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  • The very WORST design fails (and you'll wonder how they made it through quality control)

    12/14/2017 3:30:13 PM PST · by mairdie · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 December 2017 | Kerry Mcdermott
    At first glance, the compass point cushions seen in this photo seem entirely inoffensive. But look closer, and you'll notice a glaring mistake; the designer has gotten his south and east muddled up. And the fact they made it to the shop floor suggests the quality control department at the homeware store responsible leaves a lot to be desired.
  • From unfinished flooring to doors that don't open, ... the world's WORST workers

    11/27/2017 6:38:57 AM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 November 2017 | Hana Carter
    They say that if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing properly or not at all - but apparently not everyone shares that work ethic. Disgruntled people from around the world have taken to social media to share images of half-hearted jobs. One person was confused when she walked into a public toilet to find that the bottom of the doors were so high you could see straight through to the person using them. A hungry punter was left less than amused when they were served a burger with the cheese stuck on the side of the bun.
  • FBI Director James Comey Did Make Two Grave Mistakes In His Hearing On Capitol Hill Yesterday

    03/21/2017 1:23:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    FBI Director James Comey could do no wrong in his eyes yesterday on Capitol Hill. He was so full of himself and so cocky, I am sure he thought he was bulletproof. But I would say to him, you failed to tell the truth and the full truth; thus, you failed, Director Comey. You did succeed in in damaging the image of Mainstream News Media even worse than it already is. You failed to take the one criminal act we were certain of and investigate the leaking of classified information. We know that DID HAPPEN, but you seemed to care...
  • $100 million in annual toll fines put citizens on road to ‘toll bankruptcy’

    02/27/2017 5:19:00 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | February 7, 2017 | Dan Menefee
    Excessive penalties and poor customer service at the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system have put some Marylanders on the path to “toll bankruptcy,” Sen. Roger Manno told the Senate Finance Committee last week.“Folks [are] exasperated because they’ve been caught in a system that is not working,” Manno said.Broad enforcement powers enacted in 2013 to address toll violations have led to wage attachments, financial hardship and non-renewal of vehicle registrations at MVA, witnesses testified. Sen. Roger Manno “The penalty structure that we set several years ago in the General Assembly was not intended to be punitive,” Manno said. “It was not...
  • 'Mistakes' during refugee influx, says Germany's Schäuble

    01/29/2017 6:28:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.29.2017 | ipj/sms (dpa, AFP)
    Wolfgang Schäuble, a veteran ally of Angela Merkel, has admitted the cabinet made “mistakes” during Germany’s large intake of refugees in 2015. He wants lower standardized​ EU welfare payments for asylum-seekers. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told a citizens’ panel brought together the “Welt am Sonntag” newspaper that the situation “got out of control” when Germany kept open its border to 890,000 refugees, mostly people who had fled violence in the Middle East and trekked through the Balkans to reach Germany. “We politicians are people and we also make mistakes,” said Schäuble, a former German interior minister, adding that “one can...
  • The Psychology of the Breathtakingly Stupid Mistake

    02/24/2016 8:42:10 AM PST · by Torcert · 43 replies
    Scientific American ^ | February 23, 2016 | David Z. Hambrick
    Analyses of the subjects ratings revealed three varieties of stupid mistakes. The first is when a person’s confidence outstrips their skill, as when a Pittsburgh man robbed two banks in broad daylight without wearing a disguise, believing that lemon juice he had rubbed on his face would make him invisible to security cameras. [..] The confidence-skill disconnect has been dubbed the Dunning-Kruger effect, after a study by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger. Dunning and Kruger had Cornell undergraduates perform tests of humor, logic, and grammar, and then rate how well they think they performed compared to other subjects...
  • Every Flaw in Consumers Is Worse in Voters

    11/04/2015 12:13:44 PM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Michael Munger
    I have been making a mistake for most of my life. See, I'm an economist, and one of the things that attracted me to economics is the notion of the "ideal economy." Of course, there are valid objections to the use of markets. There are people who cheat and commit fraud, and there are problems with information and market power and externalities. Sometime consumers make mistakes.
  • Florida toll road mistakes hit thousands of drivers

    10/17/2015 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Andrews
    TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Driving on Florida toll roads is part of doing business for trucker Bill VanEpps. “Tolls are a huge expense, and it adds up to a lot of money at the end of the year,” Bill said. He noticed a lot of mistakes with his EPass account so he switched to SunPass in January. “I’ve discovered weekly mistakes,” Bill added. Between January and September, Bill found 42 mistakes by the SunPass electronic tolling system. “My rig is a five axle rig. I’ve been charged for as many as 7 at one time. I’ve been charged for as...
  • Think Before You Ink: Hilarious Tattoo Howlers

    10/26/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Express ^ | Thu, October 24, 2013
    Tattoo-lovers have again been urged to get professional spellchecks and translations - to avoid embarrassing ink blunders lasting a lifetime. Clueless customers have been left branded with mis-spelled words and bizarre phrases in foreign languages. But a professional translation service has today launched a "Think Before You Ink" campaign to cut the terrible tattoo travesties. And the translators warned spelling horrors have come back to haunt the tattoo customers before they inked. Sharon Stephens, managing director of Veritas Language Solutions, said: "There are some hilarious examples of translation errors out there." One man wanted to show the world how "awesome"...
  • Outstanding mistakes of all time

