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(Yahoo)   Government adds new tracking chips to $100 bills under the guise of micro-printing to thwart counterfeiters, like we're going to fall for that old trick   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 85
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2007-08-26 11:44:48 AM  
The operation of the new security thread looks like something straight out of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

I know of atleast woman in GA who won't be happy with this change.
 
2007-08-26 12:06:26 PM  
OK, I don't care how advanced they make it, someone is always going to fall for the "crumpled photocopy" trick.
 
2007-08-26 12:08:46 PM  
It combines micro-printing with tiny lenses - 650,000 for a single $100 bill. The lenses magnify the micro-printing in a truly remarkable way.

Next thing you know, they will be putting frickin' lasers on hundred dollar bills.
 
2007-08-26 12:35:15 PM  
Did submitter RTFA? It doesn't mention tracking chips.
 
2007-08-26 01:34:07 PM  
Subby fails at 3rd grade reading comprehension.
 
2007-08-26 01:42:13 PM  
mr_zero: Did submitter RTFA? It doesn't mention tracking chips.

Mods are to Smitty what a Democrat-controlled Congress is to the _____ ?
 
2007-08-26 01:51:03 PM  
Knucklepopper: Mods are to Smitty what a Democrat-controlled Congress is to the _____ ?

GOP?
 
2007-08-26 02:16:58 PM  
Pssst... mr_zero & alexanderplatz Subby's referring to this... (new window)

/there are those out there who think this has already happened
//some of them also wear tinfoil hats
 
2007-08-26 02:19:17 PM  
bluepyramid.org
 
2007-08-26 02:21:31 PM  
People still use cash?

/didn't RTFA
 
2007-08-26 02:22:22 PM  
redoctober65 [TotalFark] Quote 2007-08-26 02:16:58 PM
Pssst... mr_zero & alexanderplatz Subby's referring to this... (new window)

/there are those out there who think this has already happened
//some of them also wear tinfoil hats




hmmmmm
....how did they know he had all that cash in his car?
 
2007-08-26 02:23:05 PM  
As if anybody's gonna care for producing counterfeit US currency a couple years from now. Might as well make fakes of these:

img267.imageshack.us
 
2007-08-26 02:24:39 PM  
The new security thread is used on the Swedish 1,000 kroner note and has been selected by the government of Mexico for some higher denomination notes.
You mean the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 peso bill?
 
2007-08-26 02:25:26 PM  
redoctober65: Pssst... mr_zero & alexanderplatz Subby's referring to this... (new window)

/there are those out there who think this has already happened
//some of them also wear tinfoil hats


Had not seen that. But no wonder, it is one of the most ridiculous things I have read. Next they will be claiming flouride keeps the masses calm. And that increased non-flournated bottled water consumption is tied to the rising crime rate.
 
zz9
2007-08-26 02:26:33 PM  
You mean the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 peso bill?


I tried to spend a 2,000,000,000,000,000,000 peso bill at Taco Bell once. Stupid manager called the cops etc etc.
 
2007-08-26 02:28:12 PM  
-1 for subby's reading comprehension. Holigraphic images on a security thread aren't tracking chips...
 
2007-08-26 02:28:51 PM  
The government shouldn't worry about this. They should just outlaw currency. Only criminals use cash anyway.

/I know, my troll-fu is weak.
 
2007-08-26 02:35:33 PM  
Funny thing about those inflation bills. They were actually so worthless at one point, there are pictures of people using them as wallpaper because it was cheaper to use 50 million dollar notes than to buy wallpaper.
 
2007-08-26 02:36:39 PM  
FTA: Move the bill side to side and the image appears to move up and down. Move the bill up and down and the image appears to move from side to side.

i15.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-26 02:36:46 PM  
Everyone who thinks subby -1 = FAIL at SARCASM.

+111!!11 subby.
I got it on the first read.
is funny.

/not subby
 
2007-08-26 02:37:19 PM  
Kar98

Funny thing about those inflation bills. They were actually so worthless at one point, there are pictures of people using them as wallpaper because it was cheaper to use 50 million dollar notes than to buy wallpaper.
 
2007-08-26 02:38:08 PM  
No matter how advanced we make the counterfeit protection it simply doesn't matter when we employ only the most untrained, uneducated fools to handle the money.

Many of these folks would accept a $20 drawn on paper with a crayon. Of course, it isn't just about being stupid. When you're treated like dogshiat while making slave-labor wage, you really don't give a damn about someone stealing from your retailer's billion-dollar yearly profits.


