Richard Chartres, the bishop of London, "is expected to urge the chapter of St Paul's… to dissociate itself from the legal action [brought by the City of London] to expel the [Occupy London] protesters." Three senior clerics have resigned their postings at St Paul's in protest over the planned use of force to compel protesters to leave the area in front of the cathedral. The Archbishop of Canterbury says, "The events of the last couple of weeks have shown very clearly how decisions made in good faith by good people under unusual pressure can have utterly unforeseen and unwelcome consequences."
The BBC has a report (watch the video here) about a new AI system that's being deployed in Maidstone in Kent to penalize motorists tossing crisps bags, ice lolly wrappers, and used johnnies out the window. Cameras installed in areas where littering is a problem take a photo of the offender's license plate and automatically… READ THE REST
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines will require all passengers on flights from the United Kingdom to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. From Reuters: The decision follows the emergence of a highly infectious new coronavirus variant in Britain that has prompted many countries to shut… READ THE REST
Smartphones have relegated iconic red British telephone boxes to things of the past, but they are being preserved and repurposed. In fact, Yorkshire now has more repurposed boxes than working phone boxes.Via The Yorkshire Post: READ THE REST
The time has come. Travel restrictions are loosening everywhere and soon, you'll likely be thinking about travel options that could take you anywhere. It's also time to give some consideration to the devices you plan on bringing on these excursions. While most of us won't be hopscotching around the globe quite yet, it's still never a… READ THE REST
It seems like the easiest project you could conceive. Just take a picture of a watch, or a baseball card, or a hamburger so you can put it up on your website and try to sell it. Now … ask any small business owner, eBay seller, or any of the thousands of online retailers about… READ THE REST
Did you use to have one of those torchiere floor lamps in your college dorm room? Or is there one standing vigilantly next to you now as you read this? Those straight, upright lamps found their way into every home, almost like they were part of some Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style alien takeover scenario.… READ THE REST