Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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September 9th, 2013

@mongrel43 In my lecture to first-year journalism students, everything I presented completely new to nearly all of them.

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@mongrel43 Absolutely. The great geek mistake in all this is that they (we?) assume everyone things the same way they (we?) do.

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@franksting I care not for your pedantry and so-called “facts”.

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jonkudelka Is Bob Ellis Labor’s portrait of Dorian Gray or vice versa?

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@OrwellUpgraded @NoreenMalone I think these things come in cycles. Sadly, these cycles are only every half-century or more.

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Don’r worry, Fellow Australians, all the post-election media derp will end on Wednesday, when the new iPhone comes out.

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@dannolan @snerdish I spelled out my arguments against electronic voting a couple years ago. abc.net.au/unleashed/4578…

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Good Lord, even @ForeignPolicy calls General Keith Alexander “The Cowboy of the NSA” foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/…

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BTW, if you watched tonight, I covered some similar material in my recent lecture at UTS. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: When did the hotel become overrun with good looking Germans? Sheesh. [September 1939, if I remember correctly.]

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MT @rwang0: A great collection of and posts from @Stanford Law Review lnkd.in/3rBi59 []

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@mjec @angeneer You’re too kind. It’s a little difficult to follow the Twitter mapping without video, but we’ll fix that next semester.

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TonyBarry People watching Q&A tonight are like the Japanese soldiers left behind on Pacific islands after WW2

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@elronxenu The lack of technical difficulty of a privacy invasion doesn’t make it not a privacy invasion. It’s about the target’s wishes.

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@TurnbullMalcolm Missed the start, but e-voting limits scrutiny of the pricess to a tiny technical elite. abc.net.au/unleashed/4578…

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“Tech Is the New Jerk! Popular culture has soured on Silicon Valley”, writes @NoreenMalone newrepublic.com/article/114618…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. L’alimentation de la bêtise politique est infinie. C’est un période d’essor. Et vous?

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Anyway, that’s enough about @4corners from me for now. I’ve got too many other things to do and time runs short.

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@swearyanthony @OaaSvc @chrisjrn Eh. To be honest this comes down to the producer’s choice. It wasn’t me, and it wasn’t a cock-up. All good.

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@swearyanthony @chrisjrn The NRL thing was really about shoddy programming creating a risk, not deliberate data mining.

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@chrisjrn @swearyanthony @4corners Well, thank you again, but our aims were rather different.

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@swearyanthony I guess I’m sympathetic to @4corners’ challenge, having to think about how to structure a lecture on similar material.

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@swearyanthony Yeah, a lot to cover in one episode. Then again, the bewildering scope of it all is also a storytelling technique [shrugs].

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bigmac Dealing with Digital Death | Download Free eBook from AVG buff.ly/1ajJYpc [some of us do think about this stuff ]

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@swearyanthony It’s just you. Anecdotes make the human connection to a primarily non-tech audience. You are not the target audience.

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MT @parisba: i already found [the family on @4corners] on Facebook based on the content of the email the mother was writing. [See, folks?]

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@richard_st @jmacmullin Ta very much for that clarification. A very useful distinction to have in my head.

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@richardtuffin Why would “normal” people assume they’re tracked? They weren’t told about it clearly, asked for it or gave informed consent.

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bigmac ‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy buff.ly/1evjhRd [great reading if you get the chance ]

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The @4corners website now has links to references (“background”) for this episode and four of the interview videos. abc.net.au/4corners/stori…

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So @nswpolice records car number plates from their car-based cameras with location and timestamp for 5 years, averaging 34 records per car.

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@corduroy @jmacmullin Oh yes, please name and shame these arsehats.

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RT @samwe11er: Poor @NRL app developers just got thrown under the bus on @4corners [Bullshit. Development 101 fail. Fuck these cowboys.]

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RT @bigmac: Please tell me the CC details they just showed were fake..rs [Troy did say he was using a fake credit card number.]

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OaaSvc Well, that doesn’t seem to be PCI compliant. Wonder how many banks will be ringing the NRL?

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Hah! An NRL official bloody smartphone app sends the credit card data unencrypted! Who ARE these muppets? @4corners

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@chrisjrn Why thank you, but let’s wait to see how the rest of the episode unfolds.

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It’s OK, @chrisjrn, I just got back to @bunjaree in time.

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Then again, Kerry will crap on for a while.

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Uhoh, looks like I misjudged the timing. I won’t be back at my mountain hideaway until @4corners has already started.

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@gamoamike Ah, nothing wrong with high standards. Unless I have to meet them myself. In which case they’re rubbish.

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RT @hughstephens @Snipergirl @stilgherrian it’s really bad. Suspect will continue to get worse before better… [I think I agree.]

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Oddly, the Twitter-based political unhinging has seemed worse today than yesterday.

