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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure ~ 19 minutes ago

Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump.

The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), was shown on state TV. It is unclear when the test took place.

At the UN on Tuesday, Mr Trump had criticised Iran's missile programme and the 2015 nuclear deal with the country.

On Friday Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would increase its military power "as a deterrent".

The US imposed sanctions on Iran after a ballistic missile test in January.

The Khoramshahr missile was first displayed at a military parade on Friday in Tehran.