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  # 1916098 10-Dec-2017 17:54
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Sometimes I have to re-check the answer '42'.





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  # 1916102 10-Dec-2017 18:00
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People who play music out the speaker on their mobile phone in public - doubly so if it is bad music.





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  # 1916156 10-Dec-2017 18:28
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The excessive Fontera ads on tv, in the paper about how great they are.


 



 


They are great. At filling the groundwater with nitrate run off...!



They should run advertising on the constant sewage overflows from Auckland's antiquated sewage system. Including the outfall pipes whose sole purpose is to discharge that sewage into deep water. So it won't be noticed.

And the Auckland council can then attend to more important tasks. Such as writing more PR babble to print in the "our Auckland" magazine. Which still often appears in my letterbox despite the no junk mail sign.

The government doesn't want to publicize urban water pollution, otherwise then they would have to do something about it.





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  # 1916157 10-Dec-2017 18:36
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I just bought some "pre-cooked sausages" that also say "must be cooked thoroughly before eating". Make up your mind!


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  # 1916171 10-Dec-2017 18:50
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Behodar:

 

I just bought some "pre-cooked sausages" that also say "must be cooked thoroughly before eating". Make up your mind!

 

 

I just did.  Thanks for the invitation - but we can't make it for dinner.


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  # 1916172 10-Dec-2017 18:52
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James Bond:

 

When you play tennis against 14 year olds and they take you to the cleaners.

 

 

When your nephew asks you to play on his Playstation and you look like some sort of hopeless malcoordinated numpty while he looks like a person born with a controller in each hand...






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  # 1916176 10-Dec-2017 18:57
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Rikkitic:

 

How now oh toxic cow
crap again and take a bow
where will all the people fit
when you’ve filled our land with

 

sit awhile, contemplate
chew your cud and ruminate
chomp some grass and defecate
again and fill our land with

 

money flows like milk and honey
clean and green we are no more
just dollar rich and eco poor.

 

 

100% clean and green New Zealand:

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1916193 10-Dec-2017 19:05
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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:
Behodar:
Geektastic:

 

The cost of the Interislander.

 


Yup. They should build a bridge; there's one of similar length in Canada serving about 1/7th of the population, charging I think $50 per car. It must be possible to make the figures work...


A bridge over a very rough strait and a tectonic subduction zone would not be a great idea.

 

Only a question of money. Throw enough at it and a bridge could be built that would survive almost anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those Chinese fellas built one 160km long. Perhaps we should give them a call? Don't tell Winston though.laughing






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  # 1916374 11-Dec-2017 09:07
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@matisyahu:

 

People who play music out the speaker on their mobile phone in public - doubly so if it is bad music.

 

 

While on the bus.





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  # 1916377 11-Dec-2017 09:12
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freitasm:

 

@matisyahu:

 

People who play music out the speaker on their mobile phone in public - doubly so if it is bad music.

 

 

While on the bus.

 

 

Or they are playing it through earbuds so loud everyone can hear the tinny racket... and you know your ACC levies will be paying for the idiot's hearing aids in a few years.

 

 


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  # 1916396 11-Dec-2017 09:46
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freitasm:

 

@matisyahu:

 

People who play music out the speaker on their mobile phone in public - doubly so if it is bad music.

 

 

While on the bus.

 

 

Or they are playing it through earbuds so loud everyone can hear the tinny racket... and you know your ACC levies will be paying for the idiot's hearing aids in a few years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony.

 

For creating the idea that nobody can do anything, anywhere, unless they are listening to music...






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  # 1916403 11-Dec-2017 09:54
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@matisyahu:

 

People who play music out the speaker on their mobile phone in public - doubly so if it is bad music.

 

 

While on the bus.

 

 

 

 

Serendipitously I read this in the Daily Telegraph this morning!

 

 

 

"Such noise-related inconsiderateness abounds these days; just yesterday a man opposite me on the train began – inexplicably unperturbed – to ‘sodcast’ at full volume some Spanish football commentary. (‘Sodcasting’ is when people use their phone speakers rather earphones to play something. Remember this. It will come in handy.) It was unbearable."






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  # 1916764 11-Dec-2017 14:25
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Trying to see what's changed in the latest Visual Studio, but can't access the site because Microsoft has messed up the SSL certificate... and is using the headers to force HSTS so Firefox doesn't give the option to continue anyway.

 

[Correction: It's not Microsoft's fault; it's the firewall at work doing something dodgy.]


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YouTube videos (or any videos for that matter) where the person making the video has their camera pointed at their own face most of the time.


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  # 1917681 12-Dec-2017 20:16
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I just opened a chocolate - which has been kept in a dark cupboard - only to find it completely "molten" with no shape whatsoever... thanks, summer heat!

 

 

(The others are now in the fridge but I'm sure that they won't look right once they resolidify!)

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