Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 2015

Collapsed. Gorn.

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I am back at @bunjaree, and concluding that the taxi driver’s proposals for the Middle East are unlikely to be adopted.

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@mpesce Snakes scare me, but I don’t feel the need to talk about them.

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Why are you talking about Kevin Rudd?

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Too tired to walk to @bunjaree. WAITING PATIENTLY for a taxi.

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So yeah I’m pretty sure this isn’t how it works. twitter.com/leslienassar/s…

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So this is an all stations to Lithgow train, doing a normal run now. I’ll be back later than planned but good work by @TrainLinkWest so far.

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@prestontowers It’s not a real place anyway, so spelling doesn’t matter.

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@druey I sort of tweeted something like that late one night.

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We have been provided with a and I am first into the lead car. instagram.com/p/-s66w4iFnw/

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There’s another bus passing us. This bus is complete shit.

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Valley Heights. Silly place name.

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@kjmci It’s getting too late for that. In about 90 minutes they shut down the trains for scheduled maintenance anyway.

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Warimoo, which as I have explained previously, is not an actual place.

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@ElishaPearce Sorry, I stand corrected. Blaxland is the ultimate in lower Mountains cosmopolitan.

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One of the other buses just overtook us, doing twice our speed.

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Blaxland. Home of teen pregnancies and cheap weed.

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This bus is a bit shit. Crawls up the hills. Rear suspension bottoms put when crossing speed humps on the side roads.

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@michaelneale Oh yeah, that’s original Victorian technology.

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Ascending the Great Western Highway instagram.com/p/-s304hiFkp/

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“Anyone for Glenbrook?” the driver calls. “Yes!” says one woman. “Jeez, there’s always one…” Friendly laughter all round as we settle in.

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“Anyone for Lapstone?” calls the driver. Cries of “No!” ring down the bus in reply.

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@SusaninRaraLand Hardly Orwellian. We’ve got replacement buses arriving randomly, and unknown passenger loads. Stressful job.

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@SusaninRaraLand Someone who organises which buses are going where, and organises people onto the right bus.

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Crossing the Nepean, differently instagram.com/p/-s2dT_CFi-/

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Marshalls are still discussing whether to run direct Springwood shuttles or whether that’s too confusing.

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@brentspargo Looks like I’ll be a few buses ahead of you.

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One passenger is upset that the bus marshall is telling her they “hope” there’ll be trains from Springwood.

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Boarding the bus that’s planned to be an all stations to Springwood. instagram.com/p/-s1eFjiFhz/

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Passengers at Penrith make their way to the first five replacement coaches. instagram.com/p/-s0soUCFhQ/

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They’ve just announced the availability of buses. I won’t rush. There’s a bit of a crowd.

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God there are some prima donnas in these events, wanting a detailed personal explanation from random platform staff.

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@druey The thought had occurred to me.

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@boymc We abandoned the at St Marys, as there’s already clogging at Penrith.

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Arriving at Penrith.

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@rpy So how might one get a copy of that app?

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@rpy I was quite the railway enthusiast in my teens. Track layouts, timetabling and signalling rather than rolling stock.

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@rpy I’d guessed it’d be something like that.

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OK, we’ve been told to abandon the and catch a suburban train to Penrith and then get the replacement bus.

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TrainLinkWest Shuttle train service operating btwn Valley Heights & Lithgow. Buses will supplement these services also. twitter.com/TrainLinkWest/…

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TrainLinkWest Please allow plenty of extra travel time & delay journey if possible. twitter.com/TrainLinkWest/…

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TrainLinkWest Services suspended btwn Penrith & Springwood due to urgent overhead wiring repairs at Emu Plains. ow.ly/VfsIR

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They’re opening the doors so passengers to Penrith can get the next suburban train. Mountaineers sit and wait patiently in the

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@NuclearAnthro Yes, a real place. Just beyond Penrith and over the Nepean River, approx 50km west of the Sydney CBD.

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We have stopped at St Marys and will be “delayed here until further notice”. Major overhead problem at Emu Plains.

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The train guard does not yet seem to be aware of the problems ahead. Or if he is, he’s not telling us.

