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 | ... | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | ... | 322
6189 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2899

Subscriber

  Reply # 1810237 1-Jul-2017 19:21
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Those timid drivers who hold everyone up by going half the speed limit in the rain.

 

 





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


5988 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 907

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1810240 1-Jul-2017 19:32
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Geekzone is trolling me!

 

Power went off. GZ Live is currently showing:

 

  • Smart power meter update rate
  • moving to electric kiwi
  • Time to give electricity the flick?

 
 
 
 


5988 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 907

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1810365 2-Jul-2017 10:38
Send private message quote this post

Apparently elephants are better at cleaning up than some humans are...

 


750 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 454


  Reply # 1810384 2-Jul-2017 11:28
Send private message quote this post

Journeyman:

 

I don't know about you guys, but when I'm driving in the rain I like to travel at literally half the posted speed limit. I just feel safer that way!

 

/s

 

 

Half?!? That's reckless. No more than 1/3rd. Slow down, Schumacher.





"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill


1119 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 106


  Reply # 1810680 3-Jul-2017 08:57
6 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Websites that redirect to a "localised" site rather than the US/International version.  My particular bugbear is with gizmodo.com.  In NZ it redirects to gizmodo.com.au.  A while ago there was a "fix" where if you typed in us.gizmodo.com it would deliver the US version, but even that doesn't work now unless you view the site in Incognito Mode.  And now the Facebook posts are also redirecting to the Australian stories.  I saw a FB post for a Gizmodo story but when I clicked on it the story it showed was a completely different one on the Australian page.

 

It really bugs me when websites won't just return what they're asked for.  The Aussie version of Gizmodo is far less interesting and doesn't have the same stories.  Why would it insist on showing me less information simply because I live in a different country.  Geoblocking of streaming sites is one thing, but geoblocking general websites is ridiculous. 


10313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3176

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1810696 3-Jul-2017 09:15
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Journeyman:

I don't know about you guys, but when I'm driving in the rain I like to travel at literally half the posted speed limit. I just feel safer that way!


/s


 



I was driving down to Wellington from Taupo once in a heavy storm. Thunder, lightening, driving rain - the whole nine yards.

It was simply unsafe to even consider doing more than 70 with all that and the standing water.

Some fool blew past me doing at least 100 if not more, towing a large boat with a car full of kids.

How some people can have such little regard for their own safety and that of others never ceases to amaze me. Just to arrive ten minutes earlier? Insane.





11518 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5233

Trusted

  Reply # 1810756 3-Jul-2017 10:37
Send private message quote this post

Not so much little and very annoying a sudden flare up causing extreme pain





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!

 

 


3325 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 985


  Reply # 1810803 3-Jul-2017 11:33
Send private message quote this post

Drivers who hit you from behind...twice this year already. Why?

 

 


11518 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5233

Trusted

  Reply # 1810815 3-Jul-2017 11:49
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:

 

Drivers who hit you from behind...twice this year already. Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are trying not to wear out their brake pads 





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!

 

 


Talk DIrtY to me
4059 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2108

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1810889 3-Jul-2017 13:37
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: How some people can have such little regard for their own safety and that of others never ceases to amaze me. Just to arrive ten minutes earlier? Insane.

 

I'm only surprised that the road toll isn't a lot higher, with these kind of tuckwits on the roads. Sheer dumb luck I guess. undecided


3325 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 985


  Reply # 1810947 3-Jul-2017 14:26
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:
Journeyman:

 

I don't know about you guys, but when I'm driving in the rain I like to travel at literally half the posted speed limit. I just feel safer that way!

 

 

 

/s

 

 

 

 

 



I was driving down to Wellington from Taupo once in a heavy storm. Thunder, lightening, driving rain - the whole nine yards.

It was simply unsafe to even consider doing more than 70 with all that and the standing water.

Some fool blew past me doing at least 100 if not more, towing a large boat with a car full of kids.

How some people can have such little regard for their own safety and that of others never ceases to amaze me. Just to arrive ten minutes earlier? Insane.

 

It is a case of not driving to the conditions. I've seen examples many times before, eg, heading down the kaimais in fog and rain at night, and having people wanting to do the limit.  At the time it was 100kph, and no way is this speed safe even in dry conditions. 

 

The only amazing thing is that the road toll is not higher. 


10313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3176

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1810985 3-Jul-2017 14:55
Send private message quote this post

surfisup1000:

Drivers who hit you from behind...twice this year already. Why?


 



Your brake lights don't work? 🤣





BDFL - Memuneh
59403 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10609

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1810998 3-Jul-2017 15:12
Send private message quote this post

Very funny. You probably know that even with 100% working lights some idiots will still hit your car.





6189 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2899

Subscriber

  Reply # 1811010 3-Jul-2017 15:33
Send private message quote this post

I try (admittedly don't always succeed) to think for the other drivers because you never know what their capabilities are and I don't like getting hit anywhere. Try to anticipate potential situations up ahead and give the driver behind lots of warnings by gradually slowing and pumping the brake lights if necessary. Keep an eye on the mirror and if they don't slow down look for an escape route. I have known people who follow the rules but don't feel responsibility for the mistakes of others. I would rather be safe than right. I am happy to do whatever it takes to avoid an accident. If that means giving way to an idiot, I don't have a problem with it.

 

 





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


Talk DIrtY to me
4059 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2108

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1811116 3-Jul-2017 17:14
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Speaking of bad drivers, have a look-see at what this truck driver managed to do today:

 

NZ herald article 

 

(Hopefully working now!!)


1 | ... | 214 | 215 | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | ... | 322
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 »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


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



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.