Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 14th, 2014

@purserj @lukehopewell We’ll we saw exactly the same thing with music and books as soon as the infrastructure was in place.

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@lukehopewell @purserj Indeed. And all the pieces are now there to make the process easy and legal for a fair price. Highlights the idiocy.

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Meanwhile, speaking of copyright and the internet, our Attorney-General George Brandis is back in the 1840s. zdnet.com/what-the-dicke…

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@MediaMook Haha! Well, not by 2014, clearly. OK, I have all the pieces for a column now. Now… who to pitch it to…?

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RT @purserj: isn’t that covered under word whore? [Oh. Yeah. As you were.]

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Maybe I should add that to my bio. “Quality feelpinions for money.”

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RT @purserj: at least it was, here’s how to get it while still paying money to the provider [True. I guess I’ll have to feelpinion it now.]

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Is it just what I’m seeing, or was tonight the clearest episode of “Here’s how to get your US TV show” we’ve ever seen? A watershed?

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@MediaMook Yeah, nought wrong with it. I’m curious, too, though, about the editorial angles. Eh, maybe it’s editorial independence. ;)

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lukehopewell House Of Cards Season 2 lands tomorrow. Here’s how to watch it (legally) in Australia. gizmodo.com.au/2014/02/house-…

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RT @dannolan: Also when it comes to nerds vs lawyers it might take a while but the nerds always win [And make easy to use tools for others.]

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Note that @MediaMook’s linked to a 3-year-old story, so providers and prices may well vary. Techniques are the same, and there’s others now.

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MediaMook Want to watch House of Cards on Netflix in Oz? Foxtel co-owners happy to provide how-to guide: news.com.au/technology/gad…

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itvnews Prince William to reporters in Datchet: ‘Why don’t you put your notebook down and give us a hand with the sandbags?’ itv.co/1drED2D

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dannolan I do like how twitter is currently broken into people who are watching house of cards and those who are like “HOW!? HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS?”

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@prestontowers Now that I’m routing through SFO, I suppose I might as well catch up with some TV.

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@NewtonMark @prestontowers @purserj And add “and in many cases completely automatically”, like when cables get cut.

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@prestontowers @purserj @NewtonMark No probs. The internet is a big, flexible, modular, scalar beast for routing data streams.

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@prestontowers @purserj @NewtonMark So you were saying…? It took longer to redact the screenshot than to set it up. pic.twitter.com/arqtFNav5Y

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@MikeCarlton01 @benpobjie The Uni of Adelaide has (had?) an excellent computing science department.

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@benpobjie @MikeCarlton01 Oh. Yeah. I suppose I’d better. Or the implants will increase their voltage.

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@benpobjie @MikeCarlton01 Careful what you say. The Adelaide diaspora controls the internet.

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@MikeCarlton01 Heh. I had the “luxury” of working in ABC Radio (Adelaide, 1995-91) etc, not the heady world of the commercials.

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@MikeCarlton01 There’s lessons in here, not “big bad Google” but “small players out-paced in fast-moving environment full of crooks”.

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@MikeCarlton01 … when this is just one of thousands of drive-by malware incidents that the infosec world shrugs at daily and moves on.

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@MikeCarlton01 What fascinates me is neither victim nor reporter seem to understand what actually happened, and spin it to conspiracy…

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@skaye … but right now the government (this and previous) is still back at “Oh noes they can downloaderate our Aussie movies”.

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@skaye Perhaps. but no more than, say, Westfield to the tenant shops in their centres. Scale and aggregation are issues, yes…

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@dobes I haven’t decided yet. Tomorrow is day for many decisions.

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thegrugq To be fair, the pink dress is probably more likely to protect against bullets than the homemade vests the guys wear

pic.twitter.com/QywIi4Ocvg

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thegrugq That is some medieval looking siege shit right there… Hordes at the gates.

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Anyway, on to the real battles…

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@skaye It’s a competitive business, and it all happens in public, so everyone’s making sure they’re ahead of the opposition.

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@skaye Hardly. Everyone warns everyone else about every infected site they find. Anyone gaming that would be detected pretty fast.

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But enough of 2GB rational adult Michael Smith’s little malware problem. Common as muck. Dime a dozen. Well, dime a thousand dozen.

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“Over the past 90 days, madadsmedia.com appeared to function as an intermediary for the infection of 2337 site(s).” Classy.

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Mind you, can you imagine what this would have been like if it were Ray Hadley’s website?