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StartupLJackson This job must require a sense of humor. forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/… pic.twitter.com/ub8WMdvpGc

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I am not in the mood for this. :( twitter.com/TrainLinkWest/…

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This compliment didn’t cost me very much at all. twitter.com/max_au/status/…

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Seriously, the NSW government couldn’t organise a fuck in a brothel.

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Given that Sydney Light Rail is already packed, what happens when all those Lewisham West apartments are finished and occupied?

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@parisbcowan I was just about to send you a link. :) Though this doesn’t discount the roof-collapse theory.

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@vealmince Just seeing those words assembled in that way make me queasy.

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@vealmince Yeah, I just twigged the new signage. I had a very nice pickled squid salad.

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@parisbcowan Was it? This looks far more comprehensive than that.

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@michaelmeloni Sort of. It was a reflection of what Alan Dupont said on Lateline the other night.

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I hadn’t realised the White Cockatoo had been renovated. Reopened about a month ago. I think this will be the venue.

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Leichhardt Council is where they dumped all the bad drugs. twitter.com/ellehardytweet…

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I hadn’t intended to come this far into the heart of Sydney today.

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@KarlskiB I can’t really pull it back earlier. Commitments, etc.

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I won’t be able to respond to all the suggestions, but I’ll certainly consider them all. Well, I’ll look at their websites at least.

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@jryderau I know the pub, but not the room. I wouldn’t want a dark cellar on a summer day.

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“Nail technician” is also a job title. twitter.com/semibogan/stat…

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I’ve had some good suggestions from people just now. I’ll be checking them out. But more ideas are welcome.

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@rpy Oh, I hadn’t thought of the CBD at all, but that end of town is likely to be OK. Shall consider, thank you.

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@johnb78 Now that’s an interesting thought. I have’t been to the General Gordon in ages. Noted. And it’d be a nice choice.

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@max_au Well I’m in Parramatta right now. It’d be 1327 before I could get there. Does that fit your plans?

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@yinettesys It’ll be packed out on Sat 19 Dec, so not suitable.

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@yinettesys I know The Hive quite well, having had a significant birthday party there, and being known to the owners at the time.

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@max_au The thought had occurred to me. I might pop down there shortly.

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I need a Sydney pub near rail transport that’s not too busy on Saturday afternoons to records the next Public House Forum.

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Hmmm. A staff member at the Commercial has told me they’re incredibly busy on Saturday afternoons. I may have to reconsider the location.

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@jamezpolley Yeah, but that often means that I’ll find surprising things.

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I think I’ll have to explore Seven Hills one day.

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Crossing the Nepean, through a smudged train window instagram.com/p/-sFGH-CFuE/

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@PlaneTalking Yeah, the little bastards are spreading fast. But they’re so cheerful.

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@Joe_Hildebrand’s banana skin” currently in the lead for today’s worst euphemism. twitter.com/rglover702/sta…

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luriethereal Is Sherlock available to solve this mystery? pic.twitter.com/uYJ34V46Iq

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Another dreadful spring day in the Blue Mountains… instagram.com/p/-r6gquCFqm/

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Today I am confirming a location for the next Public House Forum, to be recorded on Sat 19 Dec.

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My ABC @RNFutureTense doco, “Bug bounties and pentesting: the Wild West of online security” is up. abc.net.au/radionational/…

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I was thinking it, but the frog said it.

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@NewtonMark Now look. I don’t think you’re focusing on the important aspects of this task.

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historyinflicks I think i just drove into a Philip K Dick story pic.twitter.com/d6wkIejuy5

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Mon plan, draft: SEKRIT task list of geeky tasks; 1024 train to Parramatta; podcast location scouting and negotiations; 1646 return train.

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@AshGhebranious @kcarruthers I am already sick of your so-called “facts”. We live in a post-factual world now.

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laurenduca CURRENTLY SINGLE DOT TUMBLR DOT COM (h/t @UweBollocks & @ItsTheBrandi) pic.twitter.com/i6iqiK9m3b

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TheLadBible Trolling level: 1000 pic.twitter.com/SjHEaEy0Jn

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@jonoabroad I fold up real small. They’ll never see me.

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Hey @leslienassar we can all go home now. bubble.is HT @alexcpsec via @gattaca

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xntrik Just realised that Cyber Monday does not mean what I thought it means.

