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  #2527848 23-Jul-2020 16:27
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Compared to Android, built-in VPN protocols support in Chrome OS is appalling. I can connect back home to my router's built-in VPN (IPSec Xauth PSK) using a phone but can't using a Chromebook.

 

 

I am sure I read somewhere that Google was fixing VPN support in V85





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  #2527861 23-Jul-2020 16:57
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Rikkitic:

 

I am expecting to die one day, but it could happen tomorrow. It is a once in a lifetime event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To quote Apu in the Simpsons "You can never kill a Hindu!". Said just as he reincarnates as a rabbit.






 
 
 
 


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  #2527869 23-Jul-2020 17:51
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Rikkitic:

 

I am expecting to die one day, but it could happen tomorrow. It is a once in a lifetime event.

 

 

 

 

no, it’s a once in a hundred year event.





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  #2527878 23-Jul-2020 18:36
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But if it is happening more often when is it no longer rare? The term is correct when describing weather events such as the Northland event. Do we want accurate reporting or dumbed down reporting. Reader misinterpretation is not a reason to change the correct wording.

 

 

I agree. If they used simplified wording then I guarantee someone would be on here complaining about dumbed down wording and why they aren't using the correct terminology. It's a no win situation for the media.


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Speaking of weather. I work with the US Antarctic Program and as you can image it can be pretty cold down there..

 

 

 

Something that annoys me is when weather people keep using the term "Polar Blast" for a bit of cold wind or snow.

 

 

 

NZ has nothing like polar blasts. Here is a short youtube video of a real "polar blast" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz2SeEzxMuE





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  #2528057 24-Jul-2020 10:26
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Today everything annoys me. I have been trying to type a report for 3 hours which is close to impossible under heavy pain relief. I think my doctor may have been right dammit.





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  #2528295 24-Jul-2020 17:11
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Speaking of weather. I work with the US Antarctic Program and as you can image it can be pretty cold down there..

 

Something that annoys me is when weather people keep using the term "Polar Blast" for a bit of cold wind or snow.

 

NZ has nothing like polar blasts. Here is a short youtube video of a real "polar blast" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz2SeEzxMuE

 

 

Should we not call water falling from the sky "rain" because it's not as heavy here as it can be in other places? Should we have a different name for fog here because it's not thick enough to prevent visibility over a meter away? 

 

A blast from the polar region seems to be aptly named as a polar blast. Maybe we shouldn't use the term "Polar blast" when we are referring to "Antarctica Condition 1 Weather". 

 

My annoyance is people complaining about words and phrases used when the person hearing/reading it understands the intent of the speaker/writer.





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  #2528420 24-Jul-2020 22:07
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Martin_NZ:

 

Speaking of weather. I work with the US Antarctic Program and as you can image it can be pretty cold down there..

 

Something that annoys me is when weather people keep using the term "Polar Blast" for a bit of cold wind or snow.

 

NZ has nothing like polar blasts. Here is a short youtube video of a real "polar blast" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz2SeEzxMuE

 

 

Should we not call water falling from the sky "rain" because it's not as heavy here as it can be in other places? Should we have a different name for fog here because it's not thick enough to prevent visibility over a meter away? 

 

A blast from the polar region seems to be aptly named as a polar blast. Maybe we shouldn't use the term "Polar blast" when we are referring to "Antarctica Condition 1 Weather". 

 

My annoyance is people complaining about words and phrases used when the person hearing/reading it understands the intent of the speaker/writer.

 

 

 

 

The problem is that the writer can never know the level of understanding of the reader. The writer's intent might not be conveyed as accurately as they believed it was, or the reader might simply fail to make the correct assumptions if the language was not specific enough. Language is capable of being very specific, very vague or somewhere in between.

 

 

 

To rephrase @Martin_NZ there is a significant tendency today to use unnecessarily hyperbolic or exaggerated terms to describe things which are not really worthy of the description. 

 

Also to use words instead of other words that already have the identical meaning. "Super" is a recent example, as in "I was super excited" instead of "I was very excited". One is correct, one is a fatuous modernism that makes you sound like a 16 year old Valley Girl if you use it - but that does not stop people using it.






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  #2528427 24-Jul-2020 22:44
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The air NZ advert being played at the mo. It sounds like a recording of a dying cat being played in reverse from a cassette tape that’s slowly being chewed up.

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  #2528489 25-Jul-2020 08:33
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MadEngineer: The air NZ advert being played at the mo. It sounds like a recording of a dying cat being played in reverse from a cassette tape that’s slowly being chewed up.

 

Not a Gin Wigmore fan then?





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Instructions on a packet of soup say to empty the contents into a 250ml mug.

250ml is one cup and a mug is a large cup. You cannot have a 250ml mug.

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  #2530714 29-Jul-2020 13:21
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MadEngineer: Instructions on a packet of soup say to empty the contents into a 250ml mug.

250ml is one cup and a mug is a large cup. You cannot have a 250ml mug.

 

 

Something small that really annoys me? Excessive pedantry :-).

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  #2530720 29-Jul-2020 13:36
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MadEngineer: Instructions on a packet of soup say to empty the contents into a 250ml mug.

250ml is one cup and a mug is a large cup. You cannot have a 250ml mug.

 

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  #2530845 29-Jul-2020 16:32
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Those are definitely cups. Infact every good kitchen should have an Arcoroc cup as they are the perfect device for measuring out 250ml or one cup of ingredients from your Edmonds cookbook.

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  #2530863 29-Jul-2020 16:50
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Cup is both the name of a measuring unit, and the name of a drinking vessel, one does not have to be the same as the other.





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