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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Leaf Storm View Post
In college, the computers at the various labs around campus still carry this restriction, but it was less stricted than high school. Sites like facebook and youtube were blocked, but not Twitter. Although, the only worst part is that the majority of the computers had IE 6 (some with IE 7) which was literally HORRIBLE, because it was slow as hell. All computers had 4 GB RAM, and Windows 7 Professional. How could they NOT upgrade the browsers? >_>
Maybe your college. At GVSU, I can't think of any sites that were blocked that weren't explicitly dangerous. I guess they figured (and rightfully so) that if you're paying money to be there, it's your money to waste if you want to screw around. And our campus IT was pretty competent, it sounds like you just go to a sketchy school.

If they did block sites, I'd just set up a VPN or proxy server with a low-power laptop I've had sitting around at my house forever. Can't block that.
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