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Jack Machiela
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Final post for NZ Noldor! Follow welly-moot.com instead?
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Wait, what? Did google+ just start writing stories from my photos, and claiming I wrote them? Get the hell off my photos, g+.
  #dontbeevilgoogle (go figure - that hashtag already existed. Of course)
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Mike, first off, I never meant to insult you - my frustrations lie with Google's assumptions that I want all these amazing new things - I certainly don't want it, and get annoyed when they are introduced without me asking for them. I doubt I'm the only one that feels that way, even if you've never met anyone else like that.

What I did not expect from you was your message which sounded to me like I was te only one with the problem and therefore it couldn't be a problem. Keep in mind also that I didn't ask you to get involved, that was your own decision. I was merely venting my frustrations on my own profile. I like to think I can still do that, without censure.

I am quite capable of researching online but I don't see the need to research new features I'm certainly not in favour of.

The reason I don't like this Story thing is two-fold - the photos it suggested had already been used in a story, and I don't want to give people the impression I'm trying to regurgitate old story material, or imply I'd taken a second trip to that particular location (of the suggested photos).

The second reason I detest (a strong word, but correct in this context) this automated story telling is that at some point, as more and more people use this automated storytelling "feature", it will become harder and harder to tell the real stories from the robo-stories. I'd prefer to know I'm reading human-created content. Google Stories is not a direction I care for.

Mike, perhaps we should do this face-to-face. If there is a perceived fight, I certainly didn't take it to you, and would prefer to sort things out before they escalate. I'm happy to buy the coffee - name a place.
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I speak 4 of these languages, and the sounds were spot on... well done! You really had me straining my ears to see if there was anything comprehensible in it... :)  Had a good laugh!
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Our holiday in Japan, June 2013.
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UPDATE: I've just been informed that the Skink's owner is Shirley Jones. My apologies for not asking your name, Shirley...
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Gotta love Wellington! Triple Zipline Flying Fox!
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Awesome video... check mine out earlier this year in Wellington. Yours is better though! Mind you, you were on a boat, and I was standing on a jetty... :) http://youtu.be/jH1C91JBaZs
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Very well done... :) Looks like it was fun to make! :)
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The summarised version of our Japan holiday earlier this month. (Positive) comments invited!

NB - This isn't the full "Japan Holiday" movie, more of a "taste of what's to come".
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Finally, the write up for last month's meeting. Sorry for the delay!
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i wish i had though i would be up on the movie
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Have him in circles
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Tourguide (LOTR)
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  • Flat Earth Tours
    Tourguide (LOTR), 2008 - present
  • Wellington Rover Tours
    Tourguide (LOTR), 2004 - present
  • Discover Reizen
    Tour Leader, 2003 - 2004
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LOTR Tourguide for over 8 years. I've done more LOTR tours than anyone I've ever met (over 1600). Let me know if you can beat that (with proof)!
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