Saturday, January 31, 2009

How Twitter Was Born

@Jack was still just an engineer, and the service was only a few months old when the group acquired and re-branded. Back then, we had no character limit on our system. Messages longer than 160 characters (the common SMS carrier limit) were split into multiple texts and delivered (somewhat) sequentially.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jessica Alba schools Bill O’Reilly in WW II history

Alba and O’Reilly traded punches last week after the presidential inauguration. After Alba told a reporter that O’Reilly was “kind of an a-hole;” he retaliated by calling her a “pinhead” for telling a reporter to “be Sweden about it,” assuming she meant Switzerland. Alba replied publicly by stating that Sweden was, in fact, neutral in WW II.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Obama’s First 100 Hours: A Clean Break From Bush

Obama has made a clean break from the Bush legacy in his early going, undertaking a number of actions that the former President would never have considered. We've compiled a report documenting Obama’s record so far:

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What A Nigerian Facebook Scam Looks Like

Ever have an old friend start chatting you up on Facebook only to realize the dude clearly is a Nigerian scammer looking for a handout? Well, might as well have some fun, or even make a new friend, right?

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Congolese Rebel Leader Apprehended

Gen. Laurent Nkunda, the fearsome rebel leader whose ambitions and tactics threatened to destabilize eastern Congo, was arrested along the Rwandan border.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Ultimate Dad Photo From Today’s Inauguration

by adamkeats | Jan 20, 2009I saw this photo on the Chicago Tribune’s Web site today, taken this morning by AP photographer Susan Walsh and couldn’t help but think that of all the heaps of congratulations our new president will get today, as a father, nothing will probably mean more to him than this.

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CNN: Roberts 'screwed up' oath of office

The oath of office of the President of the United States is perhaps the most hallowed tradition in American politics. It marks the end of an intense election process, the peaceful transition of power, and perhaps even the rise of a new generation. But today, it was a bungle of supreme proportion...

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Barack Obama Officialy Becomes 44th American President

Constitution states he becomes president , term begins at noon even without oath ......... New History Begins !!!!

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Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition

by Jim Wallis 01-19-2009 The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. Each of us will look different, sound different and hold different beliefs, but each of us will humbly offer words of hope and blessing for our country and its leaders.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama steps to door of White House — and history

Washington, Jan 20: Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation's capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black President.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. You weren’t what I wanted either.jus b glad dat u dint git dis 4 a presint.

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Band from TV - TV DEBUT - on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

720p: Band from TV - TV DEBUT - on Tonight Show with Jay LenoJan 16 2009720p: Laurie on the show, and then performing on stage live with some of the people below:Greg GrunbergJames DentonBonnie SomervilleBob GuineyTeri HatcherJesse SpencerChris KelleyBarry SarnaB...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Katie Shearer, 24.... Blazer fan... will you remember her lesson?

A story worth reading. I had malignant melanoma over 14 years ago...I was one of the lucky ones....God bless her family

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How the Susan Crawford interview changes everything we know

Torture? You betcha... now's time to close down Gitmo and start saying our sorries.

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Apple CEO Jobs to Take Medical Leave of Absence

Chief Executive Steve Jobs, in email to employees, said his health issues are more complex than thought and is taking a medical leave until June.

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End the Genocide in Darfur

Ending the genocide in Darfur must be a "day one" priority for the Obama administration.

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Health insurer accused of overcharging millions

One of the nation's largest health insurers has agreed to pay $50 million in a settlement after being accused of overcharging millions of Americans for health care.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Grandson of slaves

CNN's Don Lemon discusses an emotional, upcoming story with's Wayne Drash about a Mississippi man descended from slaves.

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30 Minutes with Felicia Day

Who wouldn't want to spend 30 minutes with Felicia Day? Simply amazing. All proceeds benefit Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which is also pretty awesome.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Invitation to Pre-Inauguration Opening of The George W. Bush

Invitation to Pre-Inauguration Opening of The George W. Bush

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Meet the Whistleblower: Hospital Admin Takes Down Blago

When Pamela Davis agreed to wear an FBI wire in late 2003, she became a key part of the investigation that culminated in the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for allegedly trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat.The extent of Davis' role as a whistle-blower and FBI informant exceeded her expectations.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

White House Asked Howard To Stay In Blair House ...

... after Obama had put in a request to stay there. Not only is that incredibly mean spirited and spiteful, given the arrangements Obama needed to make for his girls, it also demonstrates an astonishing waste of government funds. Have you SEEN how many rooms Blair House has?

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House Impeaches Blagojevich 114-1

In a historic vote, the Illinois House has impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich, directing the Senate to put the state's 40th chief executive on trial with the goal of removing him from office.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Report: Gmail about one-third as expensive as hosted email

A new report by the research company has taken a look under the hood of both in-house and commercial e-mail services, and put some numbers on the per-user costs associated with a variety of options. The surprise result was not so much that Google's corporate services come out ahead, but rather how large a lead it has on every other option.

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Johann Hari: You Are Being Lied to About Pirates

A look at who the real pirates are.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Endless Vote Recounting Tests Minnesota Niceness

Many voters said the sniping over a still-unfilled Senate seat could hurt Norm Coleman, the Republican incumbent, in particular.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Pink Iguana That Darwin Missed Holds Evolutionary Surprise

For iguanas, it turns out that it's not easy being pink, either.Biologists report that a rare type of pink iguana found on a single volcano in the Galapagos Islands is a genetically-distinct species from its green cousins — and that it's probably critically endangered.

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Minnesota Canvassing Board Certifies Franken Win

The Minnesota State Canvassing Board on Monday certified the results of the recount of Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's fight to retain his seat against Democrat Al Franken. The results showed Franken with a 225-vote lead. Coleman's attorney, Tony Trimble, said shortly after the ruling that the campaign will officially file a lawsuit.

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Joe Moakley’s legacy is global justice

The complaint filed Nov. 13 in the Spanish High Court against the former president of El Salvador and 14 former members of the Salvadoran military charging complicity in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests is a reminder that good deeds by members of Congress may bear fruit even decades after those members are gone.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Fox News TWITTER account hacked? or Bill O'Reilly is gay?

A few minutes ago the official Fox News Twitter account posted “Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay” (referring to the host of the popular Fox show O’Reilly Factor), right after a legitimate message about making turkey lettuce wraps.

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Twitter Hack Trail Leads To 'DigitalGangster'

It all seems to point back to one person that goes by “Gmz” on a hacker site called Digital Gangster (this site was also where Miley Cyrus photos were posted after they were taken from her hacked Gmail account). Gmz obtained the account credentials and then posted them on DigitalGanster.

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