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Colin Toal
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On the ferry from Wellington to Picton. They provide WIFI access.
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Eating sushi/sashimi fish is something special.

You are essentially eating an endangered species.

Think about that the next time you buy some spicy tuna rolls from the deli or the supermarket - or load up the starkist chicken of the sea with mayo and celery.

This sanctimonious rant brought to you by the society for the elimination of shitty deli and supermarket sushi.
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Exactly. But except in a monopoly or oligopoly situation, price collusion represents an opportunity that non-participants can arbitrage.
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Kensington Market.
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Woohoo  Back on the frontpage!  #philosoraptor  
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En route to New Zealand with my wife. :)
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Congrats Colin! Have fun :)
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Just a quick comment. If you run a service business - like catering or event planning - and you decide to use the Web to support your business - remember this:

The Web is supposed to make it easier FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS. Not easier just for you. 

You are in a service business - and the only difference between you and the next guy is the service you provide - and the effort you put into it. It is NOT acceptable to foist a 20, 30 or 50 field web form on your customer and say 'Here - fill this out'. It's worse than unacceptable - it's lazy, it's unprofessional and it raises more questions and lack of confidence than it answers. 

You may think it makes it easier for YOU; It does NOTHING for your customer except overwhelm them. They can, and they will - choose to do business with someone who puts in more effort and who uses the web to augment their service, not try and replace it's human element.

If you rely on personal relationships in your business -- try using the web to CONFIRM decisions you make with your clients - not to lazily replace the consultations where you are expected to help the customer and earn your money.
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People who buy this should just cut out the middle man and hit themselves in the teeth with a ball peen hammer.

This is like the Yike Bike - same high centre of gravity too far forward over the front wheel.
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With the implosion of Mt. Gox and the piling in of the Winklevosses (Winklevii ? Winklevice ?) - can we officially declare Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies of the same ilk completely stupid and dead now ?
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I've got two questions about bitcoin:
1. What happens when police raids and computer crashes take a significant number of the limited scarce resource out of circulation?
2. I heard a tech pundit say that when you receive a bitcoin, you can see the userid of every single person who has ever owned that bitcoin. Don't people think that's a bit of a drawback? Couldn't you collect a bunch of metadata about the buying patterns of people based on who owned the bitcoin before and after them?
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LULU and UA are very diverged - these are male/female of the same thing. This means one is under valued or one is over valued. This pair trade is how I picked LULU at $4 prior to its 1:4 split.
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