The Disappearing Desktop - It's Real This Time

Judy Perry jperryl at
Wed Nov 16 23:49:13 EST 2005

I don't think it helped the guy who's digit got cut off to steal his Benz,


On Wed, 16 Nov 2005, Geoff Canyon wrote:

> Under the heading of "I kid you not:" I once read on a web site
> discussing biometric identification the following words (roughly).
>       Of course, you may be thinking, "What happens if someone cuts
> out my eye?"
>       The answer to that is simple: our biometric devices are
> designed to detect
>       the pulse in the blood vessels as it scans them. If there is no
> pulse, the
>       scan will fail even if the pattern matches.
> It makes sense after you get past the ewww part.

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