Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 23rd, 2021

Right. I have to head down to Sydney in the morning so it’s goodnight from me.

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@niltiac I’m running the kitchen, thank you. I’ll do the shopping. Wifey can put her feet up.

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I don’t know if the question is whether Peter Dutton has sodomised a duck or whether a duck has sodomised Peter Dutton.

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PessimistsArc 🗞1903: @nytimes said human flight could take between 1M and 10M years.

👨🏻‍✈️🧑🏻‍✈️9 weeks later: the Wright Broth..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…z2

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stilgherrian Which end is Boris Johnson’s speech flap? twitter.com/paulwiggins/st…

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ICYMI, I did my usual Essential polling thread today. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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stilgherrian “Tesla ranks almost dead-last on Consumer Reports reliability list” sfgate.com/tech/article/T… pic.twitter.com/hCFVBGEGl4

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stilgherrian Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Morrison’s pamphletocracy of critical tech holds barely a quantum of substance” zdnet.com/article/morris…

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@AusBerlin84 Isn’t it just. That and relationships.

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Histreepix Road-testing a prototype cow. New Milton, 1923. pic.twitter.com/hwTupKRNcO

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fesshole We keep keeping the lube out by mistake and now my kids think that it’s “Daddy’s Bum Cream”.

Not sure how long we..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8x

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fesshole Once a year I take a day of leave without telling my wife. I work at home and have breakfast as she is leaving the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xm

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Yes I know Buckley was a polemicist and full of shit. Don’t @ me.

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Pledging not to buy anything unless someone actively sells it to you must make everyday shopping and eating problem..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…v0

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@kcarruthers Dogs on drugs. It’s always the way to go.

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@kcarruthers Yes, quite bad. Is he on meds as well then?

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@MissLaraBelle @NewtonMark I mean I’d be up for ONE night’s proper sleep.

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RitaGamer Submarine scale model on the cheap. pic.twitter.com/ronNZmYXkY

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buffalocialism Shazam is the only app that solves an actual problem people ever developed

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@MissLaraBelle @NewtonMark I mean to fair I have been trapped in an elevator. Several times. But not for a month.

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Then again neither am I. Not that my family had to pay for me. I scored a freebie.

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Imagine having spent all this money on an education and still ending up with such an arsehat It’s not a good advert..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…C7

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TimWattsMP In a bizarre rant in Question Time, Barnaby Joyce just told the house that he opposed the appointment of “sandstone..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…39

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NewtonMark This isn’t even a question. twitter.com/WYR_bot/status…

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@beefanddairy Dear @benpartridge I am really enjoying the sound design in this episode.

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Listening to the latest @beefanddairy podcast “Marianne Angler” and wondering how, 77 episodes in, a newcomer divin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KI

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New from TimeGhost History: “DicKtionary - M is for Mathematics - Newton and Hooke” (10m34s)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GL

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SixthTone The blogger said that the rumor had been spread widely and caused her a lot of trouble. She plans to take legal act..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XY

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SixthTone A photo of a blogger and her grandfather carrying the description “A 73-year-old entrepreneur married a 29-year-old..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XC

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@Lilal89156012 I’m liking the idea of QAnon’s Q being the Queen of the Night.

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@jeamland Yeah I think you kinda win this one.

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UniverCurious A photo of Pluto - 24 years apart (1994-2018)

Credit: NASA/JPL pic.twitter.com/bioZkV6c0X

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jeamland Rage Against The Vaccine twitter.com/tbyrne75/statu…

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Hey @dobes did you see that TimeGhost are gonna livestream playing the breakout from Stalingrad next week? Not as a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ZS

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@bicycle_tim Or the wheel, really. All that mobility.

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upulie here we see an artist’s rendering of mr musk having a poop on mars twitter.com/elonmusk/statu…

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NotFakeOnion we give up twitter.com/RawStory/statu…

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Tue plan, an update: The podcast recording has been postponed so I’m going to have a lazy night now. And I do have wine, so that’s a win.

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@Zytheran @drspacejunk “Look here, Young Fellow*, you need to stiffen up yoiur upper lip!”

* Toffs are all male, right?

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WhoresofYore “Semen would appear, both from the smell and taste, to be a mawkish kind of substance; but when held some time in t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Im

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@darkhorse166 But the smell of durian is already forever.

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32 sleeps until Christmas.

