Posts by Hamish.MacEwan

  • Legal Beagle: A draft submission on the…,

    "the biscuit tim?"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity,

    And has the lesson been learned? Not in Wellington. There's still an elite bunch of movers and shakers who think the one voice of a Wellington supercity will speak for them and is therefore a good thing. The rest of us will pay for their mistake, as usual.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: Radio being made, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Nice to see this, and hopefully replay is available immediately and forever. Unlike the one hour you have to hear the last hours audio news. What's the point of that I wonder.

    Doesn't seem to have the Livestream capability to start playback from the beginning before the end of the show.

    It's radio, the non-jealous companion and while a few pictures is cheap and good with Internet services like Skype et al, I'd be disappointed if it tried to go "show" over "tell." That's not why they joined and its not core aptitude.

    If the flourishing of channels has taught us anything (and it possibly hasn't, more generational and individual idiosyncrasy than that) it is to do what you know how.

    The Checkpoint logo is a better cutaway than cycled web pages, but best would be a faux "second screen" experience for radio.

    It's definitely its own thing and my heartstrings have remained fortunately unplucked, nonetheless I enjoy it immensely, even if timing means watching/listening isn't an easy option. RNZ has really got to get over whatever legacy horror of replay it has exhibited since the onset of easy record/replay.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Up Front: So Farewell Then, UCSA,

    We'll never be able to break the spell

    The magic will hold us still.

    Sometimes we may pretend to forget

    But of course we never will.
    Three perfect years -

    Perhaps there'll more?
    Life's only beginning you know

    Oh yes it's not that I want to stay.
    It's just that I don't want to go.

    We mustn't look back,

    No we mustn't look back.

    Whatever our memories are.
    We? mustn't say these were our happiest days,
    but our happiest days so far.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: Mega Strange, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Thanks for the link. For the record I registered on the site with a throw-away address, my taste for spam not so much.

    I'm sure publishers won't be angsting over that bit of obfuscation

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: Someone has to be accountable…, in reply to ,

    There is no fucking clue at high political levels about IT integration and how quickly it balloons into an unrecognisable monster, consuming every dollar in its path.

    Not much chance then of this coming to pass?:

    A recent Treasury report looked at the cost of government agencies' back office functions and concluded they could save between $230 million and $425 million a year.

    The savings would come from greater sharing, standardisation and automation of back office processes and systems.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: And we may never meet again ...,

    > But, by the same token, it does irk me when people who'd scream blue murder about someone breaching the letter of the GPL seem to act as if the creator's right is valueless.

    The GPL is a public good, IPR is a private monopoly.

    I'd react differently to them too.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: The Future of the Future,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Hard News: The back of a bloody envelope,

    Just a typo among all the good sense, "underwritten" not "unwritten"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

  • Discussion: On Copyright,


    1. Recoup costs with fair margin
    2. Costs of production by anyone are declining
    3. Costs of enforcement by collective are increasing
    4. No scarcity of product has been demonstrated

    Thus the suggestion would be, and evidence supports, a much shorter term is sufficient.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report

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