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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Twitter glitch that allowed anyone to follow anybody quickly resolved. Phew.Twitter glitch that allowed anyone to follow anybody quickly resolved. Phew.

For a brief couple of moments yesterday it was possible to have anyone follow you on the micro-blogging service. That wondrous feeling was countered by Twitter setting all accounts to zero followers - to which a collective gasp across the Interwebs could be heard miles around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | twitter | glitch | follow | bug | interwebs | followers | zero | error |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.

Officials usually put seven X's in place of the number for cars without license plates. Roberson says the mix-up has led him to get as many as 10 tickets in a day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:08 AM | Tags (12) | auto | cars | error | geeky | glitch | license | math | nerdy | plate | vanity | transit | default |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.Yes, computer glitches can in fact make for some interesting art.

Take a picture the next time your beloved computer crashes into oblivion. You might just be making art.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 8:37 AM | Tags (5) | art | artsy | computer | glitch | popsci |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Technical glitch allows for new cannibalistic line of grills at Sears.Technical glitch allows for new cannibalistic line of grills at Sears.

The goof, first reported by TMZ.com, listed any grill viewed by visitors to the company's Web site under the category of 'human cooking > Grills to Cook Babies and More > Body Part Roaster.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:22 PM | Tags (6) | babies | cannibals | glitch | grills | hack | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

McAfee glitch sends out a false-positive for virus detection accidentally.McAfee glitch sends out a false-positive for virus detection accidentally.

Glitch caused many a headaches worldwide as the anti-virus software starting attacking core system files. Whoops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:41 AM | Tags (8) | software | antivirus | it | falsepositive | virus | protection | glitch | mcafee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Hundreds of SoCal kids sent to summer school due to clerical error.Hundreds of SoCal kids sent to summer school due to clerical error.

Oops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:45 PM | Tags (4) | summer | school | error | glitch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Hubble locks up but springs back to life with a remote reboot.Hubble locks up but springs back to life with a remote reboot.

Phew, that was a close one.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:13 PM | Tags (5) | glitch | hubble | locked | reboot | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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