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10 March 2009

How to Create a New Place

In this video, I'll demonstrate adding a new place, in our example the new place is the Colosseum, in Rome, Italy.

Baralbait - Create New Place from Tarek Amr on Vimeo.

Please notice that you can always make use of other sites such as Wikimapia and Wikipedia to check the places' spelling, addresses, etc.

Also make sure to add as much info as you can about the place, and if it has different spellings try to write them all.

Finally, some places have branches all over the world, and some other places are not very well known and people may not know where there are from their name, so it's always better to write their names as follows, "McDonald's Westford" instead of just "McDonald's"

03 March 2009

The Pirate Bay is DDoS'ed

It seems that my favorite Torrents Search website has been brought down by Copyrights crackers.
"A few hours ago The Pirate Bay website started to slow down, and eventually it became completely unresponsive. With the trial going on at the moment, the downtime instantly led to all kinds of rumors. However, there is nothing to worry about, the downtime is not related to the trial and people are on their way to bring the site back up", Torrent Freak.

"I just got word that "someone" is currently DDoS'ing the "". Even more interesting it may be a hijacked botnet causing the problem. More details as they come in", Cloud Computing Journal.

It's really shameful that those who claim that they are fighting illegal materials, are in fact doing fighting them using illegal methods.

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