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Archives: May 2012

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Nicaragua’s ‘revolutionary’ drug war - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

135 words by attila written on 2012–05–31, last edit: 2012–05–31, tags: empire, latin, wod

Nicaragua’s ‘revolutionary’ drug war - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

My favorite bit is the first paragraph under the heading Legalise It :

“Legalisation doesn’t make sense ” Ortega remarked around the same time other leaders in the region were talking decriminalisation in … read more

The ‘sunk costs’ of a profit-driven prison system - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

27 words by attila written on 2012–05–29, last edit: 2012–05–29, tags: empire, prison, rights

The ‘sunk costs’ of a profit-driven prison system - Opinion - Al Jazeera English.

Well-written factual piece full of good links and numbers from an ACLU person. … read more

Telmex upgrade sorta kinda

143 words by attila written on 2012–05–24, last edit: 2012–05–24, tags: mexico, outage, telmex

Rafael Carrillo the manager at Telmex in Mérida that seems to have taken an interest in our case promised me that he would look into increasing our connection speed. It appears he was true to his word. Our modem now reports that our line is configured for 2mbps down / … read more

Network back… sorta

98 words by attila written on 2012–05–18, last edit: 2012–05–25, tags: mexico, outage, telmex

Telmex finally restored basic connectivity to us today. Yay?

We’re now back to the familiar sucktastic Telmex DSL connection that we have known and loved… shouting “BE MORE FASTER” at the screen is not only good therapy it actually helps. Really. We swear. A … read more

Network Outage

117 words by attila written on 2012–05–17, last edit: 2012–05–17, tags: outage, telmex

What the fuck. Our phone went dead including dial tone and DSL on the night of 1 May and has not come back as of 17 May. Telmex is beyond belief. We are finally online using a Huawei E173 3G USB Modem … read more


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