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yosithezet Jan 28, 11 4:40 am

Egypt shuts down access to Internet and all mobile phone services
 
Things seem to be headed in the wrong direction...

http://www.vodafone.com/content/index/press.html

"All mobile operators in Egypt have been instructed to suspend services in selected areas. Under Egyptian legislation the authorities have the right to issue such an order and we are obliged to comply with it. The Egyptian authorities will be clarifying the situation in due course ."

SRQ Guy Jan 28, 11 7:05 am

"I need to find a way to quell this rebellion, and calm the populace. I know, let's cut off the internet and their cell phones!" W T F are those people thinking?

Wilbur Jan 28, 11 7:14 am

In this part of the world, it is the guy who can shout the loudest, not the guy who has the facts and rational arguments, who wins the battle.

So the government just turns off one of the means of "shouting" to remove the voice of the people.

mlbcard Jan 28, 11 9:13 am


Originally Posted by Wilbur (Post 15753349)
In this part of the world, it is the guy who can shout the loudest, not the guy who has the facts and rational arguments, who wins the battle.

Actually, that's the case in our part of the world also.

magiciansampras Jan 28, 11 9:15 am


Originally Posted by mlbcard (Post 15754122)
Actually, that's the case in our part of the world also.

^

Gargoyle Jan 28, 11 9:49 am


Originally Posted by Wilbur (Post 15753349)
In this part of the world, it is the guy who can shout the loudest, not the guy who has the facts and rational arguments, who wins the battle.

Aren't you defining OMNI?

:D

flyingfkb Jan 28, 11 12:11 pm

Egypt Air stops all flights for 12 hours due to the curfew in Egypt. People couldn't leave the airport or getting there.

ByrdluvsAWACO Jan 28, 11 2:08 pm


Originally Posted by SRQ Guy (Post 15753308)
"I need to find a way to quell this rebellion, and calm the populace. I know, let's cut off the internet and their cell phones!" W T F are those people thinking?

It does seem silly to think that censorship is going to stop things at this point.

marble Jan 28, 11 3:20 pm


Originally Posted by SRQ Guy (Post 15753308)
let's cut off the internet and their cell phones!" W T F are those people thinking?

Indeed ... luckily those of us in the western world don't have presidents who can turn off the internet at will :).


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