Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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August 13th, 2020

AubreyLefkowitz I just learned that America’s current wealth gap is wider than that of France in 1789, right before the revolution, so that’s nice.

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Oh. Right. They just want someone else to pay to train their staff.

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I love how business “leaders” always call for collaboration instead of just, you know, collaborating. Given that th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fQ

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@kels_316 @GordyPls So how long is your box of crap if not 10m?

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SamLeightonDore Also, I’d previously been told by a @nswpolice rep that I was the only one to complain and lolllllllllllll big lie hey

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SamLeightonDore So the @nswpolice just forwarded me, accidentally I assume, the names and emails of every person who complained abo..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…l2

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thelovelylumpen just checking if you’re a crow pic.twitter.com/CfI1ZDrlk9

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TheShovel “Dan Andrews is a dictator and also he didn’t use the army enough” - today’s News Corp editorial

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PulpLibrarian It’s now half a century since 1970, and I’m starting to wonder if we should bring back its concept of gracious mode..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K1

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This is a terrible euphemism. Also, goddam swampies! twitter.com/BiancaNogrady/…

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MicroSFF The student bowed.
“Master, I am sorry.”
“Why were you absent yesterday?” the sword master asked.
“I don’t know. I…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Kz

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elisethoma5 I… well. There’s this. pic.twitter.com/rafLlV6QXX

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renfamous Fucking rolling at this definition of “fix” 😂 pic.twitter.com/lOggwvRMY8

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@nphair Lol you’re on it much more than I am.

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@niltiac I mean, yes, but also this is your own problem. :)

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DID YOU KNOW? The ABC’s evening current affairs program has been called just “7.30” since 2011. Do try to keep up, Argonauts.

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One might think that Republicans having go at anyone with slaveholders in their distant ancestry would be a bit of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y4

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@misosusanowa @JewishWonk Five, in fact, because it’s three past a grandparent.

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JewishWonk Man have I got upsetting news for a lot of very concerned White people about why Black people have slaver ancestors. pic.twitter.com/CSXZYznsSI

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Gotta love a joke that requires you to understand section 313 of the Telecommunications Act.

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I’ve just had an idea, @NewtonMark @jpwarren @TimWattsMP. Wednesday declare all critical infrastructure to be a tel..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zs

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NewtonMark Nothing needs to be done quickly quickly quickly because the threat landscape has barely changed in ten years so wh..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pY

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Passing the Hill of Dead Pets.

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@TimWattsMP I’ve been tracking NCSC’s work, and yes they’re powering through it. Leadership matters, who knew? I’m..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MR

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My is soon to arrive at Sydney, so I’ll just say that I’ll come back to this thread later, and that..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…p3

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People have noted the gaps in the BLACK BORDER but that just reflects the logo on the Critical Infrastructure Centr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…jd

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Yes, everything always has to be done quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly because it took 11 months to deliver..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J6

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“Prompt action is required to ensure Australia is in a strong position to address all threats to our critical infra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WJ

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And the rest is just to say that submissions close on 16 Sep, and then there’s a timeline — which conveniently leav.twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tAw

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Here’s the questions for that third section. pic.twitter.com/Eif16rmNr7

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As mentioned before, the government directs the entities in the first level, and in emergencies the government take..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xN

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“Initiative 3: Cyber assistance for entities”

This is the bit about “the capability to disrupt and respond to thre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YG

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“Some entities will already have a mature capability allowing them to voluntarily provide Government with the infor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Pu

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BIG BLACK BORDER ON A BOX THAT SAYS WE ARE NOT GOING TO CYBER YOUR PERSONAL BITS. pic.twitter.com/UdnYTT9bE3

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“Initiative 2: Enhanced Cyber Security Obligations”

Yes, this sounds more and more like the Threat-o-Matic, but w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CZ

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There is a “process map” and a “regulatory model”. pic.twitter.com/bLFOQLnq99

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This isn’t just cybers, but also physical security, personnel security, and supply chain security. They keep mentio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gJ

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“We consider that the new framework should clearly set out in legislation the high-level security obligations that..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NU

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Initiative 1: Positive Security Obligation (PSO)

“A a minimum, owners and operators of critical infrastructure sho..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dH

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Now the discussion paper goes into more detail on what those three initiatives might entail, and asks whether they..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SA

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“Government-Critical Infrastructure collaboration to support uplift” is certainly a series of words. It seems to be..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CP

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Anyway, here are the questions for that section. pic.twitter.com/6nEWzCzDv1

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Hahahaha democracy yeah right are you new here? :) twitter.com/TimWattsMP/sta…

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“In developing the criteria for assessing which entities will be covered by the reforms we will be guided by the pr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eu

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“We need to work with you to map and identify what should become a ‘critical infrastructure entity’, a ‘regulated c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IU

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“Which entities will be covered?” There will be four entity levels, and there’s a handy diagram which already has a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u8

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“Who will the enhanced framework apply to?” They’re looking at including:
• Banking and finance
• Communications
•..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dW

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Anyway, from page 11 onwards we have an exposition of what the government wants our views on. The fun bit of these..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…WI

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Seriously, who wouldn’t want a Cyber Threat-o-Matic? twitter.com/JackAubrey/sta…

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I also hear on the grapevine* that while NCSC has had enormous success with their DNS work and DMARC and route sani..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vc

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I should mention that the UK’s active cyber defence program includes the idea of building a magic real time Threat-..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sx

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At least it says “request”.

