Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 10th, 2008

@ApostrophePong Capitol Square & Chinatown / Paddy’s Markets were my thoughts too. Any harder than that? I’ll get a new non-battered phone.

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I’ve asked before but… Does anyone know a good hole-in-the-wall phone repair ship in Sydney? Replace slider ribbon cable on Nokia N80.

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Bob Debus’ office worked from “Intellectual property crime and enforcement in Australia” for $1.7B illegal copying cost. http://is.gd/6QJz

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RT @RichardGiles RT @genrobey: “Filter advocates need to check their facts” (ABC) http://is.gd/6Qqm Mark Newton’s on a roll!

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Me in Crikey today: “The inflated cost of illegally copied DVDs” http://is.gd/6QcJ Probably behind paywall, but 21-day free trial.

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A cartoon lesson for Senator Conroy on the practicalities of Internet “filtering”: http://is.gd/6LsA

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@willhughes I hadn’t hit Wikipedia re CD shattering http://is.gd/6PSb but illegally-copied DVDs wouldn’t be more risky, same physical discs!

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@willhughes Yeah I’d be interested to hear from anyone who’s EVER had a DVD shatter in the drive. Pass it on. :)

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@willhughes I asked around earlier. Pretty much everyone thought the claim was bullshit. “Bad disc shatters” was the only suggested threat.

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Sadly Bob Debus’ claim that illegal DVDs can “wreck expensive home entertainment systems” didn’t make it into my article today.

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@rgillettpr Cheers, tho that ACS release re ICT carbon emisions is from last year. I just caught up on it. Interesting though.

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Wow. Infotech/comms carbon emissions are 1.52% of Australia’s total, while civil aviation is “only” 0.97% http://is.gd/6PGz

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Home Affairs Min Bob Debus reckons illegal DVDs cost industry $1.7B http://is.gd/6GA8 Ahem! Screen Australia says $213M http://is.gd/6PFk

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@timdunlop The car industry plan is INTENDED to help society, yes. Whether it’s really what we need long term is another story. :)

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Having compared them, yes, the Nokia N96 beats the N95 8GB for my needs. Now to choose a carrier. Virgin Mobile is in the lead so far.

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@Warlach Yes, when @MarsPhoenix sent that last burst of binary I actually shed a small tear. Anthropomorphised much?

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@coljac No, iPhone NOT FTW (for me). Crap camera. Can’t swap battery. No Bluetooth tether. All show-stoppers (for me). YMMV.

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Answering my own question, of course Wikipedia’s page for the N96 has the compaison I need. http://is.gd/6XwB All hail Wikipedia!

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Astounded that Nseries is marketed as a “mobile computer”, but basic spec of processor and RAM isn’t listed!

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Anyone know definitely whether the Nokia N95 and N96 have the same processor and speed thereof? RAM?

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Damn. My Nokia N80 is now totally geb0rken. No display. I still believe it’s just a bad ribbon cable but I guess I’ll go a new phone.

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However the rhetoric of “the economy is doing well” means “certain people are doing very well out of it”, not the same. Doing well for WHOM?

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Part of my point is that the economy is a web of relationships, and a “good” economy is robust, with redundant links etc, like any network.

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@JohnLacey “The economy benefits Australians” indeed. Trickle-down economics: http://is.gd/6Xrq Can “the economy” be simply “good” or bad”?

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@timdunlop Ah, subsidizing the car industry when cheaper/better cars are made elsewhere and the world needs FEWER cars. Smart policy, eh?

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Tue plan: AM planning & web project management; lunch somewhere nice; PM peronal appointments in Darlinghurst; evening open.

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@coljac Good find, ta! “List of countries by income equality” http://is.gd/3Ren Sobering.

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@RozP And yes, many transactions not measured. A mother cares for a child. Help a mate with stress, rather than a paid doctor… :)

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@RozP “The economy” is a furphy. I pay $100 to dig a hole, $100 to fill it in. “The economy” records $200 activity but society achieves nil.

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@RozP Yes, we can measure the $ therefore it becomes important. The book The Measuer of Reality” tracks the history of that, a good read.

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@coljac The Global Rich List is an interesting exercise, to remind us where we really sit on the scale. http://is.gd/6XfT

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@RozP I agree: an economy is part of society. :) But count the words spent on “the economy” vs all else: I wonder if the tail wags the dog.

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@MarsPhoenix 01001111 01110101 01110100 01110011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00101110

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RT @MarsPhoenix: 01010100 01110010 01101001 01110101 01101101 01110000 01101000 <3

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@glenndavy I’d like to live in a society which has, amongst other things, a healthy economy. Emphasis on “amongst other things”.

