Since these are touchscreen devices, you'd have thought that a member of staff could have acknowledged the messages and let the relevant software complete it's updates.
What to do when a touchscreen is having a totter? Today's entry in the encyclopaedia of bork features two approaches taken by users, one involving duct tape and a musically inclined alternative. In a break from the usual examples of Windows suffering a whoopsie, the screens serving the car park of an Asda in Falkirk, Scotland …
Totally. and especially in Asda. Check out myself on an ignorant machine that undoubtedly will need a harassed and overburdened member of staff come over to sort out at some point? All while having RECORDING IN PROGRESS flashed in front of your face? Don't mind if I never come in your shitty store ever again.
Not the store staf'f's job or equipment, the parking contract is almost certainly outsourced and the operator pays a good price to be allowed to manage it. Store staff unlikely to care that you're using a parking space to go for a walk around the other shops.
One store locally uses the same sort of scheme - park 30 mins for free, park upto 2h free if you spend £5 in store. Finally got into the habit to check if the machines are even working, before popping in to spend a fiver, as it's broken often enough to let me avoid the extra time sink.
Autotune is prevalent in many genres now and is frequently used in "pop" where previously you would have had double/treble tracked vocals (thank-you Messrs. Stock, Aitken and Waterman, not). Whilst I don't get a headache from its overuse it does set my teeth on edge.
Thankfully the likelihood of my favourite tracks requiring "autotune" is fairly minimal as "screaming and yelling" in front of heavy electric guitar riffs rarely needs to be harmonic.....
Shit, that thing probably has a full developer environment on it. Why bother with a targeted sub-set of the DVD when "install all" is a mouse-click away?
As we all know, having the full GCC system on a parking kiosk somewhere in the wilds of Scotland might come in handy someday. Might be fun to switch the language to Tagalog ... and the calendar to Julian. They left in the options, so we might as well use 'em, right?
Well, as I'm currently trying to debug a network device which has decided to provide me basically no utilities, maybe we can find a middle ground. I'm getting tired of seeing "command not found" on nearly everything*.
*So far, commands I expected to be available but aren't include less (and more), uptime, grep, and scp.
Are you working with a subset of busybox?
Typing busybox at the command prompt should give you a list of commands compiled into your version, along with other info.
Note that busybox might also be your init! See the link above for more.
Yes, working with a subset of the tools we all know and love is a pain in the ass ... but most of those devices are built down to a price, and RAM/ROM quantity suffers. The fact that the manufacturer doesn't expect the consumer to actually use the CLI doesn't help any. In a worst case scenario, you might be able to flash a FOSS firmware solution that'll make your life easier.
Have a beer, relax, slow down, think about it. First, do no wrong.
You are entirely correct. They included enough storage to give me more of my utilities, but they have chosen not to. Similarly, they have chosen to fry logs on shutdown (or they've hidden them really well), which is making my job tricky as I'm trying to figure out why it keeps shutting down and all the log I have is the one from the last time it rebooted. I found a list of all the utilities available to me, but I keep typing the ones I don't have out of muscle memory.
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