Windows XP screensaver on Jal El Dib ad

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This morning while going to work I noticed that the ad on the Jal el dib highway was displaying the windows xp screen saver instead of ads!
I guess someone is getting fired for not moving the mouse :p

Posted from my cell.

Broadband finally arriving to Lebanon?

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I just read this article on Agenda Culturel (french – click here for the english translation).

Apparently they are going to start laying the fiber optics cable required to deliver fast broadband to Lebanese internet users. The article says we should receive speeds of 15Mbps soon.

With all the political problems and the fact that there is no government to approve the future steps of the plan I doubt this will happen, but we can only hope!

Alien hand syndrome.

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There’s currently a very interesting article on BBC about the alien hand syndrome.

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Testing posting from cell phone

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I just installed the WordPress android application, it looks like it has all the needed features for quick blogging. I am going to test it in the next couple of days and review it here.

Money Laundry

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There’s a new laundry that opened on the way to my house. With the new sign I am not sure what kind of laundry they do!

Lebanese Parliament Scheduled to Vote on Law that Could Curb Online Freedom

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Draft of the Law, Facebook page against the law, More info about the Law, Naharnet Article.

The iPad

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People are excited to get an iPad but I can’t really see a reason to buy one, specially not for 999$ from Lebanon. The only time I wish I had one is when I am going to the bathroom since it has a bigger screen then my HTC Hero so it would be easier to browse the web on it. I don’t think I’ll ever use it to watch videos or just browse the net from anywhere else. Any laptop or notebook would be better at that in my opinion.

Google Knows Everything?!

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Found those quotes by Rafik Hariri on google news after the football match our politicians played! I guess google missed a thing or two in 2005!

From this error I guess what google news does when looking for quotes is try to find a full name for some last name that is followed by a quote. For example all the articles contain: “Hariri said: blabla”. Since most of the articles are from foreign news outlets they have a summary on where does Saad Hariri come from containing “Rafik Hariri died in a …” so what google does is that it looks for the full name of a person inside a bunch of articles and assumes he’s the one giving opinions.

The pyramid of refutation

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The yramid of refutation

Unfortunately Lebanese politicians don’t go past the forth level!

Weird Tiny Worm

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I found this very small worm near the plants outside my office window and took a video of it moving on a POST IT note! notice how it moves and how tiny it is!

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