Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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April 9th, 2013

I find it fascinating, tho, that so many people think not getting FTTP means they get nothing at all. Like, WTF?

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Radio done. I haven’t had dinner yet and I have an early start tomorrow, so I may not be terribly interactive toni

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This panel is going to be insane.

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Well, Critics, I’ll be on ABC @702sydney shortly to talk NBN. The policy as well as the fanboyness. Streamed at abc.net.au/sydney/

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Hilarious! Apparently I am “wrong” (nature of wrongness unspecified) because “Twitter’s gone bananas” with a hashtag. Look at yourselves!

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“Video Bitrate: Digital Cinema 4K” calculator. Goodness me. web.forret.com/tools/video_fp…

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I’m “having issues” with Twitter today, which (partially) explains my low tweet rate this evening.

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I’ll be talking NBN, whatever that is, with @domknight on @702sydney at around 2045 AEST.

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This is altogether far too complicated.

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Also, lurking at The Westin, awaiting my 1500 meeting.

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I think that tonight I should print out Whirlpool, roll it into a big carrot of a joint, and smoke the whole thing.

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@jonoabroad Yes, the full pearl necklace. Nothing less.

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@scott_thewspot I think the “tech on offer” has been done to death, to be honest. Few (electorally) care. The news bicycle has treddlied on.

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@scott_thewspot That’s not very specific. But yes, timelines do determine what’s possible. Also, most aren’t glued to the TV.

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Why is it raining in Sydney? If we had fibre to the cloud then we wouldn’t have this problem.

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Our teleaudience with @TurnbullMalcolm is at an end. Time for a drink and a haircut and some research before my 1500 meeting.

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I’ll techology you, Sunshine!

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The irony here is that I’m Skype’d into this conference call and I’m about to blow my 3G/4G data limit.

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RT @tony_robbo: According to the @crikey_news email I just received, @stilgherrian is their “techology”writer. [And it’s true!]

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@timfdavis Earlier in the call I asked for people to start being put to death as the only answer. I think @TurnbullMalcolm’s advisor agreed.

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Davidramli Turnbull says he has not published a rate of return forecast for Coalition’s NBN.

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The telephone is so fucking complicated, isn’t it.

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RT @michaelneale: I am making wine from the tears of nerd rage [It’d be a bitter and unpalatable blend.]

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Someone needs to explain the concept of layer 2 and layer 3 to the current questioner.

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Background Mouth-Breather Fucktard now organising his appointments for the rest of the day.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Broadband battlelines drawn: Turnbull’s plan for fast internet” crikey.com.au/2013/04/09/bro… Send your hate mail now.

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RT @joshgnosis: I think I just heard a toilet flush on the conference call. [You did, Butterfly, you did.]

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Who’s the mouth-breather on this?

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I’ve just heard myself straw-manned before I’ve even spoken. Lulz.

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Tech journos who don’t know how to mute their microphone.

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In a conference call with @TurnbullMalcolm and the tech hate media.

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Thanks, @lyndalcurtis. Yes, @ConroyMO is real. Dalek and all. I really do love your Dalek, Sir (despite what I wrote today).

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If anyone wants me on TV or radio later today, make it known before I sink too many beers.

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RT @lyndalcurtis: Welcome to Twitter @ConroyMO (the Office of Stephen Conroy). [Is this real? With the Dalek? Oh FFS, welcome to 2009!]

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@twittmar @KateLundy “Fibre to the Bicycle!” Seriously, though, 3% most-remote Australians get NBN-via-satellite in both parties’ plans.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: The news sushi train. [Oh now we’re talking!]

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TonyHWindsor Return of the city/bush divide: Coalition NBN makes country people second-best (again) by ending uniform national wholesale price

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I’m just going to keep referring to it as “the news bicycle”. Because I’m lame.

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So there’s a separate @TurnbullMalcolm teleconference NBN briefing for the “tech press” shortly. So I’ve ordered a steak and another beer.

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@BernardKeane Actually i thought Turnbull pwned Conroy on this today, and have said / will be saying so in the electric newsletter.

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Oh. “Batter NBN.” I see what you/I did there. Ho effing ho.

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Poor @KateLundy, launched Australia’s first-ever space policy this morning, but it fell off the news bicycle. space.gov.au/Documents/Aust… [PDF]

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@ro_hanm Thanks, I have RT’d. Will link to the backgrounder when we find it.

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“Fast. Affordable. Sooner. The Coalition’s plan for a batter NBN” liberal.org.au/fast-affordabl… [Summary and policy, not the 36pp backgrounder.]

