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WH Smiths tills would only dispense receipts for 'The Queen's Knickers' for several hours yesterday, after a technical mistake in the tills screwed up receipt printing in the chain's outlets across the country. Transactions were able to process as normal, said a WH Smith spokesperson, but the cash registers would only print …

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Happy

The Queens Knickers.....

my kids love this book...........

Special offer might be worth a visit to WH Smith's.

Interesting advertising strategy by the way.

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Happy

In other news...

"New bestseller tops children's books list..."

"Author faints on receiving royalties cheque..."

"Buckingham Palace dismisses laundry workers..."

"Angry scenes at WH Smith refund desk..."

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Anonymous Coward

This story is pants

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Of course it's not a hack!

For the lulz you'd do this to Marks and Spencer.......

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Gimp

Re: Of course it's not a hack!

This isint just any hack attack - its an M&S hacking fucktacular!

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Headmaster

My money is on WH Smith

What are the chances of the hackers putting the apostrophe in correctly? Slim to none I would suggest!

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@Pinkerton (was: Re: My money is on WH Smith)

You forgot the quotes around "hackers" ...

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investigation required

to get to the bottom of this

OK OK I'm off though wasn't my cock up (oo-err missus)

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Can't find any on Ebay yet.

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Windows

I think those receipts might be collectibles one day...

Hope folks hang onto them!

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Re: I think those receipts might be collectibles one day...

I thought receipts were made with that ink that becomes invisible after you leave the shop to prevent you asking for refunds?

I know I scan my receipts directly into my accounts cos I'd hate to go head to head with the taxman over a bunch of blank ones.

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At least it wasn't

Phil the Greeks Keks!

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Anonymous Coward

Or Even......

The Dog's Bo**ocks - £5.99 - On Special 3 for 2 Offer

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First cock-up the Queens Knickers in a long while...

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Hi fLaMePrOoF

HM Sergeant at Arms here. If you wouldn't mind stopping by "The Tower" on your way home, it would save us a lot of trouble.

Thanks.

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Anonymous Coward

As usual

Maybe they'll start offering the Queen's Knickers at the checkout along with their "Can I interest you in any sweaty bags of sweets or melted chocolate I have strategically placed by the checkout to go with your copy of Auto Trader today?"

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Now I feel really old

I still remember times, when a company would do anything to blame any troubles on "hackers".

Now the situation reverts itself, and company rather claims their own mistake than admits software vulnerability.

Or, of course, it was really their technical mishap and they are simply honest people...

Anything´s possible, I guess.

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Facepalm

Someone's not updating their stock database in the SQL, are they?

That sounds like the time (ahem, theoretical possibility) someone forgot to add the WHERE clause to an UPDATE statement.

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Boffin

Actually it was a hack

Some dick was hacking about with the code and fucked up.

Get's on my goat being an old foggy who actually remembers what these terms actually used to mean before the l33t generation got hold of them.

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