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(ZDNet)   Refusing to wear a RFID-chipped badge? That's an expulsion   ( zdnet.com) divider line
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7518 clicks; posted to Geek » on 21 Nov 2012 at 9:25 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-21 10:27:39 AM  
3 votes:
Badges? Badges? We don't need no stinkin' RFID badges!
2012-11-21 10:11:39 AM  
2 votes:
She should also be concerned about walking around on campus, anyway. Those cards are probably using 13.56MHz RFID, and will require the students to be constantly bombarded with high frequency waves, which do a very good job of passing through liquids and cell walls. However, they will rebound from metal, causing the waves to continuously penetrate the body, and may resonate the internal organs, including the brain. This can interfere with some electrical actviity in the brain, and some research indicates that if the brain resonation is the same in multiple brains, then the neural activity can be directed, much like current through a wire.
I suppose it would be possible to avoid the inductive field, if one were to block the incoming RF somehow. Some sort of metal protection would have to surround the brain. I'm not quite sure what that might look like.
2012-11-21 07:48:14 PM  
1 vote:
she can always go to school in Mexico.
2012-11-21 02:15:28 PM  
1 vote:

Antimatter: HindiDiscoMonster: hinten: Student makes all the right decision for all the wrong reasons.

" It is a direct violation of their Christian religious beliefs, as it bears a striking resemblance to Revelations 13: 16-18 warning of the Mark of the Beast."

What is wrong about the reasons? Those are her beliefs. Doesn't matter if she is right or wrong. We are supposed to have religious freedom right? So if she should not base her decision on her beliefs, what should she do... base them on someone else' beliefs?

It entirely misses the point of the mark of the beast though. It was a way of telling those who supported rome from those who didn't.

And it makes for an extremely potent tracker and identifier. I'd think the current belief system is as follows:

1.People get "Mark Of the Beast" with logical and reasonable explanation of benefits
2.Evil Entity X begins correlating data, allowing them to identify those with Belief Y
3.Evil Entity X attains power and starts to oppress or even exterminate those identified with Belief Y
4.Only those with Belief Y who managed to avoid the "Mark" survive

Thing is, anything could be Belief Y, from specific groups of Christians to Gays and Liberals. So it's not just Christians who should be worried.
2012-11-21 01:39:56 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-21 11:17:41 AM  
1 vote:

wingnut396: dittybopper: serial_crusher: dittybopper: You are required to attend school by law, and if the school you must attend requires that you to enter a metal detector as a condition for attending, then that is a violation

How do you feel about metal detectors in courthouses? People aren't going there voluntarily, whether they're there in police custody or just attending jury duty; but I think there's enough history of witnesses, judges, jurors being gunned down on courthouse steps (well, it happens all the time on TV anyhow) to say that maybe your 2nd and 4th amendments should be bent a little in that particular location.

With the exception of those who are under criminal indictment, which does temporarily suspend some of their rights, entrance into a court is strictly voluntary.

I know, because as a foster parent I attend court on a semi-regular basis. I've no problem going through the metal detector there, because it's voluntary for me and for all the employees and other witnesses, and it's a very narrow exception that is tailored to address a very specific governmental function.

Or jury duty, or subpoena, or court order, or i'm sure some internet lawyers could produce other examples when you are not under criminal indictment when you are order to appear in court.

Yeah, that's what I was getting at. Really the important question here is whether or not I can use the metal detector as an excuse to get out of jury duty.
Getting me an answer before next Tuesday would be preferable...
2012-11-21 10:44:06 AM  
1 vote:
WTF? Why do school kids need to wear security badges? Is it so that some can have access to the reactor controls or keys to the nuclear arsenal? Those are the only people who should be wearing security badges.
2012-11-21 10:37:49 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: JinxofSpades: She should also be concerned about walking around on campus, anyway. Those cards are probably using 13.56MHz RFID, and will require the students to be constantly bombarded with high frequency waves

They are already bombarded with 14.000 to 14.350 MHz waves, pretty much continuously. In fact, I'm bombarding people near me with 14.027 MHz waves right now, with an EIRP of about 250 watts.


14.00 to 14.350, sure. But 13.56MHz, known in some circles as the "cancer frequency"...that's like a whole nother wave.
2012-11-21 10:15:36 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: wingnut396: Whatever. Know what happens if I refuse to wear my RFID badge at work?

You aren't required by law to attend work. If you have a problem with wearing an RFID, you can either work somewhere else, or just not work. School isn't like that. Schooling is *MANDATORY*, and very few people have the time and resources to home school their kids.

I always thought it was because they didn't want their kids to end up as socially-awkward weirdos
2012-11-21 09:06:18 AM  
1 vote:
"In the event that you change your stance on wearing the ID with the battery and chip removed as has been offered to you on two occasions, we will be more than willing to rescind this withdrawal notice."

Attention Whore.

/My interest, done.
2012-11-21 09:00:45 AM  
1 vote:
This allows the school to track the student's location after leaving campus and for as long as the badge is on the student's person.

So they wired up the whole city of San Antonio, possibly the entire world, with those RFID readers or what? And people say Texas doesn't spend enough on the education budget.
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