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Errata Blog

A blog about the current moment…

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If I am reading this right, does this mean we build NZ homes out of the same material that others deem only as disposable:

“But subsidies overseas are driving up prices and making it expensive in New Zealand.”

Trade Minister David Parker is running an enquiry into this, Tanner says. And spoke about it at the WPMA conference this month.

“It's a serious trade issue. It's unfair competition.”

Wood processing is very highly subsidised in other countries, such as China, despite them having free trade agreements with New Zealand.

And sometimes finished products, which have low prices because of the subsidies, are imported back into New Zealand, he says.

In 2018 60 per cent of total logs were exported.
Of the exported logs, 74 per cent went to China.

The most important use of New Zealand logs in China is the production of lumber and plywood for temporary construction, such as boxing for concrete.

Although some of this is recycled into low grade panel products, much of the timber that spent its first 27 years of life in New Zealand doesn't last long once it gets to China and is burnt after use.

Src: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/111290999/the-life-of-a-pine-tree-from-seedling-to-sawn-timber

2019/04/21 13:53 · skys

If you're not dealing with unprecedented situations in unprecedented territory you're not discovering new opportunities.

2019/04/19 09:59 · skys

“Education is a paradise for hustlers because we don’t track education outcomes,”


2019/04/17 10:40 · skys

“WPF is horrible architecture. It's most important purpose is a to serve as case study in how not to design software.”

Oh so true.

Src: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19592697

2019/04/07 22:09 · skys

I'm currently trying to develop a dys-functional diagram of an existing organisation…

2019/04/01 22:25 · skys

Dry .NET Blog

A blog about the latest code fragment that titillate me…

Link to more entries: NET Entries

I take that back. I HATE ARM's “Lost While Debugging within Stupid Quotation Marks” approach more than PowerShell. But I still dislike PowerShell. A lot.

2018/03/27 21:50 · skysigal

PowerShell has to be the most god awful language structure I've encountered in 30 years of development.

It even beats ARM on the WTF Scale.

2018/02/27 20:58 · skysigal