Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 26th, 2015

Sorry, @myrcurial, we are boring you with the fine details of the restructuring of Sydney’s rail network.

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@erkpod @myrcurial Well that’s what I meant. The inner west line has become Homebush - City Loop - Bankstown shuttle or something, yeah?

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@erkpod @myrcurial I’ve seen that you’re just doing suburban runs and lots of the Bankstown loop? Is that still a loop?

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@myrcurial @erkpod At least Australian trains cope with the heat, mostly.

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@ChrissieM I haven’t caught the Shitkansen for ages. Maybe 18 months ago for the DiG Festival in 2013.

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WHY THE FUCK ARE WE STOPPING AT LIDCOMBE WHO EVEN ARE THESE PEOPLE.

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@erkpod @myrcurial This is true. But in the Mountains it’s still those steep grades and tight curves that limit the speed, right?

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@ChrissieM I think we’ve now got six passengers in the lead double deck car.

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@myrcurial @erkpod Sure it’s a tourist destination too but the terrain makes the economics impossible.

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@myrcurial @erkpod Indeed. But to modernise the Blue Mountains line would be a billion dollar project to serve maybe 100,000 people.

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@ChrissieM Yeah I know. The 2318 is an 8-car service. Tonight the front four are and the rear four are .

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@myrcurial Actually @erkpod is a train driver so he can confirm the ancientness of it all.

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@myrcurial It’s just a long haul on the train, nearly two hours at this time, because the railway is Victorian-era curves and grades.

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@myrcurial Wentworth Falls is beautiful, and that’s where I’m kinda based and spend 2/3 of my time… 100km west of Sydney…

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Actually, half of the train is a , but the back half, and that’s where the proles accumulate.

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Yes, the 2318 from Sydney Central gets to Wentworth Falls at 0115. Joy.

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@erkpod Indeed. This was not how I’d planned the end of the week.

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@myrcurial I actually prefer to hear the world around me. I really don’t like wearing headphones.

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@kcarruthers No, it’s quite clean and fresh. Even the rolling stock gets cleaned occasionally.

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@michaelneale The tents have been in Belmore Park for some weeks. There’s a clan that moves in during summer.

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@erkpod Well, I’m tempted to go grab some noodles and catch the 0018. But my life is already a misery.

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@myrcurial Christ, both are suicide-inducing. I think I’ll leave it to the dull roar of the ancient air conditioning.

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@myrcurial Absolutely. I may have to let things loose on this late-night train.

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The 2318 Mount Victoria service is ready for departure. pic.twitter.com/bzzrWnxcrl

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Laughing quite a lot, actually.

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2125 AEDT. I supposel I should have lunch at some point.

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Australia’s future, or something instagram.com/p/zkAV2DCFoN/

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Sydney provides excellent accommodation for visitors of every demographic category instagram.com/p/zj_xEtCFnX/

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This city which we call Sydney is utterly fucked.

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Wow. Even if I had the budget to stay in Sydney tonight, which I don’t, there’s virtually nothing under about $800.

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Well here we are then.

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It’s the biggest and the best instagram.com/p/zj1jm4iFtl/

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@rohan_p No, I said people who are really damaged. By the accident, I mean, not just as part of their existence.

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Seriously, everyone, there’s no skin broken and the worst that we’ll see is a minor bruise in the morning.

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It’s all good. I’ve been properly run down by a car before. I know the drill.

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Seriously, people, thanks for your concern. It really is appreciated. But if someone really is damaged they’re not tweeting about it.

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OMFG I WAS ALMOST KILLED TWEET THE CAR MANUFACTURERS TWITTER HANDLE I AM SO PRECIOUS.

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Seriously, I was just crossing York St behind a car that had passed and it backed into me. I went down. Freaked driver and passenger heaps.

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Hahahaha I was just run down by a car. Where’s my social media manager in all this.

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@SnarkyPlatypus You know the answer to that. You’re just not trying.

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It is the 21st Century and there is still such a thing as Visual Basic. Just think about that for a moment.

