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Old 01-05-04, 06:34 AM
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Help! Some web pages work on one computer but not the other!

I love The Onion website and paper. At work (on Windows NT), I can surf the page with no problems. At home (Compaq/Pentium 4/1.7 GHz/XP Home/SP 1 PC), it always says the page can not be displayed (I can get the Onion AV Club though). Now either something is not right on my computer or they only leave the site up from 9 AM - 5 PM on weekdays only and shut it down the rest of the time. I'm tending to lean towards the first solution.
Now I've tried dropping my security and cookies down to none. I also disabled my firewall and antivirus just to see if that would affect it. Then I tried IE6 and Opera as browsers. No luck. Anybody know what I can do to get my system to bring up this site?
Old 01-05-04, 09:44 AM
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Have you edited your hosts file? Might be blocking the site (not sure why anything/anyone would want to block theonion.com, but you never know)...
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Also, download/update/run some anti-spyware software (ad-aware and spybot spring to mind). Your hosts file or even your DNS entry may have been hijacked.

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