Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 15th, 2009

I do wish some of the people commenting on the NBN had the faintest clue how a big data network is actually built and maintained.

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@jdub Yes. Perhaps we should raise this Q in Tarski’s forums. Ben is, by all accounts, quite responsive.

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@jdub Ah, we must think of a different strategy for this WordPress widget weirdness, methinks. Dunno what though.

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@journojones BTW, I do fail to see where the danger lies when everybody in the community has the man’s photo and address.

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@journojones Explain to me how “supporting the pedophile”, even if you consider that’s what’s happening, is “leftism”? Archaic notions!

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@TownHallSteps1 That said, I haven’t had a chance to check the video clip yet.

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@TownHallSteps1 I suspect that with further research you may discover we have differing views of who’s rootable. ;)

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Mobole: Enmore Rd; lunch; King St errand; Newtown station; Kings Cross station; 1630 Potts Point chiropractor; etc.

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Bother. Last night’s dream, where I cracked a tooth filling, appears not to have been a dream.

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Tue plan (ahem!): Write for Crikey (done!); quick webby stuff; lunch out; invoicing; 1630 chiropractor Potts Point; evening uncertain.

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@DDsD Where’s my article? Gawd, it all only just happened! :P But I did file a short time ago. It now sits in Crikey’s bowels. Ewww.

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@paininthenet Erm, I am not a Mason. At least I don’t think I am. How can I tell?

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@iamheathr Um, no, my comment about widgets to @jdub was a private thing re WordPress. He missed my DMs.

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Crikey story filed! Whew! Did what I wrote make sense? Who knows! Just shuffle the words into paragraphs and press “send”.

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All the proposed legislation relating to today’s announcement about Telsra break-up etc: http://tr.im/yIo5

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Full text of Senator Conroy’s media release re Telstra break-up etc: http://tr.im/yInJ

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OK, and now to actual analysis rather than whinging and gossip. Back in a while.

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@yuvalararat It’s not the government’s job to tell businesses how to structure their pricing model.

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@yuvalararat Um, Senator Conroy doesn’t create the caps in broadband plans. This is kind of a different level.

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@jmacmullin Hah! I also agreed with Conroy last week and it didn’t hurt a bit! http://tr.im/yIfM

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Repeats key sound bite: We’re “moving from the dying days of copper to the new era of fibre.”

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Looking thru background docs, Telstra is allowed to choose its destiny, but can’t play in all platforms at all levels.

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Conroy reminds everyone that wireless and fibre are complementary technologies, not competitors. Too true!

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Congratulates Senator Nick Minchin for his 150th press release without a single policy.

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RT @GreenJ: stephen conroy announces death of patrick swayze

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Stresses Telstra gets to choose its company structure, can choose to not separate and therefore not buy new spectrum.

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Conroy says Telstra has been preparing for today for a significant amount of time. “Very constructive”, “very well prepared.”

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Timelines will be tabled in Reps today, referred to committee, i.e. usual legislation process. Will Libs/Nats/Greens support this?

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Carriers with revenue under $25M pa exempt from paying annual Carrier Licence charge and reporting to ACMA.

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Business Spectator’s massive coverage of Telstra split: http://tr.im/yOuI (registration required)

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Gawd, this IS a strange day. I’m agreeing with Dennis Shanahan! I feel dirty. Yes, it’s about Telstra. http://tr.im/yO6z

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Sydney CBD two southbound lanes closed on York St at Erskine St where Telstra is on site. It’s Telstra’s day! ;)

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@paininthenet English isn’t “standardised” like French. There are variations. Pinata or piñata. I choose the latter. Fairfax don’t.

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@sarallenconsult Glad you enjoyed my non-standard way of pimping Media140 Sydney. ;) http://tr.im/yO1o

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@natecochrane Fairfax’s house style and mine differ, then. :)

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@thomasrdotorg Well, the sledgehammer only hits Telstra if they can’t restructure themselves. Conroy said they’ve already done lots of work.

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Peter Hartcher on Telstra: “Now it’s a game of smash the pinata”. Except Fairfax can’t spell “piñata”. http://tr.im/yNXL

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@natecochrane Exactly! There’s MUCH work to do to split Telstra. It could take many paths. Yet shareholders panicked immediately. Sigh.

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@paulkidd @fictillius Yes, like retreating Soviet army of 1942, Telstra rips up the rails. Thodey goes mad and torches all exchanges. ;)

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Wed plan: Write for Crikey; lunch & errands locally; desk afternoon of webby loose ends; gym & dinn@SnarkyPlatypusPlatypus, in theory.

