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  Reply # 1781712 13-May-2017 17:23
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The continual use by the media of "Breaking News" when it obviously isn't!


From NZHerald now:


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BREAKING NEWS

Can the Warriors claim their first away win of the NRL season? Follow our live coverage…


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How the hell is that "Breaking News"???



They "broke" the news media record (previously held by Stuff) for clickbait?

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  Reply # 1782281 15-May-2017 09:49
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PhantomNVD:
msukiwi:

 

The continual use by the media of "Breaking News" when it obviously isn't!

 

 

 

From NZHerald now:

 

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS

 

Can the Warriors claim their first away win of the NRL season? Follow our live coverage…

 

 

 

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How the hell is that "Breaking News"???

 



They "broke" the news media record (previously held by Stuff) for clickbait?

 

 

 

Haha, so true. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1782283 15-May-2017 09:52
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Websites developed by billion dollar companies, where the 'remember me' tickbox never actually remembers. 

 

eg, Sonys NZ store, using chrome. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1782307 15-May-2017 10:00
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cadman:

 

 I vaguely recall this having been mentioned in the past, but still...

 

Checkout workers that balance the coins on top of the notes when giving you your change which is completely the wrong way of doing it. Coins first, then bills, all counted out to total the amount you gave them.

 

 

They are taught to count from largest to smallest, which for most people is the easiest way to do it. It also means the customer can see all the change (i.e. notes aren't hiding the coins underneath).

 

But your right, it does results in the awkward sliding of the coins off the note into your hand so you can put it all away.

 

I NEVER use cash anymore, so the coins on the notes hasn't affected me in years.


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  Reply # 1782371 15-May-2017 10:44
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cadman:

 

 I vaguely recall this having been mentioned in the past, but still...

 

Checkout workers that balance the coins on top of the notes when giving you your change which is completely the wrong way of doing it. Coins first, then bills, all counted out to total the amount you gave them.

 

 

They are taught to count from largest to smallest, which for most people is the easiest way to do it. It also means the customer can see all the change (i.e. notes aren't hiding the coins underneath).

 

But your right, it does results in the awkward sliding of the coins off the note into your hand so you can put it all away.

 

I NEVER use cash anymore, so the coins on the notes hasn't affected me in years.

 

 

Largest to smallest is the wrong way though. For a purchase of $18.30 - say you hand over $20.00 - they should count out "18.30, and 20c makes 18.50, and 50c makes 19.00 and 1.00 makes 20.00".

 

 

 

Yesterday at a Pak'n'Save a young lady did it right and I commented that it was the first time in ages anyone had and she said that's how they should all be doing it as that's how they're all actually told to do it. Normally only the older generations get it right.





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  Reply # 1782382 15-May-2017 10:58
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cadman:

 

 

 

 

 

Largest to smallest is the wrong way though. For a purchase of $18.30 - say you hand over $20.00 - they should count out "18.30, and 20c makes 18.50, and 50c makes 19.00 and 1.00 makes 20.00".

 

 

 

Yesterday at a Pak'n'Save a young lady did it right and I commented that it was the first time in ages anyone had and she said that's how they should all be doing it as that's how they're all actually told to do it. Normally only the older generations get it right.

 

 

That way makes sense if you're making change manually, but in most retail outfits, the staff will have entered the purchase and the amount tendered into the cash register, which will then display the amount of change required. So if the machine is telling you to give $6.70 change, you count it to them $5, then $1, then .50 then .20


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  Reply # 1782430 15-May-2017 11:45
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Largest to smallest is the wrong way though. For a purchase of $18.30 - say you hand over $20.00 - they should count out "18.30, and 20c makes 18.50, and 50c makes 19.00 and 1.00 makes 20.00". 

 

Yesterday at a Pak'n'Save a young lady did it right and I commented that it was the first time in ages anyone had and she said that's how they should all be doing it as that's how they're all actually told to do it. Normally only the older generations get it right.

 

 

It's been about 20 years since I did this in retail, I but I'm sure I was told to count largest to smallest.

 

But why do you assert largest to smallest is the wrong way (other than what the girl at Pak'n'Save said)? "18.30 and 1 makes 19.30, and 50c makes 19.80, and 20c makes 20.00" makes at least as much sense doesn't it?


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  Reply # 1782903 16-May-2017 07:42
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When the awesome looking heater I want to get from bunnings is recalled because they leak hot oil onto people or something.





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  Reply # 1782938 16-May-2017 08:55
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When the awesome looking heater I want to get from bunnings is recalled because they leak hot oil onto people or something.



(Turns heat pump up a degree) Yes, but the recall is better than that outcome I would think!





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  Reply # 1783149 16-May-2017 14:20
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Those stupid "I'm not a robot" verification boxes when you're trying to search for pre-sale tickets to something. Silly amount of time wasted being asked to click all the boxes with vehicles, then all the shop fronts, then the street signs before it will finally accept you're a person.


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  Reply # 1783193 16-May-2017 15:24
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And it gets worse when the #$@#@!% boxes keep changing and you are asked to keep verifying. I actually had one that made me click about 40 times before it finally let me in.

 

 





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  Reply # 1783214 16-May-2017 15:36
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Rikkitic:

 

And it gets worse when the #$@#@!% boxes keep changing and you are asked to keep verifying. I actually had one that made me click about 40 times before it finally let me in.

 

 

 

Just as well you didn't click 41 times... that would be an automatic fail. No person would click more than 40 times.

 

 


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  Reply # 1783267 16-May-2017 17:07
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Paul1977:

 

 

 

But why do you assert largest to smallest is the wrong way (other than what the girl at Pak'n'Save said)? "18.30 and 1 makes 19.30, and 50c makes 19.80, and 20c makes 20.00" makes at least as much sense doesn't it?

 

 

Only if you have already worked out in advance what the change should be. If you are doing it manually "on the fly" (admittedly I'm old and first learned to give change in pounds, shillings and pence) and need to get to the next highest denomination as you go, then smallest to largest is only the way to go.


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  Reply # 1783425 16-May-2017 23:08
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allan:

 

Paul1977:

 

 

 

But why do you assert largest to smallest is the wrong way (other than what the girl at Pak'n'Save said)? "18.30 and 1 makes 19.30, and 50c makes 19.80, and 20c makes 20.00" makes at least as much sense doesn't it?

 

 

Only if you have already worked out in advance what the change should be. If you are doing it manually "on the fly" (admittedly I'm old and first learned to give change in pounds, shillings and pence) and need to get to the next highest denomination as you go, then smallest to largest is only the way to go.

 

 

All POS computers will work that out for the staff. Only problem is when they see you holding a $50 or a $100 so push that in before telling you the amount and you decide to add a little more in coins to get whole notes back as change instead of shrapnel.





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Hotel/airline booking sites that still default the checkout/return dates to today.
Eg I book for March in 2018 and then the checkout date still defaults to today, meaning clicking another 12 months ahead to get near the checkin date...

Actually calendars that start the week on Sunday on some, and then Monday on others (Air NZ). I think I prefer the Monday start, as it groups the weekend days together.

Ticket sites that lock you out saying stop the bots, but don't give any indication as to what's causing it.
Likely lots at work trying for the same tickets, on similar IP address; or in my case, having two browser windows open at the same time.

Then presenting robot check picture panel tests that even it gets wrong.

And ticket sites that offer seating options (lounge/open air??) that aren't shown on the basic event seating chart/plan, so you have no idea where that is.

Actually most seating plans for most events really.

Oh and ticket sites that sell by areas, then list specific seating numbers, but offer you no info as to where those seats specifically are within the giant pink blob that is covered seating etc.

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