Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

In Sydney NSW AU until Mon

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March 17th, 2009

RT @bengrubb: Go crazy kids: DBCDE Refuses Tech Wired’s NBN FOI: http://bit.ly/dSXCC

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@ericscheid Microsoft has special technology which will provide belly button confirmation. For me, anyway.

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@Nickhodge I’m always happy to model full-frontal-nude for you, you know that. If and only if it’s on Microsoft’s home page for a week.

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@Nickhodge Could you please clarify: in the photo http://tinyurl.com/c6aynm @mrsnickhodge is the person on the right? Saves confusion.

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Disclosure: I am not @KevinRuddPM. Neither am I any form of arthropod. Mostly.

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RT @kcarruthers RT @eunmac: Did Telstra make the right decision in silencing @stephenconroy? http://twtpoll.com/3gzjri

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@raena Alas, not awesome. Leslie Nassar has gone off-grid, refers email to Telstra PR. I fear for him and his job.

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@Nickhodge Actually, @ashermoses / Fairfax can use any photos they want. Fair dealing for news under Copyright Act. You push it uphill, Sir.

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@mtats [nods] Web says “page doesn’t exist”. Life has become difficult for the guy behind @stephenconroy. http://bit.ly/16cKpn

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@FrenchPink I understand your promotional aims, but I reckon it might work against you long-term [shrugs]. G’luck!

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@mtats The Twitter account @stephenconroy is “missing”, but can you say with certainty it was “suspended” rather than, say, “deleted”?

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@Bosun_McShiny Your friend’s taxonomy of Irishpubness and craptitude http://bit.ly/srmHY is wond’rous, but case-sensitivity is problematic.

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@amsloan Welcome to Twitter. Now, are there still some non-tweeting hold-outs in the Crikey office?

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@mpesce Rudd does let consensus override personal views (tying aid to anti-abortion advice). Teh Filter seems tied to Senate deals.

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@ApostrophePong’s film on the first Australian One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) trials featuring @piawaugh is at http://bit.ly/unEqw

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@mpesce @thomasrdotorg Conroy may well understand that censoring the Internet is impossible. He may be ordered to continue nonetheless.

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@Bosun_McShiny Of course it’s not a real Irish pub. It’s in Australia. I say real Irish pubs can only be in… Ireland. Am I old-fashioned?

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@ThePlasticAge Yes, my email catch-up is being done after lunch. I’m just having my pre-lunch whinge. It’s that kind of day.

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Original plan: Lunch and a quiet afternoon’s work at Kelly’s. Reality: “Irish” pub on St Patrick’s Day. What is wrong with this picture?

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@trib To quote that Channel Ten drama set (partially) in Bangkok, “[worried look] ‘Pedicures’ IS feet, right?”

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@alanjlee Oh I have NO IDEA what that random number is. Could it be the sound of bees? William Shatner’s love songs? It is a MYSTARY!

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RT @lucasrichter: 09-F9-11-02-90-74-E3-5B-08-41-56-C5-63-56-88-C0, anyone? [Well, yes. We have been here before.]

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I wonder where people might find that URL they’re talking about, anyway…? [*cough* Crikey] http://bit.ly/19DgOK

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@lucasrichter In this case of Whirlpool, the poster of the URL was aware it was blacklisted but, yes, it’s all a tad Kafkaesque.

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@GreenJ Indeed. It’s like when Phil Zimmerman’s t-shirt, depicting PGP encryption algorithm, was banned as a munition. http://bit.ly/4BSt

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So, what’d happen if the URL of that blacklisted anti-abortion page was replicated into every blog in the country? Printed on t-shirts?

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Fairfax: “Banned hyperlinks could cost you $11,000 a day” http://bit.ly/foIse Written by that @ashermoses journo bloke.

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ABC’s brand new “ABC Mobile” website fails accessibility test. Basic mistakes. Oops. http://bit.ly/aZLKn

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Great use of Twitter: @kogibbq is a Korean BBQ / Taco truck, tweeting LA folks where they’ll be selling food. Hat-tip @clutterbells.

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@FrenchPink I’m not in Melbourne. Brief observation would tell you I’m unlikely to go to a nail salon. Why follow? (OK, there’s your plug.)

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@davesag iTunes DRM is ANOTHER example which is geeky. And about encryption. Don’t you fucking geeks know ANYTHING other than geek stuff? ;)

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OK, now I really am trying to write ‘cos lots of words need o be written, and quickly.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Would it be possible to elect a pantomime horse to the Senate? Has it already been done? Cue National Party!

