Monthly Archives: April 2016

Solar Power

Solar Power World | Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts solar industry dominance in 12 years So many half truths. offers an alternative perspective to the video above, which is much closer to reality and still not close enough. There are … Continue reading

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Who’s in my sidecar

Sidekicks and Sidecars Who frequents your sidecar? Hi Laurie Ailsa is my sidekick for long distance travel, though she has been doing more by herself than in my company recently, with 7 hours each way to visit her mum. I’ve … Continue reading

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Evonomics – The corrupted Invisible Hand

The corrrupted Invisible Hand I align with most of what is written, and a lot of “almost got it”s in this article. There are three major aspects to the growth of productivity: Energy available; Materials available; and Technology available (knowledge/information). … Continue reading

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Favourite pen

Le Plume Do you have a favorite pen? Hi Laurie I rarely use a pen these days – marking a golf score card is usually about it, signing the occasional cheque – about twice a month. Almost everything I write … Continue reading

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Do with my life

April 16 to 18, ’16 ~QofDay~ Life What would you like to do with your life? Keep it going. Explore as much of infinity as I can (which must, logically, be a close approximation to none of it, even should … Continue reading

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Letter to editor – sent 18th April

Letter to the Editor I’m sorry your correspondent Gary Manch was not party to the whole conversation. I am certainly in favour of having and wearing lifejackets most of the time. Certainly, for most people, most of the time, in … Continue reading

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Conversation with a neighbour

Had an interesting conversation this morning with a neighbour (15th April). She is a Christian, and believes in the experience of a personal god – it is a real experience for her. I get that. I get she has that … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Fixes for economics

Economics Can Explain the Real World with Two Fixes Why rationality should be based on relative payoffs This article is good as far as it goes, and Rob, Swami and Derryl all raise valid issues, which in my understanding can … Continue reading

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April 12 to 15, ’16 ~QofDay~ Religion How do you feel about religion in our world today? For me, religion is a cultural relic – a set of heuristics that have worked in a practical sense in the historical contexts … Continue reading

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Species to save

April 9 to 11, ’16 ~QofDay~ Endangered Species If you could save one endangered species from extinction, which would you choose? I’ll go with Judi – humans!!! “He aha te mea nui o te ao He tangata, he tangata, he … Continue reading

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