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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    So A Little Hatred arrived today. Finished it a short while ago.

    As good as the First Law books?
    Not quite.

    No Logen.
    Glokta is there but no longer POV. A pity, I liked his humour.
    ...

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    Thread: Good Eats: The Return

    Video unavailable in your area...<sob>

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    Thread: Recipes with non-perishables

    You can buy dried veges you know. Like peas. Normal ones, not split peas (soup)

    And a lot of others keep for ages without a fridge. Tomatoes should never be kept in a fridge at all.
    Kumara,...

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    Thread: How do you manage/track your finances? (Budgeting, Tracking Apps etc)

    I have always used an excel spreadsheet.
    Income at top, bills next, leaves X.
    Deduct food, petrol and allow a bit for misc (into savings) for unexpected things, drs and clothes etc.
    Whats left is...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    Coming soon in mail:

    A Little Hatred - Joe Abercrombie, next book in the First Law series, starring Gloktas daughter, well sort of daughter...

    And I ordered Dangerous Women, an anthology...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    Absolutely. It IS funny, I especially like Glokta...

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    Thread: Best lowcost small town in NZ to live?

    have you tried it?
    I have.
    Twice.
    Currently in Napier.
    Is that small then?
    It's damn expensive here.
    Power costs more - same power co, cheaper in Auckland.
    Rates cost more.

    Food, well they...

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    Thread: Best lowcost small town in NZ to live?

    None.
    The smaller the town the more expensive it is.
    I moved from Auckland to Wyndham (small town in Southland).
    It horrified me how expensive it was.
    OK housing wasn't.
    But rates, power,...

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    Thread: NZ Law and selling expired foods

    I bought two packs of lamb racks from local Napier New World the other day.
    I have noticed that one they smell a bit and two the labels have new ones stuck over.
    The new ones have the...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    wow, snob are you?
    There are bad fantasy books and good ones.
    There are bad mainstream books and good ones.
    It's not the subject matter, it's the writer.

    And SF, the well written stuff, is a...

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    Thread: Great property, quiet neighbours - namely, NZTA

    Wouldn't worry about the school. School is what the kid makes it.
    That's why you see a lot of asian kids doing well, and others not.
    Effort.
    My son went to a not popular school, he insisted...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    I looked for something similar to GOT, and nothing worked. Normally I hate fantasy anyway, some hero who starts out as orphan/kid/whatever, not knowing how important he/she is, ends up on quest,...

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    Thread: Ever bought a house as a filthy contractor?

    No.
    I bought the last one that way. . bank had clause that said financial situation to not change in a negative way
    for (period of 3 months).
    Of course it helps if you have A)A decent deposit or...

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    Thread: How do you identify mushrooms?

    More importnat than the top is the gills.
    Risky though, the consequences of being wrong are too much

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Why do people whine about bad writing when they themselves couldn't write a teabag instruction?

    It was and is all about plots, traitors, this one scheming, that one being nasty, that one not...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Books:
    Arya still in assassin school.

    Sansa :Sansa, still in the guise of "Alayne Stone", becomes the de facto Lady of the Eyrie, comforting her sickly young cousin, Lord Robert Arryn, Finding a...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Read the books when he's done.
    A lot of what happened in the series didn't happen in books.
    Sansas rape for instance.

    Tyrion meeting Dragon lady, at end of books he'd just escaped the salvers...

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    Thread: Wet and Forget.. Overpriced?

    onsumer says:


    Yes, it works. But its not as effortless to use as wed hoped. The holder is comfortable to grip but the process is awkward. You need to apply plenty of pressure to remove...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Scene with Tyrio promises to give him Highgarden after Daenerys defeats Cersei. Jaime refuses to do so, claiming the castle will never belong to a cutthroat, - Bronn reminding him that all the Great...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Read the books and then say the series was the same. They changed a lot of things.
    It isn't a happy story. It's violent, nasty, bad people succeed, good people lose, all the rich are fighting each...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Er....1 dragon. A load of anti-dragon arrow shooters lined up, I'd say chnaces of killing it a pretty good, even if it does get off a blast first.

    Why the complaining about shitty writing? Geez,...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Well I think it's much more like the books, not the expected coming out on top.
    Unless they make Jon King...that would be lame.

    Still, why didn't someone just shoot Cersei atop the wall? Yes it...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Well people, what made from a book movie or series was ever like the books? They always um, wreck them.
    This wasn't bad.....

    The Running man was a total a*****n. Nothing whatsoever like the...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    GOT.
    My son read them years and years ago and I didn't have any interest, never was much of a fantasy fan, LOTR meh, The Potter dude, meh. Robert Jordan, ugh.

    But I ran out of things to read and...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    I have just recently watched it. From series 1, took me a few days.
    Not usually a fan of fantasy but take the dragons and zombies out of it and it's like a Medieval historical novel.

    But I didn't...

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