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Wendy's Wi-Fi blocks nesdev.com

Post by tepples » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:07 pm

I was in a Wendy's restaurant today and pulled out my laptop to read between bites. But I discovered that connection to https://forums.nesdev.com over the complimentary Wi-Fi timed out. I tried accessing through cleartext protocol (http://nesdev.com) and got a message that access to the IP address was denied: the site has a trustworthy reputation but is in the category "games". The site works through Walmart Wi-Fi though.

Has anyone else run into hotspots that block nesdev.com?

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Post by nocash » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:21 pm

Reminds me of the story about US mail blocking a 90 years old professor in UK because they believe him to be Akhmed the One-armed.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... watch-list
Might be a case where AI pattern recognition is taking control of our daily lives.

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Post by koitsu » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:24 pm

"Enquiring" minds want to know who your pony waifu is.

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Post by gauauu » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Reminds me of when I lived in China in 2004. Had to do some gymnastics to get to the gbadev forums as they were blocked by the Great Firewall.

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Re: Wendy's Wi-Fi blocks nesdev.com

Post by Fisher » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:24 pm

Sometimes the acceleration function of Opera mini on my cellphone blocks NesDev.
If I disable de acceleration the site works fine.

This also happens once in a while with some random sites, like the Victor Trucco's site and even BootGod's.
That's the ones I remember now, from the top of my head but I'm sure there are more.

I have no idea of the reason of these blocks.
In my opinion the contents of these sites are very educational.
gauauu wrote: ...the Great Firewall.
LOL to that!! :lol:

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Post by dougeff » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:35 pm

I can't access github at work. Potential malware or something.
nesdoug.com -- blog/tutorial on programming for the NES

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Post by gauauu » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:26 pm

dougeff wrote:I can't access github at work. Potential malware or something.
:shock: Pretty sure I'd be unable to do my job.

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Re: Wendy's Wi-Fi blocks nesdev.com

Post by Hamtaro126 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:26 pm

Wendy's is using an instance of the "Internet Censorship System", some Businesses and all Public Schools use that system...

Me: It is still sad to see a state of censorship coming to fast food from public schools,
American Law: YU WAN HAVE FUN IN FOOD JOINTS? SCREW U, UR CENSORED!!!
AKA SmilyMZX/AtariHacker.

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