Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 25th, 2014

Can we kill @mrgrumpystephen before somebody takes him seriously?

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The question that @BundyB asked me earlier? I know the answer now.

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R_Chirgwin I didn’t nominate anyone for Australian of the Year, never paid attention to it before, think its run by the government, but I’m OUTRAGED!

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Well, @timsout, to judge by the Twitters, it looks like you’re going to be a busy man for the next few days. Good Fortune.

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Wow. Folks, beware of Australia right now. It’s as if every single hinge in the nation has been vaporised at once.

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Erik Prince, former CEO Blackwater, now chairs Frontier Services Group. Beijing-linked, “Africa-focused”. online.wsj.com/news/articles/…

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mikko Google’s internal configuration service has become self-aware; notices it’s own mistakes and fixes them. googleblog.blogspot.fi/2014/01/todays…

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“Investigations continue after wheelie bin used in Parramatta break-in”, says @nswpolice police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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jonkudelka “This may take some time…”

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jonkudelka Got an email from the french cartoon conference saying could I explain why I draw the PM in bathers and a blue tie during a panel session.

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RT @sylmobile: Why is there corporate sponsorship of government awards for Australians of the year? [They’re not government. Non-profit.]

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MT @BundyB: Are we talking mumbling on the train disgruntled, or body count disgruntled? [Working on it. Will advise.]

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@R_Chirgwin @scott_thewspot I know of a husband-and-wife winery that works organically. Certification $20k pa, too much for a side project.

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@R_Chirgwin @scott_thewspot Too expensive to get the kit re-certified and reprint the documentation and retrain installers?

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Passed over for Australian of the Year again. What the fuck is wrong with these arsehats? Disgruntled.

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CateOwen Wow. So, here’s a photo of David Bowie happily peeing on a toaster. NSFW: i.imgur.com/Ln6GTtZ.jpg

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watermelon_man I will not be lectured on what it means to be an Australian by that man, I will not.

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ikostar There’s something to be said for words.

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@R_Chirgwin You’ve just discovered a business opportunity, or something.

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“Microsoft Suggests Wider Options for Foreign Data”, reports @nytimes, it being about data sovereignty and the NSA. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/mic…

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@purserj You let them watch “Glee”? Does DOCS know about you?

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Slavery is ‘systematic’ and ‘pervasive’ on Thai fishing boats, reports the BBC. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-…

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This discussion of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange’s motivations from @onthemedia is fascinating (12min audio). onthemedia.org/story/do-motiv…

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RT @TheMeanSplendor: Our naked teenage commando force will overrun the evil neighbour’s islands before morning tea [I’ve seen that movie!]

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Sat plan, updated: Everything I said earlier that I’d do? I subsequently decided that I’d do it tomorrow, and just sloth and read today.

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paulwallbank One to break the hearts of GenXers: After 39 years, The Captain and Tennille are getting a divorce cbsnews.com/news/the-capta…

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@R_Chirgwin Ern no, it’d melt things if it were doing that. I think your configuration theory is our current best fit with the symptoms.

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@R_Chirgwin When I broke the plug on my Magsafe charger, I switched to your old one. It runs quite a bit hotter. Known heat issue tho. 2/2

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@R_Chirgwin Do you have a thing that I can plug a 240V device into and measure its current draw? I just want to rule out something dumb. 1/2

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Cassper_K Teenager on the tram bitching about his new job: “god, I have to wear, like, a shirt and pants every day. It’s so uncomfortable”

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sylmobile Reflecting on things I have overheard in public places, where many people almost seem to lust for a little military biffo with a neighbours…

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The following two retweets will indicate why Australia will definitely* win* any future war in which we are involved…

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@R_Chirgwin But I like the fact that the eco-cottages have been burning petrol to no purpose. Didn’t even get a decent bonfire.

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@R_Chirgwin Bingo. So technology needs configuring to work. Who knew? I shall spare you the little speech about procedures being provided.

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@msjenjenjen Sorry, I’m digging too deep, but yeah drones for art projects is great But they’re like $200 and under now at the cheap end.

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@R_Chirgwin So, how’s you aural memory? When the generator starts, the engine’s RPM drops when the charger load comes on. Is that happening?

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@msjenjenjen I’m not sure that many schools need to drop sonobuoys and launch Harpoon missiles or conduct ELINT ops.

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@R_Chirgwin Yeah, that’d fit the symptoms, right? Sunny days and long generator runs = lots of power coming in, batteries not being charged.

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@msjenjenjen Well, maybe 350. Military systems have to be built to last for decades and survive hostile environments. But yes.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: The problem is obvious and I’m an idiot. [Kids, you know those sentences where the first and second halves are identical?]

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@msjenjenjen But that said, billions of dollars and deep secrecy conspire to create the perfect environment for corruption and arsehattery.

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@msjenjenjen True enough. Tho as I’ve gotten older my miltech views have become less “boys’ toys” and more the practicalities and choices…

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RT @jason_a_w: Tone is leaning in pic.twitter.com/tvzIzt6nAn [Though probably told to by the photographer to allow easier cropping.]

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@msjenjenjen Oh, I also retract that Australia is buying Poseidon. “Considering” is better. Only US and India have firm orders, it seems.

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In the P-8A’s defence, @msjenjenjen, I should’ve probably had a “yet” in my tweet. There’s a lot of new systems to de-crappify yet.

