It all started this morning. I received a call on the mobile from a biblical friend who asked what was up with the landline. I tried the phone & it appeared to work fine from my end, but apparently it was inaccessible from outside. Anyway, I arced the pc up to check my mail and was informed, "The connection was refused when attempting to contact loginnet.passport.com" Ok I thought, Gatesy's buggered it again, I'll try e-bay. So...... "The connection was refused when attempting to contact signin.ebay.com" Arrse and all other sites were accessible without problem, so it set both my little grey cells whirling around each other. Had I inadvertently typed in some keywords that set a nineteen year old Cheltenham 'operator' off in a flat spin ? Was ordering an airline ticket to London now considered something covered by Bliar's new Terrorism Bill ? Could the 8" diameter 'Big Bubba from B-Block' anal intruder that I bought 'slightly soiled' on ebay now classed a a weapon of mass destruction ? Should I expect a group of blue-clad, gun-happy plods to abseil through the windows at any time or am I being too distrustful of The Glorious Leader's government of openness ? Has anyone else had problems with certain sites today ? Oh, top tip - don't e-mail your answer to me !