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Open mike 21/02/2021

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, February 21st, 2021 - 10 comments
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10 comments on “Open mike 21/02/2021 ”

  1. Morrissey 1

    From Keir Hardie to Keir Hardly

    Keir Sturmer, the King of Nothing, is one of those responsible for reducing the largest democratic party in Europe to a pile of ashes. As we can see here, his sloganeering is almost as dire as his party's membership numbers….

  2. Byd0nz 2

    Gosh, my TV is crying condensation from all the hot air blowing out of Chris Bishops gob on Jack Tane this morning.

  3. dv 3

    I wonder when China will get pissed with the exploitation of Chinese workers in NZ and retaliate in some way.

    One example

    Zhao* eats an egg a day with rice porridge. It’s all he can afford.

    He’s owed $14,000 in wages by various employers and was left without income for a work-related injury, for which he received no compensation.

    It’s not the return Zhao and his wife expected when they invested their life savings – about $80,000 – into moving to New Zealand after being promised highly-paid, secure work in our booming building sector.

    “Our problem right now is the sub-contracting model,” says Dennis Maga, general secretary of First Union. “The big players can pass on the responsibility to the sub-contractors, and say that’s where the problem is.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/124279195/its-all-fake-chinese-migrant-builders-sold-a-dream-left-exploited-and-hungry

    • Andre 3.1

      I'm not aware of China ever showing much concern over exploitation of their citizens. Either domestically or internationally.

      This problem of exploiting immigrants is ours and ours alone to resolve. And it's important that we do resolve it, for the sake of the exploited immigrants, and for the sake of people here whose opportunities are reduced due to the ready supply of exploitable immigrants.

    • Treetop 3.2

      Immigration NZ is as much to blame.

      Who are these employers who are exploiting the workers?

  4. lprent 4

    Bloody annoying behaviour from Vector yesterday. Caused the site to be off for most of the day and evening.

    We'd been informed earlier in the month of a power shutdown from 8am to 10 am. That is on the limits of my UPS. I just organised to be home during the morning. The UPS ran until about 1013.

    By which time, I was asking about why it was taking so long. The workers then told me that the power would be off until sometime around 4pm.

    Unfortunately the system shutdown hard, because of problem in the UPS configuration. I had to repair the partition tables of the two drives that are the current TS system.

    However we weren't informed by the body corporate or Vector of other more local maintenance running from 8am to 4pm. If I'd known about it, I'd have activated a offsite system.

    As it was, I had to head out. The power came back on just before 4pm. When I got back in the evening. I took the opportunity to do some deferred maintenance on the server. After all the system had been offline all day.

    Removed two dead SSDs (they do die eventually), and rejigging the cooling system to further limit over heating and noise. Think is now effectively silent except when I run a compile on 12 cores.

    Got it back up and running just after midnight.

    Now I need to annoy Vector. Especially as there is a notification of further deferred maintenance next sunday.

    • Treetop 4.1

      Not by choice but necessity the time required to fix issues which arose with the power cut. Not your screw up Vector's.

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