Microsoft's Seadragon graphics viewing application has come under fire for allegedly distributing pornography to unsuspecting iPhone users, presumably those unfamiliar with the way the internet works these days. Seadragon is a powerful graphics viewer for the iPhone, distributed free by Microsoft Live Labs, and includes an array …
"the Orion Nebular"
Not heard of that one, perhaps related to the Orion Nebula?
Before someone with tedious bile does it...
<insert joke here about iPhone/Mac users not understanding decentralised content provision because they've never been allowed to experience it>
Follow up comments on the BBS say it all:
1. "Yeah, it's actually a really cool app. The nekked chicks are just the icing on the cake"
2. "WOOHOO! About time!"
Pron WIN! :-D
Paris because, well, I bet her photos have been stitched.
Can we pleas just send iPhone users to the wall now
They're easy to spot, and shouldn't put up too much of a fight.
free porn.. and the problem is?
Perhaps if The Children spent more time looking at porn and less in church, they'd be a bit more balanced and healthy.
Flickr found to found nudey photos as well.
OMG just used Google Image search and types in some rude words and OMG it's like well full of porn....
Muppets..they probably are under the delusion that Steve Jobs designs and runs the internet...
You can browse the INTERNET on the iphone. Where are the cries for banning the Internet?
Think of the Children
Who in their right mind would by their Children an iPhone.
Actually, scrap that. Those are the dumb parents stupid enough to put their children on the sort of tariff that give a free iPhone, and gives them the 50,000 minutes a month the kids need to talk to their friends
And they're gone...
Looks like they've been removed already... doh! Too slow.
Where isn't pron our days? Pr0n is everywhere on the net.
You can get pr0n on an iPhone. Going to have to get me one of those now
Shock + Awe...
So, basically iPhone users here are judging something on appearance before understanding how they work? Basically style over substance?
I'd never of expected that from a worshipper of Jobs.
Wont people think of the porn!
David to Hal: My god, its full of porn!
"Where are the cries for banning the Internet?"
The government's already got that covered. They've sent a highly trained squad of soldiers to find the server that runs the Internet and shut it down using the large "Off" switch that their sources have assured them will take the whole WWW offline.
Why, any moment now we can expect to lose connectio-
They Obviously have not seen the Golden Oldie
Paris, cos she knows it...
Porn and Mac users
I thought Macboys already love porn.
That features Steve Jobs doing stuff to his iPhone.
There are many sites providing hihg quality pr0n in quicktime format which stream effortlessly to my iPhone.
Torrid torrent re:And they're gone...
By now you should be able to find a torrent file with all the dodgy pics in. Now transfer to iPhone.
Share and enjoy
Oh look something shiny and new, of it's free :D It's from the evil bemoth MS, so it's FREE, grab with boths hands...
Erm look it's a a pair of mountains, funny coloured ones at that...
<user zooms back!>
OMG it's .... a naked woman!
@ Shock + Awe
Agreed I mean, I've seen them, i don't need a freaking hand held pc if I wanted one I get me a netbook or similar, it's a "phone" for poncy people..
Kids of today balanced - well erm most are...
Can I get AOL on my i-phone?
I was trying to think what the single most annoying thing anyone could say to me was, "Can I get AOL on my i-phone?" would probably push all my buttons so effectively that I'd be driven to beating them to death with the nearest blunt object, preferably something ;with an "i-" prefix in it's name.
Perhaps I just need to cut back on my caffeine. Mine's the one with the wrap around arms.
re: they probably are under the delusion that Steve Jobs designs and runs the interne
doesn't he [shocked]
It's worse than i thought
OMG forget the children. I've just had a look and seen the wife. OMFG.
Then the libraries named "home_two" and "home_s12" are full of it....
So basically what we're saying is: this person has sat and gone through every single library to see what's there? Don't they have something better to be doing with their life?
Actually, scrap that - they bought an iPhone in the first place... the only thing they enjoy more is worshiping Jobs.
