Another technical fix for a social issue
Would the idiotard journalist read a paper porn mag in the church cafe or the childrens' section of a bookshop? Or a laptop or mobile device using mobile Internet?
Get off my Internet lawn.
Chester Cathedral has pulled the plug on its free Wi-Fi service after a fearless Chester Chronicle investigation revealed visitors could tap unhindered into online porn. The Chronicle cruised the city in search of hotspots and found that "shops, restaurants and cafes with free Wi-Fi were unwittingly allowing shoppers and …
"There were three gifts, not necessarily about three wise men."
I think you'll find the whole thing was made up about 100 years after whatever events actually happened (i.e., a normal jewish woman had a normal jewish baby in completely normal circumstances and about 30 years later it became a very successful jewish preacher who ran afoul of the local government and got strung/nailed up for his trouble).
People will watch other people copulating, it seems to be hard-wired. But as we deny our wiring it has to be discrete. Free WiFi allows the most discrete downloading of said Frankie Vaughan, so is bound to be used for such. Which puts bandwidth cost and pressure on the providers, as HD thrusting groins is lots of data. Worth banning on those grounds, TBH, can't say the social grounds make as much sense.
Would that be the one that spams you with featured ad's instead of a 404 for mistyped URL's?
Yup, not only that but because it responds with a web page rather than an error it meant that the "net lookup" command in my backup scripts was resolving to the OpenDNS web server rather than my backup server ... only discovered this when I did one of my periodic (but increasingly irregular since everything always seemed ok) scans of the backup logs to discover that my night backups for several weeks had been failing.
Sounds like you need to improve your backup scripts to detect failure and email you when there is an issue.
The command used to do the backup or copy to the backup server must have failed, easy to add checks for the return status of each command and alert you if they fail rather than rely on luck.
The DNS issue just highlights that your backup scripts rely on everything working rather than been written to expect failure.
"Would that be the one that spams you with featured ad's instead of a 404 for mistyped URL's?"
That would be the one used by Virgin Media. Just confirmed by going to 'aosfiawre.com' - it resolves to a fake IP, which in turn redirects my browser to... er, long address, but it's on advancedsearch2.virginmedia.com.
> The site could be viewed ... in Chester Cathedral cafe
Sounds like a cheap and highly effective way to attract exactly the kind of people most in need of the church's "guidance" into their fold.
Afterthought: or was this just a case of a reporter who got caught viewing smut at work and used the tired old excuse "it's for an article I'm writing" and then had to follow through?
Just stating the obvious (at least to anyone who thinks for a moment) and, as a bonus, letting many more people know about the existence of pornhub.com and where to access it from.
The only issue of note is the apparent failure of the Cathedral's IT provider to provide the agreed filtering.
Example from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study
*the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745*
Renaissance and Reformation in Europe
the English Reformation and Counter-Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I)
the Elizabethan religious settlement and conflict with Catholics (including Scotland, Spain and Ireland)
the first colony in America and first contact with India
the causes and events of the civil wars throughout Britain
the Interregnum (including Cromwell in Ireland)
the Restoration, ‘Glorious Revolution’ and power of Parliament
the Act of Union of 1707, the Hanoverian succession and the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745
Try researching that lot with the filters for weaponry, racially insensitive language, political bias, religious intolerance and sexual misconduct switched on...
...Meanwhile, my two sons (17 and 13) are unable to do their history research (Korean War and WWII) on school computers because both wars involved weapons and sites describing weapons are now banned...
Get them to write an essay with all paragraphs describing weapons or fighting-related issues redacted.
My $250 draytek router has a "block sex related sites" check box that would pretty well block every porn site your average british churnalist (IQ ~90?) could think of (playboy.com, hustler.com ? that about it?) Can someone get this message across to the powers that be running any public wi-fi access point, before they get hordes of pathetic brain dead churnalists outing them across the country, for christ's sake???
Used to work for a domain & hosting company as PR / Marketing Manager. We were a small company with initially a big local following, which developed nationally.
One day got a call from the local rag, saying we were going to be front page! Great I thought, what I had been trying to do for ages! But unfortunately not for the reasons I wanted - someone had used us to host a 'Onion-like' website that had a clearly hoax ad for a local based paedophile. They wanted to slate us for allowing such bad things. In the end we contacted the websites owners and they moved to another host, the boss wanted to avoid negative local publicity as he was a well know business man! When it was in the paper it made them out to be the ones that stopped this evil in it's tracks.
It just proved to me that the press will look for anything to get an angle and make out that they are the crusading ones sticking up for local issues, etc. Nope - just trying to keep their job!
Why didn't the Dean say something along the lines of "We expect that persons visit our cathedral either as worshippers or as tourists, and as either will respect its character. There will always be those, and you can now supply a name or two, who will not; we shall pray for them." A bit sanctimonious perhaps, but then you could call it fighting fire with fire.
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
I am hoping that this wasn't referring to the author's state of dress and previous activities before arriving for and departing from a visit to the cathedral cafe, but it seems that the lord has definitely taken away what he had given.
I took a small suitcase full of grumble mags into Sydney Cathedral and found I could access EVERY ONE OF THEM with a simple flick (careful now!) of the catches.
And these church people expect us to look up to them? How dare they? Close down all the churches I say, it's for the sake of the children after all.
In other news, water still wet, pope still catholic,etc
Wi-fi users could watch porn? So shocking!
Why couldn't they surf on news websites instead, where they could see people killed, children dying of hunger or dismembered women in some war...
It's weird how some societies are intolerant for everything related to sex, a natural activity required to perpetuate the species, and very tolerant for everything related to violence. Seeing boobies would be more disturbing that watching a body eviscerated by shrapnels...
I was on the tube the other night (late night...) and the bloke who was sat up further was watching his fondleslab intently...
I thought he was catching up on a film or some TV, then I noticed in the reflection of the window, he was watching porn!
If people want to watch it, they will.
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