Recently I’ve actually given up using nciku, just because my connection times out 99% of the time when I try and use it. I’m now using MDBG instead, which is fine for Chinese - English but not so great on the English - Chinese direction.
The other odd thing is that nciku is listed as being online and functioning… Maybe it’s just that their servers are extremely slow? Maybe they should get Cloudflare or Cloudfront.
It’s a pain, anyway, as nciku is by far the best Chinese - English dictionary.
Anyone else having similar problems?