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Filed under 'passport'

April 16, 2007

Design of the New U.S. e-Passport

Holy crap, the new US passport design looks like a Colbert Report “let’s overdo it with the eagles and flags” pisstake!

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November 16, 2006

Cracked it! | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited

FFS. Detailed explanation of the how’s and why’s of reading/cloning a UK RFID-chipped passport — which don’t even have the tinfoil protective cover that US passports will. “‘This doesn’t matter,’ says a Home Office spokesman.”

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August 13, 2006

US to launch RFID passports on Monday

Joy’s new passport arrived yesterday (Yes, for our international travel on Friday. We Begbies are noted for our inability to have our passports ready far in advance of travel). Luckily, this means she’s avoiding the RFID nightmare for ten years.

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April 20, 2006

renew for freedom - MAY 2006 - renew your passport

British citizens — Renew your passport in May to guarantee yourself ten years before being forced onto the National ID database.

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October 8, 2004

Passport Control

Passport Control

If they're going to insist on taking photos of every non-merkin to enter the US, then I'm gonna take a photo of them!

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.