Posts by Brodie Davis

  • 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

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

    But there is something for them, even if they don't think there is. All of the indirect benefits.

    A better off society benefits all members, if there are more jobs, then there is more money flowing around, and more niche industries can operate (ie more chances of finding forefilling employment). If salaries are higher they are both getting more money to spend, and there is more money flowing around that they get paid from.

    If everyone has affordable housing over their heads, they have more money with which to buy goods and services, and the flow on from there, is more jobs, more products and more things to do.

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  • Hard News: Earning Confidence,

    Just from reading the PDF from HorizonResearch I now understand where most of nationals support comes from.

    The age tables are mostly telling, with them sitting in low 30% votes up to the 55-64yr bracket where they jump to 40% and up to 48% in the 65-74 bracket.

    So like every other country on the planet, we are run by old men, for old (white?) men.

    Green party is roughly the opposite, with 41% of the vote in the 18-24 year bracket.

    pdf is here http://www.horizonpoll.co.nz/attachments/docs/horizon-research-political-conduct-survey-repo.pdf

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  • Hard News: Earning Confidence,

    Has anyone setup a youtubedoubler style page for this? to stream both tvnz and greenroom at the same time on the same screen?

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Hasn’t Slater inadvertantly admitted that all the content is real with his claims that dotcom hacked him to get the emails?

    Keys saying its all false/out of context. Slater is just going full guns at who he thinks is responsible, and ignoring/unaware that it pretty much confirms everything as being true.

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  • Hard News: Not doing justice, in reply to Matt Crawford,

    But something is definitely weird when looking at the amount of antisemitism being daubed across National billboards. It wasn’t like this last time.

    Seems like Confirmation Bias to me. It has been rasied in multiple areas so it seems a lot more obvious.

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  • 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.

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