Jul. 24th, 2013 07:01 am
deird1: Anya looking stern (Anya glasses)
[personal profile] deird1
I find it fascinating that websites can detect I'm Australian when they want to stop me watching fun videos (the Daily Show, for instance, which I've never been able to see online clips from) – but can't detect that I'm Australian when it comes to filling my screen with pop-ups saying "CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TO ASK FOR MORE STATES' RIGHTS! ENTER YOUR ZIP-CODE BELOW!"

Oh dearest websites, please reverse your policies. I am, after all, someone who does not have a zip-code, but does have an interest in watching the Daily Show. Stop stopping me from doing stuff... please...

Date: 2013-07-23 09:18 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Die!)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I feel the same way when I want to watch videos on British sites.


Date: 2013-07-24 06:33 pm (UTC)
nimthiriel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nimthiriel
This is where a VPN can be really useful. It tricks websites into thinking you're from somewhere else.

Date: 2013-07-24 09:25 pm (UTC)
immer_am_lesen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] immer_am_lesen
There are ways to be tricksy and make your computer pretend it's local!

To watch British thingses (e.g. Downton extras etc), get expat shield. :)
For American, I've used Tunnelbear without problems.

Date: 2013-07-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
brin_bellway: forget-me-not flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] brin_bellway
TunnelBear can be handy, but they only give you 500MB a month unless you pay them. That's only two episodes of Star Trek plus a bit extra. (Anonymox gives 500MB a day and doesn't require Windows*, but isn't as clever. It won't fool the Star Trek or Daily Show people, but will (last I checked) fool BBC iPlayer video.)

*I have a Linux-primary dual-boot, which means I have to reboot twice every time I want to use TunnelBear (once to get there, once to get back).

Date: 2013-07-30 02:59 am (UTC)
kirby1024: Neon outline of Kirby on black (Kirby Neon)
From: [personal profile] kirby1024
Just discovered a site called Hola, which is a completely free VPN tunnelling extension. Apparently it works incredibly well, and you can tell it which sites you want to be American for. It might be worth a try, anyway! :) It's at .
Edited Date: 2013-07-30 03:00 am (UTC)


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