Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 25th, 2008

@jasonmcclurg If I can’t make the Forum then @michaelmeloni and @PeterBlackQUT will doubtless have much to say too. :) I should be OK tho.

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@websinthe As a more turbulent world approaches, the Neo-Puritans will claim that morality can prevent chaos. These things are cyclic.

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@kcarruthers I believe that with Chairman Rudd at the helm… well, at the ledger… we do indeed have the Puritans back on charge. FTL.

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Yes, a less-ordered environment does lead to more crime. Nice write-up in “The Economist”. http://is.gd/8K8m Science is so cool.

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RT @MissRFTC: You know when you’re all, “oh I have to be at work at 7:30 AM!” but then you go out drinking cheap beer at a skunk themed bar?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Sydney has the Pilgrim Colds and Flus now, and… um… the one I have started FAST. Stay warm!

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@comedy_nerd We’ll cook a special meal for it, and take care in its preparation. With @ApostrophePong almost every day is a chilli festival.

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It appears that it will only be a few days until we have our first fresh chilli of the season. There shall be a ritual of some kind.

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@miss_sonia True, the Mac vs PC ads really are the dull but downtrodden PC who means well and some smug prick.

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Cold permitting, I’ll be liveblogging from Thursday’s Forum: Internet filtering and censorship proposals. http://is.gd/76VZ

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@miss_sonia “More booze”? Oooooh… no! More ADVERTISING! ;) http://is.gd/8TVh

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@miss_sonia I, too, become alarmed when looking at images from “Stigherrian Live”. I think that’s a healthy response.

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@jeamland I. Do. Not. Look. Like. Alan. Jones.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think I must be ill. I was seriously thinking of getting “a real job” earlier today. Like, as an employee.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Hello. :) Sleep is good, I am told. I sound like John Laws on heroin today.

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@DenubisX Your link http://is.gd/8SjN has baffled me in terms of what work we would do. Maybe just too many big words when I’m ill.

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“Mercenaries Versus Pirates in Somalia” http://is.gd/8SEt Is “Pax Americana” over? Ships told US Navy is “overburdened”, get own protection!

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@firstdogonmoon “Wilson Tuckey keeps many animals but only for recreational strangling.” Bravo! ;) Busy day at the office, then?

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RT @piawaugh: New blog post: Australia’s first OLPC trial - technical documentation http://tinyurl.com/5sz2sa

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Bruce Schneier: “The Future of Ephemeral Conversation”. What IS a “private conversation” when everything’s logged? http://is.gd/8Qj3

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@limburger2001 And why, exactly, does “dry humping” come to mind? I see no connection.

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She had very fat legs and the kind of too-tight too-short denim shorts that backpacker women with very fat legs seem to think attractive.

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@misswired By “riding” I mean “sort of standing on the scooter and pushing a bit but mostly falling off”.

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@wolfcat No, I didn’t film it because she’d already started to talk to me and I wanted to kill her.

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It’s not even 1100 but a drunk Brit backpacker woman is “riding” a scooter in Enmore.

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The challenge for today: Which of the many behind-schedule things to do for clients, given that I’m still dealing with this goddam cold.

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@BreakfastNews BTW, I’m not sure that I need to hear Virginia Trioli talking about saggy breasts before 0700 either kthxbai.

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@BreakfastNews Wow, talking about Movember on November the… 26th. Message to audience: Breakfast News is nearly 4 weeks out of touch.

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Emerges. Things feel less bad than at this time yesterday. I understand from History that this is called Progress.

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Attempting to get a decent night’s sleep, despite the cold. Who invented viruses again? [exit]

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Legal analysis of copyright suit against iiNet: http://is.gd/8Vs4 Important precendent-setter, it seems.

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@firstdogonmoon Using your special special iPhone and a meringue, you could take your own photo of a lone meringue.

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@SnarkyPlatypus True. Being “smart” at cutting factional deals isn’t the same thing. You can’t negotiate with or persuade technology.

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@mgherman I’m reliably informed that the department reckons Conroy is a vast improvement over Coonan and Alston, in intelligence and clue.

