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(BBC)   In the past being a family without fingerprints was a novelty. Then the 21st century turned it into a liability   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2020-12-26 10:16:20 PM  
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2020-12-26 10:39:07 PM  
Done in one
 
2020-12-27 1:33:00 AM  
Like they have accurate paperwork like that in Dhaka. Here's a hint, dope, it costs like 50 rupees in black money to local officials, IF you can keep your mouth shut and not run off and tell international news sources.
 
2020-12-27 3:42:03 AM  

Fano: Like they have accurate paperwork like that in Dhaka. Here's a hint, dope, it costs like 50 rupees in black money to local officials, IF you can keep your mouth shut and not run off and tell international news sources.


So now he has global exposure and probably a GoFundMe. 50 rupees? They can suck his d**k.
 
2020-12-27 4:04:04 AM  
After 9/11 and the scramble to update security, I read one of the alphabet agencies forced an old timer to retire because - after updating facilities to thumb/palm readers - the old guy couldn't get into any of the facilities as he had no recognizable prints.  He was fricking brilliant, but they sent him packing because it was easier than modifying their security procedures, or you know possibly opening the door for him.

/used to work in a building with entry codes and no windows.
//saw more than one brilliant mind sent home for - bureaucratic idiocy
///I know, redundant, but three slashies.
 
2020-12-27 4:46:18 AM  
FTA: The men in Apu's family appear to share a genetic mutation so rare it is thought to affect only a small handful of families in the world: they have no fingerprints.

Oh you!

And the article keeps mentioning they're Sarkers, but it omits their Sark.com handles.
 
2020-12-27 5:44:40 AM  

Tired_of_the_BS: He was fricking brilliant, but they sent him packing because it was easier than modifying their security procedures, or you know possibly opening the door for him.


It's kind of demeaning when you have to ask someone to help you get into the bathroom every time
 
2020-12-27 5:48:17 AM  
So if the police find no prints, one of those guys did it.
 
2020-12-27 5:49:21 AM  
Big toe print?
 
2020-12-27 5:54:37 AM  
Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.
 
2020-12-27 6:28:09 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.


They're Indians, you should have some reservations about deporting them.
 
2020-12-27 8:07:42 AM  
 Really the agencies that make up the rules that require fingerprints for anything should have thought of what to do for people without them right from the start. It doesn't take that much imagination to realize that there are people out there without fingers at all. This story really upsets me.
 
2020-12-27 8:10:34 AM  

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Goodnight everybody.
 
2020-12-27 8:59:12 AM  
Mrs. Soopey doesn't have any fingerprints. It's only ever caused her a problem when she went to take a professional exam and they had a finger print reader to check you into the test. It took her several tries just to get it to "read".

Oh, and at Disney where you gain entry to the parks via the magic bands and fingerprints. Every time we had to wait for it to error out 3 times and then go see a manager to override it and let her in.
 
2020-12-27 10:47:22 AM  

soopey: Oh, and at Disney where you gain entry to the parks via the magic bands and fingerprints. Every time we had to wait for it to error out 3 times and then go see a manager to override it and let her in.


You're kidding. You have to use your fingerprints at an amusement park?

You all are just lining up for the microchips, aren't you?
Well, good--as long as it makes you into better shoppers. That's what matters
 
2020-12-27 11:26:05 AM  
I have no fingerprints following chemotherapy.
 
2020-12-27 11:30:08 AM  
When I was in Saudi, the rules on pictures for ID cards said the picture had to show both ears.

A friend of mine has only one ear as a result of a car crash. This caused so many problems he ended up getting a prosthetic ear.
 
2020-12-27 11:37:24 AM  

crumblecat: When I was in Saudi, the rules on pictures for ID cards said the picture had to show both ears.

A friend of mine has only one ear as a result of a car crash. This caused so many problems he ended up getting a prosthetic ear.


So how did that Van Gogh for him?

In all seriousness, in a country as religiously restrictive as Saudi is, how can they do that for women?
 
2020-12-27 11:44:39 AM  

cryinoutloud: soopey: Oh, and at Disney where you gain entry to the parks via the magic bands and fingerprints. Every time we had to wait for it to error out 3 times and then go see a manager to override it and let her in.

You're kidding. You have to use your fingerprints at an amusement park?

