NZ's knowledge economy

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by whome, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. whome

    John B Guest

    Good enough for me. It converts to NZ$ nicely.
     
    John B, Sep 28, 2006
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    impossible Guest

    And what's your view of public support for education, job training,
    infrastructure development, and so on to strengthen the social base of
    the economy. Do you think you have any responsibility here as a
    citizen to contribute to that? Or are you one of those bludgers who
    thinks he can just "use the knowledge economy to make US$" and resents
    every dollar he pays in taxes.
     
    impossible, Sep 28, 2006
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    John B Guest

    I have a responsibility to pay for what I use. No more and no
    less. That's the same basic responsibility as everyone else. Who
    are you to decide I must be forced to pay for so-called services
    I don't want or need, and make me pay much more than most others
    to boot?

    If so-called govt infrastructure was all run by private business,
    as it could be, would you say I should be forced to contribute?
    Sounds like the Mafia to me. Come to think of it, so does Govt.
    If you could make some sense and explain what I am "bludging" it
    would help. I could then answer your question.
     
    John B, Sep 28, 2006
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    whome Guest

    Not as good as 3 years ago. Currency fluctuations can make massive changes
    in income. Especially between the period when the NZD when from .42 to .76.
    Phew.
     
    whome, Sep 28, 2006
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    Brian Dooley Guest

    To what extent are some/many/most of the IT specialists on this
    newsgroup simply trades people whose general level of education
    is pretty dodgy. Consider the standard of written English, which
    is often abysmal. Also consider the general knowledge displayed,
    especially, recently, of civics. The ability to lash up an
    ethernet network or change a few printed circuit boards is no
    indication of what could reasonably called 'knowledge'.

    What it could be properly called I'm at a loss to say.
     
    Brian Dooley, Sep 29, 2006
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    John B Guest

    But the time is NOW. I'm not waiting until it is at someplace it
    was at 3 years ago. I make hay now while the sun shines.
     
    John B, Sep 29, 2006
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  7. So you want your own fire engine, your own hospital and your own highway?
    Your own university? Because I am not sharing mine.

    That's neo-con short sighted stupid greed talking -- and if the world had been
    run that way since the year dot we'd still be running around in loincloths.
    People *have to* pitch in together, or we will never get anywhere. Remember
    that the next time you drive your car into a concrete wall and an ambulance
    comes along to take you to hospital: other people pre-paid for that, and *not*
    because they used it "no more and no less".

    People with your attitude are bludgers as much as the bum down in Albert Park,
    in my opinion. Because if you break your leg on your ski holiday, you expect US
    to come and pay for the search party.

    -Peter
     
    Peter Huebner, Sep 29, 2006
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  8. whome

    John B Guest

    I note you didn't answer the question. And the rest of your
    diatribe is just too irrational to even bother with. Not very
    bright are you?

    It's plain to see you are one of Labour's victims and have been
    manipulated very nicely via envy, loathing and hatred of anything
    that suggests self-responsibility and the potential rewards of
    the same.

    You have resigned yourself to the scrap-heap of life. I aspire to
    loftier heights, and thank goodness for that too. For I wouldn't
    want to spend too much of my time amongst hateful, nasty,
    poisonous commie vermin like you. How unpleasant.

    Have a nice day at the "office", won't you.
     
    John B, Sep 29, 2006
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    Redbaiter Guest

    In reply to Peter Huebner
    How about you learn to speak for yourself and nobody else. Once
    you get over that hump you ill mannered ignoramus, it might be
    possible to debate the rest of your worthless irrational shit
    with you.
     
    Redbaiter, Sep 29, 2006
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    AD. Guest

    You mean one where in recent years well over a billion dollars has
    turned up from overseas in Wellington alone due to a group of people
    with filmmaking skills, or someone selling off an auction website, or
    selling off a system for placing ads in video games? There are also
    other smaller examples that are still worth tens of millions.

    And this new found money is being reinvested in other local startups
    that are also now bringing in overseas business. It is now looking like
    there is a growing viable local market for investing in businesses.
    Incubators are popping up all over the place.

    It certainly sounds like something is happening to me. NZs reputation
    for talent is only growing as far as I can see.

    The situation is a hell of a lot better now than it was 5-10yrs ago
    even during the dot com boom which kinda bypassed us. There are a lot
    more programmers working on marketable products than there ever used to
    be.
     
    AD., Sep 29, 2006
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  11. T'was the Fri, 29 Sep 2006 14:02:34 +1200 when I remembered Peter
    Which isn't such a bad thing. People come here, get hurt, and ACC (and
    us) pay for it. Does that make our society such a bad place? I like
    the idea that if people get hurt in accidents we all don't go and sue
    each other. Actually come to think of it, I'd rather live in New
    Zealand than the USA any day.
     
    Waylon Kenning, Sep 29, 2006
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  12. whome

    John B Guest

    So that justifies immoral actions by governments? How so?
     
    John B, Sep 29, 2006
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    jasen Guest

    you may want to rethink that or atleast check into the laws covering
    bullion in private hands.


    Bye.
    Jasen
     
    jasen, Sep 29, 2006
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    Pooh Guest

    He's still got it. Saves on cushions for his office chair ;O)
    Is this selling your on guitar lessons john? Or do you have
    other"businesse"?

    Pooh
     
    Pooh, Sep 29, 2006
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    John B Guest

    Don't worry about it. It's NOT your concern.
     
    John B, Sep 29, 2006
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  16. I would no more want to live in the USofA than in Somalia.
    (GTG, do my GST return ...)

    -P.
     
    Peter Huebner, Sep 30, 2006
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  17. Ah, Godwin is next?
    I'll talk to you again when you can post a score that is off the scale of the
    Hamburg Wechsler. At which point, I am sure, you will have no difficulty
    figuring out how to get out of the bozo bin.
    Actually I loathe communists. The fact that you don't realize there are
    differences between a totalitarian inhumane political system that treats humans
    as a 'renewable resource' and social responsibility says much about your
    perspicacity. I can see why you aspire to loftier heights, it can't be very
    nice in that damp dank hole you live in mentally, with the event horizon mere
    inches from your nose. Hint: a beemer and a trophy wife don't do the trick.

    No, I wouldn't want to spend time socializing with you either. I think people
    like you are a boil on the arse of the human race.

    -P.
     
    Peter Huebner, Sep 30, 2006
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  18. whome

    John B Guest

    The old fashioned ones maybe. But you are a commie whether you
    admit it or not. Your means are the same [violation of individual
    rights], your method is new technology which doesn't require the
    same level of violence. But initiated violence and even death is
    what you'll use if necessary to get your way.
    What 'social' responsibility? Where did it come from? Who said?
    Why do I have this so-called 'social' responsibility? Who says I
    must have it and obey it? How do you propose to ensure I accept
    it and obey it?

    Going to bully me into it with threats and violence, are you?
     
    John B, Sep 30, 2006
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    Redbaiter Guest

    In reply to Peter Huebner
    That's because he's right- you're a totalitarian communist
    without any time for any view that challenges your sick
    collectivist ideology.
     
    Redbaiter, Sep 30, 2006
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    John B Guest

    Well, if he considers himself representative of the "human race",
    then in a way he's right. I am the boil on his arse that'll keep
    eating at him until there's nothing left.
     
    John B, Sep 30, 2006
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