In the field of biometrics, minutiae refer to certain small features of a fingerprint image. In certain security settings, computers may use small elements of a fingerprint shape to identify an individual for access.
This device hearkens back to the time of the Commodore and the Atari, when a machine's fundamental controls were not hidden by windows and other dressed-up interfaces.
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