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Old May 14th 2011, 1:48 am
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Default 05/01/11 DVL drawing results in too many winners.

US visa dreams dashed by 'glitch' [BBC News]
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Default Re: 05/01/11 DVL drawing results in too many winners.

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The BBC item is correct. However, your caption here is not -- the number of "winners" was correct -- however, 90% of the "entrants" were improperly excluded from the pool for selection.

From what I understand, Department of State became aware of the "glitch" almost immediately. Realizing that they were at this famous California intersection, there was probably a collective "whoops" and they had to figure out how to minimize the litigation that is sure to follow. [My good friend Terry Yale Fiertag jokes that he "... made a lot of money for other attorneys" as a result of his pro bono representation of one Refugio Silva from a FUBAR of the Visa Office.]
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Default Re: 05/01/11 DVL drawing results in too many winners.

Probably, my original caption was "DVL drawing a fix?" which as a question would have most probably been appropriate.
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Default Re: 05/01/11 DVL drawing results in too many winners.

Originally Posted by S Folinsky View Post
The BBC item is correct. However, your caption here is not -- the number of "winners" was correct -- however, 90% of the "entrants" were improperly excluded from the pool for selection.

From what I understand, Department of State became aware of the "glitch" almost immediately. Realizing that they were at this famous California intersection, there was probably a collective "whoops" and they had to figure out how to minimize the litigation that is sure to follow. [My good friend Terry Yale Fiertag jokes that he "... made a lot of money for other attorneys" as a result of his pro bono representation of one Refugio Silva from a FUBAR of the Visa Office.]
Try the infamous but popular Daily Fail if you want a totally misleading headline:

Congratulations, you're now an American... er, sorry, we made a mistake: 50,000 immigrants who won visa lottery are stripped of citizenship after computer glitz


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ry-system.html
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Try the infamous but popular Daily Fail if you want a totally misleading headline:

Congratulations, you're now an American... er, sorry, we made a mistake: 50,000 immigrants who won visa lottery are stripped of citizenship after computer glitz


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ry-system.html
Bloody British journos can't even use English properly - it's glitch - glitz is glittery stuff. Morons.

I even find stuff like this on the BBC News Web site and newspapers like the Times these days. Product of a permissive, liberal teaching philosophy that crept in during the 90s onwards.

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Default Re: 05/01/11 DVL drawing results in too many winners.

Originally Posted by fatbrit View Post
Try the infamous but popular Daily Fail if you want a totally misleading headline:

Congratulations, you're now an American... er, sorry, we made a mistake: 50,000 immigrants who won visa lottery are stripped of citizenship after computer glitz


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ry-system.html
Suddenly a glut of tickets to Florida get cancelled
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Bloody British journos can't even use English properly - it's glitch - glitz is glittery stuff. Morons.

I even find stuff like this on the BBC News Web site and newspapers like the Times these days. Product of a permissive, liberal teaching philosophy that crept in during the 90s onwards.
Americans can't spell either - I see it everyday at work. I am embarrassed to read some of the internal emails my manager sends me - her spelling is atrocious - and she went to college - I didn't! This isn't just one person either - I see it all the time here.
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Americans can't spell either - I see it everyday at work. I am embarrassed to read some of the internal emails my manager sends me - her spelling is atrocious - and she went to college - I didn't! This isn't just one person either - I see it all the time here.
Sadly, the US school system has changed from educating little Johnny, to helping little Johnny feel good about himself. Anyway, that's a topic for another thread!

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Sadly, the US school system has changed from educating little Johnny, to helping little Johnny feel good about himself. Anyway, that's a topic for another thread!

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For years I have noted the increasing inability of people to write a clear and coherent sentence. That said, I now blame the increasing use of spell checkers as a factor -- "It is with grate pried ..." does not note on this "cite" as having "great" and "pride" being misspelled.
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For years I have noted the increasing inability of people to write a clear and coherent sentence. That said, I now blame the increasing use of spell checkers as a factor -- "It is with grate pried ..." does not note on this "cite" as having "great" and "pride" being misspelled.
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