Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 20th, 2021

snurb_dot_info @CNN Oh look, there it is: edition.cnn.com/politics/live-… pic.twitter.com/b1QNQQXoz3

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@_midofo_ I want to pull it back to under 90 minutes, and I have a plan for that

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anthonydever Am surprised they left the light bulbs. twitter.com/Acosta/status/…

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GrogsGamut @markhumphries “Historians will struggle to see a public policy disaster in Sweden. “

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GrogsGamut @markhumphries the lede of the article:

“Sweden’s impressive legacy — ABBA, dynamite, Ikea, for instance — has extwitter.com/i/web/status/1…UdMl

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GrogsGamut 🎶”Waterloo
Couldn’t escape if I wanted to
Waterloo
Knowing my fate is to be with you”🎶 pic.twitter.com/3d6L2hckEK

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I’m really pleased with the questions I’ve put together for tomorrow’s quiz. I do hope you’ll be able to join us. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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MrhobanJames Sometimes you see journos glimpse their industry pic.twitter.com/8GWq93xzYQ

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@joelmcourtney Handy. Especially as I want to randomise the quiz questions.

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HERE’S ANOTHER ONE! Just Google for “random number between X and Y”. Cute. pic.twitter.com/otr8AzhYfl

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HAL9000_ Did Microsoft get a pardon for Windows Vista?

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NewtonMark Remember in the early 2000’s when employers said, “Thou shalt only use work internet for work purposes,” and gigato..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ij

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I’ve written about three-quarters of the questions for tomorrow night. Some people requested that the questions sho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wI

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johnthelutheran Interesting; though pulling off a family self-pardon “in petto” would require a higher level of discretion on Trump..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…VR

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Quick aside: If you’re looking for a lazy way to choose a random country to ask questions about, go to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ga

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lyndons Talking to a young (computer geek) teenager visiting from Victoria. I asked “how was the lockdown?”. He said, with..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RZ

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JUST 24 HOURS FROM NOW: The second pilot episode of “The 8pm Quiz” is at 8pm AEDT on Thursday…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vc

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donwinslow Please note:

Donald Trump is NOT required by law to ANNOUNCE every pardon.

He can - under the law - secretly pard..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5K

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@duckbytheoboe @Aiannucci There’s some genius casting in both “The Death of Stalin” and “The Personal History of Da..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…st

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@russellmahoney @Aiannucci You’re right, there’s just so many excellent performances.

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If you have yet to watch @Aiannucci’s brilliant film “The Death of Stalin” then tonight’s your chance, Australia! twitter.com/SBSVICELAND/st…

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perfectcows incredible conversation with my straight male friend pic.twitter.com/gkOz9OUWv4

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jonkudelka At Salamanca Market i saw some guy striding along in a pair of blinding white jeans. Chap in quite scruffy jeans wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J7

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damonayoung We should change the name of cheeses regularly, just to upset the manbabies.

Sorry, Bega tasty is now called Universal Basic Income.

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KathyBurke The disregard, disrespect and profound stupidity is breathtaking. twitter.com/tobyontv/statu…

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TheVeronicas You ever cheat on me with a lesbian she’s probably screaming the song we wrote for Tatu, windows down, without real..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sk

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@Maintenonmadame As a proportion of the players, absolutely serious.

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Lots of replies saying it’s because it isn’t a team sport so they don’t have to share, but there’s a few more point..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vb

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breditor Yes but who would hire them anyway? twitter.com/kyledcheney/st…

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DylanReeve Late-night Pardon Blast is the name of my new ska band. twitter.com/washingtonpost…

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@Toby_Halligan @Timothyjgraham Literally anyone can call themselves a thought leader on LinkedIn.

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@cjlambert Gawd, I don’t think I want a whole book about it. :)

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anduffy21 The military playing ‘Hit The Road Jack’ outside The White House is pettiness I can get on board with today ..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vW

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Is there some reason men’s tennis seems to have way more narcissistic arseholes than other sports?

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@Timothyjgraham @Toby_Halligan I am reliably informed that it so freaked the US end of Twitter that they changed the algorithm.

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@rogue_analyst Oh, and the raccoons. Don’t forget to do something about the raccoons.

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@Timothyjgraham @Toby_Halligan This is now the second time this week that it’s been relevant to tweet this. stilgherrian.com/human-nature/f…

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@rogue_analyst We are special in so many ways. Anyway, it all went down smoothly, except for the whole civil war thing.

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@SimonThomsen No, I’m pretty sure would work in exactly the other way.

