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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 WorknMan on Thu 19th Jan 2012 02:06 UTC in reply to "Porn"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

Don't get me wrong, but how many pornographic sites can be accessed by children just by typing the correct keyword on google?


You mean kids might run into a pair of titties while doing a Google search? The HORROR!!!! Kids these days have it easy... I had to resort to softcore R-rated movies on Cinemax in the middle of the night while my parents were asleep ;)

Edited 2012-01-19 02:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Porn
by Soulbender on Thu 19th Jan 2012 06:07 in reply to "RE: Porn"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Bah, you young folks. We barely had movies, we had to make do with magazines of varying quality and wear (and...uhm..staining..).
Now that I think about it, I remember porn magazines being quite prominently on display in pretty much any store when I grew up (Sweden, 70's-80's). I guess it's a small miracle that I am not a raving,cross-dressing serial rapist who hides bodies in my backyard. Someone call the Pope.

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RE[3]: Porn
by Valhalla on Thu 19th Jan 2012 07:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Porn"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

I guess it's a small miracle that I am not a raving,cross-dressing serial rapist who hides bodies in my backyard.

That's what they all say, I'm on to you sicko!! ;)

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RE[3]: Porn
by zima on Thu 26th Jan 2012 23:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Porn"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You seem to be suggesting something about the Pope? ;) (well, he did have few awkward moments in the past, also as a Cardinal / lack of interventions...)

BTW, my time was 90s and much different (mostly "just" the place ...a short hop across the Baltic; and already more into "tradition" & empty appearances of morality)

But, curious thing: I know quite well few people decade+ younger, young women among them - according to which, the incidence of sexual molestation in schools (groping, etc.) decreased dramatically in comparison to what I remember from the 90s - when, coincidentally, access to porn was much scarcer, hmm... (who knows how related / to bad we'll probably never get a conclusive research about the "harm" (or not) of pornography - right now it seems it's about 50/50, some research suggests one way, some another - too loaded topic)

...well, and there seems to be also more voluntary activities now / the youth isn't repressed nearly like we were a short decade+ earlier (must be more healthy, too)

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RE[2]: Porn
by Valhalla on Thu 19th Jan 2012 07:37 in reply to "RE: Porn"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Kids these days have it easy... I had to resort to softcore R-rated movies on Cinemax in the middle of the night while my parents were asleep ;)


You had it easy! I had to bribe my buddy to sneak in to his big-brothers room to pick up one of his crappy quality (and I mean CRAPPY) vhs porn tapes and bring it over to our house and then I had to watch it with him hovering (very uncomfortable situation) as he was shit-scared that his brother would find out and just wanted to return ASAP, I still recall the title of the movie: 'Flesh Gordon' which was some softcore spoof of (yeah, you'll figure it out).

Curiosity concerning sex is part of human nature, and during a certain period of our young lives it's pretty much the only thing occupying our brains, kids will find ways to expose themselves to sex and I can think of several ways infinitely worse than through the relatively safe venue of watching internet porn.

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RE[3]: Porn
by J-Ho on Thu 19th Jan 2012 11:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Porn"
J-Ho Member since:
2007-01-19

You had it easy! I had to bribe my buddy to sneak in to his big-brothers room to pick up one of his crappy quality (and I mean CRAPPY) vhs porn tapes and bring it over to our house and then I had to watch it with him hovering (very uncomfortable situation) as he was shit-scared that his brother would find out and just wanted to return ASAP, I still recall the title of the movie: 'Flesh Gordon' which was some softcore spoof of (yeah, you'll figure it out).


Of course we had it tough. We had to get up at five in the morning, two hours before we went to bed, to walk to the local porno mag reseller. The store was situated in a shoebox in a septic tank in a lake in the middle of a motorway. We bought the rolled-up porno mags for a hand of freezing cold poison and brought them home to Dad, and when we got home Dad would beat us to death with his belt and slash us in half with a bread knife. Try to tell that to the young lads of today, and they won't believe you.

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