13 Incredibly WTF Body Modifications. Last speaker of ancient language of Bo dies in India. The last speaker of an ancient language in India's Andaman Islands has died at the age of about 85, a leading linguist has told the BBC.
Obama firm on Dalai Lama meeting despite China warnin. US President Barack Obama intends to go ahead with plans to meet the Dalai Lama despite warnings from China not to, a White House spokesman has said.
Mr Obama told China's leaders last year in Beijing that he would meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader, White House spokesman Bill Burton said. China has warned that ties with the US would be undermined if the meeting takes place. No date has been set but it is expected to take place later this month. "The president told China's leaders during his trip last year that he would meet with the Dalai Lama and he intends to do so," White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters. "The Dalai Lama is an internationally respected religious and cultural leader and the president will meet with him in that capacity," he said. "Sorry, I'm Dead": 30 Most Memorable Video Game Quotes - Orange. Take a break from playing Mass Effect 2--we all know you're playing it.
With two million copies sold in one week, you'd be in the minority by not playing it. Anyway: One of the most distinguishing gameplay features of Mass Effect 2 is the game's excellent dialogue system. Internet uprising overturns Australian censorship law. The state of South Australia has a new election law that went into effect January 6, and its effect was shocking: anonymous political speech on the Internet was simply destroyed.
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If you search for “Chicken,” you can narrow the results down by “chicken recipes” and then a whole bunch of new filtering options appear down the left-hand column. You can further narrow results by recipe rating, cuisine (vegetarian, Spanish, Southwestern), convenience (quick/easy, family, entertaining), occasion (wedding, Valentine’s Day), main ingredient, course, or cooking method. Bing is big on guided search (showing relevant search categories to help narrow results), but this goes one step further towards semantic search (the ability to index and search the Web by different facets). YouTube Will Start Charging for Some Videos. Starting this weekend, YouTube will be dipping its toe into the waters of paid content.
This behavior follows a trend we've noted in traditional media outlets. First, media mogul Rupert Murdoch said no more freebies for search engines, then the New York Times hinted (and today confirmed) that users would have to start paying for a certain amount of access to articles. Rape victim uses fake phone call to help police find her. UTAH COUNTY -- A Sandy man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and rape after a woman used quick thinking to get word to police that she needed help.
Early Thursday morning, a Utah Valley dispatcher got a call from the young woman. She didn't exactly say she was in an emergency. Kulula-air tries not to take itself too seriously. Jive Software Acquires Social Media Monitoring Startup Filtrbox. Businesses and brands have already caught onto the immense power of the social stream that runs through Twitter and Facebook to track the pulse of conversations around consumers.
Both tech giants and startups are competing to provide enterprise-friendly, social platforms to businesses that combine both collaboration and social media monitoring. The 20 Worst Restaurant Foods in America. If-your-password-is-123456-just-make-it-hack-me.html: Personal F. Google shows off Chrome OS tablet ideas. More Churches Promote Martial Arts to Reach Young Men - NYTimes. Girl, 9, gives birth to health baby boy. By Richard Shears Updated: 12:44 GMT, 3 February 2010. White House Prepares for Possibility of Two Supreme Court Vacanc. Lawyers for President Obama have been working behind the scenes to prepare for the possibility of one, and maybe two Supreme Court vacancies this spring. Court watchers believe two of the more liberal members of the court, justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could decide to step aside for reasons of age and health. That would give the president his second and third chance to shape his legacy on the Supreme Court.
Last week, when Obama took the nearly unprecedented step of criticizing the court's opinion in a major campaign finance case during his State of the Union speech, some believed he was showcasing for the American people that presidential elections, and Supreme Court nominations count. "With all due deference to separation of powers," the president said, " last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests -- including foreign corporations -- to spend without limit in our elections. Untitled. Bosom bombers: Women have explosive breast implants. Text smaller Text bigger. Analyzing The Fallout: New Vegas Trailer - Fallout: new vegas - WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 - Heinz Revamps Ketchup Packets.