when it all goes pear-shaped
The official fruit of the Republic o Devonport
I'm no expert on cruise ships, but isn't the advantage of them that you can sleep on board? There's a steady flow of them visiting Dunedin this month, and they just come into the tourist sites during the day and then go back to the boat at night.
That was my reaction too. Maybe they're on this one...
Let's not get carried away, for heaven's sake. We're not talking about football thugs here. The British rugby fans who followed the Lions tour here four years ago were in general perfectly decent people who looked to get on with the locals.
(Exception: that whining prick Stephen Jones.)
I do find this negativity about visitors to our country odd.
Okay, I'm really basing that on my Twickenham experiences. I guess we can be more gracious hosts... can't we?
I went to the Kiwi matches in the last world cup, and there was plenty of congestion, especially driving to Cardiff for that match. Of course, airports and roads in Europe are generally designed for a higher traffic flow than we are used to.
(And was it just me or have Mr Jones' last few "Rolling Maul" columns been positively gracious about NZ rugby? I think he's trying to catch us unawares...)
As people have mentioned previously, it's not going to be that different to an existing match. What will be different, especially in the final few weeks, is that there will be a large number of visitors in major centres who don't have tickets to the match They won't be walking to Eden Park, they'll be filling the bars in town - all day.
I'm staying in Auckland this week on business and every hotel in the CBD is full tonight (except for youth hostels and the Duxton at $799). I asked what was going on this week as I was being ejected from my hotel (well, checking out) and I was told that a cruise ship was coming in. A, as in single, one, cruise ship.
I'm quite frightened at the prospect of the CBD overflowing with drunken English tourists...
Volcano by POTUSA...
("Embedding disabled by request"... Thanks, Sony)
I'm using 2008 x64 Std and all the Vista x64 drivers work without any fuss (it's the same kernel).
I'm no gamer though so I don't know about DirectX bells and whistles.
Norton is a cure that's worse than the problem IMHO... probably responsible for far more pain than Vista ever has been.
I'm actually running Windows Server 2008 on this laptop. It's like Vista without the bling. Not as quick as Windows 7 but very stable, and a built in hypervisor for playing wtih the other stuff (including Windows 7, which I'm not allowed to run on client sites).
Like I said, no problems at all! :-)
Honestly, I've upgraded >20 systems personally with no issues... (but then I don't have evil Mac vibes)
3 words: Windows 7 Beta.
That'll fix ya!
Yes, for 90 days it will, anyway...