Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 12th, 2015

@safzoro Oh dear God, that’s frightening!

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Transcribing an interview with someone who says “y’know” after every phrase. I think I am slowly going mad.

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thegrugq Baby Hitler did 9/11. Bush can’t melt steel beams. Would you kill jet fuel?

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Yes, that is a tweet we should all be reminded of from time to time.

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I’ve still got some more things to do this evening, but I am happy with progress.

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Well I must say that today has been reasonably productive. I am somewhat pleased.

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leslienassar Tackling the big questions. pic.twitter.com/6T3OZxh4AT

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So, um, yeah. Soapy’s new counter-terrorism legislation introduced today. I’m fucked. pic.twitter.com/qqkvPbilzt

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@shiftkey @SwiftOnSecurity BE AFRAID OF ALL THE THINGS YES THANK YOU CHUCK HEGEL.

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tip66 There’s never been a more exciting time to be an Australian. pic.twitter.com/bcJBrgCfiE

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oz_f The ABC has issued a statement denying it lacks diversity. Hmm, what do all these people have in common? pic.twitter.com/WbAfUJ5OCG

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@bernietb I get you. But no, I have suddenly had my next 48 hours become human again.

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newsbanks : Social Media Executive Producer at Seven West Media. Sydney-based. @7NewsSydney @thewest_com_au

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@bernietb I’m actually quite fine with spreading work across the so-called weekend. Better than overly-long workdays.

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@DanielBrye Well it’s certainly a powerful stance, not one of weakness. But even so.

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Dancing the “I have two more days before my production deadline than I thought I did” dance.

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When you’re in a cult, it’s hard to remember that there are other, different cults. twitter.com/dobes/status/6…

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beneltham While everyone loses their shit about Kitchen Cabinet, public health groups had a ‘crisis meeting’ at the NPC yesterday. Not one report.

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@dev_dsp @0x1C @thegrugq I am disappointed with both of you, what with your joined-up thinking and stuff. This is not how the world works.

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PessimistsArc “Getting ready for electronic mail is roughly equal to the cost of 650 first-class letters” news.google.com/newspapers?nid… pic.twitter.com/flVy4ezfyN

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@R_Chirgwin He’s speaking on stage at the Walkley’s Storyology conference.

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@DavidParis @MarkDiStef @FarrellPF So back to the threat model. Whose capabilities are you trying to thwart? Natsec assets or not?

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@R_Chirgwin I think you think wrong? The context makes @MarkDiStef look like a quite from @FarrellPF to me.

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My mocking “How to keep the NSA out of your email” (Jun 2013) crikey.com.au/2013/06/12/how… Ping @DavidParis @MarkDiStef @FarrellPF

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You’d need a lot more than just a Cryptoparty to unratfuck the press gallery, @DavidParis @MarkDiStef @FarrellPF . twitter.com/DavidParis/sta…

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That nice @FarrellPF chap using a word like “ratfucked”. What IS the world coming to? (This is probably right, BTW.) twitter.com/MarkDiStef/sta…

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I say, it’s a bit loud under all this lot. The sky seems to be making big booming sounds. pic.twitter.com/ODOdWdW1Y9

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expectproblems Hi, here is a wikipedia page on exploding animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding…

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Oh bravo, @theage. B. R. A. Fucking. VO. (Thanks for drawing this to my attention, @AnthonyBriggs.) twitter.com/AnthonyBriggs/…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Needs something stronger than a hashtag.

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That thing when you don’t realise your editor complaining about things is actually a story commission.

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Oh look, one mystery at a time, OK? twitter.com/blahjedi/statu…

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BernardKeane Great to see NSW Labor’s finger on the pulse of the inner city wankerati. twitter.com/Luke_FoleyNSW/…

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Eventmechanics Journalists telling taxi industry what to do because they caught an uber

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dobes Wonder who is Jessie J, then twitter tells me this, and I decide I’ll be ok to leave my knowledge at that. pic.twitter.com/Kwx3voVEh1

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So this is the sort of imagery Microsoft puts on its promotional assets now? “Spread your legs for Surface!” twitter.com/seamus/status/…

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@caseyjohnellis @Jhaddix Pretty much all of us can accurately add in this detail, right?

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“Last Chance: Free Subscription to The New York Times”, says the email from @nytimes. But it won’t be. There’s a steady, golden stream.

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Laughing at a proposed headline that I can’t use… well… anywhere, really.

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Steve_Lockstep Ha. Liking Benny Hill could predict onset of dementia ** 80 years ** in advance. pic.twitter.com/pYqtx9Ja2o

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Here’s Turnbull’s speech opening NICTA’s Techfest in Feb, plus the doorstop. corruptednerds.com/pod/e00002/

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Turnbull is restoring funding for NICTA/Data61. This pleases me. afr.com/news/politics/…

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Freelance journalists, this is the link you need. Well, if you’re working in the US, anyway. talentnetwork.washingtonpost.com twitter.com/saline/status/…

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As an aside, @johnemcintyre, the “motorised form of phatic speech” you describe is also common throughout rural Australia.

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That thing when you’ve told your EP you’re focusing on writing your script, but you notice them “liking” your tweets

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Within stories too, @johnemcintyre? Par four of a suspicious death yarn. “Police will prepare a report for the coroner.” Yes, they will.

