Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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June 2017

daytimesnaps pic.twitter.com/X0F1UICD0s

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@garthk And it’s working. The WP Pinboard plugin’s shortcode pulls in the Pinboard links tagged with the episode nu..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…rr

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@garthk Never mind. As usual, there’s a WordPress plugin for everything.

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@garthk Actually that’s too specific. I was a faster way to compile the list of links. I have various tools at my disposal.

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@garthk Here’s a question then. Pages cited by the Edict go into Pinboard with a tag. How to I turn that into a som..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…9e

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@ip1 I’ve pretty much stopped using Instagram, except for Crossing the Nepean and my air travel start-end pics.

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@zackster Ta. I’ll poke through them as I go along.

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wintnation Regardless of what the premier says do you want them to pay?

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@zackster @dobes @BetterTDeck OK, I’ll give it a go for a while.

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@zackster @dobes @BetterTDeck I tried @BetterTDeck and to be honest I couldn’t see what the big deal was.

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@dobes How far down does this rabbit-hole go?

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Now playing: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 Full Soundtrack” youtube.com/watch?v=sFeWzw…

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As an aside, what do all the cool kids use for RSS feeds these days?

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@CyberShambles @AbstractCode @dobes Well I certainly hate myself, so we’re off to a good start.

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@warkolm @dobes A lot of these are replicating what I have in Safari, of course.

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@AbstractCode @dobes uBlock and HTTPS Everywhere already in there. Privacy Badger? Badgers are vicious.

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Since @dobes has been harassing me about my choice of web browser, I’m setting up Chrome properly. Any recommended extensions?

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Next week I’m with journalism students at @MacleayCollege. Recently they had @Kate_McClymont. hatch.macleay.net/the-great-kate… Hard act to follow.

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So here we are on New Financial Year Eve. Jolly, isn’t it.

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@johnb78 @abcadelaide @busbygoers Oh dear. And I just berated the spellchecker for not knowing how to spell that word.

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@abcadelaide @busbygoers I also had a listener deride me as a Techno Uptopian, which amused me.

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@pblakez @abcadelaide I used to be a produce for @abcadelaide. I am immune to the city.

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@abcadelaide And my @abcadelaide spot is done! Talking with @busbygoers is always an adventure.

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@jonkudelka @jpwarren I had a plebiscite once but my doctor have me some ointment and it went away.

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@abcadelaide Good heavens. John Roden reading the news on @abcadelaide! We trained in radio at the same time back before the ice age.

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@AlisterAir @jpwarren @dobes @Asher_Wolf I don’t even know that we ARE gentlemen, let alone how we managed it.

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@abcadelaide This talking-about-cybers radio lark thingy will be happening in about 10 minutes. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@Asher_Wolf @dobes @jpwarren Well guns have a safety, so why not cybers?

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@_midofo_ @smidgey I just had a complete brainfade. Bunkering is what I meant, ‘cos PDL Toll does a lot of that. Al..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…DZ

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wintnation no. i will do the yapping, for us !

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@_midofo_ @smidgey That was the word I was looking for.

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@c_nafryy @glengyron @semibogan Dunno. I haven’t had a detailed conversation about it. Just beers with Canberra peo..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Kk

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@JanJoostBouwman “Dunglish” is a wonderful word. But the Dutch generally speak better English than most people.

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I’ll be talking about these cybers on @abcadelaide at 1705 ACST / 1735 AEST. abc.net.au/adelaide or on the ABC apps. Or on the radio.

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@ShaneWMurphy I’m already on the way there. Computing science major, plenty of network experience, a black hoodie,..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…vy

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@c_nafryy @glengyron @semibogan For some roles, it’s better to get people who already have clearance and give them a crash course in cybers.

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@c_nafryy @glengyron @semibogan Well, PVs are currently taking two years to squeeze down the pipeline. Carving off..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…9F

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@ShaneWMurphy If not that, then tell all your young relatives to get into it.

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@smidgey Wow. That can’t be beaten.

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@JustJimWillDo I have seen the past, and I have seen the future, and it’s all rubbish.

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@smidgey I WILL BECAUSE THAT’S THE GENERAL DYNAMICS OF THE SITUATION.

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@smidgey YOU JUST SHUT YOUR BIG FAT HALLIBURTON.

