Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 8th, 2014

Retreating to my last bastion, before a Friday I will regret and a Saturday of leaving the country.

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RT @jeamland: Don’t we owe Waleed Aly $50 _because_ he trolled @stilgherrian? [Yes.]

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RT @jeamland: Looks like I owe Waleed Aly $50: abc.net.au/radionational/… [We all owe Waleed Aly $50, at least morally. Even if he trolled me.]

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Sorry, all this tweetage about some “Geoff Shaw”, is he anyone important? Has he saved lives? Won a Nobel Prize? Donated a kidney? Anything?

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sylmobile Did I mentiopn I was hom ont thew spodA?

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RT @sylmobile: What’s the tl;dr version of @HelenRazer [Hitler.]

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@Elliott1950 @Colvinius @FarrellPF Ah! Then you understand more than I do the level of my disgust. (Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense.)

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jeamland $50 to the first media type who asks Geoff Shaw, to his face, for actual proof of the number of sex-selective abortions being carried out.

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RT @glengyron: You can’t catch Islam you fucking morons. [Depends what you do with the kebab.]

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Bitcoin is still a thing. That’s so cute.

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shit_rbtc_says Make Bitcoin cool. Make it cool to take a selfie when you make a Bitcoin payment at the bar.

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bitcoin_txt It’s true that there are a ton of bitcoin scams. I don’t see the problem here.

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@FarrellPF Indeed. I did vox pops in Cronulla the other day. I’ll ping you when they’re ready. It helps explains why this is acceptable.

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@Elliott1950 @Colvinius @FarrellPF It’s called writing a headline that’ll get people to click through. I have a certain style.

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@FarrellPF Hey I call it how I see it. Are you still in Perth or back in Sydney?

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@SnarkyPlatypus Apropos of that, I have just emailed you a snippet of audio.

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Hmmm… M@5at5dailyly just arrived, despite having been emailed at around 4.30pm. I hope yours arrived sooner.

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heardatnature “This press release is like: we already knew this happened, but now molecules are involved. Ooh, molecules.”

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After reading @FarrellPF’s story and listening to the vox pops I recorded in The Shire, I’m pretty unimpressed with what we have become.

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I wonder whether those “extra” asylum seekers that Australia allegedly added to a turned-back boat weren’t maybe something a bit different.

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Yeah @FarrellPF is doing some brilliant journalism in recent weeks. He’s a good man, and must hate the ugliness he’s uncovering.

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@chrisjrn I know. I am in my own narrartive now. Don’t question me.

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@MattTett AND STOP STEALING THE STAFF UNIFORMS.

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@MattTett Right. So to thank the staff, you should say “Phom yet mae!” repeatedly.

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@franksting @MattTett @bigjsl Well there goes the neighbourhood. You treat the staff nice or I will have them kill you.

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So really we’re not putting refugees into “lifeboats” but into “orange death trap pods”. Makes you proud* to be an Australian.

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So @FarrellPF is reporting that the lifeboats we put probable refugees in have had their lifeboatey stuff removed. theguardian.com/world/2014/may…

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@franksting Please do not tell people about this place.

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Yes, Amanda, that’s the ENTIRE FUCKING POINT of a promise.

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abc730 “Promises can be a little bit constraining,” admits Amanda Vanstone of pre-election commitments.

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@chrisjrn @bengrubb @Uber_Melbourne What will he do if I give him two sentences? Heck, I’m willing to go a whole paragraph if it’s “right”.

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Oh this is going to be hilarious.

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@R_Chirgwin @j_hutch Maybe they’ll be so kind as to accidentally email @bengrubb some more internal strategy advice.

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@j_hutch I’ve certainly got the feeling they’re in for the long fight, but they chose to fight first rather than meet with regulators.

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RT @j_hutch: Uber finally confirmed UberX is still running in Melbourne. [I wonder if they’ve told the drivers they could cop a $1700 fine.]

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j_hutch Uber finally confirmed UberX is still running in Melbourne.

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@ozdj WHERE IS MY POSTCARD FROM MARS YOU BASTARD.

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RT @eightiestragic: @stilgherrian The carnival was well and truly over…. [Oh that is special! Well played.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je reconnais que ce n’est pas gracieuse pour moi de se complaisent dans leur petit* problème, mais je ne m’inquiète pas.

