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  • Foreigners hacked Obamacare website on July 8 – but HHS only discovered it 10 days ago

    09/05/2014 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 4, 2014 | David Martosko
    Malicious code was inserted into an Obamacare server and lay dormant, waiting for a command to attack other computers Obama administration claims there's no evidence attack was sponsored by an unfriendly country or exposed Americans' personal information Vulnerable server was left with its default password and wasn't supposed to be accessible from the Internet House Republicans have subpoenaed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief for a September 18 grilling A computer server hosting information for Healthcare.gov, the flagship Obamacare website that millions of Americans have trusted with their social security numbers, income totals and other sensitive personal...
  • Those with health coverage through Obama's law may face a challenge in getting tax-return form

    08/30/2014 1:12:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 30, 2014
    If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be able to get those forms out in time. That could lead to delayed tax refunds for millions of consumers.
  • Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Vehicles Worldwide Over (software) Glitch

    02/12/2014 2:29:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/12/14
    Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause them to stall. **SNIP** The software could cause transistors to become damaged, causing warnings lights to go off, driving power to be reduced or the car to stop. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.
  • Health care glitch affects 18K W.Va. residents

    01/02/2014 11:57:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state official says a glitch in the federal health insurance marketplace has affected about 18,000 West Virginians trying to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Jeremiah Samples of the state Department of Health and Human Resources tells the Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1higldL ) the federal exchange is having problems transferring account information to and from West Virginia's system. He says some other states are having the same problem.
  • Thousands in Illinois told to start over on health insurance

    12/19/2013 9:20:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 19, 2013
    Illinois officials are emailing and calling thousands of people, advising them to start over on their health insurance applications if they believe the federal government mistakenly referred them to Medicaid. The latest wrinkle in the troubled enrollment process for the nation's new health insurance system was announced Wednesday, just days ahead of a key enrollment deadline. [Snip] 30,000 applications are ... in question.
  • Obamacare website ‘fixed,’ but label of failure sticks; more bumps expected, lawmakers are wary

    12/02/2013 4:03:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    Skeptical Republicans and hopeful Democrats alike brushed aside the glowing report card on repairs to HealthCare.gov issued by the Obama administration Sunday, with lawmakers on both sides acknowledging the president’s team has tougher work ahead. The Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday that it met the Dec. 1 deadline imposed by President Obama to fix major glitches plaguing HealthCare.gov. since the website’s nationwide debut two months ago. ... But lawmakers — even Democrats — were wary. “Clearly, the rollout has been a disaster, and it’s still a work in progress,” former Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, said on...
  • Wal-Mart blames price errors on technical glitch

    11/06/2013 3:32:58 PM PST · by Dacula · 8 replies
    AJC ^ | Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK — Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true — even at Wal-Mart. It turns out they're not. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused certain products to be priced absurdly low or high on its website earlier Wednesday morning.
  • That’s Weird? NBC Deletes Top Story Criticizing Obama on Health Care--Update: Story Back Up--Glitch

    10/28/2013 9:30:08 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/28/13 | Jim Hoft
    That was quick. Earlier today NBC Investigative journalists released a report where they claimed the Obama administration knew Americans would lose their insurance due to Obamacare back in 2010. Drudge linked to the article But suddenly the story is gone… Vanished. It was there all evening. It even made their top story list. But now it’s gone. The story is listed on Google – but it links to a dead ink. Weird.
  • Who is that girl? The mysterious face of Healthcare.gov (Glitch Girl)

    10/28/2013 6:55:59 AM PDT · by Squidpup · 44 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 27, 2013 | Jana Winter
    Who is that girl? The mysterious face of Healthcare.gov She smiles back at countless frustrated Americans as they tried to log on to the ObamaCare website, the picture of youthful health and wholesome trust in her government. Her long brown locks are pulled back behind her face, as she flashes an alluring grin that some say makes her the "Mona Lisa of health care." She could be the girl next door, someone you might see in the supermarket. Then again, she might be composite, crafted in Photoshop by a clever graphic artist whose work is already more successful than...
  • Another Obamacare glitch: Data center shuts down

