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  • Homeless people wearing barcodes to accept cashless payments

    08/09/2018 9:04:35 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 24 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/8/2018 | Camilla Turner
    By Camilla Turner 8 AUGUST 2018 • 7:25PM Homeless people are wearing barcodes around their necks in an attempt to increase donations in a cashless society, under an Oxford University backed initiative. A new social innovation project, called Greater Change, hands homeless people a QR code, similar to the kind issued for online tickets. Passersby who wish to give money - but who may not have any change in their pocket - can scan the code using their smart phone, and make an online payment to the person. The donation goes into an account which is managed by a case...
  • ‘Barcode everyone at birth’

    05/24/2012 6:11:15 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/22/12 | The Forum
    This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth. “If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.
  • Happy Anniversary to the Bar Code!

    10/08/2010 8:05:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph Summary ^ | 8 October 2010 | staff
    This week marks the 58th anniversary of the invention of the bar code. Granted to American inventors Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver three years after it was filed, patent number 2,612,994 (click here to view patent) was for a pattern of concentric circles, rather than the set of straight lines used today. Their research began in 1948 after Mr. Silver, a graduate student at the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, overheard a local food chain boss asking one of the institute's deans to design a system for reading product data automatically. Mr. Woodland, a fellow graduate student and...
  • Jihadis Studying The Vietnamese Experience in Fighting The United States

    07/25/2010 1:34:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies ^ | July 25, 2010 | n/a
    JIHADIS STUDYING THE VIETNAMESE EXPERIENCE IN FIGHTING THE UNITED STATES SNIPPET: "A brother offers up a scanned copy of the work in question:" SNIPPET: "The scan is complete with the barcode used by the bookshop where it was purchased:"
  • How to Tell Where a Product is Made, by the Barcode - Buy USA First

    06/09/2009 9:43:09 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 33 replies · 2,867+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 06 09 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Do you want to avoid buying products made in certain countries? Can you differentiate which one is made in Taiwan or China? If the first 3 digits of the barcode are 690, 691 or 692, the product is MADE IN CHINA. 471 is Made in Taiwan. Nowadays, Chinese businessmen know that consumers do not prefer products “MADE IN CHINA”, so they don’t show from which country it is made. However, you may now refer to the barcode. Remember if the first 3 digits are: 690-692 MADE IN CHINA 00 - 09 USA & CANADA 30 - 37 FRANCE 40 -...
  • Design Barcode- Tokyo-Based

    06/07/2006 12:24:31 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 5 replies · 304+ views
    RisingSunofNihon ^ | June 7, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Well, what do you know, Japan came up with an idea first, and it's America's turn to chase it. It's called design barcoding. A Tokyo-based company customizes bar codes for Japanese companies such as Wacoal, an apparel maker. Now, it wants to bring its business stateside. The idea is have bar codes with logos or images. These days, self-checkout counters are becoming hot, and millions of eyes are noticing those little lines as they turn and aim them at the scanner. Interesting idea, eh? Media buzz in Japan gave companies like Pacarc plenty of free publicity on the matter. I...
  • $4.99 iPod? College Student Accused In Barcode Switch

    12/02/2005 12:11:53 PM PST · by kingattax · 22 replies · 579+ views ^ | December 2, 2005
    CU Freshman Begs Police To Let Him GoBOULDER, Colo. -- A 19-year-old freshman at the University of Colorado faces criminal charges after police said he made a fake bar code label to buy an iPod for $4.99. The actual price of the MP3 player was $149.99. Jonathan Baldino was arrested Wednesday at a Target store and police said the electrical-engineering student admitted making phony bar codes using a program he downloaded off the Internet. Police said he downloaded a program called "Barcode Magic" and used it to generate low-priced codes that could placed over actual, more expensive, bar codes. Baldino...
  • Science intends to tag all life

    02/11/2005 10:42:06 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 365+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/10/05 | Jonathan Amos
    Science is engaged in a huge stocktaking exercise Scientists are to establish a giant catalogue of life - to, in effect, "barcode" every species on Earth, from tiny plankton to the mighty blue whale.Initial projects will focus on birds and fish, recording details in their genetic make-up that can be used to tell one life form from another. The initiative was launched in London at the International Conference for the Barcoding of Life. Researchers concede it will take many years to complete the task. "About 1.7 million species are known - we suspect there are anything from 10-30 million species...
  • Bar-coded licenses promoted in New Jersey

    12/30/2004 6:07:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,458+ views
    Bar-coded licenses promoted in New Jersey Published in the Home News Tribune 12/30/04 WASHINGTON -- Walk into one of New Jersey's 45 motor-vehicle offices to get a drivers license and you're instantly under surveillance by closed-circuit TV and an undercover officer. Even before you get in line, a state worker checks your passport, birth certificate or other required documents. When you get your license, you'll notice a bar code on the back that police officers can read with electronic scanners to verify your identity -- one of 22 security features built into the card. And forget about renewing your license...
  • John Ashcroft's New Program

    10/09/2003 10:58:45 AM PDT · by Intently · 207+ views
    One of my highly-placed friends in the Department of Homeland Security just leaked a picture to me of John Ashcroft's new Citizen Awareness Program, or "CAP". Apparently, Ashcroft thinks he'll be able to find terrorists more easily if he can tell them apart from citizens by using spy satellites -- he's planning to issue these ballcaps with barcodes to "real Americans". My friend says they'll be for "our own protection" at first, but after the "election" of 2004 Bush is going to make them mandatory!