Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 25th, 2016

I’m going away now.

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“Technology hackings on webcams, digital video recorders and cardiac implants” with bits of me on @amworldtodaypm abc.net.au/worldtoday/con…

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@weigh4d @_midofo_ I don’t wish to know any of this. I mean for a start it’s very poor food-handling practice.

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@weigh4d @_midofo_ And you put your dick in these, you said? Right.

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@weigh4d @_midofo_ I have literally no idea what you’re talking about.

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This is a new and unfamiliar usage of the word “useful”. twitter.com/_midofo_/statu…

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@domknight Cheers, Dom. Yeah they were fun. @LindyBurns and I go even further off-topic too.

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@AndrewHeslop @LindyBurns Yep. I didn’t want to cite specific devices on the air ‘cos the list changes.

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And the radio spot is done. I should be able to post a recording tomorrow.

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This is coming up in a few minutes. You can listen on the ABC apps as well as on the website and digital radio. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@christopherneal I checked it out this arvo and it’s on my shortlist.

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“IBM geoblocking plan for Census was a failure: @macgibbon”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/ibm-ge…

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@pseudomorph Not yet, but I’m good for a shortlist, thanks.

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@jodiem @MsLods I’m good. I have enough on the shortlist now. :)

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@thehoneybar @hipstergeddon If it fits somewhere (with maybe more pax ‘cos @FionaPattenMLC is on the panel) then I’ll pop over for dinner.

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@MsLods Cool, but I actually want to be in a space with other people so it sounds like a pub.

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I’d hope to confirm the venue tonight but it’s time-consuming. Oh well.

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I’m now checking out the Duke of Wellington, and then call my selections the shortlist and confirm tomorrow.

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Whoever suggested the European Bier Cafe and the Crafty Squire, they’re both definitely possibles and I’ll call them tomorrow. Thanks.

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@playswithf1re The Exford is a definite possible. Will put them on my list to call tomorrow when it’s not rush hour.

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@Goldenjocks Nah, no place to put a table with 5 panellists plus 15+ audience.

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@NewtonMark @MarkDCali That number, 568 Mbps for the 4th, was given in evidence today, with the “qualification” that it was an app attack.

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@Goldenjocks The bar staff at the Imperial suggested that. Popping over now.

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@MsLods Ta, will check it out shortly, on my way over to the ABC. The trick is finding somewhere not too rowdy on a Sat arvo.

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Me back on 26 Sep: “The dog ate my Census, says ABS” zdnet.com/article/the-do… My assessment stands.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @dobes Oh wait for the reports still to come. Those of us who’ve read submissions and listened to today’s evidence… Hah!

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I know I’ll be talking on the radio, but perhaps other things as well.

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I’m on ABC Radio digital across VIC and online at 1930 AEDT tonight. Listen at abc.net.au/melbourne (Soccer is on @774melbourne tho.)

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“IBM staff avoid sacking or any discipline over Census failure”, writes @dobes zdnet.com/article/ibm-st…

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@MarkDCali @NewtonMark Hey no problem. There’s a lot of head-shaking going on right now.

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No introspection or consideration of others’ views by the Priesthood of Demography.

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This is perhaps part of the problem, ANU Demographers. twitter.com/p_ansell/statu…

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mhackling It’s classic that the whole of australia gets to see the usual IBM spin & lack of ownership after under delivery

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GreenJ oh dear. more trouble at Fairfax. twitter.com/SourceBottle/s…

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Sadly the Imperial will not suit the podcast. Too full and rowdy all over on a Saturday afternoon. I have suggestions for nearby.

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@internettosser What would you call it other than an attack?

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@spottytwit In a very real sense, everything is a hippopotamus.

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@nphair Yeah that was pretty special.

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@trevorlong I’ve known MacGibbon for a while now, and knew he was looking forward to today.

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@trevorlong Thanks. That would’ve been Senator Chris Ketter then. aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_… (I only had audio up.)

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The joy of conducting an IT-focused hearing without knowing the name of the world’s biggest IT security company. Lulz.

