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Someone here at the Faculty of Management just bought an IBM ThinkPad T42. It’s hard to find anythign cool about laptops nowadays, but this one manages to implement something.
Fingerprint security.

Someone here at the Faculty of Management just bought an IBM ThinkPad T42. It’s hard to find anything cool about laptops nowadays, but this one manages to implement something.
Fingerprint security.
It has software that allows you to scan in the print of one of your fingers and then assign the scan to a user account. Then when you boot up and come to the login screen, you just scan your finger, and if it matches, it lets you in. No username to type, no password to remember.
Even better, you can assign different fingers to different accounts. You could assign your pinkie as the admin account and the index finger as the general user account. In a experiment of antiestablishmentarianism, you could even assign your middle finger to your Microsoft hackor account.
How cool is that?

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

2 replies on “Fingerprint Logons”

At least a lot better than those bulky card-readers bigger companies give their employees for authentication. Which is especially annoying, as the same card for locking / unlocking your account is used for the doors also.
It would be interesting to find out, whether someone has to put in his/her finger all the time, similar to the card-reader, though 😀

At least a lot better than those bulky card-readers bigger companies give their employees for authentication. Which is especially annoying, as the same card for locking / unlocking your account is used for the doors also.
It would be interesting to find out, whether someone has to put in his/her finger all the time, similar to the card-reader, though 😀

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