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RT @SMinney: @stilgherrian worth watching? [@4corners? Dunno. Haven’t seen it, though I did chat with a researcher some weeks back.]

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hamishNews Just interviewed new Liberal Dem Senator David Leyonholm for @TenLateNews - says gun crime in America is mainly a “black on black” problem

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Just as an aside, our democracy hasn’t “failed” if someone who gets elected has significantly different views from your own. Arsehat.

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icculus This is, hands down, the best thing I’ve seen in a game’s source code recently. pic.twitter.com/vq4qUIYMO2

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Feral pig drinks 18+ cans of beer, runs amok with cow, reports @abcnews. Because this is Australia. abc.net.au/news/2013-09-0…

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mikko One of these is Google’s datacenter in Oregon and the other is NSA’s datacenter in Utah. Which is which? pic.twitter.com/vz0MFtoPSd

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JRhodesPianist “Would you like to supersize that?”
“No thanks.”
“Ok sir. Can I take your name?”
“Stephen. With a ‘ph’.”
“Great.” pic.twitter.com/eBjWYklFxt

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Meanwhile, “Data broker Acxiom lifts skirt, reveals your private bits”, writes @R_Chirgwin, and they’re rubbish. theregister.co.uk/2013/09/08/acx…

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In a little over an hour (on the east coast), @4corners looks at internet privacy and data mining on ABC1. abc.net.au/4corners/stori…

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joshgnosis I can understand Jaymes Diaz not phoning to concede defeat. If he can’t remember a six-point plan, how will he remember a 10 digit number?

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Mobile: Cab to Wentworth Falls; shopping; snack; The Grand View Hotel to continue work and then dinner.

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She’ll be back. “Ja’ime: Private School Girl” airs “later this year”. mumbrella.com.au/abc-tv-brings-…

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RT @chrisjrn: It is almost as if the Thai Airways livery is not distinctive at all. [Yes, I was just thinking that.]

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AntDeRosa Workers cover up Thai Airways logo on plane that skid off the runway at Suvarnabhumi Airport facebook.com/photo.php?fbid… pic.twitter.com/np32f5YeEx

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Story files for @technologyspec, finally. So that’s two in the production queue.

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RT @davpope: Every state wins a prize pic.twitter.com/IQPoiJ7SbP [Oh bravo, Sir!]

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RT @jasonlangenauer: Do you often just “lose” long periods of time like that? It could be Them. [Well, I do live in a remote forest…]

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How can it be 1430 already?

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In 2009, I proposed going a step beyond that. “Twitter in court: Why not streaming video?” zdnet.com/twitter-in-cou…

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“Tweeting to be allowed from South Australian courtrooms”, reports @abcnews, but with some rules. abc.net.au/news/2013-09-0…

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@RealNickHodge Perhaps. I’ll reserve judgement on that. I still have to get my plans sorted out, but that’s one of today’s tasks.

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@erkpod There’s no reason why I couldn’t overnight in Hiroshima too. Accommodation hasn’t been booked yet, and I’m used to being nomadic.

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domknight Next election, I’m going to register the AUSTRIAN LABOR PARTY and the L1BERAL PARTY.

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lukeayresryan The FB posts of new Australia Senator, Ricky Muir: pic.twitter.com/JQ7OVzJVeV pic.twitter.com/rl3QApQO9i pic.twitter.com/210AB8nyFn (via AleeceMacPhail)

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HackerNewsOnion Self-proclaimed “visionary” seeks technical cofounder.

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“Turnbull must now prove himself on the NBN”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/turnbull-must-…

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@erkpod Thanks. I’ll check it out in advance, though, so I can make sure I can schedule in everything. But it all sounds a good plan.

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@erkpod Oh I’ll definitely look into that, then, because visiting Hiroshima seems like a very sensible idea.

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@S7U Now we’re talking! Thanks heaps for that suggestion. I’ll work that into the mix. I’ll have news for you on that front very, very soon.

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@rgibli There most certainly is, thank you!

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@erkpod Shinkansen will definitely appear in my plans in some way. The museum does indeed sound interesting.

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RT @burgotastic: @stilgherrian battle Godzilla? [If Godzilla is a cocktail, then I’m all yours.]

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BernardKeane Liberal Democrat David “freedom of speech” Leyonhjelm wants Greenpeace charged with crimes against humanity for criticising GM foods.

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A week from today I’m headed to Tokyo, and I’m planning to do something… potentially interesting. stilgherrian.com/personal/visit…

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Yesterday I wrote this: “Welcome to Abstralia, Tony Abbott’s Australia” stilgherrian.com/politics/welco…

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Mon plan, draft: Finish @technologyspec yarn; comms catch-up; planning (and decisions!) for Tokyo and the rest of September; evening TBA.

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Oh you poor things, @skeevestevens @mrowe @jeamland. Can I suggest taking up alcoholism?

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Hello, Monday. Are you ready for this?

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