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  # 2190756 4-Mar-2019 14:57
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From Newshub.co.nz (TV3) home page!

 

 

 

Yup, strong wings would be helpful. 787 supersonic? Yeah Nah!!!!!

 


It did hit supersonic speed - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12205771

1289km/h! Virgin Atlantic passenger jet unintentionally hits speed of sound between Los Angeles and London


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  # 2190877 4-Mar-2019 18:25
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Ground speed, not air speed though - so not actually faster than the speed of sound in air.


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  # 2191365 5-Mar-2019 13:22
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Auckland Man saved 400,000 Qantas air points over 16 years, then they disappeared

 

More like "Auckland Man didn't read T&Cs for Airpoints scheme well enough, and then complained to the media afterwards".


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  # 2191390 5-Mar-2019 14:52
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ResponseMediaNZ:

 

Technofreak:

 

msukiwi:

 

From Newshub.co.nz (TV3) home page!

 

 

 

Yup, strong wings would be helpful. 787 supersonic? Yeah Nah!!!!!

 


It did hit supersonic speed - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12205771

1289km/h! Virgin Atlantic passenger jet unintentionally hits speed of sound between Los Angeles and London

 

 

No, it most certainly did not reach supersonic speed (speed of sound). If you read my post a page or two earlier you'd know why it didn't.





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  # 2193919 8-Mar-2019 19:44
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"Family grieving after shock death of pregnant Auckland mother Janay Johnstone"

 

A long article with this quote ""It was medical, it was sudden and it can happen to anyone at any time," her sister said."

 

But the article doesn't say what happened and how anyone can prevent or prepare for whatever it was.

 

At the end there's a link to a donation page. 





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  # 2193924 8-Mar-2019 20:00
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Our mass media journalistic standards just get worse and worse. I realise they are caught between a rock and a hard place, but there is no excuse for a lot  of this. Dumb people keep hiring dumber people.

 

 





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  # 2193942 8-Mar-2019 20:46
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Dumb people keep hiring dumber people.

 

 

Very true, seems to follow the golden rule of employment:

 

Never hire anyone who could be a threat to your position!


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https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/111205664/you-think-youve-seen-leaving-neverland-you-probably-havent-thanks-to-tvnz 

 

I know it's an opinion piece but an article on Stuff slagging off TVNZ for too much advertising made me giggle a little.





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  # 2197749 14-Mar-2019 10:01
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"Any plane that is currently in the air will be allowed to land and they will be grounded until further notice."

Just read that. Then wonder at its complete stupidity.





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  # 2197761 14-Mar-2019 10:08
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What if it wasn't allowed to land? Would it remain airborne indefinitely?

 

 





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  # 2197781 14-Mar-2019 10:23
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Rikkitic:

 

What if it wasn't allowed to land? Would it remain airborne indefinitely?

 

 

It *will* "land".

 

Results may vary.  Usability of said aircraft after "landing" may also be variable.





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  # 2197794 14-Mar-2019 10:35
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I was reading the Herald on my iPhone on Tuesday and I saw the Sky Tower glass floor story so started reading it.

 

Headline = Auckland Sky Tower glass floor shatters

 

Photo Caption = Auckland sky Tower glass floor cracks

 

1st paragraph = Auckland sky Tower glass floor shatters

 

2nd paragraph = Auckland sky Tower glass floor cracks

 

3rd paragraph = Auckland sky Tower glass floor shatters

 

4th paragraph = you get the picture.

 

All its other media portals also mixes the two words together and I even saw a couple; broken or it broke.

 

I thought shatter meant to break into small pieces and cracked meant facture but still hold together and broke meant separate into pieces.

 

Reading the story and viewing the photos I think a better verb would have been 'crazed'.

 

But who am I to take away sensationalism.

 

 

 

 





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Geektastic: "Any plane that is currently in the air will be allowed to land and they will be grounded until further notice."

Just read that. Then wonder at its complete stupidity.

 

I suspect that quote is probably down to Trump and not the reporters.

 

This from the NZ Herald...

 

  Trump added to the confusion Wednesday by suggesting that the decision to ground the plane was "psychologically" important but was neither urgent nor conclusive.

 

  "We didn't have to make this decision today. We could have delayed it," he said Wednesday. "We maybe didn't have to make it at all. But I felt it was important both psychologically and in a lot of other ways."


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  # 2198167 14-Mar-2019 18:23
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  Trump added to the confusion Wednesday by suggesting that the decision to ground the plane was "psychologically" important but was neither urgent nor conclusive.

 

  "We didn't have to make this decision today. We could have delayed it," he said Wednesday. "We maybe didn't have to make it at all. But I felt it was important both psychologically and in a lot of other ways."

 

 

So the FAA has grounded the airliners, costing airlines millions of dollars and disrupting travellers' plans, for no particular reason????

 

I'm continually boggled by how stupid he thinks people are.

 

 


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