Posts by Trevor Nicholls

  • Hard News: Back on the road,

    There are a lot of shared cycle/walker paths in my suburb and the biggest hazard is not cyclists but pedestrians who have sealed themselves off from their immediate surroundings with headphones.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The company of strangers, in reply to martinb,

    My medically-vulnerable son has decided to travel back from France (requires two transits, in Doha and Melbourne) and I hope things are much better for him than that. He was planning to stay - he gets better medical care there if things are good - but it's starting to look like he will be too exposed if he stays in France, and he'd rather be here if it all turns to shit.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: The immortals,

    I have to confess to still being an ECM fanboi, and of Garbarek in particular.

    But as I've aged I have found, while almost all of the music I enjoyed when much younger is still enjoyable, many types of music I scorned and scoffed at in past decades have recently been creeping into my library and put a few roots down. What have I become?

    I still can't stand country & western though.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: The immortals,

    Another series that seems to be trawling the immortality trope is Upload.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: The immortals, in reply to Alfie,

    inviting lonely Norwegian sax players

    I'll have you know that this particular lonely Norwegian sax player is one of the greatest jazz voices of the late 20th and early 21st century. You philistine!

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The last – and best – parts…,

    "Infantilising" is a good word for the kind of campaign that will likely be run against this proposal, alas.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: The immortals,

    Welcome back.
    I have been enjoying Devs, found Westworld a bit chaotic, and gave up on Altered Carbon after three episodes of season 1. I preferred to remember the book for that one.
    Westworld's first season played the multiple timelines card to excess, and the third season seems to have switched to the virtualised reality card instead. Are we headed for resolution or more chaos? The trailer says *season* finale so I expect it's just going to be more chaos.

    Have you had a look at Tales from the Loop yet?

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone, in reply to Neil,

    It's asymmetrical support though; the people demanding that we can't trust returning kiwis at the airport are the same cohort trying to drive to their holiday homes in the Coromandel for the weekend.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: MUSIC: Lockdown Grooves,

    Arguing with fools on Twitter can get you suspended (I speak from experience). The fools never seem to get banned, unfortunately.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Together Alone,

    Good hand cleanliness and distancing yourself from others are key to avoiding this virus:
    https://youtu.be/YitWZj9QhdQ

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

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