Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 11th, 2016

Oh why didn’t I think of this before! twitter.com/NateWurster/st…

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@expectproblems No. Just Bundaberg Red. I just seem to have a high tolerance for this stuff. Still, it was a long read.

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What’s scary is that a couple hundred people listened to the whole thing live. Arsehats.

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Whether One Nation’s policies are plagiarised or not, the other night I read every single word of them as a podcast. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@lewellyn It’s just late at night and my brain isn’t working.

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I’m just trying to work out what it even means. twitter.com/i_j_oliver/sta…

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TheMediaTweets Just when you think ‘surely there can’t be any more news out there…’ pic.twitter.com/GCh5iblejO

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 319: Progress and a change of pace” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/31… pic.twitter.com/S2nS3cwwYz

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@techoglot Up in the Mountains? I don’t think so. The local council wouldn’t be been.

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“The 9pm One Nation Policy Reading” is now also on @spreaker spreaker.com/user/skankmedi…

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@techoglot Crying now. Although I’m at someone else’s apartment today and it’s significantly less awful.

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technollama Let’s put Pokémon on the blockchain and watch the world disappear in a cloud of hype

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AyaReina THIS IS HORRIFYING @maddydell pic.twitter.com/ci0go448QD

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benpobjie “But I repeat myself” twitter.com/newscomauHQ/st…

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@johnhalton @avoiding_bears We here we dream of a PM lasting out the year. Anyway, we seem to have settled on one for a couple of months.

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@MalwareJake @StephenBattista I was wondering, too, whether since it’s a criminal charge you’d have to prove intent. (IANAL or an American.)

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@avoiding_bears @johnhalton Here in AU, medical staff have dropped “Who is PM?” as a test for sound mind ‘cos it’s too easy to get wrong.

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@blacknort @MsLods @zdnetaustralia Personally I think people are silly to want to, but one suggestion has been an abstain/informal button.

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notjessewalker Snopes has a growing Pokémon Go page. snopes.com/tag/pokemon-go/

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@davispg @carolduncan There was indeed some sort of agreement. So yeah, it must be that.

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@davispg @carolduncan I’d have enjoyed it more if there were lemurs.

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New podcast: “The 9pm One Nation Policy Reading” with special guest host @carolduncan stilgherrian.com/edict/00061/ pic.twitter.com/LrKx9hewZQ

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Well it’s not as if SWIFT does anything that needs security. Stop being such a worrywart. twitter.com/semibogan/stat…

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TheMediaTweets “We interrupt this news of the chaos engulfing the Conservative Party to bring you news of the chaos engulfing the Labour Party.”

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@jesshodder @HughRundle That too. But hey, let’s not drag facts into this.

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charltonbrooker MORE fucking news?

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@jturner_ibrs @rachael_falk Thanks, James. It’s an issue I’ve been poking at for five or six years now, and the problems remain the same.

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@rpy See? Things work just fine is MPs aren’t constantly fiddling with the rules.

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@rpy How long was it that Belgium ran without a parliament? More than a year, from memory.

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rpy “We can’t afford to have our nation drift for eight days after an election,” Mr Shorten said, ignoring the 8 weeks it drifted happily before

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Watching @TheFeedSBS just now, it seems like if you want to be on Star Trek you all have to have the same haircut.

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Dan_Anstey Three days ago it was weird to go to a park at night and compare balls with strangers, now it’s just .

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Meanwhile, on another channel… twitter.com/glengyron/stat…

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@nazeem_hussain @TheFeedSBS well, anything’s better than that @marcfennell guy, right? (Hi, Marc!)

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “E-voting is still the wrong answer to the wrong question” zdnet.com/article/e-voti…

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@TheCyberSecEx This is for me the key point, and one I stress every time I write about this. Like today.

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I say, @nazeem_hussain as @TheFeedSBS co-host is working out just fine.

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Precisely zero of the stories about e-voting explain why a quicker election result improves democracy.

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NewtonMark HPE Enterprise Services in .au has started downsizing by 40% in anticipation of merger with CSC. Offshoring (sorry - HP term: “bestshoring”)

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ABCnewsIntern Finally, perhaps my favourite, @AntonyGreenABC with his colleagues at the annual psephology convention. pic.twitter.com/Ci6ib8C25z

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@mpesce @SBS Terrible, ancient culture that just doesn’t understand technology.

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thegrugq_ebooks use it all you need me.

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CaseyBriggs Men who have sex with men kicks ass twitter.com/phillipcoorey/…

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Next up on @SBSNews is a story on e-voting.

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@erstkate @docbaty We live in troubling times and must learn to endure hardship.

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evacide Aaaand the first backdoored copies of Pokémon Go have appeared, as foreseen by prophecy. gizmodo.com/did-you-instal…

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@CaPtAiN_dAnGeR_ Let me ponder that question overnight. I don’t even look at followers that often.

