I do most off this most days – or maybe none of this everyday

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Well worth watching if you like making things

It is 17 minutes but good. Bit of a guy thing probably.

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Journeys End

Tried to get to some DOC land near Tapora on the Kaipara Harbour. Unfortunately the gate was locked so carried until I got to a road called Journeys End. Had to take that one, it went to a small beach called Birds Beach. Parked on the DOC reserve at the end of the beach. Watched the sun go down in the west.

Went to Poutu Point, Ruawai, Tinapai and Journeys End. Was really blown away by what a liveable place the Kaipara Harbour was.

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Mining 24 hrs a day with robots

Each of these trucks is the size of a small two-story house. None has a driver or anyone else on board. All operate fully automatically without a driver

Mining company Rio Tinto has 73 of these titans hauling iron ore 24 hours a day at four mines in Australia’s Mars-red northwest corner. At this one, known as West Angelas, the vehicles work alongside robotic rock drilling rigs. The company is also upgrading the locomotives that haul ore hundreds of miles to port—the upgrades will allow the trains to drive themselves, and be loaded and unloaded automatically.

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