Monday, January 31, 2011
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For their sponsored project held by RIM Blackberry at the Art Center College of Design, designers Kiki and Daniel had to incorporate an interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social networking. The result of this exercise was the Empathy concept. The phone is used in conjunction with a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect “emotional data”. Spec-wise it features a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque during interaction. The front is all touch surface, while on the back there is a physical keyboard. FULL ARTICLE
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Kosovo's prime minister, Hashim Thaçi, has been identified as one of the "biggest fish" in organised crime in his country, according to western military intelligence reports leaked to the Guardian.
The Nato documents, which are marked "Secret", indicate that the US and other western powers backing Kosovo's government have had extensive knowledge of its criminal connections for several years.
They also identify another senior ruling politician in Kosovo as having links to the Albanian mafia, stating that he exerts considerable control over Thaçi, a former guerrilla leader.Marked "USA KFOR", they provide detailed information about organised criminal networks in Kosovo based on reports by western intelligence agencies and informants. The geographical spread of Kosovo's criminal gangs is set out, alongside details of alleged familial and business links. FULL ARTICLE
At the beginning there is a myth – an old graveyard was dug over to build a road and ever since people are frequently dying in car accidents on that road. The road is the Ibarska Highway, a route that connects the north to the south of Serbia.
With its histories and myths, political assassinations, fatal waitresses in restaurants where only truck drivers dare to go, provincial intellectuals, lovers’ motels, prostitutes, local singers, auto-scraps’ owners, newly self-discovered believers, tycoons, unemployed gamblers, poor neighborhoods, big dreams and lost perspectives, the Ibarska Highway is a grotesque, funny, sad, sober, true picture of Serbia today. Like the unsettled ghosts of the old graveyard took over the whole route, all the people, and all the country.
The road-movie along the Ibarska Highway is a journey to the inner worlds of so-called “small people” and a nation in transition.
props to Vera!
Sunday, January 23, 2011
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
so this year we got:
Brandon Jennings - i didnt even know this guy can dunk. he does have the occasional cool hair style tho
Serge Ibaka - i didnt know he can do anything besides blocking shots. weirdest selection in the history of the dunk contest
JaVale McGee - he's a good center, we'll see if we can do some creative shit like dwight did
Blake Griffin - THE BABY FACE BEAST, if he doesn't win the NBA is rigged
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Utah Jazz Bear & Cleveland Cavalier Fan Get Into A Fight, The Mascot Rams Him To The Ground & Celebrates By Doing A Split!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Milica Delevic, director of government’s office for EU integration said a survey conducted by her agency showed that support for EU membership had continued decline and in December stood at 57 percent.
“The lower support for EU integration is not surprising and reflects the trend in the countries of the region which are closer to EU,” Delevic said. FULL ARTICLE
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
4 minutes later:The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
6 minutes:A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
10 minutes:A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.
45 minutes:The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
1 hour:He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.
The questions raised:
*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*Do we stop to appreciate it?
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…
How many other things are we missing?Proof that 90 percent of the self proclaimed “music lovers” are really just a generation of pop culture fed drones. Saddest thing is if they knew his “worth” they probably would have sat back and appreciated it….but because his “hype” was low key they played him off like he wasn’t “worth” it.
Here’s to the degradation of music and art.
Swag, swag, chef, cook, woo. Fuck off.
(Source: Washington Post)
Zolland created a series of renderings of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird for a client. The car will be built from the body and components of a 2009 Ford Mustang, but will be completely remodeled to resemble the classic lines of the T-Bird - proving that the reverse can be true: from the new can come the old.
Yet social media is itself as temporary as any social gathering, nightclub or party. It's the people that matter, not the venue. So when the trend leaders of one social niche or another decide the place everyone is socializing has lost its luster or, more important, its exclusivity, they move on to the next one, taking their followers with them. (Facebook's successor will no doubt provide an easy "migration utility" through which you can bring all your so-called friends with you, if you even want to.)
Thursday, January 13, 2011
When it comes to the medical field, Canada is better, clearly because Canadians are given the privilege to have universal health coverage while Americans does not have a universal health coverage plan. Canadians enjoys 100% of health care coverage because their government wholly supports the health care system that is why mortality in Canada is much lower than in America. Normally a patient will pay twice as much for health coverage in the United States compared to treatment in Canada. FULL ARTICLE
The hottest market in the hottest economy in the world is Chinese real estate. The big question is how vulnerable is this market to a crash.
One red flag is the vast number of vacant homes spread through China, by some estimates up to 64 million vacant homes.
We've tracked down satellite photos of these unnerving places, based on a report from Forensic Asia Limited. They call it a clear sign of a bubble: "There’s city after city full of empty streets and vast government buildings, some in the most inhospitable locations. It is the modern equivalent of building pyramids. With 20 new cities being built every year, we hope to be able to expand our list going forward."
Monday, January 10, 2011
Over the weekend, 50 Cent tweeted to his 3.8 million followers about investing in a penny stock HNHI, a distributor of headphones which include his new Sleek by 50 headphones. Some of his followers took his investing advice and purchased stock in the company which eventually increased the shares to $.29. Via Business Insider
Earlier we noted that shares of HNHI added $50 million in market cap today thanks to tweets from 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson.
Obviously he’s being compensated. How much? A LOT.
This SEC filing shows that he owned 30 million shares. Seeing as each one gained $.29 today, that’s nearly $10 million for one weekend of tweeting.
How soon do you think he sells?
As of 5pm, the stock rose to $.39 per share.
Check the tweets that made the stocks soar below:
**The stock closed at $.10 yesterday and opened at $.45 this morning. (Via Fidelity)
Real dope sample. You may recognize him, cause hes the comedian in those classic Derick Comedy skits on Youtube. He's also on the NBCs "Community" and was a writer for 30 Block. Want more of his dope music? Hit the link (Urbana Poppin' Champaign).
The deal Monday comes after All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki has missed seven consecutive games with a right knee injury. The Mavericks are also without Caron Butler, who is likely done for the season because of a torn tendon in his right knee.
Pavlovic hasn't been in the NBA this season, but has played 452 games over seven seasons with Utah (2003-04), Cleveland (2004-09) and Minnesota (2009-10). He was originally a first-round pick, 19th overall, by the Jazz in 2003.
The native of Yugoslavia has career averages of 5.5 points, 1.9 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game.
Pavlovic will be available for Wednesday night's game at Indiana.
just saw the homie sasa pavlovic is about to sign with the dallas mavericks so i though id bring back this gem from a few years back
Sunday, January 9, 2011
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Renowned Serbian director Emir Kusturica plans to build a stone town in Bosnia as a set for his new film.
Construction is due to begin in summer and will last for about three years before the filming starts.
The film`s script is based on Ivo Andric`s novel ‘The Bridge on the Drina’.
The story spans about four centuries during the Ottoman and subsequently Austrian administrations of the region and describes the lives of the local inhabitants, with a particular focus on Muslims and Orthodox Christians living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.