Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 17th, 2009

@purserj @jamesfehon Eh, there’s something on TV which might be interesting, or not. [shrugs] Watch “The Farmer wants a Wife” if you prefer.

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@trib Actually, wearing my other hat as a sysadmin, I think a bit MORE awareness of online risks (and mitigations) would be helpful.

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“4 Corners” shot some material at the eCrime Symposium earlier this month. My Crikey report on part of it http://is.gd/2kFMR

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Tonight’s “4 Corners” (8.30pm ABC1) is “Fear in the Fast Lane”, on cybercrime. http://is.gd/2kF9L

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Oh FFS, people! Work it out for yourselves!

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Oh dear. What have I started?

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RT @paulkidd: Atheism is the new Buddhism. Only a matter of time before Madonna and Richard Gere come out as atheists. [Oh dear.]

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I found that word by Googling “militant atheism”. The hairs on the back of my neck rise whenever I see “militant” connected with a “belief”.

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A more accurate word for what I describe would seem to be “Antitheism” rather than “Atheism. http://is.gd/2kgP8

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@timdunlop There’s an essay idea. :) “Band together to show your numbers” is Step 1. The aggressive language of some [some!] is Step 2.

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@timdunlop Goodness. Me silly? Who knew? ;) But… “Show your atheist pride” is one step short of “Aussie Pride” at Cronulla, no?

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@jg_rat I see the aggression of some atheist-evangelists as a disturbing direction to take. Note that word: “some”. But more amusing, yes.

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@KarlskiB I haven’t seen yet, I should get time this afternoon.

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Did someone say “skater boy action”? [perks up]

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@mkotadia I can’t DM you, you’re not following me, but I’ll call you at the appointed time.

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@mkotadia When’s your deadline? Can provide quotage on infosec but not until about 1130 or 1200.

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@smurph @trib I only pretend to listen to @mpesce’s pointless babble, though, ‘cos he gets upset if I don’t.

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@smurph Well the “pointless babble” is called “phatic communication” http://is.gd/2lEOg or is otherwise part of social bonding.

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Tue plan: 1000 interview creator of Gartner’s Hype cycle; writing & reading at my desk; break in there somewhere for some sun.

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@SnarkyPlatypus It may be too early in the morning for Senator Christine Milne, but never for … damn, can’t think of whom.

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@willemrt I haven’t watched yet, was at the gym etc. Will view this afternoon.

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@trib Um, there’s no producer or researcher. It was a wire story, they just pressed “publish”.

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@trib Pear don’t NEED to understand. They’re just pimping a product and their linkbait worked. I’m disgusted @abcnews fell for it so easily.

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@abcnews@thewetmale @john_larkin Oh yes, a “survey”. Let’s turn off critical faculties, fact-checking. Don’t you watch “Media Watch”? ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus C’est comme dire: l’air est la cause de la respiration. Le m├ędium n’est pas le message. Attendre.

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Also, if anyone wants me to debunk that Pear Analytics report, feel free to contact me for my own shameless media pimpage. ;)

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@abcnews Why report Pear Analytics’ Twitter story without noting they’re pimping an anti-babble filter, Philtro? http://is.gd/2lBIB

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@abcnews Why report Pear Analytics’ Twitter babble story http://is.gd/2lBBZ 3 full days after MSNBC? http://is.gd/2lBxN

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@SnarkyPlatypus Les maux et les malaises. Il ya des maux et douleurs. Et il est de votre faute. Et vous?

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@bettydee @renailemay 10y school reunion? Hire a stripper to impersonate you! http://is.gd/2lzyr Disinformation FTW!

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I am fading fast, so I will remove myself from the Internet before a quoted-out-of-context police officer turns it off. [exit]

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@dalemccarthy How can we have a “Best 2009 Film competition” when it’s only August?

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@SnarkyPlatypus I concur with your evening’s conclusions, except possibly the specific details of the final adjective.

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Mobile. Enmore Rd; King St; @SnarkyPlatypus; gym; indeterminate states of existence. Attention almost nil.

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“Year”? Botheration.

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@aussieotr Um, no, @unsungsongs wrote that article, not me. http://bit.ly/2Ke2kc The Merging has not year reached Phase IV.

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@cameronreilly Well, consider: It could therefore mean that you’re channelling me. Do you REALLY want that?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Just so you know, what you just said is not necessarily a Google Images search term.

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Oh dear. I’m channelling @cameronreilly. again. This is dangerous territory. ;)

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@MarkNewtown @trib @piawaugh Time (again) for @mpesce’s preso on sharing power? Words http://is.gd/2kNvA Video http://is.gd/2kNwZ 3gov2au

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Benjamin Franklin’s daily schedule. http://is.gd/2kN80 Proof that you don’t need GTD to be an anally-retentive bore. ;)

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RT @unsungsongs: Seems my post on Australian cities is very popular (maybe not in Adelaide): http://bit.ly/2Ke2kc

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@piawaugh My question to senior public servants: Isn’t it your JOB to be across developments which could improve your work?

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Actually, scrub that. There are serious flaws in that infographic, as the comments make clear. Also, chocolate mud cake.

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“If the Twitter community were 100 people…” Another pertinent infographic. http://is.gd/2kLmu

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RT @dananimal: Maybe some 80s computer ads will help… http://bit.ly/a0uB5 [Yes, the moustaches are particularly entertaining.]

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@auntie_abc Yes, photos of cooling towers to illustrate “greenhouse gas” or “pollution” generally is lame.

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If I see yet another TV report where an armoured personnel carrier or mobile artillery is described as a “tank”… [grumble]

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@vealmince I’m tempted to say it’s not just reports on tech where mainstream media reports are less accurate than specialists would like. ;)

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If I wrote that response today, I’d probably replace the word “gullibility” with “naivety”. Or something.

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@dananimal As I said in http://is.gd/2kHBh (scrolldown), blaming it on Windows misses the point that security is about human behaviour.

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@dananimal The threats are the same, yes, but the scale and quality of malware is much bigger. It’s not “avoid Windows”…

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I do so love quotes out of context! But I was in the room when that whole conversation unfolded.

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@ValerioVeo @deanlk The QLD cop did NOT suggest turning off the net. He said other people might call for that after a high-profile crime.

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@purserj True, “the internet is scary” story is overdone. Yet I guess the level to which the bad guys own the net is new to many viewers.

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