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VA Mistakenly Tells Vets They Have Fatal Illness Screenshot-sm 108

An anonymous reader writes "Thanks to a computer glitch and bad diagnosis coding, the VA sent a letter to thousands of veterans telling them they have Lou Gehrig's Disease. Some were right, but many were mistakes. From the article, 'Recently, the VA determined ALS to be a service-connected disability and generated automatic letters to all veterans whose records included the code for the disease. However, since the coding contained both ALS and undiagnosed neurological disorders, some of those letters were erroneous.'"

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten