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Boomers have really outed themselves from porn. Most can barely manage texting, so how are they going to get their sons to help with this?

Can't wait to see everyone else heading to the shop to pick up their daily jackoff credits.
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dont like this idea of the nanny state - there are many harmful things in the world, education and discipline should lay in the hands of the parents
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Most teens are rather tech savvy, so can get around this. (I’m about as tech savvy as hamster)
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Should all be using Tor/VPN anyways with the state of government surveillance and censorship in the UK.
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can see the headlines, "UK Twitter account creation soars"
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On the actual porn pass, will it be a sequence of letters and numbers? If it is, chances are I could just mash the keyboard and type randomly until I get a match.
If that's a genuine question, hopefully not because I'd like to think if something along these lines were implemented it wouldn't be subject to brute force. If we assume the pass is a random sequence of alphanumeric characters (so 62 possible chars), you'd need at least a 5 character pass to have a large enough scope to cover the 66 million people in the UK. 5 characters offers 916 million unique combinations, but it's more likely to be 6 or 8 chars. At 8 chars, you're looking at 218 trillion combinations, so randomly typing is unlikely to get you anywhere. And I assume it won't simply be a matter of assigning one code to every citizen, so the actual number of usable codes will be much lower.

Of course there's nothing that suggests your ownership of the code will be verified, so if you have access to a known working code in any shape and form, voila.
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haha, what a joke. They've been talking about restricting porn for years now, announcing time and time again that they're gonna 'implement it in [x] month'. The most recent time was 1st April. I checked multiple porn sites just gone midnight to find nothing had changed. 'maybe it will take a few hours' I thought, so I went to bed and checked back multiple sites in the morning, just to find the exact same thing. Two weeks later and nothing has changed yet. I've come to the conclusion that it will never actually be implemented, and even if it was, they could just do something like DeviantArt's age restriction where literally anybody can say they are 50 years old and bypass the 18+ check. From what I can see that would be perfectly legal.

Like I said though, it's never going to happen for real. Even if it did, VPNs would crack it minutes after midnight. Bloody tories are getting less and less fit to run this country
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Also, don't know if any of you watch Sargon but back in the end of March when he went over the new porn 'laws', they also said they would block anything that they deemed too disturbing for everyone, even with a porn pass. They could literally block anything they wanted under that law. Tories are trying to take over control of the internet but you need at least some basic knowledge on it first what a joke
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youtube as an alternative?
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If only there was some sort of software that makes it appear as though you're using the internet from a different country and ISP, thus bypassing your country's restrictions on things like this :flute:
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It only applies to sites where more than a third of the content is porn.

So... does that mean any site could just make a separate subheading on a random page, paste a big (free) chunk of Wikipedia into it, and they'd be exempt?
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It only applies to sites where more than a third of the content is porn.

So... does that mean any site could just make a separate subheading on a random page, paste a big (free) chunk of Wikipedia into it, and they'd be exempt?
Technically yes, realistically probably not.

This is yet another one of the silly things about this. How does one define what percentage of a website is a certain content, in this case porn? Is it the number of videos? The length? Their size? How does any of that properly translate into another medium, such as a written Wikipedia article?
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This is ridiculous, you should be able to watch whatever the hell you like on the internet no matter what it is. You are only watching it yourself and entertaining yourself what harm is it actually doing? They claim it is to "keep children safe", no no let me translate that "It's our first step to dictatorship" because not so long ago they banned energy drink for under 16 I believe and now this? The government are not parents, they should keep their noses out where it does not belong.

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It all reeks of incompetence. They want to control something they know nothing about.
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Technically yes, realistically probably not.

This is yet another one of the silly things about this. How does one define what percentage of a website is a certain content, in this case porn? Is it the number of videos? The length? Their size? How does any of that properly translate into another medium, such as a written Wikipedia article?
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This.
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This is ridiculous, you should be able to watch whatever the hell you like on the internet no matter what it is. You are only watching it yourself and entertaining yourself what harm is it actually doing? They claim it is to "keep children safe", no no let me translate that "It's our first step to dictatorship" because not so long ago they banned energy drink for under 16 I believe and now this? The government are not parents, they should keep their noses out where it does not belong.

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It all reeks of incompetence. They want to control something they know nothing about.
Not so sure I'd call it an attempt to control something they know nothing about. I'm sure the government at least made a somewhat informed decision and the notion behind safeguarding children by limiting access to porn is perfectly reasonable. Nobody complains about the watershed on TV. As much as I'm behind the idea that the Internet is supposed to be a free, open and uncontrolled entity, I'm also well aware of the dangers it poses to young people.

The issue of incompetence is that the people making these decisions don't appear to be technically minded. They come up with ideas but don't actually think about the practical limitations of enforcing them. Trying to protect children from accessing porn at a young age isn't a bad idea. Trying to do it through porn pass or uploading a passport is.
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Here’s an idea stop watching porn and get a life
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Here’s an idea stop watching porn and get a life
Good idea, I shall do that thank you!
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This is what happens when 60yo blokes in an office somewhere make decisions relating to the Internet.
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Well somebody's not getting elected back into power.Its like they are deliberately trying to make themselves unpopular.I know let's stop those people who really like porn from seeing porn even though they'll turn 18 in a few years and not vote for us.Morons.
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