Setting up multi-seat configurations under Ubuntu proved to be quite difficult; here I describe how I did it.
I've heard many people talk about who they will vote for in the Auckland Local body elections, the first for the Auckland Supercity (which combines four cities into one).
The people of Tibet have had a bad run - but Chinese propaganda saying that the people of Tibet must be repressed and that they can't have autonomy because of their history is merely a justification for tyranny.
The New Zealand government is in the process of changing Copyright laws in an attempt to crack down on file sharing in contravention of copyright laws. The trouble is, the law they want to pass will seriously affect your rights online, whether or not you share files without permission.
The Economist has recently suggested that Copyright needs to be shortened - such as to the original 14 years. I agree with them on this. Apparently, 14 years is also the optimum term for copyright. So it looks like it is time to start pushing for 14 year copyrights, instead of 50+.
My letter to Ken West (feel free to re-use - it would be good if some
people sent it to Ken West, and others to Vivian Lees, Creative
Entertainment Pty Ltd, Lvl1/4 Osborne St, South Yarra VIC 3141). It
costs $1.80 to send a letter to Australia via NZ Post - if anyone finds
If there is one thing that makes me cringe every time I see it, it is how the greedy try to feed lies to the poor so they can exploit them.
The below video ("CO2 is Green, Contact Your Senator Today") was made by an organisation set up by polluters for no other reason than to try to lie to people that carbon dioxide emissions are good for the planet.
Kevin Hague has just posted about the LabTests problems on FrogBlog: LabTests problems no surprise. One thing which is not suggested in his post, but which would be a good idea, would be for New Zealand to get a public lab tests system.
It is really inexcusable that lab testing is ever private. When the government contracts out to private companies, it means that the government is paying that company to make a profit.
'Pay the polluter' seems to be the New Zealand government's approach to dealing with climate change.
When the environment gets polluted, we all have to pay the costs:
Since the October elections, the NACT (National + ACT) government which was elected has been moving to push its policy agenda at record speed. These right wing parties won majority control in the house of representatives by painting the existing Labour-led government as wanting to run a 'nanny state' which was taxing the country into the ground.
However, the types of policies we have been seeing are not really what the people have voted for. I'm sure that the people who voted for National didn't intend vote for most of the poor policy which has been pushed through. At least, I voted for Richard Worth (National) to be the Epsom MP, and I continue to be shocked nearly every day at what National is doing to this country.