Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 18th, 2014

I suppose I should go to bed soon. I need to extrude a feelpinion in the morning.

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Maybe we’ll get a new Prime Minister for Christmas. You CAN do it, backbenchers. Pass it on.

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“Prime Minister Tony Abbott to spend weekend pondering frontbench reshuffle”, writes @jamesmassola smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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@NewtonMark I’m not so sure. It could make a great parlour game.

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“Large Vinyl Gender Neutral Asian” amazon.com/Large-Vinyl-Ge…

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TheMediaTweets Bad reviews of ‘The Interview’ were certainly piling up before cinemas and Sony took the decision to drop it… pic.twitter.com/JKCGYkqC3s

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paulwiggins I’m a social media guru.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @NewtonMark But you wouldn’t do it on the boat. To any people. Too difficult to get away.

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ThePoke In case you thought your job was stressful pic.twitter.com/gwEA9fLnX9

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“It’s not an act of war, it’s frickin’ annoying for Sony. But it’s not an act of war.” motherboard.vice.com/read/reaction-…

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“Reaction to the Sony Hack Is ‘Beyond the Realm of Stupid’”, writes @jason_koebler motherboard.vice.com/read/reaction-… Hear hear.

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@giddeygirl @davidbewart @SBSNews See what I said before. The true audience for this message is his own backbenchers.

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@ozjimbob Try the @tinyletter website, maybe they know how to tame Gmail.

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@umairh @stefanstern I think the most shared thing in the “sharing economy” is the Kool-Aid.

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umairh Mostly, nothing. It’s a buzzword. And a bad one. “@stefanstern: What is being shared in a “sharing economy”?”

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Mind you, if “Don’t listen to critics” and “It’s just a rough patch” are all he’s got, Crusader Rabbit is screwed.

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Crusader Rabbit must be shitting bricks, Chris. You bet you are.

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Crusader Rabbit asking voters to ignore critics of the government is really asking jumpy backbenchers not to sack him over Christmas.

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Exhausted. Brain dead.

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@ozjimbob Alas I don’t use Gmail so have no idea. In the promotions folder, I can understand, because it’s bulk. But Archive? [Shrug.]

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RidT BSI reveals “very sophisticated” cyber attack on German steel plant’s ICS and furnace, “massive damage to machinery” pic.twitter.com/ak1wx9W19K

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NewtonMark Must! RT @leighsales: It’s so tempting to open 7.30 tonight with “Welcome to the program, I’m Waleed Aly.”

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It seems that @GuardianAus has all the media news down pat. pic.twitter.com/Y4Dj9bwlzT

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5at5daily 5at5 number 125: Lighthouse keepers, hacking OS X, nuke drones, Asian rockets, and a bunch of crime reporting. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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“PM Abbott has appealed to voters to ignore criticism of his government”, reports @SBSNews sbs.com.au/news/article/2… Hands on ears, everyone.

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“Fitbit metadata not required for data-retention scheme”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/fitbit…

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RT @liam_dwyer RT @stilgherrian I particularly like the reference to the security agency of… Antarcticapic.twitter.com/UlqO9Vw01i1i [Reassured.]

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@danilic Absolutely. Though there’s also the risk of CIOs saying “Well, we’re not as bad as Sony, we’ll be OK.” Could go either way.

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SwiftOnSecurity IVE SEEN TOO MANY CYBERWARS
SO MANY NOOBS HAVE DIED IN MY ARMS pic.twitter.com/Q9tQrYOU5m

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Yes, @michaelneale @paulqueeney @peterbayley @Steve_Lockstep @stuartjlatter, I’m getting that “baking” info compiled to avoid “complains”.

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@edbott The “ancient” bit may explain the “don’t remember” bit, y’know…

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It’s a $40 billion industry, @scottcarson1957, how could there possibly be any fraud involved?

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scottcarson1957 At some point, one has to wonder if every “cyber security” expert is really a total fucking fraud.

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I particularly like the reference to the security agency of… Antarctica.

