Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 19th, 2016

@rwerkh @abciview Well we’re now two generations on from the Attack-class, and about to move to the third. Time marches on.

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@rwerkh @abciview Ah! Well, yeah, I know there were so many cheap Arri’s around then. By all accounts good solid kit.

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@rwerkh @abciview Anyway, you’d now how fast and manoeuvrable those Attack-class boats are. Heaps of fun, so to speak.

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@rwerkh @abciview Oh well that’s Sea Patrol, another issue entirely.

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@rwerkh @abciview Yeah I promise to not misuse military-grade weapons.

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@rwerkh @abciview Ignoring age, yes, but Patrol Boat was a classic series.

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@rwerkh @abciview Yep, a great day out in Navy Week one year. Couldn’t do it now, but this ratbag was at the helm of a commissioned warship.

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@rwerkh @abciview Just checking pics of the 16 BL now. Yep, saw plenty of them on various locations. So OK, we are both too old. ;)

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@rwerkh @abciview This world seems to connect up in very scary ways. BTW, I’ve driven another Attack-class boat, HMAS Aware.

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@cheshireb @SnarkyPlatypus I sure* Leeds is a lovely place.

* Not sure at all.

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@rwerkh @abciview Lulwut? That’d be what? A 16mm Arriflex?

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@cheshireb Malaysian isn’t my strong suit. I suspect @SnarkyPlatypus has a better idea.

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@RealNickHodge While true, that wasn’t my primary motivation.

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If you’re in Australia then check this on @abciview. iview.abc.net.au/programs/when-… You’re welcome.

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thegrugq_ebooks I had a taxi once, so they’re incentivized to take people.

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@davispg Yep, everybody’s got a story, so I think I’ll revisit it. Though I think I may have talked about 9/11 in a previous episode.

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@markhumphries Mark, seriously, try not to over-think it. That way madness lies.

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@davispg I slept through the whole thing.

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@bigbadave I’ll catch it on @SBSOnDemand tomorrow. I happen to be listening to a podcast about the mood in NSA headquarters that day.

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Noticing that it’ll soon be 15 years since the 9/11 (or rather 11/9) attacks on the US. I think that might be the theme for my next podcast.

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Making poor life choices. That is to say, it’s a day ending in Y.

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And then they whinge about Google flagging their site as containing malware. What tossers. twitter.com/jleyden/status…

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@CylindricalF You’re most kind, but it’s really just as annoying a comment as those from he of whom I speak.

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@GreenJ Can I ask why you even bother? I’m all for many voices etc, and learning, but why bother with a clockwork tribalist?

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thegrugq @MarioVilas @VigiloxOSINT
China: we hack for business reasons
America: we hack for policy reasons
Russia: we hack. Fuck you.

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@thegrugq_ebooks @feed_the_chooks Trick question! SCSI RAID never works properly.

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@thegrugq_ebooks @feed_the_chooks Everything is a fiction, but as a robot you would know that.

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@feed_the_chooks Hear hear. My personal experience, both myself (minimally) and actual soldiers (less so), tells me this is true.

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feed_the_chooks In the wake of the Latrobe jam, here’s what an ex-US infantryman and war correspondent with PTSD told me yesterday pic.twitter.com/vHVnZb0Baw

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@thegrugq_ebooks @awelder When your drone is out of onions, what can you do? What about the Prime Minister of Australia?

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awelder Imagen if al-Qaeda had flown a plane into Trump Tower on 9/11

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@semibogan That goddam bot is so close to achieving sentience it scares me.

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semibogan Accurate pic.twitter.com/QaagwLEPul

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thegrugq_ebooks @stilgherrian @josephfcox either they are under surveillance, seriously, then internment is next.

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@NuclearAnthro If there’s one thing this nation does, it’s tough critters. But yeah, an emu can absorb a lot of damage.

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josephfcox PDF of review of the UK’s bulk surveillance powers just released: …egislationreviewer.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/upl… pic.twitter.com/7RzTOOO5jj

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@Honxqp @Steve_Lockstep @pleasedontatme Having been a guest lecturer at UTS, for bugger all money, I agree.

