Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Autism and celebrity, in reply to Peter Casey,

    ... adjust your gut to eliminate any unwanted effects
    from Hosking or Lush exposure.

    So essentially they'd pass right through the intestine and gut, to a full stop beyond the colon, unchanged?
    Possibly even in a reusable state...

    ...you could drag Hosking through a toilet
    and his hair would still look like that...*

    I can see the subtitled warnings now:
    Please Do Not Adjust Your Gut
    Normal Transmission
    Will Return Shortly

    * I hope no one's paid to make it do that...
    (sorry, I usually have the mute on when
    7 sharp flicks by, and that
    'couldn't-give-a-toss-tonsorial-treatment'
    always jumps out at me ...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sphere of influence, in reply to David Hood,

    read herring aid...

    an immigrant going up to a clerk
    and saying in a strong Irish accent...

    ...I, Canard Lee Una Stan Word Jew Sane...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety, in reply to BenWilson,

    Rushin' Roulette...

    It gives you back time.

    I thought all our devices were supposed to do that,
    so we could then plan to leave earlier on more sedate trips...

    Roads with lots of people on them 'saving time'
    by going faster get congested and dangerous too...

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The sphere of influence,

    Sphere is the key
    A good way to get an insight into who is squeezing NZ and into whose cup they're squeezing it, is to attend one of CAFCA organiser, Murray Horton's public meetings, he is currently travelling around the North Island on a speaking tour:

    He is at AUT tomorrow afternoon:
    Auckland - Friday May 9, 4.00pm
    Pacific Media Centre, Sir Paul Reeves Building
    Auckland University of Technology

    and Hamilton on Monday evening:
    Hamilton - Monday May 12, 7.00pm
    Trade Union Centre, 34 Harwood Street

    then onto: Te Awamutu, Thames, Waihi, Te Aroha, Tauranga, Whakatane, Opotiki, Gisborne, Clive, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Paekakariki, Otaki, Wellington.
    and finally Christchurch on June 25 at the WEA

    get the full itinerary and local contact details at:
    http://tinyurl.com/cafcatour

    Please pass on to your friends and networks.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety, in reply to Andrew C,

    Given this clear cut ignoring of evidence, I don't know how you could shift this from his dna.

    I've never understood why high performance cars were allowed to be 'commuter vehicles' - cars advertising '0-120mph in bugger all time' and such like, seems a crass oversupply of potential - when on the road you ain't supposed to go over 100kmph at any time...
    personally I think we should all have Morris Minors that we can work on and drive sedately in...
    ...what's the rush?

    Not driven by the bitterness about the huge Auto Electricians bill I'm about to get for whizzy diagnostic interfacing they had to do, at all
    ;- (

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A law gone awry,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Why we can’t just fix secondary…, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    I think the answer is “there be dragons"

    Indeed, but don’t worry the IRD is onto it, and is getting some foreign professionals onto the redesign and overhaul of their computer systems…
    – what could possibly go worng?

    Why couldn’t they get the people who use it to design it open source for functionality – with a core secure section for personal data?

    as I comment on the Dom page, it worries me that IRD’s criteria for acceptance of interest/quotes was that the firm had to have implemented a programme of change – nothing about it being a successful transition – Novopay anyone?

    (where is that particular debacle at these days?
    – have they broken the company into two sections yet:
    the profitable ‘Nopay’ and the loss leading ’Ovopay” ?)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A law gone awry,

    Funny how this has all been left to Peter Dunne to front as well - he is after all only the associate Health Minister, I don't recall the actual Minister saying much about it at all, compartmentalise the damage and public perception - and National usually have big bouncers on their 'Doors of Perception', but it's looking like their 'guest list' may drag them down anyway...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety, in reply to BenWilson,

    It’s surprising how boring going 240km/h can get

    aaah! So that's why my late mum's old 1996 Mazda has a speedometer that goes up to 240km!
    It always feels like you are crawling along when you look at the speedo, all that unreached velocity...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A law gone awry,

    taking liberties with Valence...

    ...just lost the right to every single chemical invented (barring 3)

    Son of the Return of Chemystery!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 6934 posts Report Reply

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