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On a train that will deliver me to Urinal Station and, eventually, my doom.

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Gong Cha Fresh Tea, Sydney Central station instagram.com/p/zjqGygCFkc/

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I smell Impending rain.

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@christopherneal I can meet that timetable. I shall see you there.

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GreenJ meanwhile, in the office of @TurnbullMalcolmpic.twitter.com/83ibDxLRNtNt

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RT @TheRealHirsty: It was never really off more in standby [Tru dat.]

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I am so going to regret this.

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@christopherneal It’s the other end of the CBD from Haymarket, but yeah, no other cunt has bothered to say hello to me here. I’ll wander up.

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It’ll be funny either way, @GreenJ, and don’t deny it.

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GreenJ it’ll be funny if it’s actually off.

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dobes This is a lot of on to consider. RT @MarkDiStef Turnbull told he’s got numbers to take top job - Yahoo!7 au.news.yahoo.com/a/26443370/tur…

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RT @yinettesys: @stilgherrian @jonstribling teledildONics [OK, this pretty much wins the entire universe.]

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@christopherneal I have no idea what that is, but I shall now consult the internet.]

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RT @jonstribling: @stilgherrian onanism? [Yeah I did that joke last time. No-one got it.]

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RT @Colvinius: @GreenJ On-mishambles (with apologies to The Thick Of It). [This. Is. Very. Special.]

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drearyclocks .@stilgherrian studies have shown meals taste better and everyone has better sex when it’s on.

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Colvinius @GreenJ onapalooza

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RT @GreenJ: very fond of steve earle’s hair. [Don’t tell @scottludlamhair or @SenatorLudlam]

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RT @oberonsghost: It might be , but Thursday is also . [Oh. Yeah.]

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I AM SO FUCKING LOVING THE AMOUNT OF ON THAT SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING TONIGHT.

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Wait, is that drink-with-journalists thing on in Sydney tonight? Should I down a few shots and turn up… where?

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NewtonMark Funny way to flush out candidates, but sure, why not? RT @JenBrockie: Interested in leadership? Join us on next week.

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MarkDiStef I’m hearing that 7:30 has report tonight that will ramp up the “on”… or it could be rubbish gossip.

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RT @GordyPls: *watches @rupertmurdoch intently* [So, Rupert emits white smoke?]

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hughriminton “People are not safer because (we) stopped the boats. They are just..dying somewhere else where they no longer disturb our view”
@KKeneally

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@Thongdam07 This is true, but I am a regular here and I am given enormous leeway.

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RT @GreenJ: degree of onosity? [At least a double pike of On happening right now. With a twist. ]

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kcarruthers It’s on! pic.twitter.com/vO2Sn00lUz

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@TomDaveyAus @KatMartindale Well, yes, you don’t need me to point out your error.

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@firstdogonmoon @jonkudelka Apparently this tweet explains the on-ness of the current state of on. twitter.com/bevanshields85…

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CombatJourno Afghans in Kandahar celebrating first victory in the World Cup pic.twitter.com/lxsaSHJiGs | Pic @matinsarfraz.

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@BonzerGreen Ah! That must ruin the real-time nature of watching the river. But watching the river is a minority interest.

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@kcarruthers @CaseyBriggs Does it feel to you that it’s more on than the last time it was on?

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So now my decision is about how ruinous an evening to have before the inevitable depressing train journey.

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Nevertheless, apparently there is quite a bit of On on.

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Didn’t we do all this less than three weeks ago?

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domknight On?! On?! How on?!

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CaseyBriggs ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON ON

is it on?

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@ericscheid Well yes. NSW’s attitude to intercity trains is depressingly puritan.

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@vealmince Sadly, Yiddish is not something I know, apart from random words.

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That’s quite a lot of on.

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Apparently @Riley7News is reporting backbenchers visited Turnbull and told him he now has the numbers but ministers have to bring it on.

