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I once was in a programming class where the task was "build a calculator". A student did one with buttons 1, 2, 3 all the way up to about 25 and then ran out of space on the screen. We've asked this before but liked it so much we're asking again: What's the best example of ignorance you've encountered?

(, Thu 30 Aug 2012, 12:30)
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Why are there no black HGV drivers?
A fair question, you may say. Perhaps it's because the industry is racist, or a sad comment on lack of training.

The truth is far stranger. Five years ago, the industry went over to digital tachographs. The smart card each driver carries, that records driving, carries a photo of the user.

Apparently, roadside cameras detect the card wirelessly and face recognition matches the driver to it. Black faces don't show up in a dark cab, so no black drivers are permitted.

This is what a colleague firmly believes.

The only things wrong with the teory is that:

Face recognition doesn't work.
Wireless digitachs don't exist.
His transport manager is Barbadian and a former driver ("yeah, but he had to come off the road when the digitach came in").
(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 13:05, 5 replies)
i thought a person from barbados was called "bajun"

(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 13:13, closed)
Bajan actually
...but we'd only be getting questions as why someone from the Mexican end of California was driving HGVs in Smethwick.
(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 13:19, closed)
If they smiled could they not be identified by their dental records?

(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 13:39, closed)
Good idea!
You could carry extra sets of dentures for "running bent".
(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 13:53, closed)
More plausible than you'd think.
(, Fri 31 Aug 2012, 16:58, closed)

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