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Who was the Senator who said “There’s a website, I forget its name, something like Symantec…”il

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@MarkDCali @NewtonMark I hope I’m correct in citing Gb/s and not GB/s. All this is in submissions to the committee though. More news later.

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@MarkDCali @NewtonMark Yep. Estimates differ depending on who you ask, but 2 to 3Gb/s at peak. The fourth attack, at the app layer, 0.5Gb/s.

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@SteeleParker Indeed. My comments in this have probably washed downstream by now.

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And that’s it for @macgibbon. They’re taking a tea break for 15 mins.

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@burntim He’s ill, but @SenatorLudlam is not a member of the Economics Committee.

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@Info_Aus This can’t be answered briefly. There’s a few DDoS techniques, and we’ve already heard to styles mentioned.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I know of at least one organisations that now specifically counts IBM involvement as a risk to be mitigated.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Right now @macgibbon is explaining things rather well. Pretty much everyone is being thrown under the bus today.

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@SnarkyPlatypus “Amazing” is an understatement. But yeah, sounds like basic resilience testing wasn’t done.

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Ah, @macgibbon! ”If I follow on Twitter, if I want to get more depressed…” Yes, that’s Twitteril

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@ElliotG78 So I’ve been told. I’ll pop up there shortly and then find the publican.

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Important clarification on this turn-on-turn-off thing. It’s already being misreported. ..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…Kq

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@BalmainCraigie @wendoureeswans To be clear, this isn’t turn-off-turn-on while live but a pre-launch resilience test killing random devices.

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CBSNews Man dressed as a tree arrested for blocking traffic, officials say: cbsn.ws/2dExpuO pic.twitter.com/bCcLHFyYju

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I’m now at the Imperial Hotel, corner Bourke and Spring, scouting it as a podcast recording venue. bourkestreetimperial.com

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Back after lunch and listening to the Senate hearing. @macgibbon about to start giving evidence. aph.gov.au/Watch_Read_Lis…

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ClickHole Beautiful: Watch This Woman Use A Raw Steak To Bang Out The Word ‘Equality’ In Morse Code On The Hood Of Her Car vine.co/v/i9J5wr1A5OZ

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Does anyone know where one would even get such things? twitter.com/RWoody6/status…

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Has anyone asked Chris Uhlmann yet?

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I say, this thing seems to be going

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MarkDiStef Champagne comedy: IBM’s chief engineer admits if they turned the router off and then on again they would have avoid..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…ap

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RWoody6 Wow!
Kalisch indicates he has no knowledge of commonwealth procurement rules!

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@VS_ Indeed. I was saddened to see Senator Sinodinos suffer his tragic degradation of his powers of recollection too. So sad.

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Interesting. My understanding is there were such concerns, first raised in meetings two years ago, and internally b..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…wh

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MattGlassDarkly *Exclusive* IBM clinches deal with Federal Govt to successfully tender for all future technology contracts…twitter.com/i/web/status/7…eX

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LeeEaleyNewman IBM Australia again blames ISPs for , is also ‘unreservedly’ sorry dlvr.it/MWdVpX pic.twitter.com/4kjwtPxQm1

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NewtonMark If you’re being DDoS’ed, geoblocking is not a mitigation unless you have literally no idea what you’re talking about.

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So the fourth attack was against the application layer and they ran out of threads. OK, harder to defend against, but solvable.

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This committee won’t be able to cope with the concepts behind IRAP assessment.

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IBM really needs to be asked why they couldn’t cope with such a tiny, tiny DDoS attack.

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So IBM in brief is that traffic from outside AU kept coming in, those nasty foreign DDoSers bees bees BEES!

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What sort of Mickey Mouse outfit doesn’t do a pull-the-plug resilience test before going live?

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HAHAHAHAHA IBM says if they had their time again they’d do a router power off power on test. Which means they didn’t do one.

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The IBM guys fronting don’t know the details of the architecture. Usual “higher-ups must appear”, not staff who actually know.

