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.
Tobey Maguire has been dragged into a bankruptcy case … all because he’s really, really good at Texas Hold’em poker.
Tobey is being sued by the trustees in the bankruptcy case involving Brad Ruderman, who’s currently in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. Ruderman was allegedly involved in some of these illegal, unlicensed poker games with Tobey, who came out on top to the tune of over $300,000. The trustees feel the scheme was illegal so they want Tobey’s winnings back.
Keanu Reeves has developed a reputation in the media for being a bit glum and lonely.
In recent years, the notoriously private actor has suffered a series of personal tragedies including the deaths of his long-term girlfriend and baby daughter. Then last year, a picture taken of Reeves sitting alone on a bench eating a sandwich fuelled his lonely image and sparked a “Cheer up Keanu” campaign on Facebook.
The slim, handstitched book is a poem penned by Reeves, with a line on each page accompanied by simple blotted ink drawings by Los Angeles artist, Alexandra Grant.
“I thought it was fantastic,” says Reeves. “Holding it I just had this moment of looking at it and going ‘wow, if I’d like to have this, then other people would like to have this,’ so we tried to make it a work as a book.” Reeves is keen to stress that the poem is not a true reflection of his personal life, nor was it designed to counteract his media-created lonely image.
via the BBC
It is almost exactly a month since Mozilla released the beta version of Firefox 5 and the final version is now available for download. This is exactly when we were expecting Firefox 5 in Mozilla’s “rapid development release cycle”.
Mozilla said in its blog, “The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use all of the innovative features in Firefox.”
The latest version of the popular web browser doesn’t bring any major differences in appearance,instead the improvements are mostly behind the scenes to improve performance, such as support for CSS animations and the inclusion of WebGL: “This release adds support for more modern Web technologies that make it easier for developers to build amazing Firefox Add-ons, Web applications and websites.”
Firefox 5 replaces thus it’s predecessor Firefox 4, which has had over 200 million downloads across Windows, Mac and Linux.
Paris Jackson tweeted the photos over the weekend , as this Saturday marks the two-year anniversary of their father’s death. (I can’t believe 2 years have passed already :|) The Jackson kids recently got a glimpse of the coolest Michael Jackson memorial yet — in the form of a SICK custom-painted motorcycle … depicting the King of Pop at various stages in his career.
The world’s most powerful computer is now at the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Japan
According to The New York Times, the computer, called “K,” is three times faster than the next fastest computer, a Chinese computer, Tianhe-1A, that previously held the highest spot. K, built by Fujitsu, can make 8.2 quadrillion calculations each second. “K” stands for “Kei,” meaning 10 quadrillion, or the number of calculations per second researchers hope K will one day be able to perform per second. K’s abilities are the equivalent of linking one million desktop computers.
K is made out of 672 computer racks, with 68,544 computer processing units (CPUs) but the lab plans to raise that number to 800 racks, a move that will make the machine even speedier and more powerful.
Today is the summer solstice, and Google has marked the day with a new Google Doodle.
The colorful modified logo was created by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, a prolific illustrator and fine artist whose work has strong roots in Japanese consumer culture, anime and design. In the past, Murakami has also worked with high-end fashion brand Louis Vuitton on fresh looks for the designer’s iconic logo bags
Murakami also created a wintery version for Google Web Search users south of the equator.
Ryan Dunn hasn’t even been dead for a day yet –link– and film critic Roger Ebert is already ripping the late “Jackass” star for boozing before getting behind the wheel … tweeting, “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.”
TMZ broke the story … Dunn’s drinking buddy claims Ryan had at least 3 beers and 3 shots before hitting the road in his Porsche.
After images like that were seen all across Europe, it turned out the E-coli came from germinated seeds, and guess where , in Germany, good thing when this started up they were so fast on blaming it on Spain.