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Re: Police stop & ID in U.K. shopping centres?

That's a good video, thanks.
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Re: Police stop & ID in U.K. shopping centres?

In Kenya, it is a legal requirement to carry an ID Card at all times, its called a Foreigners Certificate and it looks like a plastic UK driving licence. What I do not like about being stopped by the police is how it quickly degenerates into "have you a little something for me, have you any alcohol or cigarettes?" I wonder if I look the type, who is constantly buzzed up on booze and fags.

I don't drink and I do not smoke. From those who are meant to protect and to serve, the police is disappointing and how that sort of thing gets up my nose. Corruption, through the abuse of stop and check - its not that anything like that would ever happen in the UK.
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Hi Mark sorry did not get back to you 46 degrees does not feel quite as hot as it is a dryer heat, and very often get a cooling breeze from the Atlantic ocean.
but cooler in the winter at around 23 to 26 degrees and cooler in the North where most of the wolves are, but you have to be quick to photograph them as they quickly disappear into the woodlands.
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In Kenya, it is a legal requirement to carry an ID Card at all times, its called a Foreigners Certificate and it looks like a plastic UK driving licence. What I do not like about being stopped by the police is how it quickly degenerates into "have you a little something for me, have you any alcohol or cigarettes?" I wonder if I look the type, who is constantly buzzed up on booze and fags.

I don't drink and I do not smoke. From those who are meant to protect and to serve, the police is disappointing and how that sort of thing gets up my nose. Corruption, through the abuse of stop and check - its not that anything like that would ever happen in the UK.
A few years ago my partner had a Kenyan student as a lodger. She was reliant on financial support from the Kenyan government. The U.K. Kenyan Embassy was supposed to regularly send her a cheque, but it was often delayed for several months. When I phoned the embassy I was told that "The cheque's on my desk and I'm signing it now" and "We're men of the World."! The official was obviously paying the money into his account to earn interest, and paying out at the last minute. The student said that corruption was rife in Kenya and that it was "Boy's Town"!

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I was stopped in February at the newly reopened Westgate shopping centre in Oxford by a security guard. It is private property. I thought it was because I looked like I was photographing the infrastructure, so a security concern. It turned out he thought I looked like a pro with a 'proper' camera, and so should have sought permission, and no doubt paid them something. I got an apology from marketing in the end. There's a thread on Flickr with the details: https://www.flickr.com/groups/oxford...7692958176505/
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Re: Police stop & ID in U.K. shopping centres?

Interesting, thanks Bruce.

We should either be paranoid or entirely relaxed about facial recognition depending on our individual point of view, since it is currently virtually useless: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44089161
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Re: Police stop & ID in U.K. shopping centres?

What I find worrying is the rise of AI in image enhancement.

We all know what happens when the machines becomes "sentient"

And as for filling in the blanks: Did we not learn anything from Jurassic Park

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Interesting, thanks Bruce.

We should either be paranoid or entirely relaxed about facial recognition depending on our individual point of view, since it is currently virtually useless: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44089161
Indeed Mark, I thought I was a marked man after that, but they claim they don't have facial recognition. It's only a matter of time though I'm sure.
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