Posts tagged “Romania

If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Infographic is a great laugh! Since the rise of the Interweb, the variety of Internet browsers that have become available offer something different for every computer and owner’s taste. From Netscape to Internet Explorer (all hundred versions of it), to Firefox and Google Chrome, the browsers of the moment each top the one before in speed, design and accessibility.


Lotus Exige Matte Black

Today in Monterey, British sports car maker Lotus unveiled the Exige Matte Black Final Edition. The limited edition version of the car is exclusive to the North American market, featuring a little more performance, upgraded interior and of course the matte black finish. Only 25 of these will every be produced.


Dacia Popster

According to Sport24.com, this will be the new Dacia model, launched in 2012.


 

 


Justin Timberlake buys MySpace

Justin Timberlake is to take a “major role” in the new direction of Myspace after he emerged as one of those behind a $35m deal for the ailing social network.

The singer turned actor, who starred as Facebook investor Sean Parker in the Hollywood hit The Social Network, took a stake in Myspace along with the online advertising company, Specific Media.

The unlikely entrepreneur will “lead the business strategy” for the fallen social network, the Specific Media chief executive Tim Vangerhook, said on announcing the $35m deal on Wednesday evening. In an interview with AdAge, Vanderhook said Timberlake, 30, had put his own money into buying Myspace, but refused to disclose how much. He confirmed that the former N Sync singer will have an office in Myspace but that he was “probably not going to be there every day”.

Timberlake said in a statement: “There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place.Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalise Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”



Google Latest – What do you love?

Google has launched a new, mysterious service called What Do You Love?. It’s a simple search box, similar to the one on Google’s homepage, but it returns results from over 20 different Google services, including Google Translate, Trends, YouTube, Maps, Groups etc.

The results are presented in little boxes which can, in some cases, be expanded by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner; if you need even more results, you can always click the button in the upper right corner of the box and go directly to the chosen service.

The service is  located on the address www.wdyl.com and google.com/whatdoyoulove/ , but so far there is no info about it on google blogs.


Shot up Porsche

The owner of a Porsche 911, that had engine problems, preferred instead of a 20.000$ repair bill,to donate it to a group that supports the right to own a gun.

First shots Video


Hublot Nastie Bang

Hublot has designed a watch in memory of the former No 1 ATP tennis player Ilie Nastase. The watch was launched in London, at the opening of Hublot’s boutique no 36.

The Nastie Bang will be produced in a limited series of 132 watches, representing the number of tournaments won by Ilie Nastase during his career with 87 singles and 45 doubles.

 

It is a Big Bang model, from black ceramic, with Automatic Chronograph movement. The Romanian flag is placed on the side of the housing, while  Ilie Nastase’s signature is engraved on the anthracite dial.

Presentation Video


Anything but living in a tree is disturbing

A few days ago a few journalists from the Sun, decided to visit Romania, the city of Tandarei to be precise, to see the houses of some gypsyes that received about 800.000 pounds from the UK government as social benefits (illegaly)

Without any further ado  ( I always wanted to say this :) ) this is what they discovered

” A gypsy beverly Hills built with british benefits ” :)))

” But our visit did not go unnoticed by the fiddling gypsies.

As we walked around, a burly man with gold teeth screeched up in a UK-plated right-hand-drive Vauxhall – and snarled: “Take a picture of my house and I will crash into your car. You will die.”

UK-registered vehicles are commonplace in the town.”

This is the quote from the Sun, but I say how the hell does this look like Beverly Hills????

Original article from the Sunlink


Lego antidote

Mom can i have a lego set?

NO

I bet this sounds pretty familiar, but when I was a kid there was a replacement for Lego :) , and for me and other kids this was the Meccano .

If you have no ideea what I am blabbing about..this kept me busy for days back then

Modern Meccano

Full gallery of the new and old Meccano inside the post

How toys affect you as you get older :)))

Elaine Benes: I was sittin’ there, making Cup-a-Soup, singing that song from The Lion King.
Jerry Seinfeld: “Hakuna Matata”?
Elaine Benes: [ashamedly] I thought I was alone.
Jerry Seinfeld: That doesn’t make it right.

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Refreshing since 1886

Today as I went shopping this is what I stumbled upon: the Coca Cola 125 anniversary pack

 This is the package you can buy from any supermarket at a reasonable price. Sorry for the quality of the pics but the my phone camera is quite bad.


Michael of Romania

145 years since King Carol I proclaimed himself as “king of Romanians,” King Michael has informed that beginning Tuesday he breaks all connection with the Royal House of Hohenzollern. In this way, he respects the 1921 decision of his ancestor, King Ferdinand I to give a national character to the Romanian Royal House, according to the Royalty press release on Tuesday.

TIME Magazine Cover – 1 Aug  1927

Following the recent decision, the Royal House will no longer be called The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, but the Royal House of Romania. The members of the Royal Family will also give up all their titles given by the heads of the Hohenzollern royal family.

“In accordance with our grandfather’s wishes , the Royal Family will be entitled Of Romania, and beginning with May 10 they will no longer be entitled with the additional Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen House name”

The House of Hohenzollern is one of the most important dynasties in Europe. The Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is a wing of the Hohenzollern dynasty. Kings Carol I (1881-1914), Ferdinand I of Romania (1912-1921), Mihai I (Michael) of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947) and Carol II of Romania (1930- 1940)


I could have been German

The Soviet Victory Day[1] or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War in the Soviet Union and some post-Soviet states).

Preparations for Victory Day celebrations on May 9, 2011

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Tape this

Mark Jenkins is a street artist currently living in Washington DC, he uses packing tape to create his base forms using a casting process in which the object is first encased in plastic wrap and then in tape.

Jenkins’ practice of  art is to use the “street as a stage” where passersby become actors. Many of his installations have resulted in intervention by the authorities whom he also regards as actors. Check out some of his works and decide for yourself.

 

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Walkin’ on sunshine..

All time Favorite

In order to get the full experience “turn out the bass” as ”blanos distruzos”  recommends

Blanos distruzos – walking on sunshine (feat dru klein)


 


Grandfather’s Iskra Pocket Watch

As you can see in my previous post on the subject, just 2 days ago i realized what i had in my possession. As the watch isn’t working yet, I made same photos for a watchmaker who was kind enough  to help me with some details about it, now I’m waiting on his reply about the condition based on the photos.

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From the ”Russian Empire” to the ”Soviet Union”

I always knew.. from the moment when me and my brother developed the annoying habit of saying “For mother Russia” with a Bolshevik accent..so to say

My grandfather was for a couple of years an elected member of the ”Great National Assembly”, a.k.a the legislature  of the Romanian People’s Republic and the Socialist Republic Romania( in fact it had almost nothing to do with the definition, cause a dictator can make sure of that). As he passed away a few years ago me and my brother took the memorabilia from those days, including a pocket watch i knew nothing about.

Back to present times – today i was browsing on eBay, looking at some old Russian watches when i remembered about the pocket watch!. After retrieving the watch, saw it had only one name written on it and of course it was in Cyrillic alphabet…after the internet proofed useless, my mom remembered she is somewhat  ”familiar” with the former language of the  CCCP.

Iskra Pocket Watch

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