Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 2nd, 2012

@deconstructo More or less than “labial fricative”?

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@nanopunk @R_Chirgwin @SnarkyPlatypus One of our cats used to love going face down into my recently-used socks and sneakers. For hours.

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“When journalistic objectivity is confronted with scientific objectivity, its circuits are fried.” markcoddington.com/2012/10/31/nat… HT @jayrosen_nyu

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You can subscribe to ALL my radio and TV spots under “Conversations” category. stilgherrian.com/category/conve… RSS feed at stilgherrian.com/category/conve…

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New blog post: “Talking data mining on @abcgippsland”, with 10 mins of audio. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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RT @bigmac: @R_Chirgwin great idea, So annoying when people RT on a hashtag, but don’t add anything to the post.

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@R_Chirgwin There was a question about the filter on the rainwater (how effective? weak stomachs) but I said I couldn’t really say.

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Giving myself an amenity.

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Well I’ve never done that before, but I suppose it pays the rent.

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Performing an unexpected and quite unusual request.

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Look, it’s all just fine, @jonoabroad @R_Chirgwin, nothing could go wrong. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@R_Chirgwin Yes, I’m already WAY ahead of you on this. Might I suggest you go for the wine now? ;)

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah the devices just need to be paired (again).

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Sure, Prime Minister, whatever you need for the weekend… twitpic.com/b9k65b

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@swearyanthony @bernietb Prezactly. We’re talking high frequency signals over whatever copper you have. YMMV dramatically.

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RT @gusworldau: @stilgherrian That’s how swinging starts, Mountains-style. [Apply this to ANY of my previous tweets, as your fantasy goes.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Or, in your scenario, the last device you added was the final camel of Amps for the straw of fuse. Hang on. Other way round.

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@MrPkD I’ll file that away for the next time I’m in Malaysia. But this is Singapore, and only a few days. I’ll live. Maybe.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Circuit breakers can also be tripped by sudden spikes. SOmeone other room may have overloaded the circuit too.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yes. Total for all power points on a circuit is limited by the fuse / circuit breaker. In Australia it’s 16A, but…

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@bernietb The devices we’re using are the Netcomm NP204. Claim up to 200Mbps yeah sure. netcommwireless.com/product/powerl…

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Ah bugger. The two devices are currently not paired. I can’t be arsed interrupting the folks in Rosella Cottage to re-pair just now.

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@bernietb We’ve had it working before, but not from all points in The Studio. I never did proper speed tests, just proof of concept.

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OK, the A end has been set up in Rosella Cottage, plugged into the DSL modem there, all lights are green. Setting up B end now…

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Actually, I’ll try one last trick before downing tools: Setting up Ethernet over Powerline so the ADSL can patched out to this building.

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I have downed tools. Only 3.5 hours sleep last night so slothing begins now. Also, I have the podcast to produce tomorrow. Wine, I wonder?

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@joshrowe @kimogrady1 @snerdish @glengyron Thanks for the info. I’ll absorb later. I arrive Tue night but will be flat out until Fri morn.

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@glengyron Yeah I’m already aware of the true nature of Shopping Mall and Container Terminal Island. I strongly suspect I’ll dislike it.

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Right, so some time on Monday I have to find somewhere to put my perfectly normal Australian medicines and then whinge for a week.

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“Four floors of whores” is a great slogan, @kimogrady1. That’s gotta be used somewhere.

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Temazepam is a Class A drug in Singapore, along with heroin, speed and cocaine? FFS.

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@snurb_dot_info May I suggest a homeopathic approach to dealing with your email?

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@michaelneale The tickets were emailed. Well, information about the tickets was emailed. I never print them. I just show my ID and check in.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis d’interrompre son travail pour la journée, épuisée. Mais le moral est adéquate. Et vous?

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Me at @CSO_Australia: “Cyber crime wave: tsunami or ripple?” cso.com.au/article/440837…

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Airline tickets for next week’s Singapore trip have arrived. I’m going to Singapore because what this link says. stilgherrian.com/personal/visit…

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Excellent. I have enough drugs to make it through the weekend.

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Bugger. I’ve run out of drugs. I’ll have to wander into the village and obtain more. Here we go. Mobile.

