The Daily Blog Open Mic – 9th July 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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6 COMMENTS

  1. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/521698/the-most-common-disputes-between-neighbours-and-how-to-resolve-them
    Isn’t it amazing with the amount of tax and rates paid that more suitable legislation about fences and trees on boundaries can’t be organised. Why leave stupid unreasonable laws in place? Government is now out of date in the style we had in the early days. MMP made it a bit fairer; other small changes would have left us in a better ‘state'[.

  2. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/521678/raw-dogging-flight-trend-may-be-a-way-to-portray-masculinity-online-but-it-likely-won-t-help-your-brain
    The opposite of looking at the internet – playing games etc? It needn’t be doing nothing; it is actually better if you take a well written book and read it and stimulate your brain as it hasn’t been and felt for soooo long. And remember it is getting different parts of your brain to light up than those for visual.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/reading-paper-screens/
    …The girl’s father, Jean-Louis Constanza, presents “A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work” as naturalistic observation—a Jane Goodall among the chimps moment—that reveals a generational transition. “Technology codes our minds,” he writes in the video’s description. “Magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives”—that is, for people who have been interacting with digital technologies from a very early age…

    https://natlib.govt.nz/blog/posts/reading-on-screen-vs-reading-in-print-whats-the-difference-for-learning
    …The online world is vast and there is no sign of data creation slowing down. Our digital experience is enhanced by media-rich content and quick links to other sites, offering convenience, flexibility of approach, and often cheaper costs than print materials. We have instant knowledge of world events and everyone’s reaction to them and can, in turn, instantly react and contribute ourselves.
    But not all of this information is unbiased or even relevant to our needs, and the speed at which events are reported gives us little time to evaluate sources, think critically or engage in considered reflection. As Susan Greenfield, a neuroscientist from Oxford University, comments in her 2014 interview with ABC’s Gary Rivett:…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-neuroscience-of-your-brain-on-fiction.html

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201412/can-reading-fictional-story-make-you-more-empathetic

    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.08.139923v1.full:Amount of fiction reading correlates with higher connectivity between cortical areas for language and mentalizing

  3. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/518742/the-problem-with-overtourism-and-how-to-address-it
    Ideas to study here. But have to change the latest dictators to get betterment I think. That includes NZ politicians and any Kiwis amongst administrators to be captured in butterfly nets and kept under controlled atmosphere while the rest get sent back to where they come from as the Brit PM proposed with Rwandans.

    These would be going back to a grateful nation with their bags of money. They need to go soon though as those bags will be getting lighter as the high return days are gone. Get out before the ship goes down says Chief Rat.

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