Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Capture: Coast to Coast, in reply to Jos,

    Loud conversation at Ohope beach

    look at all the space they're taking up, too!
    Some beings are sooo shellfish....
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Poor Choices, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Fair enough.

    Let down by her editors perhaps...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Mayor of…, in reply to Hebe,

    I didn’t read this until Sunday night.

    don't worry - it was cancelled,
    ground still too wet...

    do the gig guide every Friday

    The Press does do a pretty good job with Go...
    I just cherry pick anything that interests me
    or seems underpublicised
    or seems like it would be useful
    or of (wide or narrow) interest to PA
    or if people I know are involved
    - with my usual 'random factor ethic'.

    It would be better done earlier
    than the day before too, but hey...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Mayor of…,

    Royals tease
    I wonder does Lorde (Ella/Joel) get live performance royalties from the Springsteen concert cover?
    How does that work?
    Is it based on crowd size or door take?

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  • Speaker: TPP: Error Correction,

    powerasites…
    If the TPPA goes through we will be laid open to the predations of the great corporations – most of whom pay little or no tax if possible – how does that benefit us?

    Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes.
    The report, conducted by public advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), focuses on the 288 companies in the Fortune 500 that registered consistent profit every year from 2008 to 2012. Those 288 profitable corporations paid an “effective federal income tax rate of just 19.4 percent over the five-year period — far less than the statutory 35 percent tax rate,” CTJ states.

    ..and the US Government is a bunch of prevaricators – I see The Atlantic has ripped apart the Pentagon’s spin that they were stripping the military back to pre WWII levels…

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Mayor of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    apologies to the crows nest!

    I like seeing what’s going on.

    Sorry, I forgot to tell you about the most important festival Dramfest - but it was sold out and you probably already knew, right?

    Maybe they could widen it out to a bigger
    barrel party or even a 'Drami Gras'...

    ----

    Royals ... I was kinda half right on the Bruce Springsteen kiwi opener,
    even though i was joking!
    Do those lyrics work from a 64-year-old?
    - but nice anyway, good on him.

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  • Hard News: Let's do some commerce, in reply to Hebe,

    somewhere like Piko

    Spotted some in the fridge there not two hours ago...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Mayor of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ringing in the changes…

    a Telecom/Spotify campaign

    Spark/Spotify thank you!
    :- )
    I heard something this week about how they were joining together to provide free music – and I thought “how generous of them, giving other people’s music away”
    - tell me I’m wrong and there is a generous artist reimbursement scheme…

    Totally weird….
    Spark – is so wrong a name for them on so many levels …
    here are some other ‘small points’ against it
    - the primal spark preceded the Big Bang!
    or is the result of some other conflagration….
    Sparks tend to flare brightly and die,
    they sputter and don’t release even energy,
    or are used to start explosions in petrol motors
    (or grain silos).
    The energy of a spark is too raw, disruptive and uncontrollable for the kind of devices they are catering to, which will operate at near Planck Scale soon it seems….

    They may end up pin pricks when they just wanted to be flash!

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Mayor of…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    My guess? ‘Loyal’.

    mash-up - 'Loyals'?

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  • Hard News: Let's do some commerce,

    careful with that adze Eugene…

    a product that most people
    neither want, nor need
    or don’t know about
    then you advertise.
    If it’s a good product then word gets around.

    Poor old Advertising started life as the humble act of notification, , a gazetting, or public notice in the journal of record or other ‘database’ of its time – to draw attention to a fact or quality – so that people could make an informed decision.

    Unfortunately it fell amongst hucksters, snake oil peddlers and other purveyors of prevarication to prince and proletarian alike, they stripped the ‘quality and facts’ from the process, and ramped up the ‘draw attention to’ aspect, to eventually become the tawdry beast that primps, preens and solicits before us today…

    Controlling your ‘ad’ catchment may prevent sudden floods of interest, if it is counterproductive to expand, others may take up the field and band together, then we get co-operatives and sometimes they end up as corporations (Fonterra, etc) – which always seems like a death spiral to me.

    Why can’t corporations that metamorphed from co-operatives retain the principle of everyone in the chain getting a fair share, why the greed?
    (I’m looking at You supermarkets, banks, insurance companies, etc)

    Sounds like Farmer Green has found the balance that works for him, which considering its based round Biodynamics makes perfect sense, Steiner was on to many things that create working holistic systems.

    Linux for life maybe?

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