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Tesco self-service separates innocent Reg reader from beer after collapsing into heap of Windows dialog boxes

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SCOTs in charge

I used to repair equipment like this... Its amazing what these retailers expect from 10+ year old equipment. But then again, the 10+ year old equipment often has far less software problems than the current generation stuff. One local to my area retailer was among the first to deploy a new generation of self checkout machines. It went so badly that it forced the vendor to re-engineer an alternate version of the previous generation that used the newer PC hardware.

Some machines literally had stickers on internal components that said "Pre-Production", but this hardware was used in full production environments. What can go wrong with that?

BTW, the SCOT in SCOTAppU.exe stands for Self Check Out Terminal.

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