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2012-10-07 01:37:06 PM  
I get the generic "character not found" symbol. Not all of us have your fonts, subby.
 
2012-10-07 01:37:48 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I get the generic "character not found" symbol. Not all of us have your fonts, subby.


This


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2012-10-07 01:55:12 PM  
My bar code is waving a 20 at the waitress
 
2012-10-07 01:56:00 PM  
MARK OF THE BEAST!!1!
 
2012-10-07 02:49:23 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: MARK OF THE BEAST!!1!


well either that or it's a means for skynet to track its human cattle for orderly disposal.
 
2012-10-07 03:12:49 PM  
www.anunews.net

"What the f*ck is that sh*t?"
 
2012-10-07 03:32:15 PM  
I remember the same sort of right-wing conspiracy theorists we have today were sure the bar code would end America in the 1980s.

Do they ever get anything right?
 
2012-10-07 03:37:21 PM  
The submission of this is causing trouble for me as the headline just says to me that the character has not been found by others and for this reason I am thinking that someone has done the hacking of the computer of me and took the characters away!
 
2012-10-07 03:49:23 PM  

Confabulat: I remember the same sort of right-wing conspiracy theorists we have today were sure the bar code would end America in the 1980s.

Do they ever get anything right?


Old and busted:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

New hotness:
faststreamofmoney.com

VeriChip is the new bar code! This time, they're certain!!
 
2012-10-07 03:49:26 PM  

meow said the dog: The submission of this is causing trouble for me as the headline just says to me that the character has not been found by others and for this reason I am thinking that someone has done the hacking of the computer of me and took the characters away!


Then who was phone and such as
 
2012-10-07 04:56:56 PM  

thamike: meow said the dog: The submission of this is causing trouble for me as the headline just says to me that the character has not been found by others and for this reason I am thinking that someone has done the hacking of the computer of me and took the characters away!

Then who was phone and such as


DOG WAS PHONE!
 
2012-10-07 04:58:51 PM  
I'm off to celebrate by binge-drinking at a bar, followed by coding at a nearby hospital.
 
2012-10-07 04:59:56 PM  
SKU CHECK!

\to any retail types that I just gave chills to, I apologize.
 
2012-10-07 05:00:51 PM  
One of my alma mater's alumni invented the laser barcode scanner so I'm getting a kick shock etc.
 
2012-10-07 05:02:01 PM  
Several times I've had to give a quick holocaust lesson to people who've gotten sets of numbers tattooed on their bodies. To you it might be a sign of loyalty to have your husband or beau's military serial number tattooed on your forearm but to those of us who know our history it's how they kept track of Jews in the camps.

There should be an abhorrence of getting serial numbers tattooed on bodies.

/But I love barcodes for business reasons.
//I have two bluetooth barcode scanners, one for at home, one for on the road. Never leave home without one.
 
2012-10-07 05:06:08 PM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/7368666

ZOMG!
 
2012-10-07 05:08:02 PM  
Is anyone 100% American? I thought we all descended from other places.

//Except of course, the people whose land we took.
 
2012-10-07 05:11:21 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

/i like money
 
2012-10-07 05:12:31 PM  

maxx2112: http://www.fark.com/comments/7368666

ZOMG!


HA! nice catch
 
2012-10-07 05:12:38 PM  
FTA:
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.

Only 5 million individual barcodes? Would someone explain to this old geezer how, out of the billions of distinct products, there are only 5 million distinct barcodes.

/or is this some other definition of 'million' that I am unaware of?
 
2012-10-07 05:14:13 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: FTA:
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.

Only 5 million individual barcodes? Would someone explain to this old geezer how, out of the billions of distinct products, there are only 5 million distinct barcodes.

/or is this some other definition of 'million' that I am unaware of?


I think they meant to say "f**k-ton"
 
2012-10-07 05:14:20 PM  
Ah to be young again and wanting to stick a thumb in the eye of the man.
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-07 05:18:52 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER: I get the generic "character not found" symbol. Not all of us have your fonts, subby.

Um, fark sets the fonts :P
 
2012-10-07 05:19:03 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: FTA:
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.

Only 5 million individual barcodes? Would someone explain to this old geezer how, out of the billions of distinct products, there are only 5 million distinct barcodes.

/or is this some other definition of 'million' that I am unaware of?



UK. million=billion billion=million

No I am not defending it.
 
2012-10-07 05:22:45 PM  

Rich Cream: No I am not defending it.


Good thing I'm not because I'm wrong.

/typo?
 
2012-10-07 05:27:44 PM  

Rich Cream: YouPeopleAreCrazy: FTA:
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.

Only 5 million individual barcodes? Would someone explain to this old geezer how, out of the billions of distinct products, there are only 5 million distinct barcodes.

