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Discussion in 'Boston, MA' started by JediGaladriel, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. JediGaladriel

    JediGaladriel Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Beru Whitesun. Lord knows why I actually remember that among a hundred different little tidbits, but I do. :)

    Yeah, I think Playboy would be a little iffy. We're not even allowed unfiltered internet.
     
  2. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    I really can't hold with filtering the internet. Censorship defeats the purpose of libraries, in my opinion.
     
  3. JediGaladriel

    JediGaladriel Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Librarians didn't decide to do that -- it came from above, with threats of losing funidng. The ALA is dead set against it. I wasn't here for the whole initial controversy, so I can't explain it fully, but as I understand it, it wasn't exactly put to a vote.
     
  4. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    THats to bad.
     
  5. TIEace

    TIEace Jedi Knight star 5

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    A small amount of censorship is obviously needed, but my school has definately gone too far. A couple of concerned mothers didn't want their kids going on rotten.com or Newgrounds...stuff like that. So, instead of using a Firewall that can block those sites, most of the time you can't even get into Encarta or ask.com.
     
  6. Theedage

    Theedage Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May I ask what you are filtering?
     
  7. JediGaladriel

    JediGaladriel Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mostly, like, full-frontal nudity, explicit porn, etc. I haven't heard reports of it blocking people's searches for info on breast cancer, at least unless it's a total malfunction.
     
  8. Theedage

    Theedage Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ahhh I see.
     
  9. TIEace

    TIEace Jedi Knight star 5

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    At the middle school, we had an excellent Firewall of some sorts. I forget the name, but it filtered all that "bad" stuff, but still left a lot of leeway.
     
  10. Theedage

    Theedage Jedi Padawan star 4

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    There's a way around all of those filters and it doesn't require any type of disabling of the filter. Just a bit of knowledge of the binary language and how to add =]
     
  11. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    Devious Theed! :p
     
  12. TIEace

    TIEace Jedi Knight star 5

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    Hacker! :)
     
  13. Theedage

    Theedage Jedi Padawan star 4

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  14. GasCabbie

    GasCabbie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Some school systems have extremely tight filters. I couldn't research Dr. Freud for a project! :(

    I know the big reason I don't go to the town library is because they have pretty bad hours. They close at 6 weekdays and 8 or 9 on weekends.
     
  15. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    yeah, I don't go to town libraries because of their hours as well. The Worcester library is awesome though. They have an ever expanding DVD selection to choose from.
     
  16. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    I changed my icon! Okay, not by much, but enough.
     
  17. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    hey, this seems appropriatly old and off topic that i can randomly derail it:

    hey, I'm Night4554 and i'm wondering if i can randomly hang around your boards, even though I don't live anywhere near boston!

    Although last year i did go up there for a class trip, nice city.

    ¤Night
     
  18. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    Of course you are welcome. Anyone is! :)
     
  19. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    How far from Boston are you? I mean, if you went there on a class trip, it can't be too far.
     
  20. GasCabbie

    GasCabbie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The NHS kiddies from my school go to Florida on a "school trip," once a year. It doesn't matter anyways, since (I assume), we like it when people post here. ;)

    (Due to concerns over death and destruction in the skies, this year's trip has been moved to Montreal, where anyone old enough to say 'I'm 18' can drink until they can't tell the difference between Hendrix and Mozart)
     
  21. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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  22. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    i'm in NJ, and i must say, my family visited the city a while ago, and my dad jaywalked, and i'll never let him forget it :D of course i was 7 at the time so it was a big deal :p

    ¤Night
     
  23. Grand Admiral Reese

    Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Knight star 6

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    You're welcome to join us on a meet, if you'r ever up this way again. We'll show you around.
     
  24. Pellaeon69187

    Pellaeon69187 Jedi Master star 5

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    Yeah, and get lost in the process :p .
     
  25. GasCabbie

    GasCabbie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That's half the fun! :D
     
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