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So yeah the New Seekers were somewhat shit. youtube.com/watch?v=Xo8SKv…

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OrkneyLibrary Here it is - The New Seekers - Beg, Steal or Borrow. Enjoy youtube.com/watch?v=Xo8SKv…

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OrkneyLibrary Congratulations @ernmalleyscat who correctly guessed that the favourite UK Eurovision entry of a library would be Beg, Steal or BORROW

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@IamBloomfield Yeah, be careful when @JohnBirmingham and I are in the same room. Put down towels. Wait. That’s something else.

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@JohnBirmingham Fuck me dead, and I thought I was a bitter, cynical arsehole today. I am in awe. [Bows.]

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RT @JayStephens: Huh. Google “[word] etymology” and Google returns an etymology diagram for [word]. [IT DOES AND IT IS WONDERFUL.]

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@JohnBirmingham I think it’s great that you’re finally writing at a Grade 7 standard.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Les personnes les plus agréables* dans l’industrie du transport se sont heurtées à un petit* problème. Il ya de la joie.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. C’est un jour heureux! Et vous?

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May I also remind everyone of @NewYorker’s wonderful “LPD: Libertarian Police Department” newyorker.com/online/blogs/s…

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RT @OrkneyLibrary: And quite frankly who wouldn’t want free books about burning cows, book-keeping and Supergrass? [I love you.]

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R_Chirgwin Rich wide-boy motor-promoter in “rich wide-boy motor-promotor talks like rich wide-boy motor-promoter” scandal.

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OrkneyLibrary Competition time. Guess our favourite UK Eurovision entry. First correct reply wins this ‘money didn’t buy’ prize pic.twitter.com/wgs25miTVV

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duckbytheoboe Uber appears to have stumbled on a cutting edge business model straight out of the Soviet Union. Although the smartphone bit is new.

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2. “Dropbox drops the security notification ball, again” at @zdnetaustralia zdnet.com/dropbox-drops-…

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1. “No invasion of privacy law under current government: Information Commissioner” at @zdnetaustralia zdnet.com/no-invasion-of…

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I will now re-plug the two things that I had published today, one a straight news piece and one a rant about arsehattery. Here they are.

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So tonight I think I will drink this wine, prepare many audio files, and have an early night. Tomorrow I’ll assemble “The 9pm Edict”.

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RT @juhasaarinen: .@Independent This pic.twitter.com/NNRqEyJH1T implicates @stilgherrian [This 8-legged goat is nothing to do with me.]

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OrkneyLibrary One away from 8800 followers. When we reach that figure we’ll launch a competition that could win you this pic.twitter.com/fUegu64vcy

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So yeah. Uber. As I wrote the other day, “Enjoy your Ubergasm, but don’t expect respect in the morning” zdnet.com/enjoy-your-ube…

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And now let’s sit back and watch as the internet Streisands the shit out of all that.

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Of course, Uber, you don’t have to worry about saying embarrassing things about your business if it doesn’t have embarrassing things in it.

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I do like how Uber accidentally sent @bengrubb their internal advice not to talk to him lest he quote them. smh.com.au/digital-life/s…

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“Victoria government issues $1700 fines to Uber ride-sharing drivers as media gaffe surfaces”, wrtes @bengrubb smh.com.au/digital-life/s…

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New blog post: “Talking digital metadata on @3RRRFM’s Spoke”, 18 mins audio from Tuesday. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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New blog post: “Talking digital privacy on ABC @891adelaide”, 4 mins audio from Monday. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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TomElliott3AW BREAKING: @Uber has withdrawn services in Melbourne due to more than 30 drivers fined for operating as unlicensed passenger vehicles @3AW693

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BrianHonan RT @janl: This is why we don’t do Q&A at @jsconfeu: pic.twitter.com/vy0b6rAVdL (via @nieske) < LOL, so true too :)

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@dougclow That reminds me, I registered @pookeeper ages ago…

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5at5daily “5at5 number 46 | 8 May 2014”: HDTV in space, Lennon on LSD, bubonic plague, naval aviation, and rogue libertarians. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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RT @flashman: @stilgherrian hey buddy at least i didn’t get it from hipsterdomainfinder.com [Oh God, is that a thing? Yes, it is a thing.]

