Heh. One of the first lessons I learnt about getting information from the “web” – before the web existed – when using Veronica, Archie, Gopher (etc) was to write something that was nearly right and include a “silly error”. Talk about elicit a storm of “silly bugger” responses. It were a grand way of finding out from everyone the answer to your query! I thank Brenda Leeuwenburg for that gem!!
Netscape on a 14.4 kilobits/sec modem was a dog.
Luxury! God! I remember watching the bloody byte meter tick over bytes, 10s of bytes, scores of bytes….oooooo… its getting faster…. (then back again) while huddled over the screen with the images turned off so that you wouldn’t go over your volume!!!!
Use(r)groups and those “Local Nets” where people would phone you to tell you someone (in freaking Norway!) has been reading the Wellington Use Group and wonders if anyone knows where they can find you.
Steve: BBS! Yes!. I remember having dinner with Jim Shaw and seeing the original ACTRIX sitting in the corner of the dining room!!!! Connected to THE WORLD!!! Staggering.
And my first email address having to be 8 letters or less. Took out the “o” in mason to satisfy this st&^%%^id bloody byte wide system!!
Gerry said that? He has to be joshing. If he didn’t know of this it is one his best Head-In-The-Sand responses of his career.
This Taylor and Tomkin report with similar piccie in Fig 3-4 page 15. St Albans is a bad spot to be….and I suspect the Woolston/Opawa area uplift is damming the areas behind them.
Scary perspective. In the last 1,000,000 years there have probably been in the order of 10,000 100 year floods. Statements of long lived residents like “I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime” are nothing compared to the odd million years. Chch has not even been through two 100 year cycles.
Chch is built on a swamp. These are low lying. The oceans are rising while the land is dropping. Which generation is going to bite the bullet? Significant numbers of Chch people are going to have to move. The logistics of lifting houses and / or filling sections higher just does not bear thinking about. Please don’t try New Orleans flood protection around Chch.
Over the weekend someone pointed to the reverse spelling of the new name......
Has anyone linked to the cone pictures? eg Flickr???
and now the video
Forget it. David beat me and I didn’t realise it
GAh. I must read ALL the posts!!!!!
Way to go Dan!! The Athens Gold Medalist done good!
From the price list:
Call Centre $9.55
Web (mail) $7.80
Web (ezyTicket) $5.55
Mobile (via web) $6.70
Mobile (via call centre) $9.55
Box Office $0.00
If I recall walking past the MCG the ground ticket office is the Box Office. I think we're safe. No EXTRA fee other than what is already in the ticket.
$10!! Ah you missed my pun. Duck!!
Absorbing is the word. Every ball could be a turning point. (NB -note the use of 3 cricket terms in that!). The 500+ innings from NZ. The “weak” reply from India. The stomach churning collapse of NZ, the debilitating damn near pulling it off by India along with the final bowling acts by NZ.
Compare with the draw against England last year. Waiting waiting waiting on that next ball to deliver the coup de gras to the number 11. Gahhh!! Absorbing.
Please please Cricket NZ. Cheap tickets and expensive beer. That should satisfy all. Get a freaking crowd. After being in Australia last year for the Ashes and watching the media interest, the sellout crowds (Melbourne Cricket Ground no less 96,000!!! or some bloody stupid figure) and the talk in the streets, we do have something to learn. It IS a spectator sport especially when you are in a crowd that applauds both teams. Anything other than test cricket just ain’t cricket.
And here are the ticket prices for the Boxing Day Test
Get a general ticket for $30 per day. Kids $190, Pensioners $18. Last day is $20. And buying at the ground incurs $0 fee.
Aussie dollars too!
You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!
Five days later.......