Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Capture: Steal Magnolia, in reply to Gareth,

    It is… (rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb)

    What's up, Doc(k)?
    Is it protected by the Department of Conversation?
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Meet the middle, in reply to Alex Coleman,

    Life with Dexter...

    actual righties

    Maybe it's not so much a case of 'Politically Right'
    as a bad case of 'I'm All Right (and bugger the rest of you - and the flag you rode under on the way in)'

    Those 'lefties' are all gauche and sinister it seems.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: In defence of the centre, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Tangata twitch...

    So what do we do with all those unemployable people?

    Hang on a minute - ain't we the new 'Leisured Masses' they promised we'd become, along with the 'Paperless office', back when the machines (and then other countries) started taking our jobs away...
    ...if only National hadn't got rid of night classes and had actually expanded the community education programmes, we may not be where we are now, we might all feel included and possibly in possession of some self worth and self esteem.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Saying what we actually mean on…,

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    Wetware…
    Back in 1949 a kiwi economist, Bill Phillips, made a fabulous machine to show how money circulates through a system. (specifically as a model of the workings of the British economy)

    The MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer) also known as the Phillips Hydraulic Computer and the Financephalograph,

    There is still one in the Reserve Bank – not sure if they still use it as part of their arcane regimen of financial scrying…

    see also:
    http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/12/stevenson.php

    and

    Pic source: http://ffffound.com/home/samizdat/found/?offset=375&

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Sky Trench, in reply to Jeremy Andrew,

    Now don’t be slow
    Come on!

    ….”
    Wrong bridge though.

    Graft on...
    with proud scum, crowds come...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Sky Trench,

    I see a gap in the market for helmet mounted periscope binoculars...

    Won't the insides of these 'chutes' just end up tagged to hell, anyway?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Saudi sheep: Misappropriating…, in reply to chris,

    ...but he does take great pride in not having
    worn or flown our flag at the match:

    Surely he had a Driver's Licence in his wallet?
    (there's another upgrade cost, over time...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: In defence of the centre, in reply to Rob Salmond,

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    If you think it is too hard, get out of the way and find someone more interested in trying.

    …spotted in Venice.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Baboom: it's serious, in reply to bob daktari,

    silverback chair?

    baboon

    You 'Bush Doctors', eh...
    A mammalian audio system descended from the Grea Tapes?
    I wonder if they have a discount for stuff from Mandrill Studios?

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Sunrise City, in reply to Soon Lee,

    trylight...

    “Sunset Interrupted”?

    Creeping crepuscular homogeneity?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5830 posts Report Reply

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