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Error Spotting
« on: March 06, 2017, 06:53:53 pm »
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so.. just a potentially fun thread: if you find "errors" in something you read (with paid authors/writers), post em` here.

When reading, I often find spelling & grammatical errors. I actually report them back to the authors for fun - none of which have ever been fixed.. lmao. If this were "github" (where programmers live), you simply fork their repo, fix the typo, and send them a pull request. Programmers are happy to receive little fixes like that... Journalists or the companies they work for though? Doesn't seem like they notice the feedback - or they simply do not care.

anyway this isn't a typo/grammar thread to call anyone out, humans make mistakes.. these little mistakes are just fun to catch (IMHO). It feels somewhat like finding a small but mostly insignificant bug in a piece of software. Significant bugs would be things that would fail to actually fact check, that's a very different situation.

When I can't catch a single typo/grammatical error in a massive article, i'm extra impressed.

if you find any while you're reading (articles/books with professional authors/journalists/etc), drop em` here.



Kudos to anyone who finds the most obscure typo/grammatical error in a massive, yet beautifully written article.

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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 06:57:48 pm »
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I just remembered this.

1. NASA’S MISSING HYPHEN

The damage: $80 million

Hyphens don’t usually score high on the list of most important punctuation. But a single dash led to absolute failure for NASA in 1962 in the case of Mariner 1, America’s first interplanetary probe. The mission was simple: get up close and personal with close neighbor Venus. But a single missing hyphen in the coding used to set trajectory and speed caused the craft to explode just minutes after takeoff. 2001: A Space Odyssey novelist Arthur C. Clarke called it “the most expensive hyphen in history.”
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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 07:00:36 pm »
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I just remembered this.

1. NASA’S MISSING HYPHEN

The damage: $80 million

Hyphens don’t usually score high on the list of most important punctuation. But a single dash led to absolute failure for NASA in 1962 in the case of Mariner 1, America’s first interplanetary probe. The mission was simple: get up close and personal with close neighbor Venus. But a single missing hyphen in the coding used to set trajectory and speed caused the craft to explode just minutes after takeoff. 2001: A Space Odyssey novelist Arthur C. Clarke called it “the most expensive hyphen in history.”

yup exactly. most of their stuff was coded in C, fortran, cobol, ASM etc.. easy for stuff like that to happen.

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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 07:03:00 pm »
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http://www.salon.com/2017/02/26/america-last-the-case-for-moral-disengagement-from-politics-in-the-age-of-trump/

- building infrastructure building
-- Furthermore, I would argue that everything Trump has done so far or plans to do fits perfectly well within the neoliberal model: massive tax cuts for corporations; cutting back Social Security, Medicare and essential social services; privatizing healthcare;
handing over the task of building infrastructure building to the private sector; and repressing immigrants by driving them underground or expelling them.

- There is no an external enemy to fight
-- There is no an external enemy to fight, the enemy is all the liberal institutions (which in a perverse way is exactly what Trump is saying too).




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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 07:04:19 pm »
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oh snap, someone fixed one!!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/02/so-is-it-ever-appropriate-for-a-senator-to-meet-with-the-russian-ambassador/?tid=sm_tw_pp&utm_term=.e575350dce59&wprss=rss_the-fix

- "Cordesman says can't think" -> "Cordesman says *he* can't think"
-- Other than national security implications, Cordesman said, he can't think of any reason Sessions would keep mum about his contact with Russia's ambassador.

Fixed:
- Cordesman said, he can't think of any reason

I think I commented on the tweet for that one. I forget though.

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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 07:06:12 pm »
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http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/if-the-trump-white-house-wasnt-compromised-by-russia-be-1792341748
- "level intelligence official infiltrate" -> "level intelligence official to infiltrate"

Also, is it "Worst of all"? or is "Worse of all" acceptable?


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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 07:09:01 pm »
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I imagine breitbart.com is a typo-fest.. first article I checked:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/04/hannity-tweetstorm-grills-obama-underlings-on-fisa-trump-attack
- grillied -> grilled

lol.


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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 05:01:24 am »
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There's a bunch in the neo4j docs.

https://neo4j.com/docs/developer-manual/current/cypher/
- and the they -> and then they
-- Clauses are chained together, and the they feed intermediate result sets between each other.

https://neo4j.com/docs/developer-manual/current/cypher/clauses/match/
- If an variable is needed -> If a variable is needed
- If you want to return or filter on a path in your pattern graph, you can a introduce a named path. -> you can introduce

https://neo4j.com/docs/developer-manual/current/cypher/clauses/set/
- Setting labels on a node is an idempotent operations -> operation








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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 05:02:55 am »
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unless foundf was in the original tweet, which is possible.. lol

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/322615-dhs-head-trump-has-convincing-wiretap-proof
- Nothing foundf -> Nothing found
- They typo'd Trump's typo'd tweet.


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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 05:51:23 am »
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oooh i got a good one (in theatlantic) right before i'm getting ready to sleep.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/01/trump-twitter-north-korea/512450/
- that no deal is reach or it falls apart -> that no deal is REACHED or it falls apart


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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 04:06:50 pm »
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There's tons of little issues in the CIA "press release". I think this (and other choices of words like "infest" and "infested") could probably be used to point out the country of origin of the author(s).

Here are a few:

https://wikileaks.org/ciav7p1/#ANALYSIS
- should analyzed -> should be analyzed
-- Wikileaks has carefully reviewed the "Year Zero" disclosure and published substantive CIA documentation while avoiding the distribution of 'armed' cyberweapons until a consensus emerges on the technical and political nature of the CIA's program and how such 'weapons' should analyzed, disarmed and published.

- ten of -> tens of
-- These redactions include ten of thousands of CIA targets and attack machines throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States.

- &mdsh;
-- By hiding these security flaws from manufacturers like Apple and Google the CIA ensures that it can hack everyone &mdsh; at the expense of leaving everyone hackable.

- There are very considerably more -> There are considerably more










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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 04:07:26 pm »
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https://www.commentarymagazine.com/american-society/wikileaks-cia-russia-front/
- But how may news consumers will realize this?  -> may/many


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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 04:09:35 pm »
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a useless one that doesn't count, but just posting it because WGAF.

https://luisant.ca/remynifier
- it its / in its


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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 11:11:33 pm »
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this thread is fun. I found these while walk-reading.

THEINTERCEPT FALLS VICTIM.

https://theintercept.com/2017/03/09/new-evidence-contradicts-pentagons-account-of-yemen-raid-but-general-closes-the-case/
- In a series tweets -> In a series of tweets





https://theintercept.com/2017/03/08/cias-new-digital-innovation-division-cant-seem-to-keep-its-own-secrets/
- Of course, has CIA -> Of course, CIA has
- whether it have engaged -> whether is has engaged






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Re: Error Spotting
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 06:00:38 pm »
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don't fuck with me.

https://www.thebalance.com/jobs-report-monthly-employment-growth-statistics-3305732
- provides the provides the -> provides the