The morning coffee explores the dangers of photography

This morning, both the BBC and the Guardian are reporting on some sort of a police “War on Photography” in the UK. As the recent purchaser of a fancy camera, this is worrying. The police insist that this is not their policy, but one wonders if that is truly the case given how many of these stories can be found.

The following ad has been discovered at Best Week Ever:

Also today: The human-powered “Segway” and Mad Scientists on Google Street View.

We close with a quote from 1949, found at Futility Closet:

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in five years.
– John von Neumann

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