    06/16/2013 3:34:47 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th June 2013 | Charles Nevin
    'After a string of newsworthy errors, a stumble through the annals of time to choose a few favourites from history. Allow me now, then, to present my Outstanding Mistakes of All Time, not to mock but to sympathise, remembering the words of John Bradford (1510-55): "There but for the grace of God, go I."'
  • Acting IRS head apologizes, blames 'foolish mistakes' for targeting of conservative groups

    05/18/2013 5:03:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/17/13 | Michael O'Brien
    The outgoing head of the IRS disputed Republicans’ suspicions that the tax-collecting agency’s targeting of conservatives was motivated by partisanship at the first congressional hearing on the scandal. **SNIP** “I do not believe that partisanship motivated the practices of the people described in the IG report,” Miller said. “I think that what happened here was that foolish mistakes were made by people who were trying to be efficient in their work.” GOP lawmakers also repeatedly sought to ferret out any information as to whether Miller had talked with White House officials about the targeting of conservatives, or – more ominously...
  • Officials on Benghazi: "We made mistakes, but without malice"

    05/17/2013 8:25:14 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/17/2013 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Obama administration officials who were in key positions on Sept. 11, 2012 acknowledge that a range of mistakes were made the night of the attacks on the U.S. missions in Benghazi, and in messaging to Congress and the public in the aftermath. The officials spoke to CBS News in a series of interviews and communications under the condition of anonymity so that they could be more frank in their assessments. They do not all agree on the list of mistakes and it's important to note that they universally claim that any errors or missteps did not cost lives and reflect...
  • Benghazi Report: Al Qaida is Alive and Well

    12/21/2012 11:04:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 21, 2012 | Nightwatch
    Republic of Korea: For the record. Pak Ku'n-hye (Park Geun-hye) of the New Frontier Party won South Korea's presidential election on 19 December, media reported. She is the daughter of Park Chung-hee and the first woman elected to be president of the Republic of Korea. That should confound the North! North Korea-Iran: According to a Japanese news service, an Iranian lawmaker told the service that North Korea informed Iran in October of its plan to launch a satellite. The head of an Iranian parliamentary delegation to North Korea, Hamid Reza Taraghi, revealed talks took place mid-October with the North's delegates...
  • How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

    09/24/2012 6:00:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9-22-12 | MARTY MAKARY
    When there is a plane crash in the U.S., even a minor one, it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. Pilots and airlines thus learn how to do their jobs more safely. The world of American medicine is far deadlier: Medical mistakes kill enough people each week to fill four jumbo jets. But these mistakes go largely unnoticed by the world at large, and the medical community rarely learns from them. The same preventable mistakes are made over and over again, and patients are left in the...
  • Three Common Tactical & Legal Mistakes You Should Know (and avoid)

    09/17/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 13 September, 2012 | Jeffrey Denning
    I’m going to assume you’re a reasonable person. You do not provoke or engage in physical confrontations for the sport of it. You are legally authorized to possess a firearm. Further, your self-defense case does not hinge upon your alcohol consumption, your right to stand your ground or some off colored remark you may have made a week ago. Regardless of all of these things, you may still end up seeing the inside of a courtroom after you fire your gun defensively and there are still three big things in particular that can land you into blistering hot, legal and...
  • Mistakes on economy make Obama vulnerable

    09/02/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies ^ | 9/1/12 | Andrew S. Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, with a number of Bay Area executives, economists and campaign contributors in his corner, has made it quite clear he'll be campaigning almost exclusively on the sitting president's handling of the economy. .. let's get straight to the points where, in my humble opinion, Obama is vulnerable. -- "Misunderestimation": In Vice President Biden's words, "we misread how bad the economy was." That is, they misread how deep the recession went, the extent to which its roots preceded the Bush administration and how long the recovery would take. -- Too little: The $787 billion stimulus package...
  • Napolitano: ‘Serious Mistakes Were Made’ With Operation Fast & Furious

    02/01/2012 8:53:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/1/12 | Fox
    While speaking at the National Press Club, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that "the key question" is to make sure that the mistakes made "never happen again."
  • How Your Brain Reacts To Mistakes Depends On Your Mindset

    09/30/2011 12:22:48 PM PDT · by decimon · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Association for Psychological Science ^ | September 29, 2011 | Unknown
    “Whether you think you can or think you can’t—you’re right,” said Henry Ford. A new study, to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people who think they can learn from their mistakes have a different brain reaction to mistakes than people who think intelligence is fixed. “One big difference between people who think intelligence is malleable and those who think intelligence is fixed is how they respond to mistakes,” says Jason S. Moser, of Michigan State University, who collaborated on the new study with Hans S. Schroder,...
  • A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants(An article from NPR, July 10, 2010)

    08/20/2011 1:39:45 PM PDT · by bubbacluck · 44 replies
    NPR ^ | July 4, 2010 | NPR Staff
    Peter Robinson, a former Reagan speechwriter, agrees. "It was in Ronald Reagan's bones — it was part of his understanding of America — that the country was fundamentally open to those who wanted to join us here." Reagan said as much himself in a televised debate with Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale in 1984. "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," he said. ---------------------------------------- "He was a Californian," Robinson says. "You couldn't live in California ... without encountering over and over...
  • German News Network Mistakes Star Trek Logo with Navy SEAL Emblem

    05/15/2011 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    big journalism ^ | 5/15/11 | P.J. Salvatore
    There are perils associated with apparently using Google Image Search to get material for your official news broadcast. When a German television news channel, N24, was reporting a story on Navy SEAL Team Six, the unit which spearheaded the operation which ultimately killed Osama bin Laden, the channel accidentally used a fan-made logo for the Maquis, an anti-Cardassian rebel group which originally appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in place of the SEAL Team Six emblem.