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semibogan @glengyron @stilgherrian Russian Jew. Those fucking Red Zionists run the world with their matzo balls and sex trafficking.

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RT @sylmobile: Is it just me, or is it hot and sticky? [Have you asked Michael Smith? George Brandis?]

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glengyron Global mega-corp out to destroy fringe lunatic Sydney radio host. Of course they are. Sergey Brin is a Jew.

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BernardKeane Has George Brandis denounced Google as a traitor for placing @mpsmithnews’s life at risk yet?

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I wonder why 2GB rational adults lost the ability, or maybe just the will, to make an effort, learn and take responsibility for their lives.

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Sadly, 2GB rational adults just shout about how terrible the world is, and how it’s all someone else’s fault and needs to be fixed.

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It’s a shame that 2GB rational adult Michael Smith isn’t using this opportunity to help educate his audience about all the cybers.

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RT @dobes: @stilgherrian what about taiga? [Taiga has no known malware. I use anti-virus.]

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Here’s Google’s advisory as of 2210 AEDT. Seems to be absolutely standard. Definite malware detects in last 90 days. pic.twitter.com/QDXFFikCzs

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Thanks to @gamoamike, here’s a screenshot from Chrome browser. pic.twitter.com/VHfnOn3TUc

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RT @mpesce: You could say the same thing about the folks behind Silk Road 2 [Re getting a clueful developer? Oh yis!]

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BernardKeane Even as we speak @mpsmithnews and his merry band of geriatrics are, erm, googling to try to find the links between Google and fluoridation

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Maybe 2GB rational adult Michael Smith should spend some money on a web developer who knows the actual fuck what he or she is doing.

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Poor 2GB rational adult Michael Smith. The internet is just so big and scary and complexificated and can’t Mr Rabbit just MAKE IT STOP WAAH.

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2GB rational adult Michael Smith seems to forget that if he’s defamed or damaged, we already have a civil justice system he can deploy.

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2GB rational adult Michael Smith seems not to have read all of Google’s warning, or he’d know that the “suspicious” label lasts a while.

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Poor 2GB rational adult Michael Smith seems unable to differentiate between a “warning” and a “block”. Nor the journalist reporting this.

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What must really grate for 2GB rational adults is just being treated like every other clueless dipshit with a pwned website, not as SPESHUL.

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But I expect 2GB rational adults will whine about Google’s “power”, when Google has actually acted to protect 2GB’s visitors. 3/3

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And here’s Securi’s SiteCheck malware report saying, yes, this website was detected with nasties. sitecheck2.sucuri.net/results/michae… 2/3

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So here’s 2GB rational adult Michael Smith whinging that Google flagged his website as having malware. So unfair! theaustralian.com.au/media/broadcas… 1/3

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joeobrien24 Aust Ambassador to Indon summoned to Foreign Ministry over “growing concerns” over asylum seeker policy. abc.net.au/news/2014-02-1…

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So remember when we weren’t so hung up about “political correctness”? Amazing stuff in here. rubylane.com/shop/buongiorn… pic.twitter.com/jISbbQhUia

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@OrkneyLibrary You have evidence of a larger egg time elsewhere in Europe? We need to know about this!

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kcarruthers I get confused. Are we allowed to shoot people in national parks now in NSW or are there some rules?

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Edzones Honestly I nearly did pee myself laughing this has to win some award for the most stupid headline ever. pic.twitter.com/UnqjHJ44bV

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Then there’s this. This is basically how it works, right? (Hey, someone had to make this composite image…) pic.twitter.com/AhkWq77bof

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RT @DeptOfAustralia: pic.twitter.com/Tz895d1bOX [Still one of my favourites. This deserves to “get infected”, or whatever it is the SMEGs say.]

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RT @Hippopeteamus: Sometimes these days I don’t know who Pliebersek wants to throttle more, Abbott or Shorten. [Well indeed.]

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But this! “Who is the leader of the federal opposition in Australia?” “Currently?” “Yep.” “Sharman Stone.” “Correct.” youtube.com/watch?v=aY92k2…

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Ludlam: “The PM appears to be cultivating the impression that he does not know what is going to come out of his mouth until he hears it.”

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Is @R_Chirgwin shouting at the internet again?

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Govt praised by @SenatorLudlam for “outstanding representation of wealthy, middle-aged, white, Catholic, hetero men” scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/speech…

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RT @mikko: So there’s apparently a Linksys router worm out there:
isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/L… [Yay! Worms for Valentine’s day!]

