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  # 2019798 21-May-2018 14:08
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Herald 21/5/2018

 

This is a VERY FAST Porsche:

 

It is still one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world, with a recorded time of 2.2 seconds (compared with Porsche's official claim of 2.5 seconds) and was the first series production car to go under 7 seconds around the Nürburgring Nordschleife track.

 

Most cars take over 7 minutes.  I want one.





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  # 2019818 21-May-2018 14:30
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Herald 21/5/2018

 

...under 7 seconds around the Nürburgring Nordschleife track.

 

 

20.8km/7 sec = 3km/sec = 10,800kph. Given you have to accelerate and decelerate, that's 3000m/s / 3.5s = 857m/s/s = 87G (worse at the Carraciola-Karussell)

 

Probably had to turn up the downforce on his aero kit to achieve this; tricky at transsonic speeds.

 

 


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  # 2022154 24-May-2018 22:25
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The Herald:

 

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Petrol price wars: A 64c difference in Auckland

 

 

     

  • 24 May, 2018 2:53pm
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The "Herald" rang petrol countries around the Super City to see how prices varied.

 

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Gee, I didn't realise Auckland was so big now that it is broken into several Countries of it's own! Wow!

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  # 2029370 4-Jun-2018 18:54
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"Tricky quiz you need an IQ of 146 to pass" (NZ Herald 4 June).
Nope. Anyone with a reasonable grasp of NCEA level 2 Maths (and possibly level 1) would be able to pass this. IQ is more than maths skills. Still I guess even basic algebra is like black magic to some journalists.
Quiz originated from the Daily Mail. Nuff said.




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  # 2031361 7-Jun-2018 11:51
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"Reddit user Marc1199 has noted that Apple appears to have removed support for third-party [Facebook, Twitter, etc.] accounts completely in macOS 10.14 Mojave." - MacRumors.

 

I'm not sure why they're crediting a random Reddit user when this is clearly documented in the official release notes...


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  # 2037663 14-Jun-2018 17:50
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Stuff's at it again...

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/nor-west-news/104654143/northwest-aucklanders-face-long-wait-for-fast-internet

 

Bethells resident Julie Stirling's internet connection was similar to that of a 1990 dial-up – the slowest connection in New Zealand.

 

"And that's on a good day," Stirling said.

 

"I can't watch anymore than 8 seconds of a video clip before it goes into an endless cycle of caching. Watching a movie would not be possible, even at 4am."

 

I'm struggling to find information on how fast dialup was in 1990 but I'm going to guess somewhere around 9.6 or 14.4 kb/s. Eight seconds of YouTube video at the lowest quality setting is 150 kilobytes, so she must have the patience of a saint to wait ~90 seconds for that initial buffering.

 

If she's truly getting 1990 speeds from an ADSL connection then she should switch to 56 kb/s dialup... but I bet she's exaggerating. The article goes on to say that her neighbours have a "full-speed" connection so what's the bet that it's her house wiring?


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  # 2037942 15-Jun-2018 07:08
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Behodar:

 

Stuff's at it again...

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/nor-west-news/104654143/northwest-aucklanders-face-long-wait-for-fast-internet

 

Bethells resident Julie Stirling's internet connection was similar to that of a 1990 dial-up – the slowest connection in New Zealand.

 

"And that's on a good day," Stirling said.

 

"I can't watch anymore than 8 seconds of a video clip before it goes into an endless cycle of caching. Watching a movie would not be possible, even at 4am."

 

I'm struggling to find information on how fast dialup was in 1990 but I'm going to guess somewhere around 9.6 or 14.4 kb/s. Eight seconds of YouTube video at the lowest quality setting is 150 kilobytes, so she must have the patience of a saint to wait ~90 seconds for that initial buffering.

 

If she's truly getting 1990 speeds from an ADSL connection then she should switch to 56 kb/s dialup... but I bet she's exaggerating. The article goes on to say that her neighbours have a "full-speed" connection so what's the bet that it's her house wiring?

 

 

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"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


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ok the Herald for the over the top coverage of a woman having a baby [PM].

 

 

 

Baby wakes: Jacinda Ardern to spend second night in hospital but no public appearance today.




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Every Android Device Launched Since 2012 Impacted By RAMpage Vulnerability

 

Almost all Android devices released since 2012 are vulnerable to RAMpage bug, an international team of academics has revealed today.

 

Well which is it? "Every" or "almost all"?


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  # 2045915 29-Jun-2018 10:05
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Every Android Device Launched Since 2012 Impacted By RAMpage Vulnerability

 

Almost all Android devices released since 2012 are vulnerable to RAMpage bug, an international team of academics has revealed today.

 

Well which is it? "Every" or "almost all"?

 

 

 

 

Language in 2018 means what the person using it "self-identifies" it to mean, apparently...!






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  # 2045934 29-Jun-2018 10:28
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

Language in 2018 means what the person using it "self-identifies" it to mean, apparently...!

 

 

"My truth" you mean?





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  # 2046784 1-Jul-2018 14:07
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"Watch: Jacinda Ardern shares video holding Neve, talking on family package"






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Spied: first Tesla Model 3 spotted in New Zealand

 

 By Matthew Hansen • 12/07/2018

 

http://www.driven.co.nz/news/news/spied-first-tesla-model-3-spotted-in-new-zealand/?ref=nzhhome

 

""the first of Tesla's new Model 3s has been spotted near Queenstown. Though, don't assume that this means right-hand drive models are just around the corner.

 

We've written plenty in the past about the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds (SHPG) in Cardrona. It's a vast snowy utopia frequently used for driver training and new-car development. 

 

And although we didn't witness the Model 3 testing in these conditions, it's safe to assume that that's exactly what this white example is here for given it was photographed on the winding publicly accessible road up to the test facility. 

 

Further driving the point home is the fact that it's a left-hand drive variant — complete with a Californian number plate still attached to the boot-lid.

 

Hmmm, So your "first" is almost exactly a year after the last model 3 came to NZ for testing at the SHPG

 

https://ecotricity.co.nz/tesla-model-3s-snow-testing-in-nz/

 

July 28, 2017

 

We’ve seen it with our own eyes.

 

There is definitely one, possibly two, Tesla Model 3s in New Zealand …. and it’s been snow testing in a not so secret location here in New Zealand.


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TVNZ reporter tear gassed during Football World Cup riots in Paris

 

That sounds bad until you get almost to the end of the drama story and you find

 

Reid said she and the camera operator had walked back the 400m to the hotel from their spot on the Champs Elysees after the crowds had left but there had not been enough time for the tear gas to disappear and they walked through it.


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