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Hard News: Swine flu, terror and Susan Boyle

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  • Sacha,

    A redemption phase, y'mean?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Actually, I think it'd actually be nice to see the current thread continue on and get somewhere worthwhile, with the previous 107 pages left as an example of the Bad Old Days.

    Feel free. But I'll probably start another one once we know a bit more about what National plans to do with the Copyright Act.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg,

    Actually, I think it'd actually be nice to see the current thread continue on and get somewhere worthwhile, with the previous 107 pages left as an example of the Bad Old Days.

    I've moved the mouse over the link a few times but my finger refuses to click

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3206 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Yeah, perhaps. There was actually a lot of interesting discussion going on in there which never really cut through the bad behaviour by various individuals (including myself at times).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1551 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I'll probably start another one once we know a bit more about what National plans to do with the Copyright Act.

    Or this, and we can just let the old thread die a well-earned natural death.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1551 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    I was working my way towards asking Kyle how much he was prepared to pay for me not to ruin his nice event. Veiled intimidation being one of Italy's finest exports and that.

    Two thousand people plus alcohol in an ice rink with New Zealand taking on Australia for the first ever ice hockey game televised live on NZ TV, appearing on Sky as the buildup to the 22 August Bledisloe Cup match?

    Some Italian with his Ottawa Senators top is the least of our worries.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

  • Knowledge Bro,

    But I'll probably start another one once we know a bit more about what National plans to do with the Copyright Act.

    Not for a while then.

    Rob End Keg Low

    Behind the fridge • Since Mar 2009 • 58 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    dorks ex machina...
    I have to admit that I had thought the two "trolls" might've actually been an artifcial intelligence construct - ghosts in the machine - I'm sure they'd never have passed a Turing Test... no compassion, they reminded me of psychotic acid overdose cases I've met, picking fights and prodding raw psychic wounds... shudder.... and, gasp, those anagrams were definitely machine generated! - the mere thought! Pshaw and ptui...

    yrs
    Harry Tuttle
    Information Retrieval

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4817 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Copyright threads are like Robbie William albums - should be banned because the last one was so goddamned awful.

    Just my opinion.

    Yorke of The Atatu • Since Feb 2009 • 789 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Hey as long as Robbie doesn't turn up and sing all the time when others are trying to have a quiet natter I don't mind. Still think he's rubbish, but.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    As an alternative, we could stop mocking the guy who's been banned and cannot respond. And while ultimately I'm of the 'what rich lock said' conviction, it's not as if robbery was always at fault, or the only one at fault, or never contributed to advancing the discussion on *that* thread.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7354 posts Report Reply

  • Keir Leslie,

    What Giovanni said.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1327 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    As an alternative, we could stop mocking the guy who's been banned and cannot respond.

    Yeah, let's move on. Given the long and extremely dickish reply I got to my email to him about it, I think I'm being generous, but moving on is the appropriate thing to do.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I think everyone has been admirably restrained this afternoon.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16599 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    I'm with Giovanni also: I lost my temper on that thread, but I also learned quite a bit (even from the person I lost my temper with) so it was not a wasted use of intertubing at all, at all-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    o struth, it's back-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I'm with Giovanni also: I lost my temper on that thread, but I also learned quite a bit (even from the person I lost my temper with) so it was not a wasted use of intertubing at all, at all

    Yes, even though the person you lost your temper with was foolishly rude to you. I do rather regret that I was having a break from the topic at the time.

    That's why it's worth carrying on, and not deleting posts or banning people at first excuse. And even real trollish behaviour can usefully flush out good arguments.

    But in the case of robbery, it was just the moment of dealing with the same thing, yet again, after two years of it. I basically lost all hope of reform, and then had that decision vindicated by his unpleasant response.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18815 posts Report Reply

  • more life to my diaper!,

    this is what Pappy has deemd "extremely dickish" ...

    [I've deleted the rest of your post and I'm only leaving this in to clarify. Your email responses are not "extremely dickish", although they are extremely unusual. I'll talk about it to you offline if you like. The "extremely dickish" response was from robbery -- RB]

    Since Jun 2009 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    FWIW, i agree with Gio. It was hard to discuss matters more broadly, beyond downloading music, eg, when Mark & Robbery "owned" that thread. Found the thinly veiled contempt for anyone who didn't agree that copyright sucks rather tedious. Did propel me to learn more, tho.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Tiller family: Clinic will close

    Oh good. I haven't felt my quota of impotent rage and sadness yet today.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3648 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Can I utter the words "terrorists win" without starting the whole spiral all over again?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1551 posts Report Reply

  • Jake Pollock,

    The comments thread in that article is particularly charming.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report Reply

  • ScottY,

    Can I utter the words "terrorists win" without starting the whole spiral all over again?

    And does anyone have a copy of the Dom Post I can borrow ("bottow?" Sorry Rich) containing Karl du Fresne's rant on the topic? I would like to vomit all over it.

    Yorke of The Atatu • Since Feb 2009 • 789 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Can I utter the words "terrorists win" without starting the whole spiral all over again?

    I was going to make the same comment but... blah. Crappy.

    I hope some people get together and reopen the clinic and keep its work going.

    Understand why the family doesn't want to be those people though, enough how he was treated in life without it continuing after he died.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

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