Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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RE: Cult of the nobel clueless
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 18th Feb 2010 00:51 UTC in reply to "Cult of the nobel clueless"
StephenBeDoper
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2005-07-06

Every now and then I get a phone call where the caller has a wrong number. Again, that is understandable, but over the last few years these callers have became unable to understand that they called to a wrong number. I have to explain it to them two or three times.
What makes this phenomenon absurdly stupid is that even when I answer my phone with my name (Finnish phone etiquette), hearing an unfamiliar voice answer with an unexpected name doesn't discourage them from demanding to speak to the person they tried to call or to just start talking.


Wow... life imitates The Kids in the Hall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwqIazaeeJc

"Well, I never make a mistake with numbers, so I'm forced to assume that you're lying. Put Frank on now!"

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