Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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January 30th, 2015

Breaking all the rules.

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Like you care about Queensland, you frauds.

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@jpwarren @CreetureNZ Sure. But we have to deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. And some people have advantages.

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@CreetureNZ @jpwarren Sure. I agree it’d be bad, from my POV. But in a democracy we all get to lobby for what we want to happen.

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I think I might see if I can meet with my federal MP next week, before parliament goes back in session.

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@CreetureNZ @jpwarren Really? That’s cute. But I think the head of any agency should be lobbying government to make their job easier.

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@OaaSvc @jonoabroad There’s no need to point out how gloriously stupid this is.

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@jpwarren I will recording an episode of “The 9pm Edict” tomorrow. Somehow.

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What does that say about the self-respect of the individuals involved? Maybe ask your local Coalition MP how they feel about that.

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What’s funny* is that the individuals who constitute the ruling political party seem happy to have chose this muppet as Attorney-General.

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Nice bookshelf, though, Soapy. Well done.

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Mind you, the alleged Attorney-General is too dumb to even explain the fundamentals of what he’s trying to introduce.

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That is to say, we have an Attorney-General who’s already decided that the views of the citizens are irrelevant. What a cunt.

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Except for one point. Politicians, especially our alleged Attorney-General, have decided in advance that only “national security” counts.

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And I have no problem with that. That’s how a democracy works. We all put forward our views, and the politicians balance it out.

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Yes, @jpwarren. The AFP officer said it’s his job to lobby for what they think they need, and it’s our job in a democracy to lobby our view.

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RT @jpwarren You did a podcast once about how this was their job. Our job is to resist them, and we suck at it.

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Seriously, I get that being a police officer ain’t an easy job. Respect. I couldn’t do it. But it’s MEANT to be hard. Because you have guns.

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When will the police forces of this nation understand that structuring society to make their job easier is not the only rights issue?

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Where am I? Gawd, it’s all terribly obvious.

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“NSW Police Force seeks 7-year data-retention scheme”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/nsw-po…

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Waiting for one of these to have its keg restored. Because I’m patient. pic.twitter.com/uI5bdLZYbT

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Nick Cave. That is all.

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jturner_ibrs @stilgherrian whatever you’re on, it’s time to share

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Now playing: Rome’s “The Ballad of the Red Flame Lily” youtube.com/watch?v=RdVs6B…

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Imagining the face of Australia’s lovely Prime Minister in front of me right now, and disintegrating into a puddle of love.

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MT @elronxenu @virag064 We don’t want to destroy the internet [Speak for yourself.]

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@jonoabroad @OaaSvc “Sensible explanation”? Not my department.

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RT @weigh4d @stilgherrian there’s always IIS [Yes. Yes there is.]

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Perhaps we should ask Philip Ruddock what the flaw in glibc means for Skype.

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g lib c. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Like, der.

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Some people think I’m joking. Fools.

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So just how long are we going to pretend that the entire foundations of the internet aren’t completely, utterly fucked? Seriously. How long?

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Has anyone given Brian Kernighan a quick call today? Or checked gin futures?

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Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud. Thud.

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No, there is no need to recompile your kernels.

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We should just be thankful that glibc isn’t used anywhere important.

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Oh, and in case you didn’t think I’d noticed. glibc? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh FFS.

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“Newsweek’s cover is being called sexist, but we can’t help thinking that’s exactly the point,” says @crikey_news pic.twitter.com/NhuZeZbF9g

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@StatNerdery @nphair Hmmm… It all comes to the numbers, right? Nice internet you have there, shame if something should happen to it.

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The staff at this establishment are not helping.

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Still, “Optus” and “brown tongue” are pretty much synonyms. Like a Singaporean company would consider, like, human rights.

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“Optus says data retention is ‘workable’”, writes @joshgnosis zdnet.com/article/optus-… Well done, Optus. “Workability” wasn’t the issue.

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Look, however this turns out, if Tony Abbott is still PM on Monday I am going to laugh andlaugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.

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Have I ever spoken about the chat I had with Wyatt Roy’s parents aboard the SS Jeremiah O’Brien in San Francisco? ssjeremiahobrien.org

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RT @bradsprigg @stilgherrian Deputy Prime Minister Wyatt Roy [Yep, I’m for that. He seems quite level headed.]

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RT @Retrovertigo @stilgherrian Minister for Women George Christensen [Well obviously.]

