Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 19th, 2015

That’s enough Thursday for me. You can do whatever you like with what’s left.

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“What is Malcolm Turnbull’s portfolio?” “Is it ‘Q and A’?” Oh nicely played. youtube.com/watch?v=N-OUz-…

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“What is Malcolm Turnbull’s job?” “He’s a totally loyal member of Tony Abbott’s excellent government.” “As they all are, no doubt.”

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“Clarke and Dawe - Democracy. From the Greek ‘Demos’ and ‘Crassy’” youtube.com/watch?v=N-OUz-…

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supersat Here’s a certificate for fakehost.lenovo.com that verifies with the superfish CA cert: pastebin.com/hJvXCFQP

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@whiteswine @miss_shiny Yes. The voices are telling me this must happen.

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@whiteswine @miss_shiny There used to be a good arachnologist at the SA Museum, from memory. Maybe they can phone through a translation.

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Thirty years is a long time. This year will mark 20 years since I moved to Sydney and surrounds. Hmmm.

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@miss_shiny Hah! I’ve known @whiteswine for what? Oh shit, nearly 30 years. I know full well he needs no encouragement.

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@smperris Excellent. I’ll be there the whole event, because there’s lots I want to catch up on.

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Re-plug: This week’s ABC @RNDownload “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” is excellent. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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pacohope Much talk on only considers impact on web sites. It affects . So: , , software update. All secure connections.

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“How Lenovo’s Superfish ‘Malware’ Works And What You Can Do To Kill It”, writes @iblametom forbes.com/sites/thomasbr…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minister” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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Once more, I reek of petrol.

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I’ll be there even if you don’t need or want to catch me there.

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Friday afternoon I’ll be at @NICTA’s Techfest in Sydney, should you need to catch me there. nicta.com.au/event/techfest…

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@carlynyst @MsLods @PaulbernalUK @glynmoody Yeah, though I had to file before we’d gotten to the bottom of it. I’ll use the ifo elsewhere.

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@carlynyst @MsLods @PaulbernalUK @glynmoody Thanks, Carly, I knew you’d be across it. I’ve already written this. zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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GrogsGamut The terrible beauty of the wind map of the 2 cyclones earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/… pic.twitter.com/K6JI2FV5hB

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@MikeCarlton01 You’re being generous tonight, Mr Carlton.

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LiamHoughton Philomena Cunk seems to have joined UKIP pic.twitter.com/rQrmp2PERK

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Some ratbag called @darrenpauli has also written about Lenovo’s Superfish. theregister.co.uk/2015/02/19/sup…

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supersat It looks like the Superfish service might store the SSL key upside down, just so that it’s extra hard to reverse pic.twitter.com/rj1KzJVwVl

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@00pii @dobes This is a continuing gripe of mine, sorry, but I think you’re reading far too much into my solitary tweet.

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@00pii @dobes @lenovo @google Either way, it’s huge. I’m also still only starting to read. “A is huge” does not mean “B is not huge”.

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@19bk69 I just didn’t have the cursor over the link, that’s all.

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@Spoonyman @dobes Chinese multinational. Bought out IBM’s PC manufacturing business in 2005, which they were the chief builder for anyway,

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@00pii @dobes I wasn’t aware that I’d said anything to compare it with any other thing.

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@Spoonyman @dobes And intercept banking sessions, your secure link back to the workplace, steal passwords, send data anywhere… you name it.

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Seems legit, Thursday edition. pic.twitter.com/9EgWB7Qkt2

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@dobes Yeah, I’m watching all the infosec guys I know digging deeper. It’s a dozen different kinds of fucked up.

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This Lenovo adware story is huge. SSL subverted so they can show ads in your browser. @dobes’ story has the basics. zdnet.com/article/lenovo…

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@tobiasziegler @zdnetaustralia Look again. You’re behind the pace there.

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@timpoliti @SnarkyPlatypus It’s just the standard Chinese for “Happy New Year”.

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@delpjm @Steve_Dalby Yep, read that when it first came out. I argue that “metadata” is not even a thing. zdnet.com/its-time-that-…

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@PaulbernalUK @MsLods @carlynyst @glynmoody Thanks for the reference, Paul. I’ll have to go digging into this one.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minister” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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@vealmince Yeah it’s a shame, ‘cos I hear the voices in my head, plus the ones under the bed, in the wardrobe and through my tooth fillings.

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Hey Crusader Rabbit, I couldn’t find the bit in the Criminal Code Act covering “being up to no good”. Where is it again?

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ejfinneran Silicon Valley is so disruptive that they’ve taken a job that can be done from anywhere with Internet and produced a land crunch in one city

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ConversationEDU Abbott never metadata he didn’t want to retain, but is he telling the full truth about his data plans? theconversation.com/how-much-will-…

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RT @dobes: @stilgherrian you’ll never guess what I found in the CMS! Look below the carousel on ZD front page [J’approve.]

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@vealmince Yeah, that’s the problem. Politicians rarely read or listen outside the narrow confines of the mainstream political press. Fools.

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Yeah this is superb. @RNDownload “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@dobes @mwyres Clearly we need to get more technologically advances subs from Japan, not the kayak you rely on now.

