Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 2019

I think it’s time I went to bed. Gorn.

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@timpoliti For the first time in ages I don’t.

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@kiskabobnsw It’s probably not as exciting as it sounds.

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This was a sentence I didn’t expect to be typing tonight. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT THE COOKWARE ON SALE AT ALDI THEY HAVE A WEBSITE THANK YOU.

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I am now leaving the pub, but I’ll need some time to process this whole Aldi thing into a coherent narrative. I hav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ez

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“I have a photo of the cunt! Self-entitled boomer scumbag. They’re the worst.”

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No no no, it was HIS grandmother! He dumped his grandmother somewhere — was he meant to take her somewhere? — becautwitter.com/i/web/status/1…kg3U

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“He threw this grandmother under the bus because he wanted to save $300 on a fridge.”

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This guy and friends are angry because they and a “90yo grandmother” were gazumped by some guy who then took his $1..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7t

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One guy is now regaling the others with a tale of how they gathered at opening time to score cheap refrigerators an..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…55

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New facts:
1. They work in IT and have worked together for years.
2. I’ve told them that Aldi closed at 9pm.
3. Tha..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…j1

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Two of the women want to go to Aldi RIGHT NOW.

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They’re still negotiating when the Aldi visit will be. Maybe Saturday morning, maybe Sunday afternoon at the rather specific time of 2.45pm.

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Hmmm. This doesn’t make sense. One of their colleagues was “working on the EIS”, which is an environmental impact s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SN

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OK so some of them are now talking about cancelling some work shifts so they can all go to Aldi together.

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Such a great headline: “‘Carpaggedon’ herpes release no certainty as research continues”
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Sorry, it’s racing at Sale. Came third I think.

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There’s a dog racing at Mandurah right now called Krypto Jam.

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My food has arrived. I will return to this fascinating conversation shortly.

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I catch the eye of the woman closest to me. Polite hellos etc. “I gather there’s a wedding coming up,” I say.

“No,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sy

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The group consists of five men and three women. No, a sixth guy has just arrived.

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A third guy joins the conversation. “I thought her glory box was just full of dildos and stuff.” Much laughter.

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“She already has all this stuff in her glory box,” says another guy. Wait, glory boxes are still a thing?

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A different group has arrived nearby. Oh yes, they’ve been drinking. I’m not sure how this started, but they’re loo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7w

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@Epigrammist @johnb78 Doesn’t feel Bradbury to me, but if you can find the story do let me know.

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Why am I still seeing tweets about Cupboard Boy? How many goddam words and hashtags do I need to mute?

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Note to self: Stop inserting yourself into @johnmcternan’s threads because the brain worm infectees are numerous. A..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…G2

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@FloodTheMnstrm @johnmcternan And you are… who, exactly, petal? Would you like a biscuit?

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@mdvex @zzap Well the core question has to be “Successful at what?” Successful at being an employee in a large comp..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…PC

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There is loud squawking.

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_AlexHirsch Also very disappointed that they didn’t call this reboot “Duckboi” or “She wants the D”

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_AlexHirsch 100 Biblical scholars, after carefully reviewing this document, have unanimously concluded that there is no God pic.twitter.com/p78Mbhan7i

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@johnmcternan There’s a certain poetry to it, don’t you think? I mean, it’s only about 50% of the way to true perso..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dt

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I’ve ended up at the Grand Central Hotel and the menu looks quite good. grandcentralhotel.com.au/wordpress/wp-c…

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@michaelneale Yes. As I say, I am now at the Grand Central Hotel.

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@benpobjie I have no idea how much it costs to fuck an otter.

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The discussion has turned to eyebrows.

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OH, female academic nearby, can’t pick her accent but maybe Middle Eastern or Mediterranean: “The Korean chicks sit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TI

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@jetztgibtshaue I know this dive! And I also just wiped it from my list due to a shit tap range.

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@michaelneale So, wrong station AND wrong name! That’s impressive. That’s also where I am now, on my own navigation.

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@michaelneale Nothing called the Station Bar or anything like that appeared on The Google. A small bar nectar door,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ki

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A huge screen in King George Square just told me that sea otters can eat 25% of their own body weight in a day and..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g4

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Ah, I do so love an indignant sook… pic.twitter.com/Yey6FXaM9I

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Signs that you should reconsider your life choices #5486: Getting a little excited when the new parliamentary sitti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0h

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workmanalice Here’s the proposed federal parliament sitting calendar for the rest of 2019. pic.twitter.com/M234AbfIc4

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@DavidFeng Yeah even the shit bits of Australia have some not-shit bits.

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@DavidFeng The Gold Coast is like Miami but without the class.

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@dave_serious Ah well. I’m in Brisbane until Tuesday afternoon, but haven’t mapped it all out yet.

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@DavidFeng I’ve never been to Croydon, but I imagine it’s nothing like the Gold Coast.

