Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Access: The long road to real space,

    BTW I introduced "A Tale in the Dessert" to a friend's ASD son a decade ago, he got to play with his Mum, it's an MMO that's quiet and low key, no shooting, no killing, gentle encouragement to get on with your neighbours, but can be happily soloed. I think it really worked well for him.

    I started playing it again recently (after 15 years), Egypt is still there, big and quiet as ever

    (atitd.com like all good drugs the first few hits are free)

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  • Hard News: About that Rhythm and Vines…,

    As someone with a son at a summer music festival I did feel the urge to text him an equivalent of the rather famous Woodstock message :

    (did they announce "stay away from the purple X" over the PA at R&V?)

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  • Up Front: It's Beginning to Look a Lot…,

    Not being religious we have never celebrated christmas, we have always however celebrated Xmas - the capitalist holiday for buying lots of stuff for small children - and we have a family tradition of tying a $20 to the top of the tree to remind ourselves what it's all about (when we lived in the US we would put the tree out intact to be found by a wandering homeless person or the city crew that picked up the trees)

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  • Hard News: The Midterms,

    Yes everyone in this house voted weeks ago (except me, I'm not a citizen)

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Here’s some apparent context to National’s involvement

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Yes I agree - at this point I can't really understand why National would still be involved with looking after JLR's health/etc it seems to me that they have an enormous conflict of interest

    I particular it seems to me that the one thing they want to avoid at all costs is him in parliament using parliamentary privilege, after all he knows where all the bodies are buried

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  • Hard News: NZ On Air and the bill that…,

    it's a bunch of people who hate unions, hate taxes,

    And likely taxpayers too, since their main modus operandi seems to be putting their words in our mouths

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  • Legal Beagle: Last call on the Electoral…,

    A party of two would probably require special rules .... it sort of breaks everything

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…,

    remember that absolutely anyone can be nominated NZer of the year, even Don Brash

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  • Hard News: On joining the international…, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Like most of the supposed insults that get thrown by the right, it says more about the thrower than the target.

    I was thinking about "social justice warrior" last night, this one comes as an insult from the right, yet I think many on the left will happily claim the moniker for themselves, after all if you consider this an epithet then you're likely in favour of social injustice - sort of broadcasting that you're pro-racism

    Mind you, as a kiwi, when I see those initials I often read the last one as a D, and spontaneously hear the music, wanting to smash the state and tell the boss where to stick his lame arse job

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