دولة الإنترنت الديموقراطية

This article goes to the most positive person in my timeline @Rawanotions

أُسدل الستار قبل أيام على معرض الكتاب, في كل عام تتجمع دور النشر العربية والمحلية في المعرض لعرض آخر الكتب في شتى مجالات الحياة. وفي كل عام تظهر قائمة بالكتب الممنوعة من المعرض لأسباب دينية و سياسية في المقام الأول.

تلاحظ هنا أنك في دولة من دول العالم الثالث عندما تجد بأن لدى الحكومة قطاع يسمى ب”وزارة الإعلام” ومن مهامه هو فرض الرقابة على كل ماهو مطبوع, مرئي, و مسموع.

الكثير من “العميان” يرى بأن دولتنا تحضى بقدر كبير من الحرية والديموقراطية. هنا أضع علامة استفهام على ماهية الديموقراطية المنوطة بها حريتنا المدنية. وقد تتعارض هذه الحرية المكفولة بنظام رأسمالي مع تجارتك ولك في “فيرجن” خير دليل.

 كنت في الماضي أتجول بين أرفف الأغاني هناك من قسم الmetal  قبل أن يلغيها الرقيب بحجة أنها أغاني عبدة شيطان وهي تحرض على الفسق والفجور وكل من يستمع لها سوف يُغسل مخه وسيرتد عن دينه. بالطبع فكل طاقة مارلِن مانسون هي تأليف اغاني معادية لساميتك المقدسة, وكل طاقتك متجهة فقط لمنع/قص هذه الأعمال لسد النقص الكبير في مخيلتك بأنك محارب, وبأن الكفار يحسدونك على دينك فلذلك هم يبعثون بتلك الرسائل المموهة من أجل زعزعة وازعك الديني وتحريضك على الدين.

 

مقص الرقيب قد دفع الكثير ولربما الأغلبية –وأنا منهم- إلى الهجرة الرقمية في عالم الانترنت المفتوح, الذي يتيح لك الحرية في كل ماهو مطبوع, مرئي, مسموع.

 

قبل عدة سنوات أحدث كتاب “وهم الإله” لريتشارد دوكنز زوبعة منافية ضد الأديان السماوية. بكل تأكيد قمت بتحميل الكتب عن طريق الانترنت لأسباب جلية. قرأت الكتاب, لكن الغريب أنني لم أرتد عن الدين أو اهتز إيماني بل على العكس أعطاني دافع أكثر لأكون إنسان أكثر وعياً و إدراكاً لما يدور حولي من مفاهيم مغلوطة مبنية حول الدين الإسلامي بشكل خاص والدين بشكل عام.

هنا أُحب أن أشكر وزارة الإعلام على جهدها في منع هذه الكتب, فمنعها يتسبب بشكل تلقائي بتوفرها على الشبكة العنكبوتية ومنها إلى جهاز ال”كندل” الخاص بي. لم أعد أحتاج بأن “أتحلطم” لعدم توفر ذلك الكتاب, أو منع الآخر فالعم “غوغل” أعطاني الحرية للإنتقاء, قد تكون مقرصنة لكنها تفي بالغرض. أيضاً الأفلام واشمئزازي من وضع السينما هنا, كثرة تقطيع الأفلام, توزيع كراسي ظالم للشباب, منع العديد من الأفلام. تحدثت عن هذه المشاكل وغيرها في مقال سابق


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أيضاً كوني مستمع لأغاني الmetal  التي وجدتها في السابق في النظائر أو فيرجن لكن الآن, الوضع مزري جداً, في حين دولة الانترنت الديموقراطية أعطتني الصلاحيات لممارسة حريتي وحقي في التعبير الموسيقي.

 

ومن جهة أخرى ليد الرقيب هناك الجمارك وما أدراك ما الجمارك. أفكر ألف مرة قبل طلب فلم عن طريق أحد مواقع الانترنت. فعندما يصل طردك للجمارك يقومون بفتحه وتحويل أي فلم إلى قسم وزارة لإعلام لتحميصه وتفحيصه هل به أي مواد تجعل ما يشاهدها يلحد أو يشذ جنسياً. في بعض الأحيان أجد أغلب المشاكل اللتي أقرئها في الصحف, أو أسمع عنها إما أن تكون دينية أو جنسية.

 

هذه المشكلات الرقابية تتعارض بشكل مباشر مع مبدأ التنمية وإتاحة الفرصة لتكون الكويت مركز مالي وتجاري, فالتنمية الاقتصادية يجب أن تصاحبها تنمية فنية مبنية على أن الإبداع لا حد له.

