Arab Times Newspaper in Digital Format

Posted by Mark

I was just checking out the Arab Times website and noticed they had a pretty cool and practical to use online edition of the actual printed newspaper. I don’t mind reading the news online but I always feel I am missing out on articles or ads that are in the print version of the newspaper but not online. Some newspapers have PDF files you can download but that isn’t very practical to view and the file sizes can be pretty big.

What Arab Times has is a pretty nice tool that will allow you to view the printed newspaper in full screen on your computer and flip through it like a regular paper. When you find an article you want to read you click on it and zooms in. To try it out just go to their website and click on the PDF link on the main page. [Link]


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Zain MiFi is Tiny

Posted by Mark

That’s a side by side comparison of the new Zain MiFi next to my BlackBerry. It’s pretty tiny.

Update: The Zain MiFi is a portable wireless internet router that runs on battery. The price is KD30 with a 1 year internet subscription.


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IKEA Kuwait website hacked… again

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The local IKEA website got hacked again, just a day after I posted about the previous hack this time by a guy calling himself “This Turkish HaCKeR | For PALESTÄ°NE”. He seems to really not like Americans… [Link]

Thanks Nabil!


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IKEA Kuwait website hacked

Posted by Mark

It seems someone hacked the local IKEA website. There is nothing there except for a message saying “Red Eye ownz you! – by Z4i0n”. [Link]

Thanks gunsmoke!


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I’m Back

Posted by Mark

I just got back to Kuwait this morning, was out for a total of 10 days. I thought the weather in Lebanon was hot but it turns out its even hotter here. I am really glad to be back on a high speed internet connection again, I was on a 256kb connection back in Lebanon that was just slightly faster than dial up and had a download limit of just 6GB. My iPhone here in Kuwait has a much faster connection speed and a much higher download limit so I don’t understand how people in Lebanon are still living with their crappy connection.

Speaking of broadband connection, I read an article the other day about how in the UK by 2012, 40% of the population will have access to 100Mbps connections. And here I am happy to be back on a 2Mbps line…


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Twitter Hacked

Posted by Mark

Just tried accessing Twitter and found it hacked by an Iranian Cyber Army (no joke).

The copy on the site now says:

Iranian Cyber Army
This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army
iranian.cyber.army@gmail.com

U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But They Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To ………….

NOW WHICH COUNTRY IS EMBARGO LIST? IRAN?USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST ;)

Take Care.


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Kuwait.com for sale

Posted by Mark

The owners of the kuwait.com domain have put it up for sale. It’s not very affordable, you would have to get two house loans to be able to buy it but if you’re interested you can contact Fahad on fahad@kuwait.com.


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New Animal Friends Kuwait website

Posted by Mark

Animal Friends just launched their new redesigned website. You can check it out by clicking [Here]


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MyUS vs Aramex

Posted by Mark

MyUS is a US forwarding mailbox that has been around for a long time now, before Aramex even but their prices were always more expensive.. or I thought. I always calculated small packages like 1KG and Aramex would come out cheaper but a reader made me realize that MyUS is actually cheaper when it comes to heavier packages. They also offer a few features that Aramex doesn’t offer like you can have them ship your magazines once a month while your regular packages twice a week. If you get a lot of junk mail you can choose not to receive any. You could even ship stuff when you want instead of a regular interval. So for example you ordered a few items from Amazon, instead of having them ship to Kuwait as soon as they arrive to your mailbox you could wait until they’re all in your mailbox and then ship them all together in one box.

Here is a price comparison with Aramex:
10 lbs Aramex $89 – MyUS $101
25 lbs Aramex $203 – MyUS $172
50 lbs Aramex $403 – MyUS $287
100 lbs Aramex $796 – MyUS $500
150 lbs Aramex $1201 – MyUS $500

If you decide to sign up use this link:
http://www.myus.com/AWL
It will cancel the annual membership fee. Just make sure you should choose annual while you’re checking out and it should reduce the amount to just the setup fee. I’m also in contact with someone at MyUS and they’re going to try and reduce the amount of the lighter items to compete with Aramex. So here’s another option for everyone, enjoy.


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New Qualitynet block page, now with cats!

Posted by Mark

Qualitynet have updated their block page so if you go to say playboy.com you will get the following message:

And this URL:
http://blocked.qualitynet.net/blocked/index.php?cat=0

Now if you change the last number from 0 to say 1 you get a different message for example go to:
http://blocked.qualitynet.net/blocked/index.php?cat=1
You will notice a message added which is “Category: Pornography”

If you replace it with a 2 you get:
http://blocked.qualitynet.net/blocked/index.php?cat=2
Category: Gambling

Got it? Well this is where it gets interesting, if you replace that number with anything from 4 and up you get LOLCATS!

For example I replaced it with 19:
http://blocked.qualitynet.net/blocked/index.php?cat=19

And I got:

An ISP with a sense of humor, pretty cool.

Thanks larogue for discovering this

Update: It no longer works, Qualitynet removed the lolcats :(


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