Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 21st, 2017

lordflaconegro I thought she was drinking a penis pic.twitter.com/iZUbJaH6FO

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Oh yeah I’ve gone now.

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A cruel-but-fair critique of the Australian Parliament. twitter.com/SteveMolk/stat…

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LucyXIV I’m fucking dying lmao it’s beautiful pic.twitter.com/f9c3dABRlz

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SteveMolk Meanwhile, over at … nobody really knows because nobody is watching.

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I’m exhausted. I’m running away now.

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I wrote a thing earlier. I recommend setting things on fire. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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Sydney is run by people who, if they were on the B Ark, would be transferred to the B Ark’s B Ark.

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@bigbadave @NewtonMark You don’t really understand Sydney, do you.

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@NewtonMark I’m sure it’ll all be perfectly safe because it’ll be controlled by a SCADA system. They’re foolproof. As you know.

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@NewtonMark Have they even seen what pedestrians look like? The place will be soiled to begin with.

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@NewtonMark I am too tired to think it through, but my first reactions are (1) FFS! (2) Big sack of salt on a rainy day.

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@NewtonMark It’s not a third rail, surely? You can’t deploy them safely in the mix with pedestrians, can you?

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God you people make such a fuss over the littlest of things.

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@JustJimWillDo Why would I complain about boat noodle? Khun Wit makes some of the best boat noodle available in this hemisphere.

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I will not go to Thaitown. I will not go to Thaitown. I will not go to Thaitown. I will not go to Thaitown.

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Wandering back to my hotel near Railway Square. I’m kinda liking George Street as a building site.

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speechleyish Proud to live in a progressive suburb where buses can identify as trams 🚌➡🚋 pic.twitter.com/mLQKpgbw9r

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JustJimWillDo Lookout, @ShetlandLibrary and @OrkneyLibrary, better stand back for a minute and let the big kids play. twitter.com/DaveMilbo/stat…

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@TimWattsMP @TwoBirdsBrewing I’ll have to try them on-site. I’m into the wine tasting now. Hope you can cope.

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Once more, Pirean has pulled in Sydney Wine Centre for a tasting. They remember me. I may be some time. pic.twitter.com/sG7Z3QpEL7

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@jonoabroad I did not have any 4 Pines. I wasn’t having beer, except I got waylaid by these brewers…

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Mum’s Oat Porter from Dad & Dave’s Brewery is just fine. Thank you, SecureWorks. pic.twitter.com/THTDYHKdvp

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4 Pines is courtesy of Optus. They are keen for me to try some.

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Also in the craft beer department, 4 Pines. I’m not sure who paid for them. pic.twitter.com/n41G1uk0AC

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I am being forced to eat party pies and I was intending to eat sushi.

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I think I need a partner here, or a conscience, or a nurse.

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@FakeDanTosello I didn’t realise you were aspie, because it’s so rare in this industry, but do not challenge the snake oil.

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@JanJoostBouwman Oh someone will have craft beer. I’ll do the rounds soon, but it’s still 20 minutes until the official start.

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I think it would be thenthible to athume I am. twitter.com/peter_tonoli/s…

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@jonoabroad You seem to be under the impression that emacsers are aware of anything outside their bedrooms.

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Do I need to explain that there is a real programming language called Lisp?

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OmarjSakr *opens news website*
*closes news website*
*logs off* pic.twitter.com/TzyBAxcDA3

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Thycotic, who presumably write all their software in Lithp. pic.twitter.com/LthSxtlFjv

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There’s at least one whisky tasting and at least one wine tasting in the vendor side room alone.

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JamColley here’s me moments before i ran out of the cinema to avoid an oncoming train. pic.twitter.com/uVeBUv3V3f

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CreetureNZ Jesus life is tough growing up white & male… twitter.com/newshubnz/stat…

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filipeluisrl 1970: By 2017 we will have flying cars

2017: pic.twitter.com/n2eyPbjLE2

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It looks like @LogRhythm’s now traditional ice bar has arrived. pic.twitter.com/i13yd3u7F5

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shanghaiist WATCH: Indian and Chinese troops throw rocks at each other on disputed border shst.me/fhx pic.twitter.com/LvL2mIoAL9

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The vendor floor is currently being transformed into a booze-filled hell, so I’m keeping out of the way until they’re ready.

