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posted by n1 on Tuesday December 20 2016, @05:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the sin-tax dept.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/12/south-carolina-will-debate-bill-to-block-porn-on-new-computers/

A South Carolina politician is hoping to stop computer owners in his state from viewing pornography.

State Rep. Bill Chumley, a Republican from Spartanburg, told his hometown newspaper that his Human Trafficking Prevention Act would require manufacturers or sellers of computers or other devices that access the Internet to install digital blocks to prevent the viewing of obscene content. Blocking websites that facilitate prostitution would also be required, he said.

If a purchaser wants the filter lifted, he or she has to pay $20 to have it taken out—provided the person is over the age of 18.

Also at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.


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  • (Score: 2) by Magic Oddball on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:05AM

    by Magic Oddball (3847) on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:05AM (#443607) Journal

    As a happy full–time Linux user of 8½ years, I'd say /dev/sd* has to be the product of a deeply twisted imagination as well.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:15AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:15AM (#443611) Homepage Journal

    The best thing about /dev/sd* is - we don't have to remember all that stuff every three months! Our drives are mostly "set it and forget it". ;^)

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @04:46PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @04:46PM (#443871)

      Maybe they are now. I started back in the /dev/hd* days. Drives didn't move around and you knew exactly which drive was which connection. With /dev/sd* setups, the drives were notorious for moving around. Hence why by-id, by-uuid, by-label, and by-path (and later by-partlabel and by-partuuid) exist at all.

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @01:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @01:51PM (#443764)

    Newbie. I've been using Slackware since 1994.

  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:08PM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 20 2016, @08:08PM (#444007) Journal

    Really? With the Windows (DOS, really) lettering scheme, a drive letter could be a partition, a full drive, anything, and there's no rhyme or reason to it beyond some archaic tradition that A: is floppy 1, B: is floppy 2 (which is why you never see a B: drive...), C: is the first HDD, etc.

    I'd say it makes a hell of a lot more sense the way Linux does it. /dev/ means devices, sd means "scsi/serial-ata disk", a-z or whatever are which disk in order, and 1-whatever are partitions. If I see /dev/sdb3 that means "devices, scsi/sata disks, second disk, third partition." Tells me exactly what and where.

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