Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Hard News: Sky and 2020,

    I nominally have a gigabit connection at home, in practice I can get 600Mb/s to a test server here in Dunedin, about 300Mb/s to Wellington, under 100Mb/s offshore ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Saudi sheep: Misappropriating…,

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: The Little Things,

    Even though I don’t live in Chch I’ve been having mild flashbacks of living in Berkeley/Oakland in ’89 (Loma Preita earthquake) and ’91 (Oakland Hills fire) watching (and smelling) the hills burn, people’s lives, cookbooks etc falling as ash around us

    We used to love walking in the Hills …. but you know, all the grass and trees grew back, those 1000 houses were rebuilt …. the hills you love will return

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    I've found a new way to think about the ongoing range war between Trump and the press over the nature of reality .... Every time you hear a question about whether something Trump has said is true substitute "is wearing no clothes"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…,

    You know what you get when you drain the swamp? – a pile of alligators

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: More medical cannabis…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I find the whole in-your-face televising of people going thru customs for private profit a real breach of privacy.

    It's at a time when people are stressed - and we're all stressed and feeling vulnerable going thru customs, even when we're completely innocent - partly I guess because of those exact same intrusive TV programs.

    I suggest everyone tell them to respect your privacy whenever you see them

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…,

    My fave NZ headline (from the ODT) has always been "Police stoned during IRA raid"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    (only vaguely on topic)
    WILT: NZ is apparently the prime destination for the wealthy american doomsday prepper .... which I guess explains why Thiel has become a kiwi

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion,

    heh – the pile outside HQB wasn’t that big, but really has the same cause, people fed up with all the new bikes blocking the footpath.

    This week it’s probably made worth because people are starting to travel for Chinese New Year, bike use is probably dropping off quickly

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion, in reply to BenWilson,

    I think that Wellington should install a bike lift up to Vic, that would make sense

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

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