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@SnarkyPlatypus The wide angle and fisheye lenses are also handy.

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@NuclearAnthro “For the best stash boxes, see your nearest prime defence contractor.”

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@burgotastic They don’t fit in the hotel elevators.

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Thales’ swag: Add-on lenses and stand for your phone, and “a handy metal box you can use for [cough] other things.” pic.twitter.com/h4N8RazTtH

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Headline versus Story, case study #9724. twitter.com/gregjamesbarto…

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AndrewRJamieson Ok. I’m happy now. pic.twitter.com/ohNlTAio2a

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AndrewRJamieson Security policy should be no longer than 4-6 pages.

YES!! This X 10000

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AndrewRJamieson I’m hoping #1 is that it’s actually a policy statement, and not a procedure or work-instruction. But that could be..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…C1

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@tobyhede @dobes I’d go with just “Colours of Risk”, but yeah either works.

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dobes No prizes for guessing which a̶r̶s̶o̶n̶i̶s̶t̶ journalist wrote this twitter.com/zdnetaustralia…

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Gartner sets fire to all the cyber things” zd.net/2ijkq9B

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We have a new thing called cyber exposure, @dobes, and sadly we want less of it. pic.twitter.com/8GnB7nrOu6

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@JustJimWillDo You used “scientifically designed” in conversation about cybersecurity. Adorable.

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Man, I am so cyber ready right now that I’m attracting stray cats. twitter.com/jpwarren/statu…

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At least I think he said “cattle”. Maybe he said spouses, or children, or something. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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@AndrewRJamieson Maybe they’re just empathising with the IT folks who have a big sook about having to patch, i.e. do their jobs.

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“Containers are like cattle. You use it, you shoot it, and then you get another one.”

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@munin Given that scenario, you have a right to be cranky.

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Eek! Bussiere surveyed Indian CISOs on their use of containers. 13% replied “What are containers?”

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@munin I’m with you. I go to so many of these events I’m probably at the right-hand end of the clue-bell curve. At..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…eH

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@munin Well that’s one of the things Tenable does, right?

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@JanJoostBouwman You would think that, but there are always so many breaches.

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GonzoHacker And that’s why we can’t let nazis have dragons

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Bussiere says most organisations haven’t moved beyond scanning for vulnerabilities in that leftmost bit. pic.twitter.com/gWImaPZvwn

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Next up for me: “Reduce Your Cyber Exposure- Holistically Measuring and Reducing Risk with Dick Bussiere from Tenable.

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@zdnetaustralia That’s what happens when you encourage me, people.

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@zdnetaustralia Is it “all-consuming, cleansing” or “cleansing, all-consuming” though? The latter, probably.

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Column filed for @zdnetaustralia. It contains the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and a call to bring on the all-consuming, cleansing fire.

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By a “Tesla-style battery” I think they mean a “battery”, or possibly the radical idea of a battery in a box. twitter.com/MKR1MKR2/statu…

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@TonyAbbottMHR Someone, anyone, please take this person outside and drown them. twitter.com/TheRealKerryG/…

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Or as @TonyAbbottMHR would put it, “Shit happens.” twitter.com/kaitlancollins…

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@Steve_Lockstep I’m looking forward to watching this video once I’m not on deadline etc.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I too have just shocked a few people by chomping into a whole jalapeno.

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LawyerRogelio Nice addition to Trump’s Hollwood walk of fame star.👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/lJeAiqVqNw

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@christopherneal Exactly. Non-nomadic devices presumably have a more predictable threat landscape, easier authentication, etc etc.

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@GordyPls It’s the cup that’s talking, not the coffee.

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@hartmant They are NOWHERE NEAR all the slides. :) And I’m skipping a lot of things so I can get some writing done.

