16 Dec 2014

The Panel with Lisa Scott and Tim Watkin (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:33 pm on 16 December 2014

Topics - when faced with auditory confusion we are more likely to select a word or phrase that we're familiar with, a phenomenon known as Zipf's law. Our brains are great creators of logical meaning. A new road rule is wanted in NZ, and it's now closer to becoming law. A panel of cycling experts has announced its support and has urged it on the Government as high priority. Motorists would have to give cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space while overtaking. The Government will consider a trial of it now. The Dunedin City Council has stopped trialling a new freedom camping area in the city. It's been a topic of great debate, this attempt to reduce pressure on Macandrew Bay, where a lot of freedom campers stop. Sony is calling on news organizations to stop publishing all the gossip and venom comoing from the private emails of the Hollywood elite. A letter to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Gawker and other media organizations is calling on them to destroy material from these hacks. It's "stolen information," says the Sony lawyer.