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  # 2254200 8-Jun-2019 10:33
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quickymart:

 

The Herald has changed the Premium articles now so now you can't even read the preview for than a second, before it loads a "subscribe!" splash page over the top of it.

 

 

The problem for The Herald is that they believe that producing one or two decent stories a week plus a whole lot of low quality garbage is going to get paying subscribers.  However, I find The Guardian with its begging message at the end of each story almost as annoying.


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  # 2254214 8-Jun-2019 10:48
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quickymart:

 

The Herald has changed the Premium articles now so now you can't even read the preview for than a second, before it loads a "subscribe!" splash page over the top of it.

 

 

For me, its not every premium story, maybe its random, and annoyingly inconsistent. Also annoying is that when I go to one of these pages and click back just loads the same article again, with that stupid message again. Rinse, repeat. Have to click back a few times quickly to actually go back. Great way to sell your product.





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  # 2254221 8-Jun-2019 11:01
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Wow, thread has hit 100 pages now. Long will dumb headlines continue!


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  # 2254269 8-Jun-2019 13:26
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rb99:

 

quickymart:

 

The Herald has changed the Premium articles now so now you can't even read the preview for than a second, before it loads a "subscribe!" splash page over the top of it.

 

 

For me, its not every premium story, maybe its random, and annoyingly inconsistent. Also annoying is that when I go to one of these pages and click back just loads the same article again, with that stupid message again. Rinse, repeat. Have to click back a few times quickly to actually go back. Great way to sell your product.

 

 

There are easy ways to circumvent this if it matters to you. 

 

 





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  # 2254834 9-Jun-2019 15:16
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More Stuff quiz madness

 

 

This has done my head in.  The correct answer is apparently that are all not a type of salmon, but if one is, surely one of the others is a helicopter.

 

 




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  # 2254836 9-Jun-2019 15:25
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I'm torn between two and three. Can't seem to decide which is the right answer.


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  # 2254838 9-Jun-2019 15:27
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This was yesterday:

 

Sugar dating: gifts and glamour or 'basically prostitution'?

 

Ok, fair enough, I can't remember the rule - if a headline ends in a question mark, is the answer always yes or always no? (/s)

 

Anyway, from the content of the article:

 

 

Sites such as SeekingArrangement and SugarDaddyMeet have between them more than 87,000 New Zealand sugar babies signed up - and numbers are rising according to a SeekingArrangement spokesperson. 

 

 

Ahhhh - sure they have, according to an unnamed spokesperson from one of these sites.  I reckon it's lies, and I reckon it's very very easy to know why they'd lie.  Congrats to Stuff for publishing unverified and unverifiable abject BS to serve as great free advertising for a couple of companies offering services for which perhaps the world would be a better place without.


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  # 2254858 9-Jun-2019 15:32
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Ok, fair enough, I can't remember the rule - if a headline ends in a question mark, is the answer always yes or always no? (/s)

 

 

Betteridge's Law of Headlines. The answer is always no.

 

 

Fred99:

 

Sites such as SeekingArrangement and SugarDaddyMeet have between them more than 87,000 New Zealand sugar babies signed up - and numbers are rising according to a SeekingArrangement spokesperson. 

 

 

That does read like a paid advertorial with some sprinkles to make it less obvious.





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  # 2254880 9-Jun-2019 16:05
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Betteridge's Law of Headlines. The answer is always no.

 

 

OK.  Makes sense if you believe the sites are what the article claims - an innocuous way for wealthy "mature" men to shower gifts on young women in return for meeting with the goal of "companionship".  I mean what could possibly go wrong?

 

Out of the claimed 87,000 "sugar babies", Stuff claims that "some" say that the relationships touted on the websites "are a far cry from the grim and often dangerous reality". Oops - you need to read that paragraph twice - it seems to be suggesting that the answer's probably yes.

 

(wonders if the article author - I won't dignify them by saying "journalist" - bothered to take a look at the sites.  Took me about a minute to find to my horror that "STD dating" is a thing, based on the delusion that if you're positive for some STD, then you're not at risk from "catching the same" STD.  It would be nice if that was true - but it isn't - it's dangerously wrong, as there are a multitude of strains of the same STDs, some untreatable/resistant etc.)


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  # 2255053 10-Jun-2019 09:10
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Newshub:

 

 

Asteroid at risk of hitting Earth in September, astronomers warn

 

 

Oh dear - a headline appears to have escaped from Murdoch's horrific UK tabloid empire and arrived in NZ.

 

FWIW, there's a 99.99% chance that the asteroid won't hit Earth, and even if it did, very unlikely it would cause any harm to humanity.

 

 

It's 40m across - about the same size as the towering statue of Jesus Christ that overlooks Rio de Janiero.

 

 

When I think of the size of something potentially dangerous, it's a great idea to refer to comparison with religious icons, such as "a man-eating great white shark - about the same size as Michelangelo's David - spotted off the coast of WA".


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  # 2255736 11-Jun-2019 09:20
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"Residents of a small Bay of Plenty are fighting to keep cash flowing in and out of their only bank."

 

- RNZ

 

"Kathleen Drumm, hief executive of the Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery"

 

- Also RNZ!


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  # 2255870 11-Jun-2019 11:01
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Thief executive - oh wait - the other article was about banking.


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  # 2256540 12-Jun-2019 10:35
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https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/391687/grenfell-survivors-and-relatives-open-us-legal-battle

 

"The new exterior cladding and insulation was installed in 2016 as part of a £10 million ($NZ19.2m) refit of the tower."

 

Fine so far.

 

"a similar lawsuit related to a building collapse that killed seven people, settled for $227m (£178m)."

 

Apparently the NZD has significantly increased in value (or the GBP plummeted) in the space of 11 paragraphs. Except, of course, it hasn't; we've just randomly switched over to USD without any indication.


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  # 2256551 12-Jun-2019 10:48
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Behodar:

 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/391687/grenfell-survivors-and-relatives-open-us-legal-battle

 

"The new exterior cladding and insulation was installed in 2016 as part of a £10 million ($NZ19.2m) refit of the tower."

 

Fine so far.

 

"a similar lawsuit related to a building collapse that killed seven people, settled for $227m (£178m)."

 

Apparently the NZD has significantly increased in value (or the GBP plummeted) in the space of 11 paragraphs. Except, of course, it hasn't; we've just randomly switched over to USD without any indication.

 

 

The article is from the BBC.  Preparing for using the  USD as default currency,  to pay for services from the US-owned NHS, and to avoid having to take a wheelbarrow full of £50 notes to the pub to buy a pint of wife-beater.


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  # 2256779 12-Jun-2019 15:02
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12239724 

 

Not Sure Who to laugh at more the NZH for claiming this as success of the suckers who have actually part with cash.


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