Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 5th, 2013

@S7U Oh sure. I just need to compress it enough to bring the file size under 2GB, and the rest as close to Google’s suggested as I can.

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@S7U Well yes, but this is what The Google wants me to use for YouTube. support.google.com/youtube/answer…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Ce soir, nous jouons aux devinettes avec les politiques de la coalition. Et vous?

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@S7U Anyway, I just need to compress a 2.5GB video down to 2GB to fit onto YouTube, a sample of the Nokia Lumia 925’s 1080i.

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@S7U Yes, but you probably know what you’re doing.

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Every time I open Handbrake I wonder how any television is ever made.

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Disappearing down the video codec rabbit hole.

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@elronxenu Exactly that. So where on earth did the content of that document come from?

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“The Coalition is Opposed to Mandatory Internet Filters”, writes @TurnbullMalcolm malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/the-coal…

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@reselsnark That’s a straight political story, I don’t do them usually.

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@elronxenu The Coalition’s Online Safety Working Group has been working through policy development for some time. liberal.org.au/online-safety-…

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@joneaves @haruki_zaemon The version I linked to is apparently wrong. I have preserved it for posterity. stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…

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And I was already three pars into writing the cranky op-ed that was commissioned at only an hour and a half ago.

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So, can anyone have a go at uploading Coalition policies now? I reckon I could down half a bottle of pinot and knock out a few at this rate.

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rickeyre I wonder how many other LNP policies are the “wrong version”

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joshgnosis Liberals now directly contradicting what Paul Fletcher told me. Lucky I have the audio.

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TurnbullMalcolm In other words - no mandatory filter, no opt out filter, but support parents taking resp’y for their own kids’ activity online.

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So what @TurnbullMalcolm is saying is (roughly) that it’s an extension of the IIA’s existing “Family-Friendly ISP” program to mobiles?

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TurnbullMalcolm Position is Coalition will encourage carriers to make software available for parents to install on own devices to protect kids.

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TurnbullMalcolm Policy released today wrongly indicated we supported an opt out system of internet filtering. That is not our policy and never has been.

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Here’s “Labor’s Plan for Cyber-Safety, Election 2007” for comparison (PDF) stilgherrian.com/wp-content/upl…

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@RoseGWhite This is really the same idea as Labor’s internet filter, but with “computer” crossed out and “smartphone” written in.

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@RoseGWhite That can’t be answered easily, but the short version is that it’s easily defeated. It’s essentially a sop for bad parents.

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“The Coalition’s Policy to Enhance Online Safety for Children, September 2013” (PDF), cheaper than a time machine. lpaweb-static.s3.amazonaws.com/Coalition%2020…

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“Coalition confirms: internet filtering by default”, writes @joshgnosis. zdnet.com/au/coalition-c…

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@caseyjohnellis @bigmac @franksting @paradisaeidae Alas I’m out for today too, I have to do some writing overnight. :/

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“Australian opposition vows to implent internet filter by default”, writes @joshgnosis. Whacko! zdnet.com/au/australian-…

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@lukeweston For some reason Crikey was getting told about all the PUP email. [Shrugs.]

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Me at @crikey_news: “Spam canned? Not if you’re in a political party like Clive” crikey.com.au/2013/09/05/spa…

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Oh no wonder I feel sweaty and uncomfortable. It’s 28C. September, you’re doing it wrong.

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Oh indeed, @mjec @damonism, I’ll be noting the margin of error, but yes ±5 percentage points for everything. Still useful data.

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Launched today is AVG PrivacyFix for iOS and Android to, um, fix privacy settings. Free. itunes.apple.com/au/app/avg-pri… play.google.com/store/apps/det…

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79% have stopped an app download because it was asking for access to something they didn’t want to give. [I wonder if they told the truth.]

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43% Australians (compared with 36% worldwide) say there is some information they will never give, no matter if they want a service.

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Sadly, @derekbradley @franksting, I don’t have the full data tables, only these summary points. I will see whether I can snarf that data.

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Half of the total respondents do give personal info online in exchange for services but 31% Australia (38% worldwide) do so reluctantly.

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22% are unaware of privacy settings for social networks and personal devices, or don’t activate them because they believe it’s too hard.

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In Australia, 24 percent of respondents are using three connected devices in their homes while 13 percent are using four connected devices.

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49% say recent news from the US on the NSA and PRISM had changed their attitude towards privacy and made them more concerned.

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Here’s some fact-like snippets from AVG’s privacy survey, conducted in 8 countries, but there are Australian figures, N=381.

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@Mayav Can you email me some more information about that? I’ll pass it on once we have the formal presentations and food out of the way.

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I see that the products are already up at avg.com.au … and now entrée is served.

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AVG’s Q2FY13 revenue was $104.4M, up 22% year-on-year.

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AVG is getting 3 million new mobile users a month globally. That strikes me as an adequate growth rate. Well, for me, anyway.

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At the AVG Technologies l(a)unch for their 2014 product range. AVG now has 155M active users, 44M of them mobile.

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A teacher talking to his students at Circular Quay sounds exactly like Mr G.

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@R_Chirgwin @lawgeeknz There are indeed WordPress plugins for Captcha, but it is now deprecated for accessibility reasons. See @ACCAN_AU.

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@avgaunz Thanks. It’s been a while since I’ve caught up with @bigmac. I hope the immunity still holds.

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Mobile: Errands in Sydney CBD; make my way to Circular Quay for 1200 AVG briefing lunch thingo.

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Story filed for @crikey_news. Odd day.

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@martenhauville Thanks. Alas, as a freelancer I have no control over the article once its filed, but I’ll link from my personal site.

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Thu plan: Write for @crikey_news; transcribe audio; 1200 AVG briefing, Circular Quay; write for @technologyspec; 1630 meeting; TGIT.

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@BXGD It didn’t sound like that sort of tone, but hey.

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No, it’s not me. The phone number listed on the Palmer United Party website is geb0rken. palmerunited.com/contact-us/

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Actually no, because I haven’t put the SIM in the phone properly. Doh.

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Phoning the Palmer United Party. Because journalism.

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@juhasaarinen I never brawl. I am too much of a wimp for that.

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; transcribe audio; 1200 AVG briefing, Circular Quay; write for @technologyspec; 1630 meeting; TGIT.

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Thursday, more or less.

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