    10/27/2013 4:40:21 PM PDT · by xzins · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 6:51 PM ET | Reuters
    A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the "Obamacare'' rollout. Verizon's Terremark operates the data center behind a federal system for determining eligibility for government subsidies to buy insurance nationwide and hosts HealthCare.gov, the website that makes insurance available in 36 of the 50 states. The data center experienced a failure on Sunday that led it to lose network connectivity, Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Joanne Peters said. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
  • Legal glitch "has the potential to sink Obamacare"

    10/26/2013 11:25:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    <p>As if the technological problems facing Obamacare were not enough, a potentially major "legal glitch" could cause the healthcare law to unravel in 36 states.</p>
  • President: Obamacare 'Not Just a Website,' and Despite Glitches, 'The Product Is Good'

    10/21/2013 10:00:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/21/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Monday morning, President Obama addressed the website glitches and delays that have plagued the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act, declaring the “product” to be good and reminding his audience that the healthcare law is “not just a website.” Since its October 1 rollout, the online registry for the Obamacare health exchange has been beset by website glitches, long wait times, and clunky programming. “You probably heard the new website where people can apply for health insurance and browse and buy affordable plans in most states hasn’t worked as smoothly as...
  • Known glitch delays California unemployment checks for 150,000

    10/16/2013 3:36:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    10 News ^ | 10/15/13
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California officials knew a computer upgrade for the state's unemployment insurance program was vulnerable to problems before it was installed. The Sacramento Bee reports that officials underestimated how many unemployment claims would be affected by a glitch in the $188 million system upgrade.
  • Michigan Won't Pay Xerox Due to Food Stamp Glitch

    10/15/2013 4:44:29 PM PDT · by madison10 · 11 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 10/15/2013 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will withhold money from Xerox Corp. because a technical problem crashed the state's debit card-style food stamps program over the weekend...
  • $93M (MILLION) ObamaCare website may face months of glitches, experts warn

    10/09/2013 6:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/13 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON – The $93 million website launched to process customers through the new ObamaCare marketplace may experience significant technical glitches for months, computer software experts told FoxNews.com. “I wouldn’t rule out that possibility,” said George Edwards, a computer scientist and professor at the University of Southern California. It all depends on when they identify the bugs, where they are, and if they can be resolved easily, he said -- all while the site is running and open to millions of customers. “[It's] like trying to repair a car while someone is driving it,” he told FoxNews.com.
  • Glitch Prevents CNN from Signing Up for Obamacare

    10/01/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 1, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    A CNN reporter tried to sign up for Obamacare, but wasn't able to because of a glitch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YUr8vjcm8&feature=player_embedded
  • Restore point haelp

    09/03/2013 6:45:03 PM PDT · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | september 3, 2013 | knarf
    I don't know what I did, but I've got an enlarged screen/icons/desktop .. just like a safemode, but I have a full color card.I've tried restore, but I am given only 4 options ... today, yesterday and Aug 29 and 30.
  • And the "glitch" is back

    08/24/2013 6:18:37 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 62 replies
    Ok, so the glitch is back. Seems to be hitting on weekends.
  • Wells Fargo Computer Glitch

    08/11/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Fievel · 33 replies
    Looks like Wells Fargo Bank is experiencing computer glitches. I contacted them on a transaction which I did not make and they insisted I close all my accounts. However, after talking with numerous WFB reps I found out that no web login activity for my account was logged for date in question for the transaction of interest - which was verified by WFB rep to be an on-line transaction. So how can an on-line transaction be processed/requested when their logs indicate no login to request any such transaction. And I made no such request in any form. Either WFB has...
  • Obamacare Schadenfreude

    03/27/2013 1:38:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From TheHill.com: "Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said Tuesday that millions of workers' dependents..." Now, that's communist language. Translation: "Many of the children of families, many children of people that have jobs, millions of children "would still be left without options for affordable family health insurance under [Obamacare]. 'Without action, millions of hard working Americans are going to be squeezed by the family glitch,' Wyden said. "'Many people will be left with a false choice of taking family coverage through work they can’t afford or struggling to find a better plan in the exchange without a subsidy.' Wyden...
  • Temp workaround for problem with FR's pages not loading

