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    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 8th Jul 18, 2:14 PM
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    Ive had a brainwave...
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    • 8th Jul 18, 2:14 PM
    Ive had a brainwave... 8th Jul 18 at 2:14 PM
    You know how debit cards have gone from simply cards, to chip'n'pin and now to "swipe" (to a certain limit)?


    Couldnt banks register bank accounts to finger prints (or retinal scans) meaning the end of plastic altogether?
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 8th Jul 18, 6:47 PM
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    I suppose they could.

    'They' could also insert a chip into every baby born in hospital, or take a DNA swab of us all, to help prevent identity issues in later life.

    I suspect that the same groups that object to ID cards along with others would find it a hard pill to swallow, however. To be fair, it does seem more than a little 1984 ish ...
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 9th Jul 18, 1:03 AM
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    I think you will find that major banks have explored/tested a large number of ID confirmation systems over the years.

    I remember that the photo/image-based system they trialled extensively in Scotland a few years back was an absolute hoot of a disaster!

    In the absence of any legislative/regulatory impetus, when/if they choose to adopt/implement them is an entirely commercial decision and anyone's guess really.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 6:39 AM
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    Well, we have facial recognition on passports, and fingerprint recognition on tablets, so it's not a huge step to have the same for bank accounts, or preferably a combination of facial recognition and fingerprint.

    Would that increase the amount of violence on people, though?
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 9th Jul 18, 8:04 AM
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    Well, we have facial recognition on passports, and fingerprint recognition on tablets, so it's not a huge step to have the same for bank accounts, or preferably a combination of facial recognition and fingerprint.

    Would that increase the amount of violence on people, though?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I'm a frequent flyer, and always fail the IRIS recognition machine.
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    • 9th Jul 18, 8:32 AM
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    I've got dishpan hands. Practically no prints on my fingertips.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 8:36 AM
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    I'm a frequent flyer, and always fail the IRIS recognition machine.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Do you wear glasses? If so, try taking them off.

    That happened to me, but has never happened since I started taking my glasses off.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 8:41 AM
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    I believe that the destructions do say to remove spectacles.
    If I forget I have a problem, take them off and I sail through ....
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 8:45 AM
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    I believe that the destructions do say to remove spectacles.
    If I forget I have a problem, take them off and I sail through ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I've not seen any.

    Also, when it first came out, The official directing people through actually told us to keep glasses on, which I thought was strange when the photo shouldn't have you wearing your glasses.

    So the first couple of times I did it, with glasses on as instructed, it didn't work, so then I made the decision to take them off, and it worked.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 9th Jul 18, 9:34 AM
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    Do you wear glasses? If so, try taking them off.

    That happened to me, but has never happened since I started taking my glasses off.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Oh, you mean all those people shouting, "...take your glasses off!" were shouting at me? 'Course I take them off, and make sure I put my passport in the correct way up and the right way round, and put my feet on the foot prints on the floor, and look directly at the camera.

    According to my son who works for the Home Office in Riyadh there's a few possible reasons.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 9:38 AM
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    Oh, you mean all those people shouting, "...take your glasses off!" were shouting at me? 'Course I take them off, and make sure I put my passport in the correct way up and the right way round, and put my feet on the foot prints on the floor, and look directly at the camera.

    According to my son who works for the Home Office in Riyadh there's a few possible reasons.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Well, I only speak from my own experience, and was only trying to help.

    Plus I have never, ever had anyone tell me to take my glasses off. On the contrary, as stated before.
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 9th Jul 18, 9:51 AM
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    Well, I only speak from my own experience, and was only trying to help.

    Plus I have never, ever had anyone tell me to take my glasses off. On the contrary, as stated before.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Apoligies Pyxis, my reply sounds a bit blunt.....I didn't intend it to be.
    • bap98189
    • By bap98189 9th Jul 18, 10:00 AM
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    Well, we have facial recognition on passports, and fingerprint recognition on tablets, so it's not a huge step to have the same for bank accounts, or preferably a combination of facial recognition and fingerprint.

    Would that increase the amount of violence on people, though?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Facial recognition works fine for airports, but it's not going to be practical in shops. You have to stand perfectly still, at a set distance from the camera, in front of a plain background, for about 10 seconds (and that's if it works first time). That's not going to be practical in Tesco.

    I would be interested to know how secure fingerprint scanners actually are. The one on my phone is certainly quick, but they don't seem to have caught on for anything other than phones. It's not exactly the end of the world if someone unlocks your phone, but if they are being used for financial transactions, I do wonder if the technology is secure enough.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 10:15 AM
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    Apoligies Pyxis, my reply sounds a bit blunt.....I didn't intend it to be.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Fair enough. You is forgived!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 10:35 AM
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    Every time I look at the OP's username, I read "Max My Cardigan".
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 10:43 AM
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    Every time I look at the OP's username, I read "Max My Cardigan".
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    My cardigan is called Juliet.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 10:47 AM
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    My cardigan is called Juliet.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Ahem! There was NO comma. I did not say "Max, my cardigan"!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 9th Jul 18, 10:50 AM
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    Ahem! There was NO comma. I did not say "Max, my cardigan"!
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Ah! Touchè!

    So, you were ordering your cardigan to be maxed out? How do you do that? Stretch it to within an inch of its life?
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 10:59 AM
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    Ah! Touchè!

    So, you were ordering your cardigan to be maxed out? How do you do that? Stretch it to within an inch of its life?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    There again, I might just have forgotten the comma ....
    It's a secret I shall take to the grave .... unless I have a death bed confession!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 9th Jul 18, 11:02 AM
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    My Cardigan is called Patrick. He's green.
    When he goes home to Eire, they call him Padraig.
    Normally, I just call him Paddy.
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