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  # 2222992 24-Apr-2019 07:29
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This is shocking, a headline, Stuff this morning

 

Racism stats are discomfiting

 

 


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  # 2223190 24-Apr-2019 14:28
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House prices plummet

 

 

 

Turns out prices dropped significantly in some Auckland suburbs but significantly increased in others..


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  # 2223191 24-Apr-2019 14:36
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Lostja:

 

House prices plummet

 

 

 

Turns out prices dropped significantly in some Auckland suburbs but significantly increased in others..

 

 

I'm surprised they didn't do one article that its CRASHED, then another that Auckland is enjoying a massive BOOM. The article states both. IIRC a crash is down over 10% on one year.

 

Its simple math. Sales are down. More lower priced, and thus, more affordable by more people, have been sold, so the median drops.


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  # 2223232 24-Apr-2019 15:42
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Lostja:

 

House prices plummet

 

 

 

Turns out prices dropped significantly in some Auckland suburbs but significantly increased in others..

 

 

 

 

It's a wonder they didn't say 'Horror as House Prices Plummet'.

 

The H word is their fave and most slightly baddish things are enough for it to be invoked.





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# 2223237 24-Apr-2019 15:48
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Horror or nightmare. Or some other overly dramatic click bait word.


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  # 2226021 27-Apr-2019 06:59
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"Terror as Passenger Tries To Open Plane Door" NZHerald 26April19

I have no doubt a few people got a fright, and the article included statements like "If he had managed to open the door, the loss of pressure and intense cold would have been fatal".
Except they forgot to apply any 'world class journalism' to it and ask anyone with a basic knowledge of physics whether the door could have been opened.
Airliner doors are 'plug type' doors meaning they must be pulled inwards and angled before they will fit out through the hole.
The strength required to pull it inwards against the pressurisation?
In pounds, if the door is 3ft by 6ft against 8psi is pretty easy to work out is approx 20000+ pounds (9.4 tonnes).
Another reason not to pay for the herald (shabby little tabloid).




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  # 2226041 27-Apr-2019 09:47
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If he had managed to open the door, the loss of pressure and intense cold would have been fatal.

 

Idiots. Many a plane and its passengers have landed safely after a critical depressurisation.


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  # 2226166 27-Apr-2019 10:37
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Dingbatt: 
In pounds, if the door is 3ft by 6ft against 8psi is pretty easy to work out is approx 20000+ pounds (9.4 tonnes).

 

No wonder they look at my fabulous physique when allowing me extra legroom traded for my pledge to open the doors in the exit rows.  Oh wait - that's only needed after we've all crashed and died.


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  # 2226169 27-Apr-2019 10:43
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In fairness to the Daily Mail NZ Edition that plane door story was just syndicated content like 99% of the clickbait crap they publish.

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  # 2226171 27-Apr-2019 10:46
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These days everything is syndicated clickbait crap. I am old enough to remember when newspapers published actual journalism. Oh wait, the paywall Herald is coming to our rescue!

 

 





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  # 2226182 27-Apr-2019 11:16
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Fred99:

 

Dingbatt: 
In pounds, if the door is 3ft by 6ft against 8psi is pretty easy to work out is approx 20000+ pounds (9.4 tonnes).

 

No wonder they look at my fabulous physique when allowing me extra legroom traded for my pledge to open the doors in the exit rows.  Oh wait - that's only needed after we've all crashed and died.

 

 

Actually, passengers have IIRC a 90% chance of surviving a controlled ditching in the ocean (dunno the stats for a controlled forced landing, but I suspect they would be similar... the key aspect is *controlled*). So, you wouldn't necessarily have died. And your superior strength could therefore be useful in opening the door (at or near sea level when the pressure is equal) allowing passengers to escape.

 

 


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  # 2227773 30-Apr-2019 09:55
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This New Zealand Herald looks "iffy". I did some Google searches.

It looks like "Voxy.co.nz" was the source.

When I search for the medical paper the trail grows cold.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12226105

Infertility fears: WiFi killing men's sperm, study reveals

WiFi is having a harmful and detrimental effect on men's sperm, a new study has revealed.

According to a Japanese study, further evidence has shown electromagnetic (EM) waves from WiFi devices are contributing to the declining fertility rates in developed countries.

The study is believed to be the first to trial a WiFi shield to help protect sperm from the effects of electromagnetic waves.

Fifty-one male patients took part in the study with each of the men involved in IVF or artificial insemination procedures.

Sperm samples were taken from the men and were divided into three groups, one where samples were not exposed to electromagnetic waves from the WiFi router, one group who were protected by a small WiFi shield, and the last group who were exposed to the waves.

Kumiko Nakata, whose research focus is on embryology and spermatology, said sperm samples from participants were placed near a pocket WiFi router similar to how a mobile phone would be carried in a man's trousers.
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  # 2227791 30-Apr-2019 10:02
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Awesome! The world is way over-populated so anything that kills off the tadpoles has gotta be good.


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New Zealand Herald is now a pay-site

New Zealand Herald Premium is here: How to subscribe, activate your account

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It's here - welcome to a Premium world.

nzherald.co.nz's new digital subscriptions have launched today - giving you an unrivalled and expanded menu of investigative journalism, insightful commentary and indepth analysis, along with a glittering line-up of international content.

We're super proud to lead the way in New Zealand journalism as the first major media business to launch digital subscriptions to help fund quality journalism well into the future.

Digital subscriptions cost $5 a week - but as a special introductory offer subscribers will pay just $2.50 a week for the first eight weeks. An annual digital subscription is fixed at $199, representing a $61 saving across the year.

Print subscribers will receive emails in the next 24 hours explaining how to activate their subscription.

For new subscribers, it's easy - and cheap - to subscribe. Simply go here.

When you become a signed-up subscriber - and activate your account - you'll also start seeing the Premium content on the NZ Herald app. For now, non-subscribers can't see or access Premium content on the app.

While much of our journalism, including breaking and 'commodity' news, will remain free on nzherald.co.nz, you'll be able to easily recognise a Premium story - it's tagged with a gold 'Premium' label.

Digital subscribers who click on a Premium story will have full access. Non-subscribers will receive the first 100 words free, before a prompt encourages you to sign up and subscribe.



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Well shucks, I guess my dumbest headlines thread will be half out of business from now on since the herald won't be producing any more dumb ones. Right? Right?


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