IP Cloaker – IP Address Questions

This article will cover the main reasons, that I personally have been using an IP cloaker for well over a decade now.   However I appreciate this is the internet and many  people get bored quickly  – I’m going to bullet point my top two reasons here.

  • I don’t like being spied on – what I do on the web is my business.
  • I don’t like being blocked – my IP address is used to block access to good stuff like the BBC iPlayer, Hulu, ITV and Netflix.

IP Cloaker software solves both of these – removing the region blocks and maintaining my privacy.

Anyway, back to the article – your IP address is nothing very exciting, it will be something like 192.168.1.23 – it looks boring too, doesn’t it?  When people look at these numbers they tend to glaze over, they’re impersonal almost random – they mean nothing.  Except that’s not true, the IP address questions are quite important if you learn to ask the right ones.

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First of all, that boring, nondescript set of numbers is actually better thought of as an address.   Not a normal address of course, but a network one but which crucially points to you. Remember that it’s completely unique and is linked to whatever device you’re using to access the internet with.

So an update – your internet address is unique and can be traced back to that Dell Laptop you’re using to surf the web from your kitchen table. Well unless you use an IP address cloaker of course.

Got that?  Well let’s move on.

The fact that this number can identify you, or at least the address it’s being used at is crucial.  The next step to understand is that address is also logged in thousands of places across the internet whenever it’s used.  Every time you access a webpage, download a movie, upload a file or send an email – your address will be logged with whatever activity it has been used for.  Which is why we hear in crime stories about what the criminals have been doing online.  The information is all there, recorded, logged in a myriad of places leaving a little digital trail of what you do online.

To be honest it’s always worried me, and it’s why I always use an IP cloaker.  For a start, I’m not entirely keen that everything I do online can be checked by people in power. Privacy seems a small and unimportant thing until it’s taken away from you. If I look for information on a subject what business is it of my government?  If something’s illegal online, go and find the people who put it there and prosecute them.  Don’t spy on millions of ordinary people on the off chance you’ll come across the odd thick terrorist.

It’s worse though, my IP address is traceable to me, my name and my home address.   The reason it’s me is that I pay the phone bill and the ISP bill, so every bit of data is logged against my name.  Never mind I have a 17 year old son who spend every minute of the day surfing the web – what for I shudder to think, but it’s my name those websites will be logged against. Well they would do, except knowing my son I have already installed and activated an IP cloaker on my router.

Which of course, leads us to the reality that usually at your ISP a list is compiled which contains details of absolutely everything we do online.  Just being extra paranoid, my name is linked to every single web search that has taken place on my property just because I’m the poor sod who has to pay the internet bills.

Of course, we know that governments would be able to sort this out.  They’re good at that sort of stuff – you know looking after data and sorting it all out.  If I had an irony font, that last sentence would have used it just so you know.

No it’s bad, so much of our lives are online now it’s a huge intrusion for any sort of organisation to have access to it.  Even if the data was rarely used, you just know someone somewhere is going to download it all and accidently leave it on the train/bus/tube.   Let’s face it why should our government have access to all this personal information.
So be advised if you want any privacy whatsoever use something to hide your IP address and encrypt your connection. There are plenty of them about – just look for IP cloaker or VPN programs and you’ll find something to suit.

Indeed there is another bonus if you do start using IP Cloaker program to hide your location. You can bypass all the ridiculous region blocks that all the large media sites put up. Yes simply by hiding your real IP address you can watch BBC iPlayer abroad free. It took me 30 seconds to learn how to use Identity Cloaker several years ago and I’ve been using it ever since to provide privacy and bypass blocks on things like UK TV,  Hulu and HBO.  Last year there was an Identity Cloaker Netflix update which also introduced some special servers into their infrastructure, these were registered with residential IP addresses making them completely undetectable.

The software runs directly on your PC, laptop or MAC but you can configure a the identity cloaker vpn settings directly onto other devices like smart phones, tablets or onto your router if you wish,

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Why Buy Selincro – an Alcohol Wonder Drug?

There is a perception among many clinical experts that there’s only one way to deal with addictive substances, simply aid people to fight off the urges and stop taking them. So methods like using a new drug like Selincro which helps alcohol dependency are often dismissed too easily.  Usually potential patients never even hear of them instead being routinely forced into the same old failing treatment plans.  Unfortunately even for those who can escape the addictive clutches often their lifestyle is formed around things like drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. Therefore abstinence is often only a temporary cure which becomes a life long battle for most.

Here’s another perspective from a very brave lady, called Claudia Christian who talks about how something called The Sinclair Method helped her. The little pill she discusses is something called Nalmefene sold in Europe under the trade name Selincro.

