Liz Gannes

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Trained Monkeys Fix YouTube Outage

YouTube had an outage on Monday, and its jokey error message (“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation”) had some users wondering if it had been hacked. A spokesperson for the video site said, “Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus