Posts by Paul Campbell

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  • Speaker: The Telecom XT Discussion,

    I assumed that "XT" is tried and true branding and the next generation product will be called "AT" ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Telecom XT Discussion,

    They are 'double locked' in the sense that if I buy one in the US I can't put a NZ sim card in it, nor can I load up any program that hasn't been blessed by Apple and provided through iTunes.

    If I get it SIM unlocked I can put a Vodphone SIM in it, but I still can't put just any app (say a VOIP app to use my VOIP exchange at home) because Apple won't let just anyone sell anything through iTunes.

    My Android/gPhone on the other hand will happily load anything I want to (or want to write myself) and I don't have to get Apple or Google or anyone else's permission to do so

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Telecom XT Discussion,

    Which is why I love my gPhone (and cupcake arrived today! now my bluetooth headphones work)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Don't need no steenkin' lockup,

    You want growth Mr English? you need R&D, you need start up companies, 100s of new ones each year, that means you need VC investment money sloshing around - our problem in NZ is that compared to everywhere else real estate is too good an investment - almost everywhere else in the world has capital gains taxes - and as a result can offer tax breaks to long term investors.

    For example in NZ "capital gains tax" as an issue means more taxes while in the US "capital gains tax" means smaller taxes (at least smaller than income tax rates)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Burn fat, not oil,

    After watching that I just figured he'd been stuck in traffic for an hour and wanted revenge

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Burn fat, not oil,

    oh yeah sure "in time for the rugby world cup" has done us really well here in Dunedin, we're $200M in the hole now and counting, counting interest it's going to be more like $400M - $1M a game subsidy for every game played for the next 20 years - it's just an excuse for the good old boys to make more jobs for other good old boys

    If you actually want something done I'd suggest a different slogan ....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Symptoms persist,

    surely all you need for bikes on the bridge are some honking big magnets, and some (wooden) boxes to leave them in on each side for cyclists to pick them up and drop them off

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Symptoms persist,

    Part of the problem is that in NZ Pharmacy's main purpose is as a dispensary for free drugs for the government - it's hard to make a profit doing that - on the other hand you have a way to get people in the door for an up-sell.

    It's also why it's hard to buy that really really cheap generic bottle with 400 ibuprofens in the supermarket the way you can in the US

    (I give up - who is the 3rd guy?)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stop the Enabling,

    err - that should be:

    "a little bit of violence is normal and OK" is what needs to be nipped in the bud

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Stop the Enabling,

    then I expect boys who fight at school to be prosecuted. Also rugby players who throw a punch - often see by us all on TV. I want them in court too for the sake of fairness.

    Seems quite reasonable to me ... just like you shouldn't be hitting your kids you should be teaching them to not be hitting others too .... this "a little bit of violence" is normal and OK is what needs to be nipped in the bud

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2499 posts Report Reply

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