So why is Selincro different?   There’s certainly a lack of selincro reviews and it does seem to have difficulty making it’s way into mainstream treatments? Basically it is a pill which reduces the urge to drink which was formally approved in the UK by the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) in 2014. The drugs actual name is Nalmefene, Selincro is a trade name and it has produced some astounding results for treating alcoholics in clinical trials all over the world.  It can be prescribed in Europe and the UK, although I found that a selincro online pharmacy was able to help me.  You’ll find the link where I buy Selincro at the bottom of the page.

Most of the current alcohol guidance is directed at people who wish to reduce their drinking levels. The pill is supposed to reduce the cravings they have to drink and thus gradually reduce their alcohol consumption. It works by blocking part of the brain which produces pleasure from alcohol, reducing the attraction to carry on drinking.  There are some very impressive clinical trial results with around 78% success rate, and minimal selincro side effects.

So I Buy Selincro from an Online Pharmacy

Now those of us who are a little too attached to their drink, know that feeling very well. We can take or leave that first drink, but the next one becomes much more important and the rest often follow on with little thought. Selincro stops this behaviour, by reducing that desire.

There is no requirement to instantly try and avoid alcohol, in fact the Sinclair Method works by combining the physical effects of Selincro with the individual drinking.  Each time alcohol is taken with the drug, the brain is reconditioned slightly not to expect the release of endorphins which create the pleasure.

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I’ve tried it and it works, you take the Nalmefene an hour before you expect to drink. When you do start drinking, it has a strange effect the pleasure simply isn’t there.

My initial experience was conducted with an expensive bottle of Argentinian Malbec. The drug made me slightly dizzy but nothing too bad, however the enjoyment from this stunning red was almost completely obliterated.

To try and describe the feeling is difficult, normally when I enjoy my first glass of red wine I get that warm, fuzzy relaxed feeling. However with Selincro this was different, my glass was pretty much transformed into tepid tap water. The taste didn’t change as much but my desire for it was completely different. Normally my first glass would last about 15-20 minutes, using the drug it took me over an hour – there was simply no urge to drink.

If you’re looking for information on this method, I’m going to put some of my experience up on this web site. However here’s some quick points to get you started as it can be quite confusing – researching this stuff.

  • Selincro is brand name for the drug which is actually called Nalmefene.
  • There is an alternative drug called Naltrexone which has a very similar effect.
  • Both drugs are designed to reduce the opiates released from your brain when you drink.
  • Most successful trials have occurred by using the drugs in tandem with – The Sinclair Method.
  • You will need a prescription – but there’s a link to Seclinco online pharmacy below

The Sinclair method is slightly controversial as a alcohol treatment method as it doesn’t discourage participants from drinking unlike traditional routes like the AA.   The idea is that abstinence will come from reducing the pleasure of alcohol, not by enforcing some artificial ban.

The drug does have some effects and you might see some Selincro side effects, which you’ll find listed on the medication.   Commonly reported effects are nausea, dizzyness and problems with sleeping.   I suffered all these to some extent and the effects lasted about 14 days but gradually reduced over that time, it’s a small price to pay for the end of my addiction.

At the time of writing I have taken 15 pills of Selincro on consecutive days.  The reduction in the desire for alcohol is very apparent although the drive from simple habit is still there.   Currently my alcohol consumption has dropped by about 50%, I have not made any real effort other than taking the pills.    It’s looking at a minimal downside, although if you do buy selincro online it’s not cheap!  I’ll update more on this blog.

Additional Information

Nalmefene/Selincro forum with lots of discussion on The Sinclair Method – http://optionssavelives.freeforums.net/

The Selincro Online Pharmacy I used from the UK can be found here,  you just have an online consultation with an NHS doctor before being given a prescription.

Watch UK TV Online in USA

Every time’ I’m dragged over to the USA, I think I’m going to hate it.  I’m not sure why – the last time was Florida, the expectation of theme parks and fast food outlets and the horror of International Drive made me dread it.   The irrational fear that everyone I meet would have gun holster under their T-shirt or the practicality of ordering food which was vaguely healthy.

Watch UK TV Online in USA

But as always I was wrong, I absolutely loved it.  Florida is a wonderful place, sure it’s over commercialised and of course Harry Potter’s World doesn’t quite look right in 40 degree heat but everything is fun.  Americans are friendly and pretty kind apart from the grumpy ones in New York and I’m fairly certain the majority of people I met weren’t armed either.

Every time I go to the USA, the more I want to return yet there’s still certain things that drive me to distraction.  Firstly tipping in restaurants, yep ok I’ve just got to get over it! The other is US TV channels, and therefore the title of this posthow to watch UK TV online in USA.

