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UK government wants to block all Internet porn

By Emil
Dec 19, 2010
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  1. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    I've never understood this extreme behavior towards banning all porn, but showing some smasher hit on TV at 19:00 in the evening is just fine, with brain matter shooting all over the floor...

    "It's for the children"
    Yayayyaya, whatever
     
  2. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    ^this. censorship is wrong, the people should decide for them self what to filter. we are just that smart, and if we aren't, it's out ****ing right to whatever fate that brings.
     
  3. protecting children is the job of the parents, not the government. This is complete bullshit and anyone with a half a brain and/or pair of balls will agree with me. All it takes is ten mins of googling and reading up to learn how to filter out anything dodgy from children. Plus what abouot sites that many people stream tv off like megavideo? They host porn to so kiss goodbye to watching anything sky decides to buy.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I've always found the best way with our 8yr old is to educate, and allow only sites I'm happy with her using. Everything else on her computer is blocked. Its far easier to whitelist a few sites, than blacklist 99% of the internet.
     
  5. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    HELL YEAH!
     
  6. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Enthusiast Posts: 329   +18

    Noooo! Well, at least I live in USA.

    And I doubt that they will ban it... It's impossible to destroy the internet. It's like a cancer, and will only keep growing unless you do the expensive stuff...
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,814   +921

    "The King of Queens"

    Well, I haven't started any controversy in almost a whole day, I feel I've failed you.

    I think the whole issue here is British Imperialism. As you all are well aware, there was a time when, "the sun never set on the British Empire". Sadly, over time, most of that glory has been lost.

    Since there is a dearth of subjects in the colonies to push around, but yet there are still many power mad imbeciles who revel in pushing people around, something has to give.

    It's why God created sociopaths, to have somebody willing to hold public office.

    Hence, lacking suitable candidates for subjugation elsewhere, "charity" now begins at home, so to speak.

    In simpler terms, since the Brits are unwilling or unable to fund another crusade to the holy land, and their public officials feel they're entitled to have one, they're going to start a bunch of morality based b***s*** at home.

    I don't believe this internet censorship would ever have become an issue, had Tony Blair not sided with our own home grown *****, George W. Bush, and remained in power.

    However, the die has been cast, and it is now the solemn duty of British subjects as a whole, to vote whichever party is in power, out of power at the next election, And, to do the exact same thing at each and every subsequent election!

    Remember, any douche bag you leave in office for more than one term, will get comfortable, self satisfied, and power mad, thereby deluding him or herself into believing once again in the divine right of kings. Accordingly, in private , he will dress up in stockings and a garter belt, look a full length mirror straight in the eye, and then, with all the conviction someone who is completely impotent can muster will say, "God has bestowed me with the mandate to become, "king of douche bags"! Then, donning his basic black dress and finest powdered wig, will assuredly will procede with great dispatch, to make your life miserable with moral proclamations, even while he or she is molesting the pages in the House of Lords. (or the House of Commons, for that matter).
     
  8. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I almost believe you live in the UK Captain! :haha:
     
  9. AllEyezOnMe

    AllEyezOnMe TS Member

    Do you work for the British National Party mein Capitan? :p
     
  10. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Once they've forced the ISPs to filter porn, they'll force ISPs to filter for stuff like Piratebay etc. Then it'll be anything remotely considered immoral by the neo-victorians in power. Wikileaks anyone?
     
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Wikileaks? Why wouldn't that be filtered too?
     
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Then where will we learn where children come from? :(
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Where we used to before the internet, in the streets
     
  14. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    @Captaincranky
    Wow, thats quite an impressive post Sir Cranky. :D You've pretty much hit the nail on the head there.

    It's true, we'll just keep batting back and forth between blue and red forever, unless the system changes in to something else. Problem is, it's the government that decide whether it changes or not (or decide to let us have a say on it)..So, it'll never happen basicly.

    The fact that our elections are every 5 years doesn't seem to bode well either...
     
  15. For goodness sake people, it's fine for children over 10 to be exposed to porn, as long as we keep decent sex education in schools there isn't a problem, almost 100% of guys would rather be talking (or more) with a girl than playing with themselves so don't try to use the problems with relashionships.
    Now some of you might be thinking about the younger children and I can tell you from a not to long ago adolescence that it is harder than you might think to find real porn on the internet unless you looking for it which almost none under tens are. Maby, Maby a young child might click on a sidebar on a game website or an email site and see a topless picture, but it will be nothing worse than page 3, these things are to advertise, they wouldn't just hand out the full thing or nobody would visit the site. Also, if they're technologically advanced enough to be playing Internet games then they will be able to get out of this pop up site

    This is a massive waste of money on an attempt to gain popularity. Honestly, this has big brother written all over it. Now to sit and watch the door waiting for the thought police to come and silence me
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,814   +921

    Ah, to be Young Again......

    Does Techspot have a sperm cell avatar?
    I think the punchline here would be, "from the wet spots in the back seats of Ford Anglias throughout the UK. Although the slightly more well to do unplanned pregnancies would probably be effected in the rear of the Ford "Prefect" model.

    Future gymnasts might give anything by Austin Healy a go then.
     
  17. look, If I am paying for my connection, I want no one but no one yapping about where I go, what I view, and how often I do it!! all these guys wants to do is just find more clever ways of monitoring us more closely!! think aobut it!!
    The day they make internet free to all of us, is the day they can start to have rights of controling what we see and where we serf.
    As for our kids, they know more then we do!!!! hahah
     


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