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Syrians Using Donkeys Instead of DSL After Gov't Shuts Down Internet207

Posted by samzenpus
from the any-way-you-can dept.
abhatt writes "Rebelling Syrians are using all possible alternate methods to pass information to the world amidst a total blackout on the internet by the Government. Believe it or not, Donkeys are a part of the revolution now. From the article: 'To get the news out, activists have been smuggling videos to Jordan through the desert and across a nearly 80-kilometer border Jordan shares with Syria. Some risk approaching the border with Jordanian cellphones to report to the outside world and send clips. It's a dangerous task because the Syrian and Jordanian armies traditionally have the area under heavy surveillance to prevent the smuggling of drugs and weapons into the kingdom or further to the Gulf states.'"

Comment: What happens when this is required? (Score 3, Interesting)480

by lifejunkie (#29405157) Attached to: Trust an Insurance Company's "Drive-Cam?"
What happens when the insurance companies raise the normal rates to 10x what they are now, and offer a "discounted" rate only to those that have this camera installed? That would effectively force it on everyone without the help of any new laws.

Comment: Re:Good ideas. (Score 2, Insightful)519

by lifejunkie (#28479927) Attached to: Buzz Aldrin's Radical Plan For NASA
>> What's the point?

Because we can. Even if the only result was to inspire the next generation of brilliant engineers, it would all be worth it.

Comment: Re:Misuse of the word "dimension" (Score 1)239

by lifejunkie (#28033273) Attached to: Researchers Store Optical Data In Five Dimensions
>>You can't do that with x, y and z coordinates. Yes you can. If each coordinate axis has a finite number of members, you can actually reduce the dimension to a single space of dimension 1. Index = x + y*x_members + z*x_members*y_members + ...

In any formula, constants (especially those obtained from handbooks) are to be treated as variables.

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