Tag Archives google-earth

Off limits!

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 إلى جزيرة أم النعسان، فإنه وجب التنويه إلى أن هذه المنطقة (أم النعسان) مخصصة من قبل عاهل البلاد للاستخدامات العسكرية الخاصة …

Share

By

Driving directions

Posted on

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 Riyadh, I got the coordinates for the place I was to visit from a friend who forwarded them to me, I …

Share

By

Mtv Boing Boinged!

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 and make yourself at home and thanks for your visit and interest! …and I hope this doesn’t get me into trouble! …

Share

By

Is our culture so weak?

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 changing world. Some would say that certain kind of information must be censored due to the community sensibilities; however, I contend …

Share

By

Google Earth Blocked in Bahrain

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 at palaces and islands which a normal Bahraini wouldn’t even dream of one day coming close to, let alone stepping foot …

Share

By