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Post by Jake-X on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:21 am
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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.

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Post by fashizzlepop on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:39 am
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Get a free web host and set up Glype. Super simple. I use it myself: csullivan.codeinspire.net/glype

You don't need to change anything except make sure it allows cookies.
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Post by Bren2010 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:40 am
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You're welcome. <3
I did set that up just for you, but posting the link on the forums is fine too, I guess...

fashizzlepop wrote:Get a free web host and set up Glype.

Minus the free web host, and you get exactly what I did.
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Post by Jake-X on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:48 am
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Oh, sorry, lol, want me to take it down? (I feel so special :D)
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Post by fashizzlepop on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:51 am
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Yeah, mine is not free either anymore.
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Post by Bren2010 on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:53 am
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Jake-X wrote:Oh, sorry, lol, want me to take it down? (I feel so special :D)

No, that's fine. Just tell me when Alaska gets it's wires untangled so I can take it down.

fashizzlepop wrote:Yeah, mine is not free either anymore.

Not exactly what I meant. I'm just using an old computer with an ethernet connection. :P
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Post by Jake-X on Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:56 am
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lulz, OK. No idea how long that will take, though. How about this: you can take it down tomorrow (I'll be on vacation for over a week with various providers at my service), and then I'll work out a permanent solution when I get back.

P.S. I have no idea what setting up a server like that entails. What's setting it up and maintaining it (like you did/are doing) require?
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Post by fashizzlepop on Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:54 am
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Not for today's topic. You should learn more about general websites first.
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Post by sanddbox on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:55 am
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No offense, but do you seriously lack the ability to find a proxy other than hidemyass.com? There are millions.
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Post by Jake-X on Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:13 am
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@fashizzlepop: only curious.

@sanddbox: ssh.
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