قد يكون أحد أسباب اضمحلال الجانب الأدبي, الفني, المسرحي, السنيمائي هو مقص الرقيب. نص مسرحي ممنوع, فلم أصبح دعاية من كثرة الرقابة عليه, معرض فني يغلق لأن مايطرح به منافي لأخلاقيات الشارع. هنا يموت الإبداع مع ابتعاده عن الفن ويجد نفسه في مكتب خدمة المواطن يضع طابع نصف دينار على معاملة تجديد بطاقة مدنية….

A true Internet story

OMG, i have come across a few internet stories like this

over the years, but none of which as interesting or even

creepy like this one, this is an amazing video:

 

i would like to know your opinion, is it real? or a troll?

this is kind of s Lurkerz Challenge, let’s find the truth

ill start you off, click the puzzle site:

http://al1ninegrandquest.angelfire.com/

Ben Huh – Meme Empire Creator

How does one build an empire on pictures of cats with silly, misspelled captions?

 

Ben Huh is the guy who did just that, he is the CEO of “The Cheezburger Network” Site, some of the sites in the network include:

  • I Can Has Cheeseburger?
  • Fail Blog
  • Failbooking
  • MemeBase
  • TheDailyWhat
and 40+ more blogs, they have 16.5 million unique visits per month and an ever growing community, and it all started by this:

 

the original founders of I Can Has Cheezburger, Eric Nakagawa and Kari Unebasami, found a LOLCat meowing over the words, “I Can Has Cheezburger?”. For whatever reason, it struck a chord with them, and immediately, the two registered icanhascheezburger.com and started their site.

And as they engineered the site to allow users to submit their own LOLCats the site has subsequently grown and grown, and become synonymous with the LOLCat meme.(from 4chan/somethingawful origin)

Huh said that one day in April 2007, I Can Has Cheezburger (which he hadn’t heard of) linked to a page of his and the resulting flood of traffic took his site down. Nakagawa apologized and promised to take down the link, but a relationship was born.

Not long afterward, in July 2007, Huh said he offered to buy I Can Has Cheezburger and take the site off their hands, along with the headaches it was clearly causing the founders as it grew and gave them seemingly unsolvable server issues.( reportedly they offered $2Million)

Ben’s work was also great in bringing the unusual ideas into the site, he focused on humor and always had a fun side to all his work, he added more to the success of the site and the popularity and increased the total of blogs acquired and made the community the site bigger, by his passion to cats and LOLs.

and slowly more and more blogs were added to it creating the network, and not only is the network rich in content (they have over 18 million items) but it’s also a social community.

i found an interesting video of Ben’s Life Goals, which shows a bigger picture of what he is like

Sources:

مو زين

الحمدلله خلصت العمرة, الحين الكل يقدري يناديني عمري U_U

المهم

لما رديت الفندق, قلت ابي اشبك صارلي شهر مو شابك

يوم كامل بالصج من غير نت= شهر انترنتي

المهم

دقيت عل روم سرفيس أبي  اعرف اذا عندهم انترنت بالفندق

قالي عندنا انترنت الساعة ب50 ريال

اليوم ب100

الاسبوع ب500

O.o  نععععععععععم

اخاف غوغل وأنا مادري

فقلت أجرب ادق على زين

كنت شاري خط زين سعودي تعبئة اول ماوصلت

دقيت استفسر ولا الموظف يقولي تقدر تشترك انترنت يوم ب4 ريال وسرعتك 20 ميغا

O.o نعععععععععم

قلتله :غير محدود؟؟

 رد: وهو متى صار محدود طال عمرك ؟

على طول اشتركت

هذا طبعاً حق تلفون …..مادري عن اسعار وسرعات الدي اس ال هني

وتحية طيبة لزين الكويت وباقي شركات الاتصالات والانترنت المحدود

I liek turtles!

so the past few days my Internet was [FAIL]ing Hard, Browsing pages meant waiting for 3 minutes for a page to load, and being a guy that uses Tons of tabs at the same time, it was too frusterating to surf the web, and the videos were really Terrible as well, every 30 seconds of video meant 10minutes if waiting, Btw my current Internet connection is Viva.

it was slow like a dead turtle, get it ?

Anyway, I’m used to the Internet being Sucky (that’s not a real word BTW) because the area i live in, and i mean in the specific Block i live in, has a really terrible infrastructure, as far as i know when we moved in here 15+ years ago the area was just starting to have houses and buildings and stuff, and the infrastructure was as i understand “Temporary” like many things in our beloved country.

as an example of how horrible it is, when i first tried to subscribe to an Internet Service, the tech. guy from Fasttelco, a fairly new company at the time  couldn’t figure out why me; the customer who paid for the top service they had at the Time (1Mbps) was not getting a Signal to his Router, and he called the IT guys and after messing around for a while, he removed the router and tools, and told me that i will be “getting a refund” and just left.

so that meant i was going back to Dial-up Internet, this was around 2001, if you’re thinking “FUUUUUUUU that’s slow”, then you were right.

