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UK government considers Internet porn filter, requires users to opt-out

By Rick
May 7, 2012
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  1. UK Prime Minster David Cameron will be consulting with major ISPs about devising a scheme which will block adult content for UK customers. If such a content filter does materialize...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,690   +884

    Rick, why does this story seem like, "deja vu all over again" and yet I went back a couple of pages and couldn't find something similar?

    Never mind, it's piggy backed here: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...appable-sites-uk-wants-to-filter-porn.180587/

    In any event, it seems the powers that be won't be happy until the web is no fun at all, and you have to pay solely to view Google's advertising...
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    Off is the general direction I wish politicians would bug to.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,690   +884

    Good luck with that! Politicos are a breed apart. Parasites that are so thoroughly entrenched, you'd have to disband society as a whole to get rid of them.....
  5. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12


    Disbanding of society it is.

    Be right back, mass murder.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,690   +884

    Well Mr. Sterns, that's a bit of a hyperbole wouldn't you say? The truth of the matter was stated very succinctly by Peter Townshend, (of The Who, in "Won't get Fooled Again"), thus, "meet the new same as the old boss"... My way of putting it, "same s***, different inauguration day".
  7. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Posts: 356   +40

    This doesn't make any sense to me. Its the parent's responsibility to control the content a kid accesses. In most cases though, parents are too ignorant to apply a website filter. On top of that, most parents leave electronic devices to parent their children while they get a little "me time" off in another room. In these cases where underage children have been exposed to explicit content, its not the explicit content that is having "harmful effects" but rather these lapses in parenting are merely a symptom of a much larger issue. Poor parenting. I do question the true nature of these "harmful effects" of explicit content. Too young and the child has no sex drive and is therefore completely unable to be affected by explicit images. Those old enough to have gone through puberty are already creating mental images of explicit actions even if they aren't exactly sure how it goes. So isn't it far more likely that these "harmful effects" has far more to do with the parents then it does to the explicit content?
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,690   +884

    Well, this is the 21st century, and nobody's actually responsible for their own actions. Personal liability extends to finding someone to either blame, or sue, for your own actions.
    Interesting. My 13 year old neighbor's child had a baby. I wonder if the was the fault of the internet, or the 18+ year old drug dealer that was banging her. Probably the web! Waddya, think?
    As I explained above, there is no such thing as, "poor parenting". The fault so obviously lies with the teachers and social workers who are tasked with the charge of these inbred, sociopathic, crack babies. Parents don't have any responsibility, beyond being egg and sperm donors. It gives a whole new meaning to the term, "drive by download", doesn't it?
  9. All this just because his wife love too watch big black dildos in action !!!

    or perhaps he knows better what people can or cant do.....hes a god !!!
  10. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Posts: 356   +40

    I'm trying to decipher what is sarcastic and whats not. You don't make it easy. The whole thing sounds sarcastic but my gut reaction is that people are far more likely to be crazy wacko dysfunctional. I'm thoroughly confused at the part where you said your 13 yo neighbor has a child that has a baby.

    "My 13 year old neighbor's child had a baby."

    Is it safe to say you mean your neighbor's "child" was the one who is 13 yo? Otherwise thats pretty messed up. Child is in parenthesis because someone who has gotten pregnant is no longer a child biologically.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,690   +884

    Suffice it to say all of my prior post was sarcastic, but none of it is sarcasm. It's just indicative of how jaded my view of contemporary society has become. It's also what I perceive to an accurate commentary on the comparison between how dramatically individual culpability for one's own behavior has spiraled downward, in my 60 plus years of observing it.

    I apologize for the syntactic error on my part in explaining the ages and relationships in my example.

    My neighbor was 46 (female) years old at the time of her daughter's pregnancy. Her daughter was 13 at the beginning of the pregnancy. I don't know if she made 14 before the delivery. The father of the child, "Pookie", an 18+ year old drug dealer, was invited to live in the house after the birth of the baby.

    "Child" was indeed in quotes, indicating it is arguable if a girl can deliver a child a child and still be deemed a child. That said, 13 is still 13, and still a child no matter what politically correct smoke screen you want to apply to the issue. Having sex doesn't magically qualify or enable a 13 YO, to be an adult, participating member of this culture. It just makes one more dependent on it, especially for cash and prizes.

    All of these youth pregnancy incidents I've heard recounted, always add a disclaimer that goes something like this, "did you see that other girl? She wuz eleven"!

    All of the ongoing political arguments about "repairing the Social Security System", have no merit. This girl was on social security from birth, and the mother had two men in the house, trying to make them both believe they were the girl's father.

    Since then, the girl's mother has managed to have the courts place her imbecile nephew's SIX, (count 'em, "6"), special needs children into her care, and is collecting benefits on all 6 of them. In the mean time, the nephew has impregnated his mentally challenged partner again, and the courts are in the process of having that child removed from his custody.

    So no, I'm hardly joking, I'm just exposing a very scary future to you. One that rivals the scope of the movie, "Idiocracy".

    Once upon a time, "a generation" was considered 20 years. It's spiraling downward also, and by my last count, it seemed to be approaching 13.

    Suffice it to say, (and in an attempt to return to topic), I don't think porn filters on the internet would have any effect on this profound dysfunctionality, whatsoever.

    The internet surely didn't invent sex, it just grants frank access to the viewing of it.
     
  12. Why not build a completely separate internet ala Iran, I know they want to...
  13. That's going to be a seriously awkward conversation with my landlord [he pays for the internet]...


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