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Biometrics...Good or Bad

I seen on CNN today that Piggly Wiggly is using Biometrics in their stores now.

Biometrics is where they use your finger print or eye scan or voice scan to dientify who you are.

You can go into the Piggly Wiggly (a grocery store) and setup your index finger on this computer with your credit card/debit card/checking account info. Then when you go thru the check out to buy something, you just slap your finger on this reader and it is just as you whipped out the card or wrote a check.

Way easier and faster...but what do you guys think of this???




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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 09:36 PM
 
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well, the government uses this type of verification all the time..

I'd be interested in trying it !!!

but WTF kinda name for a store is piggly wiggly!!
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Yeah I don't know!! Ask somebody with better weather, like that guy Bee...gee I hate that guy J/K!!

But it's a southern thing!! Website




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Looks like they are a rip off of WB porky the pig. But I've been to these stores before, your basic grocery store..nothing special really. But the name is pretty whacked if you ask me.
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Well it's no worse than Publix (sp?) in Florida...come on!! That's pube, like hair down there..... Who wants to buy fresh produce from Publix?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Bee?????**

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Pi$$ off...I lived in Florida my whole life you monkey sucker. Dont forget Food Lion and WinnDixie as well.
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 06:10 AM
 
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It's not just a southern thing, we have one here in newcastle. More of a run down, not so convienient store than a grocery store if you ask me.
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It's not just a southern thing, we have one here in newcastle. More of a run down, not so convienient store than a grocery store if you ask me.
That's always been my take on Piggly Wiggly...a run down store. I've been in them down south and they haven't been anything special....more like a dumpy store....something like you might find in FLINT!!!!!! Anyway, I hate the idea. What's coming next is you'll have to scan your finger print everywhere and eventually it will become a way for the government to track our every move....I'm totally against it.
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 07:13 AM
 
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this is definitely a sign of the apocalypse. it's the mark of the beast from the book of revelations.

that and upc codes.

and brittney spears.
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I like the technology. My brother-in-law has a biometric lock on this house. To get in, he "authenticates" his fingerprint. Very cool stuff.
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I like it as well. But kinda like Chev said, I will never see anything that nice in Flint town...but I would like to take this time to mention I don't live in Flint...I live in Grand Blanc...much nicer!!




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I used to shop at the piggly wiggly all the time when i lived down south.
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kinda like on Knight Rider!!!
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Well it's no worse than Publix (sp?) in Florida...come on!! That's pube, like hair down there..... Who wants to buy fresh produce from Publix?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Bee?????**

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Publix has the best fresh produce and Winn Dixie has the best meat. Food Lion is basically out of business here and most of the stores are being bought out by Harveys. CVS has bought Eckerds. As for your side note, it was 65 and sunny this afternoon...At least it sucks having a tan, eh?
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Speaking as a Security Professional, I find this idea quite timely.
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The idea's ok, but I would never use it. I mean the technology is awesome, and it's the best way to prevent identity theft, but I'm not going to give out any more info about myself than I have to. The government already has too much power. And eventually I'm sure some genious is going to find a way to hack into it, and next thing you know, you're being framed for murder. No thank you!
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Bee, how many times...how many times do I have to tell you>>>>>




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Publix has the best fresh produce and Winn Dixie has the best meat. Food Lion is basically out of business here and most of the stores are being bought out by Harveys. CVS has bought Eckerds. As for your side note, it was 65 and sunny this afternoon...At least it sucks having a tan, eh?
up here..Food Lion is the ghetto mart... they tried bringing a few of them to york and the surrounding areas..but they are all gone as far as I know..
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what if you had an accident at work and lost a finger??? you'd be scr3wed!!!!
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why do you say that, you got 9 more!!! Just change the identifing finger on their PC/finger scanner dilly!




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