Farrakhan, Obama, press have minor “standoff”

“Did Obama meet with Farrakhan?” Obama Secret Service agents in Chicago in sort of “standoff” with Farrakhan’s Fruit of Islam guards By Abdon M. Pallasch CHICAGO–An interesting “stand-off” of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friend’s house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other. Just a few…

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Dennis Hopper (5/17/1936 – 5/29/2010)

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for this man. May His soul rest in peace.” (CNN) — Dennis Hopper, the one-time Hollywood enfant terrible who portrayed such indelible characters as “Easy Rider’s” biker Billy and “Blue Velvet’s” and huffing villain Frank Booth, died of prostate cancer Saturday morning at his home in Venice, California, his wife said. He was 74. more:

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Richard Mille RM 027 Nadal Watch

Rafael Nadal’s newest masterpiece, the Richard Mille RM 027 Nadal Watch is a work of art on your wrist. Made from Titanium, LITAL alloy, copper, magnesium, and zirconium, this is a combination of several metals to give you one smooth finished piece. The Tourbillon watch RM 027 is the lightest mechanical watch ever made (only weighing a mere 3.83 grams) and it was designed during the course of 2 years by the prestigious French watchmaker….

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Robot Wars: Who are they hunting?

Look out, everybody, because here come the unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as UAVs or drones. They’ve been flourishing in the Iraq War, starting with just a few unarmed drones when the conflict began in 2003, and now growing in numbers to more than 7,000. Many are packing serious missiles and bombs, and some soon could be autonomous. This is undoubtedly the dawn of an entirely new era of military might: robot wars. Flying over…

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Jay Kay of “Jamiroquai” Car Collection

While Jay Kay is best known as lead singer of the band Jamiroquai, he is also fairly well-known in auto circles as a very serious car collector. His well-thought out collection includes among others, a Fiat Abarth 1000, Frua-bodied Maserati A6 G2000, Lamborghini Miura SV, Ferrari 550 and Enzo, Aston Martin DB5, Mercedes 300SL and 600 Pullman, Bentley S1 Continental and his first car, a BMW 1602. The TV show Fifth Gear visited Jay at…

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Where is Dudus?

Where is ‘Dudus’? Search for Coke points to US Thursday, May 27, 2010 WITH the immediate threat of the overrun of the capital city by criminals backing Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke behind us the million-dollar question Jamaicans were asking yesterday was: “Where is ‘Dudus’?” Officials maintained that they had no clue to the whereabouts of Coke, but in the absence of official information, speculation was rife. Usually accurate Observer sources suggested that the deposed Tivoli Gardens…

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Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” 40th Anniversary

You probably don’t want to miss out on this. “This super-deluxe edition celebrates one of the most remarkable albums in Miles Davis’s career and jazz history in general. Originally released in 1970, Bitches Brew became Davis’s first gold album. This anniversary 4-disc package offers the original album on CD plus an audiophile vinyl pressing on 2 LPs; previously unissued material including extensive live performances of much of the same music including a DVD of the…

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Pantone Hotel Opening in Brussels

Opening in the Brussels’s Sint-Gilles area, the Pantone Hotel has just opened. The project is an initiative by the Pantone global colour authority who have worked in collaboration with a group of British developers to produce 59 affordably priced rooms in stylish, colorful designs, created by architect Olivier Hannaert and interior designer Michel Penneman. Each of the seven floors have been decorated using different color palettes to enhance its guests’ emotions, indeed the rooms are…

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Implanted chip gets computer virus

Implanted chip gets computer virus

Dr. Mark Gasson from the University of Reading in the U.K. implanted a chip under the flesh of his hand. It allows him to open special doors and even keeps his cellphone locked down so only he can use it. What else does it let him do? Well, contract a virus only meant for computers. Before you start worrying that someone could up and hack you just as Gasson’s implant was compromised, don’t fret: we’re…

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The biggest “breach” of privacy in history

Google Street View ‘single biggest breach of privacy in history’ Bonnie Malkin in Sydney Published: 1:37PM BST 25 May 2010 The Australian communications minister has labelled internet search giant Google “creepy” and said that the company’s collection of wireless network data through its Street View service was the single biggest breach of privacy in history. Sydney Harbour Bridge as seen on Street View Earlier this month, Google announced it had discovered that the roving cars…

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“Gold” Rising as “Euro” Weakens

Gold Rising as Euro Weakens Spurs More Speculation (Update3) Share Business Exchange May 24 (Bloomberg) — Speculators are buying gold faster than the world’s biggest producers can mine it as analysts forecast a 27 percent rally that may extend the longest run of annual gains since at least 1920. Exchange-traded products backed by bullion added 41.7 metric tons in the week to May 14, the most in 14 months, data from UBS AG show. China,…

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Garb: Shotgun Wedding

This marital Mississippi Garb comes courtesy of Uncrate compatriot Billy Reid — not Billy Reid the brand, Billy Reid the man. Enjoy.   A few essentials for a summer wedding, complete with a bourbon-filled flask just in case the event is dry, and an heirloom-quality pocketknife that Billy won’t leave home without. The suit jacket and trousers are made from a blend of cotton and linen to keep things cool and the cordovan wingtips are…

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Smartphones to be used as hotel room keys

Smartphones to be used as hotel room keys The key card could become a thing of the past after a hotel chain announced it would allow guests to access their rooms using their smartphones. By Nick Collins Published: 7:42AM BST 25 May 2010 The iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones would be compatable Photo: AP The technology, to be trialled at two hotels next month, would mean that guests could choose to avoid the hassle of…

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“Revolution Ready Vehicle”

Conquest Vehicles’ Knight XV luxury bulletproof SUV, Cool, it will be only made 100 vehicles. “Conquest Vehicle Inc’s flagship vehicle, the KNIGHT XV defines the future of the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted fully armoured SUV. This one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel powered SUV was inspired by military vehicle designs and features security appointments that are unrivaled in today’s SUV marketplace. The KNIGHT XV(TM) is priced at $295,000 USD. Only 100 will be made available as a limited first…

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Bonetown “Let your inner degenerate out”

  “This game looks to make Grand Theft Auto look like Super Mario Bros.” There are few subjects that video games have yet to explore. Thanks to D-Dub Software’s graphic, cartoon sex title — appropriately called “BoneTown“ — we can scratch this off that list: “engage in a threesome with a Hasidic redneck and his busty trailer park wife.” Everything your mother warned you about is not only featured in “BoneTown,” but encouraged: promiscuous, unprotected…

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