Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Occasional Amusement of Mindlessness

There was an amusing error in the headline for a KGO RSS feed posted last night:
Find out the winning Powerbull numbers
Experience has taught that these headlines tend to be a relatively mindless process of copying what looks like the right headline from the source article and distilling it down to headline length. By now I no longer complain that nothing even faintly resembling editing is part of the aggregation workflow. However, given how much this particular task involves little more than copying, I suspect the odds of it being a deliberate prank rather than a mindless error are pretty good. Perhaps somewhat has finally found the right wooden shoe (sabot) to throw into the RSS machinery!

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