Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 1st, 2013

lizzieohreally Can we get a slow clap for the Daily News? pic.twitter.com/C74snFEdwn

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peter_tonoli Linux powered jukebox fail pic.twitter.com/5nbAhCHTQW

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“Austerity measures”. In the world’s richest nation. See THAT’S the thinking we need for Australia!

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latikambourke Liberal MP Dennis Jensen just told me Coalition will need to impose ‘austerity measures’ in their first budget if they win Govt.

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RT @niltiac: 1. Reddit is 59% male; a henhouse is 99% female. 2. Redditors dislike Fox; hens dislike foxes. [Oh well played! Salute!]

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Exam Question 2: List the key political differences between Reddit and an overcrowded henhouse. You may also reference ducks.

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Herewith, a list of governments toppled and policies changed thanks to negative comments at Reddit:

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“Even Andrew Bolt writes pieces that are less deplorable than this.” Ah man, it’s ALL the compliments today!

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glengyron So @stilgherrian has “no concept of the damage they’ve done. They’ve attempted to destroy democracy, and so society”? reddit.com/r/australia/co…

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And in further news…

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Suddenly realising that I’m tweeting to an astronaut in orbit from off-grid bushland in Australia, and it just works. @astro_luca @efa

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Re the previous RT, dad jokes from space dot tumblr dot com. /cc @astro_luca @esa

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esa : ) RT @astro_luca: After 3 months in space it was nice to have a date on a Saturday night ;) pic.twitter.com/K8Y1lQDyoH

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@gregorylent Indeed, as I’ve said earlier, I’ll be adding “As banned by Microsoft” to my bio in various circumstances.

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@gregorylent “It’s just pixels”? Like Moscow on the screens at Strategic Air Command. [Nods.]

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@gregorylent Ah, my sincere apologies. I completely misread. I’d used “shtick” earlier… If you wanna add that, I’ll post a retraction.

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@paulwallbank I think it’s now three decades since a political staffer first phoned me to call me a cunt. Welcome to the media.

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RT @dekrazee1: Amanda Vanstone on The Observer Effect is quite captivating. [Like a lava lamp. Sorry.]

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Yeah too soon, I know. It’s an old habit.

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Why are you worried we’ve lost David Frost? We’ve still got Andrew Bolt.

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RT @BXGD: She was weirdly obsessed with trains. [And tunnels? Yes, tunnels, I bet they were involved.]

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RT @domknight: James Randi, I presume? [Well THAT would be a fine compliment!]

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A careerist, @purserj, is “someone intent on self-advancement”, according to the Macquarie. Elements of brown-tongue and jobsworth.

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The Randian bit is obviously proved by my consistent calls for more government investment in infrastructure and mental health.

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Quite amused to have just been called a “careerist” by a website commenter. Almost as good as being accused of being Randian earlier.

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 169: Explaining all the things, in various ways” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/16…

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BBCBreaking Veteran UK broadcaster Sir David Frost has died from a heart attack at the age of 74, family announces bbc.in/130aQIO

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That’s a coincidence, @jjn1 @CasparBowden. Only minutes ago I filed for @technologyspec using that very same “the new oil” quote.

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“If Big Data is ‘the new oil’, then we’re the wells”, writes @jjn1, echoing my thoughts. theguardian.com/technology/201…

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@xDutchyHx @chrisbrownie Ah yes, sorry, that description would certainly have triggered memories. Not all of the good.

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@xDutchyHx @chrisbrownie So, there’s links in the article. I couldn’t possible provide a polite version this evening.

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lukebuckmaster Ashton Kutcher walks around like a dumb extinct animal in the new Steve Jobs biopic, JOBS. My review: bit.ly/1aaRw0O

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@m1k3y Yep. I’ll be adding “As banned by Microsoft”to some versions of my bio from here on in.

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@chrisbrownie @farhansattar Well as I say, it feels like the real reason is something else. I have my theories. I’m hardly new to this shit.