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Would you like an IoT security compliance framework? Yes, of course you would. pic.twitter.com/rPe9mNDweo

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Perkins reckons we won’t fix all of this first time round. No kidding. pic.twitter.com/014q7ulfzp

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Earl Perkins: “We’ve got things like universities being attacked by their own vending machines.”

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@ShaneBryan_Aus Yes, but I’m well past that now. Will include them in my @zdnetaustralia yarn.

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AndrewRJamieson Interesting point: IoT tech will hang around. Legacy security problems in IoT, just like PC OS’s? For how long?

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Here’s what I wrote about @AndrewRJamieson’s ideas a year ago. zdnet.com/article/no-sta… My views have shifted a bit..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…6U

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AndrewRJamieson Tesla’s will have thier driver data in the cloud. Not sure how I feel about that. twitter.com/AndrewRJamieso…

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AndrewRJamieson Not sure I agree with this defn of IoT classes. Lots of cheap micro-processors out there. pic.twitter.com/CCTIP0vpu7

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Perkins therefore has three categories for IoT devices: Dumb, Less Dumb, and Smart.

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I do like Perkins’ rationale for simple categories. “I’m from Louisiana, and we’re simple people.”

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“The thing that make IoT dangerous for everyone in this room is two words: It’s cheap.”

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Oops, this is the definition for IoT. The definition of Operational Technology (OT) was a few slides back…twitter.com/i/web/status/8…de

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Unsecured IoT devices are “proliferating like lice”, and the culprit is OT using cheap IoT devices to monitor stuff.

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Perkins has just used the phrase “nomadic and non-nomadic devices”. That’s a curious concept.

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Earl Perkins’ recommendations for OT security. pic.twitter.com/iIoPEMndNj

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This slide, does it make you want to curl up in the corner and make everyone go away? pic.twitter.com/Yrc2DWKlYz

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Perkins runs thru IT/OT cultural differences, and how they now try to work together. “Sometimes the results are not pretty.”

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I probably tweeted these definitions last year, but they’re worth repeating. pic.twitter.com/HTZbCEkFeX

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“Definitions… We’re pretty anally retentive about this stuff,” says Earl Perkins. pic.twitter.com/G2sZu4XVX8

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Well this is going to be, to paraphrase a certain TV program character, a clusterfuck of fabulous proportions. twitter.com/dobes/status/8…

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Next up for me: “State of IoT and IT/OT Security 2017”, with Earl Perkins, who hates the term internet of things”.

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US7thFleet involved in collision with a merchant vessel while east of the Strait of Malacca. Updates to follow..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…rO

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@techoglot @moet70 Doesn’t it have to be black to be tactical? I think there are more strategic pens.

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Many thanks to Thales’ @moet70 for giving me her personal pen, now that they don’t make them. (Photo from 2016.)..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…m9

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@christopherneal Let’s see how we go once I’ve been in Earl Perkins’ IoT/IIoT stuff. But yes it’s a gentle evolution of the framework.

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See, folks, this is the solid service you get from a prime military-industrial company. twitter.com/moet70/status/…

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@moet70 Thanks, Kelly. I lost mine on the way back from Canberra a week ago. See you once I’ve grabbed a coffee.

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innesmck I’m
☐ a man
☐ a woman
☑ not sure how this meme works

and I’m seeking:
☐ clarification
☐ an explanation
☑ retweets as validation

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@ShaneBryan_Aus It’s certainly something worth following up.

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These are the key technologies Gartner is focusing on this year. pic.twitter.com/DcjEjlfyo0

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“There are two kinds of fires…” I think they’re pushing the metaphor a bit hard, but YMMV. pic.twitter.com/jA820Bvn21

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That’s all good, but I see so many reports of police here in AU misusing their access to the COPS database. Dutch more honest?

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… so the system trusts officers to make good security decisions, thereby speeding police operationsEC 2/2

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Interesting case study from Dutch national police. Officers are trained professionals, risk assessment says..EC 1/2

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@MatthewBevan It’s $2.99 well spent, and it’s Aussie technology from Western Australia.

