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Comment: Re:Hate it! (Score 1) 150 150

Just created an account over there myself. Been following it on and off for a few months, but now it looks as though Dice is going to force beta on us regardless & /. is a shadow of it's former self. Time will tell if Soylent can keep up the old spirit of 'in soviet russia', overlords, hot grits and Cowboy Neal

+ - Dotcom to launch Internet Party in USA->

Mogster writes: Hot on the heels of a fantastically dismal foray into NZ politics our beloved Internet mogul is expanding his wings into the USA.
'Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says he will be "Hillary's worst nightmare" as he revealed plans for a US version of the Internet Party.Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US where he is wanted on piracy charges took to Twitter today to announce the new political movement. "The Internet Party is coming to the United States in 2015. Stay tuned for our celebrity founders from the music, film and Internet industry," Dotcom posted.'

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Comment: Re:yeah ... Are You Kidding? (Score 3, Informative) 219 219

For the people of NZ, your representative basically just said you are too fucking stupid to be trusted with governing yourselves. He has insulted you to your faces. Do something about him.

Some of us recently tried and failed. 1/3 of us didn't even bother to vote, and the rest voted for Tim Groser and his ilk.
As a NZer myself I'm afraid I have to agree.. most of us are too stupid, or too apathetic to govern ourselves. As the poster below pointed out - the most popular programmes here are so the called reality shows, that have no basis in reality and designed to keep the masses dumbed down to the level of a 7yr old

Comment: Re:New Zealand will sign! (Score 1) 132 132

Honestly I wish I knew. The level of apathy in this country is appalling. The recent election saw barely 2/3's of eligible voters turn out to vote.
I encourage my kids to pay attention to the issues and discuss them with their friends, and hopefully get them out in force. However it would seem that many are more interested in the latest BS than the welfare of their nation

Comment: Re:New Zealand will sign! (Score 2) 132 132

There might be full public disclosure. But sure as hell we won't have a say in any changes before it is signed. NZ Governments over the past 20yrs, both Labour & National, have run roughshod over democracy (when was the last time a national referendum was heeded?).

I've nothing against free trade but not at the expense of our rights as a sovereign nation, yet that is exactly what John & Co. will allow to happen

Comment: Sierra games... (Score 1) 169 169

All these comments and no mention of Sierra's ... Quest games; Hero's Quest, Kings Quest, Space Quest, and the perenial Favourite Lesiure Suit Larry.
Plot driven with the right balance of humour and complexity... still enjoyable after 15+yrs.

As for FPS.. wolfenstien (2d & 3d), Duke Nukem 3d and wing commander. Sufficient plot to identify objective and make it enjoyable to play.

Comment: Re:What does it mean for Christians? (Score 3, Informative) 129 129

Hrmm I'm Catholic and have a degree in theology. And this is the first time I've ever heard that the star of Bethlehem is supposed to be Polaris - it's certainly not part of the general 'mythos' as you put it

General teaching is that the Star of Bethlehem only hung around until not long after the Wise men left. And from a more scientific viewpoint if it's true then it was likely a supernova

Experiments must be reproducible; they should all fail in the same way.