Just a quick follow up, but the Home Office's attempt to get down with the kids on it's "My Life My ID" website appears to have backfried if the forum is anything to go by. This includes gems such as
Ah... a site to reassure us that the government ID scheme will be technically sound...El Reg picked up on the story at lunchtime too. All very amusing. The site admin has posted saying "This forum is certainly not meant to be propaganda", shame the site has a little emblem stating that it is being run on behalf of the Home Office.
Which has crashed 3 times today and gives a fantastic and unexplained Access Denied error...
Which has an irrelevant method of verification (choose your age... please don't lie to us... pleeeeeaaaasse)
If a simple forum can't be effectively contracted what chance would a huge database which has to be intelinked [sic] and accessible by thousands of organizations every second got.