Not quite, everyone who voted for the runner up before the winner is in the 49.5% number
By "randomised" I meant "are they different on every ballot?" the only two I've seen are the same
One thing that I thought was a good idea was that the flag referendum law explicity says that flying a flag is not an election advertisment
From a purely practical point of view during the second ballot requiring people to take down all the existing flags would have been a real problem
we also received 4 ballots, 2 for the kids who are overseas, and no time to forward the envelopes to them .... I presume we can't vote on their behalf under their instruction.
It seems suspicious to me that Key's prefered flag comes up first on the ballot .... (or are they randomised?) I guess the fix is in
Our dog is old and deaf …. this year she started ignoring the mailman …. now the kids are gone she’s the only thing stopping us from going on some bigger adventures ….
John: Yeah at work we’re building stuff like that – we already sell home wireless VOIP systems (in the US) – adding sensors everywhere is cheap with existing base stations in all our customer’s homes – and integrated with your cell and computer – smoke alarms become sirens too, one smoke alarm sets all the rest off etc etc
Chicks have just announced on Facebook that they’re closing early next year.
Yes today's ODT
isn’t using someone’s internet connection without permission theft of service …. wont it effect evidence gathered that way, fruit of the poisoned tree and all that
I can’t believe cops don’t have cell phones
thanks everyone - I figured it needed a story.
At the moment weirdly my day job happens to involve building cheap wireless nternet-of-things devices ... this week I'm doing window window open/close sensors .... a little late I guess - in many ways I hate the idea of putting in an alarm system, it seems so wrong, giving up some how
We live in a lovely 100 year old house in Dunedin, it's a traditional villa with a modern upstairs plonked on top of it. We've lived here for 12 years now, our kids have grown up, gone to Uni, and this year left home/town/country - despite them having been flatting for a couple of years that whole empty nest thing is real.
We live in a nice upper-middle class neighbourhood just above the Town Belt, it continues into the gully in our front yard full of native bush, Toitu flows through there too. Our house is set back from the street, it's sheltered, and a haven for native birds, Kereru and Tui are common visitors.
Despite rattling around in our house now we're very settled, it's a wonderful comfortable safe space.
Yesterday we were burgled, I'd gone out in the afternoon for 45 minutes (I work at home) and came back to find the house turned over, stuff everywhere, and a carefully packed up set of our bags hidden in the bushes behind out mailbox - including two guitars, Xbox, laptop, 2 tablets, jewelery, ..... My daughter's snowboard is still missing. Obviously the perp was on foot and was going to come back for the rest.
After more than half an hour on hold calling the police yesterday the crime scene guy came around promptly this today, spent much of the morning, grabbed fingerprints and, to my surprise, DNA - they only run it if none of the prints come back positive.
So today we're not feeling comfortable in our nice little home, my partner was reluctant to leave it alone even though we've secured the offending window, we feel a bit like prisoners in our home. I'm sure it will pass but it's not a nice feeling.