Posts by Ian Dalziel

  • Speaker: What almost everyone is missing…, in reply to Neil,

    1100 out of 1200 buildings tested show evidence of compromised construction

    This has consequences for their end of use demolition as well - if those taking these buildings down are basing their methods on the original submitted plan rather than the actual construction.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Catalonia, interrupted,

    Many years ago the West Pyrenees Football team went to a swish Madrid hotel, they had never seen a revolving door before and all tried to go through at once - jamming the mechanism and crushing several players - this event lives on in the phrase 'Don't put all your Basques in the one exit'!*

    Meanwhile over on Ibiza...


    *apologies to Frank Muir and Denis Nordern

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

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

    Is it now time to curb the dangerous levels of bile and other toxic emissions spewing into our ears from the likes of of Hosking, Garner and Richardson (among others)? - using their now aptly titled 'Bully Pulpits'* to bully and belittle a 16 year old girl - who is merely asking the adults to look at what the adult scientists are saying, the fact that they are ashamed of their stance aside they deflect and derail,
    What heroes!
    What are they doing or thinking?

    see
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/116095287/just-because-greta-thunbergs-16-it-doesnt-make-her-wrong?rm=a
    and
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/116115144/duncan-garner-told-off-by-amanda-gillies-over-onair-treatment-of-greta-thunberg
    and
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/116106105/greta-thunberg-shames-bullies-for-mocking-her


    * to think that 'Bully' used to mean 'good'!

    and WTF with Boris Johnson saying 'going through with Brexit would honour the murdered MP Jo Cox' - it would only 'honour' the wishes of her murderer - I want to leave the Through the Looking Glass World we find ourselves or at least try and fix it.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Time for a New Deal: 25 years…,

    The ‘highatus’ is over!
    I’m guessing the more nuanced Timothy Fleary didn’t fly,
    nor carry the subtle unfocused fog of misty-eyed youth.

    A very, very minor cavil that you can toss in the ‘silly, sigh, bin’….

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to steven crawford,

    “Cameron Slater’s mendacious, bullshit-ridden site has finally been shut down – and yet, somehow, the grift goes on, writes reformed blogger Danyl Mclauchlan”

    It would have been better if Mclauchlan actually got Matt Blomfield's name right;

    "There were long, detailed attacks on an obscure Auckland socialite, and a campaign against Matthew Bloomfield, a person of no obvious political relevance, who owned a Hell’s Pizza franchise. "

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to steven crawford,

    Here is a link to Russell’s Internet of things articles.

    ...and not one mention of Moore's Law - that is restraint.
    ;- )

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

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    re: Dropping the ball…
    I note above one of the perils of employing older caption subs at Stuff
    - a screen shot from a recent Aldous Harding story

    Forgive them, for they know too much…
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Synthetics: We need to stop…, in reply to william blake,

    I’ve never heard of Mike Yardley before...

    What an enviable state to exist in!

    He is Chchch's Mike Hosking analogue - with Stuff and Radio access
    (ie: another right-leaning opinionated proselytizer and largely a waste of carbon)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Synthetics: We need to stop…, in reply to steven crawford,

    Whats a polydrug?

    Kava?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Cabinet and the Reeferendum, in reply to steven crawford,

    This is important for me because I take things way too seriously.

    I find the simplest panacea is the old maxim;
    'Trust in Allah,
    but tie up your camel'

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

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