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  Reply # 2041884 21-Jun-2018 18:48
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Geektastic:

Our local shop (for local people...nothing for you here..) is going plastic bag free in a fit of virtue signalling.


 


Meanwhile, all the products they sell continue to be packed in a good deal of plastic...far more than the bags contain, I suspect.


 


What annoys me is the sudden obsession with getting rid of "single use" plastic bags (which are rarely, IME, used only once but that is by the by) yet no similar obsession with removing plastic from food packing where feasible. An example of this is Weetbix. The UK equivalent, Weetabix, has the biscuits packed in paper wrap and has done since before I was born 50 years ago. Yet Weetbix comes with a plastic bag (surely single use too) in every box. It's clearly proven that packing dried wheat biscuits in paper works, so why not embrace that and make it a positive marketing act?



I’m currently overseas and literally just a few minutes ago I had Weetabix for breakfast. You’re right about the ‘paper’ packaging inside the box (a box of 36 has 3 x paper packs of 12 each). However if you look closely at the paper wrap, it has a thin film of plastic laminated to its inner face. The individual paper packs are very well sealed and I guess the plastic layer keeps the pack airtight until it’s opened.

So, not so simple to get away from the plastic. I’m not sure that this ‘paper’ packaging is biodegradable.

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  Reply # 2041965 21-Jun-2018 20:13
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ISP's, cloud services and companies who say they will respond within nnn hours and never do.

 

Doubly so when they add in call centres that have people with incomprehensible accents reading off lists of solutions that dont match your problem.

 

Triply so when they have the audacity to claim these are HELP Desk Systems or SERVICE Desks (sic)





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  Reply # 2041972 21-Jun-2018 20:20
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Geektastic:

 

surfisup1000:

 

People who burn wet wood in winter. 

 

Wood burners have to be banned in urban areas. We are regularly smoked out of our house this winter! Not sure who it is, but there is nothing we can do other than inhale polluted air. 

 

 

 

 

People who forgo modern heating systems used elsewhere for many many decades in favour of heating their houses the same way Saxons and Vikings did...! innocent

 

 

have you seen the modern ULEB burners? They are fantastic, hot, efficient, clean.

 

I'm in a new house with only a heat pump and am freezing my brass ones off. Screw modern - give me a fire again. It works when the electricity doesn't. Actually rephrase that - it works!!

 

 





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  Reply # 2041973 21-Jun-2018 20:22
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Aredwood:
surfisup1000:

 

People who burn wet wood in winter. 

 

 

 

Wood burners have to be banned in urban areas. We are regularly smoked out of our house this winter! Not sure who it is, but there is nothing we can do other than inhale polluted air. 

 



It might also be someone who keeps their fire running with the damper completely closed. Meaning the wood is mostly smoldering instead of burning.

Supposedly some of the emissions compliant fires are really easy to modify, so they can then be fully damped down. The incentive to do so being able to load up the fire before bedtime, and have it slowly burning all night.

 

some of the new ULEB burners will run all night - with no smoke emissions like traditional ones. 9 pieces of wood per day (24 hours) on the test fire at a local store - and it is blazingly hot.





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  Reply # 2041998 21-Jun-2018 20:53
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nunz:

 

I'm in a new house with only a heat pump and am freezing my brass ones off. Screw modern - give me a fire again. It works when the electricity doesn't. Actually rephrase that - it works!!

 

 

Where are you? We've had heat-pumps in Queenstown and Auckland and they've been brilliant. The Auckland one doesn't heat the whole house, but then I don't know if a fire would either.


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  Reply # 2042113 22-Jun-2018 07:44
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nunz: I'm in a new house with only a heat pump and am freezing my brass ones off. Screw modern - give me a fire again. It works when the electricity doesn't. Actually rephrase that - it works!!

 

 

 

The fire won't cool you in summer like a heat pump/air conditioning unit will though.


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  Reply # 2042124 22-Jun-2018 08:25
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The ASB true rewards sale...advertised...

 

Massive June sale on now!
Up to 50% off

 

The reality ...

 

Iphonex, $1797 (RRP $1799),  a discount of 0.1%.

 

 

 

I get it is apple, but surely a 'massive' sale would give at least 10% discount?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2042125 22-Jun-2018 08:32
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Speaking of Apple, I'm not impressed with having ads for Apple Music pushed to my notification screen on a $1250 phone...