    Hopefully, John will check his messages soon and get the problem fixed, but until then, the temporary workaround is to go to Account and My Preferences and set 20 messages per page and 20 results per page: http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/settings Sorry about the problem, Jim
  • Sorry about the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem

    01/29/2013 12:11:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Sorry that the truncating pages and missing sidebars problem is back again. I'm trying to reach John so he can fix it. No luck so far. Hope he checks his messages soon. I've also asked him what causes this, but he hasn't answered. Hoping we can get a permanent fix soon. Meanwhile, the work around is to set the number of results and items per page to 20 each. Look for the "My Preferences" link under "Account" at the top of any of the latest posts index pages. Thanks
  • anyone else having problems viewing the main page?

    12/24/2012 8:39:11 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 75 replies
    stoopid computer | today | racebannon
    All I see is the sidebar for breaking news on my left, and I logged out and logged in again I am going to taqke a shower, keep posting if anything new happens!
  • Knight Capital Says Trading Glitch Cost It $440 Million

    08/02/2012 2:51:54 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2012 | Nathaniel Popper
    $10 million a minute. That’s about how much the trading problem that set off turmoil on the stock market on Wednesday morning is already costing the trading firm. The Knight Capital Group announced on Thursday that it lost $440 million when it sold all the stocks it accidentally bought Wednesday morning because a computer glitch. The losses are threatening the stability of the firm, which is based in Jersey City. In its statement, Knight Capital said its capital base, the money it uses to conduct its business, had been “severely impacted” by the event and that it was “actively pursuing...
  • Knight Capital Plummets 58%, Looks to J.P. Morgan for Lifeline

    08/02/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 8/2/2012 | Matt Egan
    A day after spooking Wall Street with a massive trading glitch, Knight Capital Group (KCG: 6.94, -3.39, -32.82%) revealed a stunning $440 million pretax loss on Thursday tied to the incident, sending the embattled market maker’s shares plummeting another 58% and searching for an emergency loan from J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM: 36.00, 0.00, 0.00%). The turmoil has forced Knight Capital to reach out to J.P. Morgan for emergency financing aimed at shoring up the company’s depleted capital base, a source told FOX Business’s Charles Gasparino. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/08/02/knight-capital-plummets-55-after-disclosing-huge-440m-pretax-loss/#ixzz22OhCrTQ8
  • Need help with **another** problem (computers this time)

    05/22/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 27 replies
    Self | 5/22/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    I sincerely apologize for taking up so much time from fellow FReepers, but now my computer is acting up. I'm hoping I want have to have the thing wiped clean and Windows reinstalled, but I am not a tecchie and have no idea what to do. My problem is with one of those frequent and usually welcome security updates heralded by the little yellow shield with the exclamation mark. I got this earlier today and it told me three updates were ready to be installed. So I installed them. Problem: the little yellow shield comes back on every time I...
  • Firefox Update screwed up FR topic display

    08/18/2011 3:36:31 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 16 replies
    Vanity
    Firefox just ran an automatic update and now I'm getting the news articles listed with title only and below that is a few lines of comments from the comments section. Anyone have a fix for this?
  • Japan: Circulation cooling system hits another snag

    06/30/2011 6:22:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 1+ views
    NHK ^ | 06/30/11
    Circulation cooling system hits another snag The newly installed reactor-cooling system at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suffered another problem, as its water treatment equipment has stopped. The system that decontaminates and re-uses radioactive water from the facilities is believed to be the key to the stable cooling of the reactors. But Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says the decontamination equipment stopped automatically on Thursday afternoon when the alarm went off. TEPCO says the problem turned out to be a malfunction of a gas exhaust on a French-made device that removes radioactive material from the water. The...
  • Pelosi Prediction Backfires? Glitches Arise in Health Law (Hussein administration admits trouble)