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RT @fictillius: Major Telstra outage Sydney CBD. Fibre cable damaged. Fixed line voice/Internet and wireless services affected, Kent St

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je blâme le publicain. Il était équipé de crevettes marinées et kofta. Il a également appelé moi un “sook”.

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@jdub Maybe we can extend @firstdogonmoon’s Question Time Bingo to Broadcast News Bingo. Combined with “I Spy”. S is for “satin”. ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai évité Peisinoe et Aglaope sur l’avant bâbord, pour se retrouver Thelxiepeia à tribord. Catastrophe! Et vous?

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@stephenconroy I’ve always felt that despite many changes at Telstra over years, there’s still plenty of “job for life” seat-warmers.

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@BreakfastNews @jdub Stupid lazy clichés I do not want to hear again today #761: “Mum and dad investors”. Just “small shareholders” is OK.

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Good heavens, I just had to look up how to spell Al Qaeda ‘cos I’d amost forgotten. Shows how relevant they are these days.

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RT @evilsnoofy: I’ll say it again to the whining Telstra shareholders - nobody made you buy those shares. You gambled, you lost. Suck it up.

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Are there Telstra opinions other than “Oh noes, my shares fell! Kill Conroy!” and “”Excellent, moar competitionz! I luv you Conroy!”?

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@BreakfastNews Isn’t Telstra share drop just panic? Maybe shares in more focussed, leaner companies could be worth more in the long-term?

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@sylmobile Ah, the article on Telstra I saw was over-simplified. This is clearer. http://tr.im/yNEK “Property” in a specific sense.

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Wikipedia’s article on Telstra could use some loving care and attention too. http://tr.im/yNCI

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In 2008, the High Court ruled 7-0 that Telstra didn’t own the copper network, just the right to use it. Has that changed since?

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Emerges. Those cats are reducing their life expectancy by the minute.

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Home. Bother. Explanations in the morning. [exit]

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@fictillius I’m not tempting anyone with alcohol! People can make their own decisions. Fucked-up decisions, as usual.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The Sirens are relatively mute tonight. Concentrated Misanthropy can defeat these puny Sirens.

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@sydney140 What? Free cocaine and hookers for all early-bird bookings for Media140 Sydney? Awesome! http://tr.im/yKaX *T&Cs apply.

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This may be a tactical error, but I’m in Kelly’s for the moment until I decide what to do for dinner. They have soup, which is tempting.

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@fictillius I’ll be grabbing cash now and then deciding plans very quickly. My misanthropy rises fast.

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I still haven’t decided about dinner, but in at Town Hall waiting for the next train to Newtown. Unless I change my mind.

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@duncanriley @drjon Yes, yes, I know, I’m living in some hopelessly optimistic fantasy land. That’s why God invented alcohol. Or something.

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Getting irritated by stupid people.

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Pondering where to have dinner, and whether I want company for same, or not.

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@TownHallSteps1 Look, I shouldn’t reveal who I find to be more rootable. I don’t want to cause jealousies in the band before a tour. ;)

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@babycakesjase I’m talking about the avians. I’m currently having a quiet G&T on Victoria St while researching a story.

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I love the sound of screeching cockatoos and burbling currawongs in Potts Point of a late afternoon.

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@journojones I’m afraid I can’t have a rational dialog with you. You can’t see the difference between pitchfork vigilantism and justice.

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Wait. That means… Patrick Swayze was a virgin! Wow. Or is that just some movie thing? Like he’s ACTING a virgin?

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And to combine all the themes, here’s Patrick Swayze with a unicorn. A brown one. http://tr.im/yJvY Hat-tip @Opheli8.

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@NewsFlake True. All punditry is about confidence (tricks). But at least on radio you can look like shit and still sound authoritative.

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The trick to radio punditry isn’t knowing what you’re talking about, but sounding like you know what you’re talking about.

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Still trying to figure out how a “free unicorns” policy can be racist. I mean, it discriminates against non-virgins, but…

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Hah! “Nerd Venn Diagram” http://tr.im/yJsY Hat-tip @jasonjordan.

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RT @paulkidd: Your free pony and unicorn policy is both sexist and racist. [Damn. I was hoping for a hat-trick. For all hetero 9yo girls?]

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@jasonjordan Yes, always happy to chat on radio, whether I know about the subject or not. ;) Contacts at http://tr.im/yJqS

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@jdub Your suggestions are good. I will try them later and let you know how I go.

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In other news, I also wish there was a cure for cancer, world peace, and free ponies and unicorns for every female under the age of 9.

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FFS! Can’t people talk about Internet policy without changing the subject to filtering and censorship every fucking time? One-track morons!

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