glitches

Woolworths Gave People Free Groceries By Accident Due To A System Glitch

Why can’t a system glitch like this happen when I’m at the self-serve checkout?! Woolworths stores around the nation yesterday were caught up in a point-of-sale issue that saw customers being given groceries for free by the checkouts.


US Government Tells Thousands Of Dead Men To Register For The Draft

Thanks to a computer glitch, the Selective Service System recently reminded over 14,000 men born between the years of 1893 and 1897 to register for the draft. This was a silly thing to do since the youngest of these men is 117 years old and surely not battlefield-ready. America!


This Video Shows How Surreal Video Game Glitches Can Be

Video: In the EA Sports UFC game you can stay on the ground lying on your back and your opponents won’t be able to hit you. Or you can defy the laws of physics to get a better defence. But if that’s not surreal enough announcer commentary from “Joe Rogan” and “Mike Goldberg” hilariously point all that out for you.


Obamacare Customer Service Told Everyone To Reset Their Passwords

We’ve all done tech support for family members and it tends to start basic. Did you restart? Have you ever downloaded updates ever? Why are you trying to buy WD-40 from Amazon Japan? And often it’s as simple as resetting a password.


Wrap Yourself In Beautiful Errors With These Glitch Blankets

The problem with graphical glitches is that they generally show up when you’re trying to look at something else. Something not glitched. But if you’re just looking at them on their own, they can be be pretty fascinating, and even beautiful. That seems to be the idea behind Phillip Stearn’s Glitch Textiles, a set of very purposeful errors.


Some Guy Gets Blamed For Lost Phones Because Of Location Glitch

Las Vegas, the amazing place that sucks souls, wallets and dignities, is also really good at swallowing mobile phones. Drunk, partying, WHOOPS. And whenever a phone is lost, people who use location services to find their lost phones always seem to track it back to the same place: Wayne Dobson’s house.


Man Goes On US$1.5m Gambling Spree After ATM Glitch Allows Him Unlimited Withdrawals

Ronald Page, a retired General Motors worker living in the Detroit area, took advantage of one hell of a computer glitch, after happening upon an ATM that allowed him to make unlimited cash withdrawals.


Here's A Way To Break Google's Search Page

There’s an interesting glitch on Google’s search page that’ll misalign the page content when you search for the string “${“. It doesn’t appear to be serious; just surprising to see Google’s mighty coders make a mistake like this.


A Soul-Crushing Computer Glitch

This is how the State Department informed 22,000 people they were not, in fact, eligible for a special US visa program after a computer glitch bungled the lottery:


Is Your iPhone Taking Creepy Hidden Pics Of You?

Cameras that look back at us are becoming commonplace – and that’s a good thing! FaceTime is a lot of fun! Except if it’s glitchily taking secret pictures of us without us knowing, as some iPhone users are claiming.


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