It would be nice if I could override whatever Internet servers think and create my own path to the USA. Without a proxy.
The result of yesterday’s earthquake in Taiwan means I am unable to access most any foreign sites. Even most proxies that were available yesterday are now unreachable. Sites in the USA don’t load. Sites in Japan don’t load. Sites in Europe don’t load. Sites in India don’t load (gotta love how Asian countries prefer to connect to the USA, through the same exact cable, but fail to connect to other countries using this same cable while it is still within Asia).
If I can reach a foreign site in China right now, it is because it is cached (Google and You Tube have servers within China, for example). Or if it is in South Korea.