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We have a smart meter so I can track my usage. We use between 3 - 6 kWh/day, on average a 60 kWh battery should last about 2 weeks.
Welcome to New Zealand, magnitude 4-5 quakes last month: 43, + 3 mag 5 - 6 just for fun.
At only 1.43 times the size of Oklahoma, NZ is a much more rockin' place to be. (181,195 km^2 vs 268,021 km^2) Also earrthquake cover is much higher then $23USD/year.
The New Zealand Pirate Party has been using it for a while now to debate policy etc...
If further investigation finds that the "invalid" plate is infact a "valid" plate then discard all info about the scan.
You could speed up the frequency of the database updates, but I doubt that it would improve the hit rate much, the only difference would be a priority update when a car is reported stoled or involved in some other crime...
There is no need to store data on people driving to work and home, picking up their kids and generally going about their daily lives. This is a massive invasion of privacy, and should not be accepted as "normal".
Disclaimer, I live in New Zealand, I hope my government hasn't slipped this far down the police state slope.
If you steal something should your brother pay for it? How about someone you don't know but has the same colour skin? Or someone whos ansestors came from the same country as you did?
As for your last line "Morally and legally, Aotearoa belongs to the Maori. My culture is not Maori, it's European. So I left and came home to Europe." I call bullshit, as a 2nd gen Kiwi I am a native of New Zealand as were my parents. My grandparents were born in the UK, but that doesn't make England home.
Are we considering an "ideal" situation or should air resistance be factored in?
DIlbert often highlights the funny / depressing work side of my life. (Control systems engineer) e.g. http://dilbert.com/strips/comi... recienlt just about made me choke on my coffee.
Where as XKCD appeals to my geeky nature, though also applicable to work situations sometimes e.g. https://xkcd.com/927/ but there are so many others that come up in ever day life for those of us that are geeky