Posts by Ian Dalziel

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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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  • Capture: Going Walkabout in Sydney, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Attachment

    I fixed that for ya!

    Tried a new night shot technique,
    well new for me.

    Perhaps some problem with the shutter speed?
    It's ready for the Louvre now...
    ; - )

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  • Hard News: The Editorial Image, in reply to DeepRed,

    Lippy...

    given the make-up of the appellants.

    Now we see the other side of Dick Quax
    On Destiny Church Super City:

    Auckland councillor Dick Quax says Mr Tamaki's ambitious plans should be praised.
    “He's looking at educating people, helping people with social problems, ” says Mr Quax. “No problems with that whatsoever.”

    On Thurston Place College:

    Auckland councillors Sharon Stewart and Dick Quax, as well as the Howick Local Board, joined the calls for the construction to be halted and the community’s concerns heard.
    “The Minister of Education and the ministry have ridden roughshod over the wishes of the local people who have not been consulted and are rightly worried about having up to 100 teens with severe behavioural problems attending a facility that adjoins their children’s school,” said the councillors.

    ...and now we'll never know what size the classes were going to be...

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  • Hard News: The Editorial Image, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Please sir, could I have some Moreu…

    Bears a passing similarity to Mike Moreu
    who abruptly vanished a while back.

    I suspect it is Mike Moreu – based on some of
    his other recent work – he has dropped the
    blocky constructivist ‘signature’ his Fairfax
    work carried and the hard clearline for a
    slightly less Al Jaffee more Jack Davis line
    (see this ‘Key/Terminator’ cartoon )
    the cartoon you link to does have an MM in
    the signature and his layout sensibilities …

    …and I suspect he may have even been channelling
    your Bride of Frankenstein clip in this old cartoon.
    ;- )

    Good to see him back, I think he hit a
    rough patch there for a while…

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  • Capture: Two Tales of a City, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Dirty Digger II....

    I reckon the main reason Brownlee comes out with this
    stuff is because it pisses off people he doesn’t like.

    Either that or maybe he is covering up a major
    peat mining operation in the redzone....

    Excellent collage by the way.

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  • Up Front: Sex with Parrots, in reply to Isabel Hitchings,

    Polynomial relations and other polymath...

    Spreading the domestic and financial burden across more people means that everyone has more, not less, time, energy and resources to spend on their romantic relationships.

    Sounds great. Not something they'd want
    to go pair-shaped again, I'd imagine...

    I'm afraid Stephen's math leaves me cold...
    I have enough trouble working out binomial coefficients
    but I'm all for anything that creates a family of positive integers.

    Math may be for ever but people can change
    maybe there is the odd long division, a little subtraction
    and even some carrying on but in a universal system
    it ain't all fibonacci sequences and phi in the sky
    there's all kindsa factors involved that can create
    a polyphase sequence leading to complex roots of unity.
    Each to their own without doing harm...

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