Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 24th, 2010

I like my pandas a little rough.

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@smperris I’ll ping you tomorrow, can always mail it and invoice you. I take credit cards. ;)

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@smperris This card seems to work OK in the HTC Desire, but you may want to check the docs to ensure Class 4 microSD-HC is supported.

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@smperris The problem device is a different thing. It uses full-sized SD-HC and doesn’t like working thru an adapter. Stand by while I test.

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Anyone want a brand new Kingston 16GB microSD-HC Class 4 card + adapter for AUD 50? Bought today for AUD 59.95, doesn’t work with my device.

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@RossPoulton Naan is still subcontinent. I suspect the bread is a concession to Western tastes, but I shall consult further later.

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@RossPoulton Why would a Thai restaurant have roti, which is Indian?

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Watching a Platypus trying to commune with the Aether. It’s Vodafone, so it may be some time.

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Mobile: Enmore Rd; Newtown Sq; not-quite-the-gym, as my shoulder is geb0rken again; dinner; back home to do some writing.

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@jeamland Your question about NBN 100Mbps vs 1Gbps is answered here. Kinda. http://arseh.at/24p

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Winning friends and influencing people.

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✔ RT @NewtonMark: I want to be an supporter… It’s so hard when the Govt keeps coming up with tricky bullshit like today’s “summary.”

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@NewtonMark Thank you for your “sort -u” advice. This will improve my productivity more than the NBN could ever do.

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We already have a blog post from @TurnbullMalcolm on the NBN Business Case Summary. http://arseh.at/24m

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@dananimal The NBN document will eventually appear on a .gov.au website, but media get theirs by email and webmasters take their time.

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@fictillius Nope, you haven’t because I’m counting unique IP addresses in the server logs. “gawk | sort | uniq | wc FTW!”

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Figure just quoted in the Senate: Six Australians die from suicide every day. “Epidemic” comes to mind.

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So far more than 120 people have downloaded the NBN document from my website alone. That’s tragic.

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Sure, this photo has PM @JuliaGillard as the tiger, but what’s that look on Senator Conroy’s face? http://arseh.at/24l

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@brisvegas1 But that said, I’d like to see the numbers. (It’s not NBN Co’s job to argue the productivity, just build the network.)

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@brisvegas1 There’d stil be “productivity gains” from earlier services. My own home, for example, even though not a “business service”.

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@jeamland I’ve asked NBN Co to clarify the 100Mbps vs 1Gbps aspects, i.e. translate the third bullet on page 18.

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@R_Chirgwin Maybe it’s not a surprise, but had we seen the product drop roadmap from page 18 before?

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Slap him. Just slap him.

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The NBN Co document has not one spreadsheet in it. The numbers are therefore claims that we can’t examine. We must simply believe them.

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@declanmurphy I haven’t even read the document yet, so that first before talking to editors about whether I’m worth spending money on.

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Indeed, @jmacmullin, as long as you vary them “within a range”. Which therefore makes the statement a tautology.

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“Robust to a range of assumptions”, @jmacmullin, means that when you vary the assumptions the model doesn’t fall apart.

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Making a cup of tea before reading The Document. Because there is no gin in the house.

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For the bazillion people who just asked, here is the NBN Co Business Case Summary to download from my website. http://arseh.at/24j

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Whacko. My copy of the NBN Co Business Case Summary has just arrived. There goes my afternoon. And my sense of self-respect.

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YES! VICTORY IS MINE!

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My Evil Plan is coming together nicely. However it does appear that, as I suspected, one of these mic cables is rooted.

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Sorry, @R_Chirgwin, what was that about Martin Ferguson wearing a thong? [shudder]

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Mind you, Ferguson is announcing plans for consistent offshore petroleum drilling regulations, which is très excitement.

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If you thought Julia Gillard’s media conference was going to put you to sleep, well, here’s Martin Ferguson!

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See, I could resurrect “The 9pm Edict” podcast just by reading out all the tweets I get each day. “Crowdsourcing”, it’s called.

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RT @smperris The Decline of Rome can be directly traced back to a slothful decadence caused by too many seats in public spaces. True story.

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SnarkyPlatypus @stilgherrian Such decadence will make them complacent and we can easily lay down those oil and gas pipelines from Central Asia to Pakistan.

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We should send a strike force into rural Afghanistan to install comfortable benches. That’ll show those Taliban fuckers.

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RT @vealmince But then the terrorists would win. Or something. [Quite true.]

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CityRail could easily double the number of seats on the platforms at Central with little change to people flow.

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I am now re-ordering all of that to confuse the and so on.

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Mobile: Town Hall station; Newtown station; brunch along Enmore Rd; home for the next stage of my Evil Plan.

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@ibbers Of course I have my own village. Visitors are permitted, however.

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RT @stilgherrian “Disciplined self-indulgence”, eh? Well if you say so… [And this has been done. All hail me.]

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@jonoabroad It’s all relative. I’ve been up since before 0500. My day is nearly done. Or something.

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RT @Colvinius: Must-see: Front page of the Irish Daily Star. http://twitpic.com/39etw6 [It’s true what Mr Colvin says.]

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“Disciplined self-indulgence”, eh? Well if you say so…

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Stratfor’s updated analysis of the North v South Korea incident. http://arseh.at/242

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Pondering where to have brunch. Sydney CBD? Back in my village? Some random pleasant spot on this lovely day? Anyone wanna buy me lunch?

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Apparently they now get a lot of media folks working story by story, but old-style “employment” still applies. So they get business visas.

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After all that, US Consulate staff are giving me a B-1/B-2 visa, ‘cos I (journalist/media) category is for employees and contractors only.

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I have emerged from the Secure Zone…

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Entering the Secure Zone…

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RT @bigjsl TSA admits scanners can’t see in body cavities - http://bit.ly/hUEguz - that won’t have a happy ending. [Well, maybe… ;)]

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A slim pale woman with an expensive antique watch reads in the Daily Telegraph how meat pies are the new brain food.

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That woman in the silk blouse hopes that if she stares intently at her iPhone we’ll all pretend we didn’t hear her fart. No chance.

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One bonus of a private school education: knowing the right tone for speaking to servants, minor public functionaries and the proletariat.

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@SnarkyPlatypus A ce stade, je suis simplement obtenu la permission de demander à être tâtons. Et vous?

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Mobile: Stanmore station; Urinal station; walk to Martin Place; US Consulate General, which I think should by hyphenated.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Aujourd’hui, c’est la première des deux rencontres avec les autorités des États-Unis. Mes papiers sont en ordre.

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Wed plan: 0830 US Consulate General for visa interview; brunch; errands; afternoon writing at desk; gym & dinner w@SnarkyPlatypusypus.

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Franklin Mint: humourless arsehats, no? Crikey’s apology http://arseh.at/23t Cartoon of cause http://arseh.at/1uv

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Real-world internet connection speeds: Australia not in Top 20 (last chart) http://arseh.at/23s

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@athanaelucev That’s way past my bedtime. I’m a morning person anyway.

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@LanguageLog “I’d has it as a guess” that we have an eggcorn! [Comment by JanetELeach] http://arseh.at/23q

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@athanaelucev Yes and no. Except for the past two months or so, this is well within my usual range of waking times. It’s 5am.

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