Posts by Steve Barnes

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    When a brave waitress outed the PM's strange harassment of her the dirty politics gang rallied to blame the victim

    There is a pattern here...
    Amanda Bailey, Bradley Ambrose. Its like a mirror image of the All Blacks initials.
    ABBA.... Money money money, must be funny, in a rich man's world.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

    But Wait, There is more

    A little history will never go amiss.....

    I actually lived though this and still have friends that were part of it, most if them feel bad about it but some still feel justified.

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Denial gets head
    "I never had trade with that country, but now I will, have a cigar, let's sellabrate
    Sounds like bait from the orders of the Master Baiters.
    The Key issue, and I am not talking about his sister, Anna, from the UK, is that power will always corrupt.
    Just care.
    That is all we really need.

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  • Hard News: Haphazardly to war,

    Anybody who thinks Key is in Saudi Arabia for trade talks that will benefit NZ and that sending troops to Iraq is a step in the right direction is sadly mistaken.
    He is on a fools errand.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live,

    Like money and power, hair is valued by the avaristic.
    If you don't think you have enough you can always grab someone else's.

    Hair today, gone tomorrow?.

    “leave the poor girl alone“ she said. "What else are the poor for?" he asked "I find them quite amusing"
    Smug Cnut.
    As he feels he is New Zealand's most "Casual" Prime Minister, perhaps he could go on a Zero Hour contract, after all, at the end of the day, they are the same thing, right?.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Reviewing the Election,

    This is a tricky one. On one hand I like the idea of 12 yo's having the vote because that other "Coming of age" ritual, for many, is going down the Pub. What is the first rule of Pub?
    You don't mention Politics or Religion.

    But. Until the age of independence, leaving home, going to Uni, the influence of Parents is bound to affect their judgement and may form voting patterns based on Parental opinion rather than understanding the issues.

    On the other hand, perhaps lowering the age would reignite the political wisdom of the Parents and make Them more likely to participate in what little Democracy we have left.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…, in reply to Dylan Reeve,

    It's easy to imagine, given that precedent, that Netflix was unable to strike a reasonable deal for the show in this region.

    Indeed...

    The primary reason Netflix likely decided to move aside was the insanely large price tag Sony is asking. While they paid more than $500,000 per episode for Friends last year (for a total north of $118 million with 236 episodes), Sony wants an even higher price for Seinfeld. With 180 episodes of that show over nine seasons, the total cost could easily top $100 million, depending on how much time the deal covers.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Alfie,

    In any event, I'm sure monitoring technology has moved on from that system nowadays.

    Well, I did mention the GCSB earlier and yes monitoring tech has moved on. That doesn't mean Neilson will be using anything of the sort, they supply the figures their paymasters want.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 5084 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Ah, yes, but...

    The use of www is not required by any technical or policy standard and many web sites do not use it; indeed, the first ever web server was called nxoc01.cern.ch. According to Paolo Palazzi, who worked at CERN along with Tim Berners-Lee, the popular use of www as subdomain was accidental; the World Wide Web project page was intended to be published at www.cern.ch while info.cern.ch was intended to be the CERN home page, however the DNS records were never switched, and the practice of prepending www to an institution's website domain name was subsequently copied.

    Berners-Lee, Tim. "Frequently asked questions by the Press". W3C. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
    But we digress. ;-)

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  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Attachment

    An ad from the page you linked to..
    That name Key just won't go away eh?.
    Also retains healthy profits.

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