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2020-05-12 9:00:48 AM  
You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?
 
2020-05-12 9:01:26 AM  
I'm shocked.
Shocked that the state I spent a year in school in would allow this to happen.
The school that taught me there were books other than Dick And Jane out there.
Books with stories about tar babbies.
And Br'er and Briar tongue twisters.
Such an open minded, and literately challenging institution of higher learning such as a West By God Virginny elementary school.
Shocked, I say.
 
2020-05-12 9:23:11 AM  

dickfreckle: You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?


Holy crap! I never thought about it before, but Fark is classy on Internet terms.
 
2020-05-12 9:25:41 AM  
Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?
 
2020-05-12 9:26:21 AM  

GameSprocket: dickfreckle: You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?

Holy crap! I never thought about it before, but Fark is classy on Internet terms.


Strangely, yes.

There's dirt and scum aplenty, but we have standards.
 
2020-05-12 9:26:38 AM  
Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.
 
2020-05-12 9:28:15 AM  

Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.


And then they'll claim their meeting was hacked.
 
2020-05-12 9:31:18 AM  

Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.


Seconded.  This is not a failure of the program, it's a failure of the moderators.

I know one of my earlier posts on Zoom was along the lines of "stop using Zoom", but since then I've used it and am starting to understand the intricacies.
 
2020-05-12 9:32:34 AM  

Kegluneq: GameSprocket: dickfreckle: You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?

Holy crap! I never thought about it before, but Fark is classy on Internet terms.

Strangely, yes.

There's dirt and scum aplenty, but we have standards.


If Fark was a town you visit................

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2020-05-12 9:33:25 AM  

Russ1642: Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?


I've a friend who majored in Library Science, she's flat out on the cutting edge of information/social media tech.  This would not have happened on her watch.

Librarians are more than nice sexy ladies in glasses these days.

/I'll be in my bunk.
 
2020-05-12 9:34:29 AM  
When's the next meeting?

/asking for a friend
 
2020-05-12 9:34:45 AM  

Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.


Probably the only excuse is not being very savvy about the technology, which is new to a lot of people now due to COVID19. I know of several teachers who are using Zoom now, and only have for a few weeks. Their computer knowledge beyond a number of basic applications is very limited. People using it need to be trained how to keep their meetings secure or it won't occur to them that it can be hacked in this way.
 
2020-05-12 9:34:58 AM  
vudukungfu: ...Books with stories about tar babbies....Shocked, I say.

Yes, that is just horrible that you were taught folk tales from other cultures.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar-Bab​y

Did you clutch your pearls over the word nubianrdly too?
 
2020-05-12 9:35:30 AM  

Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.


While this is all certainly true for most use cases, this was a public meeting, one required to be public by law. And in an in-person meeting, everyone present can see and hear everyone else. The moderator may have felt that they had to leave it that way inn order to comply with open meetings laws.
 
2020-05-12 9:36:24 AM  

rjakobi: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

Seconded.  This is not a failure of the program, it's a failure of the moderators.

I know one of my earlier posts on Zoom was along the lines of "stop using Zoom", but since then I've used it and am starting to understand the intricacies.


It's good stuff.  Wish I had the foresight to purchase the stock back in february.
 
2020-05-12 9:37:11 AM  

Russ1642: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

And then they'll claim their meeting was hacked.


Can you claim 'hacking' when you're using a product that basically never thought about security at all?
 
2020-05-12 9:37:24 AM  

dodecahedron: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

Probably the only excuse is not being very savvy about the technology, which is new to a lot of people now due to COVID19. I know of several teachers who are using Zoom now, and only have for a few weeks. Their computer knowledge beyond a number of basic applications is very limited. People using it need to be trained how to keep their meetings secure or it won't occur to them that it can be hacked in this way.


This excuse works for Grandma not knowing how to work the Facebooks, but educators have no excuse.  Period.
 
2020-05-12 9:38:10 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Russ1642: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

And then they'll claim their meeting was hacked.

Can you claim 'hacking' when you're using a product that basically never thought about security at all?


Can you claim hacking when you don't read the instruction manual or watch a single tutorial video?
 