There are many, many things which are done better in the USA, but unfortunately TV is not one of them.  Of course there are individual shows that are fantastic, yet there’s always something to spoil it – advertising it’s just so much more intrusive than when you watch British TV.   Perhaps you eventually get used to the non-stop noisy interruptions but as yet I can’t – commercial TV in the USA is hard work.

Of course in the world of the internet, you’d think this wouldn’t really matter.  After all most TV stations broadcast online so you can watch anytime and anyplace.  Yet if you fire up your laptop and proceed to the sublime BBC iPlayer application whilst in the US – you’ll be rather disappointed – ‘cos it won’t work.

Just like every media company on the planet, they restrict access based on their location. So all the UK TV stations are available online, just not if you’re outside the UK when you try and watch them.  Before any US readers start laughing, the same will happen to you when you try and access ABC, NBC or Hulu from outside the US too.

It’s slightly crazy, but true and becoming worse year by year.   Websites look up the location of your IP address when you connect and then decide what you can watch.  For the media companies this normally means blocking anyone outside their domestic market presumably due to copyright issues and the profit motive.  It matters not that I am a middle aged, license fee paying BBC junkie – I’m not in the UK so tough.

Now there are some sites which pretend to offer free internet tv streaming, or even simply selections of free tv show episodes.   Unfortunately these so called online Tv channels are very slow, and spend much of their time trying to install adware on your computer.  You’d be well advised to stay away from these sites, in reality there’s no safe method to watch uk tv abroad free online.

Fortunately of course, on the internet there’s always a workaround or a way to sidestep authority and here’s the video which demonstrates how you can actually watch UK Television from anywhere in the USA – here it is.

So that’s it, basically you bounce your internet connection off something called a VPN server based in the UK and you can watch British TV online.  The BBC or ITV site, will then just see the IP address of the server and think you’re actually in the UK and allow you full access.  The software in the video makes it incredibly simple and all you need to do is click on a UK server and it’s sorted.

It also works on other channels, you watch ITV player abroad or even watch Sky Go abroad if you have an active subscription.

The service can also be set up on your phone or tablet too so you can even watch UK TV on other devices whilst in the USA.   It takes a minute to setup but it’s not very difficult, and you only have to do it once.   The other great advantage is that you can use it for other media sites too, use it in Canada to access US TV stations or vice versa.  Try the Irish TV or perhaps brush up your French by watching some great TV stations like M6 Replay which broadcast from Paris.

So if you’re in the US or anywhere abroad and want access to watch UK TV online in USA or anywhere else then it’s a sensible investment.  Make sure you test out the 10 day trial first to see if it works ok for you.

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Anyone for Tennis?

There is no doubt in my mind that the right sports coverage is essential to the enjoyment of an event.  Of course, actually attending and watching live is the best way to watch sport but there are often practical reasons that is not possible.   If you’ve ever tried to buy a ticket and arrange accommodation for a Champions League Final you’ll know what I mean, in fact even the hotel room can cost a King’s ransom.

Even without the cost, there are other reasons for avoiding the live event.  An important one for me is ‘hay fever’ – one of my favourite sports is tennis however after years of sitting in itchy eye, sneezy purgatory on center court I gave up that activity.  I never knew quite why my allergy was so bad in Wimbledon, after all there’s surely not that much pollen there.  The courts aren’t exactly fields of long grass, yet for me there is something in Wimbledon Tennis Courts which sets off my hay fever with a vengeance.

So it’s one sport I have to watch at a distance, which is unfortunate really as Wimbledon tickets are usually easier to get than many sports.  The reason is that most clubs get an allocation and they are normally distributed to members, Wimbledon also retains some tickets to sell on the gate which I think is a great gesture to allow normal tennis fans in.

The advantage is you can watch all the best matches without the crowds and hassle by watching the wonderful BBC Wimbledon coverage.  Now I’ve only ever seen Wimbledon coverage once from another broadcaster and it was truly awful.  Of course the matches were fine, but the background, the commentary and the dreadful adverts crammed in whenever there was a minutes gap completely spoilt it for me.  The beauty of the BBC coverage is that’s it is so relaxed, drifting effortlessly across the courts with idle musings from tennis legends like John McEnroe to fill in the gaps.

The problem is that although the coverage is all streamed live on the BBC website and through the BBC iPlayer application none of this works from outside the UK.  It’s because of the standard geo-restrictions that most of the world’s best media site now employ which restrict access to specific countries.  So if you try and connect from anywhere outside the UK you won’t be able to watch the BBC and that includes Wimbledon!  But fear not there is a solution, where you can be saved from endless adverts at changeovers and watch the BBC Wimbledon coverage abroad.  It’s cheating ever so slightly, but basically hiding your IP address from nosey websites by using a VPN connection is actually a very good idea in this day and age.  If that VPN server happens to be in the UK so I can watch the BBC iPlayer online is entirely coincidental !!