this took less than 10 minutes

Friday, May 7, 2010 

The “like” button got added about 10 minutes ago.

I guess people have some issues with facebook, or get the irony. Either way pretty cool that 495 people liked it in the first 10 minutes. And that’s from 2 of 8 servers (meaning 75% of visitors don’t see it yet).

I like that.

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Posted at 22:51:34 GMT-0700

Category: funnytechnology

TOR blocked on Acela

Friday, May 7, 2010 

The Acela uses a Barracuda Networks filter to prevent people from looking at things they shouldn’t look at on the train, blocking video and large file downloads and generally drawing a draconian moralistic screen in front of the internet.

Given that TOR was invented by the Navy and is embraced by the state department, it seems a bit much to block access to the HOME PAGE.Access Denied_www.torproject.org.png

And don’t visit the Mozilla search page – you might “download” something!Access Denied_mozilla.png

And WTF? dis.org sponsors criminal activity? I wonder if this has more to do with retaliating against Pete’s patent on reactive firewalls that Barracuda is probably infringing than preventing train users from getting access to Yasu user manuals from the late 90s.Access Denied_dis.org.png

Yay censorship! I really want some faceless cadre of morons dictating what information is good for me. No bad can possibly come of that.

Posted at 17:05:16 GMT-0700

Category: politicstechnologytravel