Posts by Steve Curtis

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  • Envirologue: What has Neoliberalism Done…, in reply to WaterDragon,

    but I can assure you it was happening- my mouth is testament to this.

    Its not to say it doesnt happen for special groups, mental patients, special needs patients, those with cleft palate and others with face or neck surgery.
    Oncology and pediatric patients and those injured in accidents. and similar.

    A complex or rare dental requirement in adults with no other medical issues havent been treated ( except pain relief). To somehow think this relates to a neo-liberalism is bizarre. There is no cause and effect here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 299 posts Report Reply

  • Envirologue: What has Neoliberalism Done…,

    There doesnt seem to be any indication that DHBs provided these sort of dental services back in 1984.
    The reality is that newspapers and tv dont have the audience they once had for current affairs. Pete Sinclair and Mastermind would have once had an audience number around 18%. Thats wasnt that high. Today if a show, any show gets 12 its a sensation.
    If I have the TV on at 8pm,I am looking on a tablet at tomorrows news. Some sort of talking heads show just doesnt cut it anymore

    Guys wake up, its been 30 years since the mid 1980s, but some seem to blame every change or undesirable feature on neo- liberalism

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 299 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Reviewing the Election, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    , David Farrar used the National Party’s copy of the Roll to try to look up a female MP’s home address in order to pass it on to Cameron Slater

    I thought Farrars prime role for national in the election area, was in the drawing of the electoral boundaries.
    Now theres an area of political maneuvering and skullduggery that could be an episode of Game of Thrones ( but with a bigger cast)

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  • Up Front: Reviewing the Election,

    Is the voter turnout graph based on 'all voters' or those 'enrolled to vote' voters.

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  • Legal Beagle: Somewhere* it's National…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Also, I have heard that the earthquake damaged National Library building in Chchch was demolished with all the books and photo collections etc still there

    The story is here, and far more interesting than you would think
    300 Manchester St

    But it appears that despite the red sticker they were able to retrieve the collection

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  • Legal Beagle: Somewhere* it's National…, in reply to Dan Salmon,

    I’d read about the how to beat your children manual and vaguely supported the idea of banning i

    Its often said the 'Most popular instrument in folk music is the Off Switch'

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  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…,

    I think there is a bit of confusion over why IP isnt the same as goods, which gets to the heart of why software, movies music etc isnt the same as Armani jeans.

    When you buy a DVD it is a license to use, under certain terms and conditions. When you buy the jeans, they are physically yours, there is no license involved.
    The use of IP extends to works of art, photographs, architects house designs, newspaper articles and so on.
    Now there is no physical ownership required with a TV series that is streamed ( ie not downloaded) it is even clearer that it is all IP and no residual property rights exist.

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  • Hard News: Media Take: The Easter Show,

    I suppose this is the 'pre beatup' to get people interested in watching your show when it screens. But Im suprised the other guests arent given a bit more space in preview.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    what happens is that someone like Lightbox or Sky goes to someone like HBO or Showtime and negotiates away MY right to choose my media provider for a particular show

    I havent heard heard such a load of whinny self entitlement in a long time!. My good friend it is the producers of the show who sell the rights to who ever they choose. As for your rights, you are essentially naked, zilch, nada
    . Oh except when you have paid for them..... which is ....oh the irony... exactly what the distributors have done when they bought them from the producers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 299 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…, in reply to Sacha,

    NZ broadcasters need to pursue foreign producers over the 'exclusive' rights they were misleadingly sold

    I think that is 'real' reason for the approach by rights holders. Just as in copyright ,the Hilton Hotel chain goes after a West Coast flyspot backpackers with the same name, showing you are trying to protect the exclusive rights you have is part of the legal game you have to play.

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