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2020-05-24 7:27:58 AM  
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2020-05-24 7:47:09 AM  
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2020-05-24 7:58:25 AM  
Meh, we'll just update the cameras to thermal and sell more.
 
2020-05-24 8:08:40 AM  
My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.
 
2020-05-24 8:09:13 AM  

HugeMistake: My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.


Excuse me for a moment while I trademark the name "Facemask"
 
2020-05-24 8:09:17 AM  
Well, that's a shame...
 
2020-05-24 8:10:29 AM  
Meanwhile, the global shutdown is crashing CO2 emission levels back towards sustainability.

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Pictured: all our dystopias trying to get through 2020 simultaneously.
 
2020-05-24 8:13:49 AM  
Is it about time to quit calling common sense "fear"?
 
2020-05-24 8:18:09 AM  

pkjun: Meanwhile, the global shutdown is crashing CO2 emission levels back towards sustainability.

[external-preview.redd.it image 320x240]

Pictured: all our dystopias trying to get through 2020 simultaneously.


Yeah well with everyone being forced to wear facemasks people are breathing their own CO2 which is worse. At least CO2 emissions just go up into the air and we're not BREATHING that.

/Amidoinitrite?
 
2020-05-24 8:27:07 AM  
You'll know me by the gesture I'm making at the camera.
 
2020-05-24 8:29:55 AM  

Butterflew: pkjun: Meanwhile, the global shutdown is crashing CO2 emission levels back towards sustainability.

[external-preview.redd.it image 320x240]

Pictured: all our dystopias trying to get through 2020 simultaneously.

Yeah well with everyone being forced to wear facemasks people are breathing their own CO2 which is worse. At least CO2 emissions just go up into the air and we're not BREATHING that.

/Amidoinitrite?



The trick to lowering the CO2 we are breathing back in with the masks on is to do a little DIY adjustment by carefully cutting a small hole that will fit a short length of plastic tubing into the opening. It's important that the opening be just enough for the tube as you don't want to compromise the integrity of the mask. Use a few pieces of tape to ensure the mask has a good seal when your done. The next step is add a little lubricant to the other end of the tube and gently insert it into your anus, then just breath like normal.
This one trick not only reduces the CO2 rebreathing but you also get to enjoy the smell of your own farts while using the mask. It's win/win.
 
2020-05-24 8:29:56 AM  
Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.
 
2020-05-24 9:13:29 AM  
It has amused me that genuine authoritarian governments, like Hong Kong, have banned wearing masks yet in the US being told to wear a mask is seen as authoritarian.
 
2020-05-24 9:40:06 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It has amused me that genuine authoritarian governments, like Hong Kong, have banned wearing masks yet in the US being told to wear a mask is seen as authoritarian.


This is how you get the Covidiots to wear masks. Obama's face-recognition technology won't work with a mask on, so it can't increase your payroll tax by 99 cents to pay for the mandatory abortions that are required under Obamacare.
 
2020-05-24 9:55:01 AM  
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2020-05-24 9:56:30 AM  

Butterflew: pkjun: Meanwhile, the global shutdown is crashing CO2 emission levels back towards sustainability.

[external-preview.redd.it image 320x240]

Pictured: all our dystopias trying to get through 2020 simultaneously.

Yeah well with everyone being forced to wear facemasks people are breathing their own CO2 which is worse. At least CO2 emissions just go up into the air and we're not BREATHING that.

/Amidoinitrite?


I got a lungful of my own dystopia the other day, and it was not a pretty scene.  Stoopid libs.
 
2020-05-24 10:01:34 AM  
Problem?
Not really.
It is a matter of fine tuning your phisiometric calibrations, you greedy, facist bastards.
Fortunately, altruistic geniuses won't work for you, but will work against you.
 
2020-05-24 10:07:21 AM  
You know what also messes with facial recognition software? Being black.
 
2020-05-24 10:26:09 AM  

Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.


Give me back my damn fingerprint sensor.
 
