Vodafone UK has some free SMS-based services such as this one, in which you text a given number and it returns you your approximate location (I reckon based on cell tower location services..). This seemed like an interesting service, but I was failing to see the point of it – until I saw the rest of the text. Of course! The Brits and their drinking habits… 🙂
… and I was asked to show my ID to do so. Apparently it is illegal for people under 18 to buy knives around here (even though the knife in my cutlery set would probably bend itself if I attempted to stab anyone :P, since I went for the cheapest I could find! ), and since according to many I still look like a teenager I was obviously asked to confirm my age.
Interestingly enough, the last time I bought cutlery around here no-one asked anything. Perhaps because I got an even cheaper-looking set? 😉
… or how many LASER warning signs you can fit around an entrance door 😀 .
And yes, I have a interlock system fitted to the lab door, even though I’m not using it (my superluminiscent source is only class IIIB, not too bad – it "only" outputs 6 mW! 🙂 )
An ingenious in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand. Very good, indeed!