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2013-03-28 08:59:52 AM
 
2013-03-28 09:22:19 AM
Control the media, control the mind.

Shut off the media,...
 
2013-03-28 09:28:40 AM

dittybopper: It was probably the British, hoping to intercept German telecommunications traffic.


Or the Americans, in Operation Ivy Bells.
 
2013-03-28 09:30:17 AM
In the past, some operators and users have suggested cables had been caught in the propellers of passing ships.

Farking undersea cables: how do they work?
 
2013-03-28 09:31:02 AM
What kind of skimmer would you need to clean up all those lolcats?  Lolcat dispersants?  Lolcat-eating bacteria?
 
2013-03-28 09:36:32 AM
They were installing a hub to sniff the traffic.
 
2013-03-28 09:45:29 AM
Meh....there is really no telling whether this happened or not. Whenever story contains "Egypt army/police" + "spokesman", BS detectors should be in the red. Whatever, Secom needs to fix this ish and get my internet back up to it's normal frustratingly slow speed.
 
2013-03-28 09:48:47 AM
What kind of sick man cuts off his own tube?
 
2013-03-28 09:49:21 AM
I have been to the Grand Canyon. Doubt I will make it to the other 9.  Canyon is pretty and pretty neat too.
 
2013-03-28 09:57:22 AM

modesto: Meh....there is really no telling whether this happened or not. Whenever story contains "Egypt army/police" + "spokesman", BS detectors should be in the red. Whatever, Secom needs to fix this ish and get my internet back up to it's normal frustratingly slow speed.


It was probably just a protest over a movie trailer.
 
2013-03-28 10:12:02 AM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-03-28 10:13:02 AM
I would LOVE to go scuba diving in the Red Sea.

Except its very dangerous and I'm only a novice diver.
 
2013-03-28 10:24:02 AM

vernonFL: I would LOVE to go scuba diving in the Red Sea.

Except its very dangerous and I'm only a novice diver.


This was the Med, which I don't think is nearly as nice, except that you can actually go down to the ruins of the Library of Alexandria, which would be pretty sweet. There's lots of different dives you can do around the Red Sea and Gulf of Arabia (Dahab is a fantastic town) for many levels. I had never been interested in diving but the reefs over there, along with the laid back nature of the Sinai, makes me really wish i had 2 weeks to laze around and take a cert course.
 
2013-03-28 10:25:36 AM
The "Arab Spring"
Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

I can only imagine what the new islamic government could get away with with limited media and internet access to let the outside world in.
 
2013-03-28 10:27:31 AM
www.ncc-1776.org
 
2013-03-28 10:29:57 AM

The Only Sane Man In Florida: The "Arab Spring"
Out of the frying pan and into the fire.

I can only imagine what the new islamic government could get away with with limited media and internet access to let the outside world in.


Very little. You assume they actually have a functioning power mechanism. Really more like some dudes in a room. You know, Arabs don't necessarily want or need the west's monitoring or approval to assert their own rights.
 
2013-03-28 10:32:32 AM
I made you a lolcat

www.phenomenica.com

But it died millennia ago
 
2013-03-28 10:38:39 AM

modesto: You know, Arabs don't necessarily want or need the west's monitoring or approval to assert their own rights.


Wait? Islamist extremists have a "right" to violate other people's human rights with their backwards fundamentalist laws and overly-harsh punishments?! News to me!
 
2013-03-28 10:52:36 AM

modesto: vernonFL: I would LOVE to go scuba diving in the Red Sea.

Except its very dangerous and I'm only a novice diver.

This was the Med, which I don't think is nearly as nice, except that you can actually go down to the ruins of the Library of Alexandria, which would be pretty sweet. There's lots of different dives you can do around the Red Sea and Gulf of Arabia (Dahab is a fantastic town) for many levels. I had never been interested in diving but the reefs over there, along with the laid back nature of the Sinai, makes me really wish i had 2 weeks to laze around and take a cert course.


If I ever get to dive again, I'd go the the Underwater Museum in Caesarea, Israel.   "It's not your ordinary museum tour. Visitors float from one 'exhibit' to the next, marveling in silence at the untouched remains of a once-glorious harbor: a Roman shipwreck, a ruined lighthouse, an ancient breakwater, the port's original foundations, anchors, pedestals." http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/caesarea-underwater-museum. h tm

SIGN ME UP!!!
 
2013-03-28 11:38:36 AM

heypete: dittybopper: It was probably the British, hoping to intercept German telecommunications traffic.

Or the Americans, in Operation Ivy Bells.


The intention there wasn't to cut the lines, but to merely listen to them.

The British cut the German telegraph lines in order to prevent the Germans from using them.  When the Germans found a work-around, the British didn't interfere any longer, because they rightly judged that the ability to read the German diplomatic traffic was more important than stopping it outright.
 
2013-03-28 11:42:22 AM

raerae1980: Underwater Museum in Caesarea, Israel.


One trail is also accessible to snorkelers. The others, ranging from 7 to 29 feet below the surface, close to the beach, are appropriate for any beginner diver.

Yeah, that  is the perfect depth for me. Some divers like to go deep, I don't see the excitement in it, I'd rather stay in shallower waters for longer and see more stuff.
 
2013-03-28 11:48:52 AM

dittybopper: The intention there wasn't to cut the lines, but to merely listen to them.

The British cut the German telegraph lines in order to prevent the Germans from using them.  When the Germans found a work-around, the British didn't interfere any longer, because they rightly judged that the ability to read the German diplomatic traffic was more important than stopping it outright.


Ah, I thought the British did it in order to force the Germans to use wireless communications which could be intercepted. Ivy Bells was also meant to intercept communications, though without disrupting them. Sorry for any confusion. :)
 
2013-03-28 12:29:38 PM

Rufus Lee King: Who ya gonna call?

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An expert?
 
2013-03-28 12:44:34 PM

heypete: dittybopper: The intention there wasn't to cut the lines, but to merely listen to them.

The British cut the German telegraph lines in order to prevent the Germans from using them.  When the Germans found a work-around, the British didn't interfere any longer, because they rightly judged that the ability to read the German diplomatic traffic was more important than stopping it outright.

Ah, I thought the British did it in order to force the Germans to use wireless communications which could be intercepted. Ivy Bells was also meant to intercept communications, though without disrupting them. Sorry for any confusion. :)


I've read that same justification also, that they cut the cables to force the Germans to use wireless so that they could intercept them, but there is one small problem with that:

The British didn't have an organization capable of intercepting or decoding them when they cut the cables.

The real reason they did it was to fark with Germany and make things harder for them.  Only later did they come to the realization that it was better to let them communicate, and to intercept and decode those communications, than it was to try and prevent them from communication.

/Ex-SIGINT weenie, and a bit of a student of the history of that sort of thing.
 
2013-03-28 01:26:23 PM

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