Re: Trouble becoming a member
>> Bas Zoetekouw <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I doubt that you'll be able to create a convincing forgery of a European
> passport, a European ID card, or a Dutch drivers license.
You miss the point.
If you and I ever meet for a key exchange, you'll be presented with
either a costarrican national ID or a costarrican passport issued
arround 1994. The usual reaction I've gotten from other developers who
have signed my key is "oh, Costa Rica, that's nice" and as far as I can
remember I have been asked once "how do I know this is real?". "Uhm...
do you have a pocket UV lamp with you?"
It works the other way arround, too. I know what a U.S. passport
should look like, and in the meantime I've learned how an E.U. passport
show look like... which didn't help me one iota when I was presented
with an ID from Ungary (IIRC).
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