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Home Depot blocks NES

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Palladin, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Palladin

    Palladin NES Member

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    So I'm in the Londonderry HD an hour ago, they now block all internet and force you to sign on to their wifi. After a minute or so, I get on....
    I go to the NES page, as I needed info from a PM a member sent me, and ......

    WARNING This website is blocked due to WEAPONS !

    In NH no less, WTF ????
     

  2. Al-Jim19

    Al-Jim19 NES Member

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    Guess we have to boycott the shit out of it. Sucks, I liked their color scheme more than lowes.
     
  3. Admin

    Admin Staff Member Administrator Moderator NES Member

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    I know someone who works at HD, I'm pretty sure he's an anti too. :):)
     
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    I kind of find that odd, HD IMHO leans right, and allows open cary where permitted.
     
  5. whatluck

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    The signal jamming inside stores violates FCC regulations. I'm currently involved in a lawsuit where signal jamming at another major retailer affected a client of mine who owns a neighboring business.
     
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  6. Palladin

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    It extends into the parking lot
     
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    IMO they do it to scrape any price matching queries you make on your phone while in the store.
     
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  8. Rob Boudrie

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    Nord VPN
     
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  9. weekendracer

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    I'm sure they'd do the whole 'did I do thaaat?' routine, but pretty sure private scrambling of cell phones is a big no no.

    One google search later:

    Jamming Cell Phones and GPS Equipment is Against the Law
     
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  10. whatluck

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    Yes, they can deny it, but signal jamming leaves a fingerprint, which in this case made it possible for us to identify exactly what equipment was used to jam the signal, which was marketed as signal jamming equipment. Oops.
     
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  11. Reptile

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    I don't think the signal was jammed...

    Just NES on the store WiFi, correct?

    HD probably uses a broad program that black lists forbidden websites.

    Next time you are there...

    Look up "traffic cone videos".

    They might have to let those video on since HD sells traffic cones.
    It's all about the $$$.
     
  12. dlarge

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    Seems a little pricey. Worth it?
     
  13. Picton

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    I’ve gotten on my phone for price checks a dozen times at HD. Not on the store’s WiFi. No issue.
     
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  14. greencobra

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    my workplace blocked sites, I assumed it was software working off of key words. nes was blocked virtually overnight on the company computers, and a lot of other gun related sites....except "jews for the preservation of firearms ownership." I put their logo up as wall paper on all the screens on the floor. made a dandy screen saver too! every day they'd remove it and every afternoon i'd put it back on.

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  15. hminsky

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    You know they say "Live free or die!". So Home Depot has decided you should die.
     
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  16. Glockster30

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    We're running out of stores to shop at. [laugh]
     
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    right! the quickie mart down the street still likes us. the indian dude that runs it works under that motto "as long as the money is green we love everyone."
     
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  18. Palladin

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    No, when I shut down the wifi, I had one bar on Verizon and couldn't get online. But at the end of the parking lot, I had 5 bars.
     
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    I was in the Wareham store early to rent a piece of equipment. No one was in the rental section yet so I was checking another shooting site...Blocked.
     
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    Yup. That sounds very similar to what I was talking about. It's one thing to get no signal because the store is metal-roofed and acts like a Faraday cage. It's another thing entirely to actively broadcast noise on 3g + 4g, downgrading service to GPRS, and then saturating that band until cell service almost stops working all together. One day someone's gonna die because they couldn't get 911 to work.
     
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    Depends on your usage pattern. When I did dialysis in a clinic, the internet blocked weapons site and a bunch of ports - and the welcome page told users that changes to the filtering will not be considered.

    I used Nord VPN, setting it to TCP mode (the UDP port was blocked). Once I started Nord, I had a "real" internet connection with all unblocked ports and no filtering for about $3/month.
     
  22. Coyote33

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    I doubt they actively block stuff. It is probably just a matter of bad reception with all the metal roofs, racks, etc.

    I was told some old buildings have really bad cellular service because the many years of lead paint build up acts as a shield. Sure enough, go to a window, and cellular works fine.
     
  23. ProGun

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    I almost never use a store/restaurant's wifi. I have enough data to not worry about using WiFi anywhere except home. Hell, even on vacation out in Vegas it wasn't worth using the hotel WiFi, IMO. I don't stream enough porn to make it worth my while to bother.[laugh]
     
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    Time to disappear into the New Hampshire woods completely and live off the land.

    Dat 19th century lifestyle doe.
     
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    They do realize that they sell gas pipe which can be used to make improvised shotguns, right? And ramset blanks that you can use to make gnarly improvised .22 ammo too... Idiots.
     
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    my company blocks gun sites too. Maybe I should quit.

    It's probably for the employees as much as for the customers.
     
  27. Coyote33

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    Check out these nail blanks shooting lead pellets:
    .22 blank pellet - YouTube
     
  28. ToddDubya

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    Have them make you some keys
    Upper Deck a display toilet
    Bang the lady in Flooring
    Throw keys on roof
     
  29. CrackPot

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    I use Ivacy. I prepaid 3 years and it was even less than that. The only way to work around this nutty filters.
     
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    Im a part timer in the Chicopee Depot. Im on this site all the time as well as that evil black rifle .com as well.
     

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