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  Reply # 1787678 24-May-2017 18:11
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

"In order to bring you award winning content and investigative journalism from your favourite writers, we rely on revenue generated by advertising."

 

I believe that what this is saying is that they don't want your subscription...

 

 

 

 


Ha! I had not thought of it that way! Of course, the content is mostly behind a paywall, so they want to subject you to both.






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  Reply # 1787680 24-May-2017 18:12
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DarthKermit:

 

@Geektastic, how much does subscription cost?

 

 

 

 

About NZ$5 equivalent a week.






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  Reply # 1787682 24-May-2017 18:15
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Geektastic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

@Geektastic, how much does subscription cost?

 

 

 

 

About NZ$5 equivalent a week.

 

 

260 bucks a year to them and they still want you to support their ads? Damn.


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  Reply # 1787716 24-May-2017 19:20
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People who get on the bus with their bag on their back and smack people in the face when they turn around.


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  Reply # 1787842 25-May-2017 03:29
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nzkiwiman:

 

Forum hasn't remember my last visit, so went through clicking on the 'send me to last unread post link', which took me back to Monday

 

Had to remind myself to click on reset read flags

 

 

 

 

I view gz mainly on an iPad and have noticed that recently it's not been remembering my last visits. I thought it might be an accidentally changed setting on the device but maybe it's more widespread.

 

Anyone else had this? Any fix at this end or at MF's end (if the problem is there)?


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  Reply # 1788061 25-May-2017 12:14
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I've had a few instances on my Galaxy S8+ where I have had to log in again because it has not remembered me; not on my iMac though.






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  Reply # 1788071 25-May-2017 12:31
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Programs on netflix etc that were made to be broadcast with adverts but no longer have them, so every five minutes you get a summary of what you just watched cause you can't remember that far back.





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  Reply # 1788075 25-May-2017 12:40
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Listening to a reminder that rates are due his week on 1XX radio, manage to mention 'Kawerau, Opotiki and Wakatane rates' 4 times in a message that lasts about 20 seconds but seems to last 20 hours.





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  Reply # 1788089 25-May-2017 13:08
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

I had a related one today where the serial number on the product I had called support for was so small I - literally - needed a magnifying glass (yes, I do have one on my desk!) in order to read it! It was also very long.

 

 

Phone makes a good magnifying glass. And can read bar-coded serial numbers too :) And can read the serial number on the back of a device without needing to pull it out of a cabinet or whatever. :)

 

 

Only works if it's not your phone you are trying to read the serial number from cool


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  Reply # 1788296 25-May-2017 17:51
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"News" Organisations that obviously don't proof read!

 

From NewsHub: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/05/elderly-man-with-bone-deep-facial-wound-refused-ambulance.html

 

Red Cross is defending its actions after an elderly man with a gruesome facial wound was refused help from ambulance services.

 

In same article:

 

Mr Lolesio was operated on the following day, which went well but his family say this doesn't make up for his ordeal, and have laid a formal complaint against St Johns and Middlemore Hospital.

 

In a statement, Red Cross says "the patient was not deemed to have a life-threatening condition and the nurse's advice was given according to best practise.

 

 

 

Since when did the Red Cross operate 111 Ambulance services?

 

Is it about the Red Cross or St Johns?


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Go specifically to McDonalds for a Georgie Pie and having a weird (and long) conversation with staff as if they had never heard of them before and eventually being told they don't have them.
Next morning I go through the drive-through of the same McDonalds and there's a full sized poster advertising them in the drive-through.  You would think they would know what their products are.

 

Whole incident felt like I had been rick-rolled whilst being part of a Monty Python sketch. 


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  Reply # 1788955 26-May-2017 21:44
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NightStalker:

 

Go specifically to McDonalds for a Georgie Pie and having a weird (and long) conversation with staff as if they had never heard of them before and eventually being told they don't have them.
Next morning I go through the drive-through of the same McDonalds and there's a full sized poster advertising them in the drive-through.  You would think they would know what their products are.

 

Whole incident felt like I had been rick-rolled whilst being part of a Monty Python sketch. 

 

 

Ohh, I had an experience at auckland international airport duty free stores , had a cold so was trying to buy a handkerchief. 

 

Not one employee in any of the duty free stores had every heard of the word 'handkerchief'. 

 

In fact, I challenge anyone to find a store employee in the auckland international customs controlled area who knows what it is.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1788962 26-May-2017 22:29
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NightStalker:

Go specifically to McDonalds for a Georgie Pie and having a weird (and long) conversation with staff as if they had never heard of them before and eventually being told they don't have them.
Next morning I go through the drive-through of the same McDonalds and there's a full sized poster advertising them in the drive-through.  You would think they would know what their products are.


Whole incident felt like I had been rick-rolled whilst being part of a Monty Python sketch. 


I know the feeling. On two occasions now I asked for a milkshake. Machine is not working. But, I can have some overpriced 'indulgent shake' concoction. Next a special staff member emerges from the back carrying a can of whipped cream to finish it.

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  Reply # 1788963 26-May-2017 22:49
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Another for McDonalds  -  I don't actually go there that often but I've noticed they now have all these fancy menu LCD screens above/behind the tills.  Some other fast-food brands have these systems too.

 

The items are listed down the side of the screen.  The items are auto scrolled through with picture and details displayed on the right when the item is highlighted.
Most of the time if you blink (or get bored waiting for it to scroll to what you want) you miss the details and have to wait for it scroll back round again.  Or worse the scrolling skips some items so you have no idea what it is.   Have also noticed not all menu items are on these new screens.


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  Reply # 1789035 27-May-2017 09:25
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There are so many good reasons not to go to McDonalds.

 

 





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