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ohman



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Location: B' Um Fouk, Egypt

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 6:05 pm    Post subject: Are P2P sites available? Reply with quote

Are P2P file sharing sites like Kazaa blocked in KSA?
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Albulbul



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 6:12 am    Post subject: What ? Reply with quote

For those of us far from cybergeekdom and cybernerdiness, please explain what you are talking about.
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ohman



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to www.Kazaa.com and see if you can install it, do so, and if you can, then see if you can download your favorite tunes or TV shows.

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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:02 pm    Post subject: P2P Reply with quote

Dear ohman,
Well, Albulbul might not want to install it - may not have enough of the system requirements or feel like paying $1.99 / $1.49 a month. But if he can even just access the site there, that'd likely mean that you'd be able to download it yourself when you get there.
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John
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Chrisbee



Joined: 09 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2003 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P2P sites work here but they are a joke if you do not have broadband and broadband is EXPENSIVE here.
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ohman



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How expensive Chris? If Kazaa is accessible, then so are movies, TV shows, music, software, game demos, and more.
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Stephen Jones



Joined: 21 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe $200-$250 a month for 256kbs both ways.
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titanicman



Joined: 17 Feb 2003
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Location: Qatar

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:42 pm    Post subject: Kazaa Reply with quote

I tried downloading the Kazaa software. My computer froze on one step so I couldn't download it and therefore couldn't use the service.

Has anyone been successful in operating Kazaa in KSA?

Thanks. Titanicman
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run-jp



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
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Location: now rushin for kabsa 'tween prayer calls

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject: kazaa, Ares, p2p, etc. Reply with quote

p2p will work but it is slow with a dial up connection.
the software won't matter: shareraza, Kazaa, Ares.

look for "Kazaa lite ++" instead to avoid the spy ware. i just now d-loaded Ares (free) and hope to try it. Bear share isnt bad.

so yes, you can get pics of the Hilton sisters or whoever, content doesn't matter thru p2p. Movies? that s dreaming at 2.3 kps.

good hunting.
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titanicman



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:47 am    Post subject: Firewall Reply with quote

A firewall at my office prevents me from using any p2p services. What can I do? What other services are available?

Cheers. Titanicman
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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Location: Ultima Thule

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: pc Reply with quote

I got tired of firewalls at work. And the inability to chat. So I spent 3,000 SR for a basic computer. Now I have the system at home and it is much easier.

I use Sahara Net but you should ask around to find what is best for your location.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: pc Reply with quote

Of course some teachers in Saudi Arabia seem to be constitutionaly incapable of spending money. For them buying their own computer is clearly not an option.

The stories of EFL Instructors stealing toilet paper and teabags from work are not invented : I have seen it. And they were NOT Scotsmen !
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ohman



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am now in Kingdom, and I buy internet cards for my home--I do have the standard Saudi firewall.

I downloaded Kazaa though; took about an hour, but now I can download music. I usually find three or four songs a night. . . they're download by morning.

But we can also stream a wide variety of non-mainstream genres through various online radio shows here in Saudi--delta blues, modern jazz, alt. country, like that.

Try wwoz.org out of New Orleans.

The best part of this technology is I no longer have to put CD shopping on my list of things to do when I'm out.

Kazaa offers person-to-person sharing of video, audio, images and software.

Make sure you have a good virus guard and I suggest spending the 30 US a year for the pay version to avoid the pop-up ads which slow down the download process.

You'll definitely need a DSL to download feature length films. But shorter films like music videos and the like also come through the firewall. . .for now. hint hint
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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd hate to see your phone bill!
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Dialing for no dollars Reply with quote

Dear Stephen,
Maybe he's got a sort of situation similar to the one we "singles" had (and they still have) at the IPA. No phone bills, ever (but we couldn't initiate long-distance calls) and no Internet charges when you were hooked up to the IPA mainframe. It was a sweet deal.
Regards,
John
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