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  Reply # 1564054 2-Jun-2016 10:37
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


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can't expect much when TVNZ is required to return nearly all profits to the Crown ( thanks Labour), they have very little left for reinvestment into quality.





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Having personally put the "myth" of egg strength to the test, you can supposedly not crush an egg in your hand due to the shape/design.

 

It takes some effort, but you can in fact, crush an egg in your hand.  I do recommend testing this outside, or somewhere you can fully wipe down.  The resulting mess goes a very long way.

 

But, given the right application, you could support a bowling ball on an egg quite happily.  And possibly with the egg end on, could maybe handle an impact.  Much like those egg throwing/catching contests where the two people get further apart.  If you get lucky enough and the egg hits your hand end on, it'll take far more impact than side on.





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  Reply # 1564097 2-Jun-2016 11:15
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

 

 

Caveat emptor

 

Cave canem...


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And why shouldn't the taxpayer expect a return on capital?

 

Personally, I think that a major blunder was not selling TVNZ in the 90s, before alternatives really started to bite into its market and when it was probably worth 4-5 times what it is now.

 

Its not clear why the taxpayer should have direct investments in commercial broadcasting at all but, if we are going to, we should at least expect a return on the investment.


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And why shouldn't the taxpayer expect a return on capital?

 

 

Because the actual value of a TV channel is the viewers. And, in the end, it is the taxpayer who is paying for every penny collected to provide that the "return on capital". Advertisers pay the broadcaster for access to people's living rooms.

 

 


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  Reply # 1564248 2-Jun-2016 13:25
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And why shouldn't the taxpayer expect a return on capital?


Personally, I think that a major blunder was not selling TVNZ in the 90s, before alternatives really started to bite into its market and when it was probably worth 4-5 times what it is now.


Its not clear why the taxpayer should have direct investments in commercial broadcasting at all but, if we are going to, we should at least expect a return on the investment.



A reasonable dividend yes but not at a level that it cripples growth




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  Reply # 1564253 2-Jun-2016 13:32
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Surely the program editor would not run the story if it did not actually work?

 

I can understand how the concept got into the planning and so on, but if they do it and find that in essence the ad is not misleading, why put the piece to air at all?

 

 

Yep, had they tested by replicating the ad they would have found it worked, but the egg was on a hard surface not a flat cushion, major fail




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Having personally put the "myth" of egg strength to the test, you can supposedly not crush an egg in your hand due to the shape/design.

 

It takes some effort, but you can in fact, crush an egg in your hand.  I do recommend testing this outside, or somewhere you can fully wipe down.  The resulting mess goes a very long way.

 

But, given the right application, you could support a bowling ball on an egg quite happily.  And possibly with the egg end on, could maybe handle an impact.  Much like those egg throwing/catching contests where the two people get further apart.  If you get lucky enough and the egg hits your hand end on, it'll take far more impact than side on.

 

 

An egg can support 3.45kg in the normal upright position. Its an amazing piece of natures technology, we use that concept to build arch bridges. The load is spread so awesomely!


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Fair Go used to be really entertaining and interesting.

 

Several years ago it went off a cliff. These days it is usually the show people winge to about something absolutely pathetic to get on TV and get a resolution in their favour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am really getting tired of their constant anti sugar rant each week..





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I don't understand how the egg not breaking when the bowling ball hits makes it a better pillow to sleep on in the first place.

 

 

To me, as I know how eggs are so strong as they spread the load, the cushion also helps spreading the load. For a cushion that helps support your heavy head evenly. But was that complimented on Fair Go? No, as they still don't get it


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I can't be the only person who thought the egg used by the guys from the advertising company might have been cast from cement using a mould then painted accurately to look just like the surface texture of an egg. If it was done in two halves with an empty core, or maybe paper mache' with a mesh supportive structure then the weight could have been similar to a raw egg. In the progam segment last night the fair go crews egg was inspected for cracks, but I don't recall the fairgo crew checking the advertising crews egg. Also there was no accuracy regarding the height it was dropped from and they just used "about suzzannes height" as they put it. It was far from a scientifically repeatable test by any means.

 

Consumer Magazine would have done it much better.


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What they didn't do was test a normal latex pillow with the padded base, to see if that also didn't break the egg. Also their initial tests were in a hard surface, which was obviously going to break the egg, becuase the ad was obviously using a padded base, such as a bed. I was suspicious of that story, as it almost seemed like an advertorial. And why didn't the company want to speak, especially after they were proven right. All very odd....

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I can't be the only person who thought the egg used by the guys from the advertising company might have been cast from cement using a mould then painted accurately to look just like the surface texture of an egg. If it was done in two halves with an empty core, or maybe paper mache' with a mesh supportive structure then the weight could have been similar to a raw egg. In the progam segment last night the fair go crews egg was inspected for cracks, but I don't recall the fairgo crew checking the advertising crews egg. Also there was no accuracy regarding the height it was dropped from and they just used "about suzzannes height" as they put it. It was far from a scientifically repeatable test by any means.



They always smash the egg at the end to prove it is a normal one. Apparently the egg that did the tests with was larger than the one in the ad, which they weren't happy about, becuase I suspect a smaller egg is stronger. But the larger egg didn't break either.

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  Reply # 1564312 2-Jun-2016 14:45
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Fair Go used to be relevant as a last resort for consumers to get their side of the story across to a wide audience.  No longer as relevant in the Facebook/Twitter age, where you can reach many people with very little effort.


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