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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!'
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, .........."
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.
It could soon become easier to block porn on the web.
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.
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.
"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.
LH quote:" Yes. Let them eat cake !!! "
Rick, LH likes those "historic" quotes. That's what Marie Antoinette was supposed to have said when the people had no bread to eat. It ultimately cost her the head under the Guillotine. Newer historians claim that she never said that though.
I think I just understood the question:) You want to stop watching porn at work. That's easy. I'm a LLC owner. If you're watching porn on my dime You're Fired! That should alter your thought process. Unless, of course, things like the roof over your head and food on your table don't mean much to you.
When I originally posted this I had no idea it would take off like wild fire LOL I just merely wanted to find a decent porn filter or make the one I have work with my computer.
I feel more sorry for porn stars than I do for the people who view Porn. This may seem like an oxymoron statement. But it really isn't. If you do your research you will find that an over whelming number of porn stars were sexually abused people. As some former porn stars have said, "your viewing mentally sick people" That right there is good enough reason for porn to be eradicated.
LadyFitzgerald is right, it is hard to define what is or what isn't porn. It is an individual definition. But there is a difference between swim suite models and naked people having sex in front of a camera. For one spreads STDS and other complications into our society. The other just simply stimulates the natural human sex drive. If an individual uses a porn filter as a self-control aid, like a man who uses a cane to help him walk, I see nothing wrong with that. Nor should anyone frown on it. At least that man knows he is easily aroused and is trying to keep his mind as clean as possible. But is that really the point to all of this? We are about solving computer problems. Making software do what it is supposed to do. In this case we are discussing "how to make porn filters work."
Just for the Record. I think all of you have made some wonderful points. :)
"But there is a difference between swim suite models and naked people having sex in front of a camera. For one spreads STDS and other complications into our society. The other just simply stimulates the natural human sex drive."
I really hope the former in the first part of that statement refers to the latter in the second part of the statement. Otherwise I am very confused.
@ Hatty - I had figured so much by now and I liked how you adjusted your avatar just for us ;)
(and as far as I know LH started calling you Hatty, I just followed suit LOL).
@ LH - do share <LOL LOL LOL>.
Tit for tat Hatty. I share, but my dole is so low now I am workhouse poor. Bit of green cheese and mouldy bread suffices. I learned this in the HTG dungeon and survived. Get what you are given and be grateful!
I am re-threading shoelaces on shoes owned by my granddad. And that was when soles (souls) were made by tanners (or when tanners had souls)
Guys I'm really surprised that you guys are still talking on this Forum. LOL
Verizon Wireless and OpenDNS Compatibility Issues
When it comes to internet service providers, one does not have many choices. In some areas one has only 2 basic choices. Dial up or Wireless. This is the case for where I live. Of course Dial up these days just doesn't cut it, and wireless is usually mobile (limited access) off a cell tower.
Ever since I made the switch from Dial up to Verizon Wireless, I've had to use some sort of filtering software. I started out with Cyber Sitter, which blocked everything including my Anti-Virus. Thus it was thrown out. Then I moved to K9, and it worked for 4 years. Then the computer started blue screening and rebooting. It was discovered that something had gone wrong with the K9 filter, or was it with the Modem? Eventually both was replaced. Then I switched to cyberpatrol which caused windows explorer to crash on a semi regular basis. And thus it was thrown out. Now I'm using OpenDNS. When I first set it up, things went great! Then it started blocking everything including my e-mail. I had to reset it up. Everything, once again, was solved, and I was happily adding black lists of whatever sites needed an extra block put on them. Then it happened! This modem is flaky. Every now and then, instead of connecting to the internet it will display an error code, simply called WMC671. Once that happens your dead in the water. However there are things you can try. 1) you can unplug the modem and plug it back in (sometimes that solves the problem) 2) if that doesn't solve it, then you can try another usb port and so on. The last time it gave me that Error code I changed ports 3 times. Finally it allowed me online But OpenDNS stopped blocking web content. I checked all the settings, and everything looks set up correctly. I checked my network (on the computer). I checked the Network on the OpenDNS site under my profile. And I checked the OpenDNS updater program. Everything seems to functioning normally, and yet it isn't working at all. Does anyone have any ideas what I could be missing?
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