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New Zealand on vacation

New Zealand on vacation

DoodNamedDan

We’re going to need some volunteers, and some strong rope.


P1nkamenaP13

Is the sun moving too fast again?


NZmitchy

Better get grandma's jawbone ready.


ColourInTheDark

The sea was quite lumpy and the weather was foul. And the bloke with the map was as pissed as an owl. And the boys called out "Maui you clown let it go" In the noise he reached for his grandmother's jawbone. He winked to his mates and said... "Boys, we don't know how lucky we are! I have a feeling we've stumbled on something substantial!" We don't know how lucky we are.


harbinger_nz

I think this calls for Maui, given his ability to dredge up the North island


Vegetablemann

In my mind as a kid, Maui just caught a stingray, because how Maui looked in the books trying to haul up an entire half country is how I felt when I got a stingray on my line.


ActualBacchus

North Island is kinda stingray shaped too so...


Vegetablemann

It's entirely possible that in the book I read, Maui thought he was pulling up a stingray and I've turned that into my own memory. The brain is weird like that.


FidgitForgotHisL-P

I also very much remember a picture book version that right at the end had a picture of a stingray overplayed over te ika a Maui. Very much intended to show the island looked like one. As a kid I’d always wondered if Maori had mapped it and knew, learned years later the stories weren’t apparently as much “old Maori fables” as we’d been led to believe, so just a coincidence I guess.


kanton4108a

I know we are free to travel, but this is going a little far


Naly_D

South American travel bubble when?


kanton4108a

When bacon prices get so high you need fighter jets to hunt the pigs


liltealy92

This should definitely improve the quality of drugs we have in this country.


Drslytherin

In related news, spotify totally fucked their android app in their last major update. I actually resent it now.


Private_Ballbag

Holy shit yes it's barely useable now. So frustrating


No_Salamander_7980

How?


Drslytherin

Can't sort subscribed podcasts by recently uploaded, only by recently subscribed. When in offline mode, takes ages to load certain pages. Other things as well. It was almost a perfect app before they changed it


FluchUndSegen

I don't get how Spotify can suck so bad as a podcast player.


jevon

Don't worry they're just trying to beat YouTube Music in badness.


rang14

Why is YouTube Music bad? I use it and it seems okay to me. I also never got into any other streaming service for music, so I don't have anything to compare it with though.


jevon

My review in Jan 2021: > It's offline support is frustrating at best, and usually broken. Downloads give up. Plenty of "albums" are a mistagged mess. Radio stations continually suggest Top 40 songs. I'm not sure why I'm still using this rubbish. There's no curation, your plays are polluted by your YouTube likes, your radio stations are entirely uninspiring, and sometimes it feels like you're fighting the UI.


stateoflove

i use youtube music and agree with this


TheRealBallchynz

To be fair, there is a setting which you toggle to make it not synch your youtube likes, I reckon considering the value of getting youtube premium and the gloriousness of no ads makes it worthwhile


_Gondamar_

if i ever lost my streaming with my phone plan i think i’d go back to pirating or buying songs direct like it’s 2009. all of the streaming services cost so much money and are all dogshit.


waterbogan

I attempted to use YouTube Music as a premium user for several months last year before giving up in disgust and going to Deezer (which is brilliant by the way). Everything in your review is spot on, but in addition the Android app is really flaky, falls over more often than a drunk after happy hour, endless issues. I actually tried replacing my phone to see if that helped, went from a five year old Nokia to a new mid range Samsung with a four times more powerful CPU and double the RAM, didnt help at all. Deezer is pretty much rock solid, have had one or maybe two issue in a year and I use it heavily


waterbogan

Could be worth trying Deezer, it has a dedicated podcast section (which I havent used though) and it is a brilliant music app


worriedrenterTW

I'm nit having any issues. When new eps of the ones I follow are up, it goes into "latest episodes". Easy to keep track of.


party4diamondz

>When in offline mode, takes ages to load certain pages. I was wondering if this was just me :( idk if I'm comforted or not that it's a general problem. I always find myself having to exit the app a couple times before I get certain pages opening properly.


ThickEarthSociety

When im offline it logs me out and I need internet to log back in, therefore making the offline mode and downloads useless... Always done that though...


rickdangerous85

Gave up on Spotify as a podcast player a while back, after trying 5 - 6 others I reckon pocket casts is the go to for android. The premium version is 1 dollar a month, fully worth it IMO.


Ajgi

Disagree with it being almost perfect before they changed it, it's been slow, clunky and generally shit for years now


__ambitchous__

When you go shuffle play on a playlist it will play one song from it then start playing random songs kinda like the 'song radio' function. Super annoying.


birdsandberyllium

Was there a time the app was ever good? I’ve been using it on and off since it launched in NZ and I’ve always been frustrated by its inconsistencies and boneheaded UI decisions that are the enemy of my fat thumbs. Google Play Music on the other hand despite being yet another abandoned google product had a pretty *agreeable* UI...


