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Naadir Jeewa
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Attended Birkbeck, University of London
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Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki completed his visit to Washington yesterday.  He got a lot of free advice.  He should govern more inclusively, he should be less sectarian, he should at last reach agre...
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Are show trials normal in Egypt? 

Only when regular trials are inconvenient.
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As I am about to risk denunciation for drawing unreasonable parallels, let me state up front that Turkey is not Egypt, Egypt is not Libya, Libya is not Tunisia, Tunisia is not Syria, Syria is not Yemen, Yemen is not Morocco or Kuwait. If there is one thing we’ve learned from the Arab awakenings, it is that each finds its own course within a particular historical and cultural tradition. Distinct political, economic, social and religious conditions...
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What started as a rather modest demonstration against a redevelopment plan in the heart of modern Istanbul has spawned nationwide protests against the ruling AK Parti, particularly what is viewed as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s creeping authoritarianism. The AK Parti, in power since 2002, promotes a socially conservative agenda rooted in political Islam. Their prior emphasis on democracy and human rights propelled them to popularity in a...
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A few months ago I launched a pre-emptive strike on Dr Ben Goldacre: It strikes me that the impulse to control a problem rather than ‘uncontrol’ it away finds its most dangerous expression in the growing ‘evidenced-based policy’ campaign being headed up by all-round-good-guy-civil-liberties-defender Ben Goldacre, in association with the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights team. Between them, they have produced a convincing story about how socie...
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Remember when Robert Nozick wrote in Anarchy State and Utopia that income taxation is akin to forced labour? Well it turns out that that is far far worse than that. Taxing the 1 per cent would be like the state forcibly ripping out their spare internal organs! At least that’s what Gregory Mankiw thinks. His paper, forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Perspectives also includes a thinly-disguised rehash of the Wilt Chamberlain parable, but no pr...
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Cheerios has apparently decided to part ways with racists: Who would have thought that breakfast cereal would trigger the latest racial battle line? In this case, a Cheerios ad much like every other homespun Cheerios ad — with a heart healthy message and loving family – ran into trouble from some commenters because of the kind of family it featured. Mom is white, dad is black and their cute little daughter is a mix of the both of them. That’s it...
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The failure of decent opposition parties in the Middle East
As I am about to risk denunciation for drawing unreasonable parallels, let me state up front that Turkey is not Egypt, Egypt is not Libya, Libya is not Tunisia, Tunisia is not Syria, Syria is not Yemen, Yemen is not Morocco or Kuwait. If there is one thing we’ve learned from the Arab awakenings, it is that each finds its own course within a particular historical and cultural tradition. Distinct political, economic, social and religious conditions...
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This past week, major demonstrations took place in Istanbul, at first over the redevelopment of a city park but then, following a police crackdown in the park and nearby Taksim Square, against the ruling AKP Party in general. Thousands of protestors are still in Istanbul, hundreds of cops are being sent in to contain them with tear gas and water cannons, and now solidarity protests are taking place throughout the country (as well as outside of Tu...
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A few months ago I launched a pre-emptive strike on Dr Ben Goldacre: It strikes me that the impulse to control a problem rather than ‘uncontrol’ it away finds its most dangerous expression in the growing ‘evidenced-based policy’ campaign being headed up by all-round-good-guy-civil-liberties-defender Ben Goldacre, in association with the Cabinet Office’s Behavioural Insights team. Between them, they have produced a convincing story about how socie...
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Will Davies is off by a factor of 10x regarding Clubcard; I remember a presentation from Dunnhumby that mentioned IIRC 7 customer categories. One of their Big Ideas was that overtargeting was unhelpful.
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Systems Administrator
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Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, PowerShell, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, vmWare vSphere, SDN, Puppet, Googling
Employment
  • uSwitch Ltd
    Systems Administrator, 2013 - present
  • University College London
    Senior Systems Administrator / Infrastructure Application Architect, 2011 - 2013
    Rewrote bits of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to migrate any desktop from any environment (standalone, NT4, Novell) to a standardised domain for a multiple departmental merger. Advised teams on best practice on Active Directory and other Windows Server services. Discovered and reported bugs to Microsoft Connect. Built and maintained a VmWare stack for development virtual machines. Deployed an initial Citrix XenApp build for a NHS patient data compliance project. Wrote an advanced Windows event log handler for Logstash, utilising the latest Windows APIs for higher performance and wider coverage. Integrated Linux fully into the Windows infrastructure. Represented the university at industry conferences.
  • University College London
    IT Service Lead, 2007 - 2011
  • Westcliff High School
    Teacher, 2006 - 2007
    Started training to become a secondary school teacher. Returned to IT in 2007.
  • SV Life Sciences Advisers LLP
    Desktop Support Analyst, 2004 - 2006
    1st line support, including BlackBerry. Wrote a Ruby on Rails app to view recordings from an Axis network camera.
  • Newham Council
    IT Engineer, 2002 - 2004
    1st line support for maternity cover during summer holidays at UCL.
  • Woodbridge High School
    IT Engineer, 2000 - 2000
    Rebuilt the Research Machines Windows NT4 network straight after A-Levels, repackaged all apps and standardised settings and student experience.
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London, United Kingdom
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Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Some weird sysadmin, dev, student of politics mashup
Introduction
I am a sysadmin at uSwitch. I also tweet about non-IT stuff (apart from perennially complaining about how rubbish BT are)
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Rewrote significant chunks of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and never got round to publishing it. Once accidentally scooped Wired magazine on a military espionage story and upset my favourite investigative journalist.
Education
  • Birkbeck, University of London
    Political Science and Sociology, 2007 - 2011
    Democracy & Authoritarianism, Russian Politics since 1905, Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, American Politics and Foreign Policy, International Relations, Social and Political Theory, Contemporary Challenges in Politics (Postmodernism, Multiculturalism, Feminism), Political Transformations (Contentious Politics, Historical Sociology), Foundations of Modern Society (Sociology)
  • University College London
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
    Network Performance, Multimedia Systems, Network Systems, Security Systems, Distributed Systems, Requirements Engineering (Praxis REVEAL), IBM Unified Software Development Process, JAVA, MIPS Assembly, Prolog, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, Technology Management, Concurrency, Computational Theory
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For the past eight years, we have  been working to address an important question: Why has the gender revolution seemed  to stall?  Our revie

