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Behodar
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  #2320893 20-Sep-2019 08:31
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"Temperatures are expected to reach the late teens and early twenties".

 

What exactly is wrong with "high" and "low"? Not to mention "teens"...


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  #2320923 20-Sep-2019 09:16
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Behodar:

 

"Temperatures are expected to reach the late teens and early twenties".

 

What exactly is wrong with "high" and "low"? Not to mention "teens"...

 

 

 

 

On the Wairarapa train, one station has a short platform. The announcement is "Passengers wishing to get off at Maymorn should do so from the north end of the train." Or south end in the opposite direction.

 

 

 

Eh? North end? South end? You think passengers are carrying a compass?! What is wrong with 'front' and 'rear' of the train for heaven's sake?

 

 

 

It isn't even accurate - the train doesn't travel north/south, it travels NNE and SSW. 






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  #2321036 20-Sep-2019 11:16
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12269327

 

Aparently iOS 13 is going to take 23 hours to download! (only took my phone a few mins)


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  #2321439 20-Sep-2019 16:38
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There's a family photo in the crud at the bottom of Stuff pages. It's says "Can you help us name these people?"

Sure. Dave, Rebecca, Sally and Robert.

Or did you mean, perhaps, identify rather than name?





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  #2324260 24-Sep-2019 23:15
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Two hour flight from Los Angeles to Chicago... yeah right. Quite annoying that people who write these articles even don't make the very basic attempt to get the facts right. That flight is close to 4.5 hours.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/116067132/air-nz-flight-from-los-angeles-to-london-diverted-due-to-medical-emergency

 

"However, about two hours into its journey the plane was forced to land at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after a passenger became ill."


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  #2324327 25-Sep-2019 08:37
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Diverted after two hours in the air is a possible explanation.

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  #2324651 25-Sep-2019 16:10
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https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/399593/the-only-place-in-the-new-zealand-with-a-population-decline

 

"The only place in the New Zealand with a population decline"

 

Apparently NZ requires "the" now...


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  #2325116 26-Sep-2019 10:31
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Unsure of its source, I was emailed it.  Also can't be sure of the editor's motivation but they did decide to publish it.  Regardless, it did make me cringe and snigger.

 





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  #2325162 26-Sep-2019 11:42
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Spark is using equipment from Nokia to provide its service in Alexandria

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116089602/spark-offers-5g-wireless-broadband-on-invitationonly-basis-in-otago-town

 

 





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  #2325164 26-Sep-2019 11:44
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Gordy7:

Spark is using equipment from Nokia to provide its service in Alexandria


https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116089602/spark-offers-5g-wireless-broadband-on-invitationonly-basis-in-otago-town


 



Must be missing something. Not quite sure why this is a dumb headline.




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  #2325170 26-Sep-2019 11:49
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Dingbatt:
Gordy7:

 

Spark is using equipment from Nokia to provide its service in Alexandria

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116089602/spark-offers-5g-wireless-broadband-on-invitationonly-basis-in-otago-town

 



Must be missing something. Not quite sure why this is a dumb headline.

 

Yep - not a headline - just a typo.





Gordy

 

My first ever AM radio network connection was with a 1MHz AM crystal(OA91) radio receiver.


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  #2325195 26-Sep-2019 12:23
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Gordy7:

 

Dingbatt:
Gordy7:

 

Spark is using equipment from Nokia to provide its service in Alexandria

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116089602/spark-offers-5g-wireless-broadband-on-invitationonly-basis-in-otago-town

 



Must be missing something. Not quite sure why this is a dumb headline.

 

Yep - not a headline - just a typo.

 



Oh yes, missed the i interloping into the placename. 😁





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  #2326103 27-Sep-2019 16:05
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/116146593/boat-crash-survivor-jailed-for-assaulting-violating-expartner

 

Man jailed for assault and other charges. He survived a boat crash a few decades ago. There's nothing relevant about the former to the latter.


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  #2327066 30-Sep-2019 11:33
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116193277/woman-receives-12k-power-bill-after-not-paying-for-power-for-two-years

 

The stock photo of a multiboard is clearly an overseas one - either US or European.

 

Why is this sort of thing so hard?

 

 


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  #2329085 3-Oct-2019 15:47
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Stuff

 

 

 

20 Ton Crane Topples into Wellington Harbour.

 

 

 

Then a photo of harbourfront housing with this under it

 

 

 

"Seaview, near where a crane fell in the harbour."

 

 

 

 






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