Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 10th, 2013

Thanks for the weather updates. The windows don’t open. I must rely upon Machines and Medication. Gone.

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Nah bugger that. Too much walking involved.

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FUCK YOU PLANET EARTH AND YOUR SO-CALLED WEATHER YOU MADE ME DO THIS I AM LOOKING FOR MY PANTS NOW.

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RT @JM77: It’s raining Chromebooks! [Kinda one notch short of pissing blood. See a doctor soonish.]

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Now I need salt replenishment but if I go downstairs for something salty then it’s pants and shoes and the bottle shop and all the things.

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NicholasFryer A (an?) “Ukrainian Starlet” just started following me. Fuck you, internet, for making my adolescent fantasies real & shit simultaneously.

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@michaelneale Doesn’t your internet have a scroll bar? What is wrong with you?

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@Tim_Beshara Stop making things up. Wattamolla is not a real place.

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AND IF THAT DOESN’T PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE IT’LL BE OPERATION CONSTIPATEDCHIHUAHUA.

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FUCK YOU, PLANET EARTH, I WILL COMMENCE OPERATION CONGESTEDALPACA AND THEN YOU WILL REGRET EVERYTHING YOU MEDDLESOME KIDS.

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STOP TOYING WITH US WITH THIS ALLEGED SOUTHERLY CHANGE YOU ARSEHOLE PLANET. pic.twitter.com/Q6Q7be4OWQ

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That weather app, @DeliriumReports, is Oz Weather HD for iPad. $1.99 well spent. itunes.apple.com/au/app/oz-weat…

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Note to self, and possibly @caseyjohnellis @semibogan, the novel title: “Fear and Loathing in Vladivostok”.

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Oh this weather today is just bullshit. What’s that temperature line doing now? pic.twitter.com/mvvoOpFNRF

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@semibogan @caseyjohnellis Oh it’s an excellent drink for hot weather, goes down FAR too easily.

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@caseyjohnellis @semibogan Nope, I’m in my cheap and not-at-all-cheerful hotel room, drinking ginger beer. Stone’s Premium 4.8%.

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@NickMorganAU Oh, I just ran out of energy. Fighting an infection at the moment. And I have to write a thing in the morning.

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@semibogan @caseyjohnellis Oi! If I knew where you lived, then this is the point that I’d say “Oi! I known where you live.”

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Upon reflection, that last tweet probably would have looked better if I stopped before the “unless” bit.

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@semibogan @caseyjohnellis Gawd, I know I’ve done some daft things, but I would never mix alcohol and firearms unless it was necessary.

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@NickMorganAU Sorry, are you trying to make some sort of case for me not going?

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RT @semibogan: but we are fun and have alcohol problems? [Look, that’s not important right now.]

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Note to self: Do not spend the entire day with hackers because all the reasons.

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@0xAli You can’t blame me for that and just because my fingerprints are on the thing doesn’t mean you can blame me for that either.

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I’ve gotten the temperature in my room down to 27C by 2150 AEDT. Using the air conditioner. A month and a half before summer starts.

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RT @sleepingdingo: Standards, sweetie. [Too. Fucking. Right.]

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@feed_the_chooks Just so you know, I did see that tweet. The People will deal with you later.

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Except for, you know, my entire so-called “professional” “career”.

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Yes, I deleted and retweeted to correct a typo. There’s no way the public record of MY descent into madness will be marred by sloppy work.

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@thegrugq Man, they faked the Moon landings with 1960s analog tech, so what’d be possible with all those ray-tracing petaflops today?

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@thegrugq Or the whole thing is a glorious troll. NSA is really John McAfee writ large, turning Utah into a giant jacuzzi and steam room.

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Fantastic photos of “The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck” theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/1…

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@thegrugq That would make sense. The geek urge to Create A System would be overwhelming, especially if it includes some insider joke.

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Yay! There’s a new @Herring1967 Leicester Square Theatre Podcast! comedy.co.uk/podcasts/richa…

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@thegrugq Yeah the public names are pure marketing.

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@thegrugq Churchill had a point. With totally random names we’d eventually end up with SODOMISEDNUN or something.

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@thegrugq Indeed, or we wouldn’t have gone from EGOTISTICALGOAT to EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE.

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@thegrugq Yep, we’re on the same page. I was a bit of a WWII mil history buff way back, Germans gave away stuff with meaningful code names.

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@thegrugq Doesn’t this go back to WWII? Lists of adjectives and verbs, then random choice, so code names didn’t indicate a project’s nature?

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@thegrugq Oh please do so! I can hear the orders doing down the speaking tubes now! “Jenkins, the time has come. Deploy the ferret cannon.”

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Oh dear God, wouldn’t THAT be a glorious troll?

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Has anyone considered the possibility that the NSA is actually a situationist artist collective?

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Wot? Oh, @schneierblog, really? How can you like the code name FERRETCANNON and not EGOTISTICALGIRAFFE? schneier.com/blog/archives/… HT @thegrugq

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Yes, it’s another of those games: “IKEA furniture or death metal band name?” ikeaordeath.com HT @jeremybrown via @michaelneale

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OK, so I think I’ve caused enough trouble for one day.

