Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Speaker: I am a Really Useful Engine,

    doing the loco emotion
    stationary esteem engines
    never change tracks
    always gauging the difference
    between rolling stock,
    laughing stock,
    and lost attraction...

    Doing something is better than doing nothing.

    and at the risk of putting Descartes before the hordes:
    Cogito ergo something...
    I think therefore I can
    I think for I can
    I think I can
    I think I can
    I can
    I think...

    I'll put the brakes on my 'freewheeling thinking' now
    before I become a doubting Thomas
    or derail the thread...
    ;- )

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  • Polity: Budget 2016: Dull on top, hollow…,

    human misery as data

    well it could lead to a misery accord
    ergo misericord*

    a small dagger used to deliver a death stroke to a wounded enemy.

    :- )

    *also an excellent album by Jay Clarkson and The Breathing Cage from 1991.

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  • Polity: Budget 2016: Dull on top, hollow…,

    Just wondering were any MediaWorks reporters allowed in the Budget Media Lock-up?
    Considering they brought an end to them at the Reserve Bank.
    http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/news/2016/04/reserve-bank-takes-action-after-investigation-confirms-leak

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  • Hard News: Things that do us good and ill, in reply to ,

    some proof-reading

    You can also email Russell directly with a 'heads up' on typos etc by using the link at the bottom of the original post - well that's what I do, and that way we don't draw attention to minor flaws in the fabric of the otherwise 'award winning blog, by leaving traces that may lose their context...
    ...good spotting by the way, I missed two of those.
    :- )

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

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    Trope-ical fish…

    would he go away?

    I find a good ‘blocker’ is to use the above images compounded to overwrite his existence – not quite PK Dick’s Flow my tears, the policeman said of course – and may only work for people of ‘a certain age’ …
    If I gave you the Mike… may work as well
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Russell Brown,

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

    I've spent hours looking for (or worrying about) things that I finally realise only occurred in a dream - or is it vice versa?

    lucid ditty...

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  • Hard News: Three Dreams, in reply to Brent Jackson,

    Haven’t had that one for decades now (as far as I can remember).

    The Last Wave is available on YouTube - combines both dreams and waves (brilliantly) without leaving the lounge - aaaahhh, the modern world, wake me when it's over!
    :- )

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  • Hard News: Three Dreams,

    Meta Morpheus...

    It’s really just exercising social noise.

    or 'exorcising' in many cases...

    I always find the light in dreams good evidence that photons don't have mass...

    ...and the detail, oh. the detail - sometimes I wake up drained from the processing that must go on - my poor 'wetware' morphed into 'whetware' as everything gets super sharper!

    I too have a recurring childhood flying dream - running around the grass quadrangle at Sydenham school, when I trip and just pivot at the hips and fly around the 'jungle gym' and the four trees and up to view the playground, school, Sydenham and then all of Christchurch - very exhilarating...

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  • Polity: Mike's minute: Mike's maths!, in reply to Russell Brown,

    one is the loneliest number...

    I’m inclined to think he’s just really, really bad at maths.

    No chance he has a secret 'math lab' in the basement then?
    I always feel a little 'number' after accidentally 'ingesting' him!
    Even the trace elements in this post make me feel my reason slipping awayyyyyy......
    ;- )

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

    I was going to suggest AirBNB

    I thought Louise von Randow's suggestion of Carebnb was a good one.

    I still remember the Government's corralling of 350 camper vans after the earthquakes - of which only one was used!!
    They cost only $190 a week (not a night) yet still cost the Gov't $1.5 million apparently - money for jam for someone - Maybe they could corral up all those Wicked Campers and make those available for the homeless with some portaloos - Gov't sanctioned sleeping in cars would be an improvement... surely

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-earthquake/4942205/Campervans-flop-with-quake-homeseekers

    The Earthquake camper vans idea would have worked better if people had been able to have the camper van at their home rather than a section in the middle of town - this Gov't is daft and crap at thinking laterally...

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