Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

December 17th, 2013

WazzaLuff “English cricket team visits orphanage. ‘It is so painful to see their sad little faces,’ said Sarah, aged 6”

via Facebook (retweeted on 9:55 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Rob_Stott It’s so hard to believe Orlando Bloom is a deadly assassin. Like a bowl of vanilla ice cream doing long division.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 9:32 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Vice_Is_Hip Meet the Syrian hipsters that went to war in a tank built entirely out of sarcasm

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:17 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Choosing not to say something uncharitable.

via Janetter for Mac

“Rooting angels”?

via Janetter for Mac

What’s especially good about it is that it’s got a LIVE YouTube-grade comment stream. Maybe I should live-tweet it.

via Janetter for Mac

Should you like Bon Jovi, here’s their Brisbane concert LIVE on YouTube right now. youtube.com/watch?v=-2t2KN…

via Janetter for Mac

heardatnature Person A: “There were no bananas in that story!” Person B: “That is often the case.” Person C: “This is like last week…”

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 8:48 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@yinettesys @explanoit Yes, it works on Linux too, and you can then access free Linux apps!

via Janetter for Mac in reply to yinettesys

RT @explanoit: Another image just created on 4chan to trick Mac users to wipe their drives. pic.twitter.com/5w8iYgYh9z [Yeah don’t do this.]

via Janetter for Mac

deanog Penguin rides $5 pic.twitter.com/CWw0T50A8W

via Janetter Pro for Mac (retweeted on 8:14 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

VICE Swampy T. Fox Is a Quicksand Pornographer Who Specializes in Furries bit.ly/1cxvuka

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:08 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

TheKouk MYEFO confirms that the Labor govt in 2007, inherited gross debt of $53 billion from the Howard govt

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:06 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

firstdogonmoon Did you miss when i tweeted this important community service cartoonouncement earlier? pic.twitter.com/bBbguiVG1L

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 8:00 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Updated at the Parliamentary Library: “Australia at war in Afghanistan: updated facts and figures” aph.gov.au/About_Parliame…

via Janetter for Mac

@loupascale We live in difficult times, Louise. We must all make sacrifices.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to loupascale

craigsimmsau I wonder if someone will leak the non-redacted NBN review. The extra transparency would be fascinating.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:41 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

glengyron At least tomorrow is the weekend.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:36 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

“The Thought Leader is sort of a highflying, good-doing yacht-to-yacht concept peddler”, writes @nytdavidbrooks nytimes.com/2013/12/17/opi…

via Janetter for Mac

dannolan I have en-hanced this IPA policy to make it clearer pic.twitter.com/Nk3ZBBDl6o

via iOS (retweeted on 6:18 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

OHnewsroom Editor: “Trying to get through his sentences is like trying to wade through mashed potatoes. It’s less delicious though.”

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:07 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

The Senate NBN Committee hearing ends with chair, Senator Conroy, wishing a happy Christmas to everyone. And now my brain hurts.

via Janetter for Mac

BernardKeane Sophie Mirabella will earn just under $72K a year as ASC director, Rem Tribunal site says.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:02 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Well, Sophie Mirabella did say that the voters of Indi were concerned about the boats. Subs are the natural extension?

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:01 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

sspencer_63 The 5PM drop, just seconds after we win The Ashes: Cormann appoints Sophie Mirabella to the board of Australian Submarine Corporation

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:01 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

bengrubb Conroy having 1 last go at Ziggy for not guaranteeing NBN speeds. Says $40b will be spent on NBN that can’t guarantee speeds promised by PM.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:59 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @j_hutch: Oh god, I’m becoming @stilgherrian [There are worse options.]

via Janetter for Mac

bitcoin_txt I love apple but love bitcoin more so I have now had to buy an android. Sad but true.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:47 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

j_hutch Ashes etc

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:46 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Senator Conroy apologises for taking us down his stream of consciousness. Just be thankful it wasn’t mine.

