Posts by BenWilson

  • OnPoint: "Project SPEARGUN underway", in reply to mark taslov,

    For me the biggest question which I’d love someone to answer is if the GCSB/NSA/FYES are so powerful, and Government are so corrupt, then how did Rawshark manage to get away clean as a whistle?

    I'm guessing he/she is an insider. There is no organization that can possibly get big or powerful enough to stop that kind of person. Quite the opposite, the bigger and more powerful they get, the more damaging that kind of person can be.

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  • Busytown: Good as gold, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    And no I don't know the answer.

    dr/dt = -v, where r is radius, t is time, and v is some positive viciousness constant. Solving: r(t) = A*exp(-v*t). Give me any r,t pair and we can find A

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    Just wanted to check - can people who are not enrolled cast a special vote on the day? I do know a whole bunch of people who are that lazy.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote, in reply to Andrew Geddis,

    so long as they don’t yell out who you are voting for

    And even if they did, presumably they'd be tried as minors and merely hanged, rather than being broken on the wheel like adult electoral law violators.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote, in reply to Emma Hart,

    It's been massively plugged at Auckland Uni. Every wall has a sign telling you to go vote, most theaters this week had flyer on every desk.

    There's still a disheartening number of students who expressed no interest, though. Perhaps it's only science students, who I'm most involved with.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    Thanks for that Gavin. I'll be plugging that link tonight.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Richard Aston,

    To Ben Wilson for sharing the Internalized Really Complicated Situation in his head as he works out

    You know we can't change the government with our ghost votes.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote, in reply to Jannene Allwood,

    Many thanks to all the public address writers and commenters - so full of great information. You've made me re-embrace twitter and made my working output far less.

    LOL, kia kaha and word up to that.

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  • Hard News: Time to Vote,

    For the first time, we’ll vote as a whole family, and it’s been rewarding watching both our sons consider their decisions.

    Me too, although obviously the kids won't vote. But I'm going to take them to see the whole process. They been most intrigued by it all, to the point I was asked to explain who would want to vote for each party. I'm doing my best not to initiate them into a tribe, and I think the fact that I probably won't vote the same way as my wife brings the point to them.

    I'm curious if anyone knows whether I can actually take the children into the booth with me to show them the ballot paper, and the marking thereof.

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to nzlemming,

    Leaves me cold ;-)

    'Hopster! Hopster! Help! Help! Stopster!' they screamed

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