Posts by David Hood

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    "coup data"

    Oh, well played sir, well played.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 850 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: See Into the Trees,

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    I am in Christchurch for work for a couple of days, and was walking through Hagley Park this morning

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    There are actual reports of criminals who have been entering into people's homes in Auckland through unlocked windows and copying the credit card information without removing anything from the premises. I am not being metaphorical about this. But since it was not secured access and they only copied things (though they knew they didn't have the rights to the information) does anyone want to argue no crime was actually committed?

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Dismal Soyanz,

    They don't mind losing money on iPredict. They have money, and want to use that money to buy stories about how well National is doing. Spending $200 on national raising the odds -> seed news story about how well national is doing. Compared to the cost of buying advertising, it is peanuts for the news coverage it generates, and it looks more natural.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    "Jesus fucking Christ, is Hagar expecting a medal made out of warm cookie dough?"

    Craig, I may be naive, but I just read that (as someone who expects people to note their research sources) he was noting what was in the book was not what he was given, and marking out the nature of the area he had excluded.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    without knowing anything about his servers, if he was running something that when he made a blog post gave the option of making a Facebook announcement, he might have had his Facebook credentials stored on the publishing server.

    Or he might have gone, I'll use this spare server space to back up my own machine as an offsite backup, what could go wrong?

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  • Hard News: Steven Joyce: Prick or Treat,

    On science funding, the current SMBC seems topical SMBC comic

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  • Hard News: The crybaby philosopher, in reply to DeepRed,

    It thought Whyte's sputtering on Checkpoint was crying out for a remix, though I realise that is not debating the "issues"

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  • Hard News: The crybaby philosopher, in reply to Jimmy D,

    Jimmy D, on Morning Report Whyte claimed repeated that Maori had special representation in parliament due to the Maori roll. He was repeated challenged on this as an error in fact as non-Maori can, and have, stood on the Maori roll. He eventually reluctantly modified it to only Maori could vote on the Maori roll, but due to the tenacity of his initial claims I would be unsurprised if he continues making them in forums where his errors in fact are not challenged.

    For a debate on racial prejudice in the law, Whyte has not been keen on the debate where is arguments get unpicked as unsupported, he has not brought in much in the way of example in actual law, but I will certainly grant it is racial.

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  • Access: One in Four – NZ Disability Survey,

    that was a typo on my part, it should have been under 15 (so 0-14) (table 4.02)

    My point wasn't that it was rising, it was that the visual category is rising faster than the population is aging. If you take the age bands (0-14,15-44, 45-64, 65+) and compare the 2001 to 2013 results in raw numbers for visual, and work out the size of the total population change in the general census, you get
    0-14, general pop. increase +2%, visual decrease -55% (changes in giving oxygen to premature births)
    15-44, general pop. increase +4%, visual increase +124%
    45-64, general pop. increase +32%, visual increase +166%
    65+, general pop. increase +31%, visual increase +58%

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