Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 604 | 605 | 606 | 607 | 608 | 609 | 610 | 611 | 612 | 613 | 614 | 615 | 616 | 617 | 618 | 619 | 620 | 621 | 622 | 623 | 624 | ... | 669
807 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2426190 24-Feb-2020 10:16
Send private message quote this post

sittingduckz:

 

People that can't drive around a corner without swinging wide!! You are doing 10-30kph! You are not a rally driver. It seems to be getting worse (as in more and more people) who is teaching this?

 

Almost had someone drive into me yesterday by coming into my lane to 'make the turn'

 

 

I am a rally driver.  That's what the handbrake is for....

 

But yes, unless you are driving a very long vehicle and/or towing, you do not need to swing out wide on 95% of corners.  The worst place I've seen it done was the Totara Park lights, heading north.  Someone turning right from the turning bay swung wide (to the left) into the "fast" lane in order to "make the turn", nearly getting wiped out by the traffic proceeding straight through the lights at 100kmh.





7014 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2426198 24-Feb-2020 10:34
Send private message quote this post

Good to see that Skinny is letting the customers out...

 

Click to see full size


 
 
 
 


14465 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2426206 24-Feb-2020 11:14
Send private message quote this post

People who don’t turn off the keyboard sounds on their phones then sit in public spaces disturbing the tranquility with the endless clicking.





mdf

2552 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2426211 24-Feb-2020 11:23
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: People who don’t turn off the keyboard sounds on their phones then sit in public spaces disturbing the tranquility with the endless clicking.


Mobile phone manufacturers that turn keyboard sounds *on* by default.

878 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2426217 24-Feb-2020 11:38
Send private message quote this post

6 Days so far for a CourierPost 2 Day delivery from Auckland to Christchurch, and it's still not here!

 

(CourierPost deliver here before 10am!)


1613 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2426262 24-Feb-2020 11:50
Send private message quote this post

Mentioned it before ? Possibly, maybe I meant too but didn't.

 

Copious swearing in some films. People swear, I swear, but when it feels like someones been told to write a script for a 2 hour film but they've only managed to drag it out for an hour - I know lets make every third word f***, that'll do it.





rb99


878 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2426278 24-Feb-2020 12:49
Send private message quote this post

msukiwi:6 Days so far for a CourierPost 2 Day delivery from Auckland to Christchurch, and it's still not here!

 

(CourierPost deliver here before 10am!)

 

Hmm.....do CourierPost read this, and know who I am?

 

Just delivered.... special out of sequence delivery! (Not the normal driver)


 
 
 
 


2753 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2426358 24-Feb-2020 14:58
Send private message quote this post

rb99:

 

Mentioned it before ? Possibly, maybe I meant too but didn't.

 

Copious swearing in some films. People swear, I swear, but when it feels like someones been told to write a script for a 2 hour film but they've only managed to drag it out for an hour - I know lets make every third word f***, that'll do it.

 

Add to that - lengthy graphic "love" scenes that give no extra to the story other than some low-brow entertainment at seeing the naughty bits get titillated. 

 

Often you'll find the same movies referenced above will have this, as they are obviously looking to pad the thing out. 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

 

Handsome Dan is currently WFH.

 

Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.

 

Handsome Dan is well and truly over Home Detention...

 

Handsome Dan is trying not to sweat the small stuff


2361 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2426367 24-Feb-2020 15:21
Send private message quote this post

Add the pointless chase scene which only leads to official game.

Pod racing scene in ?phantom menace

On love scenes.... if the female stress goes topless let's see the leading mans dangly bits. Titillation for both sexes

1613 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2426369 24-Feb-2020 15:25
Send private message quote this post

Handsomedan:

 

rb99:

 

Mentioned it before ? Possibly, maybe I meant too but didn't.

 

Copious swearing in some films. People swear, I swear, but when it feels like someones been told to write a script for a 2 hour film but they've only managed to drag it out for an hour - I know lets make every third word f***, that'll do it.

 

Add to that - lengthy graphic "love" scenes that give no extra to the story other than some low-brow entertainment at seeing the naughty bits get titillated. 

