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Off limits!

Off limits!

15 Oct, '078 Comments

Helicopters are flying overhead and have been since yesterday. That’s a sure sign of trouble in Bahrain. Reading Al-Waqt this morning provided the possible answer: الداخلية: «أم النعسان» مخصصة من الملك للاستخدامات الخاصة بقوة الدفاع صرّح الوكيل المساعد للشؤون القانونية في وزارة الداخلية، بأنه بشأن اعتزام مجموعة من الأشخاص القيام برحلة عن طريق البر والبحر […]

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Driving directions

Driving directions

10 Apr, '0714 Comments

I got handed a note by my daughter Hanan this morning which had instructions on getting driving directions from Google Earth to drive from New York to London. She particularly asked me to pay attention to point number 23, I hope you do too! :w00t: On a serious note though, for my recent trip to […]

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Mtv Boing Boinged!

Mtv Boing Boinged!

26 Nov, '0618 Comments

Thanks to William Wallis’ article in the Financial Times of Nov 24th which featured Mahmood’s Den, that article has made it all over the internet, the highest profile site to follow up on it is the hugely popular Boing Boing! So if you came here from Boing Boing’s link, you’re more than welcome. Stick around […]

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Is our culture so weak?

Is our culture so weak?

8 Aug, '0620 Comments

What possible service does blocking access to information, any type of information, do to a community? The only effect that these restrictions can bring to is the a continued regression into an information black hole which ultimately leads to the regression of a whole nation in its development and competitive chances in a very fast […]

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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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