    06/23/2011 5:18:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/11 | Shannon Bream
    Pelosi Prediction Backfires? Glitches Arise in Health Lawby Shannon Bream | June 22, 2011 Back in March 2010, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif,, uttered the now-famous words, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." Pelosi was talking about the health care law, and it appears she was right about the fact that it was full of unknowns. It turns out that, due to a glitch in the law, roughly three million middle-income Americans could wind up on Medicaid - which was designed to assist...
  • CBO, Pelosi unclear on Obamacare’s Medicaid glitch costs (Commiecare™ law has typo)

    06/22/2011 7:30:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/21/11 | Matthew Boyle
    CBO, Pelosi unclear on Obamacare’s Medicaid glitch costsMatthew Boyle - The Daily Caller – Tue Jun 21, 8:12 pm ET As details about the new-found Obamacare glitch, that allows for more than 3 million middle-class Americans to qualify Medicaid surface, the Obama administration and key members of Congress are mum on several points. Was it intentional? According to the Associated Press, it was a negative result of a “well-meaning effort.” Obama administration officials and senior congressional Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi haven’t answered this question, and Pelosi’s office hasn’t responded to requests from The Daily Caller seeking comment....
  • Disappointment for visa lottery winners worldwide

    05/13/2011 12:45:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    AP ^ | May 13 2011 | MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A computer glitch corrupted the State Department's annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigrant visas and the results will be scratched, the Obama administration said Friday, disappointing tens of thousands of would-be immigrants who were notified this year that they had won a chance to come and live legally in the United States. Nearly 15 million people had entered the 2012 lottery hoping to win one of 50,000 U.S. immigrant visas available under a wild-card program for people who otherwise would have little hope of getting a coveted U.S. visa.
  • "If FR dies, that’s that." - Jim Robinson [Jim's reply at post # 588]

    01/11/2011 5:28:06 AM PST · by paulycy · 1,626 replies · 3+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | 1/11/11 | paulycy
    FYI - Here are statements from Jim about the future of FreeRepublic.com for those who missed them. They are quite serious. === "Well, I can say that there are definitely two things that will never happen. 1) Banner ads. 2) Oracle [a completely new database system.] And a third is a total replacement [of the current damaged system.] Don’t have the financial wherewithal." "To those who wish to leave because of it, see ya." "If FR dies, that’s that."=== [To: paulycy] Hey, you want us to get an all new system with all new software and add a few more...
  • Glitch shows how much US military relies on GPS

    06/01/2010 10:28:07 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 22 replies · 510+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | 6/1/2010 | AP via Google News
    A problem that rendered as many as 10,000 U.S. military GPS receivers useless for days is a warning to safeguard a system that enemies would love to disrupt, a defense expert says. The Air Force has not said how many weapons, planes or other systems were affected or whether any were in use in Iraq or Afghanistan. But the problem, blamed on incompatible software, highlights the military's reliance on the Global Positioning System and the need to protect technology that has become essential for protecting troops, tracking vehicles and targeting weapons. "Everything that moves uses it," said John Pike, director...
  • Engineers Diagnosing Voyager 2 Data System

    05/18/2010 11:34:34 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies · 1,148+ views
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory ^ | 5/19/2010 | JPL
    One flip of a bit in the memory of an onboard computer appears to have caused the change in the science data pattern returning from Voyager 2, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Monday, May 17. A value in a single memory location was changed from a 0 to a 1. On May 12, engineers received a full memory readout from the flight data system computer, which formats the data to send back to Earth. They isolated the one bit in the memory that had changed, and they recreated the effect on a computer at JPL. They found the...
  • How Much Money Did You Lose Yesterday?