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I’ll tweet a link to the three Coalition NBN documents as soon as I see them online. (I got them via email.) There’s a lot to go through.

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In answer to questions, I was not at Foxtel for the presser, but was watching. I was more interested in the documents.

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While the @TurnbullMalcolm press conference is still going, I’ve had to file for @crikey_news. Deadline extended to 1215 even.

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I see that this presser is Kickstart Forum Take 2. ;)

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Turnbull is pwning this.

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18-page policy, 6-page summary, 36-page background papers.

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I have documents. Heads down. Writing.

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“Under the Coalition’s plan, we will deliver an NBN press conference faster and cheaper than Conroy’s fibre to the press conference.”

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Waiting. And writing. Waiting and writing.

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I’m on a train but, if someone wants to hand be a newspaper, I’ll be arriving at Sydney Central in nine minutes.

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EJGriffiths Coalition press sec just gave us copies of the daily tele story on NBN policy - but nothing official. Is it press release via News Ltd now?

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In general, the answer to all your NBN questions is “Nobody knows, we don’t see the documented until 1100.” And then I’m on deadline.

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joshgnosis Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott to announce the Coalition’s NBN policy in Artarmon at 11am. Confirmed.

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Oh the Canberra lulz continue! It’s a veritable Canberragasm!

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@bengrubb That would be Labor’s 2007 election policy for a 12Mbps FTTN network, presumably.

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Mobile: Taxi to Wentworth Falls; pie; 0837 train to Sydney Central; 1100 place of power (points) to await @TurnbullMalcolm’s ejaculation.

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Me at @crikey_news yesterday: “Ninety billion maybes: 13 questions about Turnbull’s NBN” crikey.com.au/2013/04/08/nin…

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I am adding all words related to roofing repairs to my mute list. It seems a sensible strategy.

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Apart from @TurnbullMalcolm’s breakfast offensive, it’s 1000 for Conroy’s presser, 1100 for Turnbull’s, and a 1200 deadline for me. Yay.

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Tue plan: Administrivia (done); tidying (done); 0837 train to Sydney; write for @crikey_news; 1500 meeting; TGIT (Thank God It’s Thatcher).

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Minister Conroy is doing an NBN presser at 1000 AEST. I wonder why he picked today…?

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And yes, the email was sent from an NHS internal IP address and transmitted via an NHS mail server. Go, UK National Health Service!

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“NHSmail is approved for exchanging patient data and other sensitive information with NHSmail and GSi recipients,” and also attempted fraud.

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“NHSmail is the secure email and directory service available for all NHS staff in England and Scotland,” it says. I would suggest not.

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Someone at the National Health Service, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, has a BUSINESS FOR ME AND YOU proposition. Goodness.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: So today’s the beginning of the derp apocalypse and I didn’t get the memo? [It’s called “derpocalypse”, do try to keep up.]

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I promise that my policy will deliver all the sex you’re getting now for $300 less per year without being subsidised by pensioners.

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@SnarkyPlatypus J’approuve votre plan, et je voudrais acheter les droits du film. [“Les droits”? Oh OK.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je me préparais pour la deuxième journée du manches à balai. Graisser la Lune! Et vous?

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But how would you even tell?

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Katerina_SciOfc Hilarious Apollo 10 flight crew communication.
Full de-classified transcript here: jsc.nasa.gov/history/missio… pic.twitter.com/CO6wfaYhJY

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RT @paulwallbank: who would have thought Margaret Thatcher would come to Senator Conroy’s aid? [Is it wrong that the image…? *shudder*]

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RT @juhasaarinen: @stilgherrian @R_Chirgwin The Notional Bombastic Notwork. [That’s not bad. I may use it.]

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I said (and wrote?) two years ago that NBN had left the rational realm for the purely symbolic. Has a Whitlam-ogre been painted on it yet?

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My core mistake is wanting a rational discussion about broadband policy when NBN is now a club used by rival cunts to fight for power.

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@juhasaarinen @R_Chirgwin Well you KNOW the details aren’t unimportant. For the targets, “NBN” might as well be “Magic Truffle Castle”.

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Tue plan, draft: Administrivia; tidying; 0837 train to Sydney; write rapidly for @crikey_news; 1500 meeting; TGIT (Thank God It’s Thatcher).

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@juhasaarinen @R_Chirgwin Oh that’s glorious. “Six years earlier and with same speed internet at $300 a year cheaper” is the soundbite.

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Yeah I think I might proclaim this Rational Tuesday, for reasons that will become obvious as they day unfolds.

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