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4. Why aren’t you subscribing to @5at5daily? Today you would have been told about this stuff. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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3. My commentary on that: “What the Dickens will Brandis do to copyright in the digital realm?” zdnet.com/what-the-dicke…

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2. @joshgnosis’ “Stop the torrents: Australian government eyes copyright crackdown” zdnet.com/au/stop-the-to…

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1. Me winning friends at @crikey_news: “Kim Coindashian? How bitcoin is going the way of the tulip” crikey.com.au/2014/02/14/kim…

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Now that I’ve promoted the illegal use of firearms and the illegal slaughter of native wildlife, I shall plug four things. [Shoosh, you.]

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Yes, @RealNickHodge, it’s BYO shotgun. Private property, not a national park. Blaze away! Yeah maybe not.

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Lots of these little buggers at @bunjaree today, but also three species of honeyeater. And rosellas. pic.twitter.com/BIZyAs6oyY

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Today there was six or seven species pottering about this building in just a few minutes, and this ain’t one of the secluded cottages.

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I just saw that @bunjaree is pretty much vacant for the rest of this month, if anyone wants to catch the bird life at an active time.

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Burning more dinosaurs.

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Bugger. I’ll have to actually do something.

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Somehow being passive-aggressive is failing to make electricity appear. I’ll give it five more minutes.

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Hmmm… We just ran out of electricity, it seem. I wonder if there’s someone else to deal with that?

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@R_Chirgwin Arrangements shall be made once The Americans sort out their shit. I know where wine comes from.

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@marcuskelson @awelder Ah! What saddens me is that in the mid-1990s Australia was third in the world. Such an excellent base frittered away.

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I mean, he certainly made lots of friends. pic.twitter.com/YI6WizKyOH

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IMPORTANT QUESTION. Last year Taiga went to Kickstart. flickr.com/photos/stilghe… Should he go again? pic.twitter.com/9bzGXJkOty

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RT @dahowlett: Exclusive: Computer Economics study – cloud saves 15 percenow.ly/tCiAdQb <if yo go all in [Turn on ya fog lights.]

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glengyron Global. Startup. Hub. It’s one of those phrases along with “the cancer has metastasised” that you hope to never ever hear.

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@ozjimbob @SnarkyPlatypus I can indeed say Multi-Function Polis. And Monarto. And State Bank Royal Commission.

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If @R_Chirgwin asks, the scotch has suffered from, erm, evaporation in this, um, temperate and humid weather.

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RT @theretronaut: 1960s: Drugs Identification Kit (more: buff.ly/1kEnvdY) pic.twitter.com/lCd7Vz9aLq [IT’S A VALENTINE’S DAY ASSORTMENT!]

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@whassaname Yeah the volatility will keep it from becoming a serious transactional for everyday business. I wrote about that day.

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Speaking of Adelaide, should the Liberals win the election it’s going to be a global startup hub! zdnet.com/south-australi… @SnarkyPlatypus

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: @michaelmeloni Can one do Adelaide without being under the influence of something? [Does Stockholm Syndrome count?]

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I still think @NSWSES should have a vodkacopter.

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@strangecarrots @Colvinius @Hippopeteamus Oh dear. Now I am wishing I’d gotten than wine. That was really bad.

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philipmantofa My cancelled flight to Jakarta from Surabaya this morning… It needs a little shower. pic.twitter.com/qbG4Y3C6ie

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@bernietb I just saw who our first speaker is. Yes, will need to drink. kickstartforum.com/kickstart-2014…

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@marcuskelson I’m afraid I can’t see what Mr @awelder may have said. But if it’s about a dumb thing then, yes, I probably said it.

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@bernietb These are such difficult choices, but I think I should rest before the three booze-soaked days of Kickstart kick off on Sunday.

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RT @decryption: Farken hell BTC pic.twitter.com/p1jxnSFTVM [Bitcoin, your* future assured. (*someone’s anyway) T’was $1200+ in early December.]

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Thanks, @johncarneyau @Lyall @michaelneale @ivovic, but to be honest the fatigue and CBF runs strong… Yet I have no wine now, @bernietb.

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Pondering whether I can be bothered walking into the village to get wine.

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@elronxenu @briankrebs I think it’s them what need to enable something. ;)

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RT @briankrebs: my favorite buttcoin.org infographic yet ow.ly/tCbAo [Oh yes, this is a bit special.]

