Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 20th, 2015

@shiftkey Did the old gypsy woman your verb?

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@_midofo_ @NewtonMark “I’ve stopped beating my wife.”

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@NewtonMark We’re back to this sort of thing again now, aren’t we. pic.twitter.com/PXPpdsj7it

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@NewtonMark Oh, I thought you meant “arsehat”. I should do a range of arsehat merch before Christmas.

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@chrisdubrow @bunjaree Oh OK. I’ve been fooled by the rather sunny weather that’s dominated my time away. A 20-min dinoburn should fix it.

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Oh good, @NewtonMark is calling shenanigans on this lightning “narrowly” missing an aircraft. Saves me doing so. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

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Back at @bunjaree after a week away. Wondering why the battery is only at 50% charge.

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Passing through Lawson, and the pub is well shut. pic.twitter.com/6CiEFFJJoz

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Apparently @SenatorLudlam is in the Estimates committee room with the bad drugs.

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Fibnoacci for ducks

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@AbstractCode @girlgerms That’s a better answer than mine was going to be.

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deanog $2 junk shop find turns out to be worth $5m. Tin plate photo of Billy the Kid and his Regulators playing Croquet pic.twitter.com/quQtgfI4mq

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@MrCsandDs No problem. It’s not a secret, though it’s not necessarily known either. :)

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DanKaszeta Somebody get @guardian a periodic table. Americium is not an isotope of plutonium pic.twitter.com/ABtshNkEsu

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@Gin_ev_ra I’ll certainly be sorting out a different luggage system before then anyway. It’s all a constant experiment.

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@ClintonDucas It’s every year, but the last two years I had other things to organise, and then it was too late.

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@shoerust Well, you know what the politics of transport is like in NSW.

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@MrCsandDs You mean my spine which was nearly broken in a road traffic accident, I think.

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@NewtonMark Oh you poor thing… The word goes back a century or more.

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Retrieving my heavy bags and attempting to catch the 2018 train back up the hill.

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@stewartsmith @linuxconfau See, it’s comments like this which make me realise I’ll have had a three-year gap.

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@stewartsmith @linuxconfau Heh. You gotta admit, tho, that’d be disruptive. ;)

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@linuxconfau @stewartsmith You could always just use Eventbrite… [Ducks.]

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@linuxconfau Hah. Thanks, as always, Kathy. I am so tempted to arrange a helicopter, though. Just for the troll value.

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I am very much looking forward to covering linux.conf.au after this embarrassing gap.

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I snuck into linux.conf.au 2013 in Canberra to catch @timberners_lee’s keynote, and I wrote zdnet.com/article/apps-n…

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Here’s @dobes’ summary linking to everything I did from linux.conf.au 2012 in Ballarat. techrepublic.com/blog/australia…

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Now, how much is a helicopter to Geelong?

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Certain Other People may well be horrified. You can’t please everyone.

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Certain People in the Linux community should be made aware that I have just received Certain Instructions. pic.twitter.com/N8861mvsU0

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@dananimal I am not dogmatic about these things. I recall my dear friend Toby Wong’s glorious “Mr Wong’s Authentic Malaysian Duck Pizza”.

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@dananimal I’ll save those suggestions, thank you. In the end I found tub waan on the menu where I was sitting.

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@dananimal I’ve heard the Civic’s ~new Thai kitchen is adequate, although I have high standards when it comes to Thai food.

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josephfcox This transcript between CIA email hackers and @cfarivar is pretty hilarious pic.twitter.com/SCWjK8eJ79

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I have stopped reading this, because the people seen to have stepped out of an in -flight magazine. twitter.com/junkeedotcom/s…

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I’m about to start reading this. I suspect I am about to ruin my dinner. twitter.com/junkeedotcom/s…

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Tub waan aroi maak.

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Melbourne People, it’s quite likely that I shall be welcome of your company Friday evening at a CBD location to be finalised.

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I have a better idea.

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[This would also be acceptable.] RT @DylanLacey: Well @stilgherrian, this is Australia and so what we can give you is SausageToTheNode.

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Does anyone in Haymarket or adjacent do a decent steak?

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Depressingly predictable responses.

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I feel like a steak.