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“Revealed: who the govt spoke with on data retention plans”, writes @BernardKeane crikey.com.au/2012/11/02/rev… [Paywall, free trial]

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“Aust MPs seek URL ban in data-retention proposal”, writes @joshgnosis with paragraphs full of words. zdnet.com/au/aust-mps-se…

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Through a haze of snuffles and fatigue, the @CSO_Australia story is filed.

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GovChristieNJ Today I’m touring NJ with President Obama. Yes, he’s a Democrat, and I’m a Republican. We’re also adults, and this is how adults behave.

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tvdstorm This is so great, I’m just going to RT it again: “@krodelin: The famous BYTE Smalltalk issue is available online! archive.org/details/byte-m…

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@darrenpauli I was perfectly happy with your old thing. And you’re no @nanopunk.

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@darrenpauli @spandaslui WHY ARE YOU SENDING ME THESE DISTURBING THINGS I HAVE ENOUGH TO COPE WITH AS IT IS.

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nazzer LOL substitutes for I’m not sure which is more painful.

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Expecting a brain haemorrhage from @nazzer in 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2…

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grumpymojo Shorter AGD . We’ve never been questioned like this before and we resent it.

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Oh and to top it off, Senator Wong’s office has just sent me yet another email to tell me what Tony Abbott said. FFS, is it wine time yet?

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@petedavo_au This is precisely my point. We’d know WTF they were talking about if they used the proper names for things, not tabloid speak.

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I think I’ll turn off this audio. Otherwise I might start to cry. I can always read it in Hansard.

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So far, I think they’re the only actual numbers anyone has spoken in this session. That’s a severe shortage of concrete data.

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So now there’s discussion about whether data retention should be 1 year or 2 or 3 or 5… and they admit there’s no science.

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Frustrated. Everyone seems well-intentioned but they’re MILES from even a common understanding of the Qs let alone the As.

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runoutoftweets IMPORTANT woolworths matches have been recalled as they could give off sparks, burn things twitpic.com/b9hbb0

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I wonder what technical and “emerging futures” education folks get, apart from vendor marketecture and general news media.

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Lots of “it is hoped that” here. Who’s doing the hoping? And can I hope for a lottery win and a unicorn?

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BTW, of COURSE vendors will tell you they can provide the technology for data retention. THEY CAN SMELL THE MONEY!

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WHY CAN’T ANY OF YOU USE THE PROPER TERMINOLOGY USED TO DESCRIBE THE INTERNET? TRANSPORT DOESN’T TALK ABOUT “BEEP BEEPS”.

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Of course all this ill-informed hand-waving might be avoided if someone actually put some draft legislation on the table.

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Somebody needs to tell Wilkie that there’s no such thing as “the darknet”. Give me strength. It’s ALL “the regular internet”.

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RT @purserj: sounds like what you’d get if you wanted the Amish to design the next space shuttle

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RT @joshgnosis: Ruddock launching into a major feelpinion on how national security outweighs privacy. [Ruddockfeelings. Erk.]

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We don’t need to give up privacy for more “security”, guys, ‘cos we’re safer than any other time in history.

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Wilkins is doubtless sincere in his belief “content” will need a warrant, but if he can’t explain it how can he oversee it?

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They don’t seem to be able to think beyond human-to-human comms like email or “web browsing”. The worldview is ancient.

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It’s hilarious and scary listening to folk who’ve no idea how the internet works trying to explain it with daft terminology.

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I’m paraphrasing what AGD Secretary Roger Wilkins just tried to explain, @PointZeroOne. The conversation’s now getting worse.

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Apparently mailto:fred@example.com is metadata, while example.com/~fred is content. Can’t wait to see THAT defined in law.

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Audio of my chat about online data mining with Gerard Callinan on @abcgippsland is now online. blogs.abc.net.au/victoria/2012/…

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New blog post: “Talking Google’s defamation loss on Balls Radio” with @phildobbie. Contains a Naomi Robson reference. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@anaesthete O hai! As far as I recall @thomasrdotorg and I have never met. Willing to be corrected on that.

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Fri plan, revised, unordered: Write for @CSO_Australia; 1 or 2 blog posts; research for tomorrow’s “Patch Monday” podcast recording; sloth.

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Moving the “Patch Monday” podcast recording to 1100 AEDT tomorrow because reasons.

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RT @jeamland: SQL causes cancer. [And Java causes…? (I already know that Ruby on Rails causes herpes.)]