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“Much of what we call news is in fact phatic journalism,” writes @johnemcintyre. “It looks just like news” baltimoresun.com/news/language-…

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Oh, I think I was at this party. twitter.com/MonaChalabi/st…

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Thu plan: Focus on my ABC @RNFutureTense doco. Today’s aim is to identify and arrange the audio grabs, and complete the draft script.

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What is wrong with me? I researched the name of the director, and pondered “men” vs “people” before tweeting this. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Peter S Vinal’s lesser-known hit movie, “White People Can’t Write” twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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ABC TV’s budget cuts are hitting them hard. twitter.com/sallyjsara/sta…

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ebruenig I’m sure ‘Judeo-Christian’ has sensible applications but usually when I hear it it’s like using ‘Greco-Roman’ to describe Pizza Hut

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craigreucassel OFFS. Shark jumped in Kitchen Cabinet pile on. twitter.com/conversationed…

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Good point. Yes folks, asking whether there are gnomes in your car’s petrol tank IS science. twitter.com/nkav/status/66…

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@neondiscofish I think it’s had quite enough toast.

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jrhennessy I’m literally glad that world politics is so carnivalesque and absurd that this is normal pic.twitter.com/T0MgLo26qn

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TrainLinkWest Got a question for the head of ? There’s a live blog happening tomorrow. All the info you need here: ow.ly/Uxrt6

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Yes, this is acceptable to me. You may continue to live for today. twitter.com/glengyron/stat…

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@dobes Mate, if you want to start subbing my tweets…

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@willozap @dobes @KetanJ0 Yeah you really shouldn’t climb those things when the transmitter is on full power.

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@dobes I suspect someone else has been feeding it. I was pacing up and down outside the window as if it expected something to happen.

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@dobes @willozap @KetanJ0 I just kept hearing That Voice in my head muttering something about a chainsaw and “That’ll show them all!”

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Being trolled by a King Parrot. instagram.com/p/99c8wliFg5/

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@willozap @KetanJ0 If I could get the vision plus the non-remixed sound, I’d remix it with Yakety Sax (aka The Benny Hill Show theme).

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@KetanJ0 @willozap That’s the audio equivalent of a photojournalist manipulating a photo. It’s a sacking offence.

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@KetanJ0 @willozap I’d go further. To say “This is what they sound like”, then mix close-recorded audio with long-shot vision? Unethical.

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@KetanJ0 Thanks. I hadn’t seen that before. Good to see the interviews. I have a big problem with the sound mix though.

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All this is on my mind because today I’m working on my @RNFutureTense cyberdocumentary, and the script will present many, er, challenges.

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Yes, there is hope. As @DrRachie points out, we’ve finally gotten the anti-vaccine idiots out of the “debate”. twitter.com/DrRachie/statu…

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@RantRotAndRuin Doesn’t it just. At the very least, I can get an op-ed out of it somewhere.

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This was meant to be “couldn’t be an ABC presenter because he didn’t know about sport”. Sigh. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Where have you been, @kpfaulkner? We had a Wind Turbine Inquiry, appointed a Commissioner! aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_… smh.com.au/federal-politi…

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Embrace the Cyber, @dobes.

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@dobes We need to channel this hate into some sort of media object that someone will pay me for. You must learnt to love the cyber.

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“Today, do gnomes live in your car’s petrol tank? We’ll hear from senator Brian Daft, the Australian Christian Lobby and a manicurist.”

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Lack of cultural literacy about science means we hear wind farm syndrome arsehats (“balance”) rather than laughing them off stage.

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By “cultural literacy”, I mean this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_… Journalists write assuming people know “cabinet” is made of “ministers”, say.

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None of this is to denigrate last night’s @Lateline. No, it’s more “Good, but what’s next?” And it’s about aspects of cultural literacy,

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Ah, @Rob_Stott makes an important point. I don’t imagine @frankellyabc is all that great at rugby league either. twitter.com/Rob_Stott/stat…

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Surely journalism, a vocation that requires curiosity, would prohibit a shrugged “I don’t really understand computers”?

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So it’s OK to have the world interpreted by people who know all about a recreation but nothing about how all the things around them work.

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I even heard a panelist on @RNSundayExtra, I think it was, say (jokingly) he could be an ABC presenter because he didn’t know about sport.

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ABC “general” presenters are expected to know about sport, arts etc. They’re “normal”. But it’s OK to know nothing of science or technology?

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Isn’t it the job of the national broadcaster to have a strategy for creating a more informed citizenry? Too grand? @Lateline @vealmince

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But whose job is it to “educate” an audience beyond the basics and bridge the gap? A concentrated series on @Lateline? @vealmince

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True, @vealmince. @Lateline needs to intro its audience to the idea of cyberwar. But when do we go beyond an intro? twitter.com/vealmince/stat…

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Some geeks will whinge @Lateline didn’t deconstruct Every Single Myth About Cyberwar Ever, but it’s a fair intro. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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This is rather a lot of cybering for this early in the morning, @Lateline.

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@Lateline examines the future of cyber warfare” abc.net.au/lateline/conte… plus interview with @GregDAustin abc.net.au/lateline/conte…

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Thu plan, draft: Focus on my ABC @RNFutureTense doco, the exact targets to be figured out once there has been coffee; quiet evening.

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Thursday. It is bound to be Thursday. Thursday has all the inevitability of Stupid. Thursday.

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