The Daily Blog Open Mic – 8th November 2023

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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    • Quite a shocker that luxury cruise shocker – I think it says it’s the world’s biggest and it was on its first time out. I think people will have to look around and find another way to relax and spend their money.

      The passenger went on to say that, “the tone of voice in our captain … he was physically scared. We had crew crying. We had many passengers in awful states of fear”.
      Richard Reynolds was onboard with his wife and elderly parents and called the experience “horrendous”.

      “Waves were coming up to the fifth storey windows, people were screaming and furniture and plates and glass were flying in every direction,” he told the Daily Mail.
      “People were screaming for their lives, things were banging and crashing around us and they thought they were going to die.”

    • I seem to remember Ecomaori from TS and ther spies etc were there too. Glad they have not overwhelmed the pseudo and the writer.

      • Also Eco I remember that you sometimes put up vids of the rellies and bros and their music. Music might carry us through the bad times. So every now and then you could give us a pic and I think Martyn and Co. will probably be okay for a few.


    …Of course, AI is going to do far more to change the world than blockchain ever did. It’s an incredibly powerful set of technologies with applications from the groundbreaking to the mundane. It’s poised to be the most impactful technology of the decade, at a minimum – but it’s important to recognise that we’re in a bubble, and that many of the products and companies garnering so much attention today may not amount to much in the long run. By recognising where we are in the cycle of hype, we can position ourselves – as individuals, as businesses, and as a nation – to engage with AI as it actually is, and not as its most avid and uncritical cheerleaders present it. There’s a lot of good that can be accomplished with AI, but the first step has to be planted on the firm ground of reality.

    *Allyn Robins works for Brainbox, a think-tank specialising in law, technology and policy based in Auckland.

  2. Memorist from south-west England.
    On the theme of Love – chorus ‘I can be more!’
    AI is not the height it us the entrance to the labyrinth that takes us further from our own magical and awful selves that we have to learn to navigate with so we can stay together appreciating each other, working with and for each other and the sensate animal , and what’s left of a planet that we haven’t been able to prevent being damaged, arguing sometimes, but keeping the spirit alive!

  3. They feel the pull of the land. And they follow a dream. That iw a great way to go and we should all be able to do that.

    “There’s a stream there and we sat there as a family and had a bit of a picnic, and I just couldn’t believe it, it was unfathomable and it still is really, that we could actually own this piece of land.”
    Geoff, despite years in the marketing game in Auckland, felt the pull of the land strongly, he says.

    The system trying to stop human interaction where it is important and honourable in favour of limits on business risk. How health insurance works too, you are allocated what you have purchased and what they will allow and then you are on your own.

    What a way to run a decent country for its citizens good. That’s the ‘for’ bit but the ‘by’ the citizens likely to not include citizens, but part of a sort of mercenary group of trained professionals that undercover invade the country and take over the gummint, which NZ/AO type has brazenly invited them in. You wouldn’t read about it. And possibly never have, in such a stark way. Don’t tell me that I am wrong when I can observe it myself.

  5. And I just remembered that Siouxsie Wiles is one that has come here from overseas, cares about us but then is up against the system that doesn’t, imported from business schools elsewhere and Chicago types, (Al Capone not).


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