Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Hard News: Don't bother voting,

    The big problem with these polls is that we don't know how they treat undecided voters - if one of them brow-beats them into submission until they choose someone and the other just doesn't count them then these sorts of differences are quite possible - really I'd like to see them state the number of undecided voters as part of the results

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's vogueing on the…,

    Oh please (puts on old dusty chip designer's hat) electromigration happens to aluminium traces (takes off hat, put on tacky hunting cap) and it's all steel shot these days anyway ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Make It Easy On Yourself,

    I'm reminded by the story a few years back about some Aussie tourists (I think) who used their in-car nav system to go from Nelson to Chch - it chose the most direct route - some time later on a one lane dirt farm road tacked to the side of a mountain they realised it may not have been be exactly the best idea - there's a reason that road goes through Kaikoura

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: A 'music buff' is a stereo type,

    you mean like prying them out of Belamy's?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: A 'music buff' is a stereo type,

    I suspect the Chinese and Babylonians might disagree about printing and indoor plumbing resp.

    I'd like to add:

    Balding Overweight Company Director
    Knows where the check book is, can sop up spilt gin

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Proud Wednesday,

    Steven - yes definite nostalgia - so many familiar faces

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Proud Wednesday,

    Wow - Patu! - the poster always claims "you may even be in it" - but I never had a chance to actually look at the crowd scenes in detail

    I once saw it at an anti-apartheid film festival in Berkeley CA in the old UC theatre (same place they did the live Rocky Horror midnight show) - I never really knew any kiwis in the US, we were few and far between - but when Muldoon made an appearance in the film there were scattered boos in the dark from around the theatre

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: Age cannot wither me,

    oh please - it used to be that 40 was the new 30 -not any more - these days it's 50 that's the new 30.

    Mind you I'm biased having just clocked 50 - my partner is 6 months older than me - I'm not allowed to agonise about this stuff - by the time I get around to it it's old hat and we're over it

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    Jake - next time remind them about the Boston Tea Party, "no taxation without representation", and that US citizens who live in NZ are allowed to vote - ask that you at least be allowed to vote for dog catcher

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Life Goes On,

    but raccoons are so cute, especially the babies .... until they sneak thru the cat door after the catfood and can't get out, and mum gets really mad .... (but can't fit through the same cat door) ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

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