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@paulwiggins The phenomenon we’re looking at here is called the recency illusion. :) Linguists coined that term to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…b0

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Which end is Boris Johnson’s speech flap? twitter.com/paulwiggins/st…

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Hey @ApostrophePong this looks like your kind of seaside holiday! twitter.com/CazR1chards/st…

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ericgarland BREAKING: Postal Service Inspector General investigating the failure to update at least 1.8 million changes of addr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yn

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StephenAtHome It’s an honor just to still be considered a democracy. pic.twitter.com/HcZFaf492u

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@Philkx2 It did seem such a good idea at the time. How naive we were…

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BOM_au The Bureau has declared that a has developed in the tropical Pacific. Typically during La Niña, there is ab..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OW

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lukeisamazing this was every Roman dad’s most prized Saturnalia gift twitter.com/archeohistorie…

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@rohan_p @dobes I would do neither of these terrible, terrible deeds. I might, however, give the prime minister ill-matching feet.

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OK it’s long past the time when I needed to focus on a thing. So I am going to focus on that thing now. Wish me luck.

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Just quietly, building the internet was probably a bad idea.

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YES THE MOON HAS LICE DEAL WITH IT PEOPLE.

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@FlyOpineMonkey OK then we’d better not explore that any further because I suspect there’d be no winners.

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@jodiem The individual questions did say that though.

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@FlyOpineMonkey So what you’re saying is that you’re old.

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AusElectoralCom Great to see @AboutTheHouse breaking out the ballot boxes for today’s election of a new Speaker. We’re big fans of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nh

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@jodiem Sorry, the Religious Freedom Bill. Sorry, the Religious Freedom Bill. Any moment now. smh.com.au/politics/feder…

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@expectproblems Then you know it’s an entirely different country over there.

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@jodiem Because the Religious Discrimination Bill is about to hit Parliament.

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And that’s the Essential polling for this fortnight. All those numbers are at essentialreport.com.au/reports/23-nov… and you can s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…m2

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And finally, Freedom of speech. “Q. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…AI

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Best approach to 2030 emissions target. As you can imagine, there’s some party-political skewing in this one too. pic.twitter.com/8uLDJcU4sS

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Government’s role in helping businesses recover from Covid-19. (You can click through for the breakdowns.) pic.twitter.com/6svhUskt96

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Government’s role in managing the economy. Wow, 62% of people want government to have a more active role in managin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…76

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Party trust to manage the economy. Well, the Coalition certainly doesn’t have an advantage here any more! (Although..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Um

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Party trust to help manage household expenses. (The answer is basically “The party I vote for”.) pic.twitter.com/AprELKhcgX

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Government influence in controlling household expenses. YES WHO CAN WE BLAME OTHER THAN OUT OWN PROFLIGACY? pic.twitter.com/JA2rvLwAg5

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Change in household expenses in last 6-12 months. Petrol prices are a thing, apparently.

I still can’t see a way t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gp

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Most concerning household expenses. You can click around to get the gender, age, and voting intention breakdowns. pic.twitter.com/2nak6SjVaq

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State government response to Covid-19. WA can still do no wrong, it seems. pic.twitter.com/WzxTMeeRqR

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So this is all easier to explore but they seem to have dropped the bullet-point readouts. The latter is no great lo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hS

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Oh wow this is totally different!

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Hey Kids, it’s an Essential polling Tuesday. And there’s a new website! essentialreport.com.au/reports/23-nov…

Let’s see what we..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XP

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roseveleth I love the phrase “have a good one” because it’s just like, whatever you’re having — a Monday, an existential crisi.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vuK

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AboutTheHouse The House resumes at noon. After Members are notified of Speaker Smith’s resignation, a new Speaker will be elected..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8F

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This is just kicking off. I’ll be watching it later so no tweets for now. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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duckbytheoboe This means that, if so inclined, pigeons could make their own custard. twitter.com/RosemaryMosco/…

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flglmn jesus christ how stupid do you have to be to try to rent a hitman off rentahitman dot com washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11…

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… but even with the actual facts added the wonder magnifies. twitter.com/mattDCLXVI/sta…

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So this begins simply as just rank stupidity… twitter.com/mattDCLXVI/sta…

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mattDCLXVI there’s no good takes or bad takes anymore, just this pic.twitter.com/UVciQu7yPb

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@JayMo31415 @dobes @rohan_p That really would be “I have a bridge to sell you”…

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@bastardsheep @dobes True. And that curly one on the right presents a fascinating challenge.

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Meanwhile, @dobes, that bloke has made another fine cartoon. pic.twitter.com/G3IJ6U7fS6

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@dobes Aren’t they butt plugs?

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@dobes @rohan_p Unless it’s “Chess the Musical” I’m not interested. youtube.com/watch?v=U6_wLh…

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“Tesla ranks almost dead-last on Consumer Reports reliability list” sfgate.com/tech/article/T… pic.twitter.com/hCFVBGEGl4

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@dobes @ashabeeeee @rohan_p @NewtonMark Ah yes, working down the line. Lovely.

