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Computer says: Stop using MacWrite II, human!

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Re: TROPPUS TI

>Highlghts of that fiasco included the firewall blocking Google as a gambling site [Must have been the "I feel lucky" button!]

Haha! In the nineties there were lots of stories about the trouble caused by 'smut filters' returning false positives. A round-up of the best might be worthy of a Reg article!

I remember reading in New Scientist reported that Beaver University in Pennsylvania eventually changed its name because it fell foul of these smut filters. (Though this report suggests that 'smut filters' were just another straw on the camel's back: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94962&page=1 )

The trouble with filtering based on key words is our human tendancy to make almost *any* word a slang term for something naughty!

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