Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dot Dot Dot ... The Mark of the Beast

Jonesing for a color laser printer? You might want to think twice. As the NYT reminds us (it's not a new story), color lasers (but not inkjets nor, presumably, b&w lasers), leave their mark with yellow tracking dots:

Some, but not all, [color] laser printers do leave a series of nearly imperceptible yellow dots on the printed page. These dots usually contain the encoded serial number of the printer and may also include the time and date that the document was printed.
The purpose of this privacy-inhibiting emendation to your output is to deter counterfeiters, who might otherwise find color laser printers a nifty printing press for knockoffs of our ever-weakening national currency. A laudable goal. However, even law-abiding speech sometimes wants to be not only free, but anonymous. User beware.

1 comment:

  1. There are many key elements that direct a person to who and what the beast and its mark is. One element is an image is made that people bow down to and worship and another is it has a name. Bio-chips, social security numbers, government brandings, and other concoctions do not fit. If you take the number 666 and write it in the Hebrew numbering system using letters you come up with vstr, or vav samech tav resh. Vav is a prefix while the root str means secret or hidden. If you then look up the symbols of the letters they are nail, prop, cross, and head, and mean nail, prop, mark or sign, and head or leader. If you put these together it is the crucifix, the image of the beast. If you then take the name of the image, jesus, and add it up it comes to 616. The True Messiah/Christ warned that if another came in his own name he would be accepted, and he said many will come saying they are the Messiah/Christ. He gave us the tools to figure out who this deceiver would be and pointed out the deceiver would sit in the temple of God making himself out to be God and the whole world would be deceived. No one is supposed to bow down to idols or serve them. This is what marks an individual. Do not bow down to them (mark on your forehead) and do not serve them (mark on your hand).