Computer error led man, 30, to fatally overdose on morphine



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A back pain sufferer died after accidentally overdosing on morphine due to a computer labelling error on his prescription drug bottle, an inquest has heard. 

Hamish Hardie, 30, was prescribed Oramorph, a brand of liquid morphine, after suffering from two slipped discs, but he overdosed as there was no exact dosage on the bottle prescribed.

His mother, Mary-Anne Hardie, who administered the medication, said her son had been ‘badly let down,’ after a computer error went unnoticed by a trainee GP and a pharmacist’s dispenser.

The error meant she followed instructions on the bottle to ‘use as directed,’ meaning more frequent and higher doses were given – on top of the dihydrocodeine and diazepam prescriptions Hamish was also taking to treat his pain.  

As a result, the Leeds University graduate died at his family’s home in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, last August –

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Man, 30, died from accidentally overdosing on morphine after computer labelling error

A back pain sufferer died after accidentally overdosing on morphine due to a computer labelling error on his prescription drug bottle, an inquest has heard. 

Hamish Hardie, 30, was prescribed Oramorph, a brand of liquid morphine, after suffering from two slipped discs, but he overdosed as there was no exact dosage on the bottle prescribed.

His mother, Mary-Anne Hardie, who administered the medication, said her son had been ‘badly let down,’ after a computer error went unnoticed by a trainee GP and a pharmacist’s dispenser.

The error meant she followed instructions on the bottle to ‘use as directed,’ meaning more frequent and higher doses were given – on top of the dihydrocodeine and diazepam prescriptions Hamish was also taking to treat his pain.  

As a result, the Leeds University graduate died at his family’s home in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, last August – just two days after he started taking

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A bug in Spider Man: Miles Morales gives us the web-swinging patio lamp hero we deserve

As any avid gamer knows, bugs and glitches are part of the deal. Sometimes they take gameplay to a whole other level, as seems to be the case with Spider Man: Miles Morales where players unexpectedly turned into inanimate objects, including a patio space heater (there’s a probably joke there about great power and great responsibility but we’re above puns at The Verge dot com) (spoiler: we totally are not).

The patio heater incident was weird enough, but it’s not the only strange inanimate object to abruptly replace a player in-game:

It’s possible this Spider-Man glitch may eventually rank up there with the funniest in-game weirdness. There was the bug in Half-Life 2 that left NPCs unable to blink, the numerous oddities including misplaced obelisks in Microsoft Flight Simulator, and of course who can forget the patch for The Sims 4 that caused some of the sims

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Tony Hsieh, Man Who Introduced Advertising to the Internet, Dead at 46

Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos.com who pioneered internet advertising and revolutionized the shoe business, died on Friday aged 46. He was with family at the time.



Tony Hsieh standing on a stage: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hsieh passed away on Friday.


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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh speaks onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Life is Beautiful festival on September 25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hsieh passed away on Friday.

Hsieh had retired from Zappos, the iconic online shoe retailer, earlier this year after 21 years. He’d also been a key figure in revitalizing downtown Las Vegas, as well as an inspiration to other entrepreneurs.

“It is with very heavy hearts that we are sharing some very sad news with all of you, as we have learned that Tony passed away earlier today,” Zappos CEO Kedar Deshpande said in a letter posted to the company’s website.

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Elon Musk is now tied with Bill Gates as world’s second richest man

By Michelle Toh | CNN Business

Elon Musk’s rocket-like climb up the ranking of the world’s richest men continues.

The Tesla CEO’s net worth soared on Monday as shares of his electric automaker hit a record high, boosting his net worth to $127.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index, which tracks the world’s 500 wealthiest people.

For a couple of hours that put him slightly above Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s second-richest person, who was estimated to be worth $127.7 billion. The latest readout from the Bloomberg index has the men tied on $128 billion each.

Musk’s fortunes are directly linked to those of Tesla. His biggest asset is the company’s stock, of which he last owned about 20%, according to Bloomberg.