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This has been a message for a couple of years, but it’s being said more bluntly this year. pic.twitter.com/yMiLOnZCE8

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@AndrewRJamieson Thanks. I’ll be talking with Earl Perkins later up. I always enjoy him challenging the orthodoxies.

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AndrewRJamieson Going to be lots of AI / ML talk at Best reference I have is ‘an army of barely competent idiots’

AI is a tool, not a solution.

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This was in a pre-keynote workshop. Must find who said it. twitter.com/AndrewRJamieso…

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This is of course true, but it’s amazing* how many times it needs to be repeated.

* Not at all amazin..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…xk

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VS_ Your timely reminder that if a process is continuous it does not - by definition - ever produce a result.

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@jpwarren Oh don’t encourage me. You know how that ends.

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I will say, though, that they’re calling CARTA a mindset rather than a framework.

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The keynote is now running through three scenarios using the CARTA framework. I won’t tweet these.

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Gartner is issuing a solid warning about machine learning hype, that every vendor will say they have it. Bravo.

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The fact that Gartner is stressing the importance of analytics to reduce workload means many are not doing it.

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@dobes Mate, they invite me specifically, and I’m sitting in the front row.

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I shouldn’t mock the language too much. People need some sort of framework for this, and Gartner provides one in a box.

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The keyword is “adaptive”. They’ve used that word before, but today we go “beyond that”. pic.twitter.com/tRZoHGmFjM

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Keynote kicks off with a quick write-off of blacklists, whitelists, signatures. It’s a spectrum, shades, colours.

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@travisbynight I’ve already had my ‘flu vaccine. I think this is just hayfever and a lung full of smoke.

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Thales don’t have their cool pens today, but they’ve got good universal power adapters and things including add-on phone lenses.

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InternetHippo The dinosaurs didnt “rule the earth” they were just alive stop giving them credit for administrative skills they almost certainly didnt have

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ErrataRob Oh, “eclipse”. I thought you said “ellipse” and was wondering why everyone was so excited.

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This is a nice idea, satisfying the railway geeks and the security theatre directors all at once. twitter.com/DavidFeng/stat…

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In fact so many more vendors that there’s no media work room, and registration has moved to the hotel foyer.

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Quite a few more vendors at this year. Also, full time café. pic.twitter.com/iFKjAwVJkQ

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How to measure coffee the correct way. pic.twitter.com/wgOFalpUks

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Here we are at for another year. Program at gartner.com/technology/sum…, mute the hashtag to avoid. pic.twitter.com/ogKYhFa95d

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@MikeCarlton01 Western Sydney, hotbed of radicalism, or at least old folks’ homes.

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They also noted that I’d been there a few times and suggested their sales team called me to organise corporate rates. An ABN is handy!

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Ah, being a regular! Dropping off my bag at the hotel, but they checked me in and gave me a room upgrade. And it’s only 0830.

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Sydney Central station’s Grand Concourse, Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/NBJDwcHSlN

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Passing Mortuary station on the approach to Sydney Central station. pic.twitter.com/iFZTRDxe09

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Passing through Newtown.

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@ResignInShame I’ve been meaning to spend a day or two in each of the main suburbs along the Western Line. So much to explore.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I also like* Dave whinging about “Lebs and Arabs” when the majority are Turks. Well done Dave.

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Sulphur-crested cockatoos are arsehats. Adorable, but still arsehats. twitter.com/NicoleWill100/…

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@PollHereford I hadn’t thought of that. That’s devilishly clever.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Auburn is solidly Turkish-Australian, but then they’re complaining about the Chinese influx. stilgherrian.com/politics/two-c…

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I guess it’s because it shows the strength of the local community, and that’s generally a good thing.

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That said, why do I actually care what happens at the Gallipoli Mosque? I don’t live in Auburn, and I’m not a Muslim.

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I like that the Gallipoli Mosque in Auburn now has a big gym attached, and is building a community and retirement village next door.

