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    You have to agree to the following (at Pembroke):

    (The "Highlights")

    - Online Gaming is strictly prohibited

    - Downloading Music and/or Video is prohibited

    No fun
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    (Original post by Tom Holder)
    You have to agree to the following (at Pembroke):

    (The "Highlights")

    - Online Gaming is strictly prohibited

    - Downloading Music and/or Video is prohibited

    No fun
    I know :-( Got my welcome pack from them today-its so thick isn't it!? Have you decided on your room type?
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    I havnt decided on the rooms yet either. D would be nice but its sooooo expensive. Guess ill prob end up in B or maybe C. Does anyone know what the actual diff is?
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    (Original post by Tom Holder)
    You have to agree to the following (at Pembroke):

    (The "Highlights")

    - Online Gaming is strictly prohibited

    - Downloading Music and/or Video is prohibited

    No fun
    Do they mean that you can't do those by using school computers? What if you use your own laptops?
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    (Original post by Tom Holder)
    - Online Gaming is strictly prohibited

    - Downloading Music and/or Video is prohibited
    I've done the former many times and never got in any trouble, but the latter is very, very naughty.
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    (Original post by quinnbrakes)
    I havnt decided on the rooms yet either. D would be nice but its sooooo expensive. Guess ill prob end up in B or maybe C. Does anyone know what the actual diff is?
    B are just smaller than C. I stayed in a D-room, but saw a C room which was situated near the JCR- it was MASSIVE- had 2 large separate rooms...but no ensuite :-(
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    When it says downloading music/video is prohibited, is this just P2P (including BitTorrent and DirectConnect) or actually all music/video? Loads of my favourite bands put up free mp3s on their sites and it would be weird if I couldn't even download that...

    Also, anyone know what the situation's like for getting music off ftp servers? Obviously I wouldn't be hosting one...
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    (Original post by JUSTaGIRL)
    No, you CANNOT download music from anywhere on the university network
    You can. Just don't touch P2Ps like KaZaa.
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    Suprnova / bittorent ?
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    (Original post by Tom Holder)
    Suprnova / bittorent ?
    Why would you be able to? It's still p2p... (Uses the same portal as KaZaA)
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    Ok well im really ignorant of the computer world- but how can the college find out i have for eg. msn on my laptop? :confused:
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    (Original post by aliel)
    Ok well im really ignorant of the computer world- but how can the college find out i have for eg. msn on my laptop? :confused:
    I'm not sure, but I assume that msn uses a particular portal, so if the college sees bandwidth going through that portal from your room, it'll be pretty obvious... Couldn't see why MSN would be a problem though.

    (NB - I'm not that technicaly literate so this might be wrong)
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    They can block the MSN Messenger port (1863 I think). There are ways round this, but if the computer officers know what they're doing, they can detect most Instant Messengers.
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    They can block the MSN Messenger port (1863 I think). There are ways round this, but if the computer officers know what they're doing, they can detect most Instant Messengers.
    Thats so annoying! I dont know any other unis that do the same??!!
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    You can use instant messanger programs like MSN/Yahoo/AOL. You can do the occasional file transfer on MSN/Yahoo.
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    (Original post by Jools)
    You can do the occasional file transfer on MSN/Yahoo.
    There's a limit?
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    (Original post by aliel)
    Thats so annoying! I dont know any other unis that do the same??!!
    I think some don't like you using chat programs, although they might not mind so much during off-peak hours (very early in the morning). If you generate large amounts of traffic sharing files on IRC/P2P/Messenger though, someone will notice...you could always get your own dialup connection. Handy if you don't want the university finding out what you do (although not particularly fast).
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    (Original post by Squishy)
    I think some don't like you using chat programs, although they might not mind so much during off-peak hours (very early in the morning). If you generate large amounts of traffic sharing files on IRC/P2P/Messenger though, someone will notice...you could always get your own dialup connection. Handy if you don't want the university finding out what you do (although not particularly fast).
    is dialup expensive?
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    re: msn, when I was at Oxford for my interview the comps in the JCR were on and they had msn and I used it quite a bit with no trouble! I would have thought that it was only the amount of downloading that caused trouble, surely playing online games (no downloadin involved) are acceptable, along with receiving emails with music file attachments?
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    I think this thread has made it out to be a lot harsher than it is. Maybe at some colleges there's BigBrother style monitoring of everything you do, but provided you don't do anything stupid you're fine. You can download mp3s sent to you by email. You can download mp3s/videos via MSN - just don't do this constantly as your bandwidth will be picked up. You can look at porn - you can look at anything that's not illegal. You can stream internet radio. You can play online games where it's flash/java - I assume Pembroke's rules are talking about multiplayer tournaments where it would be constantly streaming. Basically Oxford have to pay $10 per 1000MB transferred from USA, so if you do something occasionally but not be constantly downloading something you'll be fine.
 
 
 
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