2020-05-12 9:40:35 AM  
The "authorities" haven't much cared about the zoombombing but I think the child pron is going to get a few of them up and running to track that idiot down.
 
2020-05-12 9:41:30 AM  
I'm trying to imagine a Zoom Trump rally...
 
2020-05-12 9:45:36 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Russ1642: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

And then they'll claim their meeting was hacked.

Can you claim 'hacking' when you're using a product that basically never thought about security at all?


So you're just inventing shiat now? There was absolutely no security breach here whatsoever.
 
2020-05-12 9:57:55 AM  

Great_Milenko: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Russ1642: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

And then they'll claim their meeting was hacked.

Can you claim 'hacking' when you're using a product that basically never thought about security at all?

Can you claim hacking when you don't read the instruction manual or watch a single tutorial video?


There's that, true.
 
2020-05-12 9:58:24 AM  
The attack could have come from anywhere. Sounds like someone was being a real dick.
When you troll for accounts you just get what you get. Someone's password was probably just "123"

The perpetrator of the Pitt bomb threats came from Ireland. The guy never even set foot in the US. He just picked the target at random.
 
2020-05-12 9:59:32 AM  

dickfreckle: You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?


we are de-evolving into a more primitive form of ourselves
 
2020-05-12 10:00:21 AM  

nobody11155: folk tales from other cultures.


You assume that is culture.
 
2020-05-12 10:09:52 AM  
Oh wow my home county. Yeah. It figures.
 
2020-05-12 10:12:01 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Russ1642: Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?

I've a friend who majored in Library Science, she's flat out on the cutting edge of information/social media tech.  This would not have happened on her watch.

Librarians are more than nice sexy ladies in glasses these days.

/I'll be in my bunk.


I worked in a large library for a long time...The ratio of chubby old babushka and cranky old men, to HOT HOT HOT librarians was very low...Out of roughly 30 librarians..We had one that was OMGZ...But she was
so OMGZ that she might have counted as two hot librarians...Legs from here to ya-ya...Betty Grable
would be going, "Gawd dannn" at her stems...She was married, and supremely nice and VERY smart
to boot..She was miles above most of the catty old ladies of a certain age that infested that place..
 
2020-05-12 10:17:33 AM  
"Country road,
Take me home
To the place
I belong.
(n-word)
(n-word)
(n-word)
****sounds of kids farking**** "
 
2020-05-12 10:20:20 AM  

vudukungfu: I'm shocked.
Shocked that the state I spent a year in school in would allow this to happen.
The school that taught me there were books other than Dick And Jane out there.
Books with stories about tar babbies.
And Br'er and Briar tongue twisters.
Such an open minded, and literately challenging institution of higher learning such as a West By God Virginny elementary school.
Shocked, I say.


Somewhere in the depths of my house, I have my father's copies of the Song of the South storybook and Lil Black Sambo. I also have my grandmother's (his mother, whom I never met) Mammy pin cushion. It is literally a doll of a black woman in house dress, apron and head scarf on a fabric covered block (so it stays upright) you stick your sewing implements in, like a voodoo doll with no target.

No idea what to do with any of those items.
 
2020-05-12 10:25:30 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Ker_Thwap: Russ1642: Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?

I've a friend who majored in Library Science, she's flat out on the cutting edge of information/social media tech.  This would not have happened on her watch.

Librarians are more than nice sexy ladies in glasses these days.

/I'll be in my bunk.

I worked in a large library for a long time...The ratio of chubby old babushka and cranky old men, to HOT HOT HOT librarians was very low...Out of roughly 30 librarians..We had one that was OMGZ...But she was
so OMGZ that she might have counted as two hot librarians...Legs from here to ya-ya...Betty Grable
would be going, "Gawd dannn" at her stems...She was married, and supremely nice and VERY smart
to boot..She was miles above most of the catty old ladies of a certain age that infested that place..


Over the past five years, I have encountered one librarian who was kinda chubby but cute.  The rest were doughy or old (male and female alike).
 
2020-05-12 11:11:36 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: No idea what to do with any of those items.


rather wealthy Americans collect those.

Which reminds me, I have an eye on a Philadelphia chair being auctioned off from the Cosby estate.
Probably go for a 5 figure sum, maybe more.
 
