February 2nd, 2008

Chris Keeley

Leica M8

http://gizmodo.com/351317/leica-m8-a-camera-for-life

Leica M8
Leica M8: A Camera for Life

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leica_m8.jpgLeica fanatics are different than regular people, so it's no surprise Leica's taking an entirely different—but brilliant—approach with its M8: It's everlasting. Instead of dropping an M9 or M10, Leica is offering substantial upgrades to the M8 itself—mechanical and digital components, so it'll slowly evolve into a new camera. The first package is a sapphire LCD screen, which can only be scratched by a diamond, plus a new, quieter, less shaky shutter, at a cost of around $1,800.

Here's how it works: You reserve an update spot at leica-camera.com, and then they'll tell you when you can send in your camera. They'll pick it up, ship it to Germany and install the updates and the latest firmware, then send it back to you. In a nice move, participation in the upgrade automatically extends your warranty by another two years. This first sapphire update package will be available in March, and they'll offer up fresh ones as they develop them, including, from the way it sounds, even a new sensor at some point. [Leica]

http://gizmodo.com/351317/leica-m8-a-camera-for-life
Chris Keeley

Addict Out of the Dark and Into the Light (Paperback)

Addict Out of the Dark and Into the Light (Paperback)

get the hard back !

http://www.amazon.com/Addict-Out-Dark-Into-Light/dp/1425778879/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202005012&sr=1-1

Addict Out of the Dark and Into the Light (Paperback)



http://www.amazon.com/Addict-Out-Dark-Into-Light/dp/1425778879/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202005012&sr=1-1
Chris Keeley

In surreal, rambling screeds addressed to the agency, Snipes asserted that he was a nonresident alie

In surreal, rambling screeds addressed to the agency, Snipes asserted that he was a nonresident alien, that the IRS abuses citizens and that any attempt to bring him to justice would result in "increased collateral risk." Whatever that means.

Wesley Snipes Fights Taxman To a Draw
Action Star Found Guilty Only of Lesser Charges

By Linton Weeks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 2, 2008; C01

Wesley Snipes is known for playing independent, ornery characters -- Blade, the Detonator, the Marksman -- who outwit, outfight, out-blow-up their adversaries.

In his latest role, he appeared in a federal courtroom in Ocala, Fla., as Tax Evader.

Yesterday he may have triumphed again. Though he was found guilty on three misdemeanor charges, for not filing annual tax returns, he was found not guilty of more serious felony charges of tax fraud and conspiracy that could have put him behind bars for up to 16 years. (He could still go to prison for up to three years.)

Snipes was the pretty face in this story. The brains behind the operation -- Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosile -- were found guilty of tax fraud and conspiracy. They face up to 10 years in prison.
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