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Sorry. I need to be accurate. Prime Minister Philip “Skype” Ruddock.

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Look, I’m just putting it out there, but… Prime Minister Philip Ruddock.

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Meanwhile, if I read @BernardKeane correctly, he’s going for @JulieBishopMP as PM and @TurnbullMalcolm as Treasurer.

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I assume that the Liberal Party has Philip Ruddock for the same reason that ships have anchors.

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Which raises the question, why is Philip Ruddock even there? What purpose does he serve? For himself? For his party? For Australia?

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RT [REDACTED]: his pension kicked in about 72 years ago… [Oh. Yeah, there is that.]

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It goes to character, Philip Ruddock, it goes to character.

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I wonder whether Philip Ruddock is interested in being anything other than a seat-warmer until his parliamentary pension kicks in?

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Hahahahahahahahaha Queensland.

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Still, you go on a pay out Comic Sans and everyone will think you’re so, so clever. [Sips from a jam jar.]

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Oh that’s right. You call it a “font”. Because you’re completely and utterly ignorant of the history of typography.

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Go on, kiddies, why don’t you start a fucking meme? Use the right typeface and the politicians will quake.

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@nolobe_matt Lovely work. She’s part of a gutsy generation that wouldn’t put up with today’s bullshit politicians.

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MT @akent Remember when Hockey apparently didn’t understand the difference between marginal and average tax rates… [Yeah. Hockey. HAHAHA.]

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And if you wish to infer that I’m calling for the crucifiction of federal MPs, yeah fuck it why not? Do it. (The AFP knows where I am.)

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We’ve had internet longer than we’ve had GST. Any politician who couldn’t explain GST would rightly be crucified. So why let this happen?

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In a more civilised aged, these people would be [REDACTED UNDER LEGAL ADVICE IN CONSIDERATION OF THE CRIMES ACT.]

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These are people whose JOB it is to understand the world and legislate for its future. And they can’t even be arsed to bother with basics.

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So consider this. People who don’t even know what Skype IS, let alone how it WORKS, are deciding on our digital surveillance future. Bonus.

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Yes, fellow Australians, politicians deciding how much we’ll be surveilled approach Skype, used by grandparents everywhere, as a mystery.

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Ruddock MP in Thursday’s Joint Parliamentary Committee on intelligence and Security: “Skype. That’s a telephone that you use on a computer?”

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@scottcarson1957 That’s a bit unfair on the young lady, Sir. Whatever happened to gallantry?

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Scams in AU cost $64M Jan-Oct, $5.20 per internet users. A profile by @nphair canberra.edu.au/cis/storage/Sc… (PDF)

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott investigates the national broadband policy. pic.twitter.com/GCzu3Biovf

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In further news, the Australian government updates its definition of “aircraft” to include anything not actually hauled by an ox.

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Lies, damned lies, and the Australian government’s broadband statistics.

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RT @reselsnark ouch - as of June 2014 ABS reporting anything over 256kbps as broadband :/ abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.… [Up from 128 kbps.]

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@reselsnark There’s a definition used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). I haven’t checked to see if it’s been updated recently.

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“15 Megabits Is Not Enough”, writes @simonhackett , deconstructing how a certain bullshit meme came to be. simonhackett.com/2015/01/14/is-…

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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clybur: “The broadband speeds of yesteryear are woefully inadequate today and beyond.” theverge.com/2015/1/29/7932…

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US FCC changes its definition of broadband to a MINIMUM download 25Mbps, upload 3Mbps. theverge.com/2015/1/29/7932…

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Akamai’s Q4 “State of the Internet” report is out. DDoD attack numbers nearly double YoY, duration up 31%. stateoftheinternet.com/resources-web-…

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@logichappens You’re more than welcome to run that theory past my creditors.

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Fri plan: Train to Katoomba; lunch; plan next week, after a terribly unproductive January; @5at5daily; return for a quiet evening, I guess.

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A brilliant collection of semi-abstract aerial photos from @big_picture bostonglobe.com/news/bigpictur… Ping @ApostrophePong

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deptofaustralia Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole? youtube.com/watch?v=JnX-D4…

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Fri plan, draft, unordered: Plan next week, after an unproductive week this week; lunch and shopping, Katoomba; quiet evening, inevitably.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Escape” is too strong a term, but things were less bad.

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Friday. Fresh asparagus. You know it’s the only way. Fresh asparagus. Friday.

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