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.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | ... | 41
Eva888
1112 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2920408 30-May-2022 14:58
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

Bluenose Fillets $32 a KG last time I ordered them (6 months ago) and are now $50 a KG!


Inflation at 7% my left nostril.



Hope you didn’t reward them by paying that.

networkn
27398 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2920409 30-May-2022 15:01
Send private message quote this post

Eva888:
networkn:

 

Bluenose Fillets $32 a KG last time I ordered them (6 months ago) and are now $50 a KG!

 

 

 

Inflation at 7% my left nostril.

 



Hope you didn’t reward them by paying that.

 

Nope, I won't be. 

 

Bottom line is, there isn't one thing (That I can recall)  I have bought in the past 2 months that is *only* 7% more expensive than it was 6-12 months ago.

 

Our last few grocery shops have been well over twice that.

 

 


Geektastic
16731 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2920698 31-May-2022 08:20
Send private message quote this post

The government made much of the $350 it decided to pay to eligible voters in the budget to help with the cost of living.

I happened to be looking at the IRD website and noticed that the first payment date (the $350 is split into thirds) is August. 4 months after the assistance was announced,,,

Inflation will probably reduce its value by then…





Behodar
8311 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2920826 31-May-2022 11:35
Send private message quote this post

"The glass which protects the Mona Lisa was left smeared with cream after a man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair threw cake at it."


eracode
Smpl Mnmlst
6295 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2920833 31-May-2022 11:52
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: The government made much of the $350 it decided to pay to eligible voters in the budget to help with the cost of living.

I happened to be looking at the IRD website and noticed that the first payment date (the $350 is split into thirds) is August. 4 months after the assistance was announced,,,

Inflation will probably reduce its value by then…

 

 

I saw this article recently on interest.co.nz. Thought it was interesting - talks about the effect of the payment on IR staff levels, timing of the payment, 2022 tax returns and so on.





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


frankv
5071 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2920990 31-May-2022 15:38
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

I happened to be looking at the IRD website and noticed that the first payment date (the $350 is split into thirds) is August. 4 months after the assistance was announced,,,

Inflation will probably reduce its value by then…

 

Ah yes, but 4 months closer to the next election.

 

 


RollyShed
50 posts

Geek
Inactive user


  #2920996 31-May-2022 15:50
Send private message quote this post

Someone gets stabbed and the person who did it has his name, for three days, on the TV3 news. He is arrested but can't be named on TV3 news...

 

But his name, after he is arrested, is given on Radio NZ news.

 

Errr...??


Handsomedan
4727 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted
Subscriber

  #2921015 31-May-2022 16:13
Send private message quote this post

RollyShed:

 

Someone gets stabbed and the person who did it has his name, for three days, on the TV3 news. He is arrested but can't be named on TV3 news...

 

But his name, after he is arrested, is given on Radio NZ news.

 

Errr...??

 

 

Yes. The alleged killer was plastered all over the news in every format for days. Then all of a sudden was given interim name suppression for his health. 

 

Personally, I think the genie is out of the bottle and it's ridiculous that the name suppression has been granted. 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.
Handsome Dan needs to stop adding three dots to every sentence...

 

Handsome Dan does not currently have a side hustle as the mascot for Yale 

 

 

 

*Gladly accepting donations...


Geektastic
16731 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2921020 31-May-2022 16:21
Send private message quote this post

frankv:

Geektastic:

I happened to be looking at the IRD website and noticed that the first payment date (the $350 is split into thirds) is August. 4 months after the assistance was announced,,,

Inflation will probably reduce its value by then…


Ah yes, but 4 months closer to the next election.


 



Cynic!🤣





Geektastic
16731 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2921025 31-May-2022 16:31
Send private message quote this post

eracode:

Geektastic: The government made much of the $350 it decided to pay to eligible voters in the budget to help with the cost of living.

I happened to be looking at the IRD website and noticed that the first payment date (the $350 is split into thirds) is August. 4 months after the assistance was announced,,,

Inflation will probably reduce its value by then…



I saw this article recently on interest.co.nz. Thought it was interesting - talks about the effect of the payment on IR staff levels, timing of the payment, 2022 tax returns and so on.



Yes and not terribly surprised.

Many moons ago I worked for a company in the U.K. with about 5000 employees. They introduced a company wide bonus scheme that paid about £350 if a wide variety of KPIs were met.

As it was a water and sewerage company most of the KPIs were things like not failing water quality tests, not having pollution incidents, fixing burst pipes within agreed timescales, answering customer calls within x seconds and so on. None of which my department had any control over at all…..!

One of the directors visited us and was bigging up the bonus. After pointing out the myriad of things affecting it that we couldn’t control, a colleague said

“Anyway, by the time you take Tax off it it’s about what my wife spends in a week in Tesco. I’d rather go home early and see the kids then work extra long days just to get such a small amount of money: the time is worth more to me.”

I recall the director being surprised his plan wasn’t universally adored.





elpenguino
2443 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2921037 31-May-2022 17:19
Send private message quote this post

Maybe you can confirm this story then: When I liven in the UK it was announced one of these privatised water companies was given a government KPI - reduce water leaks by 10%

 

The water company met this ............ by turning the water pressure down 10%.





Most of the posters in this thread are just like chimpanzees on MDMA, full of feelings of bonhomie, joy, and optimism. Fred99 8/4/21


Bung
4560 posts

Uber Geek


  #2921058 31-May-2022 17:56
Send private message quote this post

Very likely a true story. It doesn't make sense to have pressure well in excess of minimum standards.

Anglican Water ‐ "What is water pressure management?

It's making sure the water pressure in the pipes is suitable for everyday use and not at a level that causes a leak or burst. Since 2010, we've invested over £3 million to improve water pressure management and as a result, we’ve reduced the number of burst water mains by 80% and smaller leaks by 40%."

neb

neb

6381 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2921060 31-May-2022 18:04
Send private message quote this post

frankv:

Geektastic:

I happened to be looking at the IRD website and noticed that the first payment date (the $350 is split into thirds) is August. 4 months after the assistance was announced,,,

Inflation will probably reduce its value by then…


Ah yes, but 4 months closer to the next election.



Or just the absolute minimum time it takes to turn a politician's sudden brain fart into something that has at least a 50% chance of not turning into a complete screw-up when it comes time to make the payment.

neb

neb

6381 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2921062 31-May-2022 18:06
Send private message quote this post

Behodar:

"The glass which protects the Mona Lisa was left smeared with cream after a man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair threw cake at it."



What a waste! What a waste! When Trump was there for the pie-ing.

Bung
4560 posts

Uber Geek


  #2921068 31-May-2022 18:23
Send private message quote this post

Behodar:

"The glass which protects the Mona Lisa was left smeared with cream after a man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair threw cake at it."




The true Wiskey Tango Foxtrot at the Mona Lisa is the tourist horde waving mobile phone cameras at it. The bullet proof glass apparently weighs over 600kg so elderly female impersonators would have no chance of damaging it.

1 | ... | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | ... | 41
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25



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.