Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


129 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


Topic # 151196 17-Aug-2014 10:59
Send private message

It's timely for me too because after 5.5 years I'm ready to build another extreme end PC and X99 motherboards, DDR4 and Haswell-E will soon be here.  Don't expect lower prices, though.  I mean, you'll see substantially lower prices on EVERYTHING even after the delivery fee gets added but, unfortunately, not before taxes/duty.  The vast majority of kiwis want a nanny state so it's only right they should be taxed out the wazoo for it.  However, newegg does open up another channel for getting parts not available here which is why I mention it.


Create new topic
3211 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 917

Trusted

1862 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 679

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1109944 17-Aug-2014 14:42
7 people support this post
Send private message

're nanny state.

Those who complain about nanny states have rarely lived in an alternative.

The nanny state also allows you the freedom to moan.

Having grown up under military dictatorship s, with death squads, no universal healthcare or education, people begging for food.

The money not paid directly in tax was paid to bribe poorly paid government officials, private security because police didn't turn up, and the heath+education of servants and their families.

Most NZ don't know how lucky they are.

A.





129 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 1109998 17-Aug-2014 17:47
Send private message

Hmmm...  fascinating.  So, the alternative to a government that plunders pockets and invites people to share the loot to make life easier for them at the expense of grown ups wanting to pay their own way in life is... dictatorship.  I was thinking of a government with reduced powers, not more.  Although, having come from a dictatorship, I can see why a nanny state appears almost completely benign by comparison.  From which dictatorship did you escape?  Communist or Islamic?


1862 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 679

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1110012 17-Aug-2014 18:21
Send private message

One fascist military though Catholic was the religion, 2nd was also military right wing but Muslim country. Third was your good old fashioned christian tribe supported by western power against another tribal group nominally Islamic. 

Why was 15% on your computer parts was the thing that bothered who rather than the gst you pay on food, petrol car which is do much more....

A.

PS in two of the 3 government mentioned above, your published criticisms about money grubbing governments would have got you arrested.


21546 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4393

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1110014 17-Aug-2014 18:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

The gst doesn't bother me. All the other crap does.




Richard rich.ms



129 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 1110038 17-Aug-2014 19:03
Send private message

afe66: One fascist military though Catholic was the religion, 2nd was also military right wing but Muslim country. Third was your good old fashioned christian tribe supported by western power against another tribal group nominally Islamic. 

Why was 15% on your computer parts was the thing that bothered who rather than the gst you pay on food, petrol car which is do much more....

A.

PS in two of the 3 government mentioned above, your published criticisms about money grubbing governments would have got you arrested.


BDFL - Memuneh
61516 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12237

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1110052 17-Aug-2014 19:34
Send private message

This is not a bargain thread so doesn't belong here in this subforum. Please  continue the discussion in the existing topic linked above.





Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.