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burntim Christ. The senator doesn’t know what a DDoS attack is?
‘DDoC?’
‘DDoK?’

‘BEES!? We’ll see who brings in more honey, bzzz.’

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@djshaneday They hadn’t even seen the story. Just waffled about privacy being paramount.

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BTW, @AuSenate, the APH audio stream is just fine and dandy to my iPhone. Good clean interface.

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Can someone also tell the current Senator that it’s “dee-doss” (for DDoS) not “dee-doc”.

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Also worth, dear committee, is why they though Island Australia was the right strategy. (I’d suggest it wasn’t.)

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I hope the committee understands that 3Gb/s is a TINY DDoS attack (they often run above 300Mb or more).

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Kinda disappointing that the committee is more worried about offshoring jobs rather than why it fell over under trivial attack.

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The questioning of IBM is focusing on the $9M cost vs that “students did it for $500” furphy, and IBM can’t even give a solid response.

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This IBM guy is waffling about unrelated bullshit. Hilarious.

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@daniels_den Shakespeare’s time, from memory.

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@philkernick Possums should be stirred not shaken.

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Yep, and here’s @dobes’ yarn about those later census inquiry submissions. zdnet.com/article/abs-ap…..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…yV

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Tue plan: Slow start (still in progress); planning, various; 1230 lunch meeting; pub reconnaissance, take 2; prep then 1930 ABC Radio.

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Stirring the possum.

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gossipgriII using microsoft word

*moves an image 1 mm to the left*

all text and images shift. 4 new pages appear. in the distance, sirens.

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Key times: IBM at 1125 AEDT; ABS at 1340; @macgibbon at 1510.

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Quick reminder for political / geek tragics. Here’s today’s Fun Agenda. Live video and audio at..twitter.com/i/web/status/7…Pk

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GreenJ god death vape. twitter.com/fake90skid_/st…

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@TheColonial @riskybusiness Everything ends in China. Unless in Russia. But I thought it started in China and will end… blame someone.

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@staticsan @kcarruthers @darrenpauli There was a feelpinion that Africa especially was a problem, but it wasn’t firm enough to use in news.

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@riskybusiness I’m hoping to hear the word “shoddy” a few times today.

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@kcarruthers Yeah @darrenpauli and I had great fun absorbing all the mobile network hacks.

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@riskybusiness Indeed. Great work there, Sir. You know the Senate inquiry is hearing evidence today, I trust?

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@riskybusiness At both AISA and Ruxcon, various people agreed that you were pretty much spot on. Now comes the finger-pointing.

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@purserj @jpwarren These are all excellent learnings and I thank you for your thought leadership.

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@jpwarren @purserj There does seem to be an epidemic of this.

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@jpwarren Could we turn that into an enema of plain speaking?

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MeredithFrost This restaurant gets it bit.ly/2fabH7a pic.twitter.com/Y86pEHhlpP

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@binjabreel @amatwyshyn Good question. In theory, it’s a separate network. In reality, I’ll bet it’s not. Like GRX. zdnet.com/article/intern…

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@binjabreel @amatwyshyn Assuming you’re in the US, here’s the background. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency… (Ours in AU is a bit different.)

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@binjabreel @amatwyshyn So… no. Actual emergency alerts are sent by broadcast radio, SMS, etc in a defined system. Twitter is expendable.

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@rgmerk The words “anger management issues” come to mind.

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@twiddlekins Oh that’s all good now thanks. From here on it’s just the pain of ageing, and of life itself.

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thegrugq If your model of cyber war is leaking curated mailspools to the press, how do you model press freedom?

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I would’ve cleaned up most of the broken glass, if there were any, which there isn’t. Housekeeping can do the rest. twitter.com/burgotastic/st…

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@amatwyshyn True. :) The over-use of “national security” is one of my hot buttons. We do have some scary scenarios out there tho, of course.

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@MsLods @scottamcintyre I must find who started this, because it works so well.

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Just to be clear, not being able to reach Twitter or Spotify is not “national security”. twitter.com/amatwyshyn/sta…

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I do not have a hangover. And I did not just break a glass. And there is not water and broken glass everywhere.