/or is this some other definition of 'million' that I am unaware of?


UK. million=billion billion=million

No I am not defending it.


Umm, no.

A UK million is a US million, a UK thousand million is a US billion, and a UK billion is a US trillion.

It's different, but it's not just "Opposites Day every day" in the UK.
 
2012-10-07 05:31:45 PM  

Rich Cream: Rich Cream: No I am not defending it.

Good thing I'm not because I'm wrong.

/typo?


the more you know...
 
2012-10-07 05:32:12 PM  
A while back I replaced the name badge outside my office door with a bar code representation of my name. HR wasn't happy about my change and the implicit message we were all drones.

/csb
//love to stick forks into HR every chance I get.
 
2012-10-07 05:39:01 PM  
Came here for the Jennifer Government references, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-10-07 05:40:57 PM  

theorellior: thamike: meow said the dog: The submission of this is causing trouble for me as the headline just says to me that the character has not been found by others and for this reason I am thinking that someone has done the hacking of the computer of me and took the characters away!

Then who was phone and such as

DOG WAS PHONE!


The clearness of everything is now! Many of your thanks.
 
2012-10-07 05:43:42 PM  
Someone want to tell the rest of us what font it is?
 
2012-10-07 05:55:48 PM  
Well done, subby!

If don't have the font, you don't have rhythm. Because you don't have ... Musical Symbol Final Barline.
 
2012-10-07 05:56:42 PM  

APE992: Someone want to tell the rest of us what font it is?


my guess would be the unicode barcode font, think it's 3 of 9 or something
 
2012-10-07 05:58:04 PM  
also, since this has become a unicode thread, best unicode symbol

 
2012-10-07 06:06:58 PM  
Yep, Mad did it the best.

www.worldsstrangest.com
 
2012-10-07 06:13:04 PM  

Rich Cream: UK. million=billion billion=million

No I am not defending it.


Yes, I was aware of that possible weirdness, so I looked it up.
No.

Million = million
It only gets weird when you go to billion/trillion.
 
2012-10-07 06:14:36 PM  

M0nkeyp0x: Is anyone 100% American? I thought we all descended from other places.

//Except of course, the people whose land we took.


It depends where you want to draw the line, and it's fairly arbitrary. In the strictest sense, all humans are immigrants everywhere except the Great Rift Valley. Anything after about 200,000 years ago, you have to decide what arbitrary rule you're going to apply.
 
2012-10-07 06:19:05 PM  

Martin The Mess: Came here for the Jennifer Government references, leaving disappointed.


Max Berry for the win!
 
2012-10-07 06:21:48 PM  

wildcardjack: Several times I've had to give a quick holocaust lesson to people who've gotten sets of numbers tattooed on their bodies. To you it might be a sign of loyalty to have your husband or beau's military serial number tattooed on your forearm but to those of us who know our history it's how they kept track of Jews in the camps.

There should be an abhorrence of getting serial numbers tattooed on bodies.

/But I love barcodes for business reasons.
//I have two bluetooth barcode scanners, one for at home, one for on the road. Never leave home without one.


So, one day this guy sees his Jewish neighbor putting up a statue of Hitler in his front yard. He walks over and asks the guy what he's doing.
"I won the lottery!"
"But why in the WORLD would you pout up a statue of HITLER?
The guy extends his arm, pulls up his sleeve and goes, "Well, he gave me the numbers, so why not?"

/I'm OK with aisle or window seats. Is there a snack on this flight?
 
2012-10-07 06:21:48 PM  
I'm pretty sure that barcode tat in TFA is a social security number. Get that guys name and DOB and you own him.
 
2012-10-07 06:25:03 PM  

FriarReb98: SKU CHECK!

\to any retail types that I just gave chills to, I apologize.


You're a bastard. And you know it.

/Clap your hands.
 
2012-10-07 06:25:44 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Rich Cream: Rich Cream: No I am not defending it.

Good thing I'm not because I'm wrong.

/typo?

the more you know...


Goddamn. WE'RE the ones who screwed this up. Their system makes a lot more sense than ours. This is going to really screw things up for at least the next several decades. I can tell.
 
2012-10-07 06:27:15 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: FTA:
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.

Only 5 million individual barcodes? Would someone explain to this old geezer how, out of the billions of distinct products, there are only 5 million distinct barcodes.

/or is this some other definition of 'million' that I am unaware of?


I'm nearly certain that the reporter just called up UPC Search, a free site listing 5 million known items... which isn't in any way affiliated with any organization and is populated by one dude with an odd hobby. Nobody really knows how many have been issued, since companies aren't under any obligation to submit their lists of UPCs.
 
2012-10-07 06:34:01 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-10-07 06:51:41 PM  
www.littlebrown.co.uk
/hot
//really, nobody beat me to it?
 