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For mine, number 2 looks like the fun bit. “Enhanced cyber security obligations” include “the ability for Governmen..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…2s

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“Government has agreed that the proposed enhanced framework will apply to an expanded set of critical infrastructur..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fQ

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IT AIN’T JUST ABOUT THE CYBERS, KIDS!

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On page 9 we finally get a statement of the objective. “The primary objective of the proposed enhanced framework is..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dk

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The Act currently covers the electricity, gas, water, and ports sectors. The discussion paper notes that this shoul..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HA

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“Government heard that Australia’s critical systems are facing a worsening threat environment and the nation needs..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…c5

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Right, on page 7 we’re finally getting to some substance, summarising what people told Home Affairs during the deve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…So

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Here is another critical infrastructure, but it doesn’t seem to be finished yet. pic.twitter.com/JaJYKqK53I

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If a critical infrastructure is broken it can affect “the Australian way of life”. pic.twitter.com/a27DBZHtA4

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“The Government’s commitment to the continued prosperity of our economy and businesses is unwavering,” the discussi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…N0

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To read later, here’s the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018. austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdb…

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“Accordingly, Government will introduce an enhanced regulatory framework, building on existing requirements under t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5H

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“All Australians rely on critical infrastructure to deliver essential services that are crucial to our way of life,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7q

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Right. On to the actual document. “Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance Consulta..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5P

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A key part of this is some sort of near real time threat intelligence sharing, something that has supposedly been “..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…be

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Snerk. “The closing date for submissions is 5pm AEDT September 16, the paper said, however, daylight savings does n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kT

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Reports of “hack back” powers for the civilian sectors would seem to be overblown. pic.twitter.com/UVIlwuULPj

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But first I’ll read @dobes’ new story from yesterday: “Home Affairs proposes cyber regulations and legal immunities..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wL

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Some background: This stuff is intended to build upon last week’s new Cyber Security Strategy, which I wrote about..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GI

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OK Kids, I’m finally going to read the Dept of Home Affairs’ “Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of Nat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x0

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davidimarcus this website is not all bad pic.twitter.com/rREkfEiiWn

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I don’t know what an “ououtline draft” is but here’s a picture of the 1024 . pic.twitter.com/ngdzoDV8gF

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@chrisdubrow I think you may be slightly confused about what’s going on here.

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Listening to today’s @7ampocast, “Supercharging the generational wealth gap” pca.st/le40dlkf

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I spoke to one of the blokes and he said, in a typical laconic, flat Aussie accent, “Yeah she’s a bit big.”

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Today our neighbour, on whose property this tree sat, has called in professionals. Multiple big chainsaws, a Caterp..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oI

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Despite regular chainsaw work to turn it into firewood and my bird feeder spot and such, this is how much was left..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ss

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So this tree what fall down go boom in mid-April… twitter.com/stilgherrian/s…

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markhumphries Putting up the Christmas decorations We’ve got nothing else to look forward to, let’s start the festive season now.

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brianstelter Actual lead on an actual @AP story: “The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sn

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“A German researcher has developed new algorithms that can distinguish between troll messages and those tweeted by..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HK

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@GordyPls I think this is what @kels_316 needs, or something.

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Hahahahahahahaha! Victorian Liberals worried their leader doesn’t have enough brain worms. twitter.com/mjrowland68/st…

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Listening to today’s @abcnews Coronacast, “Is the Russian vaccine dodgy, a game changer, or both?” pca.st/onylm37l

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cathywilcox1 Where the buck stops.
My ⁦@smh⁩ ⁦@theage⁩ cartoon. pic.twitter.com/SVMNAvgIZ9

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Thu plan, ououtline draft: Slow-ish start with chores; 1024 train to Sydney; reading and research en route; 1300 lu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x3

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@ForsakenDAemon Which is why it took me a long time to realise I’d taken that wrong turn early on.

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@evcricket @paulkidd It’s all quite wonderful. Also, if you use beta software you get beta software.

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At the front of this tweet I thought it was about a gastrointestinal thing, and then I got very confused. twitter.com/ForsakenDAemon…

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Today’s Blue Mountains weather is quite acceptable, but I won’t be seeing all of it. pic.twitter.com/XnGe0aPpdC

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Jacob_Brogan Risotto was invented so that white men could feel fancy about their ability to cook rice.

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@paulkidd Chubby Bottom is in Arkansas, from memory.

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Thursday. The windowsills are made of fire. Thursday.

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