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gregoryshock125
gregoryshock125
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I have a feeling that most of you are against Porno filtering software. I however work a late shift, and I'm not married. It is my personal belief that Pornography is wrong. There are others, who feel the same way. And yet, many who believe it is wrong still look. This isn't a Psychology or even a Religious Forum. I'd like to stay out of "Religious, and Psychology controversy" My question is what filtering software works, and what doesn't work.

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Drizzle
Drizzle
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Hi
Q "My question is what filtering software works, and what doesn't work"

A. Meeee......If I didn't request it, and dont recognize the signature etc, it gets binned.

On the late shift if you have time to spare, set yourself something challenging,that will occupy you so much you wont have time to bother with unwanted stuff.
Replies,will be interesting but we all know like the hackers, they will try and infiltrate all systems

Suggestion,start something like, Lego designer(who knows you may create a new piece of kit that will take the world by storm).Or Start your Family Tree research)
Doesn't have to be an educational thing,but it has to be a consuming challenge,.

Granny Kate(off her soap box)Lol!!!!

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techgranny
techgranny
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I don't understand the question. Are you trying to keep yourself from watching porn?

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

I would like to see pornography blocked at source. But as that is not going to happen, here is some info,
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_.....porn_sites
http://www.ehow.com/how_514887.....tware.html

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Ted16
Ted16
Posts: 1952

I have put K9 on my grandchildrens computers which blocks anything to do with sex. It does limit other things like Utube etc but as you will be the administrator with the password you can choose what you see or do not want to see.

As techgranny said not sure if you are avoiding temptation or just don't want it.

Ted

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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I guess you could say that they all work with varying degrees, just like AV's they will have their advantages and disadvantages untill they are updated accordingly.

But like Techgranny, and Drizzle say if you dont want it dont watch it you are in control of that.

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

"that they all work with varying degrees", could not be better said GuiltySpark.
Open DNS is another option (HTG)

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gregoryshock125
gregoryshock125
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I agree with all of you. However an addiction is an addiction. Temptation is Temptation. K9 was a great program! I used it for 4 years. I simply installed it, and then created a giant number password that my brain couldn't remember. Then I gave that password to a friend. Since He's online a lot, building his websites. I was always able to get the password whenever I needed to make an adjustment or add a new site to filter. For example blogspot is not usually blocked, but it does have porno in it. All you got to do is look a little bit LOL. Yeah I think it is ok to laugh about that. All of us computer geeks have something inside of us that likes to do a little hacking. You know the "hmmmmmmm, I wonder what could be in here???" The per bidden fruit. I know I know, I said no "Religious, and Psychology controversy" but that is what the root of this whole thing is about. You did a good job nailing it. LH is right!!!! It should be blocked at the source. Some people say blocking it hinders freedom of speech. It is a very hard argument to argue. But I look at it this way. The internet is meant for general audience. Meaning it has the young the old, various religions, and the non religious. But there is something logical that hasn't been done. Something that would, I think, satisfy everyone. It has been proposed by a former pornstar that porn should be put on a separate internet channel. Now you guys understand the web better than I do. But wouldn't it be nice if something like that could be done? In other words, those that want in their homes, would just simply pay a small fee to get access to it. Just like we do if we want something like the playboy channel on Cable TV. But now everyone is going to the V chip for kids. It's ridiculous in my opinion. Why should we the consumer have to add software to our computers, and passwords to our TVs?

K9 started crashing my computer. :( I had my machine in the shop a total of 4 times because of it. I replaced the power supply and modem. And after paying them to fix my computer, I finally figured out what was really causing the problem. I did a little internet research and found out that K9 can cause blue screens on some computers. I wrote K9 about it. They replied, and wanted me to send them a dump file. I had lots of trouble finding the dump file. Finally I found a mini-dump file and e-mailed it them. I apologized for not finding exactly what they wanted. After sometime went by they asked me to try the new K9 Beta. I had already decided to try CyberPatrol. I wasn't happy with it. It complained way to many times, about some 3rd party application damaged it, and asked me to fix it. After that I had to restart my computer. This was happening almost every other time. I have no idea what was causing the issue. But I finally listened to VistaMike and got rid of a bunch of stuff. So far my computer is running happy now :) Thanks vistual, vistamike, LH, and GuiltySpark.

You Can Read About it here

Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer Started Crashing)

If anyone knows exactly where to find the dump file, and what I need to get to read it. I'd love to hear more about that. :) Because if the K9 beta doesn't work out, I'd like to help them figure out whats going wrong. In the event that I can not, then I'll just have to up my self-control. :D

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gregoryshock125
gregoryshock125
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vistual - Thank you for the link!

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vistamike
vistamike
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gregory, thanks for your kind comments and thanks for listening to us.
LH is quite correct in that all porn should be blocked at source (an absolute 'scourge' on society'
It is very difficult but one point I should make is that kids, will and do, find a way over some protocols.
'The internet is meant for general audience' and this seems to have failed in many ways, it has become a repository of filth, malware, spam, scam and adware.
The old days in the local library had the requisite answer thus: 'young man you are far too young to read this! I've a good mind to call your parents!'

Mike

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

I never did get to read Lady Chatterleys Lover. It was probably in the library, but I was much more interested in the feathered variety, and still so to this day.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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BLOCK the Rubbish at the Source.

The Freedom of Speech Argument has basically twin components; Freedom To and Freedom From.

I take the side of Freedom From.

Rick P.

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LH
LH
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Yes. Let them eat cake !!!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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LH,

Not sure how your reply post relates but I agree totally with Mike's statement above also.

"The internet is meant for general audience' and this seems to have failed in many ways,
it has become a repository of filth, .........."

Rick P.

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Rick, it does. You just have to think very deeply.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

You know I do and am probably the most liberal, almost socialist, member of HTG But some things such as porn just cross the line as not being conducive to the "common good" in any civilized society.

That's why I take such a firm stance against such material.

Rick P.

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

It could soon become easier to block porn on the web.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12793606

While I don't disagree with what's been said, In my opinion, if an individual can't control themselves to the extent that they have to rely on a piece of software to act as a safety net, how is that morally better than just viewing porn? It's absurd! I'm sorry if that offends anyone but that's how I see it.

As for kids use of the internet, I guess it should fall on the parents to supervise and restrict what they get up to? It's a big bad world out there, no matter how we choose to sugar coat it. Kids need to be brought up by their parents, not the internet or TV. They need to be prepared for what's out there.

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LH
LH
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Surely, it is a difficult situation. I blame the parents. The parents blame the teachers. The teachers blame the parents.
I could go on for hours. But I won't.
If the magic genie popped up, and gave me 3 wishes, I wouldn't have to.

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

"Surely, it is a difficult situation. I blame the parents. The parents blame the teachers. The teachers blame the parents." ....
that my friend is a whole other can of worms right there!
i also say parents though.

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LH
LH
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Difficult to blame parents, who may not have two brain cells to rub between them, on a good day. Same goes for some teachers.

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