Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 19th, 2012

RT @SnarkyPlatypus: 35 tomorrow in Sydney, How exciting. [Oh fuckittypoo!]

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Can I be arsed posting these audio files before going to bed?

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@paininthenet No. All the clues are already on the table.

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@paininthenet Oh it’s all much, much simpler than that.

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@michaelneale @RealNickHodge Well, you should easily get today’s reasoning.

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@michaelneale @RealNickHodge “Reasoning” is too strong a word, but there’s always a reason. But they’re often quite obscure or personal.

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@michaelneale @RealNickHodge I don’t think so. The avatar changes are just a spontaneous thing. I don’t think everything needs to be kept.

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@michaelneale @RealNickHodge There is not a collection of my avatars, no, except in a directory on my computer.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @kcarruthers @RealNickHodge Look, I think you’ve rather got the wrong end of the stick there. I never say anything snootily.

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@RealNickHodge @kcarruthers Well it’s just not worth saying unless you say it properly.

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@kalena I believe that you have the wrong band name there.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Some questions are best not asked, let alone answered.

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Anyway, it’s coming to the end of Limahl’s birthday.

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Fuck I’m going to be busy over the next few days. PEOPLE, PLEASE STOP ADDING TO MY WORKLOAD.

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@chrisjrn @amworldtodaypm It IS quotable, yes, but that was supposed to be the in-audio ID, not program material. I’ll just sue @will_ock.

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I didn’t realise that I’m allowed to say “arsehat” on national radio.

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WTF? @amworldtodaypm used the bit where I called the Instagram thing “arsehattery”. abc.net.au/pm/content/201…

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@juhasaarinen Oh you’d be surprised. It’s all about gesture and body language.

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I’m going to ignore all the sweating /snake jokes.

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@cafedave Oh please fire away! I’ve been exploring, but fresh eyes can’t hurt.

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@bubbiting Belated thanks. The blog post was mid-morning our time, so I already had that even in time for @crikey_news.

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Sweating. On a train.

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@cafedave Erm, I’m living there for a few weeks.

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Methinks an ale or two in the city is a good idea, before I head south to the wilds of Hurstville.

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And the radio spot with @666canberra is done. I recorded it, so I’ll be able to post the audio a bit later.

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Standing by… I’m on after the weather on @666canberra

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@purserj @GreenJ Well I didn’t wear pants on Radio National this morning…

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RT @GreenJ: @stilgherrian put a shirt on. [Why? This isn’t Radio National!]

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In TARDIS 1 remarkably early.

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Oh. The competent bloke is on. He knows me. I am in the ABC, with no visitors pass.

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So I’ll be talking Instagram and the like on ABC @666canberra after 1745 AEDT. You can listen at abc.net.au/canberra/

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Right, I’ll wander into ABC Ultimo now, ‘cos it sometimes takes a while to get through security procedures. No sense of urgency. Sigh.

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@corduroy @michaelneale That said, morning radio is usually only organised on the morning. I’l restock the coffee.

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@corduroy @michaelneale I hope I’m not talking to anyone tomorrow morning, ‘cos I’ve got writing to catch up with now. We shall see.

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@michaelneale Oh who knows! In a slow news week this can be strung out for ages!

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Right, I suppose I’d better check whether this Instagram story has moved on since lunchtime. I suspect not, given the time zones.

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@RoseGWhite 33C in Canberra? Good thing I’ll be joining them via TARDIS from Sydney!

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@intrepidfear @technofetishism It is perhaps possible that there was alcohol at the lunch. Maybe.

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@a_makohon @timehhh @illywhacker_au Thanks, and no the article wasn’t just written for the alliteration. Money will be changing hands.

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@666canberra Don’t worry, everything is under coral.

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Oh I suppose I’ll read your tweets at some point too.

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But at 1745 I’ll be at ABC Ultimo to do a live spot with @666canberra. Do I need more wine?

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Oh yeah, so I finished lunch a short time ago and recorded a spot for tonight’s ABC @amworldtodaypm. I’m now loose in Haymarket…

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At lunch. I mean, in a meeting.

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RT @glengyron In a narrative where copyright infringement is considered “theft” perhaps it’s logical that “selling” means “all rights”.

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TumblrTXT do you know what I realized. furries are to otherkin/therians what crossdressers are to transgendered people

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I guess people just say “selling”, not differentiating between selling a photograph and selling a license to use a photograph in ways XYZ.

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I’m truly astounded by the number of people who don’t know the difference between selling and a licensing a photograph.

