Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | ... | 320
10277 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3172

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1769450 23-Apr-2017 23:25
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Use of "motels" to mean "rooms in a motel" rather than "more than one motel".





811 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

  Reply # 1769484 24-Apr-2017 08:11
Send private message quote this post

People who mow their lawns but leave the grass clippings behind.






 
 
 
 


1837 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 144


  Reply # 1769594 24-Apr-2017 11:04
Send private message quote this post

James Bond:

 

People who mow their lawns but leave the grass clippings behind.

 

 

 

 

Guilty!

 

(just one part of the on street lawn, as I had run out of space in the wheelie bin)


10277 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3172

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1769871 24-Apr-2017 16:25
Send private message quote this post

James Bond:

People who mow their lawns but leave the grass clippings behind.



You're welcome to pick them up. From the 8 acres or so I mow.





3323 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 980


  Reply # 1770170 25-Apr-2017 12:53
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Breaking news banners that aren't actually breaking news. This is a question about a long standing scenario. 

 

 

 


811 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

  Reply # 1770196 25-Apr-2017 14:02
Send private message quote this post

People flying drones over the ANZAC dawn service






6164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2890

Subscriber

  Reply # 1771673 28-Apr-2017 09:25
7 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Here is one I doubt many will agree with these days, but it does really bug me and it is getting worse.

 

I am sick of on-line news sites, especially newspapers, that publish videos in place of articles. Not videos that supplement articles, I have no problem with that, but videos that are the articles. I grew up in an era when people read newspapers. I like reading newspapers, though it is getting harder. On-line newspapers are a convenient way of being able to browse many papers from around the world. But when I click on an article link, I expect to see an article I can read, not a video. If I want to watch a video I will go to YouTube. When I choose a paper, it is because I want to absorb information by reading, not watch bloody TV. 

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


11505 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5211

Trusted

  Reply # 1771679 28-Apr-2017 09:37
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Here is one I doubt many will agree with these days, but it does really bug me and it is getting worse.

 

I am sick of on-line news sites, especially newspapers, that publish videos in place of articles. Not videos that supplement articles, I have no problem with that, but videos that are the articles. I grew up in an era when people read newspapers. I like reading newspapers, though it is getting harder. On-line newspapers are a convenient way of being able to browse many papers from around the world. But when I click on an article link, I expect to see an article I can read, not a video. If I want to watch a video I will go to YouTube. When I choose a paper, it is because I want to absorb information by reading, not watch bloody TV. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are news sites not newspaper sites. The main Newspapers still do print editions if you want that buy the printed editions. Video is very much a part of modern news sites and enhances the content.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


20554 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3954

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1771683 28-Apr-2017 09:39
Send private message quote this post

I hate it when they have the person just reading the text that is below the video, so by the time the ad has played you have read all the text so no point watching the video since its just video of a person talking.





Richard rich.ms

15311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4035

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1771685 28-Apr-2017 09:43
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

I hate how you end up with pictures of tweets on news sites, and then text underneath that basically say the same thing again.


BDFL - Memuneh
59387 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10599

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1771698 28-Apr-2017 10:04
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I dislike how adults (mainly in the USA) seem to be confused about the female anatomy and use the word "vagina" to call the external visible bit that should really be "vulva". Completely different things. It doesn't help their sex ed seems... lacking.





6164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2890

Subscriber

  Reply # 1771699 28-Apr-2017 10:05
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

 

 

They are news sites not newspaper sites. The main Newspapers still do print editions if you want that buy the printed editions. Video is very much a part of modern news sites and enhances the content.

 

 

No, they are actually newspaper sites, like the Washington Post and the New York Times. 

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


15311 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4035

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1771701 28-Apr-2017 10:07
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I dislike the word vulva so I wouldn't use that word anyway :) 

 

Also, their lack of understanding doesn't seem to be stopping them from breeding :) 

 

 


6164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2890

Subscriber

  Reply # 1771702 28-Apr-2017 10:09
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

I dislike how adults (mainly in the USA) seem to be confused about the female anatomy and use the word "vagina" to call the external visible bit that should really be "vulva". Completely different things. It doesn't help their sex ed seems... lacking.

 

 

You are talking about the USA here. Their sex ed probably consists of Ozzie and Harriet (look it up) in separate beds discussing how the stork brought little Ricky. I seriously doubt many Americans even know what a vulva is, let alone the distinction from a vagina.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


6164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2890

Subscriber

  Reply # 1771705 28-Apr-2017 10:11
Send private message quote this post

networkn:

 

Also, their lack of understanding doesn't seem to be stopping them from breeding :) 

 

 

I think facility in breeding comes from lack of understanding.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


1 | ... | 178 | 179 | 180 | 181 | 182 | 183 | 184 | 185 | 186 | 187 | 188 | 189 | 190 | 191 | 192 | 193 | 194 | 195 | 196 | 197 | 198 | ... | 320
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.