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The current view from @bunjaree’s Rosella Cottage is kinda like this one I prepared earlier. pic.twitter.com/aQwj6Jjdvd

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Story pitches emailed off before 0530 on a Monday. This is wrong. So wrong.

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Apple Music’s House channel is currently playing me a bunch of Inner City and Frankie Knuckles, and I approve.

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Mon plan, early draft: SEKRIT task list; 1024 train to Parramatta; podcast location scouting and negotiations; 1646 return train.

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As I keep telling you, just say it. “President Trump.” Better start getting used to it. Say it. “President Trump.” twitter.com/ShaunKing/stat…

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cjwerleman Since 2001, the FBI has warned of 48 Islamist terror attacks. There’s been 7.

FBI has warned of 0 right wing attacks. There’s been 22.

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@gattaca It must be a very special kind of Hell. And your shins are going to be SO bruised.

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Somehow these two tweets seem like they should go together, @gattaca @missrogue. pic.twitter.com/mxuo4p8ppu

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Re-plug: My ABC @RNFutureTense doco, “Bug bounties and pentesting: the Wild West of online security” abc.net.au/radionational/…

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Wherever @gattaca is right now, I couldn’t have designed it better myself.

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Monday. Did you do this? Answer honestly. They will know if you are lying, and They will adjust the controls. Monday.

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GordyPls Lots of people in my feed bewildered that a climate march didn’t get any press. Need to talk to your PR firm. You hired one right?

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@HumphreyPL I’ll make contact during the week. I’m brain-dead right now. But I plan to do some features on fintech in the near future.

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@HumphreyPL Good to hear. I was reacting with horror to the idea of a “social credit score” out of context. We should talk some time.

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Noted aviation engineer Peta Credlin… twitter.com/andrew_porter/…

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jasemurphy At Smith St Coles a robber stole a whole box of cigarette cartons worth $6k. Manager checks CCTV - all angles obscured by tinsel.

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@troyhunt My pleasure. I appreciate your work because you think beyond the technical to the human implications of what’s happening.

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EconBizFin Once a wind farm is up, the marginal cost of its power output is close to zero econ.st/1Ia2Lbg pic.twitter.com/Q5jJCTxAyg

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@ClintonDucas Yeah, that “quarter of a million dollars” line is the program’s money shot, I reckon.

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@noreasonspec Yeah, @troyhunt usually has sensible and insightful things to say re this. His blog is always worth reading.

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I posted a Weekly Wrap, with links to all my other stuff, earlier today. Yes, I posted it on time for a change. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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My @RNFutureTense doco “Bug bounties and pentesting: the Wild West of online security” abc.net.au/radionational/… pic.twitter.com/VuGQOshhzJ

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@ClintonDucas Oh good, because I wanted it to be an accessible “Cyber 101” documentary.

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Arr Oh god… I’m getting married, but what if my startup takes off!? pic.twitter.com/7hkvit9SPf

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@itgrrl Indeed. But for all the talk of “big data”, did or or collect even this “little data”?

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SwiftOnSecurity Looks like Samsung released a bad smart TV update and now they’re randomly turning off (h/t @ejwillingham) pic.twitter.com/SNkDVMSVkx

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MalwareJake Bringing encryption into this argument is every bit as stupid as it was with Paris. Sadly, most don’t get that. twitter.com/cdaylward/stat…

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Seems that while people at design a way to judge whether people are creditworthy, is working out how to help people.

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@avulkan @leslienassar Yes, our great disruptive idea is to treat anything that doesn’t fit previous patterns as an unacceptable risk.

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swearyanthony So disruptive, copying dystopian shit from the Chinese govt bbc.com/news/world-asi… (ht @leslienassar) twitter.com/Fishburners/st…

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Of course it’s already a crime. It’s called “assault”. This is a daft politician’s “murder on Tuesday” law. twitter.com/damienpbuckley…

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leslienassar I wonder how many hackdays have been won with the help of dack.com/web/bullshit.h…

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Jesus Fuckin’ Christ. “Social Credit Score”. Your future is a bunch of geeks deciding your life worth by hit points. twitter.com/leslienassar/s…

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@ClintonDucas Glad you liked it, despite the lack on swearing.

