What teck glitches freak you out?

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Faerie (June 21, 2018, 03:39:43 AM):
I woke up at 2:49am this morning to a very different alarm. My cellphone was blaring a confused blending of 284 sms' from the bank telling me Im logging onto my internet banking. Considering I got paid yesterday, this naturally freaked me out and I called the number on one of the notification sms'.

The bank's app is misbehaving, my meagre cash is safe but they need to disable the internet banking app and I need to present myself at a branch to reactivate it. Relief AND annoyance....

What glitches have you experienced which freaks you out?
Mefiante (June 21, 2018, 07:55:16 AM):
My antivirus protection routinely quarantines executables that I know with absolute certainty not to be malware because I wrote them myself.

Irritating.

'Luthon64
brianvds (June 21, 2018, 08:13:04 AM):
A month or two ago I finally got a smartphone as birthday gift. Actually a neat toy. But boy, did I have my work cut out for me to work out how to switch off its autocorrect function, which insisted on correcting all messages typed in Afrikaans. I just hate it when machines presume to think on my behalf. -)
st0nes (June 21, 2018, 08:21:31 AM):

What glitches have you experienced which freaks you out?
Lack of testing is my biggest complaint against manufacturers of both software and hardware. It's hard to buy anything these days without finding out in short order that it's flaky in some way or another. TV box that hangs at random intervals--usually at the most suspenseful scene of a movie we're trying to watch; banking app that can't find a connection when all other apps connect fine; stockbroker's new website that can't find my banking details, although they show up fine in the old website; kettle that can't be poured from without dribbling all over the kitchen counter (FFS, didn't they even make a prototype to test before they went into production?); cellphone that plays audio ads at 0300 in the morning--I could go on and on, but it would be boring....
brianvds (June 21, 2018, 09:09:12 AM):

What glitches have you experienced which freaks you out?
Lack of testing is my biggest complaint against manufacturers of both software and hardware. It's hard to buy anything these days without finding out in short order that it's flaky in some way or another. TV box that hangs at random intervals--usually at the most suspenseful scene of a movie we're trying to watch; banking app that can't find a connection when all other apps connect fine; stockbroker's new website that can't find my banking details, although they show up fine in the old website; kettle that can't be poured from without dribbling all over the kitchen counter (FFS, didn't they even make a prototype to test before they went into production?); cellphone that plays audio ads at 0300 in the morning--I could go on and on, but it would be boring....

Those automated telemarketers are among the more maddening aspects of modern life. Who woulda thunk there'd be something worse than traditional telemarketers? And I don't know if I should just block their numbers, because perhaps this will inform them that my number is active, after which they'll sell it to millions of other telemarketers...

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