Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 17th, 2014

I’ll be considering your responses shortly. I’m now en route back to @bunjaree.

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BasitAsif not completely sure if i want a relationship or just someone to send cat pictures to

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That was a mistake.

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Hey everyone, @juhasaarinen wants to know what my reputation is. Please tweet him your descriptions. Up to five words.

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NewtonMark At the end of the day, Abbott is just another caller on the phone to commercial talkback radio shows, just like all the others.

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@Greybeard3 I am now giggling uncontrollably. That is terrible.

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@juhasaarinen Oh, it needn’t be a fortune. We could stake our reputations instead of money, since they’re worth less.

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@juhasaarinen No worries. And if we’re ever in Vegas at the same time, let’s put a few dollars on the table to see who’s the better shot.

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I am not a gun lobbyist, @juhasaarinen. I know how to deal with people like you. pic.twitter.com/jlf1W597th

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Being barraged with feelpinions.

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BernardKeane PMO’s statement on the gun issue pic.twitter.com/ZE877vbl08

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@Epigrammist Yeah, I know they’re alternative transliterations. But I believe I’ve seen one replace the other as most-common lately.

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@chrisjrn Yes, well, I may also be seeing limited examples. And suffering the recency illusion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recency_i…

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@sroc No, not picky. I’m a descriptivist. I’ve just noticed a change and wonder why.

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RT @chrisjrn: Both are valid Romanisations of the Cyrillic? [This is true. I’m just wondering what’s triggered the stylistic change.]

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frankiemuniz Nothing cheers me up more than watching people get tased on “Cops”.

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Why are we spelling it “ruble” and not “rouble” this week? Have I missed something?

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@debalicious @ABCnewsIntern @maddy_jones15 It’s all very terrible, but guilt-by-accusation has been running a bit too strong this week IMO.

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@debalicious @ABCnewsIntern @maddy_jones15 Yes, she was. For which someone else was found guilty and he was not. Careful here.

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Also, my “On metadata legislation and used-car salesmanship” from October. zdnet.com/article/on-met…

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Given there’ll be news tomorrow re data retention, I’ll retweet my “It’s time that ‘metadata’ met an end” from March. zdnet.com/article/its-ti…

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franksting After today, what price Tone joins Harold Holt in the Chinese sub?

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@ABCnewsIntern @maddy_jones15 I do, I do. You just pressed a button. I’ve moved on now.

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@ABCnewsIntern @maddy_jones15 This is where I really must insist we drop “metadata” from this. It’s all just data. zdnet.com/its-time-that-…

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@maddy_jones15 And besides, a watch list, which is even less certain than a reasonable suspicion, doesn’t / shouldn’t restrict your rights.

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@maddy_jones15 @ABCnewsIntern And even if he were, it’s not Watch List Magic. There’s only finite surveillance resources.

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@paulwiggins Thanks. In the 1980s I got firearms license in SA with a multiple-choice questionnaire… and the sergeant told me the answers.

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@niltiac @_youhadonejob Still, I think I’m quite a bit older than you, and these are childhood memories of a “traditional” extended family.

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@niltiac @_youhadonejob Really? Wedding anniversary rings for silver / pearl / ruby etc anniversaries were a thing in branches of my family.

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@NewtonMark Well that second point is fair enough. Rabbitish Oar-sticking we’ve gotten used to.

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@paulwiggins Yes. I should know better. I’m just surprised it’s Become An Issue given that there’s so many other things to consider.

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_youhadonejob So this happened on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in Australia. pic.twitter.com/8wl0qAVPHc

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@sroc Right. I’m adding your name to a List.

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@sroc OH MY FUCKING GOD I MISTYPED IN A TWEET THAT IS A TERRIBLE MISTEAK I SHALL THROW MYSELF INTO A CANAL FORTHWITH.

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@piecritic “Charges”, note. I’m been very angry this week that guilt-by-allegation seems to be operating in full force.

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RT @oscarsclaws: People? Stupid? [Ah yes. I see your point. As you were, everybody.]

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@piecritic And he could have pelted pedestrians with potatoes carved into the shape of penises. What else what we get scared about?

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Are people really so stupid as to wade into a firearms license debate without knowing the difference between licensing and registration?

