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2473 clicks; posted to Business » and STEM » on 08 Feb 2022 at 12:30 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-02-08 1:29:48 PM  
This could be handled by a single question.

Which year did you realize that that your entire life would be an endless quest for money sacrificing whatever altruistic values you had to improve the existence of you and those around you in order to serve a ruling class machine who's entire goal is to make you a drone and keep you there in order to sacrifice your happiness, health, and relationships to make money for the rich and entitled who see you as number on a spreadsheet that they'd rather not pay for but have to otherwise they'd have to leave their country club life and do work themselves? Forget that, what is the square root of nine?

If they didn't answer 3 then they have the attention span of a teenager or child.
 
2022-02-08 1:40:03 PM  
That would require logging in and who is dumb enough to do that?
 
2022-02-08 1:41:57 PM  
The ability to browse the internet anonymously should be a right. I don't know how you'd prove your age without giving information that you'd rather not have be part of the inevitable future data breach.
 
2022-02-08 1:47:25 PM  
Didn't they try this a few years ago and give up?
 
2022-02-08 1:49:08 PM  

WhackingDay: That would require logging in and who is dumb enough to do that?


I can't wait for the inevitable leak of people who sign up to include names of the legislators who sign this into law.

Name: MP Johnson
Site: donkeyfarking.net

Name: MP Johnson
Site: naughtyneices.tv

...
 
2022-02-08 1:53:47 PM  

edmo: Didn't they try this a few years ago and give up?


They've tried this every few years since the Internet became accessible to the general public.
 
2022-02-08 1:54:02 PM  

WhackingDay: That would require logging in and who is dumb enough to do that?


I remember seeing a lot of sites around 2004 that insisted they needed a credit card purely for age verification. I still don't know if that was part of GWB's "War on Porn" or if it was a scam. I never gave them anything of the sort and have assumed it was the latter.
 
2022-02-08 1:58:19 PM  
Makes you wonder how many VPNs are set up by actual companies looking out for your anonymity and how many are set up and run by the FBI?
 
2022-02-08 2:03:48 PM  

cowsaregoodeating: This could be handled by a single question.

Which year did you realize that that your entire life would be an endless quest for money sacrificing whatever altruistic values you had to improve the existence of you and those around you in order to serve a ruling class machine who's entire goal is to make you a drone and keep you there in order to sacrifice your happiness, health, and relationships to make money for the rich and entitled who see you as number on a spreadsheet that they'd rather not pay for but have to otherwise they'd have to leave their country club life and do work themselves? Forget that, what is the square root of nine?

If they didn't answer 3 then they have the attention span of a teenager or child.


If you'd asked, "What AGE did you realize etc," my answer would've been unchanged.
 
2022-02-08 2:18:33 PM  

shopball: Makes you wonder how many VPNs are set up by actual companies looking out for your anonymity and how many are set up and run by the FBI?


Or even more likely, scammers.
 
2022-02-08 2:48:24 PM  

Fireproof: WhackingDay: That would require logging in and who is dumb enough to do that?

I remember seeing a lot of sites around 2004 that insisted they needed a credit card purely for age verification. I still don't know if that was part of GWB's "War on Porn" or if it was a scam. I never gave them anything of the sort and have assumed it was the latter.


I've heard depleted gift card credit cards are the easy solution to any "credit card verification" ploy - have yet to try it.
 
2022-02-08 3:25:53 PM  
Nothing a few Hustlers in the woods wouldn't replace. Sometimes the old ways come back around.
 
2022-02-08 4:00:56 PM  
How would this work?

Using a credit card as age verification doesn't seem like it will work because you could input a gift card, and, older teens may have accesses to a credit or debit card.

As for other verification methods, would the government really stand up an authenticator system where you input your DL or some other personal identifying information that then sends a token to the porn website?
 
2022-02-08 4:15:40 PM  
If your VPN is a publicly held corporation, then I strongly suggest getting a new one.
 
2022-02-08 4:45:28 PM  
This will be foolproof, since no underage male woud be motivated enough to aquire and use the personal information of his older family members.  Imagine the shame and horror...
 
2022-02-08 5:19:57 PM  

mononymous: This will be foolproof, since no underage male woud be motivated enough to aquire and use the personal information of his older family members.  Imagine the shame and horror...


I regret that I can only give this one smart.
 
2022-02-08 7:04:00 PM  
I already have a VPN, mainly used to read links on Fark that get "Our European customers are important to us..." messages.
 
2022-02-08 7:06:55 PM  

mononymous: This will be foolproof, since no underage male woud be motivated enough to aquire and use the personal information of his older family members.  Imagine the shame and horror...


Even if it's perfect, it still only applies to commercial porn sites. That's a big enough loophole to drive an aircraft carrier in. Even if this thing works perfectly all it will end up doing is mildly annoying underaged males.
 
2022-02-08 7:26:05 PM  
...asked to prove they own a credit card or confirm their age via a third-party service.

No need for the hassle of VPN!  Simply go to iamovereighteen.co.uk, upload a photo of your ID, fill out a brief survey, and you are free to surf the tubes of porn!  Browser extension and mobile app coming soon!
 
2022-02-08 8:32:28 PM  
"Studies show that half of 11 to 13-year-olds have seen pornography at some point."

The top half, where the eyes are.
 
2022-02-09 12:11:10 PM  
I fail to see how a VPN would get around age verification.
 
2022-02-09 12:24:13 PM  

boozehat: I fail to see how a VPN would get around age verification.


Because US based website wouldn't ask US based (they think) users for age verification. Sites will either geoblock the UK, as many US sites already do to avoid GDPR laws, or have age checking on UK based users.

/There are some movie and TV download sites that are blocked in the UK as well, and VPNs get around that blocking, so I have been told....
 
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