Posts by Gregor Ronald

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping, in reply to Howard Edwards,

    After the big Chch quake, our POTS landline with analog handset was our lifeline. Cell tower batteries died after 12 hours, phones died in a day or so, but the old school phone plugged on...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The other kind of phone tapping, in reply to Alst,

    Yep, used by Telecom (sorry, Post Office) techs to check if a line's working properly. 136 did something as well, can't remember what though.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Hebe,

    Probably at Eric Scott's old house nearer to the Banks Ave corner, he had a massive vege garden & orchard.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Yes Rob, the land has sunk - our River Rd section is about a metre lower than it was. Standing on it now you look up to Banks Ave School, but we used to be level with it.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Hebe,

    We really were looking forward to rebuilding on our River Rd section near Banks Ave, it was a lovely area of town to live; close to the CBD, a good little cafe scene developing in Stanmore Rd, Palms Mall not far away, plus doctors schools etc. But not to be...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The greening of the Red Zone, in reply to Russell Brown,

    A friend works for a big arborist/tree-surgery company; he's been touring the red zne with CCC staff, identifying the trees worth saving and those likely to self-seed and be a nuisance. So someone's onto the situation, though he didn't say what the next step will be.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Adric and the Art of Asking,

    Best wishes Emma,
    My wife's just come through a breast cancer experience - we know the anxiety and the imagination at times like this. You can control that, I'm sure - and it will make you stronger.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: A Slight Diversion from…,

    I was told that half of all ferro-cement boats ended up as swimming pools.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Say the web front end went down, but the server and its OS stayed up. There are lots of ways that someone could gain access, depending on security at the server - and in many sites security is in need of updates and riddled with holes. You'd still need a database login, though - unless the data was in plain text.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Not doing justice, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    I agree, he used the "Sorry people were offended" line several times. I kept waiting for him to apologise for the statement itself, but I honestly think he didn't understand the difference.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 79 posts Report Reply

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