Looking further ahead, this..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…8b

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So here’s @theharryshearer’s take on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and then a very fine and amusing advert related the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mk

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flglmn imagine it - the dream of sitting alone in your car, but underground

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flglmn The capacity of Tunnels have other benefits like sitting alone in your car pic.twitter.com/GbyRUR7lRJ

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“Not a single scientist has applied to a UK government visa scheme for Nobel prize laureates and other award winner..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…KS

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Waratah sequence 2021, day 84. The Great Sog continues all this week in the Blue Mountains, but sometimes the light..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BB

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Hey @dobes @rohan_p @ashabeeeee @NewtonMark it’s a wonderful troll that just happens to be true. twitter.com/HuaweiUSA/stat…

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remute OMG, love him!
Rick Astley says that the main reason he had powerful Macs in the studio in the ’90s was so that eve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Be

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bernaert1776 EXCLUSIVE: Soldiers who do not meet minimum standards and qualifications for enlistment will not be allowed to be p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7M

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Further alleged plans may be found in the Weekly Wrap, of course, along with links to interesting things. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@drspacejunk If you’re a supporter of “The 9pm Edict” podcast with TRIGGER WORDS or a CONVERSATION TOPIC to cash in..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xo

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Tue plan: Turn some notes into a document; 1100 AEDT watch Senator Penny Wong youtube.com/watch?v=CBlnB-…; chuckle at t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4G

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cameronwilson incredible: some genius in an anti-vaxx telegram group has started to piece together a grander conspiracy called “a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7L

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Oh well there goes Montrose, Colorado. twitter.com/CBSDenver/stat…

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I say, French-American billionaire technology entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar, most famous for founding eBay, has just..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pm

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I say, a 750ml bottle of each would make a nice two-case Advent calendar. Just sayin’. twitter.com/abandonedspace…

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thosearemysocks I have no further questions twitter.com/abdc916/status…

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fineapple22_ *screams* pic.twitter.com/H3YxozPfWS

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@CiaranCuffe It’s certainly a bit grim. I would’ve guessed 10 or 15% but not 30%. I’m just being a bit hot-button o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yp

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@drsimmo Well the former CEO was a bit of a prick, what with the elephant-shooting. science.time.com/2011/04/04/god…

(That..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1x

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RHT_ebooks The ole Fairfax gene means the high fee schools of the headline were foregone in the image in favour of a public sc..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HO

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@drsimmo Yeah but “X has its risks” is a true statement for all values of X.

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Thank God it’s Friday.

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[Cough.] It’s only a visualisation of changes if you show both the before and after shots.

Quite a few ships would..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2G

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This is of course another reminder that even if you think you’ve done everything possible to secure your website an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zi

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Also, I can recommend the Wordfence plugin. Even at the free level you get really clean 2-factor authentication for..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JG

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Also from that Wordfence post, there’s a section titled “What should I do if I have a GoDaddy Managed WordPress sit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oo

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“Doing so would allow the attacker to maintain persistence and retain control of the sites even after the passwords were changed.”

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“Although GoDaddy immediately reset the sFTP and Database passwords of all the impacted sites, the attacker had nea..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Id

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And here’s a post from Wordfence, the WordPress security company. “GoDaddy Breached – Plaintext Passwords – 1.2M twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WpuCrM

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Here’s GoDaddy’s official SEC filing. “GoDaddy Announces Security Incident Affecting Managed WordPress Service” sec.gov/Archives/edgar…

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Hurrah! “GoDaddy security breach exposes WordPress users’ data” reuters.com/technology/god…

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HistoryHit Two facts about Napoleon:
1. He was not actually that short. Napoleon measured the equivalent of 5 feet 6.5 inches..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1b

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And now I’m remembering this thread from last night. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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They started fighting over the single seed pile so I added some other locations. Suddenly there are now 20 jerkbird..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…L5

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So far it’s a 13-jerkbird morning, although I can hear stomping on the roof. pic.twitter.com/Ey3fvncGdu

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@chrisjrn I did see it before you deleted it, though, and all I’ll say is that it’s not about liking or not liking..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4C

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What’s an adjective even more twee than “lovely”?

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This is bound to be lovely, but given that many (most?) people never read another book after leaving school maybe t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SE

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Morrison’s pamphletocracy of critical tech holds barely a quantum of substance” zdnet.com/article/morris…

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In the Blue Mountains the Great Sog continues through this week and today is no exception. pic.twitter.com/smM9x8KhGo

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Tuesday. Begin the chanting, because it may help. Your chant should have the same number of syllables as your full..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uT

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