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@munin True, and I’m all for slow news. People who are better informed than me will tell me about the important bits.

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That dinosaur butthole story is from October 2020, for what it’s worth.

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Midday in Washington DC is 0400 AEDT but I don’t think can take the time to watch it all happen live.

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I should just leave the @USSC countdown clock on screen. pic.twitter.com/Gf8HCBxqe6

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snurb_dot_info I imagine Turnbull also genuinely believes that he won the respect of Abbott, Morrison, and Dutton by, cough, stand..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…os

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@4rizmendi Yep, n = 1500 is normal for opinion polling. Margin of error is ±3 percentage points in a well-chosen sa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ws

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Here’s one for people with ladyparts!

“Irish guy made €370k from inventing world’s best-selling oral sex toy” (25..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hy

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“Most Americans say they are unlikely to use a COVID-19 vaccine” ussc.edu.au/analysis/most-… Also compares US with AU figures.

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alanferrier As Biden’s inauguration approaches, let’s remember the Scottish Sunday Herald’s preview of Trump’s, exactly four ye..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pq

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@larz Possibly worse than that, but it relates to an earlier thread. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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roguesnradvisor They are taking everything. Pictures. Busts. Raiding fridges. Chairs. It’s like if the Beverly Hillbillies started..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PY

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Well that’s been another fine addition to my Google Images search history.

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@NewtonMark @franksting @GordyPls @upulie I’d assumed it would develop an appealing patina after a while.

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@fairtirade @dobes @rohan_p @sexenheimer I will admit I had a very brief moment of that until I actually looked at the screenshot.

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@noreasonspec Close. :) See next tweet in thread.

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DPRK_News National Socialist philosopher and Noted Transient Grifter Stephen Bannon freed from life enjoying toilet wine in p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…a2

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For those who don’t know it, or who like me needed a reminder, it’s US Army Special Forces i.e. Green Berets.

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Heh. Currently circulating in certain quarters, this beautiful troll. pic.twitter.com/zYM86W8xtO

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@dobes @rohan_p @sexenheimer I don’t want to go down that wombat warren just now.

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@dobes @jodiem @MalwareJake I’ve just skimmed it — only skimmed it — but it does seem to be more or less standard Ktwitter.com/i/web/status/1…4f7o

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hexprax Once my brother said Zero Dark Thirty was about “breaking into some guys house” & my grandpa got so mad he stood in the backyard for an hour

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@dobes @jodiem @MalwareJake Yeah there’s always a story behind the story with this sort of EO. I’m not convinced it..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…P4

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Vanessid He served his entire term, Amy twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/st…

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cluedont How grapes are made. pic.twitter.com/oOakuytaFT

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@jodiem @MalwareJake Mr @dobes, who has read the EO, explains that it covers all the things…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MI

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@juhasaarinen Is it for toilet training toddlers?

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joshgnosis Why are they making it sound like an album release? pic.twitter.com/7441SXHJWc

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@NewtonMark @JonathanPieNews Ah, well I was logged in and I’ve muted that chap’s channel from my recommendations. So I win.

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@ApostrophePong @dobes @purserj It comes up in a random order each time you hit the page. :) Also, I see the sulphu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EI

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parlertakes An anagram for Roger Stone is Regret Soon.

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“Australian bird photographer of the year 2020: vote in the people’s choice awards” theguardian.com/environment/ng… Ping..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g3

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@psandilands Hah! Nah I’m good thanks. I’m living a minimalist lifestyle these days.

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@druey “Those were the days,” etc.

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New @JonathanPieNews, an extra-long one titled “Trump’s Last Day!” youtube.com/watch?v=tvcwMc…

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cathywilcox1 Job done.
My @smh@theage⁩ cartoon. pic.twitter.com/6hWlw9kXuB

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@MalwareJake Part of the TikTok thing, or some other anti-China thrust?

(I am idly speculating and have no clue bu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7f

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There’s also a lot going on in the story, which @dobes and @RealNickHodge and others will appreciate.

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There’s a lot going on in this headline. twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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Reuters A blimp depicting President Trump has been added to the protest collection of one of London’s most popular museums..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yP

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AndrewCatsaras And will soon overtake the US death toll in WW2. twitter.com/billbowtell/st…

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@19bk69 I must admit, compared with many “tech commentators” I dig way further down in the actual documents instead..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ez

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@19bk69 Perhaps. But it’s right there in the first sentence and the administration changes tomorrow. My read is tha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yC

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ElleArmageddon Y’all ever run a query and get no, or remarkably low results, and instantly know your query is written incorrectly?..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sn

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I am configuring Snort on Slackware Linux years old.

