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Old 22nd October 2008, 15:07     #121
Toksin
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by combatspoon
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4735706a11.html

Constant use of 'electrocuted' through the article, despite the fact the girl is not dead.

Le sigh.
Constant? It was in the caption and in the last paragraph :/
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Old 22nd October 2008, 18:58     #122
combatspoon
 
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Constant? It was in the caption and in the last paragraph :/
True, I was in a hurry when I posted that, it just stuck out at me. It's one of the words I see used incorrectly a lot of the time, and I just don't know why.
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Old 28th October 2008, 21:22     #123
xpandnz
 
lols!

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Originally Posted by Stuff.co.nz
he British financial system is on a highway to hell, and it is reportedly all the fault of AC/DC.

Ignoring the credit crunch and the "dirty deeds done dirt cheap" by subprime mortgage peddlers in the United States, British newspaper The Guardian yesterday placed the blame for the country's looming recession on guitar strings of the Australian rock band.

"Britain is on the verge of recession - right on cue, AC/DC, who have featured in UK charts at every downturn for the last 35 years, return," the newspaper reported solemnly.

"British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mervyn King, the Bank of England's governor, admitted that Britain was on the verge of recession. Then food sales were reported to have seen their biggest fall for 20 years. Last night came final and irrevocable proof that the country is entering tough economic times, unseen since the '80s: AC/DC have returned to the top of the album charts for the first time in 28 years."

THE British financial system is on a highway to hell, and it is all the fault of AC/DC.

Ignoring the credit crunch and the "dirty deeds done dirt cheap" by subprime mortgage peddlers in the United States, British newspaper The Guardian yesterday placed the blame for the country's looming recession on guitar strings of the Australian rock band.

"Britain is on the verge of recession - right on cue, AC/DC, who have featured in UK charts at every downturn for the last 35 years, return," the newspaper reported solemnly.

"British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Mervyn King, the Bank of England's governor, admitted that Britain was on the verge of recession. Then food sales were reported to have seen their biggest fall for 20 years. Last night came final and irrevocable proof that the country is entering tough economic times, unseen since the '80s: AC/DC have returned to the top of the album charts for the first time in 28 years."

As it claimed the No. 1 spot on the ARIA charts this week and achieved triple platinum sales with over 200,000 copies sold in Australia, the band's 18th album, Black Ice, shook the British charts, all week long. At one point last week, the album was outselling its nearest competitor, the Kaiser Chiefs' Off With Their Heads, by two to one, despite the fact the band declined to release it as a digital download, preferring vinyl and CD.

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i bolded out where they repeated the same stuff twice. proof read morons.
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Old 30th October 2008, 09:39     #124
Sp0nge
 
stuff homepage reckons wall st soared
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4744047a13.html
when they actually ended down!

wtf?
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Old 3rd November 2008, 15:15     #125
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/4748569a11.html
"A warrant was arrested for the younger brother and he was arrested and spent two days in police cells."

A warrant was arrested?
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Old 3rd November 2008, 15:19     #126
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... warrant was arrested?
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Old 4th November 2008, 10:12     #127
caffiend
 
Not Stuff, this time it's NBR, but so, so bad:
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Some could be used in future, says Cappel. For example, elevation data captured could come into play once many of us are driving hybrid cars, and want to know where to hit the best hills for breaking (converting kinetic energy from breaking is the main way hybrids recharge on the go).
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Old 4th November 2008, 11:15     #128
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Not Stuff, this time it's NBR, but so, so bad:
And isn't the concept flawed anyway? I mean, to get in a position where you need to brake, you've used up energy getting there (either speed or height)...
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Old 4th November 2008, 11:27     #129
caffiend
 
Yeah, but some sophisticated sat navs can direct you on gentle (longer) inclines to steeper declines. Obviously that wouldn't make much sense if it meant you ended up driving many more kms to get there, but they can be pretty clever with their routing.

