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« on: November 06, 2008, 04:42:11 PM »

So, I tried the link someone posted to the Obama Southpark episode, and get a large sign saying "Sorry scandinavia"...appearently, they dont have the rights to show it in Scandinavia yet.

But, the thing is, how the heck do they know where I am from? IP adresse? I've noticed this other places, and since I travel a lot, and will travel a lot more soon, to UK perhaps, will it still say I'm from scandinavia?

I'm guessing it has something to do with my ISP? If so, I should be able to see (and purchase stuff) whenever I'm in the UK?
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 04:45:35 PM »

Must be. I know I have logged onto sites that actually recognize what city I am in. Kind of freaks me out a little.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 04:47:41 PM »

Quote from: Scuzz on November 06, 2008, 04:45:35 PM

Must be. I know I have logged onto sites that actually recognize what city I am in. Kind of freaks me out a little.

hehe, me too..usually, its "meet girls from" insert my city name...and the funny thing is, they all have very very non-scandinavian names ;-)
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 04:58:47 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 04:42:11 PM

IP adresse?

Perhaps your spelling of "address" as "adresse" is the dead-giveaway.   icon_wink
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 05:01:05 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 06, 2008, 04:58:47 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 04:42:11 PM

IP adresse?

Perhaps your spelling of "address" as "adresse" is the dead-giveaway.   icon_wink

now thats just mean...  icon_frown

hehe, nah, the funny thing is - I actually spellted it "adress" the first time, then felt it looked funny, and spelt it "adresse" after correcting it ;-)
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 05:16:33 PM »

It's usually determined from your IP address - http://tools.whois.net/yourip/
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 05:16:50 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 05:01:05 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 06, 2008, 04:58:47 PM

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 04:42:11 PM

IP adresse?

Perhaps your spelling of "address" as "adresse" is the dead-giveaway.   icon_wink

now thats just mean...  icon_frown

hehe, nah, the funny thing is - I actually spellted it "adress" the first time, then felt it looked funny, and spelt it "adresse" after correcting it ;-)

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 05:20:13 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 04:42:11 PM

So, I tried the link someone posted to the Obama Southpark episode, and get a large sign saying "Sorry scandinavia"...appearently, they dont have the rights to show it in Scandinavia yet.

But, the thing is, how the heck do they know where I am from? IP adresse?

Definitely done by IP.  Countries tend to have public IPs in certain ranges.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 05:25:13 PM »

they're watching everything you do, that's how they know.  cover your windows in tinfoil to block their x-rays and lather yourself in corn syrup to save yoruself from their emissions.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008, 05:30:45 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 06, 2008, 05:25:13 PM

they're watching everything you do, that's how they know.  cover your windows in tinfoil to block their x-rays and lather yourself in corn syrup to save yoruself from their emissions.

but they ARE covered in Tinfoil...

heck, my entire body is covered in Tinfoil and STILL they can see me?

anyways, thanks for the answers... for some obscure reason, I hate it when I'm reminded that websites can actually track where in the world I am..
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008, 05:41:49 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 05:30:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 06, 2008, 05:25:13 PM

they're watching everything you do, that's how they know.  cover your windows in tinfoil to block their x-rays and lather yourself in corn syrup to save yoruself from their emissions.

anyways, thanks for the answers... for some obscure reason, I hate it when I'm reminded that websites can actually track where in the world I am..

Change your name to Carmen Sandiego.  They still can't find her.
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008, 06:05:28 PM »

yeah i got this pic,LOL..me being in the UK....oh well,i have been LW the episodes anyway..the damn Guinea pigs bees,made me piss coke out of my nose when i saw it last week.. icon_lol
Razgon,what picture did you get?

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008, 07:20:22 PM »

heh, thats actualy funny, I got this one

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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2008, 08:26:57 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on November 06, 2008, 07:20:22 PM

heh, thats actualy funny, I got this one



europe's canada?

you know you can hide that little ip thing, right? slywink
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