Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to James Butler,

    under pressure...

    I think it's getting worse in the era of pervasive iPods and mp3s, because compression gets around some of the failings in lossy (size) compression codecs (ever tried to listen to a capella choral music on even a 320k mp3? Not pretty, partly because the dynamic range is too great), and because you can hear it over the sound of the traffic/bus/parents etc.

    ....and according to Neil, Steve was a vinyl purist!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5613 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born…, in reply to Will de Cleene,

    Now we're cooking...

    Meatloaf...

    My first thought too!
    I don't understand Americans.
    One minute they are all about the illusion
    next minute they're saying we wus conned
    I sense... a nation with issues...

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  • Hard News: Getting to the bottom of…, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Even so, China is no more Mordor than it is the Promised Land.

    Nicely put...

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  • Capture: Flash Cars, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Off the Beaton track...

    Hark...

    Hark! a vagrant....
    Peasants and velocipeding and much more...

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  • Capture: The Robots Are Here!,

    and let's not forget...
    Eduardo Paolozzi's fine work...
    including: Vulcan - it seems the UK is festooned with his mecha sculptures and there's also his collages which I first remember from '60s Brit scifi mag New Worlds

    plus some historic robot stuff at Cybernetic Zoo

    and to finish, what do you do with a problem like Maria?
    well if you an early steampunk adopter like Fritz Lang's Professor Rotwang in Metropolis ...

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  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to Lilith __,

    Circular que?

    cet theory

    that's all good Venn...

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  • Capture: The Robots Are Here!, in reply to Rebecca Leathem,

    the sequincers rule…

    Oh these are wonderful. My robots are not proper robots, merely decoration robots. In homage to all true robots, of course. I took the shots on holiday in Napier in January 2011.

    Decoration robots rock, too!
    Looks like the kind of thing you could sell at that marvellous Napier design emporium Aroha and Friends – much to admire there, I like the screen prints and bird cages and the kiwi creativity…
    (there’s even a deleted scene from Boy in there somewhere and some great music)

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  • Capture: The Robots Are Here!,

    aaaahh R.U.R.
    Secrets when dynasties collide....
    the Dukes + Martin Horspool + Liesha Ward Knox

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  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to Lilith __,

    getting the hump... or the blues?

    dolphins, which are a subgroup of the whale family

    ...like a sub cet...?

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  • Capture: Roamin' Holiday, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    just the facts...

    ...how hard is it for us as a species to understand that everything we have comes straight from nature, and when we die we’re going straight back to nature, and that we are inescapably a part of nature? Or that when nature no longer finds us useful we’ll be discarded, just like countless other species before us? Our survival as a species depends on that understanding and acceptance of those facts.

    Excellent summation - could the Education Dept see that that is printed on all our school exercise books in future!
    Oh, and given to every politician, too!

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