Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 15th, 2013

Well, it was a start, I suppose…

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So it was the Russians who came up with the idea of gassing everyone in the cinema, right? Just checking.

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I am now tweeting to you live from the launch of @TurnbullMalcolm’s website. He speaks of the web democratising politics.

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RT: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Prepare for the attack of the politiclones!” [Warning: swarms of whining Pynedroids] zdnet.com/prepare-for-th…

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OK, a couple quick re-plugs before this function…

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@viveka @OMGTheMess @sortius Indeed, I’ve just skimmed the article and I’d stand by the broad thrust. I should update it.

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@Colvinius @R_Chirgwin There is a tweet doing the rounds pointing to that usage in a dictionary gloss, and saying “We killed English”. Daft.

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There’s still half an hour until pre-dinner drinks, so I suppose I should go and have a pre-drink drink.

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“Google confirms Bitcoin-theft vulnerability in Android”, writes @dobes. So that helps. zdnet.com/google-confirm…

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@viveka @OMGTheMess @sortius Hang on, I wrote that three years ago. I may or may not still agree with everything in it.

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@R_Chirgwin And also baltimoresun.com/news/language-… Generally the peeververein are ignorant of language history generally.

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@R_Chirgwin The latest Lexicon Valley podcast discusses that exact “literally” thing. slate.com/articles/podca… Also see baltimoresun.com/news/language-…

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OH, 4yo boy, jumping up and down: “I’m SO excited I could say ‘wonderful’ over and over for FIVE HOURS!” Tired mother: “Oh. That’s great.”

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@michaelneale and the state ombudsman has railed against there >50% false positive rate. Still, they’re “visible policing”. Sigh.

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@adm_76 Gawd, they’re not even close! They just test letter-recognition in the Roman alphabet and eyesight.

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Sniffy sniffy woof woof at Strathfield station. Looking bored.

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@adm_76 The Turing test is quite a bit of work to set up properly. I’ll just assume they’re all robots.

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RT @jeamland: I suspect @stilgherrian may appreciate this: xkcd.com/1251/ [It’s true, he does.]

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Yeah thinking about things is definitely a mistake.

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@werdhan Oh anyone at all could be behind the retweets. In fact, now that I think about it, they could just be bots’ normal chaff tweets.

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@werdhan Well, in my case I searched for the text, started at the top (newest) saw they were dodgy, didn’t check every single one.

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So apparently they’re not all robots. Or so they say. Can they prove it?

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@thelaughingsub @zdnetaustralia Hah! That’s just because I said “subjunctive”, isn’t it. Admit it.

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@IngridVaughan @zdnetaustralia Thank you very much. I was wondering if there weren’t too many gratuitous jokes.

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@thelaughingsub @zdnetaustralia Yes. And try saying “illiterately oblivious” three times quickly.

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RT @thelaughingsub: @stilgherrian @zdnetaustralia And Weinerbots! [Yes! Slimy Weinerbots! And merry Ukrainian girls!]

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Prepare for the attack of the politiclones!” [Warning: contains swarms of whining Pynedroids] zdnet.com/prepare-for-th…

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@Glebe2037 @Asher_Wolf Thank you, also also @Glebe2037 for your comments earlier about Corrupted Nerds. Appreciated.

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@adamgdunn Indeed. I’m going to write a blog post about how that works, sometimes the production workflow can produce bad stuff.

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According to the internet, my train is 14 minutes late. We’ll probably make up that time after Penrith.

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@adamgdunn Gotcha. I’ll let the production editor know as soon as I’m on my train. She’s 800km away and probably at lunch right now. Thanks.

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@adamgdunn Heh. All’s good. But we did rewrite the hed and dek. Which page is still tardy?

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@adamgdunn @crikey_news @IVLINE Remember, this is for a general-political audience that isn’t even sure what “exploit” means.

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@adamgdunn @crikey_news @IVLINE Anyway, the piece was an explainer for newcomers. Can’t tell everything on day one.

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@adamgdunn @crikey_news @IVLINE I agree, which is why the updated story makes clear (I hope) that very point.