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derekbradley in the US, people tweet more about beer than church, except, you guessed it — in the South cdn2.vox-cdn.com/assets/4416625…

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RT @flashman: hi guys my new site on the internet is online at internets.computer [So it is. This is why everything is wrong.]

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@CrankyDevGuy @zdnetaustralia Working fine from where I am, on a Telstra 4G link.

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@darrenpauli I have been known to use the sort, sharp word on Twitter, put it that way.

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@kels_316 @zdnetaustralia I haven’t used Google Drive, so no opinion. But I don’t really do those sorts of comparisons.

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Me in a mood at @zdnetaustralia: “Dropbox drops the security notification ball, again” zdnet.com/dropbox-drops-…

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Anyone feel like a sausage? Sutton Forest Butchery, 761 George St, Sydney, 1900. flickr.com/photos/stateli… pic.twitter.com/9qQTrFroaP

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@matthewsteen @j_hutch @spokesmanau @BeauGiles I’m not the best person to whom to suggest a tag like

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@michaelmeloni Ah, my Twitter location field is always accurate. I am in the Mountain today.

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GrogsGamut My favourite graph in “Labor’s Mess”.. (oh wait, somehow they forgot to put it in) pic.twitter.com/YsQL2F3SY3

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Why did Joe Hockey say he finds wind turbines ‘utterly offensive’? “Well Joe says everything, sooner or later.” youtube.com/watch?v=9HvE13…

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@scottcarson1957 Yep, that’s pretty annoying. But concentration was guaranteed ‘cos I had my rant on.

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RT @j_hutch: Looks like the first UberX driver has been fined in Victoria - dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100247196/IM… via @spokesmanau [The fine is $1732.]

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@ericscheid I will re-read the technical explanation, but I thought a slightly different pathway was being talked about.

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@scottcarson1957 OK, I’ll bite. “The most annoying sound in the world,” you say?

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Shoosh. Writing a column.

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Does anybody have a spare Xanax?

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@scottcarson1957 You have a point. But there’s a few too many kegs of Kool-Aid being sculled in certain companies.

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RT @darrenpauli: @stilgherrian’s rage level 9000 [Nah. I haven’t suggested, say, that we stab random @Dropbox employees. That’d be wrong.]

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Anyway, enough of that. I’m off to email my clients about @Dropbox’s problems, since email seems to be beyond @Dropbox’s skills. Arsehats.

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Actually to be fair to @Dropbox, that may not have been a lie. They may just believe their own bullshit and be totally fucking deluded.

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“There’s nothing more important to us than keeping your stuff safe and secure,” lied @Dropbox on 11 April. blog.dropbox.com/2014/04/our-co…

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RT @scottcarson1957: Honesty is pretty expensive…… [Oh ain’t that the truth!]

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My contact details are on my website, @Dropbox. I look forward to hearing from you, and a live stream of your execitives’ entrails spilling.

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Still, startup culture REQUIRES that @Dropbox’s primary goal is MOAR USERS MOAR USERS MOAR USERS and a logo, not being, say, honest.

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I note that @Dropbox’s slogan is “Your stuff, anywhere”. I didn’t think they’d goddam take it that literally!

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“We strive to provide great Services,” says @Dropbox’s T&Cs dropbox.com/privacy#terms, but doesn’t “striving” involve a bit of actual effort?

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If only there were some sort of machines, some sort of global communications system, through which @Dropbox could contact its customers…

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On-record question, @Dropbox, do you honestly think this is an adequate way to keep users informed about the security of their data?

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Also, @Dropbox, another security problem, and you just do a blog post? It’s two days, three days later and no email notifying me? No tweets?

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Dear @Dropbox, this is pretty fucking shameful. Resignations are called for, if not seppuku. grahamcluley.com/2014/05/dropbo…

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gcluley Dropbox told about privacy vuln in Nov 2013, only took action when BBC got in touch yesterday grahamcluley.com/2014/05/dropbo…

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RT @GizmodoAU: Watch The US Navy’s Laser Gun Melt A Boat From Over A Kilometre Away - bit.ly/1snjjRc [I SO NEED ONE OF THESE.]

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@bigmac I suspect I was safer up here in the Mountains last night.

