Posts by Brodie Davis

  • Hard News: Over the paywall?,

    But if they make you pay for access, don't they then have to provide quality content?

    HAHAHA sorry I couldn't help myself. This is why paywalls tend to mostly fail, unless your producing content of a high enough quality, most people won't pay for it.

    Since Aug 2008 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Cycle Frolic, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Have you sent the stats to the guys at transportblog? they would probably be able to make a post out of it (for their mythbusting segments).

    Since Aug 2008 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Making it up on smacking,

    I think my opinion on this was changed by a comment by Russell when the law came out, and it was about how this makes the law equitable between adults and children. In that behaviors that would be illegal against an adult were now illegal against a child. And that just because a person is your child doesn’t give you free reign to commit assault on them.

    So its still surprising to me that there are politicians pushing the agenda to allow that to take place again.

    Since Aug 2008 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Lowering the Stakes, in reply to Dan Salmon,

    The old 6" spike in the centre of the steering wheel system of car safety.

    This case is hitting me a bit, as I used to ride down stanley street (on the footpath, I would never in a million years be on the road where that concrete truck is) and have to navigate this intersection to get down to Tamaki drive for fun riding.

    And even obeying the lights, riding on the strand is straight up playing russian roulette with trucks. Road design in auckland just tends to be shit. And where are they funneling the riders from the cycleway extension in the gully? onto wakefield street or grafton road? From looking at the plan it pops you out onto beach road, right next to this set of lights.

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  • Hard News: We need to talk about Len,

    Can I, as a rate payer initiate a vote of no confidence in the five Councillors who are wasting everyones time. Maybe they should go mow some berms for the less advantaged. (I do find it funny that the berms in Grafton are still being mowed though, and they had someone out there doing it on sunday).

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  • Hard News: How do you sleep?,

    What I have found. Is no coffee after midday, eat some cottage cheese or something high in protein before bed (to keep the tummy fullish,the slower digesting the better). Exercise, even if its just a 30 minute brisk walk around the block. And don't let yourself sit/lie in bed too long, if your not drifting off, get up and do something to settle your brain.

    But having a 3yr old and a 1yr old, means that sleeping time is too precious a resource to waste, so my body won't let me throw it away.

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  • Hard News: Friday: A happier place,

    Not in the same theme as other videos. But this is a cargo pilot indulging his love for gliders. With a pretty good backing track matched in.

    I like to think you can see the joy of flying in it.

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  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Dear Commissioner Marshall. Shut the fuck up and go away.

    I also loved how he was on Campbell live last night and didn't have any answers to any questions they had about this case. Surely if your going on a tv station regarding a specific case you should be fucking briefed on it, otherwise you just come across as a fucking waste of space.

    So the options are, he is totally incompetent and didn't think to do any research on the subject of the interview = should be fired, or is hiding deep issues within the police force in regards to this issue = should be fired. I don't get what his end-game was.

    Do the police think that they can tell everyone to "move along, nothing to see here" in regards to this?

    Since Aug 2008 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And as I noted on the previous page, the Waitemata superintendent is now saying only that the other three complaints had “not progressed” to a formal stage. I have a feeling we may find out that formal complaints were not exactly encouraged.

    This whole formal complaint thing just seems like weasel words to me. I know I have used similar when dealing with internal escalations that I don't really want to deal with (note IT support and dealing with helpdesks not wanting to do their own work, and just wanting to throw it up the pipe).

    I would hope that every complaint to the police where someone has been interviewed has a complaint number (and as such is formal). So from this perspective, it sounds more like "we couldn't be bothered with the paperwork, so told them to go away" than anything else.

    Since Aug 2008 • 37 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Narcissists and bullies, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Oh, but “the line” has to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time, because The Victim-Blaming Playbook boils down to one very simple principle: **The only way a rapist’s prey ever stops “asking for it” is not to exist at all.*

    I agree completely, but there does seem to be a “dress/behavior code” that exists, where idiots feel able to go “its your fault, from what you were wearing you were asking for it”. Now it may be that some of those people think that just by merely existing is enough. But for others there is a line, ie tight white pants, or super short miniskirt etc. But if someone was in trackies then its different in their heads. Like that ALAC advertisement from a few years ago (discussed on this forum, by emma I think).

    This is another example that makes me sick.

    Trigger warning!
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11152672

    Fagan asked her if it was consensual. “Did you not hear what I just said?” she replied. He replied: “Yes, but you said you fancied him."

    (edited to remove excess url codes around herald link)

    Since Aug 2008 • 37 posts Report Reply

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