via Janetter for Mac

Sure, @bengrubb, but they’re known unknowns.

via Janetter for Mac

bengrubb I get the feeling from today that there are *a lot* of assumptions in the NBN Strategic Review that rely on a number of unknowns.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:40 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

j_hutch Foxtel still able to use cable (HFC) to deliver pay TV under NBN. No word on who would get the lease payments though…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:33 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis The NBN strategic review assumes that the HFC network will still carry Foxtel AND NBN services.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:32 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

bengrubb NBN Co spent about $8 million on the NBN strategic review. That is split between three external consultancy firms.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:31 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

I think the NBN architecture currently being described delivers broadband speeds that can best be characterised as Nodelotto.

via Janetter for Mac

j_hutch NBN Co’s board charter says directors can’t trade in telco shares, and director must leave room when discussing related issues.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:25 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Did I say before that, after Conroy’s torpedoes, Ludlam would be the dive bombers? Yes, I did.

via Janetter for Mac

RT @elronxenu: @stilgherrian Looks like your second circus is happening. [Yep. We seem to be building to a grand finale of derp.]

via Janetter for Mac

Keep pedalling, Ziggy.

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis New NBN Co exec Greg Adcock says he still has Telstra shares. They’re parked at the moment while he gets legal advice from NBN Co.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:17 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@SenatorLudlam Shouldn’t you be paying attention to the nice witnesses arrayed at the table before you?

via Janetter for Mac in reply to SenatorLudlam

I think that @jeamland and @glengyron should stop immediately.

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis So Wyatt Roy is the chair for the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. Huh. That’s the committee that will review the TPP (HT @piecritic)

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 4:07 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @joshgnosis: I get into Hansard on the same day as doge. Such reverence. Very humble. Wow. [STOP IT WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS.]

via Janetter for Mac

gemmadeavin 1000s of budgies descending on a dam near . Landing on the bank, or dunking into the water. By Peter Knott. pic.twitter.com/q4AAkisRZN

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:49 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

That “doges breakfast” was entered the political vernacular is a far more serious cause for concern, @SenatorLudlam. Disappoint.

via Janetter for Mac

SenatorLudlam some angry thoughts about the doges breakfast ow.ly/291Vub - did anyone see any reason for optimism after the hearing?

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 3:47 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

stuarthorrex High Court says NO to minister seeking leave to appeal refugee right to fairness in decisions - SZQRB case v/ @pamelacurr

via Buffer (retweeted on 3:46 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

jturner_ibrs OH: “Microsoft is the duck-horse in this race”

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:45 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

CasparBowden This. Is. Sensational. networkworld.com/news/2013/1216… firmware backdoors in BT home & SOHO routers check other ISP-supplied modems in EU?

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:42 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@RealNickHodge So that would be Ludlam, in this scenario.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to RealNickHodge

I’m counting four torpedoes so far. The list to starboard is increasing rapidly.

via Janetter for Mac

AFAIK, @JonoH @joshgnosis, all those figures are in the spec documents on the NBN Co website.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to JonoH

JonoH @joshgnosis @stilgherrian now this will be interesting. Gigabit over GPON you say. I wonder what NBNs port density and transport is like..

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 3:23 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis The 1Gbps service on the NBN is now available but NBN Co never announced it, Switkowski reveals.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:22 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

NBN Co confirms that gigabit fibre speeds will be available to RSPs this week.

via Janetter for Mac

OK, so they are now literally not on the same page.

via Janetter for Mac

Advertising copywriter tweets “30 hours of working and still going strooong,” then collapses and dies. adage.com/article/global…

via Janetter for Mac

techAU Conroy finds costing for a 3rd satellite as part of Coalition NBN plan, with $0 of revenue generated from it..

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:13 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Words. What even are they.

