[LINK] My letter to the local paper

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Jul 23 17:18:22 AEST 2018

On Mon, 2018-07-23 at 14:20 +1000, Jim Birch wrote:
> Fake news (i.e. stories that are designed to get the juices flowing)
> travel faster and further.  Reality comes a long second.

Hm. Not sure if you are accusing me and/or David of generating "fake
news" or not.

Truisms positioned to cast deniable doubt on a nearby statement[1] are
one stock in trade of those who really DO attack the truth. By using
such a device, you risk being considered such a person.

To avoid that risk, you might consider pointing out errors and untruths
specifically and explicitly.

Regards, K.

[1] Happy to explain this device further if needed. I've left the
"juxtaposed statement", i.e. the quote you were apparently responding
to, below, so people can see what I mean. A worked example of something
very similar can be found here: http://biplane.com.au/blog/?p=282

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at 13:54, David <dlochrin at key.net.au> wrot
> > 
> > On Sunday, 22 July 2018 17:22:53 AEST Karl Auer wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > You cannot control who uploads things into your record. You have
> > > no
> > right to check what is uploaded into your record. You cannot
> > control who
> > sees your record. You cannot find out who has accessed your record,
> > nor
> > what they do with it. You cannot correct or remove documents from
> > your
> > record.
> > 
> > I thought it was possible for an individual to at least display
> > their
> > record, I assume all of it (?), and to be notified when it was
> > accessed.
> > However whether this would be honoured for all time, even if true,
> > is not
> > guaranteed.
> > 
> > I think it would be worth repeating the URL of the opt-out page
> > too.
> > 
> > DavidL.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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