Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 14th, 2014

What happens when the internet is completely filled with idiots? It’s not a big truck.

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“For obit writers, the whole world is necessarily divided into the dead and the pre-dead. That’s all there is.” theparisreview.org/blog/2014/09/2…

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“The Bartender who Accidentally Saved the World”, by Paul Kan. warontherocks.com/2014/10/the-ba…

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In which @AntonyGreenABC explains Senate voting as a bad sandwich shop. blogs.abc.net.au/antonygreen/20…

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leslienassar Are… are you The Onion? pic.twitter.com/rYlZyNw6vH

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@juhasaarinen @darrenpauli We already know each other quite well enough, thank you.

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And why is Bob Carr even still a thing?

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If the literary world were any more self-referential and up itself it’d be able to lick its own toes without taking off its shoes.

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Oh who cares what Peter Carey thinks.

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@darrenpauli Alas no, I shan’t be coming to AISA. Your puny civilisation is safe… for now.

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RT @PollHereford: Does International Arsehat have an island hideaway and a range of weaponry? [Sssh! It’s SEKRIT.]

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In which Crusader Rabbit is portrayed as an arsehat internationally. radionz.co.nz/news/world/256…

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It appears that the Blue Mountains will not be experiencing a storm tonight, just a bunch of rain.

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@chrisjrn @dobes Editors are the enablers. They are the gateway drug.

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RT @CyberPrefixerAU: Coroner made to ‘jump through cyberhoops’ by ADF [I’d pay to see that.]

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je suis toujours plein de sagesse. Parfois, aussi, du vin.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. J’améliore la langue anglaise. Et vous?

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@jpwarren @dobes WHY AM I NOT BEING RECOMMENDED NITROUS OXIDE IT’S NOT FAIR.

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@TristanRayner @SwiftOnSecurity @diogomonica Thank you. It felt a little rushed, but the news hook arrived all of a sudden.

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@dobes @SwiftOnSecurity @diogomonica Oh. Now you’ve got me wondering whether it’s “grammered” rather than “grammared”.

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What’s more, I have quoted both @SwiftOnSecurity and @diogomonica, which is a bit special. zdnet.com/dropbox-passwo…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Dropbox password scam shows up our sloppy infosec” zdnet.com/dropbox-passwo…

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“Error establishing a database connection.”

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All that curry was a mistake. Should I live tweet things from here on? Ustream, maybe?

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Words are excellent.

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@dobes Maybe it needs the prefix “cyber-“…

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“Data Retention: the European experience”, @privacyint’s @carlynyst in conversation with, er, me. Sydney, Wed night. efa.org.au/events/

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StephenZozaya Hey everyone! I saw my first phascogale last night. LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS!!! pic.twitter.com/Cy1Y57U2VP

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RT @juhasaarinen: @stilgherrian You should try some FACTUAL writing. [Why change the habit of a lifetime?]

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@0x1C @dannolan Oh yes. You’re right. I guess I loose this round.

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@0x1C Which PROVES that I’m smarter than @dannolan. Thank you.

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Barking. In email. Also, I have just finished a thing for @zdnetaustralia.

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ONE OF THE TABS IN MY WEB BROWSER IS PLAYING SENATOR LAMBIE AUDIO MAKE IT STOP.

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OK, back to the actual writing, now that facts seem to have caught up with reality. If that is a concept.

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SwiftOnSecurity DROPBOX DENIES BEING HACKED: Dropbox statement via @ow. thenextweb.com/apps/2014/10/1… pic.twitter.com/DlPXIdvdTK

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RT @dannolan: @stilgherrian how do you feel about the password ‘tittybong’ [I was partial to ’14everything’, actually.]

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Anyway, to writing! I’ll publish 100 words now, and I’ll publish more words later if you send Bitcoin. Promise.

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I AM SUPER EXCITED.

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RT @leslienassar: Are you super excited to talk clouds and 2FA on the radio, this week and next, until the end of time? [Yes. Yes I am.]

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Please, everyone, don’t mind me. Do continue with your baseless speculation and panicked screeching. The world will be better* for it.

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“Hacked”, you say? I suspect not.

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Ah, it appears that I shall be writing a thing today.

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Points to @BernardKeane for referring to the Environment Minister as Greg “I am the walrus” Hunt.

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Rob_Stott Things Jacqui loves:
Putin, veterans, huge cocks

Things Jacqui hates:
Tony, burqas, Clive

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“Data Retention: the European experience”, @privacyint’s @carlynyst in conversation with, er, me. Sydney, Wed night. efa.org.au/events/

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KirFlem Nurse accused of killing 38 patients she found annoying described as a “cold person but always eager to work” nyp.st/1tVXIO8

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“Russian official mocks Tony Abbott after threat to ‘shirt-front’ Vladimir Putin”, writes @jamesmassola smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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Imagine if Jacqui Lambie were a Senator.

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Putin’s crossbow will surely make short work of Crusader Rabbit, even in Manly’s heavy surf. pic.twitter.com/DebLAXaE0b

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“Man-off: Abbott v Putin in pictures”, so thanks for that, @GuardianAus theguardian.com/world/gallery/…

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Apparently this lonely, frightened man is Premier of NSW. junkee.com/looking-for-so… pic.twitter.com/R0OipuCzyC

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I am very confused.

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Wait. That sad, pathetic, lonely commuter in the Daily Telegraph’s TV advert IS the Premier of NSW? Not a “downtrodden dad” casting call?

