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  1. Re: Electric aircraft in the near future? I don't think so.

    watt-hours per kilogram of fuel vs batteries tells the whole story, electric vehicles will also have problems with distance travel because of this fact.
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    Re: Russian media hacked

    Very interesting link, thanks kenj.
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    Re: Joke of the day

    Lol very funny.
  4. Thread: Stupidity

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    Re: Stupidity

    Lol, Agent_24 but I'm sure that was a typo on piroska's behalf.
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    Re: Joke of the day

    Great joke Kenj, thanks.
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    Re: Who gets their Marching Orders?

    Yes the "road to zero" seems like a folly to me given that I suspect that in any complex real-world system like motorists driving on the road network there will always be accidents (less than zero...
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    Re: Extinction: The Facts - David Attenborough

    The words said above may apply to the world as a whole but for us New Zealand is underpopulated so we should be setting up fortress NZ and increasing our manufacturing capabilities so we can be more...
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    Re: Toyota shares hydrogen love

    Looks good, hope it lives up to initial promise.
  9. Re: Another Russian Warship Struck by Missiles?

    Putin is capable of anything, he was always a brinksmanship artist and now the rumours are he has cancer so limited time for him means danger for us in the world who will live on after he goes out...
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    Re: Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

    The full name of the company is BMW AG. “AG” stands for Aktiengesellschaft. This shows the brand is an incorporation owned by shareholders.
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    Re: Unemployment SPin

    Decided to research the hotel:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/121390666/hanmer-springs-heritage-hotel-to-close-permanently

    Hanmer Springs Business Association chairman Michael Malthus...
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    Re: Unemployment SPin

    Yes Queen Mary was the name of the hospital I couldn't bring to mind, but The Heritage is not ringing any bells, I stayed there in the early 80's so maybe it had a different name then?
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    Re: Unemployment SPin

    "Hamner was where the Air force and Navy sent their drunks" yes and everyone else as well that needed to "dry out" or get over whatever drug addiction.

    There used to be a big mental health...
  14. Thread: Firefox issue

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    Re: Firefox issue

    100.00 came out last night so may take a bit of time to update, you can go into Help/About Firefox and /Check for Updates.
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    Re: Buy EV's they say, save the planet

    Not only electric cars are igniting spontaneously:

    Scooter recall hits India's 'Tesla of two-wheelers':

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61092572

    "Nevertheless, it will be an uphill battle...
  16. Thread: Firefox issue

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    Re: Firefox issue

    Firefox version 100.00 out today.
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    Re: The government has given up on Covid

    Just got home tonight to be told by a relative of my next door neighbor Kathy, that she has died a few days ago..

    I asked what of and he said fluid around the heart. She was ninety and until...
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    Re: The government has given up on Covid

    Out of sight out of mind I suppose, here's what is coming next:

    Covid deaths no longer overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated as toll on elderly grows:
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    Re: The government has given up on Covid

    Well read the article I posted.

    "While some of those deaths may have been incidental, or people who would have died even without Covid-19, 539 more New Zealanders died in the first 13 weeks of...
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    Re: The government has given up on Covid

    Yes but look at the excess deaths. 500 more than the same time last year over the same period.

    I guess some are just going to be considered expendable, ie anyone over 70 and the...
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    The government has given up on Covid

    This is definitely worth reading:

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/466162/comment-the-government-has-given-up-on-covid
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    Re: arrest the parents

    Here's another group of juvenile delinquents who were active last night:

    https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/youths-caught-breaking-vehicles-k%C4%81piti?search=&cmin=&cmax=
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    Re: arrest the parents

    Spare the rod, spoil the child.

    Consequences for idiotic rules.

    Juvenile delinquents need severe punishments not harsh words.

    I have met up with out of control teenagers and they respect...
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    Re: Evs and "saving our environment" in Herald

    The are other EV problems to solve as well:

    Video captures driverless Tesla crashing into US$3 million private jet
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    Re: Can't anyone play a bugle any more?

    Looking at battlefields:

    "Behold the grass, all that remains of the dreams of warriors."

    The book takes its title from a haiku poem by the great 17th century Japanese haiku poet, Matsuo Basho....
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