Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @stilgherrian ever

October 29th, 2015

You’re idiots, and you’re part of the problem.

via TweetDeck

That’s a serious question. Of all the things in the world you could put in your brain, all the millions of them, you chose that TV show.

via TweetDeck

Why are you watching that television program? Is there something wrong with you?

via TweetDeck

snare Hello I don’t like computers

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:43 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

@GreenJ Sad that we could do so. :/

via TweetDeck in reply to GreenJ

Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Passports in the cloud? What could possibly go wrong?” zdnet.com/article/passpo…

via TweetDeck

@R_Chirgwin Thanks. I think I’ll develop that metaphor further some time.

via TweetDeck in reply to R_Chirgwin

@michaelneale Yeah, I don’t think I’m allowed to do bukakke with government ministers.

via TweetDeck in reply to michaelneale

“Sydney Uni IT department under investigation again by ICAC”, wries @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/sydney…

via TweetDeck

@Tim_Beshara Indeed. I didn’t have time/length in that yarn to explain some of the ways in which vanishing passports would be a PITA.

via TweetDeck in reply to Tim_Beshara

@sspencer_63 @robcorr @ElkySmith @ElishaPearce Thanks. And perhaps a Policy Hack is OK to get a flavour of an idea. Maybe.

via TweetDeck in reply to sspencer_63

@ElishaPearce @zdnetaustralia Cheers, Elisha. It’s all such a silly thought-bubble.

via TweetDeck in reply to ElishaPearce

Me at @zdnetaustralia, in a mood: “Passports in the cloud? What could possibly go wrong?” zdnet.com/article/passpo…

via TweetDeck

Noted communications policy expert Warren Truss.

via TweetDeck

Pretty much everyone’s data centre in 1998, for that matter. twitter.com/ValaAfshar/sta…

via TweetDeck

@mareebiketouroz @TurnbullMalcolm @hutchinson_eri That is truly terrible, and you should be ashamed.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to mareebiketouroz

mareebiketouroz @stilgherrian @TurnbullMalcolm @hutchinson_eric Mate, it’s in the anthem: “Australians all lettuce rejoice! For we are young and free”

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 2:59 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

No. You can only stop something after it’s started. But you can “prevent” something before it happens. twitter.com/davidmlang/sta…

via TweetDeck

It must be very exciting being Prime Minister. twitter.com/TurnbullMalcol…

via TweetDeck

@marcuskelson @thelaughingsub To put it in context, a typical murder investigation would pull 400 to 500 people’s records. But still…

via TweetDeck in reply to marcuskelson

@leopinion @thelaughingsub It is, but that’s a bigger jump than any other recent year.

via TweetDeck in reply to leopinion

@thelaughingsub Yep, well up from 450k to 500k or so. There’s some further questions to ask here, methinks.

via TweetDeck in reply to thelaughingsub

“[Australian] Government accessed 820,000 [telco] customer records in 2014-15”, writes @thelaughingsub zdnet.com/article/govern…

via TweetDeck

Me, on phone: “A taxi at @bunjaree Cottages, please.” Dispatcher: “Aren’t we going to discuss philosophy today?”

via TweetDeck

Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains the words “hipster”, “cloud”, and “Contiki”.

via TweetDeck

joshgnosis Thanks? twitter.com/rwgordon/statu…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 1:49 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

@nnwakelam Oh, you hopeless romantic, you!

via TweetDeck in reply to nnwakelam

@nnwakelam Of course. It’s traditional to base opinions on half-remembered crap from a decade ago. Or two decades. Or three decades. Or…

via Twitter Web Client in reply to nnwakelam

darrenpauli Needs more sheep references: Pop-up Kiwi CERT a shepherd for helpless hacked SMB flock theregister.co.uk/2015/10/29/kiw…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:21 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

Tim_Beshara Bill Shorten starts speech with “I grew up in Oakleigh”. He actually grew up in Murrumbeena.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:21 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

gths lettuce is such a crap vegetable

via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 1:20 PM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

We had nerf guns back in the first dotcom boom too, when they were also a marker of success. twitter.com/troyhunt/statu…

via TweetDeck

All the GOP candidates who don’t make it past the primaries just go on to do Celebrity Big Brother, right?

