Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 26th, 2010

This, by the way, is the cartographic splendour eventually provided by the award-winning restaurant. http://arseh.at/15s

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Indeed, I could write an entire essay on how shit the Astral Restaurant’s website is. I daresay I will at some point. http://arseh.at/15r

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Another stupid restaurant website: have to click on “contact”, then “address”, then a map link to get a map. http://arseh.at/15r

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Sorry, which green pill?

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“Analysis” is about quality, not quantity.

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Nominations now open for Australian Privacy Foundation’s Big Brother Awards 2011. http://arseh.at/15m

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My point is actually that the framing of the industry in terms of “owning” segments, killers, not leading being failure etc is juvenile.

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When someone releases a tablet, why is it always an “iPad rival”, not a “Dell Slate rival”? Must everything be framed in terms of Apple?

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A year ago I called for live streaming of court proceedings. Indeed, in 2010 why travel just to listen to people talk? http://arseh.at/16g

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@Davidramli Oh, I didn’t even notice the typo. [shrugs] “Singtel” is a silly word anyway.

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@Davidramli Will you be wearing your Optus Singlet today? Are you in fact coming to the courtroom today?

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@jasonlangenauer L’Académie Française peut aller se faire foutre elle-même avec un manche à balai.

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Background to ACCC v Singtel Optus: it’s all about whether “unlimited” is misleading advertising. http://arseh.at/16f

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@jasonlangenauer I am troubled. I am confused. How should I interpret your extensive comment of “?”?

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For tweets related to ACCC vs Singlet Optus, I propose the hashtag to follow the precedent of

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Wed plan: Quick desk stuff; 1015 Federal Court, Sydney, to cover ACCC v Singtel Optus for ZDNet; remainder TBA.

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@jasonlangenauer Oh please, Sir! “Chapeaux de l’âne” is so trivial to translate!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Le monde est plein de chapeaux de l’âne. Ils sont partout. Et vous?

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Think inkjet cartridges are a ripoff? SMS is 20x worse! http://arseh.at/16e

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Oh nothing could go wrong, eh @Davidramli? Also, love how for Fox “strong on national security” always means lashing out.

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US Air Force publishes cyber warfare manual. Story http://arseh.at/16c Manual [PDF] http://arseh.at/16d

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I got that story via iTnews.com.au http://arseh.at/16b but when I tweet I tend to link back to the original source. Usually I HT, oops.

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Fox columnist Christian Whiton reckons US Cyber Command should attack WikiLeaks and its ISP. http://arseh.at/16a

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Q. When Vodafone / 3 will be selling the HTC Desire HD. A. Coupla weeks, once the shops are stocked. Nothing firm.

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There’s a talking aquarium? Wow.

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@martinbarry The “No Standing” zones on the station platforms don’t actually work though. People will continue to be incredibly stupid.

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En route home, sensibly, for tomorrow I’ll be covering ACCC v Optus in the Federal Court.

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OH: “… and you serve it on a bed of crushed Tiny Teddies.”

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This is HTC’s last event for 2010, so it now breaks for food and drink and people falling 17 floors to their drunken death.

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HTC on Android 2.2 Froyo release for existing phones: “It will be out there very, very shortly. I mean, VERY shortly.”

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Vodafone/3 will NOT be selling Desire HD outright. Their exclusive deal is “forever”. I have confirmed, yes, “forever forever”.

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Vodafone is an exclusive “for launch”, yes. Will attempt to get some timing information on that.

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Neither Telstra or Optus are present, so I assume it’s Vodafone / 3 if you want this sucker on a plan.

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VHA has HTC Desire HD for $0 up front on $59pm plan, their advertised $69 cap plan but with $10 off as a special.

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[VHA’s Ross Parker inserts standard suck-up speech to handset vendor and enthuses about “best device I’ve used ever”.]

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Specs are here, pretty much everything you’d expect for a bigger, newer HTC Desire. http://arseh.at/15z

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Includes HTC’s ebook reader app, HTC maps pre-loaded onto phone for your region.

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htcsense.com also provides a web interface to Android Market, can install to phone via the web.

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Noted,@jodiem. has software buttons. I prefer ‘em ‘cos the entire interface has the same feel. Dislike switching soft to hard.

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New service htcsense.com to control phone online. Remote lock / remote wipe included.

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HTC Desire HD being launched. Same processor, bigger screen, 8Mp camera, HDV playback, Android 2.2, next version HTC Sense.

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HTC Desire US being launched. Same processor, bigger screen, 8Mp camera, HDV playback, Android 2.2, next version HTC Sense.

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Explaining how a lift works. Repeatedly.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; King St, briefly; Newtown station; Town Hall station; wander, eventually to Pyrmont for the 1600+ thing.

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@thecinemascene “Patch Monday” persuaded you about the NBN? How so? What was the key point? I’m curious, as there’s been lots before.

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Lengthy discussion over how much “wider material” can be claimed to prevent being misled. How far forward is that boundary in time?

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In courtroom 18C today: 1 judge and 4 staff; 15 lawyers and support staff; 10 observers including media.

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I should mention that at this stage it’s still all arguments about whether certain evidence is admissible, e.g. web traffic stats.

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ACCC is agreeing, the legal point to be decided is whether “being misled” takes into account the availability of wider material.

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Judge wonders whether “being misled” happens at the time of seeing the advertisement.

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Optus’ argument is that if people visit the website for more info, then they are unlikely to have been misled. [my paraphrase]

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Issue seems to be about demonstrating that users of a particular type might have been misled by Optus’ content.

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Discussion between ACCC’s barrister and judge over meaning of traffic stats on Optus’ “choose a plan” web pages etc.

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It looks like whether 64kb/s, the throttled speed on Optus’ plans, constitutes broadband in people’s eyes will be an issue. TBC.

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Routine business, running through affidavits filed as evidence, listing what they wish to highlight or object to.

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ACCC’s barrister begins by detailing the Optus adverts that are included, the “Supersonic” and “Think Bigger Superfast” campaigns.

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RT me: Background to ACCC v Singtel Optus: it’s all about whether “unlimited” is misleading advertising. http://arseh.at/16f

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The lovely people at the Federal Court have left a power strip here for us IT-heavy folks up the back. Well, for @rycrizier and me.

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And here we are in Courtroom 18C at the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney…

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RT @timelady Why We Hack: The Benefits Of Disobedience http://bit.ly/dCcbda /cc @feedly

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RT @jayrosen_nyu: City Paper Staff Memo on the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rallies. http://jr.ly/5mea [And a fine memo it is!]

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I am on a train. They chew.

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Well enough jollity, Possums! Mobile: Enmore Rd; Newtown station; St James station; Federal Court of Australia.

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According to Crikey’s “Spinning the Media”, 77% of IT stories were PR-generated, highest of any sector. http://arseh.at/16i @purserj

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Just in case @rycrozier isn’t coming today, I’ll bring a power strip to the courtroom. Pooled electricity FTW!

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Oh the businesses boast about their “wins”, @barrysaunders, I get that. That’s marketing. But the IT media parrots that framing.

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It’s like the entire industry and its sycophantic media never moved beyond being a 7yo boy boasting about being king of the castle.

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By that sort of logic, iiNet is “failed” ‘cos it’s “only” #3 cf Telstra, not a success ‘cos it makes squillions for its shareholders.

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No, it’s not the “failure = bad” equation, @teknetia, it’s the one before that, that “not ‘owning’ the market” or “not #1 = failure”.

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