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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RE: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by sorpigal on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 12:55 UTC in reply to "WTF IS THIS SHIT"
sorpigal
Member since:
2005-11-02

It may seem a bit odd but it's not such a bad idea. The Linux kernel developers are presently considering patches that would print a QR code to the screen in case of a panic (and for just the same reasons).

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RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by phoudoin on Wed 4th Jul 2012 07:21 in reply to "RE: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

<patent troll mode>
Quick, Haiku guys, let's secure this patent!
</patent troll mode>

Well, at least Haiku will be a prior art of something ;-)

Edited 2012-07-04 07:22 UTC

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RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by zima on Fri 6th Jul 2012 02:14 in reply to "RE: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I think that's an awesome idea... maybe all informational popups etc. should have qrcode.

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