Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Ross McA.,

    photochop chop chop…*

    star photos when this helicopter came along

    Looks like a Len Lye Light sculpture?

    But it puts me in mind of this entry in the Press holiday [photo competition , for some reason - the light particle and the light wave/path...

    *h/t Sacha on Pohutukawa

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Wild in the…,

    the hipperdrome?

    ... transfer my bush festival to a racebourse or cancel it...

    making them play in a racially divided French Stock Market seems a tad harsh in the current climate - je suis Dick?...

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  • Hard News: Works in progress,

    by any other name…
    I thought you were being sardonic when you called them ‘The Well Connected Alliance’ – but I now see that is their given name – a bit like SCIRT in Chchch – Old Boys At The Trough – OBATT doesn’t have the same ring to it, I guess…
    nice that they are being upfront about it though!

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  • Access: Family Carers Case – Five Years On,

    one family has had a victory against ACC apparently
    Penny Hoare wins battle with ACC over care for disabled son

    and then again there’s more of the same unhelpful attitude by Govt departments here:
    Special needs family face life in tent

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    I wonder if this upcoming Five Eyes meeting figured in Fletcher's resignation?
    Perhaps things are getting a bit too serious, and no longer just playground fun on behalf of his old schoolmate...

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  • Hard News: Works in progress,

    The pillars march off towards town. This thing is huge.

    Literally pillars of the community going large?

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    spooky...

    It was certainly a rather short (3 year) tenure for such a high profile position.

    He did what was required of him by Mr Key

    "Mr Fletcher has been instrumental in the significant improvements that have taken place at the GCSB over the past three years, where he has led the implementation of the Kitteridge review and increased the public openness and accountability of the organisation," he said.

    The 'significant improvements' in public openness and accountability are open to debate...

    this was interesting too: Spy boss Ian Fletcher has both hands tied behind his back justifying cyber-security defence system Project Cortex

    The director of the Government Communications Security Bureau says he can't say how Cortex will work or exactly which organisations will come under its protection. To do so would risk exposing vulnerabilities, he says. Nor will he say how much Cortex is costing.
    ...
    He says he "genuinely doesn't know" whether Cortex would protect organisations from the destructive malware allegedly produced by North Korea that has ravaged Sony Pictures, and which is now gaining almost as much notoriety as Stuxnet. But he says it is a valid question.
    "It is too soon to tell. Clearly, there is a serious response and investigation process under way and we must all, I suspect, wait for that to work its way through."
    Nor is Fletcher making any promises about how effective Cortex will be at all.

    that was Dec 29, 2014 - wonder what happened over the summer break?

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Two Sevens Clashed, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...next to Roger Gascoigne

    Or perhaps Trevor Mallard with a face mask?
    ;- )

    I remember Jane from those days in wellington, mostly at boozy lunches with Warren Mayne and the other NBR staff of the time...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Two Sevens Clashed, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    tasty...

    This pic...

    Nice to see Mr Terence Hogan (graphic designer par excellence) leaning at the back there, by the Zappa heads...

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  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    frozen photon traces…

    …the perfect picture would have several characteristics:

    What about a control one also, with a measuring / survey stick for scale and possibly a colour chart for leaf and flower matching (date as well, plus GPS, soil salinity, acidity, etc?)

    PS: looks pretty fractal to me – for ‘random sprawling nature’ I read ‘adventitious sun seeking’…

    PPS: please ignore all pushes to deregulate branch bi & trifurcation, thats one canopy ya don’t wanna open…

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