You all are just lining up for the microchips, aren't you?
Well, good--as long as it makes you into better shoppers. That's what matters


Yeah, they did. They stopped the fingerprint scanning to cut down on high contact points due to covid. They have RFID and NFC tags in the bracelets given to guests staying at Disney. The tags are linked to a database with all your tickets, ride and restaurant reservations, and even a credit card if you want. They allow you to pay for items in the park with just the band, get into your hotel, etc. .

But because the bands are just bracelets, they can be given to people that haven't paid for the tickets, e.g. a family member gets two bands and then goes in and out to get 4 people into the park. So, they link it to a fingerprint. You scan your band, then your fingerprint. If it doesn't match you have to see a manager, which scans the band, and can see all the stuff on your account like if you are staying in a Disney hotel, your booked dates, what kind of tickets you have, what parks you entered in the past few days, etc. Then they ask you questions like where are you staying and what parks you went into the day before.

Disney thrives on analytics in their parks. It's fascinating the amount of engineering that goes into that place and how well they hide it.

https://www.wired.com/2015/03/disney-​m​agicband/
 
2020-12-27 1:26:58 PM  

Slypork: crumblecat: When I was in Saudi, the rules on pictures for ID cards said the picture had to show both ears.

A friend of mine has only one ear as a result of a car crash. This caused so many problems he ended up getting a prosthetic ear.

So how did that Van Gogh for him?

In all seriousness, in a country as religiously restrictive as Saudi is, how can they do that for women?


They don't cover for ID pictures
 
2020-12-27 2:44:06 PM  
His kids don't have to worry. By the time they are driving it will be DNA registry and retinal scan.
 
2020-12-27 2:45:44 PM  

vudukungfu: Done in one


Goodnight, everybody!
 
2020-12-27 3:23:29 PM  
Ever notice the weird shiate is always india or Bangladesh?
 
2020-12-27 4:43:22 PM  
And why do they not just scar their fingertips? Yes, there may be some slight pain, but it would give them identifiable prints.
 
2020-12-27 6:02:11 PM  

turboke: AmbassadorBooze: Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.

They're Indians, you should have some reservations about deporting them.


Only a Canadian would think they're Indians.

You know, Canada, that country that takes up the entire North American continent.
 
2020-12-27 6:09:49 PM  

dyhchong: turboke: AmbassadorBooze: Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.

They're Indians, you should have some reservations about deporting them.

Only a Canadian would think they're Indians.

You know, Canada, that country that takes up the entire North American continent.


Just had a look and saw you're Belgian, so replace Canadian, Canada and North American continent with German, Germany and Europe.
 
2020-12-27 7:16:35 PM  

dyhchong: dyhchong: turboke: AmbassadorBooze: Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.

They're Indians, you should have some reservations about deporting them.

Only a Canadian would think they're Indians.

You know, Canada, that country that takes up the entire North American continent.

Just had a look and saw you're Belgian, so replace Canadian, Canada and North American continent with German, Germany and Europe.


I'm very open about my Belgianship. :D

Germany tried to take up the entire European continent, but with the help of the Americans and Canadians we were having nunavut!
 
2020-12-27 9:48:22 PM  

turboke: dyhchong: dyhchong: turboke: AmbassadorBooze: Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.

They're Indians, you should have some reservations about deporting them.

Only a Canadian would think they're Indians.

You know, Canada, that country that takes up the entire North American continent.

Just had a look and saw you're Belgian, so replace Canadian, Canada and North American continent with German, Germany and Europe.

I'm very open about my Belgianship. :D

Germany tried to take up the entire European continent, but with the help of the Americans and Canadians we were having nunavut!


As in, they're as Indian as you are German.
 
2020-12-28 8:03:52 AM  

dyhchong: turboke: dyhchong: dyhchong: turboke: AmbassadorBooze: Just exile the finger print less to Antarctica.  Can't have non conformants mucking up the system.

Problem solved.

They're Indians, you should have some reservations about deporting them.

Only a Canadian would think they're Indians.

You know, Canada, that country that takes up the entire North American continent.

Just had a look and saw you're Belgian, so replace Canadian, Canada and North American continent with German, Germany and Europe.

I'm very open about my Belgianship. :D

Germany tried to take up the entire European continent, but with the help of the Americans and Canadians we were having nunavut!

As in, they're as Indian as you are German.


The reservation joke didn't work otherwise. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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