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So ends this thread. Happy cybering, everyone.

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The salary GCHQ could offer him was less than the amount of income tax he’s paying on his current salary. Patriotism hits the hip pocket.

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The British guy who found the kill switch in WannaCry? GCHQ offered him a job. Cool, but there was one slight problem.

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Anyway, to wrap this, one important problem is the massive global shortage of cybersecurity professionals, the the resulting high salaries.

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This makes sense, of course. Why use uniformed soldiers to run the supply chain? Logistics is logistics.

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The biggest one in Australia is PDL Toll, a merger of Patricks Defence Logistics and Toll. They provided the fuel for the East Timor gig.

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Did you know, for example, that when an RAN ship needs chandlering in a foreign port, it’s all done by private contractors?

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This week, after all, we’ve seen how screwing up private-sector computers can shut down container shipping terminals. That’s an ouch.

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Anyway, the boundaries of government and private sectors in critical infrastructure are very blurred these days. So too blurs the defenders.

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Mr @semibogan has a good supplementary thread starting here. Apparently he knows about this shit because he’s a squ..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…ji

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Something something operational integration. That’s why we fit our ships and aircraft with US combat systems, not French or whatever.

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Also, while Australia may have lacked certain capabilities, our American allies doubtless help us out from time to time, and us them.

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On crimefighting, we already have the navy searching ships for contraband. The army might provide muscle for the po..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…qb

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I must check Austin’s report for his estimate of how many cybersoldiers China already has. It was quite a few. Or find a new one.

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Oh, and some of those operations people would have to be trainers, so enable the expansion to 900 within 10 years.

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I’m assuming that they’re all operational staff, ‘cos the “weapons development” would be done by the ASD’s backroom cyberboffins.

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Note, though, that 100 staff, minus some office-hours admin and research, is maybe a dozen people in the 24/7 shifts.

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It’s only very recently, though, that it’s even been acknowledged. So today’s announcement represents… something. Sabre rattling? Dunno.

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It would be naive to think that the Australian military hasn’t had some sort of cyber offence capability for, well, quite some years.

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The most interesting parts of the proposal for me are the increased focus on cyber offence, and on its use to target cybercrime operations.

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Another way to look at that is that we’re not concentrating the skills we do have in effective concentration, tho we do lack the numbers.

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I keep hearing that Australia, and by that I mean the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), punches above its weight. We just lack weight.

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The other big weakness that Austin noted was the lack of integrated cybers in Australia’s defence operations. So now here we are today.

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Now the industry-development angles of all that are now in our cyber security strategy. cybersecuritystrategy.pmc.gov.au

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Both relate to Austin’s report, “Australia Rearmed: Future Capabilities for Cyber-enabled Warfare” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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“Australia seems ill-equipped for cyberwar ‘rapid catch-up’” (Jan 2016) is also Austin talking. Do read. zdnet.com/article/austra…

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“Australia’s cyberwar defences ‘badly lagging’: ADFA” (Jan 2016) is Austin talking. zdnet.com/article/austra…

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It’s interesting that Prof Greg Austin from the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is talking about it, because this is his patch.

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So @abcnews broke the story. “Cyber warfare unit set to be launched by Australian Defence Forces” abc.net.au/news/2017-06-3…

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OK, here comes a mini-thread about this new Australian cyber warfare unit that was in the news today. Well, it’s some background anyway.

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wintnation My wanting to enter Parliament is to be a content producer!! fuck thtis!! i want to go home.

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Well they would, wouldn’t they. twitter.com/scottbix/statu…

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“Robots to join Victorian schools under AU$1.6m grants program”, writes @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/robots… Yep, better behaved than kids.

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“Australian ISPs to block 128 domains linked to online piracy in Foxtel case”, wrote @TasnuvaB Thursday zdnet.com/article/austra…

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“Australian military cyber warriors authorised to target offshore criminals”, writes @ashabeeeee zdnet.com/article/austra…

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wintnation Our growing supporter base loves that we are forking out huge amounts of cash to pay for those who understand this joke

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@Drag0nista @purserj Leaving aside the poor attempt at an insult from that chap, it’s actually the logo of something very special.

