Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    The church of density...
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86551648/opinion-brian-tamaki-can-go-to-hell-but-his-followers-can-still-be-saved
    seems to fit here insofar as fake news for modern humans goes....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Farmer Green,

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    some may say that the election was rigged, but I have not seen that contention put forward here.

    Every 'ship of fools' has rigging....
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    I had to laugh at this piece of logrolling:

    Priebus defended Bannon on Monday (Tuesday NZT), calling him a wise and well-educated former naval officer and saying he had not encountered the sort of extremist or racist views that critics are assailing.
    "He was a force for good on the campaign," Priebus said on Fox News....

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/us-election-2016/86459690/us-election-donald-trumps-pick-of-rightwing-firebrand-for-white-house-job-sparks-outrage

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?, in reply to John Farrell,

    Compass, who truck frozen meals, and meal components to Dunedin from Auckland, to supply the hospital meals, and meals on wheels

    That was always a bad idea on so many levels.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?, in reply to Farmer Green,

    wipe out?

    I mean , who needs food anyway?

    Not to mention toilet paper, now most folk get their news online, there'll be no stack of old newspapers. or old sewing patterns for that matter, to repurpose for loo paper... books it is then...
    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?, in reply to Farmer Green,

    The take- home from this event is slowly sinking in now that we are up and running sort of . . . viz. that had this been the big one – the 8.5 + Richter on the Alpine Fault – the country is totally unprepared, and within a week or so chaos would have ensued.
    .... Here we have backup generation, and backup generators for the backup generators. We also have solar but that is barely useful in the Big One.

    As these ‘off the grid’ eco- tourist lodge owners have found, preparation is only part of the equation…

    OFF THE GRID – LITERALLY
    Niky McArthur was on the verge of tears as she talked about the state of her ecotourism business, Kaikoura Wilderness, which is located in a remote valley north of Kaikoura.
    “I always thought that whatever was happening in the world we’d be self sufficient up there,” she said.
    Monday morning’s earthquake had crippled the “off the grid” Puhi Puhi Rd business, which offered accommodation and guided walks.
    Battery banks powering the lodge were destroyed, gas bottles tipped over and water tanks cracked.
    The road to the site was impassable and likely would be for many months.
    “I’m not sure if I’m going to cry or not. I’m quite shell-shocked. We won’t be able to run a business for [at least] six months. It’s going to have a devastating effect.”

    (my bolding)

    source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86460484/stranded-kaikoura-residents-offered-flights-out-but-weather-could-hamper-evacuations

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    regurgitating of pap sourced from the Disgusting Daily Mail

    Must admit I was stunned to see a Herald article on the earthquakes today with this

    - additional reporting Daily Mail

    at the end !!!
    see:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11748647

    I know SH1 is closed, but that is definitely the scenic route for reporting to take (via the Northern Hemisphere...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: #eqnz: Okay?, in reply to steven crawford,

    This substation was producing very unnatural noises.

    Is that the substation near Paekakariki?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Deborah,

    all the frothing from Wikileaks

    I suspect Wikileaks is now well past its 'use-by' date, it seems to me it used to not have all the 'agenda baggage' it now carries, or that Assange has burdened it with...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7063 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    The idea that AI will actually write most of the news we see is genuinely horrifying.

    The Singularity University 'Roadshow' is in Chchch at the moment
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/86429504/singularity-u-the-disruption-will-take-your-job-even-if-youre-a-doctor

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