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(BBC)   British Government to ISPs: You will install pron filters for new customers unless they opt out. British People: WE OPT OUT   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 42
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2014-07-23 02:28:55 PM  
I'm wondering at what point they will make them mandatory because not enough people are opting in.
 
2014-07-23 03:00:56 PM  
You can bet they aren't installed on government computers.
 
2014-07-23 03:02:38 PM  
Why bother when a 15 year old will crack all of them in 5 days.
\ They could just ask the Aussies about that
 
2014-07-23 03:08:34 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why bother when a 15 year old will crack all of them in 5 days.
\ They could just ask the Aussies about that


I think if you use 15 year old and crack in the same sentence, it triggers some sort of alert.

brb, someone's at the door.
 
2014-07-23 03:17:28 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: Why bother when a 15 year old will crack all of them in 5 days.
\ They could just ask the Aussies about that

I think if you use 15 year old and crack in the same sentence, it triggers some sort of alert.

brb, someone's at the door.


You aren't just trying to secure against a single 15 year old boy.  You are going against every teenage boy in the entire world with internet access.  Nothing can stand up to that kind of onslaught.
 
2014-07-23 03:17:42 PM  
Wait, there's porn on the internet? Why does nobody tell me these things?
 
2014-07-23 03:19:51 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I think if you use 15 year old and crack in the same sentence, it triggers some sort of alert.


www.alexterry.co.uk

// This thread is now blocked by British ISPs
 
2014-07-23 03:35:15 PM  
Of course, it isn't just porn, it's anything "they" deem objectionable.
 
2014-07-23 03:39:03 PM  
Nanny knows best.
 
2014-07-23 03:48:45 PM  
Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?
 
2014-07-23 03:53:30 PM  

Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?


Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.
 
2014-07-23 03:57:23 PM  

DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.


You mean like 10 year oil wars fought on the backs of volunteers who joined to kill a murderer of thousands instead of protecting the Iraqi Oil Ministry building? Are those the consequences of failed liberal policies you're talking about?
 
2014-07-23 04:02:58 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

You mean like 10 year oil wars fought on the backs of volunteers who joined to kill a murderer of thousands instead of protecting the Iraqi Oil Ministry building? Are those the consequences of failed liberal policies you're talking about?


No, I don't think those really helped conservatives politically in the UK.  I'm talking about the ones that brought about the rise of religious fundamentalism.
 
2014-07-23 04:04:47 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

You mean like 10 year oil wars fought on the backs of volunteers who joined to kill a murderer of thousands instead of protecting the Iraqi Oil Ministry building? Are those the consequences of failed liberal policies you're talking about?


i11.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-23 04:06:46 PM  

DubtodaIll: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

You mean like 10 year oil wars fought on the backs of volunteers who joined to kill a murderer of thousands instead of protecting the Iraqi Oil Ministry building? Are those the consequences of failed liberal policies you're talking about?

No, I don't think those really helped conservatives politically in the UK.  I'm talking about the ones that brought about the rise of religious fundamentalism.


Ah, wait, this may just be a language disconnect:

In the UK, the "Liberal" party is far right, if I remember right?

/Maybe that was Australia?
 
2014-07-23 04:12:05 PM  

DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.


Censorship: a rare issue on which liberals and conservatives join forces to screw everyone over.
 
2014-07-23 04:13:32 PM  

DubtodaIll: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

You mean like 10 year oil wars fought on the backs of volunteers who joined to kill a murderer of thousands instead of protecting the Iraqi Oil Ministry building? Are those the consequences of failed liberal policies you're talking about?

No, I don't think those really helped conservatives politically in the UK.  I'm talking about the ones that brought about the rise of religious fundamentalism.


Oops. British liberal failed policies. Now that's different.

/sorry I flared. down with some serious respiratory thingee with much medication. in fact, off to bed again.
 
2014-07-23 04:15:04 PM  

DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.


Oh, bullshiat.  The throbbing self righteous beaters never went away, they're always trying to stick their deital responsibilities up their fellow citizen's asses.  PC is nothing compared to these clowns.  Let's talk Porn.  In the mid `60's some members of the Senate were encouraged to set up a Obscenity & Pornography Commission (oh, tits!!!).  Several years of research later the Commission releases their findings in 1970.  The main findings:  Institute mandatory sex education in public schools and keep the feeelthy magazines behind the counter.  Nixon couldn't override the Majority of the Commission, but he was able to replace one resigning member with that paragon of moral authority, Charles Keating (of S&L infamy) to write a minority opinion.  Then the study was buried (just like Nixon buried the Shafer Commission rec. to federally decriminalize marijuana, in 1972).

