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Old 08-05-2013, 03:42 AM   #27351
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Man vs Woman remarks while carrying a gun.


Man: Can someone see this gun? I am self conscience of someone seeing my gun.

Woman: Does this gun make me look fatter? I feel like this gun makes my clothes look fatter on me.

You guessed it, my wife.
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Hey, he pays his taxes to use that computer. Actually, you'd think they'd have porn blocked.
Back in the late 1990's, I served on a local library board in small-town N. Georgia, and the subject of Internet filtering came up when our library became connected. I was my library's representative on the regional board as well during those years, and also dealt with that issue at that level.
Both Boards came to the same conclusion - that since filtering was imperfect in that legitimate websites could also get blocked if filtering out porn sites, that amounted to censorship & a violation of the public's First Amendment rights, thus we did not filter *except* for computers in the children's section of the library (and while we were uncomfortable with that consession, we felt it served the public good). We set time limits on access to the internet (my local library could only afford two computers), and they were placed so that someone would have had a difficult time in watching porn and remaining private while doing so. BUT we were strongly opposed to censorship.
I have no idea what the policy is now in that regional library system.

FWIW, that local library was the worst-funded library in the worst-funded Regional Library System at the time in the State of Georgia, in terms of percentage of gov't support (local government support only - the State rarely gave public libraries anything back then, and I doubt it has changed significantly in the past 15 years). Most libraries aren't significant recipients of tax monies.
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A pastor got busted looking up child porn at the first regional library in hernando Mississippi either early last year, or late the year before.

Never can tell what some folks will do. This guy know enough about computers to get around the filtering too.
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Back in the late 1990's, I served on a local library board in small-town N. Georgia, and the subject of Internet filtering came up when our library became connected. I was my library's representative on the regional board as well during those years, and also dealt with that issue at that level.
Both Boards came to the same conclusion - that since filtering was imperfect in that legitimate websites could also get blocked if filtering out porn sites, that amounted to censorship & a violation of the public's First Amendment rights, thus we did not filter *except* for computers in the children's section of the library (and while we were uncomfortable with that consession, we felt it served the public good). We set time limits on access to the internet (my local library could only afford two computers), and they were placed so that someone would have had a difficult time in watching porn and remaining private while doing so. BUT we were strongly opposed to censorship.
I have no idea what the policy is now in that regional library system.

FWIW, that local library was the worst-funded library in the worst-funded Regional Library System at the time in the State of Georgia, in terms of percentage of gov't support (local government support only - the State rarely gave public libraries anything back then, and I doubt it has changed significantly in the past 15 years). Most libraries aren't significant recipients of tax monies.
The Los Gatos Public Library is very new (they just built a new one and opened it in the last year or two) and state-of-the-art. There are dozens of iMacs available for public use, with all of the whistles and bells (Hint: Steve Wozniac lives in town and he uses the library. You think they have crappy computers there?). Anyhow, here is a pic of the computers that the guy was using. I was sitting in the far corner opposite from where the picture was taken. (If you want to see more pics of the library just Google "Los Gatos public library" and click on images.)
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The Los Gatos Public Library is very new (they just built a new one and opened it in the last year or two) and state-of-the-art. There are dozens of iMacs available for public use, with all of the whistles and bells (Hint: Steve Wozniac lives in town and he uses the library. You think they have crappy computers there?). Anyhow, here is a pic of the computers that the guy was using. I was sitting in the far corner opposite from where the picture was taken. (If you want to see more pics of the library just Google "Los Gatos public library" and click on images.)
The cat? wonder how it got that name
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The cat? wonder how it got that name
The Cats (plural) or Los Gatos, is the name of the town. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Gatos,_California

Noticed this when looking up that link:

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The town of Los Gatos is an incorporated town in Santa Clara County, California, United States. The population was 29,413 at the 2010 census. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area at the southwest corner of San Jose in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Los Gatos is an established neighborhood in the Silicon Valley. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Los Gatos ranks 33rd in affluence in the United States
Holy smokes! 33rd in affluence in the US! I mean, I know one of the largest exotic car dealers in the US is next door to the library and all, but that is pretty affluent! (For the record, I am a Los Gatos Hillbilly- or as the rich folks like to call us "mountain Williams").
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Got up this morning and stubbed my toe. Got a glass of water from the sink and it looked like chocolate milk. On my way to work, a motorcyclist made a left turn in front of me and wiped out, and I nearly ran over the rider. Tried to cook my breakfast at the office, and the toaster caught fire. A mop somehow fell and caught the cord on the george foreman grill, causing it to whip off the table, slinging hot bacon grease on me.

Hope it gets better, because if it gets worse it could be dangerous. I've only been up for about an hour and a half.
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Re: Filtering on computers- WAY back in the day, when the most prolific ISP was America On Hold.... sorry, America On Line- when dialup was the standard, graphics were crude, simple or non-existent- AOL decided to go thru their forums and sweep out all the trash, using a collection of "trigger words" . If a trigger word was in there, out she went!


Wait for it. One of the trigger words was "breast". When they turned their robot watchdog out into the forum, within milliseconds, it erased the mother's breast feeding forum, the Breast Cancer forum, a big chunk of the poultry entries in the Cooking Forum, some of the military history forum (breastworks) and the odd bits here and there in men's clothing (double breasted suit coat)

They also wiped out most of the black powder section of the gun forum. You put a cap on a nipple, and then cock the hammer. We try to stay away from autocensor stuff here, and rely on common sense, manners, and alertness of our members to report problem children.

Re: Bozo in library- How about librarian snags him by ear, hoists, removes from library? Failing that, a quart of ice water poured into his lap?
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