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Attribution on the web

Published on January 9, 2012 by in General

File this under: Good to know. Attribution on the web: My Internet Friend Stephen Hackett recently wrote about attribution on the web. Specifically, citing a story’s source and “via” link, or method by which you became aware of the story. He and I pretty much have the same policy. First, an explanation. The source in

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From STC: 100 megabyte fiber? wait, MEGABYTE?

Published on March 28, 2010 by in News

This is downright ridiculous. Another press release with STC lying to their customers once again (example: STC announcing they are the first to have HSPA+ and we saw no HSPA+ devices from them until now!). But first I have to show you this press release: STC Customers enjoy the Benefits of the 4G/LTE Network. This

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Feedburner down for STC Afaq DSL subscribers

Feedburner, one of the leading RSS feed providers is experiencing some problems with Saudi Arabia users. Almost all of the podcasts on the Internet are using feedburner’s services. But now when you try to load a feed you will get the following error “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable”. This error usually happens when a server is down.

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Blocked in Saudi Arabia: Google video search

This is not a total block but depending on your search query then google video search is blocked. A regular google video string is usually: video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=searchterm Which is blocked! But moving the “hl=en” argument: video.google.com/videosearch?q=searchterm&hl=en Opens the result. This is most likely a blocking mistake and needs to be corrected (by unblocking of course). Help

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Internet disconnected in Riyadh, CITC last to know

Published on March 23, 2009 by in News

A malfunction in one of the servers in the main STC Olaya switch box in Riyadh caused a large amount of disconnections (35-45% of the subscribers in Riyadh). The malfunction happened Saturday 21st of March 2009. Alriyadh newspaper reported that STC was working on fixing it since Saturday. They also contacted the spokesperson for CITC

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Blocked in Saudi: Digg.com sections

Digg is a social news website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories. A section of digg: digg.com/celebrity and news under that is entirely blocked for no reason. (Digg link by bianconeri4ever). Help unblock it

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Blocked in Saudi: hydroponics websites?

hydroponics: the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil. Then why are the following websites blocked? www.hydroponicsonline.com www.home.aone.net.au/~hydroponics/ (and apparently ALL websites hosted on www.home.aone.net.au are blocked!) Help unblock it by filling the form at internet.gov.sa, writing an email to unblock@internet.gov.sa or sending a fax to +966(1)2639290.

 
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STC offering the lowest Internet rates

In another telecommunication innovation, STC announced they offer the lowest rates … on dial-up! From 3SR per hour to 2.5SR per hour. In small print “this offer is valid for a limited period only” which is only 2 months!

 
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Internet is down, is it Awalnet or STC’s fault?

I have been having trouble with Awalnet DSL connection since yesterday. The “DSL connection” status in my Linksys model is connected but the “Gateway” status is down! It only connects for a few minutes every few hours then disconnects for no reason! I tried to contact Awalnet support but their 800 toll-free number is unavailable

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Having trouble with the Internet? Try this solution

I’ve heard from many people about problems with their Internet connection. Apparently many of the Saudi ISP’s did not patch a major DNS flaw revealed 2 months ago. Guess STC is too busy advertising and not patching . The best solution is to use OpenDNS. Just follow this guide and just change the DNS settings

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