Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 1st, 2012

Blog post: “Talking Stuxnet and Flame worms on ABC Local Radio”, audio of tonight’s chat with @domknight. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@AndeGregson I’ve always known that you would understand my true nature.

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To repeat: Yes, Stuxnet was American, and Obama ordered “cyberattacks” [ugh!] against Iran to accelerate. nytimes.com/2012/06/01/wor…

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@intrepidfear Hah! No-one gets paid for those spots.

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While it’s probably best not to speculate, I’m happy to provide some suggestions.

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The radio is done. I’m heading back to the hotel.

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So I’m at the ABC, and we’ll be talking after the news and a bit. ABC Digital Local Radio and streamed from abc.net.au/sydney/

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@MetaMikeBiggs I have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about. Cory who? @domknight

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Mobile again. En route to ABC Ultimo, there to talk on the electric wireless with @domknight about internet things of some description.

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@nazzer @kcarruthers Ah, you’ve missed the bit where it’s the publication’s job to sub my work, not me. Things have to be now, not perfect.

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@profsarahj Sounds to me like some of the adverts being served into those sites are from bad guys. It’s a well-known not-hard hack.

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@superzac But then that’s nothing more nor less than a business choosing to drop its less-profitable lines. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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@superzac A strategy that makes sense for maximising business profits (or game scores), not necessarily best for individual consumers.

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@superzac Neither of those names are familiar to me, but then my focus has been elsewhere the last couple of years.

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@superzac Yes, it’s wonderful to see the entire internet re-imagined as a piece of B5 paper… ;)

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@superzac And I say turn the numbers around. 71% of US households DON’T own a tablet. 2 in 3 households WON’T own an iPad.

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@superzac … plus, platform-dependence seems a pretty fucked way to build things to me.

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@superzac That’s “from tablets”. Not everything is a tablet. Plus it’s chicken-egg, and being Apple’s bitch isn’t exactly dignified…

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@bigrb Well interestingly after taking it out of its box, as opposed to seeing it on display, I thought “That won’t fit in my pocket”.

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People go to North Sydney of their own free will? WTF?

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I shouldn’t have just reread the thing I wrote this morning. I immediately saw half a dozen ways to improve it through simple rewording.

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@arionian I went the ball-point pen route. I managed not to destroy too many things.

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DougSaunders Juicy scoop of the day is the NYT on how Obama personally ordered and oversaw the Stuxnet Iran cyber-sabotage programme nyti.ms/MdjahI

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In limbo before I must partake of the ABC, filled with a craving for salty foods.

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@miss_shiny Yes, $50 for head is the market rate currently.

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Monday night in Katoomba I’m leading a discussion “Surviving and thriving as a freelancer in a globalised market” stilgherrian.com/internet/on-mo…

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Speaking of media sluttery, I’ll be on ABC Local Radio NSW (or some subset) with @domknight around 2020 AEST talking about something.

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AND WHAT IF YOUR FINGERNAILS ARE ALREADY DAMAGED, SAMSUNG? THEN WHAT? HOW DO YOU EVEN OPEN THE BACK COVER?

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“Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover”? No, Samsung, that’s a design failure. And not just Samsung.

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@bigrb And I agree that Apple needs the competitor pressure to stay sharp. The stock market is such a fickle bitch.

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@franksting Look, the fact that I said completely incorrect things on national radio and the internet should not impact overall quality.

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Turning into a media slut.

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@franksting What have I done now? I WAS EXPLAINING REALITY TO THE MASSES VIA THE MEDIUM OF WIRELESS.

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@marcfennell I’m pleased to hear that most of my really dodgy metaphors seem to have survived the edit. You are weak, Mr Fennell, weak.

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New @DownloadABC wherein @jendudley and I stuff up @marcfennell’s chat about SO.CL, stalking, QR codes. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@bigrb Hmmm, I did mention the mini-tablet size, and that specs weren’t the only factor in a device’s success. It’s only a 600-word slot.

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@JB_AU No I’m serious. I hate SMS. Shitty phone “keyboards”, fiddly little screens, messages on my damn phone and not with all my stuff.

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@RavneelChand @jonoabroad Most things in the news turn out to be Japanese nuclear mutant earthworms of one kind or another.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I was not sexted. The SMS communication concerned @domknight, so dear sweet Jesus no I wasn’t sexted.

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Suddenly being reminded why I loathe SMS as a mode of communication.

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@SabianWilde I believe I strangled Hope weeks ago. If there are still signs of life I’ll deal with them.

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@TomDaveyAus Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll have a listen a bit later.

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@adm_76 @Gwyntaglaw @dahowlett All useful and/or disturbing and/or practical information. Thanks and sympathy as appropriate.

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Errand complete. I am opening the little box.

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Oh. Another errand. Stand by.

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Distorted vision can be a sign of a stroke. Are you sure you’re not having a stroke?

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Dragging the corpse of my life up Sussex St. Slowly.

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@The_Knuckle @moldor I can’t possibly have a “verdict”, because people’s needs are different and the iPhone 5 is not even a thing yet.

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@1159 Sorry about that. But, hey, I saw an opportunity to kick Windows Phone 7 when it was down, and I took it.

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@CosmicRami Thank you, though I must tip my hat to @SnarkyPlatypus for his expertise in flouncing.

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@jennylmackinnon @smh Surely the subs were on strike at Fairfax yesterday. Which explains many thingfs.

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@1159 There’s a school of thought which says that Steve Jobs would never have allowed Siri to go live in its current (initial) form.

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This window what I am looking into the street through is showing me far too much flouncing.

