Squalid Heights https://squalidheights.nz Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:35:12 +0000 en-NZ hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 https://squalidheights.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-SHLogo_512-compressor-32x32.png Squalid Heights https://squalidheights.nz 32 32 Install Discord on Linux Lite 3.4 https://squalidheights.nz/install-discord-linux-lite-3-4/ https://squalidheights.nz/install-discord-linux-lite-3-4/#respond Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:22:59 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5649 Discord is a voice and text chat application aimed at gamers but can be used by anyone. Is is currently available on Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Android, iPhone, Windows, OSX, and Linux….Basically everywhere. There is also a tutorial for installing Discord on Fedora 25 here. Installing Discord on Linux Lite 3.4 is easy Go to this webpage, …

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Anti-vaccination debate – A way forward https://squalidheights.nz/anti-vaccination-debate-a-way-forward/ https://squalidheights.nz/anti-vaccination-debate-a-way-forward/#comments Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:46:18 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5631 The anti-vaccination debate I have friends and family who believe that vaccination is more dangerous than non vaccination. This has exposed me to many of the posts and counter posts on the internet and, quite frankly, the anti-vaccination debate isn’t getting anywhere. The are quite a few reasons for this; It takes a long time …

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Why are we so worried about terrorism? https://squalidheights.nz/why-are-we-so-worried-about-terrorism/ https://squalidheights.nz/why-are-we-so-worried-about-terrorism/#respond Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:39:06 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5606 Over the last year there have been a huge amount of articles covering terrorism. Nearly all of them international coverage. Deaths from cars, trucks, stabbings. It’s awful. I was in Paris when a man shot some police. The city was chaos with road blocks and the detonation of a suspicious bag in the Metro. This …

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Alliance of Small Parties https://squalidheights.nz/alliance-small-parties/ https://squalidheights.nz/alliance-small-parties/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:49:39 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5595 A few days ago I wrote a post on the media coverage blackout that the Internet Party was facing. One piece of feedback about the post was this from twitter, “nice article but very weak in that it offers no solutions or actions, counter measures etc” Which is correct. I didn’t intend to fix the …

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Station Rock Track to Medlands Beach via Kowhai Valley Track https://squalidheights.nz/station-rock-track-medlands-beach-via-kowhai-valley-track/ https://squalidheights.nz/station-rock-track-medlands-beach-via-kowhai-valley-track/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:54:40 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5580 It is a good idea to start this from the top at Station Rock end. Unless you really like steep hills. 🙂 Station Rock track is a fairly new track. Originally it only went up to Station Rock but now it has been extended. It follows along the ridge-line to meet Kowhai Valley Track. This …

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In defence of Donald Trump https://squalidheights.nz/in-defence-of-donald-trump/ https://squalidheights.nz/in-defence-of-donald-trump/#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:36:22 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5566 I don’t like Donald Trump but then I don’t know him. All I know of him is what has been served to me by the media and what they serve is what makes them money. I also don’t like it when I find people I know passing around obviously fake pictures. Here is one of …

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Kaitoke Hot Springs to Mt Heale Hut via Peach Tree track https://squalidheights.nz/kaitoke-hot-springs-to-mt-heale-hut-via-peach-tree-track/ https://squalidheights.nz/kaitoke-hot-springs-to-mt-heale-hut-via-peach-tree-track/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:53:16 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5549 Kaitoke Hot Springs track is probably the most walked piece of track on Great Barrier Island. It is also the easiest. Being almost flat helps. If there was a track to take someone in a wheelchair on, this would be it. Do a test run first, but it should be fine. The track starts on …

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Te Ahumata (Whitecliffs) Track https://squalidheights.nz/te-ahumata-whitecliffs-track/ https://squalidheights.nz/te-ahumata-whitecliffs-track/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:44:56 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5531 Te Ahumata Track is a nice walk to the top of Te Ahumata (Whitecliffs). Roughly an hour and a half up and down again. Parking is right across the road at the Forest Road track entrance. It is a fairly gentle walk to begin with. Following the ridge and curving around until getting to the turnoff …

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The Internet Party and the curious case of the missing media. https://squalidheights.nz/the-internet-party-and-the-curious-case-of-the-missing-media/ https://squalidheights.nz/the-internet-party-and-the-curious-case-of-the-missing-media/#comments Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:05:02 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5519 It is now 39 days until the New Zealand election and the media coverage is in full swing. Policy websites are up and running. A new political party headed by a rich New Zealander is getting decent traction. The media are fawning over our preferred Prime Minister….. It is all very 2014 if you ask …

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Who are Thompson and Clark? https://squalidheights.nz/who-are-thompson-and-clark/ https://squalidheights.nz/who-are-thompson-and-clark/#comments Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:53:28 +0000 https://squalidheights.nz/?p=5493 Thompson and Clark are in the news again so I thought I would put together a brief primer on who they are. This is by no means a thorough look at them, but more of a brief history of their sins (and ineptitude). Probably the main thing to take from this is that they have …

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