jackson.linux at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 01:15:56 UTC 2005
Todd Slater wrote:
> Come on, at least two people have accused this guy of being a poor
> father. Did you ever think that he *has* talked to his kids, that he
> supervise or perhaps is *unable* to supervise 24x7x365?
Let me be 100% clear about the intent of my earlier comment: I meant no
slight nor any whiff of suggestion that the poster was an unfit parent.
My point was entirely this:
At the end of the day, avoidance of smut and violence depends on the
user, and my suggestion was not that the poster had not provided ethics
and passed on his values, but rather those activities were more
effective than any technology.
In my opinion, technology which attempts to control the flow of
information on the internet is spitting into the wind; there is to my
knowledge no reliable electro-nanny which removes smut and violence
while avoiding censorship of innocent, important information. The famous
example of AOL's unintentional removal of breast-cancer support groups
in a misguided effort to "protect" us from offensive words is just the
most basic example. Sure, technology has come a long way, and sure there
are packages out there which will do quite a bit to keep his kids free.
But how many times have we looked in our spam filter directory and seen
messages relegated there from friends who wrote a subject line which
didn't quite cut the mustard, or were (to take an extreme example)
written by your friend Richard Cockbourne.
I apologized for my post because I put it there out of context and now I
see it appears I was insulting the poster. I hope this explains it: I
meant no offense.
Are his kids even
> old enough for such a discussion, i.e. do you want to introduce your 6
> year old to adult content so they'll know what to do when they encounter
> Additionally, even if you work on the "demand" side of things with your
> kids, there is also a lot of adult content forced on viewers.
> Pornnapping is all too common, especially with domains targeted to
> youngsters (Brittany Spears, beanie babies, cheerleading etc.).
>>Since you are probably looking for a software solution (read: "don't be a
>>good parent"), I think you are probably looking for squidguard or
>>something like that.
> As others have mentioned, Dan's Guardian is what you want--very
> configurable, pretty easy to set up IIRC.
> Good luck, and don't let the judgemental jerks make you feel bad.
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