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@moldor I’ll certainly be wriitng up what I think about the phone, though I don’t know where exactly yet.

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@mattdasilva I’m fairly sure that I have. I know I did a podcast on SOPA. Have you searched on those names and my name? That’ll find ‘em.

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@moldor After a brief look at the Galaxy S III yesterday it seemed nice kit. I believe I have one arriving for a proper trial later today.

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This duck is completely failing to provide the requisite amount of pleasure. :(

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This emergency duck is nowhere near as good as the other emergency duck.

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Me, but not my headline , at @technologyspec: “Samsung Galaxy SIII’s ‘iPhone-killer’ potential” technologyspectator.com.au/smart-devices/…

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Rearranging the day. Again.

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@j_hutch Few things can withstand a full weekend of derpage, you’re right. We’ll just have to live with the cyberawfulness.

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I had a strange dream last night. I was in the Sydney CBD and Telstra Next G’s data connections actually worked in daylight. Weird.

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Actually, I might sit here in the foyer and get a few things done first. Because I’m responsible.

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OK, I am checking out now and then I think I shall go on an errand to Enmore and Newtown because why the fuck not.

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@bastardsheep Inneresting. It probably wouldn’t sustain a whole episode but a broader theme on success/fail in fighting spam could work. Ta!

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@j_hutch I was going to let that one go through to the keeper, with just 350-odd people, but… ah I dunno. It’s Friday!

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@j_hutch After the talk @franksting and I wondered how we’d counter the misinformation. The @smh piece means a wider audience copped derp…

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@derekbradley Oracle v Google would be a good thing to have in an episiode covering a few legal issues, actually. I shall plan one! Thanks.

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RT @jonoabroad: If I said “wots flame worm?” would I get in trouble? [Not really. But Google News is your friend.]

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@j_hutch I mean factual errors. And that’s before we even get to Gamble’s interpretation and commentary on those facts.

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@j_hutch I was in the room. Gamble was just plain wrong about technology and about current state of legislative changes. True facepalmery.

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I suppose the entire podcast could consist of the sentence “Shut up, Eugene!” repeated several hundred times.

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So, for the “Patch Monday” podcast, are we over the Flame worm yet? Or should that be my thing for the week?

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I must say, the @smh yarn on “The Dark Web” is an accurate telling of the bullshit at Wed night’s talk. Ken Gamble FTL. theage.com.au/technology/tec…

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@HarrisonPolites @paulwallbank Huh? I’m usually up at 5am, or thereabouts. It’s a great time to get things done. Woken by tweets? Fail.

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Right. I have filed a thing for @technologyspec and there’s a small chance it’s not complete crap. Perhaps I should cross something.

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Please stop saying interesting things. I am on deadline for 1000.

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Ah! Gartner reckons Q1 2012 saw Windows smartphones with 1.9% market share worldwide, down from 2.6% a year previously. blogs.computerworld.com/20184/microsof…

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Has Microsoft started citing Windows Phone 7 sales figures in their quarterly earnings calls yet? Or are they still a MYSTARY (i.e. shit).

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@Dr_Craig_Wright @CSO_Australia Yes, I’m a bit baffled as to how a Fat Slab o’Malware was exfiltrating stuff for 2+ years undetected.

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OH: “Consumer electronics is just one long troll anyway.”

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Glinner RT @HuffingtonPost: Is this photo of Kim Kardashian TOO sexy? yfrog.com/obpibctj

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So, this is getting my writing done… I’ll go away for a while now.

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@Dr_Craig_Wright @CSO_Australia A fair enough point, but complexity and “specialness” are news-value things that get Flame reported.

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Useful security advice from @FSecure on locking your iPhone, should you have one. lifehacker.com/5914602/this-i… HT @lyndons

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“Flame a glimpse into the Bermuda triangle of malware”, writes @LiamT cso.com.au/article/426205…

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Me from Wed at @CSO_Australia: “Why Flame can’t be the world’s most complex malware” cso.com.au/article/426094…

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So @miss_shiny has pointed out that we lost proper units of measurement when lawyers made everything unquantifiable to avoid lawsuits. True.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je donne mes opinions en ce qui concerne le téléphone nouvelle en provenance de Corée et quelque chose au sujet des pommes.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Mon article se transforme en “Qui s’en soucie? Qui s’en soucie? Qui s’en soucie?” répété à l’infini. Et vous?

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@bleeters @sortius You people are making me start to cry now. I don’t like you any more.

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RT @paulcarr: If you work at Business Insider you’ve decided that profit trumps any moral calculation or professional pride.

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Telstra says the Samsung Galaxy S III is “ultra-quick”, and on NBN-connected Wi-Fi it’ll be “super-fast”. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PROPER UNITS?

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@Paul_Murton Oh this is when I do my best writing. Most of the world isn’t awake yet, and the stresses of the day have yet to kick in.

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I will now start my writing, since that’s precisely why I got up so early.

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Fri plan: Write for @technologyspec, deadline 1000; plan “Patch Monday” podcast; sort my silly accommodation miscalculation; TGIF.

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@johnvacy Well, I’ve kept the images. I suppose the file creation date roughly indicates the date of first use. I’ll consider it.

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@Wyld As it happens, I’ve already recorded various bits of ambient sound at @bunjaree, I haven’t posted them yet, will now front-burner it.

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@johnvacy Nope, there isn’t a gallery of Twitter avatars. I kinda like to keep them (mostly) unexplained and ephemeral.

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Do you know what this is? This is Friday. I hope you’re satisfied.

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