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Epic failures: 11 infamous software bugs

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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Epic failures: 11 infamous software bugs




Computerworld - Mark your calendars! Sept. 9 is hereby declared Debugging Day. It's been associated with removing bugs for more than 50 years now but is rarely formally celebrated. So let's start the tradition this year.


I came across this article and thought I would share it with my fellow ATSers.

I love these kind of articles. It is easy to lose perspective about events while you live them. You can get a much better feel for them with some time.

It is sometimes amazing how many things computer software touches in today's society. Be ever vigilant and remember to test, test, test!!! And once you think it is working fine, test some more!


I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.




posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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I think "bugs" appear in any system whether it be biological or artificial

Just as we have the "Ghosts in the Machine" - I like how its postulated in IRobot

Just as what happens in the Matrix and as Mr White Beard says about the anomaly if unchecked constitutes to a growing probability of a system crash etc

Just as in Humans if we have a dark thought maybe, mis-guided, etc and that too can slowly form in the mind so you could eventually become that unknown thing

It's always made me wonder, considering what software is shared over the internet, those lost packets, all the data streaming round together, bot nets, zombie machines etc

Kind of like in T3 (shudders it was made) how skynet became the software in cyberspace, not one military server or super computer

Just like "rebels" within a nation with a new idea on how things should be done and how they can spread

Just as Democracy/Capitalism is spreading like a virus and people are trying to fight it

Wow not sure how off topic that went or did it ?

Although the article itself - a moth found in Relay #70 Panel F - Chortle, although I don't see why its a significant date for all. I mean do they get these bugs then just put them on the board till Sept 9 ??

Was 9/11 something after, a new virus in the system to spawn off the idea of terrorism ? I'm sorry that's ridiculous but it popped in to my head towards the end of writing this hehe

Regards,

Panda



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