The Daily Blog Open Mic – 14th June 2024

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

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15 COMMENTS

  1. I am being told by Mozilla and Chrome that there is a problem with the security certificate on The Standard, days after I was told my computer was on Seoul South Korea Time (Tuesday am later in the day announcement about deployment).

    “This server could not prove that it is thestandard.org.nz; its security certificate expired in the last day. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection.”

    • As Lynn is a technology person it would seem he is on some job up to his eyeballs. I hope he gets it sorted out soon. It underlines my feeling that we have through this new tech leverness of ours opened our gates to the Horse of Troy. (Look it up on google if you don’t know the ancient tales and wisdoms.)

  2. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/519496/unemployed-not-in-school-young-people-bearing-brunt-of-economic-downturn
    This underlines what we already know – the PTB eg the gummint and the w…s in lobbying and funding power do not run the country effectively and not even efficiently, which were supposed to be the cornerstone s of our polictical and economic changes. Let us have some parallel, could be called quantum systems set up by the thinking humans before we all collapse from imaginary reality!

    The quantum effect is hard to grasp for the simple and untutored – but then so is the value to regular humans of neo-liberal economics and the free market.
    A notable example of the observer effect occurs in quantum mechanics, as demonstrated by the double-slit experiment. Physicists have found that observation of quantum phenomena by a detector or an instrument can change the measured results of this experiment.
    Observer effect (physics) – Wikipedia

    also
    Schrödinger’s cat
    Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Schrödinger’s_cat
    In quantum mechanics, Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, of quantum superposition. In the thought experiment, …

    Something to concentrate on if you’re all STEM while those of us who try to embrace all humanity and understanding keep trying. (Note if you don’t like cats, a dog would be quite suitable to consider, or if you are creepy stoats or weasels.)

  3. Water water everywhere in part of Wellington and only an efficient private corpse to fix it. It’s been going 44 days and the excuses about lack of remedy don’t sound better than gummints full or local. They employ lots of PR (is thre a reduction in numbers as a result of budget cuts?). However the PPP excuses are not convincing, I think gummint alone can do a better all-round job.
    https://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=161466
    The 44-day leak on Kent Terrace
    June 12, 202

  4. When you debate someone you should assume their best case — since you don’t put it, at all. No more old posts because you don’t have enough money to regulate them?

    I was thinking you don’t like criticism, getting old. ‘Ever diminishing circles’, ‘small Left dairy business’ dynamic.

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