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  #2937541 2-Jul-2022 16:16
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Teenager shouting down the street to another teenager. There's a lot of "what?" and repetition. Meanwhile one literally has his phone in his hand, and presumably the other is also carrying one... why not use them?


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  #2937542 2-Jul-2022 16:23
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Behodar:

 

Teenager shouting down the street to another teenager. There's a lot of "what?" and repetition. Meanwhile one literally has his phone in his hand, and presumably the other is also carrying one... why not use them?

 

 

Probably worried about big tech eavesdropping on them.





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  #2937545 2-Jul-2022 16:31
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Behodar:

 

Teenager shouting down the street to another teenager. There's a lot of "what?" and repetition. Meanwhile one literally has his phone in his hand, and presumably the other is also carrying one... why not use them?

 

 

Because they are used to Mum having to dance when the offspring want something from her and she actually did.





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  #2941682 13-Jul-2022 23:44
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We had a shipping container collected today that I had sold.

 

I was chatting with the driver as he got set up and he had a very fancy crane on the truck that had a 16m reach. I commented that such a crane must be an expensive thing and was told that the truck and crane together cost "just under a million dollars"!!

 

What the...!

 

 

 

I was slightly less impressed with the mess he made of my lawn with his outrigger.

 

 

 






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  #2941689 14-Jul-2022 05:50
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They usually carry lengths of timber cribbing and load spreading pads to put under the outrigger feet. Did you have a video camera running, great footage is often seconds away?

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  #2941696 14-Jul-2022 08:24
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That square shape was a large load spreading pad!






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  #2941701 14-Jul-2022 08:45
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NZ Traveller covid registration page. So you fill in your details, and it helpfully saves a draft so you can continue later, with an email sent back to you with a link. Nice feature. 

 

So far so good. Open the email on your phone, click the link and you're at what amounts to a login screen. Captcha and click a button, and it then sends a 2FA email back to you. Wait! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? I just clicked a link in my email. Why do I have to go back to my email? If some nefarious individual (who wants to fill in my covid vaccination details for some unfathomable reason) has this link, they obviously have access to my email.

 

But, it gets worse... if you go back to your email to read the 2FA code, you can't actually get back to the "login" screen to enter the code into! So the completely pointless 2FA makes the feature practically unusable. Nice work, MBIE!

 

(In case anyone gets stuck thisaway, the clunky PITA workaround I figured out is to open the emailed link in your browser, not just clicking on it. You can then switch between browser and email apps to read the 2FA code and enter it.)

 

 


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  #2941723 14-Jul-2022 09:28
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frankv:

 

NZ Traveller covid registration page. So you fill in your details, and it helpfully saves a draft so you can continue later, with an email sent back to you with a link. Nice feature. 

 

So far so good. Open the email on your phone, click the link and you're at what amounts to a login screen. Captcha and click a button, and it then sends a 2FA email back to you. Wait! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? I just clicked a link in my email. Why do I have to go back to my email? If some nefarious individual (who wants to fill in my covid vaccination details for some unfathomable reason) has this link, they obviously have access to my email.

 

But, it gets worse... if you go back to your email to read the 2FA code, you can't actually get back to the "login" screen to enter the code into! So the completely pointless 2FA makes the feature practically unusable. Nice work, MBIE!

 

(In case anyone gets stuck thisaway, the clunky PITA workaround I figured out is to open the emailed link in your browser, not just clicking on it. You can then switch between browser and email apps to read the 2FA code and enter it.)

 

 

 

 

The whole thing is pointless and intrusive. All they need to know is that you have a vaccine cert - that could just be scanned at the airport. 

 

Smells of a government department harvesting information for no valid reason.

 

 


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  #2941736 14-Jul-2022 09:46
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johno1234:

 

Smells of a government department harvesting information for no valid reason.

 

 

In reference to the topic, the post above.





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  #2941861 14-Jul-2022 15:00
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Geektastic:

I was slightly less impressed with the mess he made of my lawn with his outrigger.

 

 

 

 

 

Post a message to Facebook saying you saw strange flashing lights last night and woke up this morning to find that in the lawn. Optionally, that some of your cows have vanished, or have stopped/started giving milk, or are speaking French. Then charge $10 a pop for people coming to see it. Use the proceeds to get the lawn fixed.

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  #2941901 14-Jul-2022 16:09
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Geektastic:

 

We had a shipping container collected today that I had sold.

 

I was chatting with the driver as he got set up and he had a very fancy crane on the truck that had a 16m reach. I commented that such a crane must be an expensive thing and was told that the truck and crane together cost "just under a million dollars"!!

 

What the...!

 

 

 

I was slightly less impressed with the mess he made of my lawn with his outrigger.

 

 

 

 

 

How did that stabilise the truck if it sank that far into the ground?





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  #2941908 14-Jul-2022 16:42
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Considering where in the country Geektastic is, that's the distance you need to go down to find the world's supply of rock and shingle...

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  #2942033 14-Jul-2022 22:53
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For two months now, I have watched a foreign-speaking (because I don't understand them and they don't understand me), elderly homeless couple set up their night quarters made of cardboard boxes and plastic foil between the rubbish bins and hedges on the other side of the street about 14 metres away every evening at about 8:30 pm and pack them up again in the morning at about 5:30 am to disappear. So far so good, it was the residents from the other side of the street who were initially scared to death when they took their rubbish away - it is their living area after all.

 

Over time, however, it had become such a matter of course for the two of them to spend the night there that she was now increasingly gruff with him in their language, and he reacted not or with a grumble and she got louder. Currently it is so hot in our house (also at night due to the summer in the northern hemisphere) that we have the windows open at night. For two weeks now, when I was torn out of my sleep by their scolding, sometimes at 2:00 am, sometimes at 3:00 or 4:00 am, but at the latest at 5:00 am, I made my presence felt by shouting "Quiet down there!" - that helped ... for 10 minutes. But my night was over (I usually went to the GZ forum).

 

After the last week was quite annoying for me because of the disturbances every night and my motto "live and let live" apparently didn't find any approval on the other side (how could it because of the different language and culture?), my social patience was at an end and I asked the nearest police station for help yesterday at 2:00 am. After 15 minutes, they were on the spot and finally clarified the situation with the open-air hotel (identity papers were checked, personal details ascertained and a ban was issued). They then left under protest and it seems to have helped at least.

 

Now I have a bad conscience towards the old people, but I'm much better rested again.





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  #2942035 14-Jul-2022 23:05
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Tinkerisk:

Now I have a bad conscience towards the old people, but I'm much better rested again.

 

 

I think there's an implied social contract there that you won't bother them if they don't bother you, a bit like the homeless people who use the Auckland city library as a drop-in centre, no-one bothers them unless they make a nuisance of themselves (which I've never seen happen). Since they've violated the unwritten social contract, they should expect some sort of response to this.

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