Abramovich's new yacht.........there's a laser shield
Old 09-23-2009, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Roman Abramovich and paparazzi stalkers are headed to a parting of the waves, as the Russian billionaire readies a new, $1.2 billion (all figures U.S.) monster yacht that includes a "laser shield" to zap pesky photographers.

Abramovich, the Russian oligarch best known for owning English soccer club Chelsea, will soon launch the 170-metre yacht Eclipse, billed as the world's biggest and replete with a miniature submarine, a couple of swimming pools, two helipads and a master suite with a retractable roof, according to Britain's The Times.

But it's the anti-paparazzi system that has grabbed the most attention, as a crew of 60 set off aboard Eclipse from Hamburg, Germany, last week for a 10-day test run. The shield reportedly wards off lurking photogs via an infrared-laser scan for the electronic light sensors used in digital cameras, sending out a disabling beam of light to prevent shooters detected in the immediate area from taking digital pictures. The beams can also be activated manually at any photographers waiting nearby hoping for a shot of the rich and nearly-nude at vacation play.

Rupert Grey, a London-based media lawyer, told the online Amateur Photographer site that photographers may have a legal case against Abramovich for "intermeddling with goods belonging to someone else" should the system actually work and a paparazzo be able to prove financial loss.

"This sounds more like James Bond than the real world," he said.
TheStar.com | Soccer | Billionaire's super-yacht is Paparazzi-proof
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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they can fuck off.

get a real life and leave poeple the fuck alone.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Why not just buy up all the papers? Then he controls what gets in there. That's how the media works over in Canada in the U.S. anyway...
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why didn't it destroy that paprazzi's camera?
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thats a super nice yatch....it would be soo sweet to own one of those...
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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