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@farhansattar @chrisbrownie Hah! Indeed, and I’m not terribly worried ‘cos I’ve got plenty to get on with. Funny, apart from no due process.

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That’s it for a moderately productive week. And it’s an interesting week ahead, including more stuff for corruptednerds.com

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Melbourne IT breach highlights need for security culture” zdnet.com/au/melbourne-i…

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[… I may have to withdraw some of the “disciplined” description for the Syrian Electronic Army if this re-used passwords thing is true.]

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Me at @crikey_news: “Assad’s army: the future of hacking is here, with a new target” crikey.com.au/2013/08/30/ass… [But note…]

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Look, we told you about these droids”, on Android security. zdnet.com/look-we-told-y…

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

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“Microsoft bans Australian journalist @stilgherrian from its TechEd conference: ‘aggressive to speakers’.” stilgherrian.com/media/microsof…

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Blog post: “See this folks? It’s a picture of democracy” stilgherrian.com/politics/pictu… stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…

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I haven’t done my Weekly Wrap post yet, so I might just re-pimpo my stuff for your evening’s reading pleasure. Or you go can go watch TV.

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Fine ABC Sunday Profile with Australian Maj-Gen (ret) Michael Smith, back from helping Libya set up security forces. abc.net.au/sundayprofile/…

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johnthelutheran M9 explaining to me how “olden-days cinema” worked. Apparently used “long strip of pictures” to create illusion of movement. CAN’T. BREATHE…

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poopcutie my Hitler Quotes Attributed To Taylor Swift are doing well. this one has 277 repins pic.twitter.com/pRv21tEgck

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Well thanks for the summaries there, folks. It’s almost time for dinner, a couple final media chores, and an evening of reading.

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@nilesh13 Why thank you. I’m glad I decided to tall that little yarn. It’s such a silly thing.

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RT @JM77: Much butthurt about newspaper front page. [Ah yes. I’ve already addressed that arsehattery. stilgherrian.com/politics/pictu… Next]

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So I’ve been over there [points] and not paying attention. Anything interesting been happening?

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@goolarngoolyah @BzHoward @NewtonMark What insult? Your “complaint” is about Murdoch having “too much” influence. How much isn’t too much?

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@goolarngoolyah @BzHoward @NewtonMark He’s got 63% of newspaper readers, a bit of other stuff. There’s the entire rest of all else in play.

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@goolarngoolyah @BzHoward @NewtonMark All I’ve seen from you today is complaining about Murdoch and how countering him is too much effort.

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@goolarngoolyah @BzHoward @NewtonMark The last par of my post? That’s what I want to know. Just how much perceived advantage is OK to you?

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@goolarngoolyah @BzHoward @NewtonMark ROFLMAO! You think I’m a Randroid? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh that is just so good!

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I propose replacing coal with an endlessly-renewing energy source: whining about media “influence” and opinions you don’t agree with.

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@goolarngoolyah @BzHoward @NewtonMark Short version: Stop whining about others’ perceived advantages, start building your own.

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@BzHoward @goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark I don’t know about titles, but it was 63% of readership, from one fact-check site the other week.

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New blog post: “See this folks? It’s a picture of democracy” stilgherrian.com/politics/pictu… stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…

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@goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark You’re right. New media will never have more influence that it does now unless we keep whining about it. Sorry.

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@goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark “Majority of newspapers” and “monopoly of media” are not the same thing. And whining doesn’t create new media.

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@goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark “The media” is no more than a collection of people who gather money for a purpose. Not some magic controller.

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@goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark I don’t think expressing opinions is a zero-sum game. As I said before, nothing stopping anyone.

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@goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark So take away Murdoch papers’ right to publish an opinion. The next one too? One more down? Where’s your line?

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@goolarngoolyah @NewtonMark No, not assuming that at all. We “all” get to vote, influence others. “Whaaa that man has more” is a sideshow.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: @stilgherrian @markatextor If your dad don’t eat brussels sprouts, you’ve got two mums. [This has been known for ages.]

