Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 19th, 2010

Plans changed. Sudden Crikey story.

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@janenet News without TV? Try the “Internet”. ABC TV news is on iView anyway, but all stories are on the website.

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@Bruceeverett I wasn’t aware Task Force Argos had a bad reputation? I was under the impression they do good work. Am I wrong?

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@Cacotopos While we can’t comment on this specific case now, in a violent robbery you’d charge with both robbery and assault or GBH, surely?

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RT @maxcelcat: Well, parenting skills can be learnt by owning a cat ;-) Feed it, pet it, put him outside for 12 hours. Easy!

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@Cacotopos Nah, you throw in extra charges in case the big one can’t be proven in court. IANAL, but it strikes me as a good strategy.

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In this case @Cacotopos that charge was included with “use carriage service to groom child under 16 years for sex”. http://bit.ly/6ukGIz

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But @leslie_nassar will the iSlatephoneamijig have replaceable batteries? No? Well some of us like to continue working after 3pm!

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I never knew “use carriage service to cause offence” was a crime! I think I know a few folks who’d be guilty of that!

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Why am I, a non-parent, giving advice for parents?

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Thank you @TunaCrust that IS the phrase for parents and kids. Or managers and employees. “Trust, but verify.”

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… so in Nov 2008, the iPhone’s lack of tethering, and also non-replaceable battery and shit camera were deciders.

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Yes @plasmaegg I have a MacBook Pro and usually take it with me. The phone is for calls, SMS, tethered modem and photos/video…

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Agreed @PointZeroOne, discuss with kids FIRST and agree on the rules for checking. But don’t just randomly snoop.

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Amused that some just assumed I’d have an iPhone.

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@danpatmore I got the North Face Recon Utlimate. http://bit.ly/7CMIbx Picked it up from their warehouse, very friendly.

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Yes @gabfran I’m sure the NSW Police didn’t INTEND to condone an illegal communications interception. ;)

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“Darken the city, night is a wire / Steam in the subway, earth is a afire / Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo”

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@crispin_harris I have added your opinion in a comment to my original article. http://bit.ly/82qOGo

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Thanks @danpatmore for recommending Rushfaster. http://bit.ly/376fth Brilliant online shop. Friendly service. Witty standard emails.

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The only thing I’d question would be “randomly check the contents” of your children’s email. At some age that should stop.

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As usual, though, the NSW Police’s advice is measured and mostly sensible. http://bit.ly/8IicuR

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Expect lurid TV stories about online predators tonight. With vision of the arrest. http://bit.ly/4IkdcR

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@daiskmeliadorn Yes, in late 1980s, I think, North Sydney removed all bins. Found it decreased the amount of loose rubbish in street.

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For all those asking about railway station bins, they were removed from “important” stations prior to 2000 Olympics. Others still have them.

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Why does that crucifix have a label saying “batteries not included”?

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OH, man on phone: “Yeah, it’s males 600, females 600. And that’s even before we’ve started bargaining.”

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Well, I’ve done it at a bus stop instead. That should be OK.

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If I toss out my old backpack in a railway station bin that’ll trigger a terrorism alert, yeah?

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Mobile: Departing Sydenham on foot down Marrickville Rd to the bank then, um, somewhere. Fuck I have an exciting life.

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Should anyone care, the TV in this pub just said Today Tonight looks at 3D TV tonight. Will that mean more “pneumatic” female presenters?

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Yes @PointZeroOne that so much of government (and big business) still uses IE6 is just plain stupid. Competence should be questioned.

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Congratulations @thetowncrier if the rumours are true that you’re Crikey’s new Deputy Editor. If not, well, screw you then.

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OH: “You’re too soft. Your problem, mate, is that you’re an old softie. Too fuckin’ soft!”

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OH: “Yeah, ‘Wog Boys’? That was a great show! That was a fuckin’ funny show! We just don’t say that any more.”

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OH: “If someone calls me an ‘Aussie cunt’ or an ‘Aussie bastard’, do I give a fuck?” It’s that kind of pub…

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I think the story raises some points about what counts as news for geeks vs news for the punters vs beat-ups vs backgounders.

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@paininthenet General Gordon did give us Pims. I may therefore have one. But the only food seems to be pies.

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But @trib the Stay Safe Online website posts ALL of these alerts. Dozens a year. This only became news ‘cos of the Google thing.

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Indeed @trib @renailemay my piece makes the very point that these are routine alerts, and that this one just got media profile.

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Hah @renailemay! I thought I was hosing down the panic, actually, after the ABC decided it was a “government warning”. http://bit.ly/61UHwM

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Also in Crikey: “Media wrap: Is it time to ditch Internet Explorer?” http://bit.ly/8uOI3j

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Me in Crikey: “Dump Internet Explorer? Stay alert but not alarmed” http://bit.ly/82qOGo

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There goes that plan. The General Gordon Hotel in Sydenham doesn’t do lunch. Oh well, time to quench my thirst before working out Plan B.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; Marrickville to collect my new backpack; lunch http://bit.ly/5qg59K then banking; remainder TBA>

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@PointZeroOne “Moderation in all things, including moderation.” ;)

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@PointZeroOne Well, in my case it’d make it more caffeine than I wanted today. It’s not particularly healthy.

