Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 6th, 2014

RT @mpesce: is there a feed of valid URLs? asking for a chrome-app-writing friend who might look suspiciously like me [Ask Soapy.]

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“George Brandis in ‘car crash’ interview over controversial data retention regime”, writes @bengrubb smh.com.au/digital-life/d…

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@AttardMon @e_kaspersky Ah yes. I haven’t had a chance to dig into those reports yet, but there certainly seems to be some “fun” happening.

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And yes, I did say I was giving up metadata for the day, but I got a phone call, and one thing led to another…

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I say, this television interview with A-G Soapy the Ankle QC is a marvel, isn’t it. skynews.com.au/video/program_…

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I’m about to get off the train for Team Australia.

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mattjpwns If meta is the new cyber, I’m filing a patent on metasex.

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I think I’ve had enough metadata for one day.

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jamesharveytm Someone took a candid photo of a fight in Ukranian Parliament that is as well-composed as the best renaissance art pic.twitter.com/BBhw6rdT3l

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@w_tjw @Sniper_2009 Then I respect your point of view. Close friends have served. But my criticism is of the politicians, not practitioners.

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@Sniper_2009 @w_tjw You might return the favour by explaining your own “background”.

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@Sniper_2009 @w_tjw You could try following the links. I’m not going to retype my life story.

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@Sniper_2009 @w_tjw Ah, that old chestnut. My views on the intelligence community are perhaps more nuanced than you imagine.

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@Sniper_2009 @w_tjw As I said last night, if there’s really a “national security” threat, tell us and explain how we can all help.

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@Sniper_2009 @w_tjw Sure. And in a democracy they’re not the only views that get considered. I’m kinda over this “secret threat” bullshit.

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@jplonie So far, but let’s not get too carried away. It worked for a week last time too.

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The man on the train is now reading his email. And he has a beard.

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MT @PSyvret: “Meta” is an anagram of “team”, as in That’s all you need to know.

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@Scringler2 @KellyODonnell11 No, a flounder knows which side is up. The side with the eyes.

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There is a man on the train reading @smh on his iPad. I have recorded this fact in case he is a jihadi returning from Syria.

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“Metadata: What we know and who wants it”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/metadata-wh…

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Crossing the Nepean, just after sunset, with smoke haze from the burnoffs instagram.com/p/rWRj26iFn1/

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jonkudelka I imagine a cabinet discussion about metadata would be very similar to helping your parents set up their new modem over the phone.

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5at5daily 5at5 number 84: Afghanistan, execution scenes, groupthink, The Hollowmen, and “I’ve got nothing to hide” debunked. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Hangin’ Tough with Team Australia.

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I get the impression the government doesn’t actually know what the plan is, and rushed out the “terrorism is bad” presser to look tough.

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Seriously, Dear Government, stop trying to polliesplain metadata with daft metaphors and tell us in concrete terms what the plan is.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: In my mind, replacing one clumsy metaphor for “metadata” with another doesn’t count as “explaining” anything. [Indeed.]

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If someone spots a coherent explanation of data retention from the government, please let me know. I’ll plug it too of course.

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“You want my metadata, George Brandis? Get a warrant”, writes @GordyPls theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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“Govt dumps discrimination law change for NSA-style snooping”, writes Central Queensland News and causality theory. cqnews.com.au/news/Abbott-Go…

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“Metadata: telcos confused by conflicting messages from Abbott government”, writes @lenoretaylor theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

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“Coalition government ‘chaotic’ in ‘poorly managed’ data retention plans”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/au/coalition-g…

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Sniffy sniffy woof woof at Central station, currently near the kiosk and gates inside the intercity platforms.

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@jmacmullin @BernardKeane If you scroll back through my feed you’ll see a link to the 2012 one-page thing tabled in Estimates.

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@jmacmullin @BernardKeane That’s the problem. No-one has seen a coherent description, and there’s been multiple ISP discussion papers.

