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2008-10-22 03:22:06 PM
FARKING OUCH!

that is all
 
2008-10-22 04:56:02 PM
My friend Mike did this like five years ago. He wasn't a nutjob like this guy either.
 
2008-10-22 06:45:08 PM
I'm considering doing this as well but mine is going to project a distress signal "If found please return to my winkie."

- Oblique self depricating habitual masturbation jokes, is their anything they can't do?
 
2008-10-22 07:31:36 PM
Security company requires employees to have RFID chip injected into bicep in order to gain access to datacenter, find Sarah Connor

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Barcelona bar-goers can now pay for drinks by flashing implanted RFID chip. Women can still avoid paying by flashing something else

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/self appointed fark historian
 
2008-10-22 07:39:18 PM
If that ever becomes mandatory, they better work on reducing the needle size.
 
2008-10-22 07:55:03 PM
img511.imageshack.us

Relax, it's just like getting your hand pierced.
 
2008-10-22 07:59:41 PM
Is this what subby was referencing?

upload.wikimedia.org

/Linked like the fires of hell
 
2008-10-22 08:50:43 PM
Maybe its the paranoid schizophrenic in me speaking but I don't want to be that easily trackable/identifiable


/yes, I know about cell phone GSP chips and the like
//*adjusts tinfoil*
 
2008-10-22 08:56:13 PM
Soon to come: "Talk to the hand."
 
2008-10-22 09:22:58 PM
fernandez: Maybe its the paranoid schizophrenic in me speaking but I don't want to be that easily trackable/identifiable


/yes, I know about cell phone GSP chips and the like
//*adjusts tinfoil*


See, I can understand not wanting to be so easily identified and/or tracked, and it's not crazy to be fearful of such.

However, I can also see a lot of good this may have. Imagine you have one of these things with your entire medical record, contact information, and other critical information on it. If you are in some kind of scenario where you need medical help, and you can't talk (say, because you're unconscious), the medical team could scan your chip and have all the information they need.

Or, imagine you could program this thing with some encoded signal unique to you and have your car, house, computer, ect. identify you and adjust to your pre-determined settings. For instance, you climb into your car and the mirrors and seat adjust to your preferences. You wake up one morning, and the lighting turns on to the way you like it, the coffee machine begins brewing a pot of your favorite coffee. You walk by your computer and it tells you "You're got 2 new e-mails", as well as telling you the latest news (of course, only the topics you care about) and the forecast for the day.

Of course, this is all counting on future technology, and I wouldn't dare get one right now (Ouch!!!). They would also have to find some non-invasive way to supply power to this thing, say by using body heat or a remote charger and magnetic induction.
 
2008-10-22 09:30:14 PM
Great sterile technique.

Not.
 
2008-10-22 09:55:59 PM
Within 20-30 years, the government will require this for all babies at birth. Bank on it. It's a done deal.

And as always, they will say "it's for our own good."
 
2008-10-22 10:02:49 PM
Unavailable for comment:
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/yeah, it's hotlinked
 
2008-10-22 10:06:03 PM
Goodfella: Within 20-30 years, the government will require this for all babies at birth. Bank on it. It's a done deal.

And as always, they will say "it's for our own good."


Like all the other times they've required such things, rigth?
 
2008-10-22 10:29:52 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Don't worry, Trent will help you get it out.
 
2008-10-22 10:35:22 PM
I can hardly wait for these to really go mainstream.

Not kidding.

I see your tinfoil hat and raise you a medicalert bracelet.
 
2008-10-22 10:37:05 PM
ringo2: I see your tinfoil hat and raise you a medicalert bracelet.

Optional.
 
2008-10-22 10:42:28 PM
Raptor Jesus: Goodfella: Within 20-30 years, the government will require this for all babies at birth. Bank on it. It's a done deal.

And as always, they will say "it's for our own good."

Like all the other times they've required such things, rigth?




It's like drug testing. First they require it for government workers and prisoners. Then it gradually creeps into the rest of society.

Try getting a halfway decent job without a drug test these days. Hell, they even require it to make $7 an hour working at the Gap.

Take a look at "REAL ID". Just the beginning, and it's already law.
 
2008-10-22 10:52:12 PM
Goodfella: Raptor Jesus: Goodfella: Within 20-30 years, the government will require this for all babies at birth. Bank on it. It's a done deal.

And as always, they will say "it's for our own good."

Like all the other times they've required such things, rigth?



It's like drug testing. First they require it for government workers and prisoners. Then it gradually creeps into the rest of society.

Try getting a halfway decent job without a drug test these days. Hell, they even require it to make $7 an hour working at the Gap.

Take a look at "REAL ID". Just the beginning, and it's already law.


Last time I checked, drug testing wasn't required of everyone at birth. As a matter of fact, it's not required of everyone, as you just said.

Most businesses want you to have a drug test on file, so they know you won't get caught making meth in the break room. Others feel that the risk to the business is too great: I got a drug test for a job involving working on a sailboat; the reason is that, if I bring drugs on the boat, and the Coast Guard finds it, they take the boat. The place I was working didn't want to loose at $450,000 boat, so they made sure there wasn't any drugs aboard.

REAL ID isn't tracking someone, it's maintaining standards for State IDs. It's designed to make it easier for the government to use an ID to identify someone. That's it. It's not going to tell the government where you are. It's not going to rat you out. It's just a set of standards for state-issued IDs.

You're tinfoil hat is showing.
 
2008-10-22 11:14:54 PM
Raptor Jesus: You're tinfoil hat is showing.

