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  #2411122 1-Feb-2020 13:15
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Disagree. Stuff publish a huge amount of excellent journalism.

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They do.  I just wish their website headlines would make it easier for their readers to differentiate between this and the other crud they publish.

 

Said crud, combined with their frequent incompetent error-checking, grammar and spelling, and the way they have prostituted themselves to some questionable 'paid promoters' makes them a great target for mockery and a few sniggers here on GZ.





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  #2411927 3-Feb-2020 15:11
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A few days old this one, but Stuff have not corrected it, nor published my comment telling them it was misleading. I have no idea why I even read it in the first place mind you...

 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/119066093/teenage-talent-show-contestant-is-told-her-mum-has-died-on-live-tv

 

Actually her Mum didn't die on live TV, the daughter was on live TV when she found out.


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  #2411973 3-Feb-2020 16:42
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12305617

 

How many times is it necessary to say the same thing exactly ? 4 times plus a quote if its about the new super duper Red warning apparently.





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  #2412926 5-Feb-2020 11:37
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Today's mockery is a "daily quizz twofer":

 

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"Fiji", "Samoa", and "Cook Islands" are not, as far as I know, trees.

 

 

 

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Someone pointed out the line about "Labneh" to me the other day - it's STILL not been removed from the quiz.

 

Sigh. 


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  #2413637 6-Feb-2020 12:24
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Not a headline, but proves they don't read what they write!

 

From Stuff: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/119308524/west-coast-tech-firms-and-iwi-get-provincial-growth-fund-cash-boost

 

A further $995,500 would be going to Ngāti Waewae from the fund's $100,000 Whenua Māori allocation. 

 

Creative accounting here!


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  #2413848 6-Feb-2020 20:30
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To be fair they're probably regurgitating what they've been told but this article is way over the top compared to what happened.

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12306560

 

The runway was closed to landing aircraft for no more than 15 minutes and despite what that article says departures still took place.

 

A classic case of don't believe everything you read in the news.





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  #2413955 7-Feb-2020 08:50
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Now the Herald is telling untruths.

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12306579

 

I know for a fact that the photo reported as showing the airport staff working on the runway at 7 pm last night could not have been taken any later than 6:20 pm. The runway closed at about 6:10 pm and was reopened just after 6:20 pm certainly before 6:25 pm.

 

What else in that article is fabricated nonsense?





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  #2414021 7-Feb-2020 09:34
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Behodar:

 

Breaking News: UK leaves the EU

 

Is it really "breaking" if we knew it was going to happen?

 

 

 

 

Coming up in Breaking News...sun found to rise in East and set in West.






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  #2414032 7-Feb-2020 09:50
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More quiz issues:

 

 

OTOH the failure of the image to load makes no difference whatsoever to me - my chance of getting that one right remains at 25%.

 

(edit to say it finally loaded - and I got it wrong).


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  #2414110 7-Feb-2020 11:02
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Technofreak:

Now the Herald is telling untruths.


https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12306579


I know for a fact that the photo reported as showing the airport staff working on the runway at 7 pm last night could not have been taken any later than 6:20 pm. The runway closed at about 6:10 pm and was reopened just after 6:20 pm certainly before 6:25 pm.


What else in that article is fabricated nonsense?


Potentially getting a time wrong by 40 minutes doesn't rise to the level of calling it "fabricated nonsense" imo.

Perhaps it's the result of conflating a photo of an event with the timing of an announcement of an event like the runway opening and then making it worse by rounding to the nearest hour:

https://twitter.com/AKL_Airport/status/1225252782908723200

If correct 100% agree it's bad basic reportage. Fabricated nonsense is no doubt correct from the point of view of a pilot or aviation professional relying on exact times to the minute.


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  #2414189 7-Feb-2020 12:29
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Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

Breaking News: UK leaves the EU

 

Is it really "breaking" if we knew it was going to happen?

 

 

Coming up in Breaking News...sun found to rise in East and set in West.

 

 

And This Just In.... Elvis is still dead!

 

 


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  #2414222 7-Feb-2020 13:45
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Newshub today.  It weighs much as 6 small cars? Wow.

 

 

 

The world's largest iceberg is about to enter the open ocean.

 

The iceberg called A-68 originally broke free from Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf in 2017 and weighs 12,000 kg.

 

When the iceberg broke off the glacier, an act called "carving", the A-68 had an area of about 6000 sq km, about six times larger than Auckland.

 

Scientists will be watching the iceberg's movements as the A-68 could be a threat to ships out on the open ocean.


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  #2414227 7-Feb-2020 13:58
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Prease bing bak poofreaders!

 

 





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  #2414243 7-Feb-2020 14:39
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tdgeek:

 

Newshub today.  It weighs much as 6 small cars? Wow.

 

 

 

The world's largest iceberg is about to enter the open ocean.

 

The iceberg called A-68 originally broke free from Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf in 2017 and weighs 12,000 kg.

 

When the iceberg broke off the glacier, an act called "carving", the A-68 had an area of about 6000 sq km, about six times larger than Auckland.

 

Scientists will be watching the iceberg's movements as the A-68 could be a threat to ships out on the open ocean.

 

 

Actually, it's called "calving".

 

Weighing 12,000kg, so that's 12,000 litres = 12 cu metres, plus 4% for ice being less dense than water. (Can we get it to Auckland before the reservoirs run dry?)

 

And an area of 6,000 sq km = 6 Billion sq metres, so 12/6E9 = 2nm = 7 molecules thick.

 

Somehow I don't see this as a threat to shipping.

 

 


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  #2414617 8-Feb-2020 12:30
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Every couple of months I log into Yahoo to check my (spam) email there.

 

On the frontpage of Yahoo today I found out Kristen Bell's daughter washed her hair with vaseline:

 

 

Kristen Bell's daughter has washed her hair in Vaseline.

 

The 39-year-old actress - who has Delta, five, and Lincoln, six, with her husband Dax Shepard - took to her Instagram account to beg her fans for some advice after one of her daughters smothered her locks in petroleum jelly.

 

She said: "My daughter just washed her hair with Vaseline and I can't get it out. Has this ever happened to anyone? Does anyone have any tips on how to get it out?"

 

However, with the help of her internet family, Kristen did manage to find a possible solution as she was advised to use washing-up liquid on her daughter's hair.

 

 

Whoa. Who'd have thought eh? Who writes this crap?

 

 





 

 

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