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@nobby15 @NotleyTrevor @ZDNet Will do. As you may guess from the title, it’s quite interesting.

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@michaelneale Cool. I’m having a Furphy here as my knock-off drink, and will pop over after that.

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Alas, it seems to be described as a craft beer place on the basis that it has any beers other than XXXX on tap. Sto..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pv

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Transcontinental Hotel, Roma Street, Brisbane. Directly opposite the long-distance railway station, this would have..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…i9

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@nobby15 @NotleyTrevor @ZDNet You’re too kind. The document I’m citing hasn’t been published yet, but it should be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ik

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@juhasaarinen No I am not IN the Old Windmill. I am not an imprisoned princess.

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@Rhys_Needham Yes, I should’ve chosen a pub uphill. :) Oh well, I’ll check the Transcontinental, and double back to Central if it’s rubbish.

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@nobby15 @NotleyTrevor @ZDNet Settle. :) He may just be reacting to the headline, and isn’t believing DHA’s documen..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3S

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I see something called the Transcontinental Hotel on Roma Street which is allegedly a craft beer place, so I am going there.

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Looking for a pub near the Old Windmill, because my hotel is very near the Old Windmill.

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Yes, it was an excellent @AusCERT conference this year. I learned stuff, and I have a pile of interesting material..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…f8

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@misskylie77 Is there a pub nearby, or somewhere you can weather it out?

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@NotleyTrevor @nobby15 @ZDNet Orly? Is there a problem with something in the story? Or did you just stop reading wh..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OM

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LitMoose IR teams everywhere prepping for Friday. pic.twitter.com/qoPaDl6b2x

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@parislord And I reckon I can improve the quality of that image.

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iiTalW You are statistically more likely to have a sick weekend if you RT The Lizard this Friday. Stay rad and have a gran..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cD

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@snurb_dot_info That’s a lot of writing, even when it’s your Special Subject Area!

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@Rhys_Needham Well I’m here until Tuesday, and was going to reserve one day for an expedition somewhere…

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Clear consensus: Loganlea is a bit shit. Thank you, everyone. twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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OH, bloke on phone advising a friend: “Have you got a myGov account? [Pauses to listen.] Yeah it’s pretty shit isn’t it.” CORRECT FACT.

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If I say that Loganlea is a bit shit will I get pushback?

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@z3ndrag0n Like a geriatric hippopotamus raise from its slumbers.

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MattCartoonist Matt of the day, 30 May 2019 pic.twitter.com/PgoJQOHPiy

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@z3ndrag0n Nah, there were just enough alighting passengers.

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Departing Beenleigh, and I’ve snarfed a window seat.

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louistherouxbot I’m in Croatia to meet Wilson, a former civil servant turned elephant hunter who believes technology peaked with Windows 95

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No window seats available. Sigh. The seats have high backs so you can’t see the short people slumped in their after..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CP

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@DavidRDHeath I did it last year, but after dark. Nothing to see outsiders, and drunk-too-early bogans inside. Whic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…U5

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Arriving at Helensvale in three minutes. This is my plan after that. 66 minutes to Brisbane Central. pic.twitter.com/JgcROt7Y3c

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@alexjago51 @railbotforum I’ve thought about the safety aspects in the past. I get confused where I am, even with t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qc

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@JonoH They’re a bit drab on the inside and the internal wall shaping is a bit boxy, but they’d do the job. pic.twitter.com/KLODWAl8mu

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I can’t take any photos en route because of course there’s advertising over all the windows. I will complain to the relevant authorities.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I see the Bombardier maker’s plate on the front, and some of Sydney’s is Bombardier, so almost cert..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uA

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@glengyron @jeamland @SnarkyPlatypus This is all speculation and you can’t prove any of it.

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Tram, except I just missed that one. pic.twitter.com/wbEXkKgasg

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Fri plan, remainder: Collect bags (in progress); tram then train to Brisbane; check in; evening TBA, but nothing hectic.

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So that’s my last session from the @AusCERT Cyber Security Conference. The final session is the Speed Debate, which..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…R1

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If anyone asks, I’m in Queensland. twitter.com/SydneyMetro/st…

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Book just cited: “The Debunking Handbook” by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky, a free download…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Q6

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_red_haze_ I was bitten by a radioactive worker twitter.com/TheLeftistEnby…

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“The rise of Chief Behavioural Officer and how to hack customers’ mind” dailyfintech.com/2019/04/26/chi… (Not sure if this w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6r

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One of the strengths of this presentation is that he’s running through the ideas that inform this stuff. The nudge..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2I

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Reminder: The goal of risk assessment isn’t a good process, it’s good decisions.

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This is about getting buy-in for plans and proposal, and we’re been asked to use this strategies for good. [We’ll see.]

