Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 5th, 2008

RT @dedlam: “Was hoping for a cliff hanger. Alas there appears to be no hanging today!” No, he hanging comes AFTER the nigger wins. ;)

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The BBC’s US Election map can be re-shaped to show states in proportion to population / college votes. http://is.gd/6mhy

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Nice @firstdogonmoon commentcartoon on the Fox News coverage! http://is.gd/6mQU

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It looks like Telstar’s spat the dummy AGAIN and pulled out of a debate on the National Broadband Network. http://is.gd/6mN6

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@pandapassport @dedlam @DavidFeng “This guy once did drugs and got caught”? You mean George W Bush’s little “problem” with cocaine? Oh. No.

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RT @aDB: Crikey’s map has Obama 81 to McCain 34 http://bit.ly/1sQOsK [Yes, and it also has a pig with lipstick. Trust it not! ;)]

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Intriguing! We have “news services” to aggregate & summarise, but still go aggregatin’ looking for… what? Division of labour FAIL!

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RT @Warlach: “My Sys Admin is showing my boss how to make his iPhone a Lightsaber instead of working on my broken computer. Says it all.”

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@crispynoodles I’m looking at thistory too: “Something Smells Bad with eBay’s PayPal eCheck Glitch” http://is.gd/6mqT

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@crispynoodles Have you ever gotten an explanation for the delays from PayPal? If “always” late, seems a problem!

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Has anyone heard of Australian PayPal users having trouble and delays clearing payments thru US eCheck?

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The CNN hologram is pure bullshit. It tries to make the election about them and stupid whizzbangery than about, y’know, choosing President.

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@jarruzza I “obviously hate Americans”? No. My “crime” is that I naively misread how loaded the word “nigger” is. That’s my mistake.

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@SenorEduTechs Man, if you want to call me “faggot/maricón” because I’m gay, but can’t cope with “nigger”, then you are truly a hypocrite.

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@wolfcat Agreed. Obama is a great orator, thinker… also fundraiser. And Teh Evil Neocons are gone. Let’s not fall for the rhetoric now.

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@jarruzza True, I took it too far. I challenged the idea that The Great Obama is non-white so everything “wrong” with the US is now fixed.

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… that fact that anyone even MENTIONS someone’s ethnicity beyond a simple statement of fact proves they’re thinking it makes a difference.

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@wolfcat I grant you, yes, jokes with Aboriginal friends or guys I know with “darker skin” fron Detroit are different, but FFS…

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I get where everyone’s coming from but if people think “African-American” or “person of color” defuses any racism in “black” they’re idiots.

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I’ve joked with Aboriginal friends, “You whiteys are fuckin’ crazy” and “Get your shit together, darkie”, and it’s cool, tho personal links.

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I am starting to comprehend how deeply racist the USA is at a personal level.

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@plasmaegg Sorry, yes, the n-word is OK for “a person of colour” but not whitey me. (FFS what’s wrong with “black”?) I’m digging a hole…

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@misswired Well I’ve been reminded that the n-word is a complete no-go zone, even ironically. Where is the understanding of subtlety?

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Listening to the 20yos at the next table talk about Woodstock. Which they know from “20 to 1”. Uhuh.

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After one of my more aggressive posts a former ABC state manager emailed to say “Glad to see you’re still stirring, keep up the good work.”

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@timelady Yes, “shitstirrer” is how I’m often characterised. This is my role, it seems.

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@mpesce Sorry? Don’t people on have vaginas? [puzzled]

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@misswired I grant you it’s very easy to misunderstand me in text, particularly if people don’t know my “complete oeuvre”. I’ll live.

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@kcarruthers Correct. If you are a musician with best-selling music then you are automatically an expert on everything. It’s only logical.

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@plasmaegg Yeah, I just got a very angry unfollow message from someone who didn’t understand that there’s satire in 90% of what I say.

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@rowanhanna Fear not, “dickhead” is mild compared to some of the things I’ve been called. A media career requires a thick skin.

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@Entregreeneur Yes, Bono is a major economic theorist and intellectual. [guffaws]

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Heh! @SnarkyPlatypus just SMSed me from Venice: “POTUS is a figurehead. I have yet to be convinced that everything has changed.”

