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   SHOTS FIRED .....THE SUSPECT IS CURRENTLY AT LARGE .....EVERYBODY PANIC ................ this is only a test

14 Nov 2012 05:25 PM   |   4659 clicks   |   Yahoo
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Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  
Was the shooter wearing a hat?

14 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
I_Am_Weasel    [TotalFark]  
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14 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
Walker    [TotalFark]  
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14 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
Gyrfalcon     

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First thing I thought of.

14 Nov 2012 05:29 PM
uncleacid     
STOUPD.

14 Nov 2012 05:38 PM
weapon13     
TFA "the mistake was not because of human error"

What type of error was it? Did a computer make the error?

Why was it sent out? So many questions... that I don't care about...

14 Nov 2012 05:45 PM
someguy945     
FTA: Lucido also told the campus newspaper the mistake was not because of human error.

What other types of mistakes/errors are there? Well, there are physical failures, like when a structure or device is rated as having a 99% chance to hold but unfortunately does not. A calculated risk is taken and no human is to blame if the risk fails. But that doesn't seem to apply to this situation at all.

Another type of non-human mistake is an animal mistake. A carrier pigeon is trained and certified, but occasionally screws up anyway. As with a phyiscal failure, there is a calculated risk and no human is blamed when an occasional failure does occur. This also doesn't seem to apply to this situation at all.

I would love to know how this story could possibly not be a human mistake.

FTA: Oakland University police and university officials are investigating the cause of the errant message.

So to top it all off, they don't know what went wrong, they just know that it couldn't have been a person's fault. Yeah, okay.

http://i.imgur.com/0jSSA.gif

14 Nov 2012 05:47 PM
someguy945     

weapon13: Did a computer make the error?


...which of course is still a human error, computers only do as they are told!

14 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
darcsun     
Went to school there... don't recall it looking so old.

14 Nov 2012 05:54 PM
Charles_Nelson_Reilly     
In Michigan, not California. Sorry Raider haters.

14 Nov 2012 06:11 PM
OnlyM3     
Police can't be trusted with voice mail and we give them guns? WTF?

14 Nov 2012 06:20 PM
Leedav    [TotalFark]  
better than the other way around. When Rabin was shot, nobody believed it was really happening and the security guys were yelling "Drill! Drill!"

14 Nov 2012 06:36 PM
way south     

someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?

...which of course is still a human error, computers only do as they are told!


You haven't hung around enough computers.

/sometimes they do what they are told wrongly in a way they still think is correct, but it is not.

14 Nov 2012 06:42 PM
newton     
Reminds me of the high school where they claimed a crazy gunman was on the loose in the school.
They let the kids freak out for an hour before letting them know it was a drill.

WTF.

14 Nov 2012 07:00 PM
mc_madness     
Rochester is the most dangerous city in Michigan after Detroit and Flint.

It's rate of murders and rape are unparalleled.

14 Nov 2012 07:46 PM
Tenatra     
How does that whole text messaging help anyone in class. Most teachers I've had get extremely irritated if someone looks at their phone during class.

/I did have one teacher that would dance to any ringtone he heard until the person turned it off.
//He'd also ask you if you wanted to read your important text message to the class if he caught you reading a txt, you didn't have to but the commentary from him made it rather amusing when he'd create a scenario for the text message.

14 Nov 2012 07:58 PM
BMFPitt     
In Detroit?

I figured they had some kind of system for alerting people where there wasn't shooting going on.

14 Nov 2012 09:04 PM
someguy945     

way south: someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?

...which of course is still a human error, computers only do as they are told!

You haven't hung around enough computers.

/sometimes they do what they are told wrongly in a way they still think is correct, but it is not.


If you write a line of code and the computer doesn't do exactly what you told it to do, that's because some OTHER human screwed up, somewhere up the line (possibly with the compiler, but much more likely a driver or operating system/registry issue).

It's just physics. Electricity flowing through wires representing 1s and 0s. It does what it's told, but maybe not what YOU told it to do.

14 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
rdyb     
Lucido also told the campus newspaper the mistake was not because of human error.

Because cops are not human, obviously

14 Nov 2012 09:43 PM
way south     

someguy945: way south: someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?

...which of course is still a human error, computers only do as they are told!

You haven't hung around enough computers.

/sometimes they do what they are told wrongly in a way they still think is correct, but it is not.

If you write a line of code and the computer doesn't do exactly what you told it to do, that's because some OTHER human screwed up, somewhere up the line (possibly with the compiler, but much more likely a driver or operating system/registry issue).

It's just physics. Electricity flowing through wires representing 1s and 0s. It does what it's told, but maybe not what YOU told it to do.


Electricity flowing irregularly (or not at all) through borked components on a circuit board will not give you predictable results... Trust me on this.

/Replaces copier parts for a living.
/You wont believe some of the shiat I've seen them do.
/Most errors will go to code, but every so often you'll get a real gem.

14 Nov 2012 10:08 PM
someguy945     

way south: someguy945: way south: someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?

...which of course is still a human error, computers only do as they are told!

You haven't hung around enough computers.

/sometimes they do what they are told wrongly in a way they still think is correct, but it is not.

If you write a line of code and the computer doesn't do exactly what you told it to do, that's because some OTHER human screwed up, somewhere up the line (possibly with the compiler, but much more likely a driver or operating system/registry issue).

It's just physics. Electricity flowing through wires representing 1s and 0s. It does what it's told, but maybe not what YOU told it to do.

Electricity flowing irregularly (or not at all) through borked components on a circuit board will not give you predictable results... Trust me on this.

/Replaces copier parts for a living.
/You wont believe some of the shiat I've seen them do.
/Most errors will go to code, but every so often you'll get a real gem.


Fair enough, this falls under the "physical failures" in one of my earlier posts in this thread.

Back to the original topic, there is virtually no chance that this broadcast malfunction was caused by a failing circuit board.

14 Nov 2012 10:41 PM
mysteryshrimp     
Someone's a Red Dwarf fan.

/obscure?
//what am I talking about, this is fark.

15 Nov 2012 12:09 AM
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