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Urgent, you say? I’ll get right onto it..pic.twitter.com/F19lEgFhtFtF

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Nerd_ON That’s a heck of a bug, Android. pic.twitter.com/3mlWSCEy1I

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TheNTNews THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A TERRITORY CHRISTMAS TREE (TAKEN AT DALY WATERS PUB, PHOTO STOLEN FROM @adamgiles) pic.twitter.com/hR2asMIkwH

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sadydoyle Can we pause to note that, if North Korea’s behind the Sony hacks, there’s an entire nation whose military tactics are “be like Reddit?”

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NewtonMark Maybe the AFP will be making manual metadata entries as well.

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Beaker Where was North Korea when Twilight came out?

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@SnarkyPlatypus I don’t think you understand how the media works.

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@SnarkyPlatypus No. More just laughing at Sony Pictures and, um, reading the mood of the zeitgeist.

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@sintixerr That’d seem to be the case, yes. Although in fairness, Sony Pictures seems to have done the exact opposite of their suggestions.

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Well that was a productive* morning of, um, “research”.

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@sintixerr Or is it that the pack has gathered (congealed?) around him? I think the industry as a whole has, um, “generated consensuses”.

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anildash If only Sony had a media console installed in millions of homes that they could use to release a film.

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@darrenpauli It’s pretty easy, I’d have thought.

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RT @CaseyBriggs: Why is Mulder in a hotel room using candles for lighting [Oh we’ve all had that fantasy…]

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“Bruce Schneier: Sony Hackers ‘Completely Owned This Company’” motherboard.vice.com/read/bruce-sch… Yeah, Bruce, we know.

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@sroc If you like, we can set up a system where you sub my tweets.

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@TimOnTwtr “Manual” just means a human typed it in, rather than it being auto-loaded from a source database.

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@TimOnTwtr No, it’s a database of databases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrimTrac#… It just means someone added a manual notation.

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@joshgnosis An interesting question. The intel database itself will store stuff for years. I’d hope the source of a record is the same.

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RT @joshgnosis: If only the AFP had the metadata for their National Police Reference System. [Such accesses are generally logged.]

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AFP says they’re looking into how a “manual entry in the National Police Reference System” came to be made. I suspect North Korea.

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Australian Federal Policer (AFP) statement on how they advised the PM that Monis had a firearms license. afp.gov.au/media-centre/n…

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sintixerr What’s fun is: If NK *did* do it over a *movie*, imagine what’s quietly/silently going on elsewhere over *real* things? :)

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@Viss Nah, it would appear not. twitter.com/search?f=realt… Just me trying to breathe life into the corpse.

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@thegrugq @riskybusiness Vast improvement, yes. Rent-a-hacker, perhaps, though? [Shrugs.] We’re still at “unnamed sources” though.

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@riskybusiness @thegrugq Yeah, the article I’m thinking of would’ve been back then. I can understand why people thought it was a joke, tho.

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@riskybusiness @thegrugq … I made the point at the time that their public feelpinions may have been based on confidential / classified data.

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@riskybusiness @thegrugq I thought the range of arguments being presented for the DPRK option, what, a week ago [?] seemed credible…

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@jeamland Yep, I’ve already tweeted that. Looks like we’re having a very cyber Christmas.

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Once more I would like to thank @Viss for coining the hashtag .

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@riskybusiness @thegrugq Maybe it’s both bullshit and true. Like most things. Actually everything is just bullshit.

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RT @edyong209: The Onion’s review of The Hobbit is amazing. theonion.com/video/the-onio… [Yes. Yes it is.]

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RT @mukimu: Make up your mind, media peoples. ow.ly/i/7YTVr [Oh you are so fussy, Michael.]

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“US Links North Korea to Sony Hacking”, reports @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/12/18/wor…

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Transcript of Wed’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) hearing on data retention. parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/searc…

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Strong field this year for @crikey_news’s “The 2014 Crikeys: Arsehat of the Year”. Have you voted? crikey.com.au/2014/12/17/the…

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@SnarkyPlatypus @BXGD That can’t be right. A Japanese company would never have tentacles.

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PaulRMillar Barry Spurr just resigned - will it be enough to save him from winning Crikey’s 2014 Arsehat of the Year? Vote now! | crikey.com.au/2014/12/17/the…

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Today must be the Trollday Christmas Special Bonus Edition.

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So CNN is now going with “Hackers working for North Korea behind Sony attack, citing “US law enforcement sources”. [Gets popcorn.]

