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What is to stop you from creating an account that only has a connection to your insurance company…or is this supposed to be we get access to literally all of your accounts and spending habits?

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Ok, so $113m is approx $1.60 per person per year.

Or if only looking at the ~3.5m tax payers, then it is ~$2.70 per person per year.

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Ok

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The thought process is so strange.

That guy: hey what is that called again…oh that’s right a KILLER whale. I want to slap its arse, what could possibly go wrong.

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And I walk with my human legs. Nothing to see here.

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The comments on most of their articles are terrible

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This is a massive driver, especially in the building industry. KO is the countries biggest builder, it employs a huge number of builders (as subbies).

Without the ability to forward plan, with the big KO projects. Building companies are going under.

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The y-axis is just crap…non-linear but not a log scale…

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No this is the look you get when re-reading the code you wrote as a grad…with the perspective of 15 years experience.

I was showing a new person examples of good and terrible code…they asked who wrote the code, I said that both were me about 13 years apart. It turns out that experience matters and you get better over time.

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This is very true

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The type of person that wants someone that can’t think for them selves…isn’t really that high on the mental flag pole of life.

But the saying is code for a bunch of stuff, I really doubt that they mean they are searching for someone with severe brain damage and has trouble performing even the basic functions of life.

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I noticed.

I was looking for some light evening semi-socialising, but alas I was “forced” to clean up the house a little

Do we need to create increasingly more children for a stable economy?

So in the whole anti-natalism/pro-natalism conversation (which I’m mostly agnostic/undecided on, currently), my friend who is a pro-natalist, argued that the success/stability of our world economy is dependent on procreating more children each year than the previous year, so that we not only replace the numbers of the people...

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Statistically 2.1 births/woman is required to replace the current population.

As for the economic argument, your friend is somewhat correct, except that economies don’t just grow or shrink based on population (it is a major driver). There are too many factors at play to make such a statement.

The finite earth argument is interesting, whilst we are the biggest danger to the biosphere in the short run, we are also the biggest hope. In the long run the biosphere will sort itself out after we are out of the picture.
Taking this argument a little further, we may be the only hope for an intelligent civilisation from this planet. We have taken all of the easy energy resources; which take millions of years to regenerate; so any intelligent civilisation that follows after us will not have the luxury of cheap abundant energy.
So we either sort our shit out, become space faring, and move on with the next phase of the human experiment, or the likelihood of intelligence leaving earth is quite low.

We could, reduce ourselves content to “save” the earth and exist here in perpetuity, but I don’t really see that happening. There will always be those that dream and strive, if humans still exist in 10,000 years they will be spacefaring.

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Not quite pseudoscience, there was an effect that they thought they measured. Later more rigorous experiments showed that there was no such effect.

This is exactly what science is supposed to do.

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Electric ground effect has a major advantage vs the jet turbine driven ones.

It does not have to suck in massive volumes of air close to the ground…sea water is not good for jet turbines.

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Good point… We will just have to watch and find out. Ground effect theory, and somewhat practice is sound.

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This is why you get a half kid size for your toddler.

Watching that much soft serve go into a 2yo, with the resulting crazyness 5minutes later is not cool.

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Oh I understand the 2yo wants the big cone…I don’t want a 3ft psychopath, and I have the money!

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I’m all for innovation in education, but surely there is plenty of international data to give just a little bit of information on the positives of charter schools.

I nice comparative analysis would go a long way, but no.

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I was thinking something a little bigger.

There are countries that run charter schools and countries that don’t. Which ones are doing better from an outcomes point of view, which ones are doing better after 20 years out of school?

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Maybe.

But it could also just be a cynical power grab, trying to force for profit education into the system.

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