OK, so, I'm creating this thread in the hopes that others may be saved a lot of frustration. Earlier today my connection to HTS timed out. Long-story short, I asked for help on the IRC, got a lot of helpful people mad at me by nagging them with stupid questions (I'm less-than-tech-savvy), and basically gave up on ever visiting HTS again. However, I did learn a lot, and am now pretty sure that the problem was caused by my retarded ISP blocking HTS. At first I tried hidemyass.com, but wasn't able to log in to HTS due to the referer being invalid. I tried using RefControl (FF addon) to fake the referer, but hidemyass.com doesn't allow you to hotlink their URL. Now, at the end of this frustration-filled day, I retold my story for the umpteenth time to yet another helpful user on the IRC, knowing that it would only end with them insulting and giving up on me due to my utter cluelessness. But, lo and behold, they suggested plz.rewt.me/proxy. It worked! Not only did it allow me access to HTS (and removed the large, obstructive toolbar of hidemyass in favor of a much smaller, subtler one, I might add), but it lets you hotlink its address into RefControl!
So, long story short, anyone whose connection is timed out due to your ISP, use plz.rewt.me/proxy and use RefControl to change your referer to HTS. Also, I must thank (for their help) and apologize (for my "special needs") to bourbaki, fast, Rijnzael, Romnous, sanddbox, and anyone else attempting to help me in the IRC, and give a HUGE thanks to bren2010 who finally suggested plz.rewt.me/proxy.
I've learned a lot about...a lot of different stuff, and will probably be a little less clueless when it comes to these sorts of things in the future. Thanks and sorry again to everyone in the IRC, and good luck to anyone with my problem.