Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: Fire and Earth Erowid: Drug…,

    embracing the Lay Chemist...

    The name "Erowid" was chosen to reflect the organization's stated philosophy of education. Using Proto-Indo-European linguistic roots, "Erowid" roughly translates into "Earth Wisdom" (er meaning 'earth,' 'exist,' and 'be born' and wid meaning 'knowledge' / 'wisdom' or 'to see')

    ...and by happy coincidence an anagram of 'weirdo'
    while sounding a lot like a Lord of the Rings character...

    what were they on?

    ...and where was 'Wind' ?
    the 'ear-borne' psychoactive music spokesperson...

    :- )

    Seriously, it looks like an interesting site!
    <cup of tea and settle in...>


    rank and file...
    I've been thinking about this...
    (with my Prebble-sized brain)

    the urge to collect, collate and curate
    is hard wired into our wetware

    the internet being the latest, greatest
    externalised tool to aid and abet a process
    that begins with simple evaluations:
    'Fits up nose,
    doesn't fit up nose'

    through to:
    'Wahoo!
    Do I have a receptor for that!
    Or what?'

    always with the questions...

    ...rating, grading, pigeonholing,
    ordering, recording, filing...
    but craving novelty.

    Reductionist folly
    always chasing the smallest the fastest
    the oddest, taking it all apart...

    tearing through the weak fields
    the discrete, magnetic, gravitic
    with no particle place to be...

    all particles and fields it seems have an 'anti'
    so is it any wonder we have so many
    'defilers' and 'degraders' seeding 'disorder'?

    tinkering with the emotional fields
    (as Facebook has just done*)
    is an inhuman experiment...
    ...another step along from Google's targeted ads
    not much different to what ISIS(L) are doing
    or any news media really...

    I wonder who is running the experiment
    at The Herald at the moment?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Paying Family Carers - What was…,

    there is no higher power...

    ...no complaint based in whole or in part on a specified allegation may be made to the Human Rights Commission, and no proceedings based in whole or in part on a specified allegation may be commenced or continued in any court or tribunal.

    Surely that is a crime against humanity in and of itself?

    That the right to breathe oxygen is not a given, can't be far away...
    Imagine the meters!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Labour's Fiscal Plan:…, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    ...councils were forced to divest themselves of such things.

    Trolley: Madly? Deeply!

    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: How is Government evaluating…, in reply to DeepRed,

    ...happen to wear large earrings

    ... and was last seen abseiling off Column Crag?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: How is Government evaluating…, in reply to william blake,

    ...loves company...

    Immiseration

    Surely we have a Minister for that?
    A whole Department even...
    It's their job to be fear!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Big Day Out, Out, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    First World problem solved!
    I was phoned back by vodafone today (Sunday), by one of the people who promised to, who had just come back to work after time off, and who followed up and let me know the connection was now live.
    Good on him,
    so they are on a 24 hr 7 day business cycle.
    But it still needn't to have taken effectively 4 days to tick a check box somewhere
    the person I talked to could give company money away
    - credits and waiver of charge - actual income,
    but couldn't initiate a flow of already streaming content,
    this in the age of dynamically updating systems
    and instant gratification
    - weird approach!

    They should all be made to watch Brazil
    (no, not the soccer!)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Lost, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    just kinda outa place

    Raymond Chandelier never really fitted in...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Letter, in reply to linger,

    a Grater Auckland city vision

    fixed that for you!

    how else would you get 'zest' in a city
    but by grating a lemon...

    :- )

    </recycled pun - save the wails!>

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Labour's Fiscal Plan:…, in reply to linger,

    … and you’d have to say it smelt delicious.

    Boom! Tish!

    ...and you couldn't even see my lips move, could you?

    Thank you, thank you,
    We're Ventricle Loki
    and we're here all Winter & Spring

    Tell your friends....
    there's pensioner matinees on
    Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    ...throw food!

    :- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Labour's Fiscal Plan:…, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    killer bites...

    ...they’re mostly fibre optic which really doesn’t smelt so well.

    imagine a fibre-optic / mozzarella hybrid,
    at least there'd be an upside
    when your data was toast...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7159 posts Report Reply

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