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If you’d like to know what it’s like having a sore throat, insomnia and diarrhoea, I can tell you in considerable detail.

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j_hutch The stock photos Metro Light Rail used on a concession card poster look like they come straight from a database of convicted serial killers.

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Stop it. All you you, @jonstribling @jeamland @evilpandas @MickfromVic, but ESPECIALLY YOU @joshrowe.

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[Insert here your own joke about SQL and masculinity that puns on *squeal!*]

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SQL doesn’t make you any more butch, you know.

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phildobbie Balls Radio: Sandy, the new Bond movie, @stilgherrian on the latest Google libel case and my audition for Fox News ballsradio.com/episodes/114-t…

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BERNARD KEANE WILL YOU PLEASE STOP DESTROYING THE NARRATIVE OR WE WILL HAVE TO SEND THE VAN AROUND. @BernardKeane

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@Taco_Lad Yeah pretty much the same thing, I would imagine.

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@702sydney You know the internet works by carrier pigeon too? news.cnet.com/2100-1001-2570… Technical standards written in 1990. ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt

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You mean you don’t know? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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@jplonie But, I already have appalling sleep patterns without the expense and disturbing bodily-fluids aspects of having children. I win.

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bbcapprentice Wetsuit Kimono For Sale! What do you make of Patrick’s eyecatching creation? pic.twitter.com/abLl4Lzv

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RT @ataraxite: Betcha the gay hipster kid on is an internet meme within the hour. [Dear Internet, you know what to do…]

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And also at some point, I should get some more sleep because I got, oh, 3.5 hours last night? Unimpressed.

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At some point I’ll also go back through my replies and deal with flower identification and other important matters of state.

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Fri plan, updated: @abcgippsland (done); write for @CSO_Australia; plan and then 1600 record “Patch Monday” podcast; early night, I reckon.

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And the radio is done. I think the presenter got the paranoids after reading my @smh article from earlier this year. smh.com.au/opinion/societ…

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On hold for @abcgippsland. It’s not streamed, but the audio will be posted later today.

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@markatextor @abcgippsland And of course I’ll wrap up explaining how the government controls our thoughts through our dental implants.

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RT @sylmobile Surely there’s a geek in Warragul, Traralgon or Sale that could retransmit @abcgippsland for us this morning for the duration.

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@markatextor @abcgippsland Indeed. This’ll be a fairly superficial intro for folks who’ve no idea it happens. Me in explainer mode.

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@markatextor Alas, Mark, @abcgippsland will only be reaching the good citizens of Gippsland via the electromagnetic aether today.

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Oh. Sorry. @abcgippsland does not appear to be streamed. If you want to listen you’ll have to go to Warragul or Traralgon or Sale.

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I’ll be talking about data mining for political purposes on @abcgippsland an hour from now, at 0710 AEDT. Listen at abc.net.au/gippsland/

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Listening to @phildobbie’s latest Twisted Wire podcast, “Turnbull and Quigley: No love lost at NBN review” zdnet.com/turnbull-and-q…

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Listening to @marcfennell’s latest @DownloadABC while I start preparing a pork and noodles stir fry for breakfast. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Fri plan, draft: 0710 talk data mining on @abcgippsland; write for @CSO_Australia; research & planning; 1600 record “Patch Monday” podcast.

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New blog post: “Talking Google’s defamation loss on ABC @702sydney”, audio of my 2.5-minute chat with @rglover702 stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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Watching @paulcarr retweet some bloke tweeting endless excuses and “justifications” for being a selfish cunt.

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@miranda_maybe No, it isn’t. I suppose I could make it better by opening some champagne, but I haver to do a love radio spot. Sigh.

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At the top of Google Play’s “Recommended for You” (i.e. me) right now: “50 Shades of Grey”. So they truly understand me, yeah.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bienvenue sur la Côté d’Azur! Sil vous plaît regarder dehors pour les jeunes filles des parcomètres. resources2.news.com.au/images/2010/08…

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So it’s 0400 and I’m still awake despite chemical assistance. I guess I’ll just stay up, make breakfast and be ready for an 0710 radio spot.

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Since I can’t sleep, I’m arranging things for Singapore next week. I’ve booked my extra hotel nights and discovered additional benefits.

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heardatnature “I only like animals with eyes.”

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Wide awake again. Now. Yes, obviously. Why didn’t I think of that? Sigh. This is silly.

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