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  •  There is some kind of proxy software (4.00)
    Someone developed it for people in China.  All you need is another computer outside the filtered network to proxy for you.  I forget what it is called.

    Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

    by d3n4l1 on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 09:24:36 AM PST

    •  Is this it? (4.00)
      Tor.

      What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable.

      by Carnacki on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 09:34:18 AM PST

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      •  Carnacki, do you participate in Tor? (4.00)
        How does it work?  I am not sure just from reading the page that pops up at the link.  But then, I'm pretty computer illiterate.
        •  concernedamerican (none)
          Hi! How have you been?

          No I don't use it. I got that off the Wonkette site. I'm not sure how it works either.

          What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable.

          by Carnacki on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 09:45:07 AM PST

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          •  Tor is sorta cool (4.00)
            Tor is a peer to peer network.  Its a kind of anonymizer that works by forwarding all your packets, requests and other, to other computers before eventually the destination.  Each time a packet is sent it takes a different route, so there is no way for a host you are requesting from can know where you are or who you are.  It has been said that someone with enough access to routers could figure it out though, like Karl Rove.. I mean the NSA maybe.  You can also host sites using Tor, so that noone knows where you are hosting from.  It feels like surfing a secret internet.  Tor is not the easiest thing in the world for a non-techie to set up, even for a techie, and it and applications around it are still in somewhat of a beta stage.  

            Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

            by d3n4l1 on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 09:50:56 AM PST

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          •  I've been fine! (none)
            I've been thinking of you lately because my son is fascinated by vampires (and bloodsucking spiders-- what can I say, he just turned 6 years old)...
      •  Its not tor. (none)
        I've used tor, and its interesting.  The "other" network out there that is built on it is interesting.  But it doesn't work that great yet, either because there are not enough users, or it doesn't scale very well.  I worked on a pure distributed p2p project commercially once.

        What I am thinking of is proxying software.  Maybe tor would work for that too.  But this system had a client and server.  Some company makes it.

        Most people are idiots... But don't tell them. It'll spoil all the fun for those of us who aren't.

        by d3n4l1 on Wed Mar 01, 2006 at 09:45:04 AM PST

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