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davrosz In today’s Herald Sun, to Rupert from Tony: pic.twitter.com/6ELW7vaxpR

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RT @DecreeAbsolute: @stilgherrian @bob_bain @strangecarrots That guy isn’t keeping those ducks as pets [I know. They look yummy.]

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As @JohnBirmingham said, “Once is unfortunate. Twice; careless. Three times; bizarre. Four = policy. And five is taking the piss.”

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“Australian navy went into Indonesian waters ‘too easily’ and ‘often’”, reports @GuardianAus theguardian.com/world/2014/feb…

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bairdjulia Alex, I think you’ll be making dinner. RT @samanthamaiden Important Valentines message for Jodie via @rharris334 pic.twitter.com/gCENEu9QzN

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Thanking @Colvinius @strangecarrots for the reminder of that image, I’d like to add that there’s a few people I’d like to “take for a walk”.

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RT @strangecarrots: Chinese farmer takes his 5000 ducks for a walk… as one does… pic.twitter.com/yvmpsPWUvV [“Let’s just go for a walk…”]

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5at5daily Just published: “5at5 number 10 | 14 February 2014” tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5… Subscribe at tinyletter.com/5at5/

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Oh hang on. I have an email letter to write. Where DID the day go?

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altmed_txt That awkward moment when a ghost sticks their finger in your ear, you twitch, and everyone thinks you have Tourette’s…

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MT @Picketer: Not sure George knows that copyright lecturing from Dickens was very badly received in the US bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-… [Hah!]

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@chrisjrn @zdnetaustralia I see the Magick Spelling Elves have been at work. I thank them.

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JohnBirmingham Last minute Katy Perry fragrance from the Woolies kerbside pop up store. The essence of desperation. pic.twitter.com/TO7wkR16gs

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@chrisjrn @zdnetaustralia Look, that’s “spelling”. That’s the subeditor’s job. I’m the ideas man.

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troyhunt Valentines geek love pic.twitter.com/lCsgLtVQc3

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Oh dear. The Dickens jokes are really quite bad. Sorry. But they’re better than what I had in there originally.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “What the Dickens will Brandis do to copyright in the digital realm?” zdnet.com/what-the-dicke…

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Who won’t anyone tell me which country Julie hugged today?

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rpy The Westminster System of making your chief of staff take the bullet

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altmed_txt I purchased a moonstone as I am prone to mood swings and have polycystic ovaries. I feel the crystal is pulling away from me.

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JoshHarkinson Perkins: “If Germany had American gun laws, there would have never been a Hitler” Audience murmurs: “What?!”

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@GeorgeBrandisQC @crikey_news @ConversationEDU That one’s new to me. I’ll red it over the weekend. I’m quite brain-dead right now.

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RT @jeamland: Superhyperfrabutasticultramegafaster. If you say it loud enough it may well cause disaster. [OK, you win.]

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If you set up the filters right, you don’t ever see that sort of thing.

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Look, if you MUST make up shitty Valentine’s Day poems to appropriate the derpfest for political ends, AT LEAST MAKE YOUR SHITTY POEM SCAN.

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How come New Zealand’s NBN will be “ultra-fast” but Australia’s will only be “super-fast”? Or is super-fast faster?

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“New Zealand’s NBN one-quarter completed”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/new-zealand…

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JohnBirmingham Crossing Indonesia’s maritime border once is unfortunate. Twice; careless. Three times; bizarre. Four = policy. And five is taking the piss.

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RT @jeamland: If I manage to cross-breed cicadas and currawongs, will it cause the complete loss of @stilgherrian’s mind? [Maybe…]

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Not just parrots, @purserj, tho the rosellas did just bring the young’uns for a look-see. Six different species in five minutes.

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Being trolled by wildlife.

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Is “drunk” a gender?

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RT @deanog: Best Putin GIF I’ve seen in a while cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/upl… [Yeah, I’ll pay that one.]

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RT @JoeHockey: On the phone to Abdul the kebab-maker abc.net.au/worldtoday/con… pic.twitter.com/fkM4Gpzmj6 [How’s his oven?]

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@llament I hope you looked at that client silently for a few moments, and then laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed.

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chrisberg do i consider myself a lighthouse consumer hmmm

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nichodges Goldman “meant no offense” giving out small mirrors at womens coding event. I buy that-why would GS know they could also be used for makeup?

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Which country has Julie hugged today dot Tumblr dot com.

