Posts by Jeremy Andrew

  • Feed: Fulminating and fermenting,

    Geoff, once you manage to post your post in the right forum ;-)
    Try the Home Brew supplies shop on Te Rapa Straight - just North of Fairview Motors. I've spoken with their people whenever I'm in there, and they are all very knowledgeable and friendly, and helpful no matter your experience level.
    Anything from a can and a kilo up to sparging your own wort...

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Good ideas and grumbles, in reply to Ian Jorgensen,

    I dont think illegal downloading of music has any negative effect on the music scene… I believe the opposite to be true. Its that people watch so much tv these days that is hurting the live scene

    I think you can add social media to the mix there. Back in the 90s, to catch up with your mates and what they were up to, you had to catch up with them. Meeting at a pub or gig had a social aspect, sharing interest you have in common. Now you can download whatever you're into from the band themselves, through Spotify, Youtube, or embedded in your favourite social platform. Then you Tweet about it, post it on Facebook, share it with your mates online, listen to it on your 7.1 surround headphones, play the video on your 55" flat screen, and drink your favourite craft beer for half what you'd pay for an ice cold Lion Red at a pub.

    By the time you've watched the video, seen the live performance on Youtube, posted it on the Public Address Friday music post thread, followed the artist on Twitter, actually getting off your couch, going to a gig that'll run well past your bedtime, getting gouged for crap beer seems less attractive.

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  • Hard News: Going solar?, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Would it make any sense to wait for PV? Would that be a better long-term investment than buying into solar water-heating now?

    If you're saving money with solar hot water do it. Then in 5 years time, when you suddenly have an extra $123 a month spare, get some PV. It'll be cheaper then, and you won't need as much as your hot water is already sorted.

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  • Hard News: The Digital Natives, in reply to Tristan,

    has any one heard from Paul Brislan recently?

    I believe he's just stepped down as TUANZ CEO...

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  • Hard News: The Digital Natives,

    I did get an official denial from Huntly's @DekaSign on Twitter yesterday.

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  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    There is one key assumption in that … that is both cars are identical … however most accidents occur between non-identical cars … in those cases you are significantly better off in the heavier car and with a better crumple zone. In accidents where one car significantly outweighs the other then for the heavy car it is much better to hit another car than to hit a wall.

    I used to work with a chap who drove an old-school Land Rover. He said the crumple zones on it were 3 feet into the other car.

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  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety,

    Which brings up a good point, are NZTA getting their money's worth? How many of y'all have had a speeding ticket or significant crash recently?

    My last speeding ticket was about 14 years back, and my last crash (which was my fault, but not speed related) further back than that.

    I believe I am becoming more aware recently of my own driving behaviours as my oldest boy approaches driving age (he's begun swotting up on the road code, even though he more than a year away from a learner's). Which isn't to say that I don't have a stack of iffy habits accumulated over the years since I got my full licence.

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  • Speaker: Sponsored post: Speed and Safety,

    So, this post is sponsored by the NZTA. Does this mean our speeding tickets are indirectly feeding Russell and his clan?

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  • Up Front: The Kids are All Right, in reply to BenWilson,

    How does it look to them? I’m curious if this hyperconnectedness is something people born to it actually complain about.

    It would be akin to fish complaining about water. Or us complaining that telephones make it too easy to contact people. Or about something else that I can't quite put my finger on - there's a forest there somewhere, but I cant see it for all the trees in the way.

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  • Hard News: The New New News, in reply to linger,

    podcastrati= high users?

    Very Impotent People

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