Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 6th, 2013

RT @dahowlett I find myself thinking hubris when I mean hybris. Silly me [Think hummus. Chick peas FTW.]

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There’s a reason trams never took off in Washington.

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Eventually they decided just to tell everyone it was Madeleine Allbright’s fault, so the press corps obviously bought that.

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Then they had to figure out a cover story. Why were there mangoes smeared all the way down Pennsylvania Avenue?

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One day it was just mangoes. Whole mangoes. Three a second, hour after hour. Secret Service guys took the whole weekend to clear the mess.

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DARPA’s main challenge was making it come out as glitter. When Hillary gets steam up, there’s no telling what it’ll be. Hummus, sometimes.

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Nyan Cat was DARPA’s prototype for that.

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By comparison, I imagine that on weekends Hillary Clinton pumps out a steady stream of glitter. Like a Queen Ant, kinda.

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And quite frankly, Obama’s first term was a big disappointment as far as glitter showers go.

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But look, headless chooks are the important bit. The more rushing around and screeching you can manage, the sooner the cyberpig lifts off.

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And then Mr Obama will mount his trusty cyberpig and fly to the Moon, leaving behind a chemtrail of glitter and Bitcoins.

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Maybe if we all run around like headless chooks, Mr Obama will say “Oh, sorry” and disband the NSA.

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Maybe I’m a cybercritic.

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caldron_baidu I’m reminded next week features our annual three-day Staff Workshop … I have my mantra prepared … pic.twitter.com/aAVehqi2gV

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I might go to Wynyard, to experience the station’s luxurious appointments.

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Escaping southward, kinda.

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@frogworth Imposter! Revolvers don’t have clips.

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Awaiting instructions.

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@oberonsghost I shall file this information for future use, thank you.

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Recording done. Post-coffee recording done. Now, to finish the last bit for @zdnetaustralia and file. Interaction after that.

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@charispalmer Just watch out for the omni-channel cyber-threats. Any day now…

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Mind you, I’d have let Harry Seidler have his way with North Sydney. Trousers around ankles and just let rip.

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Making some quick notes before heading into my 1400 interview recording.

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They let such common people into The Carrington these days.

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I’m in North Sydney now, so obviously that’s excellent.

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RT @leighsales My guest tonight is the former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd [So that would’ve been quite difficult, I imagine.]

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Nobody buy @firstdogonmoon clocks. I want to call his bluff. Could be fun to watch.

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus Encouraging Interaction pic.twitter.com/Tqt7JytPsa [Attach same warning to backbench MPs. ]

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SnarkyPlatypus Vivid really is a middle class technocrat’s vision of What Culture Should Be Like.

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Waiting for a train again. Number three for the day.

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What’s that WA politician’s name again? Maybe he can help.

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OH, two women: “Pfaorh!” “But he looks like he’s still in school.” “Look, at this stage of the year I really don’t care.”

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Did someone redefine “people” overnight?

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RT @juhasaarinen RT @KathrynAnanda @rachelbotsman People starting to name children based on having a good google ranking!

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I’m being bold. I’m on a bus now. If TV is anything to go by, I might get to see a Racist.

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Yeah that’ll be a challenge.

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Dear Journalists, when writing about NSA metadata collection, be bold! Maybe use an example that isn’t about how it affects… journalists!

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The errand was unnecessary.

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The Village is quiet.

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@jturner_ibrs And all they ask in return is a probe inserted permanently into every orifice! Bargain!

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I suspect I’ll have to do some “Why ‘it’s only metadata’ is bullshit” explainers later today.

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Pollytics In an official statement, the ABC says “B2 plans to spend more time with his family and asks you to respect his privacy”

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Crossing the Nepean, with ill-placed girders instagram.com/p/aMv4o-CFnN/

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Stop the bathtubs.

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Ilysounds BATHTUBS ARE JUST REVERSE BOATS

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Look, I know I’ve left this one a bit late. But ladies, if you want to make some quick cash, call me. sourcebottle.com/query.asp?iid=…

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RT @AnnabelAstbury: What’s the name of a make your own info graphic tool [?]

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snurb_dot_info BTW, anagrams for Ruddmentum include ‘Mud Turd Men’ and ‘Drummed Nut’. RT @glengyron: I suspect and Santorum are synonyms.

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Mobile: Wait a minute or three; 1010 taxi to Wentworth Falls; pie; 1032 train to Sydney; errand to Enmore; lunch.

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I’ve been expecting this. “HbbTV holes make tellys hackable”, writes @darrenpauli. Smart TVs are dumb. scmagazine.com.au/News/345632,hb…

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RT @paulwallbank: @stilgherrian @kcarruthers is the motivation fairy related to Mia Freedman’s libido fairy by any chance? [I feel ill now.]

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StilCyber cyber-OMFG cyber-I’M cyber-BEING cyber-ATTACKED

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@pojiku “Cybernaught”? Or “cybernaut”? I think I can work that key difference into a headline, thank you. Ping @dobes @thelaughingsub

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Thu plan: 1032 train to Sydney; write for @zdnetaustralia en route; errand Enmore; 1400 interview North Sydney; awkward gap; evening TBA.

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@dobes @thelaughingsub I’m glad to see someone’s got some sense.

