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    Is Your Mac Running Too Smoothly? Type These 8 Characters to Crash Almost Any Program

    I've used Macs for most of my adult computing life. They're normally very stable machines, but they're not perfect, and a new flaw proves it. It turns out if you type "File:///" (no quotes) into most programs on a system running Mac OS X, that program will crash. I tested this bug out in a number of programs, and almost all of them quit immediately. This reportedly only works in the current Mountain Lion version of OS X, so maybe it's a cool new feature? Will "File:///" replace Command-Q?

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    Twitter Follower Counts Reset to Zero After “Forced Follow” Bug Revealed (Update2)

    Ever since the early days of the Fail Whale, Twitter has earned, perhaps rightly, a reputation of not being the stablest of web services. The advent of today's "forced follow" Twitter bug, which allowed users to very easily force anyone to follow them on Twitter, is not likely to help that reputation -- nor is the fact that in combatting it, Twitter has temporarily reset follower and following counts to zero.

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