2012-10-07 06:55:00 PM  

maram500: FriarReb98: SKU CHECK!

\to any retail types that I just gave chills to, I apologize.

You're a bastard. And you know it.

/Clap your hands.


Yes, yes I am. :P
 
2012-10-07 06:55:08 PM  

Confabulat: I remember the same sort of right-wing conspiracy theorists we have today were sure the bar code would end America in the 1980s.

Do they ever get anything right?


Except that they were left-wing conspiracy theorists, sure. It was right-wing corporate fatcats are who wanted the barcode in the store so they could get rid of workers.
 
2012-10-07 07:02:50 PM  

smitty04: Ah to be young again and wanting to stick a thumb in the eye of the man.
[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 196x257]


When I scanned the cover it comes up as Mad Men Season Three box set
 
2012-10-07 07:04:33 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I'm pretty sure that barcode tat in TFA is a social security number. Get that guys name and DOB and you own him.


Identity theft tends to be most effective when the victim has good credit. Someone who would tattoo a pseudo-barcode with their SSN on the back of their neck doesn't strike me as "Good decision maker." I think he'll be fine.

Well, more accurately, I'm sure he already has the credit score of someone whose identity was stolen.
 
2012-10-07 07:32:38 PM  
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and what not
 
2012-10-07 07:44:57 PM  

Marcintosh: |||||\|||[] {}\\||||~~~~

and what not



Watch your language. There are children here.

/well, childlike creatures of a sort 
 
2012-10-07 07:58:00 PM  
www.bbc.co.uk 

/noone? really?
 
2012-10-07 08:02:17 PM  

Marcintosh: |||||\|||[] {}\\||||~~~~

and what not


I believe your Science level of 60 allows you to remove two dud passwords from that string.
 
2012-10-07 08:25:14 PM  

theorellior: thamike: meow said the dog: The submission of this is causing trouble for me as the headline just says to me that the character has not been found by others and for this reason I am thinking that someone has done the hacking of the computer of me and took the characters away!

Then who was phone and such as

DOG WAS PHONE!


t2.gstatic.com

NO AND THEN!
 
2012-10-07 08:58:37 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I'm pretty sure that barcode tat in TFA is a social security number. Get that guys name and DOB and you own him.


If you're just talking about the nine inner numbers, I don't think "583" is a valid SSN prefix. My thought was that it's the last four digits of his SSN (0583), along with his date of birth (1-13-1977).
 
2012-10-07 09:00:37 PM  

Alleyoop: [www.bbc.co.uk image 312x312] 

/noone? really?


You need to be using a spell checker.
 
2012-10-07 09:24:35 PM  

null: [www.littlebrown.co.uk image 230x230]
/hot
//really, nobody beat me to it?


I have no need for a Mattel® Barbie®.
 
2012-10-07 09:27:51 PM  

nytmare: Alleyoop: [www.bbc.co.uk image 312x312] 

/noone? really?

You need to be using a spell checker.


Isn't that the Austrian spelling for noon?
 
2012-10-07 09:30:18 PM  
ytrewq.com
 
2012-10-07 10:25:10 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Confabulat: I remember the same sort of right-wing conspiracy theorists we have today were sure the bar code would end America in the 1980s.

Do they ever get anything right?

Except that they were left-wing conspiracy theorists, sure.


I wasn't there, but surely, by definition, it was a Republican conspiracy theory? It was all about religion, and spread due to poor education, which are central tenets of the GOP.

The GOP wouldn't exist without poorly-educated religious people voting against their own interests.

It was right-wing corporate fatcats are who wanted the barcode in the store so they could get rid of workers.

Uh, I'm pretty sure you missed an "accidentally" out of that sentence.

But yeah, the current state of the technology is that we now go to supermarkets and we're expected to do our own checkout operation, with 12 checkouts watched over by one pimply-faced youth, where in the past we would have had several checkouts individually manned.

So, there are fewer checkout operators. But there are more people designing and servicing the self-checkouts, more people developing better technologies for tracking what you buy to target marketing to your demographic. And so on.

/It still sucks balls when the scales can't understand your purchase and the PFY is busy dealing with other issues, however.
 
2012-10-07 10:58:37 PM  

M0nkeyp0x: Is anyone 100% American? I thought we all descended from other places.

//Except of course, the people whose land we took.


You mean the ones who walked across a land bridge from Asia, and didn't originate here either?
 
2012-10-07 10:59:12 PM  

wildcardjack: Several times I've had to give a quick holocaust lesson to people who've gotten sets of numbers tattooed on their bodies. To you it might be a sign of loyalty to have your husband or beau's military serial number tattooed on your forearm but to those of us who know our history it's how they kept track of Jews in the camps.

There should be an abhorrence of getting serial numbers tattooed on bodies.

