Posts by Shaun Lott

  • Hard News: Approved by lunchtime,

    One day we'll have evidence-based legislation, sigh.

    I hope, but don't hold your breath. Whether or not you inhaled ;)

    Brewed ginger beer will contain small traces of alcohol, but is sold to minors. Correct? Analogous?

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Art with a job to do,

    Red Peak was indeed the best of the bunch, but I don't think that's a very strong endorsement. I'm all for the status quo until we can do this properly...

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Saving the St James,

    Or that might just be my 2 Degrees internet connection. God, I miss Snap.

    Ah, you too?

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: After Len,

    Is Len Brown Auckland's Bill Clinton?

    But seriously... People need to fairly appropriate blame for rates rises to the intransigence of central government to allow other forms of raising local revenue. We pay rates in Rodney as well as Waitakere, and things got better not worse after amalgamation. I only hope the next incumbent has the ability to follow through on the infrastructure vision that Brown has been able to establish.

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  • Hard News: The good guys,

    A national team that can the best in the world at something, by such a large margin, and be the subject of such hype, and still be so obviously just regular decent guys: that surely deserves our respect. It's clear why they inspire national pride, in all the best ways. You can see why John Key is so keen for every possible photo-op...

    (As for SBW, this tournament has certainly elevated my opinion of him significantly, both as a player and as a person.)

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Hug Reform,

    Hugs are fine. Just leave the ponytail alone.

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  • Hard News: The positive option of Red Peak,

    Just because Red Peak is better than the panel options doesn't make it a good or even a very well considered choice. That bar was pretty low. None of the options represent New Zealand to me or make a convincing attempt to carry the combination of European (mainly British) and Maori heritage forward. So I guess this makes no difference to me: I'm all for the status quo until such time as we consider this issue properly, and for a better reason than to prop up a third term government that is running out of steam.

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Not just…,

    So video killed the radio star and streaming killed the radio revenue model. I know I'm part of a rapidly shrinking demographic, but streaming and, indeed, digital downloads don't really do it for me. I like to own a thing once I've paid for it.

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: A night out dancing,

    Meanwhile, I’m still finding odd bugs – turning on the Beats1 radio station instatly disables AirPlay in iTunes, to the point of making the AirPlay icon disappear from the menu bar, although AirPlay can still be anbled at system level. (If you have been using Home Sharing to access your desktop library from other devices in the home, that’s gone for everyone – except via Apple TV.) Fuck knows, basically.

    Pretty sure I read that neither of these things are bugs. Beats1 is not allowed to go via AirPlay by design… Home Sharing is gone for now, but allegedly it will be back like Arnie in iOS9.

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: A night out dancing,

    duplicating and even triplicating some of them

    In my experience, that seems to be standard iCould (mis)behaviour with lots of data items. Annoying enough for me to avoid so far.

    Waitakere • Since Aug 2009 • 79 posts Report Reply

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