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Why does it matter if Monis had a firearms license or not? His weapon, a sawn-off shotgun, is illegal anyway, therefore unregisterable.

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CheerfulKiwi how can 5% of ppl pass the test when there’s no correct answer to choose from? advertising pic.twitter.com/IpXU0LYEIR

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RT @john_chr Windows XP embedded is apparently supported by MS until 2019 [And if the network’s designed right, easy to defend.]

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Noticing one of Coles’ self-service checkouts rebooting into Windows XP, so there’s that.

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Roughly half a day behind in my work schedule now. Irritated. Heading to Katoomba to do some shopping and stuff.

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s_bridges Gun licence was plastic and ceremonial.

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benpobjie “No he didn’t have a gun licence Tony”
“That’s stupid, you can’t get a gun without a licence”
“Tony we’ve explained this six times”

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benpobjie Not only did he not have a gun licence, he broke several other laws as well

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5at5daily 5at5 number 124: Volcanos, Uber’s playbook, viral videos, tame Australia, and how we covered the Sydney siege. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Downloading and installing X11, specifically XQuartz, because I need a bigger hammer.

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@ChrisThornton I explained the origins a few episodes of the podcast ago, I forget offhand which one.

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@ChrisThornton A previous PM saying “Mr Abbott” sometimes sounded like “Mr Rabbit”. I added “Crusader”, but I’m probably the only one.

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@jpoh @michaelneale Yes, this is clearly the path we need to take.

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So now I’ll have to write and test my own goddam procedure. This makes me happy*.

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I love* it when I find the official technical procedure for doing some task and only need one glance to see that it won’t actually work.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @michaelneale I don’t want you to get the idea Blue Mountains residents are all misantropes. Some a matrons.

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RT @wine_o_phile: The flat end hurts more. [This is a fair point. But first I need the iron spike.]

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Looking for an iron spike so I can smash my own face into the pointy bit.

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KStreetHipster That escalated quickly pic.twitter.com/BhYx9hTFGl

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I was kinda over this not-raining thing, since it’s been so long since it’s rained, so I’ve put some washing on the line.

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I’m intrigued by AFP telling JPCIS it’s a full day’s work to assemble an application for a search warrant. Scope for workflow improvement?

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@feenicks Well indeed, because regardless of intent, the result will be bad law.

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MsLods The data set is quite technical, quite lengthy so it is being prescribed in the Regulations.
Me: it’s about 3 pages: scribd.com/doc/244951610/…

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PJCIS members asking witnesses to say what’s in the Bill does suggest that they haven’t bothered to read the thing properly.

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@will_ock And rightly so. Undefined words are always* the best foundation for legislation.

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@feenicks Maybe. But I’m prepared to accept that most people are trying to do the right thing. They’re just inside their own policy bubble.

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@feenicks Yes, the law enforcement types and the internet gees are looking at the problem so differently they’re talking past each other.

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The Australian Crime Commission tabled these 10 case studies arguing for data retention at PJCIS just before. crimecommission.gov.au/telecommunicat…

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@feenicks Oh it’s exactly that, yes. And the law enforcement argument is therefore reasonable. But then it opens other cans of worms.

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Yes, @feenicks, it helps their argument. But I’m hearing genuine belief that update IS all they’re asking for. Tunnel vision, or something.

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feenicks @stilgherrian I guess that fits their attempted narrative of “we aren’t asking 4 more than we already have, we’re just updating 2 keep same”

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@maxious Well, not for the data retention law. They want the IP address of YOUR end of the connection. They know the other end already.

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The architecture of the internet is so very different, PJCIS needs to understand the internet on its own terms. Yes, start the law again.

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No wonder PJCIS gets confused., It’s like trying to explain a TV news bulletin in terms of the structure of a newspaper.

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I don’t know that it’s helpful that everyone appearing before PJCIS always wants to talk about the internet as if it’s a telephone call.

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The latter link, ParlView, allows you to select in and out points from the recording and download those video and audio grabs.

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You can also watch or listen to the PJCIS at aph.gov.au/News_and_Event… or delayed a few minutes at parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.ph…

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Follow @joshgnosis for grown-up tweets about the current Parliamentary Joint Committee on intelligence and Security (PJCIS) hearing.