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@R_Chirgwin @sylmobile I guess I decided (learned?) many years ago to stop fretting about things that can’t be controlled, like weather.

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@R_Chirgwin @sylmobile This is why the Good Lord invented the plastic bag. Or he can just wait and enjoy the view.

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@R_Chirgwin @sylmobile Bah. He’s an adult and it’s just water.

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Significantly more pleuting.

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alex_c_lee Looks like this storm has it in for someone. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/D4hFV25USX

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There’s quite a lot going on in this photograph. twitter.com/davegaudreau/s…

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I used to think this too, but they never phone. twitter.com/LifehackerAU/s…

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Sandra_Sully Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Wind. Details: bom.gov.au/products/IDN65..pic.twitter.com/UZAuu3URxixi

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RichardTuffin Here’s the Semi with the Earth Mover on it’s trailer & some of the damage to the tunnel visible pic.twitter.com/7YdI1mReaG

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@AbstractCode Wow, I haven’t seen that TVC in ages.

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Ausgrid Emergency crews on way to get power back safely to about 1600 homes & businesses in parts of Ashfield & Croydon pic.twitter.com/C08k54jpGi

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Smells like it’s gonna rain… instagram.com/p/9DADG1iFrL/

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Only the bits of the hospitality industry that choose to operate illegally. [Shrugs.] twitter.com/RobertParsonso…

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@treespiepurr @joshgnosis That would make sense, given when Parliament House was furnished.

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What an ugly table. Glad they smashed it. RT @joshgnosis: So this is what the table looks like unbroken? pic.twitter.com/gANpytW9C8

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“China broke September cyberpeace agreement with US the next day: Crowdstrike”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/china-…

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New blog post: “Talking on ABC @891adelaide”, 15 mins audio. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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@elronxenu Timezones are hard, sure, but the non-maintained crap is just a disaster waiting to happen.

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@elronxenu Shoosh. :) Maybe it SHOULD be called the GITS.

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I always wonder why (some) large corps are so averse to providing facts when there’s a fault. Details’d indicate that they’re on top of it.

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@Optus I know this is really a media unit question, but I’ve only just been contacted and need to keep my phone clear.

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@Optus Thanks. I guess that as a journalist I get frustrated by hand-wavey explanations rather than transparency.

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@Optus I’m after concrete details before I speak on @891adelaide in a moment. Which cells? Cause? Same as Jan event? abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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@Optus Have you got any details of the extent of the incident in South Australia today?

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I’ll be talking about on ABC @891adelaide at 1345 ACDT / 1415 AEDT. abc.net.au/adelaide/

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Apparently there’s an incident in South Australia at the moment like this Queensland one in January. abc.net.au/am/content/201…

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@purserj True, I’d forgotten that. Sigh.

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Kevin Andrew is disappointed yet again… twitter.com/shokufeyesib/s…

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So what’s the American for “Ditch the Bitch”? twitter.com/ApostrophePong…

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@carla_dog @gusworldau The sociolinguistics of “taboo words” (to be generic) is something that’s always fascinated me. Such a power game.

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Congrats, AU government, for this Unique Student Identifier form. Next task, fix binary gender. HT @Pratt_Steve pic.twitter.com/9iVoOV9rcN

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@Pratt_Steve Oh lovely. That’s good to see. Though why the urge to have two fields still exists is beyond me. A good start though.

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Final plug: “Take a lead from Turnbull’s ‘forward-leaning’ infosec posture: senior ASD officer” (me/@zdnetaustralia) zdnet.com/article/take-a…

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@jmpcallpoppush Yep, it most certainly is. The whole thing as a managed service now too, grown bigger as you might expect 20y later.

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@jturner_ibrs Also, the full audio interview (approx 25 mins) will be a Corrupted Nerds podcast in November.

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@jturner_ibrs @zdnetaustralia I’m happy to be corrected if Joe Franzi’s memory is inaccurate.

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@jturner_ibrs @zdnetaustralia Via email: “first (on-record media interview) during nearly 5 years I have been in this role.”

