Posts by Craig Young

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…, in reply to Sacha,

    It's a term used in organisational psychology and human resource management. It means the set of values,norms, expectations and professional practice and its directives that adhere within particular organisations.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 395 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…, in reply to David Herkt,

    Ah, Intensive Care, my favourite Frame novel. I would love some talented media figure to film the last third of that book and its nightmarish anodyne future of disability cleansing in post-apocalyptic NZ. Heavy hint hint to anyone tempted to do so :)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 395 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…, in reply to Sacha,

    Depends on the group's occupational culture and origins, really. I got seriously annoyed with the conservative leadership of a mental health consumers group I belonged to, given that I supported a citizenship and social justice model of psychiatric disability and she seemed to believe that it should just be a derivative adjunct of the mental health system.

    So I left. I'm now involved with a far stroppier and more assertive local diabetes group and much, much happier with its occupational culture and governing philosophy.

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…, in reply to Will de Cleene,

    Granted Will, but it was only comparatively recently that Gallaudet elected a Deaf president. There was a massive furore with its Deaf students and staff beforehand, let it be noted. Am I the only one (my partner's niece is Deaf) who'd love something similar to Gallaudet here?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 395 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…,

    Am I the only one who wants much, much more about disabled perspective histories within Aotearoa/New Zealand?

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  • Speaker: Election 2014: Mental Health Policies,

    I gritted my teeth, held my nose and read a puff piece by Ian Wishart interviewing Colin Craig for Investigate earlier this year. Anyway, CC stated that he thought public health expenditure should be diverted partially to alternative and complementary "medicine" and "remedies" like chiropractics, homeopathy and also opposes fluoridation. What one would expect, unfortunately :/

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Section 250 of the Crimes Act 1961 has this to say on the subject of hacking, denial of service attacks and deliberate computer virus releases… [It] covers deliberate hacking and/or flooding (overwhelming) of phones or networks (with messages or calls) so that the owner cannot use the system.

    What does the law say?
    1. Everyone is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years who intentionally or recklessly destroys, damages, or alters any computer system if he or she knows or ought to know that danger to life is likely to result.

    2. everyone is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who intentionally or recklessly, and without authorization, knowing that he or she is not authorized, or being reckless as to whether or not he or she is authorized, -
    a. Damages, deletes, modifies, or otherwise interferes with or impairs any data or software in any computer system; or
    b. Causes any data or software in any computer system to be damaged, deleted, modified, or otherwise interfered with or impaired; or
    c. Causes any computer system to-
    i. Fail; or
    ii. Deny service to any authorized users.

    http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1961/0043/latest/DLM327382.html

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 395 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The crybaby philosopher,

    Might I draw your attention to this fascinating article by Dr Whyte, within the centre-right Institute for Economic Affairs website: "Evidence based policies are damaging UK policy making" Institute of Economic Affairs: 21.09.2013: http://www.iea.org.uk/in-the-media/press-release/%E2%80%98evidence-based%E2%80%99-policies-are-damaging-uk-policymaking

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  • Hard News: It was 30 years ago today,

    I was twenty two. I'd just finished my BA at the University of Canterbury. Bacon slicers, anyone? For me as a gay man, Lange also heralded long-delayed freedom and the passage of the Homosexual Law Reform Act, long overdue. That's one of the more positive legacies of that period. If only Douglas, Prebble ad nauseum hadn't imposed Rogernomics as its economic strategy...

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  • Hard News: Now win the argument,

    Hmm. While I oppose charter schools outright and don't have much time for the Nats executive teacher proposals, I have to wonder about ranking the Key administration's policy wankery. What about the Health Benefits Limited blue elephant, the Christchurch rebuild bungle, the housing policy nightmare? It seems almost like asking which circle of Dante's Inferno is most convivial.

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