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Last week I discussed the connection between the Occupy Wall Street protests and the long-term transfer of national income into the finance

Revealing the Submerged State — The Monkey Cage
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The hidden quality of social welfare benefits in the tax code means that many people are largely unaware of them, and have no idea of their

Calling the Tune — The Monkey Cage
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The president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed”: is that a duty, or a power?  Over time, with the growth of the executi

Mandatory Voting Isn’t a Solution to Polarization — The Monkey Cage
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William Galston: The third argument for mandatory voting goes to the heart of our current ills. Our low turnout rate pushes American politic

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Not From the Onion: The Christmas Tree War — Marginal Revolution
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The war between artificial and natural Christmas trees has been going on for years and the artificial trees are winning. The National Christ

Cambodia wilderness under the chainsaw | Al Jazeera BlogsDocument Moved
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Anglican church struggles with 'occupy' response
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Decline Watch: Human Development Index highlights U.S. inequality
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This one is for the Liberiaphiles | Chris Blattman
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Download: Account Lockout Status (LockoutStatus.exe) - Microsoft Downloa...
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Account Lockout Status (LockoutStatus.exe) is a combination command-line and graphical tool that displays lockout information about a partic

The Cain Scrutiny | Presidential Power
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The Cain Scrutiny. November 9, 2011 by Matthew Dickinson. Categories: Uncategorized. It is hard not to feel at least some empathy for all th

How to win an election? Substance not cash. | Chris Blattman
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Multiculturalism should be about bringing communities and individuals in...
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The number of young people not in employment, education and training is ...
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British Politics and Policy at LSE. Experts analyse and debate recent developments across UK government, politics and policy. Skip to conten