Posts by Don Christie

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  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    Botulism

    1984

    Amandla

    I prefer the last, it's the most positive.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    Thinking more about the approach taken by the CEO of the Waipareira Trust to this topic. Is it *really* appropriate? What kind of role model does he think he is?

    Here's their strategic plan:

    http://www.waipareira.com/strategic_plan

    Link to the PDF on the RHS.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    Ouch

    "Mr Rickards sits on the board of the Waipareira Trust, which Mr Tamihere is the chief executive of."

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11153170

    And also, does the Waipareira trust support the approach Mr. Tamihere is taking in public around the raping of 13 year old girls?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Gender quotas (and helping…, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Again, it seems obvious to me that a lawyer's training is not one that best equips you for statistical analysis.

    Just because we respect your legal capability does not mean we have to extend that to other areas of expertise.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Gender quotas (and helping…, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Bless you for all that work. But you will see that the spreadsheet includes a lot of scenarios, not simply the one you picked to critique.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies,

    teenage boys and pornography

    It may be a phenomenon that is impacted by porn. On the other hand, the last couple of chapters of "Cider With Rosie" by Laurie Lee are depressingly similar to this.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange,

    The whole issue is a red herring anyway. I can get all Lorde's music for free. Despite this she's #1 selling across the globe.

    I'm sorry but charging "only" $20 bucks for an ebook doesn't cut it. Whilst I continue to pay exorbitant prices for real books which I value I won't do that for electrons. So it's hard copy or Project Gutenberg for me, but others recognise a rip-off when they see one and act accordingly.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange, in reply to Cam Slater,

    Prove it

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange,

    As someone who likes sharing books (evil, I know, it's just the way I roll) I generally only buy hard copies. Especially as the ebook price differential is so shit.

    When I do want an ebook I go to Project Gutenberg. Sooo much good reading.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/

    Also, Calculus Made Easy.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mega Strange,

    Assuming I have a right to have a file in the first place (ie. I purchased as a file) then what provision might stop me from storing said file on any given medium for my personal use?

    DRMs/TPMs. It's illegal to provide the means of circumvention and TPP will make it illegal to do your own circumvention, assuming you have created your own means.

    There was a case in the USA where copying to a file to a machine's memory was found to be breach of copyright.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1612 posts Report Reply

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