Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 20th, 2014

@mercury_media My brain is too dead at this hour to go down that particular rabbit hole.

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@mercury_media Yep, as far as I can tell, an affiliate is pretty much the same as an employee except they don’t get APS staff entitlements.

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kstowellaus Journalists at the crash site: @maxseddon (Buzzfeed), @PaulSonne (WSJ) @shaunwalker7 (Guardian) @PhilWilliamsABC (ABC Australia)

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InfosecFlanders I’ve done everything Best Practice says! Even the stuff that contradicts the other stuff!

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@troyhunt Or, the other way would be to pay Twitter money, I guess? [Shrugs.] Extracting tweets is seen as against their terms.

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@troyhunt But you need to request an archive from Twitter, so if you’re not that account you’re screwed.

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@troyhunt Use Tweet Nest. pongsocket.com/tweetnest/ All tweets, now and future, into a database.

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ReliveApollo11 Starting 9th revolution around the Moon; still in rest period.

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@nancycato1 Please forgive my lack of mirth right now. I’m still climbing down from work mode, deep in tricky legislation.

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That amends the ASIO Act 1979, so here’s that for reference. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c… I can give vague pointers to relevant sections of both.

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Background: I’m going through National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, mostly Schedule 2. parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/searc…

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OK, I am now officially out of mental energy for this. I’ll finishing writing in the morning, though observations are welcome.

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@mercury_media That, yes. It makes sense to me to provide immunity from Crimes Act cybercrimes to anyone lawfully “helping” ASIO.

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@mercury_media … though seconded people can literally come from anywhere at the D-G’s discretion, it seems.

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@mercury_media No, individuals contracted or seconded, not whole agencies, as I read the new s85 and s87 in the Bill…

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@jpwarren Here are the relevant new definitions in the Bill. pic.twitter.com/mdlhDgrtiG

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@jpwarren It wouldn’t make a difference under the Act, I think. Listening, observing, tracking. They’re the categories of surveillance.

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@nancycato1 @zdnetaustralia Thank you, but no. I’ve just eaten. Rain check?

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@jpwarren In the context of the placement of a surveillance device under a specific warrant, I’m fine with “replace” being there.

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@nancycato1 @zdnetaustralia Shoosh you! :P No, this is worse than usual, but I think that’s because I’m sick and grumpy.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, @dobes is pissing off to NZ and @joshgnosis works hard enough without me sending him half-finished rants.

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This thing I am writing for @zdnetaustralia is getting stupidly long and snarky.

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@mikko So did you spend your 1,79€?

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mikko Turns out, there is an app to do [DEGAUSS] on an iPhone. Cc: @philrandal pic.twitter.com/dP5ImmsATh

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@joshgnosis There also appears to be a glorious troll going down. They Want To Believe.

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Hello, electricity.

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Goodbye, electricity.

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@thomasking No resources convenient (I’m writing something else now) but scroll back through @joshgnosis and my tweets for screenshots.

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@BrigadierSlog @joshgnosis The supposed “political” tweets may not be what’s being paid for, though. They’re more likely incidental chaff.

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Russia in Russian-built missile supplied to Russian allies by Russia shock.

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@joshgnosis And the less they know about how spam works, the more they’re hyped up about it.

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RT @sylmobile: From 2017, all draft federal legislation will be released as python, c# and javascript libraries. [Finally! No wait.]

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I should be paid danger money for reading this shit.

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“object: (a) a vehicle, aircraft, vessel or other means of transportation; or (b) clothing or any other thing worn; or (c) any other thing.”

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“Insert:
maintain, in relation to a surveillance device, includes adjust, improve, relocate, repair, service and replace the device.”

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“5 Section 22
Insert:
device includes instrument, apparatus and equipment.”

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When reviewing draft legislation, it is important to remember that section 25(4)(a) is not section 25A(4).

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“Trust me, I’ve compressed it into a .rar file.”

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In which @thegrugq links to a site containing links to .rar files that purport to be a game that relates to a topical news item. NO I WON’T.

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I’m not scrolling back. The signal to arsehat ratio seems way too low today, and I’m feeling crap enough as it is.

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Unexpected nap was unexpected and annoying.

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Campbell Newman is on fire?

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chrisbrownie Goodness me, eTax gets worse every year. pic.twitter.com/Js4kGiQG3s

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RT @terencehuynh: Yd sells a “Cyber Jacket”… yep. yd.com.au/CYBER-JACKET.a… [Of course they do. ]

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franksting If only Miss Universe contests were still popular, World Peace might seem like an attainable goal.

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MT @ewe2: There’s almost 50,000 anagrams for Christopher Pyne. 163 with Pony in them. [God’s world is bountiful indeed!]

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RT @ewe2: @stilgherrian A Robed Snigger [Oh this is the best I’ve seen so far!]

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Well since you’re in the mood for wordplay, maybe you can sort through these anagrams of “George Brandis” for me. wordsmith.org/anagram/anagra…

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Oh dear God, that’s set them off.

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We need a word for when “arsehat” isn’t sufficient to convey the sheer stupidity. I may start using “arsesombrero”.

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@oldozgeek @joshgnosis Who said it was “right”? Maybe cut down on the hallucinogens.

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@Thetribalmind @Colvinius @JennaPrice @mmechomski I don’t “consume” art galleries etc. Stop talking like this.

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Oh well played, Google. Or rather, “A lewd leggy loophole!” pic.twitter.com/r9zPNH7PG7

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Thankfully the Australian government’s plan to close down the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has been reversed.

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Reading through this stuff is a reminder of how vital the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security is as an individual human being.

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Please send whiskey.

