The Financial Times is the hands-down paper of choice for anyone trying to seem clever in a job interview. So it makes sense that to understand its fantastic new 404 error page, you need a highbrow sense of humor and a solid grounding in economic theory.
Think you’re going to pay for Starbucks with your shiny new Apple Watch this evening? Think again. Starbucks computers are down across North America, and some stores are giving out free coffee in the meanwhile. I certainly enjoyed mine!
Something at Twitter has gone horribly, hilariously wrong: The social media site has unceremoniously declared us all to be robots. Well, maybe not all of us, but more than a few folks on Gizmodo staff as well as dozens of users across the web. Affected users trying to Tweet from Twitter's web client are being told…
In past years, the peer-reviewed journal Nature has had to retract scientific papers at a rate of about one or two each year. But in the past two years it's had to retract over a dozen. So what's going on, science?
Few things are worse on the Internet than reaching a 404 Error page. It's soul sucking, cable checking, life wondering, browser refreshing, absence inducing, mortality questioning bad. And it doesn't always have to be! Some 404 Page Not Found Errors are hilarious. A few are entertaining. This one has to be the most…
Once, I bought a cheap pre-paid international mobile phone at Target, to bring on vacation to Mexico so as to avoid futzing with my iPhone's data and roaming and such.
Do this right now: Go to Twitter and type the words "get help." Or try "get hungry" or "get high" or "get laid." Really, any two-word pair beginning with "get" will do. Now send the Tweet. What's that? It vanished? Exactly.
While it might sound like a dumb idea, designing a computer processor that can make mistakes could be a good thing—especially where energy use is a concern.
The internet isn't just a bunch of cables, wires, modems, computers, silicon, protocols, h-tee-tee-pees and h-tee-em-els. There are people behind it! People with personality. People who like to laugh. People who put up hilarious 404 error pages so whenever something goes wrong on the Internet, people will remember…
Picture the scene: 275 passengers aboard a Hong Kong-bound British Airways flight from London Heathrow are played an automatic plane crash message when flying over the North Sea. Only trouble (or, blessing) is, it was an error. Whoops? [Reuters]
Google has admitted that their Buzz testing process was equivalent to mine: Click enable, then disable it ninety seconds later. They said to the BBC that their testing sucked donkey balls, which is why many people hate it. The excuse:
After their giant screen blocked a punt, you'd figure the owners of the Dallas Cowboys stadium would be extra careful with their massive displays—but it looks like somebody didn't shut down his computer properly. Whoops! [Thanks, Richard!]
When Windows fails to refresh its screen properly, it can lead to frustration. Or an Escher-like piece of art. Apology for the res of this screen cap, just imagine it's HD. [TecheBlog, with video]
Intrepid reader Yves Milord snapped a pic of what might be the first error message seen on a Microsoft Surface. UPDATED
Apparently there's a huge storm coming up in New Bedford, which will cover most of Massachusetts with a low pressure Windows software error system, and tornado watches for the western region of NBC's weather PC.
Picture this: You're trying to figure out why your grandmother's computer is running so slow when she mentions that an error message told her to download a $39.95 “fixer-upper,” and you realize that some rat bastard out there tricked the poor old dame into installing spyware. Doesn't that make you angry? It's…
And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder: One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw. And behold, there was the other Jesus, the Bible character, calling me from a big screen saying "Jesus is the Reason for The-V-Sign this program-and will be shu-whaaa?" Clearly, Jesus is good with all this saving…
The life of 20-year-old Emine, and her 24-year-old husband Ramazan Çalçoban was pretty much the normal life of any couple in a separation process. After deciding to split up, the two kept having bitter arguments over the cellphone, sending text messages to each other until one day Ramazan wrote "you change the topic…