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Comment Re:Pr0n? (Score 1) 192

They don't want the hassle of dealing with the complaints about little jimmy shattering his fragile little mind when he gets his hands on the PIN code to access it.
Or a wife complaining that the suggested movies includes porn even though (supposedly) no one in their houses watches it.

That said, if they had a decent range with properly searchable and correctly tagged content, I'd pay for it. I'm sure that somewhere someone has made porn catering to my particular fetish.

Comment The 90s is calling. (Score 4, Informative) 122

I used to have to work like this back in 1998. Internet access was severely restricted and only 1 person per division had access and you'd have to tell them what you were looking for and they'd do the search for you.

In practice, it was faster for me to walk home, search for the information I needed and walk back than to do this or reinvent the wheel when 100 people had found the same problem and had already posted a solution.

Honestly I'm more productive with internet access, even if I'm currently at work posting this while waiting for my script to finish running.

Comment Human robots need jobs too (Score 1) 127

Why not just hire those people that graphic images don't affect?
Their lack of empathy might not let them get many jobs outside of the TSA, but they'll follow the rules precisely.

Personally, I wouldn't want to do it, but not because of the graphicness of the images, but because it's low paid and I'd find it really boring.
Probably want to set up an office image bingo card 'come on, nipple, nipple, dick pic, beheading....Yes! BINGO!!"

Comment Re:People need a real sense of PURPOSE. (Score 1) 1116

Because even volunteer work costs quite a bit of money.
So if you're planting flowers along the highway, you'll need to pay out for the flowers themselves, spend time organizing a safety report for how to keep workers safe near hazardous objects moving at high speed, hi-vis vests, digging and watering equipment...
Or you're tutoring children. You'll need to be vetted to show that you aren't a pedo or have criminal convictions before you're allowed to work with children, the educational material, organizing rotas so that if a volunteer is off ill, someone else can fill the gap at short notice...
Hanging out with old people is probably pretty cheap.

Comment Re:Not at all, I'm willing to pay for lazy people (Score 1) 1116

Yes. I'd go with enough for 1500 calories a day, a bed in a dorm, and a clothing allowance. Enough to survive, but not enough to 'live'.
I expect, just as people who game the welfare system now, that substantial amounts of them would continue to work in the black economy, but that's a problem with the revenue gathering system rather than welfare vs BI.

Comment Re:Why to everyone's dismay? (Score 1) 491

Depends on the person.
I've gone over 6 weeks at a time without physical human interaction. All that happened to me was that I started talking to myself. Some people do that even without being isolated.
That said, I accept that other people may well need daily human interaction to stay sane, just saying that if I was ever incarcerated, I'd be quite happy for extended periods of playing computer games, and would hate to have to interact with the type of people who bullied me at school (which is quite similar - trapped for hours in an institution where most of the other inmates don't want to be there and take their frustrations with this on other people, the guards/teachers don't give a shit and only get involved when there's broken bones or bloodshed.)

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