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New Denver, British Columbia

We recently scooted through the tiny town of New Denver, British Columbia. One of the highlights was a cute headquarters for the mighty Valley Voice – a bi-weekly newspaper that promotes itself as being proudly “100 percent independently and locally … Continue reading

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Call me a curmudgeon, but…

There’s been a huge media wailfest about Prince Rogers Nelson since he died last week. The man is supposed to have been a total musical genius who changed music — if not mankind itself! Let’s get some perspective. Sorry you … Continue reading

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Future tipple

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Wireless charging is great

Wireless charging of mobile devices with the Qi standard was supposed to be a next big thing, but it’s never really taken off. The standard hasn’t been adopted by either of the biggies – Apple and Samsung. The last few … Continue reading

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Waikato truck driver gets uppity

So Tuheitia Paki, our Maori ‘king’, has refused to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their sprog during next month’s royal tour, on the grounds that the proposed 90-minute slot is simply not long enough. Even though it is … Continue reading

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Nauseating puffery

Today’s DomPost carried a promo ad for Massey University’s Wellington campus. Here’s how they puffed themselves: ‘We exude, foster and fuel positive change, propelling the best of our nation’s creatives, intellectuals and innovators across the country, and around the world.’ … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on folks

In the recent discussion about NSA, GCSB (New Zealand’s equivalent), and other high tech national spying organisations, we’ve heard much protestation from the ‘authorities’ that such spying is not carried out on national citizens, but only on foreigners. I’ve always … Continue reading

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