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Naadir Jeewa
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Attended Birkbeck, University of London
Lives in London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
Bragging rights
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
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Systems Administrator
Skills
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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Currently
London, United Kingdom
Previously
Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom