Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 25th, 2011

I have an early start. I have now gone to sleep with the space lizards.

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Needless to say, Icke reckons Norway was a false-flag op by the US. “A second shooter was active.” http://arseh.at/9bh

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Illuminati! Shape-shifting space lizards! New World Order! It all makes so much sense!

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Oh I simply HAVE to go to this! David Icke speaking for over 7 hours per event! Must. Get. LSD. http://arseh.at/9bg

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@twhittyer Same, really. It goes with the territory of this “making media” malarkey. Still, beats having a real job.

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@twhittyer Oh thank you! I hope you realise it’s not personal. It’s just a reflection of my hatred of everyone in the entire universe.

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@EnsignR Comparable question: Asking a servo what price they’ll charge for petrol in January if they were in Perth. Good luck with that.

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ISPs are businesses, @EnsignR . They’ll announce their products 6 months from now 6 months from now. Same as always.

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Well of course you can only get NBN connections in the trial areas, @EnsignR, they’re the only places they exist!

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Thank you, @7PMProject, for using the same “rode his way into history” cliché as @abcnews did this morning Consistency is quality. Arsehats.

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Just visualise $100 worth of bacon and extrapolate, @mtats. Sheesh! Do I have to do everything for you?

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@AndySHastings Thank you. I arrive in Melbourne tomorrow night, but don’t get any free time until Thursday afternoon.

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What the US debt looks like in stacked $100 bills. Quite big, as it happens. http://arseh.at/9ba HT @aagha

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I love the way the journalist pauses before clearly saying [company name]. Just like it’s an advertisement. Which of course it isn’t.

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@EnsignR I stress I am not recommending anyone, just noting that the prices are starting to appear.

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@EnsignR Internode was the only one advertising mainland packages, but Exetel’s has just been announced. http://arseh.at/9b9

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@AndySHastings I like it when people do drastic things. May I watch?

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Oh choice, Channel Seven! Say “Arabic TV” and then conflate Al Jazeera with calls for martyrdom. That’s very classy, isn’t it.

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“Tonight on Today Tonight, the backlash against multiculturalism: attacked for being white!” Here we go.

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RT @jasonlangenauer: The perkiness of your voice depends on where you put the frozen peas. Or so I’m told. [Seems reasonable.]

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These voice-over artists. How do they manage to sound so perky and excited about the price of frozen peas? And can I try?

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Tonight on “I’m an Instant Fucking Expert”, forensic psychology and the Norwegian criminal justice system.

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@seangeo Thank you, though I’m not sure that I coined “re-bleat”. Maybe independent invention, but I think I adopted it.

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@NamTaf That’s different then, ta. Not information I had. If you’ve direct experience, well, Crikey is just usual WordPress registration.

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@NamTaf Commenting is free. Besides, it’s a revision I disagree with. Old prices? So what? Like with like. Today’s prices. That’s the point.

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@NamTaf Please add that proviso in the comments. And then I’ll point out I was comparing prices and choices today and not two weeks ago.

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@worthrachel Yep, there’s a typo in my Crikey piece, in the Platinum plan description. It’s been fixed on the website.

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@expectproblems Excellent! Do keep me in the loop about your shooting dates. I’d be happy to help. Or disrupt.

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Me at CSO: “Cyber Storm III security exercise key findings released” http://arseh.at/9b6

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Doing something with firewood.

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@prawn_gravies I have indeed typo’d the Platinum package. Oops. Thank you. Correction request sent to @crikey_news.

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RT @kestert: Is a Tarago good? [Well, it’s better than a Trabant. Mostly.]

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Seems I was unclear, @kestert. It’s not NBN that’s Tarago or Trabant, but top Internode plan vs… um, better not say.

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Agree that’s been the government pitch, @cbkyeoh, and that (over-)simplification is now biting Senator Conroy on the tender parts.

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RT @cbkyeoh: Also the govt has made much of how people really do need 100MB/s services. That may be unaffordable for some if they really do.

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RT @cbkyeoh: One difference with the NBN plan is they force bundling. Can’t go naked and then choose a cheap voip service. [For this ISP.]

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@domknight Thank you. But you know you’re in trouble when it’s me making sense.

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Now FREE to read: Me at Crikey: “Politics of NBN pricing: comparing potatoes and pomegranates” http://arseh.at/9aw

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I’ve just worked 18 days straight, I’m just realising @prawn_gravies. My brain has turned to cucumber.

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Cranky story for CSO is cranky. I has just filed it. And it is cranky. The Attorney-General will be even MOAR SHITTIER with me today.

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The next hour will involve cyber security, meaningless government propaganda, and tea. Possibly also cynicism.

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Story filed for @technologyspec, for publication tomorrow. That’s my target two stories done, but I have another idea too… Sigh.

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Me at @ABCthedrum: “Poll-driven knee-jerk reactions: the latest political craze” http://arseh.at/9az HT @expectproblems

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@elisedavidson Oh thank you. But I shouldn’t talk to you. I read somewhere that you’re all the creatures of Senator Conroy… or something.

