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Topic # 159873 15-Dec-2014 16:33
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OK, there's clearly something going down in Sydney at the moment, so it's all hands to the metaphorical pumps to get any and all information published ASAP, with scant regard for accuracy... So much so that Stuff seem to have realised this and put the following disclaimer on their article...

"The situation remains fluid and some details could change."

Holy Sh*t... If you need a disclaimer like that, don't publish the info yet.

I'm reminded of this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd0p96miSK8

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Reply # 1198244 16-Dec-2014 08:46
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Conversely....


"This just in....

Elvis is *still* dead!"

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  Reply # 1198370 16-Dec-2014 11:50
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Meh, just get all your info from Seven News.  They're literally across the road (which I'm sure could have been part of the reason for picking that place...)

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  Reply # 1198379 16-Dec-2014 12:29
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I've just got word of a terrorist plot happening right here and now in NZ!
Situation is very fluid right now so details may change. I'll update as more info comes to hand.   You heard it first right here on Geekzone though!




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  Reply # 1198408 16-Dec-2014 13:04
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Yes, it is now being reported that there IS a terrorist plot happening right now, although details are sketchy  (and therefore not details) we believe that the group concerned has some political aspirations (definition of terrorist) and I can also report that the epicenter (point on surface directly above an earthquake) is at ground zero.




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  Reply # 1198412 16-Dec-2014 13:07
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Talkiet: I'm reminded of this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd0p96miSK8

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The Onion did something around this a wee while ago too (slightly NSFW) :-)

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  Reply # 1198533 16-Dec-2014 17:18
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Just got news of a cat up a tree in Dunedin...oh no, wait - it jumped down.





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  Reply # 1198547 16-Dec-2014 17:53
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This just in:
My neighbour is filling their swimming pool. The situation is very fluid right now so details may change.




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  Reply # 1198586 16-Dec-2014 19:00
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mdooher: Yes, it is now being reported that there IS a terrorist plot happening right now, although details are sketchy  (and therefore not details) we believe that the group concerned has some political aspirations (definition of terrorist) and I can also report that the epicenter (point on surface directly above an earthquake) is at ground zero.

In all fairness, the terrorist/political bit is a bit of a play on Tony Abbott's statement that "we have no idea if the terrorist is politically motivated" which was part of the news conference.  All of us in our office collectively facepalmed at that.

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  Reply # 1198870 17-Dec-2014 09:41
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mdooher: Yes, it is now being reported that there IS a terrorist plot happening right now, although details are sketchy  (and therefore not details) we believe that the group concerned has some political aspirations (definition of terrorist) and I can also report that the epicenter (point on surface directly above an earthquake) is at ground zero.


Connections to Al Qaeda are suspected, but not yet confirmed. And now we'll cross to Mike at the scene, who knows less than we do, who will interview someone with an opinion.




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  Reply # 1198927 17-Dec-2014 10:48
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Kyanar:
mdooher: Yes, it is now being reported that there IS a terrorist plot happening right now, although details are sketchy  (and therefore not details) we believe that the group concerned has some political aspirations (definition of terrorist) and I can also report that the epicenter (point on surface directly above an earthquake) is at ground zero.

In all fairness, the terrorist/political bit is a bit of a play on Tony Abbott's statement that "we have no idea if the terrorist is politically motivated" which was part of the news conference.  All of us in our office collectively facepalmed at that.


Oh, did he? I just made that up to sound stupid.....




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  Reply # 1198934 17-Dec-2014 10:52
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mdooher: Yes, it is now being reported that there IS a terrorist plot happening right now, although details are sketchy  (and therefore not details) we believe that the group concerned has some political aspirations (definition of terrorist) and I can also report that the epicenter (point on surface directly above an earthquake) is at ground zero.


Connections to Al Qaeda are suspected, but not yet confirmed. And now we'll cross to Mike at the scene, who knows less than we do, who will interview someone with an opinion.





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