Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 13th, 2021

RAF_Luton Photo of the Day: The final flight of the A380 Jimbo Jet seen flying over Solsbury Cathedral (famous for its 404ft..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ev

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I thought I had a bunch of photos from then, but I now suspect I only have prints, or maybe even just the negatives..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2W

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@phildangler I have no idea what any of that means.

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@KeithConlon Aha! :) Well I’ll feel slightly less guilty then.

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@_BertHandsome Presenter plus two people being interviewed because they’d co-written a book or were two actors on a play or whatever.

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This photo of 5UV people looks like the first half of the 1980s. I won’t go through the whole list, but bottom left..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…un

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@_BertHandsome “Circle” was misleading sorry. Only rarely will you have more than two guests simultaneously.

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I must say, @domknight, the spontaneity it brings creates a much sharper program. In the studio people can settle i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SE

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@_BertHandsome That’s why you use omnidirectional, place it higher, and also have chairs in a circle. No one is “ne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jf

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@paulwiggins He’s a good photographer. Had incredible patience for finding the shot.

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That’s enough 5UV. I was then at the ABC 1985–1991, and station manager of Three D Radio in 1993–1994 I think it twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Phhupy

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Anyway, it only took a few hours for Telecom Australia to repair the cable, and I seem to remember it wasn’t too da..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TO

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Meanwhile, a listener figured out where we must be, made a thermos of tea and grabbed a packet of biscuits, and dro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pb

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When it came time to do a weather forecast, I had no idea what it was. So I plugged the mic onto a 50m cable and wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aO

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It was a clear evening, so we just set everything up outside the transmitter hut (which was hot and stuffy) on the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cz

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We had a small 4-channel mixer, one mic (Electro-Voice 635A since you asked) and a long cable, a cart machine for t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PZ

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My on-air shift was next, the drive-time show. So to keep the station on air, Rick Palmer grabbed me and a little e..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lp

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The other impromptu outside broadcast was triggered by a failure. Like most AM stations, 5UV’s transmitter was loca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cv

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@KeithConlon Keith taught me lots and lots of things too. One I remember to this day is: “The best ad libs were wri..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xH

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The show went really well, and if I remember correctly we made it go even better by stealing some wine from station..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fG

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A chat show is just a group of people sitting and chatting. So stick chairs in a circle and hang an omnidirectional..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wl

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One of his lessons was to keep everything as simple as possible. Look at the situation and start with one microphon..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0A

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People overthink microphone placement. I was taught by Rick Palmer* who was once an audio director for Channel Nine..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hk

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“It’s lovely outside,” Tony said when he arrived.

“Well let’s do the program outside then,” I replied.

In the hou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Si

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One was when I was producer of the Saturday afternoon chat show when it was being presented by Tony McCarthy, who l..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cl

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I’ll tell two quick stories about some of the impromptu outside broadcasts I did there. I’ve always liked getting r..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nH

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Something I can link to immediately is my interview with David Attenborough from 1984. I probably have a recording..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fv

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It begins in the 1980s, ‘cos I’m getting old. I started at community station 5UV, now Radio Adelaide. Over a couple..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cs

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Today is World Radio Day, and earlier today I said I might tell some stories later. Well, it’s later, so I’ll tell..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MN

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StuartWarriner Romance certainly still alive in Otley. pic.twitter.com/yX3BUszLJQ

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SeanBradbery This is what “merit” in the Liberal Party looks like… pic.twitter.com/ZbrYleqdlA

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WorldBollard This Valentines Day, remember that a bollard will NEVER let you down.

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sharoorocks Wow the WiFi is good here. pic.twitter.com/QALPJEnnYB

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Further to @drspacejunk’s thread of robots here, I must admit I cheated a bit and looked at this “List of fictional..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…m3

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@drspacejunk The quadruped dog-like thingies in “War of the Worlds” last year. pic.twitter.com/e0mbwppGvf

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@drspacejunk The robot played by Yul Brynner in “Westworld”. pic.twitter.com/EUPdFyIlGP

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@drspacejunk Torg from “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”. pic.twitter.com/21ICFPu8WA

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@drspacejunk Spike Milligan’s really quite racist Pakistani Daleks in this sketch from his series “Q6” (1975). youtube.com/watch?v=JOqhRx…

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@drspacejunk Wait, are we doing fictional robots or real robots or both?

