Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Works in progress,

    The pillars march off towards town. This thing is huge.

    Literally pillars of the community going large?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Alfie,

    spooky...

    It was certainly a rather short (3 year) tenure for such a high profile position.

    He did what was required of him by Mr Key

    "Mr Fletcher has been instrumental in the significant improvements that have taken place at the GCSB over the past three years, where he has led the implementation of the Kitteridge review and increased the public openness and accountability of the organisation," he said.

    The 'significant improvements' in public openness and accountability are open to debate...

    this was interesting too: Spy boss Ian Fletcher has both hands tied behind his back justifying cyber-security defence system Project Cortex

    The director of the Government Communications Security Bureau says he can't say how Cortex will work or exactly which organisations will come under its protection. To do so would risk exposing vulnerabilities, he says. Nor will he say how much Cortex is costing.
    ...
    He says he "genuinely doesn't know" whether Cortex would protect organisations from the destructive malware allegedly produced by North Korea that has ravaged Sony Pictures, and which is now gaining almost as much notoriety as Stuxnet. But he says it is a valid question.
    "It is too soon to tell. Clearly, there is a serious response and investigation process under way and we must all, I suspect, wait for that to work its way through."
    Nor is Fletcher making any promises about how effective Cortex will be at all.

    that was Dec 29, 2014 - wonder what happened over the summer break?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Two Sevens Clashed, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...next to Roger Gascoigne

    Or perhaps Trevor Mallard with a face mask?
    ;- )

    I remember Jane from those days in wellington, mostly at boozy lunches with Warren Mayne and the other NBR staff of the time...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Two Sevens Clashed, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    tasty...

    This pic...

    Nice to see Mr Terence Hogan (graphic designer par excellence) leaning at the back there, by the Zappa heads...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    frozen photon traces…

    …the perfect picture would have several characteristics:

    What about a control one also, with a measuring / survey stick for scale and possibly a colour chart for leaf and flower matching (date as well, plus GPS, soil salinity, acidity, etc?)

    PS: looks pretty fractal to me – for ‘random sprawling nature’ I read ‘adventitious sun seeking’…

    PPS: please ignore all pushes to deregulate branch bi & trifurcation, thats one canopy ya don’t wanna open…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    ...and none from Cape Reinga yet

    from Te Rerenga Wairua (1984)
    animated peak pohutukawa at 10.40, good buddy
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    plus kelp!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    I bean thinking…

    Legguminosae ?
    pod diet tree…
    Not just any old ‘broad bean’ then…
    … but a scarlet runner!

    </fixed nitrogen>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Peak Pohutukawa, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    on the QC...

    Silk tree….

    Not a Bush Lawyer then?
    in the Fabaceae family, they get around...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Movement, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Garage motion

    it's bigger on the inside!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Wireless Summer, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    at a tangent...

    fountain pen
    does anyone still use one?

    a soda fountain?
    or a drug store?
    spare a tear for
    the soda jerk
    all shook up
    and outta work
    :- )

    going further aside:
    I do miss milkshakes
    with icecream in
    cold metal dispensers
    The Blue Mill...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5274 posts Report Reply

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