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@rocklilydesign @bronwen … as I said in my @crikey_news piece, if you don’t like it then pay for your own goddam internet hosting.

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@rocklilydesign @bronwen It really isn’t. You still own (property) the image. You can still license it out in other ways. But…

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Oh. I’m in the tunnel from just past Erskineville to Martin Place, pausing now at Redfern. My phone calls will drop out. Please wait.

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@666canberra @LouiseVMaher Yep, got your voicemail. That should be fine, and I’ll phone in a sec once I’ve spoken to 7.30 who also called.

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Mobile: Walk to Hurstville Central, as it is called; 1200 train to Martin Place; walk to Hotel CBD; lunch with people from Trend Micro.

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@pfdotn Thank you. Yes, feel free to use this handy phrase. :)

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From Slate, “Why the Instagram Privacy Uproar Is Absurd, In Three Nearly Identical Sentences” slate.com/blogs/future_t…

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@intrepidfear I believe you have just identified a very important factor. [nods]

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Me so quick at @crikey_news: “Users snap over Instagram, but should have seen it coming” crikey.com.au/2012/12/19/use…

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@intrepidfear The document says quite clearly that Instagram does not seek ownership. People got “sell photos” out of that. WTF?

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@intrepidfear Because “unambiguous” is difficult. What seems clear in a conference room can have unexpected results in the wild.

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Did people see this? “Sweden students riot over Instagram sex insults page” bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

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@DarkMatterzine @AlanBaxter Yeah I don’t think they’ve made the use of Instagram compulsory just yet.

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@intrepidfear But it says Instagram is going to redraft that bit, so it’s a bit early to call it fail, is it not?

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RT @FruzsE: @stilgherrian why are your thoughts not a grown man? [Is it something to do with my relationship with my mother?]

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@DarkMatterzine @AlanBaxter I believe the recompense comes in the form of Instagram’s hosting servers, software and bandwidth.

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I have just filed a @crikey_news story about Instagram. It is too long, and contains far too much alliteration.

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Uhoh. I have written way too many words. I shall have a brief coffee break before attacking the child of my thoughts with an axe.

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Audio is now online at ABC @RNBreakfast’s website, “User outrage at new copyright laws on Instagram” abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Wed plan: Write for @crikey_news; 1200 train to Sydney CBD; lunch meeting; write for @CSO_Australia; evening TBA, but not excessive.

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Instagram has just clarified the meaning of their T&Cs, hosing down the “sall my photos WTF” fears. blog.instagram.com/post/382521354…

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Not that weird, as such things go.

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OK, folks, I now have a little over two hours to write a thing for @crikey_news, so no time for individual discussions for a while.

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@ChrissieM @en_gy @druey Oh thank you. Well, all is up for consideration for the new year. We shall see.

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@LucasJamesAU Yeah, and Instagram’s T&Cs are broadly in line with many others. I’m not saying that’s right, just that it’s not unusual.

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@intrepidfear Heh. Yeah, Instagram have to prove they’re worth their billion dollar price. But that’s only $10 per user. Not a hard target.

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@rodthegeek But did people ever expect to make money from these photos? No? So why do they imagine they’re worth some small fortune now?

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@rodthegeek The result is very different. It’s a non-exclusive license, so you can still license your images to someone else for money.

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And the @RNBreakfast radio spot is done. The podcast / audio will be posted in about half an hour at abc.net.au/radionational/…

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paulwallbank Talking Instagram at 9.35 on @702sydney and 9.45 on Radio Australia. bit.ly/ZgNgr6

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OK, I’m on hold for ABC @RNBreakfast. Audio stream at abc.net.au/radionational/

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This is hilarious.

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cxi Instagram says it now has the right to buy trees in israel in your name WITHOUT NOTIFYING YOU OF IT!

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@rodthegeek As another reference point, it’s the difference between buying and renting a house. Not subtle, I’d have thought.

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@rodthegeek Professional photographers know this ‘cos it’s their core business. But ignorance seems to be ruling the news today.

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@rodthegeek It’s not a subtle difference at all. It’s the gaping chasm of difference between “buying” and “licensing”. Basic IP law.

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Read Instagram’s “Rights”, paragraph one, the first two sentences. This “sell” talk is utter utter bullshit. instagram.com/about/legal/te…

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xeni Instagram is selling your nail art & food porn pix to buy meth for Taliban abortion clinics on Mars & there’s fuck-all you can do about it.

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Note to self: The @RNBreakfast presenter’s name is “John”, not “Roy”. John. John. John.

