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Google Earth Blocked in Bahrain

Google Earth Blocked in Bahrain

7 Aug, '0673 Comments

Now we know why the Ministry of DISinformation is so desperate to control the Internet: According to Al-Wasat this morning, the Ministry of DISinformation has instructed the Bahrain Internet Exchange to block Google Earth. Possibly because through Google Earth, the whole world, let alone the Bahraini users, can zoom in and have a good look […]

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Batelco gets bitch slapped by the TRA, AGAIN!

27 Jul, '063 Comments

Read these saweeeet words: The TRA has once again imposed its power and issued the second Order to Batelco this year. The order forces Batelco to revise their Reference Access Offer (The services and prices offered to other ISPs, allowing them to use Batelco’s network) Batelco had 2 weeks to implement these changes, and they […]

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Google Earth Does Bahrain

Google Earth Does Bahrain

12 Jun, '0648 Comments

In high resolution no less! Have a look at my brief tour of the Islands, and see if you can recognise any of these landmarks. Google Earth is a free program which is easily downloaded and installed, of course as its main use is to display images, it might eat up your bandwidth, so watch […]

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Never trust numbers in Arabic papers

Never trust numbers in Arabic papers

6 Jun, '065 Comments

Maybe because of the typesetting software they use or the obtuse and non-standard numeral representation in the Arabic language on computers. I know, it’s ironic, the whole world depend on Arabic numerals, and WE can’t use them properly when we type them in letters or whatever in a computer… the situation is further exacerbated when […]

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Citizen Journalists win against Apple, Bahrain MoI are you listening?

27 May, '0611 Comments

Briefly, Apple was pissed off with a site scooping it and releasing information it deemed still confidential, so they went after the guy who published the news and he didn’t budge, and in their infinite wisdom Apple thought they’d bring out their 4-pound hammers to force it out of the webmaster telling the court that […]

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