Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 17th, 2021

OK I’m finished with Wednesday now. You can have the last bits if you want.

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Maybe I should just buy some of this gear and give it a go. pic.twitter.com/1RepWDCfgt

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stilgherrian Dear Entertainers, try this on your next corporate gig for added amusement value.

Everyone Else: Which corporate..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5Q

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@upulie Those New Holland honeyeaters seem to think it’s real. But then as we know birds are not real.

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@riskybusiness @DjStickyFingaz1 I have just played the Taylor Swift track at 73.33% and it’s very 1980s moody lol.

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@DavidFengTrains Jeffrey Smart is one of my favourite Australian artists. I was in San Francisco when he died in 20..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tr

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An image from Jeffrey Smart’s unknown China Odyssey. ;) twitter.com/DavidFengTrain…

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@twcau I’m made of pretty stern stuff.

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@davidgerard @skwashd @dobes @rohan_p @swearyanthony As as it says in the thread, it’s also possible unlawful.

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@lukeofpreston @DjStickyFingaz1 Lol the song is all over. Just play it at 73% speed.

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nobby15 Nine Network are paying for Andrew Hastie’s legal fees 17 Nov 2021 pic.twitter.com/mEgKjMpLc6

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DjStickyFingaz1 😅🤪 Taylor Swift fans playing her new 45rpm record on 33rpm and loosing their shit 🤔😂 pic.twitter.com/O03Hmk9uB8

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@drunkenmadman @MarcFennell Yeah but the whole Indiana Fennell genre might cause problems.

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jesseSPANNER We are gonna really be kicking ourselves if we find a new animal with 8 vaginas and we’ve already used the name ‘octopus’

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glengyron “The mothership has entered orbit beyond Jupiter, the full invasion commences soon”

Worrying phrase the Queen keep..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…B6

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Just listened to the final episode of “Stuff The British Stole” series two. Goddammit @MarcFennell is a damn fine s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oz

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ARSONDOER if smoking so bad why does it cure salmon

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SwiftOnSecurity WSUS is designed for people who live in 2004 and hate god

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johnb78 This is important to note - a lot of people (not sure if deliberately or accidentally) are conflating the paid PCR..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5v

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Hey @dobes and @jxeeno I think you’ll both enjoy the warm tips. twitter.com/DavidFengTrain…

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MelanieMoore If you see an elf on a shelf, remove it to a bathroom. Tie it up with dental floss and leave a note about what happ..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lh

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@NewtonMark @maz_jovanovich @expectproblems If only we knew someone who could give it a good home…

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It’s also International Men’s Day, if course, but which is more important? daysoftheyear.com/days/internati…

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Reminder: This Friday 19 November is World Toilet Day. daysoftheyear.com/days/world-toi…

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@jennylmackinnon Good luck then, because it’s only going to get worse. :)

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@jennylmackinnon It won’t achieve anything. Political communication is exempt from the Spam Act. There are no grounds for a complaint.

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@TomSear I really don’t understand any more.

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@dawnstarau @jpwarren All of Morrison’s speeches are there on his website. Just sayin’.

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@skwashd @dobes @PPantsdown Well I can assure you I’m not. We have even been seen in the same room together.

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Hey @jpwarren I think I’ve found the punchline in “The Action Plan for Critical Technologies”… pic.twitter.com/FalVJHoDPV

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@dobes My current avatar is both topical and sexy. If this image in your recent tweet is a proposal then I decline to support it.

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Oh, and here’s the press released about “$111 Million Investment To Back Australia’s Quantum Technology Future”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qc

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Here are the actual words what came out of Scott Morrison’s mouth this morning. youtu.be/Z8WqhwyH2IQ?t=…

And here t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2z

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@AISA_National @ASPI_org Wed plan, an update: I think I need a bit of a nap before tacking the mountain of reading..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…EI

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See, this is the way to handle these situations. twitter.com/RevDaniel/stat…

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@DavidFeng There are cashed-up lobbyists who will have skewed the consultation process.

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Hey Australian Children’s Librarians and Kindergarten Teachers, a friend overseas is looking for AU books to get fo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…11

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Things That Annoy Me, Part 87337: Software that says Congratulations!” after I perform some perfectly ordinary acti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ru

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@patstokes @FrKarlSinclair I bet he never even ate a single television.

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@patstokes @FrKarlSinclair I’m with Karl, though. I’d certainly give it a go. Like, how do you fuck up peanuts? twitter.com/FrKarlSinclair…

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@patstokes @FrKarlSinclair I think it’s just peanuts with salt, pepper, and chilli.

