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  #3199549 24-Feb-2024 17:10
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gzt: The original UK article I think has the same paragraph. In context of local thinking and knowledge I think it makes sense. Properties were originally evacuated when the area was bombed in 1940something. It was not defused because it was not marked or was overlooked for defusing or in the too hard basket and left alone and forgotten.

One case where editing would have helped. That paragraph makes little sense without local background knowledge.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2024/02/23/what-will-happen-to-the-plymouth-bomb-and-why-has-it-only-been-found-now/

 

Well not really. An evacuation and/or being overlooked for defusing etc might explain why the bomb wasn’t found earlier - but it’s not a “reason that the bomb did not explode” which is what that sentence says.





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  #3199556 24-Feb-2024 17:58
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https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/510066/ukrainian-community-marks-second-anniversary-of-russia-s-invasion

 

 

adds in green

 

I couldn't find the tp in costar for UKR-NATALYA so that's not added in there

 

Presumably the editor should remove the note being made to them before releasing the article for publishing.


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  #3199561 24-Feb-2024 18:14
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It's worse out of context. It's definitely a creative use of the English language. The original text:

Company website: The reason for it not being observed at the time will never be known. It was not uncommon for UXB entry holes to be overlooked in areas of vegetation, or within debris or rubble etc. Levels of access also played an important role in the likelihood of UXO going noted or unreported. It may have been that some of the properties in the area were evacuated for a time, and the bomb hole was simply overlooked.

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  #3200676 28-Feb-2024 07:49
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More spelling problems at Stuff...

 





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  #3200688 28-Feb-2024 08:59
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Perhaps they're trailing behind in technology adoption?





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  #3201533 29-Feb-2024 12:22
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Condolences to his family and friends.

 

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  #3201535 29-Feb-2024 12:27
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kiwifidget:

 

More spelling problems at Stuff...

 

 

 

At least they’re not trailing faecal recognition.

 

 





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  #3203578 6-Mar-2024 07:43
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Saw this on Fair Go the other night, I kind of cringe when I see news outlets reporting on technology when something that is considered normal like phones going out of support and they expect it to last forever.

 

Man, 90, told to get new phone so he can use bank's app (1news.co.nz)


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  #3203604 6-Mar-2024 09:16
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DjShadow:

 

Saw this on Fair Go the other night, I kind of cringe when I see news outlets reporting on technology when something that is considered normal like phones going out of support and they expect it to last forever.

 

Man, 90, told to get new phone so he can use bank's app (1news.co.nz)

 

 

Should it be "normal" though?  Planned obsolescence isn't really that clever or good for many things.  I do understand the technology side of it, but it's only normal because we've accepted that is the new state of things.  Yep, stuff has always worn out through use etc, but technology doesn't "wear out" in the same manner.  Batteries lose their effective charge over time but by and large, circuit boards etc don't "wear out".  Storage only fills up because software gets more bloated over time (aside from accumulated media storage).

 

We've been conditioned to believe that we "need" a new phone every time your manufacturer of choice drops a new model.





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  #3203687 6-Mar-2024 11:18
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Agreed. I use some open source software that's still supported on an OS from 1992. Granted I don't use the 1992 version, but the support policy is that they shouldn't break things. Some features are limited to newer systems, but the bulk of the software doesn't do anything "clever" and therefore still functions perfectly well.


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  #3203769 6-Mar-2024 13:16
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DjShadow:

Saw this on Fair Go the other night, I kind of cringe when I see news outlets reporting on technology when something that is considered normal like phones going out of support and they expect it to last forever.


Man, 90, told to get new phone so he can use bank's app (1news.co.nz)


It's just a follow on interest article from the Fair Go story and mentions his grandson bought him a new phone already.

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  #3203770 6-Mar-2024 13:24
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geoffwnz: We've been conditioned to believe that we "need" a new phone every time your manufacturer of choice drops a new model.

Banking issue is sometimes older OS and sometimes older phone hardware does not support new security features. We can only guess in this particular case.

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  #3203779 6-Mar-2024 13:59
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geoffwnz:

We've been conditioned to believe that we "need" a new phone every time your manufacturer of choice drops a new model.

 

 

It depends on what phase in the development of the device it is, whether it's in the evolution phase (new stuff being added and old stuff removed as manufacturers figure out what is and isn't useful and possible) or the commodity-item phase (evolution complete, we just changed the case colour this year). The iPhone 6 was pre-4G wasn't it? Which means at some point it'll stop working, and it presumably won't have a whole bunch of other stuff that's expected to be present in most phones. So replacing something during the evolution phase makes sense, but not during the commodity phase.

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  #3203781 6-Mar-2024 14:03
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neb: The iPhone 6 was pre-4G wasn't it? Which means at some point it'll stop working

 

If I recall correctly, the iPhone 5 was the first with 4G.


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