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Damn. I just made a coffee and I’ve already had a decent sufficiency of coffee.

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Ah, what a morning! Filled with irony, hypocrisy and irrational anger. And that’s just me.

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@chasrmartin Or, just SAY what your motivation is instead of expecting me to play guessing games with a stranger. Sheesh!

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@chasrmartin Your motivation for raising the issue? Or your motivation for doing so in a cuntful passive-aggressive personal attack?

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Crikey story filed! Whew!

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I’ve just realised that John Durie and Jamie Durie are not the same. That explains a couple of things.

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Wed plan (belated): AM clean up loose ends on desk; local errands; PM the regexp coding I didn’t do yesterday; evening unplanned.

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RT @jdub: Fucking clowns. [Well, it’s one way of spending the morning I suppose. Personally, I find clowns creepy.]

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@Tamarajawad Yes, email is perfect, thank you. Twitter has its uses but detailed information is not it. :)

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@Tamarajawad Sorry about that little dig. ;) Yes, I’ll register for Kickstart now. I just DMd you a question too. ;)

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Sorry, did I just say “junket”? I meant to say “valuable journalistic learning experience and story opportunity”.

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@TimLovitt Well, Kickstart is looking a suitable junket for just such, erm, drinking. So yes, it’s looking like I’ll probably go.

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Yes @ireckon the Kickstart website doesn’t inspire confidence. Even yesterday’s invitation email asked me to RSVP “by the end of the year”.

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Deciding whether to go to Kickstart Forum on the Gold Coast at the end of February. http://bit.ly/7jTLCT

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@natecochrane An “out-of-band” patch, eh? So they’re mailing out CD-ROMs? ;) Perhaps they mean “urgent”?

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@seamus Hi. I see you’re going to Kickstart. I’ve been invited. Worth my time, do you think? Or even just a suitable junket?

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@chasrmartin Has Twitter screwed up DMs again? It does say I’m following you. 3rd or 4th problem I’ve had with that the last few days. :/

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’espère que votre journée soit un moment agréable.

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I promise to offend more people tomorrow. [exit]

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And people actually watch tennis? What’s with that?

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So @abcnews illustrates a drowning at an unpatrolled beach with a pic of lifeguard, when there wasn’t one. http://bit.ly/7HPVyQ

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Hmmm… Should I go to Kickstart Forum at the end of next month? Any IT journos awake and can confirm usefulness?

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@GTRoberts I think all semi-related lines work, as long as they contain the word “fuck” and are vaguely insulting.

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Re my last tweet, people have suggested the following videos: http://bit.ly/5epMEm http://bit.ly/lmvNW

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Some people need to harden the fuck up.

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Final season of “Lost” to make fans more annoying that ever. http://bit.ly/8iQTFq

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@grum Well, I’m OVER the age of 25 (just) and DON’T want to see Cliff Richard (lots). Does that cancel out?

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Yes @jpoh certain people get very excited when I mention “video” and “back alley”. They should take a long hard look at themselves.

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I’m not sure that the video went as well as I’d hoped. We shall see.

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OK, off to some a spot to record this video. This should be a minor piece of fun for the evening.

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Hey Prince William! I’ve attended a “smoking ceremony” in Redfern too, but I think mine was a bit different. ;)

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Once I finish this beer, I’m off to find an interesting back alley in which to record a very special video.

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Thank you @headygoodness. I knew roughly what the definition of a carriage service was but couldn’t be arsed looking it up. ;)

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RT @headygoodness: Twitter is absolutely not a carriage service provider - see sections 7, 16 & 87 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth).

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I’ve been unable to keep up with all Twitter traffic directed at me today. This “problem” will only increase. The river flows on…

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@Bruceeverett The Chris Illingworth incident was bizarre, agreed, but I don’t know enough to know where the pressure to prosecute came from.

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@smperris Just because something exists, or even commonplace, doesn’t mean it’s “in style”. Herpes, for instance.

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@bryceroney But it doesn’t matter who the carriage provider is. You’d be the one charged with being offensive if you were behaving badly.

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@bryceroney With Twitter via SMS, the phone company is the carriage provider rather than your ISP if you do it via the web or client.

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Twitter would be a publisher, not a carriage service, I reckon, under Australian law. IANAL. @Cacotopos @SophieAG

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@SophieAG No, cats do not count as children. Neither to yappy faggoty handbag dogs. They’re livestock and accessories respectively.

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@Cacotopos Well, in the Bad Old Days, which I naively assume are over, “resisting arrest” and “obstruction” etc would be added charges.

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