2020-05-12 11:27:46 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Ker_Thwap: Russ1642: Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?

I've a friend who majored in Library Science, she's flat out on the cutting edge of information/social media tech.  This would not have happened on her watch.

Librarians are more than nice sexy ladies in glasses these days.

/I'll be in my bunk.

I worked in a large library for a long time...The ratio of chubby old babushka and cranky old men, to HOT HOT HOT librarians was very low...Out of roughly 30 librarians..We had one that was OMGZ...But she was
so OMGZ that she might have counted as two hot librarians...Legs from here to ya-ya...Betty Grable
would be going, "Gawd dannn" at her stems...She was married, and supremely nice and VERY smart
to boot..She was miles above most of the catty old ladies of a certain age that infested that place..



.....and she's still in your basement.
 
2020-05-12 11:45:52 AM  

jmr61: Mr. Shabooboo: Ker_Thwap: Russ1642: Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?

I've a friend who majored in Library Science, she's flat out on the cutting edge of information/social media tech.  This would not have happened on her watch.

Librarians are more than nice sexy ladies in glasses these days.

/I'll be in my bunk.

I worked in a large library for a long time...The ratio of chubby old babushka and cranky old men, to HOT HOT HOT librarians was very low...Out of roughly 30 librarians..We had one that was OMGZ...But she was
so OMGZ that she might have counted as two hot librarians...Legs from here to ya-ya...Betty Grable
would be going, "Gawd dannn" at her stems...She was married, and supremely nice and VERY smart
to boot..She was miles above most of the catty old ladies of a certain age that infested that place..


.....and she's still in your basement.


Well, bits of her at least.
 
2020-05-12 12:39:14 PM  
Stereotype much? I'd like to point out that this was a library BOARD meeting, not a meeting of librarians. That is, a board made up of people representing the community. And they posted their URL for the meeting online, which anyone could use for nefarious purposes.

/tired of librarians getting farked
//reads Fark, not books
///three
 
2020-05-12 12:58:06 PM  

Great_Milenko: dodecahedron: Great_Milenko: Zoom isn't that hard to operate.  You can easily set screen sharing permissions so only the host can share or approve others screens.  It has a presentation format cameras where only presenters can be seen and the host can easily turned off cameras and mics for viewers.  There's simply no excuse for this.

Probably the only excuse is not being very savvy about the technology, which is new to a lot of people now due to COVID19. I know of several teachers who are using Zoom now, and only have for a few weeks. Their computer knowledge beyond a number of basic applications is very limited. People using it need to be trained how to keep their meetings secure or it won't occur to them that it can be hacked in this way.

This excuse works for Grandma not knowing how to work the Facebooks, but educators have no excuse.  Period.


Board members are more often just random rich Boomers.
 
2020-05-12 1:08:46 PM  

Kegluneq: GameSprocket: dickfreckle: You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?

Holy crap! I never thought about it before, but Fark is classy on Internet terms.

Strangely, yes.

There's dirt and scum aplenty, but we have standards.


They may be low, but they are standards.
 
2020-05-12 1:26:56 PM  

doomjesse: Kegluneq: GameSprocket: dickfreckle: You know why I like Fark? There's no child porn and when someone drops the n-bomb it's just rap lyrics. WTF is wrong with internet? More accurately, WTF is wrong with people?

Holy crap! I never thought about it before, but Fark is classy on Internet terms.

Strangely, yes.

There's dirt and scum aplenty, but we have standards.

They may be low, but they are standards.


And yet you're surrounded by thundering herd fans so there's that.

JK. Mostly.
 
2020-05-12 4:38:22 PM  

jmr61: Mr. Shabooboo: Ker_Thwap: Russ1642: Yep, librarians are at the forefront of the internet revolution. LOL. How can you be so stupid as to think this wouldn't happen if you invite random people from 'the internet' to show video during your online meeting?

I've a friend who majored in Library Science, she's flat out on the cutting edge of information/social media tech.  This would not have happened on her watch.

Librarians are more than nice sexy ladies in glasses these days.

/I'll be in my bunk.


.....and she's still in your basement.

Well, bits of her at least.


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All those books on taxidermy checked out by me, that means NOTHING...
 
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