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The chip credit card transition in the US has been a disaster
Because the USA hates actually regulating things, each part of the system made their own decision, leading to the worst of all possible worlds
USA  banking  technology  fail  OhForFucksSake 
april 2018 by andrewducker
$1000 smart teapot discontinued (how will I cope?)
My favourite bit is when they talk about how they would have needed more time to "educate the market". Because clearly and people who didn't want a $1000 teapot simply lacked education.
tea  Technology  fail 
november 2017 by andrewducker
Rick And Morty’s worst fans don’t deserve Rick And Morty
It really bothers me that most of the t-shirts I've seen are clearly aimed at people who want to be Rick.
tv  fandom  fail  abuse 
september 2017 by andrewducker
A Failure of Intelligence - how the British Bomber Command failed to identify a massive German threat to their planes
Bomber Command told the crews that their chances of survival would increase with experience, and the crews believed it. They were told, After you have got through the first few operations, things will get better. This idea was important for morale at a time when the fraction of crews surviving to the end of a 30-­operation tour was only about 25 percent. I subdivided the experienced and inexperienced crews on each operation and did the analysis, and again, the result was clear. Experience did not reduce loss rates. The cause of losses, whatever it was, killed novice and expert crews impartially. This result contradicted the official dogma, and the Command never accepted it.
uk  history  fail  wwii  airplanes 
august 2017 by andrewducker
Second whole-class failure of Inverness College media exam
I would love to know how this happens. Do the teachers not understand what the exam boards want? Is there total incompetence on the part of the college?
Education  fail 
august 2017 by andrewducker
How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers
I remember reading an article where the author pointed out that the hallmark of good science was the discarding of failed theories.

And noting that economics never discards a theory.
history  economics  fail 
july 2017 by andrewducker
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