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Grocery Crash [Sep. 24th, 2008|11:45 pm]
Beemer
Had a first at the grocery store this evening: I managed to crash the self-scanner.

The attendant was helping me, so he was scanning and I was bagging, and when we got all done, the machine locked up with a bunch of error dialogs. It got wedged so badly the manager had to power-cycle the computer (which lives in the cabinet under the scales, it turns out).

I feel like this is some kind of accomplishment, though I couldn't tell you why...

Unrelatedly, I'm listening to Duffy's Mercy ("You got me begging you for mercy, yeah, yeah, yeah") and Amy Winehouse's Rehab ("They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no") and thinking that someone really needs to mash them up.
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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2008-09-25 01:53 pm (UTC)
...along with James Brown's "Please please please please"
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[User Picture]From: nematsakis
2008-09-25 04:08 pm (UTC)
I hate those things with a passion. My biggest gripe is whatever technology they're using to detect what I've put in the bag area. It can't cope with the fact that I want to put my own grocery bags, kids, other crap there and I spend a ton of time trying to convince it that I've scanned all my items. Bleh.

I also find the usability lacking. It's a sad statement that I'd rather deal with a checkout clerk than that machine.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2008-09-25 04:21 pm (UTC)
It's just a scale. The attendants at my store will re-tare the scale if you brought your own bags, but if you want to fool it, pick something where the computer won't know how much it weighs and scan that first, then put your bags down with it and you can usually get away with it.
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[User Picture]From: jofish22
2008-09-25 04:24 pm (UTC)
Awesome pair of songs! I was listening to them and thought, yeah this is perfect!

Someone MUST have done it.

Here's one attempt. I don't think it quite lives up to the promise, alas.



Edited at 2008-09-25 04:26 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: coloskind
2008-09-26 01:01 am (UTC)
that's actually not a bad "mash up" ..

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[User Picture]From: coloskind
2008-09-26 01:03 am (UTC)
hrm , that IS an accomplishment ..

so now the RFBR is out what are you guys doing this weekend... sunday .. we should finish the marathon ...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2008-09-26 02:12 am (UTC)
I actually just got my RFBR DVD in the mail today...

Sunday's a distinct possibility, though it could end up being just me. (Jerry has to study and Greg may be working overtime.) What would your schedule be like Sunday?
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[User Picture]From: coloskind
2008-09-26 02:25 am (UTC)

BANG !!

we are free ALL FREAKIN day .. todd works sat night , but thats it ... we will be good...and would be good to see you ..

and we could do lunch, or dinner.. or uhm lunner.. ;) ..

bummer about greg and jerry, we really wanna see them .. but i dont see them as big fans of RFBR :) .. of the rest of spaced...

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[User Picture]From: kung_fu_monkey
2008-09-26 03:14 am (UTC)

Re: BANG !!

Three tests and four mini tests in Japanese next week. I think I'm going to die.
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[User Picture]From: coloskind
2008-09-26 03:25 am (UTC)

Re: BANG !!

damn jerry that sucks ASS...but that will make you all the better tour guide when we go to Japan ( and yes we wanna take you ) : ) ..
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[User Picture]From: kung_fu_monkey
2008-09-26 03:33 am (UTC)

Re: BANG !!

WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*studies... uh... studiously*
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2008-09-27 04:04 am (UTC)

Re: BANG !!

Okay! I will come up Sunday, probably lunch-ish, maybe earlier. I'll call you when I leave.

And I will bring all my DVDs, so we can watch the end of Spaced and then decide what to watch after!
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[User Picture]From: coloskind
2008-09-27 04:21 am (UTC)

Re: BANG !!

WOOOHHOOOO i so cant wait ... and i SO love that icon picture...
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