Puts me off Xero.
Not that they've fallen out with Slater, but that they advertised in the first place and their management seem to be getting mixed up in the pit of Auckland National politics. Don't they have money to make for their shareholders, and in the world outside NZ?
You would imagine. It's been a while since I worked on a govt.nz domain, but making it drop a cookie with e.g:
in it would be good for some lolz.
It's interesting how Key's ministers are eminently qualified for their roles:
- interferes with a criminal investigation => Police Minister
- fails to manage an outsourcing contract => Local Government
- believes taxation is a form of theft => Inland Revenue
I'm assuming Gerry Brownlee is in line to add Aviation Security to his roles. Guess if any keen backbencher fancies a job as Agriculture Minister, then they only have to be picked up smuggling half a dozen apples and a gerbil into the country.
So what happens with third party cookies is that a website loads resources (such as an advert) from another domain and those resources set a cookie. For instance, PA drops a tracking cookie from their ad source: imrworldwide.com.
It would be possible for a government entity to buy advertising on blogs and drop tracking cookies to see what other sites the blog readers go to. However:
- they probably aren't that smart
- they'd most likely use a different domain if they wanted to be sneaky
- or just collect browser spoor and match that, which is invisible to the user
I'm not seeing those cookies. Page load logs (Tools/Developer tools) would be interesting to see which page element is dropping the cookie?
Collins must have threatened a nuclear option of some sort: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/74795885/surprise-cabinet-reshuffle-will-see-judith-collins-return-to-corrections
I would not be surprised if refunds don't turn up (where funds have already been paid by ticketing company to promoter). If the company hasn't funds to pay out all the creditors (suppliers, artists, venue cancellation fees, etc) then it would probably be illegal to refund ticket holders preferentially.
Having now finished the book, I don't think the Censor's real issue was with any "repetitive coarse language" at all.
I'd suspect that the combination of the (probably accurate) portrayal of a posh Auckland school as a fount of bullying, abuse and racism with a depiction of a staff-student sexual relationship in less than horrified terms was the crux of it.
I don’t believe there is a major skills shortage in the IT sector.
I think there’s an unwillingness of some employers (going up the value chain to corporate purchasers of IT) to (a) pay the rate for the job and (b) develop staff skills rather than expecting to hire people with a 99% fit to their tech of the day.
it partly addresses the issue of automation and technological unemployment
Well, only if IT processes don't themselves get automated away, which they've been somewhat resistant to over the last 50 years (demand for increased functionality and complexity eating up productivity improvements), but that process might end. (If it doesn't end in the bootstrapping of an AI that can perform any programming task - which in turn depends to some degree on Gödel's incompleteness theorem).
Have there been any expelled MPs over the years? I thought they all walked. I don't think anyone's ever come back though, unlike the Nats revolving door with ACT.