Posts by David Ivory

  • Hard News: Cultures and violence,

    This post from earlier in the year is to my mind the best, and perhaps only possible, response to mass shootings.

    http://davidbrin.blogspot.hk/2012/07/names-of-infamy-deny-killers-notoreity.html

    I've never thought it a great idea to do in depth analysis of the perpetrators of extreme violence - going so far as to berate the TVNZ Newsroom in 1990 over their live coverage of Aromoana... but they went ahead and did it any way.

    Creating a culture of awareness but not sensationalism is going to be hard - it goes against the grain. But it has a better chance than gun laws in reducing mass shootings - at least there is no constituency in favour of respecting the feelings of mass murderers.

    Hong Kong • Since Nov 2006 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: You know what ...,

    Hong Kong’s Apple Daily has already created a video of the attack on OBL http://bit.ly/jcEYkB

    Hong Kong • Since Nov 2006 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Ihug: still screwed?,

    Nic and Chris are on the money.

    Why use an ISP email address? By having myname@isp.co.nz you lock yourself into their service as people are understandably reluctant to change email addresses.

    Get your own domain name.

    Most registrars will redirect your email to wherever - an ISP account, or Gmail. I use pair.com as my host and registrar - I access this mail from my mail application via IMAP - but I also forward a copy of my mail to Gmail as a sort of backup and for webmail access.

    Don't use an ISP domain - you can drop iHug or whoever as an ISP and just move your email over to wherever.

    Hong Kong • Since Nov 2006 • 3 posts Report Reply