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@tdm911 “What does MobileMe offer these days that can’t be had for free from Google Apps etc?” That warmth of being Close to Steve.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Conservative or not, if Conroy ignores technical analysis in favour of wishful thinking he’s a liability in the portfolio.

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@mgherman I think there’s some lingering “teh interntz are scary, we must has controlz” in all this. The way they do politics is threatened.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No others in ALP saying much ‘cos that’s just not their portfolio? Would Conroy seriously support it personally?

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@PeterBlackQUT As long as my cold clears up yes, I’ll be liveblogging Thursday’s forum. http://is.gd/76VZ I see they let you chair one bit!

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m not so sure about ALP power-play theories. Who against whom? Nah, just too much happening at once, cock-up.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Is this the first Big Mistake of the Rudd govt? I actually found myself agreeing wih Glenn Milne! http://is.gd/8CZZ

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RT @christydena RT @kevinmarks: downsides of HD - Nicole Kidmans skeletal knees on Letterman

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@coljac Yeah, I read @dale_clapperton’s analysis of how filtering could be done without legislation. http://is.gd/4UBp Seems a long shot.

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@plasmaegg I’m sure Conroy’s office now sees what I write here. They certainly read Crikey. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus You’re prob right, within ALP there’d have been nervous backbenchers. Conroy was toughing it out, now little wiggle-room.

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@mgherman The Greens have already issued a statement about not supporting the filters. Can’t see them changing in a hurry. http://is.gd/8QHY

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@DCouch This is politics so, yes, the enemy of your enemy is your friend (on this issue). 21C politics isn’t a spectrum but a kaleidoscope.

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With both Liberals and The Greens opposing ISP-level filtering, it’s effectively dead as of today. Going ahead with Phase 2 trials is waste.

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Senator Minchin’s full statement: “Labor’s arbitrary internet filter plan misguided and deeply unpopular” http://is.gd/8V20

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Liberal Senator Nick Minchin shoots down Internet filter: “misguided and deeply unpopular”, “patronising and offensive”. http://is.gd/8UMh

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@chichiri It was, I suspect, more about stringing it out long enough for a double-dissolution to get rid of Senators Fielding & Xenophon.

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@Tempyra It IS simple, you’re right. Probably my two key articles are http://is.gd/18y3 and http://is.gd/5n51 … but am I overloading?

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@Tempyra I’ve written a HEAP on this issue, linkage to all via http://is.gd/4XCK (with some cruft).

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@coljac If Q is “Shouldn’t we at least try to protect kids?”, A is “Of course, but not by wasting time on techniques which don’t work.”

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Alas, govts are so paranoid about people not liking them, they don’t have the guts to say “Sorry, that’s impossible”. So another trial…

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@Tempyra Bernadette McMenamin is classic here. Keeps saying “I don’t understand why you won’t stop the porn”, it’s explained, asks again.

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@Tempyra The comparison with ID v science “controversy” is apt. Protect-the-kids people simple will not accept that filters won’t work…

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@Tempyra Meanwhile, if $million is available for it, a salesman will soon appear with a box labelled “filter for sale”. http://is.gd/16It

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@Tempyra Why a debate? Wishful-thinking protect-the-children folks REALLY REALLY WANT it and they imagine Evil Internet People lie…

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@websinthe Does @KevinRuddPM imagine that more political spin will somehow change the reality of how IP traffic works?

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@websinthe I don’t know what “more info” @KevinRuddPM intends posting. P2P and encrypted traffic can’t be filtered. Filters won’t work…

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@coljac I’ve already written my piece(s) about the arse-about policy-making. The what is/isn’t “filtered” line changes weekly.

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For some reason my farts are smelling really, really toxic this evening. :(

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@KevinRuddPM Does Sen Conroy imagine filters will magically get BETTER outside the lab? Will Conroy respond to Newton’s bullet points?

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@KevinRuddPM The Phase 1 trials clearly showed ISP-level filters weren’t up to the task, so why is $40M more being wasted on “live” trials?