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RT @glenndavy: “hey @stilgherrian… snap shot poll of tweeters.. who wants to live in a society and who wants to live in an economy?”

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Sometimes I want to slap politicians and remind them that they govern for the benefit of Australians, not “the economy”.

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Finance Minister Tanner, you’re an idiot! “The economy” should “survive”? http://is.gd/6WVJ Um, you imagine “exchange of value” could end?

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@garthk Oh, that previous tweet should have said “deck”, not “desk”. I’m well away from the desk, listening to currawongs and a frog.

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My review of John Birmingham’s “Without Warning” America is Gone”: http://is.gd/6WKl

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@NathanaelB Oh yes I suppose I should’ve told you you’re tapped in “How and why I blog”. ;) http://is.gd/6KUd

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The effect is marred somewhat when they ramp up runway 34R to launch a few 747s into the ether, but you can’t have everything.

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Emerges. I’m liking my new plan of starting the day in the desk with the MacBok Pro on my lap, a coffee, a view of the back yard and trees.

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Sloth. Finally. [exit]

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@storyseeker “It won’t slow the Internet” is a lie, as the govt’s own research shows otherwise. Hence, evidence-based policy” is also a lie.

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@storyseeker My gut feeling is that journalists are starting to smell Conroy’s blood in the water. The piranha circle. Or are they sharks?

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RT @lowflyingrocks: 2008 VY3 just passed the Earth at 12km/s, approximately five million, three hundred and seventy thousand km away.

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@smperris Senator Barnaby Joyce is a genuinely witty man. Julie Bishop is probably neither.

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We watched “Newstopia” and “Stupid Stupid Man” and now my phone is totally rooted. Spooky.

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@mpesce Just do what politicians do: Send the same reply to everyone, regardless of what they said. ;) http://is.gd/6RK5

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@Fifikins I’m not sure what I’m doing for “Stilgherrian Live” this week. Truth be told, insomnia and other issues mean I’m rather run down.

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@WarWraith Which ISPs will get involved? I’ve already asked iiNet whether they will. No answer yet, though they’ve spoken against it.

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@Fifikins [sigh] The UK / Canadian Internet censorship is NOTHING like what is being proposed for Australia. They know this, but lie anyway.

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@willhughes Yes the level of doublespeak in the government’s propaganda about Internet censorship is a bit much.

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@middleclassgirl @docbaty @barrysaunders Oh dear, “enter my date” jokes are NOT required just now. :P

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Dear Chinese Spammer, if you want to sell me your “data entry services”, please do not spell it “date entry services” kthxbai.

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(I see they’re dropping the magic words “evidence-based approach” so it must be legitimate research.) http://is.gd/6R9e [smirks]

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Australian government has officially called for expressions of interest from ISPs wanting to play at censorship. http://is.gd/6R9e

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Wow iCal actually responds same-day when you delete everything and start again. [sigh] I reckon I avoided scheduling ‘cos it was too hard.

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@flare2004 Yeah this is a well-known but not well-understood problem. I’ve tried all troubleshoot/fixes I could find. Time to delete. :(

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Dear Apple, iCal is rooted AGAIN. I am sick of it misbehaving like this. Must I trash my whole calendar file set and start again? Grrr!

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@4fthawaiian I was not being disparaging about Rockdale, merely the distance thereto. ;)

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@babycakesjase Rockdale?!!??! Fark, I know where to get a phone fixed in Bangkok, old bloke with soldering iron and a box of parts.

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Actually this is one of my favourite photos of @ApostrophePong: http://is.gd/6XSN [smirks]

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Where can I compare phone plans on actual call times, not “$300 value” crap? Vodafone 22c vs Virgin 40c for connect & per-30-seconds FTL!

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@firstdogonmoon Anyway, I’[m not taking technical advice from a mentally-disturbed cartoon dog. I have an imaginary whale for that.

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@trib @stokely The thing about experience, is it 5 years experience (learning new things), or 1 year experience x 5 repeated? :)

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Must I say “I acknowledge iPhone as a groundbreaking device” to make people stop telling me about it? I decided weeks ago! Does not want!

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@garthk Ta for info on iPhone attachments http://is.gd/6XGG But why spend more $ on a device which doesn’t meet my needs? N96 does. YMMV.

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A Dilbert cartoon apropos to Internet censorship”. http://is.gd/6XGo

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@timdunlop The car industry subsidy is 1 example, but is the balance right? The Howard govt certainly out ecnomy before, say, environment.

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OK, so @ApostrophePong’s old N90 is locked to 3 Mobile, so I can’t use it until I get my new N96 later today. Hope nothing urgent happens.

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