LostInEurope01

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  • Location Würzburg
  • Nationality Southern Boy
  • Hometown E-Town KY, US of A
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1968
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  1. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    You can find BEANS?! In DE?!  (Yes, I can find beans, but only the little 500g packs and those at an abhorrent price) Franken is indeed a bit backwards.
  2. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    That was an audacious statement.  You assume quite a bit in making it, about my person, my experience as well as about yourself and your knowledge. 
  3. Coronavirus

    I don't take credit for this, but it is bitingly cute none-the-less.;-)
  4. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    Yeah, I hear you.  Like I stated before I've been thru 3 VPNs and also tried a DNS-Proxy.  They all worked initially, but almost immediately stopped working.  They sometimes will work for a short while, to only fail with the next off/on cycle.  I then did some in depth googling and found some claims that the BBC Sys-/NetworkAdmins were getting creative in their Access-Filters.  Creative admins are a force to be reckoned with (I am one).
  5. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    Thanks for the clarification.  I was hoping to be able to use the iPlayer natively.  The extra step of using a browser on a Sony-TV, or even a FireStick is a bit tedious.
  6. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    I had understood that the BBC was, among other things, watching the incoming IP addresses and blocking those not from inside of the UK.  As such a VPN service, with servers inside the UK should be ideal.  However, the BBC is supposedly also monitoring the number of connections from particular IPs and when that number is above a certain threshold it too gets blocked.  A DNS-Proxy can and will do no more than a VPN can in this case, ergo I don't understand your statement.
  7. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    I'm at work so I can't try it, but the little that I can discern from the web site implies that this is a web solution (needs a browser).  Am I reading that right?
  8. Coronavirus

    For the record - are my statements bull, or the statements in the videos?
  9. Coronavirus

    It has been several weeks, but I'll try.  Toward the end of the videos that I had seen, the person started talking about investment chances and how this "new situation" will open some and close many.  As it started sounding like a sales pitch, I tuned out and have since avoided those videos.  But like I said, it has been several weeks so I don't wish to be too negative until I have confirmed what I believe to have understood.  
  10. Coronavirus

    I watched two or three of this guy's first videos concerning this and was a bit put off.  It felt to me to be a money making scheme.  I don't want to vilify, and I will now, as time allows, go back and rewatch, but perhaps some caution is in order.
  11. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    We have been grinding our teeth about this a while too.  I have tried three different VPNs that worked for a short moment but then all failed ultimately - yep, them BBC admins are getting smart. Due to my being on the very fringe for ASTRA-sats for a 80cm dish, I haven't been able to get a reliable signal.  I am considering getting a larger dish, but loath the cost for something that only has a limited chance of working. We were planning a trip to relatives in the UK sometime soon (COVID-19 allowing) and I was going to setup a router/VPN-Server somewhere up there (g-ma has internet, but only for her own telephone) for us to then access from DE.  That seems to me to be the most reliable and cheapest possibility (router cost less than €50, 100cm SAT in excess of €200).  I am fairly certain it would 'work', but whether the bandwidth will be enough for practical use is questionable.  What would really be cool, would be if some enterprising person in the north of Europe somewhere (where the ASTRA sats can be seen) were to provide clandestine streaming services ...  I'd be willing to pay a similar price as the VPN offerings. (hint? hint? hint?)
  12. Coronavirus

    Thanks for the link.  Good read.  
  13. President Donald J. Trump

    "big fella" aawww ... *warm fuzzy feeling envelopes ...*   wait a sec, how do you wanna know ...   "You have entered the twilight zone"  
  14. President Donald J. Trump

    "little buddy" aawww ... *warm fuzzy feeling envelopes ...*   wait a sec, how do you wanna know, you know, just how 'little' I am?     *panics, checks for hidden cameras, spy sw*
  15. Coronavirus