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@drspacejunk The robotic secretarial assistant (RSA) from “Space Precinct”. pic.twitter.com/iR7vthGtaI

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@drspacejunk Sergeant Major Zero and Dix-Huit from “Terrahawks” pic.twitter.com/1STxoOATdm

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@drspacejunk The drones from “Silent Running”, which were nicknamed Huey, Dewey, and Louie. pic.twitter.com/JjlDPqcP86

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@Aitch_El @bunjaree I left her alone though. Doubtless something will eat her tonight.

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Today’s @bunjaree critter is this moff, which someone is suggesting is a female Anthela acuta…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q2

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@rjsalts Yes. That’s exactly what the graphic says.

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MattSainsb Oh no those poor Americans. It must be terrible to be mildly inconvenienced by the midnight delivery of a TV show…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q3

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BCDreyer Being dead is no excuse for arson. pic.twitter.com/dn5W1TwB5C

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CrimeADay 18 USC §1118 makes it a federal crime for a federal prisoner who’s serving a life sentence to murder someone.

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“Pay us money or we will continue to play the same advert at you every two minutes.”

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Lol the fourth Grammarly advert was accompanied by a pop-up. This is abusive behaviour. pic.twitter.com/F4uJUYH2Hw

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zahnster Do you really want my answer to this or…? pic.twitter.com/mOg5Damfma

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Four Grammarly adverts in nine minutes is a crime against humanity.

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pixelatedboat Sad to hear that the Lincoln Project (to bring Lincoln back from the dead with cloning technology) is disbanding af..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pT

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@bjwilliam From what I’ve seen at the pub it’s pretty relentless, yeah.

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@VibeAcoustic It’s possible. @Ng88Mr mentioned seeing hawks previously.

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“Grammarly does more than catch errors..” Yes, it annoys the shit out of you with outrageously repetitive advertising.

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@expectproblems That’s the whole trans pickle thing again. Probably.

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@expectproblems You could just write on the wall in your own faeces.

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@franksting @paulkidd @SatPaper I went with a Midwest state. The wrong Midwest state.

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@paulkidd @SatPaper Longer even than Margaret Thatcher.

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@staticsan If only cars could keep out the rain on their own.

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@paulkidd @SatPaper Only one decade for me. Doesn’t time fly! :)

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@mrowe @SatPaper Guessing is often the only way to go.

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Today, Saturday 13 February, is World Radio Day. un.org/en/observances…

“At the global level, radio remains the m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mE

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“Former intelligence boss Nick Warner joins lobbying firm while working as a consultant for Prime Minister’s Depart..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5r

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@KathAlbury You’re welcome. :) I have an even stronger image that I’m saving up for someone truly special.

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@paulwallbank @oberonsghost I wonder what other board positions he’s had over the years. Actually, no, I don’t even care.

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@paulwallbank He’s certainly got the right turn of phrase going on.

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HartWexford Andrews acolytes are truly insane pic.twitter.com/BEB77BxTgo

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@Shaddowofadream I have an even stronger mental image I’m saving up to use when the occasion arises.

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Men like this are such enormous arseholes they render Goatse unnecessary.

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He sounds nice.

Also, it’s the “scandal” that made his position untenable, not the comments. Yes of course, Bill. Arsehole.

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“The 52yo Australian, who told staff to ‘stop playing the victim card’ and described the concept of unconscious bia..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vk

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“KPMG’s UK chair, Bill Michael, has resigned after telling staff to ‘stop moaning’ during a virtual meeting about t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DF

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@mick_matthews I guess that’s another solid theory. Perhaps even a better one, since there’s virtually no damage to the feathers themselves.

