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  # 2299263 14-Aug-2019 14:44
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Rikkitic: Hilary Barry is shallow, silly and irritating. Her 'opinions' don't count.

Honestly it's just a talk show. Our local media now report on talk shows. USA went down this road a while back and we are following.



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Rikkitic:

 

Hilary Barry is shallow, silly and irritating. Her 'opinions' don't count.

 

 

But they do to our shallow, silly and irritating media. Anyone who's a celebrity (or related to one) has gotta be all important-like.




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  # 2300360 16-Aug-2019 11:38
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I can't decide if this risible lack of self-awareness is hilarious or tragic...

 





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  # 2300377 16-Aug-2019 11:57
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I can't decide if this risible lack of self-awareness is hilarious or tragic...

 

 

 

And it's PREMIUM content 🤮


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  # 2302836 21-Aug-2019 11:00
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in red banner scrolling across the herald webpage

 

 

 

The Country Holds its breath as.....

 

 

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12260470

 

 

 

What a crock of crap, who would have even known (or cared) he went skiing with is kids?


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  # 2304928 23-Aug-2019 21:48
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From NZCity homepage:

 

More red faces for poliec after a fourth criminal in a week slipped away from their custody 
More red faces for poliec after a fourth criminal in a week slipped away from their custody full story

 

 

 

Not once, but twice!




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  # 2308192 30-Aug-2019 04:34
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A story in today’s Herald about Sir Peter Jackson’s WW1 aircraft company, The Vintage Aviator, has a file photo showing two airborne aircraft with the caption “Vintage Aviator manufactures reproductions of World War I era aircraft.”

The photo shows two De Havilland Tiger Moths.




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  # 2308216 30-Aug-2019 08:08
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Yes, World War One ended in 1918, and the biplane De Havilland Tiger Moth didn't fly until the 1930's.

However if the reporter / editor is under 30, I'd give them credit for knowing that biplanes were used during World War One.

You could say Peter Jackson perpetuated the wrong timeline, since during the last "World World War Remembrance Day", the Tiger Moth featured heavily including the ribbon cutting.

The plane does look the part.



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  # 2308294 30-Aug-2019 10:24
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I am conflicted by this article on RNZ. It is about road safety, and I agree with it. The problem is a quote by Senior Sergeant Murray Henderson, who says that two cars colliding at 100 kph have an impact speed of 200 kmh. This is incorrect, and a senior police traffic officer should know that.  It may seem counter-intuitive, and a lot of people make the mistake, but the impact speed of two cars colliding is divided between the cars, so if they are each travelling at 100 kph, each will experience the same impact as if it hit a stationary wall. The impact force is not doubled.

 

Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters made the same mistake and was called up on it by viewers. The show then broadcast a retraction and an explanation of why the impact force was not doubled. 

 

Road safety is a serious issue and I applaud any efforts to improve driver behaviour, but I think it is important that police statements on the subject be absolutely true. Otherwise there  is a risk of them not being taken seriously.

 

 





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  # 2308322 30-Aug-2019 10:59
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Rikkitic:

The problem is a quote by Senior Sergeant Murray Henderson, who says that two cars colliding at 100 kph have an impact speed of 200 kmh. This is incorrect, and a senior police traffic officer should know that.  It may seem counter-intuitive, and a lot of people make the mistake, but the impact speed of two cars colliding is divided between the cars, so if they are each travelling at 100 kph, each will experience the same impact as if it hit a stationary wall. The impact force is not doubled.



You're absolutely right, but...

It assume the cars weigh the same.

I was watching a video about how US car safety.

A weird one is "roll-over" car safety, which you'd think means "if a car rolls over, how safe are you?" but actually just uses basic maths, no movement involved, to figure out how likely a car is to rolling over.




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Rural house near Taihape

 

There are a lot of rural houses near Taihape.


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From RNZ: (Even they have obviously sacked the proof-readers!)

 

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/397955/decision-to-block-west-coast-hydro-scheme-absolute-madness-says-ngati-waewae

 

"This is just over 20 megahertz of electricity, the coast only uses 30, so instantly there's going to be some power-savings and it'll affect people in their pocket. "

 

 

 

You wouldn't need a microwave oven over there!, the lights will cook dinner (and everything else) for you.


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Stuff - Feilding woman celebrates 30 years with Royal New Zealand Navy 

 

"When Julie Simpkins joined the navy 30 years ago, women went to see in a white dress and the smallest boots available were size 9-10."





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