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Season 4 of the rather fun “Do The Right Thing” podcast has commencified. Go enjoy it. comedy.co.uk/podcasts/dothe…

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@mattdasilva That’s the one, but though Clive wants to be their kin they just laugh at him. The real Lizard People think Clive’s a joke.

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Suddenly being reminded of my 2012 Sunshine Coast frolic with the Lizard People. Happy days.

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@aleeb88 Hah! I think my little contribution is nothing compared to the might of a @guardian editorial. We are screwed. So screwed.

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“Today’s inequality crisis America’s worst since statistics first recorded, only comparison is “railroad tycoons in the late 19th century”.

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A great read, is @PandoDaily’s yarn on “The Techtopus”. How major Silicon Valley CEOs conspired to drive down wages. pando.com/2014/01/23/the…

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Justin and Miley? “Perhaps the pair should team up. A kind of Sonny and Cher for 2014”, trolls the Grauniad. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance / “sub-hunter” not effective at either mission. AU plans to buy 8. businessweek.com/news/2014-01-2…

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CN foreign minister: JP PM’s comparison of Pacific tensions to pre-WWI Europe “total distortion of time and space”. ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

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RT @sylmobile Intermission: people behind me talking about the social media metrics of people they know… [Kill them.]

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mikko When you buy an iPad from Apple’s web store, you get a free engraving. You get two lines with any text you want. pic.twitter.com/15UelNUYMB

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@franksting Oh, you can’t be Syria asking that!

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Now this is the kind of rat exterminator we should still be using. retronaut.com/2014/01/patent…

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vladsavov Setting up a limited liability company is the adult equivalent of blaming your imaginary friend for the mess you’ve made.

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@jason_a_w [Bows.] It fits in nicely with a few other critiques of TED that I’ve read recently.

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It seems @jason_a_w has articulated in more formal, but still accessible terms, why TED shits me to tears. eurozine.com/articles/2014-…

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@mpesce @AshKyd It’s truly amazing what they can do with Edison cylinders these days. They’re made of wax, you know.

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dannolan Everyone in the priority boarding queue is an iOS user

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@mpesce @AshKyd True. Though the scary thing about the internet is that THEY ARE ALREADY ONLINE.

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@mpesce @AshKyd Wow. If we keep going along that path, soon browsers will be able to play 78s!

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Just pausing to note that I thought up a way to criminally exploit the Kiev uprising for personal profit. Classy. Go me.

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Thank you, @charltonbrooker, for describing “The Voice” as “a quest to find the forgotten stars of tomorrow”. Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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@iain_chalmers @bitcoin_txt Just ‘shop a Bitcoin address QR code onto existing Kiev news photos, distribute thru Tor. You’d make heaps.

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@wjpepperell Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what happens when actual Blackphone units drop and get tested. Not long to wait now.

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@wjpepperell Oops, I misread you, sorry. YOUR compromise, not Blackphone’s. Yes, it’d only be part of sorting out one’s OPSEC.

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@wjpepperell “Fully compromised” by “interaction”? I understand the concern, but currently that’s only an assertion. I’m open-minded so far.

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So yeah, I’m watching @charltonbrooker’s “Weekly Wipe” S02E02 and I am in awe of Philomena Cunk. Again. youtube.com/watch?v=YCbjeJ…

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RT @leslienassar: The US version of Rake is better than the original. [Now there’s a statement. Ping @NicholasFryer.]

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Not only am I aware of the US remake of Rake”, @NicholasFryer, I have watched the various trailers that are on the YouTube.

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Sat plan: Various sysadministrivia; post recent radio spots; ponder the many mysteries of electricity; reading; all at a most relaxed pace.

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@19bk69 It’s more a red wine kind of day up here, I think.

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This is my favourite of recent @bitcoin_txt posts, but I’ve already RTd it so I’ll have to link instead. twitter.com/bitcoin_txt/st…

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Ah, starting the day with a burst of sensible economic thought is always good for the soul.

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bitcoin_txt Isn’t USA tired of being in debt? If they started using Bitcoin…it would be possible for them to pay back the dollars they have in debt

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bitcoin_txt Is there a legitament Bitcoin lottery?

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bitcoin_txt doctors will loose their power to control us forcing us to take drugs we really want to take & prevent us from taking the ones we really wan

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AriannaSimpson Went to a @Bitcoin meetup last night and someone told me “Wow, you don’t look like someone who would understand Bitcoin!” Charming, sir.

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bitcoin_txt She doesn’t look like someone who would understand Bitcoin. This is similar to an attractive girl not looking like a computer hacker.

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@franksting I have finally worked out that is about music and not some weird adventures in Frankston. Your Phonetics is shite.

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I did some radio spots too, and I reckon I’ll post them today. Probably. So all in all I’m happy with the week. Bring me wine now.

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I wrote about Blackphone for @technologyspec: “Is this the world’s safest phone?” Well, we’ll see. businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/1…

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On Monday I wrote “Obama’s proposed NSA ‘reform’ changes nothing”, but others have said that too. zdnet.com/obamas-propose…

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So yesterday I wrote “Our hackers, who art in open source, deliver us from refrigerators” and coined a new word. zdnet.com/our-hackers-wh…

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Hello, Saturday, after a pleasantly lazy lie-in, which is still continuing. It’ll be beautiful mostly-sunny 21C here in the zone Mountains.

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