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Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: "Test missile alert" and "Missile alert". He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.

"In this case, the operator selected the wrong menu option," HEMA spokesman Richard Rapoza told The Washington Post on Sunday.

A dropdown menu with just two options. That's incredibly bad user interface design.

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aliquis
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2005-07-23

Facebook and Slashdot both do this.

This night on visiting Facebook I wanted to click the field where you can write something new but the content of the page refreshed and suddenly I had activated some use profile picture to login or whatever it said. I have no fucking clue how to remove that. There was no option from that there or a Cancel or a link or such.

On Slashdot similarly I may check for replies and see the headlines and try to click one just to have that part pushed down with an ad resulting in a clicked ad instead.

Maybe these "intelligent" browsers shouldn't start showing things in at-least until they know where on the page the content will be. Then again with java-scripts and shit maybe that's hard. So don't design user-interfaces in it?

And now Firefox will start pre-fetching webpages which tab you simply drag your pointer over ...

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