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  #3200459 27-Feb-2024 11:05
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richms:

 

Don't forget the constant "live" crosses to breathless reporters telling you the same thing as the studio anchor while standing outside a location where someone was earlier that was related to the story in question. Bonus if its just their house.

 

Yes, it grinds my gears to see a live cross to some reporter (& unseen camera operator) standing outside a Police station / Hospital to tell us that the Police / Te Whatu Ora has just released a press statement, which the reporter then reads or paraphrases.

 

The statement was most likely released from the district headquarters or even Head Office in Wellington, and it being read from a more local place simply attempts to add immediacy and authenticity in a way which borders on the deliberately deceptive.

 

And then there's the time, expense and CO2 emissions inherent in delivering the reporter, light, camera & operator to the chosen location.
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  #3200465 27-Feb-2024 11:21
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At a time when we have a proliferation of senility, ignorance, hubris, deceit, criminal narcissism, megalomania and pure evil resident in the halls of power around the world intent on global destruction by one means or another the need for the highest level of investigative and unbiased journalism like the type that uncovered Watergate has never been more vital. We have however for example Tucker Carlson et al.


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  #3200483 27-Feb-2024 11:47
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When a Company gives you details to track your parcels, including a link to the couriers tracking page and ticket numbers , and it is the WRONG courier company!

 

 


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  #3200510 27-Feb-2024 13:07
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Westpac will do it for preferred customers.

 

BNZ - NO

 

ASB - NO

 

I have been told the others dont by other people so I did not bother to check

 

 

It may be location-dependent, in central Orkland there's no problems exchanging cash in any of the widely-used currencies, presumably to cater to the tourist market. In (say) Hamilton I would assume there'd be less demand for this.

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  #3200514 27-Feb-2024 13:32
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Vendor: This backup is flat fee and no need to worry about storage limits. 

 

Me: Tell me about pricing specifically. 

 

Vendor: It's very straight forward, it's X amount per endpoint, and then you just buy account wide storage accounts in 500GB amounts. 

 

Me: Staring in complete disbelief. 

 

 

 

 


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  #3200570 27-Feb-2024 17:47
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networkn:

 

Vendor: This backup is flat fee and no need to worry about storage limits. 

 

Me: Tell me about pricing specifically. 

 

Vendor: It's very straight forward, it's X amount per endpoint, and then you just buy account wide storage accounts in 500GB amounts. 

 

Me: Staring in complete disbelief. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Account management at its best. Still I guess so long as you don't need more than 500GB the first statement is true. 🤥





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  #3200637 27-Feb-2024 21:51
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Technofreak:

 

Account management at its best. Still I guess so long as you don't need more than 500GB the first statement is true. 🤥

 

 

This is supposedly the top technical guy presales for their product.

 

It's par for the course for the company that bought the company that was doing just fine thank you very much and now it's very much inline with their entire business practice. 

 

I got a follow up email 'why did you lead the webinar so suddenly'... 

 

It took quite a lot of restaint to not reply 'because I was suddenly quite worried I could catch stupid if I stayed!'. 


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  #3200685 28-Feb-2024 08:50
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No electricity at our home today as Wellington Electricity are doing maintenance in the area. 

 

Injections in reserve fridge ...check

 

Ice packs in fridge for milk etc...check

 

Scooter and wheelchair charged...check

 

Power packs for phone etc charged,  damn it I forgot those. I thought I was being so clever. 

 

 


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  #3200694 28-Feb-2024 09:09
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@MikeB4 Does your Scooter or wheelchair have a usb output on them?
My e-scooter, e-bike, neighbours mobility scooter all have a USB output on them. They are a bit slow, but they will charge a phone.


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  #3200700 28-Feb-2024 09:18
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djtOtago:

 

@MikeB4 Does your Scooter or wheelchair have a usb output on them?
My e-scooter, e-bike, neighbours mobility scooter all have a USB output on them. They are a bit slow, but they will charge a phone.

 

 

 

 

Excellent point. I shall check


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  #3200703 28-Feb-2024 09:25
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Pasta normally comes in 500 gram packs. Pasta Maria at Packnsave have all their packs now at 400 grams. Definite shrinkflation as I happened to have an old packet at 500gm. 


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  #3200704 28-Feb-2024 09:28
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Eva888:

 

Pasta normally comes in 500 gram packs. Pasta Maria at Packnsave have all their packs now at 400 grams. Definite shrinkflation as I happened to have an old packet at 500gm. 

 

 

And the packet size is the same, surely?





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  #3200708 28-Feb-2024 09:36
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Eva888:

 

Pasta normally comes in 500 gram packs. Pasta Maria at Packnsave have all their packs now at 400 grams. Definite shrinkflation as I happened to have an old packet at 500gm. 

 

 

 

 

They should be forced to say in big brights letters on the front of a packet "20% reduction in contents" , just like the do with "10% more for free"


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  #3200731 28-Feb-2024 10:08
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@djtOtago right on the button. Both the scooter and chair has USB ports. I never knew but never checked. I could charge my phone many many times from those. Thanks heaps for that very handy tip


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  #3200768 28-Feb-2024 11:39
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Eva888:

 

Pasta normally comes in 500 gram packs. Pasta Maria at Packnsave have all their packs now at 400 grams. Definite shrinkflation as I happened to have an old packet at 500gm. 

 

 

That IS really annoying. Most pasta recipes call for 250 or 500grams. For us 1 pack used to do two meals. now, we have to open a second pack and keep odd amounts of pasta hanging around.

 

 


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