POV of a first person shooter


When you are playing a first person shooter, the second player, your team mate is essential for you.

The same thing here:

;:President Bush viewed the Israeli leader as essential to Middle East peace efforts.

[read more|http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6608649.stm]

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

I sat down facing the machine with its hand-held coil pointed to my head and I started receiving few pulses of magnetic stimulation. Both doctors said almost at the same time "We reached the motor threshold." and they stopped cranking up the Amps. I asked for explanation. They said to me that my hand is twitching in reaction to the impulses. I tried to explain that those few twitches were voluntary and I made them. "Wait for the repetitive stimulation then." one of them said.

Free Monem

Blogger and Al Hewar TV channel correspondant, [Abdel Monem Mahmoud|http://ana-ikhwan.blogspot.com/] detained on Sunday morning after several conflicting reports of his arrest. This is a [timeline|http://manalaa.net/monem_arrest_timeline] that clears things up.

This was not the first time Monem was detained. He [was tortured by state security forces|http://ana-ikhwan.blogspot.com/2007/04/blog-post_9447.html].

He was outspoken in his blog regarding human rights abuses and free speech.

  • [The Free Monem Campaign blog|http://free-ana-ikhwan.blogspot.com/]
  • [RSF statement|http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=21753]

Can women make sperm?

UPDATE: All my speculations are likely to be not possible. There are parts of the Y chromosome essential for spermatogenesis. So what I speculate is fiction.

Men are obsolete. They are not needed anymore to sustain life on this planet. Sounds science fiction?

No, I am not talking about cloning, and making exact replicas. I am talking about women making sperms with an X chromosomes so they could reproduce and make more females. The sperm could be from one woman and the egg from a different one.

We are not there yet but the BBC has [this story|http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6547675.stm#graphic]:
;: ''Scientists say they have successfully made immature sperm cells from human bone marrow samples.''

Facebook sucks?

It is wrong to think that following your friends online will introduce you to new ideas, opportunities and information. However, if you spend the same amount of time reading other people ideas but following a certain topic that interest you. This will probably expose you to more information, viewpoints, ideas, etc..

Space travel: cool & fun


As if I am not living in this world. But, it seems that the prospects of space tourism for the masses are being laid out these days. I might be a little late to realise it but, humans think that a couple of orbits around the blue planet which we call home is worth the money and risks.

Google maps mashups


Created mashups of several weblogs.

Your favourite cheap automated Egyptian blogs aggregator. BTW, not all posts appearing on the main page will be displayed on the map. The admin's favorited posts only, as there is no way I can find the RSS of the whole thing.

[Omraneya + Google maps|http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=http://ws.geonames.org/rssToGeoRSS?feedUrl=http://www.omraneya.net/taxonomy/term/1503/0/feed&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=5&ll=31.503629,38.496094&spn=26.010078,40.78125&om=0&iwloc=F]

!Global Voices Online
This one is pretty cool. Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens’ media project. Basicly a selection of what bloggers around the world are saying. Hand picked and refined.

تويطر .. التامجوتشي الجديد !؟

هل تتذكر التاماجوتشي، اللعبة التافهة التي تذكرك بالجيم أند واطش ولكن أنتشرت في منتصف التسعينيات في اليابان ثم أنطلقت الى العالم كله في أيدي من لا يعلم أن هناك ما هو أروش من أن تمسح الفضلات الاكترونية و تغذي كائن الكتروني معاق ؟ دي كانت الخطوة الأولة في أستأناس البرمجيات.

الحقيقة أن التاماجوتشي كفكرة ليست بطالة و لكن لمدة ٤ دقائق فقط. الأهتمام و الولع في ذلك الوقت كان غير مفهوم. و البرامجيات متوقعه و جامدة من الصعب أن تحبها.