Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 20th, 2014

@elronxenu @CyberPrefixerAU Well, they’re not allowed to use choirboys any more.

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CyberPrefixerAU Opal cybercard to cyberwork on all Sydney cybertrains by cybermonth’s cyberend

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CyberPrefixerAU Pell’s cybersecretary grilled over legal cybertactics in cyberabuse case

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@franksting @corduroy @bengrubb Did you kill him and thrown his corpse into rush hour traffic on George Street?

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@bengrubb @corduroy The whole point of the internet is disintermediation, yet so many startups are about inserting an app in the middle.

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@bengrubb @corduroy Oh FFS, so they’re just after commissions from financial services? That’s lower than pimping schoolgirls.

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@corduroy @bengrubb Anyway, if you’re that obsessed about your money that you need to integrate it on your phone, just kill yourself now.

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@corduroy @bengrubb Well, once you’re scraping the bank logins for a million people, you press the “Phase 2” button.

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@corduroy @bengrubb It’s just another example of the productivity illusion, that you’ll finally kill disorganisation if you buy something.

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Identify this sound. “Is that somebody letting some of the air out of George Brandis?” youtube.com/watch?v=F_dplz…

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In which @firstdogonmoon says “This is very exciting, as everyone does in every press release ever. theguardian.com/gnm-press-offi…

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RT @thegrugq: @semibogan @rantyben um…is it me, or is top gun super homoerotic? [Not just you. I (cough) know about these things.]

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MT @Clarke_Melissa: The welcome for @TonyAbbottMHR at his Port Moresby digs. @abcnews pic.twitter.com/Egk67R28p4 [Worst. Orgy. Ever.]

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“More Than 900 Workers Have Already Died Building Qatar’s World Cup Infrastructure” smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ove…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Something with pan flutes, I suspect. Sort of like WOMAD on GHB.

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That’s right, @mpesce. You need to write C as if you’re stabbing yourself in the face with cheeseknives.

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mpesce the trouble, i suspect, is that i’m writing ‘C’ as if i were writing Python. That’s going to continue to be a problem.

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That’d be a good name for a band, @SnarkyPlatypus. “Low-Grade Lizard People”.

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@smperris @jplonie Yeah, that helps implant a mental image that will stay with me until the day I die.

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@smperris Thanks very much, Shane, much appreciated.

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@jplonie But more seriously, that’s why I think the @Pozible subscription model is essentially the same as community radio. And that works.

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CyberPrefixerAU Push for tactile cyberbanknotes to help cybervision impaired

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@PointZeroOne Thanks. Stuff like this story from last July are surprisingly timeless. zdnet.com/microsoft-suck…

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For those who haven’t caught up tomorrow is @firstdogonmoon’s last day at @crikey_news before his Whiskey Tour and then the @GuardianAus.

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TheTweetOfGod The good news is, Tony Abbott says Australia may have spotted two pieces of the plane. The bad news is, Tony Abbott says a lot of things.

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@PointZeroOne Yeah I know, I could have just stayed shtum and I’d have gotten away with it. My ethics gland is over-producing.

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glengyron @stilgherrian MT @Pozible: Hi @glengyron no, we currently don’t have a policy allowing political assassinations… probably won’t ever.

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I seem to have triggered quite a few feels about Sydney airport.

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RT @adm_76: we all know @danilic is cooler than us. [True, but he’s also shorter, which kinda balances out.]

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People who whinge about the “terrible” disorganisation at Sydney airport clearly haven’t had to deal with Nairobi airport at 5am. Arsehats.

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I’m only sucking up to @danilic ‘cos I’ll be launching another @Pozible of my own in a few day, and he’s cooler than me.

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Congratulations to @danilic for getting the funds to produce “A Rational Fear”. pozible.com/project/178557

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@playswithf1re Ah well the key issue here is that I’m writing about Australian law, which the NSA doesn’t have to worry about.

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RT @sylmobile: best windows antivirus??? [In terms of detection effectiveness? This report may help. av-comparatives.org/wp-content/upl…]

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Me at @zdnetaustralia earlier: “It’s time that ‘metadata’ met an end” zdnet.com/its-time-that-…

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@gattaca Just to be clear, I am not obsessed. Not in the least. No, Sir. So as long as that’s understood.

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@mjec @SaysJuliaKeady @saveNBN Agree with you about the tactical error. No comment on the perception of classist arsehattery.

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Who’s more tragic? People who think they’ve got it tough as a “small business operator”? Or God’s gift because they’re a “company director”?

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@aleeb88 I have no idea what you’re talking about.

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Is Mr Rabbit suffering from Centre of Attention Deficit Disorder?

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@mjec @SaysJuliaKeady @ABCNews24 @theagebreaking @saveNBN Yes, Turnbull supports it, but it doesn’t exist yet. THAT’S THE POLITICAL POINT.

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Oh, is Mr Rabbit running search and rescue now? Surely that’s something that can’t be solved by punching things.

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We ALL have work to do, sunshine, whether we’re eligible to do the “I am a small business operator” flounce or not.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Une journée productive a été coiffé d’étranges orages isolés. Et vous?

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RT @apmd: <3 pic.twitter.com/RBRix95Xd3 [Skywhale alert! Skywhale alert! Ping @gattaca]

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@Steve_Lockstep Ta for the reminder of that yarn. There’s lots more to this that the metadata, yes.

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@crispin_harris I’d have mentioned that if I hadn’t already been way over-long.

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@dobes I’m surprised they got through the thing on your portal that stops the spams and the scams.

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@dobes I have some better photos of young men in the shower, should you like them.

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@llament @zdnetaustralia Well yes, sooner or later there will be an embarrassing leak of metadata. Maybe I should open a book.

