Posts by Steve Barnes

  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Alfie,

    AS an alternative to Road Cops you could try this thing I stumbled upon...

    LyngSat Stream has public links to 4441 linear TV channels
    and 3276 linear radio channels transmitting on internet

    Beats fumbling round TV3's webshite or any "Ondemand" nonsense.
    And it is so Random ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Mediaworks: The only horizon…, in reply to Simon Bennett,

    A simple interview show can't be prohibitively expensive to produce.

    Very true. The interview is going ahead anyway, why not shoot it? live to air, raw.
    How much extra is a video feed to the Freeview satellite?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something,

    For those that think we should use the Silver Fern then think again, there maybe a trademark dispute and wouldn't that be amusing?.
    The NZRU has trademarked the fern's use around the world and is concerned about other companies trading off its brand.
    Is John Key spoiling for fight with NZRU or is that another little deal going on there?.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    only to catch the old horror rewarding her performance with a faceful of Jaffas.

    That wasn't supposed to be read the way I read it. I guess.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to william blake,

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    I love the Pleiades as a symbol of unity.

    Apart from the fact that the main star, Alcyone (pronounced Alckie one) is about 367.71 light years away and the light left there more that 200 years before NZ was even a sparkle in the eyes of The Big Five
    It may surprise a few but Hawaii, the bach location of choice by our dear leader, was British in the same war we were until it was illegally annexed to the good ol' capitalists of the US of Eh? and still has the Union Jack on its flag, go figure.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Stand for... Something, in reply to steven crawford,

    We should probably stop showing off about fixing everything with number 8 wire. It's nothing to be proud of.

    On the contrary. I have even, on occasion, used No.8 wire for nails. By cutting into, approximately, 3-4 inch (75-100mm) lengths, No. 8 wire can be, indeed, be used as nails. Bang the wire into the timbers you wish to join until a little under 1" (24.6mm) remains above the surface, then, using the same hammer that you used to insert the nail (No.8 wire), bend over the end and hammer home.
    I have also used No. 8 wire as a pool cue, to little success.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Christchurch: how did it come…, in reply to Hebe,

    so much being decided and undecided that it is easy to not know about huge chunks of the city

    This seems to be the Modus operandi for Right Wing powermongers, keep 'em guessing, keep contradicting yourself, keep 'em confused.
    It is a shame the tragedy of Christchurch is but another opportunity for these scumbags to grab more for themselves.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Christchurch: how did it come…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    which you can “read all about” here.

    Page not found
    The page you requested cannot be found

    And that is from their own link on their own site. Hmmmm. Let me know when CCC have organized a pissup in a brewery and I will arrange venue and refreshments.
    I did think at first that the bog roll was the official emblem for the project for a while there.... "and now wash your hands of all responsibility".

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Christchurch: how did it come…,

    About that Convention Centre

    Let’s put this project budget into perspective. $284 million is not a small amount of money. It is more than twice as much as Ngai Tahu was paid for centuries of historical grievances.

    This $284 million is being spent on a dubious project while at the same time:

    · Christchurch City Council is being forced to sell off money-making assets in order to stay afloat,

    · Damaged playgrounds won’t be repaired,

    · The city’s roads will take 30 years to fix,

    · Sewerage will leak into the city’s rivers for another 20 years,

    · The $10 million Arts Trail project was pulled,

    · $10 million from the Margaret Mahy Playground was cut,

    · The Metro Sports Facility is stalled,

    · The Residential Demonstration project won’t go ahead,

    · The new Library has been scaled back to save money,

    · The Arts Precinct is stalled,

    · The City Gallery has had its purchasing budget slashed.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Will the grown-ups ever…,

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    So what about the jolly old jolly roger?
    Alan Gibbs used to fly one on his gin palace, Laissez-faire . He also carried a cannon on the fore deck. As far as I can tell, both of those things were illegal but then he was Allan Gibbs and has lots a dosh so I guess a blind eye was turned in that direction, after all, he only represented a very small percentage of New Zealand.

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