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SNORT! (I have lost my squeezy snortpig which is annoying.) twitter.com/snort/status/1…

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AventuraObscura The natural wonders of Britain are unmatched.

A terrapin rides a dead fox down Regent’s Canal, London. pic.twitter.com/ETuT03YNkx

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Well here’s a new (to me) phish! This is NOT from Gumtree.

(Hint: “We can’t reach you by email” is a strange thing..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…C8

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@spottytwit Ah yes, no nice shiny polymer cash back then. :)

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@snurb_dot_info All of those numbers are depressing. :(

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snurb_dot_info What a shocking surprise. twitter.com/joshgnosis/sta…

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@dbph I like what you did there. :)

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(Can’t figure it out? Cops seize lost of cash in their raids, and it has to be counted accurately for evidentiary a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…M5

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Look I know why the Australian Federal Police has put out a tender for “Cash Counting Services” but I still find it..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rM

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Listening to today’s @abcnews Coronacast, “How long does it take to bust a COVID cluster?” pca.st/70dncocb

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“OAIC wants stronger enforcement powers in Australia’s revamped Privacy Act” by @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/oaic-w…

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Excellent. Not that it’s for me, obviously, but that it’s good to see a set of communities get their own service. twitter.com/SteveMolk/stat…

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@glendturner You mean ASIS, but it’s not an operational chronology but an institutional and legislative chronology…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IH

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@jeffsonstein Yes, such a thing of its time. As you can imagine, the 1917 conscription referendum was a huge thing..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jf

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“Kogan cops AU$310,800 spamming fine” by @achanthadavong zdnet.com/article/kogan-… Once more I am totally surprised t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jy

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@ApostrophePong Sure, though will this sort of sentence also come down on the students etc? I’m guessing we’re well..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XK

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MalwareJake Imagine if you paid for access to the President (up to $2 million through Rudy by one account) and you don’t actual..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…G6

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@jeffsonstein Here’s a piece the AFP wrote on the centenary of the event. afp.gov.au/news-media/pla…

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@jeffsonstein Even though it’s already 1917 by then it’s so gloriously colonial an attitude.

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@19bk69 This seems to be a good summary of the situation. :) twitter.com/Orsmo/status/1…

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@ApostrophePong It does seem like they’re cracking down hard now. It will be interesting to see what happens next.

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SpaceAusDotCom Whoops, we were a bit early in our time prediction …. this is the correct time for Electron’s launch attempt this..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sF

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SpaceAusDotCom And just across the ditch, our friends are sending another one into orbit this arvo 🚀

Just before 5pm AEDT, Electr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7r

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As a side note, the Richardson Review has a wonderful chronology of the Australian national intelligence community..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XQ

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Tuesday: “Australia’s tangle of electronic surveillance laws needs unravelling,” touching on..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uT

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“A former civil servant has been jailed for 43 years and six months for insulting the Thai monarchy… in what is t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lG

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SpillerOfTea Pretty fucking jealous that Americans are looking forward to four years of admittedly imperfect but relatively bori..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bP

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ChrisCourtney4 @GreenJ @fount8 Something has to bring THIS to an end. pic.twitter.com/smKczvZN4K

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REMINDER: “The 8pm Quiz” second pilot episode is tomorrow night at 8pm AEDT so you should probably set yourself a r..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Md

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Indeed, the weekend is about covering @linuxconfau 2021, which is always fun and I hope that there’ll be some meaty..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9i

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Wed plan, crack of noon edition: Sleep in*; a quiet day dealing with minor tasks, because I’ll be busy on Thursday..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…k8

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It’s a grey day in the Blue Mountains today. And I’m quite happy with this. pic.twitter.com/eBK0kSiXjj

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@ABCscience @teegstar @normanswan Suggestion: Phrase it as “whether contact tracing has missed any cases”. It’s rea..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pF

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@aleeb88 From memory that was in the end-of-year podcast?

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There’s relative peace and quiet out there this morning. The currawong was a temporary visitor because the magpie c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sO

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akarl_smith Checking in on MyPillow’s Mike Lindell… nbcnews.com/news/us-news/m… pic.twitter.com/y2zbzrTHJq

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I guess I’ve got about 16 hours to choose a new avatar. Not that they’re ever topical or anything. With 12 hours to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hg

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Wednesday. You will be called upon to perform a special duty. You will prove to be inadequate. Wednesday.

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