This is a great example of fair use in video footage. Yvonne Craig, the lady who played Batgirl in the sixties, died recently and this is a great way to remember and celebrate her life. These shows may seem pretty corny in this day and age but they were cutting edge in the sixties and seventies. The difference between this and the last two batman movies is a good example of the progress we have made in technical issues. The advances in equal pay and equal status may not mirror the technical advances. Just as an example of how ingrained sexism is the spellchecker in the program used to write this allowed "Batman" as a word but marked "Batgirl" as an error in spelling. This is the result of a decision being made in the development of the spellcheck program and is not just an "out of the blue" mistake.
This is a really great video that is feeling quite relevant to me as right now I am studying how to manipulate and extract useful information from big data. The math and coding are really tricky and quite complicated. The math is extra hard with dot multiplication and concepts of multidimensional analysis of up to and over 1000 dimensions of data points on a "standard" Cartesian graph. For me this is just fascinating stuff and I always wanted to know just what those symbols that you see in scientific formulas mean. To actually understand them (?) and to use them is exciting.
With the revelations of the conditions at mt Eden remand facility this week I feel that we should have a look at where the idea of private prisons came from and how they have succeeded/performed for the society's that they serve.This is the way that they will eventually go in New Zealand, it is only a matter of time. When you make the main purpose of prison to get the best return possible for shareholders it directly conflicts with the whole idea of what prison is,supposedly a place of reform where the goal is to rehabilitate people who have broken the law and to get recidivism down to a low rate.As in the video, the company has two messages for the different groups ,for the public and state officials or in our case government officials, we retrain prisoners to make it possible for a better life outside jail. The message to shareholders boasts of the recidivism rate in the high 90%mark. Disgusting that we could go down this path allowing profit to be extracted off prisoners, all of whom are someones father,brother,sister,child,mother or friend. This is so wrong and as for Mt Eden just wait till they have been in the game for a couple of years and the public eye is off them.Right now they are in their "honeymoon period" where they are trying to make a good impression to sell the idea to the govt of the day.
I really like these guys, even though they are richer than god they still are doing good for the nation and the world. It would be just as easy for them to support the loony right and hope for more tax cuts that they don't need and to blame the poor for what they do not have and the left for the state of America's foreign relations. Which were in the toilet 6 or so years ago. Obama has pulled the country back on to the world stage with some new found respect after losing so much with Bush running the place.Check out the video and see what you think.