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How quotes work when live-tweeting an event. pic.twitter.com/7F1yxyPP2m

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Based on facts.

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“DELETE ONE OF THESE ENDINGS TO THE SENTENCE AND DELETE THE OTHER BASED ON FACTS.” HT @BernardKeane twitter.com/bengreenman/st…

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Hah! “Your Guide to Ashley Madison — Told With Bad Stock Footage”wired.com/2015/09/guide-…k HT@troyhuntt

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@Telstra I believe one neighbour is also on this cable, though @R_Chirgwin is the account-holder and can confirm.

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@Telstra It’s stayed working through some huge rainstorms and winds, with just minor dropouts, so it’s more an amusement than a problem.

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@Telstra Yep. As each reel of copper was added, the splice was packed with grease into one of those protector caps and taped up a tree.

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@PlaneTalking @bunjaree I’ll go for the third option, chewed into destruction by show-off cockatoos.

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@Telstra Until they do that, and you guys are dealing with council, it’s 200m of copper unspooled through the scrub.

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@Telstra Thanks for picking up on the tweet, though. I understand the delay is a neighbour giving permission to dig a microtrench.

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@Telstra Oh no, Ern, that’s how your guys built it to repair a lightning strike in January 2014. No new fault to report. It works.

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@SydneyTom_ We’re about 1.5m from the local exchange, one of those little automated huts. Better here than @R_Chirgwin’s Lilyfield home.

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@SydneyTom_ The backhaul dies when kids get home from school, or during the Sat-Sun afternoon traffic jams on the Great Western Highway.

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@R_Chirgwin @michaelneale Makes sense. Even back in the 1980s RAAF P-3C Orion carried two tactical officers who worked 20 min on 20 min off.

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@michaelneale @R_ChirgwinThat cascade of errors is typical of wartime fuckups. Even with humans in the loop, it’s hard to recover.

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@SydneyTom_ Between 6 and 8Mbps down, about 650kbps up, depending. Backhaul capacity seems to be a problem.

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin Indeed. Modern C4I systems, “networked warfare” and the like have now made phenomenal changes.

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@SydneyTom_ @R_Chirgwin @Telstra It’s only susceptible to upward splashes, and it’s a good metre and a half up the tree trunk.

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@SydneyTom_ @R_Chirgwin Heh. Well, we are looking at the same basic technology, right?

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This pic of field telephone line laying is from Guadalcanal WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_tel… @michaelneale @R_Chirgwin pic.twitter.com/Dn7aoGJVQZ

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@michaelneale @R_Chirgwin Oh ever since WWI, reeling out phone lines has been an important infantry task, and telegraph lines before that.

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@R_Chirgwin @michaelneale January last year, you mean. This photo is dated June 2014. flickr.com/photos/stilghe…

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@michaelneale First half of 2014 some time. I have photos dated June 2014, but it might have been earlier.

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@BundyB @bunjaree Um, the forest undergrowth is a trip hazard. I don’t think a length of copper makes much difference.

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People think us @bunjaree folk are joking about our Internet of Trees, but there it is.

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The best bit are these junction points where a new length of copper is added. pic.twitter.com/6lKraWLjwH

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Good to see that @bunjaree’s Internet of Trees is still operational. pic.twitter.com/2y9khvAKAq

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@liquidparanoia @SidusNova Yes. That’s the point. “Butt-chugging”, it’s called. Links on this podcast episode. stilgherrian.com/edict/00030/

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@tveastman I didn’t have particular tech in mind, just the everyday meaning of the conversations being listened to somehow.

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SidusNova “Girl at party chugging cough syrup with her ass” ok cool thanks reddit pic.twitter.com/qAFEAl5s2N

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@swearyanthony Yep, made that connection yesterday. It should hit mainstream news tomorrow.

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@admmo Yeah, journalism moves fast, even on the analysis side. Even turning it around overnight is a luxury most times.

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@admmo Indeed. Though even the first problem is a consistent taxonomy for such things. I gather this is on ACSC’s agenda though.

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@garthk @efa_oz Oh well I won’t burden these guys with my direct involvement.

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@admmo Hindsight five months later always improves the editing process. ;)

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@admmo You’re preaching to the choir here, Sir! :) I drop that very point from time to time.

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