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  #1860629 8-Sep-2017 06:44
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The Whitesnake remasters are truly horrid. The entire song structure had altered, with different beats etc.





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  #1860693 8-Sep-2017 09:26
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Clickbait thread titles being posted in Geekzone Forums. 

 

Forums › Vodafone New Zealand › FibreX ruled not misleading by ASA. 16 page document will stun you!

 

I thought the users on this site would have been above that :-p


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  #1861069 8-Sep-2017 18:43
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Wへんイsたrttyぴんgぃth手ェけyぼあrdんてぇwろんgモデ。

 

Once again: "When I start typing with the keyboard in the wrong mode."


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  #1861119 9-Sep-2017 02:02
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(If not already posted-about here): Christchurch Cathedral. Give us a break already. Chch people have gone through hell but I'm sick n  tired of hearing about ChCa.





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  #1861126 9-Sep-2017 07:00
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The dumbing down of elections into personality popularity contests where  it starts to seem that people cease to think and just go with whatever gets the most Facebook likes...






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  #1861212 9-Sep-2017 10:32
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Bank websites that show only account numbers without the associated account titles in drop down boxes. Looking at you, ASB.

 

EG to make international transfer

 

 

 

"I would like to use my account (drop down with 8 account numbers, no names and no balances shown) to make an international transfer"

 

instead of

 

 

 

"I would like to use my account (drop down with helpful things like "Joe & Mary Bloggs Current Account/ Bloggsco Treasury Account/Blogsco Current Account") to make an international transfer"






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  #1861243 9-Sep-2017 12:32
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Aviation security cutting the lock off my bag to inspect it (in my absence) and not considering that they have any moral obligation to replace my destroyed padlock, despite finding they had nothing to be concerned about following the inspection.

 

Not that the lock is expensive to replace, it's the principle of the thing. People employed using my taxes, destroying my property. They could easily have a box of inexpensive padlocks in blister packs and chuck one in when they reseal the bag.






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  #1861261 9-Sep-2017 13:09
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Damned near everything today. (Woke up in a cranky mood.) yell


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  #1861329 9-Sep-2017 15:13
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Geektastic:

Aviation security cutting the lock off my bag to inspect it (in my absence) and not considering that they have any moral obligation to replace my destroyed padlock, despite finding they had nothing to be concerned about following the inspection.


Not that the lock is expensive to replace, it's the principle of the thing. People employed using my taxes, destroying my property. They could easily have a box of inexpensive padlocks in blister packs and chuck one in when they reseal the bag.



Was it a tsa approved one or just a random one they had no other way of opening?




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  #1861367 9-Sep-2017 17:03
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Geektastic:

 

Aviation security cutting the lock off my bag to inspect it (in my absence) and not considering that they have any moral obligation to replace my destroyed padlock, despite finding they had nothing to be concerned about following the inspection.

 

Not that the lock is expensive to replace, it's the principle of the thing. People employed using my taxes, destroying my property. They could easily have a box of inexpensive padlocks in blister packs and chuck one in when they reseal the bag.

 

 

I think you'll find that it's a condition of travel that they be able to inspect (and therefore open) your bag in your absence. I guess they could have had a person track you down at the airport, potentially holding up the flight, to ask you whether to destroy your cheap lock or refuse you travel. How much would you have paid for this service to correct your mistake?

 

 


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  #1861403 9-Sep-2017 17:51
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frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

Aviation security cutting the lock off my bag to inspect it (in my absence) and not considering that they have any moral obligation to replace my destroyed padlock, despite finding they had nothing to be concerned about following the inspection.

 

Not that the lock is expensive to replace, it's the principle of the thing. People employed using my taxes, destroying my property. They could easily have a box of inexpensive padlocks in blister packs and chuck one in when they reseal the bag.

 

 

I think you'll find that it's a condition of travel that they be able to inspect (and therefore open) your bag in your absence. I guess they could have had a person track you down at the airport, potentially holding up the flight, to ask you whether to destroy your cheap lock or refuse you travel. How much would you have paid for this service to correct your mistake?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Locking your bag - if it is a "mistake" - is hardly discouraged, notified against or otherwise warned about anywhere you are likely to find it when travelling. Bags are sold with locking zips, in-built combination locks etc etc etc Indeed, I have seen posters reminding you to lock bags to prevent against in-airport theft by dodgy baggage handlers etc or people "adding" white powder etc.

 

B) If they need to destroy someone else's property, I see no reason whatsoever why, especially when it proves that it was not actually necessary, they should not replace what they have destroyed. They may have a right to open it - indeed, I am sure they do - but I cannot find a reason why they should be able to destroy your property at no cost to themselves. If the Police booted your door off the hinges and trashed your house on a "suspicion" that something is in there which is not and never was, I am sure they do not just shrug their shoulders and say "Hey ho mate - sorry we did $5k of damage to your house. Cheerio." As I said, it would be simple and inexpensive if they just stuck a replacement in the bag with the note saying what they did.

 

The extra irritating thing is that the bag was screened flying from Siem Reap to Saigon, again on boarding the Air NZ flight from Saigon to Auckland and this happened when I re-checked the same, untouched, bag for the final Wellington flight at the domestic terminal in Auckland!






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This brings about an important question, do police actually replace a door etc after a raid? Anyone with experiences anecdotal or otherwise care to comment?

 

Also, even if the airline was allowed, I would be very annoyed if someone cut a lock off and riffled through my things without cause or my informed consent/presence! 


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  #1861601 9-Sep-2017 23:37
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FoNX:

 

This brings about an important question, do police actually replace a door etc after a raid? Anyone with experiences anecdotal or otherwise care to comment?

 

Also, even if the airline was allowed, I would be very annoyed if someone cut a lock off and riffled through my things without cause or my informed consent/presence! 

 

 

I don't know, but if the Police wreck your door on a 'suspicion', find no evidence at all etc etc it seems very strange to think they could simply not have to pay for that.

 

The really odd thing is that the stuff in the case was exactly the same stuff that I took from home when I left, so it went Wellington to Auckland without causing any concern. It's also all stuff I carry almost every time I go anywhere and has been on countless flights in NZ and worldwide.

 

I do not even know what it was that caused the concern - there was an official note which said an item or items had been inspected, deemed to be of no concern and been replaced, but no description of the item.






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  #1861722 10-Sep-2017 10:47
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When the Jaycar website says a store opens at 9 am on Sunday but when you get there at 9, you find the door card says Sunday 10 am. And when you go back at 10 and tell the guys in the store, they couldn't care less. 





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  #1861772 10-Sep-2017 11:28
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People who announce the availability of a product or service they are offering but expect email or PM messaging to find out the price. Are we being charged differently according to who asks?

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