Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 28th, 2014

RT @lukehopewell: @stilgherrian Hard mode: sherbet and pop rocks. [Now that’s quality thinking there, Sir.]

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Thinking back to that earlier RT, if you shoved a meringue swan up your arse it’d just dissolve. You want a sherbet swan, for the fizz.

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@SnarkyPlatypus This is a fairly lame kind of “made it”.

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fristle I worry that a generation of programmers taught to monetize their users’ contact lists are now writing software to evade oppressive regimes.

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RT @HappySinger: @stilgherrian And frightened? [No, I’m not easily frightened, I don’t think. This is not a challenge.]

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Gawd, my ASIC is “hilarious and frightening” comment is now in Top Stories on the ABC app. I’m easily amused. abc.net.au/news/5701734

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Leaked paper reveals Australia’s obsessive metadata secrecy” zdnet.com/leaked-paper-r…

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Bristol 7, suddenly, for some reason.

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@semibogan Indeed. An excellent piece of work.

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Listening to BBC Radio 4’s “Wars, Lies and Audiotape”, on LBJ’s escalation in the Vietnam War. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @michaelneale London place names have been dead to me since the Great Fire and the destruction of Cuntgrope Lane.

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I have no idea what that last retweet means, but I understand the desire.

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Pete_Allison YOU CAN SHOVE YOUR MERINGUE SWAN UP YOUR ARSE, DIANA.

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BernardKeane According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there have been zero deaths from rat bites since 2003

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SimonGCooper In Boots. Oh the agony of choice. pic.twitter.com/aO2g7TNrtY

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I see that @jonoabroad has captured the essence of the campaign, but not in a way that fits well with services’ terms and conditions.

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RT @elronxenu: @stilgherrian The second conning. [I might save that one for Easter. Bound to win friends that way.]

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Me at @crikey_news: “Govt modelling says NBN is just fine — as long as you don’t want to use the internet much”crikey.com.au/2014/08/28/gov…U [$]

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Thinking of name for my September subscriber / crowdfunding push. Begtember? Scroungetember?

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@bengrubb I’ve no idea about the intermediate timelines, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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@will_ock “It” could’ve been an easier sell, is obviously what I meant. I’d be a hard sell in any market.

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@will_ock I suppose this is my entire point. It’s the secrecy and evasion that’s driven public suspicion. I could’ve been a far easier sell.

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@bengrubb Indeed. I’m assuming that in subsequent discussions the cost was understood and the idea dropped. [Shrugs.] “Discussion paper.”

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@will_ock Thanks. And yet that paragraph is just a simple and, in my opinion, utterly uncontroversial explanation. [Shrugs.]

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@nidhalaigh Indeed. Can’t risk this “premature and unnecessary debate”.

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The PDF attached to that story is highlighted to show where all the redactions were when what remained was released under FOI in 2010.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Leaked paper reveals Australia’s obsessive metadata secrecy” zdnet.com/leaked-paper-r…

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“AFP accidentally lets sensitive metadata go public”, reports @zdnetaustralia zdnet.com/afp-accidental…

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I AM NOT A PRIMA DONNA.

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Well that was fun. Tedious, but fun. Like sex, really.

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@pricj004 Thanks. And that’s a handy chart.

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OK, back to the writing thang.

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@maxious Bother. Not a lot I can do about that. I’ll leave it in @crikey_news’ capable hands.

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Winning at l’esprit de l’escalier. I hate pre-lunchtime deadlines.

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I have opined on the NBN modelling at @crikey_news, and invented the term IoETtNFttPbtLaW. crikey.com.au/2014/08/28/gov… [$, free trial]

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Hey NBN fans, we have a video “explaining” the cost benefit analysis. Rock on. youtube.com/watch?v=f7LMC8…

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“ASIO chief unfussed by data-retention bypasses”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/asio-chief-unf…

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“Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it’s mass-media business models that are ailing”, writes@mathewiigigaom.com/2014/08/26/jou…N

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firstdogonmoon I am making up names of bars to go to in melbourne and my editor is googling them and discovering they are not real.

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AlcatelLucentAU Here’s a fully-integrated FTTN cabinet. Deployed, active and getting cosy with a ute in Woy Woy, NSW. pic.twitter.com/zl8YAVYpvH

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alivingiano two of these people are tired of having this conversation pic.twitter.com/OOzZLsSZJp

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In which I describe ASIC as “both hilarious and frightening”. abc.net.au/news/2014-08-2…

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@Cuff_S Not very famous, that’s just a rewrite of a story from last night’s @amworldtodaypm. I do a few radio spots most weeks.

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NewtonMark Alan Joyce comes out swinging, blames massive losses on piracy, demands tougher copyright laws.

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edzitron Just had an uber driver make me get in the front of his car because he didn’t have the permit to stop off at SFO. $16bn company right here

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dobes Tone to resurrect TAA, Team Australia Air

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @crikey_news; write for @zdnetaustralia; @5at5daily; plan the next three weeks; quiet evening, because pain.

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CaptainAwwsum @drunkenpredator One comes with a warranty. The other catches fire on the runway…

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drunkenpredator If the F-35 were a wristwatch, it’d be a glittering, $689 piece of status-symbol junk. OH HEY LOOK, IT ACTUALLY IS. amazon.com/Luminox-9382-Q…

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bgpmon Large country wide outage affects Time Warner network.
Outages for ~3000 US prefixes between 09:30 and 10:52 UTC pic.twitter.com/qHxFLSw9EI

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@thegrugq @PeteLawler I’m glad you understand the social equity issues involved here. Those suburban police have a busy job you know.

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nigelcameron Perfection. A classic. RT @maxwellstrachan: jamie dimon really giving his new twitter account a nice personal touch pic.twitter.com/npuGyOnhMp

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I think @thegrugq would enjoy this tale of excellent* OPSEC. police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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RT @bigrb: @stilgherrian not criminal masterminds then? [It would seem not.]

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Police approach car in no-stop zone, “20yo man in front passenger’s seat chopping cannabis on a P-plate on his lap.” police.nsw.gov.au/news/media_rel…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Mon subconscient est l’incarnation même de la sagesse.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je gagne la clarté à travers les rêves. Et les canards. Et vous?

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fanfiction_txt Another thing to do is read the Bible (just in case there’s a discussion or an argument and you need a few quotes) and maybe TV Tropes

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Now, where are my pants?

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There’s a moral in that for all of us.

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“Quack,” they all say to Mr Rabbit. “Quack quack quack.” Then Peta Credlin takes a pump-action shotgun and kills the lot.

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“Good morning, Mr Rabbit,” Pyne says, “I bring you your Duck Cabinet.” “Excellent,” says Mr Rabbit, “We are now completely ducked.”

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Imagining Christopher Pyne as King of all the Ducks, leading them down Commonwealth Avenue as proud as Punch in a chorus of quacks.

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Weird dream. Someone had made Christopher Pyne a government minister. I mean, like that could happen. Oh, and a duck as well. So a duo.

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Thursday. There is news of an improvement. There is no announcement of the eight new miseries, but you’ll find out soon enough. Thursday.

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