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2020-06-30 8:52:53 AM  
peels back problem with Mr. Potato Head glitch

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2020-06-30 9:18:04 AM  
Sounds like someone was putting a placeholder in and forgot to change it.

Could been worse
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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-30 9:23:37 AM  
I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.
 
2020-06-30 10:10:56 AM  

TWX: Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid. I hope not, but I can't rule it out.


POS systems are not named that by accident.  I used to install them back when we had retail establishments, and managers would mark down everything in the store with nauseating regularity.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-30 10:18:45 AM  
Top Secret: Potato Farm
Youtube YA3LJialjmo
 
2020-06-30 10:43:36 AM  
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2020-06-30 10:43:52 AM  
Bird, bird, kill it!


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2020-06-30 10:44:54 AM  
a story so nice it's 'tatered twice!
counting one potato, two potato...
 
2020-06-30 10:45:52 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: TWX: Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid. I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

POS systems are not named that by accident.  I used to install them back when we had retail establishments, and managers would mark down everything in the store with nauseating regularity.


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2020-06-30 10:52:21 AM  

TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.


Target doesn't hire *good* IT staff.
Neither does King Soopers.
Or Home Depot.
Walmart doesn't hire the "smart kids" either.
I mean, really, ALL self checkout systems are so insecure right now, any decent IT person could literally walk out without paying anything if they really wanted to.
With a receipt.
 
2020-06-30 10:52:39 AM  
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2020-06-30 10:53:15 AM  
 
2020-06-30 10:53:16 AM  
They sell my people like we're chattel.
 
2020-06-30 10:56:16 AM  

TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.


It is Canadian Tire after all. I once bought a collapsible Canadian flag "camping chair" which rang up at least 10$ CDN below the advertised price, and it wasn't on sale.
 
2020-06-30 10:58:40 AM  
Every once in a while you've gotta roll the potato.
 
2020-06-30 11:04:29 AM  

tdyak: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

Target doesn't hire *good* IT staff.
Neither does King Soopers.
Or Home Depot.
Walmart doesn't hire the "smart kids" either.
I mean, really, ALL self checkout systems are so insecure right now, any decent IT person could literally walk out without paying anything if they really wanted to.
With a receipt.


I've started doing Shipt orders as a "side gig", which for my area and miles of travel per trip is actually paying pretty well. Target merely scans my phone, and doesn't check the items in my cart (using self checkout). It would be extremely easy for me to slip something of high dollar value into the cart for myself, although I would never consider doing that.

Not that it relates to your narrative directly, but it certainly is related. IT systems are only as good as the people running them, especially on the "front lines".
 
2020-06-30 11:08:28 AM  
I looked online at what a Canadian Tire was and it seems it is not a place to buy tires?
 
2020-06-30 11:16:19 AM  

trappedspirit: I looked online at what a Canadian Tire was and it seems it is not a place to buy tires?


It does indeed have tires.
 
2020-06-30 11:19:59 AM  
In Latvia is no potato, is only in dream to have!
 
2020-06-30 11:22:03 AM  
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2020-06-30 11:25:53 AM  
I will go full Mssr. Potato Head every time, and you losers are Fundamentally unAmerican little Idaho spuds, here and now sometimes. Take it from a big city prick who makes more freedom fries for good than your country cousins could peel in a lifetime of service. Just 'cuz I can and would.
 
2020-06-30 11:29:08 AM  

new_york_monty: I will go full Mssr. Potato Head every time, and you losers are Fundamentally unAmerican little Idaho spuds, here and now sometimes. Take it from a big city prick who makes more freedom fries for good than your country cousins could peel in a lifetime of service. Just 'cuz I can and would.


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2020-06-30 11:29:50 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: new_york_monty: I will go full Mssr. Potato Head every time, and you losers are Fundamentally unAmerican little Idaho spuds, here and now sometimes. Take it from a big city prick who makes more freedom fries for good than your country cousins could peel in a lifetime of service. Just 'cuz I can and would.

WTFDidIJustRead.jpeg


Just... US.
 
2020-06-30 11:32:18 AM  

new_york_monty: xxBirdMadGirlxx: new_york_monty: I will go full Mssr. Potato Head every time, and you losers are Fundamentally unAmerican little Idaho spuds, here and now sometimes. Take it from a big city prick who makes more freedom fries for good than your country cousins could peel in a lifetime of service. Just 'cuz I can and would.

WTFDidIJustRead.jpeg

Just... US.


Like if you can't legally flip your legally and ethically bound and mixed up ship binarily on ordinal lines, your marriage doesn't implicitly damn half of society by it's moral disolution, does it. Welcome to my chaos MOJO. WTF do you do with your head shiats when you lay them into existence. Dangerous game that.
 
2020-06-30 11:40:46 AM  

TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.


Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
 
2020-06-30 11:49:58 AM  

new_york_monty: new_york_monty: xxBirdMadGirlxx: new_york_monty: I will go full Mssr. Potato Head every time, and you losers are Fundamentally unAmerican little Idaho spuds, here and now sometimes. Take it from a big city prick who makes more freedom fries for good than your country cousins could peel in a lifetime of service. Just 'cuz I can and would.

WTFDidIJustRead.jpeg

Just... US.

Like if you can't legally flip your legally and ethically bound and mixed up ship binarily on ordinal lines, your marriage doesn't implicitly damn half of society by it's moral disolution, does it. Welcome to my chaos MOJO. WTF do you do with your head shiats when you lay them into existence. Dangerous game that.

...Meow?

