Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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

November 12th, 2008

RT @einspruch: “Re. @KevinRuddPM being real or minion, it could be they haven’t figured it out yet, like much else going on.” Agreed.

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@aDB @SilkCharm Actually @DowmingStreet has managed to put some personality into the role, even though it’s shared by 3 minions.

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@SilkCharm There’s no evidence yet to suggest whether @KevinRuddPM is the PM or a minion. If a minion, like @downingstreet, they should say.

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@SilkCharm Did you notice @KevinRuddPM though? THAT is a conversation. Or has the potential to be. He’s only said hello yet.

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@jkerrstevens @trib … but now we can have conversations with many at once, and suddenly they have to be “approved”.

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@jkerrstevens @trib It’s that scale problem again. A politician talking to me in the street isn’t “advertising”, it’s just a conversation…

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RT @voirol: It does say “Authorised by Karl Bitar”. He’s the National Secretary of the ALP. Not that this proves anything

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So why register the domain to some family trust and not the party? Or the individual? So much for transparency!

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Weirder. kevinpm.com.au is registered to “The Trustee for THE DENNIS MELANIE FAMILY TRUST”. WTF?

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I just followed @KevinRuddPM’s bio link. It’s http://kevinpm.com.au? Odd that it’s a .com.au outside .gov.au channels. Is this legit?

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Writing a welcome-to-Twitter blog post for @KevinRuddPM. @TurnbullMalcolm is allowed to read it too. I’ll tell you when it’s done.

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i wonder how many spin doctors are watching every reaction to @KevinRuddPM, agonising over the wording of his first “authentic” reply.

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@KevinRuddPM Good afternoon, Prime Minister. Your chalkjenge with Twitter is to offer authentic communication, not just repeat soundbites.

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@Kimota Conroy imagines shouting at the Internet long enough will change how it operates. Any coder/sysadmin knows that just won’t work.

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@Kimota Politicians want to treat the market and Internet like they treat each other: bullying and lying. In 21st Century that won’t work.

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Anthony Lowenstein: “Government uploads hypocrisy with internet censorship” http://is.gd/6PPi [Yeah, it’s from Monday, oops.]

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Reader Mark Haydon in today’s Crikey confirms my assertion that DVDs were/are priced too high. Yay. http://is.gd/75GB [scroll down to graph]

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@kcarruthers You know as well as I do that most people on the web, inc devs, have nfi re security.

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Town Hall, awaiting village-bound electric tubeworm of delight.

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@tathamoddie Hey no fair! It’s the first time I’VE seen YOU outside too!

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@viveka Buying Nokia instead of Apple causes Vitamin D deficiency? WTF?

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Crossing to Darling Harbour for lunch. I have to get more sun, y’see.

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@wolfcat @oliyoung Looks like Twibble is the app to choose. Ta.

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@docbaty Someone needs to explain the sunk cost fallacy to the government.

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@docbaty Someone said yesterday you can buy ALL of GM for under $6b.

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@dcw303 Agreed, just tell the manager he’s getting in the way. If he/she doesn’t respect honesty, quit.

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@TurnbullMalcolm Instead of $6b for lame car industry, re-gear to make wind turbines and light rail. Think FURTHER ahead!

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Dear Twitterverse, can has Twitter app for Nokia N96?

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@TurnbullMalcolm @franksting Agreed, leaking confidences is bad but the punters won’t take this example seriously. Attack on issues of subs

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Thu plan: Potter at desk thru many, many stressful loose ends; 1500 record radio interview at 2SER; more desk; 2130 “Stilgherrian Live”.

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RT @garthk: I don’t grok G20-gate. If Bush never said it, why are the media still calling it a “leak” rather than “bullshit”?

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@LacqueredStudio It still won’t be “death”, just laughter followed by the empty silence of irrelevance. Perhaps in politics that’s worse.

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@LacqueredStudio Hang on, I did NOT say “death would be swift” if @KevinRuddPM is a minion. I said that can be successful of done well.

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@KevinRuddPM I reckon you have about another 24 hours to set the tone for your account before people start laughing at the lameness.

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@KevinRuddPM is most likely a minion since Mr Rudd is in Washington for the G20. http://is.gd/7dyv A shame, travel tweets could’ve been fun.

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@voirol Is breaking into a stolen car more ethical than breaking into a non-stolen car? That’s the ethical question. I don’t have an answer.

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Researchers hack spam network to analyse the economics. Is that ethical? Relevant linkage at http://is.gd/7dlk

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Amy Winehouse gets curly hair, still looks like something the cat dragged in” http://is.gd/77ai Inquisitr is all class. ;)

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@DDsD I don’t know which program @charispalmer is talking about, I just respond with random impulses. I’m like a giant amoeba.

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New blog post: “OMFG! Kevin Rudd tweeted again!” http://is.gd/7d5e

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RT @charispalmer: “Agreed. Except so far ABC Breakfast seems too busy telling us what the print media are telling us and not much else.”

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RT @sealfur: “You’ve confused it with school. It’s the role of news media to make us think we’re smart while not actually teaching us.”

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@charispalmer ABC Breakfast no mention Twitter ‘cos no-one knows what it is? Isn’t it the POINT of news media to tell us what we don’t know?

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RT @jdub: CoveritLive now has Twitter integration… It can pull from 12 Twitter feeds and autopublish into your event feed. Nice!

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@garthk You’re not speaking Latin or Greek. You’re speaking English. The plural is “rhombuses”.

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@bmatt I reckon humanity’s archives will have “The Early Digital Gap”. Books last. Modern data formats pour onto new media. In between, nil.

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T-Mobile issues fix for Android security bug: anything typed into G1 phone was interpreted by a root shell. http://is.gd/7cb9 Security FAIL!

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Trouble reading old floppies? Imagine restoring a 40yo tape drive! http://is.gd/70nL

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@trib You ask “Who’s advising the PM?” No agency? It’s us, now, doing it for free and some staffer will write it up and take the credit.

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@jeffsonstein And the whole POINT of Twitter is that it makes staying in touch much easier thru “ambient intimacy” at a distance.

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@jeffsonstein I don’t see why, in theory, @KevinRuddPM couldn’t actually be the PM. “He’s too busy?” Well, he has time to talk to friends.

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@katska “Stilgherrian Live” is in theory happening tonight, yes. The day’s plan has yet to survive contact with the enemy, however.

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@trib Your welcome to @KevinPuddPM http://is.gd/7bQ5 is a nice bounce off mine. http://is.gd/76Bg Thank you for the compliments.

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Emerges. Thursday. As a great man once said, I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

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“Amy Winehouse gets curly hair, still looks like something the cat dragged in” http://is.gd/77ai Inquisitr is such a class act… ;)

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Forum: “Internet filtering and censorship proposals”, UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy, 27 November. http://is.gd/76VZ

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@kurokaze204 Glad you enjoyed my “Welcome to Twitter, Prime Minister”, funny-serious is what I do apparently. http://is.gd/76Bg

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@FiBendall Oh in the UK the local council can bug your phone if they suspect you of illegally dumping rubbish!

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@SilkCharm I reckon a comment on http://is.gd/76Bg linking to your best “how to use Twitter” posts would be good for @KevinRuddPM to see.

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@FiBendall Politicians don’t need to join Twitter to monitor us, though. It’s all searchable as it is. Plus they have Other Ways… ;)

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@warrenduff @FiBendall @matthewlandauer Thanks for the compliments. I wonder if @KevinRuddPM is him or the minion. I don’t care either way.

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@KevinRuddPM New blog post: “Welcome to Twitter, Prime Minister” http://is.gd/76Bg

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