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@katska Yes, the 1-year-of-Rudd is for Crikey. They’re doing a series of Ruddiversary stories this week.

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@firstdogonmoon You MUST check out Wing Wen the two faced dog! http://is.gd/8UIW (And I thought the two-faced dog was named… never mind.)

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Disreputable”? I have never associated with disreputable young men.

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Is China’s Great Firewall becoming more accurate? http://is.gd/8UCw Hat-tip to… oh, so someone whose tweet has scrolled off-screen. Poo.

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@wolfcat I know exactly where I am. I have a phone with GPS. It isn’t working. So I know I am inside.

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@websinthe I’m writing a 1-year-of-Rudd piece this week, and it’s interesting that people seem disappointed about the social conservatism.

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@firstdogonmoon My exact location is a closely-guarded state secret known only to Stephen Conroy, Julie Bishop and that guy at the shop.

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@websinthe Heh! I do see all @replies, whether following you or not. I’m WAY behind processing new followers. The dynamic changes with 800+.

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I will not be distracted by the liveblog. http://is.gd/91vI I will concentrate on writing for my tight deadline.

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The Future of Journalist Summit in MEL is being liveblogged by @TrevorrCook / Crikey at http://is.gd/91vI

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Head down to write an article. 400 words on Ruddiversary and Internet “filtering” and National Broadband Network.

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@viveka Sen Conroy is definitely a political numbers man. Trying to think fo something positive to say about him.

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New blog post: “Journalism in a hyperconnected world” http://is.gd/91hX Part of MEAA report to be launched in Melbourne today.

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Wed plan: Write a Crikey article; 1230 gym (yes, @SnarkyPlatypus is back and I must become less-fat); PM Darlinghurst client, into evening.

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@awmitchell The other bidders’ whingeinhg can’t have been effective enough if I wasn’t aware of it. ;) Still, bid and be done, I say!

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@JonoH I wouldn’t like to be Telstra boss these days! Still, if it really is the best telco then its bid will be best and it’ll win. [smirk]

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@JonoH No, LOL! 140 chars is not the venue for this. And correct, Telstra’s mindshare ain’t always +ve… ;)

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@JonoH What’s obnoxious, and what top-level Telstra managers seem to miss, is that the punters don’t like all the grandstanding.

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@JonoH Well, Telstra may not want to be separated. So put that in the tender, with the conditions wanted, be considered on merits. [shrugs]

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Canadian expert tells Australia to cancel broadband tenders, change process to take energy use into account. http://is.gd/90GK Timely. ;)

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@JonoH Yes, Telstra has the USO. It also has a massive market- and mind-share. Them’s the rules, Telstra. Now STFU and get on with it. ;)

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@JonoH It’s frustrating. Other bidders seem able to bid for NBN without whingeing. Telsra seems full of whinge. It doesn’t HAVE to bid.

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@JonoH Taxpayers’ $4.7b better not be the only investment. Telstra already have a head start so any bid should be very competitive, no?

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@coljac Senator Minchin has clearly read the numbers, whatever he may feel personally. Conroy is looking increasingly desperate.

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@JonoH I’ve thought the sulky prima-donna attitude of some Telstra senior management is wildly inappropriate. http://is.gd/4PgR

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@JonoH I’ve no idea whether NBN would be better with / without Telstra. But “Telstra ‘must’ be involved” is an assumption we should check.

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@BreakfastNews Why “must” Telstra be part of National Broadband Network? Maybe building from scratch with a new player solves many problems!

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Liberal Senator Nick Minchin on @BreakfastNews NOW, about to be asked about Internet censorship. http://is.gd/736n

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Violent demonstrations on TV are a lot less abstract when you’ve stood right where it’s going down.

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Watching @BreakfastNews’ vision of the Mob outside Bangkok’s old airport firing shots at pro-govt protestors. We had beers just there.

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@marclehmann I’m EXTREMELY impressed at how fast Saasu implemented the new UK VAT rules. Not relevant to me, but very reassuring. Well done.

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