Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 20th, 2012

Has someone let @R_Chirgwin onto the internet again?

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@Colvinius So Mark Colvin, David McKnight & Robert Manne, Austraia’s 21C infosec 7 hacking thought leaders? @swearyanthony @firstdogonmoon

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@Pollytics “The Bolt Report” is a thing? Sounds like an idea for an over-wrought community radio program broadcast at 3am.

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@kofeyh Oh the “Patch Monday” podcast is mapped out, as are the stories I have to write. I just have to plod through it all tomorrow.

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I AM GOING OUT NOW IN SEARCH OF NOODLES AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME.

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Oh hang on. I am in no position to judge here.

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SnarkyPlatypus Can’t G8 leaders hide their man boobs better?

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Well, I seem to have successfully sabotaged ABC Local Radio. My work here is done. [smirks]

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RT @giddeygirl: @stilgherrian @annabelcrabb It’s spelt O’Loghlin actually. [Fuck him. If he’s not on Twitter he doesn’t exist.]

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RT @leslienassar: @stilgherrian @annabelcrabb “Getting ideas from Twitter” sounds like the birth of Ted Kaczynski 2.0 [And…?]

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On hold for ABC Local Radio to talk with James O’Loughlin and @annabelcrabb about Twitter. Listen at abc.net.au/sydney/

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At 6.30pm @annabelcrabb and I are talking about getting ideas from Twitter with James O’Loughlin on ABC Local Radio. Apparently.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I think it went well. Mostly good audience reaction, and they turned people away, says @oberonsghost. /cc @sylmobile

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@Rule17 Grab the mic, not sure what your specific gripes are.

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Having eaten ALL the cocaine-filled muffins, they move toward The Light. instagr.am/p/K1YD_WCFhW/

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LOOK @marcfennell @TommyTudehope I’M IN THE GREEN ROOM BECAUSE I’M A PROFESSIONAL DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING MYSELF?!

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OH, disgruntled husband, attending with bibliophile wife: “It’s just listening to people talk.”

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Going back to the green room to have some more drugs.

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People see my writer’s pass, then surreptitiously stare at me, trying to figure out if I’m anyone famous.

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@oberonsghost Hah! I’m not on for an hour! I’m milling amongst the proles.

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@expectproblems I can actually do the maths. Did a course in astrology for the lulz years back. I was quite good at it.

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The little tent contains people listening via loudspeaker to what’s happening inside. Must show them “radio” instagr.am/p/K1Vyi4iFgQ/

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OH, writer: “He hoped to establish astrology on a firmer, more respected mathematical basic,” ‘cos it’s the maths people have trouble with.

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Only The Wharf could figure out a way to do this to a pork roll. instagr.am/p/K1U4FGCFv5/

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: I have developed a habit of breaking things just by sitting on them. [That’s ‘cos is in da house!]

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Special writer-only muffins. They are FULL of cocaine. instagr.am/p/K1SaKgiFuW/

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I have one of these and you don’t. instagr.am/p/K1SH9BCFuK/

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Arriving at Sydney Writers’ Festival. Seems to be riddled with Women of a Certain Age.

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Sorry, that was unfair. I have no evidence that the young child in the passenger seat was her son.

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Congrats to driver of AQU-17P, changing lanes in intersection without signalling, one-handed while holding a coffee. Even her son was agog.

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I’m heading off to Millers Point now, on the assumption that the Sydney Writers’ Festival green room will be ful of cocaine and whiskey.

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@ScottRhodie Possibly you’re missing what part of all that was the core emphasis. But I must toddle off now.

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@ScottRhodie The thing about analogies is that you can’t just substitute one random noun for another. @oliyoung

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@oliyoung There’s a school of thought that suggests I’m to blame for the majority of bad things on the internet.

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@HappySinger Indeed, bleating from a few minority groups that “We are a Christian society” is an insult to those of us who are not. @salvos

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Have you Pushed the Button? bit.ly/djOvrR [Yes. Yes I have.]

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Uhoh. I seem to have Pressed a Button.

