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IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

Great Western Rail has been advertising the bargain of a lifetime; a first-class journey from Taunton to Trowbridge for £10,000. We don't know if anybody could hate cider that much, but the extraordinarily priced direct trip was advertised from 22 May to 14 July, leaving potential customers stumping up £156 per mile. Great …
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Sophos' putrid patch snuffs Citrix kit, kills call centre

A Sophos Web Appliance update has crashed users' PC fleets including knocking offline the Australian call centre of a global company for two days after support was quietly revoked for SSL 3.0 ciphers used in Citrix Receiver. The British security firm pushed out update version last week to correct four non-critical …
Darren Pauli, 29 Jun 2015
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Triple glitch grounds ALL aircraft in New Zealand

A trinity of network failures led to the grounding of all aircraft in New Zealand yesterday. Just four minutes of outage ended up keeping planes on the ground for two hours, affecting 200 flights on 23 June. It cut off radar systems and forced traffic controllers to revert to manual systems to land some of the fifty aircraft …
Darren Pauli, 24 Jun 2015
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TERROR in ORBIT: Dodgy rocket burp biffs International Space Station off track

A malfunction on a docked Russian spacecraft caused the International Space Station to shift from its normal orbital orientation, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday. NASA confirmed that the engines of Soyuz TMA-15M – one of two Soyuz spacecraft currently docked at the ISS – unexpectedly fired at 10:27am Central …
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'Camera-shy' Raspberry Pi 2 suffers strange 'XENON DEATH FLASH' glitch

Vid An odd little flaw in the new Raspberry Pi 2 has been discovered just days after its geekgasmic release – the PC doesn't like being papped under the bright lights of cameras. It apparently freezes when a Xenon flash is used to photograph the Raspberry Pi 2. The glitch was flagged up in a forum thread entitled "Why is the Pi2 …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Feb 2015

Google ghostly graphics haunt Image search

A slam dunking NBA star and a fatal car crash isn't normally what you'd expect to find when Googling for puppies, but it is exactly what users have received overnight due to some unknown perversion of Google Images. The bug affected a scattering of users from dozens of countries. Australia, the US, the UK and many others …
Darren Pauli, 27 Aug 2014

US stock markets unveil new IPOcalypse-BUSTERS to watchdogs

US stock exchanges have said that they’ve figured out how to help stop technical trading glitches, following orders from regulators to come up with new rules after trading on the NASDAQ ground to a halt for three hours in August. Market operators including NYSE Euronext and NASDAQ OMX said they had agreed on certain proposals …

Google's latest PRIVACY MELTDOWN: Web chats sent to WRONG people

Stunned Google Talk users have discovered their messages are going to the WRONG recipients on the web chat system. Conversations appear to be funnelled to anyone on your contacts list rather than just the intended receiver. The advertising giant is aware of the cock-up, but has yet to fix the glitch. It means that netizens …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Sep 2013
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RBS customers still suffering tech issues at Virgin One Account

Customers of the Virgin One Account's online bank service may be shocked to see that they have paid all their bills twice this month. But they shouldn't worry say RBS group - owners of the One Account brand - bank balances are still correct and the transactions are just showing up duplicate on online statements. A notice on …
Anna Leach, 3 Jul 2012
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SHOCK! FIFA 12 goalie does it doggy style with striker

We don't usually report glitches in games unless it has unintentionally hilarious results - think dragons flying backwards in Skyrim. But when it involves a goalkeeper appearing to get down and dirty with a striker in FIFA 12, we thought it too rib-tickling a mishap not to pass on. Check it out below. Certainly tops Vinnie …
Caleb Cox, 4 Apr 2012
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Windows 7 Phone glitch spews phantom data

Microsoft is investigating reports that smartphones running its Windows Phone 7 operating system are transmitting huge chunks of data over 3G networks that cause subscribers to exceed their monthly allotments. The phantom data can be as much as 50 MB and is often consumed at the same time on consecutive days, according to one …
Dan Goodin, 11 Jan 2011
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iPhone glitch gets US fanbois up on wrong side of bed

US-based iPhone users who rely on their handset's alarm clock got a rude awakening on Monday unless they took precautions against a glitch that failed to account for a time change that set clocks back one hour over the weekend. The glitch, introduced in iOS 4, was the biggest assault in recent memory to the it-just-works …
Dan Goodin, 8 Nov 2010
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Ryanair trades blows with 'idiot blogger'

Hats off this fine morning to Ryanair, which last week traded blows with "idiot blogger" Jason Roe and in the process demonstrated exactly how airlines should deal with bothersome self-loading cargo. The whole thing kicked off when Jason posted details of an apparent glitch which allowed him to get Ryanair tickets for nowt. …
Lester Haines, 25 Feb 2009
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Smut email hubby claims iPhone glitch

A cheating hubby who apparently emailed the extramarital object of his affections a candid snap of himself via his iPhone claimed the whole thing was a glitch after his missus rumbled his dirty dealings. The whole sorry tale is outlined on this discussion, which begins: Please help! I took my husband's i-phone and found a …
Lester Haines, 18 Nov 2008
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Adobe patch thwarts clickjacking attack

Adobe has published an update to its popular Flash Player software, addressing a much-publicised clickjacking flaw. Clickjacking affects multiple applications (including browsers and media players) and creates a means for hackers to trick prospective marks into unknowingly clicking on a link or dialogue. Adobe Flash Player - …
John Leyden, 16 Oct 2008
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Apple confesses MobileMe vanishing contact bug

Apple is having yet another issue with its MobileMe service, although this time the problem is mercifully less substantial than having subscribers locked out of their accounts for more than a week. A new glitch has made its presence known on Apple's MobileMe forums. Several users have complained today that various contact …
Austin Modine, 29 Jul 2008
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RSA domain glitch derails UK online retailers

RSA has apologised for a domain name registration glitch, which left clients of its payment processing service unable to process payment as normal last Thursday. Pizza purveyor Domino's, Dabs and others were hit by the snafu, which meant transactions either timed out or failed. In response to the problems, …
John Leyden, 22 Jul 2008

Microsoft hopes third time is lucky with XP SP3 update

Microsoft yesterday got out its big red felt pen and marked a few release dates on the calendar. Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 will both land in November this year. Meanwhile, Windows XP service pack three (SP3) will finally be pushed out “shortly”. The software giant has been forced to …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Jul 2008

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