Biometric identity cards considered (physically) harmful - Grin with cat attached
|| Biometric identity cards considered (physically) harmful
||May. 7th, 2004 01:42 pm|
Un-person them, probably.
I followed the link saying "Find products and vendors related to goat." but there weren't any - wah! Obviously a missed opportunity by the coloured contact lens manufacturers...
Hmm. It's "considered harmful" by an MP, who thinks it might induce epilepsy, rather than by anyone qualified to do the considering.
Also, the headline "Long lashes thwart ID scan trial" seems a bit unreasonable; the company reckoned on a 7% failure rate due to such things, and so far they're seeing a 4% failure. That's hardly quality thwarting.
I'd dearly like to see anything related to the ID card scheme fail and fall over, but this does strike me as really quite biased reporting.
I think the point is that 4% is still really a bit shit. Just because they think 7% is acceptable doesn't mean it would be workable.
So, if 4-7 of every 100 people can't get an iris scanned and builders who work with cement don't have deep enough fingerprints, what the hell are the 4-7% of builders supposed to do when they want to take the kiddies to Disneyland?
The poor children! I wonder if anyone's thinking of them!