The Typo That Destroyed a NASA Rocket

On July 22, 1962, at 9:20 PM, the Mariner I sat idly on its platform, ready to make history. After investing years of construction, calculation, and funding, NASA had high hopes that its rocket would successfully conduct a flyby survey of Venus, thus shifting the Space Race's momentum back to the home front. In every… » 6/26/14 1:00pm 6/26/14 1:00pm

Test Your Typo Finding Skills in This Stressful Timed Test

Spot a typo on the Internet? Get your pitchforks, saddle up the horses, write to your Congressman and raise hell until it's fixed. Or... just leave a nasty comment! Truthfully though, typos suck. When you're reading something, blatant tyops (heh) can smack your eyes and snap you back to consciousness. It's like being… » 7/26/13 11:30pm 7/26/13 11:30pm

Elecom's Gear-Driven Keyboard Prevent Typos

Elecom's TK-U09FG keyboards have gears mounted under each key, depressing evenly even if just hit on a corner. Apparently, the cause of typos is hitting a key on a corner and having the keystroke not regstr. By detecting and activating the keys on the corners, this keyboard supposedly cuts down on typos. We don't know… » 9/19/06 8:00pm 9/19/06 8:00pm