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25 Coolest Clarkson Quotes

[On the Enzo Ferrari] "I rang up Jay Kay, who's got one, and said: "Can we borrow yours?" and he said, "Yeah, if I can borrow your daughter, because it amounts to the same thing.

Massive Indian general election

On May 16th, 2009, the Election Commission of India announced the results of its recent month-long India-wide election for their lower house of Parliament - the largest democratic election in the world. An estimated 714 million voters (from a population of 1.2 billion) were eligible to cast their vote in one of five separate phases at over 800,000 polling stations, starting on April 16th. Logistically difficult, massive in scale, and opposed by various rebel groups, separatists and protestors, the elections still managed to be held with minimal disruption, with an average voter turnout of greater than 56%. The big winner was the the Indian National Congress party, which will form the new government under the incumbent prime minister Manmohan Singh. As with any photo story from India, it is impossible to capture every aspect in just a handful of pictures - collected here are only some of the scenes that played out across the nation over the last month

Massive Indian general election

The ruins of Detroit

Since the 50's, "Motor City" lost more than half of its population.Nowadays, its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great civilization.

Kopin Golden-i wearable computer

Kopin have come up with a head-mounted "virtual 15-inch display" to show off their new CyberDisplay micro-panel, a 0.6-inch screen capable of 800 x 600 resolution. The Kopin Golden-i concept - which they've given Motorola branding - integrates the CyberDisplay into a swing-down boom arm, linked to a hefty Bluetooth headset running Windows CE 6.0 R2 and supporting voice-recognition.

Russia observes Victory Day

May 9th was observed as "Victory Day" in Russia and (to varying degrees) many former Eastern Bloc countries. Commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany 64 years ago, in 1945, Victory Day is both a day of remembrance and recently, for the Russian government, an opportunity to revive the nation's armed forces and global clout. Upwards of 27 million Soviets, both military and civilian, lost their lives in World War II, between 1941 and 1945, and the impact of that conflict still reverberates strongly. Collected here are photos of the recent Victory Day Parade in Moscow, and several other observances in former Eastern Bloc countries.

Russia observes Victory Day

Russia observes Victory Day

Russia observes Victory Day

Russia observes Victory Day

The Gear of War

Over at Boing Boing Gadgets, Joel put together a magnificent gallery of the "Gear of War.


VisualWget is a download manager that use Wget as a core retriever to retrieve files from the web. You can think of VisualWget as a GUI front-end for Wget that give you all of Wget functionalities (e.g. download resuming, recursive download) plus little management features such as download queue (prioritizing), speed limit and scheduler.

Tony Hawk Ride

As was rumoured, it's been officially revealed that the next Tony Hawk game from Activision - called Tony Hawk: Ride - will be shipping with a giant, hulking skateboard peripheral.

Twitter porn name game sets off alarms

Hysteria and paranoia ensued as security agencies began to suspect the trend was a massive phishing expedition, with hackers ready with rod and reels in tow to collect details that could be used in identity theft.So-called "secret" questions like "what was the name of your first pet?" and "what is your mother's maiden name?" are often used by websites to let users recover their passwords if they have forgotten them.