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#154427 27-Oct-2014 23:11
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LOL, I can imagine your face after reading that thread subject BUT it is a serious question. I've searched and searched and found all kinds of info about cat and dog noses but nothing about whether human nose prints are unique. 
The reason I ask is that noses work just as well as fingertips for unlocking the iPhone 6 (and possibly earlier models). Noses can be more useful than fingers, especially in winter weather when you want to wear gloves. However, this raises a security issue - if nose prints are not unique then theoretically anyone's nose could give them access to your phone. 

Of course, if you always have your dog with you then it's secure to use your dog's nose print to unlock your iPhone. Dog nose prints are unique. Just another way service dogs can help their owners ;) 

Serious question. Perhaps you know some expert that can answer it? I'm fed up with reading about dog nose prints!

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  #1163227 27-Oct-2014 23:18
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Is it April 1st? Did I sleep in too long?





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  #1163230 27-Oct-2014 23:30
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Do noses have prints? Toes and fingers surely but I don't think human noses do? I'm not an expert though.
Though I'll be keeping my oily nose off my phone :)


 
 
 
 


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  #1163234 27-Oct-2014 23:36
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Gorillas do. But I believe the answer for humans is no.

Btw, in practice it would look like a facepalm every unlock ; ).

But there is some good news. Human tongue prints are unique!

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  #1163247 28-Oct-2014 00:25
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gzt: Gorillas do. But I believe the answer for humans is no.

Btw, in practice it would look like a facepalm every unlock ; ).

But there is some good news. Human tongue prints are unique!


Oh lordy no.





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  #1163274 28-Oct-2014 06:37
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I heard a rumor the next iPhone will come in five flavors.

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  #1163281 28-Oct-2014 07:15
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could well be a yes, but not practical. Imagine using other bits that are more private, or imagine stars having plastic surgery and then can't access their banks anyokmre




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  #1163284 28-Oct-2014 07:22
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gzt: Gorillas do. But I believe the answer for humans is no.

Btw, in practice it would look like a facepalm every unlock ; ).

But there is some good news. Human tongue prints are unique!


Oh, good heavens! I'm going to be in Montreal and the idea of putting my tongue on my phone and having it freeze and stick solid until medical help defrosts me is scary! LOL
Now, of course, I'm going to have to try registering a tongue print. Thanks :-)

 
 
 
 


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  #1163285 28-Oct-2014 07:27
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joker97: could well be a yes, but not practical. Imagine using other bits that are more private, or imagine stars having plastic surgery and then can't access their banks anyokmre

 

It is practical, which is why I was asking. Imagine living through a snowy winter that can get to 20 below. It's far easier to poke a scarf down away from a nose than it is to take gloves off. Using the phone with gloves isn't an issue because gloves with touch tips are readily available. I guess a brave man *might* consider exposing other bits that are more private but, in those temperatures, I imagine frostbite would be a risk too far ;) 

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  #1163291 28-Oct-2014 08:21
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A photographer friend of ours in Calgary has a set of 'removable finger gloves'.

The finger tips flip back or Velcro down as needed.

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  #1163293 28-Oct-2014 08:31
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couldnt you just type in a pincode if you were wearing the gloves?

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  #1163294 28-Oct-2014 08:31
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couldnt you just type in a pincode if you were wearing the gloves?

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  #1163295 28-Oct-2014 08:36
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gzt: I heard a rumor the next iPhone will come in five flavors.


I am resisting the urge to lower the tone.

Seriously though, I know that some countries use cow's nose prints to track stock theft and on closer inspection, their noses have print like features on the surface. Ours are covered in generaic like skin and only a few scars/pores etc are visible on closer inspection. You can see this best by pressing your nose against a glass surface, like a window and looking at the residue with the light behind the glass - works better if you have just put on sunblock/moisturiser.

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  #1163297 28-Oct-2014 08:44
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I heard a rumour that the iPhone 7 is going to come with scratch and sniff.

As for nose prints I believe the answer is no.

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  #1163334 28-Oct-2014 09:54
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Sidestep: A photographer friend of ours in Calgary has a set of 'removable finger gloves'.

The finger tips flip back or Velcro down as needed.


Hunters often use them too - although usually only the trigger finger of the gloves does that.





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  #1163336 28-Oct-2014 09:55
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gundar:
gzt: I heard a rumor the next iPhone will come in five flavors.


I am resisting the urge to lower the tone.

Seriously though, I know that some countries use cow's nose prints to track stock theft and on closer inspection, their noses have print like features on the surface. Ours are covered in generaic like skin and only a few scars/pores etc are visible on closer inspection. You can see this best by pressing your nose against a glass surface, like a window and looking at the residue with the light behind the glass - works better if you have just put on sunblock/moisturiser.


judging from the constant smear of dog nose prints all over the back window of our dog car, maybe dogs have unique prints on their noses too!!





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