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@thegrugq And if you play is back thru the club speakers, would you get some sort of psycho-feedback effect and… OK, I stop NOW. ;)

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@thegrugq Ain’t it just. And I can see it spawning a whole new genre of music.

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RT @thegrugq: Listen to a brain seizure turned into music. Creepy! io9.com/listen-to-a-br… [Creepy is hardly the word for it. Fark!]

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Oh, that “RT me” was simply attribution, not a request or a demand. Asking for a RT would be pretty fuckin’ lame.

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BernardKeane someone get me my gun RT @KasianP: RT @adamson: Social media is not about social media. It’s about

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RT me, ‘cos I delight in this image: Oh dear, this seems to be becoming a meme. instagram.com/p/fRxrGyiFps/

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Back at my accommodation. Room temperature 31C at 1930 AEDT. The air conditioner, it is now turned on.

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Smiling at the coincidences.

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Please don’t retweet that man into my Twitterstream. It only makes me want to stab him. And you.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Il semble y avoir eu une sorte d’incident avec la signalisation.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je quitte la conférence. Il est plein de pirates et autres personnes irresponsables. Et vous?

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Oh dear, this seems to be becoming a meme. instagram.com/p/fRxrGyiFps/

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@bigbadave I’d assumed most engines were retired before they failed.

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Aircraft engine failures happen once for every 300,000 flying hours. That’s even lower than I thought.

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RT @Steve_Lockstep: If you ever get the chance to see Richard de Crespigny speak: Do. Not. Miss. It. [Agreed.]

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@rik_ferguson True, and that URL gets people to everything, so I’ll use that for further plugs later. Thanks for a great presentation.

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As Capt de Crespigny wraps up, I’m suddenly conscious that I’ve learned a LOT just now.

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Another great image from down the front thanks to @halans pic.twitter.com/HttXDg4HHt

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Capt de Crespigny has requested that we don’t record this presentation. I’ll be watching and listening rather than tweeting anyway.

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Something something perimeter defence instagram.com/p/fRW9rxiFlZ/

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Here’s ABC-TV’s “Four Corners” episode from 2011 about the QF32 incident. It’s a must-watch. abc.net.au/4corners/speci…

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Next up, Capt Richard Champion de Crespigny, Qantas: “QF32: My Greatest Challenge”. Not infosec, but I’m looking forward to this.

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To recap, I’m at the Australian Information Security Assoc (AISA) conference all day. aisa.org.au/national-confe… Filter out to avoid.

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Next, George Arronis, Head of ICT Risk and Security, Serco Asia Pacific, “Our Information Security Odyssey … A Long Road to Ithaca”

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Trend Micro is doing a web drama series set in the future described in that Europol paper. 2020.trendmicro.com

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Further reading, says @rik_ferguson, Europol’s “Project 2020: Scenarios for the future of cybercrime” europol.europa.eu/content/projec…

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The hack of Mat Honan currently being described has outlined at wired.com/gadgetlab/2012…

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“In America, you don’t browse the internet, the internet browses you.” Oh well played, @rik_ferguson!@

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With commoditised custom malware, everything becomes a personalised targeted attack.

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I think I can forgive @rik_ferguson for illustrating his key points with animated GIFs, because he’s doing it so well.

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Sandbox avoidance will mean that vulnerabilities still matter.

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Blackhole is collecting stats for mobile devices, so surely the next version will be able to hack these devices outside an app store.

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Here’s what Blackhole can already do. instagram.com/p/fRGXSHCFtz/

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So here’s what @rik_ferguson reckons will be coming in the next 12 months (maybe arrest of Paunch changes this)…

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The most common URLs in attacks done with the Blackhole hacking toolkit are LinkedIn URLs, says @rik_ferguson.

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RT @semibogan: LinkedIn is the greatest tool for corporate spear phishing ever created. [Ain’t it just. ]

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What’s the most common malware still out their in the wild? Conficler, says @rik_ferguson.

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Patch management is looking at the horse from the wrong end, says @rik_ferguson, it’s about vulnerability management.

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LinkedIn makes it easy to create highly targeted attacks, says @rik_ferguson instagram.com/p/fRFCzOiFsA/

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The big change in the threat landscape is from opportunistic to targeted. instagram.com/p/fREXL7CFrJ/

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Theme of @rik_ferguson’s presentation is “What the Hack is going on?”

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Oh. It’s not Brad Arkin presenting at all now. In his place, Rik Ferguson, VP Security Research, Trend Micro. linkedin.com/in/rikferguson

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@edsouza5 Indeed. I’ll be around all day, so we’ll figure out something.

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Next up, Brad Arkin, CSO, Adobe, “Accept Defeat and Change the Battle Plan” I last spoke with him 18mo ago. cso.com.au/article/418310…

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I’ll be lurking in the exhibition area for a while, if anyone wants me.