via TweetDeck

Just so you know, Enceladus is actually a giant self-propelled alien M&M Death Star. wired.com/2015/10/prepar… pic.twitter.com/nCLKL3idAI

via TweetDeck

Yeah, but drunk freshmen will laugh at anything. There was this time tha… um, never mindtwitter.com/umairh/status/…p3

via TweetDeck

Hah! I’d forgotten I’d written this about Bishop’s DFAT innovationXchange in April. zdnet.com/article/austra… pic.twitter.com/zLZYS0LDfm

via TweetDeck

Note to self, an improved new bio tag line: “I’m old enough to have seen the future the first time around, and it’s rubbish.”

via TweetDeck

Note to self, a possible new bio tag line: “I’m old enough to have seen the future the first time around.”

via TweetDeck

@Paul_Karp @davidadonaldson I note that there’s no concrete details of the status of this “thinking of” process since June.

via TweetDeck in reply to Paul_Karp

@davidadonaldson I’m being even more cynical, seeing it as being about making Bishop look suitably futuristic under the new leadership.

via TweetDeck in reply to davidadonaldson

NowThisGIF Trump gives us a sneak preview of what malfunctioning cyborgs will look like pic.twitter.com/LrbQXA6baJ

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:52 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

@davidadonaldson Both “interesting” and “good”, imo. It’s not the sort of thing you want to rush.

via TweetDeck in reply to davidadonaldson

“Australia rarely uses Interpol database of stolen passports”, reported @smh in March 2014. smh.com.au/federal-politi… Did we fix this?

via TweetDeck

@harleyd @R_Chirgwin Yeah, I’d thought the whole DFAT policy hack thing got plenty of coverage. I’ll stop commenting there. ;)

via TweetDeck in reply to harleyd

Re @HackersHelping, they’re specifically looking to get people under-represented in the hacking community to @kiwicon. Know or are one such?

via TweetDeck

@R_Chirgwin Ya think? Oh, I’m sure we’ll trial it first with, say, Tanzania. Or maybe Albania.

via TweetDeck in reply to R_Chirgwin

“Hackers Helping Hackers: an initiative based off a tweet” @HackersHelping hackershelpinghackers.com Good to see @nnwakelam’s idea growing.

via TweetDeck

That said, @R_Chirgwin, it might have been more honest if @smh gave dates for both the “hackathon” and the conversation with Bishop. (4/3)

via TweetDeck

So the new thing, @R_Chirgwin, is that cloud passports have moved from “idea” to “discussions re trial”. New news, if not exclusive. (3/3)

via TweetDeck

“Australia to trial cloud passports in world-first move”, writes @latikambourke in an “EXCLUSIVE”, 29 October. smh.com.au/federal-politi… (2/3)

via TweetDeck

“Cloud passports and ‘hot topics’: ideas challenge for collaboration”, wrote @DavidDonalds on 17 June. themandarin.com.au/39720-cloud-pa… (1/3)

via TweetDeck

@R_Chirgwin Who did “EXCLUSIVE”? I know @smh and @SBSNews both had stories today.

via TweetDeck in reply to R_Chirgwin

In which @R_Chirgwin objects to audiences of major news sites being informed about things he read in @TheMandarinAU. twitter.com/R_Chirgwin/sta…

via TweetDeck

More than one in five Australians fail to grasp the idea of freedom of religion as a basic human right. twitter.com/saffronhowden/…

via TweetDeck

Anyway, here’s the T&Cs for @Telstra’s IoT Challenge. Read ‘em yourselves. I’ve got to do other things now. cto.telstra.com/iot-challenge/…

via TweetDeck

People are asking whether it’s fair that @Telstra encumbers your IP for a year and a half after a one-week playtime. Separate issue.

via TweetDeck

@purserj @Telstra The point is, it’s not “any new IP” but “any New IP”. See the big* difference? It’s just really shoddy drafting.

via TweetDeck in reply to purserj

It all comes down to the capital-N in “New IP”, defined in 3.6. I reckon this could’ve been better drafted. (3/3) pic.twitter.com/1O88uVeKYy

via TweetDeck

According to @Telstra, section 3.7 of T&Cs about “New IP” is only about stuff in relation to the Challenge. (2/3) twitter.com/Telstra/status…

via TweetDeck

Also reflects on his decision to wear a helmet three sizes too big. twitter.com/abcnewsMelb/st…

via TweetDeck

CLARIFICATION: Yesterday around this time I tweeted about @Telstra IoT Challenge rules. I’m told it ain’t so. (1/3) twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

via TweetDeck

cmschroed Shepherd, rural Pakistan — 2015. pic.twitter.com/qxdNUQrOl6

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 9:58 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