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Me from 2012: “5 Conference Tips for PR Professionals” youtube.com/watch?v=_EtaHB… (5 min video)

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Who amongst us hasn’t wanted to do this at some time? (Also, is the video on YouTube yet?) twitter.com/abcnewsCanberr…

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“World’s Worse Slash, Series Two.” twitter.com/WillWillAFR/st…

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What a terrible thing for the author of this article to have written. He is a terrible person. twitter.com/kcarruthers/st…

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@nancycato1 @bernietb THAT’S WHY THERE’S ALL THESE CAPITAL LETTERS.

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Oh, and I also got a cybershirt from Tripwire. pic.twitter.com/pVUhwZ5Fh0

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@burgotastic Do you have an Etsy account? I bet you have an Etsy account.

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@bastardsheep Well now I HAVE the sticky notes. But yes.

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Oh, and all the leaflets in the conference satchel? Thrown away. I can’t copy-paste from them, and figure they’re in my email anyway.

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It was hell getting the damn thing into the hotel wastebasket. twitter.com/TatteredRemnan…

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Tip to PR People: Giveaways at conferences? 1. Useful. 2. Small and portable (because we’re flying). All else gets junked at the hotel.

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I think Donald Trump is at least partly to blame for this, but I’ll accept partial credit. twitter.com/oliyoung/statu…

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Now THIS is a good suggestion. Get to it, People Who Think 3D Printing Is The Answer To Everything. twitter.com/cafuego/status…

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That’s all some of the more useful loot from @AISA_National’s last week. I didn’t do the full trawl of the stands, though.

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And finally, from Secure Code Warrior, a compendium of sticky note thingies. pic.twitter.com/5Pyy13oHyU

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I also seem to have a VPN from F-Secure. pic.twitter.com/y1zVf0rMsM

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And I have some webcam cover stickers from Blue Coat. pic.twitter.com/sP1elmXO8d

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I also have a Telstra cybersecurity screen / spectacles wipey thingy. pic.twitter.com/bYJq6H0XP6

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@dgunsberg @stephenstockwel Sadly it is the stylus rather than the SEKRIT listening device. Probably.

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I never could be bothered with things like Rubik’s Cube. Knowing that there was a solution that I could look up if needed was sufficient.

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Meanwhile, I also have a BAE Systems Rubik’s Cube keyring. pic.twitter.com/YAtsdDDdHQ

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It’s a very good pen, @bernietb. It takes standard cartridges, and has a SEKRIT screwdriver. pic.twitter.com/T1RDgkZFc2

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@elronxenu Most people use the website or official apps, which at least can see when a tweet is on screen and has focus. Close enough.

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This metal pen from Thales has a spirit level and rulers. One of the scales is in inches. Quietly chuckling now. pic.twitter.com/LSF1u9pmo2

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@elronxenu If that. Tweets happen when people aren’t watching. A couple years ago, an average tweet was seen by around 6% of followers.

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@dananimal I can see that that might be a thing, yes. I’ll read more closely when we see the legislation.

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Today we are all Counts.

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juhasaarinen An Irish friend said “font” comes from “fount”, but the Yanks took out the u. He said it was lucky they’d not got to “count” yet.

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AntonyGreenABC After Four Corners last night, I’m being extra careful typing count.

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“Wyatt Roy is the Taylor Swift of Australian politics: a reflection on last weekend’s ” by @claudiablb startupdaily.net/2015/10/wyatt-…

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A “national digital identity”, eh? While we’re in mid-Malcolmgasm, will this be seen as good or bad? twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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“Turnbull promises national digital identity, fintech committee”, writes @alliecoyne itnews.com.au/news/turnbull-…

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@Gin_ev_ra Indeed. And attached to one of the two most powerful taboo words in English, I doubt that undertone will ever fade completely.

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Can someone please organise this? @sgentle’s concept here is enormously excellent. twitter.com/sgentle/status…

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I am reminded of @gusworldau’s thesis on the semantics of swearing in Australia. gusworld.com.au/nrc/thesis/int… Chapter five is on the c-word.

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@Gin_ev_ra Though the c-word by itself isn’t necessarily even about women as such. It’s a complex evolution.

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@Gin_ev_ra There’s a thought. I think we need to differentiate between “shock” and “offence” here too, and your comment illustrates that.

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@shazdeeable @platozkv I think the word you’re after is “accusation” not “assumption”. But goodbye, yes.