 

so slow it was a turtle wearing a turtle as a hat

a year later i went to InfoConnect or whatever the exhibit for ISP’s and Mobile phones was called back then, and basically a guy from QualityNet tells me that they have the solution for my problem, a special kind of router that boosts the connection, apparently three areas in Kuwait have the same problem, mine was the only one within the Sixth Ring Road area T_T.

skip a few years ahead, we now have available services that are up to 4Mbps, so im thinking ” hey, i wanna upgrade from 512Kbps and get like 1Mbps or 1.5″.

I then go and visit QualityNet, at that point they were the heroes that solved my Internet Problem, however the sales guy kept advising me to renew and keep the 512Kbps and instead ask for a “demo” of the faster service, his reasoning was that 1Mbps only worked for one or two “lucky” customers on my block, like they didn’t know why that happens and the people that have it was a result of magic or something.

My Poor Turtle!

so i did ask for a “demo” for one Day of 1Mbps from QualityNet, and it only led to 24hours of no Internet at my house, i was a sad lurker :(.

frusterated i went to Zain, and subscribed to their Edge Internet Service, i got myself a bluetooth piece and plugged it in my desktop, and old Nokia phone was the router and my connection was going through the phone and to my Pc via Bluetooth, it was weird, but stable and nice, i respect Nokia for building the best Mobiles/Routers ever, here’s a list of why this Nokia was so Badass:

  • it was ON the charger for 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • both the internet connection AND bluetooth were ON 24/7
  • it was in the Basement
  • it was Cheaper as a service, and i already had the hardware “old used Nokia phone”
  • i still have it and it still works fine
  • F*** the ISP’s.

it Still watches over me as i lurk <3

I’ve used it successfully for a few years, but after YouTube came out, this connection was just not doing so well in terms of speed, and i went back to QualityNet, and asked for their latest B.S. Boosting technology, they supplied and i endured a while until i decided to get Zain’s E-go ( i wanna make a joke about how crappy it is, but the name of the product is enough as an insult) and after that i was interested in what Viva was offering, so i signed up for a one year contract, and before it passed by, i signed another contract with a better offer for two years (which expires next february)

another example of bad decisions i made then was buying these flipflops

so to be honest, the cap thing doesn’t bother me because i have been abused for YEARS with Shitty internet service, all i need is a good, fast stable connection.
the Internet is a wonderful thing, a place to be, a medium to share with others, many of us spent hours playing online with friend, or enjoying reading what others wrote, or looking at peoples pics on Facebook and making fun of them.. hey i’m not judging you, the bottom line is, it is important. for us on the Personal level and as well as business.
but will the internet Ever be TRULY satisfying, and i mean will it ever be convenient and affordable and without any boundaries? i know we ALL need that.

this is how i lurk BTW, like a BOSS!

VIVA: 42Mbps internet

VIVA introduces the ultimate mobile broadband product in Kuwait with up to 42 Mbps for super fast downloads, uploads and seamless online streaming. Satisfy your need for speed and dive instantly into your online activities.

  • When you pay off-contract you get it for KD26/month + KD60 for the Modem
  • If you get it by contract for a year you’ll pay KD26 + Free Modem (KD312/ year)
  • you still have 2GB Cap/day but still, if used your cap you’ll lose 75% so that’s 10.5Mbps

hmmm but is it stable 42 ? or the usual UP TO 42 ?

Epic SaxGuy- a New RickRoll?

according to Urlesque, this guy has been around for a while, and hes very popular on the internet to be used as a RickRoll on the internet nowadays, even though i never seen him before, but its seems like the number of views on the youtube video is not much considering its been around for a few months, Click through to EPIC SAX GUY to watch the video (Warning: flash file repeats FOREVER).
for some more info check Knowyourmeme.

Do you know Submarine Cable?

cablemap

For who remember the Submarine Cable incident which caused the down of the Internet connection last year. This is the latest update for the popular Submarine Cable Map from Telegeography website included that they’ve covered 93 of the world’s major submarine cable systems and 28 planned systems that are due to enter service by 2011. But I can’t figure where the cable goes and where it comes from exactly. For more details and sample downloads click here.

And I thank N:moodless for giving me the idea for posting this.