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RE: [SLUG] OT NT on train timetable screens vs indicator boards
- To: bez <bez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] OT NT on train timetable screens vs indicator boards
- From: DaZZa <dazza@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 1 08:51:31 2000
- Cc: "'slug@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, bez wrote:
> > One of them is a bank running NT on its ATM, and the damn thing had
> > crashed!
> > Be afraid, be very afraid!
> I'll go one better- the checkout computers at the Broadway Coles
> (running what looks like NT) have been known to crash while you're
> buying your groceries.
That's fine - all a checkout crashing can do is waste time - an ATM
crashing can lose you money!
How? Say you put in your card, plug in your PIN, select withdraw, the ATM
sends the request to the mainframe, receives confirmation that it can
And at THIS point the crappy WindoZe operating system running the hardware
You've got stuff all chance of proving it to the bank - their records say
the money was dispensed - so you're stuffed.
I'd be changing banks if I found out the ATM's at mine were running