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@NoelGalaga Indeed it does. :) I have been a long way down this wombat warren.

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oliyoung This is Anne Wills erasure and I will not stand for it twitter.com/andrewwhiteau/…

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PSyvret Knock knock.
“Who’s there?”
“Scot.”
“Scot who?”
” ‘Scot nothin’ to do with me, mate.”

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The bird may not be dead, of course. We have seen no body. Just this clump of tail feathers.

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In any event I am highly embarrassed to have agreed to the idea that the were magpie feathers. Magpie tails are whi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2c

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@Ng88Mr We’re starting to speculate about something pouncing on them (hawk? owl? quoll?) and managing to grab only..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4i

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DEAD BIRD UPDATE: We are idiots. These are not magpie feathers, but tail feathers of the pied currawong (Strepera g..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nu

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@MicheleS_Aus She was angry the whole time. Trump’s presidential run was only meant to be a publicity stunt. He was..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yq

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@NickyWill100 @elronxenu He might be, and he is Gen X lol. I don’t do Facebook.

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@GretchenAMcC I like seeing “modulo” make an appearance, but people with a mathematics or computing science backgro..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BL

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dragonflystats @markus_eichhorn The Recording of an R webinar was postponed at the request of African delegates out of considerati..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rt

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elronxenu TIL: Sydney RAT parties featured no actual rats. 😒

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Looks like we’ll be spending most of the day inside a cloud again. pic.twitter.com/yfmO1WmegE

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@kcarruthers As long as “former officials” have them on the drip, I imagine.

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@MicheleS_Aus The snark in that story is next-level. “When she’s not primping, she’s apparently snacking on sour gr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cM

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I was at a FireEye event in DC when this story broke in 2018, and there was a whole bunch of skepticism over breakf..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sw

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This time they have a couple of named “former officials”, though, and say they’ve seen some documents.

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Bloomberg is having another go at the ALL OUR STUFFS WUZ HACKED yarn. “The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Te..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KV

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crk5 When the radio plays “Let Me Love You (Until you learn to love yourself)” but can’t fit it all on the screen pic.twitter.com/iedoBWNvsv

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@dobes @glengyron I see what you did there. So which venue shall we re-license?

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“As you fill you spa, so you must lie in it.” twitter.com/NYMag/status/1…

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@dobes @glengyron OK look if it were the right sort of place I’d go too.

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@dobes @glengyron A stuffed wombat simply lacks the grandeur, I reckon.

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wrathofgodbot “TERFs doing phrenology” is an unexpected yet entirely coherent thing to have happened twitter.com/aNonnaMiss1/st…

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@glengyron @dobes Memories re fuzzy. Griffin’s Head? Stag’s Head?

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@glengyron @dobes Army Rats rushing a casualty to safety! etsy.com/ca/listing/858…

Hahaha that rat is really stuffe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xh

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@glengyron @dobes Here’s something a bit more romantic. “Taxidermy Rats Just Married The Elopement”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zk

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“Following Oldsmar attack, FBI warns about using TeamViewer and Windows 7” zdnet.com/article/follow… Yeah no kidding. :)

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“Breached water plant employees used the same TeamViewer password and no firewall,” so that would’ve helped. arstechnica.com/information-te…

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@dobes Not when behind closed doors, apparently.

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Oh @dobes… Hey @dobes… Canada is calling you.

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“Taxidermy BDSM Rats - Made To Order,” starting at CA$300 which seems remarkably good value. Thank you, Canada. twitter.com/ShammaBoyarin/…

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@DrRhysPockett This is a remarkable thread. Thank you for drawing it to my attention. There is no third sentence, b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dv

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Sat plan: A lazy day faffing about indoors, I think. Videos, podcasts, reading, shitposting, that sort of thing. I’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yv

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In the Blue Mountains the Great Sog continues for another day. pic.twitter.com/AFkwNJMFQB

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Saturday. All of the fruit is fermenting, and you have no trumpet. Saturday.

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