Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 27th, 2011

When someone is said to be in a class of their own, it can often be for remedial work, right?

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NASA has had to buy its plutonium from Russia? arseh.at/ocm They should’ve just asked! I’m sure I… um, no, forget that.

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@derekbradley Ah, I’m not talking news, I’m talking discussion.

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@derekbradley I’m not quite sure where you’re going there.

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@leslienassar Indeed, like the thing I linked to earlier, either do a forum properly or don’t bother.

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Sure, @derekbradley, I don’t think Crikey has comments any more sorted than anyone else.

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It really does reinforce the impression that online news sites are run by clueless morons.

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What is it with news sites’ fear? Journalism without fear or favour gets allegations of bias, they cope. But eek comment moderation bias!

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Summoning automotive assistance.

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@Owenjay @walkleys And, for that matter, about having the spine to respond to accusations of bias with “Oh fuck off, you arsehat.”

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@Owenjay @walkleys It’s about writers and moderators having a public presence, and an escalation before banning so we see the process.

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@Owenjay @walkleys Yeah but all this has been dealt with, 20 years ago. It’s not hard. I don’t get why news publishers find it difficult.

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@Owenjay @walkleys I disagree. Comment voting is the publisher abandoning responsibility for their own masthead.

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That suddenly reminds me, @Owenjay @walkleys, anonymity to audience and anonymity to publisher are different things, conflated.

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RT @MolksTVTalk: Hello @walkleys - are the awards being broadcast via the internet somewhere or only on SBS later tonight? [This is a test.]

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That look when a bloke braces himself, hand over head, to stop himself falling face first into the urinal.

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How dare you people criticise “The Economist”! It has “economist” in the title!

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Business lobbies believe the NSW gov’t is failing in its mandate for not dick-sucking them: bit.ly/uVbfYD

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And the remaining 11 minutes 15 seconds of “The 9pm Edict” episode 3 indicate that I may, possibly, have been drinking.

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Mind you, the first 30 seconds of “The 9pm Edict” episode 3 set the tone for the entire series. arseh.at/oc9

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@sylmobile It was. Some quite complicated sentences about failed sexual experimentation too.

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Wow. “The 9pm Edict” episode 4. Very happy with the rant against Eno-loving public servants at 3’30”. arseh.at/oc8

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I’m glad someone is calling out that arsehat stupid comment from earlier. I can’t be expected to do everything.

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@Bugsquash Ah well there ya go. Since I’m not really a gamer (except U-boats) my only experience with the FN SCAR-H has been, um, reality.

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I shan’t return to the Mountains until tomorrow, @swearyanthony, so you’ll stay outside the shallow grave a few moments longer.

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“This has been my dream my whole life,” says the footballer in the dullest, flattest tone of voice you have ever, ever heard.

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“Impressive skills below his knees”? This AFL Draft coverage is a hoot!

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Changing plans.

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Thank you, @einspruch, and I must say I’m really thinking about how to fit the Edict back into my schedule. There’s some good work in it.

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Should I reveal that I’m listening to old episodes of “The 9pm Edict” for… inspiration?

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@dreadpiratemick Ah good. I’d hate to see people lose control over what’s done to their own bodies, or their children’s, even if misguided.

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@dreadpiratemick I read that as you saying the government should not allow people to refuse vaccination.

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@dreadpiratemick Perhaps I misunderstand your comment about conscientious objectors. Aren’t they just people who refuse a government order?

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Of course, @twoscomplement @mpesce @peterjblack, this works against “adding social” as a magic pixie dust word.

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RT @twoscomplement: Does it make sense to say media is social? People are social, use media to social end. [This!] /cc @peterjblack @mpesce

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@dreadpiratemick Are you really suggesting the government should be able to force people to undergo “medical procedures” against their will?

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More binary choices, eh @peterjblack @mpesce? Can’t we have both and “social media”? Also which media is not social? I didn’t get that memo.

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@PointZeroOne It’s nothing to do with topics, everything to do with actively participating and shaping the mood in visible ways.

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RT @sleemol: I’m bored. What movie should I rent? [Even better would be, “I’m bored. What movie should I make?”]

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RT @sylmobile: Do all journos have a problem with anonymous comments? [No. Only those who claim to speak for all journos.]

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All manner of people have created civilised online forums these last 20 years, yet most news orgs have failed. Why? /cc @saline @walkleys

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RT @saline: Journos have trouble with anon comments because they reveal the calibre of their readership. [Always someone else’s fault, eh?]

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That, and their publishers proved incapable of creating a forum, thinking it’s just on/off moderation. arseh.at/l6r /cc @walkleys

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Journos have a problem with “anon comments” only because they’re finally seeing what people really think of them. /cc @walkleys

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I must admit, @NathanaelB @RealNickHodge, the M249’s appeal is volume of fire, which is not necessarily useful. I’m a more subtle man.

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@justjjoke All OH tweets are true, but sometimes timeshifted to protect the source. All quoted tweets can be traced back, unless satire.

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The podcast is almost ready for posting, @CassPF. I’m guessing it’ll be online this evening.

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I’m not sure if my friends at American Shooters have an M249 SAW on the rack, @NathanaelB. I’ll check next time.

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Have I ever mentioned than the FN SCAR-H is a lovely, lovely piece of kit? arseh.at/lov

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RT @BernardKeane: We need an orchestral score for this. “The Lamentations of the Gatekeepers” [That, Sir, is brilliant. Elgar, maybe?]

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@swearyanthony Consider what you say very carefully. You are in isolated eucalypt scrubland, and I came from South Australia.

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It’s probably a good thing I didn’t go to the @walkleys conference this weekend. I’ve had more firearms training since the last one.

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Did I just see someone quoted as saying citizen journalism was muddying the waters? O HAI! 2005 CALLED, CAN WE HAZ OUR WHINGE BACK?

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I always find it amusing when some of the most privileged members of society whinge about hard done by they are.

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Ah yes, those poor, poor vulnerable journos, at the mercy of people who might write about their private lives. Oh wait. /cc @walkleys

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RT @walkleys: Jonathan Tasini says social networking has also meant its increasingly hard for journos to have any life as a private citizen

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Tempted to say that reporting from the office led directly to the NotW scandal. Subjects of reporting became distant objects. /cc @walkleys

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RT @walkleys: twitter has made death knocks a thing of the past but has distanced journos from the grief, says Crabb [From all life, no?]

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OH, same person: “To judge by the colour of the grass it’s growing towards us.” Golf commentators: experts in watching grass grow.

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Looks like connecting your own sensors to the internet just got a lot easier. Twine. arseh.at/oav HT @jjn1

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OH, TV golf commentator, avoiding generalisations: “All South Africans are good all-round sportsmen.”

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Audio of Thursday’s @media140au panel on Digital Anonymity is now ready for posting. Just waiting on “cover art” for the MP3 file. 1h52m11s.

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Sun plan, unordered: Complete @media104au podcast; produce “Patch Monday” podcast; return to Blue Mountains; run backups; sloth somewhat.

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