictillius And don’t mention the toilet paper.

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Sun plan: Another day of pottering around indoors, because it’s going to be grey and a little damp. I’ll cook a Sun..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dl

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@JackieK_ @breditor It is, alas, and thanks for that Brett. It does seem to be a case of “Get photos of people beha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hr

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Hannahdementia Dads self isolating on his own. He’s made a bird table…I thought that’s nice…he sent me a picture pic.twitter.com/myrW3f0eEF

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It’s going to be that kind of day..pic.twitter.com/8P8CoqxUw0w0

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@BobDyson74 Interesting point. I’ll have another look later this morning. Thanks.

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I’ve just had the most horrible nightmare. I was at a Mumford and Sons concert.

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Sunday. Who can you blame? Sunday.

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