People have successfully made purchases with Monopoly money. I'm amused by the number of times the $200 Bush Bill has been accepted. I'm even more amused every time the reporter feels the need to remind the readers that "there is no $200 bill."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/bushbill1.html
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=bizarre&id=2387600
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3190/is_51_35/ai_80953069

z.about.com
 
2007-08-26 02:40:35 PM  
The $100 bill represents more than 70 percent of the $776 billion in currency in circulation, two-thirds of which is held overseas.

How come I hardly ever see $100 bills then? ATM's never spit them out.

The other week I spent a $50 bill at the grocery store. It took 4 workers there to accept it. And this is after they talked about it away from me for a while. The lady waiting behind me asked "what did you pay them with?" I answered, "cash, I guess the days when that is the fastest payment method is over."
 
2007-08-26 02:42:14 PM  
I wonder how much it costs to make $100 bill now.
I wonder how long it will be before there is more value (world market average) spent on the production of USD than the world market average value of the USD is....
 
2007-08-26 02:43:39 PM  
I just saw a news story on this where the anchor called Ben Franklin a "former president." AAAAAGGHHHHHH!!!!! He did many things for our fledgling nation, but he was never president! I weep for society!
 
2007-08-26 02:45:00 PM  
FTA: By order of Congress, the $1 bill, which accounts for 45 percent of the notes printed each year, will not be redesigned. Lawmakers were concerned about the cost to business if low-end vending machines that only take coins and $1 bills had to be upgraded.


Drop the $1 note and keep the $1 coin.

I personally hate $1 notes since they tend to be in very poor condition. I cannot recount the number of times I've played the "feed the vending machine" game. I've never had that problem with coins.
 
2007-08-26 02:45:17 PM  
Assimilate This: I just saw a news story on this where the anchor called Ben Franklin a "former president." AAAAAGGHHHHHH!!!!! He did many things for our fledgling nation, but he was never president! I weep for society!

Well, they did try to get him to run for president but he didn't want it. Does that count?
 
2007-08-26 02:45:50 PM  
Pssst... mr_zero & alexanderplatz Subby's referring to this... (new window)

About a month ago, a buddy of mine said, "Hey, you got a new twenty on you? Let me show you something."

I gave it to him, then, before I could blink, he ripped out that plastic strip with part of the bill attached. He then went on a 20 minute rant about the government tracking us, while I was just wondering if he ruined my money. I shouldn't have worried: The first gas station we stopped at accepted it without looking twice.
 
2007-08-26 02:46:16 PM  
FTFA: "The $100 bill represents more than 70 percent of the $776 billion in currency in circulation, two-thirds of which is held overseas."

Wow
 
2007-08-26 02:48:03 PM  
FTFA: "Originally there were no plans to redesign the $5 bill. That decision was reversed once counterfeiters started bleaching $5 bills and printing fake $100 bills over the bleached paper; certain security features were in the same location on both bills."

Those creeps!
 
2007-08-26 02:51:02 PM  
Q314
hmmmmm....how did they know he had all that cash in his car?


Are you serious?
It was a truck, and the driver allowed the cops to search it.
 
2007-08-26 02:53:58 PM  
waste of time. the only people that use cash anymore are criminals and illegal immigrants. Its all about the debit card.
 
2007-08-26 03:00:53 PM  
Dinjiin: Drop the $1 note and keep the $1 coin.

I personally hate $1 notes since they tend to be in very poor condition. I cannot recount the number of times I've played the "feed the vending machine" game. I've never had that problem with coins.


$1 coins wont work well at the tit bar.
 
2007-08-26 03:09:04 PM  
Lamune_Baba: No matter how advanced we make the counterfeit protection it simply doesn't matter when we employ only the most untrained, uneducated fools to handle the money.

Many of these folks would accept a $20 drawn on paper with a crayon. Of course, it isn't just about being stupid. When you're treated like dogshiat while making slave-labor wage, you really don't give a damn about someone stealing from your retailer's billion-dollar yearly profits.

People have successfully made purchases with Monopoly money.
\

Well yeah, partly because every few years the US Mint releases a new bill that LOOKS like Monopoly money. So, you get an odd-looking $20 bill, you just assume that's the Mint's new thing.

The crayon is a new anti-counterfeiting feature. Really.
 
2007-08-26 03:15:28 PM  
In other news, counterfeit tracking chips have already been perfected by some guy in, oh, let's say, Arizona.
 
2007-08-26 03:17:07 PM  
bill3rd: I gave it to him, then, before I could blink, he ripped out that plastic strip with part of the bill attached.

