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Questions tagged [human-error]

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What prevents us from asking, 'What don't I know'? [closed]

The barcode on the package from the deli sticks to other items and gets slightly ripped. I then spend a lot of time at the checkout entering the barcode and entering it incorrectly. I can't find '...
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Why this guilt discrepancy in human beings?

I believe no person is born a criminal. Then why do some people have compunctious guilt after a wrongdoing even when they were raised in an unhealthy family and some people have no guilt at all even ...
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Why do errors such as typos happen?

Why do typos happen? Why do we sometimes type the same word right, and sometimes wrong? For the same reason, why does a player of Flappy Bird for instance crash at pipe 138? Why not any of the 137 ...
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Is there evidence for “because it’s boring, it’s very easy to make errors”

There seems to be a common view in programming / software engineering: “because it’s boring, it’s very easy to make errors” And then the solution to this is often to introduce some level(s) of ...
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What human factors play part in traffic congestion?

Traffic congestion is a daily phenomenon that costs people a lot of time, is bad for the environment and may even cost some money. There are many obvious causes for traffic congestion, such as the ...