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NoContextBrits Found your mum’s address. pic.twitter.com/d4Qptag6S2

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A press release informs me that there’s now “‘The Cloud Hub” - A One-Stop Destination to Help Enterprises Navigate..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cf

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duckbytheoboe This is a very good point, from the owner of the new Miss Van’s restaurant. pic.twitter.com/9yCtSjKHLe

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Here you go, @jxeeno, ICYMI on Monday.

“COVID-19 restriction tracker: Implementation progress towards COVID normal” pmc.gov.au/resource-centr…

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@jpwarren The pointless wank is explained in more detail in subsequent documents. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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OK, there’s a lot of detail here. Drill down from the first two items here, from the Critical Technologies Policy C..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ya

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There’s a series of “tech cards” outlining some plans and data for each of the identified technologies. pmc.gov.au/resource-centr…

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Oops, I missed the companion document, “The Action Plan for Critical Technologies” pmc.gov.au/resource-centr… twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Morrison says Australia has a population of around 25 million. He needs to update that to around 26 million, becaus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hd

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The Quad gets a plug too. That’s AU/IN/JP/US.

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“AUKUS is about much more than nuclear submarines,” says Morrison. “Cyber, AI, quantum, and additional undersea cap..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…i3

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I desperately want to know the story of that vase.

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@Rant86 Yeah they should have another subhed in there but here we are.

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@tqft9999 “Critical” is in the sense of national security, really, so yes.

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I’ll behave myself for a few minutes now because Uncle Allen deserves respect. pic.twitter.com/mh8rAFWQS9

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It has a vision, four goals, and seven pillars, and four categories of action.

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Here is that document, just released. “Blueprint for Critical Technologies” pmc.gov.au/resource-centr…

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Released today: “Nine critical technologies where the government wants to counter China” afr.com/politics/feder…

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Coming up shortly at 1230 AEDT, the opening of @ASPI_org’s The Sydney Dialogue, with a Welcome to Country and then..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s2

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@jeffsonstein You only get one flower per stem per year though, at least in the natural varieties.

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This is my plan for the afternoon sessions, though I’m feeling very lethargic so we’ll see. pic.twitter.com/Q3uOSqYDIM

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@aleeb88 It’s easy to baffle them with OMFG LOTS OF MONIES.

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There’s a fine line between passion and zealotry.

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thinkpiecebot Social Media Has A Lot To Answer For

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Hmmm. Not appreciating the binary of “doing what we’re doing” as opposed to a “free-for all online”. Yes, let’s imp..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3u

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FionaPattenMLC 🇵🇱 Poland introduces ‘happy to chat’ benches in parks to address loneliness, based on an idea which originated in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zd

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cameronwilson i love the inclusion of both the hammer and sickle and pfizer logo…. big pharma is notoriously extremely communist pic.twitter.com/RQ9uY5gjxQ

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@AusBelle @egadheg Yes, freeze-drying bridezilla does sound like the right way to go.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHA! HAHA! HAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHA! [COUGH] [DEEP BREATH] HAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHA! HAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHA! H..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eE

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So that House of Reps Inquiry into options for financing faster rail? The government response has finally been publ..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nu

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This is very much a standard “This is our story” description of the eSafety office and the legislation. Somewhat infomercial.

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Next for me is Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, “eSafety: Charting a new course for a safer online world”

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“It’s not for everyone,” lol. twitter.com/stevesilberman…

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@cameronwilson @elisethoma5 Still, referring to Uhlmann as an “accomplice” is also worth it.

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@kcollasarundell Those are two unrelated statements. :) PJCIS has been quite critical of government bills and even..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ij

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Hmmm. None of the questions posted in the Q&A got the green light. None at all.

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Also lol at ABC’s “extreme anti-coalition reporting for the last few years”.

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Lol someone is annoyed that a Labor frontbencher promoted Labor’s policy. What a goose. pic.twitter.com/M2aHvcRVUI

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Watts says that during an election campaign any info about disinfo needs to come from a neutral source. Heartened b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…08

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Juanita Phillips leading the Q&A now. How robust is Australia in this regard? Watts reckons if there was a disinfo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tm

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“Since the 90s democratic states, including Australia, have fallen behind on investment in research and development..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8n

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Oops I got distracted, but there were some curious comments about innovation…

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There’s a whole bunch now about the risk of foreign interferences to democratic institutions, comparing disinformat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ly

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“In this new environment of cyber enabled foreign interference, the resilience of our democracy is now a national s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KY

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“Our security agencies are on the frontlines of the contest between democratic and autocratic values within AU and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ov

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Shout-out to PJCIS, “a model of democratic accountability in technology regulation in recent years”

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“International efforts are all well and good, but democracy begins at home.” Cybercon2021

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“We [Australia] can’t afford to be a recalcitrant* in these future-shaping discussions in the same way that we have..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qr

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Interesting. Watts is calling out the recent statement by The Quad (AU/IN/JP/US) calling for various “democratic va..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qa

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Here’s the call to action: “It’s time democracies got in the game in the contest for the future of the internet. Th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MD

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“… particularly in key areas of surveillance, encryption, law enforcement and content regulation.”

