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  # 2254164 8-Jun-2019 09:35
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Fly Buys.

 

 

 

We need a new slow cooker as previous one now EOL.

 

 

 

I thought that might be a good use of the Fly Buys points that I have accumulated. So, browsed their site looking at various models. Literally all of them that were more expensive than the amount of points I have required more in cash to 'top up' the purchase than the same item could be purchased for from a shop!

 

One glaring example was a fancy Kitchen Aid device that was much more than just a slow cooker: with 750 Fly Buys points, it required another $750 to buy it.

 

Order it from Kitchen Aid NZ and you can buy it for $650...!

 

 

 

This seems somehow wrong - it is tantamount to the Fly Buys points actually being worth zero.






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  # 2254196 8-Jun-2019 10:22
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I've had disputes with them before, usually results in them dropping the price to something more reasonable. Usually, around half the difference. 

 

I worked for someone once that ran a rewards program. He was making SO much money. He basically said it was the best legal scam going. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2255223 10-Jun-2019 12:45
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Inability to find documentation.

 

In recent months I've seen a handful of square speed limit signs. My logical brain says that there must be some difference between them and the normal round ones, but do you think I can find anything documenting them? At first I thought it was to draw your attention to a recently-changed limit, but I've subsequently seen square ones where the limit hasn't changed.


Hmm, what to write...
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  # 2255225 10-Jun-2019 12:48
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Inability to find documentation.

 

In recent months I've seen a handful of square speed limit signs. My logical brain says that there must be some difference between them and the normal round ones, but do you think I can find anything documenting them? At first I thought it was to draw your attention to a recently-changed limit, but I've subsequently seen square ones where the limit hasn't changed.

 

 

What the bet its because when they say "its not a target" and then people rightly point out that it it looks exactly like a target they don't know what to say





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  # 2255294 10-Jun-2019 14:25
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Behodar:

 

Inability to find documentation.

 

In recent months I've seen a handful of square speed limit signs. My logical brain says that there must be some difference between them and the normal round ones, but do you think I can find anything documenting them? At first I thought it was to draw your attention to a recently-changed limit, but I've subsequently seen square ones where the limit hasn't changed.

 

 

Is this what you're looking for?

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/rules/docs/traffic-control-devices-2004-as-at-1-june-2019.pdf

 

I'm not a traffic engineer, but I'm fairly sure that if it's "square", then it's not an official speed limit sign.

 

Incidentally, walking to work the other day, I saw a private car park which had put up a 10km/h speed limit sign (which in itself was odd, given the car park was barely big enough to swing a cat, let alone speed above 10 km/h).  It was a perfect imitation of an official sign, but was visible from the road.  So a person driving along could* have seen the sign and inferred that the speed limit on that road was 10 km/h.  Got me wondering about people putting up signs that look like official signs, but aren't official signs, and what the offence/penalty might be.

 

 

 

*could, but probably wouldn't...


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  # 2255342 10-Jun-2019 15:20
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Interesting; that document does indeed prescribe 600 mm round signs. There are some rectangular variants but no square ones with white background that I could see!


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  # 2255400 10-Jun-2019 16:41
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Behodar:

Interesting; that document does indeed prescribe 600 mm round signs. There are some rectangular variants but no square ones with white background that I could see!



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My self driving car doesn't “see” the square speed limit signs. And it will either do double the speed limit or half the speed limit. depending on which way it is driving along the road.

The manufacturer has told me to restart the car. But that only sometimes fixes the problem.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2255731 11-Jun-2019 08:51
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Vapers who walk along footpaths in front of you breathing out great billows of poncy smelling smoke forcing you to stop cause you don't want to breath it in yourself.


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  # 2255958 11-Jun-2019 12:32
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Vapers on the motorway. One of them forgot to blow their vape cloud out the window. Took them a couple of seconds to realize that they couldn't see out the windscreen, and that slowing down would probably be a good idea.

Are lots of vapers on purpose just making really large vape clouds?





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  # 2255966 11-Jun-2019 12:41
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Aredwood: Are lots of vapers on purpose just making really large vape clouds?


Yes. I'm told by a reliable source that you can purchase "non-smokey" liquid for the device, and those that blow smoke like a sickly steam engine are doing it for nothing more than the look.

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  # 2256167 11-Jun-2019 15:31
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These types of answers to amazon questions (actual answer)...

 

Q: Does it work with my camcorder? 
A: I'm not the person to be asking. I only have the product which does not mean I am an expert on it. Just google it

 

 

 

So, why answer if you don't know?


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  # 2256170 11-Jun-2019 15:34
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surfisup1000:

These types of answers to amazon questions (actual answer)...


Q: Does it work with my camcorder? 
A: I'm not the person to be asking. I only have the product which does not mean I am an expert on it. Just google it


 


So, why answer if you don't know?



I can think of a couple of names who do that on this very forum...

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  # 2256214 11-Jun-2019 17:35
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Lizard1977:

 

Behodar:

 

Inability to find documentation.

 

In recent months I've seen a handful of square speed limit signs. My logical brain says that there must be some difference between them and the normal round ones, but do you think I can find anything documenting them? At first I thought it was to draw your attention to a recently-changed limit, but I've subsequently seen square ones where the limit hasn't changed.

 

 

Is this what you're looking for?

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/rules/docs/traffic-control-devices-2004-as-at-1-june-2019.pdf

 

I'm not a traffic engineer, but I'm fairly sure that if it's "square", then it's not an official speed limit sign.

 

 

From what I recall, square traffic signs are "suggestions", and not enforceable. Just like "No Lane Changing in Tunnel" - not advisable to change lanes for safety reasons, but changing lanes will not result in a ticket. Even if you cause an accident changing lanes in  the tunnel, I don't think you can be charged with "Failure to obey sign" or whatever it is. Still be charged for whatever carnage you manage.





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  # 2256235 11-Jun-2019 18:17
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Ge0rge:
surfisup1000:

 

These types of answers to amazon questions (actual answer)...

 

 

 

Q: Does it work with my camcorder? 
A: I'm not the person to be asking. I only have the product which does not mean I am an expert on it. Just google it

 

So, why answer if you don't know?

 



I can think of a couple of names who do that on this very forum...

 

To be fair, that Amazon example may have been a follow up to another question between the two , now lost in an unseen / unthreaded dialogue.

 

I actually think Amazon does a very good job of user Q&A - compared to many sites and "user forums" where any user feedback is always suspect, full of shills and self promotion - for absolute rubbish products. Product endorsement / shilling is so lucrative these days that it's an aspirational career goal for some young folks to work towards becoming an "influencer".


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  # 2256426 12-Jun-2019 07:33
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When some ar**wipe steals the number-plates off your daughter's car.





Went to the zoo yesterday.  Very disappointed!!.  They only had one animal, a small dog.  It was a Shih Tzu.


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