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  #2465391 19-Apr-2020 12:51
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Having a toilet plumbing issue during lockdown.



You can get a plumber to look at that. And, on the plus side, there will be no shortage of plumbers who will be only too happy to come and fix it immediately.

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  #2465392 19-Apr-2020 12:53
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Having a toilet plumbing issue during lockdown.

 



You can get a plumber to look at that. And, on the plus side, there will be no shortage of plumbers who will be only too happy to come and fix it immediately.

 

Yeah, I know, it's just the thought of having to take someone out of their bubble right now.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2465810 20-Apr-2020 08:12
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Media that keep mentioning Wifi in headlines when they often referring to broadband.

2 examples within a matter of days.


Poor wifi means Auckland Mayor Phil Goff must keep up 86km office commute in lockdown

Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney miss PDC home tourney due to unreliable WiFi

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  #2465818 20-Apr-2020 08:34
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kiwiharry: Media that keep mentioning Wifi in headlines when they often referring to broadband.

2 examples within a matter of days.

Poor wifi means Auckland Mayor Phil Goff must keep up 86km office commute in lockdown

Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney miss PDC home tourney due to unreliable WiFi

 

 

That's very common in the USA and I think they are getting from their counterparts. Even ads from large ISPs in US talk about WiFi instead of broadband.





 

 

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  #2465823 20-Apr-2020 08:44
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Drivers attitudes to road rules during lockdown. 

 

Had a few incidents riding my bike around the relatively quiet streets, where people either pull out of driveways without looking, or turn without looking or turn without signalling, or simply drive incredibly fast in the suburbs. 

 

It's like the lack of cars has made people forget that there may actually be others on the road...





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  #2465826 20-Apr-2020 08:46
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Yup. I saw an article earlier about how the 'only two cars on the road' in Belgrade managed to crash into each other.


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kiwiharry: Media that keep mentioning Wifi in headlines when they often referring to broadband.

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..and just to be a smart*** pedant 😉, you could say the same about the term broadband when you really mean a high-speed, permanent internet connection.

 

(The term broadband has been around since the 80s, possibly earlier, and is [or was] a general term to describe wide bandwidth data transmission which can transport multiple signals and traffic types.)





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  #2465859 20-Apr-2020 09:31
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kiwiharry: Media that keep mentioning Wifi in headlines when they often referring to broadband.

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..and just to be a smart*** pedant 😉, you could say the same about the term broadband when you really mean a high-speed, permanent internet connection.


(The term broadband has been around since the 80s, possibly earlier, and is [or was] a general term to describe wide bandwidth data transmission which can transport multiple signals and traffic types.)


Cheers 👍🏾

Anyway Stuff has now amended their article about the Auckland Mayor and replaced the word Wifi with "internet connection"

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  #2465951 20-Apr-2020 11:29
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Kings Plant Barn listing chilli plants under vegetables. I guess I won't be asking their Plant Doctors for advice.


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  #2465953 20-Apr-2020 11:33
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Kings Plant Barn listing chilli plants under vegetables. I guess I won't be asking their Plant Doctors for advice.

 

I'm guessing that Chili's are animals? Should they be in the pet section? 





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  #2465955 20-Apr-2020 11:34
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Kings Plant Barn listing chilli plants under vegetables. I guess I won't be asking their Plant Doctors for advice.

 

 

You may find that is because the majority of people would expect to find them there, rather than because it's necessarily accurate.

 

 


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  #2465959 20-Apr-2020 11:38
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Kings Plant Barn listing chilli plants under vegetables. I guess I won't be asking their Plant Doctors for advice.

 

 

If you're getting technical, the chilli plant is a vegetable, and the chilli pepper is the fruit of that plant.


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  #2465960 20-Apr-2020 11:38
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Stuff the news company seeking public donations. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121119788/stuff-supporter-programme-your-contribution-helps-power-local-journalism

 

I may be missing something but Stuff is a for profit business owned by a multi-national with a balance sheet asset worth of $4.6Billion and last reported net profit in excess of $240Million





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  #2465961 20-Apr-2020 11:38
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My pet chilli would be very hurt to hear you say that.

 

 





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  #2465962 20-Apr-2020 11:40
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That other people's posts keep slipping in ahead of mine.

 

 





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