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Egypt shuts down access to Internet and all mobile phone services

Old Jan 28, 11, 4:40 am
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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 ."
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Old Jan 28, 11, 7:05 am
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"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?
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Old Jan 28, 11, 7:14 am
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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.
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Old Jan 28, 11, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
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.
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Old Jan 28, 11, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by mlbcard View Post
Actually, that's the case in our part of the world also.
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Old Jan 28, 11, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
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?

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Old Jan 28, 11, 12:11 pm
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Egypt Air stops all flights for 12 hours due to the curfew in Egypt. People couldn't leave the airport or getting there.
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Old Jan 28, 11, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by SRQ Guy View Post
"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.
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Old Jan 28, 11, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by SRQ Guy View Post
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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