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Topic # 80581 1-Apr-2011 20:45
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Slow news day perhaps??

"Telecom is being accused of promoting unsafe behaviour in a television ad which features a young woman with her feet on the dash of a car as it is being driven."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/4838353/Unsafe-behaviour-displayed-in-Telecom-ad


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  Reply # 454357 1-Apr-2011 20:49
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I havent read the article but I can guess what it would say. Jesus who cares. Soon we arent going to be able to wear different socks without it making the headlines

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  Reply # 454359 1-Apr-2011 20:52
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M_I_C_H_A_E_L: I havent read the article but I can guess what it would say. Jesus who cares. Soon we arent going to be able to wear different socks without it making the headlines


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  Reply # 454361 1-Apr-2011 20:55
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I'm not sure what you expect from stuff, they are one of the worst news sources i have ever seen.



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  Reply # 454363 1-Apr-2011 21:05
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jbard: I'm not sure what you expect from stuff, they are one of the worst news sources i have ever seen.


I usually find them pretty good. Generally more balanced than the other variants around in NZ.

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  Reply # 454370 1-Apr-2011 21:27
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I used to go to Stuff quite a lot, but these days it looks like a cross between a Womans Weekly and UK tabloid newspaper so much celebrity focus. Only place I go to on it now is their Tech section.




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  Reply # 454373 1-Apr-2011 21:39
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Crazy have the media go nothing better to do tonight



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  Reply # 454385 1-Apr-2011 21:57
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valtam: I used to go to Stuff quite a lot, but these days it looks like a cross between a Womans Weekly and UK tabloid newspaper so much celebrity focus. Only place I go to on it now is their Tech section.


I would have to agree with the tabloid-ness of it lately, but ignoring that it's still one of the better ones to read.

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  Reply # 454388 1-Apr-2011 22:04
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wow. how utterly stupid.

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  Reply # 454410 1-Apr-2011 23:11
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The truth of the matter is: it is unsafe, especially if there is an airbag involved.
But then again it's also unsafe to have a full bladder in a car, especially in an 'accident'
I'll ring Stuff to tell them some more breaking news

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  Reply # 454411 1-Apr-2011 23:17
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scottr:
jbard: I'm not sure what you expect from stuff, they are one of the worst news sources i have ever seen.


I usually find them pretty good. Generally more balanced than the other variants around in NZ.


Just to prove my point i went to stuff.co.nz for the first time in years, here what i found:

Stuff Homepage - 1/04/2011

Now THE LEADING story - is paul henry is back, i mean this isn't even news let alone a leading story.

Second story - christchurch buildings - fair enough

Third story - Shooting victim funeral - hardly top news put it is at least a real story.

Fourth story - This Telecom story - i don't even know were to begin with this one.


I must point out here on the front page not ONE international story.

Now i will point out the sort of stories i would expect here that aren't:
-Nothing about Lybia
-Nothing about the recent fighting on the Ivory Coast that broke out yesterday
-Nothing about the Japan nuclear crisis
-No sporting stories - including nothing about the final of the Cricket World cup - something i would consider a major sporting event.


Failing to find a international article i then went to the 'world' page:
-Still not a mention of anything happening on the ivory coast
-I would still question who ever ordered the articles here but i won't go into that.

I mean really - it's almost like they forgot to put the real site back up after their april fools joke.

Now i can't comment on how good their articles are actually written seen as i don;t use the site. But if this is anything to go by it doesn't look hopeful.


Sorry that was off topic but i do get frustrated with the state of media in New Zealand.



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  Reply # 454508 2-Apr-2011 12:47
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Well, you do have the choice to use whatever news webpage that you wish to.

The homepage at Stuff is generally national news, generally, plus off course any new, topical news. international has all of the Libya, Ivory Coast, Japan info. These , like here in ChCh earthquake news, is not now breaking news.

I see where you are coming from, but you cannot have all the news on one webpage. You have the latest breaking stuff, and current topical issues.

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  Reply # 454509 2-Apr-2011 12:52
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Although, another option. I assume webpages are still based on 800x600, isnt it about time they moved to an HD type of resolution as in 1920x 1080? Or an option (if workable) of 3 native resolutions such as 800x600, 1920x1080 and one in the middle of a common mid range monitor display?

I am sure that this is not a easy option as there are the variables, my monitor resolution, and every website

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  Reply # 454566 2-Apr-2011 18:33
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Alot of older people don't use their monitor's native resolution because they couldn't see anything if they did.

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  Reply # 454576 2-Apr-2011 18:55
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Im sure they have glasses, and the icons and text font can be increased

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