Posts by Brent Jackson

  • Hard News: Public Address and PressPatron,

    Made a one-off contribution, and was surprised that my credit card number was stored. There is no option to clear the credit card number. Nor is there any "contact us" information or "home" button on the accounts page.

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  • Speaker: Broadcasting and the Public Interest,

    Interesting that the opposite statements F & G, and H & I, and J & K, come nowhere near to summing up to 100%. I guess this means that most of those polled were very unsure about :
    F&G : Whether NZME and Fairfax NZ can continue successfully without a merger (71% unsure)
    H & I : Whether they feel better or worse served by NZME and Fairfax NZ if the merger goes ahead (68% unsure, or no difference)
    J & K : Whether having strong competition between news media companies in New Zealand is important to them (54% unsure)

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  • Up Front: The Little Things,

    Love this paragraph.

    To be fair, I’ve recently realised he’s not as stupid as I thought he was. Not ‘driving up the hill to look at the fires getting in the way of emergency services’ stupid. He’s just reckless. ‘Being the Prime Minister on TV suggesting both fires might be arson’ reckless.

    Thanks for brightening my day.

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    In this day and age (ie since television became ubiquitous), unfortunately, appearance is all important in politics.

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  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert,

    The ods are that on February 26 it’ll be three out of five.

    Aren't those odds 100% now? Whoever wins the by-election will become the MP for Mt Albert.

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  • Hard News: Taxpayers' Union: still…, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Or possibly they were fed...

    Fixed that for you ...

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  • Hard News: Greens drug policy 2: the…, in reply to Moz,

    It also amuses me that the entire point of many medical drugs is to kill animals.

    Good point.

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  • Hard News: From Zero: The Meth Episode, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Yeah, and there are plenty of people like you. But the overall rate and nature of problematic use is a real showstopper.

    Like alcohol then ...

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    Here's Eric Crampton's opinion of the select committee.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to David Hood,

    You also had to understand “when making the number below one million” as “when making the number, which is located below, one million”

    I may well have failed because of this. The logical solution is to cross out the one, because it asks to cross out a number (I don't think 0000 is a number). However, I would have crossed out five zeros, to leave 100,000 to make the number "below one million".

    I suspect that question 12 contains a typo, and the line should pass below circle 3 and above circle 4. However, I would have drawn a line out of the top of 2, around 1 and under 1,2 and 3, between 3 and 4 and then above 4 to 5. But the pedant in me would want to drop a line out of the bottom of 2, go straight through the middle of 3, above 4 to connect to 5.

    The second sentence at the top of the paper would make it very easy to fail people who take a precautionary approach. We don't know what are acceptable as correct responses, but it is obviously an appallingly designed test.

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