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Roman Abramovich’s Photo-Proof Super-Duper Yacht by Peter A. Mello
September 22, 2009, 12:08 am
Filed under: life, maritime | Tags: ,

 Might be one of the last images you see of Roman Abramovich's super yacht

Does it strike anyone else as odd that someone would build the largest yacht in the history of the world but wants to make sure that no-one can take a picture of it.

…the boat’s most unusual feature is perhaps the anti-paparazzi “shield”.

Infrared lasers detect the electronic light sensors in nearby cameras, known as charge-coupled devices. When the system detects such a device, it fires a focused beam of light at the camera, disrupting its ability to record a digital image.

The beams can also be activated manually by security guards if they spot a photographer loitering.

Is it just me, or does this guy have too much money. Somebody please tell Mr. Abramovich that James Bond was really make believe.

Russian Billionaire Installs Anti-Photo Shield on Giant Yacht – Wired Gadget Lab (Sept. 21, 2009)

Roman Abramovich zaps snappers with laser shield – Times Online (Sept. 20,2009)




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