Our company does routing optimisation, and we can even get delivery trucks going up gentler inclines when they are fully laden to save diesel, while still keeping the route as short as possible.
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Old 4th November 2008, 15:13     #130
Saladin
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Quote:
Originally Posted by combatspoon
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4735706a11.html

Constant use of 'electrocuted' through the article, despite the fact the girl is not dead.

Le sigh.
Hope you didn't write a letter of complaint, as it might be a bit untimely now...
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Old 4th November 2008, 15:28     #131
CCS
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So they still don't know why she was monkeying around in the substation? Meh. I'm going to put it down to Darwinism.
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Old 4th November 2008, 17:11     #132
Dusty
 
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So they still don't know why she was monkeying around in the substation? Meh. I'm going to put it down to Darwinism.
That theory is quite flawed....you're still here.

OOOoOooOOooo...pointing-out-my-own-burn burn!
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Old 5th November 2008, 17:17     #133
Dusty
 
"Long lines greeted voters in many key states but no major breakdowns or irregularities were reported as at least 130 million Americans are expected to cast votes on a successor to the unpopular Bush.

Long lines greeted voters in many battleground states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia, but no major breakdowns or irregularities were reported as at least 130 million Americans cast votes on a successor to unpopular Republican President George W Bush."


Stuff wins again.
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Old 5th November 2008, 17:43     #134
combatspoon
 
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Hope you didn't write a letter of complaint, as it might be a bit untimely now...
Oh snap! :O
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Old 6th November 2008, 10:33     #135
Luse
 
I clicked the following news link...



and I got taken to this story...



Edit: I tried it in 3 browsers. Seems to be fixed now though.

Last edited by Luse : 6th November 2008 at 10:35.
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Old 6th November 2008, 10:43     #136
Juju
get to da choppa
 
Dude looks like he's pilling hard.
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Old 6th November 2008, 10:47     #137
crocos
 
LOL at:
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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says she can't wait for the film series to end
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Old 6th November 2008, 13:17     #138
duckmannz
 
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rock climbing and hand gliding
Can't even put your hand out the car window like a wing? Sad...
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Old 6th November 2008, 13:19     #139
caffiend
 
LOL @ how the original post was about the dodgy linkage, and then a bunch of typo's were also found.

Oh Stuff... you so cray-zy.
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Old 8th November 2008, 16:42     #140
Hory
 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4754545a1823.html
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China U17s too good for Denmark

North Korea has seized the first of the women's under-17 World Cup semi-final slots with a resounding 4-0 quarter-final win Denmark in Wellington.
If we get nuked by Kim Jong Il, we'll all know who to blame.
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Old 9th November 2008, 17:34     #141
Pimp-X
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NZHerald.. but..

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Let's just remind ourselves of what those targets are;
- at least 20mB/sec to 80% of the New Zealand population by 2012;
- at least 10mB/sec to 90% of the population by 2012.
These targets have surely been met. Reasonably sure I've experienced 20 milli-bytes per second on a number of occasions.
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Old 10th November 2008, 16:17     #142
caffiend
 
Please to esplain, Stuff.




"Phoenix seek explanation"?
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Old 10th November 2008, 16:24     #143
Luse
 
Yeah that ones a bit curly.

I think they should have "Phoenix seek 'Please explain'..." at least
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Old 10th November 2008, 16:50     #144
Saladin
Nothing to See Here!
 
Bloody Pauline Hansonism
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Old 10th November 2008, 17:12     #145
caffiend
 
Quote:
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Yeah that ones a bit curly.

I think they should have "Phoenix seek 'Please explain'..." at least
Or maybe: Phoenix to FC: "Please Explain".
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Old 11th November 2008, 08:33     #146
Dusty
 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4756539a12.html
"Japan's $850 Xmas chook defies recession"
For those in Japan willing to splurge this Christmas despite a looming recession, a department store is offering truffle-stuffed roast chickens for 84,000 yen ($NZ1432.43) apiece.


errr....$850 is a little different to $1.4K. Unless they're talking about US dollars? If so, a little explaination wouldn't go astray...
But hey - confusion is how Stuff roll...
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Old 11th November 2008, 10:23     #147
Markh
 
So the evidence is . . . Stuff have hired Mexican itinerant workers to write & edit their stories to save money? Why waste money on workers for whom English is their first language? Fifth form English - pfffft, who needs that!

