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  Reply # 1163347 28-Oct-2014 10:05
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No, they run in families 




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  Reply # 1163350 28-Oct-2014 10:09
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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.


I have a set of special 'removable gloves' 






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  Reply # 1163354 28-Oct-2014 10:16
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Strange, a dictaphone springs to mind cool

P.S. I'm stuck on 99 +1's, help a fulla out laughing



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  Reply # 1163401 28-Oct-2014 10:49
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Geektastic:
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!!


They do. Cows, dogs, members of the ape family - just want to know if human apes are included. 



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  Reply # 1163408 28-Oct-2014 10:54
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reven: couldnt you just type in a pincode if you were wearing the gloves?

 

Of course, but I want to use my nose. Pin codes are not that secure. Fingerprints are not secure since we leave them everywhere and they are easy enough to lift. But, apart from easy of use (with not having to expose fingertips to the cold) it occurred to me that nose prints, if they are unique, would have to be more secure. The number of people using nose prints would be low. We don't tend to leave nose prints all over the place. And, the chances of a thief expecting to use a nose to unlock a device would have to be slim. 
Besides, it appeals to my sense of humour :-) 

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  Reply # 1163411 28-Oct-2014 11:09
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At -40 the end of your nose is the first thing to fall off..(ask me how I know ;)



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  Reply # 1163894 28-Oct-2014 19:23
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Sidestep: At -40 the end of your nose is the first thing to fall off..(ask me how I know ;)

Okay, I'm asking ;) 

 

I guess that could be a security risk if there are noses left lying around :-)

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sittingduckz: Strange, a dictaphone springs to mind cool

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Tada! There'so your hundy... Couldn't resist a 'sitting duck' :D

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  Reply # 1164007 28-Oct-2014 21:47
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Elpie:
Sidestep: At -40 the end of your nose is the first thing to fall off..(ask me how I know ;)

Okay, I'm asking ;) 

I guess that could be a security risk if there are noses left lying around :-)


In that case just store it. You never know it might come in handy. And no I don't think people will even think of using their nose to get into your phone. Certainly not the thiefs I see in YouTube!



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  Reply # 1164604 29-Oct-2014 20:15
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Anyone know a good contact address for Apple, one that will actually get an email read? I decided since the extremely knowledgeable people on geekzone don't know the answer that I will ask Apple. For the heck of it, I might also ask Samsung whether nose prints are unique and secure wink
Somehow, the idea of testing it out with random nose prints doesn't appeal. Yuck!



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  Reply # 1164605 29-Oct-2014 20:18
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sittingduckz: Strange, a dictaphone springs to mind cool

P.S. I'm stuck on 99 +1's, help a fulla out laughing


How do you know how many +1's you have? 

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  Reply # 1164610 29-Oct-2014 20:33
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Elpie:
sittingduckz: Strange, a dictaphone springs to mind cool

P.S. I'm stuck on 99 +1's, help a fulla out laughing


How do you know how many +1's you have? 


I'm looking under your avatar picture (left of any post you make) and I see you have 123 Elpie?

what browser are you using?

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  Reply # 1164617 29-Oct-2014 20:40
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Elpie:
reven: couldnt you just type in a pincode if you were wearing the gloves?

Of course, but I want to use my nose. Pin codes are not that secure. Fingerprints are not secure since we leave them everywhere and they are easy enough to lift. But, apart from easy of use (with not having to expose fingertips to the cold) it occurred to me that nose prints, if they are unique, would have to be more secure. The number of people using nose prints would be low. We don't tend to leave nose prints all over the place. And, the chances of a thief expecting to use a nose to unlock a device would have to be slim. 
Besides, it appeals to my sense of humour :-) 


You do realise that to use Touch ID you also need a password? Capacitive gloves sound like a more practical idea haha..

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  Reply # 1164717 29-Oct-2014 22:29
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Elpie:
Sidestep: At -40 the end of your nose is the first thing to fall off..(ask me how I know ;)

Okay, I'm asking ;) 

I guess that could be a security risk if there are noses left lying around :-)


Got involved in the "Numb Bum 24" hour motorcycle ice marathon one of the coldest years they ran it..

Was frostbitten within the first 2 hours. Sent to the propane heated recovery tent to thaw out. Ears unbelievably painful.. Tip of my nose was damaged, has never been the same, left a (small) permanent scar - permanently changing my noseprint!

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  Reply # 1164837 30-Oct-2014 09:52
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Simplest way is to try.

First see if you can even register your nose, and then ensure that it consistently unlocks the phone using your nose.

Then, go to a busy mall and press your phone up against multiple random strangers noses - the more the better.

If yours is the only one that unlocks it then you are on to a winner.




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