Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

August 5th, 2008

@firstdogonmoon ALAC files? Trackers? On IRC? You are in deep, deep shit, my friend! P.S. Can you program in assembler? ;)

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@mpesce Yes, yes, assembler… CDC Cyber 173 mainframe… can field-strip IBM Model 26 card punch. No need to remind everyone we’re old. ;)

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@jeffsonstein @mpesce Knowing every detail of “under the hood” WAS vital, but maybe now there’s too much to know all? Specialisation needed?

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@earleyedition @mpesce PR doesn’t have the “right” info. That means they’ve found a fuck-up and need PR to spin it for them.

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@jeffsonstein Nah, I KNOW what the inode stuff means. I find that fact scary. Most people, even sysadmins, would be oblivious.

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@mpesce How can you just “find” 125,000 gorillas? Look behind the couch? Under the rug?

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@liubinskas Using Optus WiFi access points? Presumably just fire up your device’s WiFi and log in with your Optus login details.

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“Too many illegal blocks in inode 8193548. Clear inode<y>?” That (1) I know what that means, and (2) can confidently press Y, scar …

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@firstdogonmoon OK, if not Mr Squiggle then maybe The Wiggles, one at a time on quarterly rotation?

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@wolfcat I suggest Eddie Maguire as chairman, along with Alan Jones, Richard Wilkins, Anna Coren, Anne Wills and Mr Squiggle.

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@wolfcat Precisely. Democracy has failed. We must abandon it and install government by a committee chosen on scientific merit. ;)

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@wolfcat Or, to ask the question another way, “How do we get a govt which PROMISED evidence-based policy to base policy on the evidence?”

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Wow! Mathematical PROOF that Aust govt’s pr0n filters are shite! If they block, 80% chance NOT porn. http://is.gd/1feQ @randomphrase ROCKS!

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Location privacy issues: stuff from that seminar I didn’t get to the other day. http://is.gd/1feG Hat-tip to Tom Worthington.

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@jg_rat See, you Murdoch types can only gasp in awe at Teh Fairfax Tiem Machinez! ;)

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OOPS! Story is actually about Sydney. Got it from The Age, headline did not mark it out-of-state. FAIL.

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Melbourne: CCTV blunder: wrong ‘sex attacker’ charged. http://is.gd/1fdS Oops. And, weirdly, story’s timestamp is in Teh Future!

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For those who missed it, my interview with Amnesty International’s Sophie Peer about human rights in China. http://is.gd/1f96

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@christydena Cheers for the feedback. The audio-only recording my end is sweet. About to check the video recording on Ustream.

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Actually it looks like the Ustream chat is a tad dodgy so I’ll also watch Twitter for any questions. 10 mins or so to go.

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At 1800 SYD time (25 mins) or so, I’ll start streaming the interview from http://stilgherrian.com/… so you can ask questions via chat.

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Excellent. Recording Skype calls while streaming them to Ustream.tv tests OK. Now, to prep some GFX and questions…

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Excellent-looking “Skype for interviews” HOWTO tutorial at http://is.gd/1f5u … working through it now.

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At 1800 SYD am interviewing Sophie Peer, Amnesty International, re Great Firewall of China. Will try to stream live, testing shortly.

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@candysnap Yes they COULD be more sexual, but perhaps not even in a Murdoch outlet… [smirks]

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It’s like those TV programs with dancers and models competing: always so many accidents with shirt buttons. It is teh mysteriez!

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Retweet @jg_rat: Muscular firemen with their shirts conveniently off, for those who like that sort of thing http://is.gd/1f2U

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@firstdogonmoon Heh! And according to Connor Moran, “What a load of dribble. Stilgherrian misses the point again.” Another day, another $…

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@firstdogonmoon Well, please frolic in your champagne-spa today, you have been superb.

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Me in Crikey today: “Oh no, Google took a photo of my house!” http://is.gd/1f0A (Probably behind paywall for the moment.)

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@DJPoyner Simson Garfinkel’s “Database Nation” is 8 years old now. Specifics of tech may be dated but discussion of issues still worthwhile.

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Tues replanned: Lunch on King St, Newtown, with @ApostrophePong NOW. PM at desk fixing b0rked hard drive & client work; quiet evening? TBA.

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Crikey article done. will also do a different, longer version tonight for my adoring public. And the adorable one. [snickers]

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(Notice how I am not being distracted by Twitter conversations but am writing my article? Successful, eh?)

