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As a non-US citizen, how does US-VISIT affect your desire to travel to the US?

Not at all - I'm still going to go!   0 votes - 0 %
Not at all - I didn't want to go anyway.   5 votes - 41 %
I still want to go, but it bugs me.   1 vote - 8 %
I have to go, but it bugs me.   3 votes - 25 %
Fuck it - I'm going to Turkey.   3 votes - 25 %
 
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I see a market in RF opaque wallets. Wonder who has the patent on that?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Jul 31st, 2005 at 02:03:46 PM EST
Good point: tinfoil hats will soon be passé.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Sun Jul 31st, 2005 at 02:11:32 PM EST
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for some country to state that it will fingerprint and HIV test (or something) all visiting Americans. Just wait for the outcry then.
by observer393 on Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 02:47:43 AM EST
I highly suspect that this is just the dry run for all of the world's citizens. I doubt there'll be a shortage of excuses for implementation.

So far we've got chips embedded in some city dwelling dogs so their masters can track their every movement.

And we've got an RFID industry poised to enter the retail markets... barcodes soon to be another ancient artifact.

So folks, the technology for monitoring any and all individuals via GPS, and accessing your whole history, (of course that given you by the authorities) through RFID technology only awaits implementation.

My recommendation: Just Say, NO!

If interested in the retail application see

http://www.alientechnology.com

NVA, a viable option when the political process fails.

by NorthDakotaDemocrat (NorthDakotaDemocrat at gmail dot com) on Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 03:17:04 AM EST
As a one-time NDSU (FARGO) prof, it's always nice to hear that North Dakota Democrats still elude extinction, and that resistance to government controls remains a bipartisan meeting point.

Hannah K. O'Luthon
by Hannah K OLuthon on Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 07:22:50 AM EST
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Found it! 69 feet is the current record from DEFCON. Wonder what the spooks in the NSA could cook up? 100ft? More?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 12:17:26 PM EST
Reading an RFID tag at 69 feet? Holy bleep!

'Course, another thing to keep in mind is that RFID was designed for industrial applications - i.e. high throughput. Just a little surfing turns up commercial tranceivers (read/write units) that can handle up to 99 tags at once.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Mon Aug 1st, 2005 at 02:14:22 PM EST
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