September 06, 2005
How can they do this with a straight face?
Hey, you at the back. Yes, you. Stop smiling.
Gives you a real feeling as to how will this ID card biometrics thing is going to work, doesn't it? I can see it now: "Retinal Scanner: Please insert retina into the slot below to proceed."
(Note : Joke stolen from some Paranoia book or other circa 1985.)
Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at September 06, 2005 01:24 PM
Usual bureaucracy... "your piccie should be less than a month old"... errm, well unless they made a mistake when I renewed my passport, it lasts for 10 years. :-p
Here in oz, we've had non-smiling, bland background passport photos for a while now. Fortunately, capitalist economics has come to the rescue and just about any photo store will do a set of passport pics for $10 a head.