1997-06-02 - Re: Creating a unique ID number for a dollar

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From: jonathon <grafolog@netcom.com>
To: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@amaranth.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-02 05:25:49 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 13:25:49 +0800

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From: jonathon <grafolog@netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 13:25:49 +0800
To: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@amaranth.com>
Subject: Re: Creating a unique ID number for a dollar
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On Sun, 1 Jun 1997, William H. Geiger III wrote:
> In <Pine.SUN.3.95.970602014607.25651C-100000@netcom2>, on 06/02/97 
>    at 02:24 AM, jonathon <grafolog@netcom.com> said:

> Really much to complex to be of use not to mention the lack of reliable
> data to form the id #.

	For person's currently living, maybe the data is lacking.
	However, tagging an ID at birth, for future citizen units,
	is perfectly feasable.  <<  And do note in passing that hospitals
	do have SSNs issued to new-borns, regardless of the 
	wishes/request/knowledge/authorization/permission of parent(s). >>

> The use of DOB + Geographic Identifier + Unique Code would work quite

	Err, the code I listed was of that format --- just a lot more
	more specific than the following.

> 19970601 - DOB.
> 0123     - Sample Geographic Identifier (say NY City).
> 0142     - Unique Code added to handle collisions of the above two.
> I believe that this is very simmilar to what the SSA uses though I believe
> that they only encode the year of birth when calculating SS #'s. 

	SSN consists of xxx-yy-zzzz
	xxx is state of issue.
	yy _can_ correspond to year(s) of issue, and locale with the
		state.  << Usually just a range of years that it
		was issued in.  >>
	zzzz is the sequence number.  Each issued number just goes up
		one more.  Though certain numbers are deliberatly
	There are certain checks that can be done, to figure out if
	a number _could_ have been issued to an individual.

> of digits required. I would imagine that the SSA will have to go to
> a Hex or complete Alphanumeric codings system as the population increases.

	They currently recycle old numbers, though there are still a 
	number of unused sequences that are available.  <<  Roughly 
	the current population of the usa. >>



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