Oh dear, gene pool needs draining again. https://www.newsweek.com/marijuana-car-police-melbourne-1448701
The first English translation of "R.U.R." is now public domain: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59112
NZ gov't procurement processes are fundamentally broken beyond repair. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/393851/nzta-chose-american-it-firm-over-cheaper-nz-firms-documents-reveal We need a major change in the way procurement, esp of IT services, is done. I've described part of the problem and proposed a solution: https://davelane.nz/fixing-government-it-procurement
Airline company, running one of the two industries that produces the majority of human carbon emissions (the other one being the meat industry), have stopped buying print newspapers to reduce their carbon footprint. It's like something out of a Monty Python sketch.
Amazing natural colours in Chinese salt evaporation pens http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/03/c_138194868.htm
RNZ’s framing of Amazon LOTR deal as “astronomically lucrative” for NZ is suss. Based on reported $1.5b budget, it’ll boost revenue lines for certain NZ film companies, but see govt fork out $375m+ in subsidies to Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/393416/very-high-level-talks-secure-filming-for-lord-of-the-rings-tv-series
Let us spray...
It's like 1080 but for Satan. https://www.newsweek.com/bishop-holy-water-helicopter-1445828
In 2013 a DoC ranger sent an emotional plea to save the Eyrewell beetle and a rare plant. Management told him to zip it, or risk disciplinary action. OIA requests indicate this wa the last attempt made by DoC to save the species from probable extinction. https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/07/02/662233/ranger-silenced-after-emotive-eyrewell-beetle-email
People using drones to troll… https://twitter.com/laurence_diver/status/1144947143800688640
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