• AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet@lemmy.world
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    My mom laminated mine when I was like 6 years old. It still has my 6 year-old, childish signature on it. Every time I use it someone says “you’re not supposed to laminate these”, and then they accept it anyways. So who’s the fool now?

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      My ex’s dad laminated his whole ass birth certificate. He had a bitch of a time fixing that lmao.

      Though I think people ask for birth certificate less often than they do our SIN (and also our SIN cards are actual literal cards in Canada not just pieces of paper).

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        I always thought my birth certificate was the little vanity one with my feet prints on it. I learned it isn’t when I actually needed a birth certificate for the first time. Since I live in an entirely different State now it was a bit of a PITA to get the real one.

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        They stopped issuing cards and just print it on a full 8.5"x11" piece of paper now actually lol.

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    Not to defend the social security number system (because it’s terrible for unique identification of individuals and when it was created it wasn’t even intended to be used for that purpose) but you’re not supposed to carry it around with you all the time. It’s supposed to be in a drawer/safe/fireproof bag with the rest of your important documents, and only brought out when you need it.

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      Why make it a card then? If it’s meant to be stored as a document then it should be the size of an envelope, or a standard A4 sheet.

      I keep mine attached to the envelope sized paper it came on. But it shouldn’t be a card shape, that encourages people to carry it. My grandpa always carried his.

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        Don’t mention A4 paper, it scares the Americans. If any of them could read, they would be very afraid right now.

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          A4

          Is that a type of rifle? I’ll take 12!

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          Using entirely reasonable standards that most of the rest of the world has adopted is too hard for us for some reason.

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            To be fair, simply not having to live in the US already gives that rush.

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            Amateur, we professionals don’t have to use anything for that

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          This week on “Things Non-Americans Think Americans Don’t Know About!”

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            Right?

            Like just because we export all our media to you (because it’s better) and make fun of our stereotypes in that media, doesn’t mean that most of us are like that. Believe it or not we actually have cool stuff that’s uniquely American.

            And the reason you see Kraft singles is because we don’t want to share our BBQ with you.

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                We can’t do everything for you guys. We’re holding down the imperial system almost single handedly. Help a brother out.

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                America has the Squid Games reality show and Mr Beast. They’re kind of like Taskmaster if the point of Taskmaster was dangling life changing money in front of poor people.

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                You’re proving my point though? Those all look like C rate game shows that show up in the worst time slots here in the states.

                If you said Doctor who, like 15 years ago, then I’d give you a solid maybe.

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                  look like

                  Yeah that’s an American problem. Preferring a glossy looking garbage over something non-glamorous but substantial.

                  FYI I’m neither American nor European.

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                  American here, you’re straight up wrong. We have no equivalent to their panel shows. Comparing them to game shows is like comparing open heart surgery to being stabbed.

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            It’s a size of paper with an aspect ratio of 1:√2, and the short edge that is 21cm long. The long edge will then be 21√2 = 29.7cm. The aspect ratio has the interesting property that it can be halved and doubled while remaining constant.

            This has been your ISO fact of the day.

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                ISO 7304-2:2008 defines a standard for cooking spaghetti. Subsection 3.9 “Completeness” closely resembles “al denté” but isn’t true al denté; as 3.9 states “no white core visible” when a noodle is inspected crosswise with a razor blade. Al denté phase is sensed via the teeth for texture differential of the inner and outer part of a spaghetti. No agreement has been reached by international consortium of Italian food preparers and dentists as to which tooth is to be used. Thus, the standard must be reviewed every 5 years by sensory analysis.

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        Idk. Maybe because there’s only a few pieces of info on it. Someone would say “why do you need to use a whole sheet of paper for just this?”

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      Every time ya try to fix the NatID problem though suddenly it’s a surveillance state system and not just an efficient nexus for federal services and permissions.

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        There are some people who don’t want a national ID system because they think that’s like a biblical prophecy. Somehow those people are still allowed to operate heavy machinery.

        Some people don’t want it because they don’t want a functional government.

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        That’s the thing. At this point, anything that could replace ssn cards will be much more technical and much more invasive.

