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    Re: Climate change?

    My (potentially incorrect) understanding is that the Earths slightly eliptical orbit puts the planet closer to the sun during our (Southern Hemisphere) Summer.
    Add to this the tilt in the Earths...
  2. Re: emails sent 2 mins apart arrive 1 hour apart

    I know nothing about the deeper workings, but I believe if for any reason an email transmission fails, then it essentially gets put aside to retry transmission some time later.
    If they set this wait...
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    Re: Sign language radio ad.

    Interesting... take the PC BS to it's extremes, and you have a place like the USA with millions of African Americans who were originally ripped from their homes and their lands to become slaves in a...
  4. Re: Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    Surely Wainui is too intelligent to believe his own BS. He's got to be yanking someones chain.

    Your neighbours hybrids are not 'self charging'. They drink fossil fuels and chunder out CO2 in order...
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    Re: Interislander and Bluebridge

    There was an article a few weeks ago saying they were reducing sailings due to a significant issue with covid among the crews.
    Might also be some maintenance taking a vessel out of service... or...
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    Re: And is it the same in NZ?

    Amazon has had a fair bit of criticism about doing this sort of dumping, but the suggestion from the text I read some time ago was that Amazon was acting as an intermediary, as a...
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    Re: Buy EV's they say, save the planet

    The battery for a large pack EV is typically stretching from behind the front wheels to in front of the rear wheels, and then stretching from side to side, roughly matching the area of the cabin...
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    Re: Buy EV's they say, save the planet

    Replacement tyres seem to be the bigger issue with decent EVs, due in part to the increased weight from the large battery, and the brutal accelleration they are capable of which scrubs the tyres down...
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    Re: Laptop with old battery.

    Just an opinion, with nothing to back it up... unplug it when not in use.

    If it only holds 10 mins of power, then it probably wouldn't be able to build up enough heat to start a fire in the event...
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    Re: NASA plans to obliterate the ISS

    Well, if governments can't afford a space station, then Elon and SpaceX will show them up with one of their own soon enough.
    They've already done the hard part, making a reusable docking vehicle....
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    Re: Petrol versus Electric

    My own take on the subject: In order of CO2 desirability, PHEV, PLug in Hybrid, Full BEV.

    A hybrid that doesn't plug in gets all its energy through combustion of fossil fuels, and while it might...
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    Re: Under desk pedal machines

    A standing desk will do more for you than some under desk pedal nonsense.
  13. Re: Hugh Perrett: TV1 presenters use of Maori phrases on TV

    At what point do we put a pause to accepting other languages as 'official'?
    Currently there's English, Maori (sorry, Te Reo), and Sign language that I'm aware of.

    But given the ethnicity I've...
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    Re: Homeless

    My strategy to cope with the watching was to get a couple of cheap IR motion detectors (driveway/garage motion alarms).
    I set each one watching either side of her bed, or the sides of her chair,...
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    Re: Homeless

    Yeah, that's a lot like the arrangement her with me and mum. Much as one greedy sibling will object to it, I can stay here forever after mum passes. I paid for half the place, did the maintenance,...
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    Re: Homeless

    And as undesirable as it may sound, the UTI and hygeine issues disappeared once I took charge of the 'clean up' after #2's. It's just better for all involved once it gets to that point...
    There's...
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    Re: Homeless

    Mum developed UTI issues when her toiletting became compromised (sh1+ going everywhere), and the UTIs led to a rapid change in temperament and behaviour (called delerium). A few days on antibiotics...
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    Re: Homeless

    https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/residential-care-subsidy.html

    Wow, I thought dependant children were protected, but they don't seem to get any mention here.
    I'm looking...
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    Re: Petition against the Wellington protesters .

    Yeah, got my signature yesterday.
    Saddened that one of my nephews is among the rabble down there. His unvaxxed father is at high risk of covid complications, and now his own son might be highly...
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    Re: Aftermarket toner cartridges

    Tonerink.co.nz has been fine for me (ink, not toner in my case)
  21. Thread: Current funny

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    Re: Current funny

    I doubt that will be the end of it.
    Wait for the book, and the Hollywood movie.
    Highest bidder wins the right to blow the story, regardless of what has been paid out now (or paid out 30 years ago...
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    Re: Slow draining kitchen sink

    One unlikely factor could be a blocked air vent (breather) out to the roof (mossy builup at the vent head?), but I'd put money on there being filth in the pipes, despite the plumber saying it was...
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    Re: The Crystal Ball

    A huge Omicron wave is coming. Anyone believing otherwise is deluded.
    There could well be thousands of cases in the community at present. They have yet to become sufficiently symptomatic to seek...
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    Re: Barry Cryer RIP

    oops, I referenced the wrong dead guy - removed
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    Re: Speed Limit Ad

    I think another issue with Northlanders traveling is boredom on the roads. We've only really got the options of going north or south. There really isn't much east/west alternative unless you want...
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