America has become progressively more fascist and totalitarian for decades, and shows no sign of slowing. Technology makes it easier than ever to track the every move someone makes. Your cellphone tells anyone with access where you are right now and each minute of each day. Your financial transactions are filtered and fed into massive government databases. These are just the facts. Each decade that passes sees more civil liberties eroded with the excuse of security and safety.

50 years ago, people would have called you crazy if you had told them you'd be required to have your bodily fluids examined before you were able to get even a basic lower-middle class job. Now it's a reality.

30 years, tops.

Call me Cassandra. I'm only the messenger, and you've been notified.
 
2008-10-22 11:31:09 PM
Goodfella

50 years ago, people would have called you crazy if you had told them you'd be required to have your bodily fluids examined before you were able to get even a basic lower-middle class job. Now it's a reality.


Actually, women working as servants in the 19th century were required to show appropriately bloody rags once a month as evidence they weren't pregnant. Maybe MEN weren't subjected to this kind of invasion...
 
2008-10-22 11:32:06 PM
Goodfella: Raptor Jesus: You're tinfoil hat is showing.
ears ago, people would have called you crazy if you had told them you'd be required to have your bodily fluids examined before you were able to get even a basic lower-middle class job. Now it's a reality.


They would have thought you crazy because the technology didn't exist, not because they thought is was a breech of privacy.

Look, we aren't required to submit to drug tests by the government. It's asked of us, by businesses. If you don't like it, you don't have to do it, but don't expect other people to be willing to trust you with their livelihood unless they know you won't destroy everything they've worked for.

Can the government track your phone? No, and the vast majority of judges say so:
Link (new window)

I'd hardly call this an erosion of rights, if the government is limiting itself.
 
2008-10-23 01:08:10 AM
Goodfella: Try getting a halfway decent job without a drug test these days. Hell, they even require it to make $7 an hour working at the Gap.

lol, i've never had a drug test in my life, and i've had 3 jobs in the last 5 years, including 2 working for state gov'ts

sell your crazy somewhere else, hippie
 
2008-10-23 01:51:19 AM
Raptor Jesus:

You're tinfoil hat is showing.


My main concern would be with things like identity theft via the chips. I believe that it is probable that someone would be able to be walking by another person, and basically rip off their RFID signal to use in the same way as someone who stole a credit card or SSN. Now, I won't pretend like I know how that would work, but I'm sure it's possible.

I imagine you'd be seeing fark headlines involving severed hands and ATM machines.
 
2008-10-23 03:27:12 AM
Well, it's good to know that jackets covered in (conductive) sequins will soon be back in style if this trend continues.

//RFID-- making faraday cages relevant in the new century.
 
2008-10-23 07:54:43 AM
John Paul Jones: My friend Mike did this like five years ago. He wasn't a nutjob like this guy either.

I did this 4 years ago, and my name is Mike. Do I know you?

/RFID Engineer
 
2008-10-23 09:39:09 AM
Uh, hey I see RFID articles every now and then, but I always wondered if when you implant one, is there a way to get it back out? Say the one you have breaks or gets damaged or stops working. Does it just stay in there along with the replacement?

Anyway I wouldn't want anything implanted in me. Having one built into my watch I wouldn't mind, but I'd want to be able to switch it for a different one in case someone did clone the signal somehow.
 
2008-10-23 10:05:10 AM
Hollis the Utile: Is this what subby was referencing?



/Linked like the fires of hell


spot on, mate. your deductive skills are astounding.

but i dont believe in that religulous hocus pocus.
 
2008-10-23 10:41:25 AM
Couldn't he just buy one of those fancy guns that only let the owner fire, instead of chancing an amputation when the infection starts...
 
2008-10-23 11:28:24 AM
Goodfella: Within 20-30 years, the government will require this for all babies at birth. Bank on it. It's a done deal.

And as always, they will say "it's for our own good."


Only in Alphaverse.
 
2008-10-23 02:33:31 PM
brassknizz: Raptor Jesus:

You're tinfoil hat is showing.

My main concern would be with things like identity theft via the chips. I believe that it is probable that someone would be able to be walking by another person, and basically rip off their RFID signal to use in the same way as someone who stole a credit card or SSN. Now, I won't pretend like I know how that would work, but I'm sure it's possible.

I imagine you'd be seeing fark headlines involving severed hands and ATM machines.


That's a legitimate concern, but the solution is simple: don't use the chips as the only source of identification for sensitive transactions. Use the chips only in application where someone masquerading as you isn't a bid deal, such as personalized settings in your car, or some such thing. If you are at an ATM, have it identify you, but require your PIN number.
 
2008-10-23 05:57:32 PM
Raptor Jesus: If you are at an ATM, have it identify you, but require your PIN number.

What? Me, an American, remember a four to eight digit number? What am I, European?

/`merica has no use for math learnin'
//no way no how
 
2008-10-23 08:24:49 PM
www.sga-project.com

/does not approve
 
2008-10-23 10:06:48 PM
kagemaru026: spot on, mate. your deductive skills are astounding.

but i dont believe in that religulous hocus pocus.


Didn't say I did. Just happened to have read the first book and my mom got me the rest of the series. I will always finish a series.

/Was extremely bored.
//Some were ok, but mostly suffered from poor writing.
///Makes for a good story, whether you believe it or not.
 
2008-10-25 03:13:20 PM
If you are convinced that this is the "Mark of the Beast", then from one Christian to another I hope you read the Book of Revelation and apply more understanding to it that what you hear from those who only offer fear.

He's a dufuss. If you read revelations, you should fear it. It's not that electronics are bad, it's what people will do with the electronics that you must fear. You cannot buy or sell without the mark (in the future). Gee, what is the mark? DUH.

I'm beginning to wonder if "being a Christian" is a bad thing because of all the Christians who want to control you.
 
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