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@ddowza Heh. I do push the boundaries, obviously, but I hadn’t encountered that phrase before.

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@ddowza That’s going to be tough. On my own podcast, sure. On someone else’s commercial masthead, well, that’s another question.

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@Steve_Lockstep @pleasedontatme Well, yeah, but for the top-end stuff like rape, suicide, blood and gore, etc. Again, tho, it’s arbitrary.

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stilgherrian Right then. twitter.com/jmprcx/status/…

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stilgherrian “The Code” series 2 starts on @ABCTV in two weeks. Series 1 is now on @abciview if you want to catch up beforehand.

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stilgherrian Recommended listening: “Spycast” podcast from @IntlSpyMuseum spymuseum.org/multimedia/spy…

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@NuclearAnthro Oh no! The Great Emu War was a real thing.

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@NuclearAnthro I just realised those British Pathé newsreels will have heaps of early Cold War material RTYI.

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@futureidentity Indeed. Downtown Melbourne is a “socially rich environment”, and I thought us Australians were tougher than that.

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@KompleatKnut @RadioNational Someone was saying that earlier. The Great Emu War is a fantastic story.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “Cyber Civil Corps proposed to protect Australia’s economy” zdnet.com/article/cyber-…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia today: “My Health Record ‘dumb and useless’: Australian Privacy Foundation” zdnet.com/article/my-hea…

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These British Pathé films have been on the Tube of Ewes for a while now, but yes, check them out. twitter.com/openculture/st…

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@futureidentity Hah! I am with you on every point there, Robin, but #3 is just the icing on the cake. Well played.

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This 11-minute radio doco on the Great Emu War of 1932 is excellent. abc.net.au/radionational/… Background at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

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@katska Heh. Yeah, $300,000 worth of arseholes.

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@katska Oh there’s nothing wring with it (except, clearly, arseholes), but maybe try Petaling Street on George St? Or just the food courts.

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Why people queued up for Mamak was always a mystery to me. It’s pretty damn ordinary.

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So Mamak isn’t just an over-hyped rather average Malaysian diner, it’s also run by arseholes. Ping @SnarkyPlatypus. twitter.com/Colvinius/stat…

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@milfgaardian Hey at least that way you’ll like the result. ;) Have a good one. I learned some stuff there.

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@niltiac @jrrdrbb @milfgaardian @pleasedontatme @replies Yep me too please. I need to get the Friday night unwind under way. Cheers all.

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@milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme I guess they are. Mental preparedness etc. I know that bit, at least, in a very different context.

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@milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme @niltiac Indeed. And that scenario IS tough, because I’m sure there are daily reminders.

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@niltiac @milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme Isn’t it great! Especially when being called an arsehole is usually part of the job.

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@milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme Obviously @niltiac and I come from the freedom-of-speech end. (And me from HTFU the world is tough.)

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@milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @niltiac @pleasedontatme Indeed. :) This conversation is good ‘cos we all know it’s complicated, even if we disagree.

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@milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @niltiac @pleasedontatme But I think is IS about the everyone-proble thing. Where’s the line? 1 in 1000? 10,000? …

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@milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @niltiac @pleasedontatme Cool. Then we disagree. And I’m happy with that. There’s no right answer, and I’m terrible.

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@jrrdrbb @milfgaardian @niltiac @pleasedontatme Sure. But, say, my PTSD re dealing with a hanging. I don’t expect to be warned from here on.

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@milfgaardian @niltiac @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme Heh. I’d picked that up. All good. That said, I reckon your response is valid.

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@milfgaardian @niltiac @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme “Some people” will have a problem with X for all values of X. A list is mere politics.

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@jrrdrbb @niltiac @milfgaardian @pleasedontatme True. I haven’t had to deal with employment contracts for 20 years.

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@milfgaardian @niltiac @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme I may have misunderstood, but my response would be to tell individuals to HTFU.