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I do wish @firstdogonmoon well over at the Grauniad. That’s quite a big global stage.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “It’s time that ‘metadata’ met an end” zdnet.com/its-time-that-…

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5at5daily Just published: “5at5 number 21 | 20 March 2014” tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5… Subscribe at tinyletter.com/5at5/

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McAfee Labs Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2013 is out. mcafee.com/au/resources/r… (PDF)

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@GrogsGamut @zdnetaustralia Oh I can decide any question far faster and cheaper than the courts.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It’s not defamatory.

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RT @lukehopewell: The office swear jar is taking all of my money. [Well that’s fucked.]

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@paulwallbank Ah, I might have to grab some details from you once you’re out of Cisco Land.

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@scott_thewspot Anyway, that interview (with Oracle) feeds into an article that’ll appear down the track a bit.

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@scott_thewspot I agree with all of that. BYOI seems to be about federated identity that blurs the boundaries of corporate and personal.

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@scott_thewspot More or less, yes, though perhaps more for customer-facing applications. Employees might need a more trusted authentication.

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@etymon @snerdish @NewtonMark I like your mode of thinking. Even if some people might think it utterly unethical.

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@GordyPls @jplonie @NewtonMark Thanks for that. I’m starting to gather quite a few examples of how metadata is VERY revealing.

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And the interview is done. I have plenty of excellent sound bites to use over the coming weeks.

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About to conduct a telephone interview upon the subject of Bring Your Own Identity (BYOI), which is apparently a thing now.

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@NewtonMark I want to say something about quantum uncertainty now, so I can pretend I know what I’m talking about.

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@PointZeroOne @NewtonMark Nah, I just think I’m better at hiding my incompetence and shoddy workmanship.

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You know, @NewtonMark, maybe we can’t find that goddam Boeing 777 because it’s content and not metadata.

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@PointZeroOne That said, there’s the old technique of assembling tweets into prose, then @NewtonMark sends it back as a “statement”.

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@PointZeroOne @NewtonMark Bah. It doesn’t matter where the expert said the feelpinion, it’s still their opinion.

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@NewtonMark No worries, I shall make liberal use of the scroll bar, copy-paste and quotation marks. Thanks.

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@snerdish @NewtonMark No the randomly screeching feelpinion is my job. It just needs other people’s words to feign credibility.

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@NewtonMark Damn. Shall I dig out your tweets from the other night? Or grab a few sentences from you and turn them into grammar?

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@NewtonMark Sir, are your comments to the effect that “metadata is just data and it’s all personal” written coherently somewhere?

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@Leighlo Yeah, we tend to be our own worst judges of our work, or something.

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@Leighlo Yeah, well it fits my theory that “crowdsourcing” means “expect other people to sort out your shit for you”.

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Hey, if you listened to “Corrupted Nerds: Conversations” podcasts in 2013, which of the nine do you think was best? corruptednerds.com/category/pod/c…

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@neerav @5at5daily Not SSL at this stage. TinyLetter grew out of an email platform. But I might pipe it into WordPress or something one day.

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firstdogonmoon For those interested in such things First Dog on the Moon is moving to The Guardian Australia. Very exciting. Hello @GuardianAus

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Thu plan: Ponder identity management and stuff; 1200 phone interview; write for @zdnetaustralia; @5at5daily; enter the Lizzies; wine.

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RT @gusworldau: @stilgherrian cyber-sulks, surely [He does. Surely.]

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I just mis-typed “cyber” in an email. [Sulks.]

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@garthk Funnily enough, I just emailed off my first story pitch about this very thing. It is indeed fascinating.

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@garthk @jeamland But yes, I would like some advice on how to start building a more secure infrastructure for myself. But when?

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@garthk @jeamland I won’t be generating private keys on this battered MacBook Pro. I think a new, clean machine first, then generate keys.

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Wait. I’ve just been invited to join a service that requires me to install Node.js on my MacBook Pro? I don’t know, @garthk @jeamland

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@R_Chirgwin There’s virtually no petrol left in the tank (running on fumes), and none in jerry cans. Can you perhaps call Ed to bring some?

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And there goes the electricity at @bunjaree. I shall now go and restore same.

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Thu plan, draft: Ponder identity management; 1200 phone interview; write for @zdnetaustralia (what?); @5at5daily; enter the Lizzies; wine.

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Yesterday I forgot to re-pimp my @crikey_news yarn, “NSA’s malware and spying ops far more powerful than you think” crikey.com.au/2014/03/18/nsa…

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If you don’t subscribe to @5at5daily, then yesterday you missed robot dogs, robot journalists, Iran and more. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je me rends compte maintenant mon erreur: je n’ai pas eu le vin la nuit dernière, même si elle était dans le plan.

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MInd you, I don’t think Vientiane is an option. The project would require me to be there roughly a week from today. I buggered that up.

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Getting to Vientiane is cheaper than I thought, provided you fly low-end airlines and take a 13-hour layover in Hanoi.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis de plus en plus conscients de la complexité du monde, et le fait qu’il est plein de merde. Et vous?

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RT @Captainturtle: You been readin’ Douglas Adams again ;) [Nope. Every day is a day of misery.]

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RT @mrowe: For some reason I read that as “if I were a lizard”. And it still made sense. [Actually, being a lizard would be cool.]

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RT @deconverter: Can I be your apprentice? And, promise not to change me into a dentist? [Sure. I’ll change you into absinthe.]

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If I were a wizard, I’d create a spell to change mosquitos into mohitos.

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Also, following last night’s storm, there are far too many mosquitos. Which is to say, any mosquitos at all.

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Thursday. Darkness before rain, with an imaginary glimmer of hope. Thursday.

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