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Why would someone put black tape on /my/ number plates?

I noticed something very odd this evening. I walked to the car and was admiring it (it had its annual clean on Sunday since I was too ashamed for the French exchange to see our car as it normally is - a near-biological teeming bucket of child-detritus and lego). Something was odd. The registration number was different.

On closer inspection I saw that someone had changed the appearance of the numbers using carefully-cut and placed black masking tape. We'd gone from AV59xxx to AV58xxx.

Why would anyone bother?

If I had done it (to escape paying the Congestion Charge? Not be traced by speed cameras?) then I'd understand. But why would someone take the time and effort to change someone else's registration?

I spose there's a small evil laugh in waiting until I'm stopped by the Police ANPR cameras and asked why I'm not black Volkswagen Gold 1896cc (that the DVLA computer thinks is linked to the amended registration)? Maybe is an art 'intervention'? 

If anyone has any ideas I'd love to know.
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Off-site communities are useful for retailers, but more powerful is having an online community built directly into the main site
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I'm trying out using Chromebooks (ChromeOS) for our sales team, and will be writing up how it goes: http://woodypnr.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/using-chromeos-for-the-sales-team/
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Web Components are here to fundamentally change the way we think, build, and consume our web apps. This session will prepare you for the future of the web platform by discussing the lower level technologies that form the basis of Web Components (Shadow DOM, <template>, custom elements, MDV, new CSS primitives). Many of these tools have already landed in a modern browser near you!
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That's what happens when very clever stitching algorithms go wrong!
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Authentication is machine learning. December 14th, 2012 at 05:38 UTC by Joseph Bonneau. Last week, I gave a talk at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton. My goal was to expand my ...
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