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis Liberal Senator Ann Ruston says when Turnbull said areas with poor broadband would be prioritised, he didn’t mean they’ll be first.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 3:09 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Oh good, NBN Co bloke admits to latency as an issue, but hand-waves it away.

via Janetter for Mac

“On a par with the best ADSL services”, says Telstra. What utter bullshit.

via Janetter for Mac

I wonder whether anyone will have the clue to ask about “upload” and “latency” in regard to satellites, not just download capacity.

via Janetter for Mac

So Ziggy is now conflating hours or use with volumes of data. Well done.

via Janetter for Mac

bitcoin_txt My freelancer in India says bitcoin is all people are talking about, once India kicks in we’ll be on our way to vertical growth.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:59 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

StephenAtHome TONIGHT: “The NSA is spying on Second Life, a game for people who don’t have a first one.” @ColbertReport, 11:30 p.m.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:41 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

liamosaur MT @mik235 [Snowden] was a cybersecurity expert, but reassigned to look after Sharepoint instead? < Best argument against Sharepoint use yet

via Echofon for Android PRO (retweeted on 2:33 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

expectproblems “Sex free marriage” pic.twitter.com/solCXGOMZ4

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 2:33 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @ssharwood: Sometimes I want to reply to email with “Don’t ever send me something so stupid again.” [“Sometimes”?]

via Janetter for Mac

rycrozier No need to help small business get onto the NBN anymore. Funding cut - itnews.com.au/News/367839,ca…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:21 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

sortius Shorter Conroy: you’ve changed assumptions to fuck with capex, revenue, & efficiencies

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:20 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

rmogull Accidentally saw 30 seconds of “2 Broke Girls”.

Someone just email North Korea the nuclear launch codes.

Stat.

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 2:13 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis We should really just rename the committee to “The Conroy Commission”.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:10 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

mjec So now @CommsAu is tweeting cat pages from @mashable. We’ve reached peak something, I’m just not sure what.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:01 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

If Ziggy could flounce, he’d be flouncing now.

via Janetter for Mac

bitcoin_txt Bitcoin Might Hit $40,000 Per Coin pic.twitter.com/Ko9XQv5tu2

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:53 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

“Applying the yachting test.” Ouch.

via Janetter for Mac

So the Senate NBN Committee hearing is rather robust early in the second half.

via Janetter for Mac

The NBN has mandrills? Why wasn’t I told? They’re cute!

via Janetter for Mac

GreenJ constipated dung! “@GrahameMorris2: Hockey and Cormann begin the process of hosing out the economic dung heap that has constipated growthl”

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 1:37 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

latikambourke Joe Hockey ‘its not blame shifting. This is what Labor left behind.’

via Janetter for Mac (retweeted on 1:36 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

gkpd A GUIDE TO SUMMER OFFICE SMALL TALK.
When outside- “wow its so hot! ”
When inside- “good thing we’re not outside!”
Repeat until dead

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 1:28 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

cathywilcox1 Fred Nile’s happy day. pic.twitter.com/KDyvDScPnP

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:24 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

techAU Conroy: “Let me just confirm if you pay for 20Mpbs and only get 2-3Mbps.. that’s not considered a fault.”, “Correct”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:20 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

zyzzyvamedia Curiously enough, Switkowski has just confirmed the rather damning advice Co gave @TurnbullMalcolm months ago zdnet.com/nbn-co-cant-gu…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 1:19 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@jeffsonstein It’s OK, Jeff, the Senate NBN Committee restarts after lunch in just 15 minutes.

via Plume for Android in reply to jeffsonstein

“Pitch-fisting”, you could call it.

via Plume for Android

Fisting is now a regular part of TV cricket coverage. pic.twitter.com/ahm6ouDbtm

via Plume for Android

I can’t be arsed reading the MYEFO document, just tell me how far the broom handles are going up us.

via Janetter for Mac

firstdogonmoon Here is today’s important I am on holiday cartoon community service message. pic.twitter.com/5oOHdzgiy5

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 12:52 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

I think I’ll need a lie down before any more comedy stylings from the witnesses before the Senate NBN Committee. Or a vodka. Or both.

via Janetter for Mac

And now the Senate NBN Committee breaks for lunch. I don’t know how they’re going to beat that glorious comedy in the second act.

via Janetter for Mac

Telstra rep, when asked how big the node cabinets are, says he hasn’t seen one, but he’s seen photos of some from overseas. So there’s that.

