Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Field Theory: A new dawn and a new jersey,

    I am quite comfortable with the idea--especially after I watched them wallop the British Lions in Hamilton, last time they toured, In essence, they are also the ABs B Team, which means many more players get to play for a national side.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    New Reality TV show.

    America's Next Top Kill Model.

    Or, as I suggested before, America's Next Top Role Model?

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Great programme tonight, Russell--but there is now competition from my Significant Other who wants to watch SGU (StarGateUniverse) on Prime at the same time.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    How could you not love that?

    Not if you were standing in it ;-)

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  • Cracker: That's Not My Name,

    What makes it even worse is hearing that tiresome old nostrum politically correct being dragged out yet again, to justify Haden and those radio nongs.

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  • The best the Net can be,

    I know of one department down here where several of the professors still have general staff type out their papers and lectures.

    Lazy sods!

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    AC Nielsen provides ratings for every 15 minute slot.

    ACN's brief is to measure "presence in the room where a TV set is on". This happens for evrey 15 minute slot (well, more correctly, buttons are pushed), from a base panel of 500 NZ households. All that follows is conjecture, extrapolation or supposition.

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  • The best the Net can be,

    Nice story, Hilary. I had my first encounter with computers whilst studying in the USA in the early 80s--using punch cards. Oh the horror, when you mis-punched a card!

    It is interesting how work patterns have changed in education. Once upon a time, every university dept had a departmental secretary, whose job was to type out the efforts of teaching staff. Now we do all this work ourselves.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Rob: it is difficult to sum up Turner's argument in a sentence or two but it is a careful and considered caution against being seduced by the rhetoric of yet-unsubstantiated change. It you like, I could loan the book to you in a week or two.

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  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    often we engage in it so we can engage others about it later.

    Well put!

    The internet is the future - TV is dead.

    As Mark Twain famously declared The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated Personally, I prefer to watch TV in company, to share the laughter and the questions, than staring at a computer screen in a solo fashion.

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