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General Chat Thread, Longing for Pandora in General; Did anyone else use Pandora before it was restricted to the UK about a year ago? I was IN LOVE ...
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    Longing for Pandora

    Did anyone else use Pandora before it was restricted to the UK about a year ago?

    I was IN LOVE with it, used it for everything, and I don't think I'm the only one who wants it back in the UK

    Anyone heard any news on if it's returning to the UK?
    Or if there is a naughty way of getting?

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    they have plans to return, but are still refusing to pay the royalties.

    I have switched to last.fm and am fairly happy with the results....

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    Pandora was cool.

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    Last.fm is good, but I must admit I preferred Pandora. Anyone know any good US based proxy servers? (or should I ask the kids bypassing our proxy?)

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    your all right in saying last.fm is good, but its not as good as pandora. It only blocks songs, not artists. Pandora seemed to stop playing artists I hated.

    I think i've forgotten my Pandora login now but i'm sure it'll come to me as soon as I see the login screen.

    how does it know people are from the UK, whats the difference between USA IP and UK IP?

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    If you get yourself a shell account on a server in the states you can set up an ssh tunnel for your Pandora connection. That will make your IP address (which is how they know your location) appear to be in the US. It works quite well, er... I imagine

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    how do we do that then?
    A friend wants to know...

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    Assuming you're on Windows:
    Access your Pandora account outside of the US | Bloggy Hell

    On a Linux box you can do some jiggery-pokery with iptables and make it completely transparent, but that's a bit more involved.

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    pandora was awesome, never much liked last.fm for listening. now i use deezer, which is nearly as good as pandora, u can bookmark albums and it has themed radio stations and smart radios and it's got a pretty huge selection, foreign stuff as well. the only real downside is, periodically albums become unavailable to listen to although u can get access to tracks thru the smart radios.

    Music on demand, free music without download | Deezer

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    So can anyone recommend a us shell host I found Shell Account - Web Hosting, Shell Accounts, VPS, Domains, Dedicated Servers by RisingNet $25 a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browolf View Post
    pandora was awesome, never much liked last.fm for listening. now i use deezer, which is nearly as good as pandora, u can bookmark albums and it has themed radio stations and smart radios and it's got a pretty huge selection, foreign stuff as well. the only real downside is, periodically albums become unavailable to listen to although u can get access to tracks thru the smart radios.

    Music on demand, free music without download | Deezer
    I'll check out deezer, trying to keep an open mind about it.
    I think I compare all Internet Radio sites to Pandora now so I don't like them as much as I should

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    I found Pandora to be particularly good at analyzing your taste in music and then suggesting similar artists you may also enjoy. I haven't yet found anything to match it.

    Discovered a few good artists thanks to Pandora - Toad the Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows, Better than Ezra, Collective Soul, and probably more besides.

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    what is an american IP
    is it to do with packet contents?
    different format?

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    Pandora was the daddy. Last.fm is all right but ahs taken ages to get to realise any kind of my taste. Pandora just seemed to work. All though it did seem to have a tendancy to fall into country and western!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    what is an american IP
    is it to do with packet contents?
    different format?
    No but the ip addresses that belong to the uk are known and blocked by pandora therefore if you make your ip address tunnel to an american one it will work.

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