They might have been aggressive if cornered, but it obviously did them no good.
There are no native land mammals in New Zealand, so introduced rats, cats, dogs and mustelids wiped out many species that have evolved to fill the ecological niches that mammals usually occupy.
The loss that really annoys me is the Moa. The largest species reached 3.5 metres tall or so. Imagine coming across one of those while walking in the bush. Of course people wiped them out. It would be hard to resist hunting something that big, a two might feed the whole village for a couple of days.
We do have among the least affordable housing in the world (in Auckland at least) to make up for that, also awful commutes.
SNAP is insanely, stupidly over-valued and we all know it. The only ones who don't seem to be the ones hurling money at it.
While you do make a good point, I think the investors in SNAP do know it is insanely overvalued. I think they hope to off-load their shares at a profit before the crash comes.
After all, there is one born every minute.
Do enough of that replacing workers with robots and you'll need to buy some of these.
Or you could make some robot police. That would work too.
There's going to be an amazing Microsoft patent, so that anyone who actually makes a foldable phone has to pay Microsoft.
Honestly, does she look like a liar and a thief to you?
Of course not, and the black turtle-necks she wears show what a visionary she is, because visionaries wear black turtle-necks.
I have no doubt the burglar learnt no lessons at all, he was a career criminal, and is probably in jail right now.
Fun fact: Years ands years ago my flatmate (room mate) caught a burglar climbing in our window. He beat the guy so badly the Police had to take him to hospital for treatment before charging him.
The burglar yelled about having my flatmate charged with assault, so the cops threatened to charge with every burglary in our area that month. Turns out there were more than 150, they had solved none of them.
My flatmate was not too worried about being charged with anything, his Father was a QC (extremely senior lawyer) there was no way he was winding up in court.
Having said that, it is probably not the common or garden variety burglar taking advantage of this kind of bug.
after you subtract all the taxes (GST, payroll, excise tax, etc) that they DO pay.
There are no payroll or excise taxes in NZ. Apple pay no tax. It's quite simple.
We do have Goods and Services tax, which Apples customers pay. Apple paid no tax.
"The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones." -- Nathaniel Howe