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tin foil hats, REAL ID

Postby noahpoah » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:05 am

Ken,

One need not wear a tin foil hat to object to the REAL ID act, as per your recent blog post about the imminent demise of efficient DMVs. Respected security expert Bruce Schneier has written about it (and related topics) quite a bit:

http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0404.html#1

http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0402.html#6

http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-0112.html#1

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2 ... al_id.html

Also, as an off topic aside (in a topic I just introduced, too), I just finished Brainiac, and it's a fine book.

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Postby primalscreamtherapy » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:10 am

Point taken.

Much as I think much of the objection to this issue will be on irrational grounds, the points in your links are clearly-stated and certainly not paranoia.

I object to this initiative mainly because it's stupid and pointless and merely another introduction of another bloated system which will cost a fortune and offer little of real value.
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Postby econgator » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:58 pm

primalscreamtherapy wrote:I object to this initiative mainly because it's stupid and pointless and merely another introduction of another bloated system which will cost a fortune and offer little of real value.


Of course, this can accurately be said about most every government program in existence.
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Postby primalscreamtherapy » Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:14 am

Yup - the trick is to nip them in the bud before they start.
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