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  Reply # 867381 28-Jul-2013 14:18
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Talkiet:
AppleJackXD: If we listened to all these backwards people who say sex is bad don't have sex (Which is healthy and your mother had sex for you to be born into the world) the human race would become extinct.... Im glad we don't have morons who are A-sexual running our countries, Imagine how fast the world would die off if A-sexual people got control.

I think these porn filter people are either "virgins or really ugly" and have never even been kissed so they want to ruin the world for everyone else so they can boost their low self esteem... pretty sad imo.



wrong wrong wrong wrong and insulting.

I'm strongly against the porn filter being automatically applied to everyone, but your comments show a hideous lack of understanding.

Religious people strongly opposed to pornography or pre-marital sex etc are in no way automatically 'A-sexual' (sic).

You need to accept everything you wrote in your post is wrong and misguided.

Cheers - N



I only know what an A-sexual is because of "Shortland Street"  Thanks TVNZ for misguiding me and giving me false info : (

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  Reply # 867428 28-Jul-2013 16:27
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AppleJackXD:
Talkiet:
AppleJackXD: If we listened to all these backwards people who say sex is bad don't have sex (Which is healthy and your mother had sex for you to be born into the world) the human race would become extinct.... Im glad we don't have morons who are A-sexual running our countries, Imagine how fast the world would die off if A-sexual people got control.

I think these porn filter people are either "virgins or really ugly" and have never even been kissed so they want to ruin the world for everyone else so they can boost their low self esteem... pretty sad imo.



wrong wrong wrong wrong and insulting.

I'm strongly against the porn filter being automatically applied to everyone, but your comments show a hideous lack of understanding.

Religious people strongly opposed to pornography or pre-marital sex etc are in no way automatically 'A-sexual' (sic).

You need to accept everything you wrote in your post is wrong and misguided.

Cheers - N



I only know what an A-sexual is because of "Shortland Street"  Thanks TVNZ for misguiding me and giving me false info : (


Gossip and rumors and fiction, and people take it seriously. "Shortland street mentality" is a cancer in this country. Far more so than pornography, or even alcohol abuse.

Rather than fund shortland street, I'd love to see the government fund research into the destructive effects of shortland street on society. Then I could spout some statistics, instead of making assertions I can't prove.

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  Reply # 867429 28-Jul-2013 16:30
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PaulBags:
AppleJackXD:
Talkiet:
AppleJackXD: If we listened to all these backwards people who say sex is bad don't have sex (Which is healthy and your mother had sex for you to be born into the world) the human race would become extinct.... Im glad we don't have morons who are A-sexual running our countries, Imagine how fast the world would die off if A-sexual people got control.

I think these porn filter people are either "virgins or really ugly" and have never even been kissed so they want to ruin the world for everyone else so they can boost their low self esteem... pretty sad imo.



wrong wrong wrong wrong and insulting.

I'm strongly against the porn filter being automatically applied to everyone, but your comments show a hideous lack of understanding.

Religious people strongly opposed to pornography or pre-marital sex etc are in no way automatically 'A-sexual' (sic).

You need to accept everything you wrote in your post is wrong and misguided.

Cheers - N



I only know what an A-sexual is because of "Shortland Street"  Thanks TVNZ for misguiding me and giving me false info : (


Gossip and rumors and fiction, and people take it seriously. "Shortland street mentality" is a cancer in this country. Far more so than pornography, or even alcohol abuse.

Rather than fund shortland street, I'd love to see the government fund research into the destructive effects of shortland street on society. Then I could spout some statistics, instead of making assertions I can't prove.



I knew shortland street was lying to me


I always feel like
Somebody's watching me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like
Somebody's watching me
Tell me is it just a dream

When I come home at night
I bold the door real tight
People call me on the phone
I'm trying to avoid
But can people on TV see me
Or am I just paranoid

When I'm in the shower
I'm afraid to wash my hair
'Cause I might open my eyes
And find someone standing there




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  Reply # 867475 28-Jul-2013 17:51
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I accidentally clicked a big NSFW ad at the bottom of this page (geekzone is the only website I allow adverts on) and was thinking "OMG" it is possible to accidentally find porn on the internet.... until it turned out to be a link to the geekzone jobs page.

When I was younger there weren't so many free porn sites around so I got my porn fix from p2p file sharing services like Kazaa/bearshare/Morpheus etc. Would an ISP based filter be able to stop this too without rendering the services useless?

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  Reply # 867477 28-Jul-2013 17:57
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AppleJackXD:
Talkiet:
AppleJackXD: If we listened to all these backwards people who say sex is bad don't have sex (Which is healthy and your mother had sex for you to be born into the world) the human race would become extinct.... Im glad we don't have morons who are A-sexual running our countries, Imagine how fast the world would die off if A-sexual people got control.

I think these porn filter people are either "virgins or really ugly" and have never even been kissed so they want to ruin the world for everyone else so they can boost their low self esteem... pretty sad imo.



wrong wrong wrong wrong and insulting.

I'm strongly against the porn filter being automatically applied to everyone, but your comments show a hideous lack of understanding.

Religious people strongly opposed to pornography or pre-marital sex etc are in no way automatically 'A-sexual' (sic).

You need to accept everything you wrote in your post is wrong and misguided.

Cheers - N



I only know what an A-sexual is because of "Shortland Street"  Thanks TVNZ for misguiding me and giving me false info : (


Misuse of the term asexual was the least offensive part of your post as it happens.

