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(Huffington Post)   Parents fear new palm scanners in school cafeteria will lead to the Mark of the Beast   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 31
    More: Asinine, Mississippi's Pearl Public Schools, mark of the beast, The Columbus Dispatch, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture, CBS Tampa, elementary schools, Mamie Sonnier  
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2012-08-19 11:14:07 AM
18 votes:
www.bigredkitchen.com

Could be worse.
Could be the mark of the beets.
2012-08-19 11:21:01 AM
6 votes:
It's just a matter of time until kids are stuffing their pockets with dismembered hands to get extra lunches.
2012-08-19 11:17:53 AM
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-08-19 11:51:50 AM
3 votes:

cwolf20: Considering not everyone washes their hands. It'll lead to the taint and plague of the beast.


There's an app for that

img.photobucket.com
2012-08-19 11:22:19 AM
3 votes:
I picture John the Revelator chilling on Patmos after finishing Revelation, smugly imagining how his dusty troll-scroll is going to screw with society in the 21st century.
2012-08-19 11:16:41 AM
3 votes:
It's a good thing no kid has ever DRAWN ON HIS HAND.
2012-08-19 11:52:18 AM
2 votes:
Wait a second... If the palm print is the mark of the beast, and the palm print is made by God, does that mean God is the Antichrist? We're through the looking glass here, people.
2012-08-19 11:45:22 AM
2 votes:
I'm surprised this woman let them take her picture... I mean, everyone knows cameras are how Satan steals your soul.
2012-08-19 11:25:39 AM
2 votes:

FriarReb98: How about the fact that, since the dawn of lunch rooms, no kid's lunch room has ever had a day where a kid didn't cut in line. Making them stay in order of their scan? Yeah, good luck with that.


Hey, I have an idea! Maybe they could scan their hands (pay) at the end of the line once they've figured out what they're getting and how much is owed... like they do at every other retailer you've probably been to. Call me Mr. Problem Solver!

On the other hand, we all know what scanning really leads to:
www.i-mockery.com
2012-08-19 11:15:15 AM
2 votes:
Handprint identification please!
2012-08-19 08:27:01 AM
2 votes:
I just hope they don't use one of those jizz detecting lights on the hands of the students.

That could be embarrassing.
2012-08-19 01:43:13 AM
2 votes:

optikeye: But in use the kids are placing their palm on a device that's been touched by 100's of other kids that day. Then they get their tray---which means they probably won't wash their hands and leave the tray unattended to do hand washing.


THAT'S your concern? Then you might as well lube up your kids in Purell because 100's of other kids have touched doorknobs, desks, chairs, lockers, recess equipment, and each other all day without washing their hands.

Kids are filthy, yes. But they also need to be exposed to some germs to build up resistance. 5 seconds of laying their hand on a plate of glass that some other kids touched isn't going to kill them. The cafeteria food will do that.
2012-08-19 01:18:48 AM
2 votes:
The devil made my vein pattern.
2012-08-20 09:35:30 AM
1 votes:
My six-year old goes to this school. I told him, when it's time for you to get scanned, you shriek 'my daddy done told me that's of the Debil!', and roll around on the ground, speaking in tongues.

He has the same love of snark as I do. Good kid, good kid.
2012-08-19 05:28:25 PM
1 votes:
Kind of an odd concern, really. If you believe that some commercial tool is the Mark of the Beast, then by extension, you believe that you can PREVENT ARMAGEDDON by resisting said tool.

As if the Devil on his throne of skulls is going, "Curse the just and righteous! My plans for Megiddo are come to naught! A hausfrau in Louisiana has resisted my designs!"

Are the plans and schemes of the Prince of Darkness so fragile and pedestrian? No wonder he couldn't overthrow God. "What is your strategy, my Morningstar?" "First, we shall encourage the almighty to enroll in a corporate timeshare! Then...then we shall use his holy credit score to purchase Ethan Allen furniture on points, and use the frequent flier miles to tempt the living with trips to Florida! Questions?" "...Many, actually, my Lord."
2012-08-19 12:28:15 PM
1 votes:

optikeye: brigid_fitch: THAT'S your concern?

Yes, hand washing is important and Purell isn't effective for flu etc. I also agree that exposure to germs is good for developing immune system---there's a happy medium in that. A complete palm press is a bit more contact than a door knob, desk or chair.

I'd also question some Data Security items such as how long is the palm data retained, will it be stored correctly, and disposed of correctly. It's not out of the question that 10 years from now a HD of the biometic data would show up at a thrift store or auction. Which could lead to ID theft for the kid.