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At Parramatta, a Chinese-Australian lad has his umbrella hung across his back like a ninja’s sword. Doesn’t quite work with school uniform.

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Technology idea: Robotic nose hair trimmers that work while you sleep.

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Mon plan, supplemental: The evening may or may not include the conference drinks, may or may not include some writing. We’ll see.

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Mon plan: 0636 train to Sydney (in progress); 0930 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Day 1 gartner.com/events/apac/se…; evening TBA.

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dominicholden An email from the Trump campaign conducting an approval poll, to be given to Trump, ranges from “great” to “shut up..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…mM

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Marcus4America @realDonaldTrump is hiring people of color actors to support his PHX rally to pardon . Here’s the jobs h..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…2D

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Crossing the Nepean, which is also smeared with smoke this morning. instagram.com/p/BYB9qdFHhCE/

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@micomight Yep. Official name is “hazard reduction burn”. There’s a thin layer of smoke all through Penrith too.

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@NewtonMark Wouldn’t it be more effective if you did that from 10,000 feet?

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@TrainLinkWest @PeteLawler It is a tragedy, Seb. Anyway, the ‘pedia says they’re still labelled in the TT of “20 Oc..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…U0

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@R_Chirgwin It’s certainly a moment to savour.

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Glenbrook Gorge is full of what appears to be smoke.

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One of the joys of the early morning is watching @NewtonMark shout at regulators.

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@PeteLawler @TrainLinkWest Given the third train after The Fish and The Chips, I now call for @TrainLinkWest to nam..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…eA

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@PeteLawler I believe the timetables still tag the two trains as The Fish and The Chips, @TrainLinkWest? There’s a..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…zH

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@R_Chirgwin @TrainLinkWest “Wayside detection of faults … using time spectral kurtosis analysis on high-frequency..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…j6

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@R_Chirgwin I think that’s probably enough about rail safety trackside defect detection for one morning. Even @TrainLinkWest will be bored.

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@R_Chirgwin Lots of variations. “TBOGI detects tracking, hunting and angle-of-attack defects.” pic.twitter.com/zncdUxVX4b

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@R_Chirgwin The generic term is “defect detector” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defect_de… and the bearing issue is called a “hot bo..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…LO

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@R_Chirgwin Yep. Trackside heat detectors. Around for ~20 years? You’ll see them as a set of square boxes on sticks..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…hh

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@bluntshovels Anyone getting up now has missed all the best bits.

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MykeCole This is the future liberals want. pic.twitter.com/rVPIRfFMAm

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Each 45-car train carries around 2000 tons of coal, needing four locomotives to haul uphill. So when empty, they’re seriously overpowered.

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Another bonus, at least for railway geeks, is the stream of empty coal trains headed back to Lithgow while they can..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…L2

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There’s one good thing about catching the early known as The Chips: the skies can be magnificent. pic.twitter.com/vs5E1MAogM

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There is one good thing about catching the#purpletrain known as The Chips. The skies can be magnificent. pic.twitter.com/W8ei04GUJy

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johncarlbaker I heard you like horrifying Reagan anecdotes pic.twitter.com/cDGXeQZSpk

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FPWellman Wierd. My son-in-law was with the National Guard in the park/streets and says he never saw anyone who was there to..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…pA

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arawnsley Crazy thing about POTUS’s speech on Afghanistan tomorrow is that a significant number of people are going to learn that we’re still there.

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Is there any particular reason there’s so many killer robots in the news today? No need to take extra precautions?

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I don’t know what it is that I’m coughing up, but I’m pretty sure it’s an entirely new life form.

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RadioFreeTom That’s a low estimate twitter.com/HipsterTRexbru…

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ChappellTracker someone created an AR experience where you can’t escape the Windows error pop up and this person might deserve jail..twitter.com/i/web/status/8…1q

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Mon plan, early draft: 0636 train to Sydney; 0930 Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Day 1 gartner.com/events/apac/se…; writing re same.

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Monday. Terrible things can happen at sea. Monday.

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