1996-12-21 - Re: Credentials without Identity–Race Bits

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From: roy@sendai.scytale.com (Roy M. Silvernail)
To: aaron@herringn.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-21 07:07:45 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 23:07:45 -0800 (PST)

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From: roy@sendai.scytale.com (Roy M. Silvernail)
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 23:07:45 -0800 (PST)
To: aaron@herringn.com
Subject: Re: Credentials without Identity--Race Bits
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In list.cypherpunks, aaron@herringn.com writes:

> Flew down to LA recently with a firearm (checked, of course).
> Looking over the ticket later, I was mildly surprised to find "GUN" in
> a string of otherwise unintelligible text.

Probably a coincidence.  The last time I flew with a checked gun was
1980.  Back then, they just asked you to declare it.  In fact, I forgot
to declare it in Seattle, and in a fit of concience told a ticket agent.
Whereupon I was given a most nifty tour of the bowels of Sea-Tac to show
an agent that the piece wasn't loaded and that there was no ammo in the
same bag.  Ah, the good old days...

> The carrier was Alaska Airlines, if it matters.

I've flown tens of thousands of miles on Alaska Airlines... they were
always very mellow about things other airlines seemed tense about.

> As far as the photo-id went, they didn't copy any data off it or try to
> authenticate, just made sure it was my picture.

One more quick anecdote:  Back in January, I happened to be "between
picture id's" and needed to fly.  I showed a 2 year expired Alaska
driver license.  The clerk had a tough time finding the DL number (I had
to show him where it was), but didn't even notice the expiration date.
He did copy the DL number into his terminal, though.
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