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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A BUSTY artist is putting her 38DD boobs to good use — by PAINTING pictures with them.


Kira Ayn Varszegi covers her breasts in paint and then presses them like brushes against her canvases.

The 34-year-old uses a mixture of colours and angles her boobs in various different directions to create her eye-catching pieces.

She then sells her breast pieces online, with some fetching more than £600.

Since creating her first painting in 2001, Kira, from Connecticut, US, has created thousands of pieces which she sells from her online shop, Turtle Kiss Designs.

She said: "I enjoy working with different mediums and finding new ways to get paint on to a canvas.

"My intention is to provoke emotion through my art, make living spaces more beautiful, spark conversation, and most importantly, make people smile.

"I think my art raises more than a few smiles.

"My paintings are art I would hang on my own wall. I don't think about what other artists do or galleries would want."

Meanwhile, an amateur artist known only as Victoria is also hoping to make a splash by painting with her breasts.

Victoria, of St Petersburg, Russia, said: "I had a dream one night that I was painting with my breasts and I made beautiful flowers on canvas.

"When I woke up I decided to try it. Then one person decided to buy this painting, he said it was very beautiful. And this has really inspired me."

"Inception" Score is Edith Piaf Song In Slow Mo

Hans Zimmer used crazy math and Edith Piaf to create main "Inception" theme.

"Inception" Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. 2010

The Edith Piaf song, "Non, je ne Regrette Rien" is used by characters "Inception" like an alarm to wake from dreaming. It's a lovely touch, and one exploited by composer Hans Zimmer in assembling the film's entire score. Here's a handy audio comparison [I saw on Cinematical] to cut straight to the big reveal:

Technically, Zimmer didn't just slow the Piaf song down and call it a day, but extracted bits and then used his electroturdmatics to reconstruct a theme in varying "subdivisions and multiplications of the tempo of the Édith Piaf track," he told Dave Itzkoff writing for Arts Beat. Normally I'd be restraining myself from using foul language to discuss Zimmer's approach to creating film scores, but credit where it's due. I love the idea and the use of Piaf to achieve the encompassing theme. Zimmer is clearly still giddy over the whole thing. "So I could slip into half-time; I could slip into a third of a time," he said, tripping his balls off over the tempo manipulations he employed to great effect. "Anything could go anywhere. At any moment I could drop into a different level of time."

A question remains whether or not he will be eligible for Oscar recognition, given the Academy's strict rules -- is it Hans Zimmer or Edith Piaf we should be awarding? Zimmer first said he only extracted "these two notes out of a recording," but later stated, "I didn't use the song; I only used one note." Perhaps both are true, depending on which level of time he happens to be dropping through. I think he's at least one step ahead of the Academy.

More on "Inception" score.

‘Arrested Development’ movie script half done

by James Hibberd

"Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz said the much-discussed, long delayed, oft-speculated, will-probably-happen-but-might-not movie is still on track.

In fact, the script is half done.

hurwitz tca"Were writing it; we're halfway through," Hurwitz said at the TCA press tour. "The reason I've been so cagey is fans have been so [eager about it]. I really want to do it. Jason Bateman gave an interesting quote recently saying 'when we get it, we'll read it and decide if we want to do it [Hurwitz gives 'What? Really?' look]."

"It's not going to be a big money maker," Hurwitz added. "It's going to be fun, like a family reunion. The only stumbling block could be scheduling. Everybody wants to play together."

What about a logline? A title?

"That would give too much away."

Hurwitz was on hand to discuss his new Fox comedy "Running Wilde." The pilot is being largely reshot with Hurwitz saying that notes from Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly are helping to ground the series.

"It's sometimes easier to write unlikable characters because they do funnier things," Hurwitz said. "Kevin Reilly is pushing us out of our comfort zone ... we went through nine and ten drafts and every time Kevin would give us a very specific idea and we would gnash our teeth and curse and every time it would get a little better."

The comedy is also bringing on board David Cross who, in addition to star Will Arnett, is sure to fuel comparisons between "Wilde" and "Arrested."

"We're going to get the comparisons -- good and bad -- to 'Arrested Development,'" Arnett said. "Bad mainly, but fuck it."

Glass invented in 1962 could be multibillion-dollar bonanza

CORNING, N.Y. — An ultra-strong glass that has been looking for a purpose since its invention in 1962 is poised to become a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Corning Inc.

The 159-year-old glass pioneer is ramping up production of what it calls Gorilla glass, expecting it to be the hot new face of touch-screen tablets and high-end TVs.

Gorilla showed early promise in the '60s, but failed to find a commercial use, so it's been biding its time in a hilltop research lab for almost a half-century. It picked up its first customer in 2008 and has quickly become a $170 million a year business as a protective layer over the screens of 40 million-plus cell phones and other mobile devices.

Now, the latest trend in TVs could catapult it to a billion-dollar business: Frameless flat-screens that could be mistaken for chic glass artwork on a living-room wall.

Because Gorilla is very hard to break, dent or scratch, Corning is betting it will be the glass of choice as TV-set manufacturers dispense with protective rims or bezels for their sets, in search of an elegant look.

