Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: Prague, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Can anyone shed any light on this?

    Come on, you gotta hand that one over to Rich, Light in a Shed good enough for ya?
    ;-)

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    a telling pork pie...
    stet son, let it stand...

    what about a 'boater'
    he is always taking the 'pith'

    Ich bin ein Homberger. ?

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    - saves them having to pay for bandwidth to send all that data back to the US

    I doubt if payments are the problem. Ironically it is more likely a "Privacy" consideration.

    maybe I need another cell provider

    That's why I am with Kraps (name encrypted for security) you know, the one with the cat's arse for a logo.
    Damn, someone might be able to decipher that. ;-)

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading, in reply to BenWilson,

    it's gotta be a top hat.

    A Monopoly Character...

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    A question that has been bugging me for a while. What, exactly, does the "Prime Minister's Hat" look like?
    Is it kind of multi coloured and spikey with bells on it?.

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  • Hard News: Incomplete, inaccurate and misleading,

    New Snowden docs: GCHQ’s ties to telco gave spies global surveillance reach
    Access through “partners” such as Cable & Wireless pulls in gigabits globally.

    GCSB may not be mentioned in this article but then most Merkins don't even know we exist, just the ones with the power to "Rule Them All"...

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  • Hard News: LATE: The Age of Slacktivism, in reply to Sacha,

    Somewhat tired of this old chestnut. There is nothing more real about a street than an online community.

    You really should get out more often, there's stuff out in the streets, like trees an' shit, maybe even chestnut trees.
    ;-)

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to steven crawford,

    How about we spread the rumor that ISIS are targeting all houses valued above, say $400,000 in Auckland and Wellington?. I'm pretty sure Key would run with that.
    The other thing, of course, is that builders have too many tea breaks thus causing high house prices.

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to Andre,

    There are no records about real foreign ownership levels because the liberal governments we've had for the last 30 years have declined to collect the data but I suspect it's over 50% of all Auckland rental property now.

    That old dogwhistle. Last figures I saw was about 10% foreign ownwership and the majority of that was Austrtalian, about 20% of that 10%, next was British then South Africans.
    Considering the majority of NZers came from British stock all those numbers are bollocks. Perhaps the question should be "why are so few houses owned by Maori?"
    Anyway, as I said in another post on another thread, the concept of owning your own home is out of kilter with most other countries and that is a large part of the problem.

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  • Hard News: Housing, hope and ideology, in reply to BenWilson,

    They are unoccupied because nobody lives there most of the time. This covers holiday homes

    Right. So here is the anwer then, more holidays. :-)

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