So, no sex ed. lots of expensive (tax payer subsidized children), and the  war on some drugs - pandering to holy rollers ain't so bright.
 
2014-07-23 04:24:31 PM  
"I'm fairly sure if they took porn off the internet, there'd only be one website left, and it'd be called 'Bring Back The Porn'."
 
2014-07-23 04:24:32 PM  

Crazy Lee: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

Oh, bullshiat.  The throbbing self righteous beaters never went away, they're always trying to stick their deital responsibilities up their fellow citizen's asses.  PC is nothing compared to these clowns.  Let's talk Porn.  In the mid `60's some members of the Senate were encouraged to set up a Obscenity & Pornography Commission (oh, tits!!!).  Several years of research later the Commission releases their findings in 1970.  The main findings:  Institute mandatory sex education in public schools and keep the feeelthy magazines behind the counter.  Nixon couldn't override the Majority of the Commission, but he was able to replace one resigning member with that paragon of moral authority, Charles Keating (of S&L infamy) to write a minority opinion.  Then the study was buried (just like Nixon buried the Shafer Commission rec. to federally decriminalize marijuana, in 1972).

So, no sex ed. lots of expensive (tax payer subsidized children), and the  war on some drugs - pandering to holy rollers ain't so bright.


Democracy like a pendulum.  The further you swing in one direction the harder it will swing back eventually and faster still if failure is involved.  Eventually the weight breaks under the force and a new center is set.
 
2014-07-23 04:29:40 PM  

Felgraf: In the UK, the "Liberal" party is far right, if I remember right?


We have the Liberal Democrat party, and they're not far right, in fact these days you could say they're further left than the Labour party, who are smelly socialists. Urgh!!
 
2014-07-23 04:31:16 PM  

Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism the security state panopticon thinly veiled as moral panic fun?


This isn't about kids, or morals, or sex.  Porn is an easy and vulnerable beachhead for censorship.  What opposition politician is going to protest "no let's keep the porn!"?  Few if any.  Whereas " ban this sick filth!" is a brainless message any reactionary asshole can bellow, all the while fully intending to expand the definition of "filth" to encompass things that aren't pornographic, but merely unpopular or unorthodox.
 
2014-07-23 04:38:40 PM  

DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.


I think it's a combination of  both sides(extreme) wanting this bullshiat. The self harm is liberal idea and the conservatives want the porn blocked.
 
2014-07-23 04:40:07 PM  

Slaxl: Felgraf: In the UK, the "Liberal" party is far right, if I remember right?

We have the Liberal Democrat party, and they're not far right, in fact these days you could say they're further left than the Labour party, who are smelly socialists. Urgh!!


The Labour Party are no longer socialists (with a few mostly ageing exceptions). All parties now aspire to the middle, which is fairly liberal on social issues and right leaning on economic issues
 
2014-07-23 04:47:59 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

I think it's a combination of  both sides(extreme) wanting this bullshiat. The self harm is liberal idea and the conservatives want the porn blocked.


The UK campaign for a "default on" filter was masterminded by that bastion of the free press the Daily Mail. The same Daily Mail whose articles appear regularly in Fark links.
 
2014-07-23 04:58:14 PM  
You cannot stop the Hot signal...
 
2014-07-23 05:19:06 PM  

jamspoon: drjekel_mrhyde: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

I think it's a combination of  both sides(extreme) wanting this bullshiat. The self harm is liberal idea and the conservatives want the porn blocked.

The UK campaign for a "default on" filter was masterminded by that bastion of the free press the Daily Mail. The same Daily Mail whose articles appear regularly in Fark links.


And so far no article from the Daily Mail reporting how much Brits like their porn. I expect we'll get one blaming the ISPs for not making the opt out clear enough and then calls for a mandatory porn filter.

The sidebar of shame is still more damaging to impressionable kids than porn.
 
2014-07-23 05:27:28 PM  
If I had a time machine, I'd go back and make sure the Puritains never made it to these shores.
 
2014-07-23 05:54:41 PM  

Adman1138: jamspoon: drjekel_mrhyde: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

I think it's a combination of  both sides(extreme) wanting this bullshiat. The self harm is liberal idea and the conservatives want the porn blocked.

The UK campaign for a "default on" filter was masterminded by that bastion of the free press the Daily Mail. The same Daily Mail whose articles appear regularly in Fark links.

And so far no article from the Daily Mail reporting how much Brits like their porn. I expect we'll get one blaming the ISPs for not making the opt out clear enough and then calls for a mandatory porn filter.

The sidebar of shame is still more damaging to impressionable kids than porn.


Funny you should mention the Daily Fail as this law was brought in as a easy way to appese the reactionary reader base of that rag.

