| SHOTS FIRED .....THE SUSPECT IS CURRENTLY AT LARGE .....EVERYBODY PANIC ................ this is only a test
|Showing 1-22 of 22 comments|
Was the shooter wearing a hat?
I_Am_Weasel: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 520x685]
First thing I thought of.
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...
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.
weapon13: Did a computer make the error?
...which of course is still a human error, computers only do as they are told!
Went to school there... don't recall it looking so old.
In Michigan, not California. Sorry Raider haters.
Police can't be trusted with voice mail and we give them guns? WTF?
better than the other way around. When Rabin was shot, nobody believed it was really happening and the security guys were yelling "Drill! Drill!"
| way south
someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?
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.
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.
Rochester is the most dangerous city in Michigan after Detroit and Flint.
It's rate of murders and rape are unparalleled.
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.
I figured they had some kind of system for alerting people where there wasn't shooting going on.
way south: someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?
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.
Lucido also told the campus newspaper the mistake was not because of human error.
Because cops are not human, obviously
| way south
someguy945: way south: someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?
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.
way south: someguy945: way south: someguy945: weapon13: Did a computer make the error?
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.
Someone's a Red Dwarf fan.
//what am I talking about, this is fark.
|Showing 1-22 of 22 comments|
| This thread is closed to new comments.|