Saturday, July 22, 2006

Do Not Call Registry in Lebanon?

The Wall Street Journal writes (PDF): “Lebanese residents below the Litani River reported getting telemarketer-style automated phone calls from Israel telling them to flee north”. Makes me wonder whether Lebanon has a National Do Not Call registry...

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Almost Like Being There

For Israeli expatriates these are difficult times to be thousands of miles away. One thing that makes it a little bit easier is See Israel: for $25/month one can watch Israeli TV on his PC. Ten channels, including all major stations (1, 2, and 10), are broadcast in real-time. Broadcasts are presented in lower (500 kbps) and higher (750 kbps) quality. As IP streaming goes, image quality is excellent (comparable to VHS), the delay minimal and hiccups extremely rare.