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“Even some of the best-intentioned democratic governments around the world have been incrementally and unwittingly..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fz

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Cites John Perry Barlow’s 1991 “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” eff.org/cyberspace-ind… then “iI’s b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…DI

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Russia and China cited as examples, then “The vision of an internet free from government intervention and control c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jw

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@TimWattsMP “Over the past 20y authoritarian nations have developed a coherent philosophy of state control over the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…I3

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@TimWattsMP Watts is riffing off Joe Biden’s comment that the world is in the midst of “a battle between the utilit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…78

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First up is @TimWattsMP, “The challenge for democracy: A new approach to technology policy” pic.twitter.com/bK39NqjFFa

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This was my plan for the morning sessions, but I think at 1230 AEDT I’ll catch the prime minister over at The Sydne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pu

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@jeffsonstein My pleasure. I think we have maybe one more week in it, depending on the weather. Friday is forecast..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1u

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Coming up shortly at 1000 AEDT is the final day of @AISA_National’s Australian Cyber Conference. Program at..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…S3

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@therevmountain I mean, yes, but bridezilla may not appreciate how the next step would work.

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But what IS the best way to disassemble raspberries? twitter.com/rhinotary/stat…

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k_morrissey The rich aren’t taxed enough twitter.com/rhinotary/stat…

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@jeffsonstein Yes. I’ve been enjoying tracking it through all the stages of its life cycle.

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It’s very, very different from how it looked 44 days ago. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Waratah sequence 2021, day 77. Photographed from another angle, it looks like the crown of the flower in question i..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Le

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HeerJeet Someone should try to turn this into a sincere pitch and see if the Atlantic bites. twitter.com/ByYourLogic/st…

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“Winners of the 2021 Natural Landscape Photography Awards” theatlantic.com/photo/2021/11/…

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ChristnNitemare The latest batshit crazy Jon McNaughton painting… This one’s called “The Magnificent Seven” h/t @ZaackHunt pic.twitter.com/dwcPUfrB7H

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esaoperations Featured on @apod, created by @TheLeagueOfLC, we love this guide to identifying mastheads when all that space stuff..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…28

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Iam_Canadian They used to laugh and call him names.

Not anymore. pic.twitter.com/sYEGmlGKqb

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@oberonsghost @dobes @purserj There’s someone who puts out the food, but they’re not as generous as me. That said,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Mr

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@oberonsghost @dobes @purserj Yes. They seem to have arranged one bird as scout to wait until I come out, and then..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kd

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Also, the great thing about “questioning” something is that you can literally “question” anything. twitter.com/dominickelly_/…

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Australia’s current record on human rights explained. twitter.com/oberonsghost/s…

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I’m retweeting this mostly because it’ll cause certain people’s heads to explode. Some heads deserve to explode. twitter.com/fictillius/sta…

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scottlincicome This is what happens when you wear sweatpants all day, every day nytimes.com/2021/11/16/wel… pic.twitter.com/sCgRvM4M5X

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@trentyarwood @JohnBirmingham That’s good to hear, thank you. There were a few unexpected but delightful tangents in that chat.

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As an aside, I see that @TimWattsMP is speaking at at 10am AEDT today, though his title is “The challenge..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yf

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“Labor announces NBN pitch ahead of next federal election” abc.net.au/news/2021-11-1…

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AndersBollmann @ElenaWicker In Denmark we have the phrase “begrebsonani” for the excessive invention of new names and concepts tha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bi

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Wed plan: 1000 AEDT @AISA_National Australian Cyber Conference cyberconference.com.au; 1230 @ASPI_org’s The Sydney..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8I

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@AustinDocherty @CARROT_app And apart from that, you can set it up every which way to suit your needs.

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@dobes @purserj There were three jerkbirds. I put down some separate seed piles so the crimson rosellas etc could s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4r

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jennylmackinnon Yes everyone tell us about your cash and what’s the name of your street and most Aussies can’t pass this simple qui..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qo

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SwiftOnSecurity Breaking: US government to stop claiming it’s victim of 298 trillion hacking attacks per day based on number of pin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xl

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Dear Entertainers, try this on your next corporate gig for added amusement value.

Everyone Else: Which corporate..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5Q

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@IanKath Probably not in my case, with a 91% battery health.

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It’s just an ordinary spring day in the Blue Mountains today, albeit slightly cooler than average. pic.twitter.com/CKnriTMyqf

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Wednesday. There is not a strange humming sound which you can barely hear. Do not be alarmed. Your lucky number is 4. Wednesday.

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