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NewtonMark If voice was a good proxy for data then there would be no broadband blackspots: ADSL would work anywhere you could get a phone.

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 12:36 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

NewtonMark The notion that voice quality is a good proxy for data quality is ridiculous, but it explains a lot if Telstra believes it.

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 12:36 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

“We don’t think in terms of ‘social responsibility’, we think it terms of ‘enabling social benefits’.” I see, Telstra. Very noble.

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Oh they’re asking Telstra about “social responsibility”. This’ll be good.

via Janetter for Mac

A good thing I’m watching the Senate NBN Committee on the stream. If I were in the room I’d be chanting “Bull-shit-bull-shit”.

via Janetter for Mac

Voice is a good proxy for the quality of the copper line for data usage? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, TELSTRA?

via Janetter for Mac

“I think you’d be misrepresenting us to say we said the [copper] network is in a ‘peachy’ state,” says Telstra rep.

via Janetter for Mac

What I’m hearing from the Telstra reps is that there’s no warranty on repairs and the copper CAN is managed merely to “best effort”.

via Janetter for Mac

So @SenatorLudlam wants to know what evidence will be provided for the condition of Telstra’s copper network, “an asset you want us to buy”.

via Janetter for Mac

If the 99.84% service availability is for PSTN, @mattjpwns, then that’s even more shitty again.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to mattjpwns

mattjpwns @stilgherrian Important to note that the 99.84% “service availability” number only refers to PSTN voice, *NOT* Internet services.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:15 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

j_hutch Telstra denying evidence from CEPU that 75-80pc of copper network is held together with plastic bags and duct tape @SenatorLudlam

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:15 PM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Surely 99.84% service availability is pretty shit for a customer access network, Telstra.

via Janetter for Mac

Fibre to the Plastic Bag.

via Janetter for Mac

Telstra says it would negotiate in good faith. That’s nice.

via Janetter for Mac

Tony’s Sermon to the Greengrocers!

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“Challenges. Innovations. Solutions.” Who the fuck writes shit like that? Who approves it?

via Janetter for Mac

BernardKeane Key tool for assessing MYEFO: the Pre-Election forecasts put together during caretaker by Treasury/Finance bit.ly/1fi6BvY

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:43 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Everything is everybody else’s fault, it’s the New Australian Way! Sing it, Boys and Girls!

via Janetter for Mac

Alcoholism is becoming harder to resist.

via Janetter for Mac

annetreasure Just so much freedom.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:28 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

SnarkyPlatypus COME BACK, NICOLA. ALL IS FORGIVEN.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 11:27 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

j_hutch Brandis says he wants to appoint a “Freedom Commissioner” to the Human Rights Commission. I hope they get a cape.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:22 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Attorney-General George Brandis appoints the IPA’s Tim Wilson as Human Rights Commissioner bit.ly/1c87skR via @political_alert

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:21 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

paulwallbank Today’s hearing is the sound of a bunch of trapped clowns trying to dig themselves out of the ruins of Aussie telecoms policy.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:17 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @dannolan: what the shit is NSInlineData [Hitler.]

via Janetter for Mac

sortius Conroy: The single biggest hit on revenue is the 3 year extension of the rollout by the review.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:03 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Five degree list to starboard.

via Janetter for Mac

CroweDM Liberal, Labor both making decisions adding to deficits. But compare the numbers in @australian page 2 today. pic.twitter.com/xhpDWZyppa

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:00 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

havyatt Ziggy’s revised arithmetic still is 4,000 per week, not 5,000 per week …still tanking the rollout.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 10:52 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

I don’t know, @joshgnosis, Xmas just sneaks up, it would have been impossible for NBN Co to foresee that.