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Fri plan: Write for the SEKRIT editorial project (in progress); further wrap-up work on same; TGIEOFY; hello, lazy weekend.

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@jpwarren “Server busy”, it suggests. Perhaps the ACIC website needs a little something to perk it up.

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wintnation stonehenge actually sucks and i need help

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“Ice use poses by far the greatest threat to the community … [we must] detect, disrupt and undermine this depraved industry.”

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Attorney-General Brandis’ press release isn’t on the web yet, but here’s the start of it. Drug seizures and arrests..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…J5

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The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) “Illicit Drug Data Report 2015–16” is outacic.gov.au/publications/i…Pj

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Right, I’m getting into this writing thing. I’ve turned some music on, and I’m turning you off. See you a bit later.

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Australia, you’ll have some drug-related statistics after 0900 AEST this morning. Watch for the news.

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Fri plan, draft: Wrap up a bunch of work on the SEKRIT editorial project, including writing an article; TGIEOFY.

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “Australia’s encryption thwart thought is fraught” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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“Cyber warfare unit set to be launched by Australian Defence Forces”, reports @abcnews abc.net.au/news/2017-06-3… This is a significant move.

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wintnation It’s become apparent that this is a kingdom of Minds..

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Friday. The pinball machine is a metaphor, but no-one knows what for. Definitely not possums though. Friday.

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wintnation Just smile and laugh and get back to an equal shitposting field

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Livestream at 1300 AEST, i.e. soon: Tony Abbott on his biggest PM regret, not buying nuclear submarines. Yes really. youtube.com/watch?v=ic7AWr…

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@AKFRU @zdnetaustralia Thank you. Every now and then a connection jumps out — and then you spend half an hour looki.twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Mz8

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nzdrug Can we trust the new meth guidelines when about half the committee have deep conflicts of interest? pic.twitter.com/iBXrrYmFGE

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This is the official statement from the meetings where Attorney-General Brandis did his crypto dance. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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The “Five Country Ministerial 2017: Joint Communiqué” is not what you’d call detailed or interesting. publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblc…

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@SnarkyPlatypus No, just a broken thing that I have to deal with. Well, a broken client-thing. Not very broken, but..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Bk

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@ResignInShame @theprojecttv Thanks. They’re a good team and they make me sound good.

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@ResignInShame Thank you. It’s just the first round thing I grabbed off my ‘puter this morning, now that Twitter ha..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Md

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wintnation You may number 1-6 above the line if you are not worthy.

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Thu plan, redraft: Lots of little editing tasks; finish writing a biggish story; ponder several EOFY loose ends; soup.

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wintnation We will push for a man,. one tiny jeans for man kind

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@NewtonMark Maybe she needed to use more coins.

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@NewtonMark The big fuck-off helicopter does not have a transponder.

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Angelheartnight New campaign poster from PETA.
It looks like two guys had a threesome with a chicken and the chicken completely ble..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…nF

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@davidjfindlay @theprojecttv It’s hard to tell where they tend on the political spectrum ‘cos there’s often insuffi..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…3q

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Thu plan, draft: Catch up on all the other things I’d intended to do yesterday, such as writing and editing.

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@theprojecttv I tell you what, though, getting included in @theprojecttv’s mentions brings you some excellent* people’s opinions.

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@theprojecttv If you don’t want the intro package, just me, well @theprojecttv has provided just that bit. They are..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…lI

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I did a lot of talking about ransomware yesterday. One was @abcbrisbane. abc.net.au/radio/brisbane… Segment starts at 1h 38m 15s.

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loosewomen We’re not sure about the potato masher @RuthieeL!!!! pic.twitter.com/Mio8tjkYdF

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wintnation I know youre very busy but I appreciate you highlighting the fact that Masturbation is fraud

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Me at @zdnetaustralia Wednesday: “Australia’s encryption thwart thought is fraught” zdnet.com/article/austra…

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@SnarkyPlatypus There are many things people don’t know about The Greens, but they think they know everything. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Thursday. It is not Saturday. It is not Tuesday. It is not Christmas. Thursday.

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@izevaka Because we are in the End Times.

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wintnation As Australians, we are proud of you Senator Culleton!

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Crossing the Nepean, again, but without the . instagram.com/p/BV4hzs2Al2r/

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@erkpod Metaphorically, Sir. But I take your point.