    05/07/2010 2:53:10 AM PDT · by WINGED PEGASUS · 44 replies · 1,186+ views
    E-Trade | May 7, 2010 | Winged Pegasus
    Yesterday "someone" pushed a billion dollar total button causing the second largest loss in NYSE history. The faceless "someone" explanation is not going to work when so many of us lost a lot of money. Investors have a legal right to know who the specific individual is who did this and find out the cause. Accident is not going to work here. Unfortunately, the networks(including the ones we like)want to gloss over this disaster and talk about the Greeks. To Hell with the Greek economy, we have a paramount problem right here. Please no commentary concerning Macro economics 101 &...
  • Facebook Glitch Exposed Private Chats

    05/05/2010 9:22:40 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 321+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 5, 2010 | Jessica E. Vascellaro
    Facebook Inc. scrambled to fix a software flaw that gave users' unintended access to their friends' private instant messages. The popular Internet hangout Wednesday temporarily shut down its instant-messaging function while it investigated the problem and patched its system. The Palo Alto, Calif., company said the bug was caused by an update to its software and was in effect "for a limited period of time," which a spokesman described as "hours." The spokesman said the company was still investigating how many users had chats exposed and believes the number is small.
  • Man blames penis iPhone gaffe on glitch (Told wife raunchy pic attached itself to email)

    11/21/2008 11:34:40 PM PST · by Stoat · 48 replies · 1,919+ views
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | November 19, 2008
    Man blames penis iPhone gaffe on glitchWednesday, November 19, 2008   Yeah, I've been having real problems with it - somehow it has managed to obtain photos of my genitals A man who was caught by his wife sending pictures of his genitals to a lover via iPhone claimed it was caused by an Apple bug. The incident has become an internet sensation after the wife, named Susan, made a posting on Apple's discussion forum asking for technical support. She was trying to find out whether her husband had a genuine excuse, even though she had already caught him...
  • Glitch mismatches photos, news on Google

    11/02/2007 8:47:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 61+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/2/07 | AP
    NEW YORK - Engineers at Google Inc. are working to resolve a problem on the company's Google News site that has resulted in some photos and news stories being mismatched. Searches conducted on Google News on Friday occasionally returned photos from Reuters Group PLC that didn't match the stories they were listed next to, such as a shot of bunches of vegetables that appeared alongside a story about a Japanese merger firm. Another story listed on Google News' top business stories had a Reuters photo of a guitarist next to a Wall Street Journal story about Sprint Nextel considering changes...
  • Office for Mac Excel 2004 can't add.

    10/23/2007 7:49:43 AM PDT · by Dick Vomer · 7 replies · 85+ views
    10/23/07 | me
    Had a funny thing happen on a spread sheet and was wondering if there was anyone else out there with the same problem.
  • Glitch Around 2PM Caused [delay in reporting of] Dow Jones Drop 200 Points In Short Time Around 3PM

    02/27/2007 2:30:46 PM PST · by Junior_G · 75 replies · 8,135+ views
    Nasdaq.com ^ | 2/27/07
    (RTTNews) - CNBC Reports - Glitch around 2 PM caused Dow Jones to drop 200 points in short time...
  • Airbus Solves A380 Wiring Glitch

    01/21/2007 3:54:57 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,468+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-21-2007
    Airbus solves A380 wiring glitch Singapore Airlines has agreed to buy 19 A380s Airbus has fixed electrical problems related to its A380 superjumbo, which have led to major delivery delays for the planemaker. The group said the news meant it had "passed a major milestone" for the plane's production. Deliveries to Singapore Airlines, its launch customer, were now on track to arrive in October, it said. Problems with the A380 have left Airbus two years behind with deliveries, hitting shares at parent company EADS. "We have finished the electrical installation," said Airbus spokesman Tore Prang. "We have handed the aircraft...
  • John has fixed the problem. Post away!

    11/24/2006 1:06:59 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 4,523 replies · 29,359+ views
    FR | Control Freak Mod
    Thanks for your cooperation.
  • New security glitch found in Diebold system - Officials say machines have 'dangerous' holes

    05/10/2006 9:37:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 970+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 5/10/06 | Ian Hoffman
    Elections officials in several states are scrambling to understand and limit the risk from a "dangerous" security hole found in Diebold Election Systems Inc.'s ATM-like touch-screen voting machines. The hole is considered more worrisome than most security problems discovered on modern voting machines, such as weak encryption, easily pickable locks and use of the same, weak password nationwide. Armed with a little basic knowledge of Diebold voting systems and a standard component available at any computer store, someone with a minute or two of access to a Diebold touch screen could load virtually any software into the machine and disable...
  • CNN SENIOR MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO CHENEY "X" - Control Room Staffer Laughed

