Posts by Brodie Davis

  • Up Front: Well, Read Women,

    Ann Leckie is also a good read, then Naomi Novik (for your dragon fix), Kristine Rusch (noirish fix) and Cherie Priest (for your post-apoc fix) are also good choices (IMHO), and I strongly recommend "The Golbin Emperor" by Katherine Adderson/Sarah Monette.

    If I can be so bold, does anyone have recomendations for woman writers doing hardish sci/fi similar to Alaistair Reynolds or Neal Asher

    Since Aug 2008 • 52 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Living under bridges, in reply to Andrew C,

    Clearly, and that's the sensible thing to do. Much better than "tough"

    But no parking was going to be removed, it was just that other people might want to use it.

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  • Speaker: Living under bridges, in reply to linger,

    Well I guess thats a matter of opinion, and Auckland Transport tends to disagree with that position. They have consistantly taken the position that street parking is not a right and can disapear at any moment. As it should be as it is public roads paid for by everyones rates.

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  • Speaker: Living under bridges, in reply to Andrew C,

    Street parking doesn't belong to the property. It belongs to everyone, so complaining about street parking being used is a wash (and I live in a area that has commuters parking every morning so can't park in front of my house ever).

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  • Speaker: Living under bridges, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Just read this article then.

    http://www.metromag.co.nz/current-affairs/skypath-the-path-of-most-resistance/

    and consider that the author tried quite hard to not present the NRA as a bunch of crazy nutters. The more you see of their feedback, the less credible it all becomes. and one of their main complaints is that the onstreet parking will be taken up by people who are not them (and the correct response to that is "tough"). And then consider that they blocked the council wanting to put in a cycle lane to the bridge in preperation for the skypath. It almost looks like they want skypath to be built to devonport on a non existant bridge (and to be honest, a cycle path to devonport from the city would be amazing).

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  • Speaker: Living under bridges,

    Is she using the patronage numbers for a day as a hourly figure? I can't see that attracting the 6000 per hour that she seems to be implying.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to CJM,

    That is truely insane. Maybe thats how being super wealthy works. you go to the window shop purchase some new windows for your house, get the glazier/builder to install them to make sure they fit, and then put the old ones back in. Just so you have some spares or something.

    Why the fuck would we even need a multiterabyte fibre tap, if it wasn't going to be installed, or there wasn't another one somewhere.

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  • OnPoint: "Project SPEARGUN underway", in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The thing is they don't need to do anything as fancy as a underwater intercept on the cable. They can just put equipment in at the Hawaii base stations and then put gag orders on the operators. Of course the operators may not actually know there are taps in place, as it could simply be a replaced cable tray with the taps in it. And from everyone one elses perspect it would look like a normal (if full) fibre tray.

    Also you can tap fibre leads by simply bending them and collecting the light that doesn't reflect, and all the operator will notice is a slight increase in attenuation. Which could well fall within the operational norms for a undersea cable, as it likey will continue to settle over time (considering in the open sea, they are just draped over the sea bed and hang between mountains/ridges).

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Sacha,

    My soure was the something awful forums NZ poltics thread, but they likly got it via reddit, but it is on the nzherald right now.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    The email being "released" tonight is now available in screenshot format. Its pretty amusing. (could also be horribly fake, and just a screenshot of notepad or something).

    http://i.imgur.com/qJxpqU6.jpg

    Since Aug 2008 • 52 posts Report Reply

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