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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

86 of 100 highest bridges are in China. (Source)

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You can watch this just for his laugh

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This cat is clearly broken

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Daily Roundup

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Twitter users don’t want anything changed: please keep running it at a loss

Most Twitter enthusiasts are actually the major reason why the platform is dying. ..that and the fact it doesn’t make any money.

It is full of bullies and nasty people, mostly left wing, all claiming outrage on an almost daily basis on the cause of the day.

Now they are upset that Twitter is wanting to make changes and they are outraged at the suggestion.

The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets.

The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize those it believes more users will want to see. Currently, Twitter arranges tweets in chronological order.

The response to the news on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative, with the hashtag #RIPTwitter suggesting many users of the micro-blogging site believe the changes would mean the death of the company.

Many users were upset that tweets from accounts with fewer followers could possibly be suppressed under the new system. Others complained that the changes would make Twitter too much like Facebook, which arranges content through the use of an algorithm.   Read more »

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Nationalise EFTPOS?

Winston Peters sometimes has some really stupid things to say.

This one takes the cake though…he wants to nationalise EFTPOS.

Following the latest EFTPOS outage, New Zealand First is calling on the Reserve Bank to purchase EFTPOS processor, Paymark, which is reportedly on the market.

“Most people don’t realise that the clearing houses behind New Zealand’s electronic banking system are both overseas owned,” says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“In 2013, ANZ sold EFTPOS New Zealand to American giant Verifone for $70m, while overseas owned ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac want to sell off Paymark.    Read more »

Trump gets it: “We’re like living in medieval times”

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US Republican White House front-runner Donald Trump says he would be open to harsh measures to deal with the threat from Islamic State, including going beyond the controversial interrogation tactic known as waterboarding.In an interview on ABC’s This Week programme, Trump discussed reviving the tactic and implementing other interrogation techniques, pointing to the recent beheadings of Christians in the Middle East as evidence of the need for stronger interrogation methods for suspected operatives of extremist groups.

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