Posts by David Hood

  • Hard News: Media Take: The creeping…,

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    Here are percentages of OIAs resolved in 20, 30, 60 and 90 days.

    I would interpret (you might want to open this graph in a new window) that as the government has gotten fast at releasing information it is happy to have released (the 20 days level), but that hasn't affected the 30 days threshold so it is not all things getting faster within the 30 area (indeed I assume some of the ones above 20 got slower, since the results in the 20 threshold are not reflected at the 30 level). From the the 60 and 90 day levels we can see that the government has gotten slower at releasing things it does not want to release. Caveats about the samples and the number per month apply.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: The creeping…,

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    1st graph the long term trend is for about half of OIA requests to be resolved in twenty days or less. This hasn't changed much in two years in the FYI data. This says nothing about how long the post-20 day ones have been taking

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media Take: The creeping…, in reply to Rowan Crawford,

    For the R users, this gets the pertinent data into a data frame, but I haven't had time to clean up the dates etc.

    library(downloader)
    download("https://gist.githubusercontent.com/wombleton/934dde2686b7a432dc52/raw/0bbff139cecffa02f947cbcca1b4703ab45070df/output.json", "output.json")
    library(jsonlite)
    tabdata <- fromJSON("output.json", flatten=TRUE)$requests

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    Wellington Central, here is the full list in descending order.
    "Wellington Central","LAB",0.860532623754756
    "Selwyn","NAT",0.853458716249911
    "Ōhāriu","UFNZ",0.843278540869174
    "Rongotai","LAB",0.841374666000478
    "Ōtaki","NAT",0.835599879117558
    "Helensville","NAT",0.833741176470588
    "Rodney","NAT",0.826168067579181
    "Waitaki","NAT",0.822897699056448
    "Dunedin South","LAB",0.82235811281337
    "Mana","LAB",0.82204298672863
    "Waimakariri","NAT",0.821925279520044
    "Hutt South","LAB",0.820796042841273
    "Port Hills","LAB",0.820739219712526
    "Rangitīkei","NAT",0.817216427027535
    "Hunua","NAT",0.815557519316611
    "Napier","LAB",0.813083074189249
    "Tāmaki","NAT",0.812631299617434
    "Mt Albert","LAB",0.81024380609625
    "Rimutaka","LAB",0.810115002613696
    "Bay of Plenty","NAT",0.808763534522681
    "Dunedin North","LAB",0.808687445329405
    "Wairarapa","NAT",0.807214920300299
    "Taranaki-King Country","NAT",0.807122657335954
    "Kaikōura","NAT",0.806961747675031
    "Palmerston North","LAB",0.806234046041076
    "West Coast-Tasman","LAB",0.806103968697596
    "Nelson","NAT",0.806072891591706
    "Northland","NAT",0.803234804517029
    "Tauranga","NAT",0.802902107688002
    "Tukituki","NAT",0.801836861768369
    "Auckland Central","NAT",0.801270417422868
    "Coromandel","NAT",0.80101052631579
    "Ilam","NAT",0.798613932908935
    "Waikato","NAT",0.797483496522086
    "North Shore","NAT",0.795075211209561
    "Rotorua","NAT",0.793331624688366
    "Epsom","ACT",0.793308205765303
    "Taupō","NAT",0.792770401377897
    "Whangarei","NAT",0.791656846570823
    "Clutha-Southland","NAT",0.79100626612606
    "Christchurch Central","NAT",0.790833582587488
    "Rangitata","NAT",0.787261229263222
    "New Plymouth","NAT",0.781358216692587
    "Hamilton East","NAT",0.779063803215807
    "Whanganui","NAT",0.771696961771501
    "East Coast","NAT",0.77021914949126
    "Christchurch East","LAB",0.769865987164968
    "Maungakiekie","NAT",0.769507776599505
    "Wigram","LAB",0.769440894168358
    "Northcote","NAT",0.768726530789434
    "Papakura","NAT",0.768491091560193
    "Invercargill","NAT",0.768020441097364
    "East Coast Bays","NAT",0.763989086200518
    "New Lynn","LAB",0.760477147956533
    "Hamilton West","NAT",0.758769962318321
    "Te Atatū","LAB",0.758320252962988
    "Pakuranga","NAT",0.756379445949489
    "Mt Roskill","LAB",0.748430572018087
    "Upper Harbour","NAT",0.745452922403981
    "Kelston","LAB",0.741416566626651
    "Botany","NAT",0.717673378076063
    "Manurewa","LAB",0.689726471027851
    "Māngere","LAB",0.682182231670539
    "Te Tai Tokerau","LAB",0.681297766675588
    "Manukau East","LAB",0.680860160965795
    "Ikaroa-Rāwhiti","LAB",0.657283686679732
    "Te Tai Hauāuru","LAB",0.652903510708766
    "Waiariki","MAOR",0.650216274276425
    "Te Tai Tonga","LAB",0.637042500230478
    "Hauraki-Waikato","LAB",0.628994959976282
    "Tāmaki Makaurau","LAB",0.603293109934311

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

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    I was up later than I really should have been working out how to make this graph

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Terror panics and the war imperative, in reply to Farmer Green,

    No, that is the polite way of saying "We don't know what is going on but have our doubts"

    This is the polite way of saying scam in general reading
    http://www.science20.com/a_quantum_diaries_survivor/cold_fusion_a_better_study_on_the_infamous_ecat-146700

    And this is the detailed way of saying scam in technical circles
    http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1306/1306.6364.pdf

    But it is really not worth spending too much time over. If you have someone convicted of fraud claiming to have built a machine that contradicts modern physics, the tests should not be taking place under conditions they dictate with them handling all the equipment.

    Actually running it without it being connected to external power sources would also be a good thing, but the experimental design is another matter entirely.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election 2014: The Special…,

    Keith, Basically nothing much changes unless Labour got a bigger share of the vote- about a 3%ish increase nationwide, at which point New Zealand First would have the balance of power. I'm talking 3%ish increase in Labour without other parties raw numbers changing, rather than a swing.- so the people who stayed home this time coming to vote.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    I realise it has been a couple of weeks since numbers were being bandied around in this thread, but here is my election contribution, showing my working.

    https://github.com/thoughtfulbloke/nzelect14

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Why we should not dismiss…, in reply to Nick Melchior,

    It might be helpful to have some examples of conspiracy theories that do make sense

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/history/the-great-lightbulb-conspiracy

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe,

    I'm only just settling down to pick through the election results, but it is clear Kiwi's understand MMP. The electorate winner in that respect is Ōhāriu, outdoing even Epsom, as at a minimum half the voters must have split their vote (the theoretical maximum for all electorates is mostly near 100% but is much more tricky to calculate as an upper bound).
    At the other end of the minimum spliters scale from Ōhāriu and Epsom (followed by Waiariki) we have Rodney and Manurewa (followed by Tauranga)

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 899 posts Report Reply

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