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@brucemorrison True, that gallery compiled from US experience, just blipped to “most viewed”. New face-blur tech will change results here.

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Fairfax papers’ collection of Google Street View favourites from readers. http://is.gd/1ePH Saves having to do your own journalism, I guess.

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OK, I really must WRITE rather than chat. Deadline, deadline…

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@wolfcat Geelong is “missing” from Google Street View because, let’s face it, who the fuck would want to look at it? ;)

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@vealmince Yes, “Oh noes, they have my address!” IS silly since, as you say, it’s usually in the phone book (or other public sources).

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OK, plans completely changed. Now doing a piece for Crikey on Google Street View. I should keep my mouth shut.

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Ah, defence procurement! A $5 billion warship scrapped because it can’t defend itself. Oops. http://is.gd/1g8G

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@misswired I usually don’t have to deal with commuters, thank the gods. When I do see their blank, stupid faces I want to stick pins in ‘em.

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Retweet @neerav: On this day in 1945 USA dropped atomic bomb on Hiroshima http://twurl.nl/vewcty

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Retweet @gapingvoid: Twitter makes the front page of a pretty influential French political magazine http://tinyurl.com/6ryr6n

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@renailemay Sure: “Twitter big enough for malware to arrive, as it always does. Easy, too, as links are from trusted friends & shortened.”

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@confusedmachine @guseyk Hi, new people. Welcome to the journey through my mind. It gets either better or worse.

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Emerges. Resisting a strong urge to strangle the cats. Must save that emotion for more deserving humans.

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Bugger. Disc rebuild fails again. Time for bed and regroup tomorrow.

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RT @BBCWorld: Sony to buy out Bertelsmann’s 50% stake in Sony BMG music JV in $1.2bn deal. http://tinyurl.com/5ef32j

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A Timeline of Internet Memes: http://is.gd/1cO6 Remember “Badger, Badger, Badger”? http://is.gd/1fvH

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I’m getting a bit bored with this disc-rebuild process. I have to stay in case it throws up a question, but it’s WAY past my bedtime.

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Killing time while waiting for disc rebuild to throw up the next question. Try pics of US Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship: http://is.gd/1fp9

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@sboiling Yes it’s about time these lazy hackers wrote decent platform-independent Trojans instead of just relying on Windows’ holes. ;)

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RT @jeffsonstein RT @mpesce RT @agibson: Global Internet Freedom Consortium: http://www.internetfreed… [pass it on]

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RT @BBCWorld: Fake profile on Twitter found to hide a program capable of stealing data. http://tinyurl.com/5rts4t

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(Mind you, I also thought that Ted Nelson was a tad loopy…)

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If I say that Ted Nelson http://is.gd/1fm4 and “Computer Lib / Dream Machines” was a MASSIVE influence, will I burn? Still have my copy.

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@jeffsonstein I think quoting Dijkstra gets you the award so far… ;)

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@jeffsonstein @mpesce & me currently exhibiting extreme age and seeing who is the most appallingly old-school geek.

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@mpesce I don’t need linkage to Dennis Ritchie! http://tinyurl.com/jj93x :P Though my copy of K&R seems to have gone walkies… [sigh]

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@jeffsonstein The IBM 360 was last year at school. Optical-marked cards, BASIC and [gasp!] APL!

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@wolfcat Did Channel 10’s terrible scary privacy invasion story show people’s faces in their street footage?

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RT @wolfcat: channel 10 says google street view invades privacy says they blank out faces then show footage of people walking down a road

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Mind you, me and a housemate once nearly bought a surplus DEC-10 mainframe for $500. She had the software on tape too. No 3-phase power tho.

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@einspruch “Corvus 5Mb hard drive for around $3K?” Bargain!

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Oh! “Forgotten years” included Motorola 6502 microprocessor, and then 6800. Intel’s instruction set sucked. Always did, always will.

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IBM 360 :: CDC Cyber 173 http://is.gd/1fk4 :: VAX 11/780 :: forgotten years :: Mac 512K :: Mac SE/30 etc etc …

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@jeffsonstein You are teh FAIL! Your regexp is not properly escaped!

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@neerav Nooooo! They would not let a feelthy yankee like @mpesce use an Aussie computer like CSIRAC! ;)

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