Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 29th, 2011

@paulwallbank I was told once before that no CityRail trains have power outlets for public use. Only locked-down ones for cleaners.

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The Microsoft School of PHP? A few years ago that would’ve been an oxymoron, or something. http://arseh.at/5ht

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RT @novede: The 2011 Australian Startup List, is your tech or web company on it? http://novede.net/AuStar… http://fb.me/y69N3odK

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ABC story filed. I know that wasn’t on my plan today, but I was inspired by our conversation about online voting.

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Ta for those suggestions. The anti-Islamic fake posters in Lindsay and the robocalls claiming Greens drugs stuff win for me.

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Oh, I kinda meant unethical in terms of the process of campaigning, rather than the political issues being raised. But good points.

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In recent Australian election campaigning, what do you reckon have been the most disgusting examples of unethical behaviour?

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@GraemeLane I’ve been reading that ACT EC material on e-voting. I still think it misses key points. I’m writing about this, actually.

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@moldor Audio files can cause millions of dollars to disappear, you know! All bank workers should have their ears plugged with beeswax.

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So, it’s 1230 and nothing of the day’s plan has been accomplished yet. That’s nice.

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@viveka Thanks, I must admit I’m happy with how “Patch Monday” has been evolving. I’d actually like to do more podcasts too.

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@GraemeLane Hmmm… If there’s nothing left to scrutinise then I reckon the ACT’s e-voting is a threat to democracy. My genuine belief.

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@moldor I can’t get my brain around that, I thought, and then I realised that’s the point. Ordinary voters can’t inspect the system.

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It’s worth remembering that the secret vote is an Australian invention, was even called “the Australian vote”. http://arseh.at/5h0

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@moldor @viveka @NewtonMark How do you then decouple the vote from the voter? Must be an audit trail, but no way to tell who voted what.

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@viveka You may be thinking of the interview just linked to. Digital ID expert straight-up says pencil and paper is the only working system.

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There’s a little on online voting in “Patch Monday” from last year, starts 10’15” in. http://arseh.at/5gz @moldor @NewtonMark @viveka

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@moldor Absolutely, and where that trust boundary sits is the key. Personally, I think the risks of online voting outweigh the benefits.

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@moldor Yes, I suppose that if the numbers are on a screen then they must be true and correct… If they’re on a screen.

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On printing votes to count, @moldor, how otherwise may scrutineers witness the count? Issues are more subtle than “online is cool”.

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NSW election trialled online voting, 5x more popular than expected. Votes printed to be counted! http://arseh.at/5gw

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@mastersofdavid Maybe I need to get bottles of pernod and absinthe and have a Baudrillard weekend. /cc @piawaugh

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@mastersofdavid It was “many hours on postmodernism I’ll never get back” I was hoping to avoid. ;) @piawaugh Ta for Wikipedia laziness.

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@piawaugh I’ll have to find a condensed guide to those French chaps, though. I’m getting really bad at reading whole books.

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@piawaugh Foucault? I’m getting too old to read French philosophers. You need to be young and vulnerable to accept that stuff. ;)

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RT @firstdogonmoon: I think it is about time I was appointed to the Reserve Bank of Australia Board. [Agreed. It’s so unrepresentative.]

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@piawaugh I have sent it to your APH address now too, I figure this is important enough for the Chinese to see. ;) [Ouch.]

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I knopw there were no goats in that email, @NickHodgeMSFT. I slept in this morning,

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@piawaugh @NickHodgeMSFT I have just emailed you two with A Disturbing Idea. It happens some mornings. I can’t help it.

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Tue plan, belated: Map out client’s project; longer-term plans for “Patch Monday” podcast; errands Wentworth Falls; more travel plans.

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No @R_Chirgwin no-one suggested chewing the fat. CHewing sticks sounds good though, @stufromoz, strengthens the teeth.

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A meal deal, @coreyloehr? Apparently I have missed out on this event. I shall have to whine in a self-indulgent manner…

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Suggested are cud, scenery and bacca. Sadly, none of those appeal. But thanks @jonoabroad @WarWraith @wendyldavis

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Chewsday. What shall I chew?

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