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Kiddle: a search engine which endangers children
Blocking LGBT searches and a load of searches that children seeking help might use — including support helplines.
WTF  fail  children  Internet  censorship  parenting  Another-Angry-Woman-blog  discrimination  homophobia 
march 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons
Turns out they did have chemical weapons! Not militarily usable, ones we helped them make decades ago, that have fallen apart. Still dangerous to the soliders (and indeed locals) exposed to them, but the army didn't want information getting out about it.
War-on-Terror  War  Iran  lies  military  chemical-weapons  fail  USA 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mayors: The Gathering – city leaders in fantasy playing cards
It's just like a collectable card game! Except for the utter lack of rules/stats/any real resemblance beyond the fact they're framed a bit like cards!
fail  Gaming  politics  people-trying-to-be-cool-and-failing-miserably 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
TUC leader Frances O’Grady speech on class system cut off by royal baby newsflash - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
“Good luck to the Duchess of Cambridge, but she would still have been pregnant when Frances finished speaking.”
WTF  news  class  unions  monarchy  BBC  fail  irony  inequality  pregnancy  magic-balls 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Teenagers hack ATM by bothering to read the instructions
Google instructions. See if they've changed the default passcode. Don't steal money, just set the welcome screen to say it's been hacked, and tell the bank. Realise you're late for your next school lesson…
Awesome  fail  hacking  technology  money  Canada 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Better Together gets mauled for its #PatronisingBTLady ad
I've previously been saying "From a self-interest PoV, I'd probably benefit from Scotland staying, but if I lived there, I'd vote Yes in a shot" But after the sheer level of talking down to people in that ad, fuck it, run free Scotland, and I'll just blame the idiots who made this.
fail  Scotland  Scottish-independence  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors  TV  advertising  people-suck  politics  independence 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Internet hiccups today? You're not alone. Here's why | ZDNet
'Summary: It's not just you. Many Internet providers have been having trouble as they run into long expected (but not adequately prepared for) routing table problems.'
oops  fail  technology  Internet 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hearthstone tournament explains why women aren't allowed to play
Because apparently the only way that eSports will be accepted as 'real' sports is if they unnecessarily ape the gender divisions of such.
WTF  fail  sexism  computer-games  computers  bigotry 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
OAP offers armed but inept man attempting to rob bank £20 to leave
'A hapless criminal wearing socks over his shoes tried robbing a bank with a breadknife – just minutes after giving the cashier his full name and address.'
amusing  crime  fail  epic-fail  WTF 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Valve pulls Earth: Year 2066 and offers refund
Because of editing criticisms into praise, and use googled images for promotion
fail  computers  computer-games  lies 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Homeopathic remedies recalled for containing real medicine
Which would actually make me sick! And another place wasn't doing enough to keep CRUSHED GLASS out of it, or the 'active ingredient' (which isn't actually active) in it
WTF  homeopathy  fail  epic-fail  medicine  people-suck 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Extra Food Banks Aren't Needed Because Restaurants Are Busy, Says Tory Councillor
“People aren’t in poverty in terms of going without food. You try booking a restaurant in Crawley on a Friday or Saturday night. You can’t do it.”
WTF  fail  poverty  Conservatives  councillors  UK  politics  food 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The problem with “We are all Oxford"
When people say they've experienced racism, it's not good to dismiss it with "But we're trying really hard!" or "But these other people haven't experienced that!"
fail  racism  Oxford  university  culture  comment  Interesting 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Look at the logo on the right closely
Don't know how they did it, nor how long it will last, but I'm impressed.
amusing  logos  business  computers  UK  Google  fail  parody  culture-jamming 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory MP calls police on handful of retired constituents delivering petition against lobbying bill 'gagging law' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.'
WTF  fail  politics  protest  lobbying  gagging-bill  UK  Conservative-party  police 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
£1000 certification required to apply to join the Metropolitan Police
Which'll be a fairly massive obstacle to having a diverse force. Especially given that it's no guarantee of a job once you have it.
WTF  money  police  UK  fail  poverty  diversity  via-Robin-Sutton 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
How a @totalprat duped the UK's media on Twitter
By pretending to live near the women who'd been held for 30 years. 'He said it had been "truly the funniest afternoon I have had in about three days"'
oops  media  fail  epic-fail  journalism  twitter  don't-believe-everything-you-hear-on-the-internet 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour’s plan for Tea and Coffee prohibition « Complicity
'It appears those drafting the amendment did not realise that the scary sounding phrase “psychoactive drugs” includes caffeine.'
amusing  law  fail  drugs  war-on-drugs  Labour-party 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Affordable homes facing demolition because of bedroom tax | Society | The Observer
There isn't the spare housing for people to move around like the bedroom tax wants them to. And it's not a bad thing for people to have spare rooms. But the government keeps on pushing this, because it's a way to punish people on benefits.
politics  epic-fail  fail  housing  money  westminster  UK  benefits  bedroom-tax 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unfortunate publishing layouts of our time | The Poke:
26 is fairly obviously 'shopped, and I'm guessing several of the rest are. Still funny.