From stuff.co.nz: "My England bad? That's unpossible"

And one more:
Me: Where do you hire your staff from?
Stuff: What?
Me: What country are you from?
Stuff: What?
Me: What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
Stuff: What?
Me: English, motherfucker, do you speak it?
Stuff: Yes.
Me: Then you know what I'm sayin'!
Stuff: Yes.
Me: Describe what ethnicity your workers looks like!
Stuff: What?
Me: Say what again. Say what again, motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!
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Old 11th November 2008, 10:27     #148
crocos
 
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Me: Where do you hire your staff from?
Stuff: What?
Me: What country are you from?
Stuff: What?
Me: What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
Stuff: What?
Me: English, motherfucker, do you speak it?
Stuff: Yes.
Me: Then you know what I'm sayin'!
Stuff: Yes.
Me: Describe what ethnicity your workers looks like!
Stuff: What?
Me: Say what again. Say what again, motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!
Aah, I see they've hooked up an Eliza-bot to the feedback form again.
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Old 11th November 2008, 10:58     #149
Markh
 
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Aah, I see they've hooked up an Eliza-bot to the feedback form again.
I have no idea of what you mean by that.
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Old 11th November 2008, 11:15     #150
Luse
 
http://www.masswerk.at/elizabot/
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Old 11th November 2008, 11:21     #151
Whiplash
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Originally Posted by Markh
Fifth form English - pfffft, who needs that!
The grammatical structure of most Stuff articles is far lower than the standards one learns in 5th form English.

Each sentence does not need to be in it's own paragraph.

Because that's really fucking annoying to read.

Especially if it's following on directly from the point made in the previous sentence.

You'll notice some NZGamers also write like this.

I wonder if they work for Stuff.

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Old 11th November 2008, 18:30     #152
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Whiplash, I think those articles are written for people that are reading Stuff on vodafone live, on their tiny little cellphone screens. At that size, anything more than one sentence before a break is TL-DR
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Old 12th November 2008, 08:03     #153
Markh
 
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I still don't get what that has to do with quoting a scene from Pulp Fiction.
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Old 12th November 2008, 11:35     #154
crocos
 
Quote:
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I still don't get what that has to do with quoting a scene from Pulp Fiction.
My point was you could have got a similar response from an ElizaBot. I got that it was from Pulp Fiction - but even when I saw that I remembered thinking it could be from a 'bot
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Old 12th November 2008, 14:45     #155
Markh
 
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My point was you could have got a similar response from an ElizaBot. I got that it was from Pulp Fiction - but even when I saw that I remembered thinking it could be from a 'bot
Hmmm, I wonder if a 'bot could be programmed to write news articles - even if it did it poorly it would probably still be better than what stuff.co.nz manages.
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Old 12th November 2008, 14:51     #156
Helious
 
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You'll notice some NZGamers also write like this.
Guilty
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Old 12th November 2008, 17:13     #157
crocos
 
Quote:
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Hmmm, I wonder if a 'bot could be programmed to write news articles - even if it did it poorly it would probably still be better than what stuff.co.nz manages.
Haaarsh! Yet probably true.
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Old 12th November 2008, 17:32     #158
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Guilty
Me to.

I blame emails. The fact that my Outlook is set to have no margins, I feel like I need to make a new line otherwise it is too long.
Plus the emails that I write are not paragraph writing emails. They are normally data/info about stuff that is attached.
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Old 14th November 2008, 15:22     #159
CCS
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10543058
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Steve Cornelius who works next to the scene said it didn't surprise him to here what had happened.
Thanks ROTRUA(sic) DAILY POST. Well done. Taking Friday off while the work experience kids run the place?

How the hell does this even get re-published on the Herald website without being checked? Oafs.
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Old 14th November 2008, 15:57     #160
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We should compile a greatest hits list and send it to them.
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