Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 29th, 2013

I can’t be arsed migrating to Windows Phone 8 tonight. I’m knackered. It can wait until tomorrow. It’s not like it’ll generate revenue.

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dobes Meanwhile, at the world’s largest company by market cap: developer.apple.com/support/system…

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Rorschach test FTW.

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Denial is always an easier strategy, right? Laughing.

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NewtonMark So they won’t ever need to steal @bengrubb’s iPad again. RT @delimiterau: Qld Police buys 400 Apple iPad minis: arseh.at/4geo

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Blacklisting all the nouns.

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Hahahahahafuckingha.

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PollBludger Morgan: ALP 38.5 (-3) L-NP 41.5 (+0.5) GRN 10.5 (+1.5) blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/20…

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Yeah like, fuck “context”.

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franksting Bob Ellis should be the Chief Justice

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Conspiring with sub-editors.

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ScanBC Coast Guard has located two males floating down the Fraser River in a bathtub near Steveston. Hovercraft has retrieved them from the water

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“Editors’ Note: Photos of two women police would like to speak to is available via email from the Police Media Unit.” I love my email.

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Public transport is such a difficulty.

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drearyclocks Having wet pants makes me want to pee.

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That’s really quite funny, coming from a government that was adamant that we need “filters” to prevent us seeing certain adult content.

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“Government inquiry urges Australians to bypass online geo-blocks that can double prices for IT products” abc.net.au/news/2013-07-2… HAHAHAHA!

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Oh, I hadn’t realised there were feelings about public transport tickets.

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Shut up, @juhasaarinen, the entire and only point to this is annoying @ScottRhodie. So let’s stick with that.

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RT @BruceBillsonMP: Cxvv [I’ve never heard of you, but hey, mocking strangers’ mistakes on the internet is how it goes. Welcome.]

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nathvalvo The new Big Brother twist is that evicted housemates are sent directly to PNG.

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@ScottRhodie @juhasaarinen So your whinge is that you have to use the internet? What the actual fuck?

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R_Chirgwin Me at El Reg, on high performance computing, weather forecasts, and misguided climate deniers. theregister.co.uk/2013/07/29/wea… Thanks @chris_bloke

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RT @dobes: *reaches for facial rat cage* [Can you get them from the Ponds Institute?]

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OH: “Lithgow, huh? How exciting’s that?”

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RT @vealmince: People still do that? [Of course. Editors are wonderful. ]

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Implementing the editor’s suggestions.

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snurb_dot_info “Spike in bizarre behaviour blamed on dirty ecstasy batch in Adelaide.” Or it could just be that it’s, you know, _Adelaide_….

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Also, @R_Chirgwin, you can’t have “platoons” of hipsters, because that would imply some sort of coherent organisation of body and thought.

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In this recent cartoon, xkcd explains why “the media is dying”. xkcd.com/1239/

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BernardKeane Atlantic has pulled its Murdoch article (tks @alankerlin), Gawker still up.

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@CosmicRami @bunjaree I have decide that the slender-billed cuckoo-dove is an arsehole bird.

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Final plug: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Will McAfee’s hacking hyperbole hatchet job kill the trillion-dollar myth?” zdnet.com/will-mcafees-h…

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franksting I hear St Bernard of Being Correct is right again.

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@ApostrophePong Yeah, I’ve been thinking it’s long overdue for a change, that avatar, but then I’m pleased with the Six Pigeons image.

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Yeah OK, so Monday is getting completely out of hand.

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Wondering why the barmaid was telling me about her problems with Grindr. I now realise she meant the coffee grinder. As you were.

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RT @jeamland: Rough Trade Agreement? [Where do I sign?]

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So in the USFTA, the “F” does stand for “fisting”, right?

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@dobes @NewtonMark @joshgnosis Well, we already have CHOICE educating about geoblock avoidance.

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“The ‘Australia tax’ is real, geo-blocking to stop”, writes @dobes. zdnet.com/the-australia-… Parliamentary report at aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…

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OK, back to the writing…

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I see that @firstdogonmoon’s travel advisory for going behind the Tofu Curtain has been reissued… crikey.com.au/2013/07/29/fir…

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“A focus on outcomes rather than conspicuous compassion is required if the Left is to deal itself back into the asylum seeker debate.” Heh.

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“‘Let them all come’ is ‘stop the boats’ for unthinking progressives”, writes @BernardKeane crikey.com.au/2013/07/29/let…

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Earlier @BernardKeane said he was writing something that’d annoy people. I now see what it is. He shall achieve his stated aim.

