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did you know that auckland city council employs 143 spin doctors..?..at a cost of $30 million per year..?..(whoar..!..eh..?..w.t.f. do they do all day..?..) but precious little info – Opinion – NZ Herald News
“..Auckland Council and its assorted council-controlled organisations employ more than 143 in-house communications and marketing staff – - along with many outside contractors in the same field. Orakei councillor Cameron Brewer recently denounced it as a $30 million-a-year “out of … Continue reading
“..Apple apparently has the power to decrypt iPhone storage in response to law-enforcement requests – - though they won’t say how. Google can remotely “reset the password” for a phone for cops – too..” (cont..) (ed:..whoar..!..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> Apple … Continue reading
“..’There was no transition at all – no sense of approaching danger. It was as if I had suddenly gone blind and deaf’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo | Life and style | The … Continue reading
“..Christchurch’s St George’s Hospital – which is run as a charity – made millions of dollars last year – - but gave back less than $100,000 to the community – – an amount slammed by critics as “tokenism”. The hospital … Continue reading
“..Two recent papers about heart disease from the Cleveland Clinic are making the rounds. The studies report that red meat and eggs cause heart disease – - because our gut bacteria converts carnitine and choline into Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) – … Continue reading
rightwing commenters on kiwiblog claim that john keys’ press-secretary is one of the vilest trolls on kiwiblog..
“..Kevin Taylor is moved aside as John Key’s Press secretary. Thedavincimode is conspicuous by his absence on Kiwiblog. Isn’t the Pope a Catholic? For all to see… One and the same…” (ed:..whoar..! ..and when i say the named troll is … Continue reading
“..Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group – which bills itself as a bipartisan entity dedicated to passing immigration reform – - has spent considerable resources on ads advocating a host of anti-environmental causes — – including driling in the Arctic National … Continue reading
“..Finally someone has found a way to combine sex and smartphones with more sophistication than a fuzzy sext you later regret. Fundawear – a prototype conception from Durex Australia – adds an extra dimension to long-distance lovemaking through the use … Continue reading
stuff bravely goes where whoar went back on 29th march..and names rolf harris..Rolf Harris Reported in Sex… | Stuff.co.nz
http://whoar.co.nz/2013/rolf-harris-arrested/ go to source/story>>> British Paper Reports Rolf Harris Reported in Sex… | Stuff.co.nz.
“..The Government has welcomed leaked documents shining the light on shady politicians – arms dealers – and businessmen – allegedly laundering their ill-gotten billions through New Zealand companies. More than 2.5 million files were leaked to the International Consortium of … Continue reading
“..Last year – in an effort to tackle the myths surrounding the belief that the world would end on December 21st – Nasa set up a website to debunk theories about ‘Mayan Prophecies’ – - and even released a video … Continue reading
“..A beautiful video of sound curiously affecting a stream of water..” ..(ed:..whoar..!..this is very cool..and is a recommended-watch..) go to source/story>>> Video: water appears frozen in sine wave – Boing Boing.
ed:..60 mins on prime is bringing you an interview/profile on rodriguez.. ..which is well worth the watch.. ..but of course i had that interview for you here on whoar back on the 1st of february..eh..? ..(the whoar searchengine also has … Continue reading
“..featuring artificial organs as well as fully functioning limbs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How to get ahead in robotics – Boing Boing.
“..The government of Malaysia hired a US PR firm to pay conservative journalists to write articles critical of a opposition leader – running on a pro-democracy platform – - for The Huffington Post – The Guardian – The National Review … Continue reading
“..Flesh-and-blood dogs merely fetch. The robotic pooch that Darpa funds can throw..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Watch Darpa’s Robotic Dog Throw Cinder Blocks With Its Head | Danger Room | Wired.com.
“.. Thanks to an unusual engine transplant – this 1930 Rolls-Royce has enough power under the bonnet to disintegrate its tyres. A US auto shop – at the request of a customer – has fitted a 2004 Dodge Viper V10 … Continue reading
ed:..does peter jackson roam the corridors of his castle..late at nite..behind his moat..and with the drawbridge up.. ..howling and railing against that union-person he seems to hate so much..? (..and does he also cry/moan about his lost ‘rosebud’..?..) ..whoar..!..eh..?
“..If you can watch this without your jaw hanging open and your mind aflame with wonder – - then I cannot help you..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Coronal rain: Streams of ionized gas rain on Sun after a solar flare..
“..Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples has continued his run as one of the most expensive MPs, claiming expenses of more than $63,000 in the final quarter of 2012..”
“..MPs and ministers spent a total of $1.6 million on accommodation – air travel – and out of town expenses in the three months to December 31 – according to expense returns released by Parliament today. For the fourth quarter … Continue reading
“..Pagination is one of the worst design and usability sins on the Web – - the kind of obvious no-no that should have gone out with blinky text – dancing cat animations – and autoplaying music. It shows constant quiet … Continue reading
“..They cause devastation – occur every 150 years – – and the last one was in 1859..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A solar ‘superstorm’ is coming and we’ll only get 30-minute warning – Science – News – The Independent.
