Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 19th, 2009

@smurray38 It strikes me that Senators could make FAR more effective use of the time than they do.

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@ApostrophePong Huh! They’re not screening your film in 5.1? All they have to do is plug in a farking DVD player!

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@smurray38 I reckon a QON is also more cost-effective, rather than Senators and staff sitting around as people waffle vague responses.

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@smurray38 I get that it’s an interrogation, but why no confidence? “That’s complex. I’d like to take it on notice.”

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Anglo-Saxons using growing personal wealth to escape inconvenience of other people. http://bit.ly/1SHIMO

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People sound stressed and hesitant at Senate Estimates, even defensive. Why so few clearly confident of their position?

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@monkeyjedi Climate change? No, it’s all about NBN and now ACM and other issues. http://bit.ly/3NcnDY

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@rbbrown I believe that anyone using the “word” “chillax(ed)” deserves to be punched twice without warning.

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Ah! Senate Estimates’ webcast intermission music is “Ride of the Valkyries”! Bronwyn Bishop comes to mind immediately.

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Maybe I really am enthralled by Senator Conroy. There is certainly some Strange Attraction at work.

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I’ve suddenly realised that I’m listening to Senate Estimates and… well… I don’t quite know how to react.

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Mobile (with little energy): Enmore Rd; King St; lunch; local errands; SEKRIT afternoon writing spot.

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Speaking of paying for online content, today’s @firstdogonmoon cartoon is free at Crikey. http://bit.ly/3V99WM

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@theburgerman I’m pretty sure that if my university had had a bar, I would have remember it. No. Wait.

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From July, “The Nichepaper Manifesto” by @umairh has many interesting media ideas. http://bit.ly/1ZUHH

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RT @jeffjarvis: NY Mag tracks where the news comes from on one day, in chart form: http://bit.ly/23ll5y

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@theburgerman I have flashbacks back to my university days too, but they’re usually quite different and don’t include essays.

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@theburgerman I’d normally write the summary AFTER I’d written the presentation, and that closer to the event. But hey…

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Some time today I need to decide the tweet-length summary of my Media140 5-minute panel spiel. http://bit.ly/BfTJH

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@jeamland @SnarkyPlatypus You are full of predictabilty. I shall listen to neither of those songs. http://bit.ly/6L8Df http://is.gd/4pSpO

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1120 and massive waves of fatigue hitting me? That can’t be right. Especially as I had an almost-normal level of sleep last night.

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@gnoll110 Life would only be like Logan’s Run http://bit.ly/3G8d4Q if I can have a car like this http://bit.ly/v0HBT

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Oh no! I am 5000x more likely to die of cervical cancer than the Human Papillomavirus vaccine! http://bit.ly/OWNwQ

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@jpoh No, http://ultimategoatfansi… is not me, but it should have been. I’d have shown them some REAL goat antics!

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Alice: “This screwdriver is good value at $26.95.” Bob: “Have you tried this hammer? It’s fast and free.” bah.

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@NathanaelB Why would I want to use Definr? It’s Princeton WordNet’s dictionary, i.e. American. I write in Australian. [puzzled]]

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@NathanaelB Why dontcha trial the trial? By “authoritative”, it IS the dictionary of AUSTRALIAN English. “Usable”? Can you type a word?

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The Macquarie Dictionary & Thesaurus Online for AUD 26.95 a year is a bargain, I reckon. http://bit.ly/1Hjd35

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Oh, that was “MacMemoGate” before. “MacMamoGate” sounds like it might be about something very different.

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Tue plan: Reduce chaos level on desk; lunch (where?); 1400 Sydney CBD meeting; writing in SEKRIT CBD spot; 1830 Media140 cocktails?

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@freocookster Heh! “MacMamoGate” eh? Yeah, all’s good. From my end anyway. ;) http://bit.ly/3xhGvE Now go enjoy your holiday!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Vous devez me dire laquelle les infirmi√®res sont plus susceptibles d’√™tre des vampires.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je m’amuse dans le monde de hamburgers et de recherche d’attention farceurs. Et vous, @JunkiePlatypus?

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New blog post: “McDonald’s pranked with second fake memo” How can firms cope with fakery? http://bit.ly/3xhGvE

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And speaking of crossing barriers… [exit]

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think that there are some barriers which simply do need to be crossed sooner rather than later.

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@paulwallbank Did I just say “hen” instead of “then”? Gawd, I sound like a 1970s BBC TV comedy producer!

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@paulwallbank I’ll be OK hen, I only use appropriate rude words. Frequently.

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@MoMcKinnon Is a game really a game if there isn’t a t-shirt?

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@expectproblems Cool. I am rather good with U-Boat sims, I just have to get the controls sorted in my head. I shall RTFM a little.

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@expectproblems I’m pleased to report that “Silent Hunter III” runs on Vista on VMWare on my MacBook Pro. Now, how to drive this U-Boat…

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@bengrubb I do believe the Q was a Dorothy Dixer from a government Senator, yes. A chance to plug the wonderfulness.

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Who’s this goose who reckons 2 or 3 phishing emails a day is “a huge increase”?

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@erkpod @ChrissieM Um, look, I didn’t name the program! But if a cricket protector will save our children online then I’ll all for it!

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@TaniaPV @nanopunk @ChrissieM I know nothing about children’s education, but I’m reminded of sea kittens too.

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@bengrubb All the Hector the Protector stuff was announced ages ago. http://bit.ly/kjpqq Dunno why we wasted Estimates time on it today.

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How can this woman in Senate Estimates not have the report? Why did she not bring her computer?

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Hector the Protector the blue-nosed dolphin will protect our children online. Apparently.

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@plasmaegg I’m sure that nice man Senator Conroy would never fib in Senate Estimates.

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@mpesce Actually this is perhaps more of the threat. http://bit.ly/39jUUB

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@plasmaegg What I THINK is neither here nor there. You were calling bullshit based on no evidence, is all I wish to establish. :)

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@mpesce Do not underestimate the power of riled children en masse.

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Sen Conroy says a 4-week comment period on the website would be suitable. Senator Ludlam says “It’d be a start”.

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@plasmaegg You say Sen Conroy’s saying BS that he hasn’t read it yet. Based on what? The Department got it on the weekend.

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Senator Conroy confirms he’ll release the Enex report as received in full. Being cagey about exactly when, cites “processes of government”.

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Senator Conroy says the Departmental discussion paper is “close to finalisation”.

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Senator Conroy says that DBCDE received the Enex Testlabs Internet filter trial report on the weekend. He hasn’t read it yet.

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@smurray38 What’s happening now is classic. Sen Abetz only now, half an hour in, pulls out the newspaper article he’s on about.

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