Think of the children? (BS article)
If your kids own an iPhone with an unlimited data plan, there's nothing society can do to save them. Stop moaning about pr0n and admit your total failure as a parent.
That said, there seems to be a grand total of one (1) (particularly clueless) person complaining about that. Everyone else seems to understand the issue quite well, even if some people do suggest that MS should filter the content pre-emptively. Hardly the angry crowd you depict, and hardly worth a mactard-bashing article. But hey, mactard-bashing is fun anyway, so go ahead!
@ Oliver Mayes
It's near the Hanger Lane Gyratory.
Re: Shock + Awe
Hear hear. Bunch of dumb App-holes.
"unsuspecting iPhone users, presumably those unfamiliar with the way the internet works these days"
Wo? But I thought they all were supposed to be wankers. In which case they not complain to begin with?
Title Required Why??
I will give them this, I would have never known about that app if I didn't read this (then again I only have the Touch and barely use it at that). Though I will say if they are screaming about pron on the iPhone then maybe we should just block every Mactard from using it at all. Seeing as thats 90% of the net there anyway. Then they could keep their sensibilities and not have to look at that.
... well, kinda.
This sounds like a great way to drive adoption of the software. Well done, Microsoft! Now a lot of people will install the stitch thing because of this little piece of news, just to look for the treasure trove.
internet pr0n = ?
internet pr0n = iPorn!
Great, now everyone will want it!
Where's the evidence?
Without seeing these supposed porn images uncensored and raw, how can we believe they're actually there? Come on Reg, let's see some hot and juicy evidence!
Mine's the trench coat.
In Search of Safes
"OMG just used Google Image search and types in some rude words and OMG it's like well full of porn...."
You might try setting that SafeSearch thing to 'strict'.
Amazingly it doesn't actually govern the number of images related to safes displayed in each search! Bloody usless if you ask me.
A ploy to increase Sadragon downloads
How many people actually downloaded Seadragon before this?
oh common, EVERYONE knows steve jobs doesnt run the internet.
Al Gore does.
mine's the one from the the turn of the century
It's only a phone for gods sake
and I love my 1st gen more and more everyday!
That's not just pr0n...
... it's multitouching, smooth scrolling, deep-zooming MS pr0n.
Before people get excited, remember that it's MS and it's probably a demo version. Based on past MS performance, a demo of half an hour of good viewing will turn into three seconds of action before the guy finishes, rolls over and goes to sleep.
Nope, no title for you today
>three seconds of action before the guy finishes, rolls over and goes to sleep.
Aww, you just described my lovelife :)
Pr0n on the Jesus phone?
I for one take it as a sign that the Church has been misleading the masses (who'da thunk it?) for the past decades.
Why all of the vitriol towards iPhone owners? I have an iPhone 3G, I bought it because it fits in with my needs and, unlike countless S60 phones, it works.
It seems to me that there is a great deal of loathing towards those people that can afford to buy things. Somehow if you buy software, music, movies, Apple kit, you are some sort of pariah. You should be content with home brew kit and OSS offerings. Well forget that. I've worked hard to earn enough money to be able to buy what works best for me. If you can't afford it, stop bleating about it. Jealousy is the worst of the seven sins.
re: banning the internet
It would be easy...
just ask to borrow it from the elders of the internet (because you won employee of the month), get it from the top of big ben (where it gets the best reception) and put it a faraday cage.
HOLD THE WORLD TO RANSOM!!!!one
if i don't get ONE MILLION EUROS I WILL DESTR0Y TEH INTAHNE-
<SOUND OF STATIC>
Typical Helpdesk Issue
Hmmm... Sounds like a typical age old issue here.
(1) Mac users. They always think that the fault is Microsoft's responsibility!!
(2) Users not understanding the systems that they are using, and blaming the system when its actually the data and the data inputters fault that the system is not running 'correctly'
When are users actually going to take responsibility for the systems and programs that they use to make sure that the data is correct.