Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 22nd, 2014

Right. I’d better go away before they send the van.

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May you find a factoid to put into your PowerPoint deck to demonstrate your awareness of the impact of technology on indigenous peoples.

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So I mention Aboriginal language news bulletins, no retweets. Say that the story has stuff on smartphone usage, and off it goes. You turds.

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@ApostrophePong This is all a bit too happy* for me. I’m exhausted. I have two days of teaching Thu-Fri too. Weird world.

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@ApostrophePong Well, we’ve learned to do it a bit more subtly.

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@ApostrophePong Genocide is always such a rich source of comedy. :/

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chrisberg minor jacqui lambie outrage comforts australians

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@ApostrophePong Yeah, well, that’s basically what happened. I’ve been reading about the early colonial history lately.

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@ApostrophePong No, there’s no unified Aboriginal language, and no unified trade language like Bahasa or Pidgin. We just killed ‘em all.

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@ApostrophePong Yep, it’s explained in the story. Warlpiri (common around Alice Springs) and Yolngu (common in Arnhem Land etc).

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That story about Aboriginal news contains fantastic observations about linguistics and smartphone use. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@ApostrophePong Here you go. Today’s news in Warlpiri and Yolngu. abc.net.au/news/indigenou…

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@ApostrophePong It’s fascinating listening to it, because there are so many English loan words being used. I’ll try to find a link for more.

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PityTheLandlord “Most criminals live in private rented property and also terrorists do.”

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@smperris That’s the biggest section of all.

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Why are people getting worked up over a political leader speaking to a section of the electorate? Oh. ‘Cos it’s not THEIR section. Arsehats.

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@thegrugq @semibogan I know this place in Thaitown in Sydney where they’ll print up pretty much any certification you want.

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@ndrewreid When I look at the list of recent pieces, there’s certainly some regular themes emerging. zdnet.com/blog/the-full-…

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@ndrewreid Again, thanks. My brief for that column is basically decoding bullshit and spin, and sometimes that means reading legislation.

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@dakami @thegrugq You are most kind, Sir. [Bows.] Love your work.

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@dannolan You expect me to believe there’s truth in a PHP file? Arsehat.

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@dakami @thegrugq I’m reliably informed that even the brief wars are also annoying. :) But you’re killing our deep cynicism. I am sulking.

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Actually, @dannolan, 66 million Thais. But some of them are young and haven’t formed a clear opinion.

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Buddhists don’t eat garlic, @dannolan? 44 million Thais beg to differ.

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@semibogan @thegrugq Verified as secure, or verified as cyber?

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@semibogan @zdnetaustralia I suppose I could do “10 High-Tech Ways to Kill Yourself”, but that’s more a @CNETAustralia story.

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@thegrugq @semibogan You might think that. I couldn’t possibly comment.

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“The first ABC news bulletins in Aboriginal languages” abc.net.au/radionational/… Ping @ApostrophePong, who will want to listen.

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RT @michaelneale: “all we are tweeting, is give cyberpeace a chance” [Yay!]

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CYBERPEACE IN OUR TIME.

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@semibogan @zdnetaustralia Yeah, and my friends in the health sectors would complain that it’d be irresponsible. Which it is.

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@WP_DownUnder I’m honestly wondering why I bothered. I watched promo videos, and then I got home after midnight and caught a cold.

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monkeytypist A woman with no media training got bullied into saying dumb things by leering radio hosts. That should be the story IMO.

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@WP_DownUnder Here’s my review: The new one is better than the old one, and comes in different colours. The specs are as advertised. Yawn.

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@WP_DownUnder No. I haven’t even used it yet. I’ve had actual work to do.

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“There is a new thing to buy,” the alleged “technology” journalists write, listing features but not writing about actual technology.

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Mind you, most-read story on @zdnetaustralia for weeks and weeks? “26 ways to improve your iPhone’s battery life.” Kill yourselves, people.

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“Company X has announced product or service Y,” gushes the CEO. “It has features.” Fuck ‘em. Make them buy adverts, you twats.

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I’m always amused to see the press releases in my inbox each day, followed by the resulting “news” stories pimped on Twitter an hour later.

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More than half of tech/innovation stories in the study had no significant journalism work done on them. crikey.com.au/wp-content/upl… (PDF)

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Remember the @crikey_news/@UTSACIJ study that showed tech journalism is the worst for being PR regurgitation? crikey.com.au/wp-content/upl… (PDF)

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Most of said tech company CEOs, like most of most kinds of people, are just arsehats parroting some self-serving prepared message.

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It really is embarrassing how the words of tech company CEOs are treated as some sort of divine revelation by the typists of the tech media.

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evcricket Does anyone have a graph of Freedom vs Time?

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“We must end cyber warfare: RSA’s Arthur Coviello.” Because you keep getting pwned and it’s annoying? computerworld.com.au/article/550600…

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@jturner_ibrs As long as you address it by become more cynical. No-one wants you swallowing The Messages whole.

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Listening to the @RadioNational Media Report episode “The Australian newspaper turns 50”, which is rather good. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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You people are disgusting.

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I’m constantly intrigued by the way random ambiguous tweets can trigger enormously passionate party-political responses. All is tribal.

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Enjoying a sausage.

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kellyymackenzie What is the most 90s thing that ever existed? Look no further than this: pic.twitter.com/ZUXe5T8nwE

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paulwiggins Or not RT @garethoconnor: Phew, what a scorcher! pic.twitter.com/vDZMiyhev0

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RT @ReliveApollo11 is currently 10,149 miles from the Moon, approaching Earth at 4,659 feet per second. [Feet. Miles. Barleycorn.]

