My Local Cash Machine - No Joke!

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by indyjones, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    These are some pictures taken with my Samsung E700 mobile phone so the quality is iffy! But you get the gist good old Microsoft!
     

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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    My Nationwide cashpoint crashes all the time too.
    On saturday night it froze for five minutes with my card inside!

    Was going to cry.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Runtime errors, hehe. You'd think these things would run on Linux or some custom operating system.

    It happens all the time at the train station in Birmingham though, errors or bluescreens. Real handy when you need to check your train time home :p
     
  4. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Happens all the time, ones me and a friend managed to use the touchscreen as a mouse and play solitare on an ATM that crashed :p
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Bank of America ATMs like ta do the MicroSquish "error" popup dance also. Drives me nuts. Had one do it because I hit one button that did the same as one on the side of the screen. It didn't like it. Took 2mins. to reset itself. :(
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Oddly enough our cashpoint is going down at the same time, so I guess they are gonna fix the bug.

    Could care tho, plenty of cash points in Salisbury.
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    For once looks like application error though - from what I can see it is the NationWide C++ app that abended!
    :rolleyes:
     
  8. That'll teach you to use an inferior bank! :p
    Only joking, but surely that could well be used as a security round-about somehow?
     
  9. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Nationwide's machines are very unreliable. I had one eat my brand new card not so long ago.

    As mainframe said In Microsoft's defense the above error is nothing to do with the OS its the developer who needs a poke :)

    Nationwide machines run on NT for the most part, go figure.
     
  10. mbx

    mbx Marathon Project

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    And some machines run on OS/2 Warp.

    I should know, I work for a company that makes these things.

    The build of NT 4 that runs is on a hardware secured x86 platform.
    The os is also slightly changed by m$ to prevent any keyboard/mouse use when running the full suite of apps.

    Cards are currently a moot point as financial institutions are gearing up for "chip and pin", most atms have been upgraded for smartcards, but there have been a few teething problems :(
     
  11. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Hey you,I've used them for 19 year and they ain't a bank their still a Building Society :p
     
  12. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    seen those too often. lol.
    lucky i dont use ATMs that often. :)
     
  13. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Yeah 99% of the time it is an application that screws the OS not the other way round, I just thought it was quite amusing :)
     
  14. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It's true that a lot of ATM's are running OS/2. Some run on custom NT4 builds.. and more and more are switching to Embedded Windows from what I hear.
     
  15. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    he he i have seen those errors, most thing run m$, even supermarket tills run 95 ;)