1996-12-20 - Re: Credentials without Identity–Race Bits

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From: “Timothy C. May” <tcmay@got.net>
To: Vangelis <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
Message Hash: 44567b77beddc0a814d2fb2c8ef3efaa50dcbf4a7284138ae32b848f827e1cbb
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-20 19:39:21 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 11:39:21 -0800 (PST)

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From: "Timothy C. May" <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 11:39:21 -0800 (PST)
To: Vangelis <stewarts@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Credentials without Identity--Race Bits
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At 1:22 AM -0800 12/20/96, Vangelis wrote:
>Bill Stewart wrote:
>> I've heard that in less civilized parts of the world you're actually
>> required to carry government-issued ID cards to walk down the street
>> or fly on airplanes.
>Umm.. tried to get on a flight without having ID lately?  Doesn't work -
>against policy.  Anti-terrorism policy and all.. it's for your own
>safety, of course.

At the risk of undercutting Bill's facetiousness, this was of course
precisely his point.

(Note: To a lot of us, even seeing the English form "I've heard that in
less civilized countries...." is almost a direct cue that a facetious
(tongue in cheek, ironic, etc.) remark is about to follow.)

I've heard that in less civilized countries, the same cues for irony may
not be widely known.

--Tim May

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