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xntrik You need to suck on them for longer RT @antzpantz Dear Twitter, why are my dishwasher tablets not dissolving?

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@jonoabroad Your services will not be required on this occasion.

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I do like “sometimes they’re not even wrong” as a compliment.

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“Razer’s arguments aren’t new, and sometimes they’re not even wrong – but her selling points are venom and disdain.overland.org.au/2014/05/talkin…38

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@BXGD I keep forgetting that Yelp is a thing. The opinions of the great unwashed who want to Give An Opinion are less useful, I find.

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@jonoabroad Well, more to the point, wineries selected by NetSuite executive, a rather wine-orineted SaaS business. Yes, it’ll be fine.

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@derekbradley I haven’t been to those, no. But the wineries I mentioned are on the itinerary I’ve just been sent. I think we’re the wankers.

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Dear Americans, are the Sonoma wineries Gloria Ferrer and Cline places I’ll enjoy? Also Thomas Fogarty?

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@NetSuite_MeiLi I just did! So thanks for a wonderful wine-filled tour. Lookiung forward to seeing you in a few days.

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“Network Admin Allegedly Hacked Navy—While on an Aircraft Carrier”, reports@WIREDDwired.com/2014/05/navy-s…n

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “No invasion of privacy law under current government: Information Commissioner” zdnet.com/no-invasion-of…

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AlanTuringYear Great photo from @Telegraph: “Female codebreakers reunited at Bletchley Park” bit.ly/1kKZeiI pic.twitter.com/h3jBhpZEdp

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@susan_m They generally wait until the crimson rosella clan and the occasional king parrot have had their feed… and for it to warm up.

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The dozen or more red-browed finches just flocked back to my @bunjaree window. pic.twitter.com/DKY1Yk9s30 (Photo March 2013.)

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@monsieurpotts Oh yes, Octoshape, a kind of mesh network video streaming protocol. Sorta BitTorrent Live Lite, is my understanding.

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I get the feeling @NetSuite_MeiLi is trying to kill us.

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Looking at the number of wineries included on the media itinerary for NetSuite’s SuiteWorld next week. This is a disaster*.

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phbarratt How, with reference to FOI principles, can a Minister of the Crown claim that with whom they meet is a confidential matter?

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@lomantik Thank you. I don’t know how productive it’ll actuall be, but I’m willing to try.

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DMReporter SCANDAL: “Lego has been halal since 2003” admits beleaguered toy company.

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alexismadrigal The relationship between the top 1% and bottom 90% in the United States resembles one other country’s: explorables.cmucreatelab.org/explorables/wo…

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In which Dr Mumbo critiques the Taiwanese animated video version of Gyngell vs Packer. mumbrella.com.au/gyngell-vs-pac… Still, the lasers are cool.

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”# days since the last prominent homophobe was caught in a gay sex scandal: 13” gayhomophobe.com HT @SnarkyPlatypus

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@j_hutch Yes, so many of them do. Maybe this needs to be investigated.

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@j_hutch Now he’d be up for that. I saw his giving back as good as he got at DefCon? Or Black Hat, was it? Either way, Generals can fight.

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@BXGD The phrase “New Hampshire primaries” is a thing here, yes, but only amongst the poitical nerds who follow that short of thing.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @NewtonMark I think a “hot or not” style website is needed here. Photos of legislators and “Closet or not?”

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Thu plan: Sort out audio files; pitch stories to editors; reduce chaos levels; “The 9pm Edict” production; @5at5daily, finally; wine, maybe.

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@monsieurpotts Oh, well that’s easy then. San Fransciso hotels have excellent internets.

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@BXGD I’ve never really formed an impression of New Hampshire. I doubt it’s even a thing on Australian media.

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CORRECTED: Submissions on the @AusLawReform discussion paper on invasion of privacy law close Monday 12 May. alrc.gov.au/publications/s…

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@sroc Oh bugger. I am such an arsehat. Yes. Let me fix that.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “No invasion of privacy law under current government: Information Commissioner” zdnet.com/no-invasion-of…

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Libertarian heroes freeing a New Hampshire city that didn’t know it was enslaved. Some locals object to being freed. nytimes.com/2014/05/05/us/…

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@chrisjrn OpenVPN? I just do “ssh -ND <port>” and change my proxy setings.

