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  #2114589 26-Oct-2018 17:58
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mattwnz:

 

This headline  takes the cake

 

Rescue chopper pilot warns of 'catastrophic' drone near miss

 

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/james-taylor-drone-near-miss-could-have-been-catastrophic/

 

 

 

How can a near miss be catastrophic?

 

 

 

 

By that standard, any aircraft in the sky is at risk of "catastrophic component failure" ..... if it happens.






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  #2114591 26-Oct-2018 18:00
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Exactly. They are just pushing the headlines too far these days IMO.


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  #2114623 26-Oct-2018 18:56
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mattwnz:

This headline  takes the cake


Rescue chopper pilot warns of 'catastrophic' drone near miss

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/james-taylor-drone-near-miss-could-have-been-catastrophic/


 


How can a near miss be catastrophic?



Could have been catastrophic for the crew's underwear!

I was trying to think of the correct headline to convey the gravity of the situation if the near miss was a near hit instead.

Maybe drones and lasers should be treated like firearms. Particularly when it comes to irresponsible use.




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  #2114716 26-Oct-2018 22:25
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Dingbatt:
mattwnz:

 

This headline  takes the cake

 


Rescue chopper pilot warns of 'catastrophic' drone near miss

 

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/james-taylor-drone-near-miss-could-have-been-catastrophic/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can a near miss be catastrophic?

 



Could have been catastrophic for the crew's underwear!

I was trying to think of the correct headline to convey the gravity of the situation if the near miss was a near hit instead.

Maybe drones and lasers should be treated like firearms. Particularly when it comes to irresponsible use.

 

 

 

The problem is that they would have needed to do that from the start. There are just so many drones out in the wild now that exercising control over them is going to be an uphill battle of epic proportions.






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  #2114826 27-Oct-2018 10:40
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mattwnz:

 

This headline  takes the cake

 

Rescue chopper pilot warns of 'catastrophic' drone near miss

 

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/james-taylor-drone-near-miss-could-have-been-catastrophic/

 

 

 

How can a near miss be catastrophic?

 

 

How can "Newstalk ZB" be a dumb Stuff or Herald headline?

 

 


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  #2114827 27-Oct-2018 11:02
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How can a nitpicker be so picky?

 

 





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  #2114834 27-Oct-2018 11:18
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Fred99:

 

mattwnz:

 

This headline  takes the cake

 

Rescue chopper pilot warns of 'catastrophic' drone near miss

 

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/larry-williams-drive/audio/james-taylor-drone-near-miss-could-have-been-catastrophic/

 

How can a near miss be catastrophic?

 

 

How can "Newstalk ZB" be a dumb Stuff or Herald headline?

 

 

Don't NZME have an integrated newsroom? If so then it would be fair to assume that the same news is published on all of their web sites.


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  #2114835 27-Oct-2018 11:19
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Rikkitic:

 

How can a nitpicker be so picky?

 

 

Passed pedantry 101 - before I left school at 12 to join the circus.

 

Seriously though, "Newstalk ZB"?  That's radio. In between ads for snake oil, home ventilation systems, and slime remover, there's nothing very interesting or well presented.  I have very low expectation for what they put in writing on their afterthought of a web site.  NZH/Stuff are supposed to be web versions of newspapers.


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  #2114838 27-Oct-2018 11:25
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alasta:

 

Don't NZME have an integrated newsroom? If so then it would be fair to assume that the same news is published on all of their web sites.

 

 

The "M" is for Media, the "E" is for entertainment.

 

Yeah - I'd have thunk.

 

But the NZH story headline is not the same:

 

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter in near miss with drone

 

 




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  #2114882 27-Oct-2018 11:52
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Fred99:

 

The man who struggles to live on $325,000

 

 

"Buy it if I want something, I will buy it for me or my family. For example, my daughter turned six months old, so I bought her a A$500 pair of earrings."

 

Pretty sure I've found the problem. yell


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  #2115278 28-Oct-2018 07:11
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DarthKermit:

 

Fred99:

 

The man who struggles to live on $325,000

 

 

"Buy it if I want something, I will buy it for me or my family. For example, my daughter turned six months old, so I bought her a A$500 pair of earrings."

 

Pretty sure I've found the problem. yell

 

 

Yeah - having kids is a hellish expensive - they're just so demanding these days.


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  #2115283 28-Oct-2018 07:48
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Fred99: they're just so demanding these days.

 

 

Especially those six-month-olds. They make compelling arguments.


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Stuff: "Niwa's new supercomputer harnesses the power of 16,000 laptops to perform its daily duties."

 

I figured I'd read it; it would be interesting to see why they chose to cluster laptops - which tend to downclock due to thermal issues - rather than something more suited to the task.

 

It turns out that there are no laptops involved at all (or, if there are, they didn't warrant a mention).


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I guess it's yet another random and irrelevant comparison for the benefit of the stupid.

 

Better conversions and comparisons are available:
The Register Standards Converter





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Today's culprit is The Register, which wrote a "roundup" involving Rocket Lab. The company name is misspelled in all six of its occurrences.


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