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Friday: November 6, 2009

If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.

Good news: after the 950th time, this person was finally able to pass the written exam. Bad news: there is still the little matter of passing the actual driving portion of the exam.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:46 AM | Tags (9) | azcentral | driver | driving | exam | failure | repetitive | silly | southkorea | success |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.

The researchers found that monkeys that were rewarded for the right response to a cue learned quickly how to respond the next time they saw the cue, but monkeys that responded incorrectly weren't any better equipped to deal with the same cue the next time they saw it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:46 PM | Tags (5) | research | study | success | failure | brain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.

You have better odds flipping a coin than actually purchasing a functional Xbox 360. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:04 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | rrod | xbox | failure | rate | endsights |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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