Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 24th, 2013

We should always be both alert and alarmed.

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Discovering a disaster in the making.

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RT: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Australia’s National Security Strategy? Or Labor’s election-year cyber gimmick?” zdnet.com/australias-nat…

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@vealmince Dear Sir, if we start sacking the stupid people then things will fall apart fairly rapidly.

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Now playing in the SEKRIT location, LCD Soundsystem’s “North American Scum” youtube.com/watch?v=gJ2np7…

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Oh shit, someone’s pressed one of @R_Chirgwin’s hot buttons. RUN FOR THE HILLS, PEOPLE.

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@grechj In general, the answer to whether I’m watching <TV program> on <TV channel> is “No”.

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Porn. The answer is porn.

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin I don’t know. I just type words and email them in. What happens in the paragraph factory is beyond me.

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In a private email, @BernardKeane seems to be asking @crikey_news staff and contributors to engage in “watersports”.

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin The other day I was asked what sort of tech journalism I did, “Cloud? Infrastructure?” Models vendor silos.

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@j_hutch There’s 1500+ words in a draft that rambles on a bit too much about journalism stuff. It may be some time.

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@j_hutch Indeed. I’m really saying that the model of a masthead having these staff journos is maybe wrong. This feeds into a blog post soon.

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@j_hutch I wasn’t meaning to be ABC-specific, but they (used to) hire arts, sports, science, medical, environment reporters.

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Oh that’s right. The old journalists who manage the old journalism factories still think in terms of employees.

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That’s why I consider “general reporters” to be of declining pointfulness. We have global comms now. Get a journalist who knows the topic.

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That said, I’m not miffed. I understand that general news and current affairs reporters have trouble reporting anything “specialist”.

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I gave ransomware as an example of low-end crime that’s hardly “national security”, doubt I said Australian online crime was “largely” that.

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Me and @darrenpauli are cybersecurity “experts” in this story from “AM”, but my example was misinterpreted. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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@franksting The editor removed the amphetamines. What could I do?

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@jplonie I generally type it as “The Full Tit”. That’s my other column.

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“Eleven reasons to be sceptical of warnings of cyber warfare”, by @BernardKeane crikey.com.au/2013/01/24/ele… My response in @crikey_news tomorrow.

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Oh. The amphetamines were edited out.

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I think I just triggered somebody’s fantasies.

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@juhasaarinen You haven’t ever read anything I write, have you?

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New blog post: “Goodbye ‘Patch Monday’, introducing ‘The Full Tilt’” stilgherrian.com/personal/goodb…

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@a7ndrew @zdnetaustralia I’m guessing you didn’t read the article?

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@Andrew_Zammit No more “Patch Monday” podcast, I’m afraid. Budgets, commercial decisions etc at @zdnetaustralia. But stay tuned.

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Note also that “The Full Tilt” will sometimes be in the form of an audio or video podcast. I’m versatile.

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Note that my @zdnetaustralia piece is the first episode of “The Full Tilt”, a column replacing the “Patch Monday” podcast.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Australia’s National Security Strategy? Or Labor’s election-year cyber gimmick?” zdnet.com/australias-nat…

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I have filed a thing, finally, for @zdnetaustralia. My stress levels decline suddenly. Coincidence?

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I’ve stopped writing my thing about the Australian Cyber Security Centre because the PM is loose in DSD and could say ANYTHING.

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Right, I’m switching into writing mode now because this needs to be done early, I believe. You may all amuse yourselves with balloons.

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@SnarkyPlatypus C’est ma politique officielle de ne pas se souvenir des rêves. Ou de la réalité, d’ailleurs. Plus sûr pour tout le monde.

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Thu plan, part A: Write for @zdnetaustralia; invent Thu plan, part B; execute same. It may or may not involve goldfish.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis heureux des progrès de l’espèce humaine. Et vous?

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Hello, Thursday. Today’s tweets are dedicated to the US Department of Homeland Security, which began operations 10 years ago today.

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