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Kodi Not Working On Sky Broadband? Here’s How To Fix It.
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How to add CSS to a single product in Shopify
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New Zealand Mosque Shooter Manifesto – READ ONLINE

Kodi Not Working On Sky Broadband? Here’s How To Fix It.

Kodi Streams Stop Working On Sky

If you use Sky Broadband and Kodi has not been working recently, then you are not alone. A lot of people have reported problems watching Kodi streams whilst using Sky broadband.
You may have noticed that more and more movie or TV show streams seem to be down these days. You search for the latest move and click ‘Play’, only to be shown a ‘stream unavailable’ or ‘connection error’ message. You try the next available stream, only to be confronted with the same message.
Eventually, you may have become unable to find any working streams at all.

Sound familiar?

Many Kodi Streams Are Blocked On Sky.

Yes, it’s not just your Kodi installation that is broken. Sky, just like many other ISP’s in the UK have blocked a lot of Kodi streams.
At the time of writing, the following Kodi streams are known to be blocked by Sky Broadband:

  • FreeMusic
  • HDPopcorn
  • M4UFree
  • MVLinks
  • ExtraMovied
  • AnimeToon
  • SeeHD
  • WatchEpisodes
  • OceanOF

That’s far from an exhaustive list however, it is likely that many move video streaming services will be blocked by Sky into the future.

Why Does Sky Block Kodi Streams?

Sky don’t block streams just to be mean. They do it as they were forced by the courts to prevent copyright infringement by blocking people’s unrestricted access to copyrighted content. In an attempt to comply with the courts, Sky have actively blocked their customers from accessing a growing list of domain names and IP addresses.

As well as blocking access to video streams, Sky are also prohibiting access to torrent and filesharing websites.

Does My Current Broadband Provider Block Kodi Streams?

The simplest test you can do to see if there are active blocks on your current broadband connection is to try to visit a website that they are likely to have restricted.
At the time of writing, Sky are actively blocking access to www.thepiratebay.org and redirecting visitors to a warning message. Click on the button below to attempt to view www.thepiratebay.org.

Check For Block

If you see a Sky ‘Access Blocked’ message or other ‘access denied’ type messages, then you are being prevented from accessing at least that website, and quite likely popular movie video streams too.

If The Pirate Bay loads up, or any website loads at all that isn’t a block, then you’re probably not being blocked and video streams probably aren’t being actively blocked either.

If the web browser connection times out or if you see a DNS error of some sort, then access to pirated material may or may not be blocked.

How Can I Access Kodi Video Streams?

If your connection is being blocked by Sky or any other broadband ISP, then there are some ways around the block.

Disable Sky Broadband Shield

The first thing to rule out is Sky Broadband shield. Fortunately, you can just turn this off. Sky Broadband Shield is a parental firewall aimed to help parents prevent their children from accessing adult content.

Here’s how to turn Sky Broadband Shield off, in case it’s blocking access to your Kodi streams.

  1. Visit broadbandshield.sky.com and log in to your Sky account with your credentials.
  2. Find the option to ‘Switch Off’ the broadband shield altogether. You can select age ranges, but in this case we want to remove the shield facility altogether to make sure there is minimal chance of it effecting Kodi.
  3. Check to see if Kodi is working correctly.

Switch Broadband Providers

Possibly the most reliable way around Sky’s firewall is to switch broadband providers completely.

To find out if any particular ISP blocks video streams, try calling their customer service number and asking “Do you block any online websites or video streams?”. You can ask this without giving away any personal information if you’re worried about being identified.

Invest in a VPN

There are a wide array of private VPN providers on the market, each with their own particular perks and features. They’re all pretty much the same though, at least if you’re just looking to avoid your ISP from blocking traffic.

When subscribing to a VPN service, compare monthly rates between subscription lengths. Sometimes registering for a few years in one go can achieve big savings per month compared to smaller plans.

Tether Your Phone’s 4G Connection

This is only worth doing if you have a generous data limit on your mobile plan, or if you’re fortunate enough to have an unlimited 4g plan.

Most modern smart phones have a built-in ‘Wi-Fi Hotspot’ mode which creates an ad-hoc wireless network. You can connect to this from your laptop and try connecting again to video streams. Unless of course your 4G provider is blocking video streams too.

Other Computer Problems

There are many other computer problems that can affect Kodi, directly or indirectly. Since Kodi is software, most problems you encounter will be software and connectivity based. If however yu have a problem with your hardware, maybe you have a problem with your screen or your laptop trackpad isn’t working, then you may need to send your laptop in to a laptop repair service.