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Things needed to understand that #: Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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Helpful, but perhaps not essential at this stage: Intelligence Services (Consequential Provisions) Act 2001. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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Things needed to understand that #2: Intelligence Services Act 2001. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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Things needed to understand that #1: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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NewtonMark Tone’s going to accidentally declare war on Russia, isn’t he.

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Permalink for “National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014” parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/searc…

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Muting all the words.

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Mind you, @haruki_zaemon, we can’t be far off having dial-a-voice. Things read in the voice of anyone we choose.

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MT @haruki_zaemon: product idea: Audible.com version of Hansard read aloud by Gerard Henderson. [No. Kill yourself.]

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Now I’ll spend the rest of the morning reading the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1), so that’ll improve my mood.

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Thank God I have the names of those TV programs muted. The fucktard political opinions I do see are moronic enough.

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@scottcarson1957 Ah yes, the great man had a fine understanding of the sausage-making of politics. That’ll be worked into a script.

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Then both Coalition and Labor whine about PUP and the other one not doing things like they do things. YES THAT IS THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT.

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Mind you, Labor hasn’t even gotten around to choosing a leader yet, so I guess it’s Bipartisan Leadership Arsehattery (BLA) all round.

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What I don’t understand, if all the Coalition wants as “leader” is a cartoon parrot, is why they didn’t pick one with decent media delivery.

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Except every now and then there’s a question that doesn’t quite match, and his right eye starts twitching as the other algorithm kicks in.

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There’s no connection with objective reality. It’s rote memory. Hear the question, choose “Boats” or “Labor” or “Carbon tax”.

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It’s as if Abbott is kept is limbo between interviews, shown a series of flash cards with canned answers, and rolled in front of the camera.

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I think I might have to start watching interviews with Abbott again because they’re just so fucking funny. It’s like a parallel universe.

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So that’d be the same Abbott with the same high degree of confidence that MH370 was right where we were looking and about to be found.

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RT @joeobrien24: Abbott: We have very high degree of confidence (that Russian backed separatists brought down MH17).

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Abbott lecturing people on blame-shifting when his excuse for every failure to keep his word is to blame Labor? That’s a bit rich too.

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Abbott lecturing people on decency and humanity while 153 people sit in windowless cells on a prison ship, fate unknown? That’s a bit rich.

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And… there goes my graphics again. Yes, that is wrapping around. instagram.com/p/qppu-8CFos/

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@joshgnosis @Hippopeteamus If you search on almost any topic, you’ll find a few spambots have cloned the tweets in this way.

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@joshgnosis @Hippopeteamus Spambots tweet random, copied tweets to look “normal”, masking the “real” spam when it’s eventually run.

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@Hippopeteamus @joshgnosis Well I for one would never suggest flogging the ABC. Too many of them would enjoy it.

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I am so goddam sick of @joshgnosis bringing all these facts into the discussion.

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joshgnosis The conspiracy about Liberal spambots doesn’t stack up when you realise spam accounts tweet pro-Labor things, too. pic.twitter.com/HLCRpde5zo

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So next week, @RNSundayExtra, can we have, say, a Turkish guest worker from a BMW factory similarly generalising about “The Germans”?

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Ah. An “arty” person generalising about nations based on their experiences in urban middle-class cultural industries. Bravo, @RNSundayExtra!

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It’s good* that @RNSundayExtra is presenting a vastly generalised feelpinion about “The Germans”. What are this man’s qualifications again?

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In which @benschneiders reports how Kevin Rudd tried to rewrite history. theage.com.au/national/kevin…

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That is the one time I’ve retweeted one of those pathetic “remove one letter” arsehat games because obviously.

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TheBloggess All the band names on this trend are modern. No one else is going to say “The Cunt Basie Orchestra”? Feeling old.

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If only there were some way Australia could tie carbon pricing to 100m freestyle times, it’d get millions in funding then.

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MT @WSJ: Australia world’s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws on.wsj.com/1la5L6c pic.twitter.com/vRvcJiV8x1 [Yay! We win again!]

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Of course I am a complete expert in both those weapons because I spent almost the whole half of a morning at that shooting range.

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I don’t even know how to use an AR-15. Just the M-4 and the FN SCAR-H. Still, I suppose the principles are broadly the same.

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Last night I dreamed I was watching a basketball game but excused myself to get an AR-15 from my locker, so I dunno what that was about.

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SavedYouAClick 65. RT @Slate: This voter guessed how old Elizabeth Warren is. The answer may surprise you:

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But none of that will happen unless you, personally, pore over every photograph of strangers’ misery you can find.

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And if you screech really loudly at Eastern Europe, a ruined aircraft will reassemble itself and everyone will be OK. Fuckin’ screech, OK?

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I reckon this whole Middle East thing could be solved if you all just screech hyperbole at each other some more. That should work.

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Sun plan, draft: Stop the nausea; do that writing that I didn’t do yesterday; do that reading that I didn’t do yesterday; destroy the Earth.

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DesiJedeikin In your face, Larry pic.twitter.com/I0l2y0vAKv

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How to attend a US hacker conference when US authorities won’t let you into the country. i.imgur.com/btCMC9a.jpg HT @BiellaColeman

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So here’s what the US government recorded about one citizen’s air travel. It’s a lot. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…

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@GordyPls @leslienassar Keep going, Sunshine, the first delivery is in 3 to 5 days.

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Hey everyone, forget going to Mars! We’ve got everything under control right here on Earth! citytp.com HT @leslienassar

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@leslienassar Thank you, that is the bestest thing I have seen in my entire life, and I watched the Moon landing.

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Sunday. God created a universe of 200 billion galaxies, but imprisoned you on a rock that’s putrid with your own filth. Hilarious. Sunday.

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