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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 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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