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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Funderb, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Funderb

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    At airports, schools, and most wifi public hotspots.
    Isn't that fun?
     
  2. ScottS

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    Which WiFi service? I've browsed it many times while waiting for a plane at airports in ATL, CVG, LAX, and LAS.
     
  3. Autolycus

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    Tag for later.
     
  4. 41magsnub

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    thehighroad.org is a "weapons" site. The default settings for most content filtering software packages are to deny access to several categories including weapons. In many cases it may not be the organizations intent to block this site, it is just the default.
     
  5. Packman

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    shucks, that's why you run proxy's. It's blocked at school for me, but we have 1 administrator on the system who's trying to outsmart 600 students, all hell-bent on outsmarting her. We cracked the system a long time ago, and she doesn't seem to know it. I can get on at school.
     
  6. aikidoka-mks

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    I'll have to try at work sometime. I've had political blogs blocked with the screen saying - porn. lol

    You can try going through a proxy website, see if that works. It's a bit of a pain though.
     
  7. Ultrachimp

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    proxies, man ;)

    and yes, it is a "weapons" site - if you're going to be stupid enough to block weapons sites it belongs in that category.
     
  8. Vector

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    Interesting
     
  9. Dave Dembinski

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    Fine with me. I'm not about to tell someone what they can and can't ban on their networks.
     
  10. TexasRifleman

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    I have yet to see THR blocked from any public wifi I've tried, and I travel for business regularly.

    I've read several folks say that Panera Bread blocks it but I was on THR for an hour or so in a Panera just a couple of weeks ago so I dunno.

    I've been in many airports with free wifi and have yet to see one that blocks THR either.

    Gonna have to say that the OP's assertion that
    block THR is wrong.
     
  11. The-Fly

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    VPN's are wonderful for situations like this.
     
  12. Camjr

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    I was at the car dealer for service, and the site was banned because of "objectionable content."
     
  13. Firethorn

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    It's blocked at work under the 'forum' class

    I'm not going to object, as it's absolutely right.

    'weapons' were blocked for a while, then it was pointed out 'Dude, we're military!'.
     
  14. ArfinGreebly

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    Torpark

    For those of you running Firefox, the Torpark browser (up to version 2.0.0.3) is free. It's a proxied Firefox, and I've been able to run it on pretty much any network. Past v2.0.0.3 I believe it's been rebranded to XeroBank XB Browser, though I've not played with that.

    When my previous employer's IT dept decided to start blocking politically conservative blogs (while claiming they weren't), I found that Torpark allowed me access to pretty much whatever.

    Yes, you give up some performance, but you don't leave breadcrumbs everywhere, and you can get to wherever you need to go.

    Like here.

    (Oh, and for those of you NOT running Firefox -- specifically those of you still running IE -- why would you do that to yourself? I run Opera as a rule, Firefox for stuff that Opera doesn't handle right, and IE only when I must.

    I lock my car when it's parked, I don't leave it idling when I shop, I lock my (home) doors at night, I don't leave guns on my coffee table with the blinds open, and I don't run IE without a really good reason.)
     
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    This better not be public WiFi sites paid for by the city. If not, then it's the pot calling the kettle back when they get all roused up about China filtering their internet.
     
  16. Rachen

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    Banned, right, but not for me. When I was in high school, this site is banned because of "weapons". So what I did? To hell with it is what I did! I simply switched proxies on the computer I was using and channeled it with a public proxy, and I am still able to talk to you guys here when the teacher wasn't looking HA:D
     
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    Our work luckily does not block this or any other firearms sites. If they did, I would tell them to unblock it. Then, I'll explain that this site is very informative for Pro-2A issues and has no affiliations with anti-government or any other nut-job websites. I know the guys in IT, so it shouldn't be a problem. My supervisor knows I have my carry weapon in the car. However, if they decide to block any of my sites, I would have to inform them of the 'shopping' sites my female co-workers visit frequently.

    :evil:
     
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    My work happens to be located at my school, which is a public university that refuses to filter anything, as most filtering software will screen out websites that would be relevant to academic inquiry. Hence, no problems connecting anywhere for me. :D
     
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    Content filters are stupid. Stupid in that they frequently miscategorize sites. I have to go into our content filter and recategorize sites all the time (I object to content filtering but it's not my call). THR is categorized as a weapons site which is for the most part correct. The problem with content filters is due to those general categories this site (along with cabelas and others) gets lumped in the same category sites that have a how-tos for building IED's or something. AR15.com has a backdoor that's called jobrelatedstuff.com :) but I don't remember how it's categorized, probably as a weapons site still.
    Going through a proxy is probably the best way, although some places have policies against that also. If you are in a small company and you are nice to the IT person they may unblock it for you as the content here is consistent with the site name.
     
  20. Colin Doyle

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    We've got filters on our computers at work, which block weapons sites, as well as most proxy/anonymizer sites. Despite that, http://anonymizer.nntime.com works OK. :)

    Colin
     
  21. hockeybum

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    Yeah, browning, Remington, Ruger, Walther, etc. are all banned at school, but we all have laptops. Theres 3 tech guys vs. 400 students :evil:

    www.vtunnel.com - proxy

    www.anonycat.com - proxy (don't think its working...)

    THR oddly enough is not blocked :D, so i don't get too bored during classes

    Jjust google proxy sites and you'll get around most firewalls. Oh and vtunnel, if you type it in, it might come up as blocked, so e-mail yourself the link, and then click on it, it overrides the firewall :evil:
     
  22. Funderb

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    I was just sayin' that it's really unfortunate because this is a valuable resource for informations on firearms, repair, and safety. Good thing we are keeping that away from the kids. Lord knows it would be terrible to teach firearm safety.
     
  23. Mac Attack

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    My company ban's just about every site that has guns, knives, video...etc. Basically all the sites I find interesting are blocked by my company including internet mail like yahoo, hotmail, aol mail and gmail (I found a way to access gmail). Anyways, I found a way to get around the firewall and also make it so they can't see what I am browsing. I highly recommend it.

    Check out www.psiphon.com. It is basically a proxy using your own computer.
     
  24. Bones11b

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    Yay me, I work for the PBA. My coworkers and I not only spend lots of time on this site and others, but also bring our guns to work for show and tell. We once had eight pistols in the office and we only had 12 guys working there.
     
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    When I was driving long haul, I used to buy powerball lottery tickets in certain states I passed through. Then, somewhere down the line I'd try to check the numbers on that state's lottery website. Most public library computers blocked those sites. Sometimes I never did find out the winning numbers. Who knows, I might be a millionaire and don't even know it.
     
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