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@sroc I’ve heard that summary before. I bet it’s optimistic. ;) I did consider doing Wikipedia stuff. Decided I was already spread too thin.

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OK, my Instagram-related spot on ABC @RNBreakfast will now be closer to 0840 AEDT, I’m told. You can still listen at abc.net.au/radionational/

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@sroc Less crankily, becoming “a good Wikipedian” requires learning a whole bunch of community norms. It seems too hard for occasional use.

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@sroc Yeah, well I’m busy preparing for radio right now. That’s my contribution to fixing errors. I can’t do everything myself. :P

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@whyteboxer Well ask that of any internet startup, from Twitter to Facebook. Why not charge users up front? Because it’s not done that way.

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“The only way for an Instagram user to avoid the change is to delete their account,” it screeches. Um, yes, that’s what T&Cs mean. Arsehats.

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I see the Wikipedia page on Instagram repeats this bullshit that they can “sell” your photos. FFS! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instagram…

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@whyteboxer There’s actually very little practical change in the T&Cs. They’re just in more specific language to match Facebook’s.

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@whyteboxer But @instagram doesn’t “own” the pictures. You grant them a license to use them in certain ways in exchange for their service.

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Yes, I shall be on ABC @RNBreakfast at around 0830 AEDT to talk Instagram etc with John Doyle. You may listen at abc.net.au/radionational/

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Yeah that’s probably enough workshopping of the jokes for my @crikey_news piece for now.

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Besides, what do you think pays for Instagram’s servers and bandwidth? The Special Sepia Seraphim?

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Everybody who uses the words “sold” or “sell” for what Instagram may, potentially, do with your photos is an arsehat.

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Oh did you read the thing?

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I wonder if I’m on ABC @RNBreakfast at 0830 AEDT or not, he says passive-aggressively to no-one in particular.

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Where the “more” that is being shared includes revenue? Nah, that’s going too far.

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instagram We’ve heard you that the updates to our Privacy Policy & Terms of Service are raising a lot of questions. We’ll have more to share very soon

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@johnthelutheran Ah yes. The article itself says little change, ownership stays with user. The headline is a lie. @shevstar @RNBreakfast

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I spoke too soon, @johnthelutheran. It now turns out I’ll be writing for @crikey_news about Instagram T&Cs today, rather than big data.

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@johnthelutheran Thankfully I didn’t need to read the whole thing. Most of it’s standard boilerplate. @shevstar @RNBreakfast

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“[Instagram’s] ability to extract value from photo data defines a new black-gold rush”, writes @Steve_Lockstep lockstep.com.au/blog/2012/04/1…

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@druey @ataraxite No, the twink is not me. Use your effing scroll bar.

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@johnthelutheran Anyway, they reserve the right to change the rules in any way they like any damn time they like, so moot. @shevstar

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@johnthelutheran I’ve just read the damn things ‘cos @shevstar is perhaps having me on ABC @RNBreakfast in a little while about this.

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@johnthelutheran I agree. Little practical change in Instagram’s T&Cs, but “use to support paid stuff without paying you” is the thorn.

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And now I begin the morning’s writing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je crains que je ne suis pas en mesure de répondre à vos questions. Et avec cela, je dois commencer à travailler.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mes avocats m’ont conseillé de ne pas discuter des détails de la Muse d’où sont venus. J’ai suivi ce conseil aujourd’hui.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis remarquablement bonne. Je sens que la Muse sera bientôt en moi. Et vous?

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RT: Blog post: “Vodafone’s dishonest links and the memory hole” stilgherrian.com/internet/vodaf…

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We’re one of the richest and safest countries on the planet, yet we’re terribly, terribly afraid.

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Everywhere you look, things that were once praised as signs of strength, confidence and forward thinking are now classed as waste.

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Since when was building a power grid robustly and with capacity for unknowns denigrated as “gold-platiing” rather than sound engineering?

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Wed plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; 1200 train to Sydney CBD; lunch meeting; write for @CSO_Australia; evening TBA, but not excessive..

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RT @ataraxite: Well, if it’s Limahl’s birthday, then I prefer this: youtube.com/watch?v=3khTnt…

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Hello, Wednesday. Happy birthday, Limahl. youtube.com/watch?v=nKWbMJ…

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New blog post: “Vodafone’s dishonest links and the memory hole” stilgherrian.com/internet/vodaf…

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@kcarruthers @jplonie I’m pretty sure we can safely leave the cyber prefix to rot from neglect.

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@bernietb Oh any such panel would of course be composed of professionals.

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