Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright,

    velociraptor .... really old kiwi

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright,

    while yes, no one else gets your vote, they would only get your vote once your choice had been eliminated as the lowest polling flag.

    These are single transferable votes, your vote only is contribiuted to one flag at a time, not fractions spread across multiple flags

    (STV, where you're electing multiple candidates, say 2 flags, does end up with fractional votes being spread around after one of the candidates you've chosen has been elected - but not in this case)

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright,

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  • Hard News: Not yet standing upright, in reply to Katharine Moody,

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    Today's Tremain

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Songs of Ennui,

    I liked this mea culpa from a rock journalist today

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  • Speaker: In defence of the centre,

    Yes but 3d printing is still just a tool like any other, not even that new a tool it was hampered by patents for years

    Cheap printing lets us make stuff like rocket engines cheaper, but it's never likely to make plastic parts more cheaply than injection moulding in volume.

    (Rocket labs engines aren't really 'electric' they have electric turbopumps which is really doable because of changes in battery technology rather than fabbing tech)

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  • Speaker: In defence of the centre,

    here's a timely Salon article .... basically our growing income disparity is a symptom of us not handling technological change well - yes the robots are coming to take away our jobs, and if we can figure out how to spread the resulting wealth, rather than creating a 1% and an underclass they we're all going to be better off - don't we all want a 4 day week?

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  • Speaker: New Zealand and the TPP: “Or…,

    One thing that I realised this week is that the TPPA and its ilk is inherently unequal because it provides for the free movement of capital and goods ..... but not labour.

    If all the great jobs move to country X because of TPPA but you can't move there and take them it's not a fair treaty

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  • Hard News: Friday Music: Criminal Life,

    I remember sitting with a group in the old Gardens Tavern (no idea why might have been the only time I ever went in) mid to late 70s listening to some terrible hair metal band and Chris pipes up with "hell even I can do better than that" ... turns out he could

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