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Comment Re:I know just the man for the job (Score 1) 78

These guys were presumed to be extinct, but were rediscovered in 1948.

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.

Comment Re:It already doesn't look good (Score 1) 82

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.

Comment Re:Nothing to worry about (Score 2) 71

I think that must be common. I don't live in the US but we have the same attitude from the Police, from what I gather.

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.

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