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JennaGuillaume Alright who did this twitter.com/MieFreed0m

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bencjenkins jesus could everyone just stop silencing Andrew Bolt for one freaking second yikes

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Me at @crikey_news: “Metadata and content: a distinction without difference” crikey.com.au/2014/08/06/met… [$, free trial]

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SuperCroup These are the major arguments for mandatory data retention:
1. It’s useless so you needn’t worry
2. It’s vital we save all this useless data

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@sroc Yep. Federal Court ain’t cheap to run. Our taxes pay for those arsehats to pfaff around for two years.

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@hughstephens I’ve been rushing around and haven’t read it in detail. Looks fun.

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Also, if I were Justice Bennett I’d be much better dressed.

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If I were Justice Bennett, I’d be researching whether there’s some residual legal power to have everyone involved beheaded.

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Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop their patent suits outside the US. I assume they’ll refund the government for the trial costs?

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@TheFailedProjek Hmmm… I went there once, and was unimpressed. But that was five years ago, so I’ll give them another go.

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@jplonie That’s the one in the Hunter Connection arcade?

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Shit. I forgot to incorporate last night’s ranty tweets into today’s @crikey_news piece. I guess I just don’t get Twitter.

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@zackwhittaker @darakerr @Seamless @alex @JoannaStern @SubtweetCat Wow. Second only to a cat. That’s special. First pint is on me, Zack.

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nswpolice Polair 1 getting the all clear from a seal at Seal Rocks. Police had concerns for welfare, but it was in good health. pic.twitter.com/h7wej2dlts

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Is that place called Laksa Laksa on Pitt Street any good?

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Keep selling that snake oil, girl.

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Laughing like a drain.

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Story filed for @crikey_news. That took too long. Mostly because I answered the phone a few times. Bah.

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Transcript of Tony Abbott’s interview on @amworldtodaypm this morning. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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“‘I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy”, by @DanielSolove, GWU Law School papers.ssrn.com/soL3/papers.cf… HT @LiamPomfret

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Wed plan: Write for @crikey_news; errands & haircut; 1500 meeting, CBD; train to Katoomba; research en route; shopping; return to @bunjaree.

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Here’s AGD’s hilarious “definition” of metadata that @SenatorLudlam extracted in Estimates in 2012. scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/sites/default/… (PDF)

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@expectproblems You say that like it’s a bad thing. WHERE IS MY TEAM RABBIT NATIONAL SECURITY ONESIE?

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TEEEEEEEEEEEAM… RABBIT!

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TEAM RABBIT! TEAM RABBIT! TEAM RABBIT! TEAM RABBIT! TEAM RABBIT!

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When will the Team Rabbit National Security onesies be available for purchase?

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A “$630 million boost to national security agencies” to combat a few dozen wannabe jihadis. Yeah, Australia, that adds up.

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RT @alexkidman: Mobile phones help Australia’s homeless survive
fatducktech.com/news/mobile-ph… [The batteries can keep you warm in winter…]

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“How groupthink gets reality backward”, from David McRaney of @notsmartblog boingboing.net/2014/08/05/how…

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shanselman The guy behind me at Subway is watching videos like “So you think Satanism is for you?” on his phone WITHOUT HEADPHONES. #666

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Sydney, ten minutes before sunrise instagram.com/p/rVIoiZCFn3/

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joshgans iPhone 6 being announced September 9th. Let the iPhone 7 speculation begin.

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@TristanRayner I’d rather build a better mouse. Or a rat. Happy Wednesday.

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Wed plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; haircut; 1500 meeting, CBD; train to Wentworth Falls, research en route; quiet evening.

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I am thrilled to be part of Team Australia.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis fâché d’avoir été réveillé tôt que prévu par les fesses ivres chapeaux. Et vous?

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It’s a big happy birthday to the electric chair, first bringing joy and rehabilitation on 6 August 1890.

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Wednesday. The mice are gnawing the back of your neck as you sleep. It is an improvement over… something you will never know. Wednesday.

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