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Old 03-18-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Well, I've lived without youtube at work for months now so whenever y'all post up a great vid with a string of OMG's going on for two pages after it I have to wait until I get home to see it.

Now they have blocked photobucket and craigslist.

Is there any way that I can get around this?
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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They just did the EXACT same thing here too.

Talk about suck...no youtube, ok, but no friggin daily miata check on CL...come on!
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Same thing at my work, no YT, no Photobucket, etc.
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the only way to get around the photo is for people to attach the photos to the post.

We have a few members of a local Mx5 forum that their works blocks CL, Photobucket, and YT. We have learned to copy and paste the ads and attach photos. Nothing you can do to get around the YT if I am correct.
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I thought for sure you'd started an engine swap. :( oh well
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get an iPhone and surf to your hearts content. That is what I do. This post is From my iphone
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I thought for sure you'd started an engine swap. :( oh well

wtf??? I am totally lost... where the hell did this come from.??
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I thought for sure you'd started an engine swap. :( oh well
Well, I do have the other 99 sitting with a blown motor, and I DID make a $2000 offer on the 01 S2000 with 32K and no title (I think they will accept it), so maybe soon. I just don't know what I am going to do with it. I have a spare 99 motor/trans and the S2000 is pretty clean. It will need a key and tumbler ($$$), at least a window for the top and a windshield if I want to get the car going. I don't know what I am going to do.

Firewall won't be a problem if I do that swap, it's the rear end that I will have to deal with.
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get an iPhone and surf to your hearts content. That is what I do. This post is From my iphone
I have a blackberry but it is slow to surf.
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Is there any way that I can get around this?
Absolutely. It's called a proxy server. You can google how to use somebody else's, or set up your own. Amusingly, web pages that contain info about proxy servers are blocked by my employer's web filters.

To set up your own, you need a router at home with the ability to update your dynamic IP address from your home ISP with one of the (free) services like dyndns.org, so you will always be able to find your home router with the same domain name (yourname.dyndns.org). I think many routers have this feature built in, and pretty much all the 3rd party router firmwares (DD-WRT, Tomato, etc) will have this. You will also need to enable SSH access to your router (3rd party firmware may be necessary).

Then you need to install a client like PuTTY on your work computer, and you will use it to open a SSH tunnel to your home router. This allows traffic to pass between your work computer and your home computer.

Then you need to configure Firefox (or whatever) to use the proxy. I like the Switchproxy extension since it lets you switch on the fly. For the various settings, it would be easier for me to post screenshots than type it all out. Google is your friend for PuTTY, Switchproxy, and Firefox configuration.

If you get far enough that it's working, one optional thing is to set Firefox to use a remote DNS with the proxy. That way you're using your home ISP's DNS instead of your employer's. Helps keep the company from knowing what websites you're trying to access. Don't do anything that will get you fired though. If they catch you using Facebook or setting your fantasy baseball lineup, NBD, but proxy or not it's probably a good idea to stay away from the p∩.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:01 PM   #11
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Well, I do have the other 99 sitting with a blown motor, and I DID make a $2000 offer on the 01 S2000 with 32K and no title (I think they will accept it), so maybe soon....

There's some pics of an s2000 engine in a miata on m.net. A good example of how not to do it IMO. He basically welded in a 2" tube (or larger) under the subframe to make room for the sump. So now the frame is that much closer to the ground. It's in the engine swap section. I understand the logistics of the oil pump, but there's got to be a better way.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:26 PM   #12
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I'm not worried about making it fit. If I can design and build a Miata IRS into a Locost 7, I can handle this. I just don't know if it will be worth the effort.

I have three choices-

Strip and track the S2000, put the other 99 motor in the 99 and sell it. Easiest and fastest solution and no money invested as the cost of the S2000 and repairs will be offset by the sale of the 99. Downside is higher cost of tracking a S2000 and not THAT fast.

Put the S2000 motor in the 99 and track the M2000, sell the 99 motor and part out the rest of the S2000. A bit more expensive and a lot more time. Should be quicker than the track S2000 and a bit lower on costs for Miata consumable parts.

Build another Locost and put the S2000 drivetrain complete in the Locost, put the 99 motor in the 99 and sell it and part out the rest of the S2000. Should recoup a chunk of the $2000 investment on the S2000. Selling the parts from the S2000 partout and selling the 99 will cover the cost of the Locost. Upside is a 240 NA hp 1,200 lb track car that will KILL almost anything out there. Downside is HUGE amount of time invested.

So, what would y'all do?
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I'd put the s2000 engine in the 99 then turbo charge it. Have the killer track car with all the creature comforts.
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Navy computer system, NMCI:
Blocked: All email services, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc... Big-name photo hosters, Flickr, Photobucket, etc... Myspace, YT, FB, all blocked... MT and CL have always been good.

I'm on the ship now, so the ship's own server runs the show, not NMCI. It's about 1/3 cable speed in-port. It's a satellite crapshoot in port. Some Photobucket gets through, email sites still blocked. Facebook works. I'm in my office right now, no problem.
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Proxy ftw

Too bad running a proxy crashes the computers at work..
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Remote into a home computer and browse anything you want. All your company sees is you connected to one IP address.
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Put the 99 motor in the s2000 and turbo charge it!
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Put the 99 motor in the s2000 and turbo charge it!
Why? A lot of work to get back to stock S2000 power. Unless I'm missing something...
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Torque.
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For the longest time E-bay, craigslist, and almost all forums were blocked by Websense. Luckily the owner of our dealership is a car nut, and was quite perturbed when he found these sites blocked. So after a small threat to IT, we have had forums, photobucket, flicker, e-bay, craigslist, etc for a while now. We even get limited **** at work

As for getting around Websense it is near impossible. I have tried proxies, and other methods all with the same results. Works for a day or two, but the Websense learns the trick and blocks it. The one thing that does work is remote hosting. So basically you are using your home PC to access everything from work. This works very well, but if you have some else at home using the PC this can freak them out. Especially if you forget to tell them that you are running remote access
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