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  #1663493 3-Nov-2016 21:49
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Fred99:

 

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Fred99:

 

"H" plates on trucks.

 

I thought that rule was brought in as "special" exemption to allow longer/heavier trucks to use certain roads.  Yesterday I got stuck behind a convoy of 3 milk tankers on SH1, all with "H" plates.  What was sold to the public as a needed exception in some special cases seems to have become the norm.

 

 

 

 

OOI why is the fact that they have H plates on an annoyance?

 

 

 

 

Bigger heavier trucks stuff the road surface much faster, longer trucks are harder to pass, but there should be some kind of compensation to the poor motorist by way of fewer large trucks than more small ones, but it doesn't seem to have worked out that way either.  

 

 

 

 

Your bigger heavier H trucks have additional wheels, usually an extra axle. So no extra pavement loading. Bridges etc. have been strengthened to cope where required. If it wasn't three H tankers it would have been four (probably overweight) tankers doing damage to the road. I know what I'd choose.


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  #1663497 3-Nov-2016 22:22
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Fred99:

 

Geektastic:

 

Fred99:

 

"H" plates on trucks.

 

I thought that rule was brought in as "special" exemption to allow longer/heavier trucks to use certain roads.  Yesterday I got stuck behind a convoy of 3 milk tankers on SH1, all with "H" plates.  What was sold to the public as a needed exception in some special cases seems to have become the norm.

 

 

 

 

OOI why is the fact that they have H plates on an annoyance?

 

 

 

 

Bigger heavier trucks stuff the road surface much faster, longer trucks are harder to pass, but there should be some kind of compensation to the poor motorist by way of fewer large trucks than more small ones, but it doesn't seem to have worked out that way either.  

 

 

 

 

Your bigger heavier H trucks have additional wheels, usually an extra axle. So no extra pavement loading. Bridges etc. have been strengthened to cope where required. If it wasn't three H tankers it would have been four (probably overweight) tankers doing damage to the road. I know what I'd choose.

 

 

 

 

Yeah - looking at some data from a letter from AA to NZTA, compliance for axle loading according to them was only 82%.

 

I'm just not sure about the logic of it WRT axle loadings - instead of 3 "H" plated trucks - why not have them 150 tonnes with 27 axles? Then there'd only be one to pass / only a third of the number of large trucks on the road.


 
 
 
 


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  #1663500 3-Nov-2016 22:33
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Using loose chipping to "seal" a road, then expecting the motorists to sweep the excess off with their paint and glass whilst declaiming any liability for damage.....

 

Use hot-roll macadam, you cheapskates - or accept the bills for the damage your ineptitude and poor choices cause!






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  #1663502 3-Nov-2016 22:41
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Geektastic:

 

Using loose chipping to "seal" a road,

 

 

 

 

HAHAHA, Something I'm glad we don't have in Oz. 

 

 

 

As for "H" plates, I was driving in NZ when they first came out... they save a metric effTon of fuel and like  someone else said, have less axle loading. Wait until you can have proper b-doubles (yeah, right).


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  #1663515 3-Nov-2016 23:04
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On Stuff.

 

$530,000 to investigate why Southlanders roll their Rs

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86079559/530000-to-investigate-why-southlanders-roll-their-rs

 

 

 

 

 

530k is a lot of help to a lot of people that need it. 

 

 

 

 


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  #1663588 4-Nov-2016 10:19
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On Stuff.

 

$530,000 to investigate why Southlanders roll their Rs

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86079559/530000-to-investigate-why-southlanders-roll-their-rs

 

530k is a lot of help to a lot of people that need it.  

 

 

 

 

Makes you wonder whether to laugh or cry.

 

OTOH the title of the project is "What is the Southland accent?" not "Why do Southlanders roll their Rs", so Stuff are clearly milking the story for all it's worth.

 

Amongst the other Marsden fund grants are several for other projects which from their title - and even after googling - I don't have a foggiest clue what they're about.  They might be ten times "sillier" (superficially) than the Southland accent project, possibly nobody except the researcher and some of their peers get the joke.  (I doubt it - but...)

 

 


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  #1671935 16-Nov-2016 12:46
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Went to the local Caltex today to find that they've replaced all the pumps. The new ones are quieter and might be a bit faster too, but for some reason they haven't bothered to use this opportunity to implement eftpos at pump.


 
 
 
 


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  #1672479 17-Nov-2016 04:46
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When I don't get the desired attention.


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  #1672561 17-Nov-2016 09:29
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Companies that have a support@x.y.z address they point you to who don't read the email.