 

Often you'll find the same movies referenced above will have this, as they are obviously looking to pad the thing out. 

 

 

Such scenes quite often only being added at the start of a film in the vain hope that people (other people obviously, not you or me), will stick with this lousy movie till the end in the vain hope of more naughty bits (so I'm told, obviously).

 

Actually think 'that word' should be banned and replaced with 'fork', its already begun, after all...





rb99


1220 posts

Uber Geek


  #2426378 24-Feb-2020 15:45
Send private message quote this post

rb99:

 

Mentioned it before ? Possibly, maybe I meant too but didn't.

 

Copious swearing in some films. People swear, I swear, but when it feels like someones been told to write a script for a 2 hour film but they've only managed to drag it out for an hour - I know lets make every third word f***, that'll do it.

 

 

Agreed. I'm trying to find movies to watch with my kids who are too old for disney pap but too young for 'grumpy pirates vs nude head splatterers 2'.

 

It can be a challenge.


2753 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2426427 24-Feb-2020 16:00
Send private message quote this post

elpenguino:

 

'grumpy pirates vs nude head splatterers 2'.

 

 

Is that in cinemas or only online....sounds good. 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

 

Handsome Dan is currently WFH.

 

Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.

 

Handsome Dan is well and truly over Home Detention...

 

Handsome Dan is trying not to sweat the small stuff


1220 posts

Uber Geek


  #2426465 24-Feb-2020 16:50
Send private message quote this post

Handsomedan:

 

elpenguino:

 

'grumpy pirates vs nude head splatterers 2'.

 

 

Is that in cinemas or only online....sounds good. 

 

 

Could have been good but they missed the opportunity to make the film we all wanted to watch i.e. 'grumpy nazi pirates vs nude zombie head splatterers 2'.


4338 posts

Uber Geek


  #2426480 24-Feb-2020 17:11
Send private message quote this post

rb99:

Mentioned it before ? Possibly, maybe I meant too but didn't.


Copious swearing in some films. People swear, I swear, but when it feels like someones been told to write a script for a 2 hour film but they've only managed to drag it out for an hour - I know lets make every third word f***, that'll do it.



There's two reasons I know of. First it's to increase the age rating. 13-15 years old are a key market, but they won't go to "G" rated films.

So if there's not enough "adult situations" to warrant a "PG-13" rating, they'll spice it up with some pointless cursing.

I still find it disappointing that it's OK for a "G" rated show, such as most adventure films, people get shot, stabbed and even hung from trees. However you'll quickly get a mature rating, if a movie shows consenting married adults caressing with clothes on. You can kill as many people as you want, but you better not f__k 'em.

Second reason for pointless cursing is actors want to act "real." Just search Amazon for "real acting" for bunches of books. So a lot of actors, young and old, mumble and curse to make it more "real." Annoys me to no end.

1613 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2426491 24-Feb-2020 18:22
Send private message quote this post

I wonder if you give them too much credit, but suppose its all about the money (surprisingly).

 

Still, I guess everyone has different tolerances for different things. I don't have any objections to things like Miss Marple, even though I guess its murder as entertainment, but I would object to Miss Marple saying 'Oh for F***s sake, how can I have missed that clue'. I remember when we watched the US version of The Killing, when whoever started making it, it was friggin' this and that, and as soon as Netflix took over it was f*** this and that. Sure doesn't make the story any better. Its even allowed on Graham Norton or Qi. Yes its for adults (theoretically), fairly late at night, but so pointless. Its look, its a adults show and we're going to prove it. And of course all these naked young women which seems to be compulsory on the slab in any kind of autopsy type series nowadays.

 

Am I going on too much perhaps.





rb99


1 | ... | 604 | 605 | 606 | 607 | 608 | 609 | 610 | 611 | 612 | 613 | 614 | 615 | 616 | 617 | 618 | 619 | 620 | 621 | 622 | 623 | 624 | ... | 669
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

OPPO Find X2 Lite brings flagship features to mid-range 5G smartphone
Posted 29-May-2020 12:52


Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.