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    [–] The rise and the fall of Boogie2988 [54:29] Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in mealtimevideos

    I think he has been/is in very extensive therapy.

    I remember around the time of his wight loss he sent through a whole bunch, i havnt watched anything for a year or so, but he was certainly going through the motions of it

    [–] The rise and the fall of Boogie2988 [54:29] Ginger-Nerd 10 points ago in mealtimevideos

    He has pretty openly been diagnosed with PTSD - IIRC he suffered a bunch of abuse from his mother etc.

    Not excusing behaviour... but youre assesment is fairly correct.

    [–] Government adopts ACT's Rugby World Cup legislation, Bars allowed to operate out of hours if game is on. Ginger-Nerd 5 points ago in newzealand

    Also, the fact no one could be bothered for the cricket says it all

    I think that was more - who the fuck thought NZ was getting to the final. - there were a bunch of articles at the time of businesses who left it late, and were complaining.

    [–] Fuel market not as competitive as it could be - Commerce Commission Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    Also, "higher quality customer experience", WTF ?

    I mean when they first came to town they had attendants (the others had seemingly got rid of those a few years prior); and the newer ones at least had pretty nice selection of items.

    When they finally got rid of the attendants - they were also the first to put in pay at the meter.

    Both massive plusses in my mind - I feel they may have fallen behind in the last couple of years however - but for a while there it was certainly a much more positive experience in my mind. (like enough that I would seek them out, because it roughly cost the same)

    [–] Fuel market not as competitive as it could be - Commerce Commission Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    Ehh - I think what he is saying is that, taxes pay for roads...

    in an ideal user pays system only those that use the roads should pay for them.

    majority of road projects do not come from fuel taxes. (ie they are supplemented with other taxes, income, GST etc)

    In that respect I do kinda agree that it is subsidized by the rest of society - the only real issue with that argument is every car driver is also in that society too - its not society and car drivers as a binary.

    idk how much petrol would cost if we only taxed that for roads. - but It would be higher than the money you would save in GST/Income tax etc.

    [–] Joe Root's "catch" to dismiss Labuschagne Ginger-Nerd 3 points ago in Cricket

    Im kinda in two minds about this - On one hand... you have a review system for this very reason - and using the tech at every outcome takes speed and pace out of the game, and kinda makes everything robotic.

    on the other - it does make the game possibly fairer.

    if you look to the World Cup final - both sides had stuff that could/should have been reviewed (and challenged the on screen decision) - it all kinda evens out.

    you win some, you lose some.

    regardless of if he got a finger under it or not - its still a bit of a mental catch.

    [–] I am a western educated Chinese who moved back to Beijing for work after graduation. I follow political topics closely and read news both from Chinese perspective and western media. Ask me anything about China's dystopian society, Hong Kong, public opinions, etc. Ginger-Nerd 2 points ago in IAmA

    I thought the leader of India was generally well liked?

    Like I get there has been major pushes to end corruption etc- which some have found less good. (and there is a lot of changes in a very short amount of time)

    but generally speaking those changes are seen as "for the best"

    is this not the case? (I must admit my knowledge comes from my indian co-workers; who have immigrated from india)

    [–] Countdown saving the day Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    I have never seen this - and I shop at both Countdown, and New World.

    [–] New Beta Metservice website - looks good! Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    I mean it might eventually be commercial.. so that might be feasible...

    Thanks for the help. :) they have been pretty bad at communicating up till now

    [–] New Beta Metservice website - looks good! Ginger-Nerd 3 points ago in newzealand

    I am developing a thing for a university project at the moment - and all of this would save me mental amount on energy/legwork - instead i'm having to pull info from 2-3 different sites to get all the data I need (vs met service having it all there already)

    we emailed them a couple of weeks ago - asking if they had an API service - and they never replied.

    Its actually pretty frustrating - they should have a service where in you can login; buy an API key subscription and just start making your calls. - its how every other modern weather company is doing it.

    [–] Get it off the front page Ginger-Nerd 35 points ago in AdviceAnimals

    He puts out like 1 video a month; and has on multiple livestreams played with Pewds;

    There is a near zero percent chance you know dunkey but not pewds.

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 2 points ago in newzealand

    Well thats not really the assertion...its quantity...

    Yes they could drink fast... but if you got off work at 5pm... there is only so much you could do before 6... (1 beer every 10 minutes say)

    Put that now, even if you drink at a slower rate ... you have 10 odd hours to drink more. (Even if its 1 beer ever 30 minutes - that total consumed is still heaps higher)

    [–] Warden at prison where Epstein died temporarily reassigned Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in news

    Wait so let me get this straight - You think that because the FBI have waited longer than you would like (nevermind you aren't privy to the information they have/currently have/ are working through) - and the island is in another countries duristiticion (like there isn't a pile of political background that goes into that) that this isn't standard procedure for a normal trial?