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@RealNickHodge @BernardKeane Just be afraid of everything. It’s quicker. Comprehensive paranoia is a great time-saver.

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RT @deconverter: @stilgherrian @BernardKeane We must find Captain Snooze & bring him to justice! [Yes. Yes, we must.]

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“About three times more Australians have died falling out of bed since 2001 than have died at the hands of terrorists,” wrote @BernardKeane.

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In Germany, mandatory data retention improved the crime clearance rate by a whopping 0.006%. vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/content/view/4… HT @BernardKeane

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@SnarkyPlatypus I’m glad I wasn’t on @DownloadABC that week. @marcfennell has enough trouble as it is.

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Listening to older episodes of @DownloadABC and @karalee explaining the hands-free sperm extraction robot. Uhuh.

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feed_the_chooks I’m too late to warn people off Lambie think pieces. The well-hung horse has bolted

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je vais certainement profiter de la création d’un édit sur ​​le week-end.

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Queen_UK It’s Prince George’s 1st Birthday today. William said not to get him anything expensive, so we’ve bought him Italy.

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TheMediaTweets So Prince George is one today? He’s aged a whole year in just 12 months. Fascinating, do tell us more…

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@NewtonMark @leslienassar @wolfcat “Unfettered”, he said, like the thoughts of a digital libertarian and/or terrorist.

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@NewtonMark @leslienassar @wolfcat Yep, I think a video should be made when it happens.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il n’ya qu’une seule chose que vous devez savoir sur aujourd’hui. smh.com.au/federal-politi… Et vous?

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“Forensic scientist identifies suspicious ‘back doors’ running on every iOS device”, writes @JasonOGrady zdnet.com/forensic-scien…

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5at5daily 5at5 number 80: Nifty bus shelters, helicopter gunships, two kinds of human rights, and a mysterious Siberian crater. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Should you ever need to map Great Circle air routes because disasters, here’s the thing. gcmap.com/mapui?P=BKK-NB… pic.twitter.com/Iztxjso8Pv

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Gibbot5000 Self loathing and regret. RT @crk5: What do people drink their gin with?

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I am a sock puppet.

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Whew. Finally finished putting together those course notes. That’s the big grunty task for today completed.

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@FraknToastr No, the emails to AGD are not from me. They’re from @GordyPls. Please be a little more careful with attributions.

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expectproblems And what did we learn, @EPAwater? pic.twitter.com/V5VjGqy2zK

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EPAwater I’m now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone! itunes.apple.com/app/id860822992

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On that RT just then, clearly there’s no harm in recording email metadata, is there @GordyPls @joshgnosis.

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joshgnosis The Attorney-General’s Department somehow lost an email from @GordyPls on an FOI request about Village Roadshow. bit.ly/1sHZSFf

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@Taco_Lad Thank you. I shall make enquiries.

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Final plug: “Beware the spin behind Australia’s new surveillance laws”, being me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday. zdnet.com/beware-the-spi…

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@xntrik @tinderfessions I’m afraid you have to take responsibility for your own actions.

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maxlavergne ah, first tweet of the day. like taking a spoon & gently cracking the top of the brûlée, except the spoon is garbage & the brûlée is garbage

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@R_Chirgwin @SmurfingBeer … These being 30m+ eucalypts whose roots would be going 30m straight down into clay. They’d not even notice.

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@R_Chirgwin @SmurfingBeer Yes, I’m told that a property owner further down the road is worried about her tree roots being damaged…

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@SmurfingBeer @R_Chirgwin I dunno, I’m happy with our Internet of Trees for now. It works. Maybe Richard has other feelings.

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@SmurfingBeer Ah, thank you. I’ll let @R_Chirgwin know, ‘cos it’s his copper service. It still works, which is amazing.

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@SmurfingBeer Cheers. There’s a rich vein of stuff to talk about this month too. I’m looking forward to recording the rant on Saturday.

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@SmurfingBeer And thanks for your support. Those 5 or 6 days without a computer screwed up my plans more than I thought they would.

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@SmurfingBeer Monthly just for the moment, given the income levels, and there’s a new one coming this weekend. Sorry for no news on that.

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@franksting Still it fits the Coalition’s propaganda narrative that decent middle-class people are constantly being ripped off.

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@franksting I don’t know the case study in question, but leading with a “Let’s investigate those charities” seems a bit, um, uncharitable.

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@SulphurCocky @zdnetaustralia This I couldn’t say. I focused on specific sections of the Act and the Bill. Better get a lawyer, Son.

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Tue plan, draft: Prepare UTS course notes; client website maintenance tasks; plan next week; @5at5daily; quiet night, staying warm.

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tommorris I love JSON. It’s giving people opportunities to recreate the dumbest ideas of the XML era but with curly braces instead of angle brackets.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia yesterday: “Beware the spin behind Australia’s new surveillance laws” zdnet.com/beware-the-spi…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Merci. Je me rythme aujourd’hui. Je suis pas d’humeur à faux urgence.

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@DylanLacey @stripe I should be meeting some of them on Thursday, provided everything goes to plan.

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@TheDanBarrett Ah, that explains why I didn’t make any kind of connection. I know nothing about that movie except that its title exists.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’ai encore mal à la gorge et maintenant je toussais. Je suis très ennuyé. Et vous?

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There’s also three jobs up for @stripe in Australia: account manager, account support, developer relations. stripe.com/jobs#au_develo…

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So @stripe payments has officially launched in Australia. I’ve been using it in beta. Impressed. stripe.com/blog/stripe-in…

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@jeamland Thank you. I saw that photograph of the sign circulating over recent days. My fancy was not tickled.

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Tuesday. Coughing. Tuesday.

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