Posts by David Hood

  • Hard News: Decision 2014: Where to watch…,

    National are actually about 1.5% behind in the advanced vote compared to last election. It is being talked up on the TV though.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    national are down in early voting relative to last elections early vote, but given this elections early vote is so different that could be read in several different ways.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    allow me to be the first to call the Conservatives not getting in, based on them being at 4.6 with the very, very early numbers that lean small c conservative.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Google flu trends has been much less effective in the long terms than it was first thought. but. Other sources like wikipedia search frequency have also been used.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    for people who like to play with data, and compare census demographics with voting, does anyone know of a fairly direct sources of results on the night- ideally one in a form that can be easily automatically read into R as it changes through the evening?

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  • OnPoint: "Project SPEARGUN underway",

    Well, The thinking was the Hager book was about the NSA stuff, and they were a bit blindsided by the contents. the first response was to say it wasn't true, which was incompatible with saying the emails were stolen. could they have played it differently at the start, yes. Did they want to contradict themselves from initial positions, no.

    Anyway, the media have a pretty clear understanding of releasing things in the public interest, so trying to tell the media that Slater's privacy rights have precedence when there is evidence of illegal activities would be pushing it uphill.

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  • OnPoint: "Project SPEARGUN underway",

    I think it is just that mass surveillance is actually rubbish at catching people you don't know. It is good for keeping tabs on the general population scanning keywords, and excellent at keeping tabs on specific targets and their extended networks. but against a person with no social networks whom you don't know it in next to useless.

    I thought Rawshark was on the way to discovery when he began giving press interviews, but he stepped back from that.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    In the end I decided to vote on the day like others in my family. But I would walk uphill both ways in the snow to vote tomorrow. It feels to me like a historic election, whatever happens, and I really want to be able to say I was there and I voted (I would have voted anyway, but this one feels historic to me).

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    Paul, it is worse than that. Jake is a fourth generation New Zealander, and the government frowns upon people not registering Births or Deaths or Marriages. So as there has never been the Starrow family recorded in New Zealand, his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents are all in trouble with the law.

    Make a good supermarket checkout magazine article though, "I was an alien in my own country"

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery,

    I think saying the journalists who worked on the stories won the prize is pretty standard usage- saying Woodward and Bernstein won a Pulitzer for their Watergate investigation has been a pretty non-controversial thing. They won it (did the work) for an organisation that was awarded it.

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