Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Capture: Tribute - Dr Chris Ward, in reply to Lilith __,

    Can you see what’s in this picture

    ahah! It is one of the 'self anointed'
    sleeping with Winston Peters' scalp...
    (others may see different things)

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Beknighted?

    Sir Job’s Brisbane is inseparable from any cultural understanding of the Saints.

    Indeed, Job is virtually a saint himself (at least an Abrahamic prophet), and would have undoubtedly suffered (and survived) through Joh, the Devil from Dannevirke's crushing rule...
    ;- )

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to linger,

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    the media is the massage.

    apparently had its genesis from a typo as well:

    "Why is the title of the book The Medium is the Massage and not The Medium is the Message? Actually, the title was a mistake. When the book came back from the typesetter's, it had on the cover 'Massage' as it still does. The title was supposed to have read The Medium is the Message but the typesetter had made an error. When McLuhan saw the typo he exclaimed, 'Leave it alone! It's great, and right on target!' Thus, there are now four possible readings for the last word of the title, all of them accurate: Message and Mess Age, Massage and Mass Age."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Medium_Is_the_Massage

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Roger writes…,

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    In Love With These Times is a perfect Flying Nun artefact – the publishers managed to misspell Straitjacket Fits on the back cover blurb (Muppets!) so there is an inserted erratum (and apology) sheet in each book – I chuckled loudly at that.

    “Shared a caravan at Sweetwaters that time.”

    I was in that caravan too, and the cricket game, but I guess long lists of names get a tad boring – he captured the zeitgeist and remembers a hell of a lot more than I do. Surprised the New Year at New Plymouth didn’t get a look in – but I don’t know if anyone really remembers that weekend…
    8 - )

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    A French court fined Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] 800,000 euros ($907,000) on Thursday for running an illegal taxi service with non-professional drivers and slapped smaller fines on two of its executives in the first such criminal case in Europe.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-ubertech-court-idUSKCN0YV1DQ

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/french-court-convicts-uber-of-violating-transport-privacy-laws-1465477861

    and there is the disturbing alliance with the Sauds to consider
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/02/technology/uber-investment-saudi-arabia.html?_r=0

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-06-07/saudi-arabias-investment-in-uber-sets-a-dangerous-precedent

    Who is taking who for a ride?

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  • Southerly: I Fell Down,

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    It’s good that Bob demystifies the perils of technical jargon – especially the latently dangerous confusion between ‘awls’ and ‘owls’…

    CARTOON CREDIT:Jack Ziegler, National Lampoon, Oct. 1974.
    http://scienceofparenthood.com/jack-ziegler/

    http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/bob-mankoff/the-journey-of-a-thousand-cartoons

    http://www.tcj.com/jack-ziegler-the-voice-of-middle-america/

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  • Southerly: I Fell Down, in reply to Paul Brislen,

    Wet-ware wolves?

    ... and all I’ve got to show for it is a chip on my shoulder

    ... I knew once they got on people's wrists that they'd migrate towards the brain - "Take me to your leader" - there is no outrunning the Singularity!
    ;- )

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  • Southerly: I Fell Down, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And also I’d hate to turn Public Address into TV3. ...
    Just give it a go – embed a YouTube video in a post.
    If it works out we could look for a sponsor for you

    TV Free...
    ...with input from Dr H & Progeny and Steven C,
    it could be called 'Weld on, well done'
    - come on punks 'maker my day'!

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to Sacha,

    in favour of digital content.

    ...otherwise known as 'giving us the finger'?

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  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to linger,

    “stuffing it up there”

    ..the neologisms continue today Stuff has this heading:
    Marlborough Environment Plan ready for public scutiny
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/80837519/marlborough-environment-plan-ready-for-public-scutiny

    I’m guessing ‘scutiny’ must be a mix of ‘scut work’ and ‘mutiny’
    ;- )

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