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@shazdeeable @platozkv Not “reading a person”, just an attitude about the single issue under discussion. You disagree with me. Fine.

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This, too, is something that people whinging about a single word on that TV program need to think about. twitter.com/purserj/status…

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@shazdeeable @platozkv “Oracle”? Hardly. Just someone who studied sociolinguistics and has worked with language for 35 years. [Shrugs.]

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@shazdeeable @platozkv Vocabulary highly indicative of the systematic suppression of working-class language in public debate.

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@shazdeeable @platozkv Absolutely. And your comment about gutters reinforces my opinion here. “Wealthy” versus “gutter”. “Vulgar”… (1/2)

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I strongly suggest people read the ABC’s comments before engaging me on this issue. smh.com.au/entertainment/… Otherwise I’ll mock you fierce.

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Related: The blog “Strong Language” should be required reading for any intelligent media consumer. stronglang.wordpress.com

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Related: “Fuck off, swearing is my birthright” (2012) stilgherrian.com/internet/twitt…

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I accept that other people may have different views of how broadcasters should treat language. Those people are of course wrong.

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Yes, but as I say, this was daytime, not after 2130. Around 1400 or 1500, if I remember right. twitter.com/OG_Snacko/stat…

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I told the station manager that I thought it highly inappropriate for the ABC to censor a sincerely-held political viewpoint. No complaints.

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My judgement was that the caller saying that <whoever> had “fucked it up” was important to conveying his anger at the issue.

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Historical aside: I believe I let the first unbleeped “fuck” go to air on Adelaide radio in daylight hours, in the second half of the 1980s.

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“Vulgar” is the giveaway. The vulgus. The “common people”. How DARE people speak like “common people” on my nice middle-class ABC. (2/2)

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Anyone who thinks “cuntstruck” is “bizarre” ought to get out more and listen to how people actually speak. smh.com.au/entertainment/… (1/2)

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I see that the Internet of Useless Things is operating according to plan. twitter.com/ow/status/6546…

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lanesainty ABC defends broadcasting the word “cuntstruck”. What a country we live in: smh.com.au/entertainment/…

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dyngnosis hey do you guys prefer the single eye slit or the three hole design when you’re hacking? pic.twitter.com/9lmvYSZMAM

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@richardthewatts I find this hilarious, for some reason. Possibly, I need medication.

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I haven’t been to The Sherkock Holmes in years… not since I went wit@richardthewattsts last century some timetwitter.com/JustJimWillDo/…vE

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Oh, I hadn’t realised that @murpharoo had dubbed it “Operation (Reverse Ferret) Fortitude”. Lovely work. theguardian.com/australia-news…

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@SwiftOnSecurity May I draw your attention to this important news story? abc.net.au/news/2015-10-1… “Royal Show” ~= “State Fair”.

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Dear Melbourne, a suitable CBD pub for a Friday general “drinks with Stilgherrian” before dinner? Suitable for most budgets?

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@smperris Ah, no, there are different species of buffet.

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Don’t we already have “crowdsourced equity funding”? It’s called the share market. twitter.com/joshgnosis/sta…

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@JustJimWillDo I can live with that. In fact, it’d be kinda sweet.

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Can Donald Trump get any more awesome? twitter.com/Bencjacobs/sta…

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@DunneBreen @JohnBirmingham I want to say something about rockets being liquid-fuelled or solid-fuelled, but then again I don’t.

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Tue plan, draft: Much administrivia, with lunch break; 1600 shoulder repairs, Potts Point; window for social life; train to Wentworth Falls.

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@linuxconfau Noted, thank you. (Somehow I saw this tweet. I usually don’t scroll back.)

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This Washington Post column about Jeb(!) is just glorious. Read it. washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/…

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gilbertjasono let’s check in on what’s happening at America’s premier university: thecrimson.com/flyby/article/… pic.twitter.com/55bMhkilj2

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@kjmci I’ll get back to you in… two days about that. So, Sunday.

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This article also talks about the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) as it approaches its first birthday. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Monday: “Take a lead from Turnbull’s ‘forward-leaning’ infosec posture: senior ASD officer” zdnet.com/article/take-a…

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Tuesday. Today is not Wednesday, so do not plan things based on that assumption. It is, of course, Thursday. Tuesday.

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