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  Reply # 1674406 20-Nov-2016 09:58
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I had that with my radar detector. I ended up mounting it to the mirror.

 

 





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  Reply # 1674413 20-Nov-2016 10:34
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MikeB4: Of course we could raise taxes considerably and build dams, motorways, quake proof cities, more schools, more hospitals..........

 

Perhaps this reply belongs in the earthquake thread, but you can't build quake-proof cities. Tall buildings will always be vulnerable to long rolling quakes and low buildings will always be affected by sharp quakes with significant horizontal ground movement. Our building codes are designed to save people, not structures. The media seems to be obsessed with all the commercial real estate that has had to be abandoned as if it's some kind of failureby architects or builders. But it's OK that we have to knock down office blocks and shopping malls because they're damaged in a quake, so long as they remained upright and intact enough for everyone to get out alive. That's why the CCTV building in Christchurch was a problem, and there are questions over the collapsed floor in Statistics House in Wellington.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1674569 20-Nov-2016 16:57
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Our building codes are designed to save people, not structures.

 

And rightly so. There's nothing to stop a property developer from building something that is designed to withstand (say) a magnitude 8.5 earthquake. There's no law preventing anyone from building something that exceeds the codes. It's astounding to me that buildings are allowed to stay up which meet 30% of the code or whatever.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1674772 21-Nov-2016 08:18
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People not posting threads in the correct sub-forums. If it's a thread about rugby, use Sports - not Off Topic.





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  Reply # 1676521 24-Nov-2016 08:16
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Web video-style ads that expand to the whole window when you roll your mouse over them.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1676549 24-Nov-2016 09:20
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 Web popup menus that disappear when you try to hover the mouse over them. 


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  Reply # 1676603 24-Nov-2016 10:31
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Peter Reader snarking 'hmmm, here we go...'

 

 





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  Reply # 1676679 24-Nov-2016 12:22
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Not closing curtains properly, leaving small gaps.

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  Reply # 1676685 24-Nov-2016 12:40
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Advertisements on paid TV channels.






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  Reply # 1676702 24-Nov-2016 13:07
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^^^ Rich bastards with pay TV. tongue-out


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  Reply # 1678320 27-Nov-2016 15:09
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People who pluralise our PM's name; for some reason, a lot of anti-JK people do this.  Do they think it's funny (if so, why?), or are they just so ignorant that they genuinely haven't noticed how a three-letter surname is spelt?

 

I've just seen this in the first post of a new thread on GZ.  FFS, it's K-E-Y, it's not difficult


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  Reply # 1678321 27-Nov-2016 15:13
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People who pluralise our PM's name; for some reason, a lot of anti-JK people do this.  Do they think it's funny (if so, why?), or are they just so ignorant that they genuinely haven't noticed how a three-letter surname is spelt?

 

I've just seen this in the first post of a new thread on GZ.  FFS, it's K-E-Y, it's not difficult

 

 

This particularly irritates me too, more so when done on purpose. 

 

It reflects on the general intelligence of a person who intentionally misspell/pronounce names in order to insult. Occurs at all levels of the political spectrum, "Liarbor" for example. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1678322 27-Nov-2016 15:16
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People who pluralise our PM's name; for some reason, a lot of anti-JK people do this.  Do they think it's funny (if so, why?), or are they just so ignorant that they genuinely haven't noticed how a three-letter surname is spelt?

 

I've just seen this in the first post of a new thread on GZ.  FFS, it's K-E-Y, it's not difficult

 

 

They may be trying to use the possessive, which is entirely appropriate in that particular case, but failing to use the apostrophe, which is NOT appropriate in any case.





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  Reply # 1678330 27-Nov-2016 15:29
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And on a lighter note, web forms that don't let you enter your phone number in the internationally recognise format, ie +country-area-number.


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  Reply # 1678358 27-Nov-2016 16:01
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shk292:

 

And on a lighter note, web forms that don't let you enter your phone number in the internationally recognise format, ie +country-area-number.

 

 

Telcos are the worst for that. Get some stupid cryptic major sounding server side error when the lastpass autofill gets the +6421 past their stupid javascript based character filter.





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