I would hazard a guess that it may pass through the odd testing
Was on an MOD site some years back and if you replace the connector
with a bit of 5A chockstrip, the only difference was the style of lamp
and the "do not use after" label on the plug.
The cable ran into a cupboard and out the other side!
The company that tests our stuff now are so much better. Earth bond
tests at 1kV according to the paperwork.
Because that would take a lot longer and sometimes a picture is worth a
I think you're being a bit, no, a *lot* unrealistic if you're expecting all
USENET users to post in a visually impaired friendly manner.
Duh. Please read the whole post before saying anything silly.
The web has come along way since the inception of Usenet and whilst links
to pictures and websites was once not approved of due to slow internet
speeds, now it is routine to post such things. It's a clock that's not
gonna get turned back I'm afraid.
Brian can whine but unfortunately for him, links to sites and pictures are
Why should anyone posting have to declare this? Why would anyone be using a
workplace computer for Usenet? If their job requires it then there will
have to be acceptance by an employer that NSFW links may be encountered.
If you're misusing a workplace computer it's hardly the poster's fault.
Trolls AND TROLL FEEDERS all go in my kill file
Don't be so ridiculous - my workplace is fine with personal use in
breaks. We don;t all work for Tesco. However, I don't want to be opening
something dodgy. I'd also like to have a rough idea before clicking on
links if my child is next to me.
If they're fine with personal use then no problem. Do they expect you to be
psychic and know where every link goes? If not, then don't use a work
computer. Use a smart phone.
You take your kids to work? Usenet is such a yawnfest for kids today I
think you'd have to nail them down to get the to look at it these days.
They're probably too busy sexting their friends and looking at stuff that
would make your hair curl if you knew about it.
Trolls AND TROLL FEEDERS all go in my kill file
Lemme see - someone posts a disguised link to goatse (a clone obviously
as Christmas Island got pissed off pulled the original) and I'm sitting
next to them? Just an example.
People on Facebook manage to add SFW/NSFW so I don't see why USENET
should be exempt from such simple netiquette.
Again, this is a big fat tangent and has nothing to do with Adam's post
as that was obviously SFW.
I very much know about it - and I deal with what my kids can and cannot
access on mobile networks and my own. Regularly... It is a battle, but
not one I'm going to lose. I feel sorry for technophobic parents
Difficult, innit? Our lad is 15, and we do all we can to monitor his
online usage, but we cannot realistically monitor every web site he
visits and everyone he talks to, 24/7. I know that, were I his age now,
I would do all I could to prevent my parents monitoring me, probably
What's asking to be opened? A locked door, marked "Do Not Enter -
Authorised Personnel Only" or an unlocked door marked "Not a Nice
We've never restricted access to any of the 'net but we have taken
the time to talk to them and explain that there are some nasty things
out there (just like the real world) and that just because it's on
the 'net or in an email doesn't make it true. They didn't have 'net
access in their rooms though, only at a shared computer in a communal
space so we could glance over their shoulders. Once one of them got a
laptop with WiFi, at about 13/14, the access point was on a time
switch and went off at midnight. But that was to try an make sure
they went to sleep not browse the web...
Agreed, 5 minutes with google or mates in the playground will have
most blocks bypassed.
I persuaded my kids that I am quite capable of seeing exactly what they
had been doing on the shared computer. (It's true too - I have admin
rights, they don't.)
I then never bothered to check. The fact that they believed I could was
enough to keep them careful.
On Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:01:56 UTC+1, Vir Campestris wrote:
But how can you be sure ?
Maybe they are fooling you.
As with the subject we have PAT testers here who come in and put stickers
on teh plugs of equipemtn to show they have been tested, but tehy have mana
ged to do that without switch the computers off of unplugging any equipment
So accodring to admin we have had all our electrical stuff PAT tested, but
in reality we;ve been paying £150 per hour for a couple of people to come
along and stick stickers on every plug saying it needs testing next year t
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