Southerly by David Haywood

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Southerly: E=mc^2... Your Views

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  • Grant Stone,

    Castle Rofflestein?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Littlewood,

    Results? The whole purpose is to harvest snippets of illiterate outrage that we can recycle as a substitute for news stories..

    Along those lines, someone has actually created a BBC Have Your Say Generator which poses a great threat to the self-appointed ranters and ravers. I mean, if someone can generate this stuff, what are they left to do with their life?

    Oh, I should say that the above is a direct quote - the first search result for "Heleban". It happened to fit perfectly, so I saw no need to alter it.

    I laughed when I read the quote. Then, after you posted this, I had to check to see if you weren't pulling our leg. It turns out you weren't. I cried.

    Great column btw, I'm still getting over the eerie accuracy of it. I laughed far too much.

    Today, Tomorrow, Timaru • Since Jan 2007 • 443 posts Report Reply

  • Rogan Polkinghorne,

    Absolutely classic, thanks David...more please!

    A-town • Since Nov 2006 • 105 posts Report Reply

  • Grant Stone,

    Yanno, if someone mentions this column on Herald's Your Views, it might be front page news. Or is that only when Don Brash writes in?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    Cut all science funding immediately

    CANADA CUTS RESEARCH FUNDING

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will see their budgets collectively reduced by an aggregate $113 million over the next 3 years.

    However, the federal government proposes to spend $71.2 million over 3 years for 500 new doctoral, and 1000 new master's, scholarships under the Canada Graduate Scholarships program - with an unspecified amount set aside for “business-related degrees.”

    Aren't people with "business-related degrees" the ones who got us into this mess in the first place? The social, natural and health scientists are blameless, surely?

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Who is this 'knowledge bro' character? The phrase is: 'It's knowledge, bro'.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Who is this 'knowledge bro' character?

    The one in bro'Town with the eyeglasses?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3385 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    this 'knowledge bro' character

    Now you've got me picturing a cape of some sort.. maybe accompanied by nerdy specs..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I like Joe's idea better.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Is Knowledge Bro the PAS superhero, perhaps?

    (Don't worry, 3410. My Obamicon contained a comma.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Maybe that Brotown character is based on someone behind the scenes.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Maybe that Brotown character is based on someone behind the scenes.

    KnowledgeBro! Just like I pictured him!
    Where's my t-shirt?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3385 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Don't worry, 3410. My Obamicon contained a comma.

    Phew! I was beginning to think I was the last sane man in a crazy world.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • elsketcho,

    'Libz' from Wellington is surely Lindsay Perigo?!?

    Auckland • Since Aug 2007 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Iv'e always had a problem with Einstein. What is it with the C squared bit? why is it even there? any fool knows E=M is sufficient. The C squared is just a big number to impress people, Einstein made the whole thing up.

    "I made it up".
    Einstein, A. What's the Matter with Energy, Random House, pp 201-954 1874

    See, that proves it.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4684 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Why should I change to bulbs that look different and are uncomfortable to insert?

    This is an image I don't want to even think about! Great stuff, David.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2288 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    wrote this in your dressing gown you pervert

    Should he have been wearing someone else's dressing gown?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3266 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will see their budgets collectively reduced by an aggregate $113 million over the next 3 years.

    However, the federal government proposes to spend $71.2 million over 3 years for 500 new doctoral, and 1000 new master's, scholarships under the Canada Graduate Scholarships program

    So lets see if I have this right. They are going to cut funding for the research jobs and hence reduce the number of jobs available...

    And they are going to train more people for those jobs...

    Um - confused

    Must be some liberal plot to undermine the nucular family.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3266 posts Report Reply

  • Ian MacKay,

    I think it would be good to hear from Mrs Haywood. Does she groan, chuckle, moan, or cry?

    Bleheim • Since Nov 2006 • 498 posts Report Reply

  • Stephen Judd,

    Danielle: if you could email an image to me, that would cheer me up no end.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2936 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    The C squared is just a big number to impress people,

    I'm fairly confident the "C squared" refers to one of these "[" from before they had them on keyboards.

    That makes sense, no?

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale,

    Everyone knows that mc^2 is way better than E. This is political correctness gone mad.

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 452 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I'm fairly confident the "C squared" refers to one of these "[" from before they had them on keyboards.

    That makes sense, no?

    No.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4684 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Bugger

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • dc_red,

    So lets see if I have this right. They are going to cut funding for the research jobs and hence reduce the number of jobs available...

    And they are going to train more people for those jobs...

    Um - confused

    Heh, not necessarily. The net effect on graduate enrolment might by nil. Students who would previously have been supported through/via their supervisor's research grant will now have a scholarship in their own name instead. That will, in turn, allow the supervisor to complete his/her research on a smaller budget.

    Although there's still a net loss of $40m from the system of course, so the supervisor might just interview his/her keyboard instead.

    Oil Patch, Alberta • Since Nov 2006 • 706 posts Report Reply

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