Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Old May 27th 2008, 9:21 am
  #1  
**** it we'll do it live
Thread Starter
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

NO not those sites......

FFS etisalat are really pissing me off today.

Google translate Blocked
Alta vista Babel Fish Blocked.

How on earth can they justify blocking translation sites........AAAARRRGGGHHH


What otehr sites are blocked which would not offend etc the sensibilities of the UAE
shiva is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 9:27 am
  #2  
**** it we'll do it live
Thread Starter
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Fight the power

http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/United...hip_plan_(2006)
shiva is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:10 am
  #3  
Its all good
 
Fairydust's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,650
Fairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond reputeFairydust has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Red Rose Estate Agency in Lancashire - its complete madness
Fairydust is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:13 am
  #4  
A bubbly-jock...
 
MacScot's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Teneriffe
Posts: 6,262
MacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by shiva View Post
NO not those sites......

FFS etisalat are really pissing me off today.

Google translate Blocked
Alta vista Babel Fish Blocked.

How on earth can they justify blocking translation sites........AAAARRRGGGHHH


What otehr sites are blocked which would not offend etc the sensibilities of the UAE
Probably because people are using the translation sites to bypass the censorship proxy here in Dubai.
MacScot is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:41 am
  #5  
**** it we'll do it live
Thread Starter
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
Probably because people are using the translation sites to bypass the censorship proxy here in Dubai.
hhmm hadnt thought of that.......still think its crap though :curse:
shiva is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:44 am
  #6  
A bubbly-jock...
 
MacScot's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Teneriffe
Posts: 6,262
MacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by shiva View Post
hhmm hadnt thought of that.......still think its crap though :curse:
It's not blocked with Du, well at least for the time being. I use the translation sites frequently.
MacScot is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:46 am
  #7  
**** it we'll do it live
Thread Starter
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by MacScot View Post
It's not blocked with Du, well at least for the time being. I use the translation sites frequently.
likewise, when i was a du customer it wasnt an issue. now however its a real faff as i need to find alternate routes
annoying as I need to do a fair bit of web translation from time to time
shiva is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:51 am
  #8  
Powered by cows
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by shiva View Post
likewise, when i was a du customer it wasnt an issue. now however its a real faff as i need to find alternate routes
annoying as I need to do a fair bit of web translation from time to time
twitter & flickr are 2 high profile ones... web2.0 is not going down too well in the UAE...

morons.

just get a VPN - 20 GBP for the year.
Autonomy is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:56 am
  #9  
**** it we'll do it live
Thread Starter
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
twitter & flickr are 2 high profile ones... web2.0 is not going down too well in the UAE...

morons.

just get a VPN - 20 GBP for the year.
found vpn annoyingly slow so use an annonomiser now. pain is i need to load it up every time i want to go to a blocked site. its free though so cant complain too much
shiva is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 10:57 am
  #10  
A bubbly-jock...
 
MacScot's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Teneriffe
Posts: 6,262
MacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond reputeMacScot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
twitter & flickr are 2 high profile ones... web2.0 is not going down too well in the UAE...

morons.

just get a VPN - 20 GBP for the year.
Agree. A VPN tunnel is the way to go !
MacScot is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 11:38 am
  #11  
Powered by cows
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by shiva View Post
found vpn annoyingly slow so use an annonomiser now. pain is i need to load it up every time i want to go to a blocked site. its free though so cant complain too much
I'm going through Witopia right now and it's fine... I was turning it on and off as required - but just leaving it for now as speed not really affected it seems...
Autonomy is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 11:47 am
  #12  
**** it we'll do it live
Thread Starter
 
shiva's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 7,892
shiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond reputeshiva has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
I'm going through Witopia right now and it's fine... I was turning it on and off as required - but just leaving it for now as speed not really affected it seems...

hmm might give it a spin. was using relakks but wasnt reliable at all
shiva is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 11:55 am
  #13  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Inselaffen's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 13,547
Inselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
I'm going through Witopia right now and it's fine... I was turning it on and off as required - but just leaving it for now as speed not really affected it seems...
I sometimes find it works quicker with Witopia on. Especially downloads.
Inselaffen is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 12:34 pm
  #14  
Powered by cows
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
I sometimes find it works quicker with Witopia on. Especially downloads.
Also - try it with Firefox 3 - claims to be even faster... I've finallly switched after many years with IE....
Autonomy is offline  
Old May 27th 2008, 1:28 pm
  #15  
Banned
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 840
Sam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond reputeSam FTQ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Stupid stuff Etisalat blocks

What I would like to know is this: it prevents you from looking at porn (and things that it thinks are porn), but how does it know? What technology does it employ to tell them what is a port site? Surely they can't look at every single site on the web individually to see whether they are port sites or not? Does anybody know?
Sam FTQ is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.