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Program like selfcontrol for windows?

AnbuItachi 1,530 36 September 15, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Hi,

does anyone know of a windows program like self control for mac, where you can block certain websites for set amount of time, and remains so even if you close the program or restart your computer? there are programs out there that blocks, but are too easy to disable so I'm looking for something like Selfcontrol...

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Give this a try. I've not ever need to use it but it is highly rated.
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I think there are better ways of achieving self-control than relying on a program..
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I think there are better ways of achieving self-control than relying on a program..
Oooh, judgment!!

That's probably satisfying and all, but I think there are better ways of using your time than pointing out weaknesses that people are obviously aware of when they're not really asking for your advice. Since we seem to be just saying what we think.
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I heard of something like this once where you can set a time on it or set it up to start when studying. It blocks all the time killing sites and can only be undone through a huge ordeal of typing a paragraph into it. Or you wait until it expires.

It basically keeps you from those "quick" email checks or stops the people who flip between facebook and homework.

Let me see if I can remember what it was called.

Try this list, does it through extensions.
http://www.vikitech.com/3099/chro...extensions
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How about Selfcontrol for Windows (SelfRestraint [kuivi.la])?
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There is always a way around any block if one really wants to get to it.
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There is always a way around any block if one really wants to get to it.
The purpose of block is meant to be self-imposed. It's meant to block timewaster websites when doing work of some sort.
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The purpose of block is meant to be self-imposed. It's meant to block timewaster websites when doing work of some sort.
I get it. Block slick deals in your little program. If you really want to get to it because you know you want to you can find a way.

If you say, "oh I wouldnt try and find a way", then why is the program to block it even necessary?
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Quote from nizzy1115 View Post :
I get it. Block slick deals in your little program. If you really want to get to it because you know you want to you can find a way.

If you say, "oh I wouldnt try and find a way", then why is the program to block it even necessary?
It's to prevent people who may have an unconscious or automatic desire to open up a browser window. I know, from time to time, if I'm bored, I somewhat unconsciously open up a browser and click on a bookmark link, even if I just closed a window at the same site. It becomes an automatic response after years of doing the same thing.

If you get a "server not found" notice, it makes you realize you should get back to work instead of going to time waster websites. It's supposed to snap you out of it, so to speak.

I, personally, haven't used it (and didn't realize it existed). Then again, I visit a myriad of sites rather than one or two (e.g. Facebook/twitter).
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Quote from nizzy1115 View Post :
I get it. Block slick deals in your little program. If you really want to get to it because you know you want to you can find a way.

If you say, "oh I wouldnt try and find a way", then why is the program to block it even necessary?
The idea isn't that it will fully stop you, it is to it inconvenient to go browsing. The one I remember forces you to type out a really long paragraph to disable it, or simply open another browser.

Same idea as when they tell people to intentionally leave the tv remote somewhere away from the couch to force you to get up and change the channel. Sure, you could just grab the remote and bring it back with you like a true slug, but it is healthier not to.
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