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    January 1, 2007 08:31 PM

    Broken: (fixed) Google's calculator

    (Update: This is now fixed.)

    Google's calculator - a great feature that I use a lot - appears to be broken at the moment. From the Google Help page...

    To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the search box and hit the Enter key or click on the Google Search button.

    Clicking to use their own example, 5+2*2, yields a page of crazyquilt results.

    October 28, 2006 12:03 AM

    Broken: (Fixed) GPS For Less terms and conditions page

    GpstcPaul Isaac M. Sto. Domingo points out:

    The terms and conditions page in the GPS For Less website now contains black text instead of white text on a white background.

    This is the fix to the error posted on This is Broken on December 6, 2005.

    June 27, 2005 09:13 PM

    Broken: (fixed) domain mapping for

    I got a lot of responses to my June 7 question about domain mapping. You might notice that this site is now at

    Thanks to Ed Nusbaum, whose column Domain name mapping is broken at This Is Broken quickly solved the problem. (This column at seems to offer the same solution.)

    Special thanks to Anil Dash for posting the question to Six Apart's Professional Network community.

    And thanks to Nep, Cameron, Satya, and everyone else who offered helpful suggestions.

    Now, bookmark, and on with the show!

    June 10, 2005 11:15 AM

    Broken: (fixed) CNN poll choices

    CnnRobert Stribley points out the "worst CNN Quick Vote ever".

    Fixed minutes later. Fixed version, today, is at

    April 21, 2005 08:03 AM

    Broken: BBC typo (fixed.. quickly!)

    Bbc_1The typo shown at left has been fixed with lightning speed by Max Gadney and his excellent team at BBC News Interactive. He points out this feedback page where you can let them know about typos in the future.

    Original text:

    Within a not-funny news story, a somewhat funny typo, pointed out by Chris Schalk.

    April 1, 2005 12:03 AM

    Broken: (Fixed) Bovine-environmental problem

    That outstanding institution of journalism, The Weekly World News, reports on an important fix to an environmental problem:


    We here at This Is Broken will continue to monitor this important scientific development as it breaks (the story, that is)... starting today, which of course is April 1st.


    March 15, 2005 11:54 AM

    Broken: (Fixed) iTunes censorship

    Seth Nelson points out that iTunes no longer censors the children's song, "Hens and Cocks." See original post. (Dec 23, 2003)

    December 22, 2004 06:33 PM

    Broken: (Fixed)

    Thanks to the team for fixing the error pointed out in This Is Broken, in the Nov. 16, 2004 entry.

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