Media watch – Friday

7 December 2018

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  1. Gezza

     /  December 7, 2018

    Can anybody tell me what’s wrong with this?

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  2. Gezza

     /  December 7, 2018

    Can anybody tell me what’s wrong with this person? Preferably a professional.

    “God, it’s amazing what gets us fired up as a country. I guess it’s because we have such soporifically boring political news. Maybe if Jacinda Ardern started building a wall and threatening to grab Judith Collins by the lady parts then we’d have something to talk about.

    No doubt you heard this week the outrage about Nelson’s Santa parade? All because Santa, who usually resembles a fat, old white dude in fur-lined pyjamas, was instead a moustached, man-bunned Māori guy sporting a red korowai and a tres on-trend floral shirt.

    Merciful heavens, cried everyone, what fresh horror is this! And the internet lit up with tweets from @PERpetuAllyOuTRagedANdGraMATicalLYchallENged, Palmerston North.”

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  3. Bill Brown

     /  December 7, 2018

    Be interesting today to see what is made of Simon Bridges tweet saying Winston confirms that “quite possibly” members of Govt. will know Sroubek

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    • Gezza

       /  December 7, 2018

      Posted on this last night but most of our intellectuals and Al had probably gone to bed.

      Suggested:
      1. If you’re anti-police, go along to the parade and show your support for Cissy.
      2. Maybe don’t call the police next time you need them. Call Cissy. She can send an LGBTI person or a+ something over to help?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  December 7, 2018

        I did read the first post. Figured it was just nutters being nutters so no intervention necessary.

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  6. NOEL

     /  December 7, 2018

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109164492/tomorrows-schools-taskforce-calls-for-transformational-change-to-our-education-system-reducing-communities-responsibilities

    Always thought B of Trustees were are responsibility cop out for Governments.
    Resulted in a number of poor decisions and allowed suppliers without the demand of Ministry specs to provide substandard product..

    Ministry turning the wheel? Probably yest but now they will be called Crown entity hubs.

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  7. PDB

     /  December 7, 2018

    Looks fair…

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  8. Blazer

     /  December 7, 2018

    not secure…

    ‘As a visitor, you cannot fix the cause of this warning. The only way to solve the issue is for the website operator to obtain an SSL certificate and enable HTTPS on their site. This will allow your browser to connect securely with the HTTPS protocol, which it will do automatically once the website is properly configured.

    If a site you frequently use is displaying the “Not Secure” warning, you should contact them and ask them to start supporting HTTPS. You can also try manually replacing HTTP with HTTPS in the URL, as some sites may have partial support for HTTPS but don’t offer it by default.

    Note that even with basic browsing over HTTP—such as looking at recipes or reading news—what you are looking at can be monitored, modified, and recorded by entities, such as your ISP or government. This effectively means you do not have any privacy when browsing such pages. On public Wi-Fi networks, like at a coffee shop or airport, there is an additional risk from ‘local attackers’—other computers on that network—which are able to view and monitor the pages you are

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    • Gezza

       /  December 7, 2018

      I don’t blame you. That would make anybody feel insecure.

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    • Gezza

       /  December 7, 2018

      What site are you getting this warning from?

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      • Blazer

         /  December 8, 2018

        yournz

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        • Gezza

           /  December 8, 2018

          This is what I get on my laptop, using google Chrome.
          Same thing on my iPad.

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        • Blazer

           /  December 8, 2018

          only on my home laptop…not at work.

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          • Gezza

             /  December 8, 2018

            I’d google a query or two Blazer. It happened to me on several sites a few months back but then they were secure again a few days later – guessing after a security app, Chrome, or Windows update. They were secure sites normally. I didn’t check it out because I had a feeling it was some problem at my end, not theirs.

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