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@NewtonMark @chrisbrownie I’ll let you know if it comes to that. Me in a tent near an airport is likely to raise flags in databases.

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chrisberg doesn’t feel that on really, not feeling it yet

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Oh. I’m not seeing the tweets tagged aus#pol, but apparently it’s on.

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bevanshields85 .@Riley7News reporting backbenchers have visited Turnbull and told him he now has the numbers but ministers have to bring it on

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@NewtonMark @chrisbrownie Hah. Indeed. Well I might use some loyalty points at Wollongong accommodation the night before. I haven’t planned.

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@NewtonMark @chrisbrownie I suppose watching them bring a B-747 into that paddock is the whole point, right?

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@NewtonMark @chrisbrownie I shall. You plan to arrive there for the B-747’s landing, or at a civilised hour?

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RT @OaaSvc: [Checks watch. Already?]

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@NewtonMark @chrisbrownie Well I might see you there. Depending on the ten thousand factors. I shall be flying the 1435mm ground-hugger.

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@NewtonMark I’d been thinking of heading down to Albion Park one open day. Maybe this is the one.

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@nehadk Anyway, isn’t it basic good manners to get this shit right? (Yes, I know, the world is full of arseholes…)

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@ramez @saladinahmed @thegrugq I heard this being reported on the radio earlier today, and broke up in uncontrollable laughter.

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ramez These sound like incredibly dangerous terrorists the FBI just busted. bit.ly/1zJITBL via @saladinahmed pic.twitter.com/pDv6NcE9iD

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@jturner_ibrs Well, I’m in Haymarket right now, so I’ll deal with that mess later.

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@nehadk Is it bad if I say that as a former South Australian, I should know this stuff from our transport history? ;)

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@bob_bain @ABCNews24 Ah cheers. it is something you can upload somewhere? Dropbox or whatever?

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@nehadk I am embarrassed to say that you are 100%. Even Wikipedia says what I said is “viewed as improper”. Sorry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghani

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17 Mar VA834 SYD-MEL; 22 Mar VA833 MEL-SYD.

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I have just seen a dreadful mistake in an early tweet, and am now embarrassed.

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I’ll put money on my column having been gazumped by the Afghani cricket team.

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@BundyB Well obviously. Do try to keep up, @PointZeroOne.

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RT @ABCemergency: Severe thunderstorm warning …
abc.net.au/news/emergency… pic.twitter.com/ucGrAqfTeG [Oh. I have to head back into that later.]

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OH: “You should listen to Maroon 6, they’re much better.”

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@maldamkar Surely not. If I move, I will be moving forward, not backwards.

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Overhearing a guy explaining that the Thai authorities recorded his surname, Whittaker, on his marriage certificate as “Whitetiger”. Cute.

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@jonoabroad It’s some part or other of the process of growing old disgracefully.

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RT @ericscheid: zomg. dev agency asserts only gov.au sites are required to be accessible. [Kill them.]

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Coming up on 13 May is the 20th anniversary of my arrival to live in Sydney. Maybe I should celebrate in some way. Perhaps by leaving.

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RT @PointZeroOne: @stilgherrian it never does with you [I think I resigned myself to that fact a couple decades back.]

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In an ideal world, I’d have caught that 1721 train rather than ordering another beer. Prediction: This will not end well.

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yolocrypto should I write my own crypto library?

[x] yes
[x] fuck yes

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Yes, @AlboMP’s media statement on the retirement of Max Moore-Wilton retiring is rather good. Nicely played. pic.twitter.com/dnETg8Ul5Q

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Beer Singha krub.

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@bbotezatu @Bitdefender Oh! You’re leaving today? I should have organised your kangaroo earlier. I didn’t manage to organise today. Sad.

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@bascule @HeartlandInst I just saw this. Good thinking. Will read in more detail tonight.

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ZaidJilani What if Obama is banksy

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5at5 number 149: Early photography, a mid-century spy, a libertarian experiment, a slogan quiz, and a TV expert. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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“Where was I?” “You were talking about metadata.” “Good Lord. No, I doubt that, Brian…” [Smirk.]