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@ABCnewsIntern @glengyron @leslienassar I believe the phrase is “winning friends and influencing people”.

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Clicking on the link marked “ParlView”. Because I have no life.

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@glengyron @leslienassar @ABCnewsIntern I may have, um, accused him of being a robot. Anyway, he’d trolled me on The Project. T’was revenge.

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@glengyron @leslienassar @ABCnewsIntern At the end of this conversation about robot journalists and newsreaders. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@leslienassar @ABCnewsIntern @glengyron These are going onto my CV, I think. Along with Waleed Aly calling me a “nasty, nasty man”.

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@glengyron @leslienassar @ABCnewsIntern Look, just because I live alone in a forest, write angry screeds, and know how to use guns… Oh.

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Whatever PJCIS’ fault, they’re managing to discuss digital surveillance in a public forum without Snowden beaming in via Skype. Good work.

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@leslienassar @ABCnewsIntern @glengyron I like your thinking, and shall explore it further in a future episode. Or not.

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“Sony hack turns violent,” @VanityFair? No it hasn’t. Or do you do imaginary pre-news as part of your thing?

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Fairfax Logic: “Don’t want to watch the video you didn’t ask to see in the first place? Sure, let us tattoo an ID number onto you.”

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SnarkyPlatypus ‘How can we link current topical event to our cause in order to break the non-sequitur facepalm barrier?’

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glengyron Weird how everyone simultaneously became an expert on mental health, bail law and terrorism this week.

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ASPI_org Australia’s armed forces must be equipped with the best service rifle available. That’s currently not the reality. | bit.ly/1wuT3qC

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New blog post: “Talking technology on ABC @720perth, first of several”, 23 min audio from Tuesday. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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“10 Videos That Went Viral Before YouTube Even Existed” webtrends.about.com/od/Viral-Video… [Pre-YouTube as pre-history. So silly.]

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Wed plan: Blog post; configure new server; schedule work for coming week; shopping, Katoomba; @5at5daily; another blog post; quiet evening.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je explore de nouveaux horizons aujourd’hui. Bien que assis. Et vous?

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“Feds used Adobe Flash to identify Tor users visiting child porn sites”, writes @dangoodin001 arstechnica.com/security/2014/…

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bitcoin_txt “Bitcoin is regulated by mathematics and cryptology.” This is your answer when people tell you that Bitcoin needs to be regulated.

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I think that later today, or tomorrow, I’ll have to film a brief Scroungecast movie, like I did back in April. youtube.com/playlist?list=…

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It seems I’m not pimping “The 9pm Summer Scrounge” sufficiently. Flatline yesterday. skank.com.au/news/subscribe… pic.twitter.com/F51NVihonf

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@sylmobile @franksting Why would you spend time even thinking about that?

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I’m reminded of @TPCarney’s “Let’s stop arguing with headlines that the writer didn’t write” washingtonexaminer.com/stop-blaming-w…

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@rohrsh @crikey_news @Uber_Sydney The headline doesn’t really capture the point I was making, but of course I don’t write the headlines.

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Portland city officials quoted in @alexismadrigal’s yarn put the social responsibility argument very clearly. fusion.net/story/33680/th…

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Me at @crikey_news Tuesday: “Uber’s ‘asshole culture’ on full display in Sydney CBD siege” crikey.com.au/2014/12/16/ube… [$, free trial]

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“The inside story of how the Uber-Portland negotiations broke down”, writes @alexismadrigal fusion.net/story/33680/th…

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jayrosen_nyu “Within hours of [removal from Google News] Spanish media sites saw their external traffic fall by double digits.” gigaom.com/2014/12/16/tra…

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Wed plan, draft: Blog posts x 2; configure new server; schedule work for coming week; shopping, Katoomba; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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KKeneally Barbara Bush On Jeb Running For President: ‘We’ve Had Enough Bushes’ m.huffpost.com/us/entry/31540…

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JebBush I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States: facebook.com/notes/jeb-bush….

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@ChrisThornton Thank you. It’s quite Australian in places though, including the politics, so how does that translate into American?

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Wednesday. They stand there, counting your nipples. Repeatedly. There can be no mistake. They see you wake, and scurry away. Wednesday.

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