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WyleECoyoteNZ
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  #2188790 28-Feb-2019 13:34
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Geektastic:

 

You Tube.

 

 

 

Filled with "Dave The Tech Squirrel", "Ted The Phone Ninja", "Jane The Tech Chick" etc etc ad infinitum ad nauseam.

 

Each and every one attending the same product launches and getting the same free stuff and the same free phone/computer/tablet/ear buds/drone/camera etc etc to 'review'.

 

Each and every one beginning their review with "What is up You Tube" and referring to the item being reviewed as "this guy"

 

 

 

Getting sick of it...

 

 

Yeah, you may hate it, but think of the exposure the maker is getting...

 

Maker sends 100 "insert product here" to 100 YouTube reviewers who each get say 500,000 - 1,000,000 views per video. 

 

It's a win win for both the maker and reviewer, the maker gets there product seen, and the reviewer gets paid from YouTube


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  #2188839 28-Feb-2019 13:56
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Dingbatt:

Racism, sexism, religious bigotry, etc = not okay
Ageism = Okay?

Just something small that really annoys me.

 

This


 
 
 
 


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  #2188858 28-Feb-2019 14:10
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Can anyone explain this story to me? It is so garbled I actually cannot understand what it is saying. Are electric trains being replaced or not? If not, are they being refurbished? Is there money for that? If not, is the rail service being shut down? And so on. This is the worst-written article I have seen in awhile, and that is saying something. Worst of all, it is on the supposedly 'quality' RNZ site. RNZ has deteriorated in a very noticeable fashion since it came under the purview of Labour. It is like RNZ has been abandoned and forgotten about since the scandals at the Ministry.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


WyleECoyoteNZ
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  #2188880 28-Feb-2019 14:29
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Rikkitic:

 

Can anyone explain this story to me? It is so garbled I actually cannot understand what it is saying. Are electric trains being replaced or not? If not, are they being refurbished? Is there money for that? If not, is the rail service being shut down? And so on. This is the worst-written article I have seen in awhile, and that is saying something. Worst of all, it is on the supposedly 'quality' RNZ site. RNZ has deteriorated in a very noticeable fashion since it came under the purview of Labour. It is like RNZ has been abandoned and forgotten about since the scandals at the Ministry.

 

 

 

 

Seems Ok to understand:

 

Kiwirail wanted to ditch electric loco, claiming it would make freight more efficient using the diesel loco's by taking trucks off the road

 

Pro train Govt said no you won't ditch electric locos

 

Kiwirail said we don't have an money to refurbish electric locos

 

Govt to give 35 Million to Kiwirail to refurbish electric locos

 

 

 

Well, that's how I've read it.


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  #2188895 28-Feb-2019 14:59
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richms:

 

Wow, its almost like you complaining old farts are not their target audience!

 

 

Right. But how do we get the content without having to put up with the inanities? And who *is* the target market for a video which consists mostly of someone unwrapping something?

 

 


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  #2188899 28-Feb-2019 15:04
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frankv:

 

richms:

 

Wow, its almost like you complaining old farts are not their target audience!

 

 

Right. But how do we get the content without having to put up with the inanities? And who *is* the target market for a video which consists mostly of someone unwrapping something?

 

 

"Unboxing" seems to be quite a big thing.

 

 





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  #2188907 28-Feb-2019 15:21
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geoffwnz:

 

frankv:

 

richms:

 

Wow, its almost like you complaining old farts are not their target audience!

 

 

Right. But how do we get the content without having to put up with the inanities? And who *is* the target market for a video which consists mostly of someone unwrapping something?

 

 

"Unboxing" seems to be quite a big thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bizarre, isn't it?

 

 

 

"Here's something you probably won't buy - but if you did, this is what it would look like if you took it out of the box to use it. Don't forget to like and subscibe, homies - this guy is a great phone!"






 
 
 
 


geoffwnz
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  #2188913 28-Feb-2019 15:25
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Geektastic:

 

geoffwnz:

 

frankv:

 

richms:

 

Wow, its almost like you complaining old farts are not their target audience!

 

 

Right. But how do we get the content without having to put up with the inanities? And who *is* the target market for a video which consists mostly of someone unwrapping something?

 

 

"Unboxing" seems to be quite a big thing.

 

 

Bizarre, isn't it?

 

"Here's something you probably won't buy - but if you did, this is what it would look like if you took it out of the box to use it. Don't forget to like and subscibe, homies - this guy is a great phone!"

 

 

Vicarious Christmas?





WyleECoyoteNZ
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  #2188931 28-Feb-2019 15:49
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A quick google says it's all about the money. When you're making videos and getting a lot of views per video, then YouTube pays you.

 

As for unboxing, maybe it is just human nature, people want to know what's in the box


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  #2188932 28-Feb-2019 15:51
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geoffwnz:

 

"Unboxing" seems to be quite a big thing.

 

 

 

 

It is, oh the smell, oh the feel, oh the touch of that first opening. It is truly spiritual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However I just rip it open and get on with it. 


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  #2188936 28-Feb-2019 15:55
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I'm still glad that unboxing videos exist: I needed one when selling a phone because I couldn't figure out how to fit everything back into the box!


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  #2188991 28-Feb-2019 17:10
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Can anyone explain this story to me? It is so garbled I actually cannot understand what it is saying. Are electric trains being replaced or not? If not, are they being refurbished? Is there money for that? If not, is the rail service being shut down? And so on. This is the worst-written article I have seen in awhile, and that is saying something. Worst of all, it is on the supposedly 'quality' RNZ site. RNZ has deteriorated in a very noticeable fashion since it came under the purview of Labour. It is like RNZ has been abandoned and forgotten about since the scandals at the Ministry.

 

 

 

 

Seems Ok to understand:

 

Kiwirail wanted to ditch electric loco, claiming it would make freight more efficient using the diesel loco's by taking trucks off the road

 

Pro train Govt said no you won't ditch electric locos

 

Kiwirail said we don't have an money to refurbish electric locos

 

Govt to give 35 Million to Kiwirail to refurbish electric locos

 

 

 

Well, that's how I've read it.

 

 

Except apparently the government isn't going to give the money after all or even if it did/does there still isn't enough (I think a billion $ is mentioned somewhere) so Kiwirail can't do the refurbishment so does that mean the trains will stop running and if not, then is the refurbishment actually necessary? After reading the piece several times I still don't know. 

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #2189052 28-Feb-2019 19:45
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Rikkitic:


Except apparently the government isn't going to give the money after all or even if it did/does there still isn't enough (I think a billion $ is mentioned somewhere) so Kiwirail can't do the refurbishment so does that mean the trains will stop running and if not, then is the refurbishment actually necessary? After reading the piece several times I still don't know. 


 


 



The $1B figure would be the cost of completing the electrification of the main trunk line. At present it is electric from Palmerston North to Te Rapa Hamilton. That covers the climb up to the central plateau area of NI. That isn't happening.
The electric freight locos are being refurbished. The changeover at each end isn't the big issue that Kiwi Rail was making out.

Rikkitic
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  #2189070 28-Feb-2019 20:28
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Thanks. I still think the article is incoherent. 

 

 





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  #2189089 28-Feb-2019 21:26
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Jenny Shipley.





Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


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