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  Reply # 2080003 27-Aug-2018 21:22
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Technofreak:
dejadeadnz:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

Nothing wrong with an opinion. But Stuff comments are shocking. It perceives to me to be unemployed sad people. If it wasnt that, its even worse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd say uneducated, nasty right wing and conservative extremists.

 



No prizes for guessing where your political affiliations lie.

I don't waste a lot of time reading comments on places like Stuff however from what I've seen the comments seem to be spread across the spectrum with perhaps a bias to the left. You must lie well to the left if they all seem right wing to you.

 

Stuff deliberately opens up comments section on "divisive" social issues, inevitably those invite right wing trolls to vent their spleens.

 

The comments section is right wing / populist biased.  Tailback radio style piffle from morons.

 

Always.


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  Reply # 2080011 27-Aug-2018 21:33
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Fred99:

Technofreak:
dejadeadnz:


tdgeek:


 


Nothing wrong with an opinion. But Stuff comments are shocking. It perceives to me to be unemployed sad people. If it wasnt that, its even worse.


 



 


I'd say uneducated, nasty right wing and conservative extremists.




No prizes for guessing where your political affiliations lie.

I don't waste a lot of time reading comments on places like Stuff however from what I've seen the comments seem to be spread across the spectrum with perhaps a bias to the left. You must lie well to the left if they all seem right wing to you.


Stuff deliberately opens up comments section on "divisive" social issues, inevitably those invite right wing trolls to vent their spleens.


The comments section is right wing / populist biased.  Tailback radio style piffle from morons.


Always.



A comment not that disimilar to many of those on Stuff.




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  Reply # 2080074 28-Aug-2018 09:13
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Technofreak:
Fred99:

 

Technofreak:
dejadeadnz:

 

 

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing wrong with an opinion. But Stuff comments are shocking. It perceives to me to be unemployed sad people. If it wasnt that, its even worse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd say uneducated, nasty right wing and conservative extremists.

 

 

 



No prizes for guessing where your political affiliations lie.

I don't waste a lot of time reading comments on places like Stuff however from what I've seen the comments seem to be spread across the spectrum with perhaps a bias to the left. You must lie well to the left if they all seem right wing to you.

 

 

 

Stuff deliberately opens up comments section on "divisive" social issues, inevitably those invite right wing trolls to vent their spleens.

 

 

 

The comments section is right wing / populist biased.  Tailback radio style piffle from morons.

 

 

 

Always.

 



A comment not that disimilar to many of those on Stuff.

 

What?  I misspelled talkback - you misspelled dissimilar?

 

If you don't think that Stuff open up comments section on "divisive issues" - why don't you argue against that?


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  Reply # 2080080 28-Aug-2018 09:21
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Forget the comments... How about the unqualified reports ending as stories.

 

I saw this too.. And had an suspicion immediately it was QF28 santiago to Sydney! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106613705/suspected-meteor-causes-sonic-boom-over-north-canterbury

 

Doesn't take a nasa scientist to tell you 'a slow moving object' 1 won't be a meteor, and 2 wont create a boom.

 

/edit and look. Others agreed. Despite the presented screenshots of it flying over


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  Reply # 2080088 28-Aug-2018 09:43
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*Puts on Stuff comments hat*

 

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

 

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  Reply # 2080114 28-Aug-2018 10:12
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The comments on the various stories today about Jacinda's speech addressing business confidence are something else. Even by Stuff standards.


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  Reply # 2080121 28-Aug-2018 10:23
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allio:

 

The comments on the various stories today about Jacinda's speech addressing business confidence are something else. Even by Stuff standards.

 

 

Yes, its pathetic. All they do is whine, whine and more whine. Topic doesn't really matter, they need to whine. Whinging poms has nothing on this. Its embarrasing


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  Reply # 2080166 28-Aug-2018 10:44
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Oblivian:

 

Forget the comments... How about the unqualified reports ending as stories.

 

I saw this too.. And had an suspicion immediately it was QF28 santiago to Sydney! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106613705/suspected-meteor-causes-sonic-boom-over-north-canterbury

 

Doesn't take a nasa scientist to tell you 'a slow moving object' 1 won't be a meteor, and 2 wont create a boom.