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It’s true, this makes more sense that anything else I’ve seen today. twitter.com/clovertouchaus…

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Mon plan, updated: Despite napping this afternoon, I’ll attempt to complete today’s plan as drafted. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Thanks you, yes, the confetti is now omniplatform. twitter.com/FJKeany/status…

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Yeah now we really need an @AntonyGreenABC coin-tossing app to help us make important life decisions. @dannolan? twitter.com/evanspw/status…

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erstkate They managed to do this, and all they did was write “Vote Hemp”, ffs? No imagination. twitter.com/abcnewsCanberr…

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How come mobile users get confetti? twitter.com/FJKeany/status…

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@R_Chirgwin That’s perhaps the most important, and one I’ve stressed in my triennial whinge.

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And to think there are people who want instant-result electronic polls and would deprive us of this national ritual. twitter.com/abcnews/status…

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Well it does seem to be an accurate news site. “Cristiano Ronaldo Found to be Cursed by Egyptian Biblical Plagues” bfnn.co.uk/cristiano-rona…

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Is this real? Or a very complicated troll? twitter.com/abissicus/stat…

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thegrugq_ebooks @stilgherrian nice mug

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OK, one more hour of rest, and then I’ll ignore all your tweets in one batch.

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In hindsight, I should’ve stressed even more the importance of non-experts being able to observe and verify the system.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “E-voting is still the wrong answer to the wrong question” zdnet.com/article/e-voti…

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3. Apparently I need to lie down for two hours. Well then.

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1. The pain killers are working. 2. I need to lie down for a bit.

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GreenJ like Bjørn Lomborg but for sex.

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What’s with this trend for selfies with a facial expression that looks like you’ve suddenly discovered a broom handle up your arse?

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XHNews What a hail storm! China Southern Airlines A320 jet battered by hail storm in air safely landed in Chengdu Saturday pic.twitter.com/ig9oJe5kBJ

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Looking into my Pokemon Gap.

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@dobes Well now we’re finally getting to the key issue.

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And to think people of my generation worried about the nuclear winter… twitter.com/rohan_p/status…

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@mpesce @SMinney @benraue @prestontowers As @Steve_Lockstep puts it, “Garbage in, garbage forever”.

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@SMinney @benraue @prestontowers Exactly. Adding numbers is all well and good, but how did those numbers get in there?

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Oh. I forgot to put the Pokemon reference in my @zdnetaustralia column.

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Pectin, carrageen, xanthan gum, that sort of thing. twitter.com/NicholasFryer/…

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da_667 Pokemon Go is an interesting experiment. How much metadata are you willing to give up?

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Eventually they all look like Tim Wilson. twitter.com/SnarkyPlatypus…

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leslienassar The bureaucrats and vendors who’ve visited one IT fuckup after another on Australia want you to know it’ll be different with e-voting.

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@developerjack Well I need more something. I’m just not sure what.

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MalwareJake So yeah, this is apparently a thing… pic.twitter.com/Oxlyn4RdlF

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It’s a nice way to start the week, even if it doesn’t have any cybers.

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joshgnosis Also in related news, @Cassper_K made us set up a separate Slack channel so she doesn’t have to hear about Pokemon.

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My God! This is the ultimate perfect wonder-headine I’ve seen in ages. twitter.com/jmcduling/stat…

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@developerjack I think it’s going to be one of those weeks.

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christianbok “Times Square With Adblock Enabled” by James Dennison—(for@alienatedd):pic.twitter.com/H7DRj7Z6U99

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Maybe I should finish off this Bundy.

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pukingmonkey hadn’t seen that one yet, chase ATMs password has expired… pic.twitter.com/uE8xdN4Gnh

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I thought we’d see some Blockchain Magick™ sooner than this. twitter.com/RachunZero/sta…

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I suppose I should probably write this thing instead of talking about writing this thing.

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dobes @DDsD @hughstephens @stilgherrian Whatever happened to using good, old-fashioned drugs to get kids to exercise on the weekend?

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@hughstephens @dobes Keep going and you may soon have a terrible accident involving a staircase.

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@deejbah Sounds like it should be an interview question.

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@dobes I’ve got some different jokes.

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@dobes Dammit I’ll add an “again” or a “still” in there and it works.

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I just wrote “E-voting is the wrong answer to the wrong question”, @dobes

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GODDAMMIT @dobes I JUST WROTE ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME HEADLINE AS YOURS FROM THREE YEARS AGO. zdnet.com/article/electr…

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@dannolan @dobes This is Turnbull we’re talking about. Where’s the startup?

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@dobes @oz_f I had so much trouble reading slabs of it because it’s just so bad. I’ll clean up that recording later today.

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@dannolan This is exactly my reaction to this stuff. People who actually study voting systems in depth get very twitchy.

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@dannolan Thanks. I basically get to rewrite this article every three years for different audiences.

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@benraue @prestontowers Indeed, Vanessa Teague and her colleague found what I reckon are critical flaws. freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/teaguehal…

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@voltagex Terrible business. Take the day off. Just tell people I said it was OK.

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“Why the rush? In defence of Australia’s slow election count”, writes @benraue theguardian.com/australia-news…

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Right, as soon as this coffee starts working I’m getting into the writing.

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Mon plan, draft: Write for @zdnetaustralia; clean up and post podcast; Weekly Wrap (late); tidy apartment; migrate to Lilyfield.

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Monday. Is it made of wood? Monday.

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