Yes, that's tinfoil stuff...but would be comfortable giving 'personal' data like your SSN to a starbucks, and expect them to store, and maintain that data correctly instead of tossing out their old HD's to auction? .
The Palm print has the potential to become such a personal identifier in a few years. 

And as a more immediate concern. Without a security policy in place, that data harvesting for menu choices could be sold for profit by the school system to corporations to target marketing for the child based on their menu choices 'likes and dislikes'. That's not 'blue sky' concept school systems would be willing to do that if bucks are involved for direct marketing for profit.


If there is one person I trust with biometric data, it's the lunch lady.
2012-08-19 12:26:38 PM
1 votes:
Let me get this straight...

Liberals are against voter ID, but in support of this?

HYPOCRISY

But then, that's the liberal mantra. Good job with that. One reason this country is finished. Thanks for that as well. IDIOTS.
2012-08-19 12:08:26 PM
1 votes:
media.chick.com
2012-08-19 12:02:24 PM
1 votes:

optikeye: brigid_fitch: THAT'S your concern?

Yes, hand washing is important and Purell isn't effective for flu etc. I also agree that exposure to germs is good for developing immune system---there's a happy medium in that. A complete palm press is a bit more contact than a door knob, desk or chair.

I'd also question some Data Security items such as how long is the palm data retained, will it be stored correctly, and disposed of correctly. It's not out of the question that 10 years from now a HD of the biometic data would show up at a thrift store or auction. Which could lead to ID theft for the kid.

Yes, that's tinfoil stuff...but would be comfortable giving 'personal' data like your SSN to a starbucks, and expect them to store, and maintain that data correctly instead of tossing out their old HD's to auction? .
The Palm print has the potential to become such a personal identifier in a few years. 

And as a more immediate concern. Without a security policy in place, that data harvesting for menu choices could be sold for profit by the school system to corporations to target marketing for the child based on their menu choices 'likes and dislikes'. That's not 'blue sky' concept school systems would be willing to do that if bucks are involved for direct marketing for profit.


Schools have to follow a lot stricter rules about data collection than Drew
2012-08-19 11:58:52 AM
1 votes:
i16.photobucket.com
Mark of the Beast!
2012-08-19 11:54:33 AM
1 votes:

metaskie: Can someone seriously explain this leap of "logic" to me? How does a biometric palm scanner suddenly equal Mark of the Beast?


"As a Christian, I've read the Bible, you know go to church and stuff,"

Belief does not respond to logic.
2012-08-19 11:41:57 AM
1 votes:
The is nothing more derptastic than an ignorant person with a bible fetish.
2012-08-19 11:34:51 AM
1 votes:

kelphead: The ones I have installed don't actually read your palm print. It actually looks at the measurements of the hand not the print.


It's a good thing kids don't ...what's the word... right, GROW.
2012-08-19 11:27:42 AM
1 votes:
"...go to church and stuff."

Yeah, but nevere quite got the hang of critical thinking. Gotcha.

One could make an equally good case for "mark of the beast" crap bing the use of credit cards/credit card numbers and PINs or even Social Security numbers, all of which would be equally bogus as this gal's is.
2012-08-19 11:23:59 AM
1 votes:
buffetoblog.files.wordpress.com

Supports this effort
2012-08-19 11:19:22 AM
1 votes:

brigid_fitch: 5 seconds of laying their hand on a plate of glass that some other kids touched isn't going to kill them.


That's a first for me. I've never heard of the 5 second rule being applied to biometric scanners.
2012-08-19 11:14:43 AM
1 votes:
*Don't know much abt history
Don't know much biology*
2012-08-19 11:13:08 AM
1 votes:
I think the real news here is they found a sane, reasonable person from Florida.
2012-08-19 11:11:40 AM
1 votes:
Step 1: Place palm on scanner.
Step 2: Wiggle palm around.
Step 3: Enjoy free lunch.
2012-08-19 09:44:51 AM
1 votes:
blog.bobbylikesbeer.com
2012-08-19 01:26:38 AM
1 votes:
The parents that think it's mark of beast are farked up.

I'd have objections to this also...but not for that concern.

As I understand how the system works each child puts their palm on the device--and goes through the line and gets their tray (the system accounts for diet concerns, allergies etc) for service on the line.

Okay, that's fine. But in use the kids are placing their palm on a device that's been touched by 100's of other kids that day. Then they get their tray---which means they probably won't wash their hands and leave the tray unattended to do hand washing.

Kids are filthy and it's difficult enough to get them wash their hands before meals---much less after pressing them to a scanner right before they get a tray of food.
 
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