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  Reply # 1921434 18-Dec-2017 18:20
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Geektastic:

 

Advertorial content  masquerading as "Business" news - such as this

 

 

Wow, that's a shameless plug for that product; AND you're forced to watch an advertisement before reading the advertisement.


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  Reply # 1921441 18-Dec-2017 18:45
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Apparently that phone is "water renitent", which according to the dictionary means resisting constraint or compulsion

 

I have never seen a phone with that feature before - a unique selling point perhaps? Although I am not sure who would be trying to apply compulsion to my phone, and why I would want the phone to resist it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1921473 18-Dec-2017 20:02
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WTF?  (on so many levels)


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  Reply # 1921570 18-Dec-2017 23:10
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1)  No - can't be true!  I never heard this.

 

2) Stupid regulator should know you can now hedge with bitcoin futures contracts, and if all people had hedged on futures contracts for tulips - actually the world's first futures market - that would have worked out just fine.

 

3) Turkeys don't vote for Xmas - see #1

 

4) Oh - I can't guess.


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  Reply # 1921607 19-Dec-2017 08:46
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floydbloke:

 

Q3 in this afternoon's Stuff quiz.

 

 

I got it wrong.

 

 

That's right up there with asking which car manufacturer makes the model "Swift" then listing 4 manufacturers other than Suzuki.  Along with numerous other instances of proof reading or fact checking fails.





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https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/road-tests/100475994/aa-forced-to-look-at-its-online-road-quiz-following-reddit-debate

 

Well, they really really stuffed this one up. Having said that so did this guy..."AA driving school general manager Roger Venn said staff members "debated at length" about the question and then came to the conclusion they'd "got it wrong"."

 

Maybe they should have spent more time actually looking at the law rather than sitting in the tea room

 

 

 

So to set the record straight "Turning traffic gives way to straight through traffic" and if you don't know this stop driving!





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  Reply # 1939812 16-Jan-2018 15:27
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"Man with camera detained outside Parliament"

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/100619735/man-with-camera-detained-outside-parliament

Not a dumb headline, but (potentially) a dumb police action. Are we getting paranoid?

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  Reply # 1941457 17-Jan-2018 12:26
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The "breaking news" on both stuff and nzherald are completely useless concepts.

 

For example: "Breaking News: Why it feels warm" (I've paraphrased that slightly, but that's the general gist of the headline)

 

Seriously?  That's "Breaking News?"  The only thing breaking here is my last hope that NZ news websites are in any way run by sane people....

 

 


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  Reply # 1941506 17-Jan-2018 13:20
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On another forum, someone made a topic called "Breaking: [Some news headline]". Two weeks later they haven't bothered to hit Edit and remove the "Breaking".


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  Reply # 1941586 17-Jan-2018 15:48
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When your ex breaks the rules they wouldn't bend for you

It's probably why they are now your 'ex' and not your current partner. So why would you care...?


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  Reply # 1941591 17-Jan-2018 16:00
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@rjt123: When your ex breaks the rules they wouldn't bend for you

It's probably why they are now your 'ex' and not your current partner. So why would you care...?

 

FTA: "In the last month, two of my exes have had babies. One of these babies is a human child, born to an ex-lover and his new partner. The other is a tiny fur baby, adopted by my ex-husband and his wife. To be honest, I wasn't enthusiastic about either baby."

 

Oh, my... Just let go. Find a new partner. Or, even better, don't.





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  Reply # 1941593 17-Jan-2018 16:03
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/100643047/pollution-at-aucklands-chelsea-bay-ponds-leaves-locals-angry-with-council

 

Headline on Stuff’s front page certainly implies Chelsea are to blame - "Auckland: We have a sugar baddie" but then you read the article and it’s all the Council’s fault and the only relevance to Chelsea is they're neighbours… 


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Stuff: What's healthier - fish 'n chips or sweet and sour pork?

 

Ok, the headline isn't that dumb; but the gist of the article is.  "Fish 'n' Chips" wins, but only because they removed the chips.  And the batter.  And grilled the fish rather than frying it....

 

So, "what's healthier - Grilled Fish or sweet and sour pork?"  Well, no surprise it's grilled fish, really...


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  Reply # 1945371 23-Jan-2018 13:33
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Stuff: What's healthier - fish 'n chips or sweet and sour pork?

 

Ok, the headline isn't that dumb; but the gist of the article is.  "Fish 'n' Chips" wins, but only because they removed the chips.  And the batter.  And grilled the fish rather than frying it....

 

So, "what's healthier - Grilled Fish or sweet and sour pork?"  Well, no surprise it's grilled fish, really... 

 

I read the first article in that series and apparently there are more to come. I suspect it's going to turn into a "meat is bad, fruit contains too much sugar, avocados are bad for you, etc" rant....


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  Reply # 1946497 25-Jan-2018 11:30
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Kiwi dollar surges as US Treasury Secretary hints at new currency war

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/100870696/kiwi-dollar-surges-as-us-treasury-secretary-hints-at-new-currency-war

 

No - you morons - Our dollar has not 'surged' at all - The US dollar has dropped.

 

Our dollar only surges if it increases against all currencies.

 

It only drops if it drops against all currencies.

 

The US dollar will have weakened against all currencies.

 

There is a difference!





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