Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 17th, 2010

Is it just me, or is @KevinRuddPM looking rather tired and stressed today? He seems even more flat in his delivery than usual.

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Ah! @KevinRuddPM is currently giving one of the dullest of his very dull presentations ever. Dull. Quite dull.

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I think I’m calling for people to inform themselves when they get involved in a political issue. I am, obviously, insane. Sorry.

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@aqualung Yes, but the step from “not censored” to “ineffective censorship” happened a decade ago.That’s kinda my point.

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@StanDevia Well, I’ve done 50+ stories on internet censorship, many linking to Libertus.net. But people do need to read. Sigh.

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@alexkidman NPT? Confused! Which acronym? http://bit.ly/b60uMN “Nocturnal Penile Tumescence” maybe?

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Has anyone already mapped the Sydney transport plans parties are pushing overlaid on their marginal electorate?

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Oh sorry @R_Chirgwin you’re quite right, we’re recording “A Series of Tubes” at 0930 not 0900 today.

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RT @jasonlangenauer: Getting stabby with people who think they’re Mohandas fucking Gandhi because they signed an online petition. [Yes!]

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Yes @R_Chirgwin “the way people think we’re going from not-censored to censored when the starting point is ineffective censorship” shits me.

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Thu plan: 0900 Record “A Series of Tubes”; desk day of sysadmin & email & planning catchups; 1745 ABC Radio; gym & dinner.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Non, il avait un problème avec le gaz dans les tuyaux, pour ainsi dire.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I believe you should take on the improvement of Melissa Tkautz’s Wikipedia entry as a personal mission. http://bit.ly/91X3il

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il est remarquable combien peu on dormir a réellement besoin. M. Simpson a été correct. Et vous?

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New blog post: “Notes on Obama’s election campaign” http://bit.ly/aYAyq5 (A write-up of old notes.)

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Astounded at how many complaining about internet censorship haven’t the first fucking clue how the existing system even works. Pathetic.

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@julie_posetti I”m turning off for the evening, but libertus.net has a coherent explanation of the rules. http://bit.ly/ZyVUM

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@julie_posetti It is illegal for anyone to link to “prohibited online content”. Hosting provider gets link removal notice, fine $11k/day.

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“The Brain as explained by John Cleese” (2 min video) http://bit.ly/axZEAz

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And why can’t we wait for the proper procedure? Are we THAT desperate for entertaining good guy / bad guy dramas? Sheesh!

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I think it’s vital that the skills of a driver be judged by untrained observers seeing one camera angle. I mean, fuck fair process, eh?

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Tasmanian election to allow e-mail voting. Thin end of loss of secrecy? http://bit.ly/aUFdFB HT @ABCElections

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RT @deptofinternets: Awesome banner ad on the iTWire article; http://is.gd/8yFyD [He’s right. But shoosh.]

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@riskybusiness Well, as long as it’s kooky AND weird, I’m OK with that. I think. No. Wait.

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@alisoncroggon The classification guidelines are at http://bit.ly/9K0363 (the internet is a film). Or pay http://bit.ly/9aNS4s for a ruling.

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Oh dear. The misinformation that the footage was RC (not R18+) is now in the rumour mill. Sigh.

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@alisoncroggon Sorry, you’ve lost me. How do I know what? How the censorship laws work?

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Also, the footage is trivial to find if you punch the dead woman’s name into YouTube. It’s everywhere.

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This post by the actual complainant confirms the footage was R18+ not RC. Also, August last year. http://bit.ly/dbnup

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Classification Board will have the answer in the morning. It’s all just ACMA code numbers on their website ‘cos blacklist is SEKRIT.

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@riskybusiness So the footage is OK if on a news site, but not OK if on, say, a film awards site. Kooky, eh? :)

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@riskybusiness Here you go. http://bit.ly/daAT48 It’s whether the content is via “a news or current affairs service”, not its nature…

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Existing system (a decade old!) http://bit.ly/ZyVUM Rudd govt plan http://bit.ly/1b1w1r (Libertus.net is awesome.)

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@alisoncroggon Yes, the blacklist is content MA15+ or higher without age-verification and hosted overseas. http://bit.ly/cIGI

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@magia3e Yes, Classification Board does “publications”. See “Guidelines for the Classification of Publications 2005” http://bit.ly/9Uq8kI

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@riskybusiness Now you’ve got me checking the write-up of the rules at http://bit.ly/7cT8JL … the online rules do differ from broadcast.

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Anyway, I have the Classifications Board confirming what the decision was. Stand by. A commenter said it was R18+.

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@riskybusiness Um “video for news reporting is exempt from classification” yes, but I don’t think online counts. And is this “news”?

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… and that the [current] mandatory filter plan is ONLY the RC portion of “prohibited online content”.

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The thing to remember is that online, ANYTHING rated MA15+ without age verification protection is “prohibited online content”…

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Actually that post is a bit jumbled about what the classification was. Classification Board calling me back shortly.

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RT @aramadge: Award-winning video footage of dying Iran protester refused classification in Australia http://bit.ly/diml9R (via @_struct)

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Cool. I just got my first audio comment for the “Patch Monday” podcast! It shall be included in the next episode.

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@kateredballoon Media140 Sydney meet-up on 4 March? http://bit.ly/9ByodG No idea whether I’m going. Will decide that week.

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@D_Keating T’was a combination of the bright colours and the… well, “dancing” is the word, I suppose. And the unfathomable gestures.

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Oh. I thought I was having a weird flashback just then, but it’s just Hi-5 on the TV.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; errands on King St; sunlight; quiet afternoon reading spot.

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Hey @abcnews video headline says “Israel denies” but story says Israel stopped short of denial. Which is it? http://bit.ly/9XSyYe

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Here is a man holding a yellowfin tuna, upside down. http://bit.ly/9XvD1W

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Here’s a photograph of a goat with a chicken on its back. http://bit.ly/cFA8kM

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Here’s a comparison of the 2007 pre-election policy with the Dec 2009 plans. http://bit.ly/bWrXhU

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Here’s how the Rudd govt’s censorship plans have evolved since they were first announced. http://bit.ly/1b1w1r

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Here’s how Australia’s internet censorship system works NOW, a 10yo system. http://bit.ly/ZyVUM

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