Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 18:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BeOS & Derivatives Michael Lotz added code to generate QR-code for the KDL (Kernel Debug Land) ouput (which pops up when the kernel crashes). No more blurry photos with debug output, but a QR code which decodes to the clear-text KDL debug output. Here's one of the relevant commits, an example showing a QR code, and text from decoded sample QR code.
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by izomiac on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
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Most OSes spend more time fixing bugs than making their crash screens pretty. Translating catastrophic error messages doesn't help much, as advance computer lingo is a foreign language to most users, and it prevents googling the error message.

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