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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @05:02PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 20 2016, @05:02PM (#443885)

    So you are saying you aren't smart enough come up with it, but you approve of it anyway.

    > Just so everyone knows

    Gee. Thanks for letting us know! It was important.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Tuesday December 20 2016, @05:55PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 20 2016, @05:55PM (#443927) Homepage Journal

    I'm saying that I didn't cause his butt-hurt, but I'll laugh when people give him some more butt-hurt. And, WTF did you come from? Yo mama jokes have been around for as long as there have been mamas.

    --
    There is a supply side shortage of pronouns. You will take whatever you are offered.
    • (Score: 2) by darnkitten on Tuesday December 20 2016, @06:39PM

      by darnkitten (1912) on Tuesday December 20 2016, @06:39PM (#443956)

      I heard a Victorian one on the BBC the other day:

      Young Man: My friend, I see that your collar is unpressed today. Why is that?
      His Friend: Why, your mother did not send out the laundry today!