Posts by bob daktari

  • Polity: Behavioural economics and Hekia Parata, in reply to Adam H,

    Repeat after me: “economics is a social science”.

    this... so much this

    and as a social science it is but one... yet it is the only one politicians seem to care about, more fool them... and poor us

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Behavioural economics and Hekia Parata, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    possibly because its neither behavioral, economics nor does it make much sense

    I worry when people with power act as if the real world is a academic exercise with points for effort... damn the consequences PR will tidy that stuff up

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Waterview: The giant up the road,

    I'm fascinated and mortified by this huge homage to cars & petrol that I've watched rise from my bus seat - the planning and details that project managers have done to ensure everything has gone smoothly and to plan is most impressive and makes my head hurt

    For photos/flybys and the like I've been following https://www.facebook.com/AliceTBM there's some great pictures there

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Obscuring the News, in reply to Northshoreguynz,

    I use a variety of things as aggregator - twitter and Facebook are fast becoming the less used as I follow and friend things I relate to and like, thus end up in a feedback loop of the sorts of things you'd expect... which means I miss out on balance... have been using reddit (r/newzealand/) as my aggregator for a bit over a year cause it gives me news, entertainment, silliness and most importantly access to people who don't agree with me all... so discussion is vastly more interesting and enlightening

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Obscuring the News, in reply to EE,

    cue serious debate on what "news" actually is

    I would imagine the Herald considers all their posts news or opinion

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Medical cannabis: a polling experiment, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    dance/clubbing has always been a minority interest compared to say sports but more popular and frequented than say live music.... from what I hear from DJs (I'm too old to venture out much) Auckland clubbing is as vibrant as its ever been

    huge increase in young electronic producers doing their thing largely outside of the "music scene" - a wonderful thing...

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Medical cannabis: a polling experiment, in reply to Russell Brown,

    anacdotal - younger people I crossed a lot when active in the dance scene, a few years back now, really looked down on pot... saw it as old peoples thing

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: The Gaffer Departs, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    missed the interview... and its still to hit the RNZ website, emailed them and have been told it should be up today

    Must say I am quietly excited about seeing King Loser play this week

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Sweet Inspiration,

    Can think of a number edits/remixes of kiwi classics danced up - won't share them as to be polite they are abominations... that Yandall Sisters one is pretty ace

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stop acting like the law is…,

    it seems to me outside of the law there has been massive incremental change... the poll reflects that - drugs are bad, m'kay... but pot not so bad, m'kay

    where there has been no change is from our politicians, if anything since Nandor left office and the whole synthetic cannabis disaster things have crept backwards

    I for one am more than ready for some actual change, in law and not just around medicinal purposes - we don't need a large influx of new patients looking to game the system and sympathetic doctors put into compromising positions

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 504 posts Report Reply

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