 
2020-06-30 12:06:51 PM  

blodyholy: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

It is Canadian Tire after all. I once bought a collapsible Canadian flag "camping chair" which rang up at least 10$ CDN below the advertised price, and it wasn't on sale.


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2020-06-30 12:18:11 PM  
 download error?  how do .CSV files work?
 
2020-06-30 12:25:02 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: blodyholy: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

It is Canadian Tire after all. I once bought a collapsible Canadian flag "camping chair" which rang up at least 10$ CDN below the advertised price, and it wasn't on sale.

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2020-06-30 12:41:42 PM  

New Rising Sun: Mr. Shabooboo: blodyholy: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

It is Canadian Tire after all. I once bought a collapsible Canadian flag "camping chair" which rang up at least 10$ CDN below the advertised price, and it wasn't on sale.

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LOL, good ol' Canadian Tire money. In this instance, I had none. Although, growing up my father's junk drawer was full of more 10 cent Canadian Tire money than actual junk.
 
2020-06-30 3:19:14 PM  

blodyholy: New Rising Sun: Mr. Shabooboo: blodyholy: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

It is Canadian Tire after all. I once bought a collapsible Canadian flag "camping chair" which rang up at least 10$ CDN below the advertised price, and it wasn't on sale.

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LOL, good ol' Canadian Tire money. In this instance, I had none. Although, growing up my father's junk drawer was full of more 10 cent Canadian Tire money than actual junk.


In the small city(82,000) I lived in back in the late 80's in Canada, the city was in a severe economic downturn(21%) unemployment rate. Many businesses would accept Canadian Tire money at par.
Corner stores, Restaurants and Tradesmen.

The Canadian Tire I worked in, the money was treated same as cash.
You could buy anything in the store..paint, tires, appliances, TV's, toilets, hunting rifles, you name it the store treated it same as cash. Cent for cent. Dollar for dollar.

One guy came in and bought a $1000.00 snowblower.
At the check out he layed down large stacks of the money. .05 all the way up to a few $1.00 bills.
The cashier called management and they took him up to the cash room to have it sorted.
He had $560 and change in legit Canadian Tire money.

/Canadian Tire money was serious business.
//Still is
///Their Pit Stop gas bars still use it and so do the stores,
but at much less than the 3% per dollar then used than they used to.

i feel as though I've used the slashies wrong
 
2020-06-30 3:27:15 PM  

Fishbulb30w: blodyholy: New Rising Sun: Mr. Shabooboo: blodyholy: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

It is Canadian Tire after all. I once bought a collapsible Canadian flag "camping chair" which rang up at least 10$ CDN below the advertised price, and it wasn't on sale.

[Fark user image 300x168]

[Fark user image 669x667]

LOL, good ol' Canadian Tire money. In this instance, I had none. Although, growing up my father's junk drawer was full of more 10 cent Canadian Tire money than actual junk.

In the small city(82,000) I lived in back in the late 80's in Canada, the city was in a severe economic downturn(21%) unemployment rate. Many businesses would accept Canadian Tire money at par.
Corner stores, Restaurants and Tradesmen.

The Canadian Tire I worked in, the money was treated same as cash.
You could buy anything in the store..paint, tires, appliances, TV's, toilets, hunting rifles, you name it the store treated it same as cash. Cent for cent. Dollar for dollar.

One guy came in and bought a $1000.00 snowblower.
At the check out he layed down large stacks of the money. .05 all the way up to a few $1.00 bills.
The cashier called management and they took him up to the cash room to have it sorted.
He had $560 and change in legit Canadian Tire money.

/Canadian Tire money was serious business.
//Still is
///Their Pit Stop gas bars still use it and so do the stores,
but at much less than the 3% per dollar then used than they used to.

i feel as though I've used the slashies wrong


It's been awhile since I've been to a Canadian Tire. Have they at least switched to a rewards card system now?
 
2020-06-30 4:03:26 PM  
blodyholy
It's been awhile since I've been to a Canadian Tire. Have they at least switched to a rewards card system now?

They have had a rewards program for at least a decade now.
The reason they give such a low amount of a percent to the dollar in real money now is that they keep hoping people will switch.
But as long as you pay in cash, you still get CTC money.

I think the last time I bought $100 worth of gas I got about .50
Not the $3 you used to.

/but a lot of people still want it
 
2020-06-30 4:07:36 PM  

Dadburns: download error?  how do .CSV files work?


"Downloading error" my ass. Mr. Potato Head is awfully specific: I smell disgruntled former employee making his mark on the way out the door.
 
2020-06-30 4:12:07 PM  

thespindrifter: Dadburns: download error?  how do .CSV files work?

"Downloading error" my ass. Mr. Potato Head is awfully specific: I smell disgruntled former employee making his mark on the way out the door.


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2020-06-30 4:26:53 PM  

Fishbulb30w: blodyholy
It's been awhile since I've been to a Canadian Tire. Have they at least switched to a rewards card system now?

They have had a rewards program for at least a decade now.
The reason they give such a low amount of a percent to the dollar in real money now is that they keep hoping people will switch.
But as long as you pay in cash, you still get CTC money.

I think the last time I bought $100 worth of gas I got about .50
Not the $3 you used to.

/but a lot of people still want it


Yah, I mean I guess adds up, but damn...that isn't much.

Where I live now there's a chain called Hy-Vee which run various promotions throughout the summer offering up to 50 cents off US per gallon of fuel for doing things such as filling a prescription or buying meat.

One of which I enjoy purchasing.
 
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