Posts by steven crawford

  • Hard News: Digital persuasion and the…,

    Huawei phones only just got better than Samsung then this thing about Google discarding a big chunk of its captives.

    It might be time to start looking at buying an ubuntu phone.

    However, as this reddit thread says, it's not going to be for everyone.

    "Since it won't be Android or iOS, it won't be what you're used to. It won't work the same way your current phone works. It'll be weird. It'll be awkward. It'll be frustrating. You'll have to figure some things out. You'll have problems, bugs, issues. You'll have times when you'll maybe even regret buying it a little bit."

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  • Hard News: Cabinet and the Reeferendum, in reply to simon g,

    Take some time to read their online output, which at the time of that tweet included people like David Moffett (he has since moved on). Bigotry is exactly what they embody, or worse, pander to.

    You not what,

    I’m finding it hard to take people seriously when they try to conduct political debates on Twitter. Especially when they are elected members of the New Zealand parliament.

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  • Hard News: Cabinet and the Reeferendum, in reply to Simon Armstrong,

    I noticed the tone in that Twitter flurry was a bit off when it happened. In essence, I get it about regulation, science and the sophisticated use of language. But this is a public referendum and emotions are going to play a big part in it all. Because we are human beings. There is going to be some intuition. Because we are human beings.

    Joe Boden, said based on good science that decriminalisation is his preference. I agree with him. I’m probably running more on gut instinct, and anecdotal experience. Chlöe Swarbrick MP, is trying to convince the public that she knows best, just because. And it’s her job to do that.

    I’m not convinced that regulation is the magic fix. It might be an intuitively elegant solution. It might add up on paper when overseas data is carefully crunched and smithed. And it might feel like a good idea. But it’s not the best idea, just because there are some possative early indications from North America. Regulation is probably most attractive to parts of our middle class demographic, who like the convenience of buying wine and beer from the supermarket. And who argued passionately for the rights of 18 year olds to get pissed.

    I’m saying keep an open mind. Also have a think about regulated heroin shooting gallery’s. How do y’all feel about that? Serious question!

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  • Hard News: Cabinet and the Reeferendum, in reply to Simon Armstrong,

    In the interest of debate perhaps referring to your opponents as bigots is not helpful – about as unhelpful as Chlöe Swarbrick MP calling a twitter user a coward for voicing their point of view.

    I agree. It’s a difficult project and not wise to get overly righteous about, Its a drug thats known to have wide ranging effects on social cohesion – positive and negative. Not as seriously as alcohol, but a heavy dope smoking can impact on not only on the but also on bystanders. Having a cannabis addict as a parent for example, might not be that great.

    Leave a bit of air space for people who don’t see how totally on to it, team legalise dope are. I wouldn’t be saying this if it was an ordinary humans rights issue. But it isn’t, its more like The legalisation – regulation and then deregulation of alcohol. You know, like the deregulation of point of sales advertising so that now its hard to teach children it’s dangerous substance. Ok, cannabis isn’t as dangerous as alcohol, and the regulation isn’t going to allow advertising, at this early stage in the game. please excuse me for having little faith in the same people who are in charge of regulations of that other legal drug!

    So humans rights (don’t criminalise people by keeping stupid laws) and public health – don’t bullshit about cannabis. It’s not going to people a better actors, but it might make a better audience. Am I wrong?

    All said I don't think criminalising people for using drugs (of any kind) is a rational thing to do.

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  • Hard News: Rip It Up: A history of us, a…,

    That’s Friday 24th of May.

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  • Hard News: Rip It Up: A history of us, a…,

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    Speaking of nostalgia.

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  • Hard News: Rip It Up: A history of us, a…, in reply to Jonathan King,

    So we got a scanner and Mac, and every issue after that was laid out digitally.

    I haven't seen a copy for ages, but I do remember the front and back covers being interchangeable. IE no back or front cover?

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  • Hard News: Digital persuasion and the…,

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  • Speaker: The economics of shit speech, in reply to andin,

    Good point! I forgot about gossiping.

    I learn from checking how I feel about my thinking when it’s out of the shed. My not very well kept secret here at Russell’s social media platform, is to wrongfully use the edit function button rather than the preview switch, which inevitably clocks out leaving my last and not always best iterations exposed. It keeps me continuously striving for improvement in my writing style.

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  • Speaker: The economics of shit speech, in reply to BenWilson,

    Probably they have to be social media savvy to drive audiences to them, but I’m yet to see any social media that can deliver a high quality discussion, and I don’t think the desire for that will disappear from this earth for good.

    Yes, social media, being a totally,* dialogic transmission system, by nature is the busy hub. Like a popular bar where conversations are difficult amoungst the competition of crowd noise. Thats where people can have a couple of drinks and discuss heading off over to one of the many small performance venues around town, which have quieter lounge areas for chatting between and after the show.

    *Puppet masters have been known to manipulate social media from time to time.

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