Posts by Brent Jackson

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  • Hard News: The Future of Television, in reply to Gregor Ronald,

    Yet I have more disposable income now than I've ever had, surely someone wants to sell stuff to my demographic?

    Ditto. A phone call earlier in the week wanted to talk to a male in the household between 18 and 44 - can't oblige there - we're now outside the target demographic.

    So do advertisers really expect me to not buy any different brand for the rest of my life ? Interesting.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: On Telly, Telly Off,

    Unless you live in a non-coverage area, your Freeview terrestrial signal will look and sound better than the old analogue broadcast did. It’ll quite probably be fine on rabbit ears. No ghosting, and I’ve actually never experienced rainfade on a terrestrial signal.

    I'd like to take exception to your anecdata. I live one suburb closer to the CBD than you, and we have continual problems with the Kordia Mux (Prime, Maori, et al), rainfade, and pixellation. Never a problem with analogue. Bought a brand new, freeview recommended, aerial but it hasn't solved the problem, which I think is the next door neighbour's two large palm trees between us and the sky tower. So I've oriented the aerial to Waiatarua, which is LOS for us. It's better, but we still lose signal about once a month.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Moving on,

    Really missing TVNZ7 and hope it (or something like it) gets resurrected for public broadcasting.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Council Elections: STV Q&A,

    Why do all STV multi-seat electorates have odd numbers ? What's wrong with 4 or 6 seat electorates ?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Event Season,

    I was originally not at all interested in the America's Cup - expensive toys for billionaires. But then I saw video of them sailing and whoa - I was hooked. I've watched every race in the final series, and can't wait for the next one. The way those boats manoeuvre, and the physics-defying speeds they attain - I just find it awesome to watch. Big dose of nationalism thrown in as well, but I do like to see NZ doing well on the global stage.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: A Blog on Behalf of an…, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    Also your jury numbers would have to be odd or have a non-voting chair. You’d want an odd number of people voting to secure majorities

    Not necessarily. A jury of 12 requiring a 7 / 5 split to pass would be perfectly acceptable. The fact that they are called juries, made me that they needed unanimous (or almost unanimous) votes to accept the legislation.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: The Final,

    Voted against the Chiefs every step of the way - no reason to change now.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: A Blog on Behalf of an…,

    I think it would be vital that those who are on the jury are not known. If they were known then they would be liable to pressure / bribery / harrassment. Perhaps the use of technology such as anonymous web connections would allow a limited form of discussion (eg pointing out relevant data on the web), and raising matters for consideration with each other.

    I think 1 year is too long. Perhaps 3 months would be better. Each jury member only has to understand the ramifications of the laws being passed, and either okay them, or turn them down due to particular clauses or effects.

    I think the mere presence of the juries would mean that legislation being passed would be better as controversal aspects would tend to be ameliorated to make them palatable to at least one the juries.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Continuing After A Short Interruption,

    I tried going dairy free, and it did lessen my rhinitis (runny nose). Then I had some allergy tests done and found I was allergic to dust mites. Mite-proof pillow cases and mattress protector, and avoidance of dust (or pre-emptive Telfast) made a world of difference. Now dairy, or the lack of it makes no difference. So I'm guessing the dairy only adversely affected me because I was already suffering from the dust mite dung.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Fact Check: New Bail Laws, in reply to andin,

    'Cocksuckers'

    You think this is an insult, why ?

    Some of my best friends ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

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