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RT @kcarruthers: RT @stilgherrian: I have deployed the Motivation Fairy. [the Kraken, you mean?] [Well, a Kraken would be motivating…]

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ggreenwald BREAKING: NSA is collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily, a secret order reveals guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun…

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So @dobes @thelaughingsub, anything to add to this enquiry from Mr Bat? stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/15…

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@dobes Professional programmers always hard-code paths to prevent Chinese hackers.

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I have deployed the Motivation Fairy.

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See, I’m allowed to make up new cyberwords, like cyber-scorn, because I’m a professional. Don’t try this at home, cyberkids!

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I wonder whether @gattaca realises he’s falling behind, what with the cyber-scorning. forbes.com/sites/richards…

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Infosec pro? Scorn “cyber” words? Semantic myopia, says @cyberwar, and you’re falling behind. forbes.com/sites/richards…

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RT @rycrozier: Ovum has so far warned me four times this morning that BYOD is “here to stay”. [There’s analysis worth paying for.]

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“Largest primary swing”, @Pollytics? Worst. Euphemism. Ever.

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Thanks also @bradsprigg @vowe @Chilp @BXGD, but zero points to those who stereotype-guessed the Netherlands. Dutch Canal Monopoly?

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@cheshireb Well played. I usually leave that joke lie, but it does need digging out every now and then.

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So Austria, not Germany. (You know who else thought Austria should be in Germany?)

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Thank you, @artywah, it’s Krems-Stein in Austria. Here’s more pictures. derstandard.at/1369362545733/…

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Oh good, that seems to have worked. So you’re good for something. Now, to find the first correct answer for the cornflakes…

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If crowdsourcing doesn’t provide an answer by 0815 AEST then I’ll gamify the shit out of each and every one of you lazy bastards.

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Can one of the reverse image search thingies help us here, @juhasaarinen @Chilp @vowe? INTERNETS, WHERE IS THIS? cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-5…

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“The NBN stop-work demand that wasn’t”, writes @rycrozier, unravelling media arsehattery. itnews.com.au/News/345806,th…

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Chilp@vowe: Germany explained. cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-5…

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@scottcarson1957 I can understand! I do the same with the Australian budget each year, and that’s tiny by comparison. Good luck!

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je vais donner une liste annotée tard. Pour l’instant, “poignarder les gens en face» semble être le désir dominant.

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@scottcarson1957 Thanks. Again, this matches my imagined reality. But if I can predict what US budget line items mean, my mental health…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis fatigué, boire du café, et commettre un sacrilège à la fois. C’est une aptitude. Et vous?

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RT @kpfaulkner: @stilgherrian insufferable???? Heathen! :) [Yes, putting it in religious-zealotry terms is probably most appropriate…]

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That sounded like a plug, which it was, but fuck it. @Herring1967 does a fine podcast, and insufferable @stephenfry’s message is important.

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Audio of @Herring1967’s LST podcast available free from 1200 BST comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richa… Video £3.50 available now. gofasterstripe.com/cgi-bin/websit…

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“Stephen Fry reveals details of recent attempted suicide,” as @guardian puts it. guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/j… Transcript at comedy.co.uk/news/story/000…

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Now @Herring1967’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is excellent, but this week’s with @stephenfry is also important. comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richa…

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@scottcarson1957 As I’ve said in presentations, the USAF doesn’t get out of bed for $20 million.

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Thanks, @scottcarson1957, that fits better with the kinds of numbers I was imagining in my head. (“Imagining in my head” being reliable…)

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RT @scottcarson1957: The 20 million you are seeing is just for the Air Force, my understanding is the bulk of the 4.7 billion is offensive.

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RT @scottcarson1957: And, the total Cyber budget (2014) for the Pentagon is 4.7 billion (proposed). [Ta. I wonder if anyone’s done a chart.]

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RT @edyong209: Has anyone stuck Google Glass on an animal yet? [Scoble doesn’t count, for obvious reasons.]

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RT @scottcarson1957: Over $200 million will be spent by DARPA for cyber warfare R&D. [Thanks, Scott. Is that even one F-35’s worth?]

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RT @cyberwar: @stilgherrian @securityaffairs No one is “familiar” with US budget process. :-) [Fair point. *bows*]

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Or, @cyberwar @securityaffairs, would anything previous be R&D rather than “operations”? I’m unfamiliar with US budget processes.

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RT @cyberwar: @stilgherrian @securityaffairs That’s the “offensive” which is in its infancy. [Still seems tiny; surely this isn’t Year One?]

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RT @gusworldau: Can you fill the awkward gap with air? [I can, but I was thinking about something a little stronger.]

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Why am I even looking at extracts from US government budget documents before I’ve had my first coffee? What is wrong with me?

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Surely that budget doc would be now-disclosed adds/deletes to an existing black budget? @securityaffairs @cyberwar

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US discloses $19M for “offensive cyber operations”, but that seems insanely small. securityaffairs.co/wordpress/1373… HT @securityaffairs via @cyberwar

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; 1032 train to Sydney; errand Enmore; 1400 interview North Sydney; awkward gap; evening TBA.

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@Lukian There were expectations, but Friday wasn’t amongst them.

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Fuck, it’s Thursday. What have we done to deserve this?

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