At work ? Cannot access some website because your corporate proxy says it's forbidden / unsecure / porn / games related ? No more ! If your proxy is not blocking Google, which is probably the case, then you can virtually access any website with the following address :
It just loads a webpage via Google's translation service, and translate it from english to… english. Of course this works the same with langpair=fr|fr, it|it etc.. Chances are images, .css files and such will be blocked, but you will be able to read the content at least.
I've had a few mails from folks who could not read my blog because their work proxy was denying access with reason "Games related" (which is not that stupid, it's hosted on a game site actually). This could be handy. My corporate proxy does not block anything so I cannot test, but I imagine you could also add any feed to your feed reader (probably with the direct URL of the lower frame of the Google translated page)
(Found via the always entertaining DiggDot.us)
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