OK, seriously, doesn't everyone know about the RFID strips in $20 or better bills? the "microchip" subby might have been talking about?
Anything that has 'em, just pop them in the microwave for a minute. you can still spend it, they just can't drive the special van by your house at night to see how much cash you have.
 
2007-08-26 03:18:10 PM  
The $100 bill represents more than 70 percent of the $776 billion in currency in circulation, two-thirds of which is held overseas by various organizations in Iraq.
 
2007-08-26 03:18:43 PM  
I used a $100 bill at Eckerd today. They swiped it with that marking pen behind the counter, it came up good, and they broke it. No problem.

Kind of a shiatty thing to do when I'm only getting $10 worth of stuff, but I had nothing smaller.
 
2007-08-26 03:22:07 PM  
Dinjiin: Drop the $1 note and keep the $1 coin.

Lord Farkwad: $1 coins wont work well at the tit bar.


Don't be so cheap. You get a whole lot more boobie love if you give 'em a five.

As for the fully nude clubs, dollar coins still have a use. Please deposit coins: \(here)/
 
2007-08-26 03:31:43 PM  
barryq:
How come I hardly ever see $100 bills then? ATM's never spit them out.

Prolly because they are a pita to spend, most stores don't keep that much cash in the register.

The only time I used to get them was when I used to pay bills - but my laziness and online banking has solved that.
 
2007-08-26 03:34:24 PM  
first they came for the hundreds, but i said nothing, for i had no hundreds.
 
2007-08-26 03:38:57 PM  
The government doesn't need to track you through cash it is far too easy to track you through your debit card.
 
2007-08-26 03:41:12 PM  
Does anyone watch mind control on sci-fi? My wife was telling me that there was an episode where he went into stores and payed for very expensive things with paper..plain paper. Of course being a show they gave it all back and told them what happened and why, but it made me start thinking...I'm gonna carry paper around and at least TRY it a few times!
--PSR
 
2007-08-26 03:41:16 PM  
Easy solution, take a hole puncher (easily purchased in the craft department of any decently sized retailer - you can buy the classic one or use a pen-type hole punch) and punch out both of the eyes which contain the RFID tag.

Get enough of these and then you can scatter them randomly or tape them to the magnetic "security scanners" of the department stores. Or better yet, you can line your wallet with them. Make it look like you're an electronic moneybags after cashing out the eyes of thousands of dollars. The best way to defeat RFID is to make it so common and random that it becomes useless. If we are forced to carry a RFID "Real Identity Card" (The Real ENSLAVEMENT CARD) then I plan to glue to it every micro RFID tag I can locate. I'll glue ketchup bottle RFID tags to my car, any RFID tag I can find I will collect and glue to every other RFID thing I can find.

I will be a walking, driving, RFID-littering bastard with a random RFID code generator running constantly. Why make my enslavement easy? They want data, I shall give them NOISE as they have never imagined.
 
2007-08-26 03:41:41 PM  
why not just put the tracking chip in me, and give me the $100?
 
2007-08-26 03:50:56 PM  
Why don't they just use Where's George?

Seriously, though. How will the government know who has which $100 bill. The bank doesn't tell the government who they give each one too.

/I assume...
 
2007-08-26 03:51:04 PM  
I work for the U.S. Mint and...
What?

I can't remember the last time I used or even saw a $100 bill. Note that the article states that the Franklin is popular overseas.
 
2007-08-26 03:54:42 PM  
Farkage: -1 for subby's reading comprehension. Holigraphic images on a security thread aren't tracking chips...

Yeah I think it's dumb too but apparently there's some inside joke we don't know about involving tracking chips...
 
2007-08-26 03:58:16 PM  
here in switzerland we have a 1000 swiss franc bill, which is very common. its worth about $830 in US dollars, and people use them all the time as everything here is expensive. they must be trustable as you can use them everywhere usually with no problem. a 500 euro note exists for europe, worth around $680, and nobody will touch it, not even the banks want them...although people have been known to take this fake 300 euro note no questions asked

www.429news.com

content.answers.com
 
2007-08-26 03:58:37 PM  
Every time I cash my expense checks from work they ask me how I want my bills back. I always say "whatever is easiest for you" and they almost always give me 100 in 20's and the rest in 100's.(i.e. if it is for $800 I get 7 one hundred dollar bills and 5 20's) Sometimes I get a few 50's with it just because (I think) they want to get rid of them. I never have any problems using 100's. In fact, if you go to QuikTrip (local gas stations) and stick around on a friday you will see many people using 100's and the cashiers are very quick to give you the proper change and not biatch about it. With a tank of gas costing more than $40 bucks, change for 100 isn't much!
--PSR
 
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