Thu plan: Laundry (in progress); write for @zdnetaustralia; shopping and errands, Katoomba; lock in podcast production schedule.

via TweetDeck

Doesn’t… um, doesn’t everybody do thistwitter.com/melapaku/statu…1l

via TweetDeck

Now here’s a mental image for you… twitter.com/CassPF/status/…

via TweetDeck

TheOnion Area Woman Almost Imagines Taste Of Peppermint Mocha On Tongue But Stops Herself onion.com/1O8jkGs pic.twitter.com/yHslMRr2vH

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:30 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

As I said earlier, America, us Australians have something that can sort out your blimp problem… twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

via TweetDeck

WBALPhil Great picture from @PressEnterPA photographer Jimmy May on the and buggy near , Pa pic.twitter.com/VonLWt9DyC

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:29 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

@CatfishStory “Lie back and think of San Francisco”?

via TweetDeck in reply to CatfishStory

@Telstra I appreciate you getting back to me. I probably won’t be writing about it further at this stage.

via TweetDeck in reply to Telstra

@Telstra I’ve seen the statement, and will tweet a clarification around the same time as yesterday. Those T&Cs could’ve been a LOT clearer.

via TweetDeck in reply to Telstra

@nancycato1 I’m finally realising what happened to all those kids on Adventure Island.

via TweetDeck in reply to stilgherrian

@nancycato1 After last week, I’m afraid that you’ll poison me.

via Twitter Web Client in reply to nancycato1

And I’d be shouting “Get away from me, you creeps, who the fuck even are you?” twitter.com/rachelking/sta…

via TweetDeck

JoshBBornstein Tories response to Tony Abbott pic.twitter.com/Tw3zz1nHxR

via iOS (retweeted on 9:07 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

@PlaneTalking There’s a clan of yellow-tailed nearby, these two seem to be interested in a certain species of flower right now.

via TweetDeck in reply to PlaneTalking

“New”? I meant “near”. I’m making SO many word-substitution typos lately that I’m starting to get worried. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

via TweetDeck

They’re both juveniles, I think, not much bigger than adult sulphur-crested cockatoos. They’re curious, but cautious.

via TweetDeck

A couple yellow-tailed black cockatoos have been lurking new the house today, but I can’t get closer than this. pic.twitter.com/aUQiyaj1wH

via TweetDeck

GordyPls Australia Border Force: “We’re going to do uber but for passports.”

TSA: “Y’all are fucking idiots and you can’t come here ever.”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:23 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

Because they want to be ahead of the curve? (OK, I’ll get my coat now…twitter.com/BlogsofWar/sta…Lp

via TweetDeck

Oh @NewtonMark, like Australians even go anywhere other than wealthy nations with excellent digital infrastructure. twitter.com/NewtonMark/sta…

via TweetDeck

historyinflicks Media focuses on unhealthy habits of Pizza Rat, Milkshake Squirrel, Bagel Pigeon but no coverage for Recycling Raven pic.twitter.com/SEe7acywKc

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:12 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

Tony Abbott’s Margaret Thatcher speech as it should’ve been, by @JohnJCrace theguardian.com/australia-news…

via TweetDeck

Thu plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; laundry; shopping and errands, Katoomba. At least that’ll happen if my body cooperates.

via TweetDeck

Wow, @VictoriaPolice had said they might try to disguise themselves, but this is very convincing. @BreakfastNews pic.twitter.com/lf8ZlLCvh8

via TweetDeck

A mangled BMW wrapped around a tree, its registration plate reading ‘HACKATHON’. @LaTrioli @joshgnosis @jpwarren

via TweetDeck

NikkiKrize Here is the well part of it…in a tree near Muncy @WNEP pic.twitter.com/epkaSuFsxj

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:26 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

@jpwarren @joshgnosis @LaTrioli This is what happens in hackathons. Rushed ideas with only the in-group’s narrow experience to guide.

via TweetDeck in reply to jpwarren

@jpwarren @joshgnosis @LaTrioli And, for those who don’t drive, a physical passport is ID for idiots who don’t accept a NSW Photo Card.

via TweetDeck in reply to jpwarren

@jpwarren @joshgnosis @LaTrioli True, but what I will say is abandoning a physical token means losing one factor of 2-factor authentication.

via TweetDeck in reply to jpwarren

@jpwarren @joshgnosis @LaTrioli And that’s a complex technical analysis question, not a one-coffee feelpinion before breakfast.