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@HappySinger I’m not singling you out, ‘cos you’re smart, but IMO much intolerance of theists is starting to look very scary indeed. @salvos

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@HappySinger Bah. It’s the same as kids raising money for a footy club via an election day sausage sizzle. It’s just family. @salvos

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I’ve got nothing against atheists. Freedom of belief is a fundamental human right. But why do they have to be such cunts about it?

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@bernietb @GeordieGuy This is, of course, the strategy we must follow for a successful life.

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@HappySinger If you reckon @salvos’ personal beliefs make their charitable work bad somehow, fine, but a polite “No thanks” does the job.

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@HappySinger Oh get over yourself. @salvos rolled up their sleeves and got on with helping people with HIV/AIDS before almost everyone else.

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Russian quadrotor with automatic weapon can detroy humans full of petrol and other “evil beaches”. youtube.com/watch?feature=… HT @nanopunk

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@helenperris @smperris So that’s probably quite enough about menstrual products for one morning. Thank you.

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@_chesty_ Ah yeah, Col Blake from M*A*S*H. A long time ago! I watched, though as a country boy I doubt I’d have shown any emotion.

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@lehimesa Oh I won’t be destroying people’s opportunity to experience the joy of discovery.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Angel McPoutty sounds like an annoying character from a inner-urban gay sitcom.

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@helenperris You shouldn’t be surprised. There’s SO MANY things to know. You’d know lots of stuff that I don’t.

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RT @macleanbrendan: Good boy. I just figured out :-) isn’t someone rubbing their wang on a petri dish. [Our lives are now complete, folks!]

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@m_mountebank I couldn’t possibly deny you the joy that comes from figuring out a puzzle. Besides, that third-rate cartoonist worked it out.

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So, I finally figured out what this means.
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I hope I can manage to keep my underpants clean for the next five hours.

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Out of respect for the generally middle-class nature of Sydney Writers’ Festival ( as I perceive it), I am now donning clean underwear.

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Four hours to go until Sydney Writers’ Festival free panel “iSpy” with me, @TommyTudehope, @marcfennell swf.org.au/component/opti…

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MT @ikostar: […] there’s actually a prior law outlawing the rewriting of Godwin’s law [YEAH WELL YOU KNOW WHO ELSE BANNED FREE SPEECH?]

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@baethan I thought I’d already done a “Stilgherrian’s First Law” about something else, but I can’t seem to find it.

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So, mistyping “Noam” as “Noah” just then. Does that make the tweet better or worse?

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NOAH CHOMSKY PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP!

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If Godwin’s Law is about being first to mention Hitler / Nazis, there must be an equivalent for mentioning Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.

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@benmoretti That’s flattering, thanks, but Jon Stewart etc have careers in stand-up to build upon. @jonaholmesMW @MrDenmore @GreenJ

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So, it turns out the “Webroot” service isn’t what I thought it was. Disappoint.

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Anyone remember the name of the Indian geek/startup guy living in US who revisited his childhood village and realised there was no privacy?

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@shipw It’s only reasonable. My talk to @SydWritersFest this arvo is just me reading some old articles. Don’t tell @marcfennell.

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So, you know how I said I had to get a lot of stuff written today? That. Well, not that. Look just shut up who asked you anyway.

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@SummersAnne Sorry, I’m geeking out. If I see you at @SydWritersFest this afternoon I’ll explain properly. If I’m not arrested first.

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@lehimesa Well, you gotta admit, it’d be a safer lifestyle. Though possible a tad boring.

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Hah! Pathetic passive-aggressive poster at ABC @702sydney lockerz.com/s/210299027 No-one “made” you make a poster, Martyr! HT @paulwallbank

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@piawaugh If there’s not 250,000 dogs there I am SO gonna sue your arse off for false advertising.

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@lehimesa Yeah, I probably don’t need a reminder of how cheap the technology is. ;) You know what I do for a living, right?

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But dodgy diet schemes? Man, if I had access to the @VictoriaPolice twitter account I’d have MUCH MOAR FUN!