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@niltiac @milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme By all means warn people about serious trauma (say rape) but not everyday stuff (vomit). 2/2

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@niltiac @milfgaardian @jrrdrbb @pleasedontatme This gets to my concern. It dilutes the message of “Seriously, this may be challenging.” 1/2

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@SydneyTom_ @davidgwynnjones How far back did you go? @niltiac is doing God’s work re trigger warnings. I don’t have the patience.

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@SydneyTom_ @davidgwynnjones Dunno. This was Adelaide Zoo, on a slow Tuesday with no kids, so the keeper asked me to give her a hand.

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@swearyanthony @wolfcat Thanks for that. I’ll listen momentarily.

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Histreepix The last man to die of chickens. Paris, 1948. pic.twitter.com/hFo7MYP1Iy

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Actually the second Emu War battle recorded 10 rounds per kill. That’s pretty good. WWII infantry combat was at least 10k rounds per kill.

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@davidgwynnjones I’ll remember that next time I’m battling a hungry emu while I’m trying to feed lambs and rabbits.

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True. The Great Emu War of 1932 was one of Australia’s most humiliating defeats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War twitter.com/wolfcat/status…

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Emus are bastards.

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@erinrileyau Fascinating list, isn’t it! In a way it’s a snapshot of contemporary concerns for that subculture. Historical value, maybe.

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@tassie_codriver I was thinking that, yes, and it frightens me.

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@nicilind @Wyld They are indeed, That said, they’re quite yummy.

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@Wyld @nicilind Mind you, there was also a cranky wombat the the keeper told me to kick it away. “They’re tough,” she said.

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@Wyld @nicilind I’ve had an emu steal food I was feeding to animals at a children’s zoo. The keeper told me to slap it away.

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@twiddlekins NSA codebraking, goat-staring, and Sir Max Hastings on WWII have done it for me so far.

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@tassie_codriver Heh. I’ve always objected to the ol’ asterisk. If you know what the word should be, you’ll still hear it in your head.

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@twiddlekins Good, isn’t it. I’ve only listed to a few episodes so far but I’ve learned a LOT.

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Judging by the replies I’m getting, there should be trigger warning for discussing LaTrobe University.

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thegrugq_ebooks I’ll devote some time to pursuing Tor and Signal because if you don’t everyone is going to question your decisions, and it’ll be tiresome.

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A moat, eh? Well that opens up certain possibilities… twitter.com/nicilind/statu…

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I hope none of these wimps ever end up having a baby, ‘cos that’ll really fuck them up.

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And, for that matter, what sort of lame-arsed student union isn’t already ankle-deep in vomit? Who even are these people?

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Seriously, who the fuck wants a cotton-wool world where we warn people that we’ll mention insects? Or vomit? Or “slimy things”?

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This. Is. Insane. Even if you think trigger warnings are useful, and they probably are, this list is ridiculous. twitter.com/pleasedontatme…

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That’s a rhetorical question. I don’t really care what you think. Or reckon.

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I reckon that’s enough work for this week, don’t you?

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“Turnbull to kick off AU$50m Smart Cities program in September”, writes @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/turnbu…

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thegrugq_ebooks academics

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Stuck in a traffic jam in Haberfield, looking enviously at the early-stage works on WestConnex.

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@dsturnbull That’s quite likely too. I have a vague memory of some comments in the APF paper.

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@dsturnbull Ah well it’s an opinion piece, so you get my opinion. :)

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “My Health Record ‘dumb and useless’: Australian Privacy Foundation” zdnet.com/article/my-hea…

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@LaboriousALC That said, I haven’t handled any of that maths for years, so I’d need time to come up to speed.

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@LaboriousALC It’s straightforward enough, tho I’d always assumed the back propagation was unavoidable. This is a pretty cool breakthrough.

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@Health_Privacy @zdnetaustralia It’ll be on the internets before the close of business today, @thelaughingsub’s workload permitting.

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@munin Indeed. And in Australia this seems to be the month for them.

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Also “clanger”, “somewhat wrong”, “badly managed”, “debacle”, and other compliments.

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The column itself includes the words “fuckup” (twice) and “two billion dollars”. So yeah, it’s about a government project.

