Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 18th, 2012

@bernietb It’d also be rather good in a doctor’s waiting room, or while shopping at the local supermarket.

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@bernietb Oh I don’t know about that. Have you ever heard of phone sex?

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“Should” is such a tricky word.

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I should do one final Patch Monday podcast on Mon 31 Dec, New Year’s Eve, consisting of nothing but hard-core pornography.

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There’s a final Patch Monday podcast on Monday 24 Dec, about smartphone projects done by North Sydney Girls High School’s Year 10 students.

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Patch Monday podcast: “2012 infosec review: Focus on crime, not cyberwar” zdnet.com/2012-infosec-r…

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Patch Monday podcast “2012 in review: IT vendors prepare for cloudy big-data future” zdnet.com/2012-in-review…

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I should probably pimp the 2012 wrap “Patch Monday” podcasts one more time. So here we go…

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@intrepidfear @SnarkyPlatypus Well, @AppDotNet is still a platform in development, I support the aims, with $50, but I’m not using it yet.

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Wed plan, previewed: Write for @crikey_news; lunch meeting Sydney CBD; write for @CSO_Australia (delayed from today); evening TBA.

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@caseyjohnellis SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED WITH THE FUNDAMENTAL FORCES OF THE UNIVERSE.

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There’s precisely nothing of benefit to my life, nor the lives of families affected, by me wallowing in their grief.

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Ah, thanks @PointZeroOne. As soon as I heard there’d been a tragedy on the other side of the world I stopped reading or watching the news.

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That’s a serious question. I have no idea.

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How can it be 9pm already Who did this?

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Enjoying yet another different perspective on the city as night falls.

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@0x1C Anyway, what would you know about security? Telnet has a password on it, der! :P @SnarkyPlatypus

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@0x1C Yeah I was doing things in parallel like that, but that’s how I worked out that the touch sensors were gone. @SnarkyPlatypus

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ROFL! I was about to delete a name I didn’t recognise and then suddenly thought, “Hang on, that’s my brother!”

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@PointZeroOne Yes, a simple use-by date. In every sense of the word.

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Trimming back my address book. How far back should one keep the phone numbers of random trade?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh that? Fuck no. I’m going to need some support for that. I’ll call Samsung tomorrow. I’ll set up sync thru Google for now.

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Reinstating all the data.

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I don’t know why he’d think I’d even do such a thing.

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@jeamland Well, there was some sort of spreading dark gloom, separate from the rectangular slabs of blackness. It died slowly.

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Hang on. Last night as the display died, the spreading black smudge would’ve been leaking LCD material? So that’d kill the touch sensors?

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@smashman42 This must be a common problem, and I’m hoping Samsung has a standard method. Like keying the unlock code on the Kies side.

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I hit the power button to activate, lights change, but it times out while I’m still pressing appropriate sections of the display. Ah well.

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OK, testing indicates that whatever state it’s in after powering up, it’s not the screen lock keypad, or touch has died with the display.

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LOL! Clicked a link on the Samsung support website: “URL information is incorrect. Please make yourself as normal route.” No. I shan’t.

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@smashman42 @swearyanthony @SnarkyPlatypus I have no idea whether screen mirroring is automatic or not. Moot point. I don’t have the cable.

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@dwyer_jason Again, something for the future when the immediate problem has been resolved.

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Pacing the room, thinking of possible approaches. I may soon be desperate enough to attempt using Samsung support.

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@smashman42 @swearyanthony @SnarkyPlatypus If I could operate the phone to the extent of installing a screen mirror, I wouldn’t be here. :)

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@smashman42 Can you point me to something on that? Heimdall gets into the displayless phone… how? I know it not.

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@yeebok So you know the entire point here is that the old phone has no working display?

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Thought. If I take out the SIM, it won’t show the SIM unlock screen, right? I can then blind-unlock the phone. Assuming touch still works.

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Why is it only Samsung’s printers that have a hard-coded admin account? I WANT TO JUST SSH TO THE THING.

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Well, it has “TV-out (via MHL A/V link)”, @swearyanthony @SnarkyPlatypus, for playing videos but not (presumably) screen mirroring.

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Good point about video, @swearyanthony, checking specs now. I bet the video out has to be turned on, if it exists. @SnarkyPlatypus

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@iain_chalmers Yeah maybe we’ll focus on the immediate problem, or the Samsung executive won’t by the only ones to be stabbed. With love.

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I get three chances to unlock the SIM before it bricks itself.

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Except no, because the newly-started headless phone will have the SIM unlock keypad over the top of the lock screen keypad…

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If I sit the new phone next to the old one and use it as a guide, maybe I can guess where to push my finger against the black rectangle.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, you don’t understand. I have to enter it on the phone itself, not in Kies. The phone’s screen is a black rectangle.

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Remind me in the future to always leave the phone set so it will mount as a USB storage device.

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So, Kies sees and connects to the old phone. It then says that the phone is locked. “Please enter password on the connected device.” Oh.

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Samsing’s Kies runs as an effing service, and opens a network port to listen even when it hasn’t been launched. Play and play, and hack.

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Back. That wasn’t all rebooting time. I was dealing with SEO-oriented arsehattery from Vodafone. I’ll blog that later, for your amusement.

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Oh, and did I mention that it’ll want to reboot the computer again? Just after I got everything open again? Getting stabby, Samsung!

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So, I download Kies from the Samsung website and, the first time I run it, is says there’s a new version to download. That’s a tad pathetic.