2020-05-24 10:27:46 AM  

red5ish: You know what also messes with facial recognition software? Being black.


Well, that's easy. Just don't be black.
 
2020-05-24 10:36:22 AM  

Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.


Or use the PIN to pay.

Or if you have an Apple Watch, there is no PIN or Face ID necessary as long as the watch hasn't been removed from your wrist since you last unlocked it.
 
2020-05-24 10:38:10 AM  

GardenWeasel: Give me back my damn fingerprint sensor.


https://www.apple.com/iphone-se/
 
2020-05-24 10:42:42 AM  
In Gibson's book, Zero History, the plot contains a shirt patterned in such a way that it fouled up facial recognition.

It was called 'The Ugly Shirt'.

The first cloth sewn cloth mask I got was mad from remnants of kiddie clothes material.  Choo-choo trains etc.  It is a strong contender for being called 'The Ugly Mask'
 
2020-05-24 10:43:31 AM  

Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.


That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.
 
2020-05-24 10:44:49 AM  

red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.


I try to be polite and not point my face at the cashier while doing it.
 
2020-05-24 10:45:07 AM  

Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.


I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.
 
2020-05-24 10:52:56 AM  

tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.


I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.
 
2020-05-24 10:58:12 AM  

Butterflew: pkjun: Meanwhile, the global shutdown is crashing CO2 emission levels back towards sustainability.

[external-preview.redd.it image 320x240]

Pictured: all our dystopias trying to get through 2020 simultaneously.

Yeah well with everyone being forced to wear facemasks people are breathing their own CO2 which is worse. At least CO2 emissions just go up into the air and we're not BREATHING that.

/Amidoinitrite?


Yes, you are. But it will only go over with people that pay for nitrogen in their tires, when air is already 78% nitrogen. So, the 30% that are anti-science and anti-education.
 
2020-05-24 10:58:55 AM  
PINs are protected by law. Your fingerpint and face, not so much.
 
2020-05-24 11:00:33 AM  
don't worry, summer is coming and the tattoo recognition will start kicking back in.
 
2020-05-24 11:01:45 AM  
The technology already does a more than sufficient job at recognizing people based only the features in their eyes.
 
2020-05-24 11:09:27 AM  
My new tech was designed to recognize the faces and follow the activities of tech company CEOs
 
2020-05-24 11:09:51 AM  

HugeMistake: My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.


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2020-05-24 11:16:37 AM  

red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.


I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.
 
2020-05-24 11:21:36 AM  

GardenWeasel: tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.

I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.


Everyone wants MOAR SCREEN.
 
2020-05-24 11:29:28 AM  

meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.


After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.
 
2020-05-24 11:34:30 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It has amused me that genuine authoritarian governments, like Hong Kong, have banned wearing masks yet in the US being told to wear a mask is seen as authoritarian.


Masks are banned in public in a lot of the US as an anti KKK rally strategy.
 
2020-05-24 11:38:34 AM  

GardenWeasel: tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.

I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.


Yep, still rockin' my iPhone 8 Plus with the old fingerprint sensor tech.

Apple Pay works great for me, except at Carl's Jr. where their drive-thru payment device has a cable barely long enough to reach the window, much less the customer in their vehicle.  :-(
 
2020-05-24 11:43:55 AM  
I thought I read they still work. Oh well, grumpycatgood.gif
 
2020-05-24 11:44:19 AM  

red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.


The latest iOS allows you to turn off Face ID so that it asks for your PIN when you want to use Apple Pay.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphones-f​a​ce-id-now-unlocks-faster-when-you-wear​-a-face-mask-heres-what-to-do/
 
2020-05-24 11:57:37 AM  

xkenny13: red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.

The latest iOS allows you to turn off Face ID so that it asks for your PIN when you want to use Apple Pay.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphones-fa​ce-id-now-unlocks-faster-when-you-wear​-a-face-mask-heres-what-to-do/


So then how is this even ever a problem? My phone tells me there's a new update then it tells me it's downloaded the update and it will be loaded while you sleep.
Kind of creepy but that's what happens.
 
