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French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon

5 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on French not amused by US pressure to withdraw Cannes award from ‘racist, misogynist’ Alain Delon
US social justice activists incensed at the Cannes Festival’s intent to honor Alain Delon have started a petition to stop it, citing the legendary actor’s “close-minded” views. The festival, and the French public, were not amused. Cannes organizers have held firm in their intent to honor the actor, now 83, with a Palme d’Or for Read More

Uber offers ‘Quiet Mode’ option for passengers to discourage chatty drivers

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Premium units of US ride-hailing company Uber are now offering a new service that allows their high-end clientele to ask for minimal conversation during the journey. The “Quiet Mode” feature, available on Uber Black and Uber Black SUV from this Wednesday, allows passengers to choose between “quiet preferred,”“happy to chat,” or leave the setting at Read More

Popular GPS tracker can be remotely hacked anytime, warns security firm

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A GPS tracker used as a panic alarm has major security flaws that can leak users’ real-time location and allow it to be remotely deactivated, say UK cyber-security researchers. They are calling for an immediate recall. Manufactured in China, the devices are bought in bulk and resold by several companies around the world. While the Read More

U.S. rejects Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Autopilot ‘brain’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. trade officials rejected Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25-percent tariffs on the Chinese-made Autopilot “brain” of its Model 3 and other electric vehicles, one of more than 1,000 product denials linked to China’s industrial development plans. FILE PHOTO: A 2018 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle is shown Read More

U.S. rejects Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Model 3 ‘brain’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. trade officials rejected Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on the Chinese-made computer “brain” of its Model 3 electric vehicles, one of more than 1,000 product denials linked to China’s industrial development plans. FILE PHOTO: A 2018 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle is shown in Read More

‘Crustacean Jung v Cocaine Hegel’: Zizek-Peterson debate blowout sparks meme war

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In the wake of Saturday’s debate between intellectual superstars Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson, an onslaught of mockery has appeared online satirizing the clash between the highly-memeable thinkers. Ticket prices reportedly went as high as $1,500, not for a game in the NBA playoffs, but to see these two prominent public intellectuals duke it out Read More

‘Buying stairway to heaven?’ Pamela Anderson slams the rich for self-serving Notre Dame donations

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While most were happy that wealthy donors gave $1 billion to rebuild Notre Dame, actress Pamela Anderson had a different take, claiming the “one percent” had their own interests at heart and that the Church is rich enough already. The model and former Baywatch actress made her latest hard-hitting political contribution in a tweet. This Read More

Indian man ‘chops off finger’ after voting for wrong party by mistake

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An Indian man who accidentally voted for the wrong party in the country’s general election says he was so disgusted with himself that he chopped off his index finger to atone for the mistake. In a video that has gone viral in India, Pawan Kumar says he accidentally ended up voting for the governing Bharatiya Read More

Indian man cuts off his own finger in anger after voting for wrong party

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An Indian man has cut off his own finger after accidentally voting for the wrong party in his country’s election. Pawan Kumar said that he had wanted to vote for the Bahujan Samaj Party in the second round of the election in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. But instead of pressing the button for Read More

‘It is now Pakistan’s turn to weep’: Modi boasts about India’s ‘mother of nuclear bombs’ at rally

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Amid rising tensions, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff by launching airstrikes while also claiming that New Delhi has the “mother of nuclear bombs.” “Earlier, terrorists from Pakistan would come here and go back after conducting an attack. Pakistan would threaten us, saying it has the nuclear bomb and Read More