Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Legal Beagle: Q&A: John Banks' judicial review, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    they are still fallible

    The Press's editorial about Banks refers to a 'Judge Wiley'...
    (they'll hopefully fix it on line, I gave 'em a heads up. but it looks silly in the paper...)

    What really gets me though is that they run the editorial, buried on-line- - but no where else on the Press masthead website does the Banks story show up at all, its like they don't think Chchch folk, of all people, would want to hear about a crooked and guilty sitting MP, wow !
    (same with the Williamson story - it's like it never really happened)

    Not even a link to the Stuff central coverage - weird...

    - who makes these blinkered news decision?
    They don't seem interested in having traffic to their site, or to make themselves a news destination - why bother at all?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Q&A: John Banks' judicial review, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Quiet days in Cliche...
    or wet wet wet...?

    a “wonderful 1930s song”

    I'm thinking Banks is thinking more Inkspots ('40s) than Queen...
    but they are all on the money (as it were)...

    Into each life some rain must fall
    But too much is falling in mine
    Into each heart some tears must fall
    But some day the sun will shine

    Some folks can lose the blues in their hearts
    But when I think of you another shower starts
    Into each life some rain must fall
    But too much is falling in mine

    He must be singing about Dotcom or McCready...

    I can see it in your stars
    Life is so exciting
    Acting so bizzare
    Your world is so inviting
    Playing really cool
    And looking so mysterious honey
    Your every day is full of sunshine
    But into every life a little rain must fall

    Others seem to think
    You are over dramatising
    Problems at work
    So it's hardly suprising
    There's little you can do
    To alter their opinions honey
    You want a clean reputation
    But now you're facing complications
    'Cos into every life a little rain must fall

    But songs aside - that he stays in Parliament is a travesty
    Guilty should be a Red Card or at least a Yellow Card until the election

    - John Key is known by the company he keeps...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: BOTY Potty.,

    Birds like a drop o' culture...
    Proper birds even dress up a bit, eh Miss Potter?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Crowding and displacement in Auckland,

    Laissez-faire, Lessee fear...
    Privatise the suburbs !!
    - as the Government moves to distance itself from social housing, could 'the Sir Owen Glen Innes District for Lessee Mortals' be just over the horizon?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Two roads lead to the city, in reply to Bart Janssen,

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    One way to do that is to totally separate pedestrians and bikes from
    cars and trucks.

    ...and buses, let the vehicles fight it out...

    the above pic is from the excellent Buswatchnz site

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  • Capture: PhotoForum at 40,

    Was there a PhotoForum gallery in Auckland as well?

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  • Capture: Cats Love Cameras,

    Rats love cameras too...
    too cute for words...
    Pet rats with tiny teddy bears aawwwww...

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  • Hard News: The Digital Natives, in reply to AlistairC,

    Girl from IPMana (sexist meme of the day)

    I'm hoping the 'Princess Laila and the Rebel Alliance' meme
    might bite as well...
    Especially as Key's Death Star is closing in for the kill!

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Still Life in Mobile Homes,

    Real excited photons!
    Now this particular breakthrough in light infotainment has to be useful ...

    University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics

    Mankind has used reflection of light from a metal mirror on a daily basis for millennia, but the quantum mechanical magic behind this familiar phenomenon is only now being uncovered.
    ...
    Excitons, particles of light-matter interaction where light photons become transiently entangled with electrons in molecules and semiconductors, are known to be fundamentally important in processes such as plant photosynthesis and optical communications that are the basis for the Internet and cable TV. The optical and electronic properties of metals cause excitons to last no longer than approximately 100 attoseconds* (0.1 quadrillionth of a second). Such short lifetimes make it difficult for scientists to study excitons in metals, but it also enables reflected light to be a nearly perfect replica of the incoming light.

    *For context, an attosecond is to a second what a second is to about 31.71 billion years, or more than twice the age of the universe. - that's a hell of a refresh rate!

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    It's always a source of wonder to me, the way rainbows and reflections are individualised communions, and communicatications - optic nerve-centric photonic barrages - yet coherent signals.
    They move with you, everything is relative!

    we walk in light...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Buying Cool,

    Ocker rockers, noisy neighbours...
    It turns out Australia was the first to attempt wiping out all life on the planet! Underhand Bastards!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7066 posts Report Reply

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