2020-05-24 12:17:57 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It has amused me that genuine authoritarian governments, like Hong Kong, have banned wearing masks yet in the US being told to wear a mask is seen as authoritarian.


Ah my dear friend - you see asking Americans to do anything (whether they want to or not), for any reason is an authoritarian act that infringes on our basic freedoms. If you started telling people they needed to wipe their ass after using the toilet, there would be a vocal minority who would equate it with Hitler/Stalin/Insert Boogeyman.
 
2020-05-24 12:18:49 PM  
Hard to find a silver lining in so dark a cloud, but that'll do for now.
 
2020-05-24 12:19:21 PM  

Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.


Update to the latest iOS and it will give you the ability to pay with your passcode if face recognition doesn't work, such as when using a mask.
 
2020-05-24 12:41:09 PM  

red5ish: xkenny13: red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.

The latest iOS allows you to turn off Face ID so that it asks for your PIN when you want to use Apple Pay.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphones-fa​ce-id-now-unlocks-faster-when-you-wear​-a-face-mask-heres-what-to-do/

So then how is this even ever a problem? My phone tells me there's a new update then it tells me it's downloaded the update and it will be loaded while you sleep.
Kind of creepy but that's what happens.


We've had our masks for a few weeks now, others may have been dealing with it for about a month?  They probably  had to rewrite some code to handle this, then have it fully tested and possibly certified since it deals with a payment system.

It didn't affect me directly, but for some it may have been an issue for a while.
 
2020-05-24 12:45:32 PM  
Again, anyone, seriously anyone with enough data on the topic of how to ID a person and the history of that work. Knows this is not real, will not work, is not reasonable to use as a unique identifier among us.

Everyone pushing this idea that just an image of your face is going to be good enough. Is either a right moron that has not bothered to learn what already has come before.
Or they know full well they are pushing a snake oil.


If finger prints needed to have more data points added to them in order to not have false IDs among us all, as we were starting to discover.
And we know full well the eerie reality of finding your doppelganger.

On just that surface level alone it becomes highly questionable to consider the ruin of someone's life on a false ID by the Bot, when the middle of the bell that we are  imagine bots don't make mistakes.

Once you walk someone out in handcuffs, once the general info on the street is, arrested for pedo/murder/rape/etc.

That's it, you ruined a life and no amount of, oopps we made a mistake on that one, even if it did get found out and admitted to at all, is going to undo anything about how they get treated/what may remain hanging over them for the rest of their lives.


And here at fark i should imagine we quite well know that today's news correction/redaction, does not have much change on what the people now already know from yesterdays printed mistake.
 
2020-05-24 12:55:52 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: GardenWeasel: tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.

I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.

Everyone wants MOAR SCREEN.


Err... I updated to a Motorola Z4 towards the end of last year.  Full phone screen and still has a front facing fingerprint scanner.  Think it's sonic/sonar based?

Whatever, it's a hell of a lot more picky than the ones not tucked behind the screen.
 
2020-05-24 1:11:52 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: HugeMistake: My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.

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How about a bear's face? Right to bear arms, right to bear faces? No? Ok, too many screwdrivers then...
 
2020-05-24 1:25:54 PM  
Careful now, they may be pushing for penetration radar to get past the cloth.

That's also know as microwaves.
 
2020-05-24 1:29:53 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: It has amused me that genuine authoritarian governments, like Hong Kong, have banned wearing masks yet in the US being told to wear a mask is seen as authoritarian.


The United States also has anti-masking laws pre-2020. They just aren't being enforced at the moment... As far as we know.
 
2020-05-24 1:41:00 PM  

PvtStash: Again, anyone, seriously anyone with enough data on the topic of how to ID a person and the history of that work. Knows this is not real, will not work, is not reasonable to use as a unique identifier among us.