photos  silly  fail  amusing  oops  image  design  photoshop 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Skepchick | Facebook Says a Page about Murdering a Feminist Isn’t Harassment
Until people start reporting it en masse, at which point suddenly it disappears…
bigotry  death  facebook  fail  sexism  social  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
US shutdown: an explainer for non-Americans | theguardian
Personally, I think that a big reason they want to shut down Obamacare is how popular it'll become once it actually kicks in properly.
politics  USA  fail  money  republicans  interesting  medicine  healthcare  Obamacare 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Selection of Especially Stupid Benefit Sanctions
'Cruel, arbitrary and ridiculous reasons why people have their benefits stopped'
posttofacebook  fail  money  UK  benefits  culture 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Outrage over Brighton bondage bridal fair (From The Argus)
"From a Catholic point of view, marriage is sacred and I think dressing up in fantasy outfits risks damaging that."
religion  sex  posttofacebook  BDSM  fail  Brighton  Catholicisim  marriage  wtf  relationships 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - One-in-four prison inmates 'in overcrowded cells'
'on a typical day 835 prisoners shared a cell designed for one person, which the charity also pointed out contain an open toilet.' 'about 19,140 inmates on average were made to share a cell designed for one person.' Either it's a very large cell, or there's some serious compression going on…
grammar-fail  BBC  posttofacebook  prison  fail  amusing  crime  wtf 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone
Dear BBC; try and get someone who understands crowdfunding to write about it? 'Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target.' — no it wouldn't, as it doesn't *get* the cash unless it reaches the goal.
BBC  crowdfunding  living-in-the-future  technology  fail  news  smartphones  phones 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Facebook's Own Algorithms Are Killing Facebook
'EdgeRank was put in place to ensure users don’t get overwhelmed by content and to reduce spammy content in favor for interesting content.' But it encourages spammy 'like/comment/share' posts, to increase your rank.
posttofacebook  fail  social-media  facebook  interesting  The-internet.-You-will-never-find-a-more-wretched-hive-of-scum-and-villany.-We-must-be-careful  Internet 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Call to broaden register of lobbyists as new figures show extent of meetings | Politics | The Guardian
'Business ministers held 988 meetings with outside organisations in 2012, and just two with a formally defined lobbying company' To put it another way, the members of the PRCA (lobbying industry body) would be covered by the register, but if the PRCA itself lobbied, it wouldn't be.
posttofacebook  lobbying  fail  Freedom-of-Information  corruption  UK  westminster  government  sousveilance 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap
Leaked letter states the measure "does not take account of the additional costs to local authorities (through homelessness and temporary accommodation). In fact we think it is likely that the policy as it stands will generate a net cost..."
politics  austerity  posttofacebook  fail  poverty  Conservatives  UK  benefits  wtf  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Political parties shelve funding reform talks
"Labour would not move on trade union funding, while the Conservatives would not make concessions on big donations" Liberal Democrats stood in front of a small china pig and growled at anyone who came near.
party-funding  politics  fail  with-added-wit-shamelessly-stolen-from-Aquarion  corruption  UK  westminster 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Exxon Mobil LGBT Discrimination Complaint: A Tale Of Two Applicants
Two candidates. One is noticeably better than the others in every area. But she has LGBT activism on her CV. She doesn't get invited in, the other one does.
employment  discrimination  posttofacebook  fail  via-Doughlas-Kohler  LGBT 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Incapacity benefit test claims 'conflated figures' - watchdog
'Suggestions that 878,300 benefit claimants dropped their claims rather than take a medical test have been challenged by the statistics watchdog.'
politics  posttofacebook  fail  lies  disability  westminster  benefits  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Belief in biblical end-times stifling climate change action in U.S.: study | The Raw Story
'Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) said in 2010 that he opposed action on climate change because “the Earth will end only when God declares it to be over.” He is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.'
religion  posttofacebook  environment  republican  USA  fail  Christianity  people-suck  wtf  climate-change  what-the-everliving-fuck 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
IT Security in a Nutshell - The Fishbowl
Please don't write your password in response to this. (Hey, it's worth a try!)
posttofacebook  fail  amusing  people-suck  interesting  security 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The forgotten prisoners of America's own Gulag - The Independent
166 inmates remain. 3 convicted, 30 to face trial. 50 in legal no-man's-land, too dangerous to release but against whom there is not enough evidence to prosecute. And then there are 86 who have been cleared for release, yet aren't released.
USA  comment  fail  freedom  law  military  posttofacebook  rights  terrorism  War-on-Terror  wtf 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hey Marvel, These AVENGERS Shirts Suck. | Badass Digest
Seriously... they have a bunch of cool heroines, yet relegate women to saved not saviour with thse t-shirts.
sexism  epic-fail  posttofacebook  fail  wtf  comics  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous
'pay much, much more than other countries do for the exact same things'
posttofacebook  fail  USA  money  wtf  healthcare 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Labour abstention on workfare bill prompts party infighting
Quite why Labour is helping the government cover their arse with retroactive legislation to make the illegal become legal, I'm not sure.
benefits  fail  fairness  labour  law  money  politics  posttofacebook  uk  westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
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