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RT @markatextor: @stilgherrian you sick, sick bastard. you are first against the wall when the uprising begins. [Knew it.]

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NewtonMark “Let’s adjust media censorship laws specifically to improve the chances of my favourite candidate winning, because democracy.”

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NewtonMark “All we need to do is reduce Murdoch’s influence and ALP will win.” So (a) antidemocratic, and (b) magical thinking.

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dannolan I am VARY ANGER about paper I DO NOT READ - THE NEWSPAPER POLICE WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS

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I’m going to stir-fry some brussels sprouts for breakfast, just to piss off @markatextor.

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Suddenly suspecting that @scottcarson1957 shouldn’t be allowed to speak again. That was all a bit wrong.

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@LyallTimmons @sarahcuda Also. Cheers, you too. And now to breakfast.

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@scottcarson1957 Nailed it, Sir! And now I must try to get that image out of my mind so I can cook my breakfast.

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@raaahbin I may be wrong, but I’m fairly sure Murdoch didn’t make his billions from whining that he didn’t have them.

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@LyallTimmons Indeed. But the swipe, if that’s the right words, at @sarahcuda was a bit of an own goal. I bought in blind.

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You know, kids, there’s nothing stopping you putting your own message on a piece of paper. But it’s not done through whining.

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RT @NewtonMark: Strong feels this morning from people who don’t know what newspapers are. [Or freedom of speech, for that matter.]

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@scottcarson1957 Your image is of senior Microsoft executives on-stage in diapers while loud bass-heavy music plays? I’ve been to that club!

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@LyallTimmons Oh, and the tone was genuine there. The investment is great, but getting that investment to be a living thing, tough.

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@LyallTimmons That’s a good result, yes. Fundraising and business-building are different goals, tho, so good luck with the next steps.

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@R_Chirgwin There is no media blackout any more, surely.

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“Microsoft bans Australian journalist @stilgherrian from its TechEd conference: ‘aggressive to speakers’.” stilgherrian.com/media/microsof…

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I suppose I should re-pimp that thing, since it’s Sunday morning reading time.

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@LyallTimmons Oh other way round, gotcha. Don’t know that I agree, but it’s an intriguing thought, thanks.

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Sun plan, draft: Potter around, during which next week will be planned, books kept, blog posts posted, washing washed etc.

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@LyallTimmons “Insecurity” about…? Feeling part of the start-up scene (bad term)? Of their potential for success? Of ratty appearance?

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@LyallTimmons Outside the internet industry, businesspeople tend not to talk about “start-ups”, they just talk about their businesses.

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@LyallTimmons Exactly. So my point is “start-up” (as opposed to “a new business”) is a certain style of arranging those stages.

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@LyallTimmons Structured, manageable phases (bursts?) of growth? Sure, makes sense.

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@LyallTimmons OK, well, that’s not the world I see, so I have no idea what to say next. I simply don’t see it as “start-up or nothing”.

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@LyallTimmons …was that many forget “start-up” is only a subset of “new business”. “Start-up” is a certain rapid-growth high-risk model.

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@LyallTimmons I agree, all else equal, experience beats no-experience, but it doesn’t mean other views are invalid. Why this hit buttons…

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“Microsoft cans three ‘pinnacle’ certifications, sparking user fury”, writes @ssharwood theregister.co.uk/2013/08/31/mic…

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@LyallTimmons @sarahcuda @paulcarr “Understand the context” applies to knee-jerk “hack” comments too, you know. But hey, tried it? Bah.

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I’ve no idea of the context, @LyallTimmons @sarahcuda @paulcarr, but the “You haven’t done it, your view doesn’t count” view is bullshit.

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“Have you ever actually attempted genocide, @LyallTimmons @sarahcuda @paulcarr? If not, your opinion is really clouded.” That’s logic.

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LyallTimmons @sarahcuda have you ever actually attempted a start-up? Cc @davemcclure - if not your opinion is really clouded

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It’s spring! It’s spring! It’s spring!

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