Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Up Front: Wonder Bi, in reply to BenWilson,

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    Or you could make them out of glass! But no one does that these days.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Wonder Bi, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I guess canvas covered planes are cheaper to recreate…

    invisible ones are cheaper ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs,

    Best tweet of last night: "Defective Mike" .... turns out that's his coke dealer

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Trump's Dummkopfs, in reply to Tom Semmens,

    Trump sounded like what I imagine Leighton Smith would sound like after one too many visits to the sherry decanter. Or in Trump’s case, if the sniffles are any guide, one too many fat lines in the toilet cubicle before the debate…

    you know that was probably a lot of Muldoon's appeal with his base, except that it was the gins he'd had before he went on TV rather than sherry

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: There in half the time:…,

    unlike the smog generator that comes mandatory with most cars

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: There in half the time:…, in reply to Nick Russell,

    Heh. Wonder how it would cope with a Wellington hill..

    A friend here in Dunedin did his own conversion 3 or so years back, he travels to work at Port from Kaikorai Valley over the old Northern Road (because the main Port road is too bloo0dy dangerous for cyclists). Another friend drags off cars going up Stuart St during rush hour ….

    In other words like electric cars they have close to infinite torque at low revs, they do great on the hills

    People from Dunedin who are interested in electric bikes should visit the Valley Community Workspace – we have a couple of people there selling electric bikes, and others doing their own conversions (both of bikes and of cars).

    I visit Shenzhen a lot these days, there the city has banned 2-stroke scooters, unlike other Asian cities rush hour is not a choking mess, electric bikes and scooters are ubiquitous, petrol taxis cost a 3 yuan tax over electric ones …. I have seen the future …. it involves kids sneaking up on you from behind on the footpath at night with their lights off to save their batteries

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Apple and the…,

    As someone who has implemented a USB dongle with "a piece of PCB", and abandoned it, I have to say it's a horrible solution (you have to be able to get an exact thickness and be able to get your PCB just so), sure it works 95% of the time, but the other 5% it falls out ... the cheap connector is < 5 cents from China.

    Roll on the USB-C that doesn't care which way around you plug it in

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Our House,

    Maybe this will do instead:

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  • Up Front: Our House,

    I started reading with Talking Heads bouncing along in my head ..... and crashed .... that was not the read I expected ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Obscuring the News,

    that's what happened when they fired all the English grads - the readers and copy holders - back in the early 80s

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2478 posts Report Reply

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