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          No, it would be less technical since it would cut down the number of cards you have to carry around, and be less invasive since it would drastically raise the difficulty of identity theft

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            They voluntarily put webcams in their houses with several known security issues which transmit everything open in the cloud. And they purposefully have a listening device which transmits to Amazon whatever they talk about in order to be able to listen to music without having to use a mouse or tap on a screen.

            But having an ID with a photo on it? That’s where they put the line

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          Does it even matter when data brokers already know everything about you and happily sell that info?

          People freak about national IDs while happily giving all their info to websites like amazon or facebook. It’s insane.

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        We have the same issue in Australia, and your driver’s licence basically fills the same purpose.

        But honestly, we should just have a national ID system, and just make it optional, like a driver’s licence already is… (You just get asked for other forms of ID)

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    Somebody laminated my birth certificate. But what are they going to do about it, unborn me? Wait… will they?

    Edit: What if somebody laminates my death certificate? 😭

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        How often are you even using your death certificate? I mean, yeah, the discount at Disneyworld is a sweet deal, but otherwise?

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      Late but I think it’ll depend where you are and what security features birth certificates where you are have. Where I am, the paper has a unique feel to it and also has one of those little hologram type sticker things on the back. So I imagine laminating it would cause issues in official circumstances where they want to feel the paper. Also not sure if it’d affect the sticker things or not, but the heat from the laminator could cause damage if done wrong

      But if the BDM department where you are is lazy and literally just print your info onto an official looking piece of paper, I’d argue the point. I don’t see what laminating it would do in that situation, although when it comes to government departments, they don’t tend to be very flexible. If you were just showing it to verify your identity or working rights for a job or something I doubt anybody would refuse it in either situation

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    I’ve heard blur is not destructive. Please use a paintbrush on 100% opacity if you do this

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      Depends on the kind of blur. Some kinds can indeed be almost perfectly removed if you know the used blurring function, others are destructive. But, yes, don’t take that chance. Always delete/paint over sensitive information.

      Source: we had to do just that in a course I took a long time ago.

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        I prefer sampling the surroundings, typing out a different number or text over it, then blurring with a non destructive effect.

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        Ah man, I remember when they caught some pedo creep who used a non-destructive blur on the CSAM materials he produced that included his face. So satisfying.

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        wouldn’t you also need to know in what kind of pattern the blur was applied. I am sure if you do it multiple times starting from multiple non identical partitioning of the region, it will be impossible.

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        Actually not always, there is a script that can recover text from mosaic’d screenshots if the font and pixellation technique is known. I just use a fake mosaic – the easiest way is to paste a bitmap of non-confidential text from elsewhere in the screenshot and then apply the filter.

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    Why do people downvote posts like this? What’s the problem? It’s funny, true, and in the right community.

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      Some people just downvote for weird reasons, so I figure it’s not worth worrying about. Someone once told me they were downvoting every post I share that has bright colors because they use dark mode… Lol

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        I always flip a coin for whether I upvote or downvote. It’s not really about trying to make a decision, I’m just trying to get my thumbs in shape for that thumb wrestling tournament I have coming up.

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        They were letting you know you have brite ideas!

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      Sometimes, I try to swipe to go back and accidentally up or downvote things.

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      Because they are being stupid. You are not supposed to carry it with you. You only take it when you need to for something like the DMV. Otherwise it should just be filed away. A social security card is NOT ID.

      Also, you can get a FREE replacement.

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        Thanks for the link! The last time I looked into replacing my long lost SSA card the government was much less “online” and it was going to involve spending money and traveling long distances. Thanks to you, I’m expecting a letter from SSA in the next few weeks to confirm my ID, and then I’ll get a new card issued.

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      Except it’s not true. Social Security cards are useless for identification purposes. I haven’t seen my SS card in 30 years. I’ve never been asked for it or needed it in any way for at least that long. 

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      Some people just need a reason to hate and avoid any personal accountability. They’ll take anything they can get, they’ve had a shitty day/year/life and somehow beating up on a faceless stranger feels morally acceptable to them. The truth is, they are in fact just awful people, looking to justify their shitty behavior by correcting grammar or downvoting a complete stranger. Trying their damndest to avoid looking in the mirror. Whilst the rest of us humans, have a shitty day but roll with it. Because if you can’t let it roll off, you will never be happy.

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        Yes, however

        they are in fact just awful hurt people

        Some are less familiar with kindness than others.