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Post by bob sterman » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:20 am

Seems to be a lot more blocking by ISPs going on.

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Post by shpalman » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:14 am

bob sterman wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:20 am
Seems to be a lot more blocking by ISPs going on.
What about the Telegram bot?
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Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:28 pm

You can access it reliably through a Russian VPN.

I have the Hola browser extension which provides one for free, and once you've set it up once it automatically applies the settings you've chosen.
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Post by monkey » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:51 pm

VPNs are good for that sort of thing, but you shouldn't use hola, you don't know what your computer might end up doing - clicky

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:01 pm

monkey wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:51 pm
VPNs are good for that sort of thing, but you shouldn't use hola, you don't know what your computer might end up doing - clicky
Thanks for the heads up - I had no idea Hola was a peer-to-peer service, and I'm sure I've read their FAQ at some point which does suggest they've been less than forthcoming about that.

Unfortunately I don't have any money to pay for another VPN, and I need Sci-Hub to access journals to do my PhD. So if my IP does end up being used for something nefarious I'll just have to hope I can demonstrate it wasn't me.
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Re: Sci-hub

Post by monkey » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:27 pm

That's the trouble. It seems that the only ones you can trust are some of the ones you have to pay for. (I stopped using them all when the BBC got better at detecting them)

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Post by sideshowjim » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am

I've got a friend who says they've had no problems getting to it through Google, via BT internet.

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Post by science_fox » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:20 am

monkey wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:27 pm
That's the trouble. It seems that the only ones you can trust are some of the ones you have to pay for. (I stopped using them all when the BBC got better at detecting them)
TOR browser? of is that something different again?

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Post by sTeamTraen » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 pm

monkey wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:27 pm
That's the trouble. It seems that the only ones you can trust are some of the ones you have to pay for. (I stopped using them all when the BBC got better at detecting them)
Just seen this. For watching BBC, ITV, C4 outside the UK I use SmartDNSProxy, which is lighter (no software to install; only the request for the programme is redirected, not the content; and cheaper than any of the non-free VPNs), and seems never to get blocked, perhaps because it's less well-known.

I still pay for a VPN because it's useful for other stuff (unblocking US newspapers, Sci-Hub when I'm in France, watching BBC outside my home WiFi, and one time visiting the web site of a bad scientist who I didn't want tracking me), but SmartDNSProxy.com really is the way to go for reliable and cheap UK TV watching.
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Post by Gfamily » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:18 pm

science_fox wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:20 am
monkey wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:27 pm
That's the trouble. It seems that the only ones you can trust are some of the ones you have to pay for. (I stopped using them all when the BBC got better at detecting them)
TOR browser? of is that something different again?
I think I remember reading that TOR is poor for streaming services as the signal gets bounced around so much.
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Re: Sci-hub

Post by bob sterman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:02 pm

sideshowjim wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:17 am
I've got a friend who says they've had no problems getting to it through Google, via BT internet.
Yes - the friend who told me about the original problem says he is not getting the block page anymore. Was previously getting a ISP block page saying it had been blocked due to a court order.

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Re: Sci-hub

Post by monkey » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:52 am

sTeamTraen wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 pm
monkey wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:27 pm
That's the trouble. It seems that the only ones you can trust are some of the ones you have to pay for. (I stopped using them all when the BBC got better at detecting them)
Just seen this. For watching BBC, ITV, C4 outside the UK I use SmartDNSProxy, which is lighter (no software to install; only the request for the programme is redirected, not the content; and cheaper than any of the non-free VPNs), and seems never to get blocked, perhaps because it's less well-known.

I still pay for a VPN because it's useful for other stuff (unblocking US newspapers, Sci-Hub when I'm in France, watching BBC outside my home WiFi, and one time visiting the web site of a bad scientist who I didn't want tracking me), but SmartDNSProxy.com really is the way to go for reliable and cheap UK TV watching.
Thanks. Might give it a go. To be honest though, I haven't missed it that much!

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Re: Sci-hub

Post by sTeamTraen » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:39 am

monkey wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:52 am
sTeamTraen wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 pm
Just seen this. For watching BBC, ITV, C4 outside the UK I use SmartDNSProxy, which is lighter (no software to install; only the request for the programme is redirected, not the content; and cheaper than any of the non-free VPNs), and seems never to get blocked, perhaps because it's less well-known.
Thanks. Might give it a go. To be honest though, I haven't missed it that much!
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