This year has been very good for the entrepreneur. So far in 2020, Tesla’s stock has shot up almost 524%, helping Musk add more

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Man Stabs Younger Brother To Death For Finishing His Mobile Internet Data

A man in India was arrested after he killed his younger brother for allegedly finishing his mobile internet data.

The accused, identified as 23-year-old Raman, noticed that his younger brother, Roy, had exhausted his mobile internet data and took him to the roof of his home. 

“On Wednesday evening, Raman took his younger brother Roy to the roof of the house and scolded him for consuming his internet data,” said a police officer, local television station NDTV reported.

The two got into a heated argument. The accused then stabbed his brother multiple times and fled the scene. The age of the victim was not known.

“In a fit of rage, Raman stabbed Roy four to five times in his chest and fled,” the officer said. 

As the victim was nowhere to be found, the family members started searching for him and found him on the roof, lying in a pool

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When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

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Men often judge women by their appearance. Turns out, computers do too.

When US and European researchers fed pictures of members of Congress to Google’s cloud image recognition service, the service applied three times as many annotations related to physical appearance to photos of women as it did to men. The top labels applied to men were “official” and “businessperson”; for women they were “smile” and “chin.”

“It results in women receiving a lower status stereotype: that women are there to look pretty and men are business leaders,” says Carsten Schwemmer, a postdoctoral researcher at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln, Germany. He worked on the study, published last week, with researchers from New York University, American University, University College Dublin, University of Michigan, and nonprofit California YIMBY.

The researchers administered their machine vision test to Google’s artificial intelligenceimage service and those

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Blind Man, ‘Born to Run,’ Completes Solo 5K With Trial App to Guide Him | Technology News

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blind man completed a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run in New York’s Central Park without a guide dog or human help this week. His navigation aid? Artificial intelligence through headphones plugged into a smartphone.

“The safest thing for a blind man is to sit still. I ain’t sitting still,” said Thomas Panek, 50, who lost his vision in his early 20s due to a genetic condition and runs Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a guide dog school.

The marathon enthusiast got tired of having to follow slower runners as a guide. So he decided a year ago to find a way to run solo.

He turned to Google to find a way for a phone to “tell me where to go,” said Panek, who believes “humans are born to run.”

He worked with the Alphabet Inc unit to create a research program. A smartphone camera picks up

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Blind man, ‘born to run,’ completes solo 5K with trial app to guide him

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A blind man completed a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run in New York’s Central Park without a guide dog or human help this week. His navigation aid? Artificial intelligence through headphones plugged into a smartphone.

“The safest thing for a blind man is to sit still. I ain’t sitting still,” said Thomas Panek, 50, who lost his vision in his early 20s due to a genetic condition and runs Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a guide dog school.

The marathon enthusiast got tired of having to follow slower runners as a guide. So he decided a year ago to find a way to run solo.

He turned to Google to find a way for a phone to “tell me where to go,” said Panek, who believes “humans are born to run.”

He worked with the Alphabet Inc unit to create a research program. A smartphone camera picks up

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Man out $48,000 in computer scam: Highland Heights Police Blotter

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio

Fraud: South Greenway Court

A man, 78, reported Nov. 12 being the victim of a scam after he called a phone number associated with an email about anti-virus protection. He was under belief he was going to receive virus protection, but during the call he gave access to his bank accounts and a $48,000 transfer took place. The transfer was successful as the man did not report the incident for several days. Police are working with his bank to investigate the matter.

Theft: Wilson Mills Road

A Cleveland man, 57, stole $432 worth of merchandise from Home Depot Nov. 11 and left in a vehicle as a passenger. That vehicle was stopped by South Euclid police and the man admitted to theft. He was charged with theft and turned over to Maple Heights police on active warrant.

Theft: Wilson Mills Road

A shoplifter fled from Home Depot

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