When you send your laptop in to be repaired, the electronics engineer working on it will inspect the condition of the electronics inside to asses the possibility of a fix. Parts are then replaced (or repaired if possible) to restore your PC’s full functionality.

 

How to add CSS to a single product in Shopify

I wanted to hide a specific widget on a single product’s page in my Shopify shop, but I couldn’t find a way to edit the CSS for just a single product.
Sure, I could apply the CSS to all products, but I didn’t want to affect the rest of my store.
Fortunately, there’s a pretty simple way to do it using some liquid code.
If you’re new to liquid, don’t worry I will share the exact bit of code I used. If you’ve ever used twig (the templating language), then you should recognise liquid because it’s pretty similar.

1. Add a product-specific CSS class to the body tag

We need a way to be able to write CSS to just target the HTML on a single product. The best way to do this is to somehow add the product’s ID into a CSS class that we can use later to target the CSS to just that product’s ID.

First, navigate to Sales Channels > Themes, then next to your active theme, select Actions > Edit Code.
Then select the file Layout > theme.liquid.
Within the file’s HTML, look for the line which starts with class=” and before the next .

{%- if product.id -%}product-{{ product.id }}{%- endif -%}

So basically you’re adding the code above into the class=”” section, between the speechmarks and after any other code within the speechmarks. Make sure you add a space before to separate the added code from what’s already there.
So now, the line should look something like this:

<body class="template-{{ template | split: '.' | first }} {%- if product.id -%}product-{{ product.id }}{%- endif -%}">

Save the page.
Now, visit a product page on the frontend of your site. View source code using your browser’s tools (Right click > View Source if you’re using Chrome).
You should see a line that looks like the following:

<body class="template-product product-1849235111987" data-gr-c-s-loaded="true" style="overflow: visible; height: auto;">

Notice the product-1849235111987 class? You can use this to target anything on this specific product page with CSS.

2. Add your CSS

Next, still within the code editor, open the Assets > theme.scss.liquid file. This is your main CSS file (well, SCSS file actually) that contains all of the styling infromation for your store.
At the bottom of the file, add the following line:

body.product-1849235111987{/* Your CSS here */}

Amend this line to include your actual product’s ID number and add in any custom CSS instead of the comment.
You will also probably want to be more specific with the targeting rather than the body tag itself. For example, the following below would change the colour of a buy button for just that single product:

body.product-1849235111987 .product-form__cart-submit{background-colour: #ff0000;}

Hopefully, I’ve explained things well. It may seem tricky at first, but it’s really simple once you understand what’s going on. If you’re already familiar with code, then you’ll probably have no difficulty.
Feel free to ask any questions in the comments and I’d appreciate any advice!

New Zealand Mosque Shooter Manifesto – READ ONLINE

Earlier this month, a truly shocking and saddening event happened in New Zealand. A shooter entered a mosque in Christchurch and opened fire. Before the attack, the shooter released a chilling manifesto – you can read it online here. The PDF document is 74 pages long and is titled The Great Replacement.

New Zealand Shooter

On the morning of Friday 15th March a shooter, named Brenton Tarrant, entered a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. He opened fire on the crowd inside using an AR15 assault rifle. Latest reports indicate that there were 49 people killed in total. After the shooting, the shooter drove off in his car, later apprehended by police. He is being charged with murder.

Read the Manifesto Online

The 74-page document was uploaded and shared on 8chan forum prior to the attack. I am yet to fully read the document, but it appears to describe an ‘invasion’ of Europe and the western world by Islam. The shooter was apparently a white nationalist and saw himself as a soldier ‘fighting back’ against mass immigration.

In the manifesto, the self-proclaimed ‘eco-nationalist’ shares his experience of travelling across Europe and seeing the effects of mass immigration. He claims that when he visited France, his despair turned to anger and he sought to fix the issue of multiculturalism and the ‘invasion’ of Europe by islam.

We have managed to source a copy of the manifesto in PDF format, click on the button below to download the document and read it.
 

Read Online

Should there be any issue downloading the file, click here to use a mirror

Live Stream Video

The New Zealand shooter live streamed his attack onto the popular social media website Facebook. As you can imagine, the footage is extremely graphic and it is not recommended viewing by anyone of a sensitive nature. The attacker can be seen pulling up outside of the mosque and leaving his car with his AR15 assault rifle. He then walks into the mosque and opens fire on the people inside.

The video has been removed from most mainstream social media websites and the New Zealand government have taken steps to remove the video from the internet and censor it from the public.

 

 

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