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I’ve filed my @zdnetaustralia column. The headline now includes the words ‘dumb and useless’.

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mattblaze I’m a bit confused why an airline would want to tweet a GIF of airplane landing gear hitting a mountain, but OK… twitter.com/united/status/…

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Typing “pubic consultation paper”, then correcting my error.

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@gspurves They’d have to have, I reckon.

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I know a much faster way to clear this street. twitter.com/LiveTrafficSyd…

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@gspurves This I can understand, but then they’re making their own choices. I can’t imagine the ABS is much fun right now either.

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@michaelneale @jonoabroad It does seem to be taking a while, doesn’t it. I should ask the choo-choo train media people.

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Apropos of today’s news, a pertinent tweet from nearly a year ago. twitter.com/bencjenkins/st…

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Let me be clear. I did not set fire to those railway stations. They just happened to catch fire while I was there. twitter.com/jonoabroad/sta…

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Not setting the house on fire, mostly.

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Meanwhile I’m most of the way through writing a @zdnetaustralia column that has ‘totally useless’ in the headline.

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michaelneale Shit my inbox says: pic.twitter.com/13qo9FJM9N

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Viss @Eltie905 @SwiftOnSecurity no. indivitual jpegs. of each md5 hash, sometimes mislabeled.

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Viss @SwiftOnSecurity its not even that, it’s a tumblr page for jpegs of virus md5 hashes.

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SwiftOnSecurity Antivirus isn’t a condom, it’s a sex offender registry.

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snurb_dot_info Is it a Petri dish ? Is it a star cluster ? No ! It’s the Norwegian Twittersphere, about to be visualised… pic.twitter.com/gbfp3Ex5x6

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@_midofo_ @AbstractCode @NewtonMark I’ve been an expert on bollard pull for 10 mins now, having glanced at the Wikipedia page. Pride.

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@_midofo_ @AbstractCode @NewtonMark Seems more than adequate to shunt that barge around the harbour.

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@NewtonMark I’m glad you’ve had a nice slow tug there this morning.

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sf105 NASA just made all the scientific research it funds available for free sciencealert.com/nasa-just-made… @ScienceAlert

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Fri plan: Write for @zdnetaustralia (very soon); laundry; end-of-week loose ends; migrate to Ashfield; explain reality to a cat; TGIF.

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Recommended listening: “Spycast” podcast from @IntlSpyMuseum spymuseum.org/multimedia/spy…

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By the way, @michellegrattan is essentially saying Dutton is overdue to be sacked in today’s yarn. theconversation.com/grattan-on-fri…

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@chefonsecurity @munin Well yes, but then most people in infosec weren’t exactly sane before they got there.

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HeerJeet So what Nick Denton seems to be saying is Gawker was a killer cyborg that had to be terminated. twitter.com/nicknotned/sta…

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“Sure, we can build a bridge out of butter because they both begin with B and it’ll be cheaper.”

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“Grattan on Friday: Dutton should stop whinging and find solution to the offshore problem”, writes @michellegrattan theconversation.com/grattan-on-fri…

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This piece of logic is worth savouring. Ping @NewtonMark. twitter.com/munin/status/7…

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trentyarwood It seems Duttdutt is having a bad week. Don’t share this pic, will you? pic.twitter.com/zaWTEeXqdB

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@dsturnbull @MLTitus Well thank you. Glad to be of service.

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Hmmm. That sounded funnier in my head.

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Sure, except the statue will be clear evidence that they don’t know what a vagina even looks like. twitter.com/MLTitus/status…

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@jeffsonstein @bastardsheep Oh yes, people have made sure I’m fully informed.

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SwiftOnSecurity “The Department of Justice is still going to use proprietary software, which is a private prison for your mind.”
- RMS, probably

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Fri plan, draft: Slow start; write for @zdnetaustralia; end-of-week loose ends; migrate to Ashfield; explain reality to a cat.

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It gets more excellent. Also, you seem to know me well. twitter.com/bastardsheep/s…

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Friday. No blame. No shame. Friday.

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