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 | ... | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | ... | 360
Banana?
4253 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 967

Subscriber

  Reply # 1616699 24-Aug-2016 10:05
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

People who write "5am in the morning" or "6pm at night".

 

 

 

5am can only be in the morning and 6pm can only be at night. "5 O'clock in the morning" is fine. "5am" is fine. "5am in the morning" should get you shock therapy.

 

 

I catch a ferry daily, and one of the crew who does the safety/welcom aboard announcements always says the toilets are on the 'Port hand Side'. Gah.


3456 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1059


  Reply # 1616700 24-Aug-2016 10:06
Send private message quote this post

Lizard1977:  What earthly reason would you need an electric blanket to be "on", but not producing any heat.  If it was getting too hot and you wanted to turn down the heat you could drop it down to 1, but if you drop it down to 0, why not just use the off switch, which has the same function? 

 

 

temp scale of 0 is useful for my elec blanket.....so you can set it to come on high heat for a couple of hours then drop to 0 (or 1 or whatever).  0 just means off though. 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software

BTR

1444 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 420


  Reply # 1616709 24-Aug-2016 10:24
Send private message quote this post

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 


1607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 722


  Reply # 1616718 24-Aug-2016 10:41
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

BTR:

 

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 

 

 

Many people who have a cold are under the misconception that they have 'the flu'.





Don't use 'beefstew' as a password.  It's not stroganoff.


BDFL - Memuneh
59991 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11092

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1616719 24-Aug-2016 10:42
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Logic much? "Never had one and never had flu" is a really bad logical statement. It doesn't prove that the flu shot doesn't work. It also doesn't prove that not haven't flu shots will prevent flu.

 

The only thing it proves is you never had flu. Or perhaps you had and never noticed.

 

If you had flu shots and always had flu then you could say it doesn't work, but proving negative with non-evidence... Crazy talk.





6802 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3180

Subscriber

  Reply # 1616720 24-Aug-2016 10:43
Send private message quote this post

That is the equivalent of saying salt is a tiger repellent because you eat salt with your meals and have never been attacked by a tiger. I used to get the flu all the time when I was younger. I dreaded the winter. Since I qualified for free jabs several years ago, I have not had a single case of the flu or even a cold. I swear by them.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


10999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3448

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1616734 24-Aug-2016 11:03
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

Logic much? "Never had one and never had flu" is a really bad logical statement. It doesn't prove that the flu shot doesn't work. It also doesn't prove that not haven't flu shots will prevent flu.

 

The only thing it proves is you never had flu. Or perhaps you had and never noticed.

 

If you had flu shots and always had flu then you could say it doesn't work, but proving negative with non-evidence... Crazy talk.

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure that no one has ever had genuine influenza (an illness that is capable of killing millions) and "never noticed"!






10999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3448

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1616736 24-Aug-2016 11:04
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

That is the equivalent of saying salt is a tiger repellent because you eat salt with your meals and have never been attacked by a tiger. I used to get the flu all the time when I was younger. I dreaded the winter. Since I qualified for free jabs several years ago, I have not had a single case of the flu or even a cold. I swear by them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But have you been attacked by a tiger?






10999 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3448

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1616737 24-Aug-2016 11:06
Send private message quote this post

BTR:

 

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 

 

 

 

 

I've never had a Yellow Fever vaccination and never had Yellow Fever either, so they obviously do not work.

 

OTOH I have had a Japanese Encephalitis vaccination and never had JE, so now I am confused....






11873 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5511

Trusted

  Reply # 1616747 24-Aug-2016 11:31
Send private message quote this post

floydbloke:

 

BTR:

 

Fred99:

 

The influenza strain presumed to be A/H3N2 which is rampant in Chch, which really ruined my weekend, and for which the influenza A/H3N2 strain included in this years flu shot seemed to offer no protection at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haha you actually believe flu shots work, never had one and never had the flu. Know plenty of people who get them every year and they are always dreadfully ill. 

 

 

Many people who have a cold are under the misconception that they have 'the flu'.

 

 

 

 

yep, also the folks who say they had such a bad cold it became the Flu undecided





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


2244 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066


  Reply # 1616792 24-Aug-2016 12:23
Send private message quote this post

floydbloke:

 

..., duty free it’ll only be about $5 cheaper than what I can get it for at the local Big Barrel store on special.

 

 

Duty on booze was reduced when GST was introduced (but your DF booze is also GST-free). Duty free shops pay exorbitant rentals to airport companies for the monopoly to fleece those still living in the 1980s. (Did you know that now you're allowed 3 * 1.25L bottles per person?)

 

Duty on spirits and spirituous beverages the strength of which can be ascertained by OIML hydrometer (brandy, whisky, rum and tafia, gin and geneva, vodka) : $51.795 per litre alcohol

 

Brandy generally contains 35-60% alcohol by volume (70-120 US proof). (Wikipedia)

 

I suspect your Big Barrel "brandy" may be somewhat lower in alcohol content, but assuming you're comparing Calvados with Calvados... the minimum duty on 1.25L of brandy would be $22.66. Or, to put it another way, the DF shop has an extra $17.66 markup over BB's special.

 

 


2244 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066


  Reply # 1616794 24-Aug-2016 12:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic:

 

5am can only be in the morning and 6pm can only be at night.

 

 

In the Arctic and Antarctic, 6pm can be during the daytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 


1352 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 573


  Reply # 1616825 24-Aug-2016 13:29
Send private message quote this post

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

5am can only be in the morning and 6pm can only be at night.

 

 

In the Arctic and Antarctic, 6pm can be during the daytime.

 

 

Doesn't matter if the sun is up, it'll never be 6pm in the morning.


6802 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3180

Subscriber

  Reply # 1616838 24-Aug-2016 13:43
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Only fuzzy-brained Anglo types use the archaic am/pm designations anyway. The advanced nations of the world do not have to re-use the same numbers because they can't count past 12. They know how to tell time the grown-up way, with the 24 hours god intended. There can be no mistaking 0600 hours with 1800, even at the South Pole.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


11873 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5511

Trusted

  Reply # 1616848 24-Aug-2016 14:09
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Only fuzzy-brained Anglo types use the archaic am/pm designations anyway. The advanced nations of the world do not have to re-use the same numbers because they can't count past 12. They know how to tell time the grown-up way, with the 24 hours god intended. There can be no mistaking 0600 hours with 1800, even at the South Pole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

what ???





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 It's our only home, lets clean it up then...

 

Take My Advice, Pull Down Your Pants And Slide On The Ice!

 

 


1 | ... | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | ... | 360
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 »

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 »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

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



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.