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Nadhamuni shows photos including one of him meeting President Obama. I think the kudos he’s getting is appropriate. Solid applause.

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A key result of the ID system has been to stop middle-class families rorting an LPG cylinder subsidy by taking more than their due.

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“Oops: Azerbaijan released election results before voting had even started” washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie… HT @Max_Fisher via @NewtonMark

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Raw biometric data never stored in clear, only decrypted as used. Indian seems to be getting this right.

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No agency gets the data out of the ID system, they’re just given a “yes” or “no” as to whether the person is ID matched.

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Wow, in enrolment system, all data encrypted at source, all packets biometrically signed by the operator (for anti-fraud).

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Nadhamuni: With 3 vendors, can cross-check their error rates against (to spot weak performance).

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RT @halans: 12 biometric data points: 10 fingers, 2 irises [Thanks, missed the “all bits” part. ]

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Nadhamuni: Can’t do analytics on production db, you’d bring it to its knees. Says architecture is “a whole zoo of animals”.

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Steve_Lockstep Aadhaar saves original images (iris, fingerprint) from enrollment. That’s unusual; usually only templates held.

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Nadhumani: “Never underestimate the bandwidth of FedEx”

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“India’s billion-user biometric odyssey”, wrote @darrenpauli scmagazine.com.au/News/359181,in…

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@halans I missed the “12x”, what was the 12x for?

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Oh, and they don’t have broadband down to every village.

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Nadhamuni: “When you run analytics on this kind of [big] data, you need to use every trick in the book.”

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Aadhaar does 5 trillion biometric matches every day, in less than 5000 sq ft of data centre.

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RT @halans: Iris match a million times faster than fingerprint matching. [A million here, a million there, it soon adds up…]

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Problem with fingerprints in India: farmers’ fingertips get worn, ridges hard to distinguish, high error rate. Iris scans are the go.

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Aadhaar currently has 500 million enrolled, so the biometics have a bit of checking to do to de-duplicate.

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RT @alliecoyne: @Anthony_Caruana @stilgherrian sorry to disappoint fellas, but today I am @darrenpauli [A win, for some… ]

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You know, @AISA_National, it’s looking like is being used as the hastag rather than . Shorter hashtags aways win.

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As an aside, @onthemedia had an excellent item on India’s ID system, Aadhaar, recently. onthemedia.org/story/indias-a…

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India’s 1.2B population, 70% live in 640,000 villages, only 30% have bank accounts. Literacy rate 74%

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First up, Srikanth Nadhamuni, advisor to UID Authority of India, CEO Khosla Labs, “Building the world’s largest Identity system”.

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RT @Anthony_Caruana: At the AISA National Conference. I hear that @stilgherrian @darrenpauli are here. [Darren’s here? Oh we’re so fucked.]

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OK, so now it’s the official opening by Benn Dullard, National Director, AISA.

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RT @jplonie: I see they are doing security by interpretive dance. [Absolutely. This is the way forward. ]

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So today I’m at Australian Information Security Assoc (AISA) conference. aisa.org.au/national-confe… Filter out to avoid.

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@jplonie It’s only just starting now, with the usual overblown opening sequence.

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Thu plan: AISA Conference all day aisa.org.au/national-confe…, Sydney Convention Centre/; evening TBA.

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RT @bnschlz @stilgherrian just imagine how annoying they think all the people are… [Tru dat.]

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I just got attacked by a Noisy Miner bird at Tumbelong Park. Those things are just so annoying.

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Sydney Tower, alternative treatment instagram.com/p/fQueAXiFsE/

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Damn, I’m about to be replaced by a machine instagram.com/p/fQshhYiFpI/

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Mobile: Drop off laundry; walk to Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre; enter the security mindset zone.

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Thanks to Google’s algorithm, this is the hero image it returns for Frida Kahlo. google.com/search?q=frida… 3.bp.blogspot.com/-iYCN1C1Kszw/T…

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jacquipeake Today’s Hells Angels raid at Fairfield is one of 60 across Victoria this morning. More than 700 police involved. pic.twitter.com/oRLAptPRxy

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Me at @crikey_news yesterday: “Internet use: we’re more mobile, but we still need a cable” crikey.com.au/2013/10/09/int…

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charispalmer Information commissioner swamped with complaints as push for mandatory data breach reporting grows itnews.com.au/News/359932,au… via @iTnews_au

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Mother dresses, photographs daughter as real, famous women instead of clichés. Beautiful work. upworthy.com/see-the-5-kick… HT @ZebraBites

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CasparBowden had no contingency plan for mass insider breach of documents, took 2 months to hire PR agency @Bruce_Schneier at

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Thu plan, draft: AISA Conference all day aisa.org.au/national-confe…, Sydney Convention Centre/; some writing in their somewhere; evening TBA.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: Let’s hope not Firesday. [Indeed. It’ll be ugly out there.]

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Today, 10 Oct 2013, it’ll be 39C in Sydney. A year ago, on 12 Oct 2012, it was snowing in Wentworth Falls. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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