Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes ...and we're back. Like so many other sites on the web, OSNews joined the worldwide protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT-IP Act, which threaten to end free speech, economic innovation, privacy, and the free exchange of information on the web. I don't wish to waste too many words on our participation, so consider this item as a sort of comment lightening rod to make sure that when the next story is posted, we can focus fully on its topic. Update: DC seems to be getting the message the internet sent today.
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RE: Porn
by bhtooefr on Thu 19th Jan 2012 02:04 UTC in reply to "Porn"
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The thing is, the Internet was designed to be relatively anarchic - and there's both good and bad that comes with it. Those that participated in the design of the modern Internet accepted that.

Would you let your kid out unsupervised in a bad part of town? Probably not.

Well, the Internet has some elements of that bad part of town. So, don't let your kid out unsupervised (at least not without a restrictive whitelist filter). The Internet as a whole is for adults, or supervised or sufficiently mature children.

Oh, and seeing a naked woman or man probably won't scar your kid, especially if what they saw is put in proper context. (I'm not saying to show your kid some porn, I'm saying that if your kid sees some porn, it's no big deal, and it'll happen eventually whether you like it or not.) It is only natural, after all.

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