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  Reply # 1952552 6-Feb-2018 17:44
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Geektastic: "It is an actual bloodbath," Charles Schwab market analyst Ben Le Brun told AAP."

NO IT ISN'T!

 

Bloodbaths are what Chuck Norris has instead of showers!


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  Reply # 1952649 6-Feb-2018 21:04
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Rikkitic:

freitasm:


Yesterday Stuff had a story about a 30 year old charged with a Dunedin teen's murder. The story was posted in the morning, with a photo of the accused, his name and biography. How he moved from Auckland, is a doctor with such and such places, etc and how he was supposed to appear in court in the afternoon.


Come afternoon the court gives him name suppression and the site now shows a completely different story. Too fast sometimes means too much.



I got bored so looked  it up. Ridiculously easy to find and he has been in the news before. Which again makes one wonder what the point of name suppression is at all. I think the law is still way behind on this one.


 



It was the claim that it was an actual bloodbath that annoyed me. It is not in any way a bath full of blood.







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  Reply # 1953469 8-Feb-2018 09:13
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The right way to wash your hands

 

 

 

Seriously?  What's going to be next?  "How to wipe your bottom correctly?"

 

 


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  Reply # 1953519 8-Feb-2018 10:24
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jamesrt:

 

The right way to wash your hands

 

Seriously?  What's going to be next?  "How to wipe your bottom correctly?"

 

 

Based on the number of people I see leaving the bathrooms in bars, airports and offices without washing their hands...





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  Reply # 1953525 8-Feb-2018 10:28
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DarthKermit:

 

Is it time to tunnel across the Cook Straight? 

 

No.

 

 

 

 

You could re-write it

 

 

 

"Is it time to continue doing nothing to improve our inter-island links?"

 

 

 

No






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  Reply # 1953526 8-Feb-2018 10:33
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jamesrt:

 

The right way to wash your hands

 

 

 

Seriously?  What's going to be next?  "How to wipe your bottom correctly?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

I saw a leaflet in the doctors for some illness I'd never heard of that apparently affects small children. The symptoms were given as follows

 

 

 

1) Diarrhoea (runny poos)

 

2) Vomiting (being sick)

 

 

 

I rolled my eyes at the thought that anyone who needed those words explained to them in vernacular terms was considered suitable to be a responsible parent, to be honest.






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  Reply # 1953748 8-Feb-2018 17:09
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11990373

 

you worry until you read the article and find that the cyclone hasnt even formed yet and there is no way to know where it may end up if it did exist.





Common sense is not as common as you think.




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  Reply # 1953796 8-Feb-2018 19:10
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vexxxboy:

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11990373

 

you worry until you read the article and find that the cyclone hasnt even formed yet and there is no way to know where it may end up if it did exist.

 

 

It's better to just avoid the herald altogether these days. laughing


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  Reply # 1954255 9-Feb-2018 12:51
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11991001

 

 

 

no problems with the article itself, right up until the summary of David Jones -

 

 

 

David Jones:

 

• Leading Australian department store founded in 1838 in Sydney.
• Operates 35 stores and 2 warehouse outlets across Australia. (can you double check this?)
• Stocks over 1700 brands including its own David Jones line.
• The Wellington store was its first overseas outlet.

 

 

 

Leaving in the note about "can you double check this" is a nice touch, perhaps news articles are now meant to be interactive?


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  Reply # 1954317 9-Feb-2018 13:32
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/101252694/freeview-teams-up-with-sparks-lightbox-and-stuff-pix

 

Basically setting out to do what Tivo did about 8 years ago.

 

Unfortunately we know how that ended.

 

John





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  Reply # 1954368 9-Feb-2018 14:20
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Hey they're only 19 years behind. ;)

Tivo start in 1999, believe it or not.

ANd in Australia in 2008

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  Reply # 1954376 9-Feb-2018 14:34
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DarthKermit:

 

vexxxboy:

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11990373

 

you worry until you read the article and find that the cyclone hasnt even formed yet and there is no way to know where it may end up if it did exist.

 

 

It's better to just avoid the herald altogether these days. laughing

 

 

Someone has built a chrome extension to label all the syndicated click bait stories they grab from the Mirror/news.com.au etc and attempt to pass as local content

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/herald-syndication-snoop/dkbbfnamapdlcjfmbmpobgnbhgdffdjh/reviews?hl=en


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