Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 23rd, 2011

@EnsignR @elronxenu Agreed about Turing. The work he was starting to do on morphogenesis was astoundingly advanced.

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Last night’s insomnia is catching up with me. Disgruntled.

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RT @swearyanthony: Alan Turing refuses to play fetch with a dog: http://youtu.be/q8DiOthA… [He was such a bastard.]

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@RatbagsDotCom When I did comp sci, in one unit we had to reproduce whole swathes of Turing’s proofs. I’m sure it was important…

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Today is Alan Turing’s 99th birthday, father of computing science and artificial intelligence. http://arseh.at/89e HT @Dr_Black

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@R_Chirgwin @neerav Yep, I’d go with juvenile too, from Wikipedia entry http://arseh.at/89a and that it doesn’t look very big.

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@neerav And yes, watching the wedgetails circle in the updraft on a hot summer’s day, then plummet to grab a rabbit, is amazing.

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@neerav The key for me to identify it would be the tail. Hence the name. But what I can see, when looking at other photos online, matches.

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@neerav I’d go with wedgetail eagle too. I grew up across the road from a pair of them.

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I need vodka. I would have a shot every time Christopher Pyne says “executed” in relation to an event where no-one was physically harmed.

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That’s four radio spots done today, and now the phone messages come in. What have I done?

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On hold for ABC @774melbourne to talk Bitcoin, re story at http://arseh.at/898 Live stream at http://arseh.at/897

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Hah! I’m on ABC @774melbourne at 1605 AEST or so talking Bitcoin. Live stream at http://arseh.at/897

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@R_Chirgwin Nothing went to Rozella, no. I’ll confirm that when I check the batteries, but Tea Tree was his last drop as he left, I think.

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@R_Chirgwin Well, at least all this load has been cut shorter, and everything looks like it’ll fit into the stove. Minor bonus.

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@R_Chirgwin What is the firewood stacking procedure at Tea Tree Cottage, wood for indoors versus wood for the bathhouse?

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@R_Chirgwin Your wood has just been delivered, half a cord to each of the four guest cottages.

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Fatigue. Lots of it.

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Gosh, this guy from RBS on ABC News 24 right now was well worth the cab fare, eh?

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“Munckton is a vaudeville artist… a professional sensationalist”, says @TurnbullMalcolm with a smile.

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Me at Crikey: “Telstra backs the NBN, but the devil’s in the detail” http://arseh.at/893 [Paywall’d, free trial]

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@R_Chirgwin Cool. I’ll wait for the truck. I’m running out of logs that fit into the stove and couldn’t be arsed with a wheelbarrow or axe.

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RT @jonoabroad: Can you take a picture? [Not now that it’s wandered away, no. I even tried saying “Enhance!” out loud.]

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@R_Chirgwin Hey does the wood guy dump the wood at the cottages individually or at some central spot? So I know to look out etc.

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Definitely not a Pheasant Coucal, @missayme. I’m actually coming back to Wonga Pigeon, if only for the name.

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Nope, @R_Chirgwin, I don’t think it was a wonga pigeon http://arseh.at/890 but I’ll try to see where it wandered to.

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That bird is fat and looks vaguely like a pigeon, but with a much longer tail. What is it?

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RT @jonkudelka: Who gets to keep the Smarties? [No-one gets to keep the Smarties. They, too, explode into glitter.]

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Doorstop media conference by @TurnbullMalcolm at 1315 AEST.

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“What happens to the telephone exchanges?” Um, they explode into a cloud of glitter and Smarties, obviously. Arsehat.

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Podcast of me on ABC RN “Life Matters”: “Hacking: why we need to worry about online security” http://arseh.at/88x

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Do not worry, Institutional Investors, your shares are being managed by Very Clever People Indeed.

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“Two cups, one string”? That’s on YouTube, right?

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Listening to a telco explaining to telco market analysts how a telco works.

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Well, @R_Chirgwin, at least journos don’t start their questions by congratulating the government. Brown tongues all round in this call!

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Next round of bets: will the analysts’ questions be worse than the Canberra Press Gallery questions?

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Telstra call currently consists of summarising the documents for analysts who failed their high school written comprehension test.

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@R_Chirgwin @sylmobile I believe that slide 5 will be in my Crikey story. It explains everything!

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Loving page 5.

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@Adam_Phillips87 You can use an NBN-based service whenever any retailer in your area makes it available. Nothing to do with Telstra now.

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On here we go.

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Crikey story filed. Now waiting for the media/analyst conference call with Telstra to start.

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@joshgnosis Well, I must repeat, copper off once fibre on was always the plan, even if not emphasised politically. That’s not new.