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@NewtonMark Yep, THAT Streisand Effect. http://bit.ly/OjcJ ACMA going after people who link to blacklisted material. It’ll backfire.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Which is “the more lucid half of the Xenofielding”? The front or the back end? (And is it smarter than a pantomime horse?)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis débraillé et manque de sommeil. Toutefois, je suis conduit mal avec Mme Streisand. et toi?

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Writing the first article of the day. I hope the Muse is with me.

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@eddit0r Nah, I really need an example that’s not technology-related at all. I’m right for that now, given Ben Goldacre. http://is.gd/iJCV

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@eddit0r Things like SCO attempting to sue over Linux is a tad obscure for a mainstream audience. It’d take half the article to explain!

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@johnhalton DeCSS is another excellent example, yes. Ta.

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@omegatron This is for a story about the Australian government’s blacklisting of Wikileaks. I’m illustrating the Streisand Effect.

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Dear Twitterverse, can has examples of failed attempts to ban online knowledge. PGP algorithm, HD-DVD encryption key. Any others?

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New blog post: “Kids know better than the censors” http://bit.ly/1BBSHF OK, so it’s mostly someone else’s work.

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@jeffsonstein I like how you substitute one mis-spelling of “pathological” for another. Classy.

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FFS! The world does not need any more tech news websites, podcasts or Twitter feeds. How about DOING SOMETHING with all this technology?

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@eddit0r Steve Fielding isn’t a loser. He’s a Senator. That’s got to be worth something. $127,060 per year, in fact. Plus allowances.

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@jeffsonstein While “legislator” is a good answer, “Only a legislator would stay up late to listen to iPhone announcements” doesn’t work. ;)

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RT @hotdogsladies: My Chumby has turned out to be much more than a costly alarm clock with a USB port. It also has another USB port.

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Is there a word that means “loser”, but even more so?

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Unless your business or share price depends on iPhone developments, staying up to hear a product promotion smacks of desperation.

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@StephenKelly Just can’t sleep. I didn’t know about the iPhone thing, but I figure the feral goldfish will report back later. ;)

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@StephenKelly That’s what just happened. Sudden noises at 4am are not appreciated. Plus BigPond’s advert music is cheesy.

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Dear Fairfax, video adverts which auto-play with sound turned on are REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING and make me hate you and your advertisers.

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@middleclassgirl Yeah I’ve been drifting earlier and earlier again. Oh well, I do have lots to write so an early start may help.

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@middleclassgirl @kcarruthers @facibus @Warlach OK, why are you all up so late? Or is it early? Sleep disorders is my gig!

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@Warlach “Seems we killed him, Gilbert” is a quote from something?

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@Alfie Thanks. Yes, for my sins I think I will start a “Stopped Clocks” mob here in AUS. I’ll extend my blog post soon. http://bit.ly/fpgXg

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Canadians online think file sharing is “normal”. Only 3% think it should be a crime. http://bit.ly/p62X7

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Emerges. 0225? Sleep patterns? Gosh.

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Early night. Lots to write tomorrow. [exit]

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@bb600 I’ve been saying for years, nuclear weapons are the answer to so many everyday problems. They’re just annoyingly expensive.

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@adhoctg Nah, I think the fake Leslie Nassar is a random drive-by moron. They’ll disappear when they get bored.

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@ApostrophePong OK, I may be barking at the wrong tree. But I’m barking and that’s the important part. Woof.

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@ApostrophePong The question, of course, is why the vast majority of arts funding goes to organisations replicating the 18th century.

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RT @john_chr: Why not shoot ants with a gun? Rocket scientists are using lasers to shoot mozzies! [Yes, lasers improve everything.]

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@Tony_Hayes Tonight it’s not so much better with stars, but cheap lame-arsed felt hats from Guinness for St Patrick’s Day.

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Everything is better with Capital Letters.

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OH: “Why would you use a gun to shoot ants?”

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@laserportraits Thank you for contributing to the betterment of humankind.

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@Warlach Not too late to nominate @leslie_nasser for “Cnut of the Week” at all. Nominations will officially open Thursday morning.

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@neil_mc @betchaboy Comedy is all in the timing ;)

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RT @ozdj RT Twitter’s slow & unreliable performance today blamed on flood of B-Grade Australian Celebs joining Twitter http://tr.im/gXIo

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Greens Senator Scott Ludlam in New Matilda: “Could The Clean Feed Bypass Parliament?” http://bit.ly/Zd4M6

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@Leslie_Nasser You know, there’s a word for kicking someone while they’re down: “Turd”.

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@BrendanB I suspect I’m so far up one end of pretty much every Bell Curve that I’d be very difficult to fake. And who’d have the time?

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@Leslie_Nasser If you want to do a fake account: 1. Spell the victim’s name right. 2. Match the style of wit.

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