Posts by Paul Campbell

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    I've found a new way to think about the ongoing range war between Trump and the press over the nature of reality .... Every time you hear a question about whether something Trump has said is true substitute "is wearing no clothes"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2496 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…,

    You know what you get when you drain the swamp? – a pile of alligators

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2496 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: More medical cannabis…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I find the whole in-your-face televising of people going thru customs for private profit a real breach of privacy.

    It's at a time when people are stressed - and we're all stressed and feeling vulnerable going thru customs, even when we're completely innocent - partly I guess because of those exact same intrusive TV programs.

    I suggest everyone tell them to respect your privacy whenever you see them

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2496 posts Report Reply

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

    My fave NZ headline (from the ODT) has always been "Police stoned during IRA raid"

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  • Hard News: The next four years,

    (only vaguely on topic)
    WILT: NZ is apparently the prime destination for the wealthy american doomsday prepper .... which I guess explains why Thiel has become a kiwi

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  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion,

    heh – the pile outside HQB wasn’t that big, but really has the same cause, people fed up with all the new bikes blocking the footpath.

    This week it’s probably made worth because people are starting to travel for Chinese New Year, bike use is probably dropping off quickly

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  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion, in reply to BenWilson,

    I think that Wellington should install a bike lift up to Vic, that would make sense

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  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion, in reply to mark taslov,

    Actually in Futian, I've seen only one rental spot, and it's new too, a bunch of orange bike docks and a rental screen, I see very few people riding them, the utility of just grabbing a bike off the street or being able to search for where the nearest one is and "book" it is just too high I guess.

    Maybe you rent one of those to go somewhere and come back

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2496 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion,

    Oh, and Norway has the whole bikes vs. hills issue solved

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  • Speaker: Shenzen's hire-bike explosion,

    Yes there are yellow bikes at Burning Man, most of them are (I think) bikes people have left in previous years painted yellow ... There aren't enough and some people seem to hoard them (lock them up or hide them) which does rather go against the whole yellow bike ethos.

    Of course Burning Man's culture abhors commerce in any form (except ice and coffee) so a bike rental scheme would never fly, and the alkaline playa is so tough on things you don't take a good bike there anyway.

    (Oh and no GPS, no DNA tester of course)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2496 posts Report Reply

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