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Wednesday: January 13, 2010

The top eleven signs your New Year's resolution has already failed.The top eleven signs your New Year's resolution has already failed.

Yes, clicking over to the source link and reading this list counts as an admission that you failed to keep your resolutions (see number three). Better luck next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:34 AM | Tags (4) | bbspot | fail | funny | resolutions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.If at first you don't succeed at your driver's test, try 950 times.

Good news: after the 950th time, this person was finally able to pass the written exam. Bad news: there is still the little matter of passing the actual driving portion of the exam.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:46 AM | Tags (9) | azcentral | driver | driving | exam | failure | repetitive | silly | southkorea | success |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.

Soon after, he signed a freaking recording contract and dropped out of Berkeley to pursue a full-time music career while thousands of legitimately talented, unsigned musicians quietly drank themselves to death.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:54 AM | Tags (8) | cracked | fame | fortune | fail | upwards | dumb | money | rich |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.

Yikes - put this product in the 'never speak of again' file. Why didn't they pair this device with their FiOS offering from the beginning? Seems like common sense. Also, people don't seem to be fond of additional monthly fees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:42 AM | Tags (7) | hub | verizon | betanews | fail | fios | discontinued | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.

'We have no plans to acquire EA,' Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. 'They remain a very important partner to us. No acquisitions.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (9) | acquisition | business | buyout | ea | fail | gaming | microsoft | takeover | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Ten of the best trampoline fails to end your week with a laugh.Ten of the best trampoline fails to end your week with a laugh.

If you're going to try and replicate any of these fails at home, please wear a helmet. Good night and good luck.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 5:24 PM | Tags (6) | epiccarnival | fail | funny | holes | jumping | trampolines |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the most awesome contextual advertisement fails for your viewing pleasure.

...sometimes the sophisticated matching technology goes awry, putting ads next to articles in ways that are just a little off. When this happens, the savvy denizens of the internet are usually there to capture the hilarity with a screengrab.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | fail | urlesque | contextual | matching | ads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 58 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.

The researchers found that monkeys that were rewarded for the right response to a cue learned quickly how to respond the next time they saw the cue, but monkeys that responded incorrectly weren't any better equipped to deal with the same cue the next time they saw it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:46 PM | Tags (5) | research | study | success | failure | brain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.Failiure rate of Xbox 360 is a whopping 52.4 percent.

You have better odds flipping a coin than actually purchasing a functional Xbox 360. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 5:04 PM | Tags (7) | gaming | videogames | rrod | xbox | failure | rate | endsights |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Eleven awful shows that FOX has aired after The Simpsons.Eleven awful shows that FOX has aired after The Simpsons.

That's quite a collection of terrible programming. Thank you FOX.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 3:38 PM | Tags (7) | simpsons | fox | shows | fail | television | media | pilots |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

A list of the top eleven failed URL shortening services.A list of the top eleven failed URL shortening services.

7. youwereprobablylinkingtopornanyway.com

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | url | shortening | service | failed | fail |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Printed blog publication folds up due to lack of funding.Printed blog publication folds up due to lack of funding.

Sounded like a good idea in theory but then again lots of bad ideas sound good in theory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 3:42 PM | Tags (6) | blogs | closing | fail | fold | funding | printed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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