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  Reply # 2042306 22-Jun-2018 10:59
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Behodar:

 

Speaking of Apple, I'm not impressed with having ads for Apple Music pushed to my notification screen on a $1250 phone...

 

 

 

 

or similarly light box pushing ads you have to wade through on their app





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  Reply # 2042307 22-Jun-2018 11:01
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mudguard:

 

nunz:

 

I'm in a new house with only a heat pump and am freezing my brass ones off. Screw modern - give me a fire again. It works when the electricity doesn't. Actually rephrase that - it works!!

 

 

Where are you? We've had heat-pumps in Queenstown and Auckland and they've been brilliant. The Auckland one doesn't heat the whole house, but then I don't know if a fire would either.

 

 

Chch. New heat pump. Had the repairer in once after install It had lost all its gas to bad install. When it is on heat mode it should blow hot / warm air then stop blowing anything when it reaches temperature. Instead it blows cold air regularly.

 

The problem with heatpumps is they are blown heat, not radiant heat. Radiant heat heats up the environment and it the type of heat the lasts when turned off. Blown heat goes as soon as it turns off. fires = radiant heat.

 

 





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  Reply # 2042473 22-Jun-2018 15:04
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DarthKermit:

 

You bump into an old acquaintance or friend whom you haven't seen for a time. You give them your phone number and they never contact you.

 

 

Perhaps you're just not their type anymore.

 

DarthKermit:

 

richms:

 

People that give you a phone number and then expect to be called on it.

 

 

Why accept it if you have no intention of phoning them?

 

 

Some people are far too polite for their own good.


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  Reply # 2042545 22-Jun-2018 17:41
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TonyR1973:

 

DarthKermit:

 

You bump into an old acquaintance or friend whom you haven't seen for a time. You give them your phone number and they never contact you.

 

 

Perhaps you're just not their type anymore.

 

DarthKermit:

 

richms:

 

People that give you a phone number and then expect to be called on it.

 

 

Why accept it if you have no intention of phoning them?

 

 

Some people are far too polite for their own good.

 

 

Things that annoy me: People who are for too polite for their own good :)

 

 

 

Some one once said that whole "Oh we must catch up some time" schtick means they never will. A plan without a time frame is a wish. We must catch up some time ... how does June 3rd sound?

 

 





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  Reply # 2044069 26-Jun-2018 13:02
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From a Radio NZ article yesterday:

 

One in eight New Zealand children is obese, while a further 20 percent are overweight.
"In October 2015, the Ministry of Health launched the Childhood Obesity Plan, which includes 22 initiatives designed to reduce childhood obesity," said Dr McElnay.
"Eleven of the 22 initiatives have been completed."

 

 


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  Reply # 2044092 26-Jun-2018 13:33
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From a Radio NZ article yesterday:

 

One in eight New Zealand children is obese, while a further 20 percent are overweight.
"In October 2015, the Ministry of Health launched the Childhood Obesity Plan, which includes 22 initiatives designed to reduce childhood obesity," said Dr McElnay.
"Eleven of the 22 initiatives have been completed."

 

 

I *think* that's actually mostly correct.  My understanding is that for "business" writing One through Ten are written out in words and 11 onwards are numerical.  I could be wrong on the point it changes though.

 

Or are you looking at the "in" "percent" and "of the" which makes comparison challenging?





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  Reply # 2044202 26-Jun-2018 16:50
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geoffwnz:

 

Fred99:

 

From a Radio NZ article yesterday:

 

One in eight New Zealand children is obese, while a further 20 percent are overweight.
"In October 2015, the Ministry of Health launched the Childhood Obesity Plan, which includes 22 initiatives designed to reduce childhood obesity," said Dr McElnay.
"Eleven of the 22 initiatives have been completed."

 

 

I *think* that's actually mostly correct.  My understanding is that for "business" writing One through Ten are written out in words and 11 onwards are numerical.  I could be wrong on the point it changes though.

 

Or are you looking at the "in" "percent" and "of the" which makes comparison challenging?

 

 

It was the use of a fraction (one in eight) then in the same sentence defining a different subset as "20 percent" of the same group. 
Then once slightly annoyed, reading "eleven out of 22" instead of simply "half" was icing on the cake.

 

 

 

 


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