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dobes Do you own a recent consumer-grade Lenovo laptop? Chances are, you’ve been MITMed by Superfish for some time.

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marcfennell “The Australian people are being sleep walked into a system the attorney general cannot even articulate” abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Or @RNDownload on SoundCloud: “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” soundcloud.com/downloadthissh…

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Wow. This week’s @RNDownload: “Exclusive: Police Insider Speaks Out on Mandatory Data Retention” abc.net.au/radionational/…

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“Prime minster”, apparently. Yeah, that one was my fault.

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Thank you, @BernardKeane @jamescmcpherson @richardson_m_a @FutureWiseAU @trib etc. Will respond to stuff soon. Have some quick chores now.

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5at5 number 146: Dogs and submarines, the internet twice and rodeo queens. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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Oh Gods, there’s a Grauniad level of typos in that. Sorry. Will fix.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Stop monkeying around with our metadata laws, Prime Minster” zdnet.com/article/stop-m…

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Oh that was quick.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains metadata and a monkey.

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RT @Ben_Cruachan: Coast’s clear for the moment, I’m into it. pic.twitter.com/WelLoUm8Vn [Excellent New Holland Honeyeater, Duncan.]

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@KyleMizokami @BlogsofWar Wow. That’s a lot of extraordinary rendition all at once!

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Yes, I am listening to @RNDownload two weeks late. I tend to research stories in a just-in-time basis, nor absorb all the crap up front.

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ABC’s @RNDownload from two weeks ago is excellent on data retention, with @reillystyley @petermarxy @marcfennell abc.net.au/radionational/…

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@MsLods @superglaze @PaulbernalUK @carlynyst or @glynmoody Thanks. Some of these people may not be awake before deadline, but we’ll see.

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I have a green light. I think I might cook lunch before addressing the issue of the monkey goat-sheep rabbit.

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@dobes Oh. Well, that is also a cause for rejoicing.

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IT IS THE YEAR OF THE TWELVE GOAT-SHEEP MONKEYS.

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YAY! TWELVE IS AN EXCELLENT NUMBER!

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@JohnDobbin @futureidentity Thanks. I’ll add that to my collection of resources on the topic. Which I must compile and publish some day.

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Hah! I’ve either just had a TRULY BRILLIANT IDEA or I am an idiot. I await my editor’s competitive evaluation.

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SallyRMelb @stilgherrian @BOCSAR but people reading stats please keep in mind alcohol does not cause DV, one contributing factor for some people.

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latikambourke Mr @James_Jeffrey slices and dices Tim Wilson like an Iron Chef in today’s Strewth. pic.twitter.com/rnt5fpHN9z

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MichaelWestBiz KPMG & CPA is on media jihad to lift GST. Diversion tactic ahead of senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance?

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There’s the Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference in Sydney today, so I presume we’ll see more interesting research emerge.

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New NSW @BOCSAR research: More than 2 pubs per 1000 population in an area? Domestic assaults “increase markedly”. bocsar.nsw.gov.au/bocsar/mr_cjb1…

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@futureidentity Indeed. The PM’s hand-waving about metadata is ‘cos he’s trying to push through legislation here in AU in the next month.

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@KenAnalytics Oh I love the idea of radio astrology.

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@mm_bennett A long bow so long, in fact, that it could have won at Agincourt.

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Any lawyer types know which UK / German cases Abbott is referring to here re metadata and failure without it? pm.gov.au/media/2015-02-…

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Transcript of Tony Abbott’s presser from yesterday on Bravehearts / child exploitation / metadata. pm.gov.au/media/2015-02-…

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New AIC research: “Impact of reduced methamphetamine supply on consumption of illicit drugs and alcohol” aic.gov.au/publications/c…

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Dear Everyone Expecting Me To Reply To Your Emails, all in due course. If it’s not about today then I won’t even look at it until later.

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Thu plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia (now, shoosh); kangaroo balls; sort out audio files; write story pitches; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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jason_a_w Here’s an article from a fortnight ago on Canada’s scrapped long-form census. ipolitics.ca/2015/02/04/the… Five years on… pic.twitter.com/hrmEYkqN6f

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Has Freedom Boy explained how the Census causes section 18C?

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: *imagines Lisa McCune turning the boats back* [We all do.]

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MalcolmFraser12 Abbott government considers axing the Australian census to save money theage.com.au. Gov has no idea of what a Nation should be

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SnarkyPlatypus Look, this downsizing thing could work. For example, we could replace the navy with another series of ‘Sea Patrol’.

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Developing nations yearn for an accurate national Census so they can plan accurately for their future. Australia wants to go the other way.

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Hey Modern World, guess what dumbfuckery Australia’s government is considering now. Dropping doing a national Census. smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; kangaroo balls; sort out audio files; write story pitches; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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sadserver Your request will be ignored in the order it was received

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The New Moon is in just over two hours from now, at 1047 AEDT.

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@SnarkyPlatypus YES HAPPY MOON SPARKLE GOAT TO YOU, AND TO EVERYONE.

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Hmmm. Needs more sparkles.

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Thursday. A new cycle begins. It’s always a cycle. Just once for the misery? No, a cycle. it’s misery again and again and again… Thursday.

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