Anyone with knowledge of the subject knows facial recognition works well enough for many purposes and it is getting better fast.

Nobody is claiming it is 100% accurate at all times.
 
2020-05-24 1:41:25 PM  

HugeMistake: My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.


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evercover.com is the name of the place
 
2020-05-24 1:43:12 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Careful now, they may be pushing for penetration radar to get past the cloth.

That's also know as microwaves.


It's easier than that. I believe there was a recent Fark thread about this:

OnePlus 8 Pro has an accidental X-ray vision filter that sees through plastic and clothes
 
2020-05-24 1:52:04 PM  

GardenWeasel: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

Give me back my damn fingerprint sensor.


Plenty of phones have fingerprint sensors.

/ Offer not valid for people frightened into believing they MUST have the latest iPhone
 
2020-05-24 1:56:27 PM  

GardenWeasel: I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.


I'm considering a new phone. I just checked and everything on my list has a fingerprint sensor on the rear.

Google Pixel 3A
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8 Power

/ I have no idea what a "flagship" phone is supposed to add to my quality of life
// Don't care
 
2020-05-24 1:58:52 PM  
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2020-05-24 2:11:53 PM  

Slackfumasta: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

Update to the latest iOS and it will give you the ability to pay with your passcode if face recognition doesn't work, such as when using a mask.


I dunno why somebody funnied this. It's true!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet​.​com/google-amp/news/iphones-face-id-no​w-unlocks-faster-when-you-wear-a-face-​mask-heres-what-to-do/
 
2020-05-24 3:14:08 PM  

meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.


Do RFID wallet protectors work? Seems it would be easier to get a credit card with that chip, pull it out, boop it, and put it back into the wallet. If you are paranoid about scanners. I'm hoping mine works, at least.
 
2020-05-24 4:10:53 PM  
I had to put on an Ant Man suit in order to handle a violin of the appropriate size.

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2020-05-24 4:12:18 PM  
well... really it is causing the facial recognition industry to constrain its input data and focus on new algorithms to resolve their comparisons.

This will improve the facial recognition industries technology -- and threaten even more privacy.
 
2020-05-24 4:19:09 PM  
A year from now, hopefully you are going to look back on this pandemic and ____________.
 
2020-05-24 5:49:57 PM  

red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.


You can't hold your breath for the 1 second it takes? And you only have to uncover your nose. It just needs eyes and nose to see that it's you.
 
2020-05-24 5:56:02 PM  

Likwit: red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.

You can't hold your breath for the 1 second it takes? And you only have to uncover your nose. It just needs eyes and nose to see that it's you.


You don't even need to remove your mask anymore.  Look at your phone, it won't recognize you, and it will present a 'Pay with passcode' button.  Enter  your passcode. Done.
 
2020-05-24 6:04:15 PM  

Slackfumasta: Likwit: red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.

You can't hold your breath for the 1 second it takes? And you only have to uncover your nose. It just needs eyes and nose to see that it's you.

You don't even need to remove your mask anymore.  Look at your phone, it won't recognize you, and it will present a 'Pay with passcode' button.  Enter  your passcode. Done.


Ah, the new corona update.

Yikes
 
2020-05-24 6:50:05 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

TheOfficialACM: Face masks cover up a significant portion of what facial recognition needs to identify and detect people -- essentially threatening the future of a multimillion-dollar industry unless the technology can learn to recognize people beyond the coverings: https://t.co/ItlhU4rXX3 https://t.co/nf4uF1MSVp


I kindly tell TheOfficialACM:

GET FARKED

 
2020-05-24 6:51:59 PM  

snocone: A year from now, hopefully you are going to look back on this pandemic and ____________.


Masturbate? Yeah, probably
 
2020-05-24 7:04:36 PM  
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That's a good thing. Computer-accelerated super-creeping is BAD.
 
2020-05-24 7:27:33 PM  

jaytkay: GardenWeasel: I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.

I'm considering a new phone. I just checked and everything on my list has a fingerprint sensor on the rear.

