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  # 2173162 5-Feb-2019 07:19
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Well, Stuff fixed their stuff up overnight!

 

Now says:

 

"If you don't know that red means stop, you probably shouldn't be behind the wheel."


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  # 2173686 5-Feb-2019 20:45
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NewsHub this time!

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/niwa-searches-for-the-owner-of-a-usb-found-in-a-frozen-seal-poo.html

 

NIWA searches for the owner of a USB found in a frozen seal poo

 

USB What?


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  # 2173702 5-Feb-2019 21:12
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fizzychicken:

 

content gets popular on facebook or reddit (or both, or other such similar places).

 

wait a few days.

 

apply to available template

 

__________________ goes viral.

 

________ perfect response to________.

 

 

It's a pity that there isn't a browser extension similar to adblock plus that could re-render sites like stuff and nzherald, by preventing stories from appearing on the front page that contain certain words or phrases in the summary text. Imagine if the no article even showed up when browsing those sites if the summary information contained:

 

  • "goes viral"
  • "perfect response to"
  • "that broke the internet"
  • "kardashian"
  • "Opinion:"
  • "Sponsored"
  • "Lifestyle"

Mind you, if you ran this addon as well as adblock, there wouldn't be an awful lot left to read.

 

 


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  # 2173799 6-Feb-2019 08:58
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msukiwi:

NewsHub this time!


https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/niwa-searches-for-the-owner-of-a-usb-found-in-a-frozen-seal-poo.html


NIWA searches for the owner of a USB found in a frozen seal poo


USB What?



Unidentified Seal Ballast?




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  # 2173953 6-Feb-2019 13:12
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From the Herald

"A petition is demanding Nike recall a shoe which is offensive to the Muslim community because it resembles the word "Allah" in Arabic."

I can't speak Arabic but I've seen the word Allah written in it often enough to know it looks nothing like a Nike trainer.

Sure enough, we eventually discover it's some writing on the sole, not the shoe. Attention to detail 0/10.






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  # 2173974 6-Feb-2019 14:21
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"x announces theyre having a baby" "x and y want to have a baby" seriously? they're usually talking about some radio host or people who don't need any encouragement in believing they're celebrities. Yes I'm cynical and no I don't care about these self absorbed people or their intentions and no I don't follow them on instagram.

 

 


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  # 2175047 8-Feb-2019 13:31
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“Is this Samsung’s answer to Apple’s AirPods?” NZH 7 Feb 19

No.

The leaked pictures of Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds just look like a white version of my Son’s IconX (2018). And those were by no means the first truly wireless in-ears either.
It would be great if the other suppositions made in the article were true though. That being the S10 has wireless charger capabilities like the Mate 10 Pro, and that the Galaxy Bud case can be wirelessly charged.
From memory the charging lights on the IconX case come on as soon as you put the buds in it.

Just continues to prove the maxim that if a news headline asks a question, the answer is normally “No”.




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  # 2175050 8-Feb-2019 13:40
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Ummm... no it didn't and no she wasn't.




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# 2181155 16-Feb-2019 04:23
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Homeless Blenheim man breaks into parking meter so he has a bed for the night

 

I wouldn't think a parking meter makes for a very comfortable or roomy bed.


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  # 2181161 16-Feb-2019 07:57
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Not the Herald , my son sent me this little gem!


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  # 2181273 16-Feb-2019 15:24
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In the NZ Herald:

 

Taiwan - and America's - military secrets revealed by Google Maps

 

I hate it when they do that - I want to see for myself, but there's no link provided to a google maps view of the patriot missile site.
Only took a few minutes to find though - here it is:

 

google maps link


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  # 2181317 16-Feb-2019 18:58
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TVNZ News this time:

 

 

You'd think that the TVNZ News graphics department would get it right by now.
That hasn't been Oranga Tamariki's English name for over a year 


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  # 2181322 16-Feb-2019 19:09
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Fred99: In the NZ Herald: Taiwan - and America's - military secrets revealed by Google Maps

 

I hate it when they do that - I want to see for myself, but there's no link provided to a google maps view of the patriot missile site.
Only took a few minutes to find though - here it is:

 

google maps link

 

 

That picture looks strangely Photoshopped.

 

Also, if there are eight missile fire units, there ought to be two (or even more) radar units nearby

 

Hmm


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  # 2181327 16-Feb-2019 19:23
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PolicyGuy:

 

Fred99: In the NZ Herald: Taiwan - and America's - military secrets revealed by Google Maps

 

I hate it when they do that - I want to see for myself, but there's no link provided to a google maps view of the patriot missile site.
Only took a few minutes to find though - here it is:

 

google maps link

 

 

That picture looks strangely Photoshopped.

 

Also, if there are eight missile fire units, there ought to be two (or even more) radar units nearby

 

Hmm

 

 

The link I sent was in "3d mode" - as per the article, hence the weird look.

 

Radar units?

 

 

here ya go (one deployed centre frame)


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  # 2181333 16-Feb-2019 19:57
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Fred99:

 

PolicyGuy:

 

Fred99: In the NZ Herald: Taiwan - and America's - military secrets revealed by Google Maps

 

I hate it when they do that - I want to see for myself, but there's no link provided to a google maps view of the patriot missile site.
Only took a few minutes to find though - here it is:

 

google maps link

 

 

That picture looks strangely Photoshopped.

 

Also, if there are eight missile fire units, there ought to be two (or even more) radar units nearby

 

Hmm

 

 

The link I sent was in "3d mode" - as per the article, hence the weird look.

 

Radar units?

 

 

here ya go (one deployed centre frame)

 

 

 

 

Yup, that's a missile engagement radar, and the long thin thing just near it might be the search radar.
That'd make a single command and control unit looking after eight fire units, which would be odd. I think the Mercans sell them in one to four or one to three ratio.

 

Interesting


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