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The problem with yesterday’s pub recon is that the first pub I found was excellent, tho not for the podcast, and I didn’t get any further.

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Tue plan, draft: Slow start (in progress); planning, various; 1230 lunch meeting; that pub reconnaissance thing, take 2; 1930 ABC Radio.

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The only real problem, and it’s minor, is working out how to explain the hilarity of the Twitter stream.

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I’ve checked my recording of the @ruxcon panel, and it’s fine. That’ll become a podcast early next week, maybe sooner.

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Happy to help with anything in the morning. pic.twitter.com/867gWHosWC

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erstkate She’s out of surgery now. pic.twitter.com/478JNW0etI

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Green_Footballs The Wikileaks Rapid Response Dudebro Team is really on a hair trigger lately.

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MicroSFF Your imaginary friend used to linger after you left the playground. I didn’t understand their sad gestures then.
I do now. How could you?

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mawnikr School-supplied censors kept at arms length. twitter.com/elizabeth_joh/…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia with some happy news: “International mobile data networks still a serious security problem” zdnet.com/article/intern…

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@SuperCroup @SnarkyPlatypus Yeah this all sounds like some high-grade bullshit.

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Actually, @amworldtodaypm, on PM. I want to hear @Colvinius introduce it. That would be a glory.

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Anyway if @amworldtodaypm doesn’t play this song on The World Today then the ABC should simply be shut down. youtube.com/watch?v=PGNiXG…

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@glengyron @SnarkyPlatypus No not him. Far too modern. Someone I’ve never heard of. Bobby Vee. bbc.com/news/entertain…

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@techoglot @erstkate TED is more just a sad wank. It’s a long road before they can work themselves up to cocksucker status.

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@SnarkyPlatypus What do you do with it? And what does it do?

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Australian Boomer Creche (ABC)

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It seems @amworldtodaypm is ending with something about some dead boomer singer. A “classic harmless nice pop singer”, says a boomer.

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@erstkate @techoglot See this is the sort of innovative thinking Australia needs.

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I do not have a hangover.

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There’s also a joke in there about popping around for a taste of penis and fellatio but I can’t be bothered working out the details.

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I lived with this man. This is what he is like. And now he has children. twitter.com/NicholasFryer/…

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“Lewd tape”.

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@will_ock How will they even know? Did they register with their email address? Do they read the tech press? Know their camera is a Xiongmai?

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BernardKeane You know what word is grossly underused? SPLENETIC. Might work it into my copy for today.

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purserj So how many newspolls did tones lose before getting the arse? Also, what was Mal got to lose now? twitter.com/MarkDiStef/sta…

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thegrugq_ebooks @FJKeany @abcnews @stilgherrian it was China!

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@will_ock No worries, Will. And yes you were named and blamed. Xiongmai are taking a big hit here, though.

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Fortunately I escaped having to say “Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology”, so the @amworldtodaypm will have to. Though it’a not that hard, really.

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So guess who has two thumbs and was just interviewed for @amworldtodaypm before he’s even had a coffee.

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FJKeany Here’s a taste of what to expect at today’s Senate hearing @abcnews abc.net.au/news/2016-10-2… pic.twitter.com/P6y2LcmvuC

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Bro_Pair please refer to them as any of the following: “4Chan Nazis,” “Anime Fascists,” “Incel Brownshirts,” “Adolf Beetlejuice,” “Mama’s Klanbaby,”

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Bro_Pair please stop calling them the “alt right”

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Tuesday. It’s still there. You might have to go around it. Tuesday.

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@onthemedia I told @shiftkey you people are weird, so thanks for proving that.

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@onthemedia @shiftkey Yeah, we should see if we can score some funding for @onthemedian. The whole robot cars / bicycle / traffic thing.

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TheFix I voted my DJ for president twitter.com/pbump/status/7…

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@lauxmyth That said, I’ve always assumed each rhino had it’s own skateboard. I mean, don’t they?

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