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In which Clarke & Dawe cover that amusing sitcom, Soapy and the Senate. youtube.com/watch?v=Q_BnZK…

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@SusaninRaraLand Thank you. They let just anyone onto TV these days.

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jturner_ibrs Vendor briefing earlier today. Well I thought it was meant to be a briefing. They thought it was a game of buzzword bingo. They won.

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Not quite in the corner.

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And the @ABCNews24 TV spot is done. Now, to a nearby hostelry to finish @5at5daily.

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Lashing out on some ABC green room room-temperature water instagram.com/p/zjVc1XCFiw/

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@BonzerGreen @amworldtodaypm Ah, you read SO much into a momentary observation… that I made eight hours ago.

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@ChookBaron @ABCNews24 For a few minutes between 1615 and 1630 AEDT, exact time depending on program flow.

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Hey does someone have the necessary technology to record my bit off @ABCNews24? It’s a PITA for them to do it. Weirdly.

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@dobes I thought that was my job.

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@jonoabroad You just inspired me. But the inspiration is likely to be edited out.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. Time, soon, to head to the ABC at Ultimo and @ABCNews24 for the spot at 1615 AEDT.

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Excellent. It would appear that my computer’s approaching-deadline detector has just been triggered. Bonus.

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BernardKeane Albo’s entire media release on the retirement of Max Moore-Wilton pic.twitter.com/FxlBU5Gogi

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Arriving at Sydney Central station instagram.com/p/zjIXx4CFir/

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@moylecroft Thanks. I’ll re-read before doing the TV spot later this afternoon.

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Writing. Shoosh.

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New blog post: “Talking Gemalto’s response to ‘hack’ on ABC @amworldtodaypm”, 4 mins report including me. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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newscientist A prominent climate change sceptic had undeclared funding from fossil-fuel companies ow.ly/JENmS pic.twitter.com/CQHn3Yzpl8

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franksting Has anyone checked on the Spider?

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@jeremyscahill Thanks. Sadly my comment about magical cyber unicorns didn’t make the cut, but my TV spot later today will be live.

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edbott Attention spans, ranked, longest to shortest:

1. Dog
2. Fruit fly
3. Tech journalist

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Lenovo.com has been hacked, possibly by Lizard Squad”, reports @verge theverge.com/2015/2/25/8110…

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Visitors to lenovo.com “saw a slideshow of disaffected youths, set to the song ‘Breaking Free’ from High School Musical.”

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@jeremyscahill The transcript is there now too, so it makes it easier than listening. :)

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The Internet of Onion-Oranges.

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“SIM maker Gemalto responds to claims it was hacked by US, UK spies” reports @amworldtodaypm abc.net.au/am/content/201… Warning: includes me.

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@jeremyscahill Indeed. I called for an external review on ABC Radio here in Australia earlier this morning. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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@jeremyscahill I’ve come to like the orange-onion network though. We need more vegetable analogies in the news generally.

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@jeremyscahill Certainly six days isn’t enough for the forensics. Unless that was done in the past and they just had to re-find the reports.

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@jeremyscahill I agree that they sound somewhat clueless, but that’s just our feelpinions without actual evidence.

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@jeremyscahil Indeed, they’re saying no keys exfiltrated. And a PowerPoint slide deck says some were. Both are unverified claims, I’d say.

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@smartbrain I still have “magical cyber unicorns” written down for use on TV later today. Also, do you ever sleep?

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@jeremyscahill This isn’t to detract from the observation that they need to protect their share price and other arsehattery in the response.

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@jeremyscahill Gemalto said they did detect the attacks in 2010 and 2011. Is it reasonable to say they “didn’t know it for 5 years”?

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jeremyscahill tl;dr Gemalto: Yes we got hacked. Yes we didn’t know it for 5 years. But, hey, we want our stock prices to go back up interc.pt/18lTWuy

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Goodness me, the mainstream media (MSM) is very interested in Gemalto today.

