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  Reply # 1746003 22-Mar-2017 18:55
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No excuse for cyclists to be rude and lash on pedestrians.

 

I don't see the same happening in the weekends. It seems only happen with those cycling to work. 

 

 

 

 

I have never ever witnessed that sort of thing myself. Pedestrians IMO should have priority, then cyclists.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1746010 22-Mar-2017 19:06
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Pedantic people in a thread that give you a definition of a word, that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.


People who don't understand words and how they relate to the topic at hand.

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  Reply # 1746096 22-Mar-2017 22:06
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cadman: ... like staying close to the left of the roadway ...


I hope you don't mean ducking in and out around parked cars, though? Or riding through glass/potholes? Both of which are dangerous and contrary to the road code.

 

There's nothing in the Road Code (which isn't the law BTW - it's a guide to the law and has no standing) which prevents you from moving to the left when not passing parked vehicles. Nor is there anything prohibiting anyone from riding through potholes or debris.

 

Of course, back in my day, we also had bicycle tyres with decent sidewalls and tread that were resistant to most debris and obstacles instead of being mere fashion accessories favoured by the MAMILs these days. It comes down to choosing appropriate equipment for the task.





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  Reply # 1746182 22-Mar-2017 23:17
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blakamin:

 

Pedantic people in a thread that give you a definition of a word, that has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

 

 

pedanticor pedantical
[puh-dan-tik]

 

adjective
1. ostentatious in one's learning.
2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

 

Origin of pedantic Expand
1590-16001590-1600; pedant + -ic

 

 

 

 

 

 

"pedanticor"? 😛


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  Reply # 1746185 22-Mar-2017 23:34
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PaulBags:
cadman: ... like staying close to the left of the roadway ...


I hope you don't mean ducking in and out around parked cars, though? Or riding through glass/potholes? Both of which are dangerous and contrary to the road code.


There's nothing in the Road Code (which isn't the law BTW - it's a guide to the law and has no standing) which prevents you from moving to the left when not passing parked vehicles. Nor is there anything prohibiting anyone from riding through potholes or debris.


keeping left, hazards, advice to motorists about sharing the road with cyclists, note the bits about cyclists avoiding hazards.

As you note the road code isn't law, so in that sense there isn't anything there that prevents or prohibits anyone from anything.


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  Reply # 1746187 22-Mar-2017 23:51
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"pedanticor"? 😛

 

 

Oh give me a break, cut and paste is hard work ;) LOL





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A little thing that annoys me is cars not indicating which way they're turning. Some people seem to think that if they're in a turn-only lane that they don't have to indicate that they're turning.

 

Another related annoyance is a line of cars waiting to turn and people only indicating which way they're turning when they get to the head of the line (assuming they indicate at all, see above annoyance). I alway indicate as soon as I enter the line, even if I'm 10 cars away from the actual turn.


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  Reply # 1746276 23-Mar-2017 09:57
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A little thing that annoys me is cars not indicating which way they're turning. Some people seem to think that if they're in a turn-only lane that they don't have to indicate that they're turning.

 

 

Contrary to that, I hate drivers on Melling Bridge indicating they are turning left to go south on to Western Hutt Road, but Pharazyn Street occurs first. 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@-41.2033876,174.9059776,19z 

 

 





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  Reply # 1746344 23-Mar-2017 12:08
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That the BNZ cash-machine makes me input the number of cents when I'm withdrawing cash, when it only dispenses notes.

 

(This seems to be quite a recent software change, if anyone here can give me the rationale behind it I'd love to hear it.)

 

 

Same user interface as used for the other parts of the machine when entering in amounts of money I expect, since you can transfer and deposit on machines, those can be any amount.

 

 

Thumbs up to BNZ.  I had a (polite) bleat about it on their Facebook page.  Got a very prompt response, mentioning she would pass it on and that I wasn't the only one who had mentioned it.  Withdrawing some more beer-vouchers from the ATM machine today it's back to having to enter whole dollar amounts only.





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  Reply # 1747452 25-Mar-2017 10:58
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Supermarkets.

 

From this morning at New World,

 

Meat department "Reduced to Clear". (Big label)

 

Original price = $7.00

 

Reduced to Clear price = $6.99

 

Gee I wonder what price you pay for CASH?

 

And how they usually put the "reduced price" label so it hides the best before date!


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Supermarkets.

 

From this morning at New World,

 

Meat department "Reduced to Clear". (Big label)

 

Original price = $7.00

 

Reduced to Clear price = $6.99

 

Gee I wonder what price you pay for CASH?

 

And how they usually put the "reduced price" label so it hides the best before date!

 

 

 

 

Related - the fact that they have yet to figure out how to use sealed packaging for most meat, so it drips blood all over the rest of your goods, all over their shelving (which is probably a veritable cornucopia of bacteria etc as a result as I doubt that their cleaning regime is particularly well enforced given how slack every other aspect of their management is) and so forth.

 

Also their apparent inability to print nutritional labels for meat - including statements of fat content differences between minced beef types.






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  Reply # 1747492 25-Mar-2017 11:51
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Pointless directions from your Sat Nav.

 

Such as:

 

 

 

"Continue on SH2" when the only possible ways to do otherwise are to drive through a fence into a field or have a flying car...






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  Reply # 1748341 26-Mar-2017 21:23
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Getting notice to move from our landlord yesterday as they have decided to sell. Be annoying to move just to have to rent again so going to investigate whether buying could be an option, but know it's probably not going to be a possibility for us. 


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Mcdonalds employees who insist on giving you one of the straw/spoon combo things for your thickshake and then take umbrage when you ask for a actual straw.

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