Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 23rd, 2014

nicolejensen “I paid $50 for a Tinder coach and all I got was this sense of doom.” Oh, dear. bit.ly/1neno9X pic.twitter.com/wibf0h9F4U

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troyhunt “Because we don’t trust email, we’ll encrypt everything in a zip file then send you a separate email to the same address with the password”

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Some of us are capable of writing mind-numbingly stupid op-eds without needing Senator Lambie. Some of us are professionals, you know.

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@johnb78 There’s nothing wrong with that. Trillions of people use it every day.

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RT @NewtonMark: Umm. That doesn’t look amazingly right. pic.twitter.com/DOSQ5UeKF4 [All those negative deleted files will fill your hard drive.]

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@johnb78 “Utterly” and “100%”, eh? That’s very wrong indeed. Strange piece, which is why I pointed to it.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je ne sais pas ce que vous demandez, je dirai que la réponse est «Oui».

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So @CatchOfTheDay didn’t report that data breach to AFP, even though they told customers they did, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/catch-of-th…

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lukelewis The Queen tests positive for morphine, according to BBC news ticker pic.twitter.com/REv9cwnZhn

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Tout est parfait* dans tous les sens. Et vous?

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@henaredegan @jamezpolley It’s a straightforward briefing note. Reinforces my impression that AMSA took a narrow bureaucratic view of OSB.

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RT @NewtonMark: How many tons of CO2 are released when a Boeing 777 burns? [Fuelled or unfuelled? African or European?]

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5at5daily 5at5 number 81: Robot carers, Apollo 11 videos and photos, Aboriginal news bulletins and exploring public bathrooms. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Thank you for the shout-out, @liquidmatrix @myrcurial @gattaca. I’m from South Australia, never a prison, just a property development scam.

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@henaredegan @jamezpolley Excellent. Now we await the document(s) in question.

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@swearyanthony @R_Chirgwin Well yes, going to a third-party copy is just lazy and rude, but the fair dealing provisions aren’t about rude.

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@swearyanthony @R_Chirgwin Fair dealing for the purposes of reporting the news. Cope, little fluffy one.

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@jeamland Are we talking about a zip code based pearl necklace situation?

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Bravo to @mjec for getting more than $10k to fight for the release of the Senate vote counting code. pozible.com/project/183015…

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Well that was a productive morning, despite the best efforts of my computer. Did I just jinx the afternoon?

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Wed plan: Various client website maintenance tasks; plan next week’s work; review SEKRIT TV scripts; @5at5daily; early night.

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@kathoc @mjec Yeah there’s a key point you’re missing. As I say for the third time, happy to discuss later elsewhere. I’m off for now.

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@kathoc @mjec I’m not saying *I* need to see it. I’m saying it should be open for any citizen to see if they wish. No need to personalise.

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@kathoc @mjec I find the “ego” line applies more to the other side. “We have got it right, trust us.” Egoless programmers work in the open.

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@kathoc @mjec The issue in a nutshell then: How do we know that EasyCount correctly implements the vote-counting method?

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@kathoc @mjec That’s a different issue, I think. As I say, happy to discuss elsewhere later.

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@kathoc Hmmm. I think you are misunderstanding the relationship between law, algorithm and program code. Happy to discuss elsewhere later.

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@kathoc @mjec The whole point is that code may or may not implement the rules correctly. That’s the question. Not what the system is.

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@kathoc @mjec A Drury figure already knows how the votes are meant to be counted. We all do. That method is public knowledge.

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@kathoc @mjec But that’s about the algorithm, that the the rules of the count, not about the code that implements that algorithm.

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@kathoc How does observing the count change the result?

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@kathoc @mjec Can you explain how the vote could be manipulated? If the code implements the algorithm correctly, it’s just following rules.

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@kathoc I’d have thought that in a transparent democracy the ability to inspect how the votes are counted is fundamental, but…

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@kathoc @GordyPls @sylmobile @mjec So what’s the question that it doesn’t answer, exactly? Why the code should be released? Something else?

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RT @thewetmale: Wut RT @egadheg: Wow, the future is here. i.imgur.com/qmPKJHh.gif [Now THIS is technology!]

