Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 4th, 2015

@swearyanthony Hah. Nah, just means it’s intended for coastal work. Like the British U-class was painted blue for the Mediterranean.

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@swearyanthony Look I’m sure everything is fine once it’s submerged and not out in the bright sunlight like that.

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@swearyanthony I don’t want to be on a DPRK sub at all, given the rust. Not a pressure hatch, that one. Even so. pic.twitter.com/J8QBRT2z3C

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@swearyanthony There was a 6kt detonation in 2013, unsure of how much “success” that was compared to the goal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Nort…

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@warrenjmcdonald From memory, Ms Disingenua Frontbottom has been seen previously, but @firstdogonmoon would have to confirm that.

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“North Korea Might Have Far More Nukes Than We Thought” medium.com/war-is-boring/…

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“America’s priorities have gotten out of hand.”

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“Why Is Everyone Talking About The 4 Murders Committed In My Home When People Are Dying In The Middle East?” clickhole.com/r/2007tsd

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In recent days I’ve seen both the Coalition and Labor TV adverts for the NSW election. Both leaders come across as suburban councillors.

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@virtualpete Oh yes, it is. I’ve been aware of it since the production was first announced mid-2014, from memory. It’s a thing.

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RT @OaaSvc: @stilgherrian not as bad as that terrible fence. [Well there is that. That fence is really, really terrible.]

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Just how terrible was that pun?

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RT @semibogan: Hungry. [Check for souvlaki?]

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PointZeroOne Have you seen this man? The cyberpolice need to question him in relation to all the cybers pic.twitter.com/7THztMoiqS

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PSyvret Queensland LNP denies next year’s IWD lunch will feature mud wrestling and topless barmaids …

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So is this Brisbane Club website satire, or what? brisbaneclub.com.au/Brisbane-Club-…

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@GreenJ There’s a lot of that going about this week.

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hughstephens Hahaha @VentraIP support ‘engineer’ saying it’s unheard of for *10* computers to share the same IP address publicly. Heard of NAT?

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“NBN Co fibre-on-demand product due this month”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/nbn-co…

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“Fiona the Unemployed Bettong moves a censure motion against the Australian people”, by @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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5at5 number 153: Old strikes, Thai loos, handshake sniffs, childish libertarians, and dangerous lightbulbs. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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KainTietzel Homework from a 9 y.o. aussie kid. pic.twitter.com/qSuv6YntWX

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New blog post: “Wrapping The 9pm Summer Scrounge” skank.com.au/news/subscribe… pic.twitter.com/SxBGL0A42A

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@Mudgutz @prestontowers You’d need to ask someone who’s spent more than six days in Western Australia.

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@prestontowers I should dig out the tweets people sent me when I noted that I was simply visiting Rooty Hill, for instance

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johnb78 Blue Tie Clan ain’t nuttin’ to fuck wit pic.twitter.com/ZcgZxxYd5l

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bcantrill If this is your first tech bubble, let me give you some advice that was once given to me: enjoy the party, but dance close to the door

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RT @therevmountain: KEEP ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN (what?!) KEEP ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN ROLLIN (come on!) pic.twitter.com/XUOUroOb0e [Or this.]

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Adult Commentariat.

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RT @MarkDiStef: I apologise for how stupid this is, pic via @ellinghausen pic.twitter.com/Bu32zoeai0 [Thank God someone’s done it.]

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RT @deptofaustralia: I just. I can’t even. /by @ellinghausen /via @wordsonaplatfrm pic.twitter.com/36GunGyhqQ [You can. You know you want to.]

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I suppose I’d better dig out the DJ John Howard image, right? pic.twitter.com/KTjd2dV60y

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RT @chrisjrn: Tone and the imaginary sausage: pic.twitter.com/bDeRUoFG6p [No, that’s MC Tone Def, pupil of DJ John Howard.]

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@LIVPresident @brisvegas1 Yes, thank you. This all matched my understanding, but you had the law at your fingertips.

