Re: Olympic flights
- From: "Chilly8" <chilly8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:35:12 -0700
"Jack Campin - bogus address" <bogus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT YOUR STUPID UT SCHEDULES!Looks like its just United from SFO or Washington.Air Chine flies from SFO. According to the latest UT schedules
We're real people, flying on real airplanes, and we don't give
a tinker's damn about your STUPID simulation! STFU, IDIOT!
I've no idea what you're both arguing about, but if the OP is serious
about this, they better think about their visa. A friend of mine has
a rather important role in a very large and prestigious organization,
and wanted to to go to Beijing for a period that included the Olympics.
She's been there many times before, has no record of creating trouble
for the Chinese authorities, and her standing is not that far below
"mess with this woman and you're looking at an international incident"
level. But they wouldn't give her a visa. So it seems they are being
*extremely* picky about who they let in.
Also, if you go to China, and plan to use the Internet, while there,
do be aware that monitoring and censorship has REALLY been
ramped up, and you need to take measures to avoid this. If you
have at-home broadband you can set up a incoming VPN
connection (if you have Winodws).
What this will do, will allow you to set up a secure connection
that will allow you to circumvent ALL monitoring, filtering, and
blocking, and create an encrypted connection that cannot be
monitord, analysed, cracked, or sniffed.
I use this whenever I go to broadcast sports events, especially
figure skating, from Cuba. The outbound connection is encrypted,
so if the United States government is monitoring anything, they
will not be able to eavesdrop on the connection. Because I am
a USA/Australia dual national, I feel, that as a resident of
AUSTRALIA, that I am NOT SUBJECT to the travel
restrictions on Cuba, so I encrypt any outbound connections
from Cuba, to avoid detection by U.S. auhorities. What cannot
be read cannot be prosecuted.
I also use than in countires, China among them, that block
Skype. By doing a VPN into the server for my radio
station, and then tunneling through there to get to Skype,
there is no POSSIBLE way the local authorties could
EVER find out I was using Skype. I do have a talk show
on the station, and use Skype to tkae incoming calls. By
using VPN to our servers, I can use Skype, even when the
local authorties ban it, and the encryption keeps me from
being monitored. When I went to China last year to
broadcast the figure skating at the Winter Asian Games,
I did that to have one edition of my talk show, live from
Changchun, and the Chinese authorities NEVER knew
I was using Skype.
And then there is also the four countries (Britain, Zimbabwe,
Mexico, and the U.S.) which have specific "journalist visa"
requirements. While almost all countries require some kind
of work visa, only those countries have a specific journalist
visa, for which the costs of compliance cam be done without.
Any of our reporters going to those countries, who are not
citizens of those countries, simply VPN into our server,
so there activities cannot be monitored by the local
authorities. All they would get, if they tried to monitor
the connection, is a bunch of indecipherable jibberish.
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