Gorilla is two to three times stronger than chemically strengthened versions of ordinary soda-lime glass, even when just half as thick, company scientists say. Its strength also means Gorilla can be thinner than a dime, saving on weight and shipping costs.

Corning is in talks with Asian manufacturers to bring Gorilla to the TV market in early 2011 and expects to land its first deal this fall. With production going full-tilt in Harrodsburg, Ky., it is converting part of a second factory in Shizuoka, Japan, to fill a potential burst of orders by year-end.

"That'll tell you something about our confidence in this," said Corning President Peter Volanakis.

Investors are taking notice. In June, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in New York raised Corning's projected share price, predicting Gorilla would be its second biggest business by 2015.

"There's a wide range of views on how successful this product will be," said Deutsche Bank analyst Carter Shoop. "But I think it's safe to say that, in aggregate, people are becoming much more bullish. It's a tremendous opportunity. We'll have to see how consumers react."

DisplaySearch market analyst Paul Gagnon said alternatives "obviously scratch easier, they're thicker and heavier, but they're also cheaper." He estimates that a sheet of Gorilla would add $30 to $60 to the cost of a set.

It remains to be seen "whether this becomes a hit trend that propagates to other models and sizes or remains in the confines of a premium step-up series of products," Gagnon said.

"This is a fashion trend, not a functional trend, and that's what makes (the growth rate) very hard to predict," said Volanakis. "But because the market is so large in terms of number of TVs — and the amount of glass per TV is so large — that's what can move the needle pretty quickly."

Based in western New York, Corning is the world's largest maker of glass for liquid-crystal-display computers and TVs. High-margin LCD glass generated the bulk of Corning's $5.4 billion in 2009 sales.

By ramping up volume production quickly in a budding market, Corning is pursuing a well-worn strategy designed to keep rivals from gaining ground. Its patience is also well practiced. Executives know too well the gulf between inspiration and application is sometimes decades-wide.

Corning set out in the late 1950s to find a glass as strong as steel. Dubbed Project Muscle, the effort combined heating and layering experiments and produced a robust yet bendable material called Chemcor.

Then in 1964, Corning devised an ingenious method called "fusion draw" to make super-thin, unvaryingly flat glass. It pumped hot glass into a suspended trough and allowed it to overflow and run down either side. The glass flows then meet under the trough and fuse seamlessly into a smooth, hanging sheet of glass.

To make Chemcor, Corning ran the sheets through a "tempering" process that set up internal stresses in the material. The same principle is behind the toughness of Pyrex glass, but Chemcor was tempered in a chemical bath, not by heat treatment.

Corning thought Chemcor sheets created this way would be the material of choice in car windshields, but British rival Pilkington Bros. intervened with a far cheaper mass-production approach. And another Chemcor adaptation in photochromic sunglasses also fizzled in the retail market.

Fusion draw finally proved its commercial value when Japanese electronics companies, looking for slim sheets free of alkalis that contaminate liquid crystals, turned to Corning's soda-lime LCD glass in the 1980s. Corning rapidly turned into the world's biggest supplier of LCD glass for laptops and that business blossomed around 2003 when LCD technology migrated to TVs.

In 2006, when demand surfaced for a cell phone cover glass, Corning dug out Chemcor from its database, tweaked it for manufacturing in LCD tanks, and renamed it Gorilla. "Initially, we were telling ourselves a $10 million business," said researcher Ron Stewart.

With relatively low startup costs, Gorilla should generate its first profit this year. And now that production is back on, designers are again exploring using it in unexpected places, like refrigerator doors, car sunroofs and touch-screen hotel advertising.

Among the 100-plus devices with Gorilla are Motorola Inc.'s Droid smart phone and LG Electronics' X300 notebook. Whether Apple Inc. uses the glass in its iPod is a much-discussed mystery since "not all our customers allow us to say," said Jim Steiner, general manager of Corning's specialty materials division.

Since the Civil War, Corning has turned out a glittering array of innovations from railroad signals to Pyrex and auto-pollution filters to optical fiber. Allotting 10 percent of revenue to research keeps promising projects brewing at its Sullivan Park research hub on Corning's hilly outskirts.

Optical fiber is another example of an invention that took a long time to come into its own. In 1934, chemist Frank Hyde came up with a practical method of making fused silica — an exceptionally pure glass — in bulk, yet it wasn't put to use as optical fiber until the 1970s. Once there, it helped create the Internet revolution.

In his office lobby, Steiner showed off a 400-foot-long spool of flexible, 16-inch-wide glass that's as thin as a sheet of paper.

"Kind of like Chemcor was back in the '60s," he said. "We're not sure what we're going to do with it, but it's cool isn't it?"

