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

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Message Hash: c15962676de251e2866c0c6e31be34d5b82aa9527c5523b4621587abf54e8080
Message ID: <199706020337.UAA24856@netcom10.netcom.com>
Reply To: <v03102801afb7cce12642@[]>
UTC Datetime: 1997-06-02 05:10:32 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 13:10:32 +0800

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 13:10:32 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: Creating a unique ID number for a dollar
In-Reply-To: <v03102801afb7cce12642@[]>
Message-ID: <199706020337.UAA24856@netcom10.netcom.com>
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Our Fearless Leader Writes:

> This reminds me of a hack I heard about some years back.

> There's a way to generate a number for any person which is unique. It is
> not shared by anyone else on the planet.

> Best of all, this number can be generated without use of a computer,
> without entry of any allegedly random numbers, and without any hashing of
> personal data. It's not necessarily a real short number, certainly not as
> short as an SS number.

> And best of all, the cost is low. Just a dollar, in fact.

> I'll explain later.

Hmmmmm.  How about taking a dollar, appropriating its serial number for
your personal number, and then burning the dollar to prevent reuse. 

Cost, one dollar.  Is burning a dollar a felony?

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