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But the ritual continues nonetheless. All queue to pledge allegiance to The Last Remaining Superpower. Despite what they may think inside.

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@rowanhanna [giggle] I knew at least someone would bite.

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Amused at the conga-line of world “leaders” queueing to suck Obama’s butt. Bend over, folks! It still AMERIKA, even with a nigger in charge!

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FFS! It really is The End of Days. Bono is blogging… for the Financial Times. http://is.gd/6o0x Rock on!

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@jkottke The BBC map can also be skewed to show states proportionally by number of college votes. http://is.gd/6mhy

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Reading (yes, reading the words, without pictures) of Barack Obama’s victory speech. http://is.gd/6nL1 Them’s some powerful words.

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@sboiling I suspect that President-Elect Baz has two or three people to give him and hand. And The Bomb.

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I’m at The Afternoon Office™ tidying up some loose ends. So this is what it feels like to have Far Too MUch Work To Do!

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Mobile to Enmore Rd / King St on errands / lunch (late) etc.

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I’m over the US Election stuff. We can all read the summaries when it’s settled. Me, I’m checking out the exploding whale. http://is.gd/6nd6

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@jdub It would be cool to integrate the themed coverage into one page. I kept switching btween liveblog, Rundle, map, other stuff.

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I should stop tweeting the Crikey Live Blog. It’s at http://blogs.crikey.com…. … though they’re probaly all drunk now.

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Possum: @Jonathan - that’s the exact type of thing that Kim Jong Conroy is trying to protect us all from!

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Jonathan at Crikey: According to CNN they’re ‘rootin for Barack Obama in Kenya’. lets see that in a hologram.

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Possum: The botox injections seem to be the only thing keeping the long faces of the Foxnews people attached to their heads.

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@oliyoung @Nickhodge A lesson there somewhere re authenticity. Nothin’ wrong with presenting one side’s view, just don’t claim neutrality.

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WFT? FOX broke for a “News Extra” segment about the necessity of going to the dentist. (True.) “Drill, Baby, Drill!” They’re not coping.

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I’ll say it if @DavidFeng can’t: The last thing China wants to show its people is that “regime change” can happen just through voting.

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RT @DavidFeng: PRC officials NOT INTERESTED in elections: XInhua Net main page about PRC politics, not US elections… laggard…

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Colbert: “New York goes for Obama. No surprise. The city that never sleeps would never vote for a man who goes to bed at 7:30”

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RT @DavidFeng: The French love Obama: France 2 sez: “Obama approaches victory…”

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RT @voirol: RT @stephendann - “Fox News reporters look like someone has their puppy held for ransom”

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@Nickhodge: “I wonder if @mpesce is in 7th heaven?” No, I think you need to count levels in the other direction for him. Below the car park.

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@dedlam True, I should try not to cause TOO much trouble for you! :)

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RT @DavidFeng: Chinese tweets coming out from China pretty much “assume” the election is “for Obama”…

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@jeffsonstein Do you think I CARE what you can and can’t see on your stupid iPhone? Send your fault reports to someone who gives a damn! :P

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@dedlam And as @Fush points out, the correct term is “lynching”. ;)

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@dedlam Hey, I make it obvious when I retweet! Original tweet in quotes, then I add my own commentary. :)

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@magia3e How big is the cloud?140 characters or less Or more?

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@magia3e @ApostrophePong It’s neither “in” or “on” Twitter. It’s “around” Twitter. “Around” is the only preposition these days.

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@ApostrophePong It looks like I bought the N80 in October 2006, so two years. I treat it roughly. It may well be fixable though.

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No “Stilgherrian Live” tonight, but I’m live-blogging Steve Ballmer 3.30pm and Gartner 6.30pm. http://is.gd/6rph (Sydney times.)

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@servantofchaos Ta for the tip re http://coveritlive.com needing a practice run. I’ll do that later this morning.

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@neerav However my Nokia N80 is dying fast, and @ApostrophePong got his N96 with Virgin yesterday.