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Me at Crikey: “Politics of NBN pricing: comparing potatoes and pomegranates” http://arseh.at/9aw [Paywall’d, free trial]

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@garthk They are good questions about the prevalence of application whitelisting. I do not (yet) have any answers.

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Bugger. I didn’t know that there’s a Cyber Security Summit in Canberra today. I have so many complicated emotions now.

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RT @quietdiscourse: I thought you just bellowed at the page until the words materialised out of fear. [Only Crikey stories do that.]

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OK, I am meant to be writing now. I must be writing now. Otherwise @charispalmer will kill me.

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I’m doing the closing keynote at Local Government Web Network Sydney 2011 on 18 Aug. http://arseh.at/9au

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@ericscheid Yeah I know that √ isn’t a proper tick symbol, but I really couldn’t be arsed. Hardly anyone knows the difference anyway.

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@QantasAirways Thank you. My key points are 1. lose the adverts 2. indicate how long the wait is. 3. longer music loop. Have a good one!

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Qantas problem sorted. Time on hold 21 mins. Time with friendly, competent-sounding staff 2 mins.

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@QantasAirways It’s lovely that you’re monitoring Twitter promptly, thanks, but I’m not sure it helps. I can wait, but the ads really annoy.

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@thatfleminggent Qantas’ online system does not allow me to correct a mis-entry of my name by the person who booked the flight.

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Right. Now Qantas, who still have me on hold, is lecturing me about being prompt and helping their “on-time performance”. Hypocrites much?

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Do you despise companies with long on-hold phone queues who play advertising at you? [ ] Yes [√] Fuck yes! That’s you, Qantas.

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Crikey story filed, along with today’s challenge for Leroy.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Games, crime, porn and Facebook (laws)” with @peterjblack http://arseh.at/9aj

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@netpres Actually the “Patch Monday” podcast with Amazon’s CTO @wernver Vogels is last week’s, and it’s on the web. http://arseh.at/91h

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RT: Me at CSO: “DSD: Four mitigation strategies prevent 85% of intrusions”. Shock new advice. http://arseh.at/98q

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RT: Blog post: “Visiting Melbourne for IBM’s Pulse 11” http://arseh.at/99q [That’s Wed-Thu this week.]

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“Australian media take note: the BBC understands balance in climate change coverage” http://arseh.at/9ah

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It’s OK everyone, at 0830 AEST I’ll toddle off to write something about NBN pricing. My crankiness will surely subside. Oh wait.

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@franksting There’s nothing in what I said that diminishes Mr Evans’ remarkable achievement. I agree with @stuarthorrex http://arseh.at/9ag

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BBC: “Podcasts: Who still listens to them?” Plenty, apparently. http://arseh.at/9af

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@GeordieGuy That’s a stretch. But there’s plenty of words to describe outstanding sporting achievements without going over the top.

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Winning sport as “courage” is an insult to anyone who’s actually risked their life for others. /cc @overingtonc @karlstefanovic @MiaFreedman

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@overingtonc “Courage”? Was someone shooting at Evans along the way? Also, first name terms? /cc miafreedman @karlstefanovic @TheTodayShow

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RT @AndrewPStreet: Song You Should Rediscover Today Because It Is Awesome: Better Get A Lawyer by the Cruel Sea http://arseh.at/9ae

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@rycrozier Phone Singapore Airlines and begin the call, politely, with “Why are you lying to me?”

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Mon plan, unordered: Write two articles, at least; clean the house; invoice some clients; vent some outrage; catch up on sleep.

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Oh FFS @abcnews! “Cadel Evans rode into history”? You getting a discount for these bulk-buy clichés now, are you?

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Jennifer “It was al Qaeda” Rubin’s pathetic rollback. http://arseh.at/9ac Background http://arseh.at/99a HT @jayrosen_nyu

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@damiengwalter Besides, even if Norway said “You shall not report”, like that’d work. But as I say, Norway’s business, not ours.

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@damiengwalter I suspect suppressing reportage and legal exceptions creates more risk of turning the accused into a martyr figure.

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@damiengwalter You’re suggesting that someone charged with a crime NOT have an open trial? Can’t speak in his defence? Really? /cc @fragmad

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@damiengwalter I must admit, I’m having trouble with the idea that it’s anyone’s business outside Norway. Recreational revenge? /cc @fragmad

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@damiengwalter Well, it’s not “our” laws, but Norway’s. But where’s the hole in the laws? It’ll be a murder trial. The problem? /cc @fragmad

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@damiengwalter Um, Timothy McVeigh, for starters? And what to do with Anders Breivik? How about a fair criminal trial? Just a thought.

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Pressing “Send” on a story I wrote yesterday. It survived the sit-overnight and reread-first-thing process. I hope @GreenJ agrees.

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Good God. It’s only just gone 6am an I’ve already written two regular expressions. What does that say about me? No, don’t answer that.

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The mountain air has been delightful if chilly, @Mr_Timecode. But I’m in Sydney tomorrow then Melbourne for the rest of the week.

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Reed Business Pubs, subscribing to get articles behind @newscientist’s paywall, “Your order will be processed as soon as possible”? Lame.

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Hello, Monday. Hello. Now we have an agreement about how today is going to unfold, you remember that?

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