    You are saying that he didn't face the music (not because he killed himself) but because he was being currently investigated?

    That is batshit reasoning;

    We only know what the FBI/Investigators are telling us - this is an important step in any investigation (especially if you think there might be others) - you don't want to taint, your Jury pool, llet other offenders know you are investigating them also (giving them time to dispose of evidence etc) but because you haven't been memoed in every action you are going to jump to them not doing their job or some wider conspiracy..

    Not to mention every action they do take is closely scrutinized, and if they fuck it up even slightly thats more evidence of a conspiracy..

    You work to meticulously youre moving to slow, and its a conspiracy... you go fast and fuck it up slightly its a conspiracy... its just people... many whom want the same outcomes as all of us.

    Fuck me, dude isn't even in the ground yet - and you are wanting answers that usually take weeks/months/years.

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 2 points ago in newzealand

    I absolutely have; but I assumed most people on reddit are not old enough to have been drinking in 1967 - so they wouldn't.

    [–] Hidden charges coming to light Ginger-Nerd 4 points ago in newzealand

    wasn't this just a list - with the option to manuallly change?

    This would be more like https://www.powerswitch.org.nz/

    but would search every 6 months-year - find the cheapest price.... and automatically change you to the plan.

    so you are always getting the cheapest deal. - from any/all of the major providers

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    Then you are going to have to come up with a measure for it.

    if you can't use alcohol percentage then this whole discussion is pointless.

    [–] Hidden charges coming to light Ginger-Nerd 3 points ago in newzealand

    I am beginning to see little benefit for staying with a power company - there is like 10 other options out there;

    I think as consumers we are better to every year or so - investigate and re-negotiate into better deals.

    There was a UK company that you signed up to - and would do this automatically on your behalf- they got the best deal on the history of the dragons den and have had fairly good success since then - I am waiting for a New Zealand alternative to come about.

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 2 points ago in newzealand

    From the domestic figures released by Statistics New Zealand, in the year 2018:

    482.4 million litres of alcoholic drinks were available for domestic consumption:

    • 293 million litres of beer,

    • 109.1 million litres of wine,

    • 80.3 million litres of spirits and spirit-based drinks.

    By volume, we drink over 2.5 times as much beer than wine. However, by alcohol content or standard drinks, 12.9 million litres of pure alcohol comes from beer, 11.3 million litres from wine, and 10.5 million litres from spirits and spirit-based drinks.

    we consume nearly the same amount of Alcohol from each Beer/Wine/Spirits - despite Spirits being about 1/4 of that of beer.

    and Wine 1/3rd of beer.

    Therefore - I ask... dispite beer being way way overrepresented in what people are drinking - is it a problem? I would argue per-capita it is not. (if total alcohol consumption is the measure for "badness")

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 0 points ago in newzealand

    I think it might be how we see it/how visible it is.

    Like bars not that long ago used to shut early - eg the late 60s, bars closed at 6pm, idk when they were extended from 10PM but feel it might have been in the mid-80s

    People drinking at a bars and going home at 6 or 10 - are going to be much easier to control, and have consumed less alcohol than someone who is still open going hammer and tongs till 3am.

    The other aspect might be - drinking less more regularly (2 beers a every night) vs drinking more less regularly(10 vodka drinks while on the town once a week).

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 3 points ago in newzealand

    We shouldn't have alcohol for sale in supermarkets.

    But even that is restricted - you can't buy spirits or RTDs for example. (only beer/wine/ciders - which are by in large the lower alochol percentage)

    I would argue that Spirits and drinks with higher alcohol content (especially those that are "easy" to drink) are more likely to cause issues.

    and in that sense reducing bottle stores licences - would be how I would likely deal with it.

    [–] Major report into reducing alcohol harm ignored for almost a decade Ginger-Nerd 5 points ago in newzealand

    price and availability do contribute

    I'm pretty sure as a country we tax a lot of our alcohol a lot higher than other countries do.

    Off the top of my head - 30% per Litre on stuff 3%-15% and like 50 or 60% per litre for stuff over 15%

    (its a bit of a weird/complicated system)

    That's not to say that a tax doesn't work - but if price was a major contributing factor - you would probably expect to see similar rates in places without similar taxes.

    I think its kinda like cigarettes - where continuing to tax (and increase taxes) have significantly diminishing returns In less people smoking.

    [–] Warden at prison where Epstein died temporarily reassigned Ginger-Nerd 3 points ago in news

    the powerful to victimize children with impunity

    He was in prison... how much more impunity do you want