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emilyhwilson we need a picture editor @GuardianAus - a great job. gnm.taleo.net/careersection/…

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Ah, I remember the time we w… no, wait. Don’t worry about it. Get back to work.

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THIS IS ALL COMPLETELY HYPOTHETICAL.

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@zerogeewhiz @lukehopewell Well, Morris Minor is possibly wrong. It was a Mini set up for rallies, but not a Cooper S. Hypothetically.

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@lukehopewell Sorry, “will you be”, you asked. I’ll get back to you.

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@lukehopewell In a Morris Minor driving down Mt Lofty Rd, Adelaide, around midnight at 120kmph in dense fog. Hypothetically.

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RT @lukehopewell: Headphones at full volume, waiting for the drop. This may kill me. [So early in the day for drugs…]

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Jenny4ashley My boyfriend is so needy. Always demanding things like “please untie me” and “just tell me who you are”.

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Tue plan: Administrivia; research for forthcoming writing, speaking and podcast gigs; a certain desperation relating to wine; kill them all.

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@rpy @NewtonMark There’s also some seriously sharp curves at that point, but yes, primarily ‘cos of the tunnel clearance for personnel.

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@rpy @NewtonMark Ta. The speeds are marked in the engineering manual too, though with less precision as to their start and end points.

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@NewtonMark If I read that correctly, there’s some sections with a 10m curve radius / 40kmph speed limit between Waverton and St Leonards.

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@NewtonMark Wait. I was confused by the two-level page numbering. It’s page 105 of the PDF you’re after.

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@Colvinius @NewtonMark Indeed, it does have a certain… Je ne sais quoi.

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@NewtonMark Page 40 would appear to be the relevant and highly-modern “infographic”, as the young folk say.

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Here, @NewtonMark. Rail Access Corp’s “Infrastructure Engineering Manual: Curve & Gradient Diagrams, volume 1” transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/… (PDF)

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@NewtonMark I am seeking some hard data for you. Hard. Data.

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@NewtonMark My understanding is that it’s down to sharp curves. Engineered for minimal earthworks, not train speed, in the 1800s.

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@marclehmann Indeed. There’s a reason @nampix wins the awards.

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Today’s Sydney storm will be worse than yesterday’s, says @smh. Also, brilliant @nampix photo. smh.com.au/environment/we… pic.twitter.com/jgaYyWNcDE

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RT @paulwallbank: The PayPal mafia panel kicks off: Silicon Valley royalty. instagram.com/p/uG5VFIREBR/ [People of Earth, this is your future.]

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SkyNews STAR FRONT PAGE: “Crabzilla” pic.twitter.com/lHiF8Z1Nki

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nice_mustard BREAKING: NASA reveals the reason we haven’t been back to the moon is Moon Spiders. “the moon is fucked up as hell,” said one scientist

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RT @BuzzFeedOz: Comedian John Cleese’s Rant Against Taylor Swift’s Cat Is Terrible buzzfeed.com/kimberleydadds… Ping @SwiftOnSecurity for comment.

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@safzoro @JohnBirmingham @702sydney Sometimes I think it’s a shame that our military doesn’t do coups.

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Someone had better REE-port that per-SOON to the gen-EER-al in charge of the ar-MEEEEEEEEEEE! @abcnews @702sydney

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Oh dear. A journo on @abcnews @702sydney just pronounced it “PLAT-oon commander”, not “plat-OON”. Laughing.

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@JohnBirmingham FYI, @702sydney’s 0745 bulletin just led with the defence pay issue. The government’s offer is considered tomorrow.

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So is this LinkedIn’s latest dodgy business practice? Watch this legal case closely. valleywag.gawker.com/lawsuit-claims… HT @leslienassar

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Per dinosaurum sucus ad astra.

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Bobosphere 10 Ways to Satisfy Your Woman….With Dirt?

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Bobosphere Which celebrity nipple is this?

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Tue plan, draft: Administrivia; research for forthcoming writing and speaking gigs; a certain desperation relating to wine; kill them all.

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“Data Retention: the European experience”, @privacyint’s @carlynyst in conversation with, er, me. Sydney, Wed night. efa.org.au/events/

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Now @robbie_buck is reading Pravda on ABC @702sydney. Don’t tell anyone at Holt Street.

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I heard on the radio, before @robbie_buck played That Dreadful “Band”, that the price of iron ore is up 4%. So mining philanthropy is up?

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I recommend @JohnBirmingham’s 2005 Quarterly Essay “A Time for War: Australia as a Military Power” as brainfood. quarterlyessay.com/issue/time-war…

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@JohnBirmingham Excellent. You’d be best placed for that one. BTW, an update of your Quarterly Essay “A Time for War” might be timely.

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Crusader Rabbit admires the military so much he cuts their effective pay and conditions on the eve of war. Brilliant. canberratimes.com.au/national/publi…

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@snare_ebooks @Lyall I am pleased. It is a lifestyle choice, obviously.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis rempli d’un sentiment de crainte, et une quantité modérée de nausées. Et vous?

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Talking to a robot.

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@snare_ebooks @Lyall What happens after the end of the week? I am intrigued, obviously.

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RT @snare_ebooks: @stilgherrian you, sir, are you saying there is some kind of “absolute morality” defined by a man!? [Perhaps. By @snare?]

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Tuesday. There is an agitation. The pulse quickens. For a time. But it is all too brief, and delivers such little pleasure. Tuesday.

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