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Dear That Business in The America, the “due by” date on the invoices is not merely a serving suggestion.

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Ah good*. The Americans have not paid me. I am thrilled*.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. I wonder if my, um, allusions will survive the editing process.

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firstdogonmoon deleted candy crush because they’re mean and now I feel virtuous because I have a narrow world view and an addictive personality

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Me at @crikey_news: “Kim Coindashian? How bitcoin is going the way of the tulip”, another friend-winning episode. crikey.com.au/2014/02/14/kim…

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How many z’s in “Bzzzt!”? Three would be right, yeah?

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RT @theretronaut: 1950s: “Stuffed” girl’s head (more: buff.ly/1dKuvgE) pic.twitter.com/TB6HePWhuq [Well this is classy…]

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RT @mumbrella So Fairfax is now selling… a $100,000 giant atlas. I kid you not mumbrella.com.au/fairfaxs-push-… [I believe it’s called “anchoring”.]

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I just committed an act of journalism. That is to say, I made a phone call.

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jonoabroad Way to go @timminchin - Minchin will be Australia’s consul general in New York bit.ly/1nx6hw1 via @guardian @JustinianNews

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@lukehopewell Though perhaps I might email you that quote again, ‘cos watching you headdesk until things come out could be entertaining.

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@lukehopewell Yes, the “creative content industries” being a scam term to include peanut-sellers at cinemas.

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Charles Dickens too. I do so love forward-looking policy-making.

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It contains a few references to a “Lord Macaulay” from 175 years ago. I’m not sure whether that’s erudition or stagnation.

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Here is the full text of Attorney-General Brandis’ speech from this morning. alrc.gov.au/sites/default/… (PDF)

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@dannolan Good. I’m glad you’re sick. I hope you vomit language all over yourself.

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Interesting interview was interesting. Very interesting.

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Quickly preparing for an 1130 phone interview that I’d almost forgotten about.

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carolprobets New Holland Honeyeater on a mission! pic.twitter.com/VmymEnKwSh

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Story filed for @crikey_news. It includes Goatse. No, really.

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Brace! Brace! Brace!

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I’ve already “started my column”, @JohnBirmingham. And I didn’t need a tradie to “help”.

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MT @JohnBirmingham: Waiting for a tradie to arrive so I can start my column. [Worst. Euphemism. Ever.]

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RT @dannolan: @stilgherrian it was jane fonda [THAT’S EVEN WORSE.]

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joneaves @stilgherrian No jury would convict you.

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dikkii @stilgherrian When you do that, pull it out and stab it in again. For me.

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CosmicRami @stilgherrian Only a carving knife? I was thinking more a pool of liquid hot magma. Minimum.

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Hippopeteamus @stilgherrian I’ll hold them while you stab them.

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IF I DISCOVER WHO INVENTED AUTO-PLAY VIDEOS FOR NEWS SITES THEY WILL COP A FUCKING CARVING KNIFE INTO THE FACE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE HILT.

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Just typed “Butch tulip mania”. That would be something else.

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mediajorge Download De La Soul’s Entire Catalog for Free [2/14, 11am EST - 2/15.] rol.st/1doNmCI (Damn, Happy 25th, 3 Feet High and Rising.)

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@Ingram10 @NewtonMark Indeed. I thoroughly enjoy the hints of 19th Century English that seem to surface randomly in modern Indian English.

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RT @MattCowgill: Data from the 3rd spreadsheet on this page: abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.… [Thanks. Great chart.]

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MattCowgill Is self-employment on the rise, as a share of the workforce? Yeah, nah pic.twitter.com/Hl1R2ejk6i

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Wikipedia even has an entry for “Do the needful”, @NewtonMark, but it’s… um… a bit brief. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do_the_ne…

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It’s essentially an archaic expression in most strands of English, @NewtonMark, but persists in Indian English.

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RT @NewtonMark “Please do the needful.” Do people actually speak like that, or is it only a written idiom? [My understanding is spoken too.]

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evcricket It’s hard not to think we are just one bad photoshop from blowing this government wide open.

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Picketer Bit early to be on the piss Dave RT@profdavidflint The hottest talent on Australian television, the Speaker of the House, Bronwyn Bishop

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johnb78 So sad RT @stuartwitts: The pressure of has proved too much for the toys at my local Sainsbury’s pic.twitter.com/uVwZMtRiZO

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Fri plan: Invoicing (done); write for @crikey_news; cook more shredded cow; write for @zdnetaustralia; remainder TBA, depending on America.

