germany's shopping

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by FishBoy, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. cool germany developped a new way of paying for grocery when shopping they pay by fingerprints which deducts money from their account

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  2. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    *goes and cuts neighbors fingers off*
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    it would be you who said that first :)
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think they would have gone for retinal scans, but unlike the movies I am pretty sure people would sue for having lasers shone into their eyes.

    Speaking of which, don't look down fibre to see if it works, I can still see the dot 10 minutes later :p
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    At least there won't be any "oh damn, I forgot my finger at home". ;)

    Do they have self scanners to? We do at the bigger stores here. Portable scanners you use to scan the groceries yourself. At checkout you just hand over the scanner and your card and you're done. ;)
    Though sometimes the computer says "hey, better check that guy's bags" and you have to unpack everything again, but mostly it's quick. :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think they have em in the UK, but apparently - believe it or not - the loss from theft is actually less than having to employ staff!
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Exactly. Most people are honest (although some make honest misstakes too). Having four people instead of ten on the registers does save a pretty penny. :)
     
  8. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    *Spam* how pretty is the penny?:p
     
  9. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Very pretty. Shiny and sh*t. :p
     
  10. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    ahh, the digital world
    of course to take this to the logical conclusion, you will see your shopping habits tracked and your end recepits will have coupons for the products you used most, as well as other products they theink you will like.
     
  11. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Oh yes, they've done that for years. :) But I'm not sure to what extent they use it, I still get coupons for tampons sometimes... :ermm: Maybe they're trying to sell me "new" products from time to time. But I don't think the chance of me turning into a woman is very big. ;)
     
  12. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Faking fingerprints is soooooo easy that I am shocked that they actually used them in stead of (like EP stated) retinal scans. Shame they don't do this in the states, I could have tons of free groceries.
     
  13. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Well it seems like they will still have to put there pin number or w/e for added security.
     
  14. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Gummy bears? did you mention Gummy bears? :laugh:

    Pop tarts anybody?
     
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  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Gives new meaning to Givin Da Finger to yer Grocery Bills. :D

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    Hey! Get me some CupCakes! :p
     
  17. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    It turns out that retinal scans (however cool they are in scifi movies ;)) are slower, more complicated and more annoying (to the customer) than finger printing. The added accuracy (if any) doesn't weigh up the other problems.

    At least, this is what I've read about it. ;)