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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

FREE VPN Solution

If you ever have an odd but specific problem with the Internet, it can be worth trying to same activity with a different Internet connection.

For example, if downloading from one particular site is very slow, or E-Mail suddenly becomes unreliable, the cause may not be with your machine. It could be caused by bad routing between your Internet provider and the service you are trying to access.

Unfortunately, the approach of trying a different Internet connection is not always possible. This is where a VPN comes in.

VPN stands for 'Virtual Private Network' and allows you to route your Internet traffic through a different provider. If the same fault disappears when your machine is connected to a VPN, then the source of the problem is very likely down to a fault with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

VPN services are run by companies that normally charge a fee for access. In general, an Internet connection will work more slowly when running through a VPN because the traffic has to be routed through more systems.

The quality and speed of VPN services varies and many have restrictions on what the connection can be used for. Many do not allow P2P downloads, for example.

One service I have found very useful whilst diagnosing problems for clients is called 'Best UK VPN'. Its completely free, does not require registration and is easy to set-up. I haven't measured the speed whilst connected but it certainly works adequately for testing purposes. Indeed, websites appear to load as quickly as when connected without the VPN.


  1. They can easily weigh over 225 kilograms (500 lb) and measure over 3 meters (10 ft) when measured from nose to tail. They’re also excellent jumpers and can comfortably scale a height of 7.6 meters (25 ft) without breaking a sweat.
    Getting on the nerves of such an apex predator is a very bad idea and could have some seriously undesirable consequences.Russian poacher Vladimir Markov found out the hard way after attacked one in the Russian Far East in 1997. Markov shot and wounded the tiger during a hunt, and to add insult to injury, he took part of its kill. The tiger didn’t forget, and between 12 and 48 hours later, it tracked Markov to the cabin where he lived.

  2. In Seethathodu, Kerala, India, a male tiger went on a rampage in 2016 after a poacher killed its tigress and cub. The poacher, who was called Baby, was among a party of brewers who illegally brewed alcohol in the forest. They came across the tigress and cub during one of their illegal brewing expeditions.

    Baby shot and killed the tigress and cub, and the men skinned her and shared her meat.The brewers returned three days later to meet the angry partner of the tigress. The tiger pounced on Baby and mauled him badly before carrying him into the forest. Baby initially survived the attack, but the injuries soon proved fatal. The tiger did not stop at killing Baby. It continued patrolling the region for over two months, attacking any unfortunate human it came across.

  3. An Ohio landlord was instructed to live in one of his own run-down housing units after failing to resolve a number of building code violations. Nicholas Dionisopoulos owned dozens of properties in Cleveland.

    In March 2008, as part of a probation order, the property owner was instructed to fix up his housing units. He was also blocked from buying or selling any additional buildings without the court’s consent. Much to Dionisopoulos’s disappointment, the judge found that he had failed to adhere to the demands. As a result, he was slapped with a $100,000 fine and placed under house arrest in one of his own crumbling properties

    His tenants’ rent money was also handed over to the courts to establish a repair fund. The judge assigned a security team to track Dionisopoulos’s whereabouts. He would leave the premises only to attend church and perform repairs on his other properties.The landlord’s woes did not end there. In 2012, he faced his old nemesis—the Cleveland Housing Court. Dionisopoulos was accused of a slew of new code violations and of breaking his five-year probation order.

  4. This isn’t just speculation. The idea that changing the way we report mass killings could lower the number of copycat killings isn’t just some crazy theory. It’s something we’ve tried before—and it worked.In the 1980s, there was a rash of suicides in the US. Over the course of a few years, the suicide rate more than tripled. It was an epidemic, and it was generally agreed that it was being caused by the same type of “contagion” effect that has been spreading these mass shootings.In response, the CDC held a national workshop to figure out how to deal with the problem. A few new guidelines came out of it. They asked the media to stop using the word “suicide” in the headline, to stop reporting the method of the suicide, and to stop calling it the “inexplicable act of an otherwise healthy person.

  5. At 120 kilograms (265 lb), Christopher Newton weighed so much that his executioner couldn’t find a vein on his arms. He struggled for more than two hours trying to kill Newton—at one point even giving him a bathroom break while he tried to figure it out.It was the longest lethal injection in history, and it had the most eager victim. Newton, after a hard and unhappy life, had deliberately gotten himself sent to prison by leaving a trail of evidence at the scene of his break-in.Once there, he’d made it a point to get on death row. He killed a cellmate over nothing, slamming his head to the floor, stomping his throat, strangling him, and laughing while the officers pulled him away. When they interrogated him, he refused to answer any questions until they made one promise: that they’d give him the death penalty