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#37 - Completely honest confession: Sometimes.  [+] (1 reply) 06/17/2014 on how i thought gay people... +5
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#49 - zaperzero (06/17/2014) [-]
I don't just bash it against the other guy. That's just gay.
#4 - ...but the barcode would only ever scan correctly in the…  [+] (24 replies) 06/16/2014 on 4chan level story +431
#152 - stenwalden (06/17/2014) [-]
I have a barcode scanner at home. If I open notepad and scan a coke can, it will tell me its a coke can.
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#114 - rockamekishiko (06/17/2014) [-]
it's almost as if that never happened
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#82 - wiredguy (06/17/2014) [-]
nah, there's a universal code for quite a lot of products

even if you aren't running a system which makes sales for some product, the system might still be able to recognise the number.

I've never worked in a supermarket, but I have studied IT, and this came up.
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#48 - alexanderh (06/17/2014) [-]
You can get an app for your smartphone that will scan pretty much any bar code and get the correct result in some cases. If it's a generic item, it will get the correct one (a grill or electronics or something like that), but if it's an area specific item, it's rare for the scanner to find it.
#50 - alexanderh (06/17/2014) [-]
In fact, I've got a good example:
The store brand cookies don't show up in any databases, but when I scanned the box for my headphones, they showed up instantly as marshall minor headphones. So, the barcode on generic items that can be found internationally in the same packaging will be found by pretty much anything, but something like store-brand is not likely to show up.
#41 - anon (06/17/2014) [-]
same barcode may scan as a different item in another system. so if the code is scannable then there is an item with the same code in the system.
still, they sell chips in libraries? wouldnt sticky fingers get books dirty?
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#40 - wrocky (06/17/2014) [-]
exactly. like i was thinking, maybe it meant something else in another shop/store/whathaveyous
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#39 - itsdead (06/17/2014) [-]
Unless the barcode was generated using the GS1 Barcode Standards, meaning that the Barcode has a Global Trade Item Number and works the same on every country.
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#74 - wheresthefudge (06/17/2014) [-]
Ok, ok, yeah, Universal Product Code and all that
But at the same time, a store that doesn't sell a product isn't going to have that product in their system. When I used to work in retail people would bring stuff in from another, similar store that we don't sell and it wouldn't scan.
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#171 - itsdead (06/17/2014) [-]
thats totally true!
#38 - anon (06/17/2014) [-]
not true
#14 - anon (06/17/2014) [-]
Franchised products use the same barcode in multiple stores
Universal Product Code
#12 - notyaoming (06/17/2014) [-]
Eh, kinda. When a big place like Lays (the makers of Cheetos) make a product they give it a universal product code. This code is usually 12-18 digits long. First half of the code is the company number. Like 012345, would be Frito lay, and the second half would the product code, like 987654 to ID the product.

If you put it all together you get a UPC. When the UPC is scanned in, its entered into the inventory system as a specific name. Like Jalapeno Cheetos.

TL;DR? The guy that gave her the tattoo is an ass, and used a bag of chips for inspiration.
#27 - nought (06/17/2014) [-]
#7 - anon (06/17/2014) [-]
yeah, different bar codes are essentially numeric ids for a database. Depending on the DB being accessed, the same barcode (if it is a good format as the poster before said) can come up as different things. A group in my programming class made a mobile app that depended on scanning UPCs and used some free DB online. They could scan just about anything that you could buy in the supermarket and it would come up right.
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#6 - Lambda (06/17/2014) [-]
A barcode is just a number. That number can mean many things depending on the context. If by chance the barcode was in the correct format to be scanned, it could scan as anything.
#33 - kulamia (06/17/2014) [-]
AHHHHH I was unaware of this. Thank you sir. Here I was thinking, like "wheresthefudge", that one bar code meant "cheetos flaming hot" and anywhere in the country that COULD only scan to that. This makes more sense. Have a thumb.
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#42 - Lambda (06/17/2014) [-]
There are many formats of barcodes-- The postal service, railroads, healthcare, and different countries all have their competing standards which use width and spaces of the bars to represent numbers differently.
UPC, I think, is the most common one and it would make the most sense for a tattoo artist to pick that standard. And, I would imagine, choose a number at random which could correspond to anything depending on the store.
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#63 - fuzzysixx (06/17/2014) [-]
Cheetos are going to scan as Cheetos in any store in the country, or come up not on file.
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#73 - wheresthefudge (06/17/2014) [-]
Unless the store in question doesn't sell cheetos and used that particular number for something else.
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#182 - fuzzysixx (06/18/2014) [-]
Although it is possible. Most stores with unique items use odd length UPC codes to avoid something like this from happening.
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#119 - carrotpotato (06/17/2014) [-]
Which, I guess, would be quite likely for a bookstore.
#139 - anon (06/17/2014) [-]
we're discussing barcode-systems, not the truth of an internet story...
#6 - Three stories for you: The first person I came out to was …  [+] (1 reply) 06/13/2014 on Accidents 0
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#7 - wheresthefudge (06/13/2014) [-]
Over character limit:
My favorite story though is from when I came out to my roommates. It was on my 21st birthday; we'd just finished barhopping and had gone home to continue drinking with our underage friends. Everyone was pretty well blasted by that point (the minors were drinking while we were at bars) and we played circle of death. If you're not familiar with the game, it involves a deck of cards face down in a circle. You draw one on your turn and do whatever rule is attached to that card. Now, I'd had this idea in my mind for a while of a really good rule to make if I drew a King, and this was a perfect time to use it. The rule involved two other cards in the game, 6 and 4. The original rules are that if you have a penis you drink on 6's and if you have a vagina you drink on 4's; my rule was that instead of drinking for what you've got, you drink for what you prefer. The very next card was a 6. My roommate nearly fell out of his chair when I clinked glasses with all the girls playing.

Congrats on coming out
#17 - Hey, baritone can still be fab  [+] (2 replies) 06/11/2014 on Higher pitched voice +2
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#14 - Nawp, still fairly baritone  [+] (4 replies) 06/11/2014 on Higher pitched voice +3
#16 - goodshinyhunter (06/11/2014) [-]
Oh. I was expecting all gay people to be like...y'know... "Fab-U-lOUS!"

It's a joke! I'm joking! Don't kill me plz, gay people.
#17 - wheresthefudge (06/11/2014) [-]
Hey, baritone can still be fab
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#12 - I can tell you that my boyfriend's voice is not high-pitched at all.  [+] (6 replies) 06/11/2014 on Higher pitched voice +3
#13 - goodshinyhunter (06/11/2014) [-]
But what about yours?
#14 - wheresthefudge (06/11/2014) [-]
Nawp, still fairly baritone
#16 - goodshinyhunter (06/11/2014) [-]
Oh. I was expecting all gay people to be like...y'know... "Fab-U-lOUS!"

It's a joke! I'm joking! Don't kill me plz, gay people.
#17 - wheresthefudge (06/11/2014) [-]
Hey, baritone can still be fab
#19 - goodshinyhunter (06/11/2014) [-]
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