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  #2424982 21-Feb-2020 12:50
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As long as they do not end up with true "smart motorways" rather than variable speed limits which is what they actually have.


 


Smart motorways do dumb things such as allow the hard shoulder to become a running lane during heavy flow - thus resulting in a number of deaths because people in broken down vehicles have no safe refuge from which to access the emergency telephone network along the hard shoulder.



But you just call them from your car? There are signs on the harbour bridge reminding people to stay in the car, they will see you on the cameras and send a cop out to see what the problem is. Would be crazy to get out of the car without a vehicle with flashing lights to block traffic.



Google it. It matters not where you are when a truck drives into the back of the broken down car at speed in the fog.





 
 
 
 


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  #2424997 21-Feb-2020 13:11
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People who don't have the slightest trouble unwrapping a Mars bar / chocy biccie / Whittakers in the kitchen but find it so exhausting to carry the wrapper all the way to the kitchen bin and put it in.





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The appalling prostitution by advertisers, political parties, broadcasters and others who really should know better of songs of the 60's that had very important and specific cultural and contextual significance at that time but are now apparently just convenient background noise to sell something or promote an idea that has nothing whatsoever to do with the point of the song, and may even be antithetical to it if anyone still understood what it was actually about.

 

 





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  #2425311 22-Feb-2020 10:51
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I know it's ironic to complain about complainers, but my god, the British are a miserable lot.

I don't know how the pommies got the reputation for having a "stiff upper lip" during World War II. Perhaps they've been so miserable for so long that being bombed was a relief.

I swear a Brit could be gifted an all-expenses paid Disney trip by a supermodel brain surgeon, receive oral sex from the same on an ride, and still complain.

Honestly, I'd like to slap some of them and say "for f__k sake, if you're so miserable and life is so unbearable just go ahead and kill yourself. We know you were born post-empire, but stop inflicting your unhappiness on everyone around you."

"And while I'm at it, talk to your doctor about your grammar pedantry syndrome."

Here's a video called "What Teaching English in Japan was REALLY Like."


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  #2425318 22-Feb-2020 11:14
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That's ironic in a thread dedicated to people whining about small things and the fact it's about 8x bigger than the the opposite thread and the one I made to acknowledge that sometimes people go above and beyond which is about 5 pages long.

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  #2425333 22-Feb-2020 11:57
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Maybe people are annoyed by more things than they are pleased by.

 

 





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  #2425359 22-Feb-2020 13:04
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CourierPost!

 

 

Your item has been processed at a NZ Post Depot. Turn on delivery updates to receive notifications on your item's progress

 

 

 

Signature required

 

Estimated delivery: Yesterday

 

CourierPost probably playing their games again:

 

Fuel goes up = Delays from Auckland, as they seem to wait until the truck is full!

 

No /Reduced shipments from China = Longer to fill truck up = Extra 2-5 days to Christchurch!

 

(For a normal 2 day inter-island service!)

 

Same delays happened after the earthquakes!

 


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  #2425422 22-Feb-2020 13:37
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Windows.

 

I have TV series in folders in the Explorer Details view. I move 6 TV series with 24 episodes each to a different HDD. When I click on each moved series I watch as it chugs its way down the list, one at a time, each one disappearing so it can show them in Large Icons view, so that I can then change the view back to Details view. I get to watch and do this another 5 times.





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Use Android browser to navigate to SBS Viceland. Get notice to use app instead with link to Google Play store. Click on link. Message that app not compatible with device.

 

Nice circle, dorks.

 

 





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  #2426169 24-Feb-2020 09:38
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Tailgating idiots on a packed highway where we are all doing at or around the speed limit - in this case 100km/h

 

This was heading to Waikato from AKL over the weekend. 

 

Long line of traffic - all at speed. Dude in a Ranger (what else?) inches from my bumper. Thought about brake-checking him, but I had the kids in the back and my car has only just come back from the panelbeaters with a new rear-end as it is. 

 

 

 

Really annoying. Where was he going to go? He'd have to pass 100 cars to get anywhere any faster. 





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  #2426179 24-Feb-2020 10:00
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freitasm:

 

I use my rear fog lights. A couple of flicks and idiots back down a bit.

 

I tried that...absolutely no reaction...





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  #2426181 24-Feb-2020 10:02
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Handsomedan:

 

Tailgating idiots on a packed highway where we are all doing at or around the speed limit - in this case 100km/h

 

This was heading to Waikato from AKL over the weekend. 

 

Long line of traffic - all at speed. Dude in a Ranger (what else?) inches from my bumper. Thought about brake-checking him, but I had the kids in the back and my car has only just come back from the panelbeaters with a new rear-end as it is. 

 

Really annoying. Where was he going to go? He'd have to pass 100 cars to get anywhere any faster. 

 


Yep, as to be expected unfortunately - Ranger drivers (or, more generally, ute drivers) are certainly the new Commodore drivers...

 

 


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  #2426188 24-Feb-2020 10:13
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Handsomedan:

 

freitasm:

 

I use my rear fog lights. A couple of flicks and idiots back down a bit.

 

I tried that...absolutely no reaction...

 

 

I once went on a company sponsored defensive driving course. The instructor suggested, among other things, that I move just across the outer lines of the lane where all the dirt and little stones accumulate. Chances are that some of those little stones flick up onto the car behind you if they are close enough..


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