“I was speeding? Prove it! Oh…”

July 18, 2006

Everybody’s big fear, with every leap of technology, is that Big Brother will spy on all that we do.  But it turns out, for the really dumb people, he won’t even have to bother.

I’m not making this up. This doofus takes a photo of the speedometer on his motorbike showing 170 kph (105 mph), and posts it on the Internet.  Pretty soon he gets a visit from the police, who don’t just bust him for speeding – they also can’t help noticing his bike was imported illegally… speedometer.jpg

Not the same guy. Richard “Rocketman” Brown, of England, speeds through the timing mile while attempting to set a new land speed record, September 14 1999, in Utah. Photo by Steve Wilson

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