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Mike Riversdale
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Happy birthday, +Liz Riversdale!

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"I carried a car 45 kilometres" - Dhan Bahadur Gole, 92, is one of the last known surviving car porters of Nepal.

Footage of a car being carried in Nepal in 1948 courtesy of S. Dillon Ripley Papers, Yale University Library 
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Schools around the world connecting in a very simple, engaging & effective way.

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Brilliant +Nicola Stevenson​ :)
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Happy fella as I was nearing the limit :)
 
20,000 was plenty for me
But if you need more, you can now add 50,000 songs 
Google's music service and cloud storage has expanded its storage limit to 50,000 songs so you can upload your music collection and stream it on the go.
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The sea fog drifts in over Miramar
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+BLACKCAPS​, amazing (and too bloody close) win over the Aussie in the +ICC Cricket World Cup​ - keep winning but don't do that again, please
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Leonard Nimoy, cheers.
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Hah! Didn't expect that, top work those fellas
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The deadly state of now

Everywhere you look the world seems to be getting more violent. Our society, it appears, is increasingly steeped in murder, violent assault and rape. Our media is awash with horrifying news stories that assault our senses and emotions daily, so you'd be forgiven for believing we're all, very quickly, headed for hell in a handbasket.

If only that were true. Yes, we have real problems, and even one rape or murder is too many - but we are not currently experiencing the end of days. We may, in fact, be living in one of the least violent passages of human history. Ever.

After reading Steven Pinker's book on the topic (The Better Angels of our Nature) this idea has become something of a hobby horse for me (and I apologise if I've beaten you around the head with it in the past, if you'll pardon the expression.) I find what it reveals about our perceptions of the world to be fascinating, while at the same time it re-assures me (or deludes me) about the relative safety of my existence.

So a few weeks ago I decided to delve into the figures myself, as best I could, for my own little corner of paradise. I wanted to see if the violent zeitgeist stood up to scrutiny. My source for these figures is Statistics New Zealand (http://www.stats.govt.nz/).

There are some caveats: the way that violent crime has been recorded over the last 30 years is not entirely consistent (the methodology changed in the 1990s), and some sexual offenses, such as rape, have seen a large cultural and societal change in the manner and frequency with which they've been reported - so I won't address that here.

And so, without further pre-amble, here's my chart. You'll note that one statistic hasn't changed and, personally, I think that this is the real tragedy.

Murder rate: ~30% reduction
Road deaths: ~75% reduction
Workplace deaths: ~60% reduction
Suicides: no change.
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News, almost by definition, is something that is not normal.
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Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon ...
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison,...
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It's a well oiled machine that gets you in, around and out but with plenty of time to savour the charm and magic of it all (you truly will believe the hobbits have just popped out for 5 minutes). Bit more time to relax at the Green Dragon would've been nice.
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Always a winner, but man alive my hands and wrists ached afterwards.
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Tourist food "out of a can" at tourist prices. Avoid.
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More fun than you can shake a stick at. Be aware, you will want to do it more than once :)
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Great bar (never eaten here though) serving NZ-wide craft beer alongside Rotorua's finest, Croucher. Service is excellent!
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Excellent venue (love the wee deli), delicious brekkie (tad expensive) with fantastic and friendly service.
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