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Flickr throttled?

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Do you guys (in Bahrain) have a problem connecting normally to Flickr? I can connect no problem through a proxy but straight through just takes ages. Have they (or are they) blocking or at least proxying/throttling that in Bahrain (hence the slowdown) I wonder? I’m not raising alarms, but just want your feedback, maybe it’s something wrong with my setup for some reason. The ping test is okay, — flickr.com ping statistics — 13 packets transmitted, …

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COM.PENDIO.US

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Oh, no, not another fad, surely? It could actually be, but with a twist: I am sure that the majority of Internet users have interacted with forums, at least, most in Bahrain have, as those sites are the most popular in the island for various reasons, maybe the most important of which is the ability to start a “topic” and then let it run its course… But, if you are a forum user, you will have …

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Batelco gets bitch slapped by the TRA, AGAIN!

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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 have done so just as the deadline passed (July 26th). The new RO is available here on Batelco’s website, as well …

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Irrepressible

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Here’s a pledge that I would – and have – taken quite readily:I believe the Internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction of freedom of expression on the Internet – and on companies to stop helping them do it. Irrepressible.Info Sounds good? Of …

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How to create a Xaraya Theme

I made over computerpoint.tv in less than a couple of hours, and that included installing Xaraya 0.902, importing the previous PostNuke 0.723 data using import8.php AND creating the theme!Themes with BL are extremely easy. I am sure I haven’t even scratched the surface or capabilities of the BlockLayout templating engine, but I got it done, here’s how:1. Copy over Xaraya_Classic into whatever name you like your new theme to be, let’s say MacyGray:# …

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