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  Reply # 1728731 2-Mar-2017 09:52
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People who tell big porkies on Geonet's "felt reports".  This from the quake this morning in N Cant'y.  I'm close to one of the yellow "strong" tags, was definitely sitting down having a coffee at the time of the quake, and I didn't feel or notice anything at all.

 


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  Reply # 1728741 2-Mar-2017 10:00
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surfisup1000:

Ge0rge:


 


The vehicle inspection requirements for NZ state that directional lights must be:


1)bright enough to be visible from 100m in normal daylight and from 200m in normal darkness, and


2)not be too bright that cause significant dazzle to other road users.


 


(amongst a few other things)



Yes, but, sometimes the closer you are to the vehicle the harder it is to see the indicator lamp -- i think due to the light being reflected off internal surfaces -- they are like indicator lamp 'blind spots' .   Never noticed on the older vehicles as they have fairly flat uniformly rounded lamp cover assemblies.  Some of todays lamp assemblies look like stealth bombers.   


It would be difficult for an inspector to check all angles of approach and distance. 



The VIRM actually states what angles the light must be visible from, what colours are allowed, how many, and from what distance.

http://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/lighting

I've linked to the lighting page in general, but 4-5 will take you to direction lights if you feel the desire to have a look yourself. Just be aware it's written from the point of what constitutes a fail for inspection - it can catch people out sometimes.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1728773 2-Mar-2017 10:30
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When a what is sold as a pint is not a pint ...  (i.e. 568mls)

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1728806 2-Mar-2017 11:15
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When a what is sold as a pint is not a pint ...  (i.e. 568mls)




Ah not this again....




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  Reply # 1728874 2-Mar-2017 12:57
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tdgeek:

 

Clicking on a webpage article, only to have an top of page ad come on that scrolls the page a little, causing me to click the wrong article/link

 

Every day this happens

 

 

+1 for this

 

I get it all the time with sports results and wanting to click on report link and when go back to click on next result the ad changes the size and you click on lick 2 above or below.

 

 


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  Reply # 1728897 2-Mar-2017 13:26
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tdgeek:

 

Clicking on a webpage article, only to have an top of page ad come on that scrolls the page a little, causing me to click the wrong article/link

 

Every day this happens

 

 

+1 for this

 

I get it all the time with sports results and wanting to click on report link and when go back to click on next result the ad changes the size and you click on lick 2 above or below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and don't get me started on the expanding video ads when your cursor inadvertently drifts over them becuase you're scrolling with cursor keys or the mouse-wheel......I'm looking at you Geekzone.





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  Reply # 1729065 2-Mar-2017 17:55
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MikeAqua:

 

When a what is sold as a pint is not a pint ...  (i.e. 568mls)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes. Agreed. The lack of uniform measures for bar servings is annoying.






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  Reply # 1729169 2-Mar-2017 22:22
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I don't understand spammers sometimes.

 

In the developer forums for an alternative OS, someone pointed out a bug in the "WFI" code (whatever that is). There was a small amount of discussion and a fix was provided. Then just now, six weeks later, a spammer posted instructions on how to enable/disable Wi-Fi on a Windows PC. There are no links or anything, so I'm not sure what the purpose of posting that gibberish is!


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  Reply # 1729188 2-Mar-2017 23:11
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Sometimes not spammers, just someone with limited understanding of how a forum works. Why do you think we lock inactive discussions after a couple of months?




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  Reply # 1729248 3-Mar-2017 08:23
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Behodar:

 

...I'm not sure what the purpose of posting that gibberish is!

 

 

Sometimes spammers test a forum by posting random semi-on-topic semi-gibberish (generated by some Eliza-like automated process, I guess), to see if there are any anti-robot defences and to see how alert the mods are.

 

 


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  Reply # 1729460 3-Mar-2017 15:19
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Courier companies for whom package tracking is not a top priority when it should be. 

 

Thus messages like this one:

 

 

 

In Transit

 

Your parcel is currently in transit between our 'Wellington' and 'Wellington' depots.






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  Reply # 1729463 3-Mar-2017 15:25
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Courier companies. Nuff said.





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  Reply # 1729517 3-Mar-2017 16:42
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When arzewipes put their doggy-do bag in your wheelie bin.... after the rubbish truck has been.

 

Now I have to deal with their crap for a whole week until next rubbish day.





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  Reply # 1729543 3-Mar-2017 18:12
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kiwifidget:

 

When arzewipes put their doggy-do bag in your wheelie bin.... after the rubbish truck has been.

 

Now I have to deal with their crap for a whole week until next rubbish day.

 

 

 

 

Or even worse people, who drop their bags of crap on the street, throw it over your wall, or put it in letterboxes. In some ways I preferred when it was just left on the grass verges to decompose naturally. Now the nasty stuff is ending up all over the place.

 

I would also like to see dedicated dog parks in NZ. Some towns have introduced them already but others are way behind.


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  Reply # 1729599 3-Mar-2017 19:43
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The terrible variable road surface on the newly opened Kapiti Expressway




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