Entries by David Neal

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Political Correctness – Braving The Minefield

An article which discusses the complexities associated with political correctness and a way forward. Many of the people that have arrived at this article have already entered this environment postured for war. Please lower your shields and spears, I come in peace. This article discusses the damages associated with polarisation, assumptions and bias, in a topic that divides societies across the world.

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The Devil Is In The Data – The Endless Hunt For Data

In 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Wizard of Oz. Towards the end of the film the protagonists finally arrive at their desired location, in order to meet the great Wizard of Oz. Confronted with the ominous presence of the great wizard, Toto the tiny dog casually makes his way over to a concealed curtain in the corner. Next, he slowly pulls aside the curtain, revealing an old erratic man frantically pulling levers, and twisting dials whilst yelling into a microphone. And thus, the Great Wizard of Oz was revealed in his true form, warts and all.

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Oh Discipline – Where Art thou?

When I was a young boy I made a monumental mistake…Who would have thought that hundreds of flaming matches in combination with a dry and arid Australian bushland would be a combination for a disaster? It didn’t take long before we realised we had started a small bush fire off to our flanks. We all snapped into gear taking off our shirts and trying to put out the small fire which by this time was beginning to spread. Then I thought to myself if Mum knew what I was doing with my T-Shirt right now, worse than killing me, she’d be disappointed!