Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 27th, 2010

“There is actually a word for that squiggly line. It’s a tilde.” “It sounds like half of a national anthem.”

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Optus: How much of this debate can you put on a billboard? … One cannot buy the product from the billboard.

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Optus’ barrister making some interesting analogies, which I shall detail in my article. Too fast to tweet.

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ACCC’s barrister considers Optus’ PowerPoint decks to be “training in misrepresentation”.

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Sadly this courtroom exhibits a distinct lack of whiskey of any kind.

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Apparently there are two versions of one document, with different page numbers. This could get messy.

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ACCC’s barrister running thru minor typo-corrections and other fixes in their written evidence. Très exceitement.

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During the break, the judge viewed the online versions of Optus’ adverts.

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Android 2.2 Froyo is finally available for Telstra’s HTC Desire customers, it seems. http://arseh.at/16p

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@brisvegas1 Good God, what’s the similarity between me and @natecochrane? Does he want to be tarred with that brush?

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@oberonsghost Nye Perram was appointed Judge in Federal Court in August 2008. http://arseh.at/16n

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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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Thank you, Seymour Hersh, for a cyberwar article that isn’t exploding oil refinery arsehattery. http://arseh.at/16m

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@ApostrophePong @nambor I’ll go wherever you guys say. I am a puppet.

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@jonoabroad Years go, audio and video recording gear was big and had operators, so it would have disrupted the court, affected its dignity.

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ZDNet story number one filed! Ping @joshgnosis and where the hell is my lunch, you bastards?

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Court is adjourned until 2.15pm. Justice Nye Perram has both lunch and a judges’ meeting.

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Optus’ TV ads being shown in court. Judge says he’ll try to watch them as if a “casual and inattentive TV viewer”.

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ACCC’s barrister explaining intricacies of on-peak versus off-peak and when throttling happens, according to Optus’ plans.

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ACCC’s barrister is now talking the court through one of the Optus flyers highlighting big and little print, what is or isn’t said.

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Recording of any form, audio or video, is not permitted in the Federal Court. @jonoabroad

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As the discussion descends to detailed interpretation-of-documents issues, the media folks tap away at their stories.

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This hearing will not consider penalties, corrective advertising etc. Will await judge’s decisions on “misleading”, “deceptive”.

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Judge will not grant access to those documents for now, but wants Optus to justify why this should be kept secret.

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Optus is trying to prevent certain website traffic info being placed in evidence, as it might give competitors confidential info.

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Silly thing is, when I was working for ABC Radio in the late 1980s, “by satellite” was just another button on the mixing desk. Idiots.

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Mind you, when The 7.30 Report interviewed the PM “by satellite” the other day, it was if they’d discovered fire or the wheel or something.

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So when the ABC says they’ll “fast track” a TV program, it means “not leave languish in bureaucracy”? Satellites, right? Like, easy.

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RT @jonoabroad: You have a government for each state and you question ONE person saying “Yeah, play what they said” ? [Well, yes, indeed.]

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Apparently @peterjblack is at a Sling Bar. I don’t know what that means. Really I don’t. But the word “Crisco” just came to mind.

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RT @renailemay: Seriously, the LINK mailing list always discusses the most random crap. [Yeah, it’s like 4chan for pensioners.]

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@expectproblems You have spurs? Really? Um … [shuffles feet] … You have my number.

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Did I just @reply to the wrong person? Probably. You’re clever people. You can join the dots.

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Sorry @riskybusiness explain to me again why the ABC, our NATIONAL broadcaster, is pandering to parochialism? ;)

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I agree @samthebridge different cities have different musical tastes. Doesn’t mean you need all those people to keep track of that.

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I should probably mention that I did an orientation session for Michael Tunn when he joined the ABC in 1990. There is history. As always.

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@andrew_hedge I think Tunny’s pet peeve right now would be that I’m arguing against him having a job! ;)

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Just think! For each ABC Radio local music director scrapped that one more episode of Spicks & Specks! Oh. As you were.

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I get your point about regional variation @riskybusiness but I reckon for ABC it’s still a luxury item. Playlists, computers etc.

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RT @benpobjie: So now he directs music, when once he directed our hearts. [Sir, go get yourself a cloth! Immediately!]

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Well @riskybusiness I’d have thought one music director for all ABC Local Radio network would been enough. Given it’s a talk network.

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@ghostwhowrites “Quick”? If one hasn’t filed one’s story within 30 minutes of the court session finishing, questions are asked!

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Why ABC Radio needs a separate music director in each major city is one of those curious questions, eh @abcmarkscott?

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It says here @screelman that Michael Tunn is ABC Radio’s music director in Darwin. http://arseh.at/16y

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And @rycrozier’s coverage of ACCC v Singtel Optus? Morning http://arseh.at/16w Afternoon http://arseh.at/16x

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Re-pimp: My coverage of ACCC v Singtel Optus, alleging misleading advertising. Morning http://arseh.at/16r Afternoon http://arseh.at/16u

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I think I typo’d the name, but I copied someone else’s tweet. Blame them.

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Hey ABC, you’ve got great people in addition to @annabelcrabb. No need to squeeze one lemon dry. Remember what you did to Michael Tunn?