NZ_RULES

Yeah, Google Play Music was great until it died a slow and painful death...


ngatiara

I have never found Spotify to be useable - click to play a particular song and it plays something completely random. Maybe I'm using it wrong, but it's not an intuitive system to me.


monkeyjay

If you don't pay for it, it is almost literally unusable.


ngatiara

Ah that's probably my problem then... I refuse to pay for it because it's unusable, why would I shell out money for something I don't enjoy using? Catch 22 at its finest I guess.


king_john651

If you want to beat the system the free version for PC is basically the same thing as the paid version but you can't download anything, so if are that way inclined you can beat the system with a Raspberry Pi and a hotspot


ashbyashbyashby

I've resented Spotify ever since I first heard about it.


crashbandicoochy

The app on Android had been borked the entire time I was using it and they NEVER fixed any of the issues. They kept me on for a while purely bc I couldn't be arsed restarting my library somewhere else but I'm so glad I switched to YT music.


GoldNiko

Took the COME TO BRASIL meme too seriously


RandomlyPrecise

That’s the most messed up placing of NZ on a map I’ve ever seen.. “Boss?, NZ doesn’t fit over here on the right. “Just put it next to South America.” “OK”


klparrot

The person who made this is taking the piss; they've got a whole series of maps with NZ stashed in all sorts of random places. It's a running joke about /r/mapswithoutnz.


Naly_D

They're just enthusiastically advocating for the return to Gondwana


illegitimatekitten

I looked at the comments before looking at the picture and I thought ok, South America, they’ve just got the wrong side of the Pacific. Nope!


Business_Manner_524

Stealth 100


ImmortalMewtwo

PLS COME TO BRASIL


pineapplepeople69

We are imaginary.


therewillbeniccage

Look to the right of south America


pineapplepeople69

Oh wow, that’s way better.


therewillbeniccage

Haha, took me awhile too


gamerhackerslayers

Ig we're south American now huh


Bumblebeard84

When WW3 breaks out and they've launched all the nukes to wipe out civilization, my money is on them using one of these maps that exclude NZ. Edit : I'm having a slow morning, just spotted us off the coast of Brazil.


teelolws

Dammit, still no answer on whether I can get Spotify in Antarctica!!


[deleted]

Also, fuck Spotify.


isthenameofauser

r/mapswithoutnz


lumpycustards

It’s there, just in the wrong place


isthenameofauser

Oh. Didn't even see it. I was going through that sub through and there are a few maps where it's migrated, so it'd fit.


nyequistt

I didn't even notice that until you said.... just wow Reminds me of when I was in France and everyone thought New Zealand was the one above Australia


Mumsacunt

alright, but can anyone actually name the countries they're not available in w/out having to search? lol


Toucan_Lips

Okay time for my geogussr practice over lockdown to shine: Cuba Venezuela Suriname Libya Ethiopia Sudan South sudan Yemen Somalia Umm pass (my Sub-Saharan geography is shit sorry) Iran Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan There is a shred of red in the Himalayas i suspect is Tibet. CHYNA Myanmar Cambodia Edit: Tibet is a lot bigger than I thought. I guess that bit is Nepal?


Frod02000

Nah its Myanmar


Toucan_Lips

Nah, Myanmar is in SEA not north of India.


Frod02000

Oh that little bridge is just the strip of Afghanistan that touches China, isn’t actually a different country. But Nepal might also be not allowed, it’s a poorly designed map ngl.


Toucan_Lips

Right, that makes sense.


NoInkling

I think that's French Guiana, not Suriname.


Toucan_Lips

Probably, was just a guess.


_Gondamar_

I believe that big one on the right is Russia.


Mumsacunt

lolol I thought it was China


ofnkrtffl

Stupid, that's the democratic republic of the congo 😎😎


liltealy92

Can only assume you’re joking


justyeah

They're all countries where religion still oppresses the population - and then there's China where instead of religion, assholes oppress the population.


unclegarysjumpoff

And Cuba and Venezuela


nothing0f1t

Wow a Bubble with Brazil, Mardi Gra here i come.


Forsaken_Ad1406

Look the source, this isn’t something we can trust...


IGiveUpAllNamesTaken

\*Holiday


colin_suth

*confused sheep noises intensify*


RogerSterlingsFling

Why is our cocaine so expensive?


_Kiwi_350

New Zealand literally came to Brazil


MightyMohaka

Good, keep it that way, a lot of weirdos out there.


Effective_Paramedic8

Are we sure this isnt a good thing? Imagine how we could fly under the radar if we were left off world maps.. Sort of like some evil supervillains lair.. Im all for it..


Impossible-Sock5681

Oh imagine the weather we'd have. Probably some flying kiwis as well. Damn pretty scary lol


notmyidealusername

New Zealand; South Americas Madagascar.


Lady_Pangaea

I've been so used to looking at world maps that leave NZ out that it took me an uncomfortably long time to figure out what was wrong here! LMAO I can only assume that someone on the Spotify marketing team assumed that NZ was to South America what Madagascar is to Africa.


Your_mortal_enemy

Just where I like it to tbh


Evie_St_Clair

Excellent. Keep it that way. Maybe America will forget we exist again.


Caelen_Trupp

\*me, a kiwi\* - Yo hold up what the fu-


Anaedrais

It's fine, New Zealand likes to take regular vacations into the warp don't worry about it. This map is inaccurate as shit anyway, we all know for instance that the Nordic countries and Australia don't exist either because in the case of the Nordic countries there's no way a society that perfect exists and as for Australia we all know it's just a cover up for what Britain really did with it's criminals.


roc40

At least they got tasmania


ThickEarthSociety

If we were there we would have some of the richest soils on the planet. Its funny we would actually fit there really well.


Unsolicited599

Good, active camouflage is working.