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safimichael o/h in @GuardianAus newsroom: “guys, does anyone want any artisan single origin bread?”@OHnewsroom

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@brisvegas1 @LIVPresident Civil litigation is another issue, of course, but the police etc don’t get involved in civil litigation.

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@brisvegas1 @LIVPresident My FBI contact even used the example of lèse-majesté of something the FBI would not assist with.

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@brisvegas1 @LIVPresident I’ve been told by the FBI it has to be a crime in both countries for law enforcement cooperation. AU same?

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“Abbott has learned nothing about Iraq. He’s taken the Islamic State’s bait”, writes
Tom Switzer. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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BernardKeane So who you going to believe on why we’re returning to Iraq - Tony Abbott or John Howard? bit.ly/1Kg1sIi ($) pic.twitter.com/NgJmqmkpOV

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RT @bengrubb: Media release: “SBS TO OFFER 360-DEGREE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE OF SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS” [Kill me.]

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Macau’s Chinese New Year gambling revenues down 53% as junkets drop off during China’s anti-graft campaign. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Well, @NewtonMark, tripod-launched. Whatever. A nuke launcher with a range of 2km. Excellent work all round.

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Also, @NewtonMark, there was a shoulder-launched atomic recoilless rifle, the M-28 Davy Crockett. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Croc…

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How the Pentagon, erm, “misplaced” one of America’s first nuclear howitzers. medium.com/war-is-boring/…

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“Who or what is a ‘leading military planner’?”, by a former military planner now at @LowyInstitute lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/03/0…

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There’s a folder in my email program called “Junk” but when I looked in there it’s just more email. Disappointed.

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@LIVPresident @brisvegas1 Ah yes, of course, thanks for the reminder. IANAL hits me every time my dim memories drift back.

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“A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese ‘Cat Island’” (24 photos) theatlantic.com/photo/2015/03/…

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GalalAmrG Here’s a photo of Putin riding a weasel riding a woodpecker. pic.twitter.com/bW4gW5E03i

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geofflemon Whatever your take on the ANZAC legacy, none disrespect it more than politicians dry-humping monuments in the hope some gravitas rubs off.

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“Abbott wants data-retention law passed this week”, writes @leopinion zdnet.com/article/abbott… Why this unseemly haste? Oh, we know that.

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@perrynfowler This is a fair question, but one I don’t have time to explore just now. I have made a note, though.

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Wed plan: Tame dinosaurs (done); comms catch-up; story pitches; pre-production for “The 9pm Edict”; @5at5daily; existential despair.

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“You’re Not the Boss of Me! Why Libertarianism Is a Childish Sham” Glorious work. alternet.org/youre-not-boss… HT @expectproblems, I think it was.

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@traceyb65 This becomes more difficult when the iThings and other devices are also the core work tools.

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@LIVPresident @brisvegas1 Oh yes, I’d forgotten that bit. Also, could it open up the retained data to subpoena by foreign litigants?

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@traceyb65 Yep, it’s my greatest achievement for the day.

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Il faut que je update mon avatar pour le newsworthiness.

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RT @expectproblems “This is pretty important stuff, people’s private information.” — Bill Shorten.

Really? No kidding…

[Well spotted, m8.]

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Getting dangerously close to actually being able to start some productive work for the day.

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glengyron @MarkDiStef bit like when my daughter had a Tinkerbell book and rubbed glitter on herself to fly. Cute but they have no idea.

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MarkDiStef I still can’t get out of my head the image of Abbott reading Churchill biographies in his office while contemplating how to beat ISIS

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“Farewell, Queensland.”

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RT @MarkDiStef: Squad. pic.twitter.com/qNPbpGQ3DK [Wait. That super. They’re DESTROYING QUEENSLAND?]

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“What is ‘corrupt conduct’? The High Court will rule today” themandarin.com.au/24745-high-cou…

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@michaelneale I’d be happier with that version if it said “percentage points” not “percentage” in a few spots. But yes, a handy chart.

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@brisvegas1 @LIVPresident I don’t know of any work like that, but then I’ve seen only a small part of the universe.

