On The Lighter Side For Today: Who Is This?
As this topic title states, the question really is who is this person? Other questions regardless of whether they are pertinent or not, are welcome!
Hint: He/she is really well known.
PS: for the cynical: NO! the pix has NOT been Photoshopped.
Bill Gates... no idea who the other two are
utube USA; in other countries your mileage may vary!
By the way Septre, as the grand prize winner, you have won absolutely nothing tangible (especially if the tax man is watching). But a tip of the proverbial hat, as in kudos, for good work.
Funnily enough I recognised him.
The word on the street is that those threads that he is wearing were tailored by some High Street shoppe. So given the English standards for
exclusivity, especially among the High Street merchants, the chances of that shoppe making a set for you are zero, but you can always dream, can't
Perhaps this board will set new standards for thread drift!!!
And while I'm at it, I wouldn't be surprised if good olde Bill would auction them off at some point as a fund raiser; that could be your ONE (and only) chance to acquire same if you have deep pockets (and who knows what you might find in the pockets--fantasize oodles and oodles of money that he simply forgot about/too busy to take the time to remove same/whatever--when you're that rich does it EVER really matter how close you pay attn. to your money).
Looks more like John Major !
I thought it was Wally.
Who's this, then?
I would guess it's Michael.
Serious question (for a change):
Your post has gotten me to wonder about a tech capability that I've never considered before. We all know how to use words to search via any search engine. Does anyone know of some technology that can be used to search the Internet solely on the basis of an image, I. e., to identify either the source of the pix (from what website it originated from) or, especially with a pix of a single individual, who that individual is. Yes, we all have seen such tech used by the police in crime based TV/movies (to search a database of known criminals), and have shrugged it off as fantasy, but I'm wondering if such tech really does exist at the end user/consumer level?
Yes, the file name, in this instance, gives it away as to who this individual is, but that's only because the file name wasn't changed to some non-descript file name; but IF it was changed, I'm wondering if it's possible to trace its origins.
My previous post re tech to recognize faces/images really stimulated ye olde grey cells re what's going on in this whole area; indeed it is a vast
area re capability, uses, issues, etc.,.
There have been 3 topics on this site since 2015 re facial recognition. I took a visit to YouTube and it appears that the tech has accelerated at an exponential pace, to include a heightened awareness of the issues involved, with privacy (or lack of to include safeguards) being at, or near the top.
A visit to YouTube and search words "facial recognition" will yield a very large number of hits. I presume that this board is especially interested in accuracy, and the short answer is that it's really quite good at this stage.
This URL in particular is a decent overview (it's about a year old); in particular the segment where the user wear video eyeglasses (only slightly different from the run of the mill eyeglasses) in public is 'brave new world' type stuff:
In particular one of the scenes is someone wearing a full face mask that was ordered online, and really being almost imperceptible that it was being worn, is really [fill in the blank], and wearing the glasses, etc.,.
Make no mistake about it, once this tech really takes off, and it will, a large segment of the population will perceive it as a form of stalking (& invasion of privacy, although having your email read by security agencies really didn't amount to a whole lot of ongoing reaction to that).
Catfish the TV programme often does images searches on Google to check out if the suspect's online media profile is real or the photos are also elsewhere. Scary though that Google knows that much about us.
Addendum No 2.
Facial recognition, previously unbeknownst to me, has taken on social media "form"/trappings.
There is a group of sites that will compare your face (photo), using facial recognition tech, with other "members" of the site who have also uploaded their photos, and the gear will pick the closest match to someone being your "twin".
One such site is,
It appears to have a world wide 'presence'.
And there are sites that are variations on this 'theme' such as what celebrity looks like you:
I will suggest that anyone who utilizes such sites be forewarned not to commit any criminal acts as it is becoming the norm for the police to look for criminal activity suspects on social media, to include the text posts. And don't think that you will ever find out just how much effort the police are going to make to search through the sites, to include how often they get a valid 'hit' per so many tries. I STRONGLY suspect that many police would rather play with a computer rather than go out on patrol duty.
The coppers already use the tech to see if your car is registered or not, and also to see if the registered owner is a licensed driver. Speed cameras, anyone? Same tech.
Well, Jack got it but it sounds like he cheated! But then its like a real photograph. A snapshop in time. A week later and the image recognition programme might have come up with a different name!
Your coppers need some lessons on stealth technology, Jack. Our camera cars look just like any other car and it's only when you get up close and
personal that you find that you've been done! At least, with something like that, you stand a chance.
Spot the camera!
Of course the Coppers don't "advertise" their presence, or their tech, but they don't hide it either. If you get caught by such tech, of course,
it will become public knowledge if enough people get done. If you don't want to know what they have, don't break the law.
Whether you agree with cameras or not is irrelevant. Personally, I'd prefer a copper on the side of the road writing a ticket. You are far more likely to modify your behaviour than getting a piccie in the mail some days later. It, then, only has the potential to modify the behaviour of only the car owner. At least with a copper writing a ticket, other are likely see it and slow down, too.
You are correct in thinking that people will think that they can get away with it if there is a cop tied up at the side of the road. If they were also
linked to a speed camera then you deserve what you get. IYKWIM.
Speaking of which did you see this?
I'm not sure, but the truck probably fell over,and discharged it's load all over the copper.