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(Journal News)   Hikers using QR code to learn about local history, find out how they will never be given up on or let down   (lohud.com) divider line
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2020-10-17 3:42:48 AM  
Wow farking 2020 broke qr codes in the most appropriate way
 
2020-10-17 4:28:29 AM  
Does it remind female hikers that there are creepers and murderers on the trail too?
 
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2020-10-17 4:42:45 AM  

maxandgrinch: Does it remind female hikers that there are creepers and murderers on the trail too?


No, it linked to a rick roll, dummy
 
2020-10-17 4:48:25 AM  
QR codes are probably the most pointless use of technology ever created
 
2020-10-17 5:11:33 AM  
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2020-10-17 7:22:17 AM  
I saw this the other day, even though it was 2019, it's an interesting use of "memorial" markers and QR codes.  Used the quotation marks because none of the videos used actually involve a fatality. If video of people *almost* getting killed would upset you, don't watch.
Every near miss has an impact - Rail Safety Week 2019
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2020-10-17 8:21:12 AM  

hlehmann: QR codes are probably the most pointless use of technology ever created


I thought so too, until I had a first grader that needed to be homeschooled. To log into all his bullshiat he scans a QR code and doesn't have to ask me for help.

All is forgiven, QR.
 
2020-10-17 8:41:36 AM  

Bowen: hlehmann: QR codes are probably the most pointless use of technology ever created

I thought so too, until I had a first grader that needed to be homeschooled. To log into all his bullshiat he scans a QR code and doesn't have to ask me for help.

All is forgiven, QR.


URL shorteners are better, you don't need a camera or an app to read them.
 
2020-10-17 8:51:08 AM  
Cormee:

The QR code is more than just a link, it logs him in.
 
2020-10-17 9:12:04 AM  
Clearly, the author of the article has never played Jeopardy.
 
2020-10-17 9:20:20 AM  
Speakin' of Rick-rolling... here another media outlet blocking access because I block ads. We need to go back to penny-press.
 
2020-10-17 9:23:06 AM  
LOLHUD?
 
2020-10-17 9:42:06 AM  

Bowen: Cormee:

The QR code is more than just a link, it logs him in.


You can pass login details in a shortened URL as well
 
2020-10-17 10:24:31 AM  
Well, is the QR code part of the sign itself? What I mean is, did the historical society or whoever made/maintain the sign put it there? So so then, yeah, someone did some clever hacking. If not, if was say, a sticker, then what more investigation do you need? Some prankster slapped a sticker on the sign.
 
2020-10-17 10:24:49 AM  

hlehmann: QR codes are probably the most pointless use of technology ever created


Old person is old.
 
2020-10-17 10:54:13 AM  

Mock26: hlehmann: QR codes are probably the most pointless use of technology ever created

Old person is old.


Damn straight.
 
2020-10-17 10:57:44 AM  

Cormee: Bowen: Cormee:

The QR code is more than just a link, it logs him in.

You can pass login details in a shortened URL as well


Can I print it out and stick it to the wall and have it still be useful?
 
2020-10-17 11:05:52 AM  

Bowen: Cormee: Bowen: Cormee:

The QR code is more than just a link, it logs him in.

You can pass login details in a shortened URL as well

Can I print it out and stick it to the wall and have it still be useful?


Well yes of course you can print it. And people won't need to take their phone out and open an app to retain the information.
 
2020-10-17 12:38:36 PM  
The UK COVID-19 contact tracing app uses QR codes to register places you've visited. So I've finally found something they're actually useful for for me. And it is a lot easier than trying to type in a code / URL / whatever on a small phone touchscreen.
 
2020-10-17 12:43:27 PM  

Mikeyworld: Speakin' of Rick-rolling... here another media outlet blocking access because I block ads. We need to go back to penny-press.


they generally give 7 free articles or so, then say you reached your limit and have to go clear your cookies again
 
2020-10-17 1:48:03 PM  
I've always wanted Conferences to use them instead of URLs.  I can scan them save them for later and go get the code all that.  QR codes are useful.
 
2020-10-17 6:47:03 PM  
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2020-10-17 9:22:30 PM  
Is there a link for more information?
 
2020-10-18 12:32:01 AM  
The full article states that Rick Astley is a "one hit wonder". WHERE??!!

The man had five Top 10 hits in both the UK and the US.
 
2020-10-18 3:20:10 AM  

Cormee: Bowen: Cormee: Bowen: Cormee:

The QR code is more than just a link, it logs him in.

You can pass login details in a shortened URL as well

Can I print it out and stick it to the wall and have it still be useful?

Well yes of course you can print it. And people won't need to take their phone out and open an app to retain the information.


Given that just over 50% of all internet usage is from mobile devices QR codes are a brilliant invention. No need to type. Just whip out your phone, swipe to open phone, take picture. Not only that, but given that something like 90-95% of all Americans have a cell phone it makes them a hell of a lot more versatile than just a link, especially out in the public. Say you come across a sign in a store window with a QR code and a link, and you are interested in what the store is selling. Which is easier, taking a photo of the QR code and being taken directly to a website? Or opening up a browser in your phone and typing in the url?
 
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