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Newt Gingrich does realise that Sony is a Japanese multinational, right? [Look, one thing at a time, OK?]

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“Domain-name overseer ICANN hacked, root zone administration system compromised.” Excellent*. theregister.co.uk/2014/12/17/ica… icann.org/news/announcem…

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“Buffoonocracy” would be a word, I think.

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thegrugq War is a matter of nation state policy. Cyberwar is something kids can do. Do we really want to cede nation state policy decisions to kids?

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OK, this is a worry. I just deleted three different tweets before sending them because I thought they were too tasteless.

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SwiftOnSecurity ICANN got pwned. Are you okay, @dakami? Do you need an e-Hug? It’s going to be okay. Taylor’s here.

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“North Korea Almost Certainly Did Not Hack Sony”, writes @KimZetter wired.com/2014/12/north-…

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@Knieriemen @pattonoswalt Sadly, I think both M*A*S*H reruns and cockroaches will survive the nuclear war.

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Knieriemen RT @pattonoswalt: Does this mean that M*A*S*H re-runs are canceled?

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_FloridaMan Florida Man Fakes Heart Attack So Friend Can Steal Battery-Powered Barbie Car | wesh.com/news/man-fakes…

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@stitchsarah Shoosh. The nice Mr @newtgingrich is equating the interests of a corporation with the interests of the state. Let him be.

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newtgingrich No one should kid themselves. With the Sony collapse America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very very dangerous precedent.

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@guyberes Oh ta for that. I shall promulgate forthwith.

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DJBentley SEA feeling left out of the hacker action. RT @MikeIsaac: uh oh

ibtimes.com/hacked-syrian-… pic.twitter.com/EohV55TxCB

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Reflecting on how my life now involves both scheduling my work around the Hansard production schedule and people paying to hear me urinate.

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SnarkyPlatypus It’s not a nanny state without being paddled.

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@garthk It’s CloudFlare’s DDoS protection, like it says in the link immediately below the warning. support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/artic…

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@JasonOzolins Yes, the event provides a Very Big Stick Indeed to hit people with. The angry mob is using it to hit anyone they can think of.

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@JasonOzolins Yes, I know that. But why does it matter? Licensed or not, he obtained or made an illegal weapon. It’s not worth the rage.

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@interrogativus @dikkii You are both most kind. I’ve written others since, then, expanding on some aspects. I will be writing more today.

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@phbarratt Oh, removing the tariffs would scare many of them, I suspect. But what a silly bunch of arsehats they are.

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Thu plan; Urgent administrivia (done); write for @zdnetaustralia; @5at5daily. That’s a full day. May it be less annoying than yesterday.

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bruce_arthur Oh man, what if the North Korean hackers take an interest in ethics in gaming journalism

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@docbaty [Puzzled.] “Algebra (from Arabic al-jebr meaning ‘reunion of broken parts’)” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra

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joshgans Where’s the Definitive Ranking of all Police Academy movies?

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I do like “halalgebra”.

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BernardKeane Weapons of Maths Destruction RT @Brilligg: @mpesce @BernardKeane @GChristensenMP @Mike_Carey_23 @MJIBrown halalgebra?

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It’s a shame that Sony Pictures has pulled “The Interview”. This will set back progress in the cinematic arts by decades.

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I wonder if @GChristensenMP is aware that they already teach al-jebr in every Australian high school, @BernardKeane. More Halal Maths!

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BernardKeane Please RT to urge @GChristensenMP to spearhead a campaign against Arabic numerals, “Say No To Halal Maths!” H/T @Mike_Carey_23 @MJIBrown

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I still can’t get over the fact that Waleed Aly is a shape-shifter.

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nazeem_hussain Well, we are kinda the same person… pic.twitter.com/FC3d0NQiFO

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MalwareJake The FBI 1st used open source flash code from 2006 to decloak Tor users, now they are delivering custom malware (yay!) wired.com/2014/12/fbi-me…

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samykamkar I’ve released USBdriveby: device to weaponize mouse clicks, evade firewall, install backdoor & reroute DNS in seconds samy.pl/usbdriveby

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Thu plan, draft; Urgent administrivia; write for @zdnetaustralia; @5at5daily. That’s looking like a full day.

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Thursday. In your heart, you know you have already failed. Why bother? Thursday.

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