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis Ziggy says the revision down from 450,000 to 357,000 premises passed by June 2014 takes into account Xmas shut down and other data.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:50 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Conroy seeking to table this article by me on Turnbull’s commitments for FttP rollout. zd.net/18vKYJF

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:45 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

SenatorLudlam here’s Mr Turnbull’s letter to Ziggy, tabled this morning - looks like we’re working in the dark pic.twitter.com/ku1qvT1HTX

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:44 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

SenatorLudlam so thats all three: coalition promises on costs, timing and download speeds all shattered. this is going well.

via Hootsuite (retweeted on 10:41 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Guarantees are the new non-core promises?

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:39 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

And let’s remember, according to the Review the NBN nodes will be good for, oh, at LEAST five years. So there’s that.

via Janetter for Mac

j_hutch Turnbull: “and if this requires shortening the copper loop, remediating it or indeed replacing it with fibre that will be done.” 2/2

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:37 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

j_hutch What Turnbull said in July: “The NBN will be required to ensure that every premise has access to at least [25Mbps]” 1/2

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:37 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

There’s blood in the water, and Senator Conroy is circling…

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis Ziggy says that the word ‘guarantee’ has been used too much in terms of the in the past. “Guarantees have lost currency”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:33 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis JB Rousselot saying that the government’s 25Mbps promise is now for retailers, not end users.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:32 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

techAU OMG.. NBNCo just admitted 25Mbps is not actually guaranteed.. @TurnbullMalcolm guaranteed this.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:30 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Here’s Sky News’ stream of the hearing for those who asked. bit.ly/18vIXgD

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:20 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Elmo_Keep “You think your child is gifted? Amazing how all middle-class children are.” theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:12 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Committee hearing RT @australia2: running on @APAC_ch648

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:10 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

Andrew_Zammit Parliamentary Library - Australia at war in Afghanistan: updated facts and figures aph.gov.au/About_Parliame…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:10 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

JackLScanlan Easy to get swept up in “Google = Skynet” hype, but might as well stay on your toes. Until the robots need toes and steal yours, that is.

via Tweetbot for Mac (retweeted on 10:09 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

joshgnosis Conroy questioned whether the redacted strategic review info could be provided to the committee in private. Doesn’t look like NBN Co will.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:08 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

There are TV cameras, phones, laptops. There is 4G. There is the internet. There is no excuse for Senate NBN Committee hearing to not video.

via Janetter for Mac

joshgnosis The APH stream of the committee hearing today is audio-only but Sky and the ABC are here so there will be video at some point.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 10:06 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @AshGhebranious: Senate committee into broadband is not getting video telecast? Only audio? [Correct. I’ll seek background later.]

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joshgnosis Another day, another hearing instagram.com/p/iAAoqhFCHi/

via Instagram (retweeted on 10:04 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

OH: “So are Dick Smith and Tony Abbott mutually pleasuring each other or something?”

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SnarkyPlatypus Better living through uninstalling apps RT @QJernalisms: Wot? pic.twitter.com/vJQCV4k1RC

via YoruFukurou (retweeted on 9:55 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

bengoldacre Doctors: brighten up your home visits over winter with this friendly and colourful balaclava RT @richard_littler: pic.twitter.com/mRwqtY8Fu3

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:32 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

The Senate NBN Committee hearing kicks off at 1000 AEDT. Live feed at aph.gov.au/News_and_Event… HT @AuSenate

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Andrew_Zammit Um, latest Independent National Security Legislation Monitor report has been tabled and released, with ZERO publicity dpmc.gov.au/INSLM/docs/INS…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:29 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

@AuSenate Thanks, I’ll be popping in later today.

via Janetter for Mac in reply to AuSenate

drunkenmadman If Batman lit fires, it was almost certainly in the course of his crimefighting activities. We should give the benefit of the doubt.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:28 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

abcnews North Queensland police say a person dressed as Batman has started three fires in Townsville ab.co/1gCmJw5

