Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 28th, 2013

New blog post: “Algorithms and the Filter Bubble, Take 2B”, being the repeat UTS lecture, slightly different. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@KarenMS_Groupie Sadly I’m not sure that’s the same thing.

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New blog post: “Algorithms and the Filter Bubble, Take 2A”, my UTS guest lecture from Monday. 49min audio plus links. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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I think I just over-committed myself for tomorrow. Oh well.

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RT: Me at @CSO_Australia: “Gartner’s vision of infosec 2019: four scenarios, all bad”. Contains cybers. cso.com.au/article/524934…

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@oberonsghost @demis Newcomers to English won’t think to look up “pear cider” under “apple” and say “same, but with pears”. Can’t assume.

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@demis Oh, I was just copying you into a conversation that seems to have started from you, somehow. I didn’t look back.

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@mrgrumpystephen @demis … and one of my linguistics tutors was a lexicographer, so I’ve actually worked on some dictionary entries.

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@mrgrumpystephen @demis The peeververein whinge every time a dictionary adds words they don’t like, as if language never changes…

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@mrgrumpystephen @demis What’s to defend? A dictionary follows its policies and adds new words, just like it does every year.

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About to interview Hitachi Data Services’ CTO APAC, Adrian De Luca, about the impact of Australia’s tough new privacy laws from 12 Mar 2014.

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Actually, it’s worse than that. It contains “civil cyber-strife” and “cyber militias”. And extreme anarcho-hacktivists. THIS IS YOUR FUTURE.

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Me at @CSO_Australia: “Gartner’s vision of infosec 2019: four scenarios, all bad”. Contains cybers. cso.com.au/article/524934…

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@alliecoyne @OxfordWords And a word does need mainstream citations for a general dictionary.

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@alliecoyne @OxfordWords So at the front of every dictionary there’s an explanation of its inclusion process and policy…

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@rycrozier @alliecoyne Dictionaries don’t “legitimise” words, they record and report and explain them. Grrr.

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@alliecoyne @OxfordWords That’s how it was formed, yes, but it’s a new orthography, and the flavour of the meaning is subtly different.

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@alliecoyne @OxfordWords So dictionaries report on the language that people use, formal and informal. And that’s a word people now use.

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@freakboy3742 That is indeed a good overview. And so few online operations follow that sort of guide.

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But since it’s an innovation forum, there’s a link to the live video stream in the media release…? No, there is not. I’ll send a pigeon.

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Bennelong Business Forum / Innovation.gov.au emails at 1252 about a forum at Macquarie Uni at 1415. So that’ll get good coverage. Not.

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@freakboy3742 Oh excellent. I’m interested to see what the state of the art is these days. Clever parsing of a single, wide-open name field?

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@freakboy3742 By all means, Sir! It’s a fun topic, and I seem to have become the poster-boy (or one of them) for the issue.

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Debugging an Apache .htaccess configuration problem on a moving train. Because this is the future. Or something.

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Suggestions: Hyde Park Barracks Cafe, Momo on Elizabeth, Bon Bon in The Strand Arcade. Thanks, @niltiac @atirere @JSNoble, I shall consider.

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Dear Sydney CBD dwellers, a good coffee shop near Pitt St Mall for a mid-afternoon meeting would be…? Something on Elizabeth, perchance?

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“The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from” salon.com/2013/05/11/the… HT @CosmicRami

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@CosmicRami Yes indeedy, I shall add that one to my collection of material on swearing, and rebleat it momentarily. Thank you.

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Mobile: Walk to Sydney Central station (done); 1309 train to Wentworth Falls; 1500 cab to @bunjaree.

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@iain_chalmers You’re mad. There’s never been any corruption of deceit in NSW politics.

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NSW Police have charged a man with a $36 million fraud. Not a bad day’s work. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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Wed plan: Write for @CSO_Australia (almost done); train to Wentworth Falls; write for @technologyspec and/or @zdnetaustralia. TGIW.

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I think I’ll go two steps beyond Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and use a Magic Sextant.

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@jeamland I like that idea. I’ll suggest it to the Bitdefender guys. I get on quite well with the Romanians, and they give me plum brandy.

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Ah! It’s Bitdefender’s introductory offer of 50% off. (So it only detects half of the viruses on your computer, or something.)

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It appears that Bitdefender’s Antivirus for Mac is also somewhat cheaper over at Apple’s App Store. itunes.apple.com/us/app/virus-s…

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Old news, but Bitdefender released their Antivirus for Mac last week. They usually test as one of the best products. bitdefender.com.au/solutions/anti…

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Wed plan, draft: Write for @CSO_Australia and @technologyspec, with some of it happening on a train journey. What an exciting life.

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I am declaring this to be… Wednesday.

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