Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
3365 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1779

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1381765 8-Sep-2015 14:06
7 people support this post
Send private message

Everyone would be better off if there were no further updates until the situation is perfectly clear. This won't happen because people want attention and ad impressions.

Cheers - N

13326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1587


  Reply # 1381766 8-Sep-2015 14:06
One person supports this post
Send private message

keewee01:
keewee01: One man has been shot dead but police as not saying if it was a victim or the offender


Witnesses report that it was the offender who was shot and killed


Also reported that a police dog was killed. Feel really sorry for the dog and police affected by the loss.

 
 
 
 


13326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1587


  Reply # 1381768 8-Sep-2015 14:07
Send private message

Talkiet: Everyone would be better off if there were no further updates until the situation is perfectly clear. This won't happen because people want attention and ad impressions.

Cheers - N


That is the modern online media for you. Same reason why their front page is full of fluff pieces on celebrities, it's just click bait. A pity they don't do much proper indpeth investigative reporting these days.

556 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted

  Reply # 1381769 8-Sep-2015 14:11
Send private message

TimA: This is in America?


Nope but this is and i was in the area only an hour before it happened. 30-40 rounds have been recovered.

http://kdvr.com/2015/09/07/shooting-in-downtown-denver-leaves-four-injured/ 

570 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 216


  Reply # 1381822 8-Sep-2015 14:41
One person supports this post
Send private message

There is going to be a press conference at 4pm today.







959 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 476

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 1381827 8-Sep-2015 15:00
One person supports this post
Send private message

radio live interviewed a guy who had seen footage of the cordon.  Good grief



 




Matthew


5242 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1482

Trusted

  Reply # 1381829 8-Sep-2015 15:09
Send private message

mdooher: radio live interviewed a guy who had seen footage of the cordon.  Good grief



 


More info?

2060 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 225

Subscriber

  Reply # 1381834 8-Sep-2015 15:17
Send private message

mattwnz:
keewee01:
keewee01: One man has been shot dead but police as not saying if it was a victim or the offender


Witnesses report that it was the offender who was shot and killed


Also reported that a police dog was killed. Feel really sorry for the dog and police affected by the loss.


It was not true about the dog.  The shooter was killed.

Full details are on the Police website and Stuff and the usual media sites.

626 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 177

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1381836 8-Sep-2015 15:19
Send private message

graemeh: Full details are on the Police website and Stuff and the usual media sites.

Actually, it's interesting to compare the "media" sites.

I though Stuff's coverage was pretty rubbish initially, and it still is.

nzherald's coverage seems much better (my opinion).



2762 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1166


  Reply # 1381856 8-Sep-2015 15:58
One person supports this post
Send private message

I see kids fainting has already trumped dead man at Macca's   




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman





IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1381868 8-Sep-2015 16:21
Send private message

scuwp: I see kids fainting has already trumped dead man at Macca's   


Invercargill... the temperature probably made it into double figures and they couldn't stand the heat! laughing
Hope it isn't something ramphant going through the school.



Sounds like the offender was the only person shot - no other people or animals. Good news.





IT Professional
1703 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 166

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1381869 8-Sep-2015 16:24
Send private message

Talkiet: Everyone would be better off if there were no further updates until the situation is perfectly clear. This won't happen because people want attention and ad impressions.

Cheers - N


And maybe people want information about the situation because they have children at school in Upper Hutt! I certainly did, and for a very, very long time initially the only information I was getting was from the radio - so a lot of people were in the dark. Nothing to do with attention, but with information since it was so scarce.

959 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 476

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1381870 8-Sep-2015 16:25
One person supports this post
Send private message

keewee01:
scuwp: I see kids fainting has already trumped dead man at Macca's   


Invercargill... the temperature probably made it into double figures and they couldn't stand the heat! laughing
Hope it isn't something ramphant going through the school.



Sounds like the offender was the only person shot - no other people or animals. Good news.




Witness say he told people to run away and then fired at the ceiling etc
Looking like a case of "suicide by police"




Matthew


959 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 476

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1381874 8-Sep-2015 16:33
2 people support this post
Send private message

Now we will need at least 5 separate investigations including a homicide investigation with the Cop as the only suspect.

I wish we could just chuck the body into the back of the meat wagon, hose up the blood and wrap the whole thing up by the end of the shift.

Ok, well maybe something in-between the two would be more sensible.




Matthew


3365 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1779

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1381885 8-Sep-2015 16:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

keewee01:
Talkiet: Everyone would be better off if there were no further updates until the situation is perfectly clear. This won't happen because people want attention and ad impressions.

Cheers - N


And maybe people want information about the situation because they have children at school in Upper Hutt! I certainly did, and for a very, very long time initially the only information I was getting was from the radio - so a lot of people were in the dark. Nothing to do with attention, but with information since it was so scarce.


Information good.... Made up information to fill a vacuum. Bad.

Turns out I called it..

Talkiet:
SOunds potentially tragic/bad, but the initial reports of these things are often very very wrong.

Hope it's not as bad as the initial guesses by news media.


I can't decide whether I'm happy I am right basically all the time when I lambaste the media for this sort of thing, or sad that someone with no connection to the event and no information can tell virtually all of the time when the media are making stuff up, or deliberately reporting eyewitness testimony that they must have near zero confidence in.


Cheers - N

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand Ministry of Education chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing management system
Posted 22-Nov-2017 22:00


Business analytics software powers profits for NZ wine producers
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:52


Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:51


The New Zealand IT services ecosystem - it's all digital down here
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:49


Volvo to supply tens of thousands of autonomous drive compatible cars to Uber
Posted 22-Nov-2017 21:46


From small to medium and beyond: Navigating the ERP battlefield
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:12


Business owners: ERP software selection starts (and finishes) with you
Posted 21-Nov-2017 21:11


Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.