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So, the chemical thing last week, those two today, Rudd in Afghanistan yesterday, boats before that week… A “Labor is tough” message plan?

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Also, “Active Shooter Guidelines for Places of Mass Gathering”, presumably to help protect us from lone snipers. nationalsecurity.gov.au/agd/WWW/Nation…

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The Attorney-General has launched a National Plan to Combat Cybercrime, including Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

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Mobile: Taxi to Katoomba; brief errands; lunch, venue TBA.

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Mon plan, update: @zdnetaustralia column (nearly done); lunch & errands, Katoomba; begin Nokia Lumia 925 / Windows Phone 8 trial; TGIM.

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@RealNickHodge Careful, you, I’ve been listening to you talk on this podcast from two years ago. zdnet.com/geek-culture-t…

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@PointZeroOne @scottcarson1957 Yes, that was a rather impressive demo of how fast things can happen with a Twitter-enabed search.

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Uhoh, I’m heading down a sociolinguistic rabbit-hole. I may be some time.

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“Creation of Internet Relay Chat Nicknames and Their Usage in English Chatroom Discourse”, Robert Ecker, 2011. linguistik-online.de/50_11/ecker.ht…

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Or is it. I suddenly recognised Elizabeth Reid’s name, but then the other paper has the naming stuff. Oh well. @scottcarson1957 @franksting

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Thanks, @scottcarson1957, the Elizabeth M Reid paper was exactly the one I was thinking of. Ping @franksting. irchelp.org/irchelp/commun…

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No, this. “Electropolis: Communication and Community On Internet Relay Chat”, E M Reid, 1991. irchelp.org/irchelp/commun… HT @scottcarson1957

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Here we go. “Nicknames, Play and Identity on Internet Relay Chat”, Haya Bechar-Israeli, 1995. @scottcarson1957

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RT @scottcarson1957: Not the right article (2001), but maybe you can find it in the bibliography: tinyurl.com/lhsc3xn

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@MartinCuddihy @amworldtodaypm Give me a quick buzz so I know what angles you’re after, and I’m happy to suggest appropriate talent.

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In the 1990s, there was a great article on the sociology and psychology of how people choose online nicknames/handles. Anyone recall it?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je les nourris mes mots. Je crois que vous avez déjà vu une première ébauche.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je découvre façons nouvelles et intéressantes pour faire enrager les gens stupides. Et vous?

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On an unrelated matter, @BernardKeane is right. This IS an unsubtle headline from Gawker. gawker.com/did-rebekah-br…

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@JM77 Recharging a flash tube takes a LOT more current than a LED light.

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RT @semibogan: Apart from the apps, by all accounts it’s a cracking mobile OS. I never thought I’d say that about windows. [Gosh.]

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It’s about power consumption, @JM77, as simple as that.

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JM77 “Unable to use flash because the Wi-Fi hotspot feature is in use” - what even, ? Why are they even connected? pic.twitter.com/yAbznrJ6Uc

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Anyway, must finish writing my column first. I’ll be documenting my Nokia Lumia 925 / Windows Phone 8 trial in a podcast and an article.

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expectproblems @stilgherrian @paulkidd @michaelmeloni @senectus Actually I’ve heard good things about WP8 - just awful things about its 3rd-party apps.

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Yeah, I can see you don’t have much optimism for my plan, @expectproblems @paulkidd @michaelmeloni. I’m doing the set-up later,@senectus.

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We also did a podcast last year, “Windows 8: Rectangles for all the things explained” zdnet.com/windows-8-rect…

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It’s nearly a year since I wrote “Windows 8 interface’s design heritage” zdnet.com/windows-8-inte… so I’ll re-read that first.

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Yes, folks, I plan to use the Nokia Lumia 925 running Windows Phone 8 as my primary phone for the entire week, as a “fair trial”.

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Mon plan: Finish @zdnetaustralia column; begin Nokia Lumia 925 / Windows Phone 8 trial; lunch & errands, Katoomba; evening TBA.

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RT @abandoned_pics: 102yo Abandoned Ship now a Floating Forest - Homebush Bay in Sydney, Australia pic.twitter.com/Ey1Vc9BecX [HT @markatextor]

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RT: Blog post: “Do McAfee’s new cyberstats really represent a shift?”, links to previous articles on crap cyberstats. stilgherrian.com/internet/do-mc…

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Mon plan, draft: Finish @zdnetaustralia column; begin Nokia Lumia 925 / Windows Phone 8 trial; lunch & errands, Katoomba; evening TBA.

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Monday, and supposedly it’s already 8.1C, but apparently the apparent is still only 1.4C. Apparently.

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