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@neerav Cheers! I’ll ask @jamopo about data packaging. But not today, I don’t have the headspace. Vodafone’s $79 business cap worked for me.

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Checking out http://coveritlive.com, which I’ll use to live-blog the Steve Ballmer presentation this afternoon. Crikey used it yesterday.

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@twitter Hey I clicked on the Election Toolbar thingy but it doesn’t appear to be about New Zealand at all! Is there some other election?

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Maybe I should do the “open standards vs proprietary formats is all just posturing by self-righteous blowhards” argument today. ;)

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@jeffsonstein Bah! I linked. “Here, this is interesting.” It’s not up to me to provide a list of tech requirements with every link. :)

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OK, @ApostrophePong and I are departing for our little hidey-hole. Ciao.

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@franksting “Free BBC”? But the BBC is on the Internet! We just get the Internet and get “stuff”! WHEN WILL TELCOS GET THIS POINT?

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@franksting You’re probably right, the “exclusive” will relate to whatever lame-arsed content they package with it.

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@franksting Love the way that 3 http://tinyurl.com/5ejrnb says the N96 is “exclusive”. Liars!

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RT @wolfcat: ha ha channel 10 has an old lettermen on… top 10 list are ways mccain can turn his campaign around.

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@franksting I’m told by @ApostrophePong that 3 don’t have N96s yet. But he’s pissed off with 3’s upfuckage of customer “service”. They lose.

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RT @wolfcat: yes 1 phone has an open dev platform, a decent camera, stereo bluetooth changable battery, the other is an iphone

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@plasmaegg I’m told by @ApostrophePong that the iPhone was being packaged chaaper than the N96. Depends I guess. Will check out soon.

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Meanwhile I wonder if Vodafone demanding I go to a $99pm plan for an N96 is a good deal. Virgin looks better all the time… ;)

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@ApostrophePong seems happy to have moved from 3 to Virgin to score his Nokia N96. 3 doesn’t get that fucking him around over billing COST.

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@JonoH @wolfcat @posty My sense of humour is getting me in all sorts of trouble today. No more jokes from me today.

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“Don’t mention the war. I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it.”

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@goaldeebug Yeah @ApostrophePong and I loved watching the geckos on the wall at the Skytrain Bar in Bangkok. Must go back soon.

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@pixel8ted I’ve decided not to talk about my knowledge of America for a while, if that’s OK by you? :)

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@Tarale I thought Adelaide was too dry for geckos, but there you go! http://is.gd/6orb

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@Tarale That’s not just a lizard, that’s a gecko!

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RT @middleclassgirl: “I was about to ask ‘Why is Malcolm Turnbull looking so smarmy?’ and then I thought about what i was asking.”

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OH: “Do you realise how many of my mum’s friends have gone to jail? You could get manslaughter for that, bro!”

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Oh, tomorrow I will live tweet/blog from the Steve Ballmer presentation and then the Gartner presentation. Details later.

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@hortovanyi Yes, I got The Future of Journalism piece done, no feedback yet. I’ll blog it when I get the all-clear.

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@wolfcat I think “Summer Heights High” is an awesome demonstration of how the politics of race are more nuanced in Australian than the US.

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Oops that’s got an extra “c” in it. I meant “français”.

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@kdelarue Ta, “ballanda” as “hollander”, cool! The guy who said he wasn’t following me any more says “farang” is from “françcais” similarly.

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@DenubisX You’ve spotted it. Newspeak. A friend was fired after 3yr for losing cash this week. He was called an “asset management risk”.

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Like the word “farang” (ฝรั่ง) in Thai, meaning “whitey” or “European”. There’s no negativity in it as such, only in context. It’s neutral.

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@CameronCollie I had assumed it was like the f-word… no-go for network TV but fine on cable or in private conversation. I was wrong.

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@CameronCollie Well that’s the thing. Just ‘cos I “know stuff” in many areas doesn’t mean I know stuff in *every* area…

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(If there’s anything I “hate” about the US, it’s the direction its politics took under the neocons. If that changes, awesome!)

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I will now admit it… I did not know that the n-word was such a no-go zone. Mea culpa. That shows my IGNORANCE of Americans, not hatred.

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