Hiroshi Ishiguro creates his creepiest robot yet, the Telenoid R1

289diggsdigg Sure, creating freakish humanoid clones is Hiroshi Ishiguro's primary hobby, but his latest work takes a couple steps outside the Uncanny Valley. The Telenoid R1 telepresence robot trades extremities for an androgynous doll-like body, which researchers at Osaka University and ATR describe as "soft and pleasant" but strikes us as something we'd see crawling out of the depths of hell on stump-like arms. (Perhaps Ishiguro was going for Casper the Friendly Ghost.) The $35,000 prototype transmits both the voice and head motions of a remote operator, allowing dutiful Japanese individuals to visit their elders via internet-equipped PCs, and a final version will actually go on sale later this year for around $8,000 should said elders agree with the latest in puffy white design. Watch a sample visit after the break.

sourceIEEE Spectrum

Summer of the Shark: Great White Sightings Off Cape Cod

See the original image at It may be Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week,' but it is shark summer in Massachusetts.

Please click here for Gallery: Summer of the Shark: Great White Sightings Off Cape Cod

How To Disable YouTube’s “Next Video Auto Play” & “Gray Bar”

YouTube recently added a ‘feature’ that whenever you watch a video from certain locations such as the homepage or from your subscriptions – a little gray bar at the bottom of the screen appears and auto-play’s the next video once the one you are watching finishes. YouTube won’t let you turn this off but there is good news – there is an unofficial workaround!

While some users will find this useful as it turns their Youtube experience into a more TV-like experience, it has also really upset a vast number of people.

The problem is you have to opt out of the autoplay every single time you open a new video, and are unable to opt out of the gray bar. The reasons for YouTube having this new feature is unclear, the assumption is by giving the user less control means they’ll be more likely to stay engaged on the site longer & watch more videos.

The issue with this though is if you were typing a comment or wanted to type a comment before watching another video your text is lost as your browser auto loads the next video as soon as the one you are watching has ended. Also, if you are saving longer videos for when you have more time they will be no longer be marked as unwatched.

Fortunately, with the help of FireFox (and other browsers) there is an extension called a Greasemonkey, until YouTube releases an official fix, you can have the ability with the use of this script to get back to your regular YouTube experience.

Here is what you need to do to get this work around in place:

Step 1a) FireFox Users, install Greasemonkey
Step 1b) IE users there’s a version for you too
Step 1c) Sarafi users check this page out
Step 1d) Chrome users, your browser is already compatible!

Step 2) Install this greasemonkey script

Step 3) No more autoplay or gray bar!!!

These three easy steps can have you surfing YouTube the way your use to and for 2,546 already who prefer it – let your voice be heard – after all, you are the viewer, contributer and user of YouTube.


The BlackBerry Torch 9800
The BlackBerry Torch 9800
BBExaminer via BBLeaks

This just in! The BlackBerry 9800 for which we have been waiting for months has finally arrived. A top secret training call with Research In Motion employees took place today where the company officially announced the most anticipated BlackBerry in years. Among the details on the call was the phone's official release date.

First off, RIM is going with the name Torch for the 9800. The slider touchscreen phone with a full qwerty keypad will also have a 5MP camera and OS 6.0, but this is all news we already knew about.

The phone is available for authorized dealers to order today and will launch in corporate stores on August 12th.

Yes that's right. August 12th. A mere 9 days away. In one week and two days, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 will be in our hands and ready for playing. In fact, the device's release is so close that AT&T sales reps will be going through mandatory training on the device starting today!

This is great news guys! Can't wait to get my hands on a Torch!

Stay glued to the BlackBerry Examiner for more details as they unfold.

The Oregon Trail - Official Trailer In 1864, a family embarks on an impossible journey into the untamed American West.

UAE crackdown on BlackBerry services to extend to foreign visitors


The UAE said it will block key features on BlackBerry smart phones, citing national security concerns because the devices operate beyond the government's ability to monitor their use. Saudi Arabia quickly indicated it planned to follow suit.

By Associated Press
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- The United Arab Emirates' crackdown on BlackBerry services will extend to foreign visitors, putting the government's concerns over the smartphones in direct conflict with the country's ambitions to be a business and tourism haven.

The UAE's telecommunications regulator said Monday that travelers to the city-state of Dubai and the important oil industry center of Abu Dhabi will -- like 500,000 local subscribers -- have to do without BlackBerry e-mail, messaging and Web services starting Oct. 11, even when they carry phones issued in other countries. The handsets themselves will still be allowed for phone calls.

UAE authorities say the move is based on security concerns because BlackBerry transmissions are automatically routed to company computers abroad, where it is difficult for local authorities to monitor for illegal activity or abuse.

Critics of the crackdown say it is also a way for the country's conservative government to further control content it deems politically or morally objectionable.

About 100,000 travelers pass through Dubai's airport each day, making it the busiest airport in the Middle East. The new restrictions could leave time-pressed business travelers hurrying through, many of them changing planes for other destinations, without access to their e-mail or the Web.

In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley called the restrictions "a move in the wrong direction."

Urban Rain Dance - pop n lock

YAKfilms | October 27, 2009
for Dreal, stay up my brother

Dancers are No Noize (red jacket), Man (back jacket), BJ (striped shirt), Dreal (white shirt).

Directed and edited by Yoram Savion

Music by Erk tha Jerk!!

© YAK 2009