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I'm going to Israel this month and South Africa next month. I've heard from a few people that both Israeli stamps and South African stamps in your passport make it very difficult when traveling to Arab countries. Does anyone know if this is true? Is there any way to ask them NOT to stamp your passport? Is THAT a cause for being hassled?

Nasa-1
Salon reports that a NASA photo analyst believes Bush wore a device during the debate.

via Lessig

Apologies to anyone who tried to access this blog in the last 24 hours. It looks like it was another malicious attack. I don't know if someone is after me in particular, or if I've randomly stumbled across two denial-of-service attacks in one week. But why would anyone want to take out MY blog? Oh, maybe I'm affecting the elections in the US... not.

Stealthlessig
Striking a Lessig.

The source...

via Xeni @ Boing Boing

I just tried taking my NTT Docomo Foma (3G) SIM out of my F900iC and put it in my unlocked Nokia 7600 which is also a 3G phone. The SIM worked fine, but I couldn't send international SMSs. When I put the US T-Mobile SIM into the F900iC, it said "please insert your Docomo SIM". So obviously, the phone is locked. The question is, is there a way to unlock it? And, is there a way to use it on foreign networks. The Good news for Docomo users is that it appears Docomo now has roaming agreements so you can keep your Japanese phone number overseas, but the big question for gadget freaks is if you foreigners can use the new swanky Docomo phones. ;-) I'll look into it, but if anyone has any info, let me know.