Posts by Steve Reeves

  • Hard News: The Real Threat, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Well, naturally he blames someone else...

    A minister always takes the salary, but never the responsibility.

    Thank goodness for outsourcing, I say!

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word…,

    WOTD must be something to do with the on-line world---it's now ubiquitous and basically vital.

    "www" (a word???...) - pages went from 2 billion to over 25 billion...

    "pirates"

    "privacy"

    "IP" -- take your choice---as in address, or in the "legal" sense...

    "download"

    "broadband"

    I must get out more...

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: The Source, in reply to BenWilson,

    And Key is an honourable man. As Shakespeare did not write.

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: The Source, in reply to BenWilson,

    Rhetorical and logical meanings might be different.

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  • Legal Beagle: Kim Dotcom and the GCSB,

    Can you be both a foreign national and an NZ resident?

    I reckon you can---so if the police are asked "Are they foreign nationals?" and reply "Yes" then they have given a correct answer.

    Perhaps it's GCSB who have caused all this (contrary to what The Herald, for example, is reporting) by asking the wrong question. It seems they should have asked "Are they NZ residents?".

    Being a resident and being a foreign national are not mutually exclusive, perhaps?

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "Because we can", in reply to Russell Brown,

    Her original statement seems (designed??) to suggest that people have been on benefits for five years in one continuous block of time (i.e. they went on one day, and came off it five years later with no movement in between), whereas, when I first read it I though: but perhaps that means that these people had accumulated five years on a benefit by moving on and off over ten years.

    Good digging, though!

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Cinema Scoped, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Geoff---if you follow that link in my post above it does seem to be on again. Weekends only--but there! The website was updated today And I noticed a "we are open" sign this morning (getting the bike repaired at VeloEspresso :-) )

    So, might be good news!

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Cinema Scoped,

    The Victoria in Hamilton seems to have opened again!!! Anyone know the story?

    http://www.victoriacinema.co.nz/

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Where do you get yours?, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    I was with some friends in a glasses shop some time ago, and I was holding forth about the scandalous prices---I think I used the words "for a bit of bent wire...".

    This brought on a huge, loud tirade of, basically, abuse from the shopkeeper---including the priceless (!!) "how much do you think the machines cost that make the frames---millions! They have to get their money back somehow".

    It was very amusing, and a bit scary! Didn't buy from them, needless to say.

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: SECRET MILITARY LULZ, in reply to Caleb D'Anvers,

    As No Right Turn said on The Standard

    comment 5:

    But nothing is off the record. if the informationis held by the Minister in their official capacity, then its official information and subject to the OIA, no matter what format or storage medium it is in. Hell, the OIA even applies to information in Minister’s heads, which means you can tell them to write stuff down, and offer to extract it surgically if they refuse.

    “Private” email accounts only hide information if the Minister is going to break the law. And then their staff should be having a quiet word to the Ombudsman about it.

    Near Donny Park, Hamilton… • Since Apr 2007 • 93 posts Report Reply

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