Google Pixel 3A
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8 Power

/ I have no idea what a "flagship" phone is supposed to add to my quality of life
// Don't care


Pixel 4 has no fingerprint sensor . Didn't realise, not pleased.
 
2020-05-24 8:51:07 PM  
Actually all of this might be bad news if you fear being recognized by a computer.  I suspect that the boffins who make such software are now have a huge incentive to make the computers recognize people even if they are wearing masks. If they can do this without requiring an unaffordable amount of computer resources, then the computers will be less dependent on a few locations of the face and thus will be even better when the masks come off.  If this comes to pass, then soon the computers will be better at identification then they would have been if the pandemic had never happened.


/They might also do more integration of vocal recognition.
//Not to mention smart phones whose owners whose privacy settings are lack.
///Our outfits can also be a clue as is the reality that we are likely to show up at certain places at certain times.  Sure that is not iron clad, but if it allows the computer to check against a few likely people instead of millions, it would cut down on needed computer power.
 
2020-05-24 9:09:32 PM  

billog: Pixel 4 has no fingerprint sensor . Didn't realise, not pleased.


The Pixel 4a is expected to.

"On the back, the Pixel 4a will adopt the Pixel 4's square camera patch, even though the 4a will likely tout just one lens. A traditional rear-facing capacitive fingerprint sensor will handle authentication. "
 
2020-05-24 11:20:31 PM  

tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.


My samsung does retina scan, but all of the biometrics option are slower and less reliable than typing a 4 digit pin, so I don't know why anyone uses them in the first place.

/apple probably disabled 4 digit pins or something, right?
 
2020-05-25 3:55:06 AM  

HugeMistake: HugeMistake: My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.

Excuse me for a moment while I trademark the name "Facemask"


What will you call your catalog?
 
2020-05-25 3:59:58 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: HugeMistake: My new business venture: selling masks printed to look like the lower half of somebody else's face.

[Fark user image 205x246]


Hey, I had to take my car in for service a few weeks ago.  Mechanic thought he was funny by wearing this.

facemasks.shopView Full Size


/to be fair, watching someone talk while wearing that IS funny as hell
 
2020-05-25 7:23:01 AM  

Z-clipped: tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.

My samsung does retina scan, but all of the biometrics option are slower and less reliable than typing a 4 digit pin, so I don't know why anyone uses them in the first place.

/apple probably disabled 4 digit pins or something, right?


Slower? Not by a long shot.
 
2020-05-25 9:26:48 AM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: Meh, we'll just update the cameras to thermal and sell more.


Already exists, though I don't know how accurate it is at this point. Basically it maps the veins in your face rather than the usual facial recognition points, and works through masks and beards.

Obviously it doesn't have quite the same database to work from, but give it time.
 
2020-05-25 1:00:18 PM  

GardenWeasel: tricycleracer: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

I have a fingerprint scanner on my lowly Samsung.

I've had one on all my recent Androids, but the upcoming flagships have all ditched them for facial recognition.

I'm going to ride my my G6 as long as I can.


OnePlus still has them, but they're in the screen.

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2020-05-25 6:54:39 PM  

xkenny13: red5ish: meanmutton: red5ish: Alphax: Yeah, if I want to use ApplePay while I'm buying more NyQuil and cough drops at Walgreens, I have to slip my mask off for a moment so my phone will recognize me.

That must be a horrible inconvenience for you.

I would imagine it being more of an inconvenience to the folks around him not wanting to get sick.

After you realize you can't use Apple Pay without slipping off your mask consider other payment options.

The latest iOS allows you to turn off Face ID so that it asks for your PIN when you want to use Apple Pay.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphones-fa​ce-id-now-unlocks-faster-when-you-wear​-a-face-mask-heres-what-to-do/


WOW! Security that isn't, just like TSA!
 
2020-05-25 8:22:13 PM  
Gee, I wonder why they deleted the tweet?
 
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