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@dobes Yeah, I never thought I’d say this ever, but it does appear that Kies is the tool for the job. Oh. I feel nauseous now.

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@yeebok Your software suggestion cannot address the problem in front of me.

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Fuck I am going to need that entire litre of gin for this!

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THE ENTIRE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT I AM DOING WITH SAMSUNG KIES AND WHY TOOK PLACE IN PUBLIC SO I AM NOT REPEATING THE ORDEAL NOW OK.

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@dobes While I respect you as an editor, your work with the scroll bar leaves much to be desired.

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RT @technofetishism: so its like having to restart a pc after installing itunes? [Yes, exactly like that.]

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FFS, Samsung, I’ll have to restart the Mac after installing your Kies software? That’s incredibly lazy programming!

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@PointZeroOne Use your effing scroll bar, there’s a good chap.

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@lukehopewell Yeah look, I know, but things are getting pretty desperate over here. Gin may be necessary.

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Downloading and installing Samung Kies.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Kaspersky has quite a scattergun approach to sponsorship.

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@jeamland That does raise the question: Which is easier? Understanding Kies? Or hacking the little fucker? @SnarkyPlatypus

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@oberonsghost @SnarkyPlatypus @andrew_hedge Oh yes, Samsung Kies. Well, I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon then!

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@michaelneale It’s not Samsung’s fault, the user chooses where they store their contacts and I deliberately chose not-Google.

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@SnarkyPlatypus If only I’d left a telnet port open… ;)

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, because the screen doesn’t work on the old phone, so it can’t be operated.

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It would appear that I saved all my contacts to the (old) phone and not Google or Samsung, so I can’t get at them. My life is now a mystery.

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@yeebok I’m not getting the phone for you.

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Obsessed by mobile plans? (Loser.) I’m getting a Samsung Galaxy S III 4G on Telstra’s $66 or “S” plan. telstra.com.au/latest-offers/…

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The deal is working as I expected. Not surprising, since I went through all the fine print of this stuff with Telstra only two months ago.

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I’m currently in Telstra Shop Hurstville. In the hallway outside, some sort of sonic device is barraging us with a shitty form of Christmas.

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OK, I’m actually going mobile now. With no phone, I’ll be silent until I, um, get a phone again.

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@yeebok Telstra lists the HTC One XL, not the same thing I assume? “Only” a dual-core processor?

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@iain_chalmers Mind you, if Telstra has some weirdness that prevents me doing it that simply, I’ll be back in touch straight away. :)

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@iain_chalmers Thank you, and I thought of that, but a new SIII should be $16pm on my contract, and I can do it locally in minutes.

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RT @jeamland: Hearing good things about BlackBerry devices… [WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?]

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@expectproblems No, I broke my last night. It’d be $269 for a replacement display, and what else? Might as well get a new 4G model.

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Right. I’m going to do this. I’m going to walk to the Telstra Shop and organise a new phone. I think. Yes. Oh, should I? Um, probably.

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I’m getting dangerously close to stopping procrastinating.

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Some people are just so judgemental.

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Top three search terms leading people to my website today: newtown, good kidney, and bestiality. Sounds a great night out!

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@jeamland Nah! WTF would I do with an iPhone? Mind you, I was talking to Nokia about a loaner Lumix to check out this Windows Phone 8 lark.

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Well, the Phone Pharies haven’t sent me a new Samsung Galaxy S III 4G to replace the 3G unit that I broke last night, so shower then errand.

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@SnarkyPlatypus TripView now has the bus data, but the train data is super special and they don’t want anyone to get it wrong.

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@ForsakenDAemon Oh I appreciate the feedback. When you’re deep in making the podcast it’s a forest-trees thing. Thanks.

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@gattaca @myrcurial Ah yep was sure it was one of you guys. It’s both nasty and true. :) @ForsakenDAemon

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@ForsakenDAemon Now who said “Notice how everyone in infosec is smarter than you, and wants to tell you”? @gattaca? @myrcurial

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@ForsakenDAemon It’s not how I generally choose to argue, but hey if that’s what they’re going to do, well, they sent the style.

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@ForsakenDAemon Ah, a guest said the things, not me. That’d be @duckblog in sarcasm mode. I was surprised, chose to let it through.

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@ForsakenDAemon The latest episode, the infosec wrap? Which bits are you referring to?

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Tue plan: Client webby work; errand to replace phone, unless one falls from the sky; write for @CSO_Australia; quiet evening, I hope.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je considère mes options à droite au cette minute même. Aussi, je suis boudant.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour Je suis encore boudant. Je suis pas impressionné par l’omniprésence de la gravité. Et vous?

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RT: “Patch Monday” podcast: “2012 infosec review: Focus on crime, not cyberwar” zdnet.com/2012-infosec-r…

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@SawHole Indeed. That said, getting a replacement phone is just a matter of throwing money at the problem. Or sucking up to a vendor.

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I thought I’d brought my old HTC Desire down to the city, and was going to use that until I made a decision on repair or replace. But no.

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@SawHole Samsung Galaxy S III, a loaner I had from Samsung.

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@smartbrain @intrepidfear @druey Hello. yes. I hope your day is better than mine.

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For those who missed my EXTENSIVE IRRITATION last night, I dropped my phone and killed the display. $269 to fix? Or new phone? [Sulks.]

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Tue plan, draft: Sulk a bit; deal with the broken telephone situation, eventually; re-organise the week’s work; quiet evening.

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