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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.

China: Self-defense flamethrowers now for sale in China

China: Self-defense flamethrowers now for sale in China

It is a flamethrower that can launch a lightsaber-like, half a meter long stream of fire so that women can fend off unwanted sexual advances. The device is being promoted as a necessary “anti-pervert weapon” that is small enough to fit inside any size purse or handbag and can be carried around inconspicuously.

Some of these flamethrowers come in the shape of a cigarette lighter and can produce smaller flames, while others launch a 50cm flame with temperatures of up to 1,800 degrees Celsius (3,300 Fahrenheit). The price at online shopping sites can range from about $13 to over $40 and one seller even bragged on local media how they can “scald or even disfigure an attacker.”