 

/edit and look. Others agreed. Despite the presented screenshots of it flying over

 

 

This was a real sonic boom over Chch:

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10400940

 

 


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  Reply # 2080180 28-Aug-2018 11:09
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Fred99:

 

Oblivian:

 

Forget the comments... How about the unqualified reports ending as stories.

 

I saw this too.. And had an suspicion immediately it was QF28 santiago to Sydney! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106613705/suspected-meteor-causes-sonic-boom-over-north-canterbury

 

Doesn't take a nasa scientist to tell you 'a slow moving object' 1 won't be a meteor, and 2 wont create a boom.

 

/edit and look. Others agreed. Despite the presented screenshots of it flying over

 

 

This was a real sonic boom over Chch:

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10400940

 

 

 

 

Pretty slow moving meteor. Seen by someone driving between Hawera and Wellington at about 9:15 am and heard in Christchurch at around 2:50 pm.





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  Reply # 2080187 28-Aug-2018 11:27
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Technofreak:

 

Fred99:

 

Oblivian:

 

Forget the comments... How about the unqualified reports ending as stories.

 

I saw this too.. And had an suspicion immediately it was QF28 santiago to Sydney! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106613705/suspected-meteor-causes-sonic-boom-over-north-canterbury

 

Doesn't take a nasa scientist to tell you 'a slow moving object' 1 won't be a meteor, and 2 wont create a boom.

 

/edit and look. Others agreed. Despite the presented screenshots of it flying over

 

 

This was a real sonic boom over Chch:

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10400940

 

 

 

 

Pretty slow moving meteor. Seen by someone driving between Hawera and Wellington at about 9:15 am and heard in Christchurch at around 2:50 pm.

 

 

The 2:50pm event happened about 12 years before someone saw something at 9:15 am.


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  Reply # 2080248 28-Aug-2018 12:27
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Fred99:

 

The 2:50pm event happened about 12 years before someone saw something at 9:15 am.

 

 

That's not the way that article reads, mind you not surprising I guess





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  Reply # 2080473 28-Aug-2018 21:37
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I was walking through the Chch. CBD that day & it was  very unusual and unsettling.  Quite unlike anything I had heard before.


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  Reply # 2080485 28-Aug-2018 21:39
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I was walking through the Chch. CBD that day & it was  very unusual and unsettling.  Quite unlike anything I had heard before.

 

 

And that is key with this latest report. All.. 2-3 of them that heard it. If it was, hundreds more would have. As for asking a qantas rep if it was likely them. I'd take that with a grain of salt unless they were following behind in a smaller aircraft.


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  Reply # 2080505 28-Aug-2018 23:25
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I was walking through the Chch. CBD that day & it was  very unusual and unsettling.  Quite unlike anything I had heard before.

 

 

I was at home - doing some work in my office - nice and quiet here.  I was pretty sure it was either a sonic boom or something blowing up in a big way - neither of which seemed like a good thing, the windows rattled, the roofing iron rattled, was a deep thud in the chest, then subsided to distant echoing rolling thunder for 30 seconds or so.  IIRC there were news reports on the radio after that conjecturing about the large ka-boom in Chch - nobody knew, it took a while for reports to come in that some people out of Chch had actually seen the fireball/trail.  There was some guy who claimed to have found something on the ground, but I think it was BS and never substantiated.

 

As for the Aus -> South America flights, before flight tracking websites, I'd seen contrails from planes at cruising altitude over Chch heading to or from the SE, wondered where they were going or coming from - it's not intuitive that a Sydney -> Chile flight should fly over Chch, yet I think even that's North of typical flight path, depending on jetstream winds they're often well South, not overflying mainland NZ at all.


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  Reply # 2080515 28-Aug-2018 23:52
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Fred99:

 

 

 

As for the Aus -> South America flights, before flight tracking websites, I'd seen contrails from planes at cruising altitude over Chch heading to or from the SE, wondered where they were going or coming from - it's not intuitive that a Sydney -> Chile flight should fly over Chch, yet I think even that's North of typical flight path, depending on jetstream winds they're often well South, not overflying mainland NZ at all.

 


Anywhere from wellington to half way to Antarctica is the norm.

 

It's stopped here a few times (one recently) for medical emergency enroute


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