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  # 2362283 28-Nov-2019 12:37
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Not a headline, but...

 

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It seems unlikely that Australia will be playing Australia...


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  # 2362290 28-Nov-2019 12:56
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jamesrt:

 

Not a headline, but...

 

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It seems unlikely that Australia will be playing Australia...

 

 

 

 

Although.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994%E2%80%9395_Australian_Tri-Series

 

I recall Aussie A playing in other Australian based tri-series too, but this was the first one that came up when I looked at it.


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  # 2363832 1-Dec-2019 08:28
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OMG.  Herald reports "But that assumption was metaphorically crushed in the gravity of a "monster" black hole that a group of Chinese-led international scientists discovered inside our own solar system."

 

Don't be sucked in by this.





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  # 2363843 1-Dec-2019 09:27
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mdav056:

 

OMG.  Herald reports "But that assumption was metaphorically crushed in the gravity of a "monster" black hole that a group of Chinese-led international scientists discovered inside our own solar system."

 

Don't be sucked in by this.

 

 

Pretty remarkable that they attributed the article to the Washington Post, where they state:

 

But that assumption was metaphorically crushed in the gravity of a “monster” black hole that a group of Chinese-led international scientists discovered inside our own galaxy.

 

There's no footnote in the WP article indicating that the mistake (if made by them) was edited, yet it seems bizarre that the NZH could have copied and pasted the article substituting "galaxy" with "solar system".

 

 


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  # 2363844 1-Dec-2019 09:30
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So is that an example of their 'premium' reporting?

 

 





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  # 2363845 1-Dec-2019 09:33
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Maybe the Herald reporter thinks that a galaxy and a solar system are the same thing!


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  # 2363849 1-Dec-2019 09:50
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Rikkitic:

 

So is that an example of their 'premium' reporting?

 

 

 

 

No it's "free" content.

 

Much of the "premium" content is a different kind of clickbait, for example:

 

Tax crackdown coming for Airbnb owners

 

(IOW if you're running an Airbnb in your black hole of mouldy dungeon basement. you might feel compelled to subscribe to read about what devious plans IRD may have to make sure your income gets assessed as income)


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  # 2363850 1-Dec-2019 09:57
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Behodar:

 

Maybe the Herald reporter thinks that a galaxy and a solar system are the same thing!

 

 

Or an attempt to be more accurate - the Chinese scientists making the discovery were for sure inside our galaxy, but inside our solar system hones in on their true location.


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  # 2363855 1-Dec-2019 10:23
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I see they fixed the error, and Google history show the proof.

What sort of editor would have so little science education to think when a scientist said "galaxy", they made a mistake and meant "solar system." Not exactly interchangeable.

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  # 2364404 2-Dec-2019 10:35
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mdav056:

 

OMG.  Herald reports "But that assumption was metaphorically crushed in the gravity of a "monster" black hole that a group of Chinese-led international scientists discovered inside our own solar system."

 

Don't be sucked in by this.

 

 

I don't know why, but I can't see anything in black hole stories, yet find find them surprisingly attractive.

 

 


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  # 2364413 2-Dec-2019 10:43
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frankv:

 

mdav056:

 

OMG.  Herald reports "But that assumption was metaphorically crushed in the gravity of a "monster" black hole that a group of Chinese-led international scientists discovered inside our own solar system."

 

Don't be sucked in by this.

 

 

I don't know why, but I can't see anything in black hole stories, yet find find them surprisingly attractive.

 

 

I can't see anything in black holes either, but they sure are attractive...





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  # 2364749 2-Dec-2019 14:33
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You underestimate the gravity of the situation. Don't make fun of such a weighty issue.


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Currency market must have crashed

 

 

 

Chief executive Raelene Castle says she has no doubt Rugby Australia (RA) were doing "what's right" in defending the A$14 million (NZ$105,000) lawsuit brought by controversial ex-Wallaby Israel Folau.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/117868322/rugby-australia-doing-whats-right-in-defending-israel-folaus-a14m-lawsuit

 

 


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  # 2364896 2-Dec-2019 15:03
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tdgeek:

 

the A$14 million (NZ$105,000)

 

 

That was corrected within minutes of your post.  The number of times that happens makes me think that Stuff probably don't bother to pay someone to proof- read - they just check here.

 

Maybe we should test the theory by tricking them into correcting something they actually got right.


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  # 2364898 2-Dec-2019 15:05
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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

the A$14 million (NZ$105,000)

 

 

That was corrected within minutes of your post.  The number of times that happens makes me think that Stuff probably don't bother to pay someone to proof- read - they just check here.

 

Maybe we should test the theory by tricking them into correcting something they actually got right.

 

 

I think we'd be waiting too long and lose interest before we found something they got right....


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