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@Toby_Halligan @CatrionaPollard Ta. I thought you pulled off telling a complex yarn quite well.

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1331 train to Sydney Central; errands CBD, Enmore, etc; walk to Darlinghurst.

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@CatrionaPollard Thanks, though @Toby_Halligan and the team did the hard work. I just stood in front of a camera and said stuff.

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I think what I’ve written is a bit wrong, actually.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It’s, um, unusual.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Yeah look, poor @cxi has been in Afghanistan quite a while now, and his brane is starting to go a bit odd. Well, more odd.

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cxi The ocean is big. Cruises sail the ocean. Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes. He Is a Scientologist. OMG SCIENTOLOGY CAUSED THE HOUSING CRUSIS!

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Did Hockey really say costing are “boring”? Sir, brushing your teeth is boring. Wiping your arse is boring. But gentlemen still do them.

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@mattjpwns Oh ta for that. I daresay a heap of people saw it around the same time. I’m imagining what the future might hold.

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@mattjpwns Actually, I’ll have to shoot a fresh screenshot, but I’ll credit you with spotting these clones.

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RT @paulkidd: pynomaton [Yes, that’s also a word. Now I have to make a decision. DAMN YOU.]

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@mattjpwns Are you the correct person to credit for that screenshot? I plan to refer to it in my @zdnetaustralia column today.

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Is “pynedroid” a word? I think it’s a word.

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Thu plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia; 1331 train to Sydney; haircut; errands; 1800 function, Darlinghurst; remainder TBA, depending on stuff.

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Thanks @notphobes and everyone else, yes, the image of Twitter clones I was thinking of is this one. imgur.com/ws7DfQP

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Thanks, @matt_steadman @heycam @mattjpwns, it is indeed in Tuesday’s @crikey_news email. Somehow I missed it. @heycam

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I thought it was in Crikey too, @heycam, but I just looked through the emails since the election was called and no joy.

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RT: The other day a screenshot was circulating of fake (?) Twitter accounts tweeting the same anti-Greens message. Anyone got that handy?

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The Atlantic Charter, signed by Roosevelt and Churchill, 14 August 1941. avalon.law.yale.edu/wwii/atlantic.… HT @RealTimeWWII

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RT @smperris: Does @NSWSES rescue breakfast hippos? [If not, what good are they, I ask you?]

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@georgevhulme @derekbradley Hah! Jokes aside, all this will be the topic for a forthcoming column. It seems we never learn.

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I have just eaten far too much of my freshly-made not-so-special fried rice. Please ask @NSWSES to helicopter in a wheelbarrow. [Burps.]

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georgevhulme There were hundreds of thousands of stories written on Windows security, we didn’t fatigue on the issue.

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georgevhulme We’ve had attackers exploiting web cams, and now baby monitors. Maybe the manufacturers should tighten that up, and educate their customers

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georgevhulme Don’t see what’s wrong with building awareness to this -> Baby Monitor Hacking Alarms Houston Parents - ABC News abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline…

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Nice column, @JohnBirmingham, though did you have to mention the “soiled” bit? Good luck in the Senate! brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/blogs/…

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Thanks, @aBleeter @bernietb, it’s not essential, but if can find it it’ll be a nice little example for my story.

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The other day a screenshot was circulating of fake (?) Twitter accounts all tweeting the same anti-Greens message. Anyone got that handy?

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StilCyber cyber-Fucktards. cyber-” cyber-BOOM

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; 1331 train to Sydney; haircut; errands; 1800 function, Darlinghurst; remainder TBA.

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Looking back at those geek-reminiscences last night, I’m reminded why it’s so wonderful that time only goes forwards.

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HAL9000_ ɟɟo ʎʇıʌɐɹƃ gravity on ɟɟo ʎʇıʌɐɹƃ gravity on ɟɟo ʎʇıʌɐɹƃ gravity on ɟɟo ʎʇıʌɐɹƃ gravity on

…I never get tired of doing that

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Thursday. Apparent temperature -9.9C what even is that? pic.twitter.com/vsYj4iG2Lj

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