    11/22/2005 6:11:06 AM PST · by rabair · 291 replies · 12,536+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11-22-05 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX TUE NOV 22, 2005 08:25:48 ET XXXXX **Exclusive** CNN SENIOR MANAGEMENT LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OF CHENEY 'X'; CONTROL ROOM STAFFER 'LAUGHED' WHEN X FLASHED CNN management has launched an internal investigation into how a giant black 'X' mark appeared over Vice President Dick Cheney's face -- as he delivered a speech from Washington on Monday! "We are taking this matter very, very seriously, and I can assure you no one at this network would ever deliberately place an 'X' over the vice president's face," a top CNN source, who asked not to be named at this time,...
  • Sensor Glitch Caused Calif. Power Shutdown

    08/26/2005 4:35:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 444+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/05 | Alex Veiga - AP
    LOS ANGELES - A major transmission line feeding electricity to millions of Southern California customers shut itself off because of a faulty sensor, triggering scattered blackouts in the middle of a heat wave, officials said Friday. The Thursday afternoon outages, lasting about 30 minutes, affected about 500,000 Southern California Edison customers in several communities east and south of Los Angeles. "There was an oil flow alarm that went off," said Carol Tucker, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which co-owns the transmission line. "Upon checking into it, we determined that there was no problem with...
  • Glitch In Bucks Gun Permit Renewals(warning to all Bucks County Pennsylvania freepers)

    08/03/2005 12:57:04 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 7 replies · 732+ views
    http://kyw.com/ ^ | 8 2 05 | kyw.com
    DOYLESTOWN, PA (AP) A computer failure may mean that some Bucks County gun owners won’t get their renewal notices before their permits expire. Sheriff Edward Donnelly says he thinks no more than a few dozen renewal notices have gone out late. But Andrew Barniskis, the legislative chairman for the Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association, says he thinks the problem is more widespread. Barniskis says he brought the problem of late renewal notices to Donnelly’s attention more than a year ago and was assured the problem would be fixed. Gun permits must be renewed every five years, and the sheriff’s...
  • A Question: Has Someone Hacked WND.....Or is it just my computer being weird?

    03/15/2005 5:41:10 AM PST · by Bombardier · 33 replies · 1,217+ views
    Does anyone know if WorldNet Daily is down or not? I've been trying to get onto that site for a couple hours and no dice. Have they been hacked again?
  • Computer Glitch gives Kerry an extra 8,400 votes in Florida

    11/13/2004 9:42:04 PM PST · by BigRedState · 111 replies · 5,026+ views
    Sometimes the problem is that votes were miscounted. That's what happened, officials say, with precinct-by-precinct results posted on the Orange County elections office Web site showing that Democrat John Kerry beat Republican President Bush by 9,227 votes in Orange. That was off by 8,400 votes. Officials working for Bill Cowles, the Orange elections supervisor, said the correct totals, available elsewhere on the site, showed that Kerry bested Bush in the county by only 827 votes.
  • Google News -- Glitch? (Vanity)

    10/28/2004 6:02:34 AM PDT · by krakath · 15 replies · 1,086+ views
    Take a look at this image and see what I mean... :)
  • Computer glitch delays routine voter machine test

    10/14/2004 12:48:25 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 3 replies · 761+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10/13/04 | Connie Piloto
    WEST PALM BEACH Ñ — A routine test of Palm Beach County's electronic voting machines was canceled Tuesday because the computer network at the elections office malfunctioned hours before the public exercise. Supervisor of Elections Theresa LePore said the "computer crash" won't affect the function of the electronic touch-screen voting machines during the upcoming Nov. 2 presidential election. snip "This is very troublesome, that less than three weeks away from a presidential election we have problems with these machines," said Lale Mamaux, spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Delray Beach, a critic of electronic voting who masterminded a campaign to...