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It’d be great if @mjec got the remaining $1800-odd for a barrister to fight to release the Senate vote-counting code. pozible.com/project/183015…

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Here’s @BernardKeane’s “What’s the AEC got to hide?” from 7 July. crikey.com.au/2014/07/07/wha…

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@llament I’m not sure. That hasn’t been clear from what I’ve read, though I haven’t read every document there is.

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As I wrote last week, “Government’s [Senate] voting source code secrecy is dumb and dangerous” zdnet.com/governments-vo…

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Want the Senate voting code released? Just 4 hours left to help fund the legal campaign in the AAT. pozible.com/project/183015…

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chrisberg FACTCHECK who are the goodies and baddies

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Wow, Gary Sanchez Productions is truly the home of quality* entertainment, isn’t it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Sanc…

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RT @TV_Rev: Holy crap - Gary Sanchez productions is reviving Manimal. deadline.com/2014/07/manima… [This is why we can’t have nice things.]

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Resent all the things.

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In which @expectproblems and @EPAwater and Kim Kardashian and… oh… whatever, here’s the lijezebel.com/even-the-epa-c…Ky8e

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vickyharp Dammit, Skype, when I copy a) and b) from a technical spec I don’t mean to send an angel face and a beer emoticon

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@semibogan And also for customer service, at least from Kenya and Tanzania, since English is so prominent.

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@semibogan The practical investment I saw was from China and India. The US had their massive fortified post-terrorism embassy Dar es Salaam.

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@semibogan And Microsoft has to deal with the sunk cost fallacy when looking at those massive but shrinking Windows license margins.

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@jtwyman There’s a huge amount of value in that brand “Nokia” too, and buying manufacturing clue is quicker than building it.

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@semibogan Yep, the railway through central Tanzania to the copper mines in the west had brand new Chinese-made locomotives.

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@semibogan I’d like to go back and see how it’s changed in five years. The East Africa fibre went live a couple months after I was there.

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@semibogan I could see that as a modern middle class emerges in East Africa they’re going for the status symbols. Smartphone is a key one.

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@semibogan Perhaps. Certainly Microsoft still wants to be all things to all people. Is that still a good strategy, I wonder?

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@semibogan Mind you, that was based on 10 days in Tanzania five years ago, so obviously I’m an expert in African affairs at every level.

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@semibogan African middle classes buy Nokia (and now Samsung etc). The workers and rural folk get Huawei etc. I saw a clear class division.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Ils ne sont pas les dinosaures je pensais, mais probablement oui.

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That raises a question in my mind. Did Microsoft pay too much for Nokia? Or is that just the necessary pain of long-overdue restructuring?

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I wonder how many “analysts” will screech about that poor margin without noting that Microsoft wrote off a lot of intangible assets there.

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“Phone Hardware revenue $1.99B. Cost of revenue $1.93B inc amortization intangible assets, impact of rationalization of device portfolio.”

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“Non-Lumia phone volumes performed in line with the market for this category of devices.”

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“Low price point devices drove a majority of the Lumia Smartphone volumes.”

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“We sold 5.8 million Lumia Smartphones, and 30.3 million non-Lumia phones following the completion of the NDS acquisition.”

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RT @paulwallbank: Interesting looking at the gross margins of Microsoft’s different product lines. microsoft.com/investor/Earni… [Very indeed.]

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Why does business news always cite fund managers’ views on share prices? Surely they all have conflicts of interest, one way or another?

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That said, it’s early days in Microsoft’s very late go at a strategy. Will it be bold enough a change, or too little too late? Unsure.

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“Microsoft Profit Misses Estimates on Weak Demand”, reports @BW, though it’s early days in their new strategy. businessweek.com/news/2014-07-2…

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sylmobile “But the reality is I was talking with Kim and Dave on Heart FM, not Sarah Ferguson on the ABC.” - Jacqui Lambie m.thenewdaily.com.au/news/2014/07/2…

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congressedits Diana, Princess of Wales Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?di…

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Wed plan, draft: Various client website maintenance tasks; plan next week’s work; review SEKRIT TV scripts; @5at5daily; early night.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. C’est le calme avant la tempête. Les dinosaures se plaignent. Ils savent. Et vous?

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Remembering today the Gimli Glider (C-GAUN), converting altitude to speed since 23 July 1983. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Gli…

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Happy birthday to the European Coal and Steel Community, formed 23 July 1952. Peace, harmony etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_…

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Wednesday. The world is united in peace and harmony. No, just kidding. Wednesday.

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