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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 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.