(ed:..kinda spooky..) go to source/story>>> Tonik, Dog With ‘Human’ Face, Available For Adoption (PHOTOS).
“..A new bioprinter developed at a hackerspace can print living cells – - for less than the cost of an iPod touch..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> DIY Bioprinter Lets Wannabe Scientists Build Structures From Living Cells | Wired Design | … Continue reading
“..Paleontologists routinely resurrect and sequence DNA from woolly mammoths and other long-extinct species. Future paleontologists – or librarians – may do much the same to pull up Shakespeare’s sonnets – listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” … Continue reading
ed:..sigh..!..on behalf of whoar..i filed the formal application for a media-pass to the dotcom-mega-launch…but..no…
they just ignored the application..no reply/response.. ..and when i attempted a follow-up..the site/page was closed..(and with no contact details..) (..must be too much of a minnow…that whoar..eh..?..)
“..Welcome to the uncanny valley: – Watch as a humanoid robot mimics the expressions of a one-year-old child..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Robot toddler could unlock secrets of human development – Salon.com.
“..Fairfax Media – which publishes the Dominion Post, Press and Sunday Star Times newspapers – slashed the value of its New Zealand mastheads by more than 80 percent in a group-wide writedown of its traditional publishing assets. Value is allocated … Continue reading
“..My Heroin-Addicted Friend Was Determined to Detox with the Hallucinogen Ibogaine – I Scored It for Him – and Supervised His Trip..” (ed:..recommended-read..)
“..A first-hand account of a very alternative approach to escaping a terrible addiction…” (ed:..as an ex-heroin addict myself..(for a couple of decades..and not having used it for even longer)..i have been fascinated talking to locals who have cured heroin addiction … Continue reading
“..Autodesk – the industry leader in CAD software – - has announced it is partnering with biological printer manufacturer Organovo to create 3-D design software for designing and printing living tissue..” (cont..) (ed:..whoar..!..eh..?..’living-tissue’..how cool is that..? ..soon there will be … Continue reading
“..Authorities discovered 16 tons of pot – worth between $150 to $300 million – hidden on the premises of a gardening and landscaping business in Long Beach, Calif. Officers executing a search warrant at the Rolling Hills Nursery uncovered two … Continue reading
“..It’s like watching ‘Manhattan breaking apart in front of your eyes’ – says one of the researchers for filmmaker James Balog. He’s describing the largest iceberg calving ever filmed – as featured in his movie Chasing Ice. After weeks of … Continue reading
comment@whoar: why vegetarians should turn vegan..(hint:..it will make you feel ‘good’..really really ‘good’..)
ed:..hello there vegetarians.. ..and to kick things off..goodonya..!..eh..? you may be doing it for health/environmental/vanity or animal welfare issues.. ..or like most..a mix/match of some/all four.. ..but goodonya for whatever reason(s)..to be where you are.. ..but i would like to … Continue reading
ed:..the man turned $450 million of clients’ money into $10 million.. ..whoar..!..eh..? ..that has to be a benchmark of sorts.. go to source/story>>> Receivers Will Sell David Ross Assets To Cover Costs… | Stuff.co.nz.
“..And less than half think humans are responsible for climate change..” (cont..) (ed:..whoar..!..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> Shocking Poll – More than Two-Thirds of Republican Voters Believe in Demonic Possession | Alternet.
“..You’ve seen 360-degree panoramic photos before. You may have even taken a few with the latest Android release or iOS app. But what you haven’t experienced is the fully controlled, immersive 360-degree video on offer from Making View. The Norwegian … Continue reading
“..Tindall behind business bootcamp..” (ed:..yoo-hoo..!..mr tindall..!..whoar.co.nz..!..over here..!..best little news-site on the web..!..)
“..Ten startups, 12 weeks and $18,000 of funding – it is an incubation bootcamp that has Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall looking for the next generation of entrepreneur. Tindall’s K1W1 investment fund, has thrown its weight behind business accelerator programme … Continue reading
“.. Picture a country at the height of its international power and prestige. It has military forces stationed around the globe. It is an intellectual leader. Its citizens are pleased to insist that the national idea – their country’s way … Continue reading
“..’Who told me to get out?’: NOC the talking whale learns to imitate human speech in attempt to ‘reach out’ to human captors..”
“..Acoustic analysis of the sounds made by a beluga whale revealed remarkable similarities to human speech patterns – - indicating that the whale was trying to “reach out” to his human captors..” (ed:..whoar..!..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> ‘Who told me to … Continue reading
“..the richness of digital archives bringing problems for readers and journalists..” (+ comment..and then there is whoar.co.nz…)
“..Once it was a journalist’s lament that today’s newspapers are tomorrow’s fish and chip paper – a reflection on the ephemeral nature of news. You won’t find yesterday’s news in the chippy any more. Where you will find it is … Continue reading