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 867507 28-Jul-2013 19:17
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For those who think a bit of porn censorship or government spying is ok...

And oldie but a goodie, from supporter turned critic of the Nazi regime:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Actually, I think it applies to this government in many ways... The beginnings of the Nazi party are not so different - economic troubles, high unemployment, political dissatisfaction, cronyism, shonky deals, surveilence, and victimisation/demonisation/criminalisation of a minority.


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  Reply # 867524 28-Jul-2013 20:28
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Brendan: For those who think a bit of porn censorship or government spying is ok...

And oldie but a goodie, from supporter turned critic of the Nazi regime:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Actually, I think it applies to this government in many ways... The beginnings of the Nazi party are not so different - economic troubles, high unemployment, political dissatisfaction, cronyism, shonky deals, surveilence, and victimisation/demonisation/criminalisation of a minority.


Soon were gonna have cctv everywhere including in our toilets and showers.... arghh makes me shudder. We need to stand up for our rights.



I always feel like
Somebody's watching me
And I have no privacy
I always feel like
Somebody's watching me
Tell me is it just a dream

When I come home at night
I bold the door real tight
People call me on the phone
I'm trying to avoid
But can people on TV see me
Or am I just paranoid

When I'm in the shower
I'm afraid to wash my hair
'Cause I might open my eyes
And find someone standing there


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  Reply # 867564 28-Jul-2013 22:40
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AppleJackXD:
Brendan: For those who think a bit of porn censorship or government spying is ok...

And oldie but a goodie, from supporter turned critic of the Nazi regime:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Actually, I think it applies to this government in many ways... The beginnings of the Nazi party are not so different - economic troubles, high unemployment, political dissatisfaction, cronyism, shonky deals, surveilence, and victimisation/demonisation/criminalisation of a minority.


Soon were gonna have cctv everywhere including in our toilets and showers.... arghh makes me shudder. We need to stand up for our rights.


Oh, I don't think they need to do that - we all have one in our pockets...

But oppression, spying, and so on doesn't need to go to those extremes before it's bad for us. Just what they are proposing - having the power to read our communications, bank accounts, etc everything is too much already.

And yes, it's about time we stood up for our rights. John Key's regime needs to end. I've heard a lot of talk around here about how "Aunty Helen" was too controlling and how National would have been better. ... Those voices are strangely quiet now.


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Master Geek
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Reply # 867624 29-Jul-2013 05:31
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the problem with the type of filters proposed in the UK is that they always block more then what people think they block, and their are multiple examples of this including Australia, and for some even work places, imagine you work in a health based organization and you search for the term breast cancer and it comes up been blocked because of the word breast (and their have been occurrences of this actually happening, in public libraries)

the uk porposed filter has already been found that their is a very high chance that it will block the following:

? pornography
? violent material
? extremist and terrorist related content
? anorexia and eating disorder websites
? suicide related websites
? alcohol
? smoking
? web forums
? esoteric material
? web blocking circumvention tools

we should be concerned their needs to be oversight on what is blocked and why, and these lists needs to be verified.  Most of the stuff listed above could be simply part of a free speech.

and as for those saying they should block to protect the kids, well sorry but the internet is not a tool for children without active supervision and education.
and as for blocking pornography imagine it starting fairly straight forward and blocking extreme sexual acts/nudity but then as time goes by it then expands to include full nudity to just a female breast been shown, and then later on you get a change of govt and they expand the filter even further that any female skin showing is pornography.  definitions of pornography can shift with political influence and monetary influence; sites that contravene NZ censorship laws you could argue should be blocked, but that is a separate debate

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  Reply # 867630 29-Jul-2013 07:13
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Brendan: For those who think a bit of porn censorship or government spying is ok...

And oldie but a goodie, from supporter turned critic of the Nazi regime:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

Actually, I think it applies to this government in many ways... The beginnings of the Nazi party are not so different - economic troubles, high unemployment, political dissatisfaction, cronyism, shonky deals, surveilence, and victimisation/demonisation/criminalisation of a minority.



What economic troubles? What high unemployment? What criminalisation of minorities? What are you on about? I think you have the wrong thread.

BTW only 18 pages and someone has invoked Godwin's law.


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  Reply # 867648 29-Jul-2013 08:45
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@Brendan: whilst you're right about the origins of those people you mention, take care. Mauricio has very strict rules around Godwinning discussions.




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  Reply # 867757 29-Jul-2013 11:51
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Just thought I'd put my 2c here.

Fundamentally, the problem with ISP-level filtering for (anything) is it compromises the end-to-end principle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End-to-end_principle

"We are the pipe, not the censor"

The choice must always lie with the individual. The alternative is prejudices (judgements before the fact) are enforced on us.
Those pre-judgements are based on estimates. Estimates are often wrong.





“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.” - Nikola Tesla

 


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  Reply # 867935 29-Jul-2013 15:47
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Brendan:

And yes, it's about time we stood up for our rights. John Key's regime needs to end. I've heard a lot of talk around here about how "Aunty Helen" was too controlling and how National would have been better. ... Those voices are strangely quiet now.



Easy solution, we live in a democracy. Don't vote for him in the next election.



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  Reply # 868003 29-Jul-2013 17:36
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heres a reason why blocking web sites is a pointless exercise.

http://www.immunicity.org/




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 868074 29-Jul-2013 20:45
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On a related note, for those of you who don't listen to the BBC Radio 4 Friday Night Comedy podcast*, there's this.



*If you don't listen to it, you fail. This is a fact, not just my opinion.




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