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@JanJoostBouwman Well that’s a correct parroting of Gemalto’s press statement. People who know how 3G/4G work seem to have different views.

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rhysam Emoji: A small utopian island nation invented by Aldous Huxley

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expectproblems Uhm, sorry. I only frequent cafes with standing desks and lattes that come in re-purposed soup cans from 1976.

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@alexkidman BUT WHAT IF I DON’T GET THE SAME TRAIN AGAIN NEXT TIME HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF THAT HAVE YOU HAVE YOU HAVE YOU.

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Does anyone want this Bitdefender-branded Gecko dashboard pad? I don’t drive or have a car. pic.twitter.com/tvoWHNAtUf

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Peering through the upper, cobweb-ridden window… instagram.com/p/zikp2MiFs3/

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HeartlandInst Get your Ayn Rand T-shirt today! High quality, low price: $12.99. bit.ly/RandTshirt pic.twitter.com/TjeqjvR2bG

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andrewkageleiry View over snowy Boston this morning @BostonTweet @BostonGlobe pic.twitter.com/1s3B9o3exf

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kcarruthers@RyanNewYork: i hadn’t even considered this pic.twitter.com/KYg976OePg” <makeuthink

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Here’s @amworldtodaypm’s interview with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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@marcuskelson @paulkidd Look, I’ve already worn the rabbit thing on TV.

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RT @edbott: Oh, hello Lizard Squad, I see you have met Lenovo: theverge.com/2015/2/25/8110… [Oh now what. Oh. I see. Start laughing now.]

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@paulkidd @SnarkyPlatypus @ABCNews24 Jesus! What even is this? (And what is it wearing?)

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Oh now there’s someone on @amworldtodaypm saying we shouldn’t be allowed to Tazer children. Bah.

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@paulkidd @SnarkyPlatypus @ABCNews24 I know that. Also, I think I will actually wear a shirt for the television.

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Thu plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia; 1224 train to Sydney; haircut; 1615 @ABCNews24; @5at5daily; radio spot (?); return to Wentworth Falls.

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@LouiseVMaher Bishop was on first. I assume it was Milne after that. I was distracted at a critical time.

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Ah, it’s always good to “call for” something in the national media.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @paulkidd Maybe I should wear a tank top on @ABCNews24 this afternoon. Actually, maybe not.

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@oberonsghost It’s wonderful, isn’t it. Gloriously shouty.

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“Silk Road might have started as a libertarian experiment, but it was doomed to end as a fiefdom run by pirate kings” aeon.co/magazine/techn…

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I say, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is sounding good on @amworldtodaypm right now. Strong, confident, yet diplomatic.

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RT @R_Chirgwin: “Develop scalable algorithms based on emerging models”! [You wash out your mouth, mate.]

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“Fatal attraction” as the first words of a story about people being killed in Syria, @abcnews @702sydney? Tasteless, much?

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“OS X and iOS Vulnerabilities Top Security Vulnerability Chart, Far Ahead of Windows”, writes @gcluley intego.com/mac-security-b…

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“Clinton is looking for a middle ground on encryption that experts say doesn’t exist”, writes @kansasalps washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-swit…

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“AVG Study Reveals Top 10 Apps That Ruin Your Smartphone’s Mojo” now.avg.com/top-10-apps-th…

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@702sydney @robbie_buck Here’s the full story behind the Van Halen brown M&Ms story. snopes.com/music/artists/…

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@vealmince Well here’s Gemalto’s statement. Make of it what you will. gemalto.com/press/Pages/Ge…

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For those of you who missed Senator Ian Macdonald’s excellent* press release last night..media.crikey.com.au/wp-content/upl…WW (PDF)

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I just recorded a few soundbites about Gemalto for @amworldtodaypm. I may have said “magic sparkly unicorns”.

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@R_Chirgwin Especially given that we’ve all got scans of the thing now.

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Actually, I’m a bit concerned that I got 13 out of 14 on that quiz. The one I blew was: “Let us live not merely for today but for tomorrow!”