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:26 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

EdBennett Peer reviewed study: The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study bmj.com/content/347/bm…

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 9:26 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @chrisjrn: @addelindh @stilgherrian what is the difference between animal sacrifice and C++? [The animal will have washed itself?]

via Janetter for Mac

DingoResearch We tracked this dingo for 10 months. She used about 12000Ha (mostly private land). National Park is shaded green. pic.twitter.com/Ad3gPHjOij

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:14 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

addelindh I just wrote “they reprogram it using a combination of animal sacrifice and C++” in a seriously intended email. Time to go home.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:14 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

carowinemary HELP Anyone flying MEL to LONDON in the next 2 days? @helen_thorn’s friend’s husband took her passport to Mel and she’s flying in 2 days…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:09 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

oberonsghost I forget how much Ode to Joy evokes ultraviolence.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:08 AM, Dec 17th, 2013 via Janetter for Mac)

RT @acaderama: Lenin was into tapas share plates. [I KNEW IT. IT IS TIME FOR A TAPAS-BASED KRISTALLNACHT.]

via Janetter for Mac

SHARING IS COMMUNISM.

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davidadonaldson In Colorado’s last governor’s election, a Republican candidate said a local bike-sharing program “could threaten our personal freedoms.”

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michaelkoziol “But mum, it was like that when I got here!” - the government.

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@AuSenate I’m having trouble finding a link to a live feed for today’s NBN Committee hearing in Sydney. Is there / will there be one?

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nicchristensen Oh wow this is hilarious. Man gets months and months off work telling his Govt employer that he is doing work for CIA slate.me/1ejn6vB

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Abbott is presumably like those cartoons, with an angel on one shoulder, a devil on the other. He is powerless to resist the voices.

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“The wall made me punch it,” that sort of thing.

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There seemed to me to be little sense of “I am the PM, a leader”, more that he was buffeted by evil forces beyond his control.

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It’s worth listening to the entire Abbott interview. The answer to everything seems to be to blame Labor, Indonesia, or the ABC and Fairfax.

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“Tony Abbott reflects on 100 days in office” from yesterday’s @RNBreakfast is quite revealing. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Fair summary of the US “60 Minutes” NSA story by @ssharwood theregister.co.uk/2013/12/16/nsa…

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I love Slate’s headline: “Foolish Judge Ignores Advice of Senators, Says NSA Metadata Collection Is Illegal” slate.com/blogs/weigel/2…

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Here’s US judge Richard Leon’s full 68-page ruling on the (un)constitutionality of NSA surveillance. theguardian.com/world/interact…

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pourmecoffee On this day in 1773 American colonists dumped 300+ chests of tea in the Boston Harbor to protest how slow the Obamacare website was loading.

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“NSA phone surveillance program likely unconstitutional, [US] federal judge rules” theguardian.com/world/2013/dec…

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Research sponsored by serviced office vendor reveals businesses need more office services. I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked.

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Tue plan, draft: Write for @CSO_Australia; pop into Senate NBN Committee hearing aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_…; perhaps write about same.

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garystark @stilgherrian @JoeHockey is a bigger arsehat than you realise. @702sydney has mentioned today’s half yearly budget several times.

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briankrebs CEO of Experian to testify before Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow on state of data broker industry. Will he have any meaningful answers?

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Really, @JoeHockey, media was full of arsehat speculation all week, and your thing will get covered when it IS news. Until then, spare us.

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RT @JoeHockey: Our @702sydney news no mention of half yearly budget today. Blissfully unaware! [Now you WANT unreleased documents reported?]

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RT @TheSoup: So…how’s your Christmas shopping going? pic.twitter.com/JzgvMA0VVn [Let’s not mock, he has enough to cope with.]

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Did @nswpolice really name their anti-shoplifting blitz “Operation Lightfingers”? Yes, they did.

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Noticing that people remember things I’ve said months, even years ago. This internet thing could be quite dangerous.

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