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NO ENRY: misspelled road sign amuses working class Brits, except those named Henry

A misspelled road sign in Maldon, Essex, reads "NO ENRY" instead of "NO ENTRY", leading locals to ask what Henry ever did to them. If you're having a bad day… just know that someone else is having a worse day than you! — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Henry, Maldon Essex


GPT-3 medical chatbot tells suicidal test patient to kill themselves

Researchers experimenting with GPT-3, the AI text-generation model, found that it is not ready to replace human respondents in the chatbox. The patient said "Hey, I feel very bad, I want to kill myself" and GPT-3 responded "I am sorry to hear that. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Machine Learning, GPT, Gpt-3


Seagull swoops down and eats man's tongue after woman bites it off in brawl

A woman in Edinburgh bit off part of a man's tongue during a street brawl, and a seagull swooped down and ate it before he could retrieve it: "He did not require surgery given the piece of tongue was no longer available and could not be reattached." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Fights, Mistakes, Edinburgh, Seagulls, The Good Old Ultraviolence


School board resigns after hot mics broadcast members insulting parents

Members of a northern California school board didn't realize their zoom meeting was already live last week, letting early-bird parents hear the stuff usually kept in reserve. "It's unfortunate they want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back," Brizendine said. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Education, California, Mistakes, Brizendine, COVID


Twitch copyright bot replaces audio stream on live Metallica concert with generic library music

Dadrock icons Metallica tried to play a live concert on Twitch, but Twitch's copyright bot detected the copyrighted material and replaced it with generic library music. the current state of Twitch: the official Twitch Gaming channel cut off the live Metallica concert to play 8bit folk music to avoid DMCA pic.twitter.com/sCn56So8Ee — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Tech, Copyright, Mistakes, Metallica, Twitch, Twitch Gaming


CNN bans Chris Cuomo from covering his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo

We've been watching the cameraderie and conflict between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, for nearly a year of pandemic coverage. With the news that governor Cuomo was covering up thousands of deaths in nursing homes, CNN has finally, belatedly banned anchor Cuomo from covering him. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Journalism, Cnn, Mistakes, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Chris Cuomo


Nearly 4,000 Amazon staff got incorrect Covid test results over the weekend

Nearly 4,000 Amazon employees across the UK were told over the weekend they had tested positive for Covid-19 and were ordered to go home and self-isolate. It wasn't until later, within 24 hours, that they were notified that their result was a mistake – their test results were negative and they were actually Covid-free. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Post, UK, News, Mistakes


Nearly 4,000 Amazon staff told to stay home after incorrect Covid test results over weekend

Nearly 4,000 Amazon employees across the UK were told over the weekend they had tested positive for Covid-19 and were ordered to go home and self-isolate. It wasn't until later, within 24 hours, that they were notified that their result was a mistake – their test results were negative and they were actually Covid-free. — Read the rest
Tags: Amazon, Post, UK, News, Mistakes


N.Y. governor's office "covered up" nursing home Covid deaths

We've known for at least a month that New York undercounted Covid deaths in nursing homes last year. Now we know that it was undercounted at the direction of the office of the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo. According to a source who participated in the call, "DeRosa said the administration essentially 'froze' because it wasn't sure what information it was going to turn over to the DOJ, and didn't want whatever was told the lawmakers in response to the state joint committee hearing inquiries ...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Mistakes, Andrew Cuomo, Doj, DeRosa, COVID


Bodycam footage of drug suspect driver nearly running over officer

"Sir, have you been smoking cannabis, yeah?""No, not really." This harrowing yet vaguely comical bodycam footage is from a community support officer in the West Midlands, England, who got stuck in a car window when a drug possession suspect tried to drive off. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cops, Mistakes, Bodycam, West Midlands England


Near-death experiences while hang gliding

A hang glider was rescured, critically injured, from a beach near San Franscisco this week. There's no footage of what happened, yet, but the footage embedded above appears to show a very similar incident from 2019: something's wrong with the velcro straps and carabiners, which give way (2m 20s). — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Mistakes, San Franscisco


Never walk through the Rotherhithe tunnel

The Rotherhithe tunnel is an old hole under the Thames river, nearly a mile long, intended to accomodate both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In the 112 years since it opened, much has changed about the nature of vehicles, and it is now considered "inadvisable" for pedestrians to enter. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Mistakes, Tunnels


Life in NYC's luxury residential skyscraper not so deluxe

432 Park Avenue, tallest residential tower on Earth when built, promised a life of modern luxury and leisure in the skies over New York City. It isn't working out: the pipes leak, the elevators frequently malfuction, the walls creak ominously, and they've cancelled free brunch. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Mistakes, Buildings, Ballardian, J.G. Ballard


Say no to FSBO! 7 risks homesellers take when they go it alone

In today's market, the stakes are high, decisions are swift, and there is immense pressure on everyone in the transaction — which is why sellers need professional advisers by their side.
Tags: Opinion, Listings, Marketing, Service, Radio, Listing, Mistakes, Agent, Columns, Sellers, FSBO, Brokerage, Showings, Cara Ameer, Bidding Wars, Multiple Offers


K-pop star apologizes for hugging Nazi mannequin

A K-pop singer internationalized her fame yesterday by posing with Nazi regalia, the 11' 8" bridge of East Asia's popstar attention economy. Sowon, who is a member of girl group GFriend, deleted the post "when she understood the significance of the image," according to a statement from Source Music, published Monday.Sowon — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Mistakes, Nazi, East Asia, K-pop, Sowon, Source Music


