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.




BDFL - Memuneh
58932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10298

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 185513 25-Nov-2015 19:43
5 people support this post
Send private message

Today police cordoned off an area on Lambton Quay from Willis St to around Johnston St. A suspicious object was found in front of McDonald's.

Business were evacuated, offices emptied, transport diverted, people sent home. A robot was sent to detonated the object and police collected material for analysis. We don't know what exactly was there.

And this is the pearl that comes on Stuff:

"A woman who had been in a building close to where the package was found said she had no idea what was going on. "

yell




Create new topic
876 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 380

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1434779 25-Nov-2015 19:48
Send private message

A website reporting on the incident proves that it has no idea what is going on?





gzt

9085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1249


  Reply # 1434796 25-Nov-2015 20:15
Send private message

http://www.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/8/a/x/r/s/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.620x349.18aw1c.png/1448433970124.jpg


Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?

 
 
 
 


gzt

9085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1249


  Reply # 1434798 25-Nov-2015 20:19
Send private message



Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?

807 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 326


  Reply # 1434811 25-Nov-2015 20:47
5 people support this post
Send private message

gzt:

Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?


Hmmmmm ...... looks like a digital camera to me!

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

9799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2977

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1434867 25-Nov-2015 22:09
One person supports this post
Send private message

freitasm: Today police cordoned off an area on Lambton Quay from Willis St to around Johnston St. A suspicious object was found in front of McDonald's.

Business were evacuated, offices emptied, transport diverted, people sent home. A robot was sent to detonated the object and police collected material for analysis. We don't know what exactly was there.

And this is the pearl that comes on Stuff:

"A woman who had been in a building close to where the package was found said she had no idea what was going on. "

yell


Hey! That is great news reporting, that is!

FWIW I asked my mother in London and she had no idea what was going on either.





1433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 255

Subscriber

  Reply # 1434907 26-Nov-2015 06:08
Send private message

DaveB:
gzt:

Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?


Hmmmmm ...... looks like a digital camera to me!

Sorry. Couldn't resist.



Looks like part of a flux capacitor


2293 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 525

Subscriber

  Reply # 1434953 26-Nov-2015 08:54
One person supports this post
Send private message

freitasm: Today police cordoned off an area on Lambton Quay from Willis St to around Johnston St. A suspicious object was found in front of McDonald's.

Business were evacuated, offices emptied, transport diverted, people sent home. A robot was sent to detonated the object and police collected material for analysis. We don't know what exactly was there.

And this is the pearl that comes on Stuff:

"A woman who had been in a building close to where the package was found said she had no idea what was going on. "

yell


Stuff gets more like The Onion every day!

gzt

9085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1249


  Reply # 1435209 26-Nov-2015 13:44
Send private message

Deliberate hoax: collection of items made to look suspicious

http://mobile.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.php?c_id=1&objectid=11551768

369 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 84


  Reply # 1435221 26-Nov-2015 14:07
Send private message

It's the second bomb threat\scare in as many weeks.

The district court was evacuated the other week due to a bomb threat.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/74103682/wellington-district-court-evacuated-after-bomb-scare



1129 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142


  Reply # 1435586 26-Nov-2015 22:53
Send private message

anyone remember the mysterious briefcase also found in welly in the 80s ?

inside was an sis i.d., a pie and a copy of penthouse magazine.

tongue-out

2912 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 828

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1435682 26-Nov-2015 23:57
Send private message

At least this was a simple job though and dealt with relatively quickly. I haven't seen any details on the device yet but hopefully will soon. It'll be interesting to see its dimensions/construction and whether or not there was a bit of an over reaction.

2214 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 219


  Reply # 1435860 27-Nov-2015 10:34
Send private message

gzt:

Any guesses? Commercial vaccum cleaner?


Much smaller, the paver it is lying on is a similar size to house brick. Reported to look like a bomb, it looks more like a small electric motor from that blurry image.

369 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 84


Stu

Hammered
4726 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 946

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1435993 27-Nov-2015 13:00
Send private message

Hamilton Gardens were evacuated yesterday after an anonymous bomb threat also.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


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 »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



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.