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“The train on platform 1 goes to Hurstville via Banksia.” Well there’s a sales pitch, eh?

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Well OK then, I’ll go back to the village. See if I care.

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Wrestling has been replaced with rodeo bull-riding. The world is wonderful.

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@DigitalMediaBoy I’m at the Nippon Club on Macquarie St, a curious Sydney phenomenon. I will explain another time.

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The M Principle, @jonoabroad, is that wherever you are someone will be the most attractive man in the room. Both liberating and depressing.

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@DigitalMediaBoy But I AM out of the house, and have been since 0900. Do pay attention.

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It is a sad fact, but the most attractive men currently on offer are the wrestlers on One HD. Kill me.

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Trying to apply The M Principle to this room’s RI and ending up befuddled and disappointed.

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@expectproblems Don’t pick on the courtroom comments, lawyers are of course trying to win a case. Sometimes it turns into farce.

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So, I’m in the Sydney CBD and I haven’t had dinner yet…

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Well in that case @joshgnosis I will thank @engochick for the editing goodness. Still, “The internet is not a bottle of shampoo”…

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Pleasingly, @joshgnosis has left my little jokes in the story. Well, Justice Perram’s jokes.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “ACCC says Optus pitch is misleading”, the afternoon wrap http://arseh.at/16u

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So, ABC Radio piece done, ZDNet stories filed, paying work locked in for tomorrow… I believe that I’ve succeeded admirably for the day.

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@mtats Hah! I think the “fact” that “nobody” uses Limewire any more is one of the key points!

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“Dear Libs: let the NBN fall on its own”, says David Braue (@zyzzyvamedia) http://arseh.at/16t

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At 5.40pm, in 20 mins, I’m doing a spot on ABC Radio Statewide NSW (Regionals) on Limewire and whatever else. No stream, alas.

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@GumbyRoffo I’m not sure if my story goes live tonight or in the morning. I am but a minion, typing for food.

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@jonoabroad Yes, only one day of courtroom hearings, ‘cos most of it was in the written submissions and evidence beforehand.

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ZDNet story number two filed! Ping @joshgnosis and where the hell is my beer you bastards? Oh. Here. Thank you, Nippon Club.

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I am now busily finishing my story. Shoosh.

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Wow! Court is adjourned. The hearing is over. Judgement is expected 2.15pm this Friday.

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@expectproblems I can reassure you that every quote I am tweeting has been said aloud in this courtroom. There are witnesses.

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Optus’s lawyer: [Points out where information was given in a TV advert.] Judge: “I missed that. I was distracted by the fish.”

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Me at @zdnetaustralia, summary of this morning: “You know super-fast ain’t so super: Optus” http://arseh.at/16r

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Justice Perram: “There is a class of person that does read all that fine print. Most of them have been appointed to this court.”

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And @TurnbullMalcolm’s speech to Parliament about the Bill, from Tuesday. http://arseh.at/17l

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Here’s @TurnbullMalcolm’s National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill [8pp PDF] http://arseh.at/17k

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Writing mode. Quiet please.

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Thu plan: Write for Crikey; various interesting plannings punctuated by lunch; in theory, gym and dinner with @SnarkyPlatypus, in theory.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bien sûr! Je suis toujours stimulé! S’il vous plaît examiner la preuve vidéo. http://youtu.be/L4U3Maj2…

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Re-pimp: My coverage of ACCC v Singtel Optus, alleging misleading advertising. Morning http://arseh.at/16r Afternoon http://arseh.at/16u

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis confus par les images de Sylvester Stallone en bas résilles. Et vous?

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“Whales like the attention”, @owenmcleod? Really? Well, as long as it’s all for the sake of the whales…

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You should leave the poor whales alone. Whale-harassment should not be a tourism industry.

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So, there’s a gene for liberalism? Blogosphere, media, you know what to do! http://arseh.at/178 HT @jayrosen_nyu

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I suppose I should see what people said to me late last night, but that’d mean reliving that other stupidity. Maybe after more drugs.

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I’m going now. I will read and agree with your tweets about this stupidity in the morning.

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Maybe it’s a dream. Maybe if I go to bed, in the morning I’ll discover that “Sure, it’s 2010 but it’s still Windows-only” was a nightmare.

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@kedgie I know what I know from official HTC/Telstra documentation. http://arseh.at/171 If that’s not right then they’re double-arsehats.

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Dear HTC and Telstra, this is wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

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RT @RobertCandelori: The funny thing is that Windows Phone 7 has a Mac sync client.

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I also heard all the cool htcsense.com stuff I mentioned yesterday will only work on Vodafone/3, screw the folks already on Telstra. True?

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But @Xavier_Ho setting up a Windows VM and trashing it still means significant time sysadminning another machine just to upgrade the phone.

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Well, yes, that sounds like “committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience” to me!

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RT @bondles9: I have Windows. Doesn’t help. 5 hour download, and when it finishes it deletes all your contacts, messages, files and settings

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“As always, HTC is committed to providing customers with the best possible mobile experience,” they lie. http://arseh.at/171

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So, Telstra and HTC, I have to buy a PC and install Windows to upgrade my HTC Desire to Android 2.2? You fuckwits! http://arseh.at/171

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