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@chrisjrn “Desperate” is too strong a term. I’m just thinking for ABC iView and SBS On Demand when I’m overseas.

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@chrisjrn Oh that’s a good point, thank you. I don’t use things like Linode when I should. They don’t have an AU data centre, do they?

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@infinite8horizo Oh thanks for that. I’ll read and tweet it once I’m sufficiently awake. The Repubicans-blame-the-poor thing is scary.

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RT @purserj: @servantofchaos @stilgherrian to be fair one arsehole does not a culture make [Perhaps ask a pathologist about that. Swab!]

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@mgherman A good subeditor is a wonderful thing. They’ve saved me from disaster numerous times.

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Sorry, @scottjensen, for dragging you into that criticism. @scottjenson, not so much. Thanks for the correction, @mgherman.

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If this is accurate, then Google’s @scottjenson is a high-grade arsehole. I look forward to Google’s comments. readwrite.com/2014/05/06/goo…

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@mgherman @scottjensen @scottjenson Shit. Sorry. Let me correct my tweet and repot. Thanks.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mon invité a été Maîtresse Insomnie, comme toujours.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis une victime de la dominatrice. Je suis plein de doute. Je suis ennuyé. Et vous?

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@ivovic Indeed. I’m interested to see how it all turns out. Thank you for getting the brain going nice and early. I have do a podcast on it.

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@ivovic Heh. Maybe. And it’s really the only choice on offer now. And the decsion has been made. So lie back and think of America. Oh dear.

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@ivovic Normally I make all these bleeding-edge long-term arguments myself. Now you’re got me wondering why I feel so different this time.

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@ivovic And perhaps the F-111 before that, yes. Yet my feelpinion is that there’s something qualitatively different about the F-35. Dunno.

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@ivovic That is, his argument is indeed that the F-35 doesn’t provide anything the USN/USMC can’t get in other ways far, far cheaper.

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@ivovic No problems. I get your point then. My tweet “call for drones” should perhaps be “call for specific missions on drones not F-35s”…

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@ivovic For example, direct artillery fire is thru the sights, indirect is when a spotter radios thru for a map coordinate to be hit.

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@ivovic Gotcha. Direct/indirect has another meaning, whether weapon operator is able to see the target or has targeting info relayed…

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@ivovic What’s this “direct” and “indirect” you’re using? Do you mean “manned” and “unmanned”?

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@ivovic Whether his argument that, say, F/A-18s with unmanned support would actually work is contentious, that’s new, but it’s his argument.

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@ivovic No, that’s the whole point of his argument. The F-35 is unneeded precisey because the missions can be fulfilled in other ways.

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@ivovic It felt like you hadn’t, that’s all. [Shrugs.] Perception is an interesting bugger.

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@ivovic And that’s pretty much the thrust of the article, yes.

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@ivovic I’m not disagreeing with that. But did you read the article?

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@ivovic And precisely none of this is a defence of undeclared and legallly questionable strikes (which happen to use a specific technology).

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@ivovic And operators are dealing with the same PTSD problems as combat pilots as a result. Perhaps moreso, guilty about their safety.

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@ivovic “Video game nature” is BS. A drone operator sees targets/victims in far more detaii than, say, a cruise missile on a TAC3 console.

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@ivovic (That said, drones do make certain missions seem less problematic to military planners, but this missions aren’t the drone’s fault.)

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@ivovic Perhaps, but it’s all the same question, “What platforms to buy for which missions?” Alas, “mission is bad” became “drones are bad”.

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Here’s the same retired USN test pilot’s more detailed criticisms of the F-35. medium.com/war-is-boring/…

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“Hey Navy, We’re Doing This Aviation Thing All Wrong”, a retired USN test pilot slams F-35, calls for drones. medium.com/p/310826e050ad

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Suddenly realising that I’ll arrive in San Francico just before the Eurovision final starts. I wonder if I can organise a stream in time.

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Thu plan, draft, unordered: Sort out audio files; pitch stories to editors; reduce chaos levels; “The 9pm Edict” production; @5at5daily.

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So the International Space Station (ISS) now has a live video feed looking down at Earth, and it’s kinda beautiful. eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/

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Now look, brain, it’s only 0400, so there’s no reason why I should be awake now. Apart from the stress. And the antechinus. Sigh.

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