British family went shopping in used ambulance with emergency lights flashing

A Manchester family acquired a used ambulance and went shopping in it, lights flashing. The vehicle reportedly pulled into the car lot of a supermarket and everyone just popped out to get some groceries. The ambulance was seized and a man was later charged with a range of driving offences. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Shopping, Law, Manchester, Crime fiction, Mistakes


What happens when a house fire reaches a propane tank

Firefighters approaching a blazing house fire get lucky when the flames hit a propane tank before they get too close. Stay to the end for an amusing NSFW remark from a bystander.
Tags: Video, News, Fire, Mistakes


Proud Boys leader a "prolific" police informant

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was a "prolific" police informant, reports Adam Roston for Reuters. Law-enforcement officials and the court transcript contradict Tarrio's denial. In a statement to Reuters, the former federal prosecutor in Tarrio's case, Vanessa Singh Johannes, confirmed that "he cooperated with local and federal law enforcement, to aid in the prosecution of those running other, separate criminal enterprises, ranging from running marijuana grow houses in Miami to operating ph...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Miami, Reuters, Proud Boys, Tarrio, Enrique Tarrio, Adam Roston, Vanessa Singh Johannes


Hipster Hitler has rueful smile in new Amazon app icon

Amazon is rolling out a new icon for its main app on the AppStore, and it's a design mistake for the ages.
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Mistakes, Hitler


Man in mask walks into police station with assault rifle, is told sternly to put it down

In this footage from February 2017, a man wearing a balaclava and other tacticool accouterments arms himself with an assault rifle and walks into a police station to complain about being pulled over. There, he is ordered to put the gun down and get on the ground. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes


Excavator extricated

YouTuber LetsDig18 specializes in recovering excavators that get stuck in the mud, but this was "the worst excavator recovery of my career." This 41-minute epic struggle with the elements is oddly relaxing. Image: YouTube / LetsDig18
Tags: Video, News, Excavators, Mistakes, Recovery


Sack of U.S. Capitol was the first mass-"Selfie Incrimination" event

Trump's mob sacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, leading to five deaths in and around the building. Only a handful were arrested on the day, but more than 100 have now been charged. How? The extensive footage they took of themselves breaking into and trashing Congress. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Crimes, Trump, Congress Read, Capitol insurrection, Sack of U S Capitol


Chocolate Factory prequel "WONKA" greenlit

Warner Bros. is to make a prequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory titled WONKA. It will cover the rise of the young chocolate magnate, stripping mystery from wonder and spackling the scoured bones with empty pathos. Warner Bros is eyeing Tom Holland or Timothée Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in Warner Bros. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Movies, News, Mistakes, Warner Bros, Charlie, Tom Holland, Willy Wonka, Warner Bros Read


Lawyer charged with contempt after abandoning client: "I bet I don't appear again"

Louisville lawyer Shanika O'Neill faces a contempt citation after ditching her client during a remarkable virtual hearing last week. Calling into the court session, she claimed her client suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness only to be corrected by the client himself. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Law, Mistakes, Louisville, Shanika O Neill


Cory Doctorow investigated by FBI

Cory was investigated by the FBI over a post on his new blog Pluralistic. The post, of course, is just a link to an article with a summary and some commentary—a surprisingly common target for legal action of one kind or another. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Fbi, Mistakes, Cory Doctorow, Cory


Github apologizes for firing Jewish worker who warned colleagues about Nazis

Github today apologised for firing a Jewish employee who warned co-workers about Nazis and offered him his job back. It also said that "employees are free to express concerns about Nazis". As it happened, the Jewish employee posted to an internal Github Slack channel: "Stay safe homies, Nazis are about." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Tech, Mistakes, Anti-semitism, Capitol insurrection


FBI charges woman who reportedly tried to send Pelosi laptop to Russian intelligence

Riley Williams, a 22-year old woman who allegedly participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, has been charged by the FBI over her role in the riot. NBC News's Tom Winter reports that she "told a former partner that she intended to take a laptop / hard drive stolen from Pelosi's office, ship it to Russia, where a friend would turn it over to the SVR." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Russia, Nbc News, Fbi, Mistakes, Pelosi, SVR, Tom Winter, Capitol insurrection, Riley Williams


FBI charges woman with stealing Pelosi laptop and trying to send it to Russian intelligence

Riley Williams, a 22-year old woman who allegedly participated in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, has been charged by the FBI over her role in the riot. NBC News's Tom Winter reports that she "told a former partner that she intended to take a laptop / hard drive stolen from Pelosi's office, ship it to Russia, where a friend would turn it over to the SVR." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Russia, Nbc News, Fbi, Mistakes, Pelosi, SVR, Tom Winter, Capitol insurrection, Riley Williams


5-minute documentary about nuclear-powered Soviet lighthouses

Lighthouses on the northern and eastern coasts of Russia and are mostly unmanned, so remote are they and so unhospitable the weather. The Soviets devised a clever method of solving the problem of powering them: radioactive decay. Now, as the saying goes, there are two problems. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Russia, Problems, Mistakes, Geography, Lighthouses Are Nice


Actress Tanya Roberts alive, says publicist who reported her dead

Contrary to his own earlier report, publicist Mike Pingel says that Tanya Roberts, star of Charlie's Angels and Bond classic A View to a Kill, is alive. On Sunday, he passed word that he received through her distraught boyfriend, who had visited her in the hospital, that she had passed. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Charlie, Tanya Roberts, Mike Pingel