Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Delete Israel from the map, starting with Wikipedia

It seems that someone, or actually a group of people, having administrative rights at Wikipedia, decided to follow Ahmadinejad's call to delete Israel from the map. They have decided to start with Wikipedia first.

In the last two weeks, at least three blogs/podcasts, all having a word "Israel" in the name, were nominated for deletion, two of them were deleted. The deleted references were to Israelisms podcast (deletion notice) and to Israpundit blog (deletion notice). The third page is a quite well known blog, by the name Israellycool (Wikipedia page with deletion notice) . There could be more.

All of them got the same lame excuse for deletion - "a non-notable page".
Yeah, right!
Even if, by using a very harsh criteria, it could be applied to the first two, it certainly cannot be applied to Israellycool. Israellycool's owner, Dave, was interviewed several times, and his blog was referenced numerous times, both by MSM and leading bloggers.

There is no doubt in my mind, that this is a deliberate attempt, to get back at Israel and it's supporters, by abusing the administrative rights, given to Wikipedia's moderators. It a shameful fact that such a noble project as Wikipedia is abused and corrupted because of political agenda.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

How to get ready for Microsoft's innovations

Want to try all the new features of the so often spoken about Windows Vista?
You can try them all, with much less problems with missing drivers, without endless security issues, while running it all on a modest computer. All this for FREE.
All you have to do, is to try Linux...

By the way, Mac OS-X users are enjoying them for about 5 years.

Cooking .com style

A friend of mine has come up with an interesting approach to cooking. Having a bunch of ingredients and having no idea what to do with them, he entered their names into Google search and got a whole list of recipes to choose from.
I believe that it is quite a wonderful and useful idea.

Monday, August 21, 2006

How it would be nice, to be wrong about this one...

I usually consider myself as a careful optimist. I believe that you got to be an optimist, at least at some way, otherwise there is no point in living.
Now however, I have a daunting feeling that this war was just a beginning and another one is coming soon, much worse than the one before it.

Israeli government's lack of determination and excessive care to what others would think, has conveyed a wrong message to Palestinians, Hezbollah and their patrons, Syria and Iran. They are now positively sure that military means are best way to deal with Israel. A mistake that would cost us, and them very many lives in the future.

To the dismay of all those who believe that peace is possible only by means of negotiations, it seems that the only way to assure peace, is for Israel to crush all it's neighbors hopes for victory in war with Israel. Unfortunately, the only way to do it, is by a war, as violent as a war can be.

I hate war, but if it is inevitable, then I want to make sure, that this would be the last one in the region, at least for another decade.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Little clarification

When I started this blog, I intended to write about all the stuff that interests me, which is likely to make this blog into a "Geek blog". However, due to well known circumstances I wrote about politics more often than I intended.
I still want to write about the things I like to talk about, and they, as I have said before, don't conclude with politics. So, don't be surprised if you find an link on a page related to Middle East crisis to an article totally unrelated. It is obviously not me who adds them there. I think that every post that appears on any of the listed blogs, automatically added on the page.

I don't have any objections to be listed on that page, I just don't like to mislead the public.

Austria to Alexander Averbukh - "Don't come here"

Mignews reports (in Russian), that the organizers of the Gugl Intersport international championship in athletics in Lintz, have asked from a defending European champion in pole jumping, Alexander Averbukh, not to come.

Their lame excuse was, that they cannot guarantee an sufficient security for an Israeli representative.

Alexander is entitled by every right to participate in this commercial competition. Moreover, by being a professional sportsman, this is his main, if not only, source of income.

The commentator on Mignews, has rightly noticed, that if they cannot provide sufficient security, then they should cancel the whole championship. As for the Austrian government, they should decide, who runs the country, they or the terrorists.

On my behalf I want to add, that I haven't found a tiniest notice about this in English anywhere on the web, which falls into the well known pattern.

As I've learnt today from the "Israeli" newspaper (yes, it is the newspaper's title), the organizers have reconsidered and decided to withdraw their request.
The excuse they have used in their initial statement was that they didn't want to cover the expenses for the security of Israeli representative.

Now it is up to A. Averbukh to decide, whether he still wants to participate.

Friday, August 18, 2006

In the good company

Who did congratulate Fidel Castro on his 80th birthday?
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the patron of the Russian democracy, president of the Russian Federation, our beloved Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
Hell of a company, isn't it, Volodya?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Starship Troopers 3?

Some time ago, a fellow blogger Master Durin, had pointed out (in Russian) some similarities between the current Israeli Lebanese conflict, and the plot of the famous animated motion picture called "Starship Troopers".
However, a popular opinion states, that Ahmadinejad has escaped from another movie.