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TechnicallyRon Jesus Christ. MySpace. pic.twitter.com/7x8Zjgyowf

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@jeffsonstein Absolutely. I’m looking forward to refreshing my memory of the history of those pamphlets and newsletters.

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@jeffsonstein Lovely, thank you, I had missed that. I shall do something about it this afternoon.

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@ej_dickson @notrez Then my morning’s work is done. (Commissioning editors may disagree, however.)

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So this is basically how it works, right? (Hey, someone had to make this composite image…) pic.twitter.com/AhkWq77bof

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“Porn isn’t addictive, and it’s probably good for you”, writes @ej_dickson. Oh this’ll go down well. So to speak. dailydot.com/lifestyle/porn…

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Kagneytweets Is it just me or does coconut oil dialate your butthole easier

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Every media outlet must report on every news story that any other media outlet mentions anywhere, otherwise it’s proof of bias.

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joshgnosis I’m going to be on ABC Hobart at 9:15am to decode what Ziggy Switkowski said about NBN plans for the state yesterday. zd.net/1gADsg2

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profdavidflint The hottest talent on Australian television, the Speaker of the House, Bronwyn Bishop @FinancialReview .

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RT @tim_cooke: Tasmania’s electoral system explained with video game chickens vimeo.com/m/86565854 [Best explanation I’ve ever seen, too.]

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“Behold the Selective Outrage Over National-Security Leaks”, writes @conor64 theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

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Sadly, @culturejourno, not so famously that it showed up in a Google search just then. But I didn’t try very hard.

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RT @culturejourno: [Brandis] famously said of the national cultural policy ‘whoever wrote this was obsessed with the digital age!’.

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@justjjoke @JennaPrice All that’s addressed in the previously-written thing, which I’ll try to find later.

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@JennaPrice Yes, really. If I can quickly find a link to an earlier discussion on taboo words then I’ll post it.

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Oh well, all that’s me off the Christmas card list for another year.

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RT @jasonlangenauer: “Imagine a gif of a boot stomping on your face, forever” [Someone needs to make this, yes.]

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That quote about Brandis is from me, first said here zdnet.com/au/ignorant-oz… and repeated here zdnet.com/will-attorney-…

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“I’m assuming that if Brandis has anything intelligent or insightful to say about Australia’s digital future, he’d have said it by now.”

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On the other hand, Attorney-General Brandis may just continue to reinforce the impression that he’s an ignorant, reactionary cunt. Wagers?

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Attorney-General Brandis is keynoting a digital forum in Canberra this morning. I assume he’ll unveil his vision for our digital future.

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Fri plan, draft: Invoicing; write for @crikey_news; cook more shredded cow; write for @zdnetaustralia; remainder TBA, depending on America.

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@derekbradley @jeffsonstein One advantage of travelling as a word-whore: the corporate PR people make sure we have ample free internets.

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Sorry. I got a little excited there.

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Me from October, however: “Broadband innovation needs cooperation, not endless fibre talk” zdnet.com/broadband-inno…

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“Liberal dogma bites as Turnbull faces NBN’s ‘repugnant’ reality”, wrote @zyzzyvamedia this week. zdnet.com/liberal-dogma-…

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RT @jeffsonstein: [IoT ~= ‘Internet of Turds’] RT @dailydot: The diaper of the future has a built-in poo alert: bit.ly/1jcgEVs

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@jeffsonstein That’s good, ‘cos Australia also decided to run fibre everywhere as part of a nation-led… oh wait.

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“It Is Now Possible to Buy Tulips With Bitcoin”, so we’ve completed the whole thing now. theatlantic.com/technology/arc… HT @BlogsofWarTech

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@derekbradley @jeffsonstein That and Singapore is only like here to the coffee table across, and a major cable interchange point.

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“Australia’s internets: still better than Mongolia’s!” There’s a slogan, eh? pic.twitter.com/SqtJjfaYMf HT @EdwardTufte via @jeffsonstein

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EdwardTufte US #31 country internet download speed 2012, #10 in 2008.
Slopegraph↓ ⇝edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a…
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MT @pgillin: @Gladwell’s one-hour speaking fee is $80,000. [Wow, you can get 300 hookers for that.]

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RT @cxi: Happy Valentines Day from Afghanistan! I love you all! <3 [This fills me with both delight and fear.]

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@jeamland You just pick random words to say, don’t you. Peregrination rabbit-trap.

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