"Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb
If there is no grace period then what happens if you park up, get out of the car to pay, and a photo van takes a picture of your car before you manage to pay for your ticket?
Is Flash Really On 99% of Net Devices?
Moonlight can be compiled against ffmpeg (my Gentoo box has Moonlight compiled like this and it works fine) so the codecs from MS are not necessary.
UK Outlines Plan For Internet Black Boxes
33 TB per day at £200 per TB (regular 1TB 3.5" hard disks can be bought for about £80 now, guessing high for redundancy) works out to only £2,409,000 per year costs in storage. Not a massive amount compared to how much our government throws away on other things.