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  #1779400 11-May-2017 01:34
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joker97:

 

I wouldn't consider that a dumb headline. Some people actually want to know.

 

What I consider dumb would be All Blacks win. I expect them to win. Tell me something I didn't know. Like ABs lose for example.

 

 

I think it's dumb, because it isn't actually news. It's just filler content. There is nothing "new" about why ships stay afloat. People have been building ships for thousands of years.


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  #1779404 11-May-2017 06:05
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How old are you?

If you have ever read a traditional newspaper you will find plenty of sections that are not "news". An old science of How a cruise liner doesn't capsized is definitely readable, much more than news about missing pets, or misleading discoveries that never took place.

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  #1779409 11-May-2017 07:58
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joker97: How old are you?

If you have ever read a traditional newspaper you will find plenty of sections that are not "news". An old science of How a cruise liner doesn't capsized is definitely readable, much more than news about missing pets, or misleading discoveries that never took place.

If you are old enough to go on a cruise or read the article and don't know why cruise ships don't sink then you should have paid far more attention at school.




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  #1779410 11-May-2017 08:09
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mdooher:
joker97: How old are you?

If you have ever read a traditional newspaper you will find plenty of sections that are not "news". An old science of How a cruise liner doesn't capsized is definitely readable, much more than news about missing pets, or misleading discoveries that never took place.

If you are old enough to go on a cruise or read the article and don't know why cruise ships don't sink then you should have paid far more attention at school.


I didn't learn why cruise liners don't Capsize at school (subtle difference from just sinking, though I do concede the latter will probably follow the former). I did learn about the hydrodynamic trimming surfaces they have while studying for a BE.




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  #1785286 20-May-2017 18:17
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Just came across this https://www.facebook.com/Shit-the-NZ-Herald-Deems-Newsworthy-802849536507196/. Probably one of many Facebook groups on this topic.

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  #1785396 21-May-2017 09:08
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Big freeze continues with temperatures down to -10C

 

Then:

 

Waiouru, in the North Island's Central Plateau, was the coldest township overnight, dropping to -6.5C, followed by Arthurs Pass on -4.9C

 

Then:

 

One South Island ski field got down to -10C

 

Ok, so we headline the extreme. Stupid.


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  #1786243 22-May-2017 20:50
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Should tipping in NZ be mandatory? Paula Bennett thinks we should encourage top service

 

But if it's mandatory then you're required to reward bad service too...


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  #1786268 22-May-2017 22:15
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iphone 8 redesign finally revealed.

 

i don't need to read it to know it's not true.


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  #1796971 8-Jun-2017 23:04
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Why you should never dry your clothes indoors The answer - Because the moisture from the clothes might make your house damp.

 

Who would have thought, that the moisture that used to be in your clothes that you are drying inside would go anywhere else apart from inside your house. Did they assume that people would otherwise think that that moisture instead teleports to another dimension?

 

/sarcasm

 

I was only visiting the herald site to see how bad the redesign is on the desktop version of their site. I wasn't also expecting to get another reason why I shouldn't be visiting the herald site ever again.






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  #1797910 11-Jun-2017 09:15
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/93554910/41-earthquake-causes-moderate-shaking-near-christchurch

 

I wish the media and us Cantabs would get over this. It was a small shake. I was upstairs, west ChCh, it was a small shake. Rattling ChCh? Knocking bottles over? The only relevant thing was thats its been ages since I felt one, and that was also very small. 


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  #1797912 11-Jun-2017 09:19
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Aredwood:

 

Why you should never dry your clothes indoors The answer - Because the moisture from the clothes might make your house damp.

 

Who would have thought, that the moisture that used to be in your clothes that you are drying inside would go anywhere else apart from inside your house. Did they assume that people would otherwise think that that moisture instead teleports to another dimension?

 

/sarcasm

 

I was only visiting the herald site to see how bad the redesign is on the desktop version of their site. I wasn't also expecting to get another reason why I shouldn't be visiting the herald site ever again.

 

 

Funny article. So often there are filler articles that just tell us all what we already know. Surprised it didn't suggest reducing moisture by skipping every third breath. 


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  #1801048 14-Jun-2017 18:43
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Any newspaper website which has a bit for something presently happening that says

The (insert name of event): What we know so far.

Usually the answer is SFA so why not just wait until you can report it properly?





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  #1801087 14-Jun-2017 19:55
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Geektastic: Any newspaper website which has a bit for something presently happening that says

The (insert name of event): What we know so far.

Usually the answer is SFA so why not just wait until you can report it properly?

 

Cos the other fake news site gets in first and gets the first 100 clickbaits. Unless it's The Bachelor night, and both miss out.


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  #1801461 15-Jun-2017 12:01
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Ok, not a headline, but....

 

Click to see full size

 

An 85,000 m2 house?  Come on, that's just the sort of error that basic checking should have caught!  (Either that or it has MASSIVE bedrooms!)

 

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  #1801462 15-Jun-2017 12:03
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Maybe it's referring to the land size


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