Aardvark Daily

New Zealand's longest-running online daily news and commentary publication, now in its 25th year. The opinion pieces presented here are not purported to be fact but reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy.

Content copyright © 1995 - 2019 to Bruce Simpson (aka Aardvark), the logo was kindly created for Aardvark Daily by the folks at

Please visit the sponsor!
Please visit the sponsor!

I did predict this

8 Dec 2023

When I first made this prediction, many people claimed I was nuts.

Today however, it seems that my concerns and warnings are being shown to have been right on the money and even the harshest of my critics are beginning to concede that I was right.

I'm talking about drones (again- ugh!) and the efforts being made by "big money" to clear all recreational users of these craft from the airspace they now consider to be theirs and which they believe ought to be fully commercialised for their own benefit.

The key strategy being used by these companies, in order to convince the public, regulators and governments to clear the skies of pesky hobbyists, is to create a constant stream of disinformation designed to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt in respect to drones.

That campaign continues to ramp up and its effects are now being widely felt across the world.



Forums are Down

Damn, why is it so hard to keep any reliable forum capability going these days?

I'll be working to get the forums up again but it seems that it might not be a simple task. The hosting company has obviously changed something but now it's up to me to try and get PHPBB working with their new configuration :-/

Recoverable Proxy

Would this system help improve the nation's democracy and introduce some much-needed accountability within parliament? Spread the word!

Rank This Aardvark Page


Change Font

Sci-Tech headlines



The EZ Battery Reconditioning scam

Beware The Alternative Energy Scammers

The Great "Run Your Car On Water" Scam


Recent Columns

Humans, a species in decline
I've written before about the devolution of mankind but it's time for an update...

My kingdom for an SD card
Yesterday I found that I needed a microSD card for a project I'm working on...

The illusions under which we live
Regular readers will be aware that I've had a battle with the local council recently...

You will own nothing?
Yes, your daily dose is back...

Retro-gaming... nah
For the past few days I've been playing with retro-gaming...

The big battery problem
Apparently EV manufacturers have a problem...

Threadripper: Core blimey!
AMD has launched their new HEDT hi-core-count Threadripper CPUs to resounding applause from all the online reviewers...

An interesting week
For those who haven't been keeping up with the issues I've been having...

Why older cars may become super-valuable
Everyone would like to own and drive a brand new car...

What if AI develops psychosis?
One of the biggest users of supercomputers are weather forecasters...

Only six weeks to go
Where does the time go?...