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@joshgnosis More careful? No, I can recall Sen Conroy stating is as bluntly previously.

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@joshrowe The speed of your service will be up to whatever retail package you buy. But NBN fibre can easily be faster than HFC, yes.

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RT @joshgnosis: Language changed, now fibre is the only option for fixed line…. [This was always the plan, actually.]

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“Going forward”, says Thodey. Drink!

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@joshrowe Erm, HFC is only disconnected AFTER the NBN services are up.

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Prime Minister said precisely nothing new or of substance.

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THERE IS NO SUCH UNIT OF MEASUREMENT AS “SUPERFAST” YOU ARSEHATS! FFS!

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Can someone please slip the Ranga-in-Chief some cocaine and a couple of Es? Energy and passion, Ms Gillard, energy and passion!

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Putting a fresh log on the fire, in preparation for hearing from the Prime Minister. It’s a Special Occasion.

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Full text of Telstra’s announcement to the ASX including attachments is at asx.com.au/asxpdf/2011062… [PDF]

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A really cheesy version of the William Tell Overture, it must be said.

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Parliament House is playing the William Tell Overture as hold music while we await the Ranga-in-Chief. I am prancing.

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Audio and video of that press conference will be streamed from Parliament House. http://arseh.at/2tw

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@rogerchristie You’ll have better luck looking up “bated breath”. Bating is to moderate or restrain (the breath), same roots as “abate”.

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Ranga-in-Chief and Senator Conroy doing a presser on NBN Co / Telstra at 1015 AEST.

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Oddly enough, the Crikey story I’m about to write is not what was originally planned but is instead about the NBN/Telstra deal.

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RT @mpesce: You’re almost old enough to be a member of the RN audience… [You’ll keep. Dish, cold etc.]

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So, did I sufficiently scare the Radio National audience?

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On hold for ABC Radio National’s “Life Matters” to talk cybercrime. Live stream at http://arseh.at/5q0 but it’ll be podcast later.

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RT me: I’m on ABC Radio National’s “Life Matters” at 0905 AEST talking cybercrime. Live stream at http://arseh.at/5q0

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@VoxofTLS When will us proles be seeing the text of the NBN agreement, or at least summary?

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RT @VoxofTLS: Just announced to ASX - Telstra signs NBN Definitive Agreements

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@LouiseVMaher Hah! I’m not sure that @666canberra can take credit here, Louise, but we can go with that as a myth if you like…

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Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 and docs all at http://arseh.at/88t HT @R_Chirgwin [Just showed in my search too. Brainfade?]

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I see @R_Chirgwin is busy spotting the errors in ABC Radio’s “AM” story on the NBN. Give the petals a chance, Sir!

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Anyone got a copy of the Cybercrime Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, supposedly introduced yesterday? Can’t find it on Parlinfo yet.

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I’m on ABC Radio National’s “Life Matters” at 0905 AEST talking cybercrime. Live stream at http://arseh.at/5q0

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I’m on ABC Mid North Coast NSW after 0900 AEST (recorded) talking Facebook stuff. No stream, frequency list at http://arseh.at/87s

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RT @PeopleMagicHR: You’ve achieved so much today, why get up at all? [Fair question. But typing in bed is bad for my back.]

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@WGoodings Happy to chat any time, Will. Yours was actually the first of three radio spots today. Must be something in the air.

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Yeah, @phildobbie, I expected a question about opposition to NBN, but it never came. On non-Sydney radio it’s always “Bring it on!”

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@PeopleMagicHR Nah I’m using the magic of the telephone, and on @1395FIVEaa not @891adelaide today. Done the spot, not even out of bed yet.

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On hold with @1395FIVEaa Adelaide to talk NBN. Live stream at http://arseh.at/88p

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“Police used stunned grenades”, the newsreader at @1395FIVEaa Adelaide just said. Breathe, little grenades, breathe slowly…!

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Yep, xkcd has skewered the meaning of “connoisseur” quite nicely. http://www.xkcd.com/915/

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Thu plan: Morning 3 x radio spots, write for Crikey; errand Wentworth Falls; afternoon TBA, but there’s lots for me to do; quiet evening.

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I’ve just been reminded of my “Black hats and whitegoods” from May. Still love @bhaverty’s headline! http://arseh.at/70l

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I’m on FIVEaa 1395 Adelaide at 0705 ACST / 0735 AEST talking NBN. Live stream at http://arseh.at/88p

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RT @purserj: Watch it, you’re getting dangerously close to “talking head” status. [I possibly crossed that line a while back.]

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Ah, another radio spot? Sure. That’s three to do this morning. All on different topics. I’ll pimp them as they come up.

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Hello, Fursday. And again, it’s fursking cold. And windy.

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