Posts by Brent Jackson

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  • Southerly: Continuing After A Short Interruption, in reply to David Haywood,

    In breaking news, Polly no longer resembles the photo. Today she managed to borrow Bob’s scissors and give herself a haircut. She does not, I fear, show any natural talent for the hairdressing trade.

    My daughter did that as well. The ultra-short, and slightly lop-sided, fringe didn't last very long though. Oh course, we were very bad parents for leaving her unattended and in a position to snaffle a pair of scissors.

    My anti-inflammatory of choice is Voltarin (25mg capsules). Some people have stomach problems with them, but not I. Ibuprofan also worked well. Hope you've got a mild case and make a speedy recovery.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Continuing After A Short Interruption,

    Polly is adorably cute (or is that cutely adorable) in that final photograph. If you let us know your address, we could send her some clothes so she doesn't have to wear recycled plastic bags with "keep out of reach of children" written on them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: So long, and thanks for all…, in reply to Gary Young,

    After all, by implication, it suggests the views and beliefs of those who voted for them can be similarly denigrated.

    Just because one voted Green, doesn't mean one supports their so-called "loony" (ie non-evidence based) policy. For years their anti-GMO was a show-stopper for me. But after "loony" (ie non-evidence based) policy from other parties surpassed that of the Greens, it made the Greens more attractive to me.

    I wish a lot more people would use the policy comparison tools before the election to actually determine which party most closely aligned to their actual ideology.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Ich bin ein Cyberpunk,

    Hmm. I'm not sure that trusting Outlook or Gmail with Certificates and keys is any advantage - the NSA is already likely to have them in their pocket.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Ich bin ein Cyberpunk,

    Is this build into any email clients ? If not, why not ?

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  • Field Theory: The final four, in reply to Dave Patrick,

    Ditto

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  • Hard News: Fluency, ease of manner - and…,

    An excellent continuation of John Key's Norton Anti-virus analogy.

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  • Notes & Queries: Confessions Of A Sleepwalker,

    Thanks for sharing

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  • Southerly: My Life As a Palm Tree, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    We used to do that on sand dunes. The angle of a sand dune is fairly constant at between 30 and 35 degrees. So, you run as fast as you can and leap over the edge in the most spectacular fashion. The faster you ran the further out you would go and the further you would drop, hundreds of feet it seemed at the time, then tuck into a roll as you hit then roll down to the flat

    We used to do that off the bank into the gulley at Westmere Primary school. It is an amazingly exhilarating thing to do. Almost like flying. It built up over a number of days until there were only two of us left who were willing to run full tilt at the top of this bank and launch ourselves up and out to land about 12' down rolling the remaining 3 or 4 foot to the bottom. Luckily for us we never got further than that.

    Turns out Michael Tolley wanted to be stuntman when he grew up as well.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 341 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: The business end,

    Oooo ! Can we have half time scores as well ?

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