Tag: Technology

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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Batelco Broadband Bahrain; Prices and New Packages

11 May, '0617 Comments

The Bahrain Internet Society is holding its monthly meeting, and this time they are inviting Batelco’s Chief Executive along for an open discussion regarding Batelco’s new Internet packages. The meeting is on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza hotel at 7PM in the Bahrain Convention Centre. The meeting is open to the public. […]

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Innovation alone doesn’t feed the babies

9 May, '065 Comments

SiliconGraphics, the company without which Jurrasic Park would have not been made, and the company which provided huge compute servers and workstations to assist in the discovery and recovery of oil wealth, has announced that it is under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection now. How very sad. I have been selling SGI since 1993 and have […]

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RSF’s 2006 Internet Report

2 May, '069 Comments

Here’s what RSF have to say about Bahrain: Except for pornographic sites, Bahrain does not censor the Internet much. But it has unfortunately begun to regulate it in ways that endanger freedom of expression. The government said in April 2004 that all online publications, including forums and blogs, must be officially registered. Loud protests led […]

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