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Comment: Re:Think of the children blah blah (Score 1) 186

by alendit (#43882591) Attached to: In UK, Search Engines Urged To Block More Online Porn Sites

Wait, are you saying we should censor all sources where kids can find out that there is no Santa? (kidding, of course)

But seriously, you know not every kid believes in this bull, don't you? And they don't grow up depressed because of it or anything. And you don't have to believe the stories to enjoy them, or else there wouldn't be any fantasy fans.Give children some credit, they are young, not retarded.

And nobody is suggesting sitting anyone before anything. But if my kid, by chance, would find 4chan, I would try my best to explain what it is and sure as hell not forbid him to visit it ever again (image how that would work out).

tl;dr: censorship is not the solution.

Comment: Re:Think of the children blah blah (Score 4, Insightful) 186

by alendit (#43881647) Attached to: In UK, Search Engines Urged To Block More Online Porn Sites

How about parents doing more to restrict their kids from getting into age-inappropriate things on the internet.

How do you imagine it? Sitting next to the kid and watching over her/his shoulder?

How about we grow up as a society and rely on education instead of prohibition? How about explaining to a child what porn is and how it relates to sex and leave her/him make decisions.

But no, it could be awkward, stressful and demand something like actual parenting. Forget it, censor this shit off my internets!

Comment: Re:It's OK (Score 5, Informative) 231

by alendit (#43482447) Attached to: Prof. Stephen Hawking: Great Scientist, Bad Gambler

From "A Brief History of Time":

"This was a form of insurance policy for me. I have done a lot of work on black holes, and it would all be wasted if it turned out that black holes do not exist. But in that case, I would have the consolation of winning my bet, which would win me four years of the magazine Private Eye. If black holes do exist, Kip will get one year of Penthouse. When we made the bet in 1975, we were 80% certain that Cygnus was a black hole. By now, I would say that we are about 95% certain, but the bet has yet to be settled."

Comment: Re:Twitter-shaming. (Score 1) 1145

by alendit (#43244331) Attached to: SendGrid Fires Employee After Firestorm Over Inappropriate Jokes

Sexual assault like any form of assault? Then start treating the survivors of rape as such, first. Rape is about dominance, if the society wouldn't put a dominance label on the intercourse, rape wouldn't be an issue. But we are as far from it as we were 100 years ago. Ever heard of Steubenville? Think these assholes did that because they coulnd't get laid otherwise?

And get the fuck down from your high horse! "Your country" is one of the worst in this issue among the "civilized" ones. "Purity" rings, does it ring the bell?

Not that this has ANYTHING to do with dongle jokes. The bitch just misused a just cause (fight against sexism and descrimination) to stir some drama and get more attention. I am glad she got fired.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 1145

by alendit (#43244257) Attached to: SendGrid Fires Employee After Firestorm Over Inappropriate Jokes

Thats why there is a loose set of guidelines called "decency" which is quite changes quite a bit depending on the environment and the context, but most adults have an intuitive grasp of. On the other hand, people shouldn't get fired for slip-ups.

Btw, i'm remembering the PMS joke for the next time our servers start to act up (in about 28 days, probably).

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