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“I would challenge the assumption that all people have awareness.” He was responding to an audience question about..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9T

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As an aside, I’m so very pleased that cybersecurity conferences now tend to include some psychology, and especially..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sz

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Cars, apparently.

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Lots of people taking notes on how to deal with procrastination. I’ll leave it for later.

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jamver Pretty pictures pic.twitter.com/GD3vqqAiCj

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@SnarkyPlatypus My latent cartographer is wanting to have a go at redesign now.

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There’s great stuff in this about the psychology of behaviour change. Like, don’t bag out your users for being stup..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…b0

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@jamver I’ll stop now. This is very interesting and I want to pay attention rather than being a troll.

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I have so much love for @jamver I’ll need a whole box of tissues. twitter.com/jamver/status/…

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Next up for me: “Lessons from neuroscience, positive psychology and behavioural economics” conference.auscert.org.au/speaker/dr-mar…..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…QS

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@SnarkyPlatypus I wonder if that’s more about getting the place labels to fit than Ashfield not being slated for de..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4P

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stilgherrian Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Employees not the target of encryption laws: Home Affairs” zd.net/2HLF5Ov And here..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eU

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@redrabbleroz @SnarkyPlatypus Campsie is perfect for development into such a centre. I was there recently and was thinking this very thing.

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@D_Keating Which toilets do you go to? Wait, no, that sounded wrong.

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Belay that. The PS&C booth has a whole bowl full of webcam covers.

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Hey attendees and exhibitors, who’s got webcam covers today? They seem to be suddenly out of style as merch.

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@purserj @dobes @GreenJ Yep, it’s jerkbirds all the way down.

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I just misheard “Australia has no tort of privacy” as “Australia has no toilet privacy” and I have broken my brain.

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One random snippet about cyber insurance: Some policies exclude social engineering. Worth checking, I’d say.

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OK, there’s now some newish advice on what organisations might like to focus on. Something I might poke at later.

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But the EU’s Black Helicopters are definitely a thing. twitter.com/jamver/status/…

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hughriminton Now for sale through the Liberal Party shop. pic.twitter.com/5EVijcUWKT

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@jamver My pleasure. I’m starting to find my way around EU compliance structures and kill me.

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Either way, your home will be the loser. @dobes @GreenJ @purserj twitter.com/darrenpauli/st…

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The individual national regulators will have their own reports. [IIRC the Irish regulator has a senior role for some reason.]

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As for the EU’s GDPR, 2018 European Data Protection Supervisor Annual Report (Feb 2019, I think). publications.europa.eu/webpub/edps/20…

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@franksting @SnarkyPlatypus @wolfcat Weirdly, the photo is only on these sites in Google Images, so I’m guessing it..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sQ

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@christopherneal @SnarkyPlatypus To quote a former law enforcement officer in relation to a similar scenario, “I w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bM

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@jamver So presumably there’s an equivalent EU document coming up. Though I guess we’re getting some generic legal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…De

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@SnarkyPlatypus @wolfcat That photo is stretched, but the logo and style of machine are distinctive.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @wolfcat Also that second photo is a Queensland TransLink go card reader, because the Japanese card..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wg

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@dobes @GreenJ These jerkbirds are fine until they start eating your outdoor furniture.

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@SnarkyPlatypus @upulie Can I be the Roo Guru? Even though I’m white?

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jamver Again, these numbers look like fantasy land, or a lot of people magically pretending they were not required to repo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hJ

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Health service providers and the financial services industry are at the top because they have way more mature compl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sA

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@jamver This surprises me. I thought this would be one purely for the governance and schadenfreude addicts.

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dobes What the Huawei OFFICIAL truth account fails to state, is that Huawei was the one running around making the accusat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rt

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I believe the first part of this presentation will be based on OAIC’s “Lessons learned during first 12 months of No..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5X

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dobes Sure, Huawei and the US/Australia are duking it out, but in Malaysia

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@jpwarren @kcarruthers I’ve always admired your efficiency.

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Next up for me: “Data Breach Notification Law Wrap Up: 12 months of the NDB Scheme [Australia’s notifiable data bre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…N9

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Note from the audience that having risk owners is all good, but whose responsibility is it? Well it’s the risk owne..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oE

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These are both very @kcarruthers and @jpwarren strategies though.

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I get the feeling that Eric does not approve of these two strategies. Fascist.

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Thing 2 of 2 that Eric has experienced, a Pro Tip: List your risks as project risks, because then when the project..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…t3

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Thing 1 of 2 that Eric has experienced: Hey you rated this a medium risk. Can we trade that for two low risks, beca..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eb

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The Australian Risk Matrix, as used in many of the biggest companies, and the British one. Yes, @ericpink created t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…LW

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Don’t just count the cost of the Bad Thing happening, but also the cost of cleaning it up.

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@jamver If I remember I do firm quotes in, um, quote marks and paraphrases without. Meh. No one cares, maybe.

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