via TweetDeck in reply to jpwarren

@jpwarren @joshgnosis @LaTrioli So there’s immediately a question about how that data would be interrogated and exposed in a new system.

via TweetDeck in reply to jpwarren

@jpwarren @joshgnosis @LaTrioli DFAT already has this info in its database. What they’re proposing is access to that data instead of paper.

via TweetDeck in reply to jpwarren

Wow, @georgevhulme, this is the same hooded hacker that @Telstra had on screen only the other day. He gets around. twitter.com/ToyotaEquipmen…

via TweetDeck

@jdub @LaTrioli @joshgnosis I realised that was I typed it. “Passports in the cloud” is just marketing bullshit not a technical description.

via TweetDeck in reply to jdub

@jdub @LaTrioli @joshgnosis Want to cripple air travel? DDoS the passport cloud so nothing can be verified. New failure mode FTW!

via TweetDeck in reply to jdub

@Gribnib @LaTrioli @joshgnosis That’s the sort of question that can / should be answered with data and analysis, not politicians’ slogans.

via TweetDeck in reply to Gribnib

@LaTrioli @joshgnosis The risks are never about the 99% of cases when things work OK, it’s about the 1% when something goes wrong.

via TweetDeck in reply to LaTrioli

@LaTrioli @joshgnosis The issues with this stuff are always about failure modes, both accident or through subversion.

via TweetDeck in reply to LaTrioli

@LaTrioli @joshgnosis I’d be extremely wary of such an idea, for a variety of reasons, mostly about data integrity.

via TweetDeck in reply to LaTrioli

And if your day wasn’t already miserable enough… twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

via TweetDeck

senatorshoshana Blimp closeup. Damnit Putin. pic.twitter.com/2c35w06IU9

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 6:43 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

wellerstein If Edward Teller was still alive, he’d know how to handle that blimp… pic.twitter.com/RcNDvZ3gfV

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:42 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

azambelich .@livlab: “Do you have a button you just press to llamafy things immediately?”
Me: “It’s all I’m good for, really.” pic.twitter.com/5dktVGRrfJ

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:36 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

hoyadan So when I did research on electrical grid security, I guess we missed runaway as one of the scenarios. pic.twitter.com/t0N46mC3Dw

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 6:35 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

NuclearAnthro Ok, so what did we learn from this?
Maybe use 2 tethers?
twitter.com/dhamiltonwbal/…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 6:30 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

NuclearAnthro Now the true purpose of JLENS becomes clear: infrastructure attack! twitter.com/rt_america/sta…

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 6:30 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

lhfang 19 hours ago, Raytheon, which makes the $2 bil spy blimp, posted a job opening for a blimp watcher in MD goo.gl/Bp908U

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:28 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

Meanwhile, someone ought to tell Wolf Blitzer how weather balloons work. twitter.com/nickmartin/sta…

via TweetDeck

The Skywhale is such a majestic creature. You have nothing to fear, America. Australia promises this. pic.twitter.com/p5F8HBVddr

via TweetDeck

daviottenheimer blimp breaking free yet another signal US mil losing its grip: clearly reached end of hempire

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:06 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

daviottenheimer military thought their blimp was secure? frayed knot

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:06 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

@BundyB @PSUWeather Great minds thing alike. Long live The Skywhale! pic.twitter.com/09VbBwe20I

via TweetDeck in reply to BundyB

@PSUWeather Ah, I see your point. In which case, I’d have said “another image believed to be a photo of the blimp”? Maybe. Dunno.

via TweetDeck in reply to PSUWeather

The Skywhale will rescue you from your pathetic little blimp, America! pic.twitter.com/UQD0L8U2QR

via TweetDeck

Dear America, Australia has something that can make short work of your blimp. Calling The Skywhale! pic.twitter.com/VS1XeSYiVZ

via TweetDeck

Um, “what is believed to be the ”. What else do you think it could be, @PSUWeather? The Great White Whale? twitter.com/PSUWeather/sta…

via TweetDeck

@BundyB I have had inquiries as to people wanting to buy it.

via TweetDeck in reply to BundyB

Boat has been done a week now.

via TweetDeck

Another sophisticated* and convincing* email encouraging me to open a .zip file. pic.twitter.com/hNdKtUM1oN

via TweetDeck

gilbertjasono The source
Of the white smoke
Emerging from the room?

A congressman vaping
(We are told….twitter.com/mkraju/status/…TH

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:43 AM, Oct 29th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

Thursday. There is still no cheese. Thursday.

via TweetDeck