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Auto Incorrect 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the slip-of-the-finger dept.
theodp writes "Combine smartphone auto correction and fat-fingered virtual keyboard typing, writes Rob Walker, and the results can be hilarious and even shocking. The website Damn You, Autocorrect collects the awesomely embarrassing text messages that you never meant to send. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to masturbate some chicken for bisexuals night!"

Comment: Re:Unacceptable. (Score 1) 330

by komisar (#33890940) Attached to: Sir Isaac Newton, Alchemist

What I find entertaining is that while Newton was spending most of his time working on on alchemy and theology, he still had enough spare time to write/invent/discover the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Newtonian mechanics, universal gravitation, infinitesimal calculus, optics, binomial series and Newton's method.


NHTSA Has No Software Engineers To Analyze Toyota 459

Posted by kdawson
from the analog-agency-in-a-digital-world dept.
thecarchik writes "An official from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told investigators that the agency doesn't employ any electrical engineers or software engineers, leaving them woefully unable to investigate correctly what caused the most recent Toyota recall. A modern luxury car has something close to 100 million lines of software code in it, running on 70 to 100 microprocessors. And according to consultant Frost & Sullivan, that number will rise to 200 to 300 million lines within a few years. And the software that controls the 'drive-by-wire' accelerators of Toyota and Lexus vehicles is one potential culprit in the tangled collection of issues, allegations, and recalls of many of those vehicles for so-called 'sudden acceleration' problems."

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 4, Insightful) 926

by komisar (#30662920) Attached to: Slovak Police Planted Explosives On Air Travelers

How about we repeat the exercise daily at randomly chosen airports around the globe?

Screeners who miss the contraband (or allow a passenger to exit through an entry way) would be stripped of badges and ids, fired on the spot and escorted outside the airport.

Passengers originating at or transiting through airports with a poor screening record would be denied entry to the US.


Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.