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The Internet of Clever Things is so very, very clever. Now kill everyone involved.

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Then there’s @snikchnz, with all his lightbulbs turned on for 30 mins so they can update their software. pic.twitter.com/JGziKMozOm

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Then there’s @pacohope, stopped at the roadside for a software update. pic.twitter.com/n347aycG9z

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“I asked Intel CEO Brian Krzanich why a smartwatch needs anti-virus software, and he compared the wrist-worn gadgets to air conditioners.”

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“Intel wants to protect your precious wrist with anti-virus software for smartwatches”, writes @tomwarren theverge.com/2015/3/2/81332…

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@swearyanthony @dobes Hah! Coincidentally, did you see this what I just tweeted. Lightbulbocalypse! fusion.net/story/55026/th…

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“This guy’s light bulb performed a DoS attack on his entire smart house”, writes @kashhill fusion.net/story/55026/th…

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“Why data retention legislation should be withdrawn”, writes Katie Miller @LIVPresident afr.com/p/technology/w…

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@R_Chirgwin I’m coming to that conclusion, having found a collection of sounds. anbg.gov.au/gardens/visiti… Also, sounds like it’s up a tree.

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@R_Chirgwin Ah no, that has the single “plonk” sound, echoed by others, repeated. This is more a fast rattle for several seconds.

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Hey @R_Chirgwin, what is the critter that sounds like a coin falling down a drain? A frog? (It never does it long enough to record.)

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Dear News Media, why are you choosing to become the old women who brought their knitting to watch La Guillotine at work?

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@ssharwood @PeteDotAscian I have just worked out how to present our findings statistically. I shall speak to you about this in due course.

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TechnicallyRon How to understand Tactical Sign Language in films: pic.twitter.com/o4geZDZkvn

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@_tan_ I have not yet revealed the names behind this bullshit survey, as a scroll back will tell you. This may change.

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glengyron Deregulated medicine. RT @trentyarwood RT @DrLindseyFitz Medical advert from Springbok, South Africa, 2014. pic.twitter.com/8d9pBkyasA

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@ssharwood It’s a remarkable coincidence. I think atheists need to be able to explain how this can happen in a godless world.

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I AM COMPLETELY SHOCKED AND SURPRISED BY THE SHOCKING AND SURPRISING RESULTS OF THIS SHOCK SURVEY RESULT SURPRISE SHOCK.

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The shock* “results” of the “survey” are that most organisations feel threatened by the problem that the PR firm’s client’s tech addresses.

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The press release has been out a few hours. I can see one news site running the story without mentioning N, another runs the infographic.

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Did I tell you they have an “infographic”?

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Oh dear God, the PR firm has taken this self-selcted sample N=129 and sliced it by vendor type for further “analysis”. Jesus Christ.

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Thank you, @bernietb @miamiaman @PointZeroOne, it’d be a fun column to do, but I first have to persuade an editor to pay for it.

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I’ve personally seen an on-air guess of a project cost by a radio presenter one morning become a fact debated in parliament within 48 hours.

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Here’s an explanation of “statistics laundering” in the context of child pornography statistics. libertus.net/censor/resourc…

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The scary thing is, through a process called “statistics laundering” such shit gets quoted and re-quoted, adding the quoter’s credibility.

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I’m tempted to do a column pointing out all the shoddiness in said “survey” and accompanying “infographic”, naming and shaming.

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Dear PR People, a survey of just 129 people about what they “feel” happened as a result of some event is not even science, let alone news.

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@trentyarwood Thank you. Though it doesn’t offer any solutions. It’s just 900 words of despair.

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Wed plan, early draft: Tame the dinosaurs, again; pre-production for “The 9pm Edict” podcast; @5at5daily; all interspersed with dumb comms.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Tuesday: “Australian lawmakers can’t use phones, will vote on data retention”, being a rant. zdnet.com/article/austra…

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Wednesday. In an ideal world, it would be attached with a hinge, but it is not an ideal world. Nurse, please pass the knife. Wednesday.

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