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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:07 am 
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Technically, if learning about NESdev isn't related to any of your school work, then your school is perfectly entitled to block access to it - they'd probably prefer that you spend your time at school doing school work and do your other stuff at home*. High speed internet connections are expensive, after all.

The exact same thing applies to workplaces, and it's more relevant because they're paying you to do work, not to surf the web. Granted, many employers, especially in smaller companies, won't block stuff like that (in order to boost morale), but they are under no obligation to allow it.

In either case, actively circumventing such blocks is only going to get you in trouble, so it's probably not worth it.

* Obviously, if you're living at your school (e.g. university dormitories), then things are a bit different since you're effectively forced to use their network during your personal time. When I was in university, the only thing I remember them blocking in the dorms was Bittorrent, and only because it was a huge bandwidth hog.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:20 am 
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DementedPurple wrote:
My school restricted the schools access to NESdev for an unspecified reason, which I don't understand why, considering that this website is suprisingly educational! I don't know, I'd just thought I'd mention.

NESDev has always been blocked at my school for "games". GitHub on the other hand is just fine.

VPNs are your friend.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:04 pm 
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Not NESDev specifically, but at my college, Romhacking.net gets blocked for "hacking". I think when it's blatantly wrong it doesn't matter if you bypass it.

Edit: apparently it doesn't anymore?


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