Posts by Russell Brown

  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Alfie,

    In my early 20s I experimented with lucid dreaming where you try to set up the dream in advance. I never had much success.

    Different thing, but two or three times I've woken up to go for a pee, come back to bed and thought "I liked that dream" and been able to go back into it. That was cool.

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  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Emma Hart,

    My subconscious is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a total arsehole.

    Yeah, not cool, Emma's subconscious.

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  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Emma Hart,

    I have never, ever had the Flying Dream. Starting to wonder if that’s unusual.

    I don't know. I'm quite surprised by how many people have something similar to mine.

    Do y'all have the remembered-as-real thing?

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  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to James Dunne,

    and then realising what your subconscious was getting at

    Yes. For me it's not like it happens often – like most people, I generally forget my dreams on waking – but when it does it's "Oh, right. I see what you're saying there."

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  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy., in reply to Andrew C,

    Have they updated their website RB? I see it saying it will be in the tens of thousands

    No, their graphic still punts for "??,000 to ???,000". Helpful approximation, innit?

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  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy., in reply to Marc C,

    This is a catastrophe, I am actually surprised there are not more homeless people in Auckland, really surprised. And unless you have a stable job and income and references, there is NO place to rent!

    In South Auckland in particular, overcrowded houses are becoming the norm. I was talking to our Media Take researcher and he said he knew of a house where 29 people are living.

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  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy., in reply to steven crawford,

    Does anyone know what the list of specific chemicals are ; the nasty ones that can permeate houses to make them uninhabitable?

    Have a look at the detailed Ministry of Health guidelines linked in the original post.

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  • Polity: Mike's minute: Mike's maths!, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    No chance he has a secret ‘math lab’ in the basement then?

    Oh, bravo.

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…, in reply to MargaretB,

    The car I drive is the only 100% electric taxi in the country at this stage (there is a private hire/charter Leaf on Waiheke too) so our running costs are only about $8 a day, compared to $40 – $60 fo the big cars,

    Gee, that’s fascinating.

    What’s the obstacle to more drivers going electric? Vehicle cost? They just don’t know it’s an option?

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  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy., in reply to DeepRed,

    And another Machiavellian thought on the housing crisis/bubble: how easy would it be to introduce P and cocaine to Auckland’s hyperclasses? Then sit back and watch the evictions in the leafy areas.

    Oh, that crowd went through the P thing years ago. No one ever tests stately villas for meth.

    NB: Not joking. That happened.

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