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  #2183886 19-Feb-2019 19:23
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New Zealand Herald editors don't know the difference of "affect" and "effect":

 

"Explainer: How Government's digital services tax will effect offshore tech giants"





 

 

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  #2183901 19-Feb-2019 19:33
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freitasm:

 

New Zealand Herald editors don't know the difference of "affect" and "effect":

 

"Explainer: How Government's digital services tax will effect offshore tech giants"

 

 

But the spellchecker says it is OK, therefore it must be in their eyes?

 

They have never checked grammar.


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  #2183992 19-Feb-2019 21:51
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freitasm:

New Zealand Herald editors don't know the difference of "affect" and "effect":


"Explainer: How Government's digital services tax will effect offshore tech giants"



Particularly ironic given that the piece is stated to be an ‘Explainer’.




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  #2184072 20-Feb-2019 08:05
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Not Herald or Stuff, but TechCrunch: "Perennial leaker Evan Blass (who’s most recently help expose the S10 to the world in recent months) says the handset will be the Galaxy Fold."




 

 

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  #2184267 20-Feb-2019 12:03
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As a famous Scottish comedian said,
“ Must be one o those miracles’ ;-)

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  #2184971 21-Feb-2019 17:53
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Prince Philip furious when forced to leave cricket match

 

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  #2185060 21-Feb-2019 21:11
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Written by someone with NFI.

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12205771

 

The modern jet aircraft like the 787 cannot break the sound barrier in normal flight. The maximum speed for these types of aircraft is usually around .84 to .86 times the speed of sound. Also there were no reports of sonic booms, nor is it legal to break the sound barrier over land. The Concorde supersonic flight was always over water.

 

Breaking the sound barrier means having an airspeed (Note; not ground speed) faster than the speed of sound and the speed of sound varies with temperature.

 

That article quotes 1235 km/h as the speed of sound when in fact at the altitudes that aircraft would have been cruising at the speed of sound was about 1100 km/h.

 

Ground speed and and airspeed are two different things and can be vastly different. That aircraft would have had an airspeed in the region of 930 Km/h.

 

That article was talking about ground speed which is totally meaningless when it comes to the speed of sound.





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Just FWIW, if you want to see a visual representation of the jetstream, go to earth.nullschool.net, click on "earth" to display setting options, then under "height" select "250 hPa" which is equivalent to about 35,000 feet.  As shown below.  If you want to see the impact of this on ground speed of flights, then go to flightradar24.com, click on airliners going either way across the Tasman. At the moment, eastbound flights are doing about 600 knots, westbound flights about or less than 400. (at the moment there's an SIA A350 on the way to Chch doing 607 knots / 1125 km/h ground speed).  This is all pretty normal.

 


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  #2186403 24-Feb-2019 16:36
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How many illiterates does it take to misspell a five-letter word?





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  #2186445 24-Feb-2019 18:15
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Rikkitic:

How many illiterates does it take to misspell a five-letter word?



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Auckland Transport is condemning the behaviour of a woman who was filmed urinating on a bus on the way to see Six60.
The woman, believed to have been drunk, has been causing [streams of outrage b] after she was apparently caught short on the way to Western Springs on Saturday night.

Interesting turn of phrase

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  #2186955 25-Feb-2019 15:24
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WTF?

 

 


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  #2186986 25-Feb-2019 16:11
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Holiday tips from the chronologically challenged.

 

 





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