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@imthatkevinkid Hey, if computers can have viruses, which is a metaphor, then there can be vaccines, surely? (I’m n..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…3a

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@imthatkevinkid It’s a metaphor. A thing you do to prevent getting the infection. Vaccine is their word, not mine,..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…Kg

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@_midofo_ @theprojecttv Makes sense. The Tenplay version should be the eastern one

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Oh, and then a not- bus from Penrith out. Botherama.

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@kcarruthers Oh thanks. It’s always hard to judge, though it kinda looked OK on the monitor.

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@kcarruthers No make-up for me, why? I did think I was a bit shiny.

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UKDefJournal No, HMS Queen Elizabeth doesn’t run on Windows XP - goo.gl/zA9cor pic.twitter.com/MyvBmk3ZYn

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@Vian1138 @abcmelbourne Yes, Cecilia. I have a message from your great great grandmother.

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@DavidParis I’m going to get grief for that, I can tell.

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@abcmelbourne And that’s the @abcmelbourne spot done. I may or may not post a recording in the next couple of days.

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@ping6uod And if you can’t? Like, your logistics system will break if you do? Welcome to the real world of enterprise IT.

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@abcmelbourne Or, you know, not. I’m not your real dad.

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After this song, I’ll be live on @abcmelbourne. Feel free to listen at abc.net.au/melbourne or on ABC apps. Or, presumably, on the radio.

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And people wonder why my dreams are weird.

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Passing a man shouting at strangers that he’s not going to support their ice habit and that if you want to take him on he’s good for $3000.

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Passing a young guy wearing an Apollo 11 crew jacket. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t on the team, in the air, on the ground, or as a contractor.

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@____tune @theprojecttv Yeah that’s better. Just cut to the chase, man. Twitter has no room for subtlety.

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mikko How it happened, as documented by a Petya victim in UK. colsec.blogspot.com/2017/06/petyaa…

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@____tune @theprojecttv Let’s just pretend all this didn’t happen. Come in again and start from the top. :)

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@theprojecttv @scott_thewspot I really must get a suit like Waleed’s. And then lose about 20kg so I’ll fit into it.

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Apparently it’s World Social Media Day on Friday, so you’ve got just 36 hours to throw yourself under a train.

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@theprojecttv @scott_thewspot Excellent, thank you. And yes, “We’re stuffed.”

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mikko McAfee’s Petya map shows more infections in USA than in Ukraine. Then again, they have much better visibility there..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…oJ

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@alixstone Wot, being on the telly? I’m about an E-list celebrity. Or more like K-list.

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@scott_thewspot @theprojecttv I believe I said “We’re stuffed,” but I’ll have to check the recording.

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@HudsonOlivers Thanks for the feedback, it’ll help me improve I’m sure. And no, I’m not an expert and have never called myself one.

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@PeteLawler That one wasn’t on the list. :)

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@theprojecttv You can grab the catch-up of @theprojecttv at tenplay.com.au or on the Tenplay app. It’s in..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…O5

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@theprojecttv There you go. I think that counts as well-behaved. By @theprojecttv standards anyway.

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@theprojecttv I will be on my best behaviour on the TV. Probably. We’ll see.

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So yeah @theprojecttv has just started.

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@shanfoster27 Perhaps, but I’m actually interested in a lot of things. Anyway, time to go.

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While you’re waiting, why not read my @zdnetaustralia column, “Australia’s encryption thwart thought is fraught”? zdnet.com/article/austra…

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td_ward Absolutely stellar ‘people in the papers pointing at the thing that’s made them angry’ today pic.twitter.com/O7CnVmTFzw

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Er, yeah OK mate. Includes a recipe for “Singapore blue swimmer crab with Vegemite”, so, you know… twitter.com/GuardianAus/st…

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Not all wrens. Actually, all wrens. twitter.com/Manic_Henry/st…

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Aerohaveno It’s almost as if Asia is a huge continent containing diverse cultures. twitter.com/TheEconomist/s…

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I think I have all those tweets correct now.

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If you’d like to continue avoiding me after that, try avoiding @abcmelbourne from 1930 AEST at abc.net.au/melbourne or ABC apps.

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@jtwyman Yeah but a bit too On, I think,.

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