 

The email has the problem

 

What you tried to fix your problem.

 

Relevant hardware / software details.

 

 

 

Their reply 22 hours later (Assumes you are an idiot!) is to try exactly what you had detailed in your email to them that didn't work!


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  #1672573 17-Nov-2016 09:57
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Behodar:

 

Went to the local Caltex today to find that they've replaced all the pumps. The new ones are quieter and might be a bit faster too, but for some reason they haven't bothered to use this opportunity to implement eftpos at pump.

 

 

Z are the only ones with eftpos at pump, and they are desperately trying to convince people to come into the counter by offering fuel discounts and Fly Buy points. The service stations make most of their profits on stuff they sell in the shop, they're not going to cut their own throats by not making you walk past all those tempting overpriced goodies.

 

Not that I don't agree with you though.

 

My servo irritation is with Mobil, who have decided unilaterally to use different colours from the standard ones everyone else uses for the fuel nozzle handles. Diesel is black, 91 is green, unless you're at Mobil, then you have to stop and read the labels or put the wrong fuel in.


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  #1672916 17-Nov-2016 15:57
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BlueShift:

 

Behodar:

 

Went to the local Caltex today to find that they've replaced all the pumps. The new ones are quieter and might be a bit faster too, but for some reason they haven't bothered to use this opportunity to implement eftpos at pump.

 

 

Z are the only ones with eftpos at pump, and they are desperately trying to convince people to come into the counter by offering fuel discounts and Fly Buy points. The service stations make most of their profits on stuff they sell in the shop, they're not going to cut their own throats by not making you walk past all those tempting overpriced goodies.

 

Not that I don't agree with you though.

 

My servo irritation is with Mobil, who have decided unilaterally to use different colours from the standard ones everyone else uses for the fuel nozzle handles. Diesel is black, 91 is green, unless you're at Mobil, then you have to stop and read the labels or put the wrong fuel in.

 

 

 

 

And you'll be further confused if you travel...

 

"The nozzles are usually color-coded to indicate which grade of fuel they dispense, however the color-coding differs between countries or even retailers. For example, a black hose and handle in the UK indicates that the fuel dispensed is diesel, and a green dispenser indicates unleaded fuel; the reverse is true in the US."

 

Same with milk bottle colours to indicate skimmed. semi-skimmed, full cream etc.






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  #1672955 17-Nov-2016 16:57
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BlueShift:

 

Behodar:

 

Went to the local Caltex today to find that they've replaced all the pumps. The new ones are quieter and might be a bit faster too, but for some reason they haven't bothered to use this opportunity to implement eftpos at pump.

 

 

Z are the only ones with eftpos at pump, and they are desperately trying to convince people to come into the counter by offering fuel discounts and Fly Buy points. The service stations make most of their profits on stuff they sell in the shop, they're not going to cut their own throats by not making you walk past all those tempting overpriced goodies.

 

Not that I don't agree with you though.

 

My servo irritation is with Mobil, who have decided unilaterally to use different colours from the standard ones everyone else uses for the fuel nozzle handles. Diesel is black, 91 is green, unless you're at Mobil, then you have to stop and read the labels or put the wrong fuel in.

 

 

In was told by my local Mobil station that they are all going pay at the pump over the next months..





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  #1673219 17-Nov-2016 22:58
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Driving over the river outside Martinborough today, it was full to bursting.

 

Millions upon millions of litres of water per hour, all of which will be in the sea very shortly after I saw it.

 

And yet...3 months from now, some fwit will be telling us that the Wairarapa is in drought and all unnecessary water use is banned.

 

Has nobody ever heard of storage reservoirs?!






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  #1673228 17-Nov-2016 23:08
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Geektastic:

Driving over the river outside Martinborough today, it was full to bursting.


Millions upon millions of litres of water per hour, all of which will be in the sea very shortly after I saw it.


And yet...3 months from now, some fwit will be telling us that the Wairarapa is in drought and all unnecessary water use is banned.


Has nobody ever heard of storage reservoirs?!



Not this summer weak El Nino means it's going to be damp in the southern North Island.




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  #1673289 18-Nov-2016 07:10
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Geektastic:

 

Driving over the river outside Martinborough today, it was full to bursting.

 

Millions upon millions of litres of water per hour, all of which will be in the sea very shortly after I saw it.

 

And yet...3 months from now, some fwit will be telling us that the Wairarapa is in drought and all unnecessary water use is banned.

 

Has nobody ever heard of storage reservoirs?!

 

 

Think of it as a big opportunity for an entrepreneur such as yourself...

 

 


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