Just goes to show that the Daily Mail readers are either hypocrites or can't use technology more advanced that a telephone. I go with hypocrites myself.
 
2014-07-23 05:55:30 PM  

DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.


Is that some kind of political version of "cop math"?
 
2014-07-23 06:00:44 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-23 06:10:31 PM  

DubtodaIll: Democracy like a pendulum.  The further you swing in one direction the harder it will swing back eventually and faster still if failure is involved.  Eventually the weight breaks under the force and a new center is set.


This is bullsh*t. As evidenced by the fact that on average 1 in 7 people actually use the filter.
 
2014-07-23 06:25:35 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: DubtodaIll: Democracy like a pendulum.  The further you swing in one direction the harder it will swing back eventually and faster still if failure is involved.  Eventually the weight breaks under the force and a new center is set.

This is bullsh*t. As evidenced by the fact that on average 1 in 7 people actually use the filter.


I think it's silly too but it doesn't change the fact that the people who are pushing it were elected.
 
2014-07-23 07:11:27 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: DubtodaIll: Democracy like a pendulum.  The further you swing in one direction the harder it will swing back eventually and faster still if failure is involved.  Eventually the weight breaks under the force and a new center is set.

This is bullsh*t. As evidenced by the fact that on average 1 in 7 people actually use the filter.


When opening an account filter on was the default and you had to check a box to say no. So it could easily be that the vast majority of those just didn't read the fine print or didn't care.
 
2014-07-23 07:21:00 PM  

ikanreed: Of course, it isn't just porn, it's anything "they" deem objectionable.


Rev. Skarekroe: Nanny knows best.


25.media.tumblr.com


England Prevails!

 
2014-07-23 07:36:57 PM  

Crazy Lee: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

Oh, bullshiat.  The throbbing self righteous beaters never went away, they're always trying to stick their deital responsibilities up their fellow citizen's asses.  PC is nothing compared to these clowns.  Let's talk Porn.  In the mid `60's some members of the Senate were encouraged to set up a Obscenity & Pornography Commission (oh, tits!!!).  Several years of research later the Commission releases their findings in 1970.  The main findings:  Institute mandatory sex education in public schools and keep the feeelthy magazines behind the counter.  Nixon couldn't override the Majority of the Commission, but he was able to replace one resigning member with that paragon of moral authority, Charles Keating (of S&L infamy) to write a minority opinion.  Then the study was buried (just like Nixon buried the Shafer Commission rec. to federally decriminalize marijuana, in 1972).

So, no sex ed. lots of expensive (tax payer subsidized children), and the  war on some drugs - pandering to holy rollers ain't so bright.


So Nixon did all that AND defunded NASA basically while Apollo 11 was on reentry trajectory... wow, nice try GWB, but you're not Worst President Ever.
 
2014-07-23 09:05:16 PM  

BizarreMan: I'm wondering at what point they will make them mandatory because not enough people are opting in.


July, 2013.
 
2014-07-23 10:08:26 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: You can bet they aren't installed on government computers.


Actually, as a government employee (well, contractor, technically), I'd probably be one of the people to cheerfully use the filter, because it would give me a very good argument if I were ever accused of misusing the network (that actually happens fairly frequently).  I feel like "well, it wasn't filtered, so I assumed it fell under acceptable content" would be a great way to dodge a first strike, there.
 
2014-07-23 10:42:15 PM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-23 11:28:58 PM  

DubtodaIll: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: DubtodaIll: Cpl.D: Isn't the sudden rise of religious fundamentalism fun?

Yeah it's almost as if systemic failures brought on by liberal policies have actual consequences.

You mean like 10 year oil wars fought on the backs of volunteers who joined to kill a murderer of thousands instead of protecting the Iraqi Oil Ministry building? Are those the consequences of failed liberal policies you're talking about?

No, I don't think those really helped conservatives politically in the UK.  I'm talking about the ones that brought about the rise of religious fundamentalism.


Since when does that happen in Britain? I thought it was just America and all their dastardly Puritans, and the rest of Airstrip One was a beacon of reason.
 
2014-07-24 12:33:08 AM  

OgreMagi: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: Why bother when a 15 year old will crack all of them in 5 days.
\ They could just ask the Aussies about that

I think if you use 15 year old and crack in the same sentence, it triggers some sort of alert.

brb, someone's at the door.

You aren't just trying to secure against a single 15 year old boy.  You are going against every teenage boy in the entire world with internet access.  Nothing can stand up to that kind of onslaught.


Hey now...some of us are 40.
 
2014-07-24 05:56:18 AM  
#BritishPeopleProblems
 
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