Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 9th, 2008

@danupoyner The intention was to stop spammy links artificially raising the target’s Google rank.

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@danupoyner The attribute “rel=nofollow” means Google won’t count it as a link as part of their rating of search results. More or less.

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Mobile. The familiar Stanmore station / Kings Cross station / Potts Point perky chiropractor / ad lib thereafter.

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RT @MargaretSimons: “Why Internet Filtering is wrong, dangerous and won’t work.” http://is.gd/aMAx

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@zhasper Yes, the govblog’s T&Cs are full of Teh Fearz of being “official”. Fear. Always fear.

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@DDsD That is a tad too cynical. The blog trial has been in the works for 6+ months. http://is.gd/aMz9 Garnaut Review recommended it too.

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@firstdogonmoon “You’re a popular as a sandpaper cane toad at a vagina party.” WTF? Where’d THAT image come from?

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Senator Conroy’s media release: “Feedback welcome on Digital Economy Blog” http://is.gd/aMlb Trial blog runs for… 18 days (!)

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@timdunlop Lindsay Tanner is one of the few MPs who can operate technology more sophisticated than a nose-hair trimmer.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Craig Emerson is rooted, though, if he keeps publishing thoughtful essays! ;) http://is.gd/aLPX

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@SnarkyPlatypus Craig Emerson as small business minister would also be a good addition, yes.

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@coljac Comments are enabled and will be moderated… and there will be a post about the Internet filter coming, I am reliable informed.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Tanner is Minister for Finance and Deregulation, so more open consultation kinda fits with deregulation.

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@Alex_Manchester Comments ARE enabled, on the post itself http://is.gd/aLzf though not on the overview mssage. It’s not very clear.

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Only one post so far (Tanner’s welcome), and hard to differentiate from the rest of the website, but I reckon it deserves encouragement.

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Senator Stephen Conroy & Lindsay Tanner MP have just now launched “The Digital Economy Blog” at http://www.dbcde.gov.au/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @kcarruthers Again, The Economist has done Thailand far better than me. “A Right Royal Mess” http://is.gd/aNW0

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Gawd if you’re going to bribe your kid’s way into a school, maybe Baulkham Hills is aiming a little low. Losers. http://is.gd/aO1e

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@SnarkyPlatypus If King Bhumibol leaves a power vacuum, it won’t be “glorious revolution” for Thailand, but a bloodbath. :( Too pessimistic?

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Yes, The Economist’s analysis of the Thai political crisis is awesome. “A Right Royal Mess” http://is.gd/aNW0

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@jdub No I haven’t. Lindsay Tanner’s book “Open Australia” sounds like something I should read, though. Thanks for the pointer.

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(By the way, I am not an expert on the machinations of fenderal politicians. I have no particular insight there.)

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@Jon_Seymour Good cop / bad cop? Nah, more than Conroy needs some of Tanner’s cred atm.

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@Jon_Seymour “Question: Why is Tanner hosting the blog?” Easy, it’s his “baby”. Tanner is the one who can operate the nose-hair trimmer.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well here’s the challenge, though: Name one item in Senator Conroy’s portfolio which is “going well for the government”.

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@spyjournal @jdub Mind you, it’s all a furphy anyway. Anyone can already swap encrypted material through TOR. Or whatever.

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@coljac @SnarkyPlatypus Yes, past tense may be too soon. Conroy still has his job. For now. [Timestamp 4.59pm]

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RT @spyjournal: @stilgherrian live mesh [could] be used to create instant pedophile rings for video / photo footage bypassing filters

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@SnarkyPlatypus Or is it just every Minister’s first fuckup? That he/she falls for the lobbyists’ presure and around the loop we go again?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Increasingly I think the filter was a real Conroy belief: authoritarian-ALP-Catholic-Right and all.

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@GreenJ Amusing that the Phase 2 internet filter trials, the supposed “live” trials, are not actually live. Do the sharks have Conroy yet?

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“Labor plan to censor internet in shreds” http://is.gd/aNmt

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@rosshill I don’t look for “content”, I look for news / entertainment / people / connections. “Content” is the wrong categorisation.

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And now the journey back.

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@renailemay Yep, Town Hall is just made for comfort and joy. http://is.gd/aN8k [sigh] (You can shoosh, too, @SnarkyPlatypus!)

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@danupoyner WordPress (and other CMS?) was set up to automatically add the ref=nofollow when generating the HTML for comments.

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RT @jg_rat RT @hotdogsladies: Whenever I hear a baby referred to as “a hard weaner,” I get uncomfortable on many levels.

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CityRail have kindly decided to delay my train by 15 minutes to allow me to spend more quality time in Town Hall station.

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