Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 31st, 2015

gths The huge ever growing pulsating brain of Peter Dutton that rules from the centre of the ultraworld

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry Personally, I think the real issue is why this is even a worry, given our “robust standard of political debate”.

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry In practice, it usually turns out to be not that much of an improvement. Meh. Who CARES if a rude word gets aired?

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry If I say “Dunning-Kruger” at this point, will you get annoyed? This approach is known to be not good enough.

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@mwyres @TheRealPBarry I thoroughly reject your assertion “easily”. It’s partial-word matching. It’s NOT easy. Hindsight is glorious.

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@piecritic @mwyres I just realised that you’re meaning you’d do it as machine learning / neural net, rather that a parser up front?

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@mwyres @BrigadierSlog Yeah, another case of the Scunthorpe Problem. Hard to predict what topical words might be recombined.

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@mwyres @BrigadierSlog Yep, and then is all comes down to false-positive rates, cost of lowering that, vs impact on in-studio workflow.

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@piecritic @mwyres Tweets are an “interesting” area. It’s new, obviously, but it also evolves fast.

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@mwyres @BrigadierSlog If I may be blunt, how much computational linguistics have you actually done?

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@BrigadierSlog @mwyres I did comp sci and linguistics way back, but recently did a masterclass on parsing tweets by @sgpulman.

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@mwyres “Doable” and “affordable” are different things.

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@mwyres @CameronWatt What you say about the plumbing is true. It’s easy. Except for the filter. That’s incredibly hard.

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@mwyres That’s the same problem, though. What “might” be a problem? I mean, “dog” is a perfectly good 3-character string, except when not.

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@CameronWatt @mwyres No, it’s nothing to do with the Twitter API.

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@mwyres No, it’s the issue of detecting what is and isn’t problematic. This is known to be a hard problem. Highly context-dependent.

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@PacketNetworks @mwyres Oh yes, all that idiot “moderation” software that was just dumb partial-word pattern-matches. Idiots.

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@mwyres Well it’s a different field of the data record. You’d have to choose to do it. But also, look up “The Scunthorpe Problem”.

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oliyoung WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA pic.twitter.com/NZNLLZow2s

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The problem with Crusader Rabbit talking about “fringe whingers” is that it got me thinking about “minge gingers”.

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We finally learn the real reason @LaTrioli knew how to take out a criminal at 3am. twitter.com/LaTrioli/statu…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The Internet of Things is a safety issue, and therefore a business risk” zdnet.com/article/the-in…

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geraintgriffith In his mind he’s the BBC’s Antarctic correspondent. pic.twitter.com/ZeKtao3Jl4

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Today we are all low-level officials of the Cambodian government.

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@leslienassar You know the answer to that question, and it includes an analogy related to farm animals.

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“He’s staying! No-bias Dyson Heydon slices his reasons deli-thin”, writes @JustinianNews theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Pleased that all The Good Seats for ‘The 9pm Edict’s Public House Forum’ are spoken for. publichouseforum1.eventbrite.com The Other Seats remain.

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More excellent* international diplomacy from random Australian cabinet members. twitter.com/Liam_Cochrane/…

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@mpesce You think I don’t
know this already?

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One wonders about so many things.

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deptofaustralia Peter Dutton says demonstration against Operation Fortitude was conducted by the Elder Gods wearing “people suits”. pic.twitter.com/HHDMJZUl7b

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5at5 number 221: Topless in Times Square, China’s artificial islands, Libertarians, Sugar Daddies, and IoT myths. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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@19bk69 Huh? That’s it right there.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “The Internet of Things is a safety issue, and therefore a business risk” zdnet.com/article/the-in…

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@jturner_ibrs @phbarratt Oh, I was thinking of things in another direction.

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@jturner_ibrs @phbarratt Well there’s a whole bunch of things that might fit into that category…

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@bryceroney Surely as acetate discs in a mahogany cabinet?

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phbarratt How would Brandis know what “a mind like a steel trap” looks like?

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@bubbiting @jan_regina Nothing is obvious at that hour of the morning.

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Wow, it’s all happening in America tonight.

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People really are quite remarkable.

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XLNB Who wore it better?

RT for alpaca. Fav for Beiber pic.twitter.com/EBaAn1704N

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia, just as my brain finally collapses.

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drearyclocks ‘We must crack down on immigration’ – a couple of blokes with the surnames Pezzullo and Quaedvlieg

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How can it be midday already?

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deptofaustralia All of the Twitter stars. twitter.com/sexenheimer/st…

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TheOnion Scott Walker Watches Candidates Emerge Shaken From GOP’s Female Experience Simulator onion.com/1KVoC1h pic.twitter.com/EAYKFA11tE

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EX_V19 The guy who got conned out of $65mil by an ex Khmer Rouge dictator to take 4 refugees is Tony’s pick for treasurer?

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davidadonaldson Operation Fortitude press release was sent to Quaedflieg and Pezzullo’s strategic comms adviser m.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order…

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@JLMusicTherapy @mch7576 Well that’s not much. Around $285 per employee.

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GreenJ

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Mon plan: Finish @zdnetaustralia column; scope server upgrade for client; @5at5daily; complete “The 9pm Edict” podcast, with luck.

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“Mr President, we must not allow… a border wall gap!twitter.com/BlogsofWar/sta…st

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@EconoGarry @fedupofpollys Oh. That’d be s depressingly mundane reason for them to look the way they do.

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So, the decision is in the pink bag that woman is struggling with? It’s a difficult decision? twitter.com/PoliticsFairfa…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Well, I got that one filling fixed. I told David we could skip the lecture about visiting every year, I’d take it as read.

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@mrowe You are. Personally and collectively.

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New blog post, slightly late: “Weekly Wrap 273: Security, dentistry, and technology” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/27… pic.twitter.com/MDfNYt1JFO

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jan_regina This church needs a new graphic designer pic.twitter.com/goNIVddZKw

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@virag064 I think it’d be poor form to steal from my host.

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Mon plan, draft: Tidy up; work as far through the running-late list of media objects as reasonable through the day; quiet evening.

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@leslienassar Ah yes. In the literature, this is known as “The Scunthorpe Problem”.

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Monday. You are to blame for everything. Everything. Monday.

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