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MT @VictoriaPolice: […] Seriously though pls ignore the last unauthorized tweet. [While you’re at it, wish for ice-cream and a pony?]

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VictoriaPolice Yes it’s true, We lost weight by chasing crooks. No diet changes needed. Seriously though pls ignore the last unauthorized tweet.

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dfg77 Hacked? RT @VictoriaPolice: I lost weight without having to make any major diet changes while boosting energy levels, heres how:

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@CoherentInk I beieve @RadioNational is recording all @SydWritersFest material, but don’t know their plans. @TommyTudehope @marcfennell

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Another photo, folks. “Embarrassment #76, with runner” flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Ping @sylmobile

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Guy Rundle reckons we’ve lost the war against pervasive surveillance. theage.com.au/opinion/societ…

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@ataraxite Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Should we focus on 1921 rather than 1933? stilgherrian.com/politics/stay_… Who knows what 1987 kicked off.

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Actually, @SummersAnne, since hashtag != branding, we could just use for that matter. Except for the dim. ;) /cc @SydWritersFest

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RT @SummersAnne: @SydWritersFest Soweto Wine Festival, Seattle Week of Fashion… Shall I go on:)? [Adding year doesn’t fix collision :/]

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We ALL wish the Spanish were better, @mpesce, we all do.

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@ataraxite This’ll sound flippant, but every year ends a century of history. Add Recency Illusion. We define the century by what just ended?

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That next table, they’re cackling so loudly. This hotel’s gonna save a fortune on eggs tomorrow.

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@ataraxite So cause, effect etc. [nods]

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Goodness me, @NewtonMark, I got so excited there I repeated myself!

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RT @NewtonMark: WHO’D WANT TO HOT-UP A BARINA FFS? [I DON’T KNOW IS THERE IS THERE A STEAMPUNK SEWING MACHINE UNDERGROUND?]

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Fortunately, @sylmobile @stufromoz, there’s an even cleaner shot from the hotel restaurant. flickr.com/photos/stilghe… The crowd’s thinning.

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RT @NewtonMark: Just saw a Barina blow-off a Skyline at the lights. [I get the oral sex refernece, but the rest baffles me, Mark.]

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Later I’ll hashtag my @SydWritersFest stuff not because WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT YEAR IT IS AND IT’S IN THE TWEET’S METADATA.

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It’s true, @sylmobile, an FN SCAR-H would come in mighty handy right now. They’re still coming. Hundreds of them. They must be stopped.

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Photo: Who are these people? What are they doing? And can it be prevented? flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@peterhau Oh I see what you did there (eventually). Well played (sort of). @TommyTudehope @marcfennell @SydWritersFest

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All the species on your planet look the same to me, @leslienassar, I cannot tell which ones I am meant to probe.

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While this is being tweeted with a misleading non-quote, Israel’s interior minister Eli Yishai is truly fucking wrong. youtube.com/watch?v=gmymwt…

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Well, I didn’t actually fly VH-VGY, you’ll be pleased to hear, I just flew IN it. BUT MY TIME WILL COME, EARTHIANS, AND YOU WILL PAY!

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Thanks to FlightAware I now know EVERYTHING about VH-VGY, the aircraft I flew yesterday. flightaware.com/live/flight/VH… Ping @mukimu

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I’m talking surveillance society with @TommyTudehope and @marcfennell at @SydWritersFest at 2.30pm, free. swf.org.au/component/opti…

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Sun plan: Writing and podcast production for almost the entire day and evening, breaking to present at Sydney Writers’ Festival at 2.30pm.

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Interestingly, @shipw, Eric Byres blogged about the myth of air-gap security 10 months ago. cso.com.au/article/392368…

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@_chesty_ Sorry, who’s Colonel Blake? [baffled]

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@benmoretti Not Google News. I don’t want my thing to find the stories, I want to tag them manually (browser button?) to appear in a list.

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@cperciva @Kithop It wasn’t just that B-787 had broken firewalls: flight and entertainmnt systems ran on the same physical network!

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