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“Quiz: North Korean Slogan or TED Talk Sound Bite?” motherjones.com/media/2015/02/… I got 13/14. HT @joelgibson, who got 8/14. pic.twitter.com/hBTtWoyFpp

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@jeamland @smartbrain I am SO going to say cyber-unicorns on @ABCNews24 this afternoon.

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Oh it has to be better than that, @smartbrain. It must be ultra-mega super-magical. With extra unicorns.

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smartbrain @stilgherrian My takeaway from Gemalto was that their 3G SIMs has a super-magical encryption algorithm that survives key theft.

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@JonoH Indeed. It’s a… remarkable series of statements by Gemalto.

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Dear @NickInfoSec, whoever you are, please don’t encourage @gattaca. For our children’s sake, and our children’s children.

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@gattaca Yeah, like who’d trust you with a forklift? Very speechless.

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@mgherman Hardly. We’ve made many assumptions just to get this far into the day. Did you test the water before you made coffee?

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@B_Meson I pity general-roungds journalists. Covering a political crisis one day, a car crash the next, a tech story, a toxic spill… etc.

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Stupid assumption.

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Those quotes were from @jeremyscahill’s article. firstlook.org/theintercept/2… I do assume you’re capable of scrolling back for context, though.

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@jeremyscahill Here in Australia, @SenatorLudlam has also been asking questions related to Gemalto. scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/video/…

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“A true forensic investigation in such a complex environment is not possible in this time frame.” —@cryptoronn

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“This is an investigation that seems mainly designed to produce positive statements. It is not an investigation at all.” —@matthew_d_greenn

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Oh. I forgot to tag all those tweets . Meh.

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@B_Meson Well, “not all journalists”, as the saying goes. You’re talking to one right now.

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“Gemalto doesn’t know what it doesn’t know”, writes @jeremyscahill firstlook.org/theintercept/2…

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@B_Meson Just looking at that now. I’ve been frustrated by The Intercept before: they seem to start from a “hit spooks with a stick” view.

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@B_Meson A general-rounds journalist wouldn’t know where to even start on a topic like this. They can only do he-said she-said reportage.

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saladinahmed NYT openly trolling everyone at this point. ht @HelenKennedy mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/25/nyr… pic.twitter.com/bCzEf1jTAA

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“China drops leading tech brands for state purchases”, reports @Reuters: Cisco, Apple, McAfee, Citrix. reuters.com/article/2015/0…

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That said, @B_Meson, I’m now looking for either a video of the Gemalto press conference, or a critical report with counter-views.

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The @WSJ says “company executives asserted” that 3G/4G networks won’t be affected, for instance, @B_Meson. Most mastheads aren’t to precise.

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RT @B_Meson: @stilgherrian but still reported them in WSJ [Sure, but with appropriate labelling of what was assertion and what was fact.]

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“Gemalto did acknowledge Wednesday that not all operators pay for or use the most up-to-date security features,” reports @WSJ.

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“The Wall Street Journal didn’t immediately verify Gemalto’s claims,” and, well, how could they?

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“On Wednesday, China weighed in, saying it was concerned about the reported hack. Gemalto provides SIM cards for China Mobile Ltd.”

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“Gemalto Says Alleged Hack Didn’t Result in Massive Theft of SIM Keys”, reports @WSJ wsj.com/articles/gemal…

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Someone added a nice set of “spooks pwn all our stuff” links to the post of my @1395FIVEaa radio spot on Gemalto. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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pourmecoffee Today In Parliament Brawls

Hong Kong (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) pic.twitter.com/0TzxB2rHgp

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Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; 1224 train to Sydney; haircut; 1615 @ABCNews24; @5at5daily; return to Wentworth Falls.

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RT @0x1C: @stilgherrian did you say spacedicks? [If I didn’t, I now wish I had.]

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Thursday. It is our intention to begin the experiments immediately. Your next of kin will be notified in due course. Thursday.

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