/But I love barcodes for business reasons.
//I have two bluetooth barcode scanners, one for at home, one for on the road. Never leave home without one.


People love being lectured to by overbearing humorless pricks full of hyperbole and false equivalence, I bet you're quite the hit at parties....
 
2012-10-07 11:11:29 PM  

nytmare: You need to be using a spell checker.


WelldeadLink: Isn't that the Austrian spelling for noon?


Definition: noone 

change-production.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-10-07 11:55:52 PM  
Actual scannable barcode tattoos aren't exactly plausible. You can make something that'll visually look like a barcode, but unless the lines are straight and even it isn't likely to scan. Skin moves differently than a plastic bag and think how much trouble scanning a bag of something sometimes is. Modern scanners are much better, but still wouldn't always scan a tattooed barcode.

RFID chips would be the better bet. Could be installed much quicker and would be easier to scan. Not to mention the possibilities of a longer distance it could be scanned over.

Good thing I've stocked up on tinfoil.
 
2012-10-08 12:19:06 AM  
This one time, in Victoria, BC, I was walking down the street and came across a place called the Barcode Nightclub. Any Victoria Farkers know much about that place? Also, happy Thanksgiving weekend to ya.
 
2012-10-08 02:26:45 AM  

devildog123: M0nkeyp0x: Is anyone 100% American? I thought we all descended from other places.

//Except of course, the people whose land we took.

You mean the ones who walked across a land bridge from Asia, and didn't originate here either?


Retarded argument is retarded
 
2012-10-08 05:29:19 AM  

Alleyoop: nytmare: You need to be using a spell checker.

WelldeadLink: Isn't that the Austrian spelling for noon?

Definition: noone 

[change-production.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x197]


How many different online dictionaries did you have to go through to find one that misspells the root and then corrects itself? "Noone" isn't "no one." It's incorrect. The Great Mediocre lose this round.

change-production.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-10-08 12:34:16 PM  
Hmm interesting, my windows machine at work can't view this headline but my Linux box at home had no trouble.

// firefox on both machines
 
2012-10-08 10:24:26 PM  

thamike: How many different online dictionaries did you have to go through to find one that misspells the root and then corrects itself?


Why don't you Google the word "dictionary" and discover that dictionary.com is the first result? Click here if you need help with that. 

It also provides a nice quotation, using the word noone, by E.E. Cummings, a writer more skilled than you ever will be.

/sorry, you asked for it
 
2012-10-09 06:17:55 AM  

Alleyoop: thamike: How many different online dictionaries did you have to go through to find one that misspells the root and then corrects itself?

Why don't you Google the word "dictionary" and discover that dictionary.com is the first result? Click here if you need help with that. 

It also provides a nice quotation, using the word noone, by E.E. Cummings, a writer more skilled than you ever will be.

/sorry, you asked for it


Hey, it isn't like I have a vested interest in your embarrassment. "Noone" makes you look like an idiot, no matter when or where it was ever accepted. Go ahead and use it if you want. Just please don't capitalize e.e. cummings if you want people to believe you have ever read any of his work.
 
2012-10-09 06:39:16 AM  
Oh, by the way, if you're going to stalk off to research who e.e. cummings is, would you mind not demonstrating how to google "wikipedia" in your attempt to explain why citing him in a debate about the rules of the English written language, without any irony, is a stroke of genius?
 
2012-10-09 09:13:43 PM  

thamike: Hey, it isn't like I have a vested interest in your embarrassment.


It appears you have a vested interest in embarrassing yourself.

thamike: "Noone" makes you look like an idiot, no matter when or where it was ever accepted.


Lighten up Francis.

thamike: Just please don't capitalize e.e. cummings if you want people to believe you have ever read any of his work.


Don't decapilalize E.E. Cummings if you want people to believe you have ever read any of his work. It was others who did it, thinking it fit with his style, not him. But don't take my word for it...

www.qotd.org

thamike: Oh, by the way, if you're going to stalk off to research who e.e. cummings is, would you mind not demonstrating how to google "wikipedia" in your blather blather blather...


Awww, did you just stalk off to Wikipedia, notice that they said his name is often "written by others in lowercase letters as e.e. cummings" and you had to come back trying to save face? I couldn't understand how to make sense out of the rest of that run-on stitched-together sentence, except the part saying I had a stroke of genius. Thanks!

/waiting, waiting...
 
2012-10-09 09:20:55 PM  
i mite have forgotten to dot an i or cross a t
so that must mean your smarter then me

/reeling, reeling... 
 
2012-10-10 06:03:24 AM  
Look. "Noone" is improper. That's all I had to say. If you don't get the e.e. cummings reference, you don't get it. Knock yourself out with the "noone," just try not to hurt yourself getting snooty with the people who tell you it isn't a word.
 
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