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  #1725989 24-Feb-2017 23:26
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Sure but they have THREE names that all have sexual connotations. I don't believe in coincidences.





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  #1726021 25-Feb-2017 08:35
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Example of Morning Glory configuration used in a technical publication on dam design:

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-89465-0_364

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  #1738857 15-Mar-2017 14:05
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"Self driving cars won't save everyone, in fact they'll kill"

 

and when you go and read it, there is a few lines about an american poll showing americans don't like them ... huh?

 

 





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#1742859 17-Mar-2017 17:04
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"Kids pulled from asbestos-infected Auckland school"

 

Never knew that asbestos was an infection.




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  #1748714 27-Mar-2017 14:20
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Stuff 'latest' headlines:

 

Why airplane windows are round

 

 

 

It's due to something called stress concentration, an engineering problem that was solved decades ago. Those idiots at the herald also ran this same non-news event the other week.


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  #1748931 27-Mar-2017 19:46
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Lately the Herald seems to have a penchant for running odd stories about the secrets of airline attendants or whatever. About one a week.

 

All they are doing is writing up a summary of a Reddit thread on the topic. And not even disguising that this is what they are doing. "User Loki123 said 'random comment' " is about the level of it.

 

Like this and this and this.

 

Honestly, have things sunk so low at granny Herald that summarising Reddit threads now counts as actual journalism?




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  #1748937 27-Mar-2017 19:55
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I guess there weren't any cats stuck up trees to report on?


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  #1748959 27-Mar-2017 20:32
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Check out the one on the SixXS thread. Gorgeous.





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  #1748968 27-Mar-2017 20:48
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At one time long ago newspapers (And now TVNZ News it seems) used to have people known as editors!

 

They were there I assume to stop the "click bait" and bad journalism we now get,

 

and I assume the people writing the cr*p we now get are paid by quantity submitted and definitely not for quality.


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  #1748981 27-Mar-2017 20:54
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The clickbait pays for the quality. You don't have to click on it. Let someone else do it.

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  #1749056 27-Mar-2017 22:08
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JimmyH:

 

Lately the Herald seems to have a penchant for running odd stories about the secrets of airline attendants or whatever. About one a week.

 

All they are doing is writing up a summary of a Reddit thread on the topic. And not even disguising that this is what they are doing. "User Loki123 said 'random comment' " is about the level of it.

 

Like this and this and this.

 

Honestly, have things sunk so low at granny Herald that summarising Reddit threads now counts as actual journalism?

 

 

 

 

This sort of drivel has become very common in the MSM.

 

The once very learned and worth reading Daily Telegraph (London) now regularly has "news" articles that are 80% reprints of Twitter comments.

 

I think that the journalists must all be of a certain age where they think that Twitter et al are actual news and journalism rather than the vapid brain farts of people with less attention span than a goldfish....






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  #1749228 28-Mar-2017 10:26
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NZ increasing use of overseas stories in such a manner you think they are nz stories and no reference to location until 3 or 4th paragraph.

I now scroll a couple of paragraphs a head looking for location before reading. If not Nz I just close the article.



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  #1749419 28-Mar-2017 14:10
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Another annoying thing these sites often do now is when there's a story "Car crashes near ____" instead of including a photo of the actual accident, they just use a stock photo of an ambulance, fire truck or police car. Why even bother?


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  #1749429 28-Mar-2017 14:26
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afe66: NZ increasing use of overseas stories in such a manner you think they are nz stories and no reference to location until 3 or 4th paragraph.

I now scroll a couple of paragraphs a head looking for location before reading. If not Nz I just close the article.

This got me once or twice. Some articles avoid any location mention until last para. The only way to avoid it is start in the sections, NZ, World. Then you know where you are.

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  #1750468 30-Mar-2017 07:51
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Two storm chasers crash into a third while pursing tornado - killing all three

 

Gotta love spellcheck doing the editing! (NZHerald World News today)


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