By the way, what you wrote is quite funny. [Hint: what's "writing comprehension"? ]sundaymorningstaple wrote:It also shows the writing comprehension is abysmal....
Great! And those countries that care about "national security" already do not rely on paper-based and/or offline processes at border crossings.ecureilx wrote:Immigration is national security...
If that's the case, then for everybody's ease, why don't you start using the KISS method of writing? That way you help the largest number of readers. Hmmm?BBCWatcher wrote:SMS, are you sure your posts aren't generating their own private messages?
....No, the simple fact is that a large number of posters to this forum are "challenged" in their English reading comprehension. It doesn't matter how many words I use or their grade level. There's frequently somebody reading below any level, unfortunately.
Sure is, especially if you look at it with flexibility. Writing Comprehension? Simple. It's when you write so you know you will reach the largest audience with their understanding. As it is now, you only write to please yourself and you assume you are helping all who may need help. But as you just admitted a lot of people on here have abysmal reading comprehension. If you know that, why are you excluding them?BBCWatcher wrote:By the way, what you wrote is quite funny. [Hint: what's "writing comprehension"? ]sundaymorningstaple wrote:It also shows the writing comprehension is abysmal....
English. Ain't it fun?
Firstly that wasn't addressed at you. It was for SF suggesting offline verification like CC.BBCWatcher wrote:Great! And those countries that care about "national security" already do not rely on paper-based and/or offline processes at border crossings.ecureilx wrote:Immigration is national security...
I know 3 Asian countries which were on 64/128 ISDN until recently... Yes. Its all peanuts for you, but not for struggling 3rd world countries... not gonna tell you why 300 $ is sky high..And let's talk about that remote, disconnected border crossing once again. Take a look at this little gadget. It's been on the market for a few years now. For US$300 it's yours. It's rugged, solar chargeable, and sends and receives text messages from any location on Earth, including from the poles. And you don't have to use this gadget's own screen to tap out messages. A subscription with unlimited text messages costs $50/month. So...for a country that wants to connect a remote border crossing, allowing agents to text passport card details back to the central government, to get "admit" or "refuse entry" responses, it's not expensive. This is the most they have to pay, today, for basic online connectivity: a $300 gadget, and a $50/month subscription. So if a country wants to put a remote border crossing online, they can do it for a heck of a lot less than it costs to pay and equip an army, for example.
LOLThe database is boss in the 21st century. Yes, even for poor countries because databases aren't expensive any more, but paper is. Banks figured this stuff out a long time ago
More LOL. Airlines (through IATA) figured it out a few years ago when electronic tickets became authoritative, worldwide, and paper tickets are no longer issued (with rare exceptions). If you have a printout of your e-ticket, that's all it is. The airline's database is authoritative.
Yes, agreed ... point taken.Passports are headed in the same direction: they'll lose their paper. Nobody who cares about national security trusts anything a passenger presents on paper, especially an ink blot. Think about that for even 30 seconds, and you might understand.
I wasn't trying to suggest offline verification. Was basically trying to ask BBC if immigration can be less stringent like CC verificationecureilx wrote:
Firstly that wasn't addressed at you. It was for SF suggesting offline verification like CC.
Sure, but your assumption is not correct. (We'll get to that in a moment.)singaporeflyer wrote:Was basically trying to ask BBC if immigration can be less stringent like CC verification
Open up your mind and learn something new .. even if it's irrelevant!Strong Eagle wrote:This thread is titled, "Getting a new passport before issuance of Employment Pass" and BBCW has turned it into a semester long course on security. How bizarre.
To be fair, the thread question was answered. The rest is just extra board activity, which is (mostly) positive (boards lose users and appear empty if side coversations die out in threads).Strong Eagle wrote:This thread is titled, "Getting a new passport before issuance of Employment Pass" and BBCW has turned it into a semester long course on security. How bizarre.
Sort of a contest... my business partner traveled frequently as well... always worth a comparison over a pint of Kilkenny at Penny Black.NZinSG wrote:Also, looking at your passport - holy crap, were you doing that just to see how large you could make it?
I am not sure if such passport card is needed. It has some very obvious limitations pointed out earlier so if you want to have the confidence in being able to travel to the less developed areas, you would still need to rely on the paper. For most people the paper passport is of the size they can accept and don't need to "top it up" with any extra pages. For short, cross-boarder trips, many developed countries already rely on national IDs cards. How such passport card would be electronically different from what is currently used in the biometric chips? I doubt storage of "electronic stamps" will get to it - too complex, too expensive and with limited practicality for the govs. - sorry, things like these you don't do based on cute electronic gadgets.BBCWatcher wrote:Great! And those countries that care about "national security" already do not rely on paper-based and/or offline processes at border crossings.ecureilx wrote:Immigration is national security...
Before July 13, 2010, U.S. embassies and consulates would add pages to a U.S. passport free of charge. You could add one or two sets of pages (24 blank pages per set) per visit, and the work was typically performed on the spot while the passport holder waited. From July 13, 2010, through December 31, 2015 (inclusive), the fee was US$82 to add 48 blank pages. That $82 fee was less than the cost of a new passport, but it wasn't much less -- and a new passport has a new expiration date. Starting on January 1, 2016, it is no longer possible to add pages to a U.S. passport.Strong Eagle wrote:But mostly, it was faster and cheaper than getting a new passport... while you wait at the embassy... 24 more pages... I forget how much but much less than a new passport.
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