Daily Archives: May 18, 2014

Orphan Black: Season 2, Episode 5

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Things are getting weirder.

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Video: Dead Onda V819i

Someone has posted a video to YouTube that again highlights the risk of someone in another country buying a tablet from China. His Onda V819i apparently suddenly died.

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Teclast X98 3G Windows Firmware Beta

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Thanks to the generosity of a Commenter, the text that was locked from visitors at the Teclast forum has been dropped into Pastebin with picture links.

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Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture

Scarlett Johansson sues author of novel that ‘stole her image’

Scarlett Johansson is suing for €50,000 (£41,000) in damages the author and publisher of a novel that features a character who closely resembles her.

The American actress claims that La Première Chose qu’On Regarde (The First Thing We Look At) violates her privacy and constitutes a “fraudulent and illicit use of her name, her fame and her image” for commercial gain – allegations the book’s publisher has dismissed as “crazy”.

According to Vincent Toledano, the 28-year old actress’s lawyer, the bestselling work by Grégoire Delacourt, published in March last year, also contains “defamatory claims about her private life”.

I really like the work that Scarlett Johansson does. Just her voice alone in the movie Her was brilliant.

But this lawsuit shows that she has zero understanding of creative rights, a greed beyond bounds, and is destined to be a transient footnote in what could have otherwise been a lasting career.

Because she is a rank amateur at heart.

What’s the difference between a shitty little child amateur and an adult professional who lasts?

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