Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Sub Mission,

    As above, so below...
    Nicely Hermetic editorial spread - from Sub to Super...

    Strip mining...
    Gerard Jones writes well about the whole saga of Cleveland's finest sons, Shuster & Siegel, in Men of Tomorrow - and Michael Chabon took a Pulitzer winning fictional look at it with The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Joe Cavalieri expands on it as well, here

    Stan Lee was always a company man, and has looked after himself well, Kirby did the bulk of the creative work on a lot of those early comics, and fast!
    Ditto, Ditko...

    Knuckles the nun's good knock...
    Good on Roger Langridge for his stand on this - I hope it doesn't impact on some of his tie-ins to Disney (ie The Muppets) now that Disney owns Marvel - I love that his first Popeye comic cover is a tribute to the first Superman story


    Subhumans...
    The thing I notice is that often management don't seem to factor nightshift subs into their chains of communication - they don't seem to realise that it is the subs who craft and finesse the finished products that pay their upper echelon salaries. An editor is only as good as their subs.

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  • Speaker: The Voyage: The Engine Room…, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Soap Opera Houses...

    The Aussie banks we rely on are exposed to the commodities sector and to sourcing finance from mostly Asian offshore investors.

    The bubble is breaking...

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  • Speaker: The Voyage: The Engine Room…,

    Ship of fools...

    We need all hands below deck to rebuild and
    restart the engine while we still have time.

    Failing that we'll
    all be down there
    pulling against oarlocks,
    tugging our forelocks,
    losing our shirts
    to make sails, as
    the Galley of State,
    rudderless, drifts
    reefward...

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    NASA webcam coverage of Transit of Venus now on (11am Weds 6 June)

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

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    If, like me, you won't have a chance of observing the Transit of Venus, here's one I prepared earlier (well a coupla minutes ago...)
    ...and not to be mistaken for this one!

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City,

    Ch-ch-chilly Chchch...
    Steady snow falling, and settling, in Shirley this morning,
    Venus is gonna have to put chains on the Transit,
    and even then we won't have a chance of seeing it..
    ...now where will I be in a hundred years?
    Oh, right...

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  • Speaker: The Voyage: Full Steam ahead, in reply to Dave Howell,

    resource for the goose...

    I think there’s a good chance that you’re right that the economy won’t be 4 times as large, but I’d suggest that what prevents it won’t be running out of resources, but shooting ourselves in the foot by mismanaging those we have.

    I think Russel Norman summed it up very succinctly at the weekend...

    Norman said the country had lived for decades off its "natural capital", which was now "much depleted".
    "The forests of the plains have been felled, burnt and ploughed to within a few hectares of disappearing completely," he said.
    "We've damaged and eroded our soils. We've polluted the majority of our lowland rivers and streams. We've pushed the wildlife – animals found nowhere else in the world – to the brink of extinction."
    Attention was turning to "what remains", he said.
    "The lignite under our feet, the freshwater that still makes it out to the sea, and the oil that may lie deep under our oceans. From the beginning of colonisation there have been those who see Aotearoa simply as a place to make a quick buck."
    The Government had "given up" on building a more balanced economy, Norman said.

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  • Hard News: Sub Mission, in reply to Hebe,

    As when subbing for the Dom ?
    Sorry don’t understand.

    go ask Emma...
    ;- )

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  • Hard News: Sub Mission, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Errorists...

    I often read it out loud...

    That's how we used to do it in the proofreaders' room at The Press - before the machines 'won' - a reader and a copy-holder, who would often tick each word, four eyes and ears, two brains, and